The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich 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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 21 32 14
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 7 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 4.49% 2.45% 5.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.70% 2.51% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£225 £405 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +62.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £46.57 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-14.10% +43.29%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Ipswich 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
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
149 199 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 95.51% 97.55% 97.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 148 46
Average daily rate £400 £400 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £231 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 11
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £15.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £8.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.00 £16.25
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 Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Ipswich region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Ipswich region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 4 (30.77%) Oracle
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) SCOM
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) French Language
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (15.38%) Wireless
3 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (15.38%) Network Management
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) IOS XR
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) MPLS
3 2 (15.38%) OSPF
3 2 (15.38%) BGP
3 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
3 2 (15.38%) IGRP
3 2 (15.38%) CCIE
3 2 (15.38%) CCNP
3 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) ARCserve
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 (7.69%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (15.38%) Wireless
1 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
1 2 (15.38%) IOS XR
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) MPLS
1 2 (15.38%) OSPF
1 2 (15.38%) BGP
1 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
1 2 (15.38%) IGRP
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) ISDN
2 1 (7.69%) NX-OS
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (7.69%) Frame Relay
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
General
1 2 (15.38%) French Language
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (15.38%) Network Management
1 2 (15.38%) SOA
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCIE
1 2 (15.38%) CCNP
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) ARCserve
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) BT
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft