The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 21 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4037 3902 4210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.26% 7.31% 7.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.87% 7.88% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1988 1919 1852
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.88 £35.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -23.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.97 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £35.15
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -21.76%

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
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 1968 2145 2690
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 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant within the UK.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant within the UK.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

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 Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -2 3565 £450 +4.26% 620
London +3 1806 £455 +1.11% 273
South East -12 520 £410 -0.60% 128
City of London +8 335 £450 - 69
West Midlands +5 233 £400 -5.88% 30
South West +4 214 £425 +1.19% 44
North West -5 206 £425 +6.25% 58
Scotland -6 176 £394 -1.56% 15
East of England +4 164 £400 -0.12% 32
Yorkshire +7 127 £441 +1.43% 20
Hampshire +5 126 £375 -4.76% 17
Berkshire -15 121 £438 +5.74% 38
Manchester 0 76 £450 +12.50% 35
Surrey -15 75 £396 +9.31% 25
Birmingham -1 72 £400 -4.47% 11
East Midlands -12 72 £425 +6.25% 8
West Yorkshire +5 71 £400 -8.04% 13
Buckinghamshire +5 67 £400 -5.88% 23
Edinburgh -6 67 £406 +6.55% 5
Cheshire +3 61 £425 +6.25% 15
Bristol -1 54 £400 -11.11% 23
Hertfordshire -5 53 £400 -5.88% 10
Milton Keynes +8 52 £400 -5.88% 7
Wiltshire -2 49 £438 -7.89% 10
Reading -13 49 £450 +4.65% 12
Glasgow +1 48 £398 -1.85% 3
Gloucestershire +9 47 £450 +38.46% 5
Coventry +14 46 £385 -19.79% 6
Cambridgeshire +5 45 £390 +6.12% 16
North East -6 40 £445 -15.23% 5

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 1874 (23.92%) SAP
2 1532 (19.55%) Finance
3 1228 (15.67%) Oracle
4 866 (11.05%) Microsoft
5 815 (10.40%) SQL
6 790 (10.08%) Migration
7 719 (9.18%) Windows
8 600 (7.66%) Security Cleared
9 517 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
10 479 (6.11%) CRM
11 461 (5.88%) SC Cleared
12 436 (5.56%) SQL Server
13 408 (5.21%) Banking
14 386 (4.93%) SharePoint
15 384 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
16 363 (4.63%) Retail
17 342 (4.36%) ERP
18 340 (4.34%) Active Directory
19 336 (4.29%) Java
20 322 (4.11%) Oracle EBS R12
21 321 (4.10%) Project Management
22 319 (4.07%) Data Migration
23 316 (4.03%) MS Excel
23 316 (4.03%) VMware
24 315 (4.02%) Cisco
25 313 (3.99%) Linux
26 308 (3.93%) Manufacturing
27 295 (3.76%) UNIX
28 285 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
29 280 (3.57%) Information Security

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 386 (4.93%) SharePoint
2 182 (2.32%) MS Exchange
3 134 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 105 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
5 102 (1.30%) SAS
6 100 (1.28%) WebSphere
7 98 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 96 (1.23%) IIS
9 91 (1.16%) WebLogic
9 91 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
10 73 (0.93%) Lync
11 69 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
12 66 (0.84%) Apache
13 49 (0.63%) NetWeaver
14 46 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
15 38 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
16 37 (0.47%) CMS
17 32 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
18 30 (0.38%) Tomcat
18 30 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 316 (4.03%) MS Excel
2 118 (1.51%) MS Office
3 56 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 56 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 55 (0.70%) MS Project
5 23 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 19 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
7 15 (0.19%) SPSS
8 12 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.11%) Mathematica
9 9 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.10%) CPLEX
11 7 (0.089%) PowerPivot
12 5 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.051%) Windchill
13 4 (0.051%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.038%) DOC1
15 1 (0.013%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.013%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 322 (4.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 285 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
3 196 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 193 (2.46%) SAP FI
5 169 (2.16%) SAP CO
6 150 (1.91%) Oracle Payables
7 149 (1.90%) Oracle Receivables
8 147 (1.88%) SAP SD
9 142 (1.81%) SAP FI/CO
10 137 (1.75%) Oracle General Ledger
11 133 (1.70%) SAP MM
12 130 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
13 120 (1.53%) Oracle Applications
14 112 (1.43%) SAP SRM
15 108 (1.38%) Oracle Financials
16 85 (1.08%) SAP PP
17 79 (1.01%) SAP APO
17 79 (1.01%) SAP HR
18 76 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
19 75 (0.96%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 85 (1.08%) Office 365
2 56 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (0.51%) SaaS
4 36 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (0.29%) Force.com
6 21 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
7 20 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.13%) PaaS
10 9 (0.11%) Taleo
11 6 (0.077%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.077%) IaaS
12 5 (0.064%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.064%) GitHub
13 4 (0.051%) Google App Engine
13 4 (0.051%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.051%) Google Apps
14 3 (0.038%) MailChimp
15 2 (0.026%) AWS Data Pipeline
15 2 (0.026%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 254 (3.24%) Firewall
2 141 (1.80%) SAN
3 111 (1.42%) DNS
4 104 (1.33%) LAN
5 99 (1.26%) WAN
5 99 (1.26%) Network Security
6 92 (1.17%) Internet
7 91 (1.16%) TCP/IP
8 71 (0.91%) VPN
9 69 (0.88%) Wireless
10 68 (0.87%) SSL
11 58 (0.74%) DHCP
12 56 (0.71%) Intranet
12 56 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
13 55 (0.70%) HTTP
14 51 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
15 48 (0.61%) NAS
15 48 (0.61%) OSPF
16 47 (0.60%) BGP
17 45 (0.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 436 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 210 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
3 184 (2.35%) SAP BW
4 175 (2.23%) Oracle Database
5 150 (1.91%) Oracle BI EE
6 135 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 125 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
8 109 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 102 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
10 97 (1.24%) Relational Database
11 90 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
12 81 (1.03%) QlikView
12 81 (1.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 70 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
14 66 (0.84%) SAP BI
15 62 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
16 55 (0.70%) SAP Data Services
17 54 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 53 (0.68%) DB2
19 47 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 68 (0.87%) Visual Studio
1 68 (0.87%) LSMW
2 65 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
3 54 (0.69%) Selenium
4 46 (0.59%) JIRA
4 46 (0.59%) Jenkins
5 29 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (0.36%) WebDriver
7 27 (0.34%) Axure RP
8 26 (0.33%) Cucumber
9 25 (0.32%) Maven
9 25 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
10 22 (0.28%) Subversion
11 19 (0.24%) JUnit
11 19 (0.24%) JDeveloper
12 18 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
13 14 (0.18%) RSpec
14 13 (0.17%) Git (software)
14 13 (0.17%) Ant
15 12 (0.15%) LoadRunner
General
1 1532 (19.55%) Finance
2 408 (5.21%) Banking
3 363 (4.63%) Retail
4 308 (3.93%) Manufacturing
5 240 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 167 (2.13%) Marketing
7 126 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 119 (1.52%) Billing
9 104 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 90 (1.15%) Advertising
11 81 (1.03%) General Ledger
12 78 (1.00%) German Language
13 71 (0.91%) Legal
14 59 (0.75%) Back Office
15 57 (0.73%) Front Office
15 57 (0.73%) Automotive
16 48 (0.61%) Publishing
17 47 (0.60%) Financial Institution
18 33 (0.42%) French Language
19 28 (0.36%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (3.56%) .NET
2 224 (2.86%) XML
3 208 (2.65%) Web Services
4 198 (2.53%) HTML
5 143 (1.82%) Middleware
6 127 (1.62%) CSS
7 79 (1.01%) ASP.NET
8 69 (0.88%) J2EE
9 66 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
10 61 (0.78%) jQuery
10 61 (0.78%) SOAP
11 52 (0.66%) XSLT
12 43 (0.55%) WebCenter
13 42 (0.54%) BAPI
14 40 (0.51%) SAP Basis
15 37 (0.47%) EDI
16 36 (0.46%) HTML5
16 36 (0.46%) REST
17 33 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
18 32 (0.41%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 142 (1.81%) Management Information System
2 82 (1.05%) Computer Science
3 77 (0.98%) FMCG
4 64 (0.82%) CESG
5 63 (0.80%) Replication
5 63 (0.80%) Clustering
5 63 (0.80%) Data Integration
6 58 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 54 (0.69%) Blackberry
8 53 (0.68%) CESG CLAS
8 53 (0.68%) RMADS
9 52 (0.66%) Open Source
10 47 (0.60%) Data Conversion
11 45 (0.57%) Mobile App
12 43 (0.55%) PKI
13 42 (0.54%) NHS
14 39 (0.50%) GIS
14 39 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
15 35 (0.45%) Visualisation
16 34 (0.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 719 (9.18%) Windows
2 313 (3.99%) Linux
3 295 (3.76%) UNIX
4 191 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 121 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 120 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 113 (1.44%) Windows 7
8 83 (1.06%) Solaris
9 68 (0.87%) AIX
10 66 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 29 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 26 (0.33%) Android
14 19 (0.24%) zOS
15 16 (0.20%) Apple iOS
16 15 (0.19%) VMS
17 14 (0.18%) HPUX
18 13 (0.17%) Windows 2000
19 11 (0.14%) CentOS
20 8 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 790 (10.08%) Migration
2 517 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
3 479 (6.11%) CRM
4 384 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 342 (4.36%) ERP
6 321 (4.10%) Project Management
7 319 (4.07%) Data Migration
8 280 (3.57%) ETL
8 280 (3.57%) Information Security
9 273 (3.48%) ITIL
10 249 (3.18%) Workflow
11 219 (2.79%) Change Management
12 189 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
13 185 (2.36%) Data Modelling
14 182 (2.32%) User Acceptance Testing
15 172 (2.19%) Risk Management
16 169 (2.16%) Business Analysis
17 168 (2.14%) Analytics
18 153 (1.95%) Service Management
19 152 (1.94%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 815 (10.40%) SQL
2 336 (4.29%) Java
3 199 (2.54%) PL/SQL
4 188 (2.40%) C#
5 183 (2.34%) ABAP
6 178 (2.27%) JavaScript
7 151 (1.93%) PowerShell
8 120 (1.53%) C
9 87 (1.11%) Perl
10 79 (1.01%) Shell Script
11 71 (0.91%) T-SQL
12 63 (0.80%) Python
13 44 (0.56%) VBScript
14 43 (0.55%) C++
15 34 (0.43%) Bash Shell
16 32 (0.41%) Ruby
17 31 (0.40%) VB
18 24 (0.31%) PHP
19 22 (0.28%) Apex Code
20 21 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 600 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 461 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 249 (3.18%) Degree
4 155 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
5 150 (1.91%) CISSP
6 115 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 91 (1.16%) CCNP
8 78 (1.00%) CISM
9 69 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 67 (0.86%) CCIE
11 51 (0.65%) MCSE
12 40 (0.51%) SAP Certification
12 40 (0.51%) CISA
13 36 (0.46%) CCNA
14 32 (0.41%) MCITP
15 31 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 31 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
16 28 (0.36%) CCA
17 27 (0.34%) MCTS
18 23 (0.29%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (1.94%) QA
2 112 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (1.03%) SLA
4 54 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 50 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 36 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 23 (0.29%) COBIT
8 18 (0.23%) JSP 440
9 16 (0.20%) GPG13
10 10 (0.13%) CDISC
11 8 (0.10%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.089%) UCITS
13 5 (0.064%) AIFMD
13 5 (0.064%) GxP
13 5 (0.064%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 5 (0.064%) GAAP
13 5 (0.064%) MiFID
14 4 (0.051%) Solvency II
14 4 (0.051%) FINREP
15 3 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 340 (4.34%) Active Directory
2 195 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (1.05%) XenApp
4 77 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 62 (0.79%) XenDesktop
6 61 (0.78%) vSphere
7 50 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 36 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 23 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
9 23 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (0.23%) XenServer
11 16 (0.20%) NFS
12 14 (0.18%) vCloud
13 11 (0.14%) ISA Server
14 9 (0.11%) RACF
14 9 (0.11%) Xen
15 8 (0.10%) ProxySG
16 6 (0.077%) Squid
16 6 (0.077%) Oracle RMAN
16 6 (0.077%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 155 (1.98%) SCCM
2 72 (0.92%) SCOM
3 60 (0.77%) Puppet
4 46 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 33 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 24 (0.31%) SCOrch
7 24 (0.31%) Tivoli
8 23 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
8 23 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
9 21 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 21 (0.27%) NetBackup
9 21 (0.27%) Backup Exec
10 17 (0.22%) HP UCMDB
10 17 (0.22%) SCVMM
11 16 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 16 (0.20%) SCSM
12 15 (0.19%) WSUS
13 14 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
13 14 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1874 (23.92%) SAP
2 1228 (15.67%) Oracle
3 866 (11.05%) Microsoft
4 316 (4.03%) VMware
5 315 (4.02%) Cisco
6 226 (2.88%) HP
7 206 (2.63%) IBM
8 169 (2.16%) Citrix
9 140 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
10 132 (1.68%) Business Objects
11 106 (1.35%) EMC
12 103 (1.31%) Juniper
13 102 (1.30%) F5
14 97 (1.24%) Informatica
15 88 (1.12%) Symantec
16 81 (1.03%) CheckPoint
17 78 (1.00%) Hyperion
18 72 (0.92%) PeopleSoft
19 69 (0.88%) Red Hat
19 69 (0.88%) NetApp
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