The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 19 28 38
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 38 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.68% 4.69% 3.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.92% 4.88% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 7
Median daily rate £363 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £330 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £444 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £46.25 £39.00 £41.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.58% -7.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £33.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+36.29% +50.00%
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
426 615 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.26% 96.24% 92.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 358 219
Median daily rate £320 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £243 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 70 55
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.66 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -18.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Essex region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford +14 17 - -
Basildon - 2 - -
Thurrock - 1 £548 -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 44 (63.77%) Oracle
2 31 (44.93%) Finance
3 17 (24.64%) Hyperion
4 16 (23.19%) Hyperion Planning
5 14 (20.29%) Essbase
5 14 (20.29%) Windows
6 13 (18.84%) CRM
6 13 (18.84%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (18.84%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 11 (15.94%) SQL
8 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (14.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (14.49%) Resource Management
9 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (13.04%) CISM
10 9 (13.04%) Business Analysis
10 9 (13.04%) CISSP
11 8 (11.59%) Degree
11 8 (11.59%) Time Management
11 8 (11.59%) Oracle ODI
12 7 (10.14%) Campaign Management
12 7 (10.14%) Analytics
12 7 (10.14%) Customer Analytics
12 7 (10.14%) Hadoop
12 7 (10.14%) Data Analytics
12 7 (10.14%) Use Case
12 7 (10.14%) Mainframe
12 7 (10.14%) DB2
12 7 (10.14%) Data Analysis

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.80%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.90%) Apache
4 2 (2.90%) GlassFish
4 2 (2.90%) IIS
4 2 (2.90%) JBoss
4 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.45%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.45%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (23.19%) Hyperion Planning
2 13 (18.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (8.70%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (5.80%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle AGIS
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (1.45%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (1.45%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle iSupplier
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.35%) Yammer
3 2 (2.90%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (2.90%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) Firewall
1 3 (4.35%) Internet
2 2 (2.90%) LDAP
3 1 (1.45%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.45%) Network Security
3 1 (1.45%) Skype
3 1 (1.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) Essbase
2 8 (11.59%) Oracle ODI
3 7 (10.14%) DB2
3 7 (10.14%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.80%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.35%) Big Data
5 3 (4.35%) Hyperion Smart View
6 1 (1.45%) DataStage
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) VisualVM
General
1 31 (44.93%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Automotive
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Advertising
5 1 (1.45%) Local Government
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) XML
2 3 (4.35%) .NET
2 3 (4.35%) COM
2 3 (4.35%) HTML
3 2 (2.90%) COM+
3 2 (2.90%) SOAP
4 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.45%) CSS
4 1 (1.45%) CSS3
4 1 (1.45%) HTML5
4 1 (1.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.80%) Data Structures
2 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.80%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.35%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.90%) DataPower
5 1 (1.45%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.29%) Windows
2 6 (8.70%) Windows Vista
3 3 (4.35%) Linux
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) CRM
1 13 (18.84%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (14.49%) Resource Management
3 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (13.04%) Business Analysis
5 8 (11.59%) Time Management
6 7 (10.14%) Analytics
6 7 (10.14%) Campaign Management
6 7 (10.14%) Customer Analytics
6 7 (10.14%) Data Analysis
6 7 (10.14%) Data Analytics
6 7 (10.14%) Use Case
7 6 (8.70%) Data Protection
8 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.80%) Information Security
9 4 (5.80%) Performance Testing
10 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.35%) Case Management
10 3 (4.35%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.94%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) Java
3 1 (1.45%) C
3 1 (1.45%) C#
3 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) CISM
1 9 (13.04%) CISSP
2 8 (11.59%) Degree
3 7 (10.14%) CISA
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) XenApp
1 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
1 2 (2.90%) Opsview
Vendors
1 44 (63.77%) Oracle
2 17 (24.64%) Hyperion
3 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.80%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (5.80%) SAP
5 3 (4.35%) IBM
5 3 (4.35%) Infor
6 2 (2.90%) Citrix
6 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.90%) Software AG
6 2 (2.90%) Splunk
6 2 (2.90%) webMethods
7 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.45%) CODA
7 1 (1.45%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.45%) Juniper
7 1 (1.45%) Lotus
7 1 (1.45%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft