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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 565 524 507
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -17
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 47 70 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.13% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 36
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£425 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £325 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £546 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £27.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
+48.14% -

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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

IT Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 6 May 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 -47 40 £425 +6.25% 32
London -30 15 £450 -5.26% 18
South East -12 10 £360 +2.85% 6
Hampshire -6 7 £360 +10.76%
City of London +16 4 £550 +4.76% 6
East of England +9 4 £381 -
West Midlands -15 4 £225 -39.18% 2
North West -19 4 £525 +45.83% 5
South West +10 3 £420 -16.00% 1
Scotland - 3 £375 - 2
Fareham - 3 - -
Winchester -13 2 £360 +10.76%
Manchester - 2 £575 - 2
Surrey +8 1 £550 +57.14% 1
Essex +4 1 £375 -
Berkshire -4 1 - - 2
Birmingham -6 1 - - 1
Cheshire -6 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 £180 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £550 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £388 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £375 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £388 -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £100 -

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 31 (28.70%) Finance
2 18 (16.67%) Information Security
3 16 (14.81%) Windows
4 15 (13.89%) ITIL
4 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
4 15 (13.89%) CISSP
5 14 (12.96%) Firewall
5 14 (12.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (11.11%) CISM
7 11 (10.19%) VMware
7 11 (10.19%) Linux
7 11 (10.19%) PCI DSS
8 10 (9.26%) Cisco
8 10 (9.26%) Telecoms
8 10 (9.26%) Project Management
9 9 (8.33%) Network Design
10 8 (7.41%) Banking
10 8 (7.41%) Network Security
10 8 (7.41%) Risk Management
10 8 (7.41%) MS Excel
11 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (6.48%) Migration
11 7 (6.48%) ITSM
11 7 (6.48%) Lync
11 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (5.56%) Security Architecture
12 6 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (5.56%) Marketing
12 6 (5.56%) Service Management
12 6 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 7 (6.48%) Lync
2 2 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.93%) WorkSite
3 1 (0.93%) Apache
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.70%) MS Office
3 3 (2.78%) MS Project
4 2 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.85%) PTC Creo
4 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.85%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.85%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.93%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) SaaS
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.96%) Firewall
2 8 (7.41%) Network Security
3 5 (4.63%) DNS
3 5 (4.63%) VoIP
4 2 (1.85%) DHCP
4 2 (1.85%) Wireless
4 2 (1.85%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.85%) PABX
5 1 (0.93%) Internet
5 1 (0.93%) MPLS
5 1 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (0.93%) HTTP
5 1 (0.93%) VPN
5 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.85%) SAP BW
1 2 (1.85%) SAP HANA
2 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.93%) QlikView
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
General
1 31 (28.70%) Finance
2 10 (9.26%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.41%) Banking
4 6 (5.56%) Marketing
5 5 (4.63%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.70%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.78%) Law
8 2 (1.85%) Legal
8 2 (1.85%) Billing
9 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.93%) Retail
9 1 (0.93%) French Language
9 1 (0.93%) Games
9 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) SOAP
2 1 (0.93%) Middleware
2 1 (0.93%) VXML
2 1 (0.93%) XMPP
2 1 (0.93%) HTML
2 1 (0.93%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.78%) FMCG
4 2 (1.85%) PMI
5 1 (0.93%) NHS
5 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.93%) AS400
5 1 (0.93%) PKI
5 1 (0.93%) SCADA
5 1 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.81%) Windows
2 11 (10.19%) Linux
3 5 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.78%) UNIX
6 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.67%) Information Security
2 15 (13.89%) ITIL
3 10 (9.26%) Project Management
4 9 (8.33%) Network Design
5 8 (7.41%) Risk Management
6 7 (6.48%) ITSM
6 7 (6.48%) Migration
7 6 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.56%) Service Management
7 6 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (5.56%) Security Architecture
8 5 (4.63%) Change Management
8 5 (4.63%) ERP
8 5 (4.63%) Business Continuity
8 5 (4.63%) Product Management
9 4 (3.70%) Cyber Security
9 4 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (3.70%) Asset Management
9 4 (3.70%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.78%) SQL
1 3 (2.78%) C
2 2 (1.85%) Java
2 2 (1.85%) PHP
3 1 (0.93%) Perl
3 1 (0.93%) VBA
3 1 (0.93%) Python
3 1 (0.93%) Ruby
3 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (13.89%) CISSP
2 12 (11.11%) CISM
3 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.63%) MCSE
4 5 (4.63%) CISA
4 5 (4.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.78%) CCNA
5 3 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.85%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.85%) SSCP
6 2 (1.85%) GIAC
6 2 (1.85%) CEH
6 2 (1.85%) Degree
7 1 (0.93%) ISSMP
7 1 (0.93%) MCSA
7 1 (0.93%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (10.19%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.70%) COBIT
4 3 (2.78%) QA
5 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.93%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.93%) XenApp
2 1 (0.93%) vSphere
2 1 (0.93%) KVM
2 1 (0.93%) iptables
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) Firmware
2 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.93%) Nessus
2 1 (0.93%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.19%) VMware
3 10 (9.26%) Cisco
4 6 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.63%) SAP
6 3 (2.78%) Oracle
6 3 (2.78%) Citrix
7 2 (1.85%) IBM
7 2 (1.85%) PTC
7 2 (1.85%) Symantec
7 2 (1.85%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.93%) Websense
8 1 (0.93%) Adobe
8 1 (0.93%) HP
8 1 (0.93%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.93%) Intershop
8 1 (0.93%) Huawei
8 1 (0.93%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.93%) IronPort
8 1 (0.93%) hybris
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