The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Consultant
Rank 571 539 533
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Consultant 11 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.041% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.044% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 3
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£305 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.23% +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £425 £368
% change year-on-year
-28.23% +15.64%
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
47113 45619 41438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.43% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28736 27090 23781
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1896 2209
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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
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 6 March 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 -34 9 £305 -28.23% 16
London -4 3 - - 6
Cambridge - 2 £305 -
East of England - 2 £305 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £305 -
North West -16 1 - - 3
South East -21 1 - - 2
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
Scotland - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 4
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bracknell - - - -

Software Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 8 (25.81%) Finance
1 8 (25.81%) IBM
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) Java
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) Python
2 7 (22.58%) JIRA
3 6 (19.35%) Data Analysis
3 6 (19.35%) Asset Management
3 6 (19.35%) Software Licensing
4 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
4 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.13%) Release Management
4 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
4 5 (16.13%) Workflow
4 5 (16.13%) Software Asset Management
5 4 (12.90%) BMC
5 4 (12.90%) Service Management
5 4 (12.90%) HP
5 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.90%) HTML
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle
5 4 (12.90%) Confluence
5 4 (12.90%) Groovy
5 4 (12.90%) Artifactory
6 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (9.68%) Banking
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration

Software Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.90%) Confluence
3 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Ingres
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) DB2
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) JIRA
2 4 (12.90%) Artifactory
3 3 (9.68%) Ant
3 3 (9.68%) ClearCase
3 3 (9.68%) ClearQuest
3 3 (9.68%) CruiseControl
3 3 (9.68%) Subversion
4 2 (6.45%) NUnit
4 2 (6.45%) GoogleTest
4 2 (6.45%) CppUnit
5 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.23%) MSBuild
5 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.45%) XML
3 2 (6.45%) Motif
3 2 (6.45%) wxWidgets
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 1 (3.23%) HTML5
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.23%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
2 2 (6.45%) UNIX
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) AIX
3 1 (3.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Data Analysis
1 6 (19.35%) Asset Management
1 6 (19.35%) Software Licensing
2 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
2 5 (16.13%) Software Asset Management
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.13%) Release Management
2 5 (16.13%) Workflow
3 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
3 4 (12.90%) Service Management
4 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
4 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Time Management
5 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.45%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Java
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
1 7 (22.58%) Python
2 4 (12.90%) Groovy
3 2 (6.45%) C
3 2 (6.45%) C#
3 2 (6.45%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) COBOL
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
4 1 (3.23%) Scala
4 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
1 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) IBM
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) HP
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) BMC
3 3 (9.68%) Perforce
4 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
4 1 (3.23%) webMethods
4 1 (3.23%) Sybase
4 1 (3.23%) Software AG
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