The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 8 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 41 31 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 9.49% 9.42% 8.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.15% 9.75% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 25
Average daily rate
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£375 £513 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £384 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -26.66%
Consultant
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon 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
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
404 318 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 93.52% 96.66% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 232 253
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Swindon region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 31 (49.21%) Finance
2 15 (23.81%) Windows
3 11 (17.46%) SQL
4 10 (15.87%) PCI DSS
5 8 (12.70%) UNIX
6 7 (11.11%) SAP
6 7 (11.11%) Firewall
6 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 7 (11.11%) Banking
7 6 (9.52%) Linux
7 6 (9.52%) Citrix
7 6 (9.52%) XenDesktop
8 5 (7.94%) Data Modelling
8 5 (7.94%) ITIL
8 5 (7.94%) Data Management
9 4 (6.35%) VMware
9 4 (6.35%) Migration
9 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (6.35%) Retail
9 4 (6.35%) Information Management
9 4 (6.35%) SAP FI-CA
9 4 (6.35%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (6.35%) SAP FI
9 4 (6.35%) .NET
9 4 (6.35%) SAS
9 4 (6.35%) Windows 7
9 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (6.35%) Technical Analysis
10 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 4 (6.35%) SAS
2 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) SAP EP
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.59%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Office
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) SAP FI
1 4 (6.35%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (3.17%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.59%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.59%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Force.com
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) Firewall
2 3 (4.76%) Wireshark
3 2 (3.17%) NetScaler
3 2 (3.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.59%) WAN
4 1 (1.59%) SAN
4 1 (1.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.76%) Base SAS
1 3 (4.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 3 (4.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (1.59%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 31 (49.21%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Retail
4 3 (4.76%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Back Office
5 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.59%) Automotive
6 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) .NET
2 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.17%) Web Services
4 1 (1.59%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Reference Data
2 2 (3.17%) EPoS
3 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.59%) Replication
3 1 (1.59%) CESG
3 1 (1.59%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (1.59%) Psychology
3 1 (1.59%) CMDB
3 1 (1.59%) RMADS
3 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.59%) FMCG
3 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) UNIX
3 6 (9.52%) Linux
4 4 (6.35%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (7.94%) ITIL
1 5 (7.94%) Data Modelling
1 5 (7.94%) Data Management
2 4 (6.35%) Information Management
2 4 (6.35%) Migration
2 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (6.35%) GAP Analysis
2 4 (6.35%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (4.76%) Data Architecture
3 3 (4.76%) Requirements Management
3 3 (4.76%) Test Scripting
3 3 (4.76%) System Testing
3 3 (4.76%) Change Management
4 2 (3.17%) Service Management
4 2 (3.17%) Information Security
4 2 (3.17%) Programme Management
4 2 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.17%) ITSM
4 2 (3.17%) Risk Management
4 2 (3.17%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) SQL
2 3 (4.76%) VB.NET
2 3 (4.76%) C#
2 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) CISSP
1 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) Degree
3 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.87%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.59%) Basel III
3 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.59%) FINREP
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.52%) XenDesktop
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.17%) vSphere
5 2 (3.17%) XenApp
6 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.59%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) SAP
2 6 (9.52%) Citrix
3 4 (6.35%) VMware
4 3 (4.76%) McAfee
4 3 (4.76%) BT
4 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco
5 2 (3.17%) Sophos
5 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle
6 1 (1.59%) AppSense
6 1 (1.59%) Brocade
6 1 (1.59%) Unica
6 1 (1.59%) Qualys
6 1 (1.59%) Eloqua
6 1 (1.59%) EMC
6 1 (1.59%) Interwoven
6 1 (1.59%) Juniper
6 1 (1.59%) BMC
6 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
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