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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 8 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 46 29 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 10.22% 8.92% 10.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.08% 10.10% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 34
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £405 £422
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.76% -
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
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
415 287 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 92.22% 88.31% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 213 291
Average daily rate £438 £382 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.49% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
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 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 36 (41.38%) Finance
2 31 (35.63%) Windows
3 15 (17.24%) Migration
4 13 (14.94%) Microsoft
4 13 (14.94%) Windows 7
5 12 (13.79%) XenDesktop
5 12 (13.79%) SCCM
5 12 (13.79%) Data Management
6 11 (12.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (12.64%) MSI
6 11 (12.64%) Data Modelling
6 11 (12.64%) System Testing
7 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
7 10 (11.49%) Active Directory
7 10 (11.49%) Information Management
8 9 (10.34%) C#
8 9 (10.34%) SQL
8 9 (10.34%) .NET
9 8 (9.20%) Citrix
9 8 (9.20%) Symantec
9 8 (9.20%) Firewall
9 8 (9.20%) Reference Data
9 8 (9.20%) Data Architecture
9 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (9.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 7 (8.05%) Security Cleared
10 7 (8.05%) Banking
10 7 (8.05%) DNS
10 7 (8.05%) JavaScript
10 7 (8.05%) ASP.NET

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (6.90%) SharePoint
1 6 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (5.75%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (5.75%) SAS
3 3 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.45%) IIS
4 2 (2.30%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.15%) Lync
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.15%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
2 1 (1.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) SAP FI
1 4 (4.60%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (2.30%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Office 365
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.15%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) Firewall
2 7 (8.05%) DNS
3 6 (6.90%) DHCP
4 3 (3.45%) NetScaler
4 3 (3.45%) Wireshark
4 3 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.30%) SMS
6 1 (1.15%) Intranet
6 1 (1.15%) WAN
6 1 (1.15%) VPN
6 1 (1.15%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) Base SAS
2 5 (5.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 5 (5.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (12.64%) MSI
2 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (41.38%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Banking
3 6 (6.90%) Retail
4 5 (5.75%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.45%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.34%) .NET
2 7 (8.05%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.30%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.15%) HTML5
4 1 (1.15%) CSS3
4 1 (1.15%) Middleware
4 1 (1.15%) HTML
4 1 (1.15%) CSS
4 1 (1.15%) JSP
4 1 (1.15%) Web Services
4 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Reference Data
2 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.30%) EPoS
3 2 (2.30%) Replication
4 1 (1.15%) User Experience
4 1 (1.15%) CMDB
4 1 (1.15%) PKI
4 1 (1.15%) W3C
4 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (35.63%) Windows
2 13 (14.94%) Windows 7
3 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.90%) Windows XP
4 6 (6.90%) Windows Vista
5 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.45%) UNIX
7 1 (1.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.24%) Migration
2 12 (13.79%) Data Management
3 11 (12.64%) Data Modelling
3 11 (12.64%) System Testing
4 10 (11.49%) Information Management
5 8 (9.20%) Data Architecture
6 6 (6.90%) Data Governance
7 5 (5.75%) Information Architecture
7 5 (5.75%) Risk Management
7 5 (5.75%) Change Management
7 5 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.60%) ITIL
8 4 (4.60%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (4.60%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.60%) Coaching
9 3 (3.45%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (3.45%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.45%) Use Case
9 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Data Management
9 3 (3.45%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.34%) C#
1 9 (10.34%) SQL
2 7 (8.05%) JavaScript
2 7 (8.05%) VB.NET
3 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.60%) VBScript
5 1 (1.15%) VB
5 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.60%) CISSP
4 2 (2.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.45%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (13.79%) XenDesktop
2 11 (12.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (11.49%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.30%) XenApp
5 2 (2.30%) vSphere
6 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 12 (13.79%) SCCM
2 8 (9.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (6.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.30%) Puppet
4 2 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.30%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.15%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.15%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 13 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.20%) Citrix
2 8 (9.20%) Symantec
3 6 (6.90%) SAP
4 4 (4.60%) VMware
5 3 (3.45%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.45%) BT
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle
6 2 (2.30%) McAfee
6 2 (2.30%) Sophos
6 2 (2.30%) AppSense
7 1 (1.15%) Eloqua
7 1 (1.15%) Dell
7 1 (1.15%) EMC
7 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.15%) Adobe
7 1 (1.15%) Interwoven
7 1 (1.15%) BMC
7 1 (1.15%) Lotus
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