The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 24 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 151 148 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.21% 5.24% 5.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.49% 5.48% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 86 95
Median daily rate £411 £465 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.55% +15.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £356 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.05% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Median hourly rate £46.25 £35.00 £41.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -16.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £17.20 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.85 £56.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +55.55%
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
2326 2699 2914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.64% 95.51% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1320 1515 1764
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 246 230
Median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East of England region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 1 October 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +10 60 £400 -15.78% 15
Essex +16 34 £300 -22.58% 1
Bedfordshire +13 30 £450 -7.69% 6
Norfolk -1 13 £510 -12.44%
Cambridgeshire -11 10 £438 -5.66% 12
Suffolk -3 5 £410 -8.88% 1
East Anglia -1 1 - -
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 64 (19.63%) Finance
2 60 (18.40%) Oracle
3 40 (12.27%) Microsoft
4 37 (11.35%) SAP
5 36 (11.04%) Information Security
6 33 (10.12%) CRM
7 32 (9.82%) Windows
8 31 (9.51%) Security Cleared
9 30 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (8.90%) Linux
11 28 (8.59%) SQL
11 28 (8.59%) Migration
12 27 (8.28%) CISSP
12 27 (8.28%) SC Cleared
13 25 (7.67%) Firewall
13 25 (7.67%) Cisco
14 22 (6.75%) Network Security
15 20 (6.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 20 (6.13%) CISM
16 19 (5.83%) CISA
16 19 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
17 18 (5.52%) .NET
17 18 (5.52%) MS Excel
18 17 (5.21%) IBM
18 17 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
18 17 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
19 16 (4.91%) Oracle EBS R12
19 16 (4.91%) Retail

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.84%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (1.53%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.92%) GlassFish
5 3 (0.92%) IBM Domino
5 3 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.92%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.61%) Apache
6 2 (0.61%) CMS
6 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.61%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.61%) IIS
6 2 (0.61%) JBoss
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.23%) Windchill
3 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (4.91%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (4.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (4.29%) Hyperion Planning
4 12 (3.68%) SAP MM
5 11 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (3.07%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (2.76%) SAP FI
8 8 (2.45%) SAP CO
8 8 (2.45%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (2.15%) SAP PP
10 5 (1.53%) SAP ERP
11 4 (1.23%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (1.23%) SDL Web 8
12 3 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
12 3 (0.92%) Oracle iProcurement
12 3 (0.92%) SAP SD
13 2 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
13 2 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
13 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 2 (0.61%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.29%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (3.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 12 (3.68%) Office 365
4 8 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.53%) Yammer
6 3 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.61%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.31%) Force.com
8 1 (0.31%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.67%) Firewall
2 22 (6.75%) Network Security
3 14 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (4.29%) LAN
4 12 (3.68%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (3.37%) WAN
6 8 (2.45%) BGP
6 8 (2.45%) OSPF
6 8 (2.45%) RFID
7 7 (2.15%) DNS
7 7 (2.15%) Internet
7 7 (2.15%) Spanning Tree
7 7 (2.15%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.15%) tcpdump
7 7 (2.15%) Wireshark
8 6 (1.84%) Wireless
9 5 (1.53%) DHCP
10 3 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (0.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 2 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.29%) Essbase
2 12 (3.68%) DB2
2 12 (3.68%) Oracle ODI
3 9 (2.76%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.45%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.84%) Big Data
5 6 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.53%) IBM InfoSphere
6 5 (1.53%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.23%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.92%) GIS
8 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.92%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.92%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 13 (3.99%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.68%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.15%) LSMW
4 5 (1.53%) JIRA
5 3 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.61%) TestComplete
6 2 (0.61%) VisualVM
7 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.31%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.31%) JBehave
7 1 (0.31%) JUnit
7 1 (0.31%) Selenium
7 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.31%) TestNG
7 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 64 (19.63%) Finance
2 16 (4.91%) Retail
3 12 (3.68%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.76%) Automotive
5 8 (2.45%) Marketing
6 6 (1.84%) Advertising
6 6 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.61%) Banking
8 2 (0.61%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.52%) .NET
2 12 (3.68%) Middleware
3 9 (2.76%) Web Services
4 8 (2.45%) HTML
4 8 (2.45%) XML
5 4 (1.23%) COM
6 3 (0.92%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.92%) CSS
6 3 (0.92%) HTML5
6 3 (0.92%) JSON
6 3 (0.92%) SOAP
7 2 (0.61%) COM+
7 2 (0.61%) J2EE
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.61%) REST
7 2 (0.61%) RESTful
7 2 (0.61%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.61%) Spring
7 2 (0.61%) Visualforce
7 2 (0.61%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.60%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.07%) Mainframe
4 9 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.15%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (1.84%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.53%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.23%) CMDB
8 4 (1.23%) PKI
9 3 (0.92%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.92%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.61%) CESG
10 2 (0.61%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.61%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.61%) DataPower
10 2 (0.61%) iPad
10 2 (0.61%) Social Media
11 1 (0.31%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.31%) e-Health
11 1 (0.31%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.82%) Windows
2 29 (8.90%) Linux
3 11 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (3.07%) Unix
5 7 (2.15%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.15%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.61%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.31%) AIX
7 1 (0.31%) Android
7 1 (0.31%) Solaris
7 1 (0.31%) VMS
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (11.04%) Information Security
2 33 (10.12%) CRM
3 30 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (8.59%) Migration
5 19 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
7 16 (4.91%) Business Analysis
8 15 (4.60%) DevOps
8 15 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (4.29%) ERP
10 13 (3.99%) Configuration Management
10 13 (3.99%) Data Management
10 13 (3.99%) Data Migration
10 13 (3.99%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (3.99%) Project Management
10 13 (3.99%) Risk Assessment
10 13 (3.99%) SIEM
10 13 (3.99%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 12 (3.68%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.59%) SQL
2 15 (4.60%) C#
2 15 (4.60%) Java
3 11 (3.37%) JavaScript
3 11 (3.37%) Perl
4 9 (2.76%) Shell Script
5 8 (2.45%) PL/SQL
6 6 (1.84%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.53%) C++
7 5 (1.53%) Python
8 4 (1.23%) ABAP
8 4 (1.23%) Jython
9 3 (0.92%) C
9 3 (0.92%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.61%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.31%) CLIST
11 1 (0.31%) Magik
11 1 (0.31%) Ruby
11 1 (0.31%) SOQL
11 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (9.51%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.28%) CISSP
2 27 (8.28%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.13%) CISM
4 19 (5.83%) CISA
4 19 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (4.29%) Degree
6 13 (3.99%) CCNP
7 7 (2.15%) CCNA
8 4 (1.23%) CCIE
9 3 (0.92%) CCDP
10 2 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.61%) CLAS
10 2 (0.61%) CRISC
10 2 (0.61%) MCITP
10 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.61%) VCP5
10 2 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.07%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.53%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.23%) GxP
4 4 (1.23%) QA
5 3 (0.92%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.92%) SLA
6 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.31%) GCP
7 1 (0.31%) GLP
7 1 (0.31%) GMP
7 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.31%) RMADS
7 1 (0.31%) SDET
System Software
1 14 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.23%) vSphere
3 3 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.61%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.31%) NFS
5 1 (0.31%) RACF
Systems Management
1 14 (4.29%) Puppet
2 10 (3.07%) SCCM
3 8 (2.45%) Nessus
4 3 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (0.92%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.61%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
5 2 (0.61%) Opsview
5 2 (0.61%) SCOM
5 2 (0.61%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.31%) Check_MK
6 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.31%) Kibana
6 1 (0.31%) Netcool
6 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 60 (18.40%) Oracle
2 40 (12.27%) Microsoft
3 37 (11.35%) SAP
4 25 (7.67%) Cisco
5 17 (5.21%) IBM
6 15 (4.60%) CheckPoint
6 15 (4.60%) Hyperion
6 15 (4.60%) Juniper
7 12 (3.68%) Splunk
8 11 (3.37%) F5
8 11 (3.37%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.07%) LogRhythm
10 9 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (2.45%) ArcSight
11 8 (2.45%) LogLogic
11 8 (2.45%) VMware
12 7 (2.15%) Fortinet
13 6 (1.84%) Tripwire
14 5 (1.53%) Meraki
15 4 (1.23%) ServiceNow
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