The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 21 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4175 3660 4402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.26% 7.53% 7.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.87% 8.14% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2133 1817 1895
Average daily rate £445 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 38 33
Average hourly rate £41.00 £34.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -18.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £19.40 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £70.75 £64.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -28.42%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -3 3732 £450 +2.85% 1124
London 0 1729 £450 - 500
South East +9 768 £420 +3.70% 196
City of London +5 297 £425 -5.55% 194
South West +1 270 £450 +6.76% 87
Berkshire +13 268 £425 +6.25% 79
North West -11 221 £425 -5.55% 98
West Midlands -2 202 £400 - 68
East of England +10 163 £400 - 47
Hampshire +3 129 £384 -1.76% 26
Surrey +9 122 £425 +6.25% 36
Scotland -14 117 £400 - 36
Yorkshire -19 108 £422 +5.59% 40
Reading +7 100 £398 -0.62% 35
Manchester -1 85 £400 -11.11% 67
East Midlands -7 83 £413 +20.00% 15
Buckinghamshire +1 77 £425 - 10
Bristol -7 74 £450 +28.57% 44
Hertfordshire +5 70 £388 -7.73% 11
Cheshire -11 67 £413 -8.33% 17
West Yorkshire -23 65 £450 +12.50% 25
Wiltshire 0 64 £460 -5.64% 11
Milton Keynes +2 60 £450 +4.34% 6
Birmingham -5 60 £400 - 41
Edinburgh -10 56 £325 -21.21% 8
Cambridgeshire +14 43 £413 +10.00% 18
Gloucestershire +10 42 £475 +46.15% 7
Swindon 0 42 £500 - 5
Leeds -16 42 £450 +7.14% 18
Wales -13 39 £413 +3.12% 8

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2273 (28.75%) SAP
2 1344 (17.00%) Finance
3 1054 (13.33%) Oracle
4 846 (10.70%) Microsoft
5 777 (9.83%) Windows
6 742 (9.39%) SQL
7 730 (9.23%) Migration
8 617 (7.80%) Security Cleared
9 586 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
10 521 (6.59%) CRM
11 460 (5.82%) SC Cleared
12 410 (5.19%) SQL Server
13 409 (5.17%) Active Directory
14 406 (5.14%) Project Management
15 379 (4.79%) ITIL
16 369 (4.67%) Banking
17 351 (4.44%) Java
18 341 (4.31%) ERP
19 337 (4.26%) SharePoint
20 335 (4.24%) MS Excel
21 332 (4.20%) VMware
22 330 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
23 308 (3.90%) Telecoms
24 306 (3.87%) UNIX
25 302 (3.82%) Data Migration
26 293 (3.71%) Linux
27 281 (3.55%) Cisco
28 277 (3.50%) SAP FI
28 277 (3.50%) Retail
29 270 (3.42%) Manufacturing

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 337 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 192 (2.43%) MS Exchange
3 105 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 95 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 92 (1.16%) SAS
6 83 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 77 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
8 76 (0.96%) IIS
9 74 (0.94%) Lync
10 56 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
11 55 (0.70%) NetWeaver
12 54 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
13 51 (0.65%) Apache
14 46 (0.58%) WebLogic
14 46 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 40 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
16 38 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
17 35 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
18 30 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
19 27 (0.34%) CMS
Applications
1 335 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 130 (1.64%) MS Office
3 63 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 62 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 49 (0.62%) MS Project
6 23 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.28%) InfoPath
8 12 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
9 10 (0.13%) Mathematica
9 10 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.11%) SPSS
11 7 (0.089%) CPLEX
12 6 (0.076%) PowerPivot
13 5 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.063%) Adobe Captivate
14 4 (0.051%) Windchill
15 3 (0.038%) FrameMaker
16 2 (0.025%) CATIA
16 2 (0.025%) Stata
17 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 277 (3.50%) SAP FI
2 240 (3.04%) Oracle EBS R12
3 232 (2.93%) SAP CO
4 222 (2.81%) SAP FI/CO
5 201 (2.54%) SAP SD
6 183 (2.31%) SAP MM
7 174 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
8 152 (1.92%) SAP CRM
9 145 (1.83%) SAP SRM
10 143 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
11 118 (1.49%) SAP IS-U
12 116 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
13 114 (1.44%) Oracle Receivables
13 114 (1.44%) Oracle Applications
14 112 (1.42%) Oracle General Ledger
14 112 (1.42%) SAP BPC
15 105 (1.33%) SAP APO
16 99 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
17 96 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 88 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 87 (1.10%) Office 365
2 56 (0.71%) SaaS
3 49 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
5 32 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
6 29 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.18%) Engine Yard
7 14 (0.18%) Taleo
8 13 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.11%) IaaS
10 8 (0.10%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.051%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.051%) PaaS
12 3 (0.038%) Force.com
12 3 (0.038%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.025%) Joyent
13 2 (0.025%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.013%) GitHub
14 1 (0.013%) IBM SmartCloud
14 1 (0.013%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 193 (2.44%) Firewall
2 148 (1.87%) DNS
3 144 (1.82%) SAN
4 142 (1.80%) WAN
5 139 (1.76%) LAN
6 101 (1.28%) TCP/IP
7 85 (1.08%) Internet
8 76 (0.96%) DHCP
9 75 (0.95%) VPN
10 62 (0.78%) LDAP
11 61 (0.77%) MPLS
12 58 (0.73%) Network Security
13 52 (0.66%) Intranet
14 50 (0.63%) SSL
15 47 (0.59%) VoIP
16 45 (0.57%) Wireless
17 44 (0.56%) SMTP
18 43 (0.54%) NAS
19 40 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
20 39 (0.49%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 253 (3.20%) SAP BW
3 249 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
4 194 (2.45%) Oracle Database
5 127 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
6 125 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
7 120 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 113 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
9 112 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 110 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 108 (1.37%) SAP BI
12 89 (1.13%) Relational Database
13 82 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
14 74 (0.94%) SAP Data Services
15 61 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 47 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
17 45 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
18 44 (0.56%) QlikView
19 43 (0.54%) SAP HANA
19 43 (0.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 103 (1.30%) LSMW
2 68 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
3 54 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 42 (0.53%) Selenium
5 34 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
6 30 (0.38%) JIRA
7 26 (0.33%) Jenkins
7 26 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (0.33%) Cucumber
8 24 (0.30%) Maven
8 24 (0.30%) JUnit
9 22 (0.28%) Subversion
9 22 (0.28%) Toad
10 20 (0.25%) Axure RP
10 20 (0.25%) LoadRunner
11 18 (0.23%) Ant
12 17 (0.22%) JDeveloper
12 17 (0.22%) QuickTest Pro
13 15 (0.19%) WebDriver
14 13 (0.16%) Git (software)
General
1 1344 (17.00%) Finance
2 369 (4.67%) Banking
3 308 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 277 (3.50%) Retail
5 270 (3.42%) Manufacturing
6 168 (2.12%) Billing
7 156 (1.97%) Marketing
8 128 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 83 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 79 (1.00%) German Language
11 75 (0.95%) Legal
12 64 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 54 (0.68%) Publishing
14 47 (0.59%) Automotive
15 46 (0.58%) French Language
16 44 (0.56%) Front Office
16 44 (0.56%) Advertising
17 41 (0.52%) Dutch Language
18 35 (0.44%) Back Office
18 35 (0.44%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (3.40%) XML
2 249 (3.15%) .NET
3 185 (2.34%) HTML
4 176 (2.23%) Web Services
5 143 (1.81%) Middleware
6 142 (1.80%) CSS
7 73 (0.92%) ASP.NET
7 73 (0.92%) SOAP
8 66 (0.83%) XSLT
9 65 (0.82%) EDI
10 64 (0.81%) J2EE
11 53 (0.67%) jQuery
12 43 (0.54%) Ajax
12 43 (0.54%) SAP PI
13 41 (0.52%) SAP Basis
14 39 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
15 34 (0.43%) WCF
15 34 (0.43%) HTML5
16 32 (0.40%) REST
17 26 (0.33%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 138 (1.75%) Management Information System
2 116 (1.47%) FMCG
3 75 (0.95%) Data Conversion
4 71 (0.90%) Data Integration
5 66 (0.83%) Clustering
6 64 (0.81%) NHS
7 57 (0.72%) CESG
8 53 (0.67%) Blackberry
9 45 (0.57%) Open Source
10 44 (0.56%) Computer Science
11 42 (0.53%) PKI
11 42 (0.53%) Replication
11 42 (0.53%) CESG CLAS
11 42 (0.53%) Mobile App
12 41 (0.52%) Mainframe
13 39 (0.49%) RMADS
14 38 (0.48%) GIS
15 30 (0.38%) Social Media
16 28 (0.35%) Derivative
16 28 (0.35%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 777 (9.83%) Windows
2 306 (3.87%) UNIX
3 293 (3.71%) Linux
4 212 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 169 (2.14%) Windows 7
6 153 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 82 (1.04%) Solaris
8 74 (0.94%) Windows XP
9 70 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 65 (0.82%) Windows 8
11 60 (0.76%) AIX
12 57 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 23 (0.29%) HPUX
14 21 (0.27%) Apple iOS
15 20 (0.25%) Android
16 19 (0.24%) Windows Vista
17 13 (0.16%) VMS
18 12 (0.15%) Windows 2000
19 7 (0.089%) zOS
19 7 (0.089%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 730 (9.23%) Migration
2 586 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
3 521 (6.59%) CRM
4 406 (5.14%) Project Management
5 379 (4.79%) ITIL
6 341 (4.31%) ERP
7 330 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 302 (3.82%) Data Migration
9 262 (3.31%) ETL
10 236 (2.99%) Data Modelling
11 231 (2.92%) Service Management
12 223 (2.82%) Workflow
13 217 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
14 201 (2.54%) Information Security
15 200 (2.53%) Change Management
16 177 (2.24%) Logistics
17 165 (2.09%) Agile Software Development
18 157 (1.99%) Business Analysis
19 147 (1.86%) SOA
20 146 (1.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 742 (9.39%) SQL
2 351 (4.44%) Java
3 220 (2.78%) ABAP
4 185 (2.34%) PL/SQL
5 167 (2.11%) JavaScript
6 162 (2.05%) C#
7 133 (1.68%) PowerShell
8 100 (1.26%) C
8 100 (1.26%) Shell Script
9 78 (0.99%) Perl
10 67 (0.85%) T-SQL
11 59 (0.75%) VB
12 46 (0.58%) Python
13 40 (0.51%) C++
14 36 (0.46%) Ruby
14 36 (0.46%) PHP
15 29 (0.37%) VBScript
16 25 (0.32%) VBA
17 15 (0.19%) XPath
18 11 (0.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 617 (7.80%) Security Cleared
2 460 (5.82%) SC Cleared
3 240 (3.04%) Degree
4 134 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 123 (1.56%) CISSP
6 113 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 88 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 66 (0.83%) MCSE
9 63 (0.80%) CISM
10 52 (0.66%) CCNP
11 47 (0.59%) CCIE
12 40 (0.51%) SAP Certification
13 39 (0.49%) CISA
14 30 (0.38%) MCITP
15 29 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
16 28 (0.35%) MCTS
17 26 (0.33%) CCNA
18 21 (0.27%) CCA
19 20 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 19 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (1.59%) QA
2 101 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 86 (1.09%) SLA
4 46 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 43 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 34 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 31 (0.39%) COBIT
8 10 (0.13%) JSP 440
9 9 (0.11%) Basel III
9 9 (0.11%) FINREP
10 8 (0.10%) COREP
10 8 (0.10%) CRD IV
10 8 (0.10%) Solvency II
11 7 (0.089%) HL7
12 6 (0.076%) MiFID
12 6 (0.076%) GxP
13 5 (0.063%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.051%) EMIR
14 4 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
15 3 (0.038%) GMP
System Software
1 409 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 210 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (1.34%) XenApp
4 92 (1.16%) XenDesktop
5 80 (1.01%) Hyper-V
6 68 (0.86%) vSphere
7 66 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 53 (0.67%) VMware ESX
9 36 (0.46%) XenServer
10 25 (0.32%) UAG
11 20 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 18 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (0.23%) ISA Server
13 16 (0.20%) vCloud
14 13 (0.16%) NFS
14 13 (0.16%) IAG
15 12 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
16 11 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 10 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 8 (0.10%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 176 (2.23%) SCCM
2 71 (0.90%) SCOM
3 56 (0.71%) Puppet
4 50 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 47 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 45 (0.57%) NetBackup
7 39 (0.49%) Tivoli
8 35 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 30 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 28 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 25 (0.32%) MAILsweeper
12 21 (0.27%) SCSM
13 20 (0.25%) WSUS
14 19 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
15 18 (0.23%) MOM
16 17 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 16 (0.20%) Data Guard
17 16 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 16 (0.20%) Nagios
18 15 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2273 (28.75%) SAP
2 1054 (13.33%) Oracle
3 846 (10.70%) Microsoft
4 332 (4.20%) VMware
5 281 (3.55%) Cisco
6 218 (2.76%) Citrix
7 217 (2.74%) IBM
8 211 (2.67%) HP
9 176 (2.23%) Business Objects
10 146 (1.85%) Informatica
11 104 (1.32%) EMC
12 94 (1.19%) Symantec
13 86 (1.09%) NetApp
14 85 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
15 83 (1.05%) Cognos
16 82 (1.04%) Hyperion
17 68 (0.86%) Red Hat
17 68 (0.86%) Open Text
18 58 (0.73%) CA
19 56 (0.71%) BMC
Derby, Derbyshire
JM
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Lucas Kennedy
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
MBN Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Unspecified (£flex)
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
North East
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 20 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £300 - £341 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
East London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £500 - £521 per day
Posted: Yesterday