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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Consultant
Rank 470 448 409
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 143 146 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 77 83
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£455 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £348 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £575 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £400 £431
% change year-on-year
+12.81% -7.13%
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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -34 128 £454 +0.83% 60
London -36 53 £500 +5.26% 32
North West +2 20 £375 -14.28% 7
South East -13 19 £465 +3.33% 7
Manchester +2 12 £450 +2.85% 4
City of London -9 10 £500 -4.76% 13
Berkshire - 10 £470 - 1
South West -3 9 £375 -25.00% 5
Yorkshire -16 7 £375 +7.14% 2
North East -16 7 - -
Reading - 7 £475 - 1
Scotland +7 6 £525 +5.00%
West Midlands 0 6 £363 -9.37% 3
Surrey -6 6 £128 - 1
Gloucestershire +4 5 £450 -10.00%
East of England -1 4 £488 +41.30% 2
West Yorkshire -16 4 £375 -6.25%
Hertfordshire -9 3 £494 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 3 - -
Tyne and Wear -19 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 £250 -
Cheshire - 3 - - 2
Crewe - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 £375 -
Liverpool - 3 £250 -
Wales +3 2 £600 +100.00%
South Wales -6 2 £600 +100.00%
Gloucester - 2 £411 -
Somerset +6 1 - - 1
Cardiff +2 1 £600 +100.00%

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 73 (27.65%) Business Intelligence
2 69 (26.14%) Finance
3 54 (20.45%) SQL
4 49 (18.56%) Oracle
5 47 (17.80%) SAP
6 33 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (12.12%) Business Objects
8 31 (11.74%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (11.74%) Project Management
9 28 (10.61%) Oracle EBS
10 25 (9.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (9.47%) Oracle EBS R12
11 24 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 23 (8.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 22 (8.33%) Security Cleared
13 22 (8.33%) Microsoft
13 22 (8.33%) PL/SQL
14 21 (7.95%) SQL Server
14 21 (7.95%) CRM
15 19 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (7.20%) Target Operating Model
16 18 (6.82%) Business Transformation
17 16 (6.06%) Change Management
17 16 (6.06%) ETL
17 16 (6.06%) ITIL
18 15 (5.68%) BusinessObjects
18 15 (5.68%) Migration
18 15 (5.68%) Business Analysis
18 15 (5.68%) Business Development

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 8 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.27%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.27%) Oracle BPEL
3 4 (1.52%) CMS
3 4 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.76%) SAS
6 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.38%) WordPress
6 1 (0.38%) Lync
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 11 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.27%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.38%) MS Project
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (10.61%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (9.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (3.41%) SAP IS-U
3 9 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (2.65%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (2.65%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (2.65%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (2.27%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 6 (2.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 6 (2.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (1.89%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (1.52%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 4 (1.52%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 4 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (1.14%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (1.14%) SAP FI
8 3 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (1.14%) SAP CO
8 3 (1.14%) ResourceLink
8 3 (1.14%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.52%) SaaS
3 3 (1.14%) PaaS
3 3 (1.14%) IaaS
3 3 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.38%) Taleo
4 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.27%) Network Security
2 5 (1.89%) IPv6
3 3 (1.14%) Broadband
3 3 (1.14%) HTTP
4 2 (0.76%) FTP
4 2 (0.76%) SSH
4 2 (0.76%) VLAN
5 1 (0.38%) Skype
5 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.74%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (9.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (8.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (7.95%) SQL Server
6 15 (5.68%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 10 (3.79%) OLAP
8 10 (3.79%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (3.79%) Oracle Database
9 9 (3.41%) SAP BW
10 8 (3.03%) MySQL
10 8 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (2.65%) BusinessObjects XI
11 7 (2.65%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (2.65%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Power View
12 5 (1.89%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.65%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.76%) JDeveloper
2 2 (0.76%) JIRA
2 2 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.38%) Toad
General
1 69 (26.14%) Finance
2 13 (4.92%) Marketing
3 12 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.17%) Banking
5 10 (3.79%) Local Government
6 8 (3.03%) Retail
7 7 (2.65%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.52%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.14%) Billing
9 3 (1.14%) Back Office
10 2 (0.76%) Front Office
10 2 (0.76%) Legal
10 2 (0.76%) Advertising
10 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Military
11 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.79%) MDX
2 9 (3.41%) Java EE
3 7 (2.65%) .NET
4 3 (1.14%) SOAP
4 3 (1.14%) XML
5 1 (0.38%) JMS
5 1 (0.38%) WSDL
5 1 (0.38%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.38%) HTML
5 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.38%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.41%) Smart Meter
3 7 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.89%) NHS
6 4 (1.52%) Streaming Video
6 4 (1.52%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.52%) User Experience
7 3 (1.14%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.14%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.14%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.38%) DataPower
9 1 (0.38%) Social Media
9 1 (0.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.38%) Physics
9 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.38%) SCORM
9 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.17%) Windows
2 9 (3.41%) UNIX
3 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.76%) Solaris
5 1 (0.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (27.65%) Business Intelligence
2 33 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (11.74%) Project Management
5 21 (7.95%) CRM
6 19 (7.20%) Target Operating Model
7 18 (6.82%) Business Transformation
8 16 (6.06%) ITIL
8 16 (6.06%) ETL
8 16 (6.06%) Change Management
9 15 (5.68%) Migration
9 15 (5.68%) Business Analysis
9 15 (5.68%) Business Development
10 14 (5.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (4.92%) Data Modelling
11 13 (4.92%) Analytics
12 12 (4.55%) Kimball Methodology
13 11 (4.17%) ERP
13 11 (4.17%) Risk Management
14 10 (3.79%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 54 (20.45%) SQL
2 22 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 12 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 10 (3.79%) Java
5 8 (3.03%) C#
6 7 (2.65%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.89%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.14%) C
8 3 (1.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (1.14%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.76%) Korn
9 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.76%) ABAP
9 2 (0.76%) Python
10 1 (0.38%) VB
10 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.17%) Degree
3 10 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.41%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.14%) MBA
6 1 (0.38%) HNC
6 1 (0.38%) HND
6 1 (0.38%) CISSP
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.38%) PMP
6 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.38%) ACCA
6 1 (0.38%) CISM
6 1 (0.38%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.14%) QA
1 3 (1.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.38%) Basel II
System Software
1 3 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.76%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 49 (18.56%) Oracle
2 47 (17.80%) SAP
3 32 (12.12%) Business Objects
4 22 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.89%) Cognos
6 4 (1.52%) Tableau
7 3 (1.14%) HP
8 2 (0.76%) Citrix
8 2 (0.76%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.76%) Cisco
8 2 (0.76%) IBM
8 2 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.76%) Teradata
8 2 (0.76%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.38%) Twitter
9 1 (0.38%) Capita
9 1 (0.38%) Google
9 1 (0.38%) Huawei
9 1 (0.38%) Avaloq
9 1 (0.38%) Pega
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