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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 2 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 25.00% 4.00% 20.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.32% 4.17% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £436 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.33 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+28.92% -43.12%
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 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 95.00% 96.00% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 7
Average daily rate £413 £368 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% +13.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £36.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (60.00%) SAP
1 3 (60.00%) ERP
1 3 (60.00%) SAP FI
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) SAP ERP
1 3 (60.00%) Requirements Management
1 3 (60.00%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (40.00%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SAP CO
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) GAMP
3 1 (20.00%) GMP
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Trend Micro
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) QA

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) SAP FI
1 3 (60.00%) SAP ERP
1 3 (60.00%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (40.00%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (20.00%) SAP CO
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Requirements Management
1 3 (60.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) GAMP
1 1 (20.00%) GMP
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) Trend Micro