The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 522 515 518
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 68 58 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 35 28
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£445 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £633 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +1 56 £455 +7.05% 32
London +5 20 £500 +5.26% 12
North West -3 15 £450 -24.56% 2
City of London +31 9 £515 +14.44% 5
South East -6 8 £313 +4.16% 7
Scotland -19 8 £398 -6.47% 1
Manchester -5 6 £500 - 2
West Midlands - 5 £475 - 1
East of England -19 4 £463 +96.80% 2
Glasgow - 4 £443 - 1
West Sussex -1 3 £225 -21.73%
Berkshire -1 3 £498 +10.55%
Edinburgh -22 3 £375 -11.76%
Cheshire +4 2 £460 -22.88%
Essex -2 2 £463 -
South West -30 2 £525 - 3
Wiltshire - 2 £525 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Crawley - 2 £225 -
Birmingham - 2 - - 1
Swindon - 2 £525 - 1
Reading +1 1 £488 +8.33%
Hampshire -10 1 £275 -4.34% 1
Docklands, London - 1 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £225 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £225 - 1
Chester - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £350 -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bath - - - -

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 48 (34.04%) Finance
2 38 (26.95%) Information Security
3 34 (24.11%) Windows
4 30 (21.28%) Firewall
5 22 (15.60%) Risk Management
5 22 (15.60%) ITIL
6 21 (14.89%) CISSP
6 21 (14.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (14.18%) Microsoft
8 19 (13.48%) UNIX
9 17 (12.06%) Cisco
10 16 (11.35%) Project Management
11 15 (10.64%) Management Information System
12 14 (9.93%) Banking
12 14 (9.93%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (9.93%) MS Excel
13 11 (7.80%) Active Directory
13 11 (7.80%) SIEM
14 10 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (7.09%) Degree
14 10 (7.09%) Incident Management
15 9 (6.38%) Service Management
15 9 (6.38%) Configuration Management
15 9 (6.38%) MS Office
15 9 (6.38%) PKI
15 9 (6.38%) VMware
15 9 (6.38%) Risk Analysis
15 9 (6.38%) Security Cleared
15 9 (6.38%) PCI DSS
16 8 (5.67%) Windows 7

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 3 (2.13%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.42%) FileNet
2 2 (1.42%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.71%) IIS
3 1 (0.71%) Documentum
3 1 (0.71%) CMS
3 1 (0.71%) LiveLink
3 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.71%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (9.93%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.38%) MS Office
3 6 (4.26%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.84%) Adobe Captivate
4 4 (2.84%) MS Project
5 2 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.42%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.71%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.71%) HFM
1 1 (0.71%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.71%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.84%) IaaS
2 2 (1.42%) SaaS
3 1 (0.71%) Taleo
3 1 (0.71%) PaaS
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (21.28%) Firewall
2 7 (4.96%) WAN
2 7 (4.96%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (4.26%) LAN
4 5 (3.55%) SAN
4 5 (3.55%) Network Security
4 5 (3.55%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.13%) DHCP
5 3 (2.13%) VPN
5 3 (2.13%) DNS
5 3 (2.13%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (1.42%) FTP
7 1 (0.71%) LDAP
7 1 (0.71%) MPLS
7 1 (0.71%) DMZ
7 1 (0.71%) Intranet
7 1 (0.71%) Internet
7 1 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.71%) MS Access
3 1 (0.71%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.71%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.71%) Metasploit
General
1 48 (34.04%) Finance
2 14 (9.93%) Banking
3 6 (4.26%) Investment Banking
3 6 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.42%) Marketing
5 2 (1.42%) Advertising
5 2 (1.42%) Military
6 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.71%) Front Office
6 1 (0.71%) Law
6 1 (0.71%) Legal
6 1 (0.71%) Retail
6 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.71%) German Language
6 1 (0.71%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.71%) Local Government
6 1 (0.71%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.42%) HTML
1 2 (1.42%) Flash
2 1 (0.71%) .NET
2 1 (0.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.64%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.38%) PKI
3 6 (4.26%) CESG
4 5 (3.55%) E-Learning
4 5 (3.55%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (2.84%) RMADS
5 4 (2.84%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.84%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.13%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.13%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.13%) Learning Management System
6 3 (2.13%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.42%) LPAR
7 2 (1.42%) Social Media
7 2 (1.42%) Open Source
7 2 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.42%) HACMP
8 1 (0.71%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 34 (24.11%) Windows
2 19 (13.48%) UNIX
3 8 (5.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (5.67%) Linux
4 7 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.26%) AIX
6 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.13%) HPUX
7 3 (2.13%) Solaris
7 3 (2.13%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.42%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.95%) Information Security
2 22 (15.60%) Risk Management
2 22 (15.60%) ITIL
3 16 (11.35%) Project Management
4 11 (7.80%) SIEM
5 10 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (7.09%) Incident Management
6 9 (6.38%) Service Management
6 9 (6.38%) Configuration Management
6 9 (6.38%) Risk Analysis
7 8 (5.67%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (4.96%) Security Architecture
9 6 (4.26%) Data Protection
9 6 (4.26%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (4.26%) Validation
9 6 (4.26%) Identity Management
9 6 (4.26%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.26%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.55%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.26%) C
2 3 (2.13%) Perl
2 3 (2.13%) SQL
2 3 (2.13%) VB
2 3 (2.13%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.42%) REXX
4 1 (0.71%) Java
4 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.71%) ABAP
4 1 (0.71%) VBA
4 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (14.89%) CISSP
2 14 (9.93%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (7.09%) Degree
4 9 (6.38%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.96%) CEH
5 7 (4.96%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.26%) CISA
7 5 (3.55%) CISM
7 5 (3.55%) GIAC
8 4 (2.84%) SSCP
8 4 (2.84%) CCSP
8 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.84%) MCSE
9 3 (2.13%) CISMP
10 2 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.42%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.42%) CRISC
10 2 (1.42%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.42%) CCNA
10 2 (1.42%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (6.38%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (4.96%) COBIT
4 3 (2.13%) QA
5 1 (0.71%) SLA
5 1 (0.71%) BS7799
System Software
1 11 (7.80%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.42%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.71%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (3.55%) SCCM
2 4 (2.84%) Nessus
3 3 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (2.13%) Unicenter
3 3 (2.13%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.42%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.42%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 20 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.06%) Cisco
3 9 (6.38%) VMware
4 8 (5.67%) Oracle
5 6 (4.26%) SAP
6 5 (3.55%) IBM
6 5 (3.55%) HP
7 4 (2.84%) Websense
7 4 (2.84%) Symantec
7 4 (2.84%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.84%) Adobe
8 3 (2.13%) CA
8 3 (2.13%) Juniper
8 3 (2.13%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.42%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.42%) Novell
9 2 (1.42%) Lotus
10 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.71%) Avaya
10 1 (0.71%) Temenos
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