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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 32 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 157 126 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.29% 5.27% 5.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.72% 5.61% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 56 70
Average daily rate
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£419 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.55% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £336 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £33.73 £25.00 £34.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.90% -27.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £25.00 £28.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £26.50 £41.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2743 2246 2854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 92.39% 93.97% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1133 1411
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 239 363
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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
Cambridgeshire 0 47 £425 +15.64% 24
Hertfordshire +1 44 £425 +2.40% 13
Essex +6 25 £425 - 3
Bedfordshire -10 17 £413 +6.10% 5
Suffolk -18 11 £363 -14.70% 2
Norfolk -6 9 £213 -42.37% 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 55 (17.24%) SAP
2 49 (15.36%) Oracle
3 47 (14.73%) Microsoft
4 42 (13.17%) Finance
4 42 (13.17%) Migration
5 40 (12.54%) SQL
6 36 (11.29%) Windows
7 28 (8.78%) Active Directory
8 25 (7.84%) Linux
8 25 (7.84%) SQL Server
8 25 (7.84%) Security Cleared
9 24 (7.52%) ITIL
9 24 (7.52%) Project Management
10 22 (6.90%) Retail
11 21 (6.58%) Cisco
12 20 (6.27%) SC Cleared
13 19 (5.96%) MS Excel
13 19 (5.96%) CRM
13 19 (5.96%) VMware
14 18 (5.64%) MS Exchange
14 18 (5.64%) SharePoint
14 18 (5.64%) .NET
14 18 (5.64%) SCCM
15 17 (5.33%) ETL
16 16 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (4.70%) SAN
17 15 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (4.70%) Telecoms
18 14 (4.39%) Firewall
18 14 (4.39%) EMC

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (5.64%) SharePoint
1 18 (5.64%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (2.51%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (2.19%) Apache
5 6 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.57%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.63%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.63%) SAS
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.31%) CICS
8 1 (0.31%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.31%) IIS
8 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.31%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 19 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.25%) MS Project
2 4 (1.25%) MS Office
3 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.63%) DOC1
5 1 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.31%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (4.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (3.76%) SAP FI
3 11 (3.45%) Oracle Cash Management
3 11 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
4 10 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
5 9 (2.82%) SAP FI/CO
5 9 (2.82%) SAP CO
6 8 (2.51%) Oracle Financials
6 8 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (2.51%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 7 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (1.88%) SAP MM
8 6 (1.88%) SAP Retail
9 4 (1.25%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.94%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.94%) SAP PS
10 3 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.94%) SAP QM
10 3 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.19%) Office 365
2 2 (0.63%) Taleo
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.31%) PaaS
3 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.70%) SAN
2 14 (4.39%) Firewall
3 12 (3.76%) DNS
3 12 (3.76%) DHCP
4 7 (2.19%) LAN
4 7 (2.19%) WAN
5 5 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.25%) NAS
6 4 (1.25%) L2TP
6 4 (1.25%) ADSL
6 4 (1.25%) HTTP
7 3 (0.94%) Network Security
7 3 (0.94%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.63%) 4G
8 2 (0.63%) LTE
8 2 (0.63%) VLAN
8 2 (0.63%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.63%) 3G
8 2 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (4.39%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.25%) DTS
7 4 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.94%) DB2
8 3 (0.94%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.94%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (0.94%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.94%) MS Access
8 3 (0.94%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.63%) Essbase
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.63%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.57%) Subversion
2 4 (1.25%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.63%) MSI
3 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.31%) Ant
4 1 (0.31%) Maven
4 1 (0.31%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.31%) LSMW
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
General
1 42 (13.17%) Finance
2 22 (6.90%) Retail
3 15 (4.70%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (2.82%) General Ledger
6 7 (2.19%) Marketing
7 3 (0.94%) Local Government
7 3 (0.94%) Banking
7 3 (0.94%) Back Office
8 2 (0.63%) Advertising
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.64%) .NET
2 6 (1.88%) XML
2 6 (1.88%) HTML
3 3 (0.94%) Web Services
3 3 (0.94%) Middleware
3 3 (0.94%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.63%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.63%) SAP PI
4 2 (0.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (0.63%) Ajax
4 2 (0.63%) CSS
5 1 (0.31%) SOAP
5 1 (0.31%) Struts
5 1 (0.31%) J2EE
5 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.31%) XSLT
5 1 (0.31%) XHTML
5 1 (0.31%) EDI
5 1 (0.31%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.82%) PKI
2 6 (1.88%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.57%) Clustering
4 4 (1.25%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.94%) Thin Client
5 3 (0.94%) Fat Client
5 3 (0.94%) Open Source
6 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.63%) Data Conversion
6 2 (0.63%) EPoS
6 2 (0.63%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.31%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.31%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.31%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.31%) VSAM
7 1 (0.31%) Neural Network
7 1 (0.31%) W3C
7 1 (0.31%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.29%) Windows
2 25 (7.84%) Linux
3 12 (3.76%) UNIX
4 8 (2.51%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.94%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.63%) HPUX
9 2 (0.63%) CentOS
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.31%) Solaris
10 1 (0.31%) AIX
10 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (13.17%) Migration
2 24 (7.52%) ITIL
2 24 (7.52%) Project Management
3 19 (5.96%) CRM
4 17 (5.33%) ETL
5 16 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (3.45%) Data Modelling
6 11 (3.45%) Test Scripting
6 11 (3.45%) Cash Management
6 11 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (3.13%) ERP
8 9 (2.82%) Change Management
8 9 (2.82%) Data Migration
9 8 (2.51%) Analytics
10 7 (2.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (2.19%) Information Security
11 6 (1.88%) Business Analysis
11 6 (1.88%) Unit Testing
12 5 (1.57%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.54%) SQL
2 10 (3.13%) C#
3 8 (2.51%) Java
4 7 (2.19%) T-SQL
4 7 (2.19%) C
5 6 (1.88%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.88%) Perl
6 5 (1.57%) VB
6 5 (1.57%) Python
6 5 (1.57%) LINC
6 5 (1.57%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.57%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.25%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.25%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.94%) VBScript
8 3 (0.94%) ABAP
9 2 (0.63%) VBA
9 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.63%) JCL
9 2 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.27%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.82%) MCSE
5 6 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.25%) CCSE
6 4 (1.25%) CCNP
7 3 (0.94%) MCSA
7 3 (0.94%) CCSA
7 3 (0.94%) RHCE
7 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.94%) Degree
8 2 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.63%) MCITP
8 2 (0.63%) VCAP
8 2 (0.63%) CCNA
8 2 (0.63%) CCDP
8 2 (0.63%) CISSP
8 2 (0.63%) OCP
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.25%) COBIT
2 3 (0.94%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.94%) SLA
2 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.63%) GAAP
4 1 (0.31%) WAI
4 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 28 (8.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.45%) XenApp
3 6 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.88%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.57%) vSphere
4 5 (1.57%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.25%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (1.25%) SRDF
6 3 (0.94%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.31%) KVM
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (5.64%) SCCM
2 8 (2.51%) SCOM
3 5 (1.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (1.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (1.25%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.25%) WSUS
5 3 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.31%) Nagios
7 1 (0.31%) Novell Identity Manager
7 1 (0.31%) Netcool
7 1 (0.31%) OpenView
7 1 (0.31%) WMI
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (17.24%) SAP
2 49 (15.36%) Oracle
3 47 (14.73%) Microsoft
4 21 (6.58%) Cisco
5 19 (5.96%) VMware
6 14 (4.39%) IBM
6 14 (4.39%) EMC
7 13 (4.08%) Citrix
8 10 (3.13%) HP
9 8 (2.51%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.19%) Symantec
11 6 (1.88%) NetApp
11 6 (1.88%) Dell
11 6 (1.88%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.88%) Brocade
11 6 (1.88%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.25%) Tableau
12 4 (1.25%) Hyperion
12 4 (1.25%) Sage
13 3 (0.94%) Pegasus
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARM Information Security & Communications
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 14 days ago
Peterborough
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridge
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Cambridge
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago