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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 21 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 225 120 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.70% 5.31% 5.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.16% 5.73% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 81 90
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £45.00 £9.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.77% +398.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -33.33%
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
3143 2096 2861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.57% 92.74% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2043 1362 1648
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 169 248
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 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
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 2 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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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 +9 65 £450 -5.26% 10
Bristol +6 54 £450 +30.43% 32
Gloucestershire +7 41 £418 +91.95% 8
Devon -18 18 £400 +20.75% 1
Dorset +4 13 £425 +28.30% 2
Somerset -9 4 £500 +20.48% 9
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 86 (22.16%) Finance
2 84 (21.65%) Security Cleared
3 59 (15.21%) SC Cleared
4 58 (14.95%) Windows
5 56 (14.43%) Oracle
6 50 (12.89%) SAP
7 46 (11.86%) SQL
8 44 (11.34%) Microsoft
9 40 (10.31%) SharePoint
10 34 (8.76%) Migration
11 32 (8.25%) Oracle BI EE
12 28 (7.22%) Firewall
13 27 (6.96%) VMware
14 25 (6.44%) Oracle EBS
15 24 (6.19%) Information Security
15 24 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
16 23 (5.93%) MS Excel
16 23 (5.93%) Active Directory
16 23 (5.93%) Oracle EBS R12
17 22 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
17 22 (5.67%) ERP
17 22 (5.67%) Risk Management
18 21 (5.41%) SQL Server
18 21 (5.41%) Citrix
19 20 (5.15%) UNIX
19 20 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
20 19 (4.90%) DV Cleared
20 19 (4.90%) Mentoring
21 18 (4.64%) Agile Software Development

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 40 (10.31%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 15 (3.87%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (2.58%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.80%) SAS
5 7 (1.80%) IIS
5 7 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.55%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.03%) Lync
7 4 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.77%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.77%) Apache
8 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.03%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) MS Office
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.26%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (6.44%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (5.93%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (4.64%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (2.06%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (2.06%) SAP CO
4 8 (2.06%) Agresso
5 7 (1.80%) SAP FI
5 7 (1.80%) Oracle ASCP
6 6 (1.55%) SAP CRM
7 5 (1.29%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 4 (1.03%) SAP FI-CA
8 4 (1.03%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.77%) SAP MM
9 3 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.52%) SAP GTS
10 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.52%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.06%) Office 365
2 6 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.03%) Force.com
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.26%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.22%) Firewall
2 14 (3.61%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.58%) SAN
4 9 (2.32%) DNS
5 8 (2.06%) WAN
6 7 (1.80%) LAN
6 7 (1.80%) VPN
6 7 (1.80%) Network Security
6 7 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (1.55%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (1.29%) MPLS
8 5 (1.29%) Intranet
8 5 (1.29%) DHCP
9 4 (1.03%) NAS
9 4 (1.03%) GSM
9 4 (1.03%) Internet
9 4 (1.03%) OSPF
9 4 (1.03%) TETRA
10 3 (0.77%) Telnet
10 3 (0.77%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.25%) Oracle BI EE
2 21 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.35%) SAP BW
4 12 (3.09%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.29%) Base SAS
7 5 (1.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 4 (1.03%) MySQL
9 3 (0.77%) Essbase
9 3 (0.77%) SAP BI
9 3 (0.77%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.77%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (1.55%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.29%) Selenium
2 5 (1.29%) WebDriver
3 4 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.03%) MSI
4 2 (0.52%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (0.52%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.26%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.26%) MSTest
5 1 (0.26%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (0.26%) Behat
General
1 86 (22.16%) Finance
2 16 (4.12%) Retail
3 15 (3.87%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.84%) Banking
6 6 (1.55%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.03%) Back Office
8 3 (0.77%) Military
8 3 (0.77%) Marketing
9 2 (0.52%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.38%) .NET
2 15 (3.87%) Web Services
3 9 (2.32%) Middleware
4 7 (1.80%) JSP
4 7 (1.80%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.55%) HTML
6 5 (1.29%) CSS
6 5 (1.29%) SAP CO-PA
7 4 (1.03%) HTML5
7 4 (1.03%) XML
8 3 (0.77%) WCF
8 3 (0.77%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.52%) XSLT
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle ADF
10 1 (0.26%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.26%) SAP XI
10 1 (0.26%) SAML
10 1 (0.26%) XML Schema
10 1 (0.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.87%) RMADS
2 15 (3.87%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.09%) CESG
4 9 (2.32%) FMCG
5 8 (2.06%) CESG CLAS
5 8 (2.06%) Reference Data
6 6 (1.55%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.55%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.29%) Clustering
7 5 (1.29%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.29%) iPad
8 4 (1.03%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.03%) PKI
8 4 (1.03%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.03%) Replication
9 3 (0.77%) GIS
9 3 (0.77%) User Experience
10 2 (0.52%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 58 (14.95%) Windows
2 20 (5.15%) UNIX
3 19 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (3.09%) Linux
6 10 (2.58%) Solaris
7 5 (1.29%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.52%) CentOS
9 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.52%) Android
9 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.26%) SUSE
10 1 (0.26%) Debian
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.26%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (8.76%) Migration
2 24 (6.19%) Information Security
3 22 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (5.67%) ERP
3 22 (5.67%) Risk Management
4 19 (4.90%) Mentoring
5 18 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (4.12%) ITIL
7 15 (3.87%) Information Assurance
7 15 (3.87%) Data Modelling
8 13 (3.35%) Information Management
8 13 (3.35%) CRM
8 13 (3.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (3.09%) Data Management
10 11 (2.84%) Coaching
11 10 (2.58%) SOA
11 10 (2.58%) GAP Analysis
11 10 (2.58%) Service Delivery
12 9 (2.32%) ETL
12 9 (2.32%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 46 (11.86%) SQL
2 13 (3.35%) C#
3 10 (2.58%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.58%) PL/SQL
3 10 (2.58%) ABAP
4 9 (2.32%) Shell Script
4 9 (2.32%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.55%) Java
5 6 (1.55%) VB.NET
6 5 (1.29%) C
7 4 (1.03%) Perl
8 3 (0.77%) Magik
9 2 (0.52%) Ruby
9 2 (0.52%) Python
9 2 (0.52%) PHP
9 2 (0.52%) VBScript
10 1 (0.26%) RPG
10 1 (0.26%) VBA
10 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 84 (21.65%) Security Cleared
2 59 (15.21%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.90%) DV Cleared
4 14 (3.61%) CISSP
5 9 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.06%) Degree
7 7 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.80%) CCNP
8 5 (1.29%) CCIE
8 5 (1.29%) MCTS
9 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.52%) CEH
10 2 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.52%) ISEB
10 2 (0.52%) CISM
11 1 (0.26%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.26%) CCNA
11 1 (0.26%) HND
11 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.09%) PCI DSS
1 12 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.06%) JSP 440
2 8 (2.06%) SLA
3 6 (1.55%) QA
4 5 (1.29%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.26%) Basel III
6 1 (0.26%) FINREP
6 1 (0.26%) GPG13
System Software
1 23 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.12%) XenDesktop
4 9 (2.32%) XenApp
5 8 (2.06%) vSphere
6 7 (1.80%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.52%) vCloud
8 2 (0.52%) Squid
8 2 (0.52%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.26%) Samba
9 1 (0.26%) NFS
9 1 (0.26%) XenServer
9 1 (0.26%) Postfix
9 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.26%) Xen
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.26%) Snort
9 1 (0.26%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 9 (2.32%) SCCM
2 7 (1.80%) SCOM
3 3 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.52%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.52%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.26%) MOM
5 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.26%) WSUS
5 1 (0.26%) WMI
5 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 56 (14.43%) Oracle
2 50 (12.89%) SAP
3 44 (11.34%) Microsoft
4 27 (6.96%) VMware
5 21 (5.41%) Citrix
6 17 (4.38%) Cisco
7 10 (2.58%) AppSense
8 8 (2.06%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.80%) HP
10 6 (1.55%) webMethods
11 5 (1.29%) Sophos
11 5 (1.29%) McAfee
11 5 (1.29%) Apple
11 5 (1.29%) EMC
11 5 (1.29%) Brocade
11 5 (1.29%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.03%) Informatica
12 4 (1.03%) Mercator
12 4 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.77%) BT
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