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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Consultant
Rank 502 512 516
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 119 133 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 63 69
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £360 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 - -
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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +1 105 £475 +5.55% 28
London -30 60 £481 +4.05% 16
South East +41 14 £450 +40.62% 4
Berkshire +19 11 £450 +40.62% 2
Scotland +18 9 £450 -10.22%
South West +17 7 £481 +13.23% 1
City of London -2 7 £538 -7.52% 5
West Midlands -8 6 £354 -21.38% 3
West Yorkshire +20 5 £460 -7.07%
Yorkshire +12 5 £460 +2.79%
Wokingham - 5 £450 -
Edinburgh +24 4 £535 +6.73%
North West +5 3 £333 -26.11% 3
Somerset +25 2 £413 +19.56% 1
Leeds +13 2 £460 -
Bath +8 2 £413 +19.56% 1
Bristol +5 2 £625 +47.05%
East of England +5 2 £310 - 1
Wiltshire -2 2 - -
East Midlands -7 2 - -
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
Wakefield - 2 - -
Milton Keynes +16 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +16 1 - -
Cheshire +14 1 £325 -
Slough +9 1 £350 +9.37%
Glasgow +2 1 - -
Reading -1 1 - - 2

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 60 (24.79%) Finance
2 41 (16.94%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (13.22%) Business Analysis
5 30 (12.40%) SAP
6 29 (11.98%) SQL
7 28 (11.57%) Project Management
8 24 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (9.50%) Banking
9 23 (9.50%) Migration
10 22 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
11 21 (8.68%) Microsoft
11 21 (8.68%) Change Management
12 20 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (7.85%) Oracle
13 19 (7.85%) ERP
13 19 (7.85%) Unit4 Business World
14 17 (7.02%) Skype for Business
14 17 (7.02%) Skype
15 16 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (6.20%) C
16 15 (6.20%) Analytics
17 14 (5.79%) Business Transformation
17 14 (5.79%) Office 365
17 14 (5.79%) ETL
18 13 (5.37%) Advertising
18 13 (5.37%) Requirements Analysis
19 12 (4.96%) Wealth Management
19 12 (4.96%) Time Management
20 11 (4.55%) Security Cleared

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 17 (7.02%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.48%) SAS
3 5 (2.07%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.83%) IIS
5 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.41%) CMS
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.41%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.89%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.07%) MS Project
4 2 (0.83%) MS Office
5 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (7.85%) Unit4 Business World
2 9 (3.72%) SAP Business One
3 8 (3.31%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (2.07%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (1.65%) Sonata
6 3 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.41%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.41%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.79%) Office 365
2 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.24%) Yammer
3 2 (0.83%) Data Lake Analytics
3 2 (0.83%) SaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) IaaS
4 1 (0.41%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.41%) PaaS
4 1 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.02%) Skype
2 5 (2.07%) Broadband
3 4 (1.65%) PBX
3 4 (1.65%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.83%) FTP
5 1 (0.41%) Internet
5 1 (0.41%) VoIP
5 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
2 20 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.72%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.89%) SAP BW
5 7 (2.89%) SAP HANA
6 6 (2.48%) Big Data
6 6 (2.48%) OLAP
6 6 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.07%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 5 (2.07%) Power BI
7 5 (2.07%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (2.07%) SAS EBI
8 4 (1.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.24%) QlikView
9 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.41%) JIRA
2 1 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 60 (24.79%) Finance
2 23 (9.50%) Banking
3 13 (5.37%) Advertising
4 9 (3.72%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.72%) Marketing
4 9 (3.72%) Retail
5 7 (2.89%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.65%) Front Office
7 3 (1.24%) Dutch Language
7 3 (1.24%) Local Government
8 2 (0.83%) Back Office
8 2 (0.83%) French Language
8 2 (0.83%) Games
8 2 (0.83%) Legal
8 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.24%) .NET
2 2 (0.83%) Web Services
3 1 (0.41%) HTML
3 1 (0.41%) Middleware
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.41%) SAP TM
3 1 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.48%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.07%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.07%) iPad
3 5 (2.07%) User Experience
4 4 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.24%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.83%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.83%) Fintech
6 2 (0.83%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.41%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.41%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.41%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.83%) Linux
1 2 (0.83%) Windows
2 1 (0.41%) Android
2 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.41%) Unix
2 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.94%) Business Intelligence
2 33 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (13.22%) Business Analysis
4 28 (11.57%) Project Management
5 24 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (9.50%) Migration
7 21 (8.68%) Change Management
8 19 (7.85%) ERP
9 15 (6.20%) Analytics
10 14 (5.79%) Business Transformation
10 14 (5.79%) ETL
11 13 (5.37%) Requirements Analysis
12 12 (4.96%) Time Management
12 12 (4.96%) Wealth Management
13 11 (4.55%) Process Improvement
13 11 (4.55%) Six Sigma
14 10 (4.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 10 (4.13%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (3.72%) Data Modelling
16 8 (3.31%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.98%) SQL
2 15 (6.20%) C
3 6 (2.48%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.07%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.83%) C#
5 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.41%) ABAP
6 1 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.13%) Degree
3 7 (2.89%) DV Cleared
3 7 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.83%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.83%) MCSE
5 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.41%) CISA
6 1 (0.41%) CITP
6 1 (0.41%) HNC
6 1 (0.41%) HND
6 1 (0.41%) ISEB
6 1 (0.41%) MCITP
6 1 (0.41%) MCSD
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.65%) MiFID
2 2 (0.83%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.41%) BS25999
3 1 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.41%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (0.41%) Nagios
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 30 (12.40%) SAP
2 21 (8.68%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.85%) Oracle
4 7 (2.89%) Tableau
5 6 (2.48%) Mercator
6 5 (2.07%) Polycom
6 5 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.65%) Avaloq
7 4 (1.65%) FNZ
8 3 (1.24%) IBM
8 3 (1.24%) Informatica
9 2 (0.83%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.83%) Teradata
10 1 (0.41%) Advent
10 1 (0.41%) Google
10 1 (0.41%) Nokia Networks
10 1 (0.41%) Northgate
10 1 (0.41%) Pega
10 1 (0.41%) SimCorp
10 1 (0.41%) StatPro