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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 32 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 164 129 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.45% 5.26% 5.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.86% 5.63% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 73 81
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £322 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Average hourly rate £33.00 £31.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -25.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -50.84%
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
2799 2290 2823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.08% 93.36% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1185 1418
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 257 269
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.48 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -11 54 £450 +12.50% 14
Cambridgeshire +12 47 £375 -5.95% 16
Essex -17 22 £425 -2.85% 6
Suffolk +19 12 £300 +14.28% 3
Bedfordshire -18 11 £319 -18.26% 5
Norfolk 0 10 £450 +20.00% 1
East Anglia - 8 £465 - 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 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 57 (17.27%) Oracle
1 57 (17.27%) Migration
2 51 (15.45%) Finance
2 51 (15.45%) Microsoft
3 50 (15.15%) SQL
4 41 (12.42%) SAP
5 35 (10.61%) Windows
6 23 (6.97%) Retail
7 22 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (6.67%) SQL Server
8 21 (6.36%) Oracle EBS R12
9 20 (6.06%) Linux
9 20 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (5.76%) Active Directory
10 19 (5.76%) CRM
10 19 (5.76%) Workflow
11 18 (5.45%) Manufacturing
11 18 (5.45%) Project Management
12 17 (5.15%) SharePoint
12 17 (5.15%) SAS
13 16 (4.85%) .NET
14 15 (4.55%) ETL
14 15 (4.55%) ITIL
15 14 (4.24%) Oracle EBS
15 14 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (4.24%) VMware
15 14 (4.24%) XML
15 14 (4.24%) Business Analysis
15 14 (4.24%) Test Scripting
16 13 (3.94%) Data Migration

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 17 (5.15%) SharePoint
1 17 (5.15%) SAS
2 12 (3.64%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (2.42%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.82%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.21%) CICS
7 4 (1.21%) Apache
8 3 (0.91%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.91%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.61%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.61%) JBoss
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.30%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 12 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.03%) MS Office
3 7 (2.12%) OmniGraffle
3 7 (2.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.12%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.61%) DOC1
5 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) Simulink
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (6.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (4.24%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (3.64%) Oracle Payables
4 11 (3.33%) Oracle Receivables
4 11 (3.33%) Oracle Cash Management
4 11 (3.33%) Oracle General Ledger
5 8 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (2.42%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (2.42%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (2.42%) SAP FI
6 7 (2.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 6 (1.82%) SAP SD
7 6 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (1.52%) Oracle iProcurement
8 5 (1.52%) SAP MM
8 5 (1.52%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (1.52%) SAP CO
9 4 (1.21%) SAP CS
9 4 (1.21%) SAP PS
9 4 (1.21%) SAP MRS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.52%) Office 365
2 3 (0.91%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) PaaS
3 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.30%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.64%) Firewall
2 5 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (1.52%) DHCP
2 5 (1.52%) VPN
2 5 (1.52%) DNS
3 4 (1.21%) SSL
3 4 (1.21%) SAN
3 4 (1.21%) WAN
3 4 (1.21%) LDAP
3 4 (1.21%) ADSL
3 4 (1.21%) LAN
3 4 (1.21%) Network Security
3 4 (1.21%) L2TP
4 3 (0.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (0.91%) HTTP
4 3 (0.91%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.61%) Internet
5 2 (0.61%) OSPF
5 2 (0.61%) BGP
5 2 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.12%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 7 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.21%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.21%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.21%) DTS
6 3 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.91%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.61%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.61%) DB2
8 1 (0.30%) OLAP
8 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.30%) MySQL
8 1 (0.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (2.12%) Axure RP
2 4 (1.21%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.21%) Subversion
3 3 (0.91%) Selenium
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.61%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.61%) MSI
4 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.61%) JUnit
5 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.30%) MSTest
5 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.30%) NUnit
5 1 (0.30%) TestNG
5 1 (0.30%) Maven
5 1 (0.30%) JIRA
General
1 51 (15.45%) Finance
2 23 (6.97%) Retail
3 18 (5.45%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.33%) General Ledger
4 11 (3.33%) Marketing
5 9 (2.73%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.12%) Publishing
7 5 (1.52%) Billing
7 5 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.21%) Advertising
8 4 (1.21%) Banking
8 4 (1.21%) Local Government
9 3 (0.91%) Legal
10 2 (0.61%) Automotive
11 1 (0.30%) Law
11 1 (0.30%) Front Office
11 1 (0.30%) Back Office
11 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.30%) German Language
11 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.85%) .NET
2 14 (4.24%) XML
3 9 (2.73%) Web Services
4 8 (2.42%) HTML
5 5 (1.52%) Middleware
6 4 (1.21%) ISPF
6 4 (1.21%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (0.91%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.91%) WSDL
7 3 (0.91%) SOAP
7 3 (0.91%) J2EE
8 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.61%) REST
8 2 (0.61%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.61%) Spring
8 2 (0.61%) WCF
8 2 (0.61%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.61%) SAP PI
8 2 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.73%) User Experience
2 9 (2.73%) Data Integration
3 8 (2.42%) Mainframe
4 5 (1.52%) PKI
5 4 (1.21%) Open Source
6 3 (0.91%) Social Media
6 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.61%) EPoS
7 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.61%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.61%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.30%) CESG
8 1 (0.30%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.30%) Neural Network
8 1 (0.30%) Clustering
8 1 (0.30%) EFT
8 1 (0.30%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.30%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.30%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.61%) Windows
2 20 (6.06%) Linux
3 13 (3.94%) UNIX
4 7 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.21%) zOS
7 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.61%) CentOS
8 2 (0.61%) Debian
9 1 (0.30%) AIX
9 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.27%) Migration
2 22 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (5.76%) CRM
4 19 (5.76%) Workflow
5 18 (5.45%) Project Management
6 15 (4.55%) ITIL
6 15 (4.55%) ETL
7 14 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (4.24%) Business Analysis
7 14 (4.24%) Test Scripting
8 13 (3.94%) Data Migration
8 13 (3.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (3.94%) ERP
9 11 (3.33%) Cash Management
10 10 (3.03%) Analytics
10 10 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (2.73%) E-Commerce
11 9 (2.73%) Logistics
11 9 (2.73%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (15.15%) SQL
2 13 (3.94%) PL/SQL
3 11 (3.33%) C#
4 10 (3.03%) Java
5 8 (2.42%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.42%) LINC
6 6 (1.82%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.82%) Python
6 6 (1.82%) Perl
6 6 (1.82%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.21%) C
7 4 (1.21%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.21%) JCL
8 3 (0.91%) VBScript
8 3 (0.91%) ABAP
9 2 (0.61%) VB
9 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.30%) Korn
10 1 (0.30%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (3.94%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.73%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.12%) SAS Certification
4 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.52%) CCSE
5 4 (1.21%) CIMA
5 4 (1.21%) CCSA
5 4 (1.21%) Degree
5 4 (1.21%) ACCA
5 4 (1.21%) MCSE
6 3 (0.91%) CISSP
6 3 (0.91%) CCNP
6 3 (0.91%) CCNA
6 3 (0.91%) CCDP
6 3 (0.91%) MCITP
6 3 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.91%) AAT
6 3 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.61%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.52%) QA
2 4 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.61%) GAAP
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.30%) SLA
4 1 (0.30%) COBIT
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (5.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.21%) XenApp
2 4 (1.21%) vSphere
3 3 (0.91%) FreeRADIUS
3 3 (0.91%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.91%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.30%) XenServer
5 1 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (3.64%) SCCM
2 4 (1.21%) SCOM
3 3 (0.91%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.61%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.30%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.30%) OpenView
5 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.30%) Netcool
5 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.30%) WSUS
5 1 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 57 (17.27%) Oracle
2 51 (15.45%) Microsoft
3 41 (12.42%) SAP
4 14 (4.24%) VMware
5 13 (3.94%) HP
6 12 (3.64%) Cisco
6 12 (3.64%) IBM
7 9 (2.73%) EMC
7 9 (2.73%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.52%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.52%) F5
8 5 (1.52%) Citrix
8 5 (1.52%) NetApp
9 4 (1.21%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.21%) 3PAR
9 4 (1.21%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.91%) Progress
11 2 (0.61%) CA
11 2 (0.61%) Dell
11 2 (0.61%) Google
Cambridge
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Peterborough
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £50000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 27 days ago