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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 34 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 158 120 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.19% 5.03% 5.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.54% 5.39% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 57 78
Average daily rate
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£403 £419 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £324 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
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 £25.00 £30.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -18.36%
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
2854 2228 2925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.73% 93.34% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1712 1094 1453
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £199 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 218 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £43.50 £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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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
Hertfordshire -9 51 £400 -5.88% 21
Cambridgeshire 0 40 £375 - 27
Bedfordshire -10 19 £413 +11.48% 4
Essex -9 17 £413 -13.15% 3
Norfolk +1 16 £425 +13.33% 3
Suffolk -3 4 £525 +23.52% 2
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 62 (18.96%) Migration
2 54 (16.51%) Oracle
2 54 (16.51%) Microsoft
3 48 (14.68%) SQL
4 47 (14.37%) Finance
5 46 (14.07%) SAP
6 38 (11.62%) Windows
7 29 (8.87%) Active Directory
8 24 (7.34%) SQL Server
9 21 (6.42%) CRM
9 21 (6.42%) Manufacturing
9 21 (6.42%) Retail
10 20 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (5.81%) Linux
11 19 (5.81%) SharePoint
11 19 (5.81%) ETL
12 18 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (5.50%) Security Cleared
12 18 (5.50%) Oracle EBS R12
13 17 (5.20%) Project Management
13 17 (5.20%) .NET
14 16 (4.89%) MS Exchange
15 15 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (4.59%) ITIL
15 15 (4.59%) Cisco
15 15 (4.59%) Data Migration
15 15 (4.59%) Oracle Database
16 14 (4.28%) Analytics
16 14 (4.28%) SCCM
16 14 (4.28%) SAS

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 19 (5.81%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.89%) MS Exchange
3 14 (4.28%) SAS
4 9 (2.75%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.45%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (1.53%) Apache
7 5 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.92%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.61%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.31%) IIS
11 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.45%) MS Office
3 7 (2.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.14%) Photoshop
3 7 (2.14%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (0.92%) MS Project
5 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.61%) DOC1
5 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.31%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 18 (5.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (3.98%) SAP FI
2 13 (3.98%) Oracle Payables
2 13 (3.98%) Oracle Cash Management
3 12 (3.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 12 (3.67%) Oracle General Ledger
3 12 (3.67%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (3.06%) SAP CO
4 10 (3.06%) SAP FI/CO
5 9 (2.75%) Oracle Financials
5 9 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (1.83%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 6 (1.83%) SAP MM
6 6 (1.83%) SAP SD
7 5 (1.53%) Oracle HRMS
7 5 (1.53%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (1.53%) SAP PS
7 5 (1.53%) Oracle iProcurement
8 4 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (1.22%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.75%) Office 365
2 2 (0.61%) Taleo
3 1 (0.31%) SaaS
3 1 (0.31%) PaaS
3 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.36%) Firewall
2 7 (2.14%) SAN
2 7 (2.14%) DNS
2 7 (2.14%) DHCP
3 5 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (1.22%) Network Security
4 4 (1.22%) WAN
4 4 (1.22%) ADSL
4 4 (1.22%) LAN
4 4 (1.22%) L2TP
5 3 (0.92%) LDAP
5 3 (0.92%) SSL
5 3 (0.92%) HTTP
5 3 (0.92%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.61%) 4G
6 2 (0.61%) VLAN
6 2 (0.61%) LTE
6 2 (0.61%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (4.59%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.22%) DTS
7 3 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.92%) DB2
7 3 (0.92%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.92%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.92%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.61%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (0.61%) OLAP
9 1 (0.31%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (2.14%) Axure RP
2 5 (1.53%) Subversion
3 4 (1.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.61%) MSI
5 1 (0.31%) Ant
5 1 (0.31%) JUnit
5 1 (0.31%) Selenium
5 1 (0.31%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.31%) TestNG
5 1 (0.31%) Maven
5 1 (0.31%) LSMW
General
1 47 (14.37%) Finance
2 21 (6.42%) Manufacturing
2 21 (6.42%) Retail
3 14 (4.28%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.98%) General Ledger
5 12 (3.67%) Marketing
6 10 (3.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.53%) Publishing
7 5 (1.53%) Billing
8 4 (1.22%) Local Government
9 3 (0.92%) Advertising
9 3 (0.92%) Back Office
9 3 (0.92%) Banking
10 2 (0.61%) Legal
11 1 (0.31%) Front Office
11 1 (0.31%) Automotive
11 1 (0.31%) German Language
11 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.20%) .NET
2 9 (2.75%) XML
3 6 (1.83%) HTML
4 4 (1.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (1.22%) Middleware
5 3 (0.92%) Web Services
5 3 (0.92%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (0.92%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.61%) SAP PI
6 2 (0.61%) SAP CO-PA
6 2 (0.61%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.61%) WSDL
7 1 (0.31%) BAPI
7 1 (0.31%) JAAS
7 1 (0.31%) VXML
7 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.31%) CSS
7 1 (0.31%) JDBC
7 1 (0.31%) JSP
7 1 (0.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.75%) User Experience
3 7 (2.14%) PKI
4 6 (1.83%) Data Integration
5 5 (1.53%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.92%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.92%) Open Source
6 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.92%) Social Media
7 2 (0.61%) Data Conversion
7 2 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.61%) EPoS
7 2 (0.61%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.61%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.61%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.31%) Clustering
8 1 (0.31%) Replication
8 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.31%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.31%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.62%) Windows
2 19 (5.81%) Linux
3 8 (2.45%) UNIX
4 7 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.83%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.22%) zOS
8 2 (0.61%) CentOS
8 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.61%) Debian
9 1 (0.31%) AIX
9 1 (0.31%) Solaris
9 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.31%) Android
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (18.96%) Migration
2 21 (6.42%) CRM
3 20 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (5.81%) ETL
5 18 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (5.20%) Project Management
7 15 (4.59%) ITIL
7 15 (4.59%) Data Migration
8 14 (4.28%) Analytics
9 13 (3.98%) Cash Management
10 11 (3.36%) Workflow
10 11 (3.36%) Data Modelling
10 11 (3.36%) Test Scripting
10 11 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (3.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (3.06%) ERP
12 9 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (2.75%) E-Commerce
12 9 (2.75%) B2C
12 9 (2.75%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.68%) SQL
2 12 (3.67%) C#
3 10 (3.06%) PL/SQL
4 8 (2.45%) LINC
4 8 (2.45%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.45%) Java
5 7 (2.14%) C
6 6 (1.83%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.83%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.83%) Perl
7 5 (1.53%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.22%) Python
8 4 (1.22%) VB
8 4 (1.22%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.92%) ABAP
9 3 (0.92%) VBScript
10 2 (0.61%) R
10 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.31%) SAPscript
11 1 (0.31%) JCL
Qualifications
1 18 (5.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.98%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.53%) SAS Certification
4 5 (1.53%) CCSE
5 4 (1.22%) MCSE
5 4 (1.22%) CCSA
6 3 (0.92%) CCNP
6 3 (0.92%) CCNA
6 3 (0.92%) CCDP
6 3 (0.92%) Degree
6 3 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.61%) VCAP
7 2 (0.61%) MCITP
7 2 (0.61%) MCTS
7 2 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.61%) NCDA
7 2 (0.61%) NCIE
7 2 (0.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.92%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.61%) GAAP
3 1 (0.31%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) QA
3 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (8.87%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.22%) SRDF
2 4 (1.22%) vSphere
3 3 (0.92%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.92%) FreeRADIUS
4 2 (0.61%) XenApp
4 2 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (4.28%) SCCM
2 5 (1.53%) SCOM
3 3 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.92%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.92%) 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%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.61%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.31%) Novell Identity Manager
5 1 (0.31%) OpenView
5 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.31%) Netcool
5 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.31%) Puppet
5 1 (0.31%) OpenSSO
5 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 54 (16.51%) Oracle
1 54 (16.51%) Microsoft
2 46 (14.07%) SAP
3 15 (4.59%) Cisco
4 14 (4.28%) VMware
5 13 (3.98%) IBM
6 12 (3.67%) HP
7 11 (3.36%) EMC
8 9 (2.75%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.83%) NetApp
9 6 (1.83%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.22%) Tableau
10 4 (1.22%) F5
10 4 (1.22%) Brocade
10 4 (1.22%) Citrix
11 3 (0.92%) Symantec
11 3 (0.92%) Progress
11 3 (0.92%) 3PAR
12 2 (0.61%) Google
12 2 (0.61%) Sage
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