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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Consultant
Rank 545 546 508
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Project Consultant 31 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.040% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.043% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 17
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£475 £388 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -7.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £251 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £595 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £301 £410
% change year-on-year
+57.67% -26.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 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 27 February 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 -9 29 £475 +22.58% 9
London -13 13 £506 +12.50% 1
South East -19 11 £550 +120.00% 3
Berkshire - 4 £513 -
East of England +6 2 £369 -
South West -19 2 £381 - 1
Surrey 0 1 £600 +140.00% 1
West Midlands -5 1 £250 -0.99% 2
East Sussex - 1 £550 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £250 -
Birmingham - 1 £250 - 2
Brighton - 1 £550 -
Bristol - - - - 1
Epsom - - - - 1
Exeter - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Oxford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Watford - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Devon - - - -
Aldershot - - - -
Bath - - - -
City of London - - - -

Project Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Project Management
3 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.53%) MS Project
4 6 (10.53%) Agresso
4 6 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (8.77%) Banking
5 5 (8.77%) Migration
5 5 (8.77%) CRM
5 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
6 4 (7.02%) Oracle
6 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
6 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
6 4 (7.02%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.26%) Learning Management System
7 3 (5.26%) Project Planning
7 3 (5.26%) Degree
7 3 (5.26%) MS Project Server
7 3 (5.26%) Logistics
7 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
7 3 (5.26%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
7 3 (5.26%) E-Learning
7 3 (5.26%) Programme Management
7 3 (5.26%) Change Management
7 3 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (5.26%) SAP
7 3 (5.26%) C

Project Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
1 4 (7.02%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (5.26%) MS Project Server
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Project
1 6 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.51%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Agresso
2 2 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.75%) SAP PLM
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.75%) SAP PS
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) SAN
1 2 (3.51%) Intranet
2 1 (1.75%) MPLS
2 1 (1.75%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) LAN
2 1 (1.75%) WAN
2 1 (1.75%) SMTP
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) VPN
2 1 (1.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) DB2
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 2 (3.51%) Publishing
4 2 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.75%) Front Office
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Law
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) EDI
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) E-Learning
1 3 (5.26%) Learning Management System
2 2 (3.51%) 3D Printing
2 2 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.75%) EMV
3 1 (1.75%) Chip Card
3 1 (1.75%) Derivative
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) UNIX
2 1 (1.75%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) Project Management
2 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
3 5 (8.77%) CRM
3 5 (8.77%) Migration
4 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
5 3 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.26%) Change Management
5 3 (5.26%) Risk Management
5 3 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 3 (5.26%) Logistics
5 3 (5.26%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.51%) Information Security
6 2 (3.51%) Workflow
6 2 (3.51%) Service Management
6 2 (3.51%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.51%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.51%) Six Sigma
6 2 (3.51%) Coaching
6 2 (3.51%) Lean Manufacturing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) C
1 3 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.51%) MCSE
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.51%) PMP
3 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.75%) CISA
3 1 (1.75%) CISM
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.75%) CISSP
3 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.75%) EMIR
2 1 (1.75%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) MiFID
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle
3 3 (5.26%) SAP
3 3 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.51%) VMware
4 2 (3.51%) HP
4 2 (3.51%) EMC
4 2 (3.51%) Venda
4 2 (3.51%) IBM
5 1 (1.75%) Comverse
5 1 (1.75%) Genesys
5 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco
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