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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Consultant
Rank 462 430 385
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 127 139 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.27% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.30% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 79 83
Average daily rate
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£470 £450 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £550 £642
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £406 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 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
48597 46888 42182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.39% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 27690 24082
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1997 2274
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 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -17 122 £475 +11.76% 59
London -12 66 £470 -1.05% 34
South East -10 19 £413 - 6
City of London +14 17 £488 +8.33% 8
Berkshire +10 12 £450 - 3
North West -12 11 £450 +20.00% 6
Yorkshire -5 5 £400 +22.13% 1
Reading +6 4 £500 - 2
East of England +1 4 £475 +25.41% 3
East Midlands -2 4 £413 +10.00% 4
West Yorkshire -12 4 £400 +22.13% 1
Cheshire - 4 - - 1
Manchester -11 3 £450 +1.40% 5
South West -14 3 £463 -2.11% 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £475 -
West Midlands -5 2 £306 -35.66% 4
Scotland -5 2 £450 -12.19%
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £400 +8.10%
Gloucestershire -10 2 £500 -
Surrey - 2 £500 - 2
Milton Keynes - 2 £400 -
Cheltenham - 2 £500 -
Edinburgh -2 1 - -
Basingstoke -5 1 - -
Northamptonshire -8 1 £325 -13.33% 2
Hampshire -25 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 82 (32.16%) Finance
2 57 (22.35%) SAP
3 56 (21.96%) SQL
4 55 (21.57%) Business Intelligence
5 48 (18.82%) Oracle
6 39 (15.29%) Business Objects
7 28 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (9.80%) Project Management
9 24 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (8.63%) BusinessObjects
11 22 (8.63%) Degree
12 21 (8.24%) Security Cleared
12 21 (8.24%) Oracle EBS
13 20 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (7.06%) CRM
14 18 (7.06%) SQL Server
14 18 (7.06%) PL/SQL
15 17 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (6.27%) ITIL
16 16 (6.27%) Business Analysis
17 15 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
18 14 (5.49%) Business Development
18 14 (5.49%) Migration
19 13 (5.10%) Telecoms
19 13 (5.10%) Banking
19 13 (5.10%) Data Modelling
20 12 (4.71%) ERP
20 12 (4.71%) ETL
20 12 (4.71%) SAP BW

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.96%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (1.96%) Oracle BPEL
3 4 (1.57%) CMS
4 3 (1.18%) SAS
5 2 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.39%) WordPress
6 1 (0.39%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.39%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.57%) MS Project
3 3 (1.18%) PowerPivot
3 3 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.78%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 21 (8.24%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (3.14%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 7 (2.75%) SAP Business One
5 6 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (1.96%) SAP CO
6 5 (1.96%) SAP FI
7 4 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (1.57%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (1.57%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (1.57%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (1.18%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (1.18%) ResourceLink
8 3 (1.18%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (1.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.78%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.78%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.75%) SaaS
2 3 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.39%) PaaS
3 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.18%) Intranet
1 3 (1.18%) Network Security
2 2 (0.78%) Internet
2 2 (0.78%) VLAN
2 2 (0.78%) Broadband
2 2 (0.78%) HTTP
2 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.78%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (8.63%) BusinessObjects
3 18 (7.06%) SQL Server
4 17 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (4.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (4.71%) SAP BW
5 12 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.53%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (3.53%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 7 (2.75%) BusinessObjects XI
7 7 (2.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 6 (2.35%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (2.35%) MySQL
8 6 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.57%) Pentaho
9 4 (1.57%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (1.57%) MS Access
9 4 (1.57%) OLAP
9 4 (1.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.39%) JDeveloper
2 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.39%) JIRA
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
General
1 82 (32.16%) Finance
2 13 (5.10%) Banking
2 13 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.14%) Retail
3 8 (3.14%) Marketing
4 7 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.35%) Local Government
6 4 (1.57%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.18%) Advertising
7 3 (1.18%) Back Office
8 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.78%) Publishing
8 2 (0.78%) Automotive
8 2 (0.78%) Legal
8 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.78%) German Language
9 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.39%) Billing
9 1 (0.39%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.53%) Java EE
2 5 (1.96%) .NET
3 3 (1.18%) CSS
3 3 (1.18%) HTML
4 2 (0.78%) SOAP
4 2 (0.78%) SAP XI
4 2 (0.78%) SAP Basis
4 2 (0.78%) MDX
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Business Workflow
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.71%) Data Integration
3 8 (3.14%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.96%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.57%) User Experience
6 4 (1.57%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.57%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.57%) NHS
7 3 (1.18%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.78%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.78%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.78%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.78%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.39%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.39%) SCORM
9 1 (0.39%) Equities
9 1 (0.39%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.53%) UNIX
2 7 (2.75%) Windows
3 4 (1.57%) Linux
3 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (21.57%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (9.80%) Project Management
4 23 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (7.06%) CRM
6 16 (6.27%) ITIL
6 16 (6.27%) Business Analysis
7 14 (5.49%) Business Development
7 14 (5.49%) Migration
8 13 (5.10%) Data Modelling
9 12 (4.71%) ERP
9 12 (4.71%) ETL
10 11 (4.31%) Workflow
11 10 (3.92%) Change Management
11 10 (3.92%) Analytics
12 9 (3.53%) GAP Analysis
12 9 (3.53%) Service Management
13 8 (3.14%) PRINCE2
13 8 (3.14%) Dimensional Modelling
14 7 (2.75%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 56 (21.96%) SQL
2 18 (7.06%) PL/SQL
3 9 (3.53%) Java
4 5 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.96%) C#
4 5 (1.96%) VB.NET
5 4 (1.57%) ABAP
5 4 (1.57%) C
5 4 (1.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.39%) PHP
6 1 (0.39%) Python
6 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 22 (8.63%) Degree
2 21 (8.24%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.92%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.14%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.35%) ISEB
6 3 (1.18%) MBA
7 2 (0.78%) VCP4
8 1 (0.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.39%) PMP
8 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.39%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.18%) Solvency II
2 2 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) Basel II
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 57 (22.35%) SAP
2 48 (18.82%) Oracle
3 39 (15.29%) Business Objects
4 9 (3.53%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.75%) Cognos
6 6 (2.35%) Informatica
6 6 (2.35%) Yardi
6 6 (2.35%) Tableau
7 3 (1.18%) Teradata
7 3 (1.18%) HP
7 3 (1.18%) Siebel
8 2 (0.78%) Adobe
8 2 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.78%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.78%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.78%) Citrix
8 2 (0.78%) Avaloq
8 2 (0.78%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.78%) IBM
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