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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Consultant
Rank 526 558 486
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -72
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 124 97 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.18% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 52 90
Median daily rate £450 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.27% +0.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £645 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £419 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.35 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.35 - -

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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +18 117 £450 - 30
London +1 53 £500 +1.62% 15
South East +27 23 £450 -1.63% 4
Berkshire +20 13 £450 - 3
South West +15 10 £438 +16.66% 1
West Midlands -28 9 £438 -10.48% 2
Yorkshire +1 7 £350 -12.50% 5
North West -2 6 £475 +35.71% 1
Gloucestershire +7 5 £500 +22.32%
South Yorkshire - 5 £350 - 3
East Midlands - 5 £475 -
Scotland +15 4 £275 -42.10%
Reading +14 4 £450 -1.63% 2
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Bristol -4 3 £413 +10.00% 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £475 -
Northampton - 3 £475 -
Slough - 3 £450 -
East of England +16 2 £375 -19.35% 2
Warwick -3 2 £438 -
Warwickshire -5 2 £438 -
Manchester -11 2 £575 +53.33% 1
Lancashire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £575 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £450 - 1
Burnley - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Stockport - 2 £575 -

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 56 (22.95%) Finance
2 40 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (13.52%) Project Management
4 32 (13.11%) SAP
4 32 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (12.70%) SQL
6 29 (11.89%) Change Management
6 29 (11.89%) Business Analysis
7 26 (10.66%) Migration
8 23 (9.43%) Oracle
9 22 (9.02%) Microsoft
9 22 (9.02%) ERP
10 20 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (7.79%) Banking
11 19 (7.79%) BusinessObjects
11 19 (7.79%) Office 365
12 17 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (6.56%) Analytics
13 16 (6.56%) Marketing
13 16 (6.56%) Data Modelling
14 15 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (5.74%) Security Cleared
16 13 (5.33%) Oracle EBS
16 13 (5.33%) Unit4 Business World
16 13 (5.33%) Skype for Business
16 13 (5.33%) Coaching
16 13 (5.33%) Skype
17 12 (4.92%) Telecoms
17 12 (4.92%) ETL
17 12 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint

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 13 (5.33%) Skype for Business
2 9 (3.69%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.64%) SAS
4 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.82%) IIS
4 2 (0.82%) Live Communications Server
4 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.41%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (4.51%) MS Project
3 10 (4.10%) MS Excel
4 7 (2.87%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.23%) MS Office
6 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (5.33%) Oracle EBS
1 13 (5.33%) Unit4 Business World
2 9 (3.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (2.87%) SAP Business One
4 3 (1.23%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.82%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.82%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.82%) Sonata
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.41%) Primavera
6 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.41%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.79%) Office 365
2 5 (2.05%) Yammer
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.33%) Skype
2 4 (1.64%) IPv6
2 4 (1.64%) Network Security
2 4 (1.64%) PBX
3 2 (0.82%) DNS
3 2 (0.82%) FTP
3 2 (0.82%) PSTN
3 2 (0.82%) RTP
4 1 (0.41%) Internet
4 1 (0.41%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.79%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.69%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.28%) SAP BW
3 8 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.46%) SAP HANA
5 5 (2.05%) SAP BI
5 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (1.64%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.64%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (1.23%) Big Data
7 3 (1.23%) OLAP
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.23%) SAS EBI
7 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.82%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.82%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 2 (0.82%) JDeveloper
1 2 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.41%) JIRA
2 1 (0.41%) LSMW
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 56 (22.95%) Finance
2 19 (7.79%) Banking
3 16 (6.56%) Marketing
4 12 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.69%) Retail
6 6 (2.46%) Back Office
7 5 (2.05%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.05%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.64%) Advertising
8 4 (1.64%) Local Government
9 3 (1.23%) Games
10 2 (0.82%) Legal
10 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.41%) French Language
11 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.05%) HTML
1 5 (2.05%) XML
2 4 (1.64%) .NET
3 2 (0.82%) Web Services
4 1 (0.41%) Middleware
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.41%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.64%) Management Information System
2 4 (1.64%) Smart Meter
3 3 (1.23%) Derivative
3 3 (1.23%) EPoS
3 3 (1.23%) User Experience
4 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
4 2 (0.82%) Credit Risk
4 2 (0.82%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (0.82%) Data Centre
4 2 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (0.82%) Equities
4 2 (0.82%) Fixed Income
4 2 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (0.82%) iPad
4 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (0.82%) NHS
4 2 (0.82%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (0.82%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.64%) Unix
2 3 (1.23%) Windows
3 2 (0.82%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.41%) Linux
4 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
2 33 (13.52%) Project Management
3 32 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (11.89%) Business Analysis
4 29 (11.89%) Change Management
5 26 (10.66%) Migration
6 22 (9.02%) ERP
7 20 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (6.56%) Analytics
8 16 (6.56%) Data Modelling
9 15 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (5.33%) Coaching
11 12 (4.92%) ETL
12 11 (4.51%) CRM
12 11 (4.51%) PRINCE2
12 11 (4.51%) Process Improvement
12 11 (4.51%) Time Management
13 10 (4.10%) Process Management
14 9 (3.69%) Business Transformation
14 9 (3.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.70%) SQL
2 9 (3.69%) C
3 6 (2.46%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.05%) Java
5 4 (1.64%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.41%) ABAP
6 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (5.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.28%) Degree
2 8 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.87%) DV Cleared
3 7 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.64%) MBA
5 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) HNC
6 1 (0.41%) HND
6 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.41%) MCSD
6 1 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.64%) QA
2 3 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.23%) SEPA
3 1 (0.41%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.41%) MiFID
3 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Control-M
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 32 (13.11%) SAP
2 23 (9.43%) Oracle
3 22 (9.02%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.23%) Adobe
5 3 (1.23%) Informatica
5 3 (1.23%) Tableau
6 2 (0.82%) Avaloq
6 2 (0.82%) FNZ
6 2 (0.82%) Hyperion
6 2 (0.82%) Mercator
6 2 (0.82%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (0.82%) Polycom
6 2 (0.82%) Siebel
6 2 (0.82%) Teradata
7 1 (0.41%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.41%) Civica
7 1 (0.41%) hybris
7 1 (0.41%) Northgate
7 1 (0.41%) Pega
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