The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 25 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 173 139 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.66% 6.52% 6.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.08% 6.94% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 84 117
Average daily rate
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£426 £421 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.18% -3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
Average hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% +29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2844 2002 2843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.06% 93.95% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1865 1237 1705
Average daily rate £360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 136 193
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.10 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.22% -29.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Consultant
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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
Gloucestershire +5 41 £420 -11.57% 18
Bristol -13 37 £400 -5.88% 41
Wiltshire -17 32 £450 +5.88% 10
Dorset +13 15 £375 -11.24% 3
Devon -18 12 £500 +60.00% 1
Somerset -14 8 £500 +18.34% 4
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 99 (23.86%) Security Cleared
2 79 (19.04%) Finance
3 76 (18.31%) SC Cleared
4 70 (16.87%) SAP
5 60 (14.46%) Oracle
6 55 (13.25%) Windows
7 51 (12.29%) SQL
8 45 (10.84%) Microsoft
9 44 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
10 41 (9.88%) ERP
11 34 (8.19%) Information Security
12 33 (7.95%) SharePoint
13 31 (7.47%) Active Directory
14 28 (6.75%) Risk Management
15 27 (6.51%) Migration
15 27 (6.51%) CRM
15 27 (6.51%) Oracle BI EE
16 25 (6.02%) UNIX
16 25 (6.02%) ITIL
16 25 (6.02%) Service Management
17 24 (5.78%) VMware
18 23 (5.54%) Windows Server 2008
19 22 (5.30%) Firewall
19 22 (5.30%) Telecoms
19 22 (5.30%) Oracle EBS
19 22 (5.30%) SQL Server
20 21 (5.06%) MS Excel
21 20 (4.82%) SAP BW
22 19 (4.58%) CESG
22 19 (4.58%) PowerShell

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 33 (7.95%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.65%) IIS
4 10 (2.41%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.45%) Lync
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.96%) SAS
10 4 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.48%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.48%) PowerExchange
12 2 (0.48%) CMS
12 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.48%) Confluence
13 1 (0.24%) Documentum
13 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.20%) MS Office
3 4 (0.96%) MS Project
3 4 (0.96%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.24%) Windchill
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (5.30%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (4.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (3.37%) SAP CRM
4 13 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (1.93%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (1.69%) SAP CO
7 6 (1.45%) Oracle ASCP
7 6 (1.45%) SAP APO
8 5 (1.20%) SAP SD
8 5 (1.20%) SAP SRM
9 4 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.96%) SAP HCM
9 4 (0.96%) Agresso
9 4 (0.96%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle Manufacturing
10 3 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.48%) SAP MM
11 2 (0.48%) SAP PP
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.17%) Office 365
2 5 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.96%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.24%) Force.com
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.30%) Firewall
2 17 (4.10%) WAN
3 16 (3.86%) LAN
4 14 (3.37%) SAN
5 12 (2.89%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.41%) VPN
7 8 (1.93%) LDAP
7 8 (1.93%) Intranet
8 7 (1.69%) Internet
8 7 (1.69%) DNS
9 6 (1.45%) DHCP
9 6 (1.45%) SSL
9 6 (1.45%) NAS
10 5 (1.20%) TETRA
10 5 (1.20%) GSM
11 4 (0.96%) Network Security
12 3 (0.72%) X.509
12 3 (0.72%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.72%) SMS
13 2 (0.48%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.51%) Oracle BI EE
2 22 (5.30%) SQL Server
3 20 (4.82%) SAP BW
4 16 (3.86%) Oracle Database
5 15 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.65%) SAP BI
7 10 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.45%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.96%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.72%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.72%) MySQL
12 3 (0.72%) Star Schema
12 3 (0.72%) Essbase
13 2 (0.48%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (2.65%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.96%) MSTest
3 4 (0.96%) LoadRunner
3 4 (0.96%) JIRA
4 3 (0.72%) Selenium
4 3 (0.72%) Subversion
4 3 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.48%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.48%) MSI
5 2 (0.48%) JMeter
5 2 (0.48%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.48%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.24%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.24%) Ant
6 1 (0.24%) JUnit
6 1 (0.24%) Maven
General
1 79 (19.04%) Finance
2 22 (5.30%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.37%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.89%) Banking
5 11 (2.65%) Retail
6 7 (1.69%) Marketing
7 6 (1.45%) Publishing
8 5 (1.20%) Legal
8 5 (1.20%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Back Office
9 2 (0.48%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Military
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.10%) Middleware
2 14 (3.37%) .NET
3 13 (3.13%) Web Services
4 8 (1.93%) XML
4 8 (1.93%) CSS
4 8 (1.93%) HTML
5 6 (1.45%) JSP
6 4 (0.96%) XSLT
6 4 (0.96%) Spring
6 4 (0.96%) Ajax
6 4 (0.96%) SAP CO-PA
6 4 (0.96%) HTML5
7 3 (0.72%) SAML
7 3 (0.72%) SOAP
8 2 (0.48%) JDBC
8 2 (0.48%) J2EE
8 2 (0.48%) WSDL
8 2 (0.48%) XML Schema
8 2 (0.48%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.48%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.58%) CESG
2 17 (4.10%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.86%) RMADS
3 16 (3.86%) FMCG
4 14 (3.37%) CESG CLAS
5 8 (1.93%) Clustering
6 6 (1.45%) iPad
7 5 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.20%) Replication
8 4 (0.96%) CMDB
8 4 (0.96%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.96%) PKI
8 4 (0.96%) NHS
8 4 (0.96%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.96%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.96%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.96%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.48%) Data Conversion
10 2 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.25%) Windows
2 25 (6.02%) UNIX
3 23 (5.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (3.86%) Linux
5 14 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.45%) Solaris
7 6 (1.45%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.72%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.24%) CentOS
10 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.24%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (0.24%) SUSE
10 1 (0.24%) Debian
10 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
2 41 (9.88%) ERP
3 34 (8.19%) Information Security
4 28 (6.75%) Risk Management
5 27 (6.51%) Migration
5 27 (6.51%) CRM
6 25 (6.02%) ITIL
6 25 (6.02%) Service Management
7 17 (4.10%) Project Management
7 17 (4.10%) Information Assurance
8 15 (3.61%) Data Modelling
9 14 (3.37%) Workflow
10 13 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (2.89%) Information Management
12 11 (2.65%) Incident Management
12 11 (2.65%) Change Management
12 11 (2.65%) SOA
13 10 (2.41%) ETL
13 10 (2.41%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 51 (12.29%) SQL
2 19 (4.58%) PowerShell
3 16 (3.86%) ABAP
4 13 (3.13%) C#
5 10 (2.41%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.41%) Shell Script
6 9 (2.17%) Java
7 7 (1.69%) Perl
7 7 (1.69%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.20%) C
9 3 (0.72%) Python
10 2 (0.48%) XQuery
10 2 (0.48%) VBA
10 2 (0.48%) Ruby
10 2 (0.48%) VBScript
10 2 (0.48%) VB
11 1 (0.24%) PHP
11 1 (0.24%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 99 (23.86%) Security Cleared
2 76 (18.31%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.10%) DV Cleared
4 11 (2.65%) Degree
4 11 (2.65%) CISSP
5 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.96%) CISM
6 4 (0.96%) CEH
7 3 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.48%) MCSE
8 2 (0.48%) CCNP
8 2 (0.48%) ISEB
9 1 (0.24%) CCA
9 1 (0.24%) CCNA
9 1 (0.24%) CCIE
9 1 (0.24%) MCP
9 1 (0.24%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.89%) JSP 440
3 10 (2.41%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.20%) QA
4 5 (1.20%) SLA
5 4 (0.96%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.24%) Basel III
7 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.24%) GPG13
7 1 (0.24%) FINREP
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (7.47%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.17%) XenDesktop
4 8 (1.93%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.45%) XenApp
5 6 (1.45%) vSphere
6 4 (0.96%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.72%) NFS
8 2 (0.48%) vCloud
8 2 (0.48%) Squid
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.24%) XenServer
9 1 (0.24%) Postfix
9 1 (0.24%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.24%) Samba
9 1 (0.24%) Xen
9 1 (0.24%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (2.89%) SCCM
2 7 (1.69%) SCOM
3 4 (0.96%) SCSM
4 3 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.48%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.48%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.24%) MOM
6 1 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.24%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.24%) Nessus
6 1 (0.24%) WMI
6 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (16.87%) SAP
2 60 (14.46%) Oracle
3 45 (10.84%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.78%) VMware
5 12 (2.89%) Citrix
6 9 (2.17%) Cisco
7 8 (1.93%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.69%) Informatica
8 7 (1.69%) webMethods
9 6 (1.45%) Apple
9 6 (1.45%) AppSense
9 6 (1.45%) Remedy
10 5 (1.20%) McAfee
10 5 (1.20%) Sophos
10 5 (1.20%) HP
11 4 (0.96%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.96%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.96%) Symantec
11 4 (0.96%) NetApp
11 4 (0.96%) Endeca
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Yoh
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Yoh Company
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £450 per day + expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £380 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 12 days ago
South West England
Pioneer Consulting - SAP
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 16 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Exeter
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £150.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago