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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 550 514 503
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -11
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 62 64 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 27
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £598 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £17.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -56.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £13.99 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-28.49% -65.03%

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
51627 47265 47439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32694 28640 26630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2053 2601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 November 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 November 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 +2 55 £450 +10.09% 43
London -10 30 £488 +14.70% 22
South East -22 10 £205 -50.89% 7
North West -1 7 £400 -34.95% 5
Scotland -10 7 £199 -58.15% 1
Berkshire +7 5 £205 -48.75% 2
City of London +16 4 £625 +47.00% 8
Kent - 4 £450 -
Manchester - 4 - - 1
East of England -11 3 £550 - 2
Edinburgh -12 3 - -
South West -34 3 £425 +74.35%
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 - -
Reading +12 1 £450 - 1
Yorkshire -11 1 - - 4
West Midlands -14 1 £575 +666.66% 1
Hampshire -31 1 £160 -64.44% 2
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Suffolk - 1 £550 -
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £575 - 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bristol - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 51 (35.42%) Finance
2 37 (25.69%) Firewall
3 36 (25.00%) Windows
4 30 (20.83%) Information Security
5 27 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (18.75%) CISSP
6 21 (14.58%) Microsoft
7 19 (13.19%) ITIL
7 19 (13.19%) PCI DSS
8 18 (12.50%) Banking
9 16 (11.11%) VMware
10 15 (10.42%) Cisco
11 14 (9.72%) Active Directory
11 14 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (9.72%) UNIX
11 14 (9.72%) Telecoms
12 13 (9.03%) Risk Management
13 12 (8.33%) CISM
13 12 (8.33%) Windows 7
13 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (7.64%) MS Excel
15 10 (6.94%) Intrusion Detection
15 10 (6.94%) Penetration Testing
15 10 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (6.94%) SIEM
16 9 (6.25%) CISA
16 9 (6.25%) Project Management
16 9 (6.25%) Linux
16 9 (6.25%) Network Security
16 9 (6.25%) COBIT

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 5 (3.47%) IBM Notes
1 5 (3.47%) Lync
2 4 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.08%) IIS
3 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.69%) Documentum
5 1 (0.69%) SAS
5 1 (0.69%) CMS
5 1 (0.69%) FileNet
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.47%) MS Office
3 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.69%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.69%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.69%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.86%) SaaS
2 2 (1.39%) IaaS
2 2 (1.39%) PaaS
3 1 (0.69%) Taleo
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (25.69%) Firewall
2 10 (6.94%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (6.25%) Network Security
4 7 (4.86%) DNS
4 7 (4.86%) WAN
4 7 (4.86%) LAN
5 5 (3.47%) DHCP
6 4 (2.78%) VoIP
7 2 (1.39%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.39%) Wireless
7 2 (1.39%) FTP
7 2 (1.39%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.39%) LDAP
8 1 (0.69%) VLAN
8 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.69%) SSL
8 1 (0.69%) SAN
8 1 (0.69%) Intranet
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.39%) MS Access
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.69%) MySQL
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (35.42%) Finance
2 18 (12.50%) Banking
3 14 (9.72%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.86%) Retail
5 6 (4.17%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.47%) Marketing
7 3 (2.08%) Games
7 3 (2.08%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.08%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.39%) Law
8 2 (1.39%) Billing
9 1 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.69%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.69%) German Language
9 1 (0.69%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.69%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.69%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.78%) SOAP
2 3 (2.08%) .NET
3 1 (0.69%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.56%) PKI
1 8 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.86%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.78%) E-Learning
4 3 (2.08%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.39%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.39%) Social Media
5 2 (1.39%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.39%) CESG
6 1 (0.69%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.69%) Informatics
6 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.69%) FMCG
6 1 (0.69%) RMADS
6 1 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (25.00%) Windows
2 14 (9.72%) UNIX
3 12 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (6.25%) Linux
5 5 (3.47%) Windows XP
5 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.47%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.83%) Information Security
2 19 (13.19%) ITIL
3 13 (9.03%) Risk Management
4 10 (6.94%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (6.94%) SIEM
5 9 (6.25%) Project Management
6 8 (5.56%) Supplier Management
6 8 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
7 7 (4.86%) Network Design
7 7 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (4.86%) Security Architecture
8 6 (4.17%) Validation
8 6 (4.17%) Service Management
9 5 (3.47%) Requirements Management
9 5 (3.47%) Identity Management
9 5 (3.47%) Software Licensing
10 4 (2.78%) Market Research
10 4 (2.78%) Product Management
10 4 (2.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.78%) C
1 4 (2.78%) SQL
2 3 (2.08%) LINC
3 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.39%) Python
4 1 (0.69%) C#
4 1 (0.69%) Java
4 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (18.75%) CISSP
2 14 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (8.33%) CISM
4 9 (6.25%) CISA
4 9 (6.25%) Degree
5 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (4.17%) MCSE
6 6 (4.17%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.78%) A+ Certification
7 4 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.78%) GIAC
8 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.08%) CEH
8 3 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.08%) CCSP
8 3 (2.08%) SSCP
8 3 (2.08%) CRISC
9 2 (1.39%) CCNA
10 1 (0.69%) MCITP
10 1 (0.69%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (13.19%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.25%) COBIT
4 7 (4.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (2.78%) SLA
6 1 (0.69%) QA
6 1 (0.69%) BS7799
System Software
1 14 (9.72%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.39%) ACF2
4 2 (1.39%) XenApp
4 2 (1.39%) vSphere
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (4.17%) SCCM
2 2 (1.39%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.11%) VMware
3 15 (10.42%) Cisco
4 5 (3.47%) Lotus
4 5 (3.47%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.78%) Oracle
6 3 (2.08%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (2.08%) Citrix
6 3 (2.08%) Dell
6 3 (2.08%) Websense
7 2 (1.39%) F5
7 2 (1.39%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.39%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.39%) HP
7 2 (1.39%) Juniper
7 2 (1.39%) SAP
7 2 (1.39%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.39%) ION Trading
7 2 (1.39%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.39%) Fortinet
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