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 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
IT Consultant
Rank 555 523 531
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 75 85 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 53 31
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£450 £433 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% +8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £294 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £833 £525 £619
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £415 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 - £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - £20.00

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% -

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 2 September 2015.

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 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 -11 68 £450 +5.88% 37
London 0 36 £475 -5.00% 16
South East -16 15 £331 -11.66% 5
Surrey - 7 £370 -
City of London +6 5 £425 -17.47% 6
West Midlands +8 4 £500 +42.85%
South West -1 4 £600 +23.07% 5
Berkshire -2 4 £310 -36.41% 2
East of England -1 3 £450 +12.50% 4
Reading -6 3 £310 -31.11%
Tyne and Wear - 3 £550 -
North East - 3 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £550 -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Uxbridge +7 2 - -
Hampshire +6 2 £290 -10.76% 2
Scotland -8 2 - - 2
North West -39 2 - - 5
Norwich - 2 £475 -
Norfolk - 2 £475 -
Birmingham +8 1 £500 -
Hertfordshire +4 1 £363 -
Glasgow +4 1 - - 1
Swindon -7 1 - - 3
Wiltshire -10 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
South Wales - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £600 -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 50 (39.06%) Finance
2 31 (24.22%) CISSP
3 27 (21.09%) Information Security
4 22 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (14.84%) Vulnerability Management
6 18 (14.06%) Firewall
7 17 (13.28%) CISM
7 17 (13.28%) Windows
7 17 (13.28%) PCI DSS
8 16 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (11.72%) Microsoft
9 15 (11.72%) Project Management
10 13 (10.16%) Management Information System
10 13 (10.16%) ITIL
11 12 (9.38%) PRINCE2
11 12 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (8.59%) Active Directory
12 11 (8.59%) Risk Management
12 11 (8.59%) Change Management
13 10 (7.81%) Security Management
13 10 (7.81%) Linux
13 10 (7.81%) QA
13 10 (7.81%) Project Planning
13 10 (7.81%) Penetration Testing
14 9 (7.03%) Banking
14 9 (7.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 9 (7.03%) SIEM
15 8 (6.25%) Network Security
15 8 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (6.25%) CISA

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 3 (2.34%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.78%) WorkSite
2 1 (0.78%) Liferay
2 1 (0.78%) Lync
2 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.78%) JBoss
2 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.69%) MS Project
2 5 (3.91%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (3.13%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.56%) MS Office
5 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) PaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.06%) Firewall
2 8 (6.25%) Network Security
3 5 (3.91%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (3.13%) DHCP
4 4 (3.13%) DNS
5 3 (2.34%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.34%) VPN
5 3 (2.34%) LAN
5 3 (2.34%) WAN
5 3 (2.34%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.34%) OSPF
5 3 (2.34%) BGP
5 3 (2.34%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.78%) SMS
6 1 (0.78%) HTTP
6 1 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.34%) SAP BW
1 3 (2.34%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
General
1 50 (39.06%) Finance
2 9 (7.03%) Banking
3 6 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.91%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.13%) Law
5 4 (3.13%) Retail
6 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.34%) Advertising
6 3 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Local Government
8 1 (0.78%) Marketing
8 1 (0.78%) Back Office
8 1 (0.78%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.56%) Web Services
1 2 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.16%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.34%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.56%) PKI
5 2 (1.56%) NHS
5 2 (1.56%) Social Network
5 2 (1.56%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.56%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.78%) Social Media
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) SCADA
6 1 (0.78%) CMDB
6 1 (0.78%) Blog
6 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.78%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.28%) Windows
2 10 (7.81%) Linux
3 6 (4.69%) UNIX
4 3 (2.34%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) Solaris
5 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.09%) Information Security
2 22 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (14.84%) Vulnerability Management
4 15 (11.72%) Project Management
5 13 (10.16%) ITIL
6 12 (9.38%) PRINCE2
6 12 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
7 11 (8.59%) Change Management
7 11 (8.59%) Risk Management
8 10 (7.81%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (7.81%) Security Management
8 10 (7.81%) Project Planning
9 9 (7.03%) SIEM
10 8 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (4.69%) ITSM
11 6 (4.69%) Service Management
11 6 (4.69%) ERP
11 6 (4.69%) Critical Path Analysis
11 6 (4.69%) Asset Management
11 6 (4.69%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.69%) C
2 1 (0.78%) Java
2 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (24.22%) CISSP
2 17 (13.28%) CISM
3 8 (6.25%) CISA
4 5 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (3.91%) PCI QSA
5 4 (3.13%) CCNA
5 4 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.34%) CCNP
6 3 (2.34%) GSEC
6 3 (2.34%) CEH
6 3 (2.34%) Degree
7 2 (1.56%) CISMP
8 1 (0.78%) ISSMP
8 1 (0.78%) CCSE
8 1 (0.78%) GIAC
8 1 (0.78%) MCSA
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.78%) SSCP
8 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.28%) PCI DSS
2 10 (7.81%) QA
3 9 (7.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (5.47%) COBIT
5 3 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.56%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (8.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) vCloud
3 1 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) Nessus
2 1 (0.78%) SCCM
2 1 (0.78%) Puppet
2 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.47%) SAP
2 7 (5.47%) Cisco
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle
3 4 (3.13%) VMware
3 4 (3.13%) Splunk
4 3 (2.34%) Sourcefire
4 3 (2.34%) FireEye
5 2 (1.56%) Rapid7
5 2 (1.56%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (1.56%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.56%) Huawei
5 2 (1.56%) Qualys
5 2 (1.56%) Imperva
5 2 (1.56%) Websense
5 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.56%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.56%) Citrix
6 1 (0.78%) Software AG
6 1 (0.78%) Juniper
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