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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Consultant
Rank 477 423 407
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 116 180 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.35% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 118 96
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£445 £450 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £80.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +68.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.00

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -62 106 £445 +0.56% 59
London -39 52 £445 -6.31% 42
South East -23 22 £488 +14.70% 6
Berkshire +19 15 £500 -9.09% 3
North West -10 15 £450 +20.00% 4
City of London +19 12 £475 +28.37% 9
Reading +11 6 £500 -9.09% 3
Manchester -5 6 £475 +7.04% 1
West Midlands -18 5 £319 -15.00% 1
Scotland +1 4 £363 -29.26%
Yorkshire -22 4 £400 -11.11% 1
East of England +12 3 £475 +37.68%
West Yorkshire -15 3 £400 -12.56% 1
Bracknell - 3 £500 -
East Midlands +5 2 £413 +10.00% 1
South West +3 2 - - 2
Surrey +2 2 £550 - 1
Hampshire -21 2 - - 1
Slough - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +1 1 £400 -4.76%
Edinburgh -5 1 £363 -
Milton Keynes -6 1 £400 -10.61%
Birmingham -9 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire -9 1 £325 -13.33%
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £475 -
Stockport - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 69 (28.99%) Finance
2 54 (22.69%) Business Intelligence
3 53 (22.27%) SQL
4 44 (18.49%) SAP
5 40 (16.81%) Oracle
6 31 (13.03%) Business Objects
7 28 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (10.50%) Project Management
10 21 (8.82%) Security Cleared
10 21 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (8.40%) Microsoft
12 19 (7.98%) CRM
12 19 (7.98%) SQL Server
12 19 (7.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (7.98%) Oracle EBS
13 18 (7.56%) Degree
14 17 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (7.14%) PL/SQL
14 17 (7.14%) ITIL
15 16 (6.72%) Data Modelling
15 16 (6.72%) BusinessObjects
16 15 (6.30%) Business Development
17 14 (5.88%) Marketing
17 14 (5.88%) Business Analysis
17 14 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
18 13 (5.46%) Analytics
18 13 (5.46%) Banking

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.10%) Oracle BPEL
2 5 (2.10%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.68%) CMS
3 4 (1.68%) SAS
4 3 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 1 (0.42%) WordPress
6 1 (0.42%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.42%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 11 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.68%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.84%) Windchill
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (7.98%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (3.36%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 7 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (2.10%) SAP Business One
6 3 (1.26%) ResourceLink
6 3 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 2 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.84%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.42%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.42%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.78%) SaaS
2 5 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.26%) PaaS
4 3 (1.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.52%) Network Security
2 5 (2.10%) IPv6
3 3 (1.26%) Broadband
4 2 (0.84%) HTTP
4 2 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.84%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (7.98%) SQL Server
3 19 (7.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (6.72%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (4.20%) SAP BW
7 8 (3.36%) MySQL
7 8 (3.36%) OLAP
7 8 (3.36%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.52%) SAP Data Services
8 6 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.52%) BusinessObjects XI
8 6 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.10%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (2.10%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.68%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 4 (1.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (0.84%) JIRA
2 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.42%) JDeveloper
2 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
General
1 69 (28.99%) Finance
2 14 (5.88%) Marketing
3 13 (5.46%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.46%) Banking
4 9 (3.78%) Retail
5 8 (3.36%) Local Government
6 4 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.68%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.26%) Back Office
7 3 (1.26%) Advertising
8 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.84%) German Language
8 2 (0.84%) Automotive
8 2 (0.84%) Legal
9 1 (0.42%) Billing
9 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.42%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.78%) Java EE
2 7 (2.94%) MDX
3 5 (2.10%) .NET
4 3 (1.26%) SAP XI
5 2 (0.84%) SOAP
6 1 (0.42%) XML
6 1 (0.42%) HTML
6 1 (0.42%) Mason
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.78%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.94%) Data Integration
4 6 (2.52%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.10%) User Experience
5 5 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.68%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.68%) Streaming Video
6 4 (1.68%) NHS
7 3 (1.26%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.26%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.84%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.84%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.42%) SCORM
9 1 (0.42%) Physics
9 1 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.42%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.20%) Windows
2 7 (2.94%) UNIX
3 4 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (22.69%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (10.50%) Project Management
5 19 (7.98%) CRM
6 17 (7.14%) ITIL
7 16 (6.72%) Data Modelling
8 15 (6.30%) Business Development
9 14 (5.88%) Business Analysis
10 13 (5.46%) ERP
10 13 (5.46%) ETL
10 13 (5.46%) Analytics
11 10 (4.20%) Service Management
12 9 (3.78%) Migration
12 9 (3.78%) Change Management
12 9 (3.78%) Business Transformation
13 8 (3.36%) Kimball Methodology
13 8 (3.36%) Time Management
13 8 (3.36%) Workflow
14 7 (2.94%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (22.27%) SQL
2 17 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 10 (4.20%) Java
4 6 (2.52%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.10%) C#
5 5 (2.10%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.26%) C
7 2 (0.84%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.84%) ABAP
7 2 (0.84%) Python
7 2 (0.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.42%) VB
8 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.56%) Degree
3 11 (4.62%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.68%) MBA
5 4 (1.68%) ISEB
6 1 (0.42%) CISSP
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.42%) PMP
6 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.42%) ACCA
6 1 (0.42%) CISM
6 1 (0.42%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.26%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.84%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.42%) SLA
3 1 (0.42%) Basel II
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.84%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 44 (18.49%) SAP
2 40 (16.81%) Oracle
3 31 (13.03%) Business Objects
4 20 (8.40%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.94%) Cognos
5 7 (2.94%) Tableau
6 4 (1.68%) HP
7 2 (0.84%) Citrix
7 2 (0.84%) Informatica
7 2 (0.84%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.84%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.84%) Siebel
7 2 (0.84%) Adobe
7 2 (0.84%) Teradata
7 2 (0.84%) Avaloq
7 2 (0.84%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.84%) Yardi
8 1 (0.42%) Google
8 1 (0.42%) Huawei
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