The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Consultant
Rank 134 105 120
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 4 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.14% 0.23% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.25% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
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£500 £295 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.49% -26.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2727 2029 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.14% 94.02% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1792 1259 1677
Average daily rate £363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 134 185
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Business Consultant
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Consultant across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Business Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 July 2014. 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 -14 1 £500 - 1
Somerset - 1 £305 -
Dorset - 1 £500 -
Wiltshire - - - -
Business Consultant
England

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 3 (42.86%) Business Transformation
2 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Cognos
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) TIBCO
3 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
3 1 (14.29%) BPR
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) E-business
3 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Back Office
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Cognos TM1

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (14.29%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (14.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Business Transformation
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) BPMN
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
3 1 (14.29%) BPR
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) E-business
3 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Logistics
3 1 (14.29%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) Cognos
1 1 (14.29%) TIBCO