The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Business Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Consultant
UK
Rank 487 509 483
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 113 109 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.23% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 52 75
Median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Business Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Business Consultant in the job title.

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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 101 £450 - 23
London -16 46 £513 +13.88% 11
South East +33 19 £450 +9.09% 3
Berkshire +16 12 £450 - 2
Yorkshire +12 9 £350 -19.54% 1
Scotland +27 7 £450 -10.22% 1
South West +12 6 £481 +18.82% 1
West Midlands +2 6 £354 -5.66% 3
Wokingham - 6 £450 -
North West +20 5 £340 -24.44% 2
West Yorkshire +14 5 £320 -26.43%
Milton Keynes +11 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +10 4 - -
East of England +9 4 £375 -
City of London -12 4 £538 -6.52% 3
Surrey +22 3 £338 -18.18% 1
Bristol +3 3 £550 +50.68%
Bath - 3 £413 - 1
Somerset - 3 £413 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £350 - 1
Cheshire +24 2 £325 -43.47%
Cambridge - 2 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £375 -
Warwick - 2 - -
Wakefield - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
South Wales - 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh +17 1 £550 +9.72% 1
Manchester +14 1 - - 1

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Business Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Business Consultant in the job title.

1 62 (26.16%) Finance
2 41 (17.30%) Business Intelligence
3 35 (14.77%) SAP
4 34 (14.35%) Business Analysis
5 33 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (12.66%) SQL
7 27 (11.39%) BusinessObjects
8 25 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (9.70%) Skype for Business
9 23 (9.70%) Skype
10 22 (9.28%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (9.28%) Project Management
11 21 (8.86%) Microsoft
12 20 (8.44%) Banking
13 19 (8.02%) Unit4 Business World
14 17 (7.17%) Advertising
15 16 (6.75%) C
15 16 (6.75%) Migration
15 16 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (6.33%) Analytics
16 15 (6.33%) Wealth Management
16 15 (6.33%) Oracle
16 15 (6.33%) ERP
17 14 (5.91%) ETL
17 14 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 14 (5.91%) Office 365
18 13 (5.49%) Business Transformation
19 12 (5.06%) Change Management
19 12 (5.06%) Requirements Analysis
20 11 (4.64%) SAP Business One

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (9.70%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.53%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.53%) SAS
3 3 (1.27%) CMS
3 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.84%) IIS
5 1 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.42%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (2.95%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.53%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.84%) MS Office
4 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (8.02%) Unit4 Business World
2 11 (4.64%) SAP Business One
3 6 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (2.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (2.11%) Sonata
5 3 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.42%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.42%) Primavera
6 1 (0.42%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.42%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.42%) SAP Travel Management
6 1 (0.42%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.91%) Office 365
2 4 (1.69%) SaaS
3 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.84%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.42%) Force.com
5 1 (0.42%) IaaS
5 1 (0.42%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.42%) PaaS
5 1 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.70%) Skype
2 10 (4.22%) PBX
3 8 (3.38%) Unified Communications
4 6 (2.53%) Broadband
5 2 (0.84%) FTP
6 1 (0.42%) ISDN
6 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.39%) BusinessObjects
2 22 (9.28%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.64%) SQL Server
5 10 (4.22%) SAP BW
6 9 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.95%) SAP HANA
8 6 (2.53%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 6 (2.53%) OLAP
8 6 (2.53%) Power BI
9 5 (2.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 4 (1.69%) QlikView
10 4 (1.69%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (1.69%) SAS EBI
11 3 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.27%) Big Data
11 3 (1.27%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
11 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.84%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.42%) JIRA
General
1 62 (26.16%) Finance
2 20 (8.44%) Banking
3 17 (7.17%) Advertising
4 11 (4.64%) Marketing
5 10 (4.22%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.80%) Retail
6 9 (3.80%) Telecoms
7 8 (3.38%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.69%) Front Office
9 3 (1.27%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.84%) French Language
10 2 (0.84%) Games
10 2 (0.84%) Legal
10 2 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.84%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.42%) Back Office
11 1 (0.42%) Electronics
11 1 (0.42%) Law
11 1 (0.42%) Local Government
11 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.84%) .NET
2 1 (0.42%) MDX
2 1 (0.42%) Middleware
2 1 (0.42%) SAP TM
2 1 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.80%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.38%) iPad
4 6 (2.53%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.11%) User Experience
6 4 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.27%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.84%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.84%) Fintech
8 2 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.42%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.42%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.42%) FMCG
9 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.42%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.42%) Android
1 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.42%) Linux
1 1 (0.42%) Windows
1 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
1 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.30%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (14.35%) Business Analysis
3 33 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (9.28%) Project Management
6 16 (6.75%) Migration
7 15 (6.33%) Analytics
7 15 (6.33%) ERP
7 15 (6.33%) Wealth Management
8 14 (5.91%) ETL
9 13 (5.49%) Business Transformation
10 12 (5.06%) Change Management
10 12 (5.06%) Requirements Analysis
11 11 (4.64%) Six Sigma
11 11 (4.64%) Time Management
12 10 (4.22%) Presales
12 10 (4.22%) Process Improvement
13 9 (3.80%) Scrum
14 8 (3.38%) Business Continuity
14 8 (3.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.66%) SQL
2 16 (6.75%) C
3 5 (2.11%) PL/SQL
3 5 (2.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.84%) C#
5 1 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.80%) Degree
3 8 (3.38%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.27%) MCSE
6 2 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.84%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) CISA
7 1 (0.42%) CITP
7 1 (0.42%) HNC
7 1 (0.42%) HND
7 1 (0.42%) ISEB
7 1 (0.42%) MCITP
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.53%) ISO22301
2 4 (1.69%) MiFID
3 1 (0.42%) BS25999
3 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.42%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) SEPA
3 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.42%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (0.42%) Nagios
1 1 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (14.77%) SAP
2 21 (8.86%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.33%) Oracle
4 8 (3.38%) Polycom
5 7 (2.95%) Tableau
6 6 (2.53%) Mercator
6 6 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.11%) Avaloq
7 5 (2.11%) FNZ
8 3 (1.27%) Cisco
8 3 (1.27%) IBM
8 3 (1.27%) Teradata
9 2 (0.84%) Google
9 2 (0.84%) Informatica
9 2 (0.84%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) F5
10 1 (0.42%) FactSet
10 1 (0.42%) Pega
10 1 (0.42%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.42%) Splunk
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