The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 25 42 29
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 26 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.07% 3.03% 3.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.57% 3.29% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 6
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£375 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £346 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £630 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £25.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -39.39%
Consultant
East of 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 Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
396 607 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 92.52% 91.83% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 350 156
Average daily rate £350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £206 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £540 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 56 66
Average hourly rate £20.50 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.87% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Essex region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Essex region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Chelmsford -2 2 £325 -13.33% 1
Colchester - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - - 1
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 18 (31.03%) Oracle
2 16 (27.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (25.86%) Finance
4 14 (24.14%) Migration
5 13 (22.41%) Workflow
5 13 (22.41%) UNIX
5 13 (22.41%) Windows
5 13 (22.41%) XML
6 9 (15.52%) SQL
6 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
7 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
7 8 (13.79%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 8 (13.79%) LDAP
8 7 (12.07%) VPN
8 7 (12.07%) CRM
8 7 (12.07%) PL/SQL
8 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
8 7 (12.07%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (12.07%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (12.07%) ServiceNow
8 7 (12.07%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 6 (10.34%) SaaS
9 6 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (10.34%) Service Management
9 6 (10.34%) ITSM
9 6 (10.34%) SSL
9 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
9 6 (10.34%) HTML
9 6 (10.34%) ITIL
9 6 (10.34%) Web Services

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 7 (12.07%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.90%) CICS
3 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.45%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (27.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (13.79%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 7 (12.07%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (10.34%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (8.62%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (8.62%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (6.90%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (5.17%) SAP SD
8 2 (3.45%) SAP FI
8 2 (3.45%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (3.45%) SAP CO
8 2 (3.45%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (1.72%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (1.72%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) LDAP
2 7 (12.07%) VPN
3 6 (10.34%) SSL
4 4 (6.90%) SAN
5 2 (3.45%) DHCP
5 2 (3.45%) DNS
6 1 (1.72%) SNMP
6 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.72%) LAN
6 1 (1.72%) WAN
6 1 (1.72%) MPLS
6 1 (1.72%) Firewall
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.72%) MS Access
4 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Local Government
3 4 (6.90%) General Ledger
4 3 (5.17%) Marketing
5 2 (3.45%) Advertising
6 1 (1.72%) Banking
6 1 (1.72%) Legal
6 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) XML
2 6 (10.34%) HTML
2 6 (10.34%) Web Services
3 4 (6.90%) ISPF
4 1 (1.72%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) EFT
3 1 (1.72%) AS400
3 1 (1.72%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) UNIX
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.45%) Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.72%) AIX
5 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Migration
2 13 (22.41%) Workflow
3 7 (12.07%) CRM
4 6 (10.34%) ITIL
4 6 (10.34%) Service Management
4 6 (10.34%) ITSM
5 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
5 5 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (8.62%) Cash Management
6 4 (6.90%) Test Scripting
6 4 (6.90%) Data Migration
6 4 (6.90%) Project Management
7 3 (5.17%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (5.17%) Information Governance
8 2 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.45%) Capacity Management
8 2 (3.45%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (3.45%) Information Security
8 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.52%) SQL
2 7 (12.07%) PL/SQL
3 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.90%) JCL
5 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) CISSP
3 2 (3.45%) CISA
4 1 (1.72%) CISM
4 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.72%) COBIT
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.17%) VMware ESX
2 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.17%) vCloud
3 2 (3.45%) XenApp
3 2 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.72%) SCOM
2 1 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.72%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (31.03%) Oracle
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) ServiceNow
3 5 (8.62%) SAP
4 4 (6.90%) Citrix
4 4 (6.90%) VMware
5 3 (5.17%) PTC
5 3 (5.17%) NetApp
5 3 (5.17%) Autodesk
5 3 (5.17%) SolidWorks
6 2 (3.45%) HP
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco
6 2 (3.45%) IBM
7 1 (1.72%) BMC
7 1 (1.72%) McAfee
7 1 (1.72%) Veeam
7 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
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