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 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 6 - 3
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 14.29% - 16.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.79% - 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £325
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
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
19 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 90.48% 100.00% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 9
Average daily rate £325 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £540 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £36.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -64.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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

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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 21 November 2014, 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 (75.00%) ERP
1 3 (75.00%) SAP
1 3 (75.00%) SAP FI
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Requirements Management
1 3 (75.00%) SAP ERP
1 3 (75.00%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (25.00%) SAP CO
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) SAP FI
1 3 (75.00%) SAP ERP
1 3 (75.00%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (50.00%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (25.00%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ERP
1 3 (75.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) VMware