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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 6 1 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 3.70% 24.00% 7.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.00% 26.09% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £300 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £24.75 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -
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
25 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sussex 92.59% 92.00% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 14
Average daily rate £350 £425 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +15.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) ITSM
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (16.67%) CMS
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis
3 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) SAP PI
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Portal
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Portal
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (16.67%) SAP BW
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis
2 1 (16.67%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 2 (33.33%) ITSM
1 2 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP