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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Consultant
Rank 136 105 121
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 7 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.29% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -8.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £62.65
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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
3102 2068 2568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.23% 92.49% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 1303 1457
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £207 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 177 211
Average hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £33.04 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Consultant across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Functional Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 November 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 -12 6 £350 -17.64%
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
Bristol - - - -
Functional Consultant
England

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 25 (96.15%) Oracle
2 20 (76.92%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (76.92%) Oracle BI EE
2 20 (76.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (57.69%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (26.92%) Manufacturing
5 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 5 (19.23%) Oracle ASCP
6 5 (19.23%) Finance
6 5 (19.23%) PL/SQL
6 5 (19.23%) SQL
7 3 (11.54%) Workflow
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 2 (7.69%) Release Management
8 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
8 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
8 2 (7.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (7.69%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (7.69%) Supply Chain Management
8 2 (7.69%) Oracle SCM
8 2 (7.69%) ITIL
8 2 (7.69%) E-business
8 2 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (7.69%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 20 (76.92%) Oracle EBS
1 20 (76.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (57.69%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle ASCP
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (76.92%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (26.92%) Manufacturing
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Workflow
2 2 (7.69%) Supply Chain Management
2 2 (7.69%) Release Management
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) CRM
2 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (7.69%) E-business
2 2 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Fit Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.85%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) PL/SQL
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) MBA
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.85%) Eloqua