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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Consultant
Rank 418 388 350
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 216 238 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.42% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.46% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 118 134
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £582
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £62.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
54988 52129 49569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.20% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35155 31640 29452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 2023 2014 2146
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 -9 203 £450 -5.26% 69
London -49 77 £500 +5.26% 30
North West +4 37 £450 - 5
South East -6 33 £433 -3.99% 14
Manchester +8 31 £510 +10.27% 4
City of London -4 20 £450 -5.26% 7
East of England +18 17 £451 -7.43% 2
West Midlands +6 16 £430 +0.87% 5
Birmingham +12 13 £420 -5.08% 1
Berkshire +8 12 £275 -38.88% 2
Reading - 12 £275 -
Hampshire +9 8 £430 -7.02% 6
Surrey -2 7 £450 - 3
Yorkshire -27 7 £380 -5.00%
Midlands - 5 £420 -
North East - 5 £550 - 2
Gosport - 5 £430 -
Staines - 5 - -
Cambridgeshire -2 4 £650 +30.00% 1
Lancashire -8 4 £450 -
Leeds -26 4 £420 +5.00%
West Yorkshire -29 4 £420 +5.00%
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
Cambridge +2 3 £523 +10.00%
South West -12 3 £500 - 5
East Midlands -14 3 £525 +27.27% 3
Home Counties - 3 £475 -
Essex - 3 - -
Suffolk - 3 £450 -

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 222 (51.51%) Oracle
2 149 (34.57%) Finance
3 140 (32.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 99 (22.97%) Oracle EBS
5 87 (20.19%) SAP
6 68 (15.78%) ERP
7 61 (14.15%) CRM
7 61 (14.15%) Security Cleared
8 60 (13.92%) Oracle Payables
9 56 (12.99%) Oracle General Ledger
10 50 (11.60%) Migration
11 49 (11.37%) SC Cleared
12 45 (10.44%) Data Migration
13 39 (9.05%) Oracle Financials
13 39 (9.05%) Oracle Receivables
14 38 (8.82%) SQL
14 38 (8.82%) Dynamics AX
15 37 (8.58%) Microsoft
16 34 (7.89%) Oracle Assets
17 33 (7.66%) Oracle iProcurement
18 30 (6.96%) E-business
19 29 (6.73%) Oracle ERP
20 27 (6.26%) General Ledger
21 26 (6.03%) Billing
21 26 (6.03%) Oracle Applications
21 26 (6.03%) Manufacturing
21 26 (6.03%) Oracle E-Business Tax
22 23 (5.34%) Oracle Cash Management
22 23 (5.34%) Procure-to-pay
23 22 (5.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 21 (4.87%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 7 (1.62%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (0.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.23%) SAS
4 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.23%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 10 (2.32%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.62%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 140 (32.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 99 (22.97%) Oracle EBS
3 60 (13.92%) Oracle Payables
4 56 (12.99%) Oracle General Ledger
5 39 (9.05%) Oracle Receivables
5 39 (9.05%) Oracle Financials
6 38 (8.82%) Dynamics AX
7 34 (7.89%) Oracle Assets
8 33 (7.66%) Oracle iProcurement
9 29 (6.73%) Oracle ERP
10 26 (6.03%) Oracle Applications
10 26 (6.03%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 23 (5.34%) Oracle Cash Management
12 22 (5.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 17 (3.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 17 (3.94%) SAP IS-U
14 14 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
15 11 (2.55%) SAP CRM
15 11 (2.55%) PeopleSoft HRMS
16 10 (2.32%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.32%) Taleo
2 6 (1.39%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.23%) Force.com
3 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.16%) Internet
2 2 (0.46%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.71%) Oracle BI EE
2 12 (2.78%) SAP BW
3 10 (2.32%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.16%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.46%) Essbase
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.86%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.39%) PeopleTools
3 3 (0.70%) Toad
3 3 (0.70%) MorphX
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.23%) ProC
General
1 149 (34.57%) Finance
2 27 (6.26%) General Ledger
3 26 (6.03%) Manufacturing
3 26 (6.03%) Billing
4 20 (4.64%) Retail
5 17 (3.94%) Local Government
6 15 (3.48%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.78%) Advertising
8 11 (2.55%) Marketing
9 10 (2.32%) Banking
9 10 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.93%) Turkish Language
12 2 (0.46%) French Language
12 2 (0.46%) Automotive
12 2 (0.46%) Law
13 1 (0.23%) Legal
13 1 (0.23%) Back Office
13 1 (0.23%) Electronics
13 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.87%) Oracle Fusion
2 19 (4.41%) XML
3 7 (1.62%) .NET
3 7 (1.62%) Middleware
4 2 (0.46%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.46%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.23%) HTML5
5 1 (0.23%) Visualforce
5 1 (0.23%) HTML
5 1 (0.23%) EDI
5 1 (0.23%) Mason
5 1 (0.23%) EDIFACT
5 1 (0.23%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (0.93%) FMCG
3 3 (0.70%) iSeries
3 3 (0.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.46%) Credit Risk
4 2 (0.46%) EFT
5 1 (0.23%) GIS
5 1 (0.23%) Replication
5 1 (0.23%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.23%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.23%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.23%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.23%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.23%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (0.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (15.78%) ERP
2 61 (14.15%) CRM
3 50 (11.60%) Migration
4 45 (10.44%) Data Migration
5 30 (6.96%) E-business
6 23 (5.34%) Procure-to-pay
7 21 (4.87%) Cash Management
8 17 (3.94%) Business Analysis
9 16 (3.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (3.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (3.02%) GAP Analysis
11 12 (2.78%) Workflow
11 12 (2.78%) Project Management
12 10 (2.32%) Logistics
13 9 (2.09%) Test Scripting
14 8 (1.86%) SAP Implementation
14 8 (1.86%) Business Transformation
14 8 (1.86%) Data Modelling
14 8 (1.86%) Change Management
14 8 (1.86%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 38 (8.82%) SQL
2 16 (3.71%) PL/SQL
3 10 (2.32%) ABAP
4 5 (1.16%) Java
5 3 (0.70%) X++
6 2 (0.46%) Apex Code
6 2 (0.46%) VB
6 2 (0.46%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.46%) C#
7 1 (0.23%) C
7 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.23%) Jython
7 1 (0.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 61 (14.15%) Security Cleared
2 49 (11.37%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.55%) SAP Certification
4 9 (2.09%) ACCA
5 5 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (1.16%) Degree
6 4 (0.93%) CIMA
7 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.23%) PMP
9 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.02%) SLA
2 4 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.46%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.23%) Basel II
4 1 (0.23%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 222 (51.51%) Oracle
2 87 (20.19%) SAP
3 37 (8.58%) Microsoft
4 19 (4.41%) PeopleSoft
5 16 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.39%) Siebel
6 6 (1.39%) Pegasus
7 5 (1.16%) JD Edwards
7 5 (1.16%) Hyperion
8 4 (0.93%) IBM
8 4 (0.93%) OpenText
9 3 (0.70%) Infor
10 2 (0.46%) ION Trading
10 2 (0.46%) SunGard
11 1 (0.23%) Ariba
11 1 (0.23%) CA
11 1 (0.23%) Cognos
11 1 (0.23%) Progress
11 1 (0.23%) Remedy
11 1 (0.23%) ESRI
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