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 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 25 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3696 3910 3567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.64% 7.18% 7.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.19% 7.78% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1823 2022 1776
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 32
Average hourly rate £25.11 £44.82 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.97% +22.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £21.55 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £64.25 £56.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.04% +16.42%

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 50272 44109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31215 30675 25226
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 1987 2178
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015.

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 April 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 -3 3347 £450 +2.85% 1144
London 0 1511 £463 +2.77% 513
South East -12 605 £425 +4.35% 192
City of London +5 279 £455 +7.05% 205
North West +1 258 £450 +8.43% 95
West Midlands +2 238 £420 +4.87% 58
Berkshire -5 195 £425 - 66
East of England +6 179 £465 +16.25% 68
South West -13 170 £450 - 96
Hampshire -2 130 £425 +11.84% 31
Yorkshire +1 128 £425 +3.03% 49
Surrey -1 109 £413 -2.94% 30
Manchester +2 97 £450 +12.50% 54
Scotland -8 91 £450 +12.50% 24
East Midlands +2 84 £425 - 21
West Yorkshire +1 71 £411 -8.72% 32
Buckinghamshire 0 67 £395 -7.05% 19
Birmingham +1 64 £400 +5.26% 34
Reading -11 63 £425 +8.97% 29
Cheshire -7 56 £433 +8.53% 22
Milton Keynes +5 53 £400 -11.11% 7
Cambridgeshire +5 52 £470 +17.50% 27
Hertfordshire -2 48 £475 +22.58% 27
Wiltshire -6 43 £500 +8.69% 20
Coventry +16 41 £485 +2.37% 2
North East +4 41 £425 +21.42% 12
Leeds -4 40 £425 -5.55% 26
Essex +20 39 £425 +6.25% 6
Midlands 0 37 £460 -8.00% 2
Edinburgh -12 37 £438 +9.37% 12

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 1914 (25.75%) SAP
2 1498 (20.15%) Finance
3 980 (13.18%) Oracle
4 753 (10.13%) SQL
5 730 (9.82%) Microsoft
6 703 (9.46%) Migration
7 660 (8.88%) Windows
8 624 (8.39%) Security Cleared
9 479 (6.44%) CRM
10 466 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
11 449 (6.04%) SC Cleared
12 391 (5.26%) ERP
13 383 (5.15%) ITIL
14 382 (5.14%) VMware
15 381 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
16 347 (4.67%) Cisco
17 339 (4.56%) Project Management
18 329 (4.43%) Java
18 329 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
19 321 (4.32%) Banking
20 313 (4.21%) SQL Server
21 312 (4.20%) Linux
22 300 (4.04%) SharePoint
22 300 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
23 297 (4.00%) Active Directory
24 284 (3.82%) Retail
25 275 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
26 272 (3.66%) UNIX
27 269 (3.62%) Data Migration
28 266 (3.58%) Manufacturing

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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
1 300 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 117 (1.57%) WebSphere
3 110 (1.48%) Lync
4 107 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 105 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 97 (1.30%) SAS
7 67 (0.90%) NetWeaver
8 61 (0.82%) Apache
8 61 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
9 59 (0.79%) IIS
10 58 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
11 52 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 50 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 49 (0.66%) JBoss
14 46 (0.62%) Tomcat
15 44 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
16 41 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
17 33 (0.44%) OpenStack
17 33 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
18 30 (0.40%) CMS
Applications
1 265 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 87 (1.17%) MS Office
3 42 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 42 (0.57%) MS Project
4 40 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.15%) PowerPivot
8 7 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.067%) SPSS
10 4 (0.054%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.040%) InDesign
11 3 (0.040%) Windchill
11 3 (0.040%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.040%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.040%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.027%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 275 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 243 (3.27%) SAP FI
3 204 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
4 184 (2.48%) SAP CO
5 177 (2.38%) SAP FI/CO
6 153 (2.06%) SAP SD
7 145 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
8 141 (1.90%) SAP MM
9 114 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
10 111 (1.49%) SAP IS-U
11 103 (1.39%) SAP WM
12 92 (1.24%) Oracle General Ledger
13 90 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
14 85 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
15 84 (1.13%) Agresso
16 80 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
17 76 (1.02%) SAP APO
18 73 (0.98%) SAP SRM
19 71 (0.96%) SAP ERP
19 71 (0.96%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 119 (1.60%) Office 365
2 75 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 65 (0.87%) SaaS
5 60 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
6 32 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (0.31%) PaaS
8 17 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
9 15 (0.20%) Yammer
10 14 (0.19%) IaaS
11 12 (0.16%) Force.com
11 12 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (0.13%) Google Analytics
13 9 (0.12%) Taleo
13 9 (0.12%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.081%) Boomi
14 6 (0.081%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.067%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.054%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 258 (3.47%) Firewall
2 120 (1.61%) DNS
3 116 (1.56%) Network Security
4 114 (1.53%) WAN
5 112 (1.51%) SAN
6 107 (1.44%) LAN
7 103 (1.39%) TCP/IP
8 85 (1.14%) Internet
9 84 (1.13%) SSL
10 78 (1.05%) VPN
11 74 (1.00%) LDAP
12 69 (0.93%) DHCP
13 61 (0.82%) Wireless
14 54 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
15 53 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
16 52 (0.70%) MPLS
17 47 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 44 (0.59%) BGP
19 43 (0.58%) OSPF
20 42 (0.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 265 (3.57%) SAP BW
3 184 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
4 140 (1.88%) Oracle Database
5 110 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 103 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 98 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
8 76 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
9 75 (1.01%) SAP BI
9 75 (1.01%) Big Data
10 73 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 72 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
12 63 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
13 57 (0.77%) Relational Database
14 54 (0.73%) QlikView
14 54 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
15 51 (0.69%) OLAP
16 47 (0.63%) Hadoop
17 44 (0.59%) MySQL
18 43 (0.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 55 (0.74%) JIRA
2 51 (0.69%) Jenkins
3 42 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (0.50%) LSMW
5 35 (0.47%) Visual Studio
6 30 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
7 25 (0.34%) Git (software)
8 24 (0.32%) Maven
9 22 (0.30%) Axure RP
10 19 (0.26%) Selenium
10 19 (0.26%) Subversion
11 15 (0.20%) Cucumber
11 15 (0.20%) SpecFlow
12 14 (0.19%) Ant
13 13 (0.17%) JUnit
13 13 (0.17%) MSI
14 12 (0.16%) PeopleTools
14 12 (0.16%) Calabash
15 10 (0.13%) Toad
15 10 (0.13%) Eclipse
General
1 1498 (20.15%) Finance
2 321 (4.32%) Banking
3 284 (3.82%) Retail
4 266 (3.58%) Manufacturing
5 238 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 158 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 158 (2.13%) Marketing
7 95 (1.28%) Advertising
8 81 (1.09%) Billing
8 81 (1.09%) General Ledger
9 77 (1.04%) Legal
10 56 (0.75%) Local Government
11 54 (0.73%) Automotive
12 43 (0.58%) Investment Banking
13 34 (0.46%) Financial Institution
14 29 (0.39%) French Language
15 26 (0.35%) Publishing
16 25 (0.34%) Law
17 22 (0.30%) Back Office
18 21 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (3.31%) XML
2 225 (3.03%) .NET
3 204 (2.74%) HTML
4 181 (2.44%) Web Services
5 122 (1.64%) CSS
6 112 (1.51%) Middleware
7 97 (1.30%) SOAP
8 77 (1.04%) J2EE
9 67 (0.90%) ASP.NET
10 60 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
11 53 (0.71%) EDI
11 53 (0.71%) SAP Basis
12 46 (0.62%) HTML5
13 44 (0.59%) Ajax
14 42 (0.57%) REST
15 41 (0.55%) jQuery
15 41 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
16 40 (0.54%) WCF
17 39 (0.52%) BAPI
18 33 (0.44%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 300 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (1.94%) User Experience
3 127 (1.71%) Management Information System
4 100 (1.35%) FMCG
5 58 (0.78%) Clustering
6 56 (0.75%) Data Integration
7 52 (0.70%) Visualisation
7 52 (0.70%) Data Structures
7 52 (0.70%) Replication
8 51 (0.69%) NHS
9 46 (0.62%) PKI
10 43 (0.58%) CMDB
11 42 (0.57%) Open Source
12 37 (0.50%) Computer Science
13 36 (0.48%) Mobile App
14 33 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
15 32 (0.43%) Client/Server
16 30 (0.40%) DataPower
17 24 (0.32%) GIS
18 23 (0.31%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 660 (8.88%) Windows
2 312 (4.20%) Linux
3 272 (3.66%) UNIX
4 195 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 156 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 133 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 92 (1.24%) Windows 7
8 76 (1.02%) AIX
9 49 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 43 (0.58%) Solaris
11 35 (0.47%) HPUX
12 29 (0.39%) Android
13 27 (0.36%) Apple iOS
14 26 (0.35%) VMS
15 23 (0.31%) Windows XP
16 17 (0.23%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.15%) zOS
18 8 (0.11%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.094%) SUSE
20 6 (0.081%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 703 (9.46%) Migration
2 479 (6.44%) CRM
3 466 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
4 391 (5.26%) ERP
5 383 (5.15%) ITIL
6 381 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 339 (4.56%) Project Management
8 329 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 269 (3.62%) Data Migration
10 242 (3.26%) Change Management
11 215 (2.89%) ETL
12 214 (2.88%) Workflow
13 213 (2.87%) Information Security
14 210 (2.83%) Service Management
15 187 (2.52%) Analytics
16 174 (2.34%) Risk Management
17 153 (2.06%) Logistics
18 150 (2.02%) Data Modelling
19 143 (1.92%) Business Analysis
20 136 (1.83%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 753 (10.13%) SQL
2 329 (4.43%) Java
3 189 (2.54%) ABAP
4 179 (2.41%) JavaScript
5 170 (2.29%) PL/SQL
6 158 (2.13%) C#
7 119 (1.60%) PowerShell
8 99 (1.33%) C
9 91 (1.22%) Python
10 52 (0.70%) T-SQL
11 51 (0.69%) Shell Script
12 45 (0.61%) Ruby
12 45 (0.61%) Perl
13 35 (0.47%) VBScript
14 24 (0.32%) VB
15 22 (0.30%) VBA
15 22 (0.30%) PHP
16 20 (0.27%) Apex Code
17 19 (0.26%) Bash Shell
17 19 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 624 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 449 (6.04%) SC Cleared
3 186 (2.50%) Degree
4 174 (2.34%) CISSP
5 127 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
6 117 (1.57%) DV Cleared
7 107 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 76 (1.02%) CCNP
9 69 (0.93%) MCSE
10 67 (0.90%) CISM
11 48 (0.65%) SAP Certification
12 44 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
13 40 (0.54%) ISEB
13 40 (0.54%) CCNA
13 40 (0.54%) MCITP
14 39 (0.52%) CCIE
15 37 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 29 (0.39%) CRISC
17 28 (0.38%) ISTQB
18 23 (0.31%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (1.84%) QA
2 123 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 75 (1.01%) SLA
4 70 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 61 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 57 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 20 (0.27%) GxP
9 18 (0.24%) COBIT
10 14 (0.19%) GAAP
11 13 (0.17%) GMP
12 12 (0.16%) JSP 440
13 7 (0.094%) Solvency II
14 6 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 6 (0.081%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 6 (0.081%) GAMP
15 5 (0.067%) GPG13
16 4 (0.054%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.054%) HL7
17 3 (0.040%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 297 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 230 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (1.12%) Hyper-V
4 72 (0.97%) XenApp
5 64 (0.86%) vSphere
6 43 (0.58%) XenDesktop
7 39 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 25 (0.34%) VMware ESX
10 22 (0.30%) vCloud
11 15 (0.20%) RACF
11 15 (0.20%) SRDF
12 14 (0.19%) XenServer
13 13 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 9 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
14 9 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
15 8 (0.11%) UAG
15 8 (0.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 8 (0.11%) Firmware
15 8 (0.11%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 142 (1.91%) SCCM
2 63 (0.85%) SCOM
3 59 (0.79%) Puppet
4 38 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (0.40%) Tivoli
6 28 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
7 27 (0.36%) Ansible
8 24 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 23 (0.31%) Nagios
10 22 (0.30%) SCVMM
10 22 (0.30%) Vagrant
10 22 (0.30%) HP UCMDB
11 21 (0.28%) Salt
12 20 (0.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 19 (0.26%) SCOrch
14 14 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
15 13 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
15 13 (0.17%) NetBackup
15 13 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
16 12 (0.16%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1914 (25.75%) SAP
2 980 (13.18%) Oracle
3 730 (9.82%) Microsoft
4 382 (5.14%) VMware
5 347 (4.67%) Cisco
6 254 (3.42%) HP
7 225 (3.03%) IBM
8 218 (2.93%) Citrix
9 116 (1.56%) Business Objects
10 113 (1.52%) CheckPoint
11 108 (1.45%) F5
12 106 (1.43%) Juniper
13 101 (1.36%) EMC
14 95 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
15 87 (1.17%) Informatica
16 82 (1.10%) ServiceNow
17 75 (1.01%) PeopleSoft
18 67 (0.90%) NetApp
19 66 (0.89%) Red Hat
20 62 (0.83%) Symantec
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