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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 26 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3738 3985 3875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.46% 7.17% 7.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.99% 7.76% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1954 1884
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 26
Average hourly rate £48.75 £27.50 £26.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.27% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £10.00 £15.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £81.25 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £28.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+69.64% +4.18%

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
53473 51353 48123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.48% 92.45% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33986 31093 28245
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
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 1969 2035 2149
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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 -6 3318 £450 - 1010
London -5 1483 £475 +5.55% 439
South East +2 555 £450 +11.80% 165
North West +6 366 £450 +5.88% 109
City of London -3 300 £464 +3.05% 136
East of England +7 191 £450 +5.88% 53
Berkshire +17 187 £450 +9.75% 66
South West -5 172 £441 -1.43% 51
West Midlands -7 170 £440 +3.52% 55
Manchester +6 167 £445 +4.70% 59
Scotland -1 144 £425 +3.65% 31
Yorkshire -5 134 £420 -1.17% 43
Hampshire -7 99 £425 +9.67% 22
Reading +12 89 £458 +14.37% 25
Surrey +3 88 £400 +3.22% 27
West Yorkshire +2 88 £410 +2.50% 30
East Midlands -3 79 £425 -5.55% 22
Birmingham +5 78 £413 -8.33% 30
Cheshire -2 71 £450 +5.88% 25
Edinburgh -2 71 £400 +3.22% 19
Buckinghamshire -1 70 £438 +9.37% 12
Leeds +3 62 £400 - 24
Cambridgeshire +4 56 £438 +2.94% 21
Hertfordshire 0 55 £465 +9.41% 24
Wales +6 48 £408 -4.11% 8
Midlands +3 48 £450 -5.26% 4
Milton Keynes +1 48 £450 +12.50% 4
Wiltshire +3 44 £469 +4.16% 10
Glasgow +1 41 £425 +1.19% 10
Cumbria +1 40 £473 -5.50% 2

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 1610 (22.05%) SAP
2 1473 (20.18%) Finance
3 993 (13.60%) Oracle
4 778 (10.66%) Migration
5 759 (10.40%) Microsoft
6 736 (10.08%) SQL
7 680 (9.31%) Windows
8 567 (7.77%) Security Cleared
9 471 (6.45%) CRM
10 459 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
11 414 (5.67%) SC Cleared
12 400 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
13 390 (5.34%) ITIL
14 361 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 360 (4.93%) ERP
16 358 (4.90%) VMware
17 351 (4.81%) Banking
18 348 (4.77%) Project Management
19 323 (4.42%) UNIX
20 320 (4.38%) Cisco
21 315 (4.31%) SQL Server
22 309 (4.23%) Linux
23 307 (4.20%) Java
24 293 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
25 289 (3.96%) Active Directory
26 281 (3.85%) Retail
27 276 (3.78%) Oracle EBS R12
28 274 (3.75%) Firewall
29 270 (3.70%) SharePoint
30 269 (3.68%) MS Excel

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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
1 270 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 115 (1.58%) WebSphere
3 104 (1.42%) SAS
4 103 (1.41%) Lync
5 93 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 82 (1.12%) MS Exchange
7 79 (1.08%) IIS
8 57 (0.78%) Apache
9 53 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
10 51 (0.70%) WebLogic
11 48 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
11 48 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
12 42 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 40 (0.55%) NetWeaver
14 39 (0.53%) JBoss
15 37 (0.51%) Tomcat
15 37 (0.51%) CMS
16 32 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
17 31 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 26 (0.36%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 269 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 100 (1.37%) MS Office
3 53 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 52 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 39 (0.53%) MS Project
6 12 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 9 (0.12%) PowerPivot
9 6 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.068%) FastStats
10 5 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.055%) Windchill
12 3 (0.041%) DOC1
12 3 (0.041%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.027%) Siemens NX
13 2 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.027%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 276 (3.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 226 (3.10%) Oracle EBS
3 177 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 162 (2.22%) SAP FI
5 139 (1.90%) SAP SD
6 128 (1.75%) SAP MM
7 125 (1.71%) SAP CO
8 124 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
9 120 (1.64%) SAP FI/CO
10 104 (1.42%) Oracle Payables
11 101 (1.38%) Oracle General Ledger
12 96 (1.31%) Agresso
13 92 (1.26%) SAP IS-U
14 81 (1.11%) SAP CRM
15 80 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
16 74 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
17 65 (0.89%) SAP WM
18 58 (0.79%) SAP HR
19 57 (0.78%) SAP PP
20 56 (0.77%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 118 (1.62%) Office 365
2 106 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (0.82%) SaaS
5 42 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
6 28 (0.38%) PaaS
6 28 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (0.34%) Taleo
7 25 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (0.30%) Google Analytics
9 21 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
10 17 (0.23%) IaaS
11 13 (0.18%) Force.com
12 10 (0.14%) Yammer
13 7 (0.096%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.082%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (0.082%) Route 53
14 6 (0.082%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.082%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.082%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 274 (3.75%) Firewall
2 142 (1.94%) WAN
3 134 (1.84%) LAN
3 134 (1.84%) DNS
4 121 (1.66%) SAN
5 96 (1.31%) Network Security
6 82 (1.12%) TCP/IP
7 80 (1.10%) Wireless
8 79 (1.08%) Internet
9 77 (1.05%) DHCP
10 65 (0.89%) SSL
11 54 (0.74%) VPN
11 54 (0.74%) NAS
12 53 (0.73%) NetScaler
13 51 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
14 48 (0.66%) LDAP
15 42 (0.58%) MPLS
16 41 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
17 38 (0.52%) VoIP
18 36 (0.49%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 176 (2.41%) SAP BW
3 169 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
4 139 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
5 124 (1.70%) Oracle Database
6 118 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 96 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 91 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
9 80 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 75 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
11 71 (0.97%) Relational Database
12 69 (0.95%) SAP BI
13 65 (0.89%) Big Data
14 62 (0.85%) DB2
15 56 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
16 55 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
17 51 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
18 49 (0.67%) SAP HANA
18 49 (0.67%) Essbase
19 46 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 60 (0.82%) Jenkins
2 54 (0.74%) JIRA
2 54 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (0.47%) Axure RP
4 32 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 32 (0.44%) Visual Studio
4 32 (0.44%) LSMW
5 29 (0.40%) Maven
5 29 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
6 24 (0.33%) Toad
6 24 (0.33%) Subversion
7 23 (0.32%) Selenium
8 22 (0.30%) Cucumber
9 21 (0.29%) PeopleTools
10 16 (0.22%) MSI
11 15 (0.21%) Ant
12 13 (0.18%) TeamCity
13 11 (0.15%) Eclipse
13 11 (0.15%) LoadRunner
13 11 (0.15%) Appium
General
1 1473 (20.18%) Finance
2 351 (4.81%) Banking
3 281 (3.85%) Retail
4 261 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 230 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 188 (2.57%) Marketing
7 129 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 96 (1.31%) Billing
9 77 (1.05%) General Ledger
10 70 (0.96%) Advertising
11 65 (0.89%) Legal
12 56 (0.77%) Local Government
13 53 (0.73%) Automotive
14 50 (0.68%) Investment Banking
15 44 (0.60%) Back Office
16 41 (0.56%) Law
17 38 (0.52%) French Language
18 36 (0.49%) Financial Institution
19 33 (0.45%) Retail Banking
20 30 (0.41%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (2.82%) XML
2 201 (2.75%) .NET
3 177 (2.42%) Web Services
4 157 (2.15%) HTML
5 130 (1.78%) Middleware
6 84 (1.15%) CSS
7 83 (1.14%) J2EE
8 71 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
9 70 (0.96%) SOAP
10 57 (0.78%) SAP Basis
11 50 (0.68%) EDI
12 49 (0.67%) ASP.NET
13 47 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
14 43 (0.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 42 (0.58%) WebCenter
16 40 (0.55%) HTML5
17 37 (0.51%) jQuery
18 32 (0.44%) REST
19 29 (0.40%) SAP PI
20 28 (0.38%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 293 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
2 255 (3.49%) Data Centre
3 157 (2.15%) User Experience
4 130 (1.78%) Management Information System
5 74 (1.01%) Clustering
6 73 (1.00%) FMCG
7 71 (0.97%) Data Integration
8 60 (0.82%) DataPower
9 59 (0.81%) PKI
10 50 (0.68%) CMDB
11 48 (0.66%) Mobile App
12 47 (0.64%) Mainframe
13 45 (0.62%) Visualisation
14 40 (0.55%) Replication
15 39 (0.53%) Computer Science
15 39 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
16 37 (0.51%) NHS
17 32 (0.44%) Data Structures
18 28 (0.38%) Social Media
19 24 (0.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 680 (9.31%) Windows
2 323 (4.42%) UNIX
3 309 (4.23%) Linux
4 173 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 147 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 131 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 100 (1.37%) AIX
8 90 (1.23%) Windows 7
9 57 (0.78%) Solaris
10 47 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (0.42%) Android
12 27 (0.37%) Apple iOS
13 22 (0.30%) Windows XP
14 21 (0.29%) Windows 8
15 17 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
16 16 (0.22%) VMS
16 16 (0.22%) zOS
17 15 (0.21%) HPUX
18 14 (0.19%) CentOS
19 12 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 778 (10.66%) Migration
2 471 (6.45%) CRM
3 459 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
4 400 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
5 390 (5.34%) ITIL
6 361 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 360 (4.93%) ERP
8 348 (4.77%) Project Management
9 269 (3.68%) Data Migration
10 256 (3.51%) Information Security
11 220 (3.01%) Analytics
12 195 (2.67%) ETL
13 192 (2.63%) Workflow
13 192 (2.63%) Change Management
14 180 (2.47%) Service Management
15 167 (2.29%) Risk Management
16 157 (2.15%) Data Modelling
17 150 (2.05%) Business Analysis
18 144 (1.97%) User Acceptance Testing
19 128 (1.75%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 736 (10.08%) SQL
2 307 (4.20%) Java
3 176 (2.41%) JavaScript
4 164 (2.25%) ABAP
5 163 (2.23%) PowerShell
6 137 (1.88%) C#
7 126 (1.73%) PL/SQL
8 91 (1.25%) Python
9 88 (1.21%) C
10 81 (1.11%) Shell Script
11 63 (0.86%) Perl
12 59 (0.81%) T-SQL
13 53 (0.73%) Ruby
14 46 (0.63%) VBScript
15 33 (0.45%) VB
16 27 (0.37%) PHP
16 27 (0.37%) C++
16 27 (0.37%) Bash Shell
17 25 (0.34%) VBA
18 20 (0.27%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 567 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 414 (5.67%) SC Cleared
3 195 (2.67%) CISSP
4 174 (2.38%) Degree
5 123 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
6 109 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 91 (1.25%) CCNP
7 91 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 81 (1.11%) CISM
9 61 (0.84%) MCSE
10 43 (0.59%) SAP Certification
11 42 (0.58%) CCIE
12 41 (0.56%) CISA
13 39 (0.53%) CCNA
14 35 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
15 31 (0.42%) MCITP
16 29 (0.40%) GIAC
17 28 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 25 (0.34%) ISEB
19 23 (0.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 117 (1.60%) QA
3 88 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 81 (1.11%) SLA
5 66 (0.90%) Data Quality
6 53 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 34 (0.47%) COBIT
8 22 (0.30%) GxP
9 15 (0.21%) JSP 440
10 9 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.12%) GMP
11 7 (0.096%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.068%) Basel III
12 5 (0.068%) EMIR
12 5 (0.068%) GAAP
13 4 (0.055%) GLP
13 4 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 4 (0.055%) GCP
13 4 (0.055%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.055%) HL7
System Software
1 289 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 230 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 90 (1.23%) vSphere
5 88 (1.21%) XenApp
6 49 (0.67%) XenDesktop
7 48 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 42 (0.58%) VMware ESX
9 37 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (0.34%) vCloud
11 19 (0.26%) XenServer
12 17 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 15 (0.21%) Docker
14 14 (0.19%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 13 (0.18%) SRDF
15 13 (0.18%) RACF
16 11 (0.15%) NFS
16 11 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
16 11 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
17 9 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 132 (1.81%) SCCM
2 84 (1.15%) Puppet
3 63 (0.86%) SCOM
4 53 (0.73%) Tivoli
5 51 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (0.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 24 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
7 23 (0.32%) WSUS
8 22 (0.30%) SCVMM
9 21 (0.29%) Cisco UCCE
9 21 (0.29%) Vagrant
9 21 (0.29%) SCOrch
10 20 (0.27%) Ansible
11 19 (0.26%) Nagios
12 17 (0.23%) Control-M
12 17 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
12 17 (0.23%) HP UCMDB
13 16 (0.22%) Salt
13 16 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1610 (22.05%) SAP
2 993 (13.60%) Oracle
3 759 (10.40%) Microsoft
4 358 (4.90%) VMware
5 320 (4.38%) Cisco
6 260 (3.56%) IBM
7 245 (3.36%) HP
8 216 (2.96%) Citrix
9 106 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
10 101 (1.38%) Informatica
11 97 (1.33%) ServiceNow
12 90 (1.23%) CheckPoint
13 88 (1.21%) Juniper
14 85 (1.16%) Hyperion
15 83 (1.14%) F5
16 74 (1.01%) EMC
17 71 (0.97%) Adobe
18 66 (0.90%) Red Hat
19 65 (0.89%) PeopleSoft
20 63 (0.86%) NetApp
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Reed Technology
Rate: £420 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Connectus
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 2 hours ago
Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 Per Day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £410 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £600.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Montash
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
RZ Group
Rate: Excellent Day rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Silverlink Technologies
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £45000 - £48000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
UK
CPS Group UK
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
UK
CPS Group UK
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per annum excellent rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £180 - 220 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £500 a day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheshire
Jonathan Garth
Rate: Good Market Rates
Posted: 20 hours ago