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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Consultant
Rank 501 495 458
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 125 117 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 78 74
Average daily rate £438 £470 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% +10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £393 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £633 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £409 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-9.16% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.00

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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 113 £438 -6.91% 54
London +22 75 £450 -5.26% 29
South East +14 8 £413 +3.12% 2
North West -20 8 £469 +4.16% 8
City of London +30 7 £469 - 9
West Yorkshire -7 7 £435 +8.75% 2
Yorkshire -20 7 £435 +8.75% 3
South West +4 5 £405 -19.00% 5
Berkshire +8 4 - - 1
Scotland -4 4 £501 - 8
West Midlands -9 4 £375 -11.76% 2
Manchester -14 4 £469 +4.16% 6
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
Bradford - 4 £495 -
North East - 4 - - 1
Leeds -10 3 - - 2
Bristol - 3 £365 - 2
Reading -3 2 - - 1
Edinburgh -14 2 £501 - 5
East Midlands -16 2 £350 -9.67%
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Wembley - 2 £426 -
Staffordshire - 2 £329 -
Cumbria - 2 £425 -
Buckinghamshire +13 1 - -
Halifax +7 1 £375 -
Milton Keynes +2 1 - -
East of England -1 1 - -
Leicester -6 1 £400 +45.45%

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 101 (40.89%) Finance
2 62 (25.10%) Business Intelligence
3 46 (18.62%) Banking
4 40 (16.19%) SAP
5 37 (14.98%) BusinessObjects
6 33 (13.36%) SQL
6 33 (13.36%) Oracle
7 26 (10.53%) Business Analysis
8 25 (10.12%) Migration
9 24 (9.72%) Change Management
9 24 (9.72%) Project Management
9 24 (9.72%) Security Cleared
10 23 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (8.91%) Investment Banking
11 22 (8.91%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (8.10%) ETL
12 20 (8.10%) Microsoft
12 20 (8.10%) Oracle EBS
12 20 (8.10%) Analytics
13 17 (6.88%) MS Excel
14 16 (6.48%) SC Cleared
15 15 (6.07%) DV Cleared
15 15 (6.07%) ERP
16 14 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (5.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
17 13 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
17 13 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 13 (5.26%) Data Modelling

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.62%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.81%) SAS
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.40%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.21%) MS Office
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (8.10%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (4.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.62%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (1.62%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.21%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (1.21%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 3 (1.21%) Sonata
6 2 (0.81%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 2 (0.81%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.81%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.81%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.81%) Summit
7 1 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.40%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) Office 365
1 2 (0.81%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.81%) Internet
1 2 (0.81%) VoIP
2 1 (0.40%) Converged Networks
2 1 (0.40%) GSM
2 1 (0.40%) Intranet
2 1 (0.40%) LAN
2 1 (0.40%) MPLS
2 1 (0.40%) NAS
2 1 (0.40%) PBX
2 1 (0.40%) SAN
2 1 (0.40%) Skype
2 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.40%) VPN
2 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.98%) BusinessObjects
2 22 (8.91%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (5.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 14 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (4.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (4.05%) SAP BW
7 9 (3.64%) Big Data
8 8 (3.24%) SAP BI
9 7 (2.83%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.83%) Pentaho
9 7 (2.83%) SQL Server
9 7 (2.83%) Xcelsius
10 6 (2.43%) Crystal Analysis
10 6 (2.43%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (2.43%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (2.43%) SAP Data Services
11 4 (1.62%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (1.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 3 (1.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 101 (40.89%) Finance
2 46 (18.62%) Banking
3 22 (8.91%) Investment Banking
4 12 (4.86%) Retail
5 9 (3.64%) Front Office
5 9 (3.64%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.43%) Aerospace
6 6 (2.43%) Back Office
6 6 (2.43%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.02%) Advertising
7 5 (2.02%) Legal
7 5 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.62%) Marketing
9 2 (0.81%) Billing
9 2 (0.81%) Local Government
9 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.40%) French Language
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.83%) Apache Avro
2 6 (2.43%) XML
3 3 (1.21%) .NET
4 2 (0.81%) MDX
4 2 (0.81%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.40%) CSS
5 1 (0.40%) HTML
5 1 (0.40%) Java EE
5 1 (0.40%) jQuery
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.45%) Market Risk
3 10 (4.05%) Credit Risk
3 10 (4.05%) Derivative
4 9 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (3.24%) Visualisation
6 7 (2.83%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.83%) FMCG
7 5 (2.02%) iPad
8 4 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.62%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.21%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.21%) NHS
9 3 (1.21%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.21%) User Experience
10 2 (0.81%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.40%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.40%) Life Science
11 1 (0.40%) Photography
11 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.24%) Linux
1 8 (3.24%) Windows
2 5 (2.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (25.10%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (10.53%) Business Analysis
3 25 (10.12%) Migration
4 24 (9.72%) Change Management
4 24 (9.72%) Project Management
5 23 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (8.10%) Analytics
6 20 (8.10%) ETL
7 15 (6.07%) ERP
8 14 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (5.26%) Data Modelling
9 13 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (4.45%) Business Transformation
10 11 (4.45%) Data Migration
10 11 (4.45%) Use Case
11 10 (4.05%) Risk Management
11 10 (4.05%) Translating Business Requirements
12 9 (3.64%) Data Analytics
13 8 (3.24%) Business Continuity
13 8 (3.24%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.36%) SQL
2 13 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 11 (4.45%) Java
4 7 (2.83%) PHP
4 7 (2.83%) R
4 7 (2.83%) Ruby
5 4 (1.62%) C
5 4 (1.62%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.40%) ABAP
7 1 (0.40%) C#
7 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.40%) VB
7 1 (0.40%) VBA
7 1 (0.40%) XMLA
7 1 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.07%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.43%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (1.21%) Degree
6 2 (0.81%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.81%) CISSP
7 1 (0.40%) ACCA
7 1 (0.40%) CIMA
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.40%) MBA
7 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.86%) MiFID
2 8 (3.24%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.62%) QA
4 2 (0.81%) AIFMD
4 2 (0.81%) EMIR
4 2 (0.81%) ISO22301
4 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.40%) COBIT
5 1 (0.40%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.40%) Val IT
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 40 (16.19%) SAP
2 33 (13.36%) Oracle
3 20 (8.10%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.45%) Calypso
4 11 (4.45%) Informatica
4 11 (4.45%) Murex
5 10 (4.05%) Tableau
6 7 (2.83%) Alteryx
6 7 (2.83%) Cloudera
7 6 (2.43%) EXTOL
8 3 (1.21%) Avaloq
8 3 (1.21%) FNZ
8 3 (1.21%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.81%) Adobe
9 2 (0.81%) Cognos
9 2 (0.81%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.81%) Yardi
10 1 (0.40%) Sage
10 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
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