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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 35 35 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 12 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.11% 3.90% 5.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.22% 4.20% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 11
Average daily rate
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£463 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+35.00% -9.09%
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
373 357 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 96.63% 92.73% 97.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 268 213
Average daily rate £363 £349 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £205 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 48
Average hourly rate £13.50 £25.75 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.57% +87.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £42.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Windows
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 3 (13.64%) CRM
4 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
4 3 (13.64%) Intel
4 3 (13.64%) Finance
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Websense
5 2 (9.09%) Firewall
5 2 (9.09%) Wireless
5 2 (9.09%) Back Office
5 2 (9.09%) IPsec
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (9.09%) Juniper
5 2 (9.09%) Nokia
5 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 2 (9.09%) VPN
5 2 (9.09%) SSL
5 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
5 2 (9.09%) SharePoint

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) Lync
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.55%) SAP Business One
2 1 (4.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (4.55%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
1 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (4.55%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) WAN
1 2 (9.09%) VPN
1 2 (9.09%) SSL
1 2 (9.09%) Firewall
1 2 (9.09%) Wireless
1 2 (9.09%) IPsec
1 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
1 2 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (9.09%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) OLAP
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) Essbase
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) QlikView
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) BigQuery
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
1 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
1 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) ITIL
1 3 (13.64%) CRM
1 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (9.09%) Project Management
2 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (9.09%) Supplier Management
2 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (9.09%) Change Control
2 2 (9.09%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (9.09%) Analytics
2 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
2 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.55%) DevOps
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Java
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) MCSE
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) XenApp
1 2 (9.09%) XenServer
1 2 (9.09%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Intel
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) Juniper
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Nokia
3 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 2 (9.09%) Websense
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
3 2 (9.09%) IronPort
3 2 (9.09%) F5
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Pardot
4 1 (4.55%) Polycom
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Cognos