The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Suffolk region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 33 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.16% 4.08% 5.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 4.17% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 12
Average daily rate £388 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -28.42%
Job Titles Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
248 192 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 96.12% 97.96% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 127 134
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 32
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -59.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.75 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Consultant
East of England

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
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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -15 3 £388 +34.78% 2
Newmarket - - - -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) KVM
2 1 (33.33%) ForgeRock
2 1 (33.33%) Vyatta
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Ant
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) X.509
2 1 (33.33%) JAAS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Law
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (33.33%) IronPython
2 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Fiddler
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) X.509
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
1 1 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) Kerberos
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Ant
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (33.33%) Law
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) IronPython
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Python
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) KVM
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) OpenSSO
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) ForgeRock
1 1 (33.33%) Vyatta
1 1 (33.33%) Sun