The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Telford 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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 23 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 8 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 7.14% 8.89% 3.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.41% 9.76% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
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£305 £395 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.78% +9.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-34.66% +4.16%
Consultant
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Telford 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
Telford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108 82 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 96.43% 91.11% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 58
Average daily rate £375 £395 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £236 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.06 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Telford

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Telford

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Telford

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Telford

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Telford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Telford region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Telford

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Telford

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Telford

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Telford

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Telford 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 7 (46.67%) HP
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Firewall
4 4 (26.67%) OpenView
4 4 (26.67%) BMC
4 4 (26.67%) Middleware
4 4 (26.67%) OPNET
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
4 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
4 4 (26.67%) Network Management
4 4 (26.67%) F5
4 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (26.67%) User Experience
5 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Network Design
5 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) DTS
6 2 (13.33%) CCNA
6 2 (13.33%) CCDP
6 2 (13.33%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (13.33%) OSPF
6 2 (13.33%) BGP
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Telford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Telford 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 2 (13.33%) Exstream Dialogue
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
1 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (13.33%) OSPF
2 2 (13.33%) BGP
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) DTS
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Synon
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) iSeries
2 1 (6.67%) AS400
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
2 4 (26.67%) Network Management
2 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) RPG
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
2 2 (13.33%) CCDP
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) OpenView
1 4 (26.67%) OPNET
2 2 (13.33%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) HP
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 4 (26.67%) BMC
3 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
3 4 (26.67%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) CA