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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 18 30 24
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 217 144 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.44% 6.34% 6.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.90% 6.80% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 78 70
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£425 £406 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Average hourly rate £24.50 £38.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.94% +53.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-34.66% +4.16%
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
2438 2118 2242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.86% 93.30% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1481 1136 1173
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 258 233
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +24 79 £438 -12.50% 16
Hertfordshire -6 53 £456 +14.06% 13
Essex +12 37 £400 -8.57% 1
Bedfordshire 0 29 £430 +10.25% 7
Suffolk - 15 £378 - 2
Norfolk -1 3 £431 +32.69%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 77 (20.37%) SAP
1 77 (20.37%) Finance
2 63 (16.67%) Oracle
3 56 (14.81%) Migration
4 53 (14.02%) SQL
5 52 (13.76%) Microsoft
6 50 (13.23%) Windows
7 33 (8.73%) Workflow
8 30 (7.94%) Oracle EBS R12
9 29 (7.67%) Linux
10 23 (6.08%) Active Directory
10 23 (6.08%) HP
10 23 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (6.08%) Retail
11 22 (5.82%) XML
12 21 (5.56%) SharePoint
12 21 (5.56%) Web Services
12 21 (5.56%) Business Analysis
12 21 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (5.29%) CRM
13 20 (5.29%) UNIX
14 19 (5.03%) Oracle EBS
14 19 (5.03%) VMware
15 18 (4.76%) SQL Server
16 17 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (4.23%) SAS
17 16 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
18 15 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
18 15 (3.97%) ETL
19 14 (3.70%) PL/SQL

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 21 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.23%) SAS
3 12 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 12 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.17%) Oracle Workflow
4 9 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.59%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.32%) MQSeries
8 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.06%) JBoss
8 4 (1.06%) CICS
8 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.53%) Lync
10 2 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.53%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (3.17%) MS Office
2 11 (2.91%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.85%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.85%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (1.32%) MS Project
5 2 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (7.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (5.03%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (3.17%) Oracle Receivables
3 12 (3.17%) SAP SD
4 11 (2.91%) Oracle General Ledger
4 11 (2.91%) SAP MM
5 10 (2.65%) Oracle Payables
5 10 (2.65%) SAP CO
6 9 (2.38%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (2.38%) SAP FI
6 9 (2.38%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (2.38%) Oracle Cash Management
7 8 (2.12%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (1.85%) SAP CS
8 7 (1.85%) SAP PS
8 7 (1.85%) Oracle 11i
9 6 (1.59%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 6 (1.59%) SAP HCM
9 6 (1.59%) Oracle iProcurement
10 5 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.38%) Office 365
2 6 (1.59%) SaaS
3 5 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.32%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (1.06%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.26%) Taleo
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.65%) DNS
2 8 (2.12%) DHCP
3 7 (1.85%) VPN
3 7 (1.85%) SSL
3 7 (1.85%) LDAP
4 6 (1.59%) SAN
4 6 (1.59%) Firewall
5 5 (1.32%) Internet
6 4 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.06%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.53%) ATM
7 2 (0.53%) FTP
7 2 (0.53%) X.25
7 2 (0.53%) Network Security
7 2 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.53%) SSH
8 1 (0.26%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.26%) Wireless
8 1 (0.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (1.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 6 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (1.59%) OLAP
4 6 (1.59%) SAP BW
4 6 (1.59%) BusinessObjects XI
4 6 (1.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.32%) OLAP Cube
5 5 (1.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.53%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (1.85%) Axure RP
1 7 (1.85%) SpecFlow
2 4 (1.06%) JUnit
2 4 (1.06%) Selenium
2 4 (1.06%) JIRA
3 3 (0.79%) Maven
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.53%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.26%) NUnit
5 1 (0.26%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.26%) MSTest
5 1 (0.26%) TestNG
5 1 (0.26%) Ant
General
1 77 (20.37%) Finance
2 23 (6.08%) Retail
3 13 (3.44%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.38%) Marketing
4 9 (2.38%) Publishing
5 8 (2.12%) General Ledger
6 7 (1.85%) Advertising
7 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.06%) Billing
7 4 (1.06%) Local Government
8 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.53%) Automotive
8 2 (0.53%) Law
8 2 (0.53%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.82%) XML
2 21 (5.56%) Web Services
3 10 (2.65%) HTML
4 7 (1.85%) Middleware
4 7 (1.85%) Gherkin
5 5 (1.32%) WCF
5 5 (1.32%) J2EE
6 4 (1.06%) REST
6 4 (1.06%) SOAP
6 4 (1.06%) .NET
6 4 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (1.06%) Spring
6 4 (1.06%) ISPF
7 3 (0.79%) SAP PI
7 3 (0.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (0.79%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.53%) EDI
8 2 (0.53%) CSS
8 2 (0.53%) WSDL
8 2 (0.53%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.38%) Data Integration
2 9 (2.38%) Mainframe
2 9 (2.38%) User Experience
3 3 (0.79%) CLARiiON
4 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.53%) Social Media
4 2 (0.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.53%) Open Source
4 2 (0.53%) Visualisation
4 2 (0.53%) Tandem
5 1 (0.26%) Statistics
5 1 (0.26%) CESG
5 1 (0.26%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.26%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (0.26%) iSeries
5 1 (0.26%) RMADS
5 1 (0.26%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.26%) SCADA
5 1 (0.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 50 (13.23%) Windows
2 29 (7.67%) Linux
3 20 (5.29%) UNIX
4 15 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.32%) zOS
8 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.53%) Debian
9 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.26%) AIX
9 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (14.81%) Migration
2 33 (8.73%) Workflow
3 23 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 20 (5.29%) CRM
6 17 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (3.97%) ETL
9 13 (3.44%) Project Management
10 12 (3.17%) Analytics
10 12 (3.17%) ITIL
10 12 (3.17%) E-Commerce
10 12 (3.17%) Manual Testing
10 12 (3.17%) Logistics
11 11 (2.91%) Data Migration
11 11 (2.91%) Test Scripting
11 11 (2.91%) ERP
11 11 (2.91%) Mentoring
12 10 (2.65%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (2.65%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 53 (14.02%) SQL
2 14 (3.70%) PL/SQL
3 10 (2.65%) Java
4 8 (2.12%) C
5 7 (1.85%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.85%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.85%) ABAP
6 4 (1.06%) Python
6 4 (1.06%) JCL
7 3 (0.79%) LINC
7 3 (0.79%) C#
8 2 (0.53%) COBOL
8 2 (0.53%) Perl
8 2 (0.53%) VBScript
9 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.26%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.26%) VB
9 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (3.44%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.91%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.38%) Degree
4 9 (2.38%) MCSE
5 8 (2.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (2.12%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.85%) SAS Certification
6 7 (1.85%) ISEB
7 5 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.06%) CCNA
8 4 (1.06%) CIMA
8 4 (1.06%) ACCA
9 3 (0.79%) MCITP
9 3 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.79%) AAT
10 2 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.53%) NCDA
10 2 (0.53%) NCIE
10 2 (0.53%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.44%) ISO 9001
2 12 (3.17%) QA
3 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) COBIT
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.26%) GMP
System Software
1 23 (6.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.06%) vCloud
3 4 (1.06%) Dovecot
3 4 (1.06%) XenApp
4 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.79%) vSphere
5 2 (0.53%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.53%) XenServer
6 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (2.38%) SCOM
2 4 (1.06%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.53%) XenMobile
3 2 (0.53%) HP SIM
3 2 (0.53%) OpenView
3 2 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.53%) SCCM
3 2 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.53%) WMI
4 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.26%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 77 (20.37%) SAP
2 63 (16.67%) Oracle
3 52 (13.76%) Microsoft
4 23 (6.08%) HP
5 19 (5.03%) VMware
6 14 (3.70%) Business Objects
7 13 (3.44%) IBM
8 11 (2.91%) Citrix
9 9 (2.38%) 3PAR
10 7 (1.85%) NetApp
10 7 (1.85%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.59%) Cisco
11 6 (1.59%) EMC
11 6 (1.59%) Infoblox
12 5 (1.32%) Veeam
12 5 (1.32%) F5
13 4 (1.06%) BMC
14 3 (0.79%) Perforce
14 3 (0.79%) Remedy
14 3 (0.79%) Progress
Bedfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 - £43 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Optimus Search
Rate: £180 - £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Peterborough
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago