The first table below looks at the demand for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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 advertised for the Watford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 27 13 4
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 6 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 4.38% 8.05% 21.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.62% 8.24% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate £345 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.82% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £417 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £664 £485 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
130 85 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 94.89% 97.70% 99.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 35 49
Average daily rate £388 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 10
Average hourly rate £18.93 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.06% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.86 £11.00 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Consultant
Hertfordshire

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Watford region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Watford region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Watford region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 9 (36.00%) Project Management
2 7 (28.00%) Retail
3 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 6 (24.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (24.00%) Marketing
4 5 (20.00%) Business Development
4 5 (20.00%) SEO
4 5 (20.00%) Pay per click
4 5 (20.00%) Web Analytics
4 5 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 5 (20.00%) Time Management
4 5 (20.00%) Social Media
4 5 (20.00%) FMCG
4 5 (20.00%) Analytics
4 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (20.00%) B2B
4 5 (20.00%) B2C
5 4 (16.00%) Clustering
5 4 (16.00%) SAP
5 4 (16.00%) SQL
5 4 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Mule
6 3 (12.00%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (12.00%) HTML
6 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (12.00%) Active Directory

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) Mule
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Lync
4 1 (4.00%) NetWeaver
4 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (4.00%) SAP CO
2 1 (4.00%) SAP PM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Intranet
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) RFID
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) MS Access
General
1 7 (28.00%) Retail
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (24.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) SAP CO-PA
2 1 (4.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Social Media
1 5 (20.00%) FMCG
2 4 (16.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Project Management
2 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) Business Development
3 5 (20.00%) SEO
3 5 (20.00%) Pay per click
3 5 (20.00%) Web Analytics
3 5 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (20.00%) Time Management
3 5 (20.00%) Analytics
3 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (20.00%) B2B
3 5 (20.00%) B2C
4 4 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Change Management
6 2 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (8.00%) Database Security
6 2 (8.00%) Change Control
7 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.00%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) SAP
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) Business Objects
5 1 (4.00%) Sage
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco