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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 560 535 497
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -38
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 53 57 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 40 39
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£419 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £538 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 28 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 3 July 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 -29 50 £413 -2.94% 34
London -5 28 £450 -10.00% 15
South East -10 8 £360 +60.00% 6
East of England +7 7 £413 +3.12% 1
City of London -7 7 £245 -43.35% 6
Hampshire +5 4 £355 +29.09%
Surrey - 3 - - 2
West Midlands -4 2 £300 -36.84% 4
Essex -11 2 £413 +3.12%
Norfolk - 2 £488 -
Winchester - 2 £360 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £400 - 1
Norwich - 2 £488 -
Cambridge - 2 £400 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £485 - 2
Birmingham -4 1 £500 - 2
Hertfordshire -11 1 £363 -
North West -25 1 - - 2
Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £255 - 1
Kent - 1 £425 -
Durham - 1 £255 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £485 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £350 -
Hertford - 1 £363 -
Solihull - 1 £100 -
Stockton-on-Tees - 1 £255 -

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 36 (33.64%) Finance
2 20 (18.69%) Information Security
3 19 (17.76%) CISSP
4 17 (15.89%) Windows
5 16 (14.95%) ITIL
6 14 (13.08%) Firewall
7 12 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (9.35%) Risk Management
8 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
9 9 (8.41%) Linux
9 9 (8.41%) CISM
9 9 (8.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (8.41%) PCI DSS
9 9 (8.41%) SIEM
9 9 (8.41%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (7.48%) ITSM
10 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (6.54%) Security Management
11 7 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (6.54%) VMware
11 7 (6.54%) Change Management
11 7 (6.54%) Service Management
11 7 (6.54%) Project Management
11 7 (6.54%) Cisco
12 6 (5.61%) Active Directory
12 6 (5.61%) PRINCE2
12 6 (5.61%) ERP
12 6 (5.61%) SAP
12 6 (5.61%) Migration
12 6 (5.61%) Business Continuity

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (2.80%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.87%) Lync
3 1 (0.93%) WorkSite
3 1 (0.93%) Liferay
3 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.93%) JBoss
3 1 (0.93%) Apache
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.74%) MS Project
1 4 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.80%) MS Office
3 2 (1.87%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.87%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (1.87%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.87%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) PaaS
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.08%) Firewall
2 6 (5.61%) Network Security
3 3 (2.80%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (2.80%) WAN
4 2 (1.87%) VPN
4 2 (1.87%) DNS
4 2 (1.87%) Internet
4 2 (1.87%) LAN
4 2 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.87%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.87%) PABX
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (0.93%) MPLS
5 1 (0.93%) DHCP
5 1 (0.93%) HTTP
5 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.80%) SAP BW
1 3 (2.80%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.93%) QlikView
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
General
1 36 (33.64%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Banking
3 4 (3.74%) Law
3 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.80%) Advertising
4 3 (2.80%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.80%) Retail
5 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) French Language
6 1 (0.93%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.87%) Middleware
2 1 (0.93%) VXML
2 1 (0.93%) XMPP
2 1 (0.93%) .NET
2 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.74%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.87%) PKI
4 2 (1.87%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.87%) AS400
4 2 (1.87%) Social Network
4 2 (1.87%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.93%) FMCG
5 1 (0.93%) Social Media
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) NHS
5 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.93%) SCADA
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.89%) Windows
2 9 (8.41%) Linux
3 5 (4.67%) UNIX
4 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.69%) Information Security
2 16 (14.95%) ITIL
3 12 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (9.35%) Risk Management
5 9 (8.41%) SIEM
5 9 (8.41%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (7.48%) ITSM
7 7 (6.54%) Security Management
7 7 (6.54%) Project Management
7 7 (6.54%) Service Management
7 7 (6.54%) Change Management
7 7 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (5.61%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.61%) ERP
8 6 (5.61%) Migration
8 6 (5.61%) Business Continuity
9 5 (4.67%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (4.67%) Cyber Security
9 5 (4.67%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (4.67%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.80%) SQL
2 2 (1.87%) C
2 2 (1.87%) Java
2 2 (1.87%) PHP
3 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.93%) Perl
3 1 (0.93%) VBA
3 1 (0.93%) Python
3 1 (0.93%) Ruby
3 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (17.76%) CISSP
2 9 (8.41%) CISM
3 5 (4.67%) CISA
4 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.74%) CEH
5 3 (2.80%) GIAC
5 3 (2.80%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.93%) SSCP
7 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.93%) MCSA
7 1 (0.93%) CCNA
7 1 (0.93%) CSSLP
7 1 (0.93%) CRISC
7 1 (0.93%) CCSE
7 1 (0.93%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (8.41%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.74%) QA
3 2 (1.87%) COBIT
3 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) Xen
2 1 (0.93%) XenApp
2 1 (0.93%) vSphere
2 1 (0.93%) vCloud
2 1 (0.93%) KVM
2 1 (0.93%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) Nessus
2 2 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.93%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.54%) Cisco
2 7 (6.54%) VMware
3 6 (5.61%) SAP
4 4 (3.74%) Oracle
5 3 (2.80%) IBM
5 3 (2.80%) Citrix
5 3 (2.80%) Splunk
6 2 (1.87%) PTC
6 2 (1.87%) Qualys
6 2 (1.87%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (1.87%) LogRhythm
6 2 (1.87%) Juniper
6 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.87%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.87%) Symantec
6 2 (1.87%) Autodesk
6 2 (1.87%) Websense
7 1 (0.93%) BMC
7 1 (0.93%) Software AG
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