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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 21 31 32
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 207 143 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.14% 5.44% 4.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.62% 5.84% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 81 58
Average daily rate
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£450 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £255 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £24.50 £28.75 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.78% -39.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £26.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-4.80% -36.96%
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
2402 2449 2134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.46% 93.22% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 1356 1103
Average daily rate £388 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 221 228
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire +27 83 £450 - 16
Hertfordshire +4 56 £475 +5.55% 21
Essex +24 31 £375 -20.63% 8
Bedfordshire -5 16 £475 +26.66% 8
Suffolk +14 14 £400 +3.22%
Norfolk -4 6 £625 +100.00% 3
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 95 (24.61%) SAP
2 78 (20.21%) Finance
3 63 (16.32%) Oracle
4 54 (13.99%) Microsoft
5 48 (12.44%) Windows
6 44 (11.40%) SQL
7 40 (10.36%) Migration
8 34 (8.81%) Oracle EBS R12
8 34 (8.81%) Workflow
9 30 (7.77%) Linux
9 30 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
10 26 (6.74%) CRM
11 24 (6.22%) UNIX
12 22 (5.70%) XML
12 22 (5.70%) HP
13 21 (5.44%) VMware
13 21 (5.44%) Oracle EBS
14 20 (5.18%) Web Services
14 20 (5.18%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (4.92%) Business Analysis
15 19 (4.92%) SharePoint
15 19 (4.92%) SQL Server
16 18 (4.66%) Active Directory
17 17 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (4.40%) Citrix
17 17 (4.40%) ITIL
17 17 (4.40%) Retail
18 16 (4.15%) Security Cleared
19 15 (3.89%) SAP MM
19 15 (3.89%) Performance Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.85%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.85%) Oracle Workflow
3 10 (2.59%) SAS
3 10 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.04%) CICS
7 4 (1.04%) JBoss
7 4 (1.04%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.04%) Lync
8 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.52%) CMS
9 2 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.52%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 11 (2.85%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.59%) MS Office
3 5 (1.30%) MS Project
4 2 (0.52%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (8.81%) Oracle EBS R12
2 21 (5.44%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (3.89%) SAP MM
4 13 (3.37%) SAP CO
4 13 (3.37%) SAP HCM
5 12 (3.11%) SAP FI/CO
5 12 (3.11%) SAP FI
6 11 (2.85%) SAP SD
6 11 (2.85%) Oracle General Ledger
7 10 (2.59%) Oracle Receivables
8 9 (2.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 9 (2.33%) SAP EWM
9 8 (2.07%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (2.07%) SAP WM
10 7 (1.81%) Oracle 11i
10 7 (1.81%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (1.81%) Oracle Cash Management
11 6 (1.55%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (1.55%) SAP CS
12 5 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.63%) SuccessFactors
2 6 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.55%) SaaS
3 5 (1.30%) Office 365
3 5 (1.30%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.26%) Yammer
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.59%) DNS
1 10 (2.59%) SSL
2 9 (2.33%) SAN
2 9 (2.33%) LDAP
3 8 (2.07%) DHCP
3 8 (2.07%) Firewall
4 7 (1.81%) VPN
5 6 (1.55%) OpenLDAP
6 5 (1.30%) WAN
7 4 (1.04%) Internet
7 4 (1.04%) LAN
7 4 (1.04%) Network Security
7 4 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.78%) ATM
8 3 (0.78%) MPLS
8 3 (0.78%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.52%) Wireless
9 2 (0.52%) X.25
9 2 (0.52%) VoIP
9 2 (0.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (1.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 7 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.55%) SAP BW
4 6 (1.55%) OLAP
4 6 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (1.55%) BusinessObjects XI
4 6 (1.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.30%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 5 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (1.30%) OLAP Cube
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.07%) SpecFlow
2 4 (1.04%) JUnit
2 4 (1.04%) JIRA
2 4 (1.04%) Selenium
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.78%) Maven
4 2 (0.52%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.26%) NUnit
5 1 (0.26%) TestNG
5 1 (0.26%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.26%) MSTest
5 1 (0.26%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.26%) Ant
General
1 78 (20.21%) Finance
2 17 (4.40%) Retail
3 11 (2.85%) Marketing
4 10 (2.59%) Local Government
5 7 (1.81%) Publishing
5 7 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.55%) Advertising
6 6 (1.55%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.52%) Automotive
8 2 (0.52%) Law
8 2 (0.52%) French Language
9 1 (0.26%) Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.70%) XML
2 20 (5.18%) Web Services
3 10 (2.59%) HTML
4 8 (2.07%) Gherkin
5 7 (1.81%) Middleware
6 5 (1.30%) J2EE
6 5 (1.30%) WCF
7 4 (1.04%) Spring
7 4 (1.04%) ISPF
7 4 (1.04%) REST
7 4 (1.04%) SOAP
8 3 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.78%) .NET
8 3 (0.78%) SAP PI
8 3 (0.78%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 2 (0.52%) SAP CO-PA
9 2 (0.52%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.52%) CSS
9 2 (0.52%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (1.81%) Data Integration
3 6 (1.55%) Mainframe
4 3 (0.78%) User Experience
5 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.52%) Visualisation
5 2 (0.52%) Open Source
5 2 (0.52%) Social Media
5 2 (0.52%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (0.52%) CLARiiON
5 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.52%) Tandem
6 1 (0.26%) Statistics
6 1 (0.26%) SCADA
6 1 (0.26%) RMADS
6 1 (0.26%) AS400
6 1 (0.26%) iSeries
6 1 (0.26%) TRADACOMS
6 1 (0.26%) EMC Centera
6 1 (0.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.44%) Windows
2 30 (7.77%) Linux
3 24 (6.22%) UNIX
4 13 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.04%) zOS
8 3 (0.78%) AIX
9 2 (0.52%) Solaris
9 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.26%) Debian
10 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (10.36%) Migration
2 34 (8.81%) Workflow
3 26 (6.74%) CRM
4 20 (5.18%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (4.92%) Business Analysis
6 17 (4.40%) ITIL
6 17 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (3.89%) Performance Management
8 14 (3.63%) SAP Implementation
9 13 (3.37%) Test Scripting
9 13 (3.37%) Manual Testing
9 13 (3.37%) ETL
10 12 (3.11%) Project Management
10 12 (3.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (2.85%) ERP
11 11 (2.85%) Logistics
11 11 (2.85%) Software Testing
12 10 (2.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (2.59%) Time Management
12 10 (2.59%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 44 (11.40%) SQL
2 11 (2.85%) PL/SQL
3 9 (2.33%) C
3 9 (2.33%) Java
3 9 (2.33%) ABAP
4 7 (1.81%) Python
4 7 (1.81%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.30%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.04%) JCL
7 2 (0.52%) VBScript
7 2 (0.52%) Perl
7 2 (0.52%) COBOL
8 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.26%) C#
8 1 (0.26%) VB
8 1 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (4.15%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.63%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 9 (2.33%) Degree
3 9 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (2.07%) MCSE
4 8 (2.07%) ISEB
5 6 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.30%) SAS Certification
7 4 (1.04%) ACCA
7 4 (1.04%) CIMA
7 4 (1.04%) VCP4
8 3 (0.78%) AAT
8 3 (0.78%) CCNA
9 2 (0.52%) CCIE
9 2 (0.52%) CCNP
9 2 (0.52%) CISSP
9 2 (0.52%) CISA
9 2 (0.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.37%) ISO 9001
1 13 (3.37%) QA
2 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) COBIT
3 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.26%) GMP
System Software
1 18 (4.66%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.81%) XenApp
4 5 (1.30%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.04%) Dovecot
5 4 (1.04%) vCloud
6 3 (0.78%) XenServer
6 3 (0.78%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.52%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.52%) RACF
7 2 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.52%) ACF2
7 2 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (2.59%) SCOM
2 4 (1.04%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.78%) SCCM
3 3 (0.78%) OpenView
4 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.52%) XenMobile
4 2 (0.52%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.52%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.52%) WMI
5 1 (0.26%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.26%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.26%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 95 (24.61%) SAP
2 63 (16.32%) Oracle
3 54 (13.99%) Microsoft
4 22 (5.70%) HP
5 21 (5.44%) VMware
6 17 (4.40%) Citrix
7 14 (3.63%) Business Objects
8 11 (2.85%) Cisco
9 10 (2.59%) IBM
10 9 (2.33%) NetApp
11 8 (2.07%) 3PAR
12 7 (1.81%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.55%) F5
13 6 (1.55%) Infoblox
14 5 (1.30%) Veeam
14 5 (1.30%) EMC
15 4 (1.04%) BMC
15 4 (1.04%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.04%) Symantec
16 3 (0.78%) Remedy
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hertfordshire
Collingwood Associates
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Essex
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 400-450 Per Day
Posted: 25 days ago
Norwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago