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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Consultant
Rank 395 354 302
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 194 234 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.45% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.49% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 124 133
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £584 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £466 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.48% +9.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £87.00 - £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
50176 47637 45728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.03% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32014 28679 25821
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2106 2605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 December 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 December 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 -60 166 £450 -5.26% 37
London -11 77 £475 - 19
North West +5 28 £463 +8.82% 4
South East -32 20 £425 -10.52% 7
East Midlands +3 11 £400 -20.00%
East of England -8 11 £388 -27.90%
City of London -1 9 £340 -43.33% 9
West Midlands -3 9 £500 +2.51% 4
Berkshire +4 4 £425 -8.60% 1
Scotland -2 4 £450 -2.70%
Yorkshire -11 4 £400 -8.15% 2
Hertfordshire +5 3 - -
Coventry -2 3 £500 -9.17% 2
West Sussex -3 3 £425 +41.66%
West Yorkshire -16 3 £400 -15.78% 2
Hampshire -18 3 £525 +55.55% 1
Birmingham - 3 - - 2
Reading +12 2 £475 -9.52% 1
Aberdeen +9 2 £450 -2.70%
Middlesex -7 2 - -
Manchester -15 2 - - 3
South West -34 2 £475 +22.58% 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £350 -
Glasgow -1 1 - -
Leeds -11 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 233 (50.98%) Oracle
2 150 (32.82%) Finance
3 142 (31.07%) Oracle EBS R12
4 127 (27.79%) SAP
5 106 (23.19%) Oracle EBS
6 74 (16.19%) Oracle Payables
7 70 (15.32%) Oracle Receivables
8 69 (15.10%) CRM
9 66 (14.44%) SQL
10 64 (14.00%) Oracle General Ledger
11 56 (12.25%) Security Cleared
12 50 (10.94%) Oracle Assets
13 47 (10.28%) ERP
13 47 (10.28%) SC Cleared
14 44 (9.63%) Oracle Cash Management
15 42 (9.19%) Manufacturing
16 37 (8.10%) Migration
16 37 (8.10%) General Ledger
17 35 (7.66%) Data Migration
17 35 (7.66%) Oracle iProcurement
18 30 (6.56%) Oracle Financials
18 30 (6.56%) Workflow
18 30 (6.56%) Cash Management
19 28 (6.13%) PL/SQL
19 28 (6.13%) Oracle BI EE
20 27 (5.91%) Oracle Internet Expenses
21 26 (5.69%) Oracle Reports
21 26 (5.69%) Retail
22 25 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
22 25 (5.47%) Analytical Skills

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 23 (5.03%) Oracle Workflow
2 9 (1.97%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.09%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.44%) IIS
4 2 (0.44%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.22%) Confluence
5 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle UPK
5 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (1.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 142 (31.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 106 (23.19%) Oracle EBS
3 74 (16.19%) Oracle Payables
4 70 (15.32%) Oracle Receivables
5 64 (14.00%) Oracle General Ledger
6 50 (10.94%) Oracle Assets
7 44 (9.63%) Oracle Cash Management
8 35 (7.66%) Oracle iProcurement
9 30 (6.56%) Oracle Financials
10 27 (5.91%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 21 (4.60%) Oracle Applications
12 19 (4.16%) SAP SD
13 16 (3.50%) Oracle Payroll
13 16 (3.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 14 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
15 13 (2.84%) SAP CO
15 13 (2.84%) SAP FI
16 12 (2.63%) Oracle 11i
16 12 (2.63%) PeopleSoft Financials
17 11 (2.41%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.75%) Force.com
2 3 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.22%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.44%) Internet
1 2 (0.44%) RTP
1 2 (0.44%) Firewall
1 2 (0.44%) Network Security
2 1 (0.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.13%) Oracle BI EE
2 26 (5.69%) Oracle Reports
3 21 (4.60%) SAP BW
4 15 (3.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (0.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (0.66%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (0.66%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.22%) MS Access
8 1 (0.22%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.22%) QlikView
8 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.22%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (2.41%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.44%) Toad
2 2 (0.44%) LSMW
3 1 (0.22%) JIRA
3 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 150 (32.82%) Finance
2 42 (9.19%) Manufacturing
3 37 (8.10%) General Ledger
4 26 (5.69%) Retail
5 19 (4.16%) Billing
5 19 (4.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 16 (3.50%) Banking
7 15 (3.28%) Advertising
8 10 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.19%) Local Government
9 8 (1.75%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.53%) Front Office
10 7 (1.53%) Back Office
11 4 (0.88%) French Language
12 3 (0.66%) Marketing
13 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.44%) Automotive
13 2 (0.44%) Legal
13 2 (0.44%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.22%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.81%) XML
2 16 (3.50%) Oracle Fusion
3 13 (2.84%) BAPI
4 12 (2.63%) .NET
4 12 (2.63%) Web Services
5 7 (1.53%) DOM
5 7 (1.53%) SAP ALE
6 6 (1.31%) Middleware
7 5 (1.09%) EDI
8 3 (0.66%) HTML
9 2 (0.44%) J2EE
9 2 (0.44%) XSL
10 1 (0.22%) EDIFACT
10 1 (0.22%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.22%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.22%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.09%) FMCG
3 2 (0.44%) Data Conversion
3 2 (0.44%) Data Structures
3 2 (0.44%) Mobile App
3 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (0.44%) SCORM
3 2 (0.44%) CMDB
4 1 (0.22%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.22%) NHS
4 1 (0.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.22%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.22%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.22%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.09%) UNIX
2 2 (0.44%) Windows
2 2 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (15.10%) CRM
2 47 (10.28%) ERP
3 37 (8.10%) Migration
4 35 (7.66%) Data Migration
5 30 (6.56%) Cash Management
5 30 (6.56%) Workflow
6 25 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (5.03%) Procure-to-pay
8 21 (4.60%) E-business
8 21 (4.60%) Test Scripting
9 19 (4.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (3.28%) GAP Analysis
10 15 (3.28%) Logistics
11 14 (3.06%) Unit Testing
12 13 (2.84%) Lean Six Sigma
12 13 (2.84%) Six Sigma
12 13 (2.84%) Change Management
13 12 (2.63%) Release Management
14 10 (2.19%) Data Cleansing
14 10 (2.19%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (14.44%) SQL
2 28 (6.13%) PL/SQL
3 13 (2.84%) ABAP
4 9 (1.97%) Java
5 7 (1.53%) Apex Code
6 3 (0.66%) C
6 3 (0.66%) C#
7 2 (0.44%) Delphi
7 2 (0.44%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (12.25%) Security Cleared
2 47 (10.28%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.50%) SAP Certification
4 13 (2.84%) MBA
5 10 (2.19%) Oracle Certification
6 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.88%) ACCA
7 4 (0.88%) Degree
8 2 (0.44%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.44%) CCA
8 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.22%) PMP
9 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.22%) CIMA
9 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) MCTS
9 1 (0.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.19%) SLA
2 7 (1.53%) QA
3 6 (1.31%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (0.22%) MOM
Vendors
1 233 (50.98%) Oracle
2 127 (27.79%) SAP
3 24 (5.25%) PeopleSoft
4 20 (4.38%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (3.94%) Microsoft
6 12 (2.63%) CA
7 9 (1.97%) Siebel
8 8 (1.75%) JD Edwards
9 7 (1.53%) Open Text
10 6 (1.31%) Business Objects
11 5 (1.09%) Pegasus
12 4 (0.88%) HP
13 2 (0.44%) BMC
13 2 (0.44%) Remedy
13 2 (0.44%) SumTotal
13 2 (0.44%) Saba
14 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
14 1 (0.22%) Atlassian
14 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
14 1 (0.22%) Primavera
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