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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 16 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 188 178 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.41% 6.68% 5.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.67% 6.93% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 82 78
Average daily rate £425 £465 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.60% +16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -12.65%
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
2451 2567 2894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 96.61% 96.40% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1427 1423 1615
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 243 206
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 68 £400 -15.78% 20
Cambridgeshire -1 39 £450 -4.25% 9
Suffolk +14 24 £425 -5.55% 4
Bedfordshire +10 23 £370 -17.77% 7
Essex -11 22 £400 -5.88% 2
Norfolk -8 10 £600 +14.28%
East Anglia +5 1 £600 +50.00% 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 65 (20.44%) Finance
2 54 (16.98%) SAP
3 53 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 44 (13.84%) Oracle
5 36 (11.32%) CRM
6 35 (11.01%) Migration
7 33 (10.38%) Windows
8 32 (10.06%) Firewall
9 28 (8.81%) Active Directory
10 25 (7.86%) Dynamics CRM
11 23 (7.23%) Security Cleared
11 23 (7.23%) ERP
12 22 (6.92%) SQL
12 22 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (6.60%) Cisco
14 20 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (5.03%) SharePoint
15 16 (5.03%) SC Cleared
15 16 (5.03%) Data Migration
16 15 (4.72%) SCCM
16 15 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
16 15 (4.72%) Java
16 15 (4.72%) Data Centre
17 14 (4.40%) SQL Server
17 14 (4.40%) ITIL
17 14 (4.40%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (4.09%) Salesforce.com
18 13 (4.09%) Oracle EBS
18 13 (4.09%) Information Security
18 13 (4.09%) Manufacturing

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 16 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.46%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (2.83%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (2.20%) IIS
5 6 (1.89%) Apache
5 6 (1.89%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.89%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.57%) CMS
6 5 (1.57%) NetWeaver
6 5 (1.57%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.26%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.94%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.63%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.63%) JBoss
9 2 (0.63%) nginx
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 12 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (7.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (4.09%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (4.09%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (2.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (2.52%) Oracle Receivables
4 8 (2.52%) SAP PP
5 7 (2.20%) SAP ERP
6 5 (1.57%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (1.57%) SAP BPC
6 5 (1.57%) SAP EWM
7 4 (1.26%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (1.26%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (1.26%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.94%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.94%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.63%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.63%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.83%) Office 365
4 5 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.26%) Force.com
5 4 (1.26%) Heroku
6 2 (0.63%) IBM SmartCloud
6 2 (0.63%) MailChimp
6 2 (0.63%) Yammer
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.06%) Firewall
2 9 (2.83%) Internet
2 9 (2.83%) Network Security
2 9 (2.83%) SAN
3 8 (2.52%) DNS
4 7 (2.20%) LDAP
5 6 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (1.89%) WAN
5 6 (1.89%) Wireless
6 5 (1.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (1.57%) HTTP
6 5 (1.57%) MPLS
6 5 (1.57%) SSL
7 4 (1.26%) Broadband
7 4 (1.26%) Kerberos
7 4 (1.26%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.26%) X.509
8 3 (0.94%) LAN
8 3 (0.94%) NetScreen
8 3 (0.94%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (2.52%) SAP HANA
3 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.20%) Oracle ODI
5 6 (1.89%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.26%) MySQL
7 4 (1.26%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.63%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.63%) DB2
9 2 (0.63%) Hyperion Smart View
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 5 (1.57%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.63%) Gerrit
2 2 (0.63%) Hudson
2 2 (0.63%) VisualVM
3 1 (0.31%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.31%) ERwin
3 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.31%) LSMW
3 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
General
1 65 (20.44%) Finance
2 14 (4.40%) Pharmaceutical
3 13 (4.09%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.77%) Marketing
4 12 (3.77%) Retail
5 8 (2.52%) Advertising
6 7 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.89%) Automotive
8 5 (1.57%) Legal
9 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.31%) Back Office
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.77%) Web Services
2 10 (3.14%) SOAP
2 10 (3.14%) XML
3 8 (2.52%) Middleware
4 7 (2.20%) Visualforce
5 6 (1.89%) BAPI
5 6 (1.89%) SAP Smart Forms
6 5 (1.57%) .NET
6 5 (1.57%) COM
6 5 (1.57%) HTML
7 4 (1.26%) Java EE
7 4 (1.26%) OAuth
7 4 (1.26%) RESTful
7 4 (1.26%) SAML
7 4 (1.26%) SAP ALE
7 4 (1.26%) SPNEGO
8 3 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.94%) REST
9 2 (0.63%) OpenJDK
9 2 (0.63%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.72%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.09%) PKI
3 10 (3.14%) Cryptography
3 10 (3.14%) Data Integration
4 8 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.89%) Statistics
7 5 (1.57%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.26%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.26%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.94%) Replication
9 3 (0.94%) User Experience
10 2 (0.63%) Clustering
10 2 (0.63%) CMDB
10 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.63%) DataPower
10 2 (0.63%) FMCG
10 2 (0.63%) Life Science
10 2 (0.63%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.38%) Windows
2 11 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (2.20%) Unix
3 7 (2.20%) Windows 10
3 7 (2.20%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.57%) Android
4 5 (1.57%) Linux
5 4 (1.26%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.63%) AIX
7 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.31%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (11.32%) CRM
2 35 (11.01%) Migration
3 23 (7.23%) ERP
4 22 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (5.03%) Data Migration
7 14 (4.40%) ITIL
8 13 (4.09%) Information Security
9 12 (3.77%) Configuration Management
10 11 (3.46%) User Stories
10 11 (3.46%) Workflow
11 10 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (3.14%) Data Protection
11 10 (3.14%) Project Management
11 10 (3.14%) Risk Management
12 9 (2.83%) Data Modelling
12 9 (2.83%) ETL
12 9 (2.83%) Quality Management
12 9 (2.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 8 (2.52%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.92%) SQL
2 15 (4.72%) Java
3 8 (2.52%) ABAP
3 8 (2.52%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.20%) Apex Code
4 7 (2.20%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.89%) SAPscript
6 4 (1.26%) C
6 4 (1.26%) C#
6 4 (1.26%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.26%) Python
6 4 (1.26%) SOQL
7 2 (0.63%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.31%) JCL
8 1 (0.31%) Perl
8 1 (0.31%) PHP
8 1 (0.31%) REXX
8 1 (0.31%) VBA
8 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (7.23%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.03%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.77%) CISA
4 11 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (3.46%) CISM
4 11 (3.46%) CISSP
5 9 (2.83%) Degree
6 7 (2.20%) CCNA
6 7 (2.20%) CCNP
7 6 (1.89%) CCIE
8 3 (0.94%) CCSP
8 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.63%) CRISC
9 2 (0.63%) MCITP
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.63%) VCP5
9 2 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.31%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.77%) QA
2 9 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.89%) SLA
4 4 (1.26%) GxP
5 3 (0.94%) GMP
6 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.63%) GCP
6 2 (0.63%) GLP
6 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.31%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.31%) MISRA
7 1 (0.31%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.31%) RMADS
System Software
1 28 (8.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.26%) vSphere
3 4 (1.26%) XenApp
4 3 (0.94%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.63%) Docker
5 2 (0.63%) XenServer
6 1 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.31%) NFS
6 1 (0.31%) RACF
6 1 (0.31%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (4.72%) SCCM
2 6 (1.89%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.26%) SCOM
4 3 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.94%) Nessus
4 3 (0.94%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.94%) Puppet
5 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.63%) Opsview
6 1 (0.31%) Ansible
6 1 (0.31%) Control-M
6 1 (0.31%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.31%) vRealize
Vendors
1 54 (16.98%) SAP
2 53 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 44 (13.84%) Oracle
4 21 (6.60%) Cisco
5 13 (4.09%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (3.77%) VMware
7 10 (3.14%) IBM
8 8 (2.52%) Hyperion
9 7 (2.20%) F5
10 6 (1.89%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.89%) Symantec
11 5 (1.57%) HP
12 4 (1.26%) Citrix
12 4 (1.26%) ForgeRock
12 4 (1.26%) LogRhythm
12 4 (1.26%) Proofpoint
12 4 (1.26%) Siebel
13 3 (0.94%) Adobe
13 3 (0.94%) Blue Coat
13 3 (0.94%) Veeam
East Anglia
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 8 days ago
Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 12 days ago
Newmarket
Pertemps IT
Rate: Up to £500 per day all inclusive
Posted: 15 days ago