The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Consultant
Rank 446 414 428
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 145 160 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.34% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 85 81
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£450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £419
% change year-on-year
- +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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 -15 127 £450 - 44
London +11 75 £481 +0.26% 24
South East -2 17 £405 +8.00% 6
City of London +24 11 £488 -11.36% 9
Hampshire -2 9 £303 -
North West -9 8 £438 +2.94% 5
East of England -18 6 £345 -13.85%
West Midlands -18 4 £400 -17.94% 1
Cheshire +1 3 £425 +6.25% 2
Aldershot -2 3 - -
Hertfordshire -5 3 - -
North East -17 3 £500 -9.09% 1
South West -33 3 £500 +29.87% 2
South Coast - 3 £400 -
West Yorkshire +1 2 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +1 2 £400 - 2
Surrey -5 2 - - 1
East Midlands -7 2 £400 - 2
Gloucestershire -15 2 £500 - 1
Edinburgh -26 2 - - 2
Scotland -34 2 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £488 - 1
Guildford - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 - 1
Essex -3 1 - -
Leicestershire -4 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £438 - 2
Somerset - 1 £305 -
Leeds - 1 - -

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 90 (26.32%) Finance
2 76 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 68 (19.88%) Oracle
4 63 (18.42%) SAP
5 52 (15.20%) SQL
6 51 (14.91%) Business Objects
7 48 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (13.16%) Project Management
9 40 (11.70%) Retail
10 38 (11.11%) Business Analysis
11 36 (10.53%) CRM
12 33 (9.65%) Microsoft
13 30 (8.77%) BusinessObjects
14 27 (7.89%) SQL Server
15 26 (7.60%) ETL
16 23 (6.73%) MS Excel
17 22 (6.43%) Migration
17 22 (6.43%) User Acceptance Testing
17 22 (6.43%) Oracle EBS R12
18 21 (6.14%) Banking
18 21 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
19 20 (5.85%) Oracle EBS
20 19 (5.56%) Marketing
21 18 (5.26%) Security Cleared
21 18 (5.26%) Oracle Retail
22 17 (4.97%) Change Management
22 17 (4.97%) Manufacturing
22 17 (4.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 17 (4.97%) PL/SQL
22 17 (4.97%) Business Transformation

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (3.22%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.92%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (1.46%) SAS
4 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.29%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 23 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.34%) MS Office
3 5 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.58%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (6.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 20 (5.85%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (5.26%) Oracle Retail
4 14 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (3.80%) SAP Business One
6 12 (3.51%) Oracle Receivables
7 11 (3.22%) Oracle General Ledger
8 10 (2.92%) Oracle Payables
9 9 (2.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 8 (2.34%) Oracle Financials
11 7 (2.05%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (2.05%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (1.46%) SAP BPC
12 5 (1.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 4 (1.17%) Cognos TM1
14 3 (0.88%) SAP FI
14 3 (0.88%) SAP CO
14 3 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
14 3 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
14 3 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.05%) Internet
2 1 (0.29%) VoIP
2 1 (0.29%) LDAP
2 1 (0.29%) Intranet
2 1 (0.29%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.77%) BusinessObjects
2 27 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 21 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (4.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (4.39%) SAP Data Services
6 14 (4.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (3.22%) QlikView
10 10 (2.92%) BODI
10 10 (2.92%) SAP BW
11 9 (2.63%) SAP BI
11 9 (2.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 9 (2.63%) Oracle Database
11 9 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
11 9 (2.63%) BusinessObjects XI
11 9 (2.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 8 (2.34%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (2.05%) Relational Database
14 4 (1.17%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.58%) JIRA
2 2 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.29%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 90 (26.32%) Finance
2 40 (11.70%) Retail
3 21 (6.14%) Banking
4 19 (5.56%) Marketing
5 17 (4.97%) Manufacturing
6 16 (4.68%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.92%) Advertising
8 6 (1.75%) Back Office
9 5 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.46%) General Ledger
10 4 (1.17%) Publishing
11 3 (0.88%) Games
11 3 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.58%) German Language
12 2 (0.58%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.58%) Front Office
12 2 (0.58%) Military
13 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.63%) XML
2 4 (1.17%) HTML
3 2 (0.58%) JSON
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.58%) SAP XI
3 2 (0.58%) RSS
3 2 (0.58%) .NET
4 1 (0.29%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) Web Services
4 1 (0.29%) EDI
4 1 (0.29%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.29%) Ajax
4 1 (0.29%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.22%) NHS
2 9 (2.63%) FMCG
3 7 (2.05%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.05%) Computer Science
4 3 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (0.88%) Derivative
4 3 (0.88%) Credit Risk
4 3 (0.88%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.58%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.58%) Fixed Income
5 2 (0.58%) IVR
5 2 (0.58%) Equities
5 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.29%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.29%) PMI
6 1 (0.29%) EPoS
6 1 (0.29%) EFT
6 1 (0.29%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.75%) UNIX
1 6 (1.75%) Windows
2 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.29%) Linux
3 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 48 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 45 (13.16%) Project Management
4 38 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 36 (10.53%) CRM
6 26 (7.60%) ETL
7 22 (6.43%) Migration
7 22 (6.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (4.97%) Change Management
8 17 (4.97%) Business Transformation
9 15 (4.39%) Workflow
10 14 (4.09%) Analytics
10 14 (4.09%) ITIL
10 14 (4.09%) Data Modelling
10 14 (4.09%) Six Sigma
11 13 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (3.80%) E-business
12 12 (3.51%) Use Case
12 12 (3.51%) Business Continuity
12 12 (3.51%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 52 (15.20%) SQL
2 17 (4.97%) PL/SQL
3 12 (3.51%) C
4 4 (1.17%) R
5 3 (0.88%) C#
6 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.58%) ABAP
7 1 (0.29%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.29%) VBA
7 1 (0.29%) VBScript
7 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.29%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 18 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.92%) Degree
2 10 (2.92%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.46%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.88%) MCSE
5 3 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.58%) Siebel Certification
6 2 (0.58%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.29%) CCAB
7 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.29%) ISEB
7 1 (0.29%) MCTS
7 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) APMP
7 1 (0.29%) MCITP
7 1 (0.29%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.92%) QA
2 6 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.17%) SLA
4 2 (0.58%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.46%) MOM
Vendors
1 68 (19.88%) Oracle
2 63 (18.42%) SAP
3 51 (14.91%) Business Objects
4 33 (9.65%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.22%) Retek
6 10 (2.92%) Cognos
7 9 (2.63%) Siebel
8 8 (2.34%) TIBCO
8 8 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.46%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (1.46%) IBM
9 5 (1.46%) Informatica
9 5 (1.46%) JD Edwards
10 4 (1.17%) Tableau
10 4 (1.17%) Hyperion
11 3 (0.88%) Cerner
11 3 (0.88%) JDA
11 3 (0.88%) VMware
11 3 (0.88%) NetSuite
12 2 (0.58%) Unica
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Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
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Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: £375 - £500+ per day 12 Month
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: £350 - £500+ per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Belfast
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago