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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 24 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 213 148 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.53% 6.22% 6.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.94% 6.79% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 81 109
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £231 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £596 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £55.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 - £53.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 - £58.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+35.80% -46.00%
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
3068 2180 2505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.02% 91.67% 93.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1995 1360 1415
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 186 191
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 73 £450 -8.86% 10
Bristol +9 44 £438 +17.44% 30
Gloucestershire -19 26 £431 -1.42% 6
Somerset +3 20 £450 +18.42% 3
Devon -8 15 £225 +32.35%
Dorset +4 14 £594 +48.50% 6
Cornwall +6 1 - - 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 119 (26.80%) Security Cleared
2 94 (21.17%) Finance
3 81 (18.24%) Windows
4 75 (16.89%) SC Cleared
5 64 (14.41%) Microsoft
6 60 (13.51%) Migration
7 48 (10.81%) SharePoint
8 46 (10.36%) SQL
8 46 (10.36%) Oracle
9 44 (9.91%) SAP
10 36 (8.11%) DV Cleared
11 35 (7.88%) VMware
12 34 (7.66%) Firewall
13 31 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
14 29 (6.53%) MS Excel
15 27 (6.08%) Cisco
16 25 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
17 24 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
18 23 (5.18%) SQL Server
18 23 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
18 23 (5.18%) Active Directory
18 23 (5.18%) SCCM
19 22 (4.95%) Windows 7
19 22 (4.95%) SharePoint 2013
20 21 (4.73%) Citrix
20 21 (4.73%) Oracle BI EE
21 20 (4.50%) ITIL
21 20 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
22 19 (4.28%) .NET
22 19 (4.28%) Agile Software Development

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 48 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 22 (4.95%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (2.48%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.03%) SAS
6 8 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.58%) IIS
8 6 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.35%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.90%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.90%) Lync
11 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.68%) Apache
11 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.45%) JBoss
12 2 (0.45%) Smallworld
Applications
1 29 (6.53%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.90%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.90%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.45%) MS Office
3 2 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) SPSS
4 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (3.60%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (2.93%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (2.70%) Agresso
4 9 (2.03%) SAP CO
5 8 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (1.80%) SAP FI
6 7 (1.58%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.90%) SAP QM
7 4 (0.90%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.90%) SAP FI-CA
8 3 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.68%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.45%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.45%) SAP PP
9 2 (0.45%) Movex
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle SCM
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Manufacturing
9 2 (0.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.03%) Office 365
2 4 (0.90%) Force.com
2 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.66%) Firewall
2 15 (3.38%) Cisco PIX
3 13 (2.93%) DNS
4 12 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.80%) Network Security
5 8 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (1.58%) SAN
6 7 (1.58%) DHCP
7 6 (1.35%) VPN
8 5 (1.13%) WAN
8 5 (1.13%) LAN
9 4 (0.90%) Intranet
9 4 (0.90%) NAS
9 4 (0.90%) MPLS
9 4 (0.90%) OSPF
9 4 (0.90%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.68%) Telnet
10 3 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.68%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.68%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.73%) Oracle BI EE
3 10 (2.25%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.25%) SAP BW
4 7 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.35%) Base SAS
5 6 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 5 (1.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 5 (1.13%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.68%) QlikView
8 3 (0.68%) Essbase
8 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.68%) MySQL
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (2.70%) MSI
2 5 (1.13%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.13%) Selenium
2 5 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.13%) WebDriver
3 4 (0.90%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.68%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.45%) Behat
5 2 (0.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.45%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (0.45%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.45%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.23%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (0.23%) TestNG
6 1 (0.23%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.23%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.23%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.23%) Maven
General
1 94 (21.17%) Finance
2 15 (3.38%) Manufacturing
2 15 (3.38%) Retail
3 11 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.25%) Banking
5 5 (1.13%) Retail Banking
5 5 (1.13%) Marketing
6 4 (0.90%) Back Office
7 3 (0.68%) Advertising
7 3 (0.68%) Military
8 2 (0.45%) Legal
8 2 (0.45%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.23%) French Language
9 1 (0.23%) German Language
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.23%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.28%) .NET
2 16 (3.60%) Web Services
3 10 (2.25%) HTML
3 10 (2.25%) CSS
4 9 (2.03%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.58%) HTML5
6 6 (1.35%) CSS3
6 6 (1.35%) XML
7 5 (1.13%) JSP
7 5 (1.13%) Spring
7 5 (1.13%) JSON
7 5 (1.13%) SAP CO-PA
7 5 (1.13%) REST
8 4 (0.90%) WCF
8 4 (0.90%) J2EE
8 4 (0.90%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (0.90%) Middleware
9 3 (0.68%) J2SE
9 3 (0.68%) Ext JS
9 3 (0.68%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.38%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.70%) Thin Client
3 12 (2.70%) Fat Client
4 10 (2.25%) Reference Data
5 7 (1.58%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.35%) RMADS
6 6 (1.35%) CESG
6 6 (1.35%) User Experience
7 5 (1.13%) FMCG
7 5 (1.13%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.13%) Replication
8 4 (0.90%) GIS
8 4 (0.90%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.90%) Open Source
8 4 (0.90%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.90%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (0.68%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.68%) iPad
9 3 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 81 (18.24%) Windows
2 22 (4.95%) Windows 7
3 20 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (2.93%) Solaris
6 10 (2.25%) UNIX
7 8 (1.80%) Linux
7 8 (1.80%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.35%) Windows Vista
9 5 (1.13%) Android
9 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.45%) CentOS
10 2 (0.45%) AIX
11 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (13.51%) Migration
2 23 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (4.50%) ITIL
4 19 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (3.83%) Data Modelling
6 16 (3.60%) ERP
6 16 (3.60%) Risk Management
7 15 (3.38%) Service Management
8 14 (3.15%) Information Security
8 14 (3.15%) System Testing
9 13 (2.93%) Data Management
10 12 (2.70%) Information Management
10 12 (2.70%) CRM
10 12 (2.70%) GAP Analysis
10 12 (2.70%) Data Migration
10 12 (2.70%) Mentoring
11 11 (2.48%) PRINCE2
11 11 (2.48%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (2.25%) Data Analysis
12 10 (2.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (10.36%) SQL
2 17 (3.83%) JavaScript
3 16 (3.60%) C#
4 13 (2.93%) Java
5 11 (2.48%) PL/SQL
6 10 (2.25%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.03%) VB.NET
7 9 (2.03%) ABAP
8 5 (1.13%) VBScript
8 5 (1.13%) PHP
9 4 (0.90%) Perl
9 4 (0.90%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.68%) Magik
10 3 (0.68%) R
10 3 (0.68%) C
11 1 (0.23%) RPG
11 1 (0.23%) Ruby
11 1 (0.23%) VB
11 1 (0.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 119 (26.80%) Security Cleared
2 75 (16.89%) SC Cleared
3 36 (8.11%) DV Cleared
4 17 (3.83%) CISSP
5 10 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.03%) Degree
7 7 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.35%) MCTS
8 6 (1.35%) CCNP
8 6 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.90%) CCIE
10 3 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.45%) ISEB
12 1 (0.23%) CCNA
12 1 (0.23%) CCDA
12 1 (0.23%) MCP
12 1 (0.23%) HND
12 1 (0.23%) MCSE
12 1 (0.23%) MCSA
12 1 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.15%) SLA
2 9 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.80%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.13%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.68%) QA
5 3 (0.68%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.45%) COBIT
6 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.45%) BS15000
6 2 (0.45%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.23%) GxP
7 1 (0.23%) GAMP
System Software
1 25 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (5.18%) Active Directory
3 18 (4.05%) XenDesktop
4 13 (2.93%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (1.80%) XenApp
6 7 (1.58%) vSphere
6 7 (1.58%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.45%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.23%) vCloud
8 1 (0.23%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.23%) XenServer
8 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (5.18%) SCCM
2 8 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.35%) SCOM
4 6 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.45%) Puppet
6 2 (0.45%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 2 (0.45%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.45%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.23%) Netcool
7 1 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.23%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 64 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 46 (10.36%) Oracle
3 44 (9.91%) SAP
4 35 (7.88%) VMware
5 27 (6.08%) Cisco
6 21 (4.73%) Citrix
7 15 (3.38%) CheckPoint
8 9 (2.03%) Symantec
9 8 (1.80%) AppSense
10 7 (1.58%) Informatica
11 6 (1.35%) HP
12 5 (1.13%) EMC
12 5 (1.13%) Business Objects
13 4 (0.90%) IBM
13 4 (0.90%) Dell
13 4 (0.90%) Hyperion
13 4 (0.90%) Lotus
13 4 (0.90%) Remedy
13 4 (0.90%) McAfee
13 4 (0.90%) Mercator
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Rate: £300 - £375 per hour
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