The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 36 29 17
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 10 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.82% 4.80% 7.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 5.08% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 16
Average daily rate
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£348 £330 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.30% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £243 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £685 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +11.62%
Consultant
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
344 315 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 96.90% 94.59% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 227 164
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 10 52
Average hourly rate £12.50 £32.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.53% +132.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £15.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.79%) CRM
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Intel
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (10.53%) Juniper
5 2 (10.53%) Nokia
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
5 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Sophos
5 2 (10.53%) Websense
5 2 (10.53%) IIS
5 2 (10.53%) MCSE
5 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
5 2 (10.53%) WAN
5 2 (10.53%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) SSL
5 2 (10.53%) Wireless
5 2 (10.53%) IPsec
5 2 (10.53%) Finance
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Firewall
5 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 (10.53%) IIS
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Business One
2 1 (5.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
1 1 (5.26%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
1 2 (10.53%) VPN
1 2 (10.53%) SSL
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) Wireless
1 2 (10.53%) IPsec
1 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
1 2 (10.53%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (10.53%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
1 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
1 3 (15.79%) CRM
2 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (10.53%) Change Control
2 2 (10.53%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (10.53%) Analytics
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (5.26%) SDLC
3 1 (5.26%) Campaign Management
3 1 (5.26%) Master Data Management
3 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) XenApp
1 2 (10.53%) XenServer
1 2 (10.53%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Intel
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) Juniper
3 2 (10.53%) Nokia
3 2 (10.53%) Sophos
3 2 (10.53%) Websense
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
3 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.53%) IronPort
3 2 (10.53%) F5
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) Pardot
4 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.26%) Google
4 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Cognos