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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 44 33 24
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 17 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.53% 3.50% 5.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.89% 3.90% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 12
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£425 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £388 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £570 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £45.23 £27.50 £34.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.45% -19.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -33.33%
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
437 461 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 90.66% 89.69% 96.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 235 239
Average daily rate £400 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 72 75
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 October 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 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 1 £375 -21.05%
Colchester - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - - 1
Thurrock - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Migration
2 8 (21.62%) Oracle
2 8 (21.62%) CRM
3 7 (18.92%) Firewall
3 7 (18.92%) Cash Management
3 7 (18.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (18.92%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (16.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 6 (16.22%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (16.22%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (16.22%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (16.22%) General Ledger
4 6 (16.22%) Marketing
4 6 (16.22%) Digital Marketing
4 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
4 6 (16.22%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (13.51%) ITIL
5 5 (13.51%) Windows
5 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.51%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
6 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
6 4 (10.81%) Information Security
7 3 (8.11%) VMware
7 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.11%) VPN
7 3 (8.11%) Cisco

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
2 1 (2.70%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle EBS R12
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle Cash Management
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) VPN
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.41%) LDAP
4 1 (2.70%) Intranet
4 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.70%) HTTP
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) Wireless
4 1 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) DTS
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) General Ledger
2 6 (16.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Migration
1 8 (21.62%) CRM
2 7 (18.92%) Cash Management
3 6 (16.22%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
4 5 (13.51%) ITIL
4 5 (13.51%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (10.81%) Information Security
6 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
6 3 (8.11%) Business Development
6 3 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Workflow
7 2 (5.41%) Identity Management
8 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.70%) ERP
8 1 (2.70%) Data Security
8 1 (2.70%) ITSM
8 1 (2.70%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C#
1 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
1 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
1 1 (2.70%) ABAP
1 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) CISA
2 2 (5.41%) CISSP
3 1 (2.70%) MCSE
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.70%) CISM
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) VMware
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco
4 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) Siebel
5 1 (2.70%) NetApp
5 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.70%) Green Hills
5 1 (2.70%) Veeam
5 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.70%) Renesas
5 1 (2.70%) MobileIron
Essex
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Brentwood
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Brentwood
Real Staffing
Rate: £120 - £130 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago