The first table below looks at the demand for the Software 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 Software Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Consultant
Rank 588 541 575
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Software Consultant 15 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.023% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.024% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 9
Average daily rate £425 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +24.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

Software Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Software Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Software Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Software Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software 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 Software Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -32 12 £425 -5.55% 32
South East -6 8 £425 +49.12% 7
Milton Keynes - 5 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £425 -
London -36 3 £500 - 7
North West -21 1 - - 5
Loughborough - - - -
Manchester - - - - 4
South West - - - - 4
West Midlands - - - - 3
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
Farnborough - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Cheshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
City of London - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - -
Oxford - - - -

Software Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Consultant in their job title.

1 21 (61.76%) Asset Management
2 17 (50.00%) IBM
3 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 14 (41.18%) Oracle
4 10 (29.41%) SQL
4 10 (29.41%) Windows
4 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
5 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 3 (8.82%) Fat Client
6 3 (8.82%) VMware
6 3 (8.82%) Retail
6 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.82%) UML
6 3 (8.82%) HP
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (8.82%) CA
6 3 (8.82%) Thin Client
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL
6 3 (8.82%) Mainframe
7 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.88%) Aerospace
7 2 (5.88%) Validation
7 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.88%) Java
7 2 (5.88%) RUP
7 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
7 2 (5.88%) TOGAF
7 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (5.88%) QMS

Software Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) CPLEX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
1 1 (2.94%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.82%) Retail
2 2 (5.88%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Fat Client
1 3 (8.82%) Thin Client
1 3 (8.82%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Asset Management
2 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
2 3 (8.82%) UML
2 3 (8.82%) ITIL
3 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.88%) Validation
3 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (5.88%) RUP
3 2 (5.88%) TOGAF
3 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (5.88%) QMS
3 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity Management
4 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) IBM
2 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (41.18%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) VMware
3 3 (8.82%) HP
3 3 (8.82%) CA
4 1 (2.94%) Capita