The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Consultant
Rank 477 418 418
Rank change year-on-year
-59 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 115 153 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 84 80
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£475 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £386 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.50% -3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £20.75 £59.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 £59.00
% change year-on-year
- -67.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Business Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Business Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Consultant within the UK.

Business Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Business Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Consultant within the UK.

Business Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -64 106 £493 +15.88% 35
London -8 49 £525 +14.18% 17
South East -34 23 £438 +45.83% 4
City of London +2 12 £475 +13.09% 7
Surrey +6 11 £450 +20.00% 1
North West -13 10 £475 +15.15% 2
Scotland -2 9 £388 - 1
South West -30 6 £500 +28.20% 2
East Midlands +12 5 £338 - 1
Gloucestershire -13 5 £500 - 2
Oxfordshire -14 5 £463 +2.77%
Docklands, London +16 4 £575 +6.97%
Cheshire +10 4 - -
Cheltenham - 4 £500 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 £425 -
Warrington -13 3 - -
Nottinghamshire +3 2 £400 -
East of England -14 2 £425 +3.03% 2
Manchester -15 2 £450 +18.03% 2
Berkshire -16 2 £335 +11.66% 1
Reading +8 1 £335 +11.66%
Hertfordshire +7 1 - - 1
Nottingham -1 1 - -
West Midlands -7 1 £425 -39.24% 5
Bedfordshire -11 1 £425 - 1
Yorkshire -15 1 - - 2
Hampshire -24 1 £550 +83.33%
Watford - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £498 -
Bedford - 1 £425 - 1

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Business 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 Business Consultant in their job title.

1 81 (29.56%) Finance
2 68 (24.82%) SAP
3 66 (24.09%) Business Intelligence
4 63 (22.99%) SQL
5 57 (20.80%) Oracle
6 50 (18.25%) Business Objects
7 29 (10.58%) BusinessObjects
8 28 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (9.85%) ETL
9 27 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
10 25 (9.12%) SQL Server
11 22 (8.03%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (8.03%) Project Management
12 21 (7.66%) Data Modelling
12 21 (7.66%) Business Analysis
13 20 (7.30%) Oracle EBS R12
14 19 (6.93%) Oracle EBS
15 18 (6.57%) Analytics
16 17 (6.20%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 17 (6.20%) Degree
16 17 (6.20%) Oracle BI EE
16 17 (6.20%) Migration
17 16 (5.84%) PL/SQL
17 16 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
17 16 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (5.84%) Banking
18 15 (5.47%) Workflow
18 15 (5.47%) CRM
18 15 (5.47%) Security Cleared
18 15 (5.47%) Wealth Management

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Business 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 Business Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.65%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (1.46%) SAS
4 3 (1.09%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.36%) IBM Connections
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (0.36%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (2.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.46%) MS Project
3 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.73%) Windchill
5 1 (0.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 20 (7.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (6.93%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (3.65%) SAP Business One
4 9 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (2.19%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 6 (2.19%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (2.19%) SAP CO
5 6 (2.19%) SAP FI
6 5 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (1.82%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (1.46%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (1.46%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (1.09%) Fredhopper
8 3 (1.09%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (1.09%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.73%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.73%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 2 (0.73%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.19%) Internet
2 4 (1.46%) Intranet
3 2 (0.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.58%) BusinessObjects
2 25 (9.12%) SQL Server
3 22 (8.03%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (6.20%) Oracle BI EE
4 17 (6.20%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 16 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (4.38%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (4.38%) SAP BW
6 12 (4.38%) SAP Data Services
7 11 (4.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (3.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.55%) BODI
10 6 (2.19%) BusinessObjects XI
11 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.82%) SAP HANA
11 5 (1.82%) Pentaho
12 4 (1.46%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.46%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.46%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (0.73%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
General
1 81 (29.56%) Finance
2 16 (5.84%) Banking
3 14 (5.11%) Retail
4 9 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.92%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.82%) Advertising
6 5 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.82%) Marketing
7 4 (1.46%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.09%) Back Office
8 3 (1.09%) Publishing
8 3 (1.09%) Automotive
8 3 (1.09%) German Language
9 2 (0.73%) Legal
9 2 (0.73%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.36%) Local Government
10 1 (0.36%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.82%) HTML
2 4 (1.46%) XML
3 3 (1.09%) CSS
4 2 (0.73%) .NET
4 2 (0.73%) RSS
4 2 (0.73%) SAP XI
4 2 (0.73%) SAP Basis
4 2 (0.73%) Java EE
4 2 (0.73%) JSON
5 1 (0.36%) SAP Business Workflow
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.36%) EDI
5 1 (0.36%) CGI
5 1 (0.36%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.01%) Data Integration
3 9 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.19%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.19%) Visualisation
4 6 (2.19%) User Experience
5 4 (1.46%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.09%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.09%) FMCG
6 3 (1.09%) Data Conversion
6 3 (1.09%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.09%) iPad
7 2 (0.73%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.73%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.73%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.73%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.73%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.73%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.82%) UNIX
2 4 (1.46%) Windows
3 3 (1.09%) Linux
4 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.09%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (9.85%) ETL
4 22 (8.03%) Project Management
5 21 (7.66%) Data Modelling
5 21 (7.66%) Business Analysis
6 18 (6.57%) Analytics
7 17 (6.20%) Migration
8 16 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (5.47%) Workflow
9 15 (5.47%) CRM
9 15 (5.47%) Wealth Management
10 13 (4.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (4.38%) Dimensional Modelling
11 12 (4.38%) E-Commerce
12 10 (3.65%) ERP
12 10 (3.65%) Change Management
12 10 (3.65%) Business Development
13 9 (3.28%) E-business
13 9 (3.28%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 63 (22.99%) SQL
2 16 (5.84%) PL/SQL
3 4 (1.46%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.46%) C
3 4 (1.46%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.09%) ABAP
5 2 (0.73%) C#
5 2 (0.73%) Java
6 1 (0.36%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.36%) VBA
6 1 (0.36%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (6.20%) Degree
2 15 (5.47%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.92%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.19%) ISEB
5 4 (1.46%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.73%) MBA
6 2 (0.73%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.36%) ACCA
7 1 (0.36%) CCA
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.36%) MCTS
7 1 (0.36%) MCITP
7 1 (0.36%) APMP
7 1 (0.36%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.09%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.36%) Basel II
2 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 68 (24.82%) SAP
2 57 (20.80%) Oracle
3 50 (18.25%) Business Objects
4 13 (4.74%) Microsoft
5 9 (3.28%) Informatica
5 9 (3.28%) Tableau
6 5 (1.82%) IBM
6 5 (1.82%) Yardi
6 5 (1.82%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.46%) Teradata
7 4 (1.46%) Endeca
8 3 (1.09%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (1.09%) Cognos
8 3 (1.09%) Siebel
9 2 (0.73%) Adobe
9 2 (0.73%) Unica
10 1 (0.36%) Avaloq
10 1 (0.36%) Misys
10 1 (0.36%) Temenos
10 1 (0.36%) HP
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