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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 33 20 31
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 13 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.51% 5.74% 4.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.81% 5.90% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 11
Average daily rate
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£345 £340 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- -23.61%
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
341 322 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 92.16% 97.28% 96.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 208 144
Average daily rate £340 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 47 70
Average hourly rate £22.75 £12.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -35.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 3 September 2014.

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 3 September 2014, 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 7 (26.92%) AS400
2 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) iSeries
3 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (19.23%) ERP
4 4 (15.38%) IBM
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle
4 4 (15.38%) BPCS
4 4 (15.38%) Handset
4 4 (15.38%) Migration
4 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
4 4 (15.38%) Banking
4 4 (15.38%) Android
4 4 (15.38%) iPhone
5 3 (11.54%) SAP
5 3 (11.54%) WAN
5 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
6 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
6 2 (7.69%) SAS
6 2 (7.69%) Windows
6 2 (7.69%) Linux
6 2 (7.69%) Scrum
6 2 (7.69%) SAN
6 2 (7.69%) LAN
6 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
6 2 (7.69%) Agresso

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, 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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.69%) SAS
1 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) BPCS
2 2 (7.69%) Agresso
3 1 (3.85%) ResourceLink
3 1 (3.85%) SAP CO
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) WAN
2 2 (7.69%) SAN
2 2 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.85%) VLAN
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) QlikView
2 1 (3.85%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.85%) BODI
2 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) RSpec
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.85%) Maven
1 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.85%) JDeveloper
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Basis
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) XML
1 1 (3.85%) XSD
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) AS400
2 6 (23.08%) iSeries
3 4 (15.38%) Handset
3 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 4 (15.38%) iPhone
4 1 (3.85%) Open Source
4 1 (3.85%) FMCG
4 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Android
2 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (3.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (19.23%) ERP
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.85%) Use Case
5 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.85%) TDD
5 1 (3.85%) BPEL
5 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) E-business
5 1 (3.85%) ITSM
5 1 (3.85%) Validation
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) RPG IV
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) RPG
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
1 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) IBM
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) SAP
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.85%) Tripwire
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.85%) Cognos
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco