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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 21 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 228 121 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.85% 5.41% 5.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.33% 5.82% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 84 96
Average daily rate
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£425 £418 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £279 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £45.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.77% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.36%
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
3111 2078 2873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.48% 92.93% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2018 1324 1678
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 166 244
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Bristol +15 57 £425 +10.38% 32
Wiltshire 0 55 £425 -15.00% 12
Gloucestershire +12 48 £450 +65.89% 11
Devon -13 18 £400 +16.36% 1
Dorset +5 13 £425 +21.42% 4
Somerset -13 6 £500 +19.40% 7
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 92 (22.77%) Security Cleared
2 84 (20.79%) Finance
3 67 (16.58%) SC Cleared
4 61 (15.10%) SAP
5 58 (14.36%) Windows
6 55 (13.61%) Oracle
7 52 (12.87%) SQL
8 46 (11.39%) SharePoint
9 42 (10.40%) Microsoft
10 31 (7.67%) Migration
11 30 (7.43%) Oracle BI EE
12 29 (7.18%) Firewall
12 29 (7.18%) ERP
13 28 (6.93%) VMware
14 27 (6.68%) Information Security
15 25 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (5.94%) MS Excel
16 24 (5.94%) Oracle EBS
16 24 (5.94%) Risk Management
17 23 (5.69%) Oracle EBS R12
18 22 (5.45%) Active Directory
19 21 (5.20%) UNIX
19 21 (5.20%) SQL Server
19 21 (5.20%) Agile Software Development
19 21 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (4.95%) Citrix
21 19 (4.70%) CRM
21 19 (4.70%) Windows Server 2008
21 19 (4.70%) DV Cleared

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 46 (11.39%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.46%) SharePoint 2010
3 15 (3.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (2.48%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.23%) IIS
6 8 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.49%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.24%) SAS
9 4 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.99%) Lync
10 3 (0.74%) Apache
10 3 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.74%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.50%) Smallworld
11 2 (0.50%) CMS
11 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.24%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.50%) MS Office
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (5.94%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (5.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (4.46%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (2.48%) SAP CO
5 9 (2.23%) SAP FI
6 8 (1.98%) SAP CRM
6 8 (1.98%) Agresso
6 8 (1.98%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (1.49%) Oracle ASCP
8 5 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.99%) SAP HCM
9 4 (0.99%) SAP FI-CA
9 4 (0.99%) SAP SRM
9 4 (0.99%) Oracle Manufacturing
9 4 (0.99%) SAP APO
9 4 (0.99%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.74%) SAP MM
11 2 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
11 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (1.49%) Office 365
2 4 (0.99%) Force.com
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.50%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.18%) Firewall
2 14 (3.47%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.48%) SAN
4 9 (2.23%) WAN
5 8 (1.98%) Intranet
5 8 (1.98%) LAN
5 8 (1.98%) VPN
6 7 (1.73%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (1.73%) DNS
6 7 (1.73%) Network Security
7 6 (1.49%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (1.24%) GSM
8 5 (1.24%) Internet
8 5 (1.24%) MPLS
8 5 (1.24%) TETRA
9 4 (0.99%) OSPF
9 4 (0.99%) NAS
10 3 (0.74%) SNMP
10 3 (0.74%) DHCP
10 3 (0.74%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.43%) Oracle BI EE
2 21 (5.20%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.21%) SAP BW
4 12 (2.97%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.24%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.99%) SAP BI
8 4 (0.99%) MySQL
9 3 (0.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (0.74%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.74%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.74%) Essbase
9 3 (0.74%) Base SAS
9 3 (0.74%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (2.23%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.24%) WebDriver
3 5 (1.24%) Selenium
4 4 (0.99%) MSTest
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.74%) MSI
6 2 (0.50%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.50%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.25%) Behat
7 1 (0.25%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.25%) JMeter
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 84 (20.79%) Finance
2 14 (3.47%) Manufacturing
3 13 (3.22%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.22%) Retail
4 8 (1.98%) Banking
5 7 (1.73%) Marketing
6 4 (0.99%) Legal
6 4 (0.99%) Publishing
6 4 (0.99%) Back Office
7 3 (0.74%) Military
7 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Automotive
8 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.21%) .NET
2 16 (3.96%) Web Services
3 11 (2.72%) Middleware
4 7 (1.73%) HTML
4 7 (1.73%) JSP
5 6 (1.49%) CSS
6 5 (1.24%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.24%) XML
6 5 (1.24%) SAP CO-PA
7 4 (0.99%) HTML5
8 3 (0.74%) WCF
8 3 (0.74%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.50%) Ajax
9 2 (0.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle ADF
9 2 (0.50%) XSLT
9 2 (0.50%) JDBC
10 1 (0.25%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.25%) CSS3
10 1 (0.25%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.96%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.71%) RMADS
4 13 (3.22%) CESG
5 10 (2.48%) FMCG
6 9 (2.23%) CESG CLAS
7 7 (1.73%) Clustering
8 6 (1.49%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.49%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.24%) iPad
9 5 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.99%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.99%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.99%) Replication
10 4 (0.99%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.74%) User Experience
11 3 (0.74%) GIS
11 3 (0.74%) PKI
12 2 (0.50%) CMDB
12 2 (0.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 58 (14.36%) Windows
2 21 (5.20%) UNIX
3 19 (4.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (3.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (2.97%) Linux
6 10 (2.48%) Solaris
7 5 (1.24%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.50%) Android
8 2 (0.50%) CentOS
8 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.25%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.25%) SUSE
9 1 (0.25%) Debian
9 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (7.67%) Migration
2 29 (7.18%) ERP
3 27 (6.68%) Information Security
4 25 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (5.94%) Risk Management
6 21 (5.20%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (4.70%) CRM
7 19 (4.70%) Mentoring
8 17 (4.21%) ITIL
9 15 (3.71%) Information Assurance
10 12 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (2.72%) ETL
11 11 (2.72%) Service Management
12 10 (2.48%) GAP Analysis
12 10 (2.48%) Service Delivery
12 10 (2.48%) Coaching
12 10 (2.48%) Kalman Filter
13 9 (2.23%) Data Modelling
13 9 (2.23%) SOA
13 9 (2.23%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 52 (12.87%) SQL
2 16 (3.96%) C#
3 11 (2.72%) ABAP
4 10 (2.48%) PowerShell
5 9 (2.23%) PL/SQL
5 9 (2.23%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.98%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.49%) Java
8 5 (1.24%) C
9 4 (0.99%) VB.NET
9 4 (0.99%) Perl
10 3 (0.74%) Magik
11 2 (0.50%) Ruby
11 2 (0.50%) Python
11 2 (0.50%) PHP
11 2 (0.50%) VBScript
12 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.25%) RPG
12 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 92 (22.77%) Security Cleared
2 67 (16.58%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.70%) DV Cleared
4 16 (3.96%) CISSP
5 9 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.98%) Degree
7 6 (1.49%) CCNP
7 6 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.24%) MCTS
9 4 (0.99%) CEH
9 4 (0.99%) CISM
9 4 (0.99%) CCIE
10 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.50%) ISEB
12 1 (0.25%) APMP
12 1 (0.25%) MCP
12 1 (0.25%) HND
12 1 (0.25%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.97%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.23%) SLA
3 9 (2.23%) JSP 440
4 6 (1.49%) QA
5 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.25%) GPG13
6 1 (0.25%) FINREP
6 1 (0.25%) Basel III
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 22 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.71%) XenDesktop
4 9 (2.23%) XenApp
5 8 (1.98%) vSphere
6 7 (1.73%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.74%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.50%) Squid
9 2 (0.50%) vCloud
10 1 (0.25%) KVM
10 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.25%) XenServer
10 1 (0.25%) Postfix
10 1 (0.25%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.25%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.25%) NFS
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (2.23%) SCCM
2 7 (1.73%) SCOM
3 3 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.50%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.50%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.25%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.25%) MOM
5 1 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.25%) WSUS
5 1 (0.25%) WMI
5 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 61 (15.10%) SAP
2 55 (13.61%) Oracle
3 42 (10.40%) Microsoft
4 28 (6.93%) VMware
5 20 (4.95%) Citrix
6 16 (3.96%) Cisco
7 9 (2.23%) AppSense
8 8 (1.98%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.73%) HP
9 7 (1.73%) webMethods
10 6 (1.49%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.24%) Apple
11 5 (1.24%) EMC
11 5 (1.24%) Sophos
11 5 (1.24%) Remedy
11 5 (1.24%) McAfee
11 5 (1.24%) Brocade
12 4 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.99%) Mercator
12 4 (0.99%) Informatica
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Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 3 days ago
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Sanderson
Rate: Negotiable dependant on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 11 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
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