The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 33 22 26
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 173 218 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.10% 6.75% 5.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.44% 7.23% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 116 85
Average daily rate
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£428 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £550 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.18%
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 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
3180 3016 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.78% 93.37% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2024 1937 1262
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
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 232 172 164
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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 Consultant across the South West region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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 Consultant across the South West region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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 Consultant within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Wiltshire 0 51 £475 +8.57% 19
Bristol -15 34 £425 +6.25% 37
Gloucestershire -17 26 £410 -8.88% 11
Somerset +15 16 £325 -37.50% 2
Devon -6 10 £350 -13.04% 1
Dorset -5 7 £485 +26.79% 6
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 84 (24.71%) Finance
2 77 (22.65%) Security Cleared
3 55 (16.18%) SC Cleared
4 45 (13.24%) SQL
5 41 (12.06%) SAP
6 37 (10.88%) Microsoft
7 36 (10.59%) Windows
8 33 (9.71%) SQL Server
9 32 (9.41%) Migration
10 29 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (7.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 21 (6.18%) .NET
13 20 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 20 (5.88%) DV Cleared
13 20 (5.88%) User Experience
14 19 (5.59%) Data Centre
14 19 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (5.59%) Oracle
14 19 (5.59%) ITIL
14 19 (5.59%) SharePoint
14 19 (5.59%) Active Directory
14 19 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (5.29%) Marketing
16 17 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (4.71%) IBM
18 15 (4.41%) CISSP
18 15 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 15 (4.41%) Relational Database
19 14 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (4.12%) C#

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (2.35%) Lync
4 7 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.76%) CMS
6 4 (1.18%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.88%) SAS
7 3 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.59%) Mule
8 2 (0.59%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.59%) JBoss
8 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.59%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.76%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.76%) MS Office
3 5 (1.47%) MS Project
4 4 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.59%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 12 (3.53%) SAP EHS
2 10 (2.94%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 8 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (1.47%) Agresso
6 4 (1.18%) SAP SD
6 4 (1.18%) Hyperion Planning
6 4 (1.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.59%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.59%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.59%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.06%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.88%) Office 365
3 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.35%) LAN
1 8 (2.35%) WAN
2 7 (2.06%) VoIP
2 7 (2.06%) SAN
2 7 (2.06%) Firewall
3 4 (1.18%) DNS
4 3 (0.88%) Skype
5 2 (0.59%) OpenScape
5 2 (0.59%) SSL
5 2 (0.59%) Network Security
5 2 (0.59%) NAS
5 2 (0.59%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.59%) PABX
5 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.29%) VPN
6 1 (0.29%) DHCP
6 1 (0.29%) LDAP
6 1 (0.29%) ISDN
6 1 (0.29%) DMZ
6 1 (0.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (2.06%) Essbase
8 5 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.47%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.88%) BusinessObjects XI
10 3 (0.88%) PowerCenter
10 3 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.59%) Base SAS
11 2 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 2 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 10 (2.94%) Axure RP
2 6 (1.76%) PeopleTools
3 2 (0.59%) ERwin
3 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.29%) Behat
4 1 (0.29%) Ant
4 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.29%) Toad
4 1 (0.29%) MSI
4 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.29%) Subversion
4 1 (0.29%) Maven
4 1 (0.29%) Selenium
4 1 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
General
1 84 (24.71%) Finance
2 18 (5.29%) Marketing
3 12 (3.53%) Retail
3 12 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.53%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.24%) Banking
5 7 (2.06%) Back Office
6 6 (1.76%) Electronics
6 6 (1.76%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.18%) Advertising
7 4 (1.18%) Billing
8 3 (0.88%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.88%) Law
9 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Military
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.18%) .NET
2 9 (2.65%) .NET Framework
3 6 (1.76%) HTML
4 4 (1.18%) XSL
4 4 (1.18%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.18%) CSS
4 4 (1.18%) ODBC
5 3 (0.88%) Web Services
5 3 (0.88%) REST
6 2 (0.59%) HTML5
6 2 (0.59%) MDX
6 2 (0.59%) WCF
6 2 (0.59%) XML
6 2 (0.59%) XSD
6 2 (0.59%) JSP
6 2 (0.59%) SOAP
7 1 (0.29%) Struts
7 1 (0.29%) Servlets
7 1 (0.29%) JDBC
7 1 (0.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.88%) User Experience
2 19 (5.59%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.06%) Replication
4 7 (2.06%) CESG
4 7 (2.06%) CESG CLAS
5 6 (1.76%) Clustering
5 6 (1.76%) NHS
5 6 (1.76%) DTV
6 5 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.47%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (1.47%) Reference Data
7 4 (1.18%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.18%) iSeries
7 4 (1.18%) AS400
8 3 (0.88%) RMADS
9 2 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.59%) CMDB
9 2 (0.59%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.59%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.59%) Windows
2 19 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.94%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.76%) UNIX
7 5 (1.47%) Linux
8 4 (1.18%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.29%) AIX
9 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.29%) Android
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (9.41%) Migration
2 29 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (5.59%) ITIL
3 19 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (3.82%) SOA
5 13 (3.82%) Incident Management
6 12 (3.53%) ETL
7 11 (3.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (3.24%) Performance Testing
7 11 (3.24%) Information Architecture
8 9 (2.65%) SIEM
8 9 (2.65%) Performance Management
8 9 (2.65%) Data Migration
8 9 (2.65%) Data Protection
8 9 (2.65%) ERP
8 9 (2.65%) Data Analysis
9 8 (2.35%) CRM
9 8 (2.35%) Data Modelling
9 8 (2.35%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 45 (13.24%) SQL
2 14 (4.12%) C#
3 7 (2.06%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.76%) Java
4 6 (1.76%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.47%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.47%) C
5 5 (1.47%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.18%) VB
6 4 (1.18%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.18%) RPG
7 3 (0.88%) ABAP
7 3 (0.88%) Python
8 2 (0.59%) XPath
8 2 (0.59%) X++
8 2 (0.59%) VBA
8 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.59%) VBScript
9 1 (0.29%) Perl
9 1 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 77 (22.65%) Security Cleared
2 55 (16.18%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.41%) CISSP
5 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.76%) Degree
6 4 (1.18%) MCSE
6 4 (1.18%) MCSA
7 2 (0.59%) CCNP
7 2 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.59%) CISM
7 2 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.29%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) CCEE
8 1 (0.29%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.29%) CIPD
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.18%) COREP
3 4 (1.18%) FINREP
4 3 (0.88%) QA
4 3 (0.88%) HL7
4 3 (0.88%) SLA
5 2 (0.59%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.29%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.29%) BS7799
6 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.29%) Basel II
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.29%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 19 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.47%) SRDF
4 4 (1.18%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.59%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.29%) Firmware
7 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (3.82%) SCCM
2 5 (1.47%) NetBackup
2 5 (1.47%) Puppet
3 3 (0.88%) SCOM
3 3 (0.88%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.59%) WSUS
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.29%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.29%) Oozie
5 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.29%) SCSM
Vendors
1 41 (12.06%) SAP
2 37 (10.88%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.59%) Oracle
4 16 (4.71%) IBM
5 11 (3.24%) VMware
6 10 (2.94%) PeopleSoft
7 8 (2.35%) HP
7 8 (2.35%) EMC
7 8 (2.35%) Tableau
8 7 (2.06%) Splunk
8 7 (2.06%) Citrix
8 7 (2.06%) Google
9 6 (1.76%) NetApp
10 5 (1.47%) Hyperion
10 5 (1.47%) Informatica
10 5 (1.47%) Cisco
10 5 (1.47%) Brocade
11 4 (1.18%) Juniper
11 4 (1.18%) Dell
11 4 (1.18%) MAPICS
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 8 days ago
South West England
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 18 days ago
Wiltshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 22 days ago