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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 32 39 31
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 164 116 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.34% 4.80% 5.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.73% 5.14% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 67 78
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £320 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £533 £591
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £33.00 £16.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.01% -60.58%
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
2864 2255 2843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.29% 93.22% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1792 1170 1425
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 239 274
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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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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 57 £425 +4.29% 13
Cambridgeshire +15 44 £393 -10.28% 15
Essex -17 18 £425 - 4
Norfolk 0 15 £438 +16.66% 2
Bedfordshire -14 11 £370 -0.67% 6
Suffolk +17 10 £250 -4.76% 3
East Anglia - 9 £465 - 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 55 (17.03%) Migration
2 54 (16.72%) Oracle
2 54 (16.72%) Microsoft
3 51 (15.79%) Finance
4 48 (14.86%) SQL
5 39 (12.07%) SAP
6 36 (11.15%) Windows
7 23 (7.12%) Retail
8 22 (6.81%) SQL Server
9 21 (6.50%) Linux
9 21 (6.50%) Active Directory
9 21 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (5.88%) CRM
11 18 (5.57%) Project Management
11 18 (5.57%) Manufacturing
11 18 (5.57%) SharePoint
11 18 (5.57%) Oracle EBS R12
12 17 (5.26%) SAS
12 17 (5.26%) ITIL
12 17 (5.26%) .NET
12 17 (5.26%) Workflow
13 15 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (4.64%) VMware
13 15 (4.64%) ETL
14 14 (4.33%) MS Exchange
14 14 (4.33%) ERP
14 14 (4.33%) Business Analysis
14 14 (4.33%) Test Scripting
15 13 (4.02%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 18 (5.57%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.26%) SAS
3 14 (4.33%) MS Exchange
4 10 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (2.79%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.86%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.24%) CICS
9 4 (1.24%) Apache
10 3 (0.93%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.93%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.62%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 12 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.10%) MS Office
3 7 (2.17%) OmniGraffle
3 7 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.17%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.62%) DOC1
5 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Simulink
5 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (5.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (3.72%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (3.72%) Oracle Payables
3 11 (3.41%) Oracle Receivables
3 11 (3.41%) Oracle Cash Management
3 11 (3.41%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (2.48%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (2.48%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (2.48%) SAP FI
5 6 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (1.86%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 5 (1.55%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (1.55%) SAP MM
6 5 (1.55%) SAP SD
6 5 (1.55%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (1.55%) SAP CO
7 4 (1.24%) SAP PS
7 4 (1.24%) SAP MRS
7 4 (1.24%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.55%) Office 365
2 2 (0.62%) SaaS
3 1 (0.31%) PaaS
3 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.31%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.72%) Firewall
2 6 (1.86%) DHCP
2 6 (1.86%) DNS
3 5 (1.55%) SAN
3 5 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (1.24%) VPN
4 4 (1.24%) Network Security
4 4 (1.24%) L2TP
4 4 (1.24%) ADSL
4 4 (1.24%) LAN
4 4 (1.24%) WAN
5 3 (0.93%) HTTP
5 3 (0.93%) LDAP
5 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.93%) SSL
5 3 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.62%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.62%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.62%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.24%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.24%) DTS
6 4 (1.24%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.93%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.62%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.62%) DB2
9 1 (0.31%) OLAP
9 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.31%) MySQL
9 1 (0.31%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (2.17%) Axure RP
2 4 (1.24%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.24%) Subversion
3 3 (0.93%) Selenium
4 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.62%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.62%) MSI
5 1 (0.31%) NUnit
5 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.31%) MSTest
5 1 (0.31%) TestNG
5 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.31%) JUnit
General
1 51 (15.79%) Finance
2 23 (7.12%) Retail
3 18 (5.57%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.41%) General Ledger
4 11 (3.41%) Marketing
5 9 (2.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.17%) Publishing
7 6 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.55%) Billing
9 4 (1.24%) Banking
9 4 (1.24%) Advertising
10 3 (0.93%) Legal
11 2 (0.62%) Automotive
11 2 (0.62%) Local Government
12 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.31%) German Language
12 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Law
12 1 (0.31%) Front Office
12 1 (0.31%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.26%) .NET
2 11 (3.41%) XML
3 6 (1.86%) HTML
3 6 (1.86%) Web Services
4 4 (1.24%) Middleware
4 4 (1.24%) ISPF
4 4 (1.24%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (0.93%) Application Packaging
5 3 (0.93%) WSDL
6 2 (0.62%) SOAP
6 2 (0.62%) J2EE
6 2 (0.62%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.62%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.62%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.62%) SAP PI
6 2 (0.62%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.31%) SAP CO-PA
7 1 (0.31%) RESTful
7 1 (0.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.79%) User Experience
2 9 (2.79%) Data Integration
3 8 (2.48%) Mainframe
4 6 (1.86%) PKI
5 4 (1.24%) Open Source
6 3 (0.93%) Social Media
6 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.62%) E-Learning
7 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.62%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.62%) EPoS
7 2 (0.62%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.31%) EFT
8 1 (0.31%) Clustering
8 1 (0.31%) Replication
8 1 (0.31%) CESG
8 1 (0.31%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.31%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.15%) Windows
2 21 (6.50%) Linux
3 13 (4.02%) UNIX
4 7 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.24%) zOS
6 4 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.62%) CentOS
7 2 (0.62%) Debian
8 1 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (17.03%) Migration
2 21 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (5.88%) CRM
4 18 (5.57%) Project Management
5 17 (5.26%) Workflow
5 17 (5.26%) ITIL
6 15 (4.64%) ETL
6 15 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (4.33%) ERP
7 14 (4.33%) Business Analysis
7 14 (4.33%) Test Scripting
8 13 (4.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (3.41%) Data Migration
9 11 (3.41%) Cash Management
10 10 (3.10%) Analytics
11 9 (2.79%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (2.79%) Logistics
11 9 (2.79%) Automated Testing
11 9 (2.79%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.86%) SQL
2 12 (3.72%) C#
2 12 (3.72%) PL/SQL
3 9 (2.79%) Java
4 8 (2.48%) LINC
5 7 (2.17%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.17%) Perl
6 6 (1.86%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.55%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.55%) Python
8 4 (1.24%) C
8 4 (1.24%) JCL
9 3 (0.93%) VBScript
9 3 (0.93%) VB
9 3 (0.93%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.93%) ABAP
10 1 (0.31%) Korn
10 1 (0.31%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (4.02%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.79%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.17%) SAS Certification
4 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.55%) CCSE
5 4 (1.24%) CIMA
5 4 (1.24%) CCSA
5 4 (1.24%) ACCA
5 4 (1.24%) MCSE
6 3 (0.93%) CISSP
6 3 (0.93%) CCNP
6 3 (0.93%) CCNA
6 3 (0.93%) CCDP
6 3 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.93%) Degree
6 3 (0.93%) MCITP
6 3 (0.93%) AAT
6 3 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.62%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (1.24%) QA
2 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.62%) GAAP
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.31%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 21 (6.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.55%) XenApp
3 4 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.24%) vSphere
4 3 (0.93%) FreeRADIUS
4 3 (0.93%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.93%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.31%) XenServer
6 1 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (3.41%) SCCM
2 5 (1.55%) SCOM
3 3 (0.93%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.62%) XenMobile
4 2 (0.62%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.62%) WSUS
4 2 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.31%) OpenView
5 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.31%) Netcool
5 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 54 (16.72%) Oracle
1 54 (16.72%) Microsoft
2 39 (12.07%) SAP
3 15 (4.64%) VMware
4 13 (4.02%) HP
5 12 (3.72%) Cisco
6 11 (3.41%) IBM
7 9 (2.79%) EMC
7 9 (2.79%) CheckPoint
8 6 (1.86%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.86%) Citrix
8 6 (1.86%) NetApp
9 5 (1.55%) F5
10 4 (1.24%) Business Objects
10 4 (1.24%) 3PAR
11 3 (0.93%) Progress
11 3 (0.93%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.62%) Isilon
12 2 (0.62%) Dell
12 2 (0.62%) CA
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Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £50000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
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Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Suffolk
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Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
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