The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had IT Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Consultant
Rank 257 250 240
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 17 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 10
Median daily rate £425 £360 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £353 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
IT Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8849 8817 8437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.10% 94.64% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5335 4936 4622
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 423 464
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured IT Consultant in the job title.

IT Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Consultant across the South East region.

IT Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Consultant across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

IT Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

IT Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Consultant across the South East region.

IT Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

IT Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -3 5 £425 - 2
Hampshire -4 5 £370 +2.77% 1
Surrey -6 2 £625 +13.63%
Kent - 2 - - 3
Buckinghamshire +10 1 £425 - 2
IT Consultant
England

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring IT Consultant in the job title.

1 10 (28.57%) PKI
2 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
3 8 (22.86%) RMADS
3 8 (22.86%) Information Assurance
3 8 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (22.86%) CESG Certified Professional
3 8 (22.86%) CLAS
4 7 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.43%) SAP
6 4 (11.43%) Windows
6 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
6 4 (11.43%) Finance
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
7 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (8.57%) Firewall
7 3 (8.57%) Wireless
7 3 (8.57%) Oracle
7 3 (8.57%) Internet
7 3 (8.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (5.71%) Logistics
8 2 (5.71%) WSUS
8 2 (5.71%) Biotechnology
8 2 (5.71%) Life Science
8 2 (5.71%) SAP Implementation
8 2 (5.71%) Network Security
8 2 (5.71%) Wireless Security
8 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
8 2 (5.71%) PowerShell

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
1 1 (2.86%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Firewall
1 3 (8.57%) Internet
1 3 (8.57%) Wireless
2 2 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (5.71%) Network Security
2 2 (5.71%) Wireless Security
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.86%) PowerCenter
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
1 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.71%) Legal
3 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Regular Expression
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) PKI
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Biometrics
3 2 (5.71%) Biotechnology
3 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Life Science
3 2 (5.71%) NHS
4 1 (2.86%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
1 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Information Assurance
2 2 (5.71%) BCP
2 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.71%) Change Management
2 2 (5.71%) Data Security
2 2 (5.71%) Identity Management
2 2 (5.71%) ITIL
2 2 (5.71%) ITSM
2 2 (5.71%) Logistics
2 2 (5.71%) Network Architecture
2 2 (5.71%) Project Management
2 2 (5.71%) SAP Implementation
2 2 (5.71%) Security Management
2 2 (5.71%) Service Management
3 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
3 1 (2.86%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
3 1 (2.86%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.86%) CESG Certified Professional
2 8 (22.86%) CLAS
3 7 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) PhD
4 2 (5.71%) PMP
4 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) CIPD
5 1 (2.86%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) ISEB
5 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (22.86%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) ISA Server
1 2 (5.71%) UAG
1 2 (5.71%) vSphere
2 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.86%) vCloud
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) XenApp
2 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) WSUS
2 1 (2.86%) Netcool
2 1 (2.86%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) SAP
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle
4 2 (5.71%) BT
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix
4 2 (5.71%) VMware
5 1 (2.86%) IBM
5 1 (2.86%) Remedy
5 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com