The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior 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 Senior Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Consultant
Rank 139 107 130
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.094% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.10% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£353 £458 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.95% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £444 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £472 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £463 £475
% change year-on-year
-8.10% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2844 1999 2857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.03% 93.89% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1859 1236 1721
Average daily rate £360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 136 192
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Senior Consultant
England

Senior Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Senior Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Senior 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 Senior Consultant across the South West region.

Senior Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Senior 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 Senior Consultant across the South West region.

Senior Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Senior 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 Senior Consultant within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Somerset - 2 £305 -
Bristol - 1 £400 - 1
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Senior Consultant
England

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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

1 5 (33.33%) SAP
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (13.33%) SAP APO
4 2 (13.33%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) ERP
4 2 (13.33%) DNS
4 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) Lync
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Banking
4 2 (13.33%) Logistics
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) CMDB
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium
5 1 (6.67%) WCF
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (6.67%) Release Management
5 1 (6.67%) Asset Management

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

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

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) Lync
3 1 (6.67%) Documentum
3 1 (6.67%) SAS
3 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SAP APO
2 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
2 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (6.67%) SAP CO
2 1 (6.67%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DHCP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) Intranet
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) LDAP
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.67%) Base SAS
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
1 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) JDBC
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) Ajax
1 1 (6.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
1 1 (6.67%) PKI
1 1 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
2 2 (13.33%) ERP
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) TDD
2 2 (13.33%) Logistics
2 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Release Management
3 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITSM
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) BPMN
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Primavera
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow