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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 22 14 6
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 22 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 5.43% 6.98% 11.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.80% 8.47% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 39
Average daily rate
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£540 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £380 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £697 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -6.66%
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
379 248 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 93.58% 82.39% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 193 283
Average daily rate £450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 19
Average hourly rate £16.72 £22.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.68% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.25 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 34 (40.48%) Finance
2 24 (28.57%) Windows
3 17 (20.24%) Migration
4 14 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
5 13 (15.48%) Banking
6 12 (14.29%) Data Management
7 11 (13.10%) Information Management
7 11 (13.10%) Windows 7
8 10 (11.90%) SCCM
8 10 (11.90%) XenDesktop
8 10 (11.90%) Active Directory
8 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
9 9 (10.71%) C#
9 9 (10.71%) SQL
9 9 (10.71%) .NET
9 9 (10.71%) MSI
9 9 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (10.71%) Data Architecture
9 9 (10.71%) Reference Data
9 9 (10.71%) System Testing
10 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
10 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (9.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 8 (9.52%) Symantec
11 7 (8.33%) DNS
11 7 (8.33%) JavaScript
11 7 (8.33%) VB.NET
11 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET
11 7 (8.33%) SAS

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (8.33%) SAS
2 5 (5.95%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (5.95%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.57%) IIS
4 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.19%) Lync
5 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) SPSS
3 1 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.19%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.19%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) SAP FI
1 4 (4.76%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (2.38%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Office 365
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) DNS
2 6 (7.14%) DHCP
3 5 (5.95%) Firewall
4 3 (3.57%) NetScaler
4 3 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.38%) WAN
5 2 (2.38%) VPN
5 2 (2.38%) SMS
5 2 (2.38%) Network Security
6 1 (1.19%) VoIP
6 1 (1.19%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) Base SAS
2 5 (5.95%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 5 (5.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) MSI
2 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (40.48%) Finance
2 13 (15.48%) Banking
3 7 (8.33%) Retail
4 6 (7.14%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.57%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) .NET
2 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.19%) HTML5
4 1 (1.19%) CSS3
4 1 (1.19%) Middleware
4 1 (1.19%) CSS
4 1 (1.19%) JSP
4 1 (1.19%) Web Services
4 1 (1.19%) XML
4 1 (1.19%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Reference Data
2 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.38%) Replication
4 2 (2.38%) EPoS
5 1 (1.19%) User Experience
5 1 (1.19%) W3C
5 1 (1.19%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.57%) Windows
2 11 (13.10%) Windows 7
3 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 6 (7.14%) Windows Vista
5 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.38%) Linux
7 1 (1.19%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.24%) Migration
2 14 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 12 (14.29%) Data Management
4 11 (13.10%) Information Management
5 9 (10.71%) Data Architecture
5 9 (10.71%) System Testing
6 7 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 6 (7.14%) Change Management
7 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.14%) Data Governance
7 6 (7.14%) Information Architecture
8 5 (5.95%) Data Protection
8 5 (5.95%) ITIL
8 5 (5.95%) Data Analysis
9 4 (4.76%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.76%) Coaching
9 4 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (3.57%) Use Case
10 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Data Management
10 3 (3.57%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.71%) C#
1 9 (10.71%) SQL
2 7 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (8.33%) VB.NET
3 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.76%) VBScript
5 1 (1.19%) VB
5 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.76%) CISSP
4 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) CCNA
5 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.19%) ISEB
5 1 (1.19%) Degree
5 1 (1.19%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.19%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) PCI DSS
1 5 (5.95%) Data Quality
1 5 (5.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (11.90%) XenDesktop
1 10 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.38%) vSphere
4 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.38%) XenApp
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) SCCM
2 8 (9.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.38%) Puppet
4 2 (2.38%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.19%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.52%) Symantec
3 6 (7.14%) SAP
3 6 (7.14%) Citrix
4 4 (4.76%) VMware
5 2 (2.38%) AppSense
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle
5 2 (2.38%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.19%) Eloqua
6 1 (1.19%) Adobe
6 1 (1.19%) Lotus
6 1 (1.19%) Dell
6 1 (1.19%) EMC
6 1 (1.19%) McAfee
6 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
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