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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 16 25 10
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 12 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 8.00% 3.53% 7.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.16% 3.68% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £423
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.31% +5.45%
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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
147 163 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 98.00% 95.88% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 133 46
Average daily rate £401 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.31% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -34.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (20.00%) CRM
3 4 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
5 2 (10.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) French Language
5 2 (10.00%) IOS XR
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (10.00%) Network Management
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) User Stories
5 2 (10.00%) CCIE
5 2 (10.00%) CCNP
5 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.00%) MPLS
5 2 (10.00%) OSPF
5 2 (10.00%) BGP
5 2 (10.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (10.00%) IGRP
5 2 (10.00%) Windows
5 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (10.00%) ERP
5 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) MPLS
1 2 (10.00%) OSPF
1 2 (10.00%) BGP
1 2 (10.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (10.00%) IGRP
1 2 (10.00%) Wireless
1 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) IOS XR
2 1 (5.00%) NX-OS
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) ISDN
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (5.00%) WebEx
2 1 (5.00%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) Data Mart
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (5.00%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) E-Learning
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) CRM
2 4 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (15.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) ERP
4 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (10.00%) SOA
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (10.00%) Network Management
4 2 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (5.00%) ETL Development
5 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) eTOM
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) ETL
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) CCIE
2 2 (10.00%) CCNP
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (5.00%) ARCserve
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) BT