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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Consultant
Rank 573 583 539
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Project Consultant 35 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.037% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.040% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 13
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£445 £410 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.53% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £392 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £516 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.31% +2.50%
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
51737 49836 45640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.60% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32579 30554 26426
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1958 1985 2120
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 2015.

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 27 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 1 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 -3 35 £445 +8.53% 12
London -1 15 £450 -20.87% 2
South East -10 8 £341 - 4
West Midlands - 5 £475 -
Hampshire +1 3 - -
Warwickshire - 3 £475 -
South West 0 2 £463 - 3
Surrey -1 2 £381 - 1
Cheshire -13 2 £325 -20.73%
North West -18 2 £325 -20.73%
Chester -3 1 - -
Yorkshire -14 1 £400 +14.28% 1
East Midlands - 1 £525 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £400 -
East Sussex - 1 £250 -
Leicestershire - 1 £525 -
Somerset - 1 £525 -
Cobham - 1 £313 -
Hinckley - 1 £525 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £250 -
Maidenhead - 1 £370 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 £370 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

Project Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 25 (39.68%) Project Management
2 20 (31.75%) Finance
3 12 (19.05%) PRINCE2
4 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
5 9 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (12.70%) MS Project
7 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (11.11%) Agresso
8 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
8 6 (9.52%) Performance Management
8 6 (9.52%) People Management
9 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
9 5 (7.94%) Law
10 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
10 4 (6.35%) Practice Management
10 4 (6.35%) Programme Management
10 4 (6.35%) Critical Path Analysis
10 4 (6.35%) Supplier Management
10 4 (6.35%) IBM
10 4 (6.35%) Cognos
10 4 (6.35%) MS Office
10 4 (6.35%) Project Planning
10 4 (6.35%) QA
10 4 (6.35%) Netezza
10 4 (6.35%) Migration
10 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (6.35%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (4.76%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.76%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint

Project Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) MS Project Server
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.59%) Lync
4 1 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) MS Project
2 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.35%) MS Office
4 3 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Agresso
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
1 1 (1.59%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) DNS
2 2 (3.17%) Intranet
2 2 (3.17%) MPLS
2 2 (3.17%) Firewall
2 2 (3.17%) NFC
2 2 (3.17%) LAN
2 2 (3.17%) WAN
2 2 (3.17%) SMTP
2 2 (3.17%) HTTP
2 2 (3.17%) VPN
3 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.59%) DHCP
3 1 (1.59%) Skype
3 1 (1.59%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.59%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.59%) SAP HANA
General
1 20 (31.75%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Law
3 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.17%) Banking
5 2 (3.17%) Back Office
5 2 (3.17%) Marketing
6 1 (1.59%) Legal
6 1 (1.59%) Retail
6 1 (1.59%) Billing
6 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.59%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.59%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) EDI
1 1 (1.59%) XMPP
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) EMV
2 3 (4.76%) Chip Card
3 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.59%) PMI
4 1 (1.59%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.68%) Project Management
2 12 (19.05%) PRINCE2
3 9 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (9.52%) Performance Management
5 6 (9.52%) People Management
6 4 (6.35%) Supplier Management
6 4 (6.35%) Project Planning
6 4 (6.35%) Critical Path Analysis
6 4 (6.35%) Programme Management
6 4 (6.35%) Practice Management
6 4 (6.35%) Migration
7 3 (4.76%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.76%) ERP
8 2 (3.17%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.17%) Resource Management
8 2 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.59%) Analytics
9 1 (1.59%) Cyber Security
9 1 (1.59%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.17%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.59%) CCIE
2 1 (1.59%) CCNP
2 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.59%) PMP
2 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.59%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) Cognos
2 4 (6.35%) Netezza
2 4 (6.35%) IBM
3 3 (4.76%) SolarWinds
3 3 (4.76%) Cisco
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle
4 2 (3.17%) SAP
4 2 (3.17%) Genesys
4 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.59%) VMware
5 1 (1.59%) Google
5 1 (1.59%) Pegasus
5 1 (1.59%) Adobe
5 1 (1.59%) Citrix