The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Thames Valley region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
South East / Thames Valley
Rank 1 - 1
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 66.67% - 40.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 66.67% - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £431 £430
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £60.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +140.00%

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
3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 100.00% 100.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £570 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -18.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Thames Valley region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Thames Valley region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) SAP SD
2 1 (33.33%) SAP PS
2 1 (33.33%) Primavera
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Billing
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) QA

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Primavera
1 1 (33.33%) SAP PS
1 1 (33.33%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP