The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Thames Valley region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 4 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 10.00% 38.89% 12.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.00% 43.75% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Average daily rate
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£580 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £423 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.59% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Thames Valley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
10 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 100.00% 88.89% 84.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 9
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £425 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £636 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Consultant
South East

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

Consultant
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

Consultant
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 30 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
1 2 (50.00%) Hyperion
1 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (50.00%) WCF
1 2 (50.00%) WF
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (50.00%) AppFabric
1 2 (50.00%) Hyperion Smart View
1 2 (50.00%) HFM
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) QlikView
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (25.00%) ACCA
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Hyperion Smart View
2 1 (25.00%) QlikView
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) WCF
1 2 (50.00%) WF
1 2 (50.00%) AppFabric
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ACCA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Hyperion
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle