The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Consultant
Rank 375 375 330
Rank change year-on-year
0 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 257 212 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.40% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.44% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 104 130
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£450 £460 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £62.65

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Functional Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Functional Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Functional Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Functional Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Functional Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Functional Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Functional Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Functional Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Functional 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 Functional Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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 0 219 £450 -2.70% 43
London +11 122 £450 -5.26% 19
South East -14 33 £451 -9.90% 9
City of London +20 23 £450 -16.66% 5
North West -1 15 £500 +17.64% 3
West Midlands -10 14 £439 +3.23% 1
Hampshire -7 11 £463 +45.09% 5
Yorkshire +4 10 £400 -12.32% 4
South West -31 10 £375 -3.22% 2
West Yorkshire -2 9 £400 +3.22% 3
East Midlands +7 8 £386 -3.43% 3
Gloucestershire -14 8 £363 -14.70% 1
Berkshire +16 6 £425 +41.66%
Birmingham -2 6 £450 -5.26% 1
Scotland -11 6 £475 +18.75% 2
East of England -15 4 £500 -6.97%
Bradford 0 3 - - 2
Cambridgeshire 0 3 £500 -
Leeds -3 3 £400 -11.11% 1
Manchester -5 3 £500 +17.64% 3
Cheltenham -11 3 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire -8 2 £425 -
Surrey -13 2 £425 -15.00% 1
Wiltshire - 2 £500 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £338 - 2
Windsor - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £513 - 1
Cambridge +3 1 - -
Milton Keynes -3 1 £428 -14.50%
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £428 -14.50%

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title.

1 232 (52.37%) Oracle
2 143 (32.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 140 (31.60%) Finance
4 115 (25.96%) Oracle EBS
4 115 (25.96%) SAP
5 81 (18.28%) Oracle Payables
6 78 (17.61%) Oracle Receivables
7 71 (16.03%) Oracle General Ledger
8 60 (13.54%) CRM
9 59 (13.32%) Manufacturing
10 58 (13.09%) SQL
11 48 (10.84%) Oracle Assets
12 46 (10.38%) Security Cleared
12 46 (10.38%) ERP
13 44 (9.93%) Oracle Cash Management
14 41 (9.26%) Oracle BI EE
14 41 (9.26%) General Ledger
15 38 (8.58%) SC Cleared
16 34 (7.67%) Oracle Financials
17 33 (7.45%) Procure-to-pay
18 31 (7.00%) Cash Management
18 31 (7.00%) Oracle Reports
19 30 (6.77%) Retail
20 29 (6.55%) Workflow
20 29 (6.55%) Oracle iProcurement
21 28 (6.32%) Oracle Internet Expenses
21 28 (6.32%) PeopleSoft
21 28 (6.32%) Oracle Applications
22 27 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
23 26 (5.87%) Migration

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (5.42%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.90%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.45%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.23%) Confluence
5 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.23%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (1.58%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.45%) MS Office
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 143 (32.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 115 (25.96%) Oracle EBS
3 81 (18.28%) Oracle Payables
4 78 (17.61%) Oracle Receivables
5 71 (16.03%) Oracle General Ledger
6 48 (10.84%) Oracle Assets
7 44 (9.93%) Oracle Cash Management
8 34 (7.67%) Oracle Financials
9 29 (6.55%) Oracle iProcurement
10 28 (6.32%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 28 (6.32%) Oracle Applications
11 22 (4.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 17 (3.84%) SAP SD
13 13 (2.93%) Oracle Payroll
13 13 (2.93%) Dynamics AX
14 12 (2.71%) Oracle 11i
14 12 (2.71%) Oracle Retail
15 11 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
15 11 (2.48%) SAP CO
16 10 (2.26%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.81%) Force.com
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.23%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.68%) Internet
2 2 (0.45%) RTP
3 1 (0.23%) Firewall
3 1 (0.23%) Network Security
3 1 (0.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.26%) Oracle BI EE
2 31 (7.00%) Oracle Reports
3 18 (4.06%) SAP BW
4 16 (3.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.90%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (0.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (0.68%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (0.68%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.45%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.23%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.23%) QlikView
8 1 (0.23%) DB2
8 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.23%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 16 (3.61%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.45%) Toad
2 2 (0.45%) LSMW
3 1 (0.23%) JIRA
3 1 (0.23%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 140 (31.60%) Finance
2 59 (13.32%) Manufacturing
3 41 (9.26%) General Ledger
4 30 (6.77%) Retail
5 20 (4.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 18 (4.06%) Billing
7 16 (3.61%) Banking
8 15 (3.39%) Advertising
9 9 (2.03%) Front Office
9 9 (2.03%) Back Office
10 8 (1.81%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.81%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.68%) Marketing
11 3 (0.68%) Local Government
12 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.45%) Publishing
12 2 (0.45%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.45%) French Language
13 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.39%) XML
1 15 (3.39%) Oracle Fusion
2 12 (2.71%) .NET
3 11 (2.48%) Web Services
4 9 (2.03%) DOM
5 8 (1.81%) BAPI
6 7 (1.58%) Middleware
7 4 (0.90%) EDI
8 3 (0.68%) XSL
8 3 (0.68%) HTML
9 1 (0.23%) J2EE
9 1 (0.23%) EDIFACT
9 1 (0.23%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.23%) Mason
9 1 (0.23%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.03%) FMCG
3 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
3 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (0.45%) Data Structures
3 2 (0.45%) CMDB
3 2 (0.45%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.23%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.23%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.23%) SCORM
4 1 (0.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.23%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.58%) UNIX
2 2 (0.45%) Linux
3 1 (0.23%) VMS
3 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (13.54%) CRM
2 46 (10.38%) ERP
3 33 (7.45%) Procure-to-pay
4 31 (7.00%) Cash Management
5 29 (6.55%) Workflow
6 27 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (5.87%) Migration
8 23 (5.19%) Data Migration
9 19 (4.29%) Test Scripting
10 18 (4.06%) Change Management
11 17 (3.84%) GAP Analysis
12 15 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (3.16%) Logistics
13 14 (3.16%) E-business
14 13 (2.93%) Unit Testing
15 11 (2.48%) Lean Six Sigma
15 11 (2.48%) Six Sigma
16 9 (2.03%) ETL
16 9 (2.03%) Business Analysis
16 9 (2.03%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 58 (13.09%) SQL
2 25 (5.64%) PL/SQL
3 9 (2.03%) Java
4 7 (1.58%) Apex Code
5 5 (1.13%) ABAP
6 3 (0.68%) C#
7 1 (0.23%) C
7 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.23%) PeopleCode
7 1 (0.23%) SQR
7 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 38 (8.58%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.93%) MBA
4 12 (2.71%) SAP Certification
5 9 (2.03%) Oracle Certification
6 6 (1.35%) Degree
7 5 (1.13%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.90%) ACCA
9 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.23%) CIMA
11 1 (0.23%) MCTS
11 1 (0.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.93%) SLA
2 6 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 232 (52.37%) Oracle
2 115 (25.96%) SAP
3 28 (6.32%) PeopleSoft
4 21 (4.74%) Microsoft
5 17 (3.84%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (3.61%) Siebel
7 12 (2.71%) CA
8 9 (2.03%) JD Edwards
9 8 (1.81%) HP
10 7 (1.58%) Business Objects
10 7 (1.58%) Open Text
11 5 (1.13%) Pegasus
12 3 (0.68%) BMC
12 3 (0.68%) Remedy
13 1 (0.23%) Primavera
13 1 (0.23%) BT
13 1 (0.23%) SumTotal
13 1 (0.23%) Saba
13 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
13 1 (0.23%) Atlassian
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