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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 20 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 228 141 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.96% 6.44% 5.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.42% 6.98% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 81 83
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£425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.45 - £9.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -50.84%
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
3073 2019 2778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.80% 92.15% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2014 1287 1558
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 183 238
Average hourly rate £21.25 £15.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.65 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 31 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
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 31 October 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 31 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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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
Wiltshire +7 87 £425 -15.00% 10
Bristol +4 51 £425 +30.76% 37
Gloucestershire -1 34 £450 +5.88% 18
Devon -12 21 £225 -30.76% 3
Dorset -6 8 £425 +25.92% 8
Somerset -17 5 £353 +4.44% 6
Cornwall +2 1 - - 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 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 92 (22.72%) Security Cleared
2 91 (22.47%) Finance
3 72 (17.78%) Windows
4 62 (15.31%) Oracle
5 60 (14.81%) SC Cleared
6 55 (13.58%) Microsoft
7 47 (11.60%) SharePoint
8 46 (11.36%) Migration
9 43 (10.62%) SQL
10 41 (10.12%) SAP
11 36 (8.89%) Firewall
12 33 (8.15%) Oracle BI EE
13 32 (7.90%) VMware
14 29 (7.16%) DV Cleared
15 28 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
16 27 (6.67%) MS Excel
17 26 (6.42%) Oracle EBS
18 25 (6.17%) Oracle EBS R12
19 24 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
20 23 (5.68%) SQL Server
20 23 (5.68%) Cisco
21 22 (5.43%) Active Directory
21 22 (5.43%) Citrix
21 22 (5.43%) SharePoint 2010
21 22 (5.43%) SharePoint 2013
22 21 (5.19%) XenDesktop
22 21 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
23 18 (4.44%) Manufacturing
23 18 (4.44%) Oracle Applications
23 18 (4.44%) .NET

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 47 (11.60%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.43%) SharePoint 2010
2 22 (5.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (2.72%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.22%) SAS
5 8 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.48%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.48%) IIS
7 4 (0.99%) Apache
7 4 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.99%) Lync
7 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.74%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.74%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.49%) JBoss
9 2 (0.49%) Smallworld
Applications
1 27 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.99%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.49%) MS Office
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (6.42%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (6.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (4.44%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (2.47%) Agresso
5 9 (2.22%) SAP CO
6 8 (1.98%) SAP FI
6 8 (1.98%) Oracle BPM
7 7 (1.73%) Oracle ASCP
8 6 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (1.23%) Oracle Manufacturing
10 4 (0.99%) SAP FI-CA
11 3 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.74%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.74%) SAP SD
11 3 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
12 2 (0.49%) Infor M3
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.49%) SAP MM
12 2 (0.49%) SAP PP
12 2 (0.49%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.22%) Office 365
2 6 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.23%) Force.com
4 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.25%) SaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.89%) Firewall
2 14 (3.46%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.96%) DNS
3 12 (2.96%) Cisco PIX
4 9 (2.22%) WAN
5 8 (1.98%) LAN
5 8 (1.98%) VPN
5 8 (1.98%) SAN
5 8 (1.98%) Network Security
6 7 (1.73%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (1.73%) DHCP
7 5 (1.23%) NAS
7 5 (1.23%) MPLS
8 4 (0.99%) OSPF
8 4 (0.99%) Intranet
9 3 (0.74%) FTP
9 3 (0.74%) GSM
9 3 (0.74%) Telnet
9 3 (0.74%) TETRA
9 3 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.15%) Oracle BI EE
2 23 (5.68%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.96%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.47%) SAP BW
5 9 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.48%) Base SAS
8 5 (1.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 5 (1.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.99%) MySQL
10 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.74%) Essbase
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (0.74%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.49%) ZAP BI
11 2 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (2.72%) MSI
2 5 (1.23%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (0.99%) Selenium
3 4 (0.99%) WebDriver
4 3 (0.74%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.49%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.25%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (0.25%) Behat
6 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 91 (22.47%) Finance
2 18 (4.44%) Manufacturing
2 18 (4.44%) Retail
3 11 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.22%) Banking
5 7 (1.73%) Retail Banking
6 4 (0.99%) Back Office
7 3 (0.74%) Military
7 3 (0.74%) Marketing
8 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.49%) Advertising
8 2 (0.49%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.44%) .NET
2 17 (4.20%) Web Services
3 10 (2.47%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.48%) Middleware
5 5 (1.23%) JSP
5 5 (1.23%) HTML
5 5 (1.23%) SAP CO-PA
6 4 (0.99%) WCF
6 4 (0.99%) CSS
6 4 (0.99%) XML
7 3 (0.74%) J2EE
7 3 (0.74%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.74%) Spring
7 3 (0.74%) HTML5
7 3 (0.74%) REST
8 2 (0.49%) Ext JS
8 2 (0.49%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 2 (0.49%) JSON
8 2 (0.49%) GWT
8 2 (0.49%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.21%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.72%) Thin Client
3 11 (2.72%) Fat Client
4 10 (2.47%) Reference Data
5 9 (2.22%) CESG
6 8 (1.98%) RMADS
7 7 (1.73%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.48%) FMCG
9 5 (1.23%) iPad
9 5 (1.23%) CESG CLAS
10 4 (0.99%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.99%) Replication
10 4 (0.99%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.74%) GIS
11 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.74%) PKI
12 2 (0.49%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.49%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.49%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 72 (17.78%) Windows
2 21 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (3.46%) Windows 7
5 12 (2.96%) UNIX
6 11 (2.72%) Solaris
7 9 (2.22%) Linux
8 7 (1.73%) Windows XP
9 6 (1.48%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.74%) CentOS
12 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.49%) Android
12 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.25%) Scientific Linux
13 1 (0.25%) SELinux
13 1 (0.25%) SUSE
13 1 (0.25%) Debian
13 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (11.36%) Migration
2 18 (4.44%) ERP
3 17 (4.20%) Data Modelling
3 17 (4.20%) ITIL
3 17 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (4.20%) Mentoring
4 15 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (3.21%) Information Management
5 13 (3.21%) Risk Management
5 13 (3.21%) System Testing
6 12 (2.96%) Coaching
6 12 (2.96%) Information Security
7 11 (2.72%) Data Management
7 11 (2.72%) GAP Analysis
7 11 (2.72%) Service Management
7 11 (2.72%) Data Architecture
8 10 (2.47%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (2.47%) CRM
8 10 (2.47%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 43 (10.62%) SQL
2 15 (3.70%) C#
3 11 (2.72%) JavaScript
3 11 (2.72%) PL/SQL
4 9 (2.22%) VB.NET
5 8 (1.98%) Java
6 7 (1.73%) ABAP
7 6 (1.48%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.23%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.23%) C
9 3 (0.74%) Magik
9 3 (0.74%) Perl
10 2 (0.49%) PHP
10 2 (0.49%) VBScript
10 2 (0.49%) R
11 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.25%) Ruby
11 1 (0.25%) Python
11 1 (0.25%) VB
11 1 (0.25%) RPG
Qualifications
1 92 (22.72%) Security Cleared
2 60 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 29 (7.16%) DV Cleared
4 16 (3.95%) CISSP
5 9 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.98%) Degree
7 7 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.48%) CCNP
9 5 (1.23%) CCIE
9 5 (1.23%) MCTS
9 5 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.49%) CISM
11 2 (0.49%) ISEB
11 2 (0.49%) CEH
12 1 (0.25%) MBA
12 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.25%) HND
12 1 (0.25%) CCNA
12 1 (0.25%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.21%) SLA
2 9 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.23%) QA
5 4 (0.99%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.74%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (5.43%) Active Directory
3 21 (5.19%) XenDesktop
4 13 (3.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (2.22%) XenApp
6 8 (1.98%) vSphere
7 7 (1.73%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.25%) vCloud
9 1 (0.25%) KVM
9 1 (0.25%) NFS
9 1 (0.25%) Samba
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.25%) Postfix
9 1 (0.25%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.25%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (3.95%) SCCM
2 8 (1.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.23%) SCOM
6 3 (0.74%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.49%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.25%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.25%) Puppet
8 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (15.31%) Oracle
2 55 (13.58%) Microsoft
3 41 (10.12%) SAP
4 32 (7.90%) VMware
5 23 (5.68%) Cisco
6 22 (5.43%) Citrix
7 13 (3.21%) CheckPoint
8 10 (2.47%) AppSense
9 9 (2.22%) Symantec
10 7 (1.73%) HP
11 6 (1.48%) EMC
12 5 (1.23%) Apple
12 5 (1.23%) Informatica
12 5 (1.23%) Brocade
13 4 (0.99%) McAfee
13 4 (0.99%) Sophos
13 4 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.99%) Mercator
13 4 (0.99%) Dell
14 3 (0.74%) IBM
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Devon
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