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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 37 26 16
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 147 187 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.91% 5.79% 7.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.14% 6.04% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 103 99
Average daily rate £434 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £284 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £619 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £430 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.74% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £62.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +380.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £24.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -8.33%
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
2859 3095 2413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.52% 95.91% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1931 1959 1456
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 178 162
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol -2 44 £425 -2.85% 25
Wiltshire -14 31 £425 -9.33% 13
Gloucestershire +8 22 £450 +9.09% 20
Somerset -6 20 £475 +5.55% 6
Devon -5 7 £255 +13.33% 6
Dorset -7 6 £375 -26.82% 2
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 94 (28.57%) Finance
2 77 (23.40%) Security Cleared
3 63 (19.15%) Microsoft
4 60 (18.24%) SQL
5 49 (14.89%) SQL Server
6 44 (13.37%) SC Cleared
7 42 (12.77%) SAP
8 34 (10.33%) Oracle
9 32 (9.73%) CISSP
10 31 (9.42%) Windows
11 29 (8.81%) CRM
11 29 (8.81%) DV Cleared
12 28 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 27 (8.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 27 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
14 25 (7.60%) Migration
15 23 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (6.69%) Firewall
16 22 (6.69%) .NET
16 22 (6.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 22 (6.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 21 (6.38%) Linux
17 21 (6.38%) ETL
18 20 (6.08%) BusinessObjects
19 19 (5.78%) Information Assurance
19 19 (5.78%) CLAS
20 18 (5.47%) PowerShell
20 18 (5.47%) Active Directory
20 18 (5.47%) Unix
20 18 (5.47%) Data Warehouse

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 10 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.43%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.52%) CMS
4 5 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.22%) IIS
5 4 (1.22%) NetWeaver
6 3 (0.91%) Apache
6 3 (0.91%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.91%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.91%) SAS
6 3 (0.91%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.61%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 18 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.52%) MS Project
2 5 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.91%) MS Office
3 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 17 (5.17%) Dynamics AX
1 17 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (2.43%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (1.82%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (1.52%) Oracle CRM
4 5 (1.52%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (1.22%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (1.22%) SAP SRM
6 3 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.61%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.61%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.61%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.61%) Office 365
2 2 (0.61%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.69%) Firewall
2 5 (1.52%) SAN
3 4 (1.22%) Internet
3 4 (1.22%) Network Security
3 4 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.22%) VPN
4 3 (0.91%) VoIP
5 2 (0.61%) HTTP
5 2 (0.61%) LAN
5 2 (0.61%) LDAP
6 1 (0.30%) 4G
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.30%) IPsec
6 1 (0.30%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.30%) Skype
6 1 (0.30%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (0.30%) VLAN
6 1 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (6.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (6.08%) BusinessObjects
5 18 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (4.26%) SAP Data Services
7 13 (3.95%) Ingres
8 12 (3.65%) BusinessObjects XI
8 12 (3.65%) SAP BI
9 11 (3.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 11 (3.34%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (3.04%) Xcelsius
11 8 (2.43%) Oracle Database
11 8 (2.43%) Relational Database
12 7 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.82%) Big Data
14 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (1.22%) SAP BW
15 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.82%) Axure RP
1 6 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.61%) Selenium
2 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.30%) JProfiler
3 1 (0.30%) JUnit
3 1 (0.30%) LSMW
3 1 (0.30%) Maven
3 1 (0.30%) MorphX
3 1 (0.30%) NUnit
3 1 (0.30%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 94 (28.57%) Finance
2 16 (4.86%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.95%) Back Office
4 11 (3.34%) Banking
4 11 (3.34%) Marketing
5 10 (3.04%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.82%) Advertising
6 6 (1.82%) Retail
7 5 (1.52%) Electronics
8 3 (0.91%) Billing
8 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.91%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.61%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.30%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Military
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.69%) .NET
2 11 (3.34%) SAP XI
3 10 (3.04%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.82%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.52%) CSS
5 5 (1.52%) HTML
5 5 (1.52%) IBM Integration Bus
5 5 (1.52%) SAP Fiori
6 4 (1.22%) ODBC
6 4 (1.22%) REST
6 4 (1.22%) SAP Business Workflow
6 4 (1.22%) XML
7 3 (0.91%) J2EE
7 3 (0.91%) jQuery
7 3 (0.91%) Kafka
7 3 (0.91%) WCF
7 3 (0.91%) Web Services
8 2 (0.61%) EDI
8 2 (0.61%) EDIFACT
8 2 (0.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.17%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.65%) User Experience
3 9 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.74%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.43%) PKI
5 5 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.22%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.22%) AS400
6 4 (1.22%) CESG
6 4 (1.22%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.22%) e-Learning
6 4 (1.22%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (1.22%) iSeries
6 4 (1.22%) Replication
7 3 (0.91%) Cryptography
7 3 (0.91%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (0.91%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.61%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.61%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.42%) Windows
2 21 (6.38%) Linux
3 18 (5.47%) Unix
4 10 (3.04%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.52%) Solaris
5 5 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.61%) AIX
8 1 (0.30%) CentOS
8 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (8.81%) CRM
2 27 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (7.60%) Migration
4 23 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (6.38%) ETL
6 19 (5.78%) Information Assurance
7 15 (4.56%) GAP Analysis
7 15 (4.56%) ITIL
7 15 (4.56%) SIEM
7 15 (4.56%) Workflow
8 14 (4.26%) ERP
8 14 (4.26%) Identity Management
8 14 (4.26%) Information Security
9 13 (3.95%) Compliance Audit
9 13 (3.95%) Risk Management
10 12 (3.65%) Dimensional Modelling
10 12 (3.65%) ETL Development
10 12 (3.65%) SQL Optimisation
11 11 (3.34%) Data Migration
12 10 (3.04%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (18.24%) SQL
2 18 (5.47%) C#
2 18 (5.47%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.86%) Shell Script
4 9 (2.74%) C
5 8 (2.43%) PL/SQL
6 6 (1.82%) Java
7 5 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.52%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.52%) VB
8 4 (1.22%) RPG
9 3 (0.91%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.61%) ABAP
11 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.30%) PHP
11 1 (0.30%) Python
11 1 (0.30%) VBScript
11 1 (0.30%) X++
11 1 (0.30%) XPath
11 1 (0.30%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 77 (23.40%) Security Cleared
2 44 (13.37%) SC Cleared
3 32 (9.73%) CISSP
4 29 (8.81%) DV Cleared
5 19 (5.78%) CLAS
6 15 (4.56%) Degree
7 6 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.82%) CISM
7 6 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (1.22%) BC Cleared
9 4 (1.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 4 (1.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 3 (0.91%) IISP
11 2 (0.61%) MBA
12 1 (0.30%) CIPD
12 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.30%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.30%) MCPD
12 1 (0.30%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (6.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 10 (3.04%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.22%) BS7799
4 4 (1.22%) HMG Infosec
4 4 (1.22%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.22%) SLA
5 3 (0.91%) QA
6 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.30%) Basel II
7 1 (0.30%) COREP
7 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.30%) FINREP
7 1 (0.30%) HL7
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.30%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.82%) XenApp
3 5 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.22%) SRDF
5 3 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.61%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.61%) XenServer
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.52%) NetBackup
1 5 (1.52%) SCCM
2 3 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.61%) Nessus
3 2 (0.61%) Nmap
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.30%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.30%) Oozie
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.30%) Puppet
4 1 (0.30%) QRadar
4 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 42 (12.77%) SAP
3 34 (10.33%) Oracle
4 12 (3.65%) IBM
5 8 (2.43%) Citrix
6 6 (1.82%) Cisco
6 6 (1.82%) HP
6 6 (1.82%) NetApp
7 5 (1.52%) EMC
7 5 (1.52%) Informatica
7 5 (1.52%) VMware
7 5 (1.52%) webMethods
8 4 (1.22%) Adobe
8 4 (1.22%) Brocade
8 4 (1.22%) Infor
8 4 (1.22%) MAPICS
8 4 (1.22%) OpenText
9 3 (0.91%) Juniper
9 3 (0.91%) Teradata
9 3 (0.91%) Thunderhead
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