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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 20 37 23
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 35 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.24% 3.50% 5.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.71% 3.82% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 7
Average daily rate
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£385 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £331 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £41.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -6.66%
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
402 523 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 94.59% 91.43% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 298 137
Average daily rate £350 £400 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +32.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 68 46
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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
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 30 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
Chelmsford +1 9 £425 +6.25%
Brentwood -7 1 - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (27.27%) Oracle
2 14 (25.45%) Finance
3 13 (23.64%) Migration
3 13 (23.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (21.82%) Workflow
5 11 (20.00%) XML
5 11 (20.00%) Windows
6 10 (18.18%) UNIX
7 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
8 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
8 7 (12.73%) ServiceNow
8 7 (12.73%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (12.73%) SQL
8 7 (12.73%) CRM
8 7 (12.73%) LDAP
8 7 (12.73%) VPN
8 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
9 6 (10.91%) SSL
9 6 (10.91%) Service Management
9 6 (10.91%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (10.91%) HTML
9 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
9 6 (10.91%) Web Services
9 6 (10.91%) ITSM
9 6 (10.91%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 6 (10.91%) SaaS
10 5 (9.09%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (9.09%) Cash Management
10 5 (9.09%) Oracle Cash Management
10 5 (9.09%) Oracle BI Publisher

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
1 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.27%) CICS
2 4 (7.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (12.73%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 5 (9.09%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (9.09%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (7.27%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (5.45%) SAP SD
7 2 (3.64%) SAP FI
7 2 (3.64%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (3.64%) SAP CO
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (1.82%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) LDAP
1 7 (12.73%) VPN
2 6 (10.91%) SSL
3 3 (5.45%) SAN
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (1.82%) Network Security
4 1 (1.82%) Firewall
4 1 (1.82%) DNS
4 1 (1.82%) LAN
4 1 (1.82%) WAN
4 1 (1.82%) DHCP
4 1 (1.82%) SNMP
4 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.82%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.82%) MS Access
3 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) General Ledger
3 3 (5.45%) Marketing
3 3 (5.45%) Local Government
3 3 (5.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) XML
2 6 (10.91%) HTML
2 6 (10.91%) Web Services
3 4 (7.27%) ISPF
4 1 (1.82%) EDI
4 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) iSeries
3 1 (1.82%) AS400
3 1 (1.82%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Windows
2 10 (18.18%) UNIX
3 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.64%) Linux
6 1 (1.82%) AIX
6 1 (1.82%) Solaris
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Migration
2 12 (21.82%) Workflow
3 7 (12.73%) CRM
4 6 (10.91%) Service Management
4 6 (10.91%) ITSM
5 5 (9.09%) Cash Management
6 4 (7.27%) ITIL
6 4 (7.27%) Project Management
6 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (7.27%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.45%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.45%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.64%) Information Security
8 2 (3.64%) Information Governance
8 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.64%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (3.64%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) SQL
2 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.27%) JCL
5 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.82%) C#
5 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) CISA
3 2 (3.64%) CISSP
4 1 (1.82%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) COBIT
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) vCloud
3 2 (3.64%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.82%) XenApp
4 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.82%) SCOM
2 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Oracle
2 7 (12.73%) ServiceNow
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.09%) SAP
4 3 (5.45%) VMware
4 3 (5.45%) NetApp
4 3 (5.45%) Citrix
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco
5 2 (3.64%) IBM
5 2 (3.64%) Autodesk
5 2 (3.64%) SolidWorks
5 2 (3.64%) PTC
6 1 (1.82%) Veeam
6 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.82%) McAfee
6 1 (1.82%) HP
6 1 (1.82%) BMC