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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 29 25 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 11 7 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.12% 3.65% 9.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.28% 3.83% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £393 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +20.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £354 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- -26.47%
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
257 183 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 96.25% 95.31% 91.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 111 135
Average daily rate £338 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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
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 6 March 2015. 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
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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
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Tonbridge - - - - 1
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 14 (26.92%) SAP
2 12 (23.08%) ERP
3 9 (17.31%) Firewall
3 9 (17.31%) VMware
4 7 (13.46%) UNIX
4 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (13.46%) Network Security
4 7 (13.46%) PowerShell
4 7 (13.46%) Build Automation
4 7 (13.46%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (13.46%) DevOps
5 6 (11.54%) iSeries
5 6 (11.54%) Logistics
5 6 (11.54%) AS400
5 6 (11.54%) COBOL
5 6 (11.54%) Cisco
5 6 (11.54%) IBM
5 6 (11.54%) Epicor
5 6 (11.54%) SAP APO
6 4 (7.69%) Finance
6 4 (7.69%) Network Design
6 4 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (7.69%) PCI DSS
6 4 (7.69%) Oracle
6 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 4 (7.69%) Windows
7 3 (5.77%) ITIL
7 3 (5.77%) ETL
7 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 3 (5.77%) Lync
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Office
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (11.54%) SAP APO
2 2 (3.85%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.92%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) Firewall
2 7 (13.46%) Network Security
3 3 (5.77%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.85%) LAN
4 2 (3.85%) WAN
4 2 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.92%) MPLS
5 1 (1.92%) OSPF
5 1 (1.92%) BGP
5 1 (1.92%) NetScreen
5 1 (1.92%) Junos
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) OLAP
4 1 (1.92%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Advertising
3 2 (3.85%) Publishing
3 2 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) Middleware
1 1 (1.92%) MDX
1 1 (1.92%) WCF
1 1 (1.92%) WPF
1 1 (1.92%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) AS400
1 6 (11.54%) iSeries
2 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) UNIX
2 4 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) ERP
2 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (13.46%) Build Automation
2 7 (13.46%) DevOps
3 6 (11.54%) Logistics
4 4 (7.69%) Network Design
4 4 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (5.77%) ITIL
5 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.77%) ETL
6 2 (3.85%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.85%) Migration
6 2 (3.85%) Use Case
6 2 (3.85%) Network Management
7 1 (1.92%) Service Desk Management
7 1 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.92%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.92%) MVVM
7 1 (1.92%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.54%) COBOL
3 2 (3.85%) SQL
4 1 (1.92%) VB
4 1 (1.92%) VB6
4 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.92%) C
4 1 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.85%) CCNP
2 2 (3.85%) CCVP
2 2 (3.85%) CCDP
3 1 (1.92%) MCITP
3 1 (1.92%) CITP
3 1 (1.92%) CCDA
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Firmware
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.92%) XenApp
2 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) SAP
2 9 (17.31%) VMware
3 6 (11.54%) Cisco
3 6 (11.54%) IBM
3 6 (11.54%) Epicor
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle
5 3 (5.77%) Blue Coat
5 3 (5.77%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.77%) F5
6 2 (3.85%) McAfee
6 2 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.85%) Juniper
7 1 (1.92%) Nokia
7 1 (1.92%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.92%) Citrix
7 1 (1.92%) Software AG
7 1 (1.92%) webMethods
7 1 (1.92%) Symantec
7 1 (1.92%) FrontRange
Sevenoaks, Kent
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