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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Consultant
Rank 522 494 460
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 120 139 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.26% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 71 98
Median daily rate £438 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £455 £425
% change year-on-year
-9.34% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -11 115 £425 -6.07% 28
London +12 57 £438 -6.66% 12
South East +5 20 £450 -4.25% 4
West Midlands -13 11 £400 +22.92% 2
North West -18 10 £363 +9.02% 5
Berkshire -8 9 £450 -5.26% 3
South West +3 7 £413 - 1
Manchester -14 5 £575 +15.00% 1
City of London +27 4 £394 -21.25% 4
East of England +17 4 £300 -39.24% 2
Yorkshire +1 4 £300 -20.00%
Reading -5 4 £450 -10.00% 2
Slough - 4 £450 -
Warwick - 4 £400 -
Warwickshire - 4 £400 -
Hampshire +5 3 £300 -50.00%
West Yorkshire -2 3 £300 -20.00%
Gloucestershire -5 3 £600 +33.33%
Leeds -6 3 £300 -20.00%
Stockport -8 3 £575 -
Bristol +10 2 £394 +5.00% 1
Birmingham -7 2 £450 - 1
Surrey -12 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £325 -
Hertfordshire +14 1 - -
Gloucester +1 1 £600 +45.89%
Liverpool -4 1 £400 +60.00%
Merseyside -8 1 £400 +60.00%
West Sussex -19 1 - -
Scotland -19 1 £650 +23.80%

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 73 (30.04%) Finance
2 43 (17.70%) SQL
3 36 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (13.58%) Business Analysis
5 30 (12.35%) Migration
5 30 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (11.52%) SAP
7 26 (10.70%) BusinessObjects
8 25 (10.29%) Project Management
9 24 (9.88%) Oracle
10 23 (9.47%) Change Management
11 21 (8.64%) Banking
12 18 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (7.41%) Microsoft
12 18 (7.41%) ERP
13 17 (7.00%) CRM
13 17 (7.00%) Office 365
13 17 (7.00%) Analytics
14 16 (6.58%) Security Cleared
14 16 (6.58%) Data Modelling
15 15 (6.17%) Marketing
15 15 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (5.76%) Business Transformation
16 14 (5.76%) Telecoms
17 12 (4.94%) MS PowerPoint
17 12 (4.94%) Oracle EBS
17 12 (4.94%) ITIL
17 12 (4.94%) Use Case
18 11 (4.53%) SC 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 11 (4.53%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.12%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.82%) Live Communications Server
3 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.41%) CMS
4 1 (0.41%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (4.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (4.53%) MS Project
3 10 (4.12%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.82%) MS Office
6 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (4.94%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (4.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (2.47%) Sonata
4 5 (2.06%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (1.65%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.65%) SAP CO
5 4 (1.65%) SAP FI
5 4 (1.65%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (1.23%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.82%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.41%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.41%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.41%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.41%) SAP PS
8 1 (0.41%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.00%) Office 365
2 5 (2.06%) Yammer
3 2 (0.82%) Taleo
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.12%) Skype
2 4 (1.65%) IPv6
2 4 (1.65%) Network Security
3 3 (1.23%) PBX
4 2 (0.82%) DNS
4 2 (0.82%) PSTN
4 2 (0.82%) RTP
4 2 (0.82%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.41%) Converged Networks
5 1 (0.41%) Internet
5 1 (0.41%) NAS
5 1 (0.41%) SAN
5 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.70%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.88%) Data Mining
4 6 (2.47%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.06%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 5 (2.06%) BusinessObjects XI
5 5 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.06%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.23%) Data Mart
7 3 (1.23%) EDRMS
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.23%) Power BI
8 2 (0.82%) Essbase
8 2 (0.82%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (0.82%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.82%) JDeveloper
1 2 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.41%) JIRA
2 1 (0.41%) LSMW
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 73 (30.04%) Finance
2 21 (8.64%) Banking
3 15 (6.17%) Marketing
4 14 (5.76%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.12%) Investment Banking
6 9 (3.70%) Retail
7 6 (2.47%) Front Office
8 5 (2.06%) Advertising
8 5 (2.06%) Back Office
8 5 (2.06%) Legal
9 4 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.82%) Local Government
11 1 (0.41%) Games
11 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.06%) .NET
1 5 (2.06%) HTML
1 5 (2.06%) XML
2 1 (0.41%) Mason
2 1 (0.41%) MDX
2 1 (0.41%) Middleware
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.41%) SAP PI
2 1 (0.41%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.70%) Derivative
3 7 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (2.47%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.47%) Credit Risk
4 6 (2.47%) Market Risk
5 5 (2.06%) iPad
5 5 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.65%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.23%) EPoS
7 3 (1.23%) Fintech
7 3 (1.23%) User Experience
7 3 (1.23%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.82%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.82%) FMCG
8 2 (0.82%) Social Network
9 1 (0.41%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.47%) Unix
2 2 (0.82%) Windows
2 2 (0.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
2 33 (13.58%) Business Analysis
3 30 (12.35%) Migration
4 28 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (10.29%) Project Management
6 23 (9.47%) Change Management
7 18 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (7.41%) ERP
8 17 (7.00%) Analytics
8 17 (7.00%) CRM
9 16 (6.58%) Data Modelling
10 15 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (5.76%) Business Transformation
12 12 (4.94%) ITIL
12 12 (4.94%) Use Case
13 11 (4.53%) Coaching
14 10 (4.12%) ETL
15 9 (3.70%) Asset Management
15 9 (3.70%) E-Commerce
15 9 (3.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (17.70%) SQL
2 7 (2.88%) Java
2 7 (2.88%) PL/SQL
3 6 (2.47%) C
4 4 (1.65%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.41%) ABAP
6 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (6.58%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.53%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.12%) Degree
4 6 (2.47%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.65%) MBA
7 2 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) ACCA
8 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) CIMA
8 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.41%) MCSD
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.47%) QA
2 3 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.82%) SEPA
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
4 1 (0.41%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) Val IT
System Software
1 2 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Control-M
Vendors
1 28 (11.52%) SAP
2 24 (9.88%) Oracle
3 18 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.88%) Calypso
4 7 (2.88%) Murex
5 6 (2.47%) Avaloq
5 6 (2.47%) FNZ
6 5 (2.06%) Adobe
7 4 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.23%) Informatica
8 3 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.23%) Tableau
9 2 (0.82%) hybris
9 2 (0.82%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.82%) Northgate
9 2 (0.82%) Siebel
10 1 (0.41%) Civica
10 1 (0.41%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.41%) Kronos
10 1 (0.41%) Teradata
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