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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 33 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 164 237 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.27% 8.20% 8.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.63% 8.88% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 123 127
Average daily rate
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£431 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £325 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £57.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -77.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
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
2914 2668 2281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.58% 92.35% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 1579 1382
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 155 160
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -6 39 £525 +14.13% 10
Bristol -12 37 £393 +0.64% 26
Somerset +4 29 £450 - 2
Gloucestershire -26 24 £400 -15.78% 13
Dorset -6 10 £288 -30.51% 9
Devon -12 1 - -
Avon - - - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 103 (27.39%) Security Cleared
2 73 (19.41%) Finance
3 69 (18.35%) SC Cleared
4 62 (16.49%) Windows
5 55 (14.63%) Microsoft
5 55 (14.63%) Migration
6 41 (10.90%) SAP
7 37 (9.84%) SQL
8 34 (9.04%) SharePoint
9 32 (8.51%) Active Directory
10 31 (8.24%) VMware
11 30 (7.98%) DV Cleared
12 27 (7.18%) Oracle
13 23 (6.12%) Citrix
14 22 (5.85%) SCCM
14 22 (5.85%) Windows 7
15 20 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (4.79%) MS Excel
17 18 (4.79%) Firewall
18 17 (4.52%) Data Modelling
18 17 (4.52%) SQL Server
18 17 (4.52%) Cisco
18 17 (4.52%) SharePoint 2013
19 16 (4.26%) ITIL
19 16 (4.26%) Telecoms
19 16 (4.26%) PowerShell
20 15 (3.99%) Data Migration
20 15 (3.99%) Banking

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 34 (9.04%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (3.19%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (2.66%) Lync
4 10 (2.66%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.13%) SAS
6 7 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.60%) IIS
7 6 (1.60%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.33%) Lotus Domino
8 5 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.33%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.53%) JBoss
10 2 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.53%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.80%) InfoPath
2 3 (0.80%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.53%) SPSS
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (2.93%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (2.13%) Agresso
3 7 (1.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (1.33%) SAP SD
4 5 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.06%) SAP FI
5 4 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (1.06%) SAP CO
5 4 (1.06%) SAP QM
6 3 (0.80%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 2 (0.53%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.53%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.53%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.53%) Movex
7 2 (0.53%) Summit
7 2 (0.53%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.53%) SAP EWM
7 2 (0.53%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.86%) Office 365
2 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.27%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.79%) Firewall
2 10 (2.66%) DNS
3 9 (2.39%) Cisco PIX
4 8 (2.13%) Network Security
4 8 (2.13%) WAN
5 7 (1.86%) DHCP
5 7 (1.86%) LAN
6 6 (1.60%) VPN
6 6 (1.60%) NetScaler
7 4 (1.06%) SAN
7 4 (1.06%) HTTP
7 4 (1.06%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.80%) VoIP
8 3 (0.80%) NAS
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.53%) Internet
9 2 (0.53%) SMS
10 1 (0.27%) LDAP
10 1 (0.27%) PBX
10 1 (0.27%) DPNSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.60%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.06%) Base SAS
5 4 (1.06%) SAP Data Services
5 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.80%) QlikView
6 3 (0.80%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.80%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.53%) ZAP BI
7 2 (0.53%) Big Data
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.53%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (2.66%) MSI
2 5 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.06%) Axure RP
4 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.80%) PeopleTools
4 3 (0.80%) JIRA
4 3 (0.80%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.80%) Maven
4 3 (0.80%) JUnit
4 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.80%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.80%) TestNG
5 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.53%) MorphX
5 2 (0.53%) Selenium
6 1 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.27%) ERwin
6 1 (0.27%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.27%) Behat
General
1 73 (19.41%) Finance
2 16 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.99%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.99%) Banking
4 12 (3.19%) Marketing
5 9 (2.39%) Retail
6 7 (1.86%) Electronics
7 4 (1.06%) Advertising
7 4 (1.06%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.80%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.27%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.27%) French Language
9 1 (0.27%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.46%) .NET
2 12 (3.19%) HTML
3 9 (2.39%) HTML5
4 8 (2.13%) CSS
4 8 (2.13%) Web Services
5 7 (1.86%) JSON
5 7 (1.86%) REST
6 6 (1.60%) CSS3
6 6 (1.60%) XML
7 5 (1.33%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.33%) Spring
8 4 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (1.06%) WCF
9 3 (0.80%) SOAP
9 3 (0.80%) Ext JS
9 3 (0.80%) JPA
9 3 (0.80%) GWT
9 3 (0.80%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.80%) Application Packaging
9 3 (0.80%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.93%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.39%) Clustering
4 8 (2.13%) Reference Data
4 8 (2.13%) User Experience
5 7 (1.86%) DTV
6 6 (1.60%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.60%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.60%) RMADS
7 5 (1.33%) CESG
7 5 (1.33%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (1.06%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.80%) Open Source
9 3 (0.80%) Learning Management System
9 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.80%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.80%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.53%) NHS
10 2 (0.53%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.53%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 62 (16.49%) Windows
2 22 (5.85%) Windows 7
3 14 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (2.13%) Linux
6 7 (1.86%) Solaris
7 6 (1.60%) UNIX
7 6 (1.60%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.33%) Windows Vista
8 5 (1.33%) Android
8 5 (1.33%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.53%) AIX
10 1 (0.27%) VMS
10 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (14.63%) Migration
2 20 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (4.52%) Data Modelling
4 16 (4.26%) ITIL
5 15 (3.99%) Data Migration
6 14 (3.72%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (3.46%) Data Management
7 13 (3.46%) Risk Management
7 13 (3.46%) Data Architecture
8 12 (3.19%) Change Management
8 12 (3.19%) CRM
9 11 (2.93%) Information Management
9 11 (2.93%) Data Analysis
9 11 (2.93%) Data Protection
10 10 (2.66%) Mentoring
10 10 (2.66%) Project Management
10 10 (2.66%) Service Management
10 10 (2.66%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (2.39%) PRINCE2
11 9 (2.39%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.84%) SQL
2 16 (4.26%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.99%) Java
4 12 (3.19%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.39%) C#
6 7 (1.86%) VBScript
7 5 (1.33%) PHP
8 4 (1.06%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.80%) ABAP
9 3 (0.80%) X++
9 3 (0.80%) R
9 3 (0.80%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.53%) Perl
10 2 (0.53%) Python
11 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.27%) Ruby
11 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.27%) C
11 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 103 (27.39%) Security Cleared
2 69 (18.35%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.98%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.39%) CISSP
5 6 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.60%) Degree
6 4 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.80%) MCP
7 3 (0.80%) MCSE
7 3 (0.80%) MCSA
8 2 (0.53%) CCNP
8 2 (0.53%) CCNA
8 2 (0.53%) ISEB
8 2 (0.53%) CEH
9 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.27%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.13%) SLA
1 8 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.60%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.33%) JSP 440
3 5 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.80%) COBIT
5 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.53%) BS15000
5 2 (0.53%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.27%) GxP
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.27%) GAMP
6 1 (0.27%) QA
6 1 (0.27%) HL7
System Software
1 32 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.93%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (2.13%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.06%) XenApp
6 4 (1.06%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.53%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (5.85%) SCCM
2 7 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (1.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (1.33%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.06%) Puppet
5 3 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.80%) SCOM
6 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.27%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.27%) SELinux
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 55 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 41 (10.90%) SAP
3 31 (8.24%) VMware
4 27 (7.18%) Oracle
5 23 (6.12%) Citrix
6 17 (4.52%) Cisco
7 9 (2.39%) IBM
7 9 (2.39%) CheckPoint
7 9 (2.39%) Symantec
8 6 (1.60%) Websense
8 6 (1.60%) Lotus
8 6 (1.60%) Informatica
8 6 (1.60%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.60%) Teradata
8 6 (1.60%) Sencha
9 5 (1.33%) Dell
9 5 (1.33%) EMC
10 4 (1.06%) HP
11 3 (0.80%) McAfee
11 3 (0.80%) Juniper
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chippenham
Explore Group
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Networking People
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £18000 - £23000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Dorset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 18 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 days ago
South West England
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £430 - £630 per day
Posted: 25 days ago