The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Business Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Consultant
UK
Rank 475 494 497
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 121 130 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.27% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 69 85
Median daily rate £475 £450 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £576 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £419 £475
% change year-on-year
-7.46% -11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
42939 48598 48934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28014 31275 30245
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1573 1632 1895
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Business Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Business Consultant in the job title.

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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 111 £475 +5.55% 15
London -13 54 £500 +11.11% 6
South East +30 23 £425 +3.03%
Berkshire +26 12 £450 -
Yorkshire +11 9 £350 -17.64% 2
Scotland +21 6 £500 -0.24% 1
East of England +8 6 £375 - 1
City of London -5 6 £525 - 2
South Yorkshire - 6 £350 -
Milton Keynes +10 5 - -
Buckinghamshire +9 5 - -
South West -1 5 £550 +35.80% 2
North West +19 4 £413 -13.15% 1
Surrey +18 4 £350 -15.15%
Sheffield - 4 £350 -
Edinburgh +18 3 £550 +9.72% 1
East Midlands +7 3 £350 -
West Midlands 0 3 £308 -23.12% 2
Bristol -1 3 £550 +51.72% 1
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 1
Wokingham - 3 £500 -
Manchester +12 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +6 2 £350 +16.66%
Somerset 0 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £375 -
Bath - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £375 -
Cheshire +22 1 - -
Hampshire +12 1 - -

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Business Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Business Consultant in the job title.

1 61 (25.21%) Finance
2 37 (15.29%) Business Analysis
3 34 (14.05%) SQL
3 34 (14.05%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (13.22%) SAP
5 29 (11.98%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (11.57%) Skype for Business
6 28 (11.57%) Skype
7 26 (10.74%) Microsoft
7 26 (10.74%) BusinessObjects
8 23 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (8.68%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (8.26%) Banking
11 19 (7.85%) Wealth Management
11 19 (7.85%) Advertising
12 16 (6.61%) Business Transformation
13 15 (6.20%) Oracle
13 15 (6.20%) PBX
14 14 (5.79%) Unit4 Business World
14 14 (5.79%) Migration
14 14 (5.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (5.79%) Office 365
15 13 (5.37%) Project Management
16 12 (4.96%) C
16 12 (4.96%) E-Commerce
16 12 (4.96%) SAP Business One
16 12 (4.96%) Analytics
16 12 (4.96%) Presales
17 11 (4.55%) iPad

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (11.57%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.89%) SAS
3 6 (2.48%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.07%) CMS
5 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.48%) MS Excel
1 6 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (1.65%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.24%) MS Office
4 1 (0.41%) MS Project
4 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (5.79%) Unit4 Business World
2 12 (4.96%) SAP Business One
3 10 (4.13%) Sonata
4 4 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.83%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.83%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.83%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.41%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.41%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.79%) Office 365
2 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.24%) SaaS
2 3 (1.24%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.83%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) Force.com
4 1 (0.41%) IaaS
4 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.57%) Skype
2 15 (6.20%) PBX
3 8 (3.31%) Unified Communications
4 6 (2.48%) Broadband
5 1 (0.41%) ISDN
5 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.74%) BusinessObjects
2 21 (8.68%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (5.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.89%) Big Data
7 6 (2.48%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 6 (2.48%) Power BI
7 6 (2.48%) QlikView
8 4 (1.65%) OLAP
8 4 (1.65%) SAP BW
8 4 (1.65%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
10 2 (0.83%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.83%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (0.83%) SAS EBI
10 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.24%) JIRA
1 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 61 (25.21%) Finance
2 20 (8.26%) Banking
3 19 (7.85%) Advertising
4 11 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.55%) Marketing
5 10 (4.13%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.72%) Retail
7 8 (3.31%) Investment Banking
8 7 (2.89%) Front Office
9 3 (1.24%) Publishing
10 2 (0.83%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.83%) Legal
10 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.41%) Back Office
11 1 (0.41%) Electronics
11 1 (0.41%) French Language
11 1 (0.41%) Law
11 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.83%) .NET
2 1 (0.41%) MDX
2 1 (0.41%) Middleware
2 1 (0.41%) SAP TM
2 1 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 11 (4.55%) iPad
3 10 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.48%) Fintech
5 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (0.83%) Fixed Income
5 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.83%) User Experience
5 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.41%) Animation
6 1 (0.41%) Derivative
6 1 (0.41%) FMCG
6 1 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.41%) IVR
6 1 (0.41%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.41%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.41%) PMI
6 1 (0.41%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.41%) Android
1 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.41%) Linux
1 1 (0.41%) Windows
1 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
1 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.29%) Business Analysis
2 34 (14.05%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (11.98%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (7.85%) Wealth Management
6 16 (6.61%) Business Transformation
7 14 (5.79%) Migration
8 13 (5.37%) Project Management
9 12 (4.96%) Analytics
9 12 (4.96%) E-Commerce
9 12 (4.96%) Presales
10 11 (4.55%) Six Sigma
10 11 (4.55%) Time Management
11 10 (4.13%) Business Continuity
11 10 (4.13%) ETL
11 10 (4.13%) ITIL
11 10 (4.13%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (3.72%) Asset Management
12 9 (3.72%) Change Management
12 9 (3.72%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.05%) SQL
2 12 (4.96%) C
3 5 (2.07%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.24%) ABAP
4 3 (1.24%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.83%) C#
6 1 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.31%) Degree
3 6 (2.48%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.24%) MCSE
6 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.83%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) Avaya Certification
7 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) CISA
7 1 (0.41%) CITP
7 1 (0.41%) ISEB
7 1 (0.41%) MCITP
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.89%) ISO22301
1 7 (2.89%) MiFID
2 2 (0.83%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) BS25999
3 1 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (0.41%) Nagios
1 1 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (13.22%) SAP
2 26 (10.74%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.20%) Oracle
4 10 (4.13%) Tableau
5 9 (3.72%) Avaloq
5 9 (3.72%) FNZ
5 9 (3.72%) Polycom
6 7 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.65%) Mercator
8 3 (1.24%) Cisco
8 3 (1.24%) Google
9 2 (0.83%) Cognos
9 2 (0.83%) FactSet
9 2 (0.83%) IBM
9 2 (0.83%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 2 (0.83%) StatPro
9 2 (0.83%) Teradata
9 2 (0.83%) Workday
10 1 (0.41%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.41%) Splunk
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