The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Sussex 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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 6 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 10.26% 5.41% 16.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.43% 5.71% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £416 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.75 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-11.04% +21.64%
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 Sussex 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
Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
35 35 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 89.74% 94.59% 92.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 11
Average daily rate £400 £310 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -31.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Sussex

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Sussex

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Sussex

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Sussex

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sussex

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sussex 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 3 (30.00%) SAP
1 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) HTML5
2 2 (20.00%) WebGL
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (20.00%) SAP ERP
2 2 (20.00%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Games
2 2 (20.00%) SAP FI
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) VMS
3 1 (10.00%) GAMP
3 1 (10.00%) GMP
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (10.00%) SAP SD
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) EDIFACT
3 1 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sussex 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP FI
1 2 (20.00%) SAP ERP
1 2 (20.00%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (10.00%) SAP SD
2 1 (10.00%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (10.00%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) HTML5
1 2 (20.00%) WebGL
2 1 (10.00%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) ERP
2 2 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Logistics
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) GAMP
1 1 (10.00%) GMP
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec
2 1 (10.00%) Trend Micro