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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 31 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 169 253 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.38% 7.84% 7.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.74% 8.50% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 131 114
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £600 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £27.25 £57.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-11.04% -4.11%
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
2942 2977 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.63% 92.25% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1824 1810 1306
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 181 149
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -7 42 £500 +6.38% 21
Gloucestershire -14 35 £438 -7.89% 10
Bristol -17 30 £375 -16.66% 48
Somerset +1 22 £450 -5.26%
Dorset -9 10 £288 -28.12% 4
Devon -7 3 - - 3
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 91 (25.42%) Security Cleared
2 65 (18.16%) Finance
3 62 (17.32%) SC Cleared
4 58 (16.20%) Windows
5 50 (13.97%) Migration
6 46 (12.85%) Microsoft
7 45 (12.57%) SAP
8 32 (8.94%) SQL
9 30 (8.38%) Active Directory
9 30 (8.38%) VMware
10 28 (7.82%) SharePoint
11 23 (6.42%) Oracle
11 23 (6.42%) DV Cleared
12 22 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (6.15%) Citrix
13 20 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (5.31%) Data Migration
14 19 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (5.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (5.03%) ITIL
16 17 (4.75%) Banking
16 17 (4.75%) Windows 7
17 16 (4.47%) PowerShell
17 16 (4.47%) SQL Server
17 16 (4.47%) Manufacturing
17 16 (4.47%) Telecoms
18 15 (4.19%) MS Excel
18 15 (4.19%) CRM
18 15 (4.19%) SCCM

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 28 (7.82%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (2.51%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.23%) Lync
5 7 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.68%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.68%) IIS
6 6 (1.68%) SAS
6 6 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.40%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.40%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.56%) CMS
10 2 (0.56%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.84%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.56%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.56%) SPSS
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.51%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 9 (2.51%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (2.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.96%) Agresso
4 5 (1.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.40%) SAP SD
5 4 (1.12%) SAP QM
5 4 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.84%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.84%) SAP PM
6 3 (0.84%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.56%) Summit
7 2 (0.56%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.56%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.56%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.56%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.96%) Office 365
2 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.35%) Firewall
2 7 (1.96%) DNS
2 7 (1.96%) WAN
2 7 (1.96%) Cisco PIX
2 7 (1.96%) Network Security
3 6 (1.68%) LAN
4 5 (1.40%) NetScaler
4 5 (1.40%) VoIP
4 5 (1.40%) VPN
5 4 (1.12%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.84%) SAN
6 3 (0.84%) DHCP
6 3 (0.84%) HTTP
7 2 (0.56%) Internet
7 2 (0.56%) SSL
7 2 (0.56%) OpenScape
7 2 (0.56%) NAS
7 2 (0.56%) PABX
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.28%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.40%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.40%) SAP Data Services
5 5 (1.40%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.84%) Base SAS
8 2 (0.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.56%) DB2
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 6 (1.68%) PeopleTools
2 4 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.12%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.84%) TestNG
3 3 (0.84%) JUnit
3 3 (0.84%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.84%) MSI
3 3 (0.84%) Maven
3 3 (0.84%) JIRA
4 2 (0.56%) MorphX
4 2 (0.56%) Selenium
4 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.56%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.28%) Behat
5 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.28%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.28%) TestDirector
General
1 65 (18.16%) Finance
2 17 (4.75%) Banking
3 16 (4.47%) Manufacturing
3 16 (4.47%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.63%) Marketing
5 11 (3.07%) Retail
6 8 (2.23%) Electronics
7 6 (1.68%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.12%) Advertising
9 3 (0.84%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.28%) Military
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.91%) HTML
2 10 (2.79%) CSS
2 10 (2.79%) HTML5
3 9 (2.51%) .NET
4 8 (2.23%) Web Services
5 7 (1.96%) REST
5 7 (1.96%) CSS3
6 6 (1.68%) JSON
7 5 (1.40%) XML
8 4 (1.12%) Spring
8 4 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (1.12%) SOAP
9 3 (0.84%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.84%) WCF
9 3 (0.84%) Application Packaging
9 3 (0.84%) JPA
10 2 (0.56%) Ext JS
10 2 (0.56%) jQuery
10 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (0.56%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.07%) User Experience
3 10 (2.79%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.51%) Clustering
4 9 (2.51%) Reference Data
5 8 (2.23%) DTV
6 4 (1.12%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.12%) CESG
6 4 (1.12%) CESG CLAS
6 4 (1.12%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.84%) Open Source
7 3 (0.84%) Learning Management System
7 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.84%) E-Learning
7 3 (0.84%) RMADS
7 3 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.56%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.56%) CMDB
8 2 (0.56%) PKI
8 2 (0.56%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 58 (16.20%) Windows
2 20 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (5.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (4.75%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.96%) Linux
6 5 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.40%) Solaris
6 5 (1.40%) Android
7 4 (1.12%) UNIX
7 4 (1.12%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.56%) AIX
9 1 (0.28%) VMS
9 1 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (13.97%) Migration
2 22 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (5.31%) Data Migration
4 18 (5.03%) ITIL
5 15 (4.19%) CRM
6 14 (3.91%) Data Modelling
7 13 (3.63%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (3.35%) Data Architecture
8 12 (3.35%) Data Protection
8 12 (3.35%) Risk Management
9 11 (3.07%) Change Management
9 11 (3.07%) Information Management
10 10 (2.79%) Data Management
10 10 (2.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (2.79%) Mentoring
11 9 (2.51%) Information Architecture
11 9 (2.51%) DevOps
11 9 (2.51%) Service Management
11 9 (2.51%) Project Management
12 8 (2.23%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.94%) SQL
2 16 (4.47%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.91%) Java
4 10 (2.79%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.96%) VBScript
6 5 (1.40%) ABAP
6 5 (1.40%) PHP
7 3 (0.84%) Python
7 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.84%) C
7 3 (0.84%) C#
7 3 (0.84%) X++
8 2 (0.56%) Perl
9 1 (0.28%) R
9 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.28%) VB
9 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 91 (25.42%) Security Cleared
2 62 (17.32%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.42%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.23%) CISSP
5 5 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (1.40%) Degree
6 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.84%) MCSE
6 3 (0.84%) MCSA
6 3 (0.84%) MCP
7 2 (0.56%) CEH
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.56%) ISEB
8 1 (0.28%) ISACA
8 1 (0.28%) GPEN
8 1 (0.28%) PMP
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.28%) CCNP
8 1 (0.28%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.40%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.40%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.12%) SLA
4 3 (0.84%) COBIT
5 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.56%) HL7
5 2 (0.56%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.56%) BS15000
5 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) COREP
6 1 (0.28%) FINREP
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.28%) GAMP
6 1 (0.28%) GxP
6 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 30 (8.38%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.79%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.12%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.12%) XenApp
5 3 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.28%) vSphere
7 1 (0.28%) Firmware
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 15 (4.19%) SCCM
2 5 (1.40%) Puppet
3 4 (1.12%) SCOM
3 4 (1.12%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.28%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.28%) SCSM
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.28%) SELinux
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 46 (12.85%) Microsoft
2 45 (12.57%) SAP
3 30 (8.38%) VMware
4 23 (6.42%) Oracle
5 22 (6.15%) Citrix
6 13 (3.63%) Cisco
7 9 (2.51%) PeopleSoft
8 8 (2.23%) IBM
9 7 (1.96%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.68%) Websense
10 6 (1.68%) Business Objects
11 5 (1.40%) Sencha
11 5 (1.40%) Lotus
11 5 (1.40%) Informatica
12 4 (1.12%) Dell
13 3 (0.84%) EMC
13 3 (0.84%) Juniper
13 3 (0.84%) HP
13 3 (0.84%) McAfee
13 3 (0.84%) Teradata
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