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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 28 20 32
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 132 216 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.63% 8.60% 5.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.90% 8.91% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 125 80
Average daily rate £425 £434 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £341 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £46.00 £24.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.75% -14.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £25.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+125.00% +1.01%
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
2238 2424 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.48% 96.50% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1342 1424 1258
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 227 242
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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
Essex +1 37 £375 -2.59% 4
Hertfordshire -11 29 £438 -7.89% 26
Cambridgeshire -22 22 £406 -8.45% 17
Bedfordshire 0 20 £419 -4.82% 6
Suffolk +8 13 £438 +24.82% 4
Norfolk -5 11 £600 -4.00%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 43 (17.27%) Finance
2 41 (16.47%) SAP
3 38 (15.26%) Microsoft
4 30 (12.05%) Oracle
5 27 (10.84%) Migration
6 24 (9.64%) SQL Server
7 22 (8.84%) Windows
7 22 (8.84%) CRM
7 22 (8.84%) Firewall
8 21 (8.43%) SQL
8 21 (8.43%) Cisco
8 21 (8.43%) Active Directory
9 17 (6.83%) Security Cleared
10 16 (6.43%) Dynamics CRM
11 15 (6.02%) SharePoint
11 15 (6.02%) SC Cleared
12 14 (5.62%) SAP BW
13 13 (5.22%) Manufacturing
13 13 (5.22%) QA
14 12 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (4.82%) ERP
14 12 (4.82%) MS Excel
15 11 (4.42%) WAN
15 11 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (4.42%) Retail
15 11 (4.42%) Information Security
15 11 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (4.02%) CISA

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 15 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (3.21%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.61%) NetWeaver
3 4 (1.61%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.20%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.80%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.40%) CICS
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.40%) JBoss
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.40%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (6.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (3.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (2.81%) SAP BPC
4 6 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (2.41%) SAP PP
5 5 (2.01%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (2.01%) Oracle iProcurement
5 5 (2.01%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (2.01%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (2.01%) SAP ERP
5 5 (2.01%) SAP EWM
6 3 (1.20%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.80%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.80%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.80%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.80%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.40%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.21%) Office 365
3 4 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.80%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.84%) Firewall
2 11 (4.42%) WAN
3 8 (3.21%) LAN
4 7 (2.81%) Network Security
4 7 (2.81%) SAN
5 5 (2.01%) Internet
6 4 (1.61%) DNS
6 4 (1.61%) LDAP
6 4 (1.61%) NetScaler
6 4 (1.61%) Wireless
7 3 (1.20%) BGP
7 3 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.20%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (1.20%) MPLS
7 3 (1.20%) OSPF
7 3 (1.20%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.80%) 3G
8 2 (0.80%) Broadband
8 2 (0.80%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.62%) SAP BW
3 12 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.61%) SAP HANA
6 8 (3.21%) Oracle ODI
6 8 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (2.81%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (2.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.20%) OLAP
8 3 (1.20%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (0.80%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.80%) QlikView
9 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.80%) Hudson
3 2 (0.80%) MSI
4 1 (0.40%) ERwin
4 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.40%) JIRA
4 1 (0.40%) JUnit
4 1 (0.40%) Maven
4 1 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 43 (17.27%) Finance
2 13 (5.22%) Manufacturing
3 11 (4.42%) Retail
4 9 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.41%) Automotive
6 5 (2.01%) Advertising
6 5 (2.01%) Legal
6 5 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.80%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.21%) XML
2 7 (2.81%) MDX
3 6 (2.41%) Middleware
3 6 (2.41%) Web Services
4 5 (2.01%) SOAP
5 4 (1.61%) REST
5 4 (1.61%) SAP Basis
6 3 (1.20%) SAPUI5
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.80%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.80%) WSDL
7 2 (0.80%) XMPP
7 2 (0.80%) XSD
7 2 (0.80%) XSLT
8 1 (0.40%) .NET
8 1 (0.40%) COM
8 1 (0.40%) CSS
8 1 (0.40%) HTML
8 1 (0.40%) J2EE
8 1 (0.40%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.61%) Data Centre
1 9 (3.61%) Data Integration
2 7 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.41%) Statistics
4 4 (1.61%) PKI
5 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.20%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.20%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.20%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.80%) Clustering
6 2 (0.80%) e-Health
6 2 (0.80%) Life Science
6 2 (0.80%) LIMS
6 2 (0.80%) Replication
7 1 (0.40%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.40%) CMDB
7 1 (0.40%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.40%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.84%) Windows
2 9 (3.61%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.01%) Linux
5 4 (1.61%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.20%) Unix
6 3 (1.20%) zOS
7 2 (0.80%) AIX
7 2 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (10.84%) Migration
2 22 (8.84%) CRM
3 12 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (4.82%) ERP
3 12 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (4.42%) Information Security
5 9 (3.61%) Data Migration
5 9 (3.61%) ITIL
5 9 (3.61%) Mentoring
5 9 (3.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 8 (3.21%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (3.21%) Coaching
6 8 (3.21%) Data Protection
6 8 (3.21%) SIEM
6 8 (3.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (2.81%) Project Management
7 7 (2.81%) Server Building
7 7 (2.81%) Time Management
7 7 (2.81%) Validation
8 6 (2.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.43%) SQL
2 6 (2.41%) ABAP
3 5 (2.01%) Java
3 5 (2.01%) VB
4 4 (1.61%) C#
4 4 (1.61%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.20%) C
5 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.20%) VBScript
6 2 (0.80%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.40%) JCL
7 1 (0.40%) Perl
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.40%) REXX
7 1 (0.40%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (6.83%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.02%) CISA
4 10 (4.02%) CISM
4 10 (4.02%) CISSP
5 9 (3.61%) CCNP
6 7 (2.81%) Degree
7 6 (2.41%) CCNA
8 4 (1.61%) CCSE
8 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.20%) CCIE
9 3 (1.20%) CCSA
10 2 (0.80%) CCDP
10 2 (0.80%) CCSP
10 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.80%) MCITP
10 2 (0.80%) MCSE
11 1 (0.40%) MCDST
11 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.22%) QA
2 9 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.21%) SLA
4 3 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.40%) GMP
5 1 (0.40%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.40%) MISRA
5 1 (0.40%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.40%) RMADS
System Software
1 21 (8.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.21%) XenApp
3 6 (2.41%) vSphere
3 6 (2.41%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.20%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.80%) XenServer
8 1 (0.40%) RACF
8 1 (0.40%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (3.21%) Cisco UCCE
1 8 (3.21%) SCCM
2 3 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (1.20%) Nessus
3 2 (0.80%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.80%) SCOM
3 2 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.80%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.40%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.40%) Control-M
4 1 (0.40%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 41 (16.47%) SAP
2 38 (15.26%) Microsoft
3 30 (12.05%) Oracle
4 21 (8.43%) Cisco
5 10 (4.02%) VMware
6 9 (3.61%) Citrix
7 6 (2.41%) Cyber-Ark
7 6 (2.41%) F5
7 6 (2.41%) Hyperion
7 6 (2.41%) Remedy
8 5 (2.01%) BMC
8 5 (2.01%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.61%) CA
9 4 (1.61%) EMC
9 4 (1.61%) IBM
10 3 (1.20%) HP
10 3 (1.20%) Informatica
10 3 (1.20%) NetApp
10 3 (1.20%) Symantec
Ipswich, Suffolk
Maxegan
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, 12 months contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Recruit121
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Peterborough
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 17 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 19 days ago