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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 23 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 231 132 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.84% 6.22% 5.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.30% 6.74% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 78 86
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£425 £418 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% -7.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
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
3166 1959 2802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.78% 92.36% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2060 1252 1589
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 168 243
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.70% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 +5 86 £425 -15.00% 12
Bristol -5 53 £425 +30.76% 40
Gloucestershire +2 37 £448 +5.33% 11
Devon -13 17 £403 +23.84% 3
Dorset -1 9 £339 -3.21% 6
Somerset -11 6 £380 +12.59% 6
Cornwall +1 1 - - 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 91 (22.92%) Finance
2 87 (21.91%) Security Cleared
3 67 (16.88%) Windows
4 59 (14.86%) Oracle
5 56 (14.11%) SC Cleared
6 51 (12.85%) Microsoft
7 45 (11.34%) Migration
8 44 (11.08%) SQL
8 44 (11.08%) SharePoint
9 43 (10.83%) SAP
10 33 (8.31%) Oracle BI EE
10 33 (8.31%) Firewall
11 27 (6.80%) VMware
12 26 (6.55%) Oracle EBS
12 26 (6.55%) DV Cleared
13 25 (6.30%) Oracle EBS R12
13 25 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (6.05%) MS Excel
15 23 (5.79%) SQL Server
16 22 (5.54%) SharePoint 2010
16 22 (5.54%) SharePoint 2013
17 21 (5.29%) Active Directory
17 21 (5.29%) Citrix
17 21 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
18 20 (5.04%) XenDesktop
19 18 (4.53%) Oracle Applications
19 18 (4.53%) .NET
19 18 (4.53%) ERP
19 18 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 44 (11.08%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.54%) SharePoint 2010
2 22 (5.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 10 (2.52%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.02%) SAS
5 6 (1.51%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.26%) IIS
7 4 (1.01%) Lync
7 4 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.76%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.76%) Apache
8 3 (0.76%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.50%) Smallworld
9 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (6.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.01%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.50%) MS Office
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 26 (6.55%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (6.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (4.53%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (2.52%) Agresso
5 9 (2.27%) SAP CO
6 8 (2.02%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (2.02%) SAP FI
7 7 (1.76%) Oracle ASCP
8 5 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (1.26%) Oracle Manufacturing
9 4 (1.01%) SAP SD
9 4 (1.01%) SAP FI-CA
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.76%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.76%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.50%) SAP GTS
11 2 (0.50%) Infor M3
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.50%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.27%) Office 365
2 6 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.26%) Force.com
4 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.31%) Firewall
2 14 (3.53%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.77%) DNS
4 9 (2.27%) SAN
4 9 (2.27%) WAN
5 8 (2.02%) LAN
5 8 (2.02%) VPN
5 8 (2.02%) Cisco PIX
6 7 (1.76%) Network Security
7 6 (1.51%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (1.51%) DHCP
8 5 (1.26%) MPLS
8 5 (1.26%) NAS
9 4 (1.01%) OSPF
9 4 (1.01%) Intranet
10 3 (0.76%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.76%) TETRA
10 3 (0.76%) FTP
10 3 (0.76%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.31%) Oracle BI EE
2 23 (5.79%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.77%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.52%) SAP BW
5 8 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.26%) Base SAS
8 5 (1.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 5 (1.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 4 (1.01%) MySQL
9 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.76%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.76%) Essbase
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (0.76%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (2.77%) MSI
2 5 (1.26%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.01%) WebDriver
3 4 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.01%) Selenium
4 3 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.50%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (0.50%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.25%) Behat
6 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.25%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
General
1 91 (22.92%) Finance
2 17 (4.28%) Manufacturing
3 16 (4.03%) Retail
4 11 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.02%) Banking
6 6 (1.51%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.01%) Back Office
8 3 (0.76%) Military
9 2 (0.50%) Legal
9 2 (0.50%) Advertising
9 2 (0.50%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.50%) Marketing
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.53%) .NET
2 16 (4.03%) Web Services
3 10 (2.52%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.51%) Middleware
5 5 (1.26%) SAP CO-PA
5 5 (1.26%) JSP
5 5 (1.26%) HTML
6 4 (1.01%) CSS
6 4 (1.01%) XML
6 4 (1.01%) WCF
7 3 (0.76%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.76%) HTML5
8 2 (0.50%) REST
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle ADF
8 2 (0.50%) J2EE
8 2 (0.50%) Spring
8 2 (0.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 1 (0.25%) Mason
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.25%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.27%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.27%) Reference Data
3 9 (2.27%) CESG
4 8 (2.02%) Thin Client
4 8 (2.02%) RMADS
4 8 (2.02%) Fat Client
5 6 (1.51%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.51%) FMCG
6 5 (1.26%) CESG CLAS
6 5 (1.26%) iPad
7 4 (1.01%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.01%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.01%) Replication
8 3 (0.76%) PKI
8 3 (0.76%) GIS
8 3 (0.76%) User Experience
9 2 (0.50%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.50%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 67 (16.88%) Windows
2 20 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (3.27%) UNIX
4 13 (3.27%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.02%) Solaris
5 8 (2.02%) Linux
6 7 (1.76%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.51%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.50%) Android
9 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.50%) CentOS
10 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.25%) SUSE
10 1 (0.25%) Debian
10 1 (0.25%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (11.34%) Migration
2 18 (4.53%) ERP
3 17 (4.28%) Mentoring
3 17 (4.28%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (3.78%) Data Modelling
5 15 (3.78%) ITIL
6 13 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (3.27%) Risk Management
6 13 (3.27%) System Testing
7 12 (3.02%) Coaching
7 12 (3.02%) Information Management
7 12 (3.02%) Information Security
8 11 (2.77%) GAP Analysis
9 10 (2.52%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (2.52%) Service Delivery
9 10 (2.52%) ETL
9 10 (2.52%) Data Management
9 10 (2.52%) Data Architecture
10 9 (2.27%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 44 (11.08%) SQL
2 15 (3.78%) C#
3 11 (2.77%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.52%) PL/SQL
5 9 (2.27%) VB.NET
6 7 (1.76%) ABAP
7 6 (1.51%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.51%) Java
8 5 (1.26%) C
9 4 (1.01%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.76%) Perl
10 3 (0.76%) Magik
11 2 (0.50%) R
11 2 (0.50%) PHP
12 1 (0.25%) Ruby
12 1 (0.25%) Python
12 1 (0.25%) VBScript
12 1 (0.25%) RPG
12 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 87 (21.91%) Security Cleared
2 56 (14.11%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.55%) DV Cleared
4 16 (4.03%) CISSP
5 9 (2.27%) Degree
5 9 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.51%) CCNP
8 5 (1.26%) MCTS
8 5 (1.26%) CCIE
9 4 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.50%) CISM
10 2 (0.50%) ISEB
10 2 (0.50%) CEH
10 2 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.25%) CCNA
11 1 (0.25%) CCDA
11 1 (0.25%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.02%) SLA
2 10 (2.52%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.26%) QA
5 3 (0.76%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.76%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 21 (5.29%) Active Directory
1 21 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (5.04%) XenDesktop
3 13 (3.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (2.27%) XenApp
5 8 (2.02%) vSphere
6 4 (1.01%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.25%) Xen
7 1 (0.25%) Squid
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.25%) NFS
7 1 (0.25%) Samba
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.25%) KVM
7 1 (0.25%) vCloud
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.25%) Postfix
7 1 (0.25%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (4.28%) SCCM
2 8 (2.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.26%) SCOM
6 3 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.50%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.50%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.25%) WSUS
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 59 (14.86%) Oracle
2 51 (12.85%) Microsoft
3 43 (10.83%) SAP
4 27 (6.80%) VMware
5 21 (5.29%) Citrix
6 17 (4.28%) Cisco
7 9 (2.27%) CheckPoint
7 9 (2.27%) Symantec
7 9 (2.27%) AppSense
8 7 (1.76%) HP
9 6 (1.51%) EMC
10 5 (1.26%) Brocade
10 5 (1.26%) Informatica
10 5 (1.26%) Apple
10 5 (1.26%) Sophos
10 5 (1.26%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.01%) McAfee
11 4 (1.01%) Mercator
11 4 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.01%) IBM
Bristol
HFG
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: Just now
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Networkers Plc
Rate: Up to UKP 300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £501 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Yeovil
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 9 days ago
Wiltshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Devon
Capita - ITIN
Rate: US$180.00 - US$250.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Devon
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £150.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Yeovil
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200 - £400.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 21 days ago
Swindon
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago