The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 518 512 521
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 82 63 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 32 26
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£425 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £616 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £9.03
% change year-on-year
- +121.48%

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Consultant within the UK.

IT Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

IT Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Consultant within the UK.

IT Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT 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 IT Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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 0 71 £425 +11.47% 37
London +6 25 £500 +14.28% 14
North West +3 14 £450 -24.56% 2
South East -16 10 £363 +13.28% 10
City of London +29 9 £515 +21.17% 2
East of England -23 9 £400 +12.67% 2
Manchester -3 6 £475 - 2
Yorkshire +11 4 £350 - 4
Berkshire +6 4 £493 +9.44% 2
Hertfordshire -12 4 - -
Scotland -22 4 £440 +3.52% 3
South West -29 4 £488 +95.00% 4
Wiltshire - 4 £488 -
Swindon - 4 £488 -
Glasgow - 4 £440 - 1
South Yorkshire +8 3 £350 -
Cambridgeshire -1 3 £375 +150.00% 2
Cambridge -7 3 £375 +150.00% 1
Sheffield - 3 £350 -
West Sussex - 3 £225 -
Reading +7 2 £469 +4.16%
West Midlands -2 2 £350 - 1
Essex -6 2 £463 -2.63%
Hampshire -7 2 £325 +30.00% 1
Crawley - 2 £225 -
Cheshire 0 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £225 - 4
Coventry - 1 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 4
Leeds - 1 - - 3

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title.

1 48 (33.10%) Finance
2 41 (28.28%) Information Security
3 37 (25.52%) Windows
4 34 (23.45%) Firewall
5 24 (16.55%) CISSP
6 20 (13.79%) Risk Management
7 19 (13.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
8 18 (12.41%) UNIX
8 18 (12.41%) ITIL
9 16 (11.03%) Cisco
10 15 (10.34%) Banking
11 14 (9.66%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (9.66%) PCI DSS
12 13 (8.97%) MS Excel
12 13 (8.97%) Management Information System
12 13 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (8.28%) Active Directory
13 12 (8.28%) Project Management
14 11 (7.59%) Risk Analysis
14 11 (7.59%) SIEM
15 10 (6.90%) Security Cleared
15 10 (6.90%) VMware
15 10 (6.90%) PKI
15 10 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 9 (6.21%) Configuration Management
16 9 (6.21%) CISA
16 9 (6.21%) Linux
16 9 (6.21%) Intrusion Detection
17 8 (5.52%) WAN

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.76%) MS Exchange
1 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.07%) IIS
2 3 (2.07%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.38%) Lync
3 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.69%) Documentum
4 1 (0.69%) FileNet
4 1 (0.69%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.83%) MS Office
3 4 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.38%) MS Project
4 2 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.38%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.69%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.69%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) HFM
1 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.69%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.69%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Taleo
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.69%) SaaS
1 1 (0.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (23.45%) Firewall
2 9 (6.21%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (5.52%) WAN
4 7 (4.83%) LAN
5 5 (3.45%) Network Security
6 4 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.07%) DHCP
7 3 (2.07%) VPN
7 3 (2.07%) DNS
7 3 (2.07%) SAN
8 2 (1.38%) FTP
8 2 (1.38%) LDAP
8 2 (1.38%) VLAN
9 1 (0.69%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (0.69%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.69%) DMZ
9 1 (0.69%) Intranet
9 1 (0.69%) Internet
9 1 (0.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) MS Access
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.69%) Big Data
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.69%) Metasploit
General
1 48 (33.10%) Finance
2 15 (10.34%) Banking
3 5 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 5 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.07%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.38%) Advertising
5 2 (1.38%) Retail
5 2 (1.38%) Marketing
5 2 (1.38%) Military
6 1 (0.69%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.69%) German Language
6 1 (0.69%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.69%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Games
6 1 (0.69%) Law
6 1 (0.69%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.69%) HTML
1 1 (0.69%) .NET
1 1 (0.69%) Flash
1 1 (0.69%) Middleware
1 1 (0.69%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.97%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.90%) PKI
3 6 (4.14%) CESG
4 5 (3.45%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (2.76%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.76%) E-Learning
5 4 (2.76%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.76%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.76%) RMADS
6 3 (2.07%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.07%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.38%) Social Media
7 2 (1.38%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.38%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.69%) PMI
8 1 (0.69%) NHS
8 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.69%) Informatics
8 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 37 (25.52%) Windows
2 18 (12.41%) UNIX
3 9 (6.21%) Linux
4 8 (5.52%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.76%) AIX
8 3 (2.07%) HPUX
8 3 (2.07%) Solaris
8 3 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.07%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.38%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.28%) Information Security
2 20 (13.79%) Risk Management
3 18 (12.41%) ITIL
4 13 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (8.28%) Project Management
6 11 (7.59%) Risk Analysis
6 11 (7.59%) SIEM
7 9 (6.21%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.83%) Service Management
8 7 (4.83%) Supplier Management
8 7 (4.83%) Incident Management
8 7 (4.83%) Security Architecture
9 6 (4.14%) Data Protection
9 6 (4.14%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (4.14%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (4.14%) Validation
9 6 (4.14%) Migration
10 5 (3.45%) Identity Management
10 5 (3.45%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.45%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.14%) C
2 3 (2.07%) Perl
2 3 (2.07%) SQL
2 3 (2.07%) VB
2 3 (2.07%) Shell Script
2 3 (2.07%) LINC
3 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.69%) VBA
4 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.69%) Java
4 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (16.55%) CISSP
2 14 (9.66%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 9 (6.21%) CISA
5 7 (4.83%) CISM
5 7 (4.83%) CEH
5 7 (4.83%) Degree
5 7 (4.83%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.45%) GIAC
7 4 (2.76%) CCSP
7 4 (2.76%) SSCP
8 3 (2.07%) CRISC
8 3 (2.07%) CISMP
8 3 (2.07%) MCSE
8 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.38%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.38%) CCNA
9 2 (1.38%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (9.66%) PCI DSS
3 10 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (4.14%) COBIT
5 3 (2.07%) QA
6 2 (1.38%) SLA
7 1 (0.69%) BS7799
System Software
1 12 (8.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.69%) Nmap
5 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.69%) XenApp
5 1 (0.69%) XenServer
5 1 (0.69%) vSphere
5 1 (0.69%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 5 (3.45%) SCCM
2 3 (2.07%) Unicenter
2 3 (2.07%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.38%) ZENworks
3 2 (1.38%) Nessus
4 1 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.03%) Cisco
3 10 (6.90%) VMware
4 7 (4.83%) Oracle
5 6 (4.14%) HP
6 5 (3.45%) Symantec
6 5 (3.45%) Websense
7 4 (2.76%) Blue Coat
7 4 (2.76%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.76%) Juniper
7 4 (2.76%) SAP
8 3 (2.07%) Lotus
8 3 (2.07%) CA
8 3 (2.07%) Dell
9 2 (1.38%) Adobe
9 2 (1.38%) IBM
9 2 (1.38%) Citrix
10 1 (0.69%) Avaya
10 1 (0.69%) BMC
10 1 (0.69%) Novell
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