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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Consultant
Rank 515 549 476
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -73
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 133 111 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.20% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 59 94
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £610 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £453 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +0.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.43 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.43 - -

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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Business Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 September 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 +37 123 £475 +3.82% 38
London +3 67 £550 +13.63% 18
South East +26 19 £450 - 1
South West +18 10 £450 +25.00% 5
Scotland +14 7 £488 +2.63%
Berkshire +11 7 £275 -28.57% 1
Yorkshire +9 7 £350 -30.00% 3
South Yorkshire - 7 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire +30 6 - -
East Midlands -3 6 £475 +8.57%
West Midlands -20 6 £450 -14.28% 1
Milton Keynes +17 5 - -
Edinburgh - 4 £700 -
North West +6 3 £375 -17.12% 9
East of England +3 3 £450 -3.22% 1
Bristol +2 3 £550 - 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £450 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £475 -
Northampton - 3 £475 -
Sheffield - 3 £350 - 1
Reading +21 2 - -
City of London +19 2 £456 -29.80% 6
Warwick 0 2 £438 -
Warwickshire 0 2 £438 -
Wales - 2 £413 -
Wallingford - 2 £450 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Burnley - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 64 (25.30%) Finance
2 42 (16.60%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (15.02%) Business Analysis
4 36 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (13.83%) Project Management
6 33 (13.04%) SQL
7 31 (12.25%) SAP
8 30 (11.86%) Change Management
9 24 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 23 (9.09%) Migration
11 21 (8.30%) Banking
11 21 (8.30%) Office 365
12 20 (7.91%) ERP
13 19 (7.51%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (7.11%) Oracle
15 17 (6.72%) BusinessObjects
16 16 (6.32%) Marketing
17 15 (5.93%) Unit4 Business World
17 15 (5.93%) Data Modelling
17 15 (5.93%) Security Cleared
18 14 (5.53%) User Acceptance Testing
18 14 (5.53%) Time Management
18 14 (5.53%) Skype for Business
18 14 (5.53%) Analytics
18 14 (5.53%) Skype
18 14 (5.53%) ETL
18 14 (5.53%) C
19 13 (5.14%) Requirements Analysis
19 13 (5.14%) Data Warehouse

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 14 (5.53%) Skype for Business
2 8 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.98%) SAS
4 3 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.79%) IIS
5 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.40%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (3.95%) MS Project
4 7 (2.77%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.19%) MS Office
6 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (5.93%) Unit4 Business World
2 11 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (3.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (2.77%) SAP Business One
5 5 (1.98%) Sonata
6 2 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.79%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.79%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.40%) Primavera
7 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.40%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.30%) Office 365
2 5 (1.98%) Yammer
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.40%) SaaS
3 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.53%) Skype
2 4 (1.58%) IPv6
2 4 (1.58%) Network Security
2 4 (1.58%) PBX
3 2 (0.79%) FTP
4 1 (0.40%) Internet
4 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.40%) VoIP
4 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.72%) BusinessObjects
2 13 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.56%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.16%) SAP BW
4 8 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.37%) SAP HANA
6 5 (1.98%) SAP BI
6 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.58%) Big Data
7 4 (1.58%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.58%) OLAP
7 4 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.58%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (1.58%) SAS EBI
7 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.19%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.79%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.79%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 2 (0.79%) JDeveloper
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.40%) JIRA
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 64 (25.30%) Finance
2 21 (8.30%) Banking
3 16 (6.32%) Marketing
4 8 (3.16%) Retail
4 8 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.77%) Advertising
5 7 (2.77%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.77%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.37%) Back Office
7 4 (1.58%) Local Government
7 4 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.19%) Games
9 2 (0.79%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.79%) Front Office
10 1 (0.40%) French Language
10 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.98%) HTML
1 5 (1.98%) XML
2 4 (1.58%) .NET
3 2 (0.79%) Web Services
4 1 (0.40%) Middleware
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.98%) Client/Server
3 4 (1.58%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.58%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.19%) Derivative
4 3 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (1.19%) EPoS
4 3 (1.19%) User Experience
5 2 (0.79%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.79%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (0.79%) Data Integration
5 2 (0.79%) Equities
5 2 (0.79%) Fintech
5 2 (0.79%) iPad
5 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.79%) NHS
5 2 (0.79%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (0.79%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.79%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.40%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.19%) Unix
2 2 (0.79%) Windows
3 1 (0.40%) Linux
3 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.60%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (15.02%) Business Analysis
3 36 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (13.83%) Project Management
5 30 (11.86%) Change Management
6 23 (9.09%) Migration
7 20 (7.91%) ERP
8 19 (7.51%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (5.93%) Data Modelling
10 14 (5.53%) Analytics
10 14 (5.53%) ETL
10 14 (5.53%) Time Management
10 14 (5.53%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (5.14%) Requirements Analysis
11 13 (5.14%) Wealth Management
12 12 (4.74%) Coaching
13 11 (4.35%) Business Transformation
14 10 (3.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 9 (3.56%) PRINCE2
15 9 (3.56%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.04%) SQL
2 14 (5.53%) C
3 6 (2.37%) PL/SQL
4 5 (1.98%) Java
5 4 (1.58%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.40%) ABAP
6 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (5.93%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.74%) Degree
3 8 (3.16%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.77%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.58%) MBA
7 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.40%) HNC
7 1 (0.40%) HND
7 1 (0.40%) ISEB
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.40%) MCSD
7 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.19%) MiFID
1 3 (1.19%) SEPA
2 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.40%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.40%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 31 (12.25%) SAP
2 23 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.11%) Oracle
4 6 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.98%) Avaloq
5 5 (1.98%) FNZ
6 4 (1.58%) Polycom
6 4 (1.58%) Tableau
7 3 (1.19%) Mercator
8 2 (0.79%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.79%) Informatica
8 2 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.79%) Siebel
8 2 (0.79%) Teradata
9 1 (0.40%) Adobe
9 1 (0.40%) Cisco
9 1 (0.40%) Citrix
9 1 (0.40%) Google
9 1 (0.40%) Northgate
9 1 (0.40%) Temenos
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