The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Thames Valley 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 21.05% 27.78% 35.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.05% 27.78% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£600 £450 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -50.84%
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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 Thames Valley 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
Thames Valley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 100.00% 100.00% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 7
Average daily rate £550 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £395 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £695
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

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Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

Consultant
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Thames Valley 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 3 (60.00%) SIEM
1 3 (60.00%) Analytics
1 3 (60.00%) Cyber Security
2 1 (20.00%) Hyperion Smart View
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) HFM
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Lync
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyperion

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Thames Valley 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Hyperion Smart View
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) SIEM
1 3 (60.00%) Analytics
1 3 (60.00%) Cyber Security
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Hyperion