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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 18 18 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 13 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.44% 3.26% 15.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.35% 3.33% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 7
Average daily rate
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£313 £365 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% -12.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £337 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £393 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +5.26%
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
139 90 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 90.26% 97.83% 97.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 49 25
Average daily rate £363 £283 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.31% -22.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 8
Average hourly rate £9.00 £9.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -72.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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
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 2 July 2015, 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 5 (29.41%) Windows
1 5 (29.41%) Lync
2 4 (23.53%) Tivoli
3 3 (17.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Internet
3 3 (17.65%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (17.65%) Telnet
3 3 (17.65%) Firewall
3 3 (17.65%) Identity Management
3 3 (17.65%) SSH
3 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) LDAP
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Toad
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) IBM
3 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (17.65%) Cyber-Ark
3 3 (17.65%) PuTTY
3 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Sun
4 2 (11.76%) SAN
4 2 (11.76%) CA

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 5 (29.41%) Lync
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (5.88%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) LDAP
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
1 3 (17.65%) Telnet
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
1 3 (17.65%) SSH
1 3 (17.65%) PuTTY
2 2 (11.76%) PBX
2 2 (11.76%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) Intranet
3 1 (5.88%) PSTN
3 1 (5.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Toad
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) COM
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) iPhone
2 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) UNIX
4 1 (5.88%) Android
4 1 (5.88%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Identity Management
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
2 2 (11.76%) ETL
3 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) OCA
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (5.88%) HP ASE
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
1 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (11.76%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Tivoli
2 3 (17.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 3 (17.65%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (11.76%) Novell Identity Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco
1 3 (17.65%) IBM
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
1 3 (17.65%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (11.76%) Brocade
2 2 (11.76%) Novell
2 2 (11.76%) Cognos
2 2 (11.76%) CA
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Sun
2 2 (11.76%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Avaya
3 1 (5.88%) CommVault
3 1 (5.88%) NetApp
3 1 (5.88%) Veritas
3 1 (5.88%) Apple