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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 15 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 6 1 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 6.52% 1.20% 14.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.23% 1.27% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Average daily rate
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£363 £420 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.69% -9.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.66%
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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
83 79 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 90.22% 95.18% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 57 79
Average daily rate £425 £375 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -15.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £234 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 2014, 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 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (25.00%) MPLS
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Aruba
2 1 (12.50%) F5
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (12.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) OSPF
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee
2 1 (12.50%) Websense
2 1 (12.50%) NetScreen

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) MPLS
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) OSPF
2 1 (12.50%) NetScreen
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (12.50%) Aruba
2 1 (12.50%) F5
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee
2 1 (12.50%) Websense