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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 518 520 530
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 96 58 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 26 25
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£450 £364 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.57% -13.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £220 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+29.23% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £7.00 £18.63 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.41% -37.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £7.00 £20.00 £24.52
% change year-on-year
-65.00% -18.41%

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +16 82 £450 +38.46% 43
London +38 37 £500 +17.64% 22
North West +13 15 £425 -28.75% 5
City of London +28 10 £482 +13.47% 5
East of England -26 9 £400 -15.78% 2
South East -15 8 £450 +40.62% 8
Scotland -15 7 £420 -4.00% 1
Berkshire +10 6 £488 +8.33% 4
Manchester -5 6 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +5 4 £350 - 2
Hertfordshire -23 4 - -
South West -24 4 £488 +65.95% 1
Wiltshire - 4 £488 -
Swindon - 4 £488 -
Glasgow - 4 £440 -
South Yorkshire +10 3 £350 -
Reading +9 3 £450 - 2
Cambridgeshire +8 3 £375 +150.00% 2
Cambridge -5 3 £375 +150.00%
Sheffield - 3 £350 -
Essex -9 2 £463 -2.63%
West Midlands -12 2 £463 - 1
Stirling - 2 £199 - 1
Cheshire +5 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -10 1 - -
Hampshire -13 1 £375 +50.00% 3
West Sussex - 1 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Birmingham - 1 £575 - 1
Leeds - 1 - - 2

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 56 (38.36%) Finance
2 44 (30.14%) Information Security
3 33 (22.60%) Windows
4 29 (19.86%) CISSP
4 29 (19.86%) Firewall
5 22 (15.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (12.33%) Risk Management
6 18 (12.33%) ITIL
6 18 (12.33%) UNIX
7 17 (11.64%) Banking
8 16 (10.96%) Microsoft
9 14 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (9.59%) Cisco
10 13 (8.90%) CISA
10 13 (8.90%) PCI DSS
11 12 (8.22%) CISM
11 12 (8.22%) Project Management
11 12 (8.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (8.22%) Management Information System
12 11 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (7.53%) Active Directory
12 11 (7.53%) SIEM
13 10 (6.85%) Risk Analysis
13 10 (6.85%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (6.16%) Degree
14 9 (6.16%) COBIT
14 9 (6.16%) VMware
14 9 (6.16%) MS Excel
14 9 (6.16%) Configuration Management
15 8 (5.48%) LAN

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4 (2.74%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.05%) IIS
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.68%) Documentum
3 1 (0.68%) SAS
3 1 (0.68%) FileNet
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (6.16%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.42%) MS Office
3 2 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) HFM
1 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.68%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.68%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) SaaS
1 3 (2.05%) IaaS
2 2 (1.37%) PaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Taleo
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.86%) Firewall
2 10 (6.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (5.48%) LAN
3 8 (5.48%) WAN
4 6 (4.11%) Network Security
5 3 (2.05%) DHCP
5 3 (2.05%) DNS
5 3 (2.05%) SAN
6 2 (1.37%) VLAN
6 2 (1.37%) LDAP
6 2 (1.37%) VPN
6 2 (1.37%) FTP
6 2 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.68%) SSL
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.68%) DMZ
7 1 (0.68%) Intranet
7 1 (0.68%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.37%) MS Access
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.68%) Big Data
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (38.36%) Finance
2 17 (11.64%) Banking
3 7 (4.79%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.42%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.42%) Retail
4 5 (3.42%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.37%) Advertising
5 2 (1.37%) Games
5 2 (1.37%) Marketing
5 2 (1.37%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.68%) German Language
6 1 (0.68%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.68%) HTML
1 1 (0.68%) .NET
1 1 (0.68%) Middleware
1 1 (0.68%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.22%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.48%) PKI
3 7 (4.79%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.11%) CESG
4 6 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.42%) CESG CLAS
5 5 (3.42%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.74%) E-Learning
6 4 (2.74%) RMADS
7 3 (2.05%) Cryptography
7 3 (2.05%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.37%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.37%) Social Media
8 2 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.37%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.68%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.68%) Open Source
9 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (22.60%) Windows
2 18 (12.33%) UNIX
3 7 (4.79%) Windows 7
3 7 (4.79%) Linux
4 6 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.74%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.74%) AIX
7 3 (2.05%) HPUX
7 3 (2.05%) Solaris
7 3 (2.05%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.14%) Information Security
2 18 (12.33%) Risk Management
2 18 (12.33%) ITIL
3 12 (8.22%) Project Management
4 11 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (7.53%) SIEM
5 10 (6.85%) Risk Analysis
6 9 (6.16%) Configuration Management
7 8 (5.48%) Security Architecture
8 7 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.79%) Supplier Management
8 7 (4.79%) Validation
9 6 (4.11%) Incident Management
9 6 (4.11%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (3.42%) Data Protection
10 5 (3.42%) Requirements Management
10 5 (3.42%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (3.42%) Migration
10 5 (3.42%) Identity Management
10 5 (3.42%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.42%) C
2 3 (2.05%) Perl
2 3 (2.05%) SQL
2 3 (2.05%) VB
2 3 (2.05%) Shell Script
2 3 (2.05%) LINC
3 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.37%) Python
4 1 (0.68%) VBA
4 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.68%) Java
4 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (19.86%) CISSP
2 14 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (8.90%) CISA
4 12 (8.22%) CISM
5 9 (6.16%) Degree
6 8 (5.48%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.79%) CEH
8 6 (4.11%) SC Cleared
9 5 (3.42%) GIAC
10 4 (2.74%) CCSP
10 4 (2.74%) SSCP
11 3 (2.05%) CISMP
11 3 (2.05%) CRISC
11 3 (2.05%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.37%) MCSE
13 1 (0.68%) MCSA
13 1 (0.68%) MCT
13 1 (0.68%) CCNP
13 1 (0.68%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (8.90%) PCI DSS
3 12 (8.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (6.16%) COBIT
5 3 (2.05%) QA
5 3 (2.05%) SLA
6 1 (0.68%) BS7799
System Software
1 11 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.37%) ACF2
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.68%) XenApp
5 1 (0.68%) XenServer
5 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.42%) SCCM
2 3 (2.05%) Unicenter
2 3 (2.05%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.37%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.68%) Nessus
4 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.59%) Cisco
3 9 (6.16%) VMware
4 7 (4.79%) Oracle
5 6 (4.11%) HP
6 5 (3.42%) Websense
7 4 (2.74%) Symantec
7 4 (2.74%) Blue Coat
7 4 (2.74%) SAP
7 4 (2.74%) Juniper
7 4 (2.74%) Lotus
7 4 (2.74%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.05%) Dell
8 3 (2.05%) CA
9 2 (1.37%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.37%) ION Trading
9 2 (1.37%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.37%) F5
9 2 (1.37%) IBM
9 2 (1.37%) CheckPoint
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