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 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Consultant
Rank 533 491 425
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -66
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 115 136 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.26% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 64 115
Median daily rate £438 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £593 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £470 £425
% change year-on-year
-15.10% +10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.35 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.35 - -

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
50931 51412 49753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.74% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33245 31720 30748
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1466 2048 2093
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £40.15 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -18 108 £431 -7.25% 38
London 0 62 £444 -7.79% 25
South East -17 16 £450 -5.26% 4
West Midlands -2 9 £399 +22.76% 3
North West -28 8 £325 -31.57% 2
East of England +14 6 £325 -34.17% 1
Berkshire -12 6 £450 -5.26% 2
City of London +31 4 £394 -21.25% 9
Hampshire +3 4 £300 -50.00%
Manchester -16 4 £575 +15.00% 2
Warwick - 4 £400 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £325 -
Luton - 4 £325 -
Warwickshire - 4 £400 -
South West -11 3 £363 -20.32% 1
Yorkshire +7 2 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire -2 2 £300 -
Edinburgh -9 2 £650 +79.31% 1
Reading -10 2 - - 2
Surrey -10 2 - -
Scotland -21 2 £650 +79.31% 2
East Midlands - 2 £525 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £300 -
Bristol - 2 £363 -
Hertfordshire +9 1 - - 1
Essex -2 1 - -
Stockport -8 1 £575 - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £525 -

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 82 (32.54%) Finance
2 41 (16.27%) SQL
3 39 (15.48%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (14.68%) Business Analysis
5 33 (13.10%) SAP
6 31 (12.30%) Migration
7 30 (11.90%) BusinessObjects
8 29 (11.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (11.11%) Banking
10 27 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
11 26 (10.32%) Oracle
12 24 (9.52%) Project Management
13 22 (8.73%) Change Management
13 22 (8.73%) Microsoft
14 21 (8.33%) ERP
15 18 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (6.75%) Data Modelling
17 15 (5.95%) Telecoms
17 15 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (5.95%) Analytics
18 14 (5.56%) Office 365
18 14 (5.56%) Security Cleared
18 14 (5.56%) MS Excel
18 14 (5.56%) CRM
18 14 (5.56%) Investment Banking
19 13 (5.16%) MS PowerPoint
19 13 (5.16%) Oracle EBS
19 13 (5.16%) Business Transformation
20 12 (4.76%) Marketing
21 11 (4.37%) Derivative

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 8 (3.17%) SharePoint
1 8 (3.17%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (0.79%) Live Communications Server
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.40%) CMS
3 1 (0.40%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (0.40%) SAS
3 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.78%) MS Project
4 5 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.59%) MS Office
6 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (5.16%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (4.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (2.38%) Sonata
3 6 (2.38%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.59%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (1.59%) SAP CO
5 4 (1.59%) SAP FI
5 4 (1.59%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.79%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 2 (0.79%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.40%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.40%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.40%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.40%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.56%) Office 365
2 2 (0.79%) Taleo
2 2 (0.79%) Yammer
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.17%) Skype
2 4 (1.59%) IPv6
2 4 (1.59%) Network Security
3 3 (1.19%) PBX
4 2 (0.79%) DNS
4 2 (0.79%) PSTN
4 2 (0.79%) RTP
4 2 (0.79%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.40%) Converged Networks
5 1 (0.40%) Internet
5 1 (0.40%) NAS
5 1 (0.40%) SAN
5 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.40%) VoIP
5 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.90%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.38%) Data Mining
4 6 (2.38%) SAP Data Services
4 6 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.98%) BusinessObjects XI
5 5 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (1.59%) Xcelsius
7 3 (1.19%) Data Mart
7 3 (1.19%) EDRMS
7 3 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.79%) Essbase
8 2 (0.79%) MS Access
8 2 (0.79%) SAP BI
8 2 (0.79%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.79%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.40%) JIRA
3 1 (0.40%) LSMW
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 82 (32.54%) Finance
2 28 (11.11%) Banking
3 15 (5.95%) Telecoms
4 14 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.76%) Marketing
6 11 (4.37%) Retail
7 8 (3.17%) Front Office
8 7 (2.78%) Back Office
9 6 (2.38%) Legal
10 5 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.19%) Advertising
12 2 (0.79%) Billing
12 2 (0.79%) Local Government
13 1 (0.40%) Games
13 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.19%) XML
2 2 (0.79%) .NET
2 2 (0.79%) HTML
3 1 (0.40%) Mason
3 1 (0.40%) MDX
3 1 (0.40%) Middleware
3 1 (0.40%) SAP PI
3 1 (0.40%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.37%) Derivative
3 9 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (3.17%) Credit Risk
4 8 (3.17%) Market Risk
5 6 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.98%) FMCG
6 5 (1.98%) iPad
6 5 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.59%) EPoS
7 4 (1.59%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.59%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.19%) Fintech
8 3 (1.19%) User Experience
9 2 (0.79%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.79%) Social Network
10 1 (0.40%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.40%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.78%) Unix
2 2 (0.79%) Windows
2 2 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.48%) Business Intelligence
2 37 (14.68%) Business Analysis
3 31 (12.30%) Migration
4 29 (11.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (9.52%) Project Management
6 22 (8.73%) Change Management
7 21 (8.33%) ERP
8 18 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (6.75%) Data Modelling
10 15 (5.95%) Analytics
10 15 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (5.56%) CRM
12 13 (5.16%) Business Transformation
13 11 (4.37%) E-Commerce
13 11 (4.37%) Risk Management
13 11 (4.37%) Translating Business Requirements
13 11 (4.37%) Use Case
14 10 (3.97%) ITIL
14 10 (3.97%) Target Operating Model
15 9 (3.57%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 41 (16.27%) SQL
2 7 (2.78%) PL/SQL
3 6 (2.38%) C
4 4 (1.59%) Java
4 4 (1.59%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.79%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.40%) ABAP
6 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.97%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.57%) Degree
4 5 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.59%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.59%) MBA
6 2 (0.79%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.40%) ACCA
7 1 (0.40%) CIMA
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.57%) QA
2 3 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.79%) MiFID
3 2 (0.79%) SEPA
4 1 (0.40%) COBIT
4 1 (0.40%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) Val IT
System Software
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) Control-M
Vendors
1 33 (13.10%) SAP
2 26 (10.32%) Oracle
3 22 (8.73%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.57%) Calypso
4 9 (3.57%) Murex
5 6 (2.38%) Avaloq
5 6 (2.38%) FNZ
6 5 (1.98%) Adobe
6 5 (1.98%) Tableau
7 4 (1.59%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.19%) Informatica
9 2 (0.79%) hybris
9 2 (0.79%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.79%) Teradata
9 2 (0.79%) Yardi
10 1 (0.40%) Infor
10 1 (0.40%) RedPrairie
10 1 (0.40%) Sitecore
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