The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 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 currently tracked.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Consultant
Rank 425 411 436
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 147 156 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.33% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 84 87
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £593 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -11 130 £450 - 45
London +21 76 £495 +4.21% 26
South East 0 16 £385 -9.41% 6
City of London +17 11 £488 -11.36% 12
Hampshire +1 11 £330 -
North West -12 7 £438 +2.94% 3
East of England -22 7 £345 -13.85% 1
Aldershot -5 4 - -
West Midlands -15 4 £400 -17.94% 1
South West -29 4 £500 +69.49% 1
Manchester +2 3 £438 - 2
Hertfordshire 0 3 - -
Surrey -6 3 - -
North East -16 3 £500 -9.09% 1
Scotland -26 3 £500 +16.48% 1
South Coast - 3 £400 -
Guildford - 3 - -
Yorkshire -1 2 £375 - 2
East Midlands -9 2 £400 - 1
Edinburgh -32 2 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £345 -
West Yorkshire +3 1 £400 - 2
Essex 0 1 - - 1
Leicestershire -4 1 - -
Cheshire -7 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Gloucestershire -14 1 £500 - 1
Somerset - 1 £305 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Dorset - 1 £500 -

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 90 (27.03%) Finance
2 72 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
3 65 (19.52%) Oracle
4 62 (18.62%) SAP
5 50 (15.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 48 (14.41%) SQL
7 47 (14.11%) Business Objects
8 44 (13.21%) Project Management
9 41 (12.31%) Retail
10 36 (10.81%) Business Analysis
10 36 (10.81%) CRM
11 31 (9.31%) Microsoft
12 29 (8.71%) BusinessObjects
13 23 (6.91%) SQL Server
14 22 (6.61%) MS Excel
14 22 (6.61%) Banking
14 22 (6.61%) Migration
14 22 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (6.31%) Oracle EBS R12
15 21 (6.31%) ETL
16 20 (6.01%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (6.01%) Oracle EBS
17 19 (5.71%) Security Cleared
17 19 (5.71%) Marketing
18 18 (5.41%) Oracle Retail
18 18 (5.41%) Change Management
19 17 (5.11%) Manufacturing
19 17 (5.11%) PL/SQL
19 17 (5.11%) Business Transformation
20 16 (4.80%) Telecoms

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (1.80%) SAS
4 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.30%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 22 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.40%) MS Office
3 5 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (6.31%) Oracle EBS R12
2 20 (6.01%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (5.41%) Oracle Retail
4 13 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (3.90%) SAP Business One
5 12 (3.60%) Oracle Receivables
6 11 (3.30%) Oracle General Ledger
7 10 (3.00%) Oracle Payables
8 9 (2.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 8 (2.40%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (2.10%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (1.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 5 (1.50%) SAP BPC
13 4 (1.20%) Cognos TM1
14 3 (0.90%) SAP FI
14 3 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
14 3 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
14 3 (0.90%) SAP CO
14 3 (0.90%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.10%) Internet
2 1 (0.30%) VoIP
2 1 (0.30%) LDAP
2 1 (0.30%) Intranet
2 1 (0.30%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.71%) BusinessObjects
2 23 (6.91%) SQL Server
3 20 (6.01%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (3.60%) SAP Data Services
5 12 (3.60%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.00%) QlikView
6 10 (3.00%) SAP BI
7 9 (2.70%) SAP BW
7 9 (2.70%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.70%) BusinessObjects XI
8 8 (2.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 8 (2.40%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (2.10%) BODI
9 7 (2.10%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (1.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 5 (1.50%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.20%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.60%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 90 (27.03%) Finance
2 41 (12.31%) Retail
3 22 (6.61%) Banking
4 19 (5.71%) Marketing
5 17 (5.11%) Manufacturing
6 16 (4.80%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.70%) Advertising
8 6 (1.80%) Back Office
9 5 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.50%) General Ledger
10 4 (1.20%) Publishing
11 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.90%) Games
11 3 (0.90%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.60%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.60%) German Language
12 2 (0.60%) Military
12 2 (0.60%) Front Office
13 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.80%) XML
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (0.60%) JSON
2 2 (0.60%) SAP XI
2 2 (0.60%) HTML
3 1 (0.30%) .NET
3 1 (0.30%) CSS
3 1 (0.30%) Web Services
3 1 (0.30%) Ajax
3 1 (0.30%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.30%) NHS
2 9 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 9 (2.70%) FMCG
3 7 (2.10%) Computer Science
4 3 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (0.90%) Mathematics
4 3 (0.90%) Derivative
5 2 (0.60%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.60%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.60%) Fixed Income
5 2 (0.60%) Equities
5 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.30%) EPoS
6 1 (0.30%) EFT
6 1 (0.30%) EFTPOS
6 1 (0.30%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.30%) Economics
6 1 (0.30%) AS400
6 1 (0.30%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.80%) UNIX
1 6 (1.80%) Windows
2 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.30%) Linux
3 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
2 50 (15.02%) Stakeholder Management
3 44 (13.21%) Project Management
4 36 (10.81%) Business Analysis
4 36 (10.81%) CRM
5 22 (6.61%) Migration
5 22 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (6.31%) ETL
7 18 (5.41%) Change Management
8 17 (5.11%) Business Transformation
9 15 (4.50%) Workflow
10 14 (4.20%) Data Modelling
11 13 (3.90%) Six Sigma
11 13 (3.90%) ITIL
12 12 (3.60%) Use Case
12 12 (3.60%) Analytics
12 12 (3.60%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (3.60%) Business Continuity
12 12 (3.60%) ERP
12 12 (3.60%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.41%) SQL
2 17 (5.11%) PL/SQL
3 11 (3.30%) C
4 4 (1.20%) R
5 2 (0.60%) C#
5 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.60%) ABAP
6 1 (0.30%) VBA
6 1 (0.30%) VBScript
6 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.30%) SC Cleared
2 11 (3.30%) Degree
3 5 (1.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.90%) MCSE
4 3 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.60%) Siebel Certification
5 2 (0.60%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.30%) CCAB
6 1 (0.30%) ISEB
6 1 (0.30%) CIPD
6 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.00%) QA
2 6 (1.80%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.20%) SLA
4 2 (0.60%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.50%) MOM
Vendors
1 65 (19.52%) Oracle
2 62 (18.62%) SAP
3 47 (14.11%) Business Objects
4 31 (9.31%) Microsoft
5 14 (4.20%) Cognos
6 11 (3.30%) Retek
7 10 (3.00%) Siebel
8 8 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.80%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.50%) Hyperion
10 5 (1.50%) Informatica
10 5 (1.50%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (1.50%) JD Edwards
11 3 (0.90%) IBM
11 3 (0.90%) JDA
11 3 (0.90%) Cerner
11 3 (0.90%) VMware
11 3 (0.90%) NetSuite
12 2 (0.60%) Talend
12 2 (0.60%) Mercator
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Posted: 10 hours ago
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Rate: £375 - £500+ per day 12 Month
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
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Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £350 - £500+ per day
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast
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Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 20 days ago