The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 33 32 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 30 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.40% 1.65% 5.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.54% 1.78% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 8
Average daily rate £450 £515 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.62% +40.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £463 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £515 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -9.37%
Consultant
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
459 225 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 97.87% 92.98% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 100 126
Average daily rate £338 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.97 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Tunbridge Wells - 7 £425 -
Stansted - 3 - -
Maidstone - 2 £444 - 1
Chatham - 1 - -
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.90%) Finance
3 12 (30.77%) .NET
4 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
4 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
5 8 (20.51%) C#
6 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
7 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
8 5 (12.82%) NHS
8 5 (12.82%) Service Management
8 5 (12.82%) PaaS
8 5 (12.82%) IaaS
9 4 (10.26%) DevOps
9 4 (10.26%) Public Cloud
9 4 (10.26%) VMware
9 4 (10.26%) Information Security
9 4 (10.26%) SQL
9 4 (10.26%) Data Security
10 3 (7.69%) Legal
10 3 (7.69%) Firewall
10 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (7.69%) Retail
10 3 (7.69%) Java
10 3 (7.69%) Perl
10 3 (7.69%) ITIL
10 3 (7.69%) Windows
10 3 (7.69%) LDAP
10 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (5.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.82%) IaaS
2 5 (12.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Firewall
1 3 (7.69%) LDAP
2 2 (5.13%) DHCP
2 2 (5.13%) DNS
2 2 (5.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.56%) SAN
3 1 (2.56%) WAN
3 1 (2.56%) Wireless
3 1 (2.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Legal
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.56%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.82%) NHS
3 4 (10.26%) Public Cloud
4 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.13%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
1 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.56%) CentOS
2 1 (2.56%) Debian
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) Service Management
2 4 (10.26%) Data Security
2 4 (10.26%) DevOps
2 4 (10.26%) Information Security
3 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 3 (7.69%) ITIL
3 3 (7.69%) Manual Testing
3 3 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (7.69%) Security Operations
3 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.13%) Black-Box Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.13%) Project Management
4 2 (5.13%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.13%) User Stories
5 1 (2.56%) Content Development
5 1 (2.56%) IT Audit
5 1 (2.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) C#
1 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (2.56%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) CISA
1 1 (2.56%) CISM
1 1 (2.56%) CISSP
1 1 (2.56%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (2.56%) MCSE
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.56%) Security+ Certification
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) COBIT
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) SpamAssassin
3 1 (2.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
1 2 (5.13%) SCOM
1 2 (5.13%) SCOrch
1 2 (5.13%) WSUS
2 1 (2.56%) Cacti
2 1 (2.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) VMware
3 2 (5.13%) BT
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.56%) Aruba
4 1 (2.56%) Forcepoint
4 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat