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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Consultant
Rank 581 589 562
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Project Consultant 39 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.040% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.044% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 10
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£444 £410 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -8.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £392 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £606 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +5.12%
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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
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%

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 31 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 25 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 31 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 -7 39 £444 +8.23% 12
London +5 20 £444 -38.26% 9
South East -6 7 £331 -
West Midlands - 6 £475 -
City of London -6 4 £475 +8.57%
Warwickshire - 3 £475 -
Surrey -1 2 £381 -
Hampshire -7 2 - -
Cheshire -8 2 £325 -20.73%
North West -25 2 £325 -20.73%
South West - 2 £463 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £350 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Chester -8 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £250 -
Cobham - 1 £313 -
Swindon - 1 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £250 -
Midlands - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £525 -
Wiltshire - 1 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -

Project Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 29 (42.03%) Project Management
2 27 (39.13%) Finance
3 13 (18.84%) PRINCE2
4 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
4 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (13.04%) Oracle
6 8 (11.59%) MS Project
7 7 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (10.14%) IBM
7 7 (10.14%) Agresso
8 6 (8.70%) QA
8 6 (8.70%) Project Planning
8 6 (8.70%) People Management
8 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
8 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
9 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
9 5 (7.25%) Law
9 5 (7.25%) Migration
9 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (7.25%) Critical Path Analysis
9 5 (7.25%) Supplier Management
9 5 (7.25%) Performance Management
9 5 (7.25%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (5.80%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (5.80%) Netezza
10 4 (5.80%) IBM InfoSphere
10 4 (5.80%) Banking
10 4 (5.80%) Practice Management
10 4 (5.80%) MS Office
10 4 (5.80%) Cognos

Project Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) MS Project Server
2 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.45%) Lync
3 1 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.45%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Project
2 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.80%) MS Office
4 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Agresso
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.45%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) DNS
2 2 (2.90%) Intranet
2 2 (2.90%) MPLS
2 2 (2.90%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) NFC
2 2 (2.90%) LAN
2 2 (2.90%) WAN
2 2 (2.90%) SMTP
2 2 (2.90%) HTTP
2 2 (2.90%) VPN
3 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) DHCP
3 1 (1.45%) Skype
3 1 (1.45%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) IBM InfoSphere
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.45%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.45%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 27 (39.13%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.25%) Law
4 4 (5.80%) Banking
5 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.35%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.90%) Back Office
6 2 (2.90%) Billing
6 2 (2.90%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.90%) Marketing
7 1 (1.45%) Local Government
7 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.45%) Legal
7 1 (1.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) XML
1 1 (1.45%) XMPP
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.90%) EMV
2 2 (2.90%) Chip Card
3 1 (1.45%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.45%) NHS
3 1 (1.45%) PMI
3 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Windows
2 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) Project Management
2 13 (18.84%) PRINCE2
3 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (8.70%) Project Planning
5 6 (8.70%) People Management
6 5 (7.25%) Critical Path Analysis
6 5 (7.25%) Supplier Management
6 5 (7.25%) Performance Management
6 5 (7.25%) Migration
7 4 (5.80%) Practice Management
8 3 (4.35%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.35%) Programme Management
8 3 (4.35%) ERP
8 3 (4.35%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.35%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.35%) Test Management
8 3 (4.35%) SDLC
9 2 (2.90%) Resource Management
9 2 (2.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.35%) C
1 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
1 3 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.35%) Degree
2 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.45%) CCIE
3 1 (1.45%) CCNP
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.45%) PMP
3 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.45%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) Oracle
3 7 (10.14%) IBM
4 4 (5.80%) Cognos
4 4 (5.80%) Netezza
5 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
5 3 (4.35%) Metastorm
5 3 (4.35%) OpenText
5 3 (4.35%) Cisco
6 2 (2.90%) SAP
6 2 (2.90%) Genesys
6 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.45%) VMware
7 1 (1.45%) Google
7 1 (1.45%) Pegasus
7 1 (1.45%) Adobe
7 1 (1.45%) Citrix