The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Consultant
Rank 458 423 397
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 113 136 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 77 73
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£475 £433 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.82% +4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £550 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £391
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £49.50 £59.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 £59.00
% change year-on-year
- -67.79%

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Business Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 29 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 107 £488 +10.79% 74
London -10 54 £500 +5.26% 39
City of London +10 12 £469 +8.38% 11
South East -17 12 £400 +19.40% 8
North West +3 11 £475 +26.66% 7
Scotland -5 6 £425 -22.72%
South West -20 6 £500 +51.51% 5
Gloucestershire -13 5 £500 - 2
East Midlands +20 4 £388 - 4
Surrey +4 4 £425 +13.33% 4
Berkshire 0 4 £375 +25.00% 2
East of England -1 4 £450 -6.49% 2
Yorkshire -5 4 £425 +25.00% 2
Bedfordshire -6 4 £450 - 1
Cheltenham - 4 £500 - 1
Cheshire +4 3 - -
West Yorkshire -2 3 £425 +25.00% 1
Manchester -2 3 £450 +1.40% 6
Edinburgh - 3 £425 -
Warrington -5 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £400 -
West Midlands 0 1 £425 -39.24% 6
Nottinghamshire -4 1 £500 -
Nottingham -5 1 £500 -
Buckinghamshire -13 1 £400 +8.10%
Coventry - 1 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £400 -
Bedford - 1 £425 -
Birmingham - - - - 3
Bradford - - - -

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Business Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Business Consultant in their job title.

1 77 (30.08%) Finance
2 63 (24.61%) Business Intelligence
3 62 (24.22%) SAP
4 57 (22.27%) SQL
5 54 (21.09%) Oracle
6 40 (15.63%) Business Objects
7 31 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (9.77%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (8.98%) BusinessObjects
11 21 (8.20%) Degree
12 20 (7.81%) SQL Server
12 20 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (7.42%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (7.03%) Business Analysis
14 18 (7.03%) Oracle EBS
14 18 (7.03%) Data Modelling
14 18 (7.03%) Project Management
14 18 (7.03%) Security Cleared
15 16 (6.25%) ETL
15 16 (6.25%) PL/SQL
16 15 (5.86%) CRM
17 14 (5.47%) Migration
17 14 (5.47%) Analytics
17 14 (5.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 14 (5.47%) Oracle BI EE
18 13 (5.08%) Oracle EBS R12
18 13 (5.08%) Banking
18 13 (5.08%) Retail
19 12 (4.69%) SAP BW

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Business Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Business Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.56%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.56%) SAS
2 4 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (1.56%) Oracle BPEL
3 3 (1.17%) Apache Solr
3 3 (1.17%) CMS
4 2 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.39%) WordPress
5 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.39%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.39%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.56%) MS Project
2 4 (1.56%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.17%) PowerPivot
3 3 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.78%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (7.03%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (5.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (2.73%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 7 (2.73%) SAP Business One
4 5 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.95%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (1.95%) SAP CO
4 5 (1.95%) SAP FI
5 4 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (1.17%) Fredhopper
6 3 (1.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (1.17%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.78%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.78%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.78%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.56%) Intranet
2 3 (1.17%) Internet
3 2 (0.78%) HTTP
3 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.78%) VLAN
4 1 (0.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.77%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (8.98%) BusinessObjects
3 20 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 20 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (5.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 14 (5.47%) Oracle BI EE
5 12 (4.69%) SAP BW
5 12 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (4.30%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (2.73%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.73%) BusinessObjects XI
8 6 (2.34%) MySQL
8 6 (2.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 5 (1.95%) Pentaho
9 5 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.56%) OLAP
10 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.56%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (1.17%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
General
1 77 (30.08%) Finance
2 13 (5.08%) Banking
2 13 (5.08%) Retail
3 10 (3.91%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.95%) Marketing
6 3 (1.17%) German Language
6 3 (1.17%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.17%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.17%) Local Government
6 3 (1.17%) Advertising
6 3 (1.17%) Publishing
6 3 (1.17%) Automotive
7 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.39%) Billing
8 1 (0.39%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.73%) Java EE
2 4 (1.56%) .NET
3 3 (1.17%) CSS
3 3 (1.17%) HTML
4 2 (0.78%) SOAP
4 2 (0.78%) SAP Basis
4 2 (0.78%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Business Workflow
5 1 (0.39%) MDX
5 1 (0.39%) EDIFACT
5 1 (0.39%) CGI
5 1 (0.39%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.69%) Data Integration
3 11 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.34%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.34%) Visualisation
4 6 (2.34%) User Experience
5 5 (1.95%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.17%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.17%) iPad
6 3 (1.17%) Data Conversion
6 3 (1.17%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.17%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.78%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.78%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.78%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.78%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.78%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.39%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.13%) UNIX
2 7 (2.73%) Windows
3 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (24.61%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (7.42%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (7.03%) Business Analysis
4 18 (7.03%) Data Modelling
4 18 (7.03%) Project Management
5 16 (6.25%) ETL
6 15 (5.86%) CRM
7 14 (5.47%) Migration
7 14 (5.47%) Analytics
8 12 (4.69%) Workflow
9 11 (4.30%) Business Development
9 11 (4.30%) Wealth Management
9 11 (4.30%) ITIL
9 11 (4.30%) ERP
10 10 (3.91%) E-Commerce
10 10 (3.91%) Change Management
10 10 (3.91%) Dimensional Modelling
11 8 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
11 8 (3.13%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (22.27%) SQL
2 16 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 7 (2.73%) Java
4 5 (1.95%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.56%) C
5 4 (1.56%) C#
5 4 (1.56%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.56%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.17%) ABAP
7 1 (0.39%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (0.39%) PHP
7 1 (0.39%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.39%) VBA
7 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (8.20%) Degree
2 18 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.91%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.34%) ISEB
5 5 (1.95%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.78%) MBA
7 1 (0.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.39%) APMP
7 1 (0.39%) CCA
7 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.39%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.17%) Solvency II
2 2 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.39%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 62 (24.22%) SAP
2 54 (21.09%) Oracle
3 40 (15.63%) Business Objects
4 11 (4.30%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.13%) Informatica
5 8 (3.13%) Tableau
6 6 (2.34%) Yardi
7 4 (1.56%) Teradata
8 3 (1.17%) Endeca
8 3 (1.17%) Cognos
8 3 (1.17%) Siebel
8 3 (1.17%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.17%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (1.17%) HP
9 2 (0.78%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.78%) Adobe
9 2 (0.78%) IBM
9 2 (0.78%) Citrix
9 2 (0.78%) Avaloq
9 2 (0.78%) Sitecore
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