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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 35 30 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 9 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.67% 3.34% 6.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.77% 3.47% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 15
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £243 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £41.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-12.04% +27.69%
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
325 317 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 96.44% 96.35% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 241 164
Average daily rate £385 £333 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% +3.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £243 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 9 56
Average hourly rate £12.35 £28.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.89% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £19.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £72.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 4 (20.00%) SAP
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Intel
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) Analytics
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.00%) Google
3 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) MCSE
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) CRM
3 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.00%) Sophos
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Business One
1 1 (5.00%) SAP SRM
1 1 (5.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) Wireless
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) XML
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) Ajax
1 1 (5.00%) RESTful
1 1 (5.00%) HTML5
1 1 (5.00%) JSON
1 1 (5.00%) MDX
1 1 (5.00%) Leaflet
1 1 (5.00%) CSS3
1 1 (5.00%) jQuery
1 1 (5.00%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Replication
1 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (5.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Analytics
2 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) CRM
2 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) ITSM
3 1 (5.00%) ETL
3 1 (5.00%) OO
3 1 (5.00%) Scrum
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.00%) Data Management
3 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) MCSE
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) CCNP
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) HP AIS
2 1 (5.00%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) SAP
2 3 (15.00%) Intel
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Google
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Sophos
4 1 (5.00%) Cognos
4 1 (5.00%) Siebel
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Aruba
4 1 (5.00%) Pardot