The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 17 18 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 270 188 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.04% 7.88% 6.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.72% 8.34% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 118 99
Average daily rate £450 £422 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% -0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £539 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.25 £57.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.19% +153.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -28.42%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3096 2254 3356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.14% 94.43% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1865 1342 1944
Average daily rate £350 £343 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 153 247
Average hourly rate £19.31 £15.10 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.88% -39.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Consultant
England

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 16 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the South West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -7 74 £450 +28.57% 40
Wiltshire 0 64 £460 -5.64% 15
Gloucestershire +10 42 £475 +46.15% 7
Somerset +18 31 £463 +2.20% 13
Dorset 0 21 £406 -11.68% 5
Devon -5 11 £375 +44.23%
Avon - - - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

1 106 (25.79%) Security Cleared
2 87 (21.17%) SC Cleared
3 83 (20.19%) Finance
4 82 (19.95%) SAP
5 54 (13.14%) Business Intelligence
6 52 (12.65%) Windows
7 49 (11.92%) Microsoft
8 44 (10.71%) Oracle
9 41 (9.98%) SQL
10 37 (9.00%) ERP
11 30 (7.30%) Service Management
12 29 (7.06%) VMware
12 29 (7.06%) ITIL
12 29 (7.06%) Active Directory
13 28 (6.81%) CRM
14 27 (6.57%) Information Security
15 25 (6.08%) Project Management
15 25 (6.08%) Migration
15 25 (6.08%) Telecoms
15 25 (6.08%) Informatica
16 24 (5.84%) Risk Management
16 24 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
17 22 (5.35%) SAP BW
18 21 (5.11%) SharePoint
18 21 (5.11%) UNIX
18 21 (5.11%) ETL
18 21 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (4.87%) Information Assurance
20 19 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 18 (4.38%) Workflow

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 21 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.14%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.19%) IIS
3 9 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (1.95%) PowerExchange
5 7 (1.70%) SAS
6 6 (1.46%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.97%) Lync
9 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.49%) Confluence
10 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.24%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.24%) Documentum
11 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.43%) MS Office
3 4 (0.97%) MS Project
4 3 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.49%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.24%) Windchill
6 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (3.65%) SAP CRM
2 11 (2.68%) SAP APO
3 10 (2.43%) SAP SRM
4 9 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (1.70%) SAP FI
6 6 (1.46%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (1.46%) SAP CO
6 6 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (1.22%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.97%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.97%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.97%) Agresso
9 3 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.73%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.49%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.49%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.49%) SAP R/3
10 2 (0.49%) SAP MM
10 2 (0.49%) SAP SEM
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.95%) Office 365
2 3 (0.73%) SaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.41%) LAN
1 14 (3.41%) SAN
2 13 (3.16%) WAN
3 9 (2.19%) LDAP
3 9 (2.19%) Firewall
4 8 (1.95%) SSL
5 7 (1.70%) Internet
5 7 (1.70%) DHCP
5 7 (1.70%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.46%) VPN
6 6 (1.46%) DNS
7 5 (1.22%) Intranet
7 5 (1.22%) NAS
8 4 (0.97%) X.509
9 3 (0.73%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.73%) FTP
9 3 (0.73%) SMS
10 2 (0.49%) GSM
10 2 (0.49%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.49%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.35%) SAP BW
2 16 (3.89%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (3.41%) Oracle BI EE
4 13 (3.16%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.92%) SAP BI
6 10 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.46%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.22%) Base SAS
11 4 (0.97%) Oracle OLAP
11 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.97%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.97%) IMS/DB
11 4 (0.97%) OLAP
12 3 (0.73%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (1.46%) Visual Studio
1 6 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.97%) MSTest
2 4 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.97%) LoadRunner
2 4 (0.97%) Subversion
2 4 (0.97%) JIRA
3 3 (0.73%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.73%) LSMW
4 2 (0.49%) Gradle
4 2 (0.49%) Mockito
4 2 (0.49%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.49%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.49%) JDeveloper
4 2 (0.49%) Ant
4 2 (0.49%) JUnit
4 2 (0.49%) Selenium
4 2 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.49%) Maven
General
1 83 (20.19%) Finance
2 25 (6.08%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.65%) Banking
4 10 (2.43%) Retail
5 7 (1.70%) Publishing
5 7 (1.70%) Marketing
6 6 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.97%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.73%) Legal
9 2 (0.49%) Military
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.41%) Middleware
2 11 (2.68%) .NET
3 7 (1.70%) Web Services
3 7 (1.70%) XML
4 6 (1.46%) CSS
5 4 (0.97%) HTML
5 4 (0.97%) Spring
6 3 (0.73%) Ajax
6 3 (0.73%) jQuery
6 3 (0.73%) SOAP
6 3 (0.73%) XSLT
6 3 (0.73%) SAML
7 2 (0.49%) WSDL
7 2 (0.49%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.49%) JSP
7 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.49%) JAX-WS
7 2 (0.49%) Guice
7 2 (0.49%) WebCenter
7 2 (0.49%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.41%) CESG
2 13 (3.16%) CESG CLAS
2 13 (3.16%) RMADS
3 11 (2.68%) FMCG
4 9 (2.19%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.95%) Clustering
6 7 (1.70%) CMDB
7 6 (1.46%) Data Conversion
8 5 (1.22%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.97%) NHS
10 3 (0.73%) PKI
10 3 (0.73%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle Exalytics
11 2 (0.49%) iPad
11 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.49%) Replication
11 2 (0.49%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.49%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.49%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.24%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 52 (12.65%) Windows
2 24 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (5.11%) UNIX
4 17 (4.14%) Linux
5 14 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.97%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.97%) Solaris
9 3 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.24%) AIX
11 1 (0.24%) HPUX
11 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (13.14%) Business Intelligence
2 37 (9.00%) ERP
3 30 (7.30%) Service Management
4 29 (7.06%) ITIL
5 28 (6.81%) CRM
6 27 (6.57%) Information Security
7 25 (6.08%) Migration
7 25 (6.08%) Project Management
8 24 (5.84%) Risk Management
9 21 (5.11%) ETL
10 20 (4.87%) Information Assurance
11 18 (4.38%) Workflow
12 16 (3.89%) SAP Implementation
12 16 (3.89%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (3.65%) Data Modelling
14 10 (2.43%) Change Management
15 9 (2.19%) Service Delivery
15 9 (2.19%) Validation
15 9 (2.19%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.98%) SQL
2 15 (3.65%) ABAP
3 12 (2.92%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.92%) C#
4 11 (2.68%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.19%) Perl
6 8 (1.95%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.70%) Java
8 4 (0.97%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.73%) C
9 3 (0.73%) VB
9 3 (0.73%) Python
10 2 (0.49%) XQuery
10 2 (0.49%) VBA
10 2 (0.49%) Ruby
11 1 (0.24%) SAPscript
11 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 106 (25.79%) Security Cleared
2 87 (21.17%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.41%) DV Cleared
4 12 (2.92%) Degree
5 10 (2.43%) CISSP
6 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.73%) CISM
7 2 (0.49%) CEH
7 2 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.49%) MCSE
7 2 (0.49%) CCNP
8 1 (0.24%) CCNA
8 1 (0.24%) CCDA
8 1 (0.24%) CCDP
8 1 (0.24%) ISEB
8 1 (0.24%) CCA
8 1 (0.24%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.95%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.22%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.97%) QA
6 3 (0.73%) SLA
6 3 (0.73%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.24%) GPG13
7 1 (0.24%) FINREP
7 1 (0.24%) Basel III
7 1 (0.24%) COBIT
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) GxP
System Software
1 29 (7.06%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.95%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.95%) XenApp
4 6 (1.46%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.22%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.97%) vSphere
7 3 (0.73%) NFS
7 3 (0.73%) vCloud
8 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.49%) Nmap
8 2 (0.49%) Squid
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.24%) Snort
9 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (2.68%) SCCM
2 7 (1.70%) SCOM
3 4 (0.97%) SCSM
4 3 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (0.73%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.73%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.49%) Nessus
5 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.49%) XenMobile
5 2 (0.49%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.24%) WMI
6 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.24%) MOM
6 1 (0.24%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 82 (19.95%) SAP
2 49 (11.92%) Microsoft
3 44 (10.71%) Oracle
4 29 (7.06%) VMware
5 25 (6.08%) Informatica
6 13 (3.16%) Cisco
7 10 (2.43%) Citrix
8 8 (1.95%) Endeca
9 7 (1.70%) HP
10 6 (1.46%) BMC
10 6 (1.46%) Remedy
10 6 (1.46%) webMethods
10 6 (1.46%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.22%) Symantec
11 5 (1.22%) NetApp
12 3 (0.73%) Apple
12 3 (0.73%) AppSense
12 3 (0.73%) CA
12 3 (0.73%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (0.73%) IBM
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
KDR
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
South West
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cirencester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Change Recruitment Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
TEKsystems
Rate: £35 - £48 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
The 100 Company
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Commission, Car Target, Holidays
Posted: 15 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Swindon
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago