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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Consultant
Rank 411 329 345
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 174 262 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.52% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.56% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 121 99
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£475 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £370 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £450 £465
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -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
48693 46426 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.61% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29668 27020 29360
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2159 2630
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 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%

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 11 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 11 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 -69 153 £475 +5.55% 30
London -39 74 £500 +11.11% 13
South East -25 18 £425 -6.84% 5
South West -17 17 £500 +21.21% 1
City of London +19 16 £488 +2.63% 7
Gloucestershire - 16 £500 -
East Midlands -8 8 £423 +4.96%
West Midlands -19 8 £421 -10.18% 2
Yorkshire -4 6 £511 -7.18% 4
North West -10 6 £425 -5.55% 3
East of England -12 4 £469 +4.16% 1
Scotland -6 3 £513 -
Hampshire -14 3 £425 -8.10%
Nottinghamshire +5 2 £544 +39.87%
Surrey +1 2 £400 -17.31%
Middlesex -2 2 £470 -14.46%
Berkshire -8 2 £520 +22.35% 2
Birmingham -12 2 £460 -3.15% 2
Cheltenham - 2 £500 -
Hertfordshire +1 1 £388 -13.88%
Essex -1 1 - -
Manchester -3 1 - - 3
Cambridgeshire -10 1 £550 - 1
Edinburgh -17 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £388 -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Reading - - - - 2

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 159 (43.21%) Oracle
2 131 (35.60%) SAP
3 109 (29.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 100 (27.17%) Finance
5 74 (20.11%) Oracle EBS
6 57 (15.49%) Manufacturing
7 56 (15.22%) ERP
8 50 (13.59%) CRM
8 50 (13.59%) Oracle Payables
9 44 (11.96%) Oracle Receivables
9 44 (11.96%) Oracle General Ledger
10 42 (11.41%) Procure-to-pay
11 39 (10.60%) Oracle Applications
12 36 (9.78%) SQL
13 35 (9.51%) GAP Analysis
14 32 (8.70%) Microsoft
15 29 (7.88%) Oracle Financials
16 27 (7.34%) Oracle Reports
17 26 (7.07%) Oracle BI EE
18 25 (6.79%) Change Management
18 25 (6.79%) Logistics
19 24 (6.52%) PL/SQL
19 24 (6.52%) PeopleSoft
20 23 (6.25%) FMCG
21 22 (5.98%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
21 22 (5.98%) Pharmaceutical
22 21 (5.71%) Siebel
23 20 (5.43%) Migration
23 20 (5.43%) Dynamics AX
23 20 (5.43%) Test Scripting

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 13 (3.53%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.09%) SAP Portal
4 2 (0.54%) SAS
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle UPK
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.27%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 109 (29.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 74 (20.11%) Oracle EBS
3 50 (13.59%) Oracle Payables
4 44 (11.96%) Oracle Receivables
4 44 (11.96%) Oracle General Ledger
5 39 (10.60%) Oracle Applications
6 29 (7.88%) Oracle Financials
7 22 (5.98%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 20 (5.43%) Dynamics AX
9 19 (5.16%) Oracle Assets
10 17 (4.62%) Oracle Cash Management
10 17 (4.62%) SAP SD
11 16 (4.35%) SAP MM
12 14 (3.80%) Oracle 11i
13 13 (3.53%) Oracle ERP
14 12 (3.26%) SAP APO
15 11 (2.99%) SAP CRM
15 11 (2.99%) Oracle ASCP
16 10 (2.72%) SAP IS-U
16 10 (2.72%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.63%) Taleo
2 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.27%) CTI
1 1 (0.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.34%) Oracle Reports
2 26 (7.07%) Oracle BI EE
3 18 (4.89%) SAP BW
4 15 (4.08%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 7 (1.90%) Oracle9i Database
7 6 (1.63%) Oracle Discoverer
8 4 (1.09%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.54%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.27%) DB2
11 1 (0.27%) SAP BI
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.27%) Xcelsius
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.36%) LSMW
3 3 (0.82%) Rational Functional Tester
3 3 (0.82%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.27%) ProC
4 1 (0.27%) Toad
4 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 100 (27.17%) Finance
2 57 (15.49%) Manufacturing
3 22 (5.98%) Pharmaceutical
4 16 (4.35%) Billing
5 14 (3.80%) Retail
6 13 (3.53%) General Ledger
7 8 (2.17%) Advertising
8 7 (1.90%) Marketing
8 7 (1.90%) Banking
9 6 (1.63%) Publishing
9 6 (1.63%) Automotive
10 5 (1.36%) Local Government
11 4 (1.09%) Front Office
11 4 (1.09%) Back Office
12 3 (0.82%) German Language
13 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.27%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.45%) XML
2 4 (1.09%) DOM
2 4 (1.09%) BAPI
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.54%) Mason
4 2 (0.54%) EDI
4 2 (0.54%) Middleware
4 2 (0.54%) .NET
5 1 (0.27%) HTML
5 1 (0.27%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.25%) FMCG
2 4 (1.09%) Data Conversion
3 3 (0.82%) Open Source
4 1 (0.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.27%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.27%) AS400
4 1 (0.27%) Equities
4 1 (0.27%) Derivative
4 1 (0.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.27%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.90%) UNIX
2 4 (1.09%) Linux
3 1 (0.27%) VMS
3 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (15.22%) ERP
2 50 (13.59%) CRM
3 42 (11.41%) Procure-to-pay
4 35 (9.51%) GAP Analysis
5 25 (6.79%) Change Management
5 25 (6.79%) Logistics
6 20 (5.43%) Test Scripting
6 20 (5.43%) Migration
7 16 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (4.35%) Data Migration
8 14 (3.80%) Workflow
9 13 (3.53%) Project Management
10 11 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (2.99%) Business Analysis
11 10 (2.72%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (2.45%) System Testing
13 8 (2.17%) Cash Management
13 8 (2.17%) Service Delivery
13 8 (2.17%) EAM
14 7 (1.90%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.78%) SQL
2 24 (6.52%) PL/SQL
3 7 (1.90%) ABAP
4 3 (0.82%) Java
5 2 (0.54%) C
5 2 (0.54%) C#
6 1 (0.27%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.27%) PeopleCode
6 1 (0.27%) SQR
6 1 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (3.80%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.26%) Degree
3 10 (2.72%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.36%) SAP Certification
5 4 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.27%) ACCA
7 1 (0.27%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.62%) SLA
2 5 (1.36%) QA
3 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.54%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 6 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 159 (43.21%) Oracle
2 131 (35.60%) SAP
3 32 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 24 (6.52%) PeopleSoft
5 21 (5.71%) Siebel
6 18 (4.89%) Pegasus
7 6 (1.63%) Open Text
7 6 (1.63%) HP
7 6 (1.63%) Manugistics
8 5 (1.36%) JD Edwards
9 4 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.82%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.54%) Business Objects
12 1 (0.27%) Ariba
12 1 (0.27%) BMC
12 1 (0.27%) CA
12 1 (0.27%) JDA
12 1 (0.27%) Epicor
12 1 (0.27%) Mercator
12 1 (0.27%) Remedy
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £525 to £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Candidate Source
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Citrus Global Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago