The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 12 8 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 13 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 9.03% 17.02% 6.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.42% 17.02% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -50.84%
Consultant
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region. 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
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
138 94 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 95.83% 100.00% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 37 38
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £140 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.40 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £46.80 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Manufacturing
3 7 (46.67%) Retail
4 6 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (40.00%) B2B
4 6 (40.00%) B2C
4 6 (40.00%) Photoshop
4 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (40.00%) Competitor Analysis
4 6 (40.00%) Usability Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Information Architecture
4 6 (40.00%) OmniGraffle
4 6 (40.00%) Axure RP
4 6 (40.00%) User Experience
5 3 (20.00%) Workflow
5 3 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (20.00%) QA
5 3 (20.00%) SAP
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) BPR
6 2 (13.33%) Billing
6 2 (13.33%) SAP PS
6 2 (13.33%) CIMA
6 2 (13.33%) ACCA
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) ERP
6 2 (13.33%) Progress
6 2 (13.33%) Logistics
6 2 (13.33%) AAT
6 2 (13.33%) F5

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (40.00%) Photoshop
1 6 (40.00%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (13.33%) SAP PS
3 1 (6.67%) SAP BPC
3 1 (6.67%) SAP SD
3 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
3 1 (6.67%) SAP PP
3 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (6.67%) SAP CO
3 1 (6.67%) SAP CS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (6.67%) Kerberos
1 1 (6.67%) SSL
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Axure RP
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Manufacturing
3 7 (46.67%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) SAP CO-PA
1 1 (6.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) B2B
1 6 (40.00%) B2C
1 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (40.00%) Competitor Analysis
1 6 (40.00%) Usability Testing
1 6 (40.00%) Information Architecture
2 3 (20.00%) Workflow
2 3 (20.00%) BPR
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) ERP
3 2 (13.33%) Logistics
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Security
4 1 (6.67%) IT Governance
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CIMA
1 2 (13.33%) ACCA
1 2 (13.33%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) SAP
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Progress
2 2 (13.33%) F5