The first table below looks at the demand for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 16 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 East of England 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 33 43 17
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 163 88 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.06% 3.82% 7.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.44% 4.08% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 49 104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £274 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £48.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -28.42%
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2996 2156 2919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.01% 93.50% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1671 1104 1408
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £188 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 247 303
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.39 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.30% -29.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the East of England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the East of England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +5 70 £388 -7.73% 11
Cambridgeshire +14 43 £413 +10.00% 18
Bedfordshire -1 20 £381 -10.29% 7
Essex -10 19 £400 +6.66% 5
Norfolk +5 6 £325 -13.33% 3
Suffolk -8 3 £388 +19.23% 2
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 54 (17.48%) SAP
2 48 (15.53%) Windows
3 42 (13.59%) Finance
4 41 (13.27%) Microsoft
5 37 (11.97%) SQL
6 36 (11.65%) Migration
7 34 (11.00%) Cisco
8 32 (10.36%) Project Management
9 29 (9.39%) Security Cleared
10 25 (8.09%) SC Cleared
10 25 (8.09%) Oracle
10 25 (8.09%) VMware
10 25 (8.09%) Retail
11 24 (7.77%) MS Excel
11 24 (7.77%) Active Directory
12 23 (7.44%) Citrix
13 21 (6.80%) IBM
13 21 (6.80%) ITIL
13 21 (6.80%) Windows 7
14 19 (6.15%) Firewall
14 19 (6.15%) Telecoms
14 19 (6.15%) Linux
14 19 (6.15%) WAN
15 18 (5.83%) SharePoint
15 18 (5.83%) SQL Server
16 17 (5.50%) SAN
16 17 (5.50%) Hyper-V
17 15 (4.85%) HP
17 15 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (4.53%) Data Modelling

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 18 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.88%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.29%) Lync
6 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.29%) IIS
6 4 (1.29%) Mule
7 3 (0.97%) Apache
7 3 (0.97%) Gentran
7 3 (0.97%) Sonic ESB
8 2 (0.65%) CMS
8 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.65%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.65%) Papyrus
Applications
1 24 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.56%) MS Office
3 5 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.62%) MS Project
4 4 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.97%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.32%) XMetaL
6 1 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (2.91%) Dynamics NAV
1 9 (2.91%) SAP FI
2 8 (2.59%) SAP MM
2 8 (2.59%) SAP CO
2 8 (2.59%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (2.27%) SAP Retail
3 7 (2.27%) SAP CRM
4 6 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (1.62%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (1.29%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (1.29%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (1.29%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (1.29%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.97%) HFM
7 3 (0.97%) SAP SRM
7 3 (0.97%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.97%) SAP SCM
7 3 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.97%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.27%) Office 365
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) Taleo
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.15%) Firewall
1 19 (6.15%) WAN
2 17 (5.50%) SAN
3 12 (3.88%) LAN
4 11 (3.56%) DNS
4 11 (3.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (3.24%) VPN
6 9 (2.91%) DHCP
7 7 (2.27%) VLAN
7 7 (2.27%) OSPF
7 7 (2.27%) BGP
8 6 (1.94%) Intranet
8 6 (1.94%) WLAN
9 5 (1.62%) HTTP
9 5 (1.62%) RIP
9 5 (1.62%) IPv6
9 5 (1.62%) EIGRP
9 5 (1.62%) MPLS
9 5 (1.62%) Wireless
9 5 (1.62%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.91%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.29%) MS Access
4 4 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle Discoverer
5 3 (0.97%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.97%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.65%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.65%) DB2
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.65%) Essbase
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Visual Studio
1 4 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (1.29%) LSMW
2 3 (0.97%) Subversion
3 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.65%) Maven
4 1 (0.32%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.32%) JIRA
4 1 (0.32%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.32%) Ant
4 1 (0.32%) JUnit
4 1 (0.32%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (13.59%) Finance
2 25 (8.09%) Retail
3 19 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.24%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.59%) Marketing
6 3 (0.97%) Local Government
7 2 (0.65%) Back Office
7 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.65%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
8 1 (0.32%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.56%) HTML
2 10 (3.24%) .NET
2 10 (3.24%) Web Services
3 7 (2.27%) CSS
4 6 (1.94%) XHTML
5 5 (1.62%) Ajax
6 4 (1.29%) EDI
6 4 (1.29%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.29%) XML
6 4 (1.29%) XSLT
6 4 (1.29%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.97%) EDIFACT
8 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.65%) HTML5
8 2 (0.65%) CSS3
8 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (0.65%) WCF
9 1 (0.32%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.32%) BAPI
9 1 (0.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.24%) Clustering
2 7 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.94%) PKI
4 5 (1.62%) Social Media
4 5 (1.62%) FMCG
5 3 (0.97%) CLARiiON
5 3 (0.97%) Fat Client
5 3 (0.97%) Thin Client
5 3 (0.97%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.97%) GIS
6 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.65%) EqualLogic
6 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.65%) Firmware
6 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.65%) VAX
6 2 (0.65%) Data Conversion
6 2 (0.65%) Replication
7 1 (0.32%) VSAM
7 1 (0.32%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 48 (15.53%) Windows
2 21 (6.80%) Windows 7
3 19 (6.15%) Linux
4 15 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (4.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (3.88%) UNIX
7 10 (3.24%) Windows XP
8 7 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.97%) Solaris
11 2 (0.65%) HPUX
12 1 (0.32%) VMS
12 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (11.65%) Migration
2 32 (10.36%) Project Management
3 21 (6.80%) ITIL
4 14 (4.53%) Data Modelling
5 13 (4.21%) Analytics
6 12 (3.88%) ERP
6 12 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (3.56%) Business Analysis
7 11 (3.56%) CRM
7 11 (3.56%) ETL
8 10 (3.24%) Data Migration
8 10 (3.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (2.91%) SOA
9 9 (2.91%) Change Management
10 8 (2.59%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (2.59%) B2B
10 8 (2.59%) B2C
10 8 (2.59%) Project Planning
10 8 (2.59%) Logistics
10 8 (2.59%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 37 (11.97%) SQL
2 10 (3.24%) C#
3 9 (2.91%) Java
4 8 (2.59%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.94%) VBA
5 6 (1.94%) C
6 5 (1.62%) VB
7 3 (0.97%) XPath
7 3 (0.97%) ActionScript
7 3 (0.97%) C++
7 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.97%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.65%) R
8 2 (0.65%) JCL
8 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.65%) Perl
8 2 (0.65%) ABAP
8 2 (0.65%) Python
9 1 (0.32%) AWK
Qualifications
1 29 (9.39%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.09%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.59%) MCSE
6 7 (2.27%) CCNP
7 4 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.97%) MCITP
8 3 (0.97%) MCSA
8 3 (0.97%) CCNA
9 2 (0.65%) VCAP
9 2 (0.65%) CISSP
9 2 (0.65%) RHCE
10 1 (0.32%) CCVP
10 1 (0.32%) RHCA
10 1 (0.32%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 1 (0.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.32%) Degree
10 1 (0.32%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.62%) COBIT
2 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.97%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) WAI
4 1 (0.32%) GxP
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (7.77%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.50%) Hyper-V
3 11 (3.56%) XenApp
4 10 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.59%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.62%) vSphere
8 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.97%) SRDF
9 2 (0.65%) XenServer
9 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.65%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.32%) Snort
10 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.32%) Samba
10 1 (0.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (3.88%) SCCM
2 8 (2.59%) NetBackup
3 7 (2.27%) SCOM
4 6 (1.94%) WSUS
5 4 (1.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.97%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.65%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.65%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.32%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.32%) WMI
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.32%) Nagios
8 1 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.32%) MIIS
8 1 (0.32%) collectd
8 1 (0.32%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 54 (17.48%) SAP
2 41 (13.27%) Microsoft
3 34 (11.00%) Cisco
4 25 (8.09%) Oracle
4 25 (8.09%) VMware
5 23 (7.44%) Citrix
6 21 (6.80%) IBM
7 15 (4.85%) HP
8 13 (4.21%) Dell
9 10 (3.24%) NetApp
9 10 (3.24%) EMC
10 7 (2.27%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.94%) F5
11 6 (1.94%) Juniper
12 5 (1.62%) Brocade
12 5 (1.62%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.62%) Symantec
13 4 (1.29%) Tableau
13 4 (1.29%) Sage
13 4 (1.29%) CheckPoint
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