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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Consultant
Rank 458 434 454
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 144 150 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 81 73
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £695
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2009 2143 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 September 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 September 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 -19 125 £450 +5.88% 48
London +15 80 £450 +2.85% 24
South East 0 21 £463 +44.53% 9
City of London +4 7 £450 -8.62% 7
North West 0 7 £438 +6.06% 6
Hampshire -11 5 £303 -
East of England -30 5 - - 1
Yorkshire +8 4 £400 -0.12% 4
Edinburgh -13 4 £425 - 2
Scotland -28 4 £425 -0.99% 2
Cheshire +4 3 £425 +13.33% 2
South West -42 3 £500 +19.04% 1
Berkshire +10 2 - - 4
West Yorkshire +6 2 £400 -0.12% 1
East Sussex -6 2 £488 -
Gloucestershire -17 2 £500 -
North East -18 2 £500 -9.09%
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 -
East Midlands 0 1 £275 -41.33% 2
Essex -9 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £275 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Leicester - 1 £275 -
Manchester - - - - 4
Egham - - - - 1
Enfield - - - -

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 93 (27.43%) Finance
2 79 (23.30%) Business Intelligence
3 71 (20.94%) Oracle
4 66 (19.47%) SAP
5 58 (17.11%) SQL
6 49 (14.45%) Business Objects
7 46 (13.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (12.98%) Retail
9 36 (10.62%) Business Analysis
9 36 (10.62%) Project Management
10 31 (9.14%) CRM
11 29 (8.55%) ETL
12 27 (7.96%) BusinessObjects
13 25 (7.37%) SQL Server
13 25 (7.37%) Migration
14 24 (7.08%) Microsoft
14 24 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
15 23 (6.78%) Oracle EBS R12
16 21 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
16 21 (6.19%) Banking
17 19 (5.60%) Oracle EBS
17 19 (5.60%) Change Management
18 18 (5.31%) MS Excel
18 18 (5.31%) PL/SQL
18 18 (5.31%) Workflow
18 18 (5.31%) Marketing
18 18 (5.31%) Analytics
19 17 (5.01%) Oracle Retail
20 16 (4.72%) Telecoms
20 16 (4.72%) Manufacturing

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.24%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (1.47%) SAS
4 3 (0.88%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.29%) IBM Connections
5 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.77%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.18%) MS Project
3 4 (1.18%) MS Office
4 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.59%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 23 (6.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (5.60%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (5.01%) Oracle Retail
4 13 (3.83%) SAP Business One
5 12 (3.54%) Oracle Receivables
5 12 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (3.24%) Oracle General Ledger
7 10 (2.95%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (2.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (1.77%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (1.77%) SAP BPC
11 5 (1.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 5 (1.47%) Oracle Cash Management
11 5 (1.47%) Oracle Assets
11 5 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (1.18%) Cognos TM1
13 3 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
13 3 (0.88%) SAP CO
13 3 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.36%) Internet
2 3 (0.88%) Intranet
3 1 (0.29%) LDAP
3 1 (0.29%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.96%) BusinessObjects
2 25 (7.37%) SQL Server
3 21 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (4.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 15 (4.42%) Oracle BI EE
6 14 (4.13%) SAP Data Services
6 14 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (3.83%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (3.24%) SAP BW
10 10 (2.95%) BODI
11 9 (2.65%) QlikView
11 9 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (2.36%) BusinessObjects XI
12 8 (2.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 8 (2.36%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (2.06%) SAP BI
13 7 (2.06%) Relational Database
13 7 (2.06%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.47%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (1.77%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.59%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.29%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.29%) JIRA
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
General
1 93 (27.43%) Finance
2 44 (12.98%) Retail
3 21 (6.19%) Banking
4 18 (5.31%) Marketing
5 16 (4.72%) Telecoms
5 16 (4.72%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.95%) Advertising
7 6 (1.77%) Back Office
7 6 (1.77%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.47%) Publishing
9 3 (0.88%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.88%) German Language
10 2 (0.59%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.59%) Games
10 2 (0.59%) Military
10 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.59%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.36%) XML
2 2 (0.59%) RSS
2 2 (0.59%) HTML
2 2 (0.59%) JSON
3 1 (0.29%) MDX
3 1 (0.29%) .NET
3 1 (0.29%) EDI
3 1 (0.29%) CGI
3 1 (0.29%) EDIFACT
3 1 (0.29%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.24%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.06%) NHS
3 6 (1.77%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.47%) Credit Risk
4 5 (1.47%) FMCG
5 4 (1.18%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.18%) Taxonomies
6 3 (0.88%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (0.88%) iPad
6 3 (0.88%) Derivative
7 2 (0.59%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.59%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.59%) Data Conversion
7 2 (0.59%) Equities
7 2 (0.59%) IVR
7 2 (0.59%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.29%) Clustering
8 1 (0.29%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.77%) UNIX
1 6 (1.77%) Windows
2 2 (0.59%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.29%) Linux
3 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (23.30%) Business Intelligence
2 46 (13.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (10.62%) Project Management
3 36 (10.62%) Business Analysis
4 31 (9.14%) CRM
5 29 (8.55%) ETL
6 25 (7.37%) Migration
7 24 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (5.60%) Change Management
9 18 (5.31%) Workflow
9 18 (5.31%) Analytics
10 15 (4.42%) E-business
10 15 (4.42%) Data Modelling
11 13 (3.83%) E-Commerce
11 13 (3.83%) ERP
12 12 (3.54%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (3.54%) Wealth Management
12 12 (3.54%) Use Case
13 10 (2.95%) Data Management
13 10 (2.95%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 58 (17.11%) SQL
2 18 (5.31%) PL/SQL
3 9 (2.65%) C
4 4 (1.18%) R
5 3 (0.88%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.59%) ABAP
6 2 (0.59%) C#
6 2 (0.59%) VBA
7 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.29%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (0.29%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 11 (3.24%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.95%) Degree
3 5 (1.47%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.88%) MCSE
6 2 (0.59%) Siebel Certification
6 2 (0.59%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.29%) MCTS
7 1 (0.29%) MCITP
7 1 (0.29%) CIPD
7 1 (0.29%) ISEB
7 1 (0.29%) CCA
7 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.65%) QA
2 5 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.88%) SLA
4 2 (0.59%) MiFID
5 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.18%) MOM
Vendors
1 71 (20.94%) Oracle
2 66 (19.47%) SAP
3 49 (14.45%) Business Objects
4 24 (7.08%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.24%) Retek
6 8 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.36%) TIBCO
6 8 (2.36%) Informatica
7 7 (2.06%) Cognos
8 6 (1.77%) Siebel
8 6 (1.77%) Tableau
9 5 (1.47%) IBM
9 5 (1.47%) JD Edwards
10 4 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (1.18%) Endeca
10 4 (1.18%) Hyperion
11 3 (0.88%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.88%) VMware
11 3 (0.88%) JDA
11 3 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
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