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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 550 501 487
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -14
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 58 68 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 37 25
Average daily rate
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£405 £450 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £189 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £606 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £434 £450
% change year-on-year
-7.78% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £18.24 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +95.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £13.99 £9.32
% change year-on-year
-28.49% +50.05%

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
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -30 53 £415 -7.77% 31
London +17 24 £440 -2.22% 16
South East -37 11 £205 -52.73% 6
North West -4 7 - - 1
City of London +9 6 £405 +1.25% 7
Scotland -12 5 £303 -36.31% 1
Kent - 5 £450 -
Manchester - 5 - -
Berkshire +5 4 £190 -52.50% 3
South West -36 4 £425 +74.35%
East of England - 3 £550 - 4
Yorkshire -15 2 £400 -11.11% 2
Hampshire -19 2 £228 -49.44% 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
East Midlands +8 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 £550 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bristol - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 55 (36.18%) Finance
2 38 (25.00%) Firewall
3 34 (22.37%) Windows
4 31 (20.39%) Information Security
4 31 (20.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (19.74%) CISSP
6 23 (15.13%) PCI DSS
7 22 (14.47%) Microsoft
8 20 (13.16%) ITIL
9 19 (12.50%) Banking
10 17 (11.18%) Cisco
11 16 (10.53%) CISM
11 16 (10.53%) VMware
12 15 (9.87%) Telecoms
13 14 (9.21%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (8.55%) Active Directory
14 13 (8.55%) UNIX
14 13 (8.55%) Risk Management
14 13 (8.55%) Windows 7
15 11 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (7.24%) CISA
15 11 (7.24%) COBIT
15 11 (7.24%) Penetration Testing
16 10 (6.58%) Intrusion Detection
16 10 (6.58%) Network Security
16 10 (6.58%) Project Management
16 10 (6.58%) Linux
16 10 (6.58%) MS Excel
16 10 (6.58%) SIEM
17 9 (5.92%) Security Architecture

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 6 (3.95%) Lync
2 5 (3.29%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.97%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.97%) IIS
4 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.66%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.66%) FileNet
5 1 (0.66%) Documentum
5 1 (0.66%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.61%) MS Office
3 3 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.66%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.66%) MS Project
4 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.66%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.66%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.26%) SaaS
2 2 (1.32%) PaaS
2 2 (1.32%) IaaS
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (25.00%) Firewall
2 10 (6.58%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (6.58%) Network Security
3 7 (4.61%) LAN
3 7 (4.61%) WAN
4 6 (3.95%) DNS
5 5 (3.29%) VoIP
6 4 (2.63%) DHCP
7 2 (1.32%) FTP
7 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.32%) Wireless
7 2 (1.32%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.66%) Intranet
8 1 (0.66%) SAN
8 1 (0.66%) SSL
8 1 (0.66%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.66%) LDAP
8 1 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.66%) MS Access
3 1 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (36.18%) Finance
2 19 (12.50%) Banking
3 15 (9.87%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.61%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.95%) Retail
5 6 (3.95%) Marketing
6 3 (1.97%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.97%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.97%) Games
7 2 (1.32%) Billing
7 2 (1.32%) Law
8 1 (0.66%) Legal
8 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.66%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.66%) German Language
8 1 (0.66%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.66%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.29%) SOAP
2 3 (1.97%) .NET
3 2 (1.32%) HTML
4 1 (0.66%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 8 (5.26%) PKI
2 5 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.63%) E-Learning
3 4 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.32%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.32%) PMI
4 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.32%) FMCG
4 2 (1.32%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.32%) Social Media
5 1 (0.66%) User Experience
5 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.66%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.66%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.37%) Windows
2 13 (8.55%) UNIX
2 13 (8.55%) Windows 7
3 11 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (6.58%) Linux
5 5 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.29%) Mac OS
5 5 (3.29%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.63%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.39%) Information Security
2 20 (13.16%) ITIL
3 13 (8.55%) Risk Management
4 11 (7.24%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (6.58%) Project Management
5 10 (6.58%) SIEM
6 9 (5.92%) Security Architecture
6 9 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (5.92%) Network Design
7 8 (5.26%) Supplier Management
8 7 (4.61%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (4.61%) Validation
8 7 (4.61%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (3.95%) Service Management
9 6 (3.95%) Software Licensing
10 5 (3.29%) Product Management
10 5 (3.29%) Identity Management
10 5 (3.29%) Requirements Management
10 5 (3.29%) Migration
11 4 (2.63%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.97%) C
1 3 (1.97%) SQL
1 3 (1.97%) LINC
2 2 (1.32%) Python
2 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.66%) Java
3 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.66%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (19.74%) CISSP
2 16 (10.53%) CISM
3 14 (9.21%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (7.24%) CISA
5 8 (5.26%) Degree
5 8 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (4.61%) MCSE
7 5 (3.29%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.63%) GIAC
8 4 (2.63%) A+ Certification
8 4 (2.63%) SSCP
9 3 (1.97%) CRISC
9 3 (1.97%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.97%) CCSP
9 3 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.97%) CEH
10 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.32%) CCNA
11 1 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (20.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (15.13%) PCI DSS
3 11 (7.24%) COBIT
4 6 (3.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (2.63%) SLA
6 1 (0.66%) BS7799
6 1 (0.66%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 13 (8.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.32%) XenApp
4 2 (1.32%) vSphere
4 2 (1.32%) ACF2
5 1 (0.66%) XenServer
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (3.29%) SCCM
2 2 (1.32%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.66%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.18%) Cisco
3 16 (10.53%) VMware
4 6 (3.95%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.29%) Lotus
6 3 (1.97%) Citrix
6 3 (1.97%) Websense
6 3 (1.97%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.97%) Oracle
6 3 (1.97%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.32%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.32%) ION Trading
7 2 (1.32%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.32%) SAP
7 2 (1.32%) Juniper
7 2 (1.32%) HP
7 2 (1.32%) Dell
7 2 (1.32%) Adobe
7 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.32%) Bloomberg
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