The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 264 236 222
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -14
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 12 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 10
Average daily rate
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£353 £363 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.70% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - £20.00
IT Consultant
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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
9331 8415 8134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.63% 92.14% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5624 4695 4301
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 410 498
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Consultant in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 31 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey - 6 £370 - 1
Berkshire -4 2 - - 2
Hampshire -9 2 £290 -10.76%
Kent - 1 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £288 -
IT Consultant
England

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited IT Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with IT Consultant in their job title.

1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Security Management
2 9 (47.37%) Information Security
2 9 (47.37%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (42.11%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (36.84%) CISSP
4 7 (36.84%) PCI DSS
5 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (21.05%) Firewall
6 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
6 3 (15.79%) SAP
6 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
7 2 (10.53%) AS400
7 2 (10.53%) Content Management
7 2 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Linux
7 2 (10.53%) ITIL
7 2 (10.53%) IBM
7 2 (10.53%) SAP BW
7 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (10.53%) SIEM
7 2 (10.53%) SAP HANA
7 2 (10.53%) VMware
8 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (5.26%) Network Security
8 1 (5.26%) Budget Control

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited IT Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with IT Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SAP BW
1 2 (10.53%) SAP HANA
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.53%) AS400
2 2 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) CMDB
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Security Management
1 9 (47.37%) Information Security
1 9 (47.37%) Vulnerability Management
2 8 (42.11%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
5 2 (10.53%) SIEM
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Content Management
5 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CISSP
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.26%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Splunk
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Intel
3 1 (5.26%) Software AG
3 1 (5.26%) BMC