The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 31 35 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 172 112 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.63% 4.78% 5.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.05% 5.15% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 55 79
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £41.95 £21.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+99.76% -50.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -33.33%
Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2843 2175 2954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.03% 92.83% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1723 1098 1461
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 210 317
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.58 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -8 56 £413 -2.94% 16
Cambridgeshire +8 44 £375 - 18
Bedfordshire -10 18 £408 +10.13% 4
Essex -11 17 £425 -10.52% 5
Norfolk -5 15 £368 -2.00% 3
East Anglia +7 12 £465 -
Suffolk +6 10 £300 -29.41% 6
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 64 (19.45%) Migration
2 56 (17.02%) Microsoft
3 52 (15.81%) Oracle
3 52 (15.81%) Finance
4 49 (14.89%) SQL
5 42 (12.77%) SAP
6 41 (12.46%) Windows
7 26 (7.90%) Active Directory
8 24 (7.29%) SQL Server
9 20 (6.08%) Linux
9 20 (6.08%) CRM
10 19 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (5.78%) Manufacturing
10 19 (5.78%) Retail
11 18 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (5.47%) SharePoint
11 18 (5.47%) ETL
12 17 (5.17%) MS Exchange
12 17 (5.17%) .NET
12 17 (5.17%) Security Cleared
13 16 (4.86%) Oracle EBS R12
13 16 (4.86%) Project Management
13 16 (4.86%) ITIL
14 15 (4.56%) SAS
14 15 (4.56%) VMware
15 13 (3.95%) SAP FI
15 13 (3.95%) Telecoms
15 13 (3.95%) Workflow
15 13 (3.95%) SCCM
15 13 (3.95%) Data Migration

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.17%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.56%) SAS
4 9 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (2.13%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.22%) Apache
9 3 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.91%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.61%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.30%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 12 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.04%) MS Office
3 7 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.13%) Photoshop
3 7 (2.13%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.61%) DOC1
5 2 (0.61%) MS Project
5 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 16 (4.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (3.95%) SAP FI
3 12 (3.65%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (3.34%) Oracle Cash Management
4 11 (3.34%) Oracle Payables
5 10 (3.04%) Oracle Receivables
5 10 (3.04%) Oracle General Ledger
5 10 (3.04%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (3.04%) SAP CO
6 9 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (2.13%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (1.82%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 6 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (1.82%) SAP MM
9 5 (1.52%) Oracle HRMS
9 5 (1.52%) SAP SD
9 5 (1.52%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (1.22%) SAP PS
11 3 (0.91%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.04%) Office 365
2 2 (0.61%) Taleo
3 1 (0.30%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) PaaS
3 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.65%) Firewall
2 8 (2.43%) SAN
3 6 (1.82%) DHCP
3 6 (1.82%) DNS
4 5 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (1.22%) Network Security
5 4 (1.22%) ADSL
5 4 (1.22%) LAN
5 4 (1.22%) WAN
5 4 (1.22%) L2TP
6 3 (0.91%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.91%) VPN
6 3 (0.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.61%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.61%) tcpdump
7 2 (0.61%) SSL
7 2 (0.61%) HTTP
7 2 (0.61%) LDAP
7 2 (0.61%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.22%) DTS
7 3 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.91%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.91%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.61%) DB2
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.61%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.30%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.30%) MySQL
9 1 (0.30%) OLAP
9 1 (0.30%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (2.13%) Axure RP
2 4 (1.22%) Subversion
2 4 (1.22%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.61%) MSI
4 1 (0.30%) JUnit
4 1 (0.30%) TestNG
4 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 52 (15.81%) Finance
2 19 (5.78%) Manufacturing
2 19 (5.78%) Retail
3 13 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.34%) General Ledger
4 11 (3.34%) Marketing
5 10 (3.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.13%) Publishing
7 5 (1.52%) Billing
8 4 (1.22%) Banking
8 4 (1.22%) Advertising
9 3 (0.91%) Back Office
10 2 (0.61%) Local Government
10 2 (0.61%) Automotive
10 2 (0.61%) Legal
11 1 (0.30%) Front Office
11 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.30%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.17%) .NET
2 9 (2.74%) XML
3 5 (1.52%) HTML
4 4 (1.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (1.22%) Middleware
5 3 (0.91%) Web Services
5 3 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (0.91%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.61%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.61%) SAP CO-PA
6 2 (0.61%) SAP PI
6 2 (0.61%) WSDL
7 1 (0.30%) VXML
7 1 (0.30%) JMS
7 1 (0.30%) XSLT
7 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.30%) CSS
7 1 (0.30%) JDBC
7 1 (0.30%) JSP
7 1 (0.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.04%) User Experience
3 8 (2.43%) Data Integration
4 6 (1.82%) PKI
5 5 (1.52%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.91%) Open Source
6 3 (0.91%) Social Media
6 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.61%) EPoS
7 2 (0.61%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.61%) E-Learning
7 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.61%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.30%) Replication
8 1 (0.30%) Clustering
8 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.30%) Neural Network
8 1 (0.30%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.30%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.46%) Windows
2 20 (6.08%) Linux
3 7 (2.13%) UNIX
3 7 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.22%) zOS
7 2 (0.61%) CentOS
7 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.61%) Debian
8 1 (0.30%) AIX
8 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (19.45%) Migration
2 20 (6.08%) CRM
3 19 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (5.47%) ETL
5 16 (4.86%) Project Management
5 16 (4.86%) ITIL
6 13 (3.95%) Workflow
6 13 (3.95%) Data Migration
7 12 (3.65%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (3.65%) ERP
8 11 (3.34%) Test Scripting
8 11 (3.34%) Cash Management
8 11 (3.34%) Business Analysis
8 11 (3.34%) Analytics
9 10 (3.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (3.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (2.74%) E-Commerce
10 9 (2.74%) Automated Testing
11 8 (2.43%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 49 (14.89%) SQL
2 12 (3.65%) C#
3 10 (3.04%) PL/SQL
4 8 (2.43%) LINC
5 7 (2.13%) Java
5 7 (2.13%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.82%) Perl
6 6 (1.82%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.52%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.22%) C
8 4 (1.22%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.22%) Python
9 3 (0.91%) ABAP
9 3 (0.91%) VBScript
9 3 (0.91%) VB
10 1 (0.30%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.30%) JCL
10 1 (0.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 17 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.34%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.13%) SAS Certification
4 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.52%) CCSE
5 4 (1.22%) MCSE
5 4 (1.22%) CCSA
5 4 (1.22%) CIMA
5 4 (1.22%) ACCA
6 3 (0.91%) CISSP
6 3 (0.91%) CCNP
6 3 (0.91%) CCNA
6 3 (0.91%) CCDP
6 3 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.91%) MCITP
6 3 (0.91%) Degree
6 3 (0.91%) AAT
6 3 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.61%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (0.91%) QA
2 2 (0.61%) GAAP
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 26 (7.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.22%) SRDF
2 4 (1.22%) vSphere
2 4 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.91%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.91%) XenApp
3 3 (0.91%) FreeRADIUS
4 2 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.30%) XenServer
5 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 13 (3.95%) SCCM
2 5 (1.52%) SCOM
3 3 (0.91%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.61%) WSUS
4 2 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.61%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.30%) Novell Identity Manager
5 1 (0.30%) OpenView
5 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.30%) Netcool
5 1 (0.30%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.30%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 56 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 52 (15.81%) Oracle
3 42 (12.77%) SAP
4 15 (4.56%) VMware
5 12 (3.65%) Cisco
5 12 (3.65%) IBM
5 12 (3.65%) HP
6 11 (3.34%) EMC
7 9 (2.74%) CheckPoint
8 6 (1.82%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.82%) NetApp
9 4 (1.22%) Brocade
9 4 (1.22%) F5
9 4 (1.22%) 3PAR
9 4 (1.22%) Citrix
10 3 (0.91%) Symantec
10 3 (0.91%) Progress
11 2 (0.61%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.61%) Google
11 2 (0.61%) Isilon
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Essex
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £15.31 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Brentwood
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Hertfordshire
Modis International - London
Posted: 15 days ago
Brentwood
Real Staffing
Rate: £120 - £130 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Bedfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Norwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago