The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 24 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 15 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 4.10% 3.54% 4.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.41% 3.93% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 8
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£350 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £282 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £481 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -33.33%
Consultant
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
340 331 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 92.90% 90.19% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 197 157
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 31
Average hourly rate £15.39 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £10.13 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £26.00
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 South Yorkshire

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the South Yorkshire region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the South Yorkshire region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Sheffield +5 10 £350 -22.22% 4
Doncaster - 3 - -
Consultant
Yorkshire

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 3 (10.34%) SAN
3 3 (10.34%) NetApp
3 3 (10.34%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) IBM
3 3 (10.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (10.34%) CISA
3 3 (10.34%) Firewall
3 3 (10.34%) Information Security
3 3 (10.34%) LINC
3 3 (10.34%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (6.90%) CIPD
4 2 (6.90%) Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 2 (6.90%) Information Management
4 2 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (6.90%) NCIE
4 2 (6.90%) Lync
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.90%) SAP

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Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 2 (6.90%) Lync
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.45%) SAP HR
2 1 (3.45%) SAP BPC
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) SAN
1 3 (10.34%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) SMTP
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) QlikView
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) SOAP
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
1 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (3.45%) REST
1 1 (3.45%) NHibernate
1 1 (3.45%) WCF
1 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Symmetrix
1 1 (3.45%) Symmetrix DMX
1 1 (3.45%) CMDB
1 1 (3.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.45%) Solaris
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.34%) Information Security
1 3 (10.34%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (6.90%) Information Management
2 2 (6.90%) Migration
2 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (6.90%) CRM
3 1 (3.45%) ERP
3 1 (3.45%) EAI
3 1 (3.45%) SOA
3 1 (3.45%) ETL
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.45%) Project Management
3 1 (3.45%) Data Security
3 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
3 1 (3.45%) Analytics
3 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
3 1 (3.45%) SAP Security
3 1 (3.45%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) LINC
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) CISA
2 2 (6.90%) CIPD
2 2 (6.90%) NCIE
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) NCDA
3 1 (3.45%) VCAP
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.45%) MCITP
3 1 (3.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) XenApp
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) NetApp
3 3 (10.34%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) IBM
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) EMC