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 26 March 2015 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Consultant
Rank 475 419 381
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 122 155 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.30% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.32% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 100 89
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£450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £345 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £80.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +68.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.00

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
49911 48452 42119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.38% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30221 29000 24202
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1962 2019 2153
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%

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 26 March 2015.

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 26 March 2015. 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 -50 113 £455 +1.11% 100
London -27 60 £460 -4.16% 49
South East -11 21 £400 -5.88% 14
City of London +11 15 £475 +18.75% 14
Berkshire +2 14 £450 -18.18% 4
North West -17 11 £450 +20.00% 11
Cheshire - 7 £481 - 2
Yorkshire -10 6 £400 - 4
Scotland -7 5 £363 -29.26%
West Yorkshire -7 5 £400 - 3
Reading +5 4 £500 -9.09% 3
East of England +2 4 £475 +37.68% 3
Manchester -10 3 £450 +1.40% 3
Bedfordshire - 3 £475 - 1
East Midlands -2 2 £413 +10.00% 8
Milton Keynes -2 2 £400 -4.76%
Buckinghamshire -4 2 £400 +1.26%
Edinburgh -9 2 £363 -
South West -10 2 - - 8
West Midlands -11 2 £306 -2.39%
Hampshire -26 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £500 - 1
Slough - 2 - - 1
Basingstoke +5 1 - -
Northamptonshire -8 1 £325 -13.33%
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Goole - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Guildford - - - -

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 73 (30.80%) Finance
2 52 (21.94%) SQL
3 49 (20.68%) SAP
3 49 (20.68%) Business Intelligence
4 38 (16.03%) Oracle
5 33 (13.92%) Business Objects
6 29 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (10.97%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (10.55%) Project Management
9 22 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (9.28%) Security Cleared
10 20 (8.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (8.44%) Degree
11 18 (7.59%) BusinessObjects
11 18 (7.59%) Oracle EBS
12 17 (7.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (7.17%) ITIL
12 17 (7.17%) PL/SQL
13 16 (6.75%) SQL Server
13 16 (6.75%) CRM
13 16 (6.75%) Business Development
13 16 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (5.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (5.91%) Marketing
14 14 (5.91%) ETL
15 13 (5.49%) Data Modelling
15 13 (5.49%) Microsoft
15 13 (5.49%) Telecoms
15 13 (5.49%) Oracle EBS R12
16 12 (5.06%) Analytics

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 9 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.11%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.11%) Oracle BPEL
3 4 (1.69%) CMS
4 3 (1.27%) SAS
5 2 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.42%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.42%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.42%) WordPress
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 11 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.69%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.84%) Windchill
3 2 (0.84%) MS Project
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (7.59%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (5.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (3.38%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 7 (2.95%) SAP Business One
5 5 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (1.69%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (1.69%) SAP CO
6 4 (1.69%) SAP FI
7 3 (1.27%) ResourceLink
7 3 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (1.27%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (0.84%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.42%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.80%) SaaS
2 5 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.27%) IaaS
3 3 (1.27%) PaaS
3 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.53%) Network Security
2 5 (2.11%) IPv6
3 3 (1.27%) Broadband
4 2 (0.84%) VLAN
4 2 (0.84%) HTTP
4 2 (0.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.97%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (8.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (7.59%) BusinessObjects
4 17 (7.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (6.75%) SQL Server
6 14 (5.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (4.22%) SAP BW
8 8 (3.38%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.95%) SAP Data Services
10 6 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (2.53%) BusinessObjects XI
10 6 (2.53%) MySQL
11 5 (2.11%) OLAP
11 5 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (2.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 4 (1.69%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.69%) Pentaho
12 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.42%) JDeveloper
1 1 (0.42%) JIRA
1 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 73 (30.80%) Finance
2 14 (5.91%) Marketing
3 13 (5.49%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.06%) Banking
5 8 (3.38%) Retail
6 6 (2.53%) Local Government
7 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.69%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.27%) Advertising
8 3 (1.27%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.84%) German Language
9 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.84%) Automotive
9 2 (0.84%) Legal
9 2 (0.84%) Back Office
10 1 (0.42%) Billing
10 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.80%) Java EE
2 5 (2.11%) .NET
3 4 (1.69%) MDX
4 3 (1.27%) HTML
4 3 (1.27%) CSS
4 3 (1.27%) SAP XI
5 2 (0.84%) SOAP
6 1 (0.42%) XML
6 1 (0.42%) SAP Business Workflow
6 1 (0.42%) Mason
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.22%) Data Integration
3 8 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.11%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.11%) User Experience
6 4 (1.69%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.69%) Streaming Video
6 4 (1.69%) NHS
7 3 (1.27%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.27%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.84%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.84%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.42%) SCORM
9 1 (0.42%) FMCG
9 1 (0.42%) Physics
9 1 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.95%) UNIX
1 7 (2.95%) Windows
2 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (0.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (20.68%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (10.55%) Project Management
4 22 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (7.17%) ITIL
6 16 (6.75%) CRM
6 16 (6.75%) Business Development
7 14 (5.91%) ETL
8 13 (5.49%) Data Modelling
9 12 (5.06%) Analytics
9 12 (5.06%) Business Analysis
10 11 (4.64%) Migration
11 10 (4.22%) ERP
12 9 (3.80%) Service Management
12 9 (3.80%) Time Management
13 8 (3.38%) Workflow
13 8 (3.38%) Change Management
13 8 (3.38%) GAP Analysis
13 8 (3.38%) BPR
13 8 (3.38%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 52 (21.94%) SQL
2 17 (7.17%) PL/SQL
3 9 (3.80%) Java
4 5 (2.11%) VB.NET
4 5 (2.11%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.11%) C#
5 4 (1.69%) C
5 4 (1.69%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.69%) ABAP
6 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.42%) PHP
6 1 (0.42%) Python
6 1 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 22 (9.28%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.44%) Degree
3 11 (4.64%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.38%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.11%) ISEB
6 4 (1.69%) MBA
7 1 (0.42%) ACCA
7 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.42%) PMP
7 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.42%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.27%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.84%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) Basel II
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.42%) SLA
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (0.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.84%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 49 (20.68%) SAP
2 38 (16.03%) Oracle
3 33 (13.92%) Business Objects
4 13 (5.49%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.53%) Tableau
5 6 (2.53%) Cognos
6 5 (2.11%) Yardi
7 3 (1.27%) HP
7 3 (1.27%) Siebel
8 2 (0.84%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.84%) Avaloq
8 2 (0.84%) Citrix
8 2 (0.84%) Adobe
8 2 (0.84%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.84%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.84%) Informatica
8 2 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.42%) Remedy
9 1 (0.42%) Sage
9 1 (0.42%) webMethods
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