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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Consultant
Rank 533 545 513
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -32
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 93 60 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 33 39
Average daily rate £425 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £287 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £545 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- -64.91%

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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +24 92 £425 +6.25% 55
London +5 22 £450 +11.11% 29
South East +24 21 £413 +65.00% 8
North West -5 13 £550 - 3
South West +5 10 £425 -2.85% 2
Manchester -14 10 £550 - 2
East of England +1 9 £425 -2.85% 3
Wiltshire +4 6 £425 -5.55%
Hampshire +16 5 £314 +6.40% 3
Surrey -2 5 £538 - 1
West Midlands -10 5 £400 +77.77% 3
City of London +42 4 £588 +45.06% 6
Nottinghamshire -3 4 £600 -
East Midlands -6 4 £600 -
Nottingham -12 4 £600 -
Bristol +3 3 £365 -16.57%
Essex -4 3 £425 +13.33% 1
Midlands - 3 - -
Winchester - 3 £363 -
Hertfordshire +4 2 £425 - 2
Berkshire +4 2 £450 +119.51% 1
Merseyside +2 2 £450 -
Yorkshire -13 2 £450 +12.50% 5
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £280 -
Norfolk - 2 £600 -
East Sussex - 2 £463 -
Wirral - 2 £450 -
Norwich - 2 £600 -

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 69 (34.50%) Finance
2 37 (18.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 37 (18.50%) Information Security
3 32 (16.00%) CISSP
4 29 (14.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (11.50%) Windows
5 23 (11.50%) Management Information System
6 21 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (10.00%) Banking
8 19 (9.50%) Project Management
9 18 (9.00%) Risk Management
9 18 (9.00%) Microsoft
9 18 (9.00%) QA
10 17 (8.50%) ITIL
11 16 (8.00%) Change Management
11 16 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
12 15 (7.50%) Programme Management
12 15 (7.50%) Firewall
12 15 (7.50%) PCI DSS
13 14 (7.00%) Active Directory
14 13 (6.50%) SAP
14 13 (6.50%) CISM
14 13 (6.50%) Information Assurance
14 13 (6.50%) CESG Certified Professional
15 12 (6.00%) Security Cleared
15 12 (6.00%) SDLC
15 12 (6.00%) CISA
15 12 (6.00%) Technical Architecture
15 12 (6.00%) PKI
16 11 (5.50%) Pharmaceutical

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (2.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.50%) IIS
2 3 (1.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.50%) CMS
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.00%) MS Office
3 4 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.50%) MS Project
5 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.00%) Office 365
2 2 (1.00%) PaaS
2 2 (1.00%) SaaS
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.50%) Firewall
2 4 (2.00%) Internet
2 4 (2.00%) NetScaler
2 4 (2.00%) Network Security
3 3 (1.50%) DHCP
3 3 (1.50%) DNS
3 3 (1.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.50%) VPN
4 2 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.00%) LAN
4 2 (1.00%) SAN
4 2 (1.00%) WAN
5 1 (0.50%) 3G
5 1 (0.50%) 4G
5 1 (0.50%) 802.11
5 1 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.50%) Converged Networks
5 1 (0.50%) MIMO
5 1 (0.50%) NAS
5 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (1.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.00%) Big Data
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Metasploit
General
1 69 (34.50%) Finance
2 20 (10.00%) Banking
3 11 (5.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (5.00%) Financial Institution
5 8 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.50%) Manufacturing
7 6 (3.00%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.00%) Retail
9 3 (1.50%) Legal
10 2 (1.00%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.00%) Electronics
10 2 (1.00%) Marketing
11 1 (0.50%) Advertising
11 1 (0.50%) Back Office
11 1 (0.50%) German Language
11 1 (0.50%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.50%) CSS
1 5 (2.50%) HTML
2 4 (2.00%) Ajax
2 4 (2.00%) Middleware
3 2 (1.00%) SAP TM
4 1 (0.50%) .NET
4 1 (0.50%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.50%) HTML5
4 1 (0.50%) jQuery
4 1 (0.50%) OAuth
4 1 (0.50%) RSS
4 1 (0.50%) SAML
4 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.50%) Management Information System
2 21 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.00%) PKI
4 4 (2.00%) Blog
4 4 (2.00%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.00%) Life Science
4 4 (2.00%) Psychology
4 4 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.50%) Fintech
5 3 (1.50%) NHS
6 2 (1.00%) Biometrics
6 2 (1.00%) Biotechnology
6 2 (1.00%) CMDB
6 2 (1.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.00%) Social Media
7 1 (0.50%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.50%) Windows
2 10 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.00%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.50%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.00%) Linux
7 2 (1.00%) Unix
8 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.50%) Information Security
1 37 (18.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (9.50%) Project Management
3 18 (9.00%) Risk Management
4 17 (8.50%) ITIL
5 16 (8.00%) Change Management
5 16 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
6 15 (7.50%) Programme Management
7 13 (6.50%) Information Assurance
8 12 (6.00%) SDLC
8 12 (6.00%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (5.00%) Service Management
9 10 (5.00%) Time Management
10 9 (4.50%) Investment Management
10 9 (4.50%) ITSM
10 9 (4.50%) People Management
10 9 (4.50%) Portfolio Management
10 9 (4.50%) Security Management
10 9 (4.50%) Service Delivery
10 9 (4.50%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.50%) C
2 8 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.50%) SQL
5 2 (1.00%) PHP
5 2 (1.00%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.50%) C#
6 1 (0.50%) Java
6 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (16.00%) CISSP
2 13 (6.50%) CESG Certified Professional
2 13 (6.50%) CISM
3 12 (6.00%) CISA
3 12 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.50%) CLAS
5 8 (4.00%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.00%) Degree
7 4 (2.00%) ECDL
8 3 (1.50%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.00%) CISMP
9 2 (1.00%) GIAC
9 2 (1.00%) PhD
9 2 (1.00%) PMP
9 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.50%) CIPD
10 1 (0.50%) CRISC
10 1 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.50%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (9.00%) QA
3 15 (7.50%) PCI DSS
4 10 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (4.00%) RMADS
6 5 (2.50%) COBIT
7 4 (2.00%) ISO27002
7 4 (2.00%) WCAG
8 3 (1.50%) SLA
9 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
9 2 (1.00%) GxP
10 1 (0.50%) HL7
10 1 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.50%) Val IT
System Software
1 14 (7.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.50%) vSphere
2 5 (2.50%) XenApp
2 5 (2.50%) XenServer
3 4 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.50%) Snort
6 1 (0.50%) vCloud
6 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (2.00%) SCCM
2 3 (1.50%) WSUS
3 2 (1.00%) Nessus
3 2 (1.00%) SCOM
4 1 (0.50%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.50%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.50%) Proventia
4 1 (0.50%) QRadar
4 1 (0.50%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.50%) SAP
3 7 (3.50%) Citrix
4 6 (3.00%) VMware
5 3 (1.50%) Bloomberg
5 3 (1.50%) Oracle
5 3 (1.50%) Reuters
6 2 (1.00%) Cisco
6 2 (1.00%) Huawei
7 1 (0.50%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.50%) Capita
7 1 (0.50%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.50%) F5
7 1 (0.50%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.50%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.50%) Juniper
7 1 (0.50%) Murex
7 1 (0.50%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.50%) ScanSafe
7 1 (0.50%) Symantec
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0000 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day Exp and role dep
Posted: 24 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
EY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago