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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Consultant
Rank 499 439 427
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 125 155 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.30% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 91 88
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£455 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £345 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
53473 51353 48123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.48% 92.45% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33986 31093 28245
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2035 2149
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 -26 114 £454 +0.83% 60
London -22 51 £500 +3.89% 28
North West -8 16 £350 -20.00% 7
South East -16 15 £455 +3.94% 9
City of London -4 11 £513 +5.12% 11
Manchester -2 8 £375 -14.28% 2
Berkshire - 8 £460 - 2
South West -1 7 £375 -25.00% 2
North East -14 7 - - 1
Scotland +3 6 £475 - 2
Yorkshire -19 6 £375 -6.25% 3
Surrey -1 5 £128 - 2
Gloucestershire -5 5 £450 -10.00%
Reading - 5 £500 - 1
West Midlands +3 4 £453 +13.12% 2
Cheshire -7 3 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -14 3 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 3 - -
West Yorkshire -19 3 £375 -6.25% 2
Leeds -21 3 £375 - 1
Liverpool - 3 £250 -
Merseyside - 3 £250 -
East of England 0 2 £476 +38.04% 2
Glasgow - 2 £475 - 1
Crewe - 2 - -
Gloucester - 2 £411 -
Hertfordshire -7 1 £488 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £465 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £375 - 2

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 67 (27.46%) Business Intelligence
2 66 (27.05%) Finance
3 47 (19.26%) SAP
4 40 (16.39%) SQL
5 38 (15.57%) Oracle
6 33 (13.52%) Project Management
7 30 (12.30%) BusinessObjects
8 29 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (10.25%) Oracle EBS
9 25 (10.25%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (9.84%) Microsoft
10 24 (9.84%) Oracle EBS R12
11 20 (8.20%) Target Operating Model
11 20 (8.20%) SQL Server
12 19 (7.79%) CRM
12 19 (7.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (7.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (7.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (7.38%) Business Transformation
14 17 (6.97%) Migration
15 16 (6.56%) Banking
15 16 (6.56%) Security Cleared
16 15 (6.15%) Change Management
17 14 (5.74%) ETL
17 14 (5.74%) Business Analysis
17 14 (5.74%) Business Development
17 14 (5.74%) User Acceptance Testing
18 13 (5.33%) Analytics
18 13 (5.33%) Marketing

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 6 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (1.64%) Lync
3 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.82%) SAS
4 2 (0.82%) CMS
4 2 (0.82%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (3.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.23%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (10.25%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (9.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (3.69%) SAP IS-U
5 7 (2.87%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (2.87%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (2.87%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (2.46%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 6 (2.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 6 (2.46%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (2.05%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (1.64%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 4 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (1.23%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (1.23%) SAP FI
9 3 (1.23%) ResourceLink
9 3 (1.23%) SAP Business One
9 3 (1.23%) SAP CO
9 3 (1.23%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.64%) SaaS
3 3 (1.23%) PaaS
3 3 (1.23%) Office 365
3 3 (1.23%) IaaS
3 3 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.82%) Taleo
5 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.05%) IPv6
1 5 (2.05%) Network Security
2 4 (1.64%) Skype
3 3 (1.23%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (1.23%) Unified Communications
3 3 (1.23%) NetScaler
3 3 (1.23%) Broadband
3 3 (1.23%) ISDN
3 3 (1.23%) PBX
3 3 (1.23%) PSTN
3 3 (1.23%) VoIP
4 2 (0.82%) FTP
4 2 (0.82%) SSH
5 1 (0.41%) HTTP
5 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.30%) BusinessObjects
2 25 (10.25%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (8.20%) SQL Server
4 19 (7.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (7.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (7.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (4.92%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 11 (4.51%) SAP BW
8 8 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (3.28%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (2.46%) BusinessObjects XI
9 6 (2.46%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.46%) OLAP
9 6 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.05%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.05%) Oracle Discoverer
11 4 (1.64%) MS Access
11 4 (1.64%) MySQL
11 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 7 (2.87%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.82%) JDeveloper
2 2 (0.82%) JIRA
2 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.41%) Toad
General
1 66 (27.05%) Finance
2 16 (6.56%) Banking
3 13 (5.33%) Marketing
4 10 (4.10%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.69%) Local Government
6 7 (2.87%) General Ledger
7 5 (2.05%) Retail
8 4 (1.64%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.64%) Back Office
9 3 (1.23%) Legal
9 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.82%) Billing
10 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.82%) Front Office
11 1 (0.41%) Advertising
11 1 (0.41%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.69%) MDX
2 4 (1.64%) XML
3 3 (1.23%) .NET
4 2 (0.82%) Java EE
5 1 (0.41%) HTML
5 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.41%) SOAP
5 1 (0.41%) JMS
5 1 (0.41%) WSDL
5 1 (0.41%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.41%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.69%) Smart Meter
3 7 (2.87%) User Experience
4 5 (2.05%) NHS
4 5 (2.05%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.64%) Streaming Video
5 4 (1.64%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.23%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.82%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.41%) DataPower
8 1 (0.41%) Social Media
8 1 (0.41%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.41%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.41%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.41%) SCORM
8 1 (0.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.51%) Windows
2 5 (2.05%) UNIX
3 3 (1.23%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.23%) Windows Phone
3 3 (1.23%) Android
4 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.82%) Solaris
4 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.46%) Business Intelligence
2 33 (13.52%) Project Management
3 29 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (8.20%) Target Operating Model
5 19 (7.79%) CRM
6 18 (7.38%) Business Transformation
7 17 (6.97%) Migration
8 15 (6.15%) Change Management
9 14 (5.74%) ETL
9 14 (5.74%) Business Analysis
9 14 (5.74%) Business Development
9 14 (5.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (5.33%) Analytics
11 11 (4.51%) Kimball Methodology
12 10 (4.10%) ERP
12 10 (4.10%) Data Modelling
12 10 (4.10%) Risk Management
13 9 (3.69%) PRINCE2
13 9 (3.69%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.39%) SQL
2 13 (5.33%) PL/SQL
3 12 (4.92%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.64%) C#
4 4 (1.64%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.23%) Java
5 3 (1.23%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (0.82%) Python
6 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.82%) Korn
6 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.82%) C
7 1 (0.41%) ABAP
7 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.69%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.87%) Degree
4 5 (2.05%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.23%) MBA
6 1 (0.41%) HNC
6 1 (0.41%) HND
6 1 (0.41%) CISSP
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.41%) PMP
6 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.41%) ACCA
6 1 (0.41%) CISM
6 1 (0.41%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.82%) MiFID
2 2 (0.82%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.41%) Basel II
3 1 (0.41%) EMIR
3 1 (0.41%) AIFMD
System Software
1 3 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.23%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 47 (19.26%) SAP
2 38 (15.57%) Oracle
3 24 (9.84%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.64%) Cognos
5 3 (1.23%) Citrix
5 3 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.23%) VMware
5 3 (1.23%) F5
5 3 (1.23%) Sonus
6 2 (0.82%) Tableau
6 2 (0.82%) Teradata
6 2 (0.82%) Cisco
6 2 (0.82%) IBM
7 1 (0.41%) Murex
7 1 (0.41%) Calypso
7 1 (0.41%) HP
7 1 (0.41%) Capita
7 1 (0.41%) Google
7 1 (0.41%) Pega
7 1 (0.41%) BT
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