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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 30 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 166 163 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.33% 5.65% 6.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.67% 6.08% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 81 79
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£443 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £305 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £575 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £414 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £41.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +11.62%
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
2927 2680 1921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.03% 92.89% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1867 1759 1150
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
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 196 167 127
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +18.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 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 3 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 +3 43 £450 -5.26% 8
Bristol +5 36 £428 +6.87% 39
Gloucestershire -10 26 £450 - 8
Somerset +8 19 £468 -10.09% 4
Devon -7 6 £350 -36.36%
Dorset -7 3 £443 +22.06% 4
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 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 73 (21.10%) Finance
1 73 (21.10%) Security Cleared
2 55 (15.90%) SC Cleared
3 52 (15.03%) SAP
4 48 (13.87%) Windows
5 42 (12.14%) Microsoft
6 38 (10.98%) Migration
7 34 (9.83%) SQL
8 30 (8.67%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (8.09%) Active Directory
10 24 (6.94%) SharePoint
11 23 (6.65%) VMware
12 21 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (5.78%) Telecoms
13 20 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (5.78%) Marketing
14 19 (5.49%) Citrix
14 19 (5.49%) Oracle
14 19 (5.49%) Data Centre
15 18 (5.20%) SQL Server
15 18 (5.20%) DV Cleared
16 16 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (4.62%) SCCM
16 16 (4.62%) ITIL
16 16 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
17 15 (4.34%) MS Excel
17 15 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 15 (4.34%) Banking
18 14 (4.05%) Data Migration

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 24 (6.94%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.89%) Lync
2 10 (2.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (2.31%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.45%) SAS
4 5 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.16%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.87%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (0.87%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.58%) CMS
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.58%) Apache
7 2 (0.58%) IIS
7 2 (0.58%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (4.34%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.16%) MS Project
3 4 (1.16%) MS Office
3 4 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.58%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (3.18%) SAP EHS
2 10 (2.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (2.60%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 7 (2.02%) Agresso
4 7 (2.02%) SAP SD
4 7 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (1.45%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.87%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.58%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.58%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.58%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.58%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.58%) Summit
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.58%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.02%) Google Analytics
1 7 (2.02%) Office 365
2 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.89%) WAN
2 9 (2.60%) LAN
3 8 (2.31%) Firewall
4 7 (2.02%) VoIP
5 6 (1.73%) DNS
6 4 (1.16%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.16%) VPN
6 4 (1.16%) SAN
6 4 (1.16%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.58%) OpenScape
7 2 (0.58%) Network Security
7 2 (0.58%) NAS
7 2 (0.58%) PABX
7 2 (0.58%) SSL
7 2 (0.58%) DHCP
8 1 (0.29%) HTTP
8 1 (0.29%) LDAP
8 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.29%) Telnet
8 1 (0.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.45%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.16%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.16%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.58%) Base SAS
8 2 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.58%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.29%) MySQL
9 1 (0.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (2.60%) Axure RP
2 6 (1.73%) PeopleTools
3 3 (0.87%) ERwin
4 2 (0.58%) MSI
4 2 (0.58%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.58%) Maven
4 2 (0.58%) JIRA
4 2 (0.58%) Selenium
4 2 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.58%) TestNG
4 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.58%) JUnit
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.29%) Toad
5 1 (0.29%) Behat
5 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.29%) Ant
5 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.29%) MorphX
General
1 73 (21.10%) Finance
2 20 (5.78%) Telecoms
2 20 (5.78%) Marketing
3 15 (4.34%) Banking
4 14 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.18%) Retail
6 10 (2.89%) Electronics
7 5 (1.45%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.16%) Billing
8 4 (1.16%) Advertising
8 4 (1.16%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.87%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Military
10 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.31%) HTML
1 8 (2.31%) .NET
2 5 (1.45%) HTML5
3 4 (1.16%) REST
3 4 (1.16%) CSS
3 4 (1.16%) Web Services
4 3 (0.87%) JSP
4 3 (0.87%) SOAP
4 3 (0.87%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.87%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.58%) SAP Basis
5 2 (0.58%) Spring
5 2 (0.58%) JSON
5 2 (0.58%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.58%) CSS3
5 2 (0.58%) JPA
5 2 (0.58%) XML
6 1 (0.29%) XSD
6 1 (0.29%) XSL
6 1 (0.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.49%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.76%) User Experience
3 10 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.89%) DTV
3 10 (2.89%) Clustering
4 9 (2.60%) CESG
4 9 (2.60%) CESG CLAS
5 8 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.02%) Reference Data
6 7 (2.02%) NHS
7 3 (0.87%) GIS
7 3 (0.87%) CMDB
7 3 (0.87%) RMADS
7 3 (0.87%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.58%) Handset
8 2 (0.58%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.87%) Windows
2 21 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.47%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.73%) UNIX
6 6 (1.73%) Linux
7 4 (1.16%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.58%) Android
8 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (10.98%) Migration
2 30 (8.67%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (4.62%) ITIL
3 16 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (4.05%) Data Migration
5 13 (3.76%) CRM
5 13 (3.76%) Data Analysis
6 12 (3.47%) Incident Management
6 12 (3.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (3.47%) Data Modelling
6 12 (3.47%) ETL
7 11 (3.18%) Digital Marketing
7 11 (3.18%) Programme Management
8 10 (2.89%) Data Architecture
8 10 (2.89%) DevOps
8 10 (2.89%) Mentoring
9 9 (2.60%) Business Transformation
9 9 (2.60%) Data Protection
9 9 (2.60%) Information Management
9 9 (2.60%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.83%) SQL
2 10 (2.89%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.45%) C
3 5 (1.45%) Java
4 4 (1.16%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.16%) C#
4 4 (1.16%) Python
5 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.87%) ABAP
5 3 (0.87%) X++
6 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.58%) Perl
6 2 (0.58%) PHP
6 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.58%) VBScript
7 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.29%) Ruby
7 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 73 (21.10%) Security Cleared
2 55 (15.90%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.20%) DV Cleared
4 14 (4.05%) CISSP
5 5 (1.45%) MCSE
5 5 (1.45%) MCSA
5 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.87%) Degree
6 3 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.87%) CISM
7 2 (0.58%) MCP
7 2 (0.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.29%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.29%) ISACA
8 1 (0.29%) GPEN
8 1 (0.29%) CCEE
8 1 (0.29%) HNC
8 1 (0.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.45%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.87%) HL7
4 3 (0.87%) SLA
4 3 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.58%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.58%) COREP
5 2 (0.58%) FINREP
6 1 (0.29%) COBIT
6 1 (0.29%) QA
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.29%) Basel II
System Software
1 28 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.02%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.87%) XenApp
5 2 (0.58%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.58%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.29%) Firmware
6 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (4.62%) SCCM
2 5 (1.45%) Puppet
3 4 (1.16%) SCOM
3 4 (1.16%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.58%) WSUS
5 1 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.29%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.29%) SCSM
Vendors
1 52 (15.03%) SAP
2 42 (12.14%) Microsoft
3 23 (6.65%) VMware
4 19 (5.49%) Citrix
4 19 (5.49%) Oracle
5 9 (2.60%) PeopleSoft
6 7 (2.02%) Informatica
6 7 (2.02%) Google
6 7 (2.02%) Tableau
7 6 (1.73%) IBM
7 6 (1.73%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.16%) Dell
8 4 (1.16%) Lotus
8 4 (1.16%) Teradata
9 3 (0.87%) Sencha
9 3 (0.87%) Splunk
9 3 (0.87%) EMC
9 3 (0.87%) HP
9 3 (0.87%) Cisco
10 2 (0.58%) Juniper
South West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Eminence Recruitment
Rate: Please Quote
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Somerset
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Wiltshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago