The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Ipswich 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 23 12 24
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 7 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 4.09% 6.85% 4.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.27% 7.14% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
164 70 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 95.91% 95.89% 96.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 48 111
Average daily rate £400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 33
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £11.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £30.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 August 2014, 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 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) Puppet
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) HTTP
4 1 (10.00%) Kerberos
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Sun

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) Kerberos
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) LDAP
1 1 (10.00%) X.509
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Ant
2 1 (10.00%) Fiddler
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) KVM
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) OpenView
2 1 (10.00%) Netcool
2 1 (10.00%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) IBM
1 1 (10.00%) Sun
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) EMC
1 1 (10.00%) ForgeRock
1 1 (10.00%) Vyatta