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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 567 548 521
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -27
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 61 67 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 32
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£450 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £320 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £423 £338
% change year-on-year
-0.88% +25.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -

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
52752 50560 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.47% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33520 30690 27691
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1927 2009 2145
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 57 £450 -1.09% 28
London +13 34 £450 -10.00% 11
City of London -9 8 £245 -52.42% 5
South East -12 8 £350 +27.27% 3
East of England +6 7 £413 -10.81%
Hampshire +1 3 £320 +16.36%
Norfolk - 3 £475 -
Norwich - 3 £475 -
Surrey - 3 - - 1
Essex -5 2 £413 -10.81%
North West -34 2 - - 9
East Midlands - 2 £485 -
Birmingham +6 1 £500 - 2
Berkshire +5 1 - -
Wiltshire +5 1 - -
Uxbridge +1 1 - -
Swindon -3 1 - -
West Midlands -3 1 £500 +5.26% 3
South West -4 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire -11 1 £363 -
Kent - 1 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £485 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £413 -
Durham - 1 £255 -
Basingstoke - 1 £350 -
Stockton-on-Tees - 1 £255 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 £475 -
Cambridge - 1 £413 -

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 38 (34.86%) Finance
2 21 (19.27%) CISSP
3 20 (18.35%) Windows
3 20 (18.35%) Information Security
4 17 (15.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (15.60%) Firewall
5 14 (12.84%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (11.93%) PCI DSS
6 13 (11.93%) CISM
7 12 (11.01%) Risk Management
7 12 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (10.09%) ITIL
8 11 (10.09%) Microsoft
9 9 (8.26%) Linux
9 9 (8.26%) SIEM
9 9 (8.26%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (7.34%) Project Management
10 8 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (6.42%) Business Continuity
11 7 (6.42%) Security Management
11 7 (6.42%) ITSM
11 7 (6.42%) Active Directory
11 7 (6.42%) PRINCE2
11 7 (6.42%) SAP
11 7 (6.42%) ERP
11 7 (6.42%) Cisco
11 7 (6.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (5.50%) Network Security
12 6 (5.50%) Change Management
12 6 (5.50%) VMware

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (1.83%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.83%) Lync
2 1 (0.92%) WorkSite
2 1 (0.92%) Liferay
2 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.92%) JBoss
2 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Project
2 4 (3.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.75%) MS Office
4 2 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.92%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.92%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.92%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.92%) PaaS
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.60%) Firewall
2 6 (5.50%) Network Security
3 4 (3.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (2.75%) WAN
5 2 (1.83%) DNS
5 2 (1.83%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.83%) PABX
5 2 (1.83%) LAN
6 1 (0.92%) SMS
6 1 (0.92%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (0.92%) Internet
6 1 (0.92%) MPLS
6 1 (0.92%) OSPF
6 1 (0.92%) BGP
6 1 (0.92%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.92%) DHCP
6 1 (0.92%) HTTP
6 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.75%) SAP BW
1 3 (2.75%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.92%) QlikView
3 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
General
1 38 (34.86%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Banking
3 4 (3.67%) Retail
3 4 (3.67%) Law
3 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.75%) Advertising
4 3 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.83%) Legal
5 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.92%) French Language
6 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) Web Services
1 2 (1.83%) Middleware
2 1 (0.92%) VXML
2 1 (0.92%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.59%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.75%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.83%) AS400
4 2 (1.83%) PKI
4 2 (1.83%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.83%) Social Network
4 2 (1.83%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.92%) FMCG
5 1 (0.92%) Social Media
5 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.92%) SCADA
5 1 (0.92%) NHS
5 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.92%) Clustering
5 1 (0.92%) CESG
5 1 (0.92%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.35%) Windows
2 9 (8.26%) Linux
3 5 (4.59%) UNIX
4 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.92%) Solaris
5 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.35%) Information Security
2 17 (15.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (12.84%) Vulnerability Management
4 12 (11.01%) Risk Management
5 11 (10.09%) ITIL
6 9 (8.26%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (8.26%) SIEM
7 8 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (7.34%) Project Management
8 7 (6.42%) ERP
8 7 (6.42%) ITSM
8 7 (6.42%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.42%) Business Continuity
8 7 (6.42%) Security Management
9 6 (5.50%) Migration
9 6 (5.50%) Change Management
9 6 (5.50%) Patch Management
10 5 (4.59%) Service Management
10 5 (4.59%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (4.59%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.75%) C
2 1 (0.92%) Java
2 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.92%) SQL
2 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (19.27%) CISSP
2 13 (11.93%) CISM
3 5 (4.59%) PCI QSA
3 5 (4.59%) CISA
4 3 (2.75%) CEH
4 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) CCNA
5 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.92%) SSCP
6 1 (0.92%) MCSA
6 1 (0.92%) CCNP
6 1 (0.92%) ISSMP
6 1 (0.92%) Degree
6 1 (0.92%) GIAC
6 1 (0.92%) GSEC
6 1 (0.92%) CCSE
6 1 (0.92%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.93%) PCI DSS
2 7 (6.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.59%) QA
4 3 (2.75%) COBIT
4 3 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.83%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.92%) vSphere
3 1 (0.92%) vCloud
3 1 (0.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Nessus
2 2 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.92%) SCCM
3 1 (0.92%) Puppet
3 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (10.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.42%) SAP
2 7 (6.42%) Cisco
3 6 (5.50%) VMware
4 4 (3.67%) Splunk
4 4 (3.67%) Oracle
5 2 (1.83%) Websense
5 2 (1.83%) IBM
5 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.83%) Citrix
5 2 (1.83%) Rapid7
5 2 (1.83%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (1.83%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.83%) Qualys
5 2 (1.83%) Imperva
6 1 (0.92%) LexisNexis
6 1 (0.92%) FireEye
6 1 (0.92%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.92%) LogLogic
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £30,000 fixed term - till March 2016
Posted: 23 days ago