The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the St Albans 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 13 8 1
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 3.13% 6.06% 29.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% 6.25% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £356 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -40.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.14% -48.88%
Consultant
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the St Albans 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
St Albans
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
30 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 93.75% 96.97% 90.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 22
Average daily rate £313 £361 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.49% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in St Albans

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in St Albans

Consultant
Top 29 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the St Albans 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 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) ADSL
2 1 (25.00%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (25.00%) Star Schema
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) L2TP
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the St Albans 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) ADSL
1 1 (25.00%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) Snowflake Schema
1 1 (25.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) FreeRADIUS
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) F5