The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Consultant
Rank 128 106 126
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 15 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.46% 0.090% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.097% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
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£500 £425 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +43.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £463
% change year-on-year
- -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
3011 2055 2945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.31% 92.86% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1262 1730
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 163 235
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Functional Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Consultant in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Functional 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 Functional Consultant across the South West region.

Functional Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Functional 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 Functional Consultant across the South West region.

Functional Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Functional 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 Functional Consultant within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Gloucestershire - 14 £500 -
Wiltshire -15 1 - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Functional Consultant
England

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Oracle
2 18 (78.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (73.91%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (69.57%) Oracle BI EE
5 13 (56.52%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (26.09%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle ASCP
8 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (13.04%) CRM
10 2 (8.70%) ITIL
10 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
10 2 (8.70%) SQL
10 2 (8.70%) E-business
10 2 (8.70%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (8.70%) Release Management
10 2 (8.70%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
10 2 (8.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (8.70%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (8.70%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
10 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
10 2 (8.70%) Supply Chain Management
11 1 (4.35%) Force.com
11 1 (4.35%) Eloqua
11 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 18 (78.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 17 (73.91%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (56.52%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle ASCP
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Manufacturing
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (69.57%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (13.04%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) Supply Chain Management
3 2 (8.70%) Release Management
3 2 (8.70%) E-business
3 2 (8.70%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Data Security
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.35%) Eloqua