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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 28 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 174 231 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.57% 8.12% 8.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.97% 8.82% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 121 139
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £320 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
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 £24.75 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-4.80% -34.17%
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
2917 2620 2372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.37% 92.12% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1855 1562 1436
Average daily rate £380 £360 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 145 170
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 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 4 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 -2 47 £528 +17.22% 14
Bristol -9 42 £430 -4.44% 32
Somerset 0 26 £450 - 4
Gloucestershire -25 20 £400 - 14
Dorset +3 16 £350 -15.40% 4
Devon -16 2 £225 -40.00% 3
Cornwall +1 1 - -
Avon - - - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 108 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 80 (20.20%) Finance
3 71 (17.93%) SC Cleared
4 60 (15.15%) Windows
5 59 (14.90%) Migration
6 58 (14.65%) Microsoft
7 42 (10.61%) SQL
8 41 (10.35%) SharePoint
9 38 (9.60%) SAP
10 36 (9.09%) Oracle
11 33 (8.33%) VMware
12 32 (8.08%) DV Cleared
13 29 (7.32%) Active Directory
14 25 (6.31%) Firewall
15 23 (5.81%) Cisco
15 23 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (5.56%) Citrix
16 22 (5.56%) Data Modelling
17 21 (5.30%) SCCM
18 20 (5.05%) Windows 7
19 19 (4.80%) Banking
19 19 (4.80%) MS Excel
19 19 (4.80%) Business Intelligence
20 18 (4.55%) SQL Server
20 18 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
20 18 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
21 17 (4.29%) .NET
21 17 (4.29%) Telecoms
21 17 (4.29%) Manufacturing

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 41 (10.35%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
2 18 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (2.02%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.02%) SAS
5 7 (1.77%) Lync
6 6 (1.52%) IIS
6 6 (1.52%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.26%) Lotus Domino
7 5 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (1.26%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.76%) Apache
9 3 (0.76%) JBoss
10 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.01%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.76%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.51%) SPSS
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.78%) Agresso
1 11 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (2.53%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (1.52%) SAP FI
4 5 (1.26%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (1.26%) SAP CO
5 4 (1.01%) SAP QM
5 4 (1.01%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.51%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.51%) Summit
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle SCM
7 2 (0.51%) Movex
7 2 (0.51%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.51%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.02%) Office 365
2 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.31%) Firewall
2 11 (2.78%) DNS
2 11 (2.78%) Cisco PIX
2 11 (2.78%) Network Security
3 9 (2.27%) WAN
4 8 (2.02%) LAN
4 8 (2.02%) DHCP
5 7 (1.77%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.77%) VPN
6 6 (1.52%) NetScaler
6 6 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.01%) MPLS
7 4 (1.01%) OSPF
7 4 (1.01%) HTTP
8 3 (0.76%) SNMP
8 3 (0.76%) FTP
8 3 (0.76%) SAN
8 3 (0.76%) Telnet
9 2 (0.51%) Internet
9 2 (0.51%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.28%) Oracle BI EE
3 11 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.02%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.01%) Base SAS
7 4 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.01%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.76%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 3 (0.76%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.76%) QlikView
9 2 (0.51%) DB2
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.51%) ZAP BI
9 2 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (2.53%) MSI
2 5 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.76%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.76%) TestNG
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.76%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.76%) JUnit
3 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.76%) Maven
3 3 (0.76%) Selenium
3 3 (0.76%) JIRA
4 2 (0.51%) MorphX
4 2 (0.51%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.51%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.51%) Behat
4 2 (0.51%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.51%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.25%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.25%) TestDirector
General
1 80 (20.20%) Finance
2 19 (4.80%) Banking
3 17 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.29%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.54%) Retail
5 9 (2.27%) Marketing
6 7 (1.77%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.52%) Electronics
8 4 (1.01%) Advertising
9 3 (0.76%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.76%) Back Office
9 3 (0.76%) Military
10 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.29%) .NET
2 11 (2.78%) HTML
3 9 (2.27%) Web Services
4 8 (2.02%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.02%) CSS
4 8 (2.02%) HTML5
5 7 (1.77%) REST
5 7 (1.77%) JSON
6 6 (1.52%) XML
6 6 (1.52%) CSS3
7 5 (1.26%) Spring
8 4 (1.01%) WCF
8 4 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.76%) J2SE
9 3 (0.76%) SOAP
9 3 (0.76%) J2EE
9 3 (0.76%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.76%) Ext JS
9 3 (0.76%) GWT
9 3 (0.76%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.03%) Reference Data
3 11 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.02%) Fat Client
4 8 (2.02%) Thin Client
5 7 (1.77%) User Experience
6 6 (1.52%) Clustering
6 6 (1.52%) DTV
7 5 (1.26%) RMADS
8 4 (1.01%) CESG
8 4 (1.01%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.01%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.76%) Open Source
9 3 (0.76%) Learning Management System
9 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.76%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.76%) Replication
9 3 (0.76%) PKI
10 2 (0.51%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 60 (15.15%) Windows
2 20 (5.05%) Windows 7
3 12 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (2.27%) UNIX
4 9 (2.27%) Solaris
4 9 (2.27%) Linux
5 7 (1.77%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.52%) Windows Vista
6 6 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.26%) Android
8 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.51%) AIX
9 1 (0.25%) VMS
9 1 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (14.90%) Migration
2 22 (5.56%) Data Modelling
3 19 (4.80%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (4.29%) Data Architecture
5 15 (3.79%) Risk Management
5 15 (3.79%) Data Migration
5 15 (3.79%) Information Management
5 15 (3.79%) Data Management
6 14 (3.54%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (3.54%) ITIL
7 13 (3.28%) Change Management
8 12 (3.03%) Data Analysis
8 12 (3.03%) Service Management
8 12 (3.03%) Project Management
8 12 (3.03%) PRINCE2
9 10 (2.53%) System Testing
9 10 (2.53%) Data Protection
9 10 (2.53%) Business Analysis
9 10 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (2.53%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.61%) SQL
2 15 (3.79%) Java
2 15 (3.79%) JavaScript
3 13 (3.28%) PowerShell
4 12 (3.03%) C#
5 8 (2.02%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.77%) VB.NET
7 6 (1.52%) VBScript
7 6 (1.52%) PHP
8 3 (0.76%) R
8 3 (0.76%) Perl
8 3 (0.76%) ABAP
9 2 (0.51%) X++
9 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.51%) C
9 2 (0.51%) Python
10 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.25%) VB
10 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 108 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 71 (17.93%) SC Cleared
3 32 (8.08%) DV Cleared
4 12 (3.03%) CISSP
5 8 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.77%) VCP4
7 6 (1.52%) Degree
7 6 (1.52%) CCNP
7 6 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.01%) MCTS
9 4 (1.01%) CCIE
10 3 (0.76%) MCP
11 2 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.51%) CEH
11 2 (0.51%) MCSE
11 2 (0.51%) MCSA
11 2 (0.51%) ISEB
11 2 (0.51%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.53%) SLA
2 7 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.01%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.76%) COBIT
7 2 (0.51%) QA
7 2 (0.51%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.51%) BS15000
7 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.25%) GAMP
8 1 (0.25%) GxP
8 1 (0.25%) HL7
System Software
1 29 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (2.53%) XenDesktop
4 9 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.52%) XenApp
6 4 (1.01%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.01%) vSphere
6 4 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.51%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 21 (5.30%) SCCM
2 8 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (2.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.76%) SCOM
4 3 (0.76%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.51%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.51%) Puppet
6 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.25%) SELinux
6 1 (0.25%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.25%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 58 (14.65%) Microsoft
2 38 (9.60%) SAP
3 36 (9.09%) Oracle
4 33 (8.33%) VMware
5 23 (5.81%) Cisco
6 22 (5.56%) Citrix
7 11 (2.78%) CheckPoint
8 10 (2.53%) Symantec
9 8 (2.02%) IBM
10 7 (1.77%) Informatica
11 6 (1.52%) Teradata
11 6 (1.52%) Lotus
12 5 (1.26%) Sencha
12 5 (1.26%) Business Objects
13 4 (1.01%) Websense
13 4 (1.01%) Remedy
14 3 (0.76%) Dell
14 3 (0.76%) EMC
14 3 (0.76%) McAfee
14 3 (0.76%) AppSense
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £430 - £630 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Wiltshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 25 days ago