The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 14 33 17
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 22 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 9.13% 1.13% 6.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.48% 1.22% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 8
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£350 £200 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -48.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £200 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.14% -48.88%
Consultant
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk 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
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
232 164 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 96.27% 92.66% 96.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 98 143
Average daily rate £400 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £165
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 18 27 14
Average hourly rate £12.75 £13.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% +30.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £9.00 £9.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £25.72 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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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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
Ipswich +8 19 £351 +75.25%
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £60 -
Newmarket - - - - 1
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 8 (30.77%) Oracle
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
1 8 (30.77%) SCOM
2 7 (26.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (11.54%) Finance
4 3 (11.54%) Windows
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 2 (7.69%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) SAP PP
6 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.85%) Perl
6 1 (3.85%) SAP
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX
6 1 (3.85%) CRM
6 1 (3.85%) ERP
6 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
6 1 (3.85%) EMC
6 1 (3.85%) Operations Management
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.85%) vCloud
6 1 (3.85%) Functional Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP PP
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) CRM
3 1 (3.85%) ERP
3 1 (3.85%) Operations Management
3 1 (3.85%) Functional Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) VMware
2 2 (7.69%) NetApp
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) EMC