The table below looks at the statistics for the Project 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 Project Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Consultant
Rank 592 537 563
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Project Consultant 23 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.061% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.066% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 11
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£580 £480 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £225 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £610 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £580 £375 £475
% change year-on-year
+54.66% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

Project Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Project Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Consultant within the UK.

Project Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Project Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Project Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Consultant within the UK.

Project Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Project 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 Project Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 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 -32 22 £580 +23.07% 18
London +22 14 £580 +16.00% 9
South East -17 4 £650 +30.00% 4
City of London +19 2 £675 +12.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £650 +30.00% 2
East of England -21 2 £425 +13.33%
Hertfordshire - 2 £425 -
Surrey +1 1 - - 1
East Midlands -3 1 - -
Watford - 1 £425 -
York - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Marlow - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Midlands - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -

Project Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Project 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 Project Consultant in their job title.

1 17 (39.53%) MS Project
2 16 (37.21%) Project Management
2 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
3 13 (30.23%) SharePoint
3 13 (30.23%) MS Project Server
4 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
4 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (25.58%) Degree
5 10 (23.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
6 9 (20.93%) Finance
7 6 (13.95%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (11.63%) Banking
8 5 (11.63%) Investment Banking
9 4 (9.30%) Migration
9 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
9 4 (9.30%) CRM
10 3 (6.98%) HP
10 3 (6.98%) SAP
10 3 (6.98%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (6.98%) Front Office
10 3 (6.98%) Risk Management
10 3 (6.98%) Logistics
10 3 (6.98%) Project Planning
10 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
11 2 (4.65%) Solvency II
11 2 (4.65%) Business Transformation
11 2 (4.65%) EMIR
11 2 (4.65%) Dodd-Frank

Project Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Project 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 Project Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (30.23%) SharePoint
1 13 (30.23%) MS Project Server
2 10 (23.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.33%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 17 (39.53%) MS Project
2 6 (13.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP PS
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.33%) SAP PP
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Taleo
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) LAN
1 1 (2.33%) WAN
1 1 (2.33%) FTP
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) DB2
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
2 5 (11.63%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Front Office
4 2 (4.65%) Billing
4 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.65%) Publishing
4 2 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.33%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.33%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
1 1 (2.33%) HTML
1 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.33%) JSP
1 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) PMI
1 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
1 1 (2.33%) Derivative
1 1 (2.33%) User Experience
1 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) UNIX
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Project Management
2 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
4 4 (9.30%) Migration
4 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.30%) CRM
5 3 (6.98%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.98%) Logistics
5 3 (6.98%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.65%) Business Transformation
6 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.65%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (4.65%) Information Security
6 2 (4.65%) Workflow
6 2 (4.65%) Six Sigma
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL
7 1 (2.33%) OOP
7 1 (2.33%) Quality Management
7 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.65%) C#
1 2 (4.65%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.33%) VB
2 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.33%) MCSE
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.33%) PMP
4 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.33%) CCNA
4 1 (2.33%) CISA
4 1 (2.33%) CISM
4 1 (2.33%) MCITP
4 1 (2.33%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) Solvency II
1 2 (4.65%) EMIR
1 2 (4.65%) Dodd-Frank
1 2 (4.65%) MiFID
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) HP
2 3 (6.98%) SAP
2 3 (6.98%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.65%) IBM
3 2 (4.65%) Progress
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Dell
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) T-Plan
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