The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Essex region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 31 34 27
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 23 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.78% 3.69% 5.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.28% 4.03% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 17
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£425 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 - £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 - £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £41.95 £25.00 £34.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.80% -27.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
436 422 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 90.64% 91.54% 96.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 205 247
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 66 82
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.82 £38.00 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Consultant
East of England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
Colchester +5 7 £395 -
Chelmsford +6 6 £400 -
Basildon - - - - 1
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Thurrock - - - -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (35.71%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Oracle
2 9 (21.43%) Migration
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (16.67%) Cash Management
3 7 (16.67%) ITIL
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (14.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 6 (14.29%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (14.29%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (14.29%) Firewall
4 6 (14.29%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 6 (14.29%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (14.29%) General Ledger
5 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
6 4 (9.52%) Cisco
6 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
6 4 (9.52%) CRM
6 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
7 3 (7.14%) Marketing
7 3 (7.14%) Business Development
7 3 (7.14%) COBIT
7 3 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Windows
7 3 (7.14%) VMware

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 1 (2.38%) CMS
1 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.38%) Simulink
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle Cash Management
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.38%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.38%) Intranet
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) LAN
3 1 (2.38%) WAN
3 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.38%) HTTP
3 1 (2.38%) VPN
3 1 (2.38%) Wireless
3 1 (2.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.38%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) General Ledger
3 3 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Local Government
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (2.38%) Middleware
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) PKI
2 1 (2.38%) VSAM
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Migration
2 7 (16.67%) Cash Management
2 7 (16.67%) ITIL
3 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 4 (9.52%) CRM
5 3 (7.14%) Business Development
5 3 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 3 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Information Security
5 3 (7.14%) Service Management
5 3 (7.14%) Project Management
5 3 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (4.76%) Change Management
6 2 (4.76%) Identity Management
6 2 (4.76%) ERP
6 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.38%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) JCL
1 1 (2.38%) COBOL
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
1 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
1 1 (2.38%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) CRISC
2 1 (2.38%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 1 (2.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) MCSE
2 1 (2.38%) CCVP
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) COBIT
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) XenApp
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.38%) SCOM
1 1 (2.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 3 (7.14%) VMware
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix
6 1 (2.38%) Veeam
6 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.38%) Renesas
6 1 (2.38%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.38%) Green Hills
6 1 (2.38%) NetApp
6 1 (2.38%) Sage
6 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) Siebel
6 1 (2.38%) Minitab