The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Sussex region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 9 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 5.00% 3.57% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.26% 3.57% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£370 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £423 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.59% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
38 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 95.00% 100.00% 75.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 12
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 £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £419 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Consultant
South East

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 31 July 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 31 July 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%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
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%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
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