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 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 546 494 496
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +2
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 53 76 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.15% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 35 27
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£415 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £305 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £562 £720
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+40.35% +58.33%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 March 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 27 March 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 -34 46 £425 +11.47% 37
London -23 14 £525 +23.52% 21
South East -36 8 £550 +57.14% 7
City of London +15 6 £405 -19.00% 5
South West -4 6 £414 +8.88%
North West -10 6 £525 - 6
Hampshire -11 5 - - 1
East of England +7 4 £375 -15.49% 1
Scotland -6 3 £375 - 1
West Midlands -8 3 £350 -5.40% 1
Essex +9 2 £375 -3.22%
Surrey +6 2 £550 +57.14% 2
Cheshire 0 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire -5 2 £400 +14.28% 1
Leeds -11 2 £400 +14.28% 1
Yorkshire -14 2 £400 +14.28% 1
Manchester - 2 £575 - 2
East Midlands -6 1 - -
Edinburgh -8 1 - -
Berkshire -9 1 - - 3
Birmingham -13 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £375 -
Bristol - 1 £438 -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 £550 -

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 33 (30.00%) Finance
2 22 (20.00%) Windows
3 19 (17.27%) Information Security
4 18 (16.36%) ITIL
4 18 (16.36%) Firewall
5 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
6 15 (13.64%) CISSP
7 14 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (12.73%) PCI DSS
8 13 (11.82%) VMware
9 12 (10.91%) Telecoms
10 11 (10.00%) Linux
11 10 (9.09%) CISM
11 10 (9.09%) Banking
12 9 (8.18%) Network Design
12 9 (8.18%) Service Management
12 9 (8.18%) Migration
12 9 (8.18%) Project Management
12 9 (8.18%) Cisco
13 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (7.27%) Risk Management
13 8 (7.27%) Network Security
14 7 (6.36%) MS Excel
14 7 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (6.36%) ITSM
15 6 (5.45%) Change Management
15 6 (5.45%) Red Hat
15 6 (5.45%) DNS
15 6 (5.45%) Marketing
15 6 (5.45%) Windows 7

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (5.45%) Lync
2 3 (2.73%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.91%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.91%) IIS
3 1 (0.91%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.91%) Apache
3 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.64%) MS Office
3 2 (1.82%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.91%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.91%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.91%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.55%) SaaS
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.36%) Firewall
2 8 (7.27%) Network Security
3 6 (5.45%) DNS
4 5 (4.55%) VoIP
5 3 (2.73%) DHCP
6 2 (1.82%) WAN
6 2 (1.82%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.82%) PABX
6 2 (1.82%) Wireless
6 2 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.91%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.91%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.91%) Internet
7 1 (0.91%) MPLS
7 1 (0.91%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.91%) HTTP
7 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.91%) VPN
7 1 (0.91%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.82%) MySQL
3 1 (0.91%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.91%) QlikView
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 33 (30.00%) Finance
2 12 (10.91%) Telecoms
3 10 (9.09%) Banking
4 6 (5.45%) Marketing
5 5 (4.55%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.73%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.82%) Retail
7 2 (1.82%) Billing
8 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.91%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.91%) French Language
8 1 (0.91%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.91%) Games
8 1 (0.91%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.91%) Law
8 1 (0.91%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.55%) SOAP
2 3 (2.73%) .NET
3 1 (0.91%) HTML
3 1 (0.91%) Middleware
3 1 (0.91%) VXML
3 1 (0.91%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.73%) FMCG
3 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.82%) PMI
4 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.91%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.91%) AS400
4 1 (0.91%) Clustering
4 1 (0.91%) PKI
4 1 (0.91%) SCADA
4 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.00%) Windows
2 11 (10.00%) Linux
3 6 (5.45%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (4.55%) UNIX
4 5 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.82%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.91%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.27%) Information Security
2 18 (16.36%) ITIL
3 9 (8.18%) Project Management
3 9 (8.18%) Service Management
3 9 (8.18%) Migration
3 9 (8.18%) Network Design
4 8 (7.27%) Risk Management
5 7 (6.36%) ITSM
5 7 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.45%) Change Management
6 6 (5.45%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (5.45%) Security Architecture
7 5 (4.55%) Business Continuity
7 5 (4.55%) Product Management
8 4 (3.64%) Cyber Security
8 4 (3.64%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.64%) ERP
8 4 (3.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.64%) SQL
2 3 (2.73%) C
3 2 (1.82%) Java
3 2 (1.82%) PHP
4 1 (0.91%) Perl
4 1 (0.91%) C#
4 1 (0.91%) VBA
4 1 (0.91%) Python
4 1 (0.91%) Ruby
4 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (13.64%) CISSP
2 10 (9.09%) CISM
3 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.55%) MCSE
4 5 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.64%) CISA
5 4 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.73%) CCNA
6 3 (2.73%) Degree
6 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.82%) GIAC
7 2 (1.82%) CEH
7 2 (1.82%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.82%) SSCP
8 1 (0.91%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.91%) MCSA
8 1 (0.91%) CITP
8 1 (0.91%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (12.73%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.64%) COBIT
3 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.91%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.91%) SLA
4 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.82%) XenApp
3 2 (1.82%) vSphere
4 1 (0.91%) KVM
4 1 (0.91%) iptables
4 1 (0.91%) Firmware
4 1 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.91%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.91%) Nessus
2 1 (0.91%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.91%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.82%) VMware
3 9 (8.18%) Cisco
4 6 (5.45%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.55%) Citrix
6 3 (2.73%) Oracle
6 3 (2.73%) SAP
6 3 (2.73%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.82%) PTC
7 2 (1.82%) SolidWorks
7 2 (1.82%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.82%) IBM
7 2 (1.82%) Symantec
7 2 (1.82%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.91%) Websense
8 1 (0.91%) McAfee
8 1 (0.91%) Software AG
8 1 (0.91%) Juniper
8 1 (0.91%) Lotus
8 1 (0.91%) Adobe
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