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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Consultant
Rank 450 430 456
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 145 148 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 78 75
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£450 £431 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.46% -4.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £325 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £690
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £430
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
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 £230
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 2002 2126 2663
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 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -29 123 £463 +5.71% 51
London +34 80 £494 +12.85% 26
South East +4 18 £463 +44.53% 9
City of London +25 10 £488 -2.50% 11
North West -2 7 £438 +6.06% 4
Hampshire -6 5 £303 -
Edinburgh -18 5 £425 - 3
Scotland -21 5 £425 - 3
East of England -35 5 - - 1
Yorkshire +5 3 £400 -0.12% 3
Cheshire -5 3 £425 +13.33% 1
North East -17 3 £500 -9.09%
South West -35 3 £500 +19.04% 3
West Yorkshire +11 2 £400 -0.12% 2
East Sussex -3 2 £488 -
Gloucestershire -21 2 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 -
East Midlands -1 1 £275 -41.33% 2
Essex -3 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Leicester - 1 £275 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £275 -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 91 (27.00%) Finance
2 77 (22.85%) Business Intelligence
3 72 (21.36%) Oracle
4 61 (18.10%) SAP
5 57 (16.91%) SQL
6 47 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 47 (13.95%) Business Objects
7 45 (13.35%) Retail
8 37 (10.98%) Business Analysis
9 35 (10.39%) Project Management
10 31 (9.20%) CRM
11 27 (8.01%) ETL
12 26 (7.72%) Microsoft
12 26 (7.72%) BusinessObjects
13 25 (7.42%) SQL Server
14 24 (7.12%) User Acceptance Testing
15 22 (6.53%) Oracle EBS R12
15 22 (6.53%) Migration
16 21 (6.23%) Banking
16 21 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
17 19 (5.64%) Marketing
18 18 (5.34%) Oracle Retail
18 18 (5.34%) Analytics
18 18 (5.34%) Oracle EBS
18 18 (5.34%) MS Excel
19 17 (5.04%) PL/SQL
19 17 (5.04%) Workflow
20 16 (4.75%) Telecoms
20 16 (4.75%) Manufacturing
21 15 (4.45%) Data Modelling

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.97%) Oracle Workflow
2 9 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.48%) SAS
4 3 (0.89%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.30%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 18 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (1.48%) MS Office
3 3 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.59%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (6.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 18 (5.34%) Oracle Retail
2 18 (5.34%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (3.86%) SAP Business One
4 12 (3.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (3.26%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (2.97%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (2.67%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (2.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (1.78%) SAP BPC
11 5 (1.48%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (1.48%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (1.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 4 (1.19%) Oracle Cash Management
12 4 (1.19%) Oracle Assets
12 4 (1.19%) Cognos TM1
13 3 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
13 3 (0.89%) SAP CO
13 3 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.78%) Internet
2 1 (0.30%) LDAP
2 1 (0.30%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.72%) BusinessObjects
2 25 (7.42%) SQL Server
3 21 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (4.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 15 (4.45%) Oracle BI EE
5 14 (4.15%) SAP Data Services
5 14 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (3.56%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (2.97%) SAP BW
7 10 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (2.97%) BODI
8 9 (2.67%) QlikView
8 9 (2.67%) BusinessObjects XI
8 9 (2.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 9 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (2.37%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (2.08%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.08%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.78%) SAP BI
12 4 (1.19%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.59%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.30%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.30%) JIRA
General
1 91 (27.00%) Finance
2 45 (13.35%) Retail
3 21 (6.23%) Banking
4 19 (5.64%) Marketing
5 16 (4.75%) Telecoms
5 16 (4.75%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.97%) Advertising
7 6 (1.78%) Back Office
8 5 (1.48%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.89%) German Language
9 3 (0.89%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.59%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.59%) Military
10 2 (0.59%) Games
10 2 (0.59%) Front Office
10 2 (0.59%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.67%) XML
2 3 (0.89%) HTML
3 2 (0.59%) JSON
3 2 (0.59%) RSS
3 2 (0.59%) .NET
3 2 (0.59%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.30%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.30%) Ajax
4 1 (0.30%) CSS
4 1 (0.30%) Web Services
4 1 (0.30%) EDI
4 1 (0.30%) CGI
4 1 (0.30%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.97%) Management Information System
2 8 (2.37%) NHS
3 7 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.48%) FMCG
4 5 (1.48%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.19%) Taxonomies
6 3 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (0.89%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.89%) iPad
6 3 (0.89%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.89%) Derivative
7 2 (0.59%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.59%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.59%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.59%) IVR
7 2 (0.59%) Equities
8 1 (0.30%) AS400
8 1 (0.30%) Clustering
8 1 (0.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.78%) UNIX
1 6 (1.78%) Windows
2 2 (0.59%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.30%) Linux
3 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (22.85%) Business Intelligence
2 47 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 37 (10.98%) Business Analysis
4 35 (10.39%) Project Management
5 31 (9.20%) CRM
6 27 (8.01%) ETL
7 24 (7.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (6.53%) Migration
9 18 (5.34%) Analytics
10 17 (5.04%) Workflow
11 15 (4.45%) Data Modelling
11 15 (4.45%) Change Management
12 14 (4.15%) E-business
13 13 (3.86%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (3.86%) E-Commerce
14 12 (3.56%) Use Case
14 12 (3.56%) Business Transformation
15 11 (3.26%) Wealth Management
16 10 (2.97%) Lean Six Sigma
16 10 (2.97%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 57 (16.91%) SQL
2 17 (5.04%) PL/SQL
3 9 (2.67%) C
4 4 (1.19%) R
5 3 (0.89%) C#
6 2 (0.59%) ABAP
6 2 (0.59%) VBA
7 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.30%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.30%) VBScript
7 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.30%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 13 (3.86%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.67%) Degree
3 5 (1.48%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.48%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.89%) MCSE
6 2 (0.59%) Siebel Certification
6 2 (0.59%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.30%) CIPD
7 1 (0.30%) MCTS
7 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.30%) ISEB
7 1 (0.30%) CCA
7 1 (0.30%) APMP
7 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.67%) QA
2 5 (1.48%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.89%) SLA
4 2 (0.59%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.48%) MOM
Vendors
1 72 (21.36%) Oracle
2 61 (18.10%) SAP
3 47 (13.95%) Business Objects
4 26 (7.72%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.26%) Retek
6 8 (2.37%) TIBCO
6 8 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.08%) Cognos
8 6 (1.78%) Tableau
8 6 (1.78%) Siebel
8 6 (1.78%) Informatica
9 5 (1.48%) JD Edwards
9 5 (1.48%) IBM
10 4 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (1.19%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.19%) Endeca
11 3 (0.89%) VMware
11 3 (0.89%) JDA
11 3 (0.89%) NetSuite
12 2 (0.59%) Unica
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