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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 23 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 189 146 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.73% 6.07% 5.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.18% 6.48% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 83 74
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £304 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £436 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 4
Average hourly rate - £33.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.33 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+28.92% -43.12%
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
2634 2252 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.80% 93.56% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1676 1195 1319
Average daily rate £380 £345 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% -4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 268 274
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.55 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.05% +3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Cambridgeshire +19 56 £438 -12.50% 22
Hertfordshire -4 48 £450 +12.50% 8
Essex 0 37 £425 - 4
Suffolk +20 22 £350 - 1
Bedfordshire -6 20 £425 +8.97% 9
Norfolk +4 6 £450 +28.57%
East Anglia - - - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 70 (19.77%) Finance
2 67 (18.93%) Oracle
3 55 (15.54%) SQL
4 53 (14.97%) Migration
5 51 (14.41%) Microsoft
6 44 (12.43%) Windows
7 42 (11.86%) SAP
8 30 (8.47%) Workflow
9 29 (8.19%) Oracle EBS R12
10 28 (7.91%) Linux
11 25 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (6.78%) SharePoint
12 24 (6.78%) Active Directory
13 23 (6.50%) XML
14 21 (5.93%) HP
15 20 (5.65%) Web Services
15 20 (5.65%) Oracle EBS
15 20 (5.65%) VMware
15 20 (5.65%) Business Analysis
16 19 (5.37%) Retail
16 19 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
17 18 (5.08%) UNIX
17 18 (5.08%) SQL Server
17 18 (5.08%) Manufacturing
18 17 (4.80%) Project Management
18 17 (4.80%) CRM
18 17 (4.80%) ETL
19 16 (4.52%) SAS
20 15 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
21 14 (3.95%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.52%) SAS
3 13 (3.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (3.39%) Oracle Workflow
5 10 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (2.82%) MS Exchange
5 10 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.26%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.69%) MQSeries
7 6 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.13%) CICS
8 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.85%) JBoss
10 2 (0.56%) Apache
10 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.56%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.56%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.11%) MS Office
3 7 (1.98%) OmniGraffle
3 7 (1.98%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.98%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.56%) DOC1
4 2 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) MS Project
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (8.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 20 (5.65%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (3.11%) Oracle Receivables
4 10 (2.82%) Oracle General Ledger
4 10 (2.82%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (2.54%) Oracle Cash Management
6 8 (2.26%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (2.26%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (1.98%) Oracle 11i
7 7 (1.98%) SAP SD
8 6 (1.69%) Oracle iProcurement
8 6 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (1.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 5 (1.41%) SAP PS
10 4 (1.13%) SAP MM
10 4 (1.13%) Oracle HRMS
10 4 (1.13%) SAP CS
10 4 (1.13%) SAP MRS
11 3 (0.85%) SAP SRM
11 3 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.54%) Office 365
2 6 (1.69%) SaaS
3 4 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.85%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.28%) Taleo
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.11%) Firewall
2 8 (2.26%) VPN
2 8 (2.26%) DNS
2 8 (2.26%) SSL
3 7 (1.98%) LDAP
4 6 (1.69%) DHCP
4 6 (1.69%) SAN
5 5 (1.41%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.13%) WAN
6 4 (1.13%) Network Security
6 4 (1.13%) LAN
7 3 (0.85%) HTTP
7 3 (0.85%) Internet
7 3 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.56%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.56%) tcpdump
8 2 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.56%) SSH
8 2 (0.56%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.98%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 7 (1.98%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.69%) BusinessObjects XI
4 6 (1.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 6 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.41%) OLAP
5 5 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.13%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.85%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (1.98%) Axure RP
2 6 (1.69%) SpecFlow
3 4 (1.13%) Selenium
4 3 (0.85%) JUnit
5 2 (0.56%) Maven
5 2 (0.56%) JIRA
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.56%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.28%) NUnit
6 1 (0.28%) Subversion
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.28%) TestNG
6 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.28%) MSTest
6 1 (0.28%) Ant
General
1 70 (19.77%) Finance
2 19 (5.37%) Retail
3 18 (5.08%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.82%) Marketing
5 8 (2.26%) Advertising
5 8 (2.26%) Publishing
6 7 (1.98%) General Ledger
7 6 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.41%) Local Government
9 4 (1.13%) Billing
9 4 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.85%) Legal
10 3 (0.85%) Banking
11 2 (0.56%) Automotive
11 2 (0.56%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) Front Office
12 1 (0.28%) Back Office
12 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.28%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.50%) XML
2 20 (5.65%) Web Services
3 10 (2.82%) HTML
4 9 (2.54%) Middleware
5 6 (1.69%) .NET
5 6 (1.69%) Gherkin
6 5 (1.41%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (1.41%) WCF
7 4 (1.13%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 4 (1.13%) ISPF
7 4 (1.13%) J2EE
7 4 (1.13%) SOAP
8 3 (0.85%) WSDL
8 3 (0.85%) Spring
8 3 (0.85%) REST
9 2 (0.56%) SAP PI
9 2 (0.56%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.56%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.56%) MDX
9 2 (0.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.82%) Data Integration
3 9 (2.54%) Mainframe
3 9 (2.54%) User Experience
4 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (0.85%) Open Source
4 3 (0.85%) Social Media
5 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.56%) CLARiiON
5 2 (0.56%) E-Learning
5 2 (0.56%) Visualisation
5 2 (0.56%) Tandem
5 2 (0.56%) PKI
6 1 (0.28%) SCADA
6 1 (0.28%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.28%) RMADS
6 1 (0.28%) EFT
6 1 (0.28%) iSeries
6 1 (0.28%) CESG
6 1 (0.28%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 44 (12.43%) Windows
2 28 (7.91%) Linux
3 18 (5.08%) UNIX
4 15 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.41%) zOS
8 2 (0.56%) AIX
8 2 (0.56%) Debian
9 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (14.97%) Migration
2 30 (8.47%) Workflow
3 25 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (5.65%) Business Analysis
5 19 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (4.80%) CRM
6 17 (4.80%) ETL
6 17 (4.80%) Project Management
7 14 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (3.39%) Analytics
9 11 (3.11%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (3.11%) Mentoring
10 10 (2.82%) Data Migration
10 10 (2.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (2.54%) Logistics
11 9 (2.54%) Scrum
11 9 (2.54%) Information Security
11 9 (2.54%) E-Commerce
11 9 (2.54%) ERP
11 9 (2.54%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (15.54%) SQL
2 14 (3.95%) PL/SQL
3 10 (2.82%) Java
4 9 (2.54%) C
5 8 (2.26%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.98%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.69%) LINC
8 5 (1.41%) C#
9 4 (1.13%) JCL
9 4 (1.13%) Python
10 3 (0.85%) VBScript
11 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.56%) COBOL
11 2 (0.56%) Perl
11 2 (0.56%) ABAP
12 1 (0.28%) SAPscript
12 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.28%) VB
12 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (2.54%) MCSE
2 9 (2.54%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.26%) Degree
4 7 (1.98%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.98%) SAS Certification
5 6 (1.69%) ISEB
5 6 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.69%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.41%) CCSE
7 4 (1.13%) CCSA
8 3 (0.85%) MCITP
8 3 (0.85%) AAT
8 3 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.85%) CIMA
8 3 (0.85%) CISSP
8 3 (0.85%) ACCA
8 3 (0.85%) CCNP
8 3 (0.85%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.11%) QA
2 10 (2.82%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) COBIT
4 1 (0.28%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 24 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.13%) XenApp
3 4 (1.13%) vCloud
4 3 (0.85%) vSphere
4 3 (0.85%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.56%) XenServer
5 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.56%) Dovecot
6 1 (0.28%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.54%) SCOM
2 4 (1.13%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (1.13%) SCCM
3 3 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.56%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.56%) XenMobile
4 2 (0.56%) WMI
4 2 (0.56%) OpenView
4 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.28%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 67 (18.93%) Oracle
2 51 (14.41%) Microsoft
3 42 (11.86%) SAP
4 21 (5.93%) HP
5 20 (5.65%) VMware
6 14 (3.95%) IBM
7 12 (3.39%) Business Objects
8 9 (2.54%) Cisco
8 9 (2.54%) 3PAR
9 8 (2.26%) Citrix
10 7 (1.98%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.98%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.69%) F5
11 6 (1.69%) EMC
11 6 (1.69%) NetApp
12 5 (1.41%) Veeam
13 4 (1.13%) BMC
13 4 (1.13%) Infoblox
14 3 (0.85%) Progress
14 3 (0.85%) Remedy
Hertfordshire
Vertical IT
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Red10
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 19 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Peterborough
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago