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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 31 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 28 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.64% 3.26% 3.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.87% 3.62% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 7
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £39.00 £41.95 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.03% +59.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £41.95 £25.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £47.19 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
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
575 442 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 95.36% 90.02% 92.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 221 206
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 62 68
Average hourly rate £29.50 £23.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.26% +43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £41.95 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Essex region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Essex region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 September 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 -12 4 - -
Colchester +4 1 £420 -
Consultant
East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 32 (43.24%) Oracle
1 32 (43.24%) Finance
2 18 (24.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (18.92%) XML
4 13 (17.57%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (16.22%) Hyperion
5 12 (16.22%) Hyperion Planning
5 12 (16.22%) Oracle iProcurement
5 12 (16.22%) Hyperion Smart View
6 9 (12.16%) Windows
6 9 (12.16%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (10.81%) Oracle Financials
7 8 (10.81%) SAP
7 8 (10.81%) Data Integration
8 6 (8.11%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (8.11%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (8.11%) SMS
8 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
9 5 (6.76%) VMware
9 5 (6.76%) Migration
9 5 (6.76%) VMS
9 5 (6.76%) SQL
9 5 (6.76%) Cisco
9 5 (6.76%) SAP SD
9 5 (6.76%) CCNP
9 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (6.76%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (6.76%) Cash Management
10 4 (5.41%) Wireless Security
10 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008

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Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 2 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle UPK
2 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.35%) IIS
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (24.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (17.57%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (16.22%) Oracle iProcurement
3 12 (16.22%) Hyperion Planning
4 8 (10.81%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (8.11%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (8.11%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (6.76%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (6.76%) SAP SD
7 4 (5.41%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (2.70%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (1.35%) Agresso
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) SMS
2 4 (5.41%) DNS
2 4 (5.41%) Firewall
2 4 (5.41%) Wireless
2 4 (5.41%) Wireless Security
2 4 (5.41%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (4.05%) WAN
3 3 (4.05%) LAN
4 2 (2.70%) LDAP
4 2 (2.70%) Internet
5 1 (1.35%) NetScreen
5 1 (1.35%) SAN
5 1 (1.35%) Intranet
5 1 (1.35%) DHCP
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.35%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.35%) VLAN
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) Hyperion Smart View
2 9 (12.16%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (5.41%) Essbase
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.35%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.35%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.35%) OLAP
5 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.70%) MSI
3 1 (1.35%) JIRA
3 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.35%) IntelliJ
General
1 32 (43.24%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Automotive
2 4 (5.41%) Billing
3 2 (2.70%) Advertising
3 2 (2.70%) Local Government
4 1 (1.35%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) XML
2 4 (5.41%) EDIFACT
3 1 (1.35%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) EFT
2 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.35%) GIS
3 1 (1.35%) Clustering
3 1 (1.35%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.35%) RMADS
3 1 (1.35%) BYOD
3 1 (1.35%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Windows
2 5 (6.76%) VMS
3 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.70%) Linux
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.35%) Fedora
6 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (6.76%) Migration
1 5 (6.76%) Cash Management
2 4 (5.41%) Logistics
2 4 (5.41%) E-business
2 4 (5.41%) Workflow
2 4 (5.41%) EAM
3 3 (4.05%) Service Management
3 3 (4.05%) Change Management
3 3 (4.05%) ITIL
3 3 (4.05%) CRM
3 3 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (2.70%) Business Analysis
4 2 (2.70%) ITIL V3
4 2 (2.70%) Time Management
4 2 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (2.70%) ITSM
4 2 (2.70%) ERP
4 2 (2.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.76%) SQL
2 1 (1.35%) VB
2 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.76%) CCNP
1 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.35%) MCSE
3 1 (1.35%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.05%) VMware ESX
2 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.05%) XenApp
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.70%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.35%) Docker
4 1 (1.35%) vSphere
4 1 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.35%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (1.35%) SCOM
2 1 (1.35%) Mesos
Vendors
1 32 (43.24%) Oracle
2 12 (16.22%) Hyperion
3 8 (10.81%) SAP
4 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.76%) VMware
5 5 (6.76%) Cisco
6 4 (5.41%) MobileIron
6 4 (5.41%) Citrix
7 2 (2.70%) Cognos
7 2 (2.70%) SunGard
8 1 (1.35%) HP
8 1 (1.35%) Dell
8 1 (1.35%) Juniper
8 1 (1.35%) AppSense
8 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.35%) Wyse