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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 20 40 25
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 19 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.45% 3.32% 3.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.82% 3.57% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 5
Average daily rate £400 £425 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £267 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -8.33%
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
243 336 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 95.29% 93.07% 96.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 209 181
Average daily rate £370 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, 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 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
1 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) LAN
2 8 (25.00%) Wireless
3 7 (21.88%) Firewall
3 7 (21.88%) CheckPoint
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco
3 7 (21.88%) CCNP
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (21.88%) VoIP
3 7 (21.88%) WAN
3 7 (21.88%) SAP
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.50%) Windows
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) NHS
4 4 (12.50%) SAP GRC
4 4 (12.50%) SAP Security
4 4 (12.50%) Change Control
5 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (9.38%) Data Management
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.38%) SCCM
5 3 (9.38%) CRM
5 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 2 (6.25%) Back Office

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) SAP GRC
2 2 (6.25%) SAP HR
2 2 (6.25%) SystmOne
3 1 (3.13%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) LAN
1 8 (25.00%) Wireless
2 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (21.88%) Firewall
2 7 (21.88%) VoIP
2 7 (21.88%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) QlikView
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) OLAP
2 1 (3.13%) Power BI
2 1 (3.13%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (6.25%) Back Office
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) French Language
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) JMS
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) NHS
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.13%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Change Control
1 4 (12.50%) SAP Security
1 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (9.38%) CRM
2 3 (9.38%) Data Management
2 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (6.25%) EAI
3 2 (6.25%) Master Data Management
3 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.13%) Fault Management
4 1 (3.13%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
1 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) CCNP
2 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCITP
3 1 (3.13%) MCP
3 1 (3.13%) MCTS
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) SCOM
2 2 (6.25%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) CheckPoint
1 7 (21.88%) Cisco
1 7 (21.88%) SAP
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Adobe
3 2 (6.25%) GoldenSource
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Siebel
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) VMware
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