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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 9 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 2.86% 3.57% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 3.85% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£370 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -19.23%
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
33 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 94.29% 92.86% 80.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 13
Average daily rate £370 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £431 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (50.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) VBScript
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) VMware