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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Consultant
Rank 425 395 455
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +60
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 181 159 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.35% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 96 64
Average daily rate £450 £455 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.09% +7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £213 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £630 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £80.00 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £57.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -5 169 £446 -3.51% 49
London -1 97 £475 -5.00% 26
South East +3 26 £425 -15.00% 7
Hampshire +12 15 £425 -22.72% 1
City of London -8 15 £370 -22.10% 10
East of England -23 10 £345 -8.00% 4
Yorkshire -22 9 £450 +16.12% 2
North West -26 9 £375 -25.00% 1
West Midlands -8 8 £375 +13.63% 2
West Yorkshire -18 8 £458 +7.64% 2
Hook - 7 £425 - 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £345 - 1
Leeds -16 6 £465 +9.41% 2
Manchester -12 5 £444 +2.01%
Aldershot - 5 - -
Scotland -11 4 £513 +42.36% 4
Berkshire -8 3 £550 +57.14% 3
South West -15 3 £425 -15.84% 4
Buckinghamshire - 3 £420 - 1
Surrey - 3 - -
Guildford - 3 - -
Glasgow +9 2 £475 +26.66% 1
Warwickshire -6 2 £326 -
Reading -10 2 £550 +57.14% 2
East Midlands -18 2 £375 +76.47% 1
Lancashire -20 2 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £413 - 1
Essex - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £448 - 1
Wolverhampton -8 1 £375 -

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 87 (27.02%) Finance
2 79 (24.53%) Business Intelligence
3 58 (18.01%) Oracle
3 58 (18.01%) Business Objects
4 53 (16.46%) SAP
5 45 (13.98%) SQL
5 45 (13.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (13.04%) Project Management
7 40 (12.42%) Microsoft
7 40 (12.42%) Business Analysis
8 34 (10.56%) SQL Server
9 31 (9.63%) CRM
10 29 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (9.01%) BusinessObjects
11 27 (8.39%) MS Excel
12 26 (8.07%) Security Cleared
13 24 (7.45%) Change Management
14 23 (7.14%) Migration
15 20 (6.21%) Banking
15 20 (6.21%) Retail
16 19 (5.90%) Telecoms
16 19 (5.90%) Data Modelling
17 18 (5.59%) ETL
17 18 (5.59%) Cognos
17 18 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
18 17 (5.28%) SC Cleared
18 17 (5.28%) Oracle EBS
19 16 (4.97%) Business Transformation
19 16 (4.97%) Oracle Database
20 15 (4.66%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.24%) SAS
2 4 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.62%) CMS
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.31%) Apache
4 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.35%) MS Office
3 5 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.31%) Stata
5 1 (0.31%) SPSS
5 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (5.28%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (3.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (2.80%) Oracle General Ledger
5 8 (2.48%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (2.48%) SAP Business One
5 8 (2.48%) Oracle Payables
5 8 (2.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 8 (2.48%) Oracle Retail
5 8 (2.48%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (1.55%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (1.24%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.93%) Cerner Millennium
9 3 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.93%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.17%) Internet
2 2 (0.62%) CTI
3 1 (0.31%) MVNO
3 1 (0.31%) Intranet
3 1 (0.31%) LDAP
3 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.31%) VoIP
3 1 (0.31%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.31%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (9.01%) BusinessObjects
3 16 (4.97%) Oracle Database
4 15 (4.66%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 15 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (3.42%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (3.11%) SAP BI
7 10 (3.11%) Oracle BI EE
7 10 (3.11%) SAP Data Services
8 9 (2.80%) BusinessObjects XI
9 8 (2.48%) OLAP
10 7 (2.17%) QlikView
11 6 (1.86%) Data Mining
11 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.24%) MS Access
12 4 (1.24%) SAP BW
12 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.24%) JIRA
3 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.31%) ERwin
4 1 (0.31%) Toad
4 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 87 (27.02%) Finance
2 20 (6.21%) Banking
2 20 (6.21%) Retail
3 19 (5.90%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.04%) Marketing
5 11 (3.42%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.17%) Back Office
7 6 (1.86%) Publishing
7 6 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.24%) Front Office
8 4 (1.24%) German Language
9 3 (0.93%) French Language
9 3 (0.93%) Local Government
9 3 (0.93%) Games
9 3 (0.93%) Advertising
10 2 (0.62%) Legal
10 2 (0.62%) Military
10 2 (0.62%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.24%) XML
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (0.93%) MDX
2 3 (0.93%) SAP XI
3 2 (0.62%) HTML
3 2 (0.62%) .NET
4 1 (0.31%) Ajax
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (0.31%) CSS
4 1 (0.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.42%) Management Information System
2 9 (2.80%) FMCG
3 8 (2.48%) NHS
3 8 (2.48%) Blog
4 6 (1.86%) Economics
5 4 (1.24%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.93%) Derivative
7 2 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.62%) Equities
7 2 (0.62%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.62%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.62%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.62%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Exalytics
8 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.31%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.31%) Social Media
8 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.31%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.17%) Windows
2 5 (1.55%) UNIX
3 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (24.53%) Business Intelligence
2 45 (13.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 42 (13.04%) Project Management
4 40 (12.42%) Business Analysis
5 31 (9.63%) CRM
6 24 (7.45%) Change Management
7 23 (7.14%) Migration
8 19 (5.90%) Data Modelling
9 18 (5.59%) ETL
9 18 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (4.97%) Business Transformation
11 14 (4.35%) ERP
12 13 (4.04%) ITIL
13 11 (3.42%) Business Continuity
14 10 (3.11%) Workflow
14 10 (3.11%) System Testing
15 9 (2.80%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (2.80%) Six Sigma
16 8 (2.48%) Data Analysis
16 8 (2.48%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 45 (13.98%) SQL
2 7 (2.17%) PL/SQL
3 4 (1.24%) R
4 3 (0.93%) C
5 2 (0.62%) C#
5 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.31%) VBScript
6 1 (0.31%) VBA
6 1 (0.31%) Java
6 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (8.07%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.28%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.66%) Degree
4 11 (3.42%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.93%) MCSE
6 2 (0.62%) Siebel Certification
7 1 (0.31%) CCAB
7 1 (0.31%) CISA
7 1 (0.31%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.73%) QA
2 5 (1.55%) SLA
3 2 (0.62%) COBIT
3 2 (0.62%) MiFID
3 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) COREP
4 1 (0.31%) FINREP
4 1 (0.31%) BS25999
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.55%) MOM
Vendors
1 58 (18.01%) Oracle
1 58 (18.01%) Business Objects
2 53 (16.46%) SAP
3 40 (12.42%) Microsoft
4 18 (5.59%) Cognos
5 13 (4.04%) Informatica
6 9 (2.80%) Siebel
7 8 (2.48%) HP
7 8 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.86%) Hyperion
9 5 (1.55%) VMware
9 5 (1.55%) JD Edwards
9 5 (1.55%) Retek
10 4 (1.24%) Sybase
10 4 (1.24%) ClickSoftware Technologies
11 3 (0.93%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.93%) Mercator
11 3 (0.93%) Cerner
11 3 (0.93%) Charles River
11 3 (0.93%) IBM
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
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Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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