The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Consultant
Rank 135 127 108
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 9 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.29% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.15% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
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£375 £500 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +69.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £344 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £400 £431
% change year-on-year
+13.75% -7.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2898 2666 1946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.03% 92.92% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1848 1751 1167
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 162 129
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

Business Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Business Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Business Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Business Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Business Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Business Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Business Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the South West region over the 3 months to 7 July 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
Gloucestershire +1 5 £450 -10.00%
Somerset +12 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £375 - 3
Business Consultant
England

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Business 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 Business Consultant in their job title.

1 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) Business Objects
3 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (18.18%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (9.09%) NHS
5 1 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (9.09%) HNC
5 1 (9.09%) HND
5 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 1 (9.09%) .NET

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Business 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 Business Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) OPENHousing
1 1 (9.09%) OPENContractor
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (27.27%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
1 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Data Governance
4 1 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) HNC
2 1 (9.09%) HND
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (9.09%) Basel II
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Business Objects
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Teradata
3 1 (9.09%) Capita