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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Consultant
Rank 142 108 123
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 4 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.23% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.25% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
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£400 £408 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £302 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £468 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -5.88%
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
3110 1974 2837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.79% 92.33% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2031 1264 1616
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 168 241
Average hourly rate £20.63 £15.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.24% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 October 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 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 2 £500 - 4
Dorset - 1 - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - -
Business Consultant
England

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (25.00%) Logistics
3 2 (25.00%) Supply Chain Management
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) E-business
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
4 1 (12.50%) BPR
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (12.50%) Cognos
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (12.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (12.50%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 2 (25.00%) Logistics
2 2 (25.00%) Supply Chain Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Release Management
2 2 (25.00%) E-business
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
3 1 (12.50%) BPR
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) BPMN
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
2 1 (12.50%) Cognos
2 1 (12.50%) SAP