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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Consultant
Rank 466 452 467
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 152 139 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 82 73
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 £423 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% -0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £321 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £407 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -4.35%
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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 October 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 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 129 £463 +10.11% 42
London +22 77 £475 +11.76% 23
South East +1 28 £463 +42.30% 4
City of London +15 9 £463 +2.77% 9
Scotland -3 8 £425 - 2
North West -9 8 £444 +4.04% 2
Edinburgh +1 6 £425 - 1
Cheshire +6 4 £425 +13.33% 1
Hampshire -8 4 £330 -
South West -31 4 £400 -1.84% 2
Berkshire +15 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +7 3 £650 +109.67%
Milton Keynes +4 3 £650 +109.67%
East Midlands +4 3 £325 -30.66% 4
Yorkshire +2 3 - - 1
Oxford -2 3 £450 +38.46% 2
Oxfordshire -4 3 £450 +38.46% 2
Hertfordshire -23 3 - - 1
East of England -31 3 - - 3
Glasgow -14 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £500 - 1
Surrey - 2 £488 - 1
Nottingham +12 1 £500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +8 1 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire -5 1 - - 1
East Sussex -10 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £275 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £325 - 2
North East - 1 - -

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 79 (26.07%) Finance
2 76 (25.08%) Business Intelligence
3 69 (22.77%) SAP
4 63 (20.79%) Oracle
5 57 (18.81%) SQL
6 51 (16.83%) Business Objects
7 38 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (11.88%) Business Analysis
9 33 (10.89%) Retail
10 32 (10.56%) ETL
11 31 (10.23%) BusinessObjects
12 25 (8.25%) Project Management
12 25 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
13 24 (7.92%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (7.59%) CRM
14 23 (7.59%) Migration
15 21 (6.93%) SQL Server
15 21 (6.93%) Analytics
16 20 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (6.27%) User Acceptance Testing
18 18 (5.94%) Oracle EBS R12
18 18 (5.94%) Banking
18 18 (5.94%) Marketing
19 17 (5.61%) Oracle BI EE
19 17 (5.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
20 16 (5.28%) Workflow
20 16 (5.28%) Microsoft
21 15 (4.95%) Data Modelling
21 15 (4.95%) Change Management
21 15 (4.95%) Oracle EBS

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 10 (3.30%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.65%) SAS
4 3 (0.99%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.33%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 11 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.99%) MS Project
3 3 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.33%) MS Office
4 1 (0.33%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 18 (5.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (4.95%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (3.63%) SAP Business One
3 11 (3.63%) Oracle Retail
4 10 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (2.31%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (1.98%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (1.98%) SAP BPC
6 6 (1.98%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (1.65%) SAP FI
7 5 (1.65%) SAP CO
7 5 (1.65%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (1.65%) Cognos TM1
7 5 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (1.32%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (1.32%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (1.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.99%) Fredhopper
9 3 (0.99%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.98%) Internet
2 4 (1.32%) Intranet
3 1 (0.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.23%) BusinessObjects
2 24 (7.92%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (6.93%) SQL Server
4 17 (5.61%) Oracle BI EE
4 17 (5.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 15 (4.95%) SAP Data Services
6 12 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.96%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (3.96%) SAP BW
7 11 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (3.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 10 (3.30%) BODI
9 8 (2.64%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.98%) BusinessObjects XI
10 6 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.98%) SAP BI
11 5 (1.65%) QlikView
11 5 (1.65%) SAP HANA
11 5 (1.65%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.32%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.66%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.33%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 79 (26.07%) Finance
2 33 (10.89%) Retail
3 18 (5.94%) Banking
3 18 (5.94%) Marketing
4 14 (4.62%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.64%) Advertising
7 7 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.98%) General Ledger
9 5 (1.65%) Back Office
10 3 (0.99%) Front Office
10 3 (0.99%) Publishing
10 3 (0.99%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.66%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.66%) German Language
11 2 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.66%) Games
11 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.65%) XML
1 5 (1.65%) HTML
2 3 (0.99%) CSS
3 2 (0.66%) JSON
3 2 (0.66%) SAP Basis
3 2 (0.66%) RSS
4 1 (0.33%) CGI
4 1 (0.33%) EDI
4 1 (0.33%) .NET
4 1 (0.33%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.30%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.98%) User Experience
3 6 (1.98%) Data Integration
4 5 (1.65%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.65%) NHS
4 5 (1.65%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.32%) FMCG
5 4 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.32%) Taxonomies
6 3 (0.99%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.99%) Data Conversion
6 3 (0.99%) iPad
7 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.66%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.66%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.66%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.66%) Derivative
7 2 (0.66%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.65%) UNIX
2 4 (1.32%) Windows
3 3 (0.99%) Linux
4 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (25.08%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (11.88%) Business Analysis
4 32 (10.56%) ETL
5 25 (8.25%) Project Management
6 23 (7.59%) CRM
6 23 (7.59%) Migration
7 21 (6.93%) Analytics
8 20 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (6.27%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (5.28%) Workflow
11 15 (4.95%) Data Modelling
11 15 (4.95%) Change Management
12 14 (4.62%) Use Case
12 14 (4.62%) E-Commerce
13 13 (4.29%) Wealth Management
14 12 (3.96%) User Stories
15 11 (3.63%) E-business
15 11 (3.63%) Dimensional Modelling
16 10 (3.30%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 57 (18.81%) SQL
2 14 (4.62%) PL/SQL
3 10 (3.30%) C
4 4 (1.32%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.99%) ABAP
5 3 (0.99%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.33%) C#
6 1 (0.33%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.33%) VBA
6 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.33%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 10 (3.30%) Degree
2 6 (1.98%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.99%) ISEB
4 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.66%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.33%) CCA
5 1 (0.33%) MCSE
5 1 (0.33%) MCTS
5 1 (0.33%) MCITP
5 1 (0.33%) CIPD
5 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.97%) QA
2 5 (1.65%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.99%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 69 (22.77%) SAP
2 63 (20.79%) Oracle
3 51 (16.83%) Business Objects
4 16 (5.28%) Microsoft
5 9 (2.97%) Informatica
6 8 (2.64%) TIBCO
7 7 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.98%) Tableau
8 6 (1.98%) Retek
9 5 (1.65%) Cognos
9 5 (1.65%) IBM
10 4 (1.32%) Endeca
11 3 (0.99%) Siebel
11 3 (0.99%) JDA
11 3 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (0.99%) Teradata
11 3 (0.99%) NetSuite
12 2 (0.66%) Yardi
12 2 (0.66%) Unica
12 2 (0.66%) Charles River
London
YSM
Posted: Yesterday
London
Executive Resource Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + expenses
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago