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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 13 21 16
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 12 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 8.51% 1.09% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.82% 1.16% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -6.66%
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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
136 86 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 96.45% 93.48% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 57 62
Average daily rate £425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £235 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 9
Average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.58% +85.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.50 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 16 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 7 (31.82%) Oracle
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
1 7 (31.82%) SCOM
2 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
3 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) Windows
4 2 (9.09%) NetApp
5 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.55%) EMC
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) UNIX
5 1 (4.55%) Business Transformation

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
2 2 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (4.55%) EMC