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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Consultant
Rank 571 559 555
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Consultant 21 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.021% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.023% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 3
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£403 £425 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% +82.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £425 £233
% change year-on-year
-26.47% +82.79%
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 -19 20 £403 -5.29% 19
London +15 5 £575 +91.66% 3
South East -29 5 £303 -28.82% 8
Yorkshire -9 3 £430 -
Leeds -12 3 £430 -
West Yorkshire -12 3 £430 -
North West - 3 £315 - 4
East of England -9 2 £308 -5.38% 3
Hampshire -19 2 £303 -28.82% 2
Berkshire - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £308 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £308 - 2
City of London - 1 £575 - 1
South West - 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
Devon - - - -
Durham - - - -
East Sussex - - - -

Software Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) .NET
2 8 (24.24%) IBM
2 8 (24.24%) Finance
3 7 (21.21%) Asset Management
3 7 (21.21%) Oracle
3 7 (21.21%) Java
3 7 (21.21%) Linux
3 7 (21.21%) Software Licensing
4 6 (18.18%) Software Asset Management
4 6 (18.18%) Python
5 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
5 5 (15.15%) XML
5 5 (15.15%) C
5 5 (15.15%) SQL
5 5 (15.15%) Banking
5 5 (15.15%) Subversion
5 5 (15.15%) Release Management
5 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (12.12%) WebSphere
6 4 (12.12%) JIRA
6 4 (12.12%) Data Analysis
6 4 (12.12%) UML
6 4 (12.12%) SSL
6 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
7 3 (9.09%) Software AG
7 3 (9.09%) HTTP
7 3 (9.09%) HP

Software Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (12.12%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.06%) Confluence
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.03%) JBoss
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) SSL
2 3 (9.09%) HTTP
3 2 (6.06%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) SSH
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.06%) Ingres
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) DB2
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) Big Data
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Subversion
2 4 (12.12%) JIRA
3 3 (9.09%) Ant
4 2 (6.06%) ClearCase
4 2 (6.06%) ClearQuest
4 2 (6.06%) NUnit
4 2 (6.06%) CruiseControl
4 2 (6.06%) CppUnit
4 2 (6.06%) GoogleTest
4 2 (6.06%) Artifactory
5 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.03%) Gradle
5 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Dutch Language
4 1 (3.03%) French Language
4 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) XML
3 3 (9.09%) HTML
4 2 (6.06%) REST
4 2 (6.06%) wxWidgets
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.06%) SOAP
4 2 (6.06%) JMS
4 2 (6.06%) WSDL
4 2 (6.06%) Middleware
4 2 (6.06%) Motif
5 1 (3.03%) Java SE
5 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (3.03%) XSLT
5 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 1 (3.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.06%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) DataPower
3 1 (3.03%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
2 2 (6.06%) UNIX
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) AIX
3 1 (3.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Asset Management
1 7 (21.21%) Software Licensing
2 6 (18.18%) Software Asset Management
3 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
3 5 (15.15%) Release Management
3 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.12%) UML
4 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.12%) Data Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.09%) Workflow
6 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Scrum
6 2 (6.06%) MVC
6 2 (6.06%) Service Management
6 2 (6.06%) OOD
6 2 (6.06%) SOA
6 2 (6.06%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Java
2 6 (18.18%) Python
3 5 (15.15%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) C
4 2 (6.06%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) C++
4 2 (6.06%) Perl
4 2 (6.06%) Groovy
5 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.03%) Scala
5 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.03%) Ruby
5 1 (3.03%) XPath
5 1 (3.03%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.03%) Nagios
2 1 (3.03%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) IBM
3 7 (21.21%) Oracle
4 3 (9.09%) Software AG
4 3 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) Mercator
5 2 (6.06%) Perforce
5 2 (6.06%) BMC
6 1 (3.03%) NetApp
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.03%) webMethods
6 1 (3.03%) Sybase
6 1 (3.03%) SAP
6 1 (3.03%) Adobe
6 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix
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