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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Consultant
Rank 391 429 330
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -99
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 227 166 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.31% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.33% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 93 106
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£486 £475 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £355 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £463
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.70%
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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 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 28 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 +23 190 £500 +5.26% 56
London +36 80 £513 +7.89% 26
East of England +26 21 £388 -29.54% 3
Essex +18 20 £356 - 1
South East -16 20 £500 +11.11% 11
Chelmsford - 18 - -
North West -8 15 £463 +8.82% 3
South West +17 14 £450 +2.85% 2
City of London +20 13 £538 +26.47% 13
Manchester +3 12 £525 +23.52% 2
Berkshire +16 9 £500 -3.84% 3
West Midlands -11 9 £438 +15.89% 3
Bristol - 7 - - 1
Surrey +17 6 £350 -12.50% 7
North East - 6 £500 -
Midlands +3 5 £475 -
East Midlands -10 5 £500 +17.64% 2
Yorkshire -16 5 £485 -4.05% 4
Reading - 5 £450 - 1
Brentford +4 4 £456 +15.87% 1
Nottingham -4 4 £500 -8.04%
West Yorkshire -9 4 £470 - 1
Nottinghamshire -10 4 £500 -8.04% 1
Leeds - 4 £470 - 1
Teesside - 4 £500 -
Middlesex +10 3 £500 -5.66%
Birmingham -8 3 - - 1
Wiltshire +1 2 - -
Hampshire -1 2 £469 +4.16%
Staines - 2 - -

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 (46.12%) Oracle
2 123 (28.08%) Finance
3 117 (26.71%) SAP
4 113 (25.80%) Oracle EBS R12
5 81 (18.49%) CRM
6 80 (18.26%) Oracle EBS
7 67 (15.30%) ERP
8 54 (12.33%) Migration
9 50 (11.42%) Data Migration
10 47 (10.73%) Security Cleared
11 44 (10.05%) Oracle Payables
12 41 (9.36%) SC Cleared
13 39 (8.90%) SQL
14 38 (8.68%) Oracle General Ledger
15 36 (8.22%) Oracle Receivables
15 36 (8.22%) Dynamics AX
16 35 (7.99%) Manufacturing
17 34 (7.76%) Oracle Financials
18 32 (7.31%) PeopleSoft
19 29 (6.62%) E-business
20 28 (6.39%) Oracle iProcurement
21 26 (5.94%) Oracle Assets
22 25 (5.71%) Local Government
22 25 (5.71%) Microsoft
23 24 (5.48%) Oracle Applications
23 24 (5.48%) Oracle Fusion
23 24 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
24 23 (5.25%) Oracle Cash Management
25 22 (5.02%) Procure-to-pay
25 22 (5.02%) Oracle ERP

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 11 (2.51%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 9 (2.05%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (0.91%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.46%) Lync
4 2 (0.46%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.23%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.23%) SAS
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 9 (2.05%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 113 (25.80%) Oracle EBS R12
2 80 (18.26%) Oracle EBS
3 44 (10.05%) Oracle Payables
4 38 (8.68%) Oracle General Ledger
5 36 (8.22%) Oracle Receivables
5 36 (8.22%) Dynamics AX
6 34 (7.76%) Oracle Financials
7 28 (6.39%) Oracle iProcurement
8 26 (5.94%) Oracle Assets
9 24 (5.48%) Oracle Applications
10 23 (5.25%) Oracle Cash Management
11 22 (5.02%) Oracle ERP
12 17 (3.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 17 (3.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 16 (3.65%) SAP CRM
14 15 (3.42%) PeopleSoft HRMS
14 15 (3.42%) Oracle HRMS
14 15 (3.42%) SAP SD
14 15 (3.42%) Oracle Payroll
15 14 (3.20%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.14%) Taleo
1 5 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.46%) Yammer
2 2 (0.46%) Office 365
3 1 (0.23%) SaaS
3 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.14%) Internet
2 2 (0.46%) SMS
3 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.42%) SAP BW
2 13 (2.97%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.37%) SQL Server
6 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.68%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.46%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.23%) Essbase
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.37%) PeopleTools
2 5 (1.14%) LSMW
2 5 (1.14%) MorphX
3 3 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.46%) Toad
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.46%) NUnit
General
1 123 (28.08%) Finance
2 35 (7.99%) Manufacturing
3 25 (5.71%) Local Government
4 21 (4.79%) Retail
5 20 (4.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 15 (3.42%) Billing
7 13 (2.97%) General Ledger
8 8 (1.83%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.14%) Marketing
9 5 (1.14%) Advertising
10 4 (0.91%) Automotive
10 4 (0.91%) French Language
10 4 (0.91%) Banking
11 2 (0.46%) German Language
11 2 (0.46%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.23%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.23%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.23%) Romanian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.48%) Oracle Fusion
2 22 (5.02%) XML
3 10 (2.28%) .NET
4 8 (1.83%) Middleware
4 8 (1.83%) BAPI
5 5 (1.14%) SAP ALE
6 3 (0.68%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.46%) Visualforce
7 2 (0.46%) WebCenter
7 2 (0.46%) WCF
7 2 (0.46%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.46%) Web Services
7 2 (0.46%) EDI
7 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 1 (0.23%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.23%) HTML
8 1 (0.23%) Mason
8 1 (0.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (1.60%) FMCG
3 3 (0.68%) SCORM
3 3 (0.68%) iSeries
4 2 (0.46%) Data Conversion
4 2 (0.46%) NHS
5 1 (0.23%) Replication
5 1 (0.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.23%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.23%) User Experience
5 1 (0.23%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.23%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.23%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (0.91%) UNIX
2 2 (0.46%) Windows
2 2 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (18.49%) CRM
2 67 (15.30%) ERP
3 54 (12.33%) Migration
4 50 (11.42%) Data Migration
5 29 (6.62%) E-business
6 24 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (5.02%) Procure-to-pay
8 20 (4.57%) GAP Analysis
9 16 (3.65%) Project Management
10 15 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (3.42%) Logistics
10 15 (3.42%) Change Control
11 14 (3.20%) ITIL
12 13 (2.97%) Six Sigma
12 13 (2.97%) Lean Six Sigma
12 13 (2.97%) Cash Management
13 12 (2.74%) Release Management
14 11 (2.51%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (2.51%) Workflow
14 11 (2.51%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 39 (8.90%) SQL
2 16 (3.65%) PL/SQL
3 10 (2.28%) ABAP
4 6 (1.37%) Java
4 6 (1.37%) X++
5 5 (1.14%) C
6 2 (0.46%) Apex Code
6 2 (0.46%) Delphi
6 2 (0.46%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.23%) Jython
7 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.23%) VB
7 1 (0.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 47 (10.73%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.36%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.65%) SAP Certification
4 10 (2.28%) ACCA
5 8 (1.83%) Degree
6 6 (1.37%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (1.14%) CIMA
7 5 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.46%) PMP
9 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.97%) SLA
2 7 (1.60%) QA
3 5 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (0.23%) MOM
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle Statspack
1 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 202 (46.12%) Oracle
2 117 (26.71%) SAP
3 32 (7.31%) PeopleSoft
4 25 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 14 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.97%) Siebel
7 8 (1.83%) JD Edwards
8 5 (1.14%) Pegasus
9 4 (0.91%) Hyperion
9 4 (0.91%) OpenText
10 3 (0.68%) IBM
11 2 (0.46%) Ariba
12 1 (0.23%) Teradata
12 1 (0.23%) Baan
12 1 (0.23%) Sage
12 1 (0.23%) CA
12 1 (0.23%) Siemens
12 1 (0.23%) HP
12 1 (0.23%) EMC
12 1 (0.23%) Eloqua
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