The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT 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
IT Consultant
Rank 138 123 141
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.20% 0.25% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.27% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£375 £513 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +11.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £409 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £7.00 £18.97 £24.52
% change year-on-year
-63.09% -22.61%
IT 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%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Consultant in the job title across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

IT 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 IT Consultant across the East of England region.

IT Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

IT 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 IT Consultant across the East of England region.

IT Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

IT 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 IT 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 -26 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £375 - 1
Essex - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
IT Consultant
England

IT Consultant
Top 16 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 IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Supplier Management
2 5 (55.56%) Requirements Management
2 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (55.56%) Software Licensing
3 4 (44.44%) Market Research
4 3 (33.33%) Benchmarking
5 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) PKI
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Identity Management
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Information Security
6 1 (11.11%) Websense
6 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001

IT 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 IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Supplier Management
2 5 (55.56%) Requirements Management
2 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (55.56%) Software Licensing
3 4 (44.44%) Market Research
4 3 (33.33%) Benchmarking
5 2 (22.22%) Identity Management
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 2 (22.22%) Information Security
5 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Websense