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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Consultant
Rank 380 406 341
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -65
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 241 192 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.35% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.38% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 108 116
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£475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £369 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £51.39

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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +22 202 £475 - 57
London +6 83 £500 +2.82% 24
East of England +24 23 £475 -14.60% 2
North West -17 22 £425 - 7
West Midlands -10 20 £485 +14.00% 6
Essex +18 17 - - 1
South East -14 17 £475 +11.76% 8
Chelmsford - 17 - -
City of London +3 14 £500 +11.73% 15
Manchester -8 13 £471 +10.88% 5
South West +8 8 - - 2
Warwickshire +6 8 £469 -
Surrey +5 7 £350 -12.50% 1
Warwick 0 7 £469 -
Cheshire - 7 £425 - 1
North East - 6 £500 -
Midlands +5 5 £475 -9.52%
Yorkshire -8 5 £485 +49.15% 4
Bristol - 5 - - 1
Staines +8 4 - -
Cambridgeshire +4 4 £475 -14.60%
Birmingham -7 4 - - 5
West Yorkshire -10 4 £470 +87.80% 2
Teesside - 4 £500 -
Leeds - 4 £470 - 2
Warrington - 4 - -
Middlesex +9 3 £500 - 1
Cambridge 0 3 £475 -14.60%
Berkshire -3 3 £500 - 2
East Midlands -9 3 £500 +17.64% 2

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 202 (45.50%) Oracle
2 122 (27.48%) SAP
3 117 (26.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 116 (26.13%) Finance
5 89 (20.05%) CRM
6 78 (17.57%) Oracle EBS
7 63 (14.19%) ERP
8 57 (12.84%) Migration
9 53 (11.94%) Data Migration
10 49 (11.04%) Security Cleared
11 43 (9.68%) SC Cleared
11 43 (9.68%) SQL
12 40 (9.01%) Oracle Payables
13 37 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
14 34 (7.66%) Oracle General Ledger
15 33 (7.43%) Oracle Receivables
15 33 (7.43%) Dynamics AX
16 32 (7.21%) Manufacturing
17 30 (6.76%) E-business
17 30 (6.76%) Oracle iProcurement
18 29 (6.53%) Oracle Financials
18 29 (6.53%) XML
18 29 (6.53%) Local Government
19 26 (5.86%) Microsoft
20 24 (5.41%) Oracle Applications
20 24 (5.41%) Oracle Assets
21 23 (5.18%) Oracle Fusion
22 22 (4.95%) Procure-to-pay
23 21 (4.73%) Oracle Cash Management
23 21 (4.73%) Analytical Skills

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 13 (2.93%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 12 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.45%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.45%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.45%) Lync
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle UPK
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.23%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.23%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 117 (26.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 78 (17.57%) Oracle EBS
3 40 (9.01%) Oracle Payables
4 34 (7.66%) Oracle General Ledger
5 33 (7.43%) Oracle Receivables
5 33 (7.43%) Dynamics AX
6 30 (6.76%) Oracle iProcurement
7 29 (6.53%) Oracle Financials
8 24 (5.41%) Oracle Applications
8 24 (5.41%) Oracle Assets
9 21 (4.73%) Oracle Cash Management
10 20 (4.50%) Oracle ERP
11 18 (4.05%) SAP MM
12 17 (3.83%) SAP CRM
12 17 (3.83%) SAP SD
13 16 (3.60%) Oracle HRMS
13 16 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
13 16 (3.60%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 15 (3.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 15 (3.38%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (0.90%) Taleo
3 2 (0.45%) Yammer
3 2 (0.45%) Office 365
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.68%) Internet
2 2 (0.45%) SMS
3 1 (0.23%) Network Security
3 1 (0.23%) Firewall
3 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.60%) Oracle BI EE
2 14 (3.15%) SAP BW
3 9 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.58%) SQL Server
5 4 (0.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.45%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (1.35%) PeopleTools
2 5 (1.13%) MorphX
2 5 (1.13%) LSMW
3 4 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.45%) Toad
4 2 (0.45%) NUnit
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
General
1 116 (26.13%) Finance
2 32 (7.21%) Manufacturing
3 29 (6.53%) Local Government
4 19 (4.28%) Retail
5 17 (3.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 15 (3.38%) General Ledger
7 12 (2.70%) Billing
8 8 (1.80%) Advertising
9 5 (1.13%) Marketing
9 5 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.13%) Automotive
10 4 (0.90%) French Language
11 3 (0.68%) Banking
12 2 (0.45%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.45%) German Language
12 2 (0.45%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.23%) Danish Language
13 1 (0.23%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.23%) Romanian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.53%) XML
2 23 (5.18%) Oracle Fusion
3 11 (2.48%) BAPI
4 9 (2.03%) .NET
5 8 (1.80%) Middleware
5 8 (1.80%) SAP ALE
6 3 (0.68%) EDI
6 3 (0.68%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.68%) Web Services
7 2 (0.45%) SAP XI
7 2 (0.45%) WCF
7 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 2 (0.45%) Visualforce
7 2 (0.45%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.23%) Mason
8 1 (0.23%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (1.80%) FMCG
3 4 (0.90%) SCORM
4 3 (0.68%) iSeries
5 2 (0.45%) NHS
5 2 (0.45%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.23%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.23%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.23%) User Experience
6 1 (0.23%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.23%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.23%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.13%) UNIX
2 3 (0.68%) Windows
2 3 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (20.05%) CRM
2 63 (14.19%) ERP
3 57 (12.84%) Migration
4 53 (11.94%) Data Migration
5 30 (6.76%) E-business
6 22 (4.95%) Procure-to-pay
7 21 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (4.73%) GAP Analysis
8 19 (4.28%) Project Management
9 18 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (4.05%) Logistics
10 15 (3.38%) Workflow
11 14 (3.15%) Change Control
12 13 (2.93%) Cash Management
12 13 (2.93%) ITIL
13 12 (2.70%) Release Management
14 10 (2.25%) Six Sigma
14 10 (2.25%) Lean Six Sigma
14 10 (2.25%) Time Management
14 10 (2.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 43 (9.68%) SQL
2 20 (4.50%) PL/SQL
3 14 (3.15%) ABAP
4 6 (1.35%) X++
5 5 (1.13%) C
5 5 (1.13%) Java
6 2 (0.45%) Delphi
6 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.45%) VB
6 2 (0.45%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.23%) Jython
7 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 49 (11.04%) Security Cleared
2 43 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.38%) SAP Certification
4 8 (1.80%) ACCA
4 8 (1.80%) Degree
5 6 (1.35%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.90%) CIMA
8 2 (0.45%) CCA
9 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) PMP
9 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.48%) SLA
2 7 (1.58%) QA
3 5 (1.13%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (0.23%) MOM
Vendors
1 202 (45.50%) Oracle
2 122 (27.48%) SAP
3 37 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
4 26 (5.86%) Microsoft
5 16 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.93%) Siebel
7 8 (1.80%) JD Edwards
8 5 (1.13%) OpenText
8 5 (1.13%) Pegasus
9 3 (0.68%) IBM
10 1 (0.23%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.23%) Marketo
10 1 (0.23%) SumTotal
10 1 (0.23%) Saba
10 1 (0.23%) webMethods
10 1 (0.23%) Baan
10 1 (0.23%) HP
10 1 (0.23%) EMC
10 1 (0.23%) Ariba
10 1 (0.23%) CA
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