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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 537 489 483
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 50 77 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 35 28
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£400 £384 £468
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -17.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £300 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £13.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +119.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.50 £13.66
% change year-on-year
- +108.63%

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
48597 46888 42182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.39% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 27690 24082
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1997 2274
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 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 3 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 -29 46 £400 - 39
London -10 17 £465 -4.61% 19
City of London +12 8 £405 -1.78% 8
South East -24 7 £295 -9.23% 5
East of England +9 5 £375 -15.49% 1
South West -15 5 £381 +46.63%
North West -15 4 - - 7
Hampshire -22 4 £295 -9.23% 2
Yorkshire -6 3 £400 - 2
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 £400 - 2
Essex +15 2 £375 -3.22%
East Midlands -4 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £400 - 2
Scotland -2 1 - - 1
Cheshire -2 1 - - 5
West Midlands -4 1 - - 5
Surrey -6 1 - -
Bristol -10 1 £438 -12.50%
Glasgow - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Nottingham - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 £285 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Avon - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 35 (30.70%) Finance
2 21 (18.42%) Windows
2 21 (18.42%) Information Security
3 20 (17.54%) ITIL
4 18 (15.79%) Firewall
4 18 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (14.04%) CISSP
6 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
6 15 (13.16%) Telecoms
7 14 (12.28%) PCI DSS
8 13 (11.40%) CISM
9 12 (10.53%) Banking
10 11 (9.65%) VMware
11 10 (8.77%) Cisco
11 10 (8.77%) Linux
12 9 (7.89%) Network Design
12 9 (7.89%) Network Security
13 8 (7.02%) Service Management
13 8 (7.02%) CISA
13 8 (7.02%) Project Management
13 8 (7.02%) MS Excel
14 7 (6.14%) UNIX
14 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (6.14%) Migration
14 7 (6.14%) SaaS
14 7 (6.14%) Windows 7
14 7 (6.14%) Security Architecture
14 7 (6.14%) COBIT
15 6 (5.26%) Marketing
15 6 (5.26%) Lync

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (5.26%) Lync
2 3 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.75%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.88%) Apache
4 1 (0.88%) SAS
4 1 (0.88%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.51%) MS Office
3 2 (1.75%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.14%) SaaS
2 2 (1.75%) PaaS
2 2 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.79%) Firewall
2 9 (7.89%) Network Security
3 6 (5.26%) DNS
4 5 (4.39%) VoIP
5 3 (2.63%) WAN
5 3 (2.63%) DHCP
5 3 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.75%) Wireless
6 2 (1.75%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.75%) PABX
6 2 (1.75%) LAN
7 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.88%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.88%) VPN
7 1 (0.88%) SSL
7 1 (0.88%) Internet
7 1 (0.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.75%) MySQL
3 1 (0.88%) MS Access
3 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.88%) QlikView
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 35 (30.70%) Finance
2 15 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 12 (10.53%) Banking
4 6 (5.26%) Marketing
4 6 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 6 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.39%) Retail
6 3 (2.63%) Billing
7 2 (1.75%) Games
8 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.88%) Law
8 1 (0.88%) Legal
8 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.88%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.88%) French Language
8 1 (0.88%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) SOAP
2 3 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (0.88%) HTML
3 1 (0.88%) VXML
3 1 (0.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
1 4 (3.51%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.63%) FMCG
3 2 (1.75%) PMI
3 2 (1.75%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.88%) Clustering
4 1 (0.88%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.42%) Windows
2 10 (8.77%) Linux
3 7 (6.14%) UNIX
3 7 (6.14%) Windows 7
4 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.63%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.75%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.42%) Information Security
2 20 (17.54%) ITIL
3 9 (7.89%) Network Design
4 8 (7.02%) Project Management
4 8 (7.02%) Service Management
5 7 (6.14%) Migration
5 7 (6.14%) Security Architecture
6 6 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (4.39%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.39%) Product Management
7 5 (4.39%) ITSM
7 5 (4.39%) Risk Management
8 4 (3.51%) Change Management
8 4 (3.51%) Validation
8 4 (3.51%) CRM
8 4 (3.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (2.63%) Change Control
9 3 (2.63%) TOGAF
9 3 (2.63%) SIEM
9 3 (2.63%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.51%) SQL
2 3 (2.63%) Python
3 2 (1.75%) C
3 2 (1.75%) Java
3 2 (1.75%) PHP
4 1 (0.88%) Perl
4 1 (0.88%) C#
4 1 (0.88%) Ruby
4 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (14.04%) CISSP
2 13 (11.40%) CISM
3 8 (7.02%) CISA
4 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.39%) MCSE
5 5 (4.39%) Degree
5 5 (4.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (4.39%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.75%) GIAC
8 2 (1.75%) CEH
8 2 (1.75%) CCNA
8 2 (1.75%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.75%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.75%) CRISC
9 1 (0.88%) SSCP
9 1 (0.88%) MCITP
9 1 (0.88%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (12.28%) PCI DSS
3 7 (6.14%) COBIT
4 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (1.75%) SLA
4 2 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.88%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (4.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.75%) XenApp
3 2 (1.75%) vSphere
4 1 (0.88%) ACF2
4 1 (0.88%) KVM
4 1 (0.88%) Firmware
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.88%) Nessus
2 1 (0.88%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.65%) VMware
3 10 (8.77%) Cisco
4 5 (4.39%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.51%) Citrix
6 3 (2.63%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.75%) SolidWorks
7 2 (1.75%) PTC
7 2 (1.75%) ION Trading
7 2 (1.75%) Juniper
7 2 (1.75%) Lotus
7 2 (1.75%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.75%) Symantec
7 2 (1.75%) Autodesk
7 2 (1.75%) Oracle
7 2 (1.75%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.75%) SAP
8 1 (0.88%) Sybase
8 1 (0.88%) IBM
8 1 (0.88%) Adobe
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £35.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
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Rate: negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
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Rate: £139.88 per week
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