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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 32 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 163 173 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.09% 5.66% 6.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.42% 6.07% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 88 84
Average daily rate
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£441 £426 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.51% +1.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £421
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.31% +5.45%
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
3005 2849 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.85% 93.17% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1915 1867 1237
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
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 196 170 138
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 30 July 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 30 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
Wiltshire +11 42 £475 +5.55% 10
Bristol -3 37 £430 +7.50% 28
Gloucestershire -15 25 £418 -0.59% 6
Somerset +17 20 £468 -6.50% 3
Devon -6 5 £350 -30.00% 1
Dorset -12 4 £438 +16.66% 4
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 76 (22.69%) Finance
2 75 (22.39%) Security Cleared
3 57 (17.01%) SC Cleared
4 50 (14.93%) SAP
5 44 (13.13%) Windows
6 37 (11.04%) Microsoft
7 34 (10.15%) SQL
8 33 (9.85%) Migration
9 29 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (6.87%) SharePoint
11 22 (6.57%) Active Directory
12 21 (6.27%) Data Centre
13 20 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (5.97%) SQL Server
13 20 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (5.67%) VMware
14 19 (5.67%) Marketing
15 18 (5.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 18 (5.37%) DV Cleared
15 18 (5.37%) Oracle
15 18 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (4.48%) MS Excel
16 15 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (4.48%) SCCM
17 14 (4.18%) ITIL
17 14 (4.18%) CISSP
17 14 (4.18%) User Experience
18 13 (3.88%) Citrix
18 13 (3.88%) CRM
18 13 (3.88%) Telecoms

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 23 (6.87%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.58%) Lync
3 10 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.19%) SAS
6 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.60%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.60%) CMS
7 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.30%) DNN
8 1 (0.30%) Mule
8 1 (0.30%) Liferay
8 1 (0.30%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.30%) JBoss
8 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.19%) MS Project
3 4 (1.19%) MS Office
3 4 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 12 (3.58%) SAP EHS
2 9 (2.69%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 8 (2.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (2.09%) Agresso
5 5 (1.49%) SAP FI
5 5 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (1.19%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.90%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.60%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.60%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.60%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.09%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.19%) Office 365
3 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.99%) LAN
1 10 (2.99%) WAN
2 6 (1.79%) VoIP
3 5 (1.49%) DNS
4 4 (1.19%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.19%) Firewall
4 4 (1.19%) SAN
5 3 (0.90%) Skype
6 2 (0.60%) OpenScape
6 2 (0.60%) Network Security
6 2 (0.60%) NAS
6 2 (0.60%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.60%) PABX
6 2 (0.60%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.60%) SSL
7 1 (0.30%) VPN
7 1 (0.30%) DHCP
7 1 (0.30%) Telnet
7 1 (0.30%) SCCP
7 1 (0.30%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.79%) SAP Data Services
5 5 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.19%) Essbase
6 4 (1.19%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.90%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.60%) Base SAS
8 2 (0.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.30%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (2.69%) Axure RP
2 6 (1.79%) PeopleTools
3 2 (0.60%) ERwin
3 2 (0.60%) MSI
3 2 (0.60%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.60%) JIRA
3 2 (0.60%) Selenium
4 1 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.30%) TestNG
4 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.30%) Behat
4 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.30%) Maven
4 1 (0.30%) MorphX
4 1 (0.30%) Ant
4 1 (0.30%) JUnit
4 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.30%) Toad
General
1 76 (22.69%) Finance
2 19 (5.67%) Marketing
3 13 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.58%) Banking
5 11 (3.28%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.99%) Retail
7 8 (2.39%) Electronics
8 5 (1.49%) Advertising
8 5 (1.49%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.19%) Billing
10 3 (0.90%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.90%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.90%) Law
11 1 (0.30%) Legal
11 1 (0.30%) Publishing
11 1 (0.30%) Military
11 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.09%) HTML
1 7 (2.09%) .NET
2 5 (1.49%) HTML5
3 3 (0.90%) REST
3 3 (0.90%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.90%) CSS
3 3 (0.90%) Web Services
4 2 (0.60%) JSP
4 2 (0.60%) SOAP
4 2 (0.60%) Hibernate
4 2 (0.60%) SAP Basis
4 2 (0.60%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.60%) MDX
5 1 (0.30%) WCF
5 1 (0.30%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.30%) JPA
5 1 (0.30%) OAuth
5 1 (0.30%) Spring
5 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.27%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.18%) User Experience
3 12 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.69%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.69%) CESG
4 9 (2.69%) CESG CLAS
5 8 (2.39%) Clustering
5 8 (2.39%) DTV
6 7 (2.09%) NHS
6 7 (2.09%) Reference Data
7 4 (1.19%) RMADS
8 3 (0.90%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.90%) Replication
8 3 (0.90%) CMDB
9 2 (0.60%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.60%) Handset
9 2 (0.60%) GIS
9 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.13%) Windows
2 20 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (3.28%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.09%) UNIX
7 4 (1.19%) Linux
7 4 (1.19%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.90%) Android
8 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (9.85%) Migration
2 29 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (4.18%) ITIL
5 13 (3.88%) CRM
5 13 (3.88%) Incident Management
6 12 (3.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (3.28%) Data Analysis
7 11 (3.28%) Data Modelling
7 11 (3.28%) ETL
7 11 (3.28%) Data Migration
8 10 (2.99%) Mentoring
8 10 (2.99%) Risk Management
9 9 (2.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (2.69%) Programme Management
9 9 (2.69%) DevOps
9 9 (2.69%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (2.69%) Business Transformation
10 8 (2.39%) Analytics
10 8 (2.39%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.15%) SQL
2 9 (2.69%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.49%) C
4 4 (1.19%) C#
4 4 (1.19%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.19%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.19%) ABAP
5 3 (0.90%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.90%) Python
5 3 (0.90%) X++
5 3 (0.90%) Java
5 3 (0.90%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.60%) VBScript
6 2 (0.60%) VBA
7 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.30%) Perl
7 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 75 (22.39%) Security Cleared
2 57 (17.01%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.37%) DV Cleared
4 14 (4.18%) CISSP
5 5 (1.49%) MCSE
5 5 (1.49%) MCSA
5 5 (1.49%) Degree
5 5 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.60%) CISM
7 2 (0.60%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.30%) CCNP
8 1 (0.30%) CCNA
8 1 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.30%) HNC
8 1 (0.30%) HND
8 1 (0.30%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.19%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.90%) QA
4 3 (0.90%) HL7
4 3 (0.90%) SLA
4 3 (0.90%) COREP
4 3 (0.90%) FINREP
5 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.30%) Basel II
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (6.57%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.60%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.30%) Firmware
5 1 (0.30%) XenApp
5 1 (0.30%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 15 (4.48%) SCCM
2 5 (1.49%) Puppet
3 4 (1.19%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.90%) SCOM
5 2 (0.60%) WSUS
6 1 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.30%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 50 (14.93%) SAP
2 37 (11.04%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.67%) VMware
4 18 (5.37%) Oracle
5 13 (3.88%) Citrix
6 9 (2.69%) PeopleSoft
7 7 (2.09%) Informatica
7 7 (2.09%) Google
7 7 (2.09%) Tableau
8 6 (1.79%) Splunk
9 4 (1.19%) Cisco
9 4 (1.19%) IBM
9 4 (1.19%) HP
9 4 (1.19%) Dell
9 4 (1.19%) EMC
10 3 (0.90%) Sencha
11 2 (0.60%) Qualys
11 2 (0.60%) hybris
11 2 (0.60%) Brocade
11 2 (0.60%) Hyperion
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