The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Consultant
Rank 396 316 350
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 181 279 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.55% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.59% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 142 101
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£475 £450 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £568 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £450 £465
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £50.70 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.70 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -83 158 £491 +9.16% 33
London -33 81 £500 +8.69% 17
City of London +23 21 £488 - 8
South West -21 17 £500 +19.40%
Gloucestershire - 16 £500 -
South East -20 14 £425 -5.55% 7
East Midlands -4 12 £455 +13.04% 1
West Midlands -16 9 £421 -11.36% 3
Nottinghamshire +9 5 £544 +39.87%
Yorkshire -8 5 £511 -8.83% 2
North West -15 5 £425 +4.75% 2
Hampshire -7 4 £425 +11.84%
Birmingham -11 4 £460 -5.64% 3
East of England -23 4 £475 +5.55% 1
Scotland -15 3 £513 -2.38% 2
Aberdeen +6 2 £513 -2.38%
Berkshire -3 2 £520 +38.66% 3
Manchester -4 2 £425 -19.04% 1
Middlesex -6 2 £470 -10.43%
Cambridgeshire -9 2 £513 - 1
Cheltenham - 2 £500 -
Hertfordshire +4 1 £388 -13.88%
Essex 0 1 - -
Cambridge -2 1 £475 - 1
Surrey -10 1 £400 -17.31%
Gloucester - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £388 -
Chelmsford - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 2

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 177 (45.85%) Oracle
2 131 (33.94%) SAP
3 116 (30.05%) Oracle EBS R12
4 111 (28.76%) Finance
5 82 (21.24%) Oracle EBS
6 58 (15.03%) Manufacturing
7 56 (14.51%) ERP
7 56 (14.51%) Oracle Payables
8 52 (13.47%) CRM
9 50 (12.95%) Oracle Receivables
9 50 (12.95%) Oracle General Ledger
10 40 (10.36%) Procure-to-pay
10 40 (10.36%) SQL
11 38 (9.84%) Oracle Applications
12 35 (9.07%) GAP Analysis
13 34 (8.81%) Oracle Financials
14 33 (8.55%) Microsoft
15 30 (7.77%) Oracle Reports
16 28 (7.25%) Change Management
17 27 (6.99%) Logistics
17 27 (6.99%) PL/SQL
18 26 (6.74%) PeopleSoft
18 26 (6.74%) Oracle BI EE
19 23 (5.96%) FMCG
20 22 (5.70%) Test Scripting
20 22 (5.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
21 21 (5.44%) Oracle Assets
21 21 (5.44%) Security Cleared
21 21 (5.44%) Pharmaceutical
21 21 (5.44%) Migration

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 14 (3.63%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.04%) SAP Portal
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle UPK
4 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.52%) SAS
5 1 (0.26%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 116 (30.05%) Oracle EBS R12
2 82 (21.24%) Oracle EBS
3 56 (14.51%) Oracle Payables
4 50 (12.95%) Oracle Receivables
4 50 (12.95%) Oracle General Ledger
5 38 (9.84%) Oracle Applications
6 34 (8.81%) Oracle Financials
7 22 (5.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 21 (5.44%) Oracle Assets
8 21 (5.44%) Dynamics AX
9 19 (4.92%) Oracle Cash Management
10 17 (4.40%) SAP SD
10 17 (4.40%) Oracle 11i
11 16 (4.15%) SAP MM
12 14 (3.63%) Oracle ERP
13 11 (2.85%) SAP APO
13 11 (2.85%) Oracle E-Business Tax
13 11 (2.85%) Oracle iProcurement
14 10 (2.59%) SAP IS-U
14 10 (2.59%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.81%) Taleo
2 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.26%) CTI
1 1 (0.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.77%) Oracle Reports
2 26 (6.74%) Oracle BI EE
3 21 (5.44%) SAP BW
4 15 (3.89%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 7 (1.81%) Oracle9i Database
7 6 (1.55%) Oracle Discoverer
8 4 (1.04%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.52%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.26%) SAP BI
11 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.26%) DB2
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 1 (0.26%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 16 (4.15%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.04%) LSMW
3 3 (0.78%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.26%) ProC
4 1 (0.26%) Toad
4 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.26%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 111 (28.76%) Finance
2 58 (15.03%) Manufacturing
3 21 (5.44%) Pharmaceutical
4 18 (4.66%) Retail
5 16 (4.15%) Billing
5 16 (4.15%) General Ledger
6 9 (2.33%) Advertising
7 7 (1.81%) Marketing
7 7 (1.81%) Banking
8 6 (1.55%) Local Government
8 6 (1.55%) Publishing
9 5 (1.30%) Automotive
9 5 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.30%) Front Office
9 5 (1.30%) Back Office
10 3 (0.78%) German Language
11 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.26%) Legal
12 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.33%) XML
2 6 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (1.30%) DOM
4 4 (1.04%) BAPI
4 4 (1.04%) EDI
5 3 (0.78%) XSL
6 2 (0.52%) Mason
6 2 (0.52%) .NET
6 2 (0.52%) Middleware
7 1 (0.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.96%) FMCG
2 4 (1.04%) Data Conversion
3 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.26%) AS400
3 1 (0.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (0.26%) Derivative
3 1 (0.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.26%) Life Science
3 1 (0.26%) Equities
3 1 (0.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.26%) Smart Meter
3 1 (0.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.81%) UNIX
2 4 (1.04%) Linux
3 1 (0.26%) VMS
3 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (14.51%) ERP
2 52 (13.47%) CRM
3 40 (10.36%) Procure-to-pay
4 35 (9.07%) GAP Analysis
5 28 (7.25%) Change Management
6 27 (6.99%) Logistics
7 22 (5.70%) Test Scripting
8 21 (5.44%) Migration
9 17 (4.40%) Data Migration
10 16 (4.15%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (3.89%) Workflow
12 13 (3.37%) Project Management
13 11 (2.85%) Business Analysis
13 11 (2.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (2.85%) Service Delivery
13 11 (2.85%) Cash Management
13 11 (2.85%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (2.33%) System Testing
15 8 (2.07%) ITIL
15 8 (2.07%) EAM
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.36%) SQL
2 27 (6.99%) PL/SQL
3 7 (1.81%) ABAP
4 2 (0.52%) C#
5 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.26%) PeopleCode
5 1 (0.26%) SQR
5 1 (0.26%) Java
5 1 (0.26%) C
5 1 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.15%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.11%) Degree
4 4 (1.04%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.04%) SAP Certification
5 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.26%) ACCA
6 1 (0.26%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.18%) SLA
2 3 (0.78%) QA
3 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.52%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 5 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 177 (45.85%) Oracle
2 131 (33.94%) SAP
3 33 (8.55%) Microsoft
4 26 (6.74%) PeopleSoft
5 21 (5.44%) Siebel
6 16 (4.15%) Pegasus
7 6 (1.55%) HP
7 6 (1.55%) Open Text
8 5 (1.30%) Manugistics
8 5 (1.30%) JD Edwards
9 4 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.78%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.52%) Business Objects
12 1 (0.26%) Remedy
12 1 (0.26%) Mercator
12 1 (0.26%) JDA
12 1 (0.26%) Ariba
12 1 (0.26%) BMC
12 1 (0.26%) CA
12 1 (0.26%) Hitachi
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Mason Frank
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Wales
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 per day + negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago