The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon 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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 27 12 19
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 8 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 4.30% 6.90% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.62% 7.50% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
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£519 £363 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.10% -13.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+35.00% -9.09%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Croydon 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
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
173 80 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 93.01% 91.95% 91.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 64 64
Average daily rate £388 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £215 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £605 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £27.78 £16.16 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.90% +7.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Content Management
3 4 (30.77%) jQuery
3 4 (30.77%) Social Media
3 4 (30.77%) CMS
3 4 (30.77%) User Experience
4 3 (23.08%) DNN
4 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
4 3 (23.08%) CRM
4 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
4 3 (23.08%) Workflow
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) Flash
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 3 (23.08%) XML
4 3 (23.08%) Rapid Prototyping
4 3 (23.08%) Information Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Usability Testing
4 3 (23.08%) WordPress
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (23.08%) Marketing
4 3 (23.08%) Animation
5 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 (30.77%) CMS
2 3 (23.08%) DNN
2 3 (23.08%) WordPress
3 1 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) jQuery
3 3 (23.08%) CSS
3 3 (23.08%) XML
3 3 (23.08%) Flash
4 2 (15.38%) X-Windows
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Social Media
1 4 (30.77%) User Experience
2 3 (23.08%) Animation
2 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Content Management
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) CRM
2 3 (23.08%) Workflow
2 3 (23.08%) Rapid Prototyping
2 3 (23.08%) Information Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) Usability Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Web Usability
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) SEO
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.69%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.69%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (15.38%) XenApp
1 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
1 2 (15.38%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) AppSense
3 1 (7.69%) Sitecore
3 1 (7.69%) Ariba
3 1 (7.69%) SAP