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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 16 33 16
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 20 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 8.10% 3.76% 5.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.30% 3.92% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 3
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£450 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £423
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+68.10% +5.45%
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
241 255 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 97.57% 95.86% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 200 97
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £209 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -67.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £8.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £19.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 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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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 +11 12 £450 +50.00% 2
Bury St Edmunds - 2 - -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) CRM
2 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (19.35%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (16.13%) Scrum
5 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
5 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (12.90%) SOA
6 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
6 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
6 3 (9.68%) Windows
6 3 (9.68%) C#
6 3 (9.68%) Migration
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (9.68%) TDD
6 3 (9.68%) Project Planning
6 3 (9.68%) Degree
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (6.45%) French Language
7 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.45%) IP Telephony
7 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (6.45%) Network Management
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.45%) User Stories
7 2 (6.45%) IOS XR
7 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
7 2 (6.45%) Finance

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) MPLS
1 2 (6.45%) OSPF
1 2 (6.45%) BGP
1 2 (6.45%) EIGRP
1 2 (6.45%) IGRP
1 2 (6.45%) Wireless
1 2 (6.45%) IP Telephony
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (6.45%) LAN
1 2 (6.45%) IOS XR
2 1 (3.23%) NX-OS
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) ISDN
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.23%) WebEx
2 1 (3.23%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Data Mart
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) WCF
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) E-Learning
1 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) CRM
1 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (19.35%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (16.13%) Scrum
4 4 (12.90%) SOA
5 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
5 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) TDD
5 3 (9.68%) Project Planning
6 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (6.45%) Network Management
6 2 (6.45%) User Stories
6 2 (6.45%) ERP
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL
7 1 (3.23%) UML
7 1 (3.23%) ETL
7 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) C#
2 2 (6.45%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) CCIE
3 2 (6.45%) CCNP
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (3.23%) ARCserve
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.23%) BT
3 1 (3.23%) VMware