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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 19 34 12
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 14 2 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 6.28% 1.01% 9.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.45% 1.09% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 13
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£300 £200 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £200 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -50.84%
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
217 184 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 97.31% 92.46% 98.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 110 167
Average daily rate £410 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 19
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -17.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.48 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £25.54 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +7 13 £300 +50.00% 2
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £60 -
Consultant
East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
4 6 (26.09%) .NET
5 5 (21.74%) CRM
5 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
5 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
6 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.04%) Finance
8 2 (8.70%) VMware
8 2 (8.70%) NetApp
8 2 (8.70%) Windows
8 2 (8.70%) C#
8 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
8 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
8 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation

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Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) SAP PP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 5 (21.74%) CRM
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
4 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.35%) ERP
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) NetApp
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.35%) EMC
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