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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Consultant
Rank 455 446 473
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 157 140 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 80 71
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£450 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £407 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.70% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -1 136 £463 +10.11% 49
London +28 82 £475 +9.51% 19
South East +19 27 £463 +25.85% 6
City of London +12 9 £450 - 8
North West -4 8 £444 +10.93% 7
Scotland -13 6 £425 - 2
Hampshire -8 5 £303 - 2
South West -43 5 £500 +36.98% 1
Cheshire +10 4 £425 +13.33% 5
Yorkshire +4 4 £400 -0.12% 6
Edinburgh +1 4 £425 - 1
East of England -25 4 - - 2
Berkshire +6 3 - - 1
Gloucestershire -14 3 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £650 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £650 -
West Yorkshire +7 2 £400 -0.12% 4
East Midlands +1 2 £388 -17.33% 3
East Sussex -11 2 £488 -
Glasgow -14 2 - -
Nottingham +15 1 £500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +7 1 £500 - 1
Essex -11 1 - -
North East -32 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 2
Leicester - 1 £275 -

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 87 (26.77%) Finance
2 76 (23.38%) Business Intelligence
3 72 (22.15%) SAP
4 64 (19.69%) Oracle
5 54 (16.62%) SQL
6 53 (16.31%) Business Objects
7 42 (12.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (11.69%) Retail
9 35 (10.77%) Business Analysis
10 31 (9.54%) BusinessObjects
11 30 (9.23%) CRM
12 29 (8.92%) ETL
12 29 (8.92%) Project Management
13 26 (8.00%) Migration
14 23 (7.08%) SQL Server
14 23 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (6.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (6.46%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (6.46%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (6.46%) Banking
16 20 (6.15%) Microsoft
17 19 (5.85%) Oracle EBS R12
18 18 (5.54%) Analytics
18 18 (5.54%) Marketing
19 17 (5.23%) Oracle BI EE
20 16 (4.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
20 16 (4.92%) Data Modelling
21 15 (4.62%) Change Management
21 15 (4.62%) Manufacturing
21 15 (4.62%) Workflow

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.77%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (1.54%) SAS
4 3 (0.92%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.31%) IBM Connections
5 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (3.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.54%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.23%) MS Project
4 3 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.62%) MS Office
6 1 (0.31%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 19 (5.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (4.62%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (3.69%) SAP Business One
4 12 (3.69%) Oracle Retail
5 8 (2.46%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (2.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (1.85%) SAP BPC
7 6 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (1.54%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (1.54%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (1.54%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (1.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.92%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 3 (0.92%) Fredhopper
10 3 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.92%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.92%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.85%) Internet
2 4 (1.23%) Intranet
3 1 (0.31%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.54%) BusinessObjects
2 23 (7.08%) SQL Server
3 21 (6.46%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (5.23%) Oracle BI EE
5 16 (4.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 14 (4.31%) SAP Data Services
7 12 (3.69%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (3.38%) SAP BW
8 11 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (3.08%) BODI
10 9 (2.77%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 8 (2.46%) Crystal Reports
11 8 (2.46%) QlikView
12 7 (2.15%) BusinessObjects XI
12 7 (2.15%) SAP BI
13 6 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (1.54%) Relational Database
14 5 (1.54%) SAP HANA
15 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.62%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.31%) JDeveloper
General
1 87 (26.77%) Finance
2 38 (11.69%) Retail
3 21 (6.46%) Banking
4 18 (5.54%) Marketing
5 15 (4.62%) Manufacturing
6 13 (4.00%) Telecoms
7 10 (3.08%) Advertising
8 7 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.85%) General Ledger
10 5 (1.54%) Back Office
11 4 (1.23%) Publishing
12 3 (0.92%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.62%) Military
13 2 (0.62%) Games
13 2 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.62%) Front Office
13 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.62%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.62%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.54%) XML
2 2 (0.62%) SAP Basis
2 2 (0.62%) RSS
2 2 (0.62%) HTML
2 2 (0.62%) JSON
3 1 (0.31%) CGI
3 1 (0.31%) EDI
3 1 (0.31%) .NET
3 1 (0.31%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.38%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.85%) NHS
3 6 (1.85%) User Experience
4 5 (1.54%) FMCG
4 5 (1.54%) Credit Risk
4 5 (1.54%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.23%) Taxonomies
5 4 (1.23%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.92%) iPad
6 3 (0.92%) Data Integration
6 3 (0.92%) Data Conversion
6 3 (0.92%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.62%) IVR
7 2 (0.62%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.62%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.62%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.62%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.31%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.31%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.85%) UNIX
1 6 (1.85%) Windows
2 3 (0.92%) Linux
3 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (23.38%) Business Intelligence
2 42 (12.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 35 (10.77%) Business Analysis
4 30 (9.23%) CRM
5 29 (8.92%) ETL
5 29 (8.92%) Project Management
6 26 (8.00%) Migration
7 21 (6.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (6.46%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (5.54%) Analytics
9 16 (4.92%) Data Modelling
10 15 (4.62%) Change Management
10 15 (4.62%) Workflow
11 14 (4.31%) E-Commerce
11 14 (4.31%) Use Case
12 13 (4.00%) Wealth Management
13 12 (3.69%) User Stories
14 11 (3.38%) ERP
14 11 (3.38%) E-business
15 10 (3.08%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (16.62%) SQL
2 13 (4.00%) PL/SQL
3 9 (2.77%) C
4 4 (1.23%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.62%) ABAP
6 1 (0.31%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (0.31%) C#
6 1 (0.31%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.31%) VBA
6 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (3.08%) Degree
2 8 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.54%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.92%) MCSE
6 2 (0.62%) ISEB
6 2 (0.62%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.31%) APMP
7 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.31%) CCA
7 1 (0.31%) Siebel Certification
7 1 (0.31%) CIPD
7 1 (0.31%) MCITP
7 1 (0.31%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.46%) QA
2 5 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.92%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) MOM
Vendors
1 72 (22.15%) SAP
2 64 (19.69%) Oracle
3 53 (16.31%) Business Objects
4 20 (6.15%) Microsoft
5 10 (3.08%) Informatica
6 8 (2.46%) TIBCO
6 8 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.15%) Retek
8 6 (1.85%) Cognos
8 6 (1.85%) Tableau
9 5 (1.54%) Siebel
9 5 (1.54%) IBM
10 4 (1.23%) Endeca
10 4 (1.23%) JD Edwards
10 4 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.92%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.92%) JDA
11 3 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (0.92%) Teradata
11 3 (0.92%) VMware
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