The table below looks at the statistics for the Messaging Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Messaging Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Messaging Consultant
Rank 598 556 591
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Messaging Consultant 16 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.042% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.045% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 2
Average daily rate
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£469 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £453 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £295 £400
% change year-on-year
+33.89% -26.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Messaging Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Messaging Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Messaging Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Messaging Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Messaging Consultant within the UK.

Messaging Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Messaging Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Messaging Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Messaging Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Messaging Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Messaging Consultant within the UK.

Messaging Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Messaging Consultant
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Messaging Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -25 16 £469 +33.92% 2
London +7 4 £500 +36.98% 1
City of London +19 2 £538 +53.57%
Birmingham -4 2 £375 +10.29%
West Midlands -14 2 £375 +10.29%
South West -25 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -

Messaging Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Messaging 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 Messaging Consultant in their job title.

1 13 (43.33%) Migration
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 11 (36.67%) Finance
4 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (23.33%) Office 365
6 7 (23.33%) Blackberry
6 7 (23.33%) IBM
7 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (20.00%) Lync
8 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) Lotus
8 5 (16.67%) IBM Notes
8 5 (16.67%) XML
9 4 (13.33%) Oracle
9 4 (13.33%) WebLogic
9 4 (13.33%) SMTP
9 4 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
9 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
9 4 (13.33%) Financial Institution
9 4 (13.33%) Middleware
9 4 (13.33%) Clearswift
9 4 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (13.33%) Hedge funds
9 4 (13.33%) Proofpoint
9 4 (13.33%) WebCenter
9 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning

Messaging Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Messaging 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 Messaging Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (20.00%) Lync
4 5 (16.67%) IBM Notes
5 4 (13.33%) WebLogic
5 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
6 3 (10.00%) IIS
6 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) SMTP
2 3 (10.00%) FTP
2 3 (10.00%) HTTP
2 3 (10.00%) Internet
2 3 (10.00%) X.400
2 3 (10.00%) X.500
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (3.33%) IMAP
4 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Financial Institution
3 3 (10.00%) Military
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) XML
2 4 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (13.33%) Middleware
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (13.33%) WebCenter
3 2 (6.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Blackberry
2 4 (13.33%) Hedge funds
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Migration
2 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
2 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Change Management
4 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) VBScript
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) MCSE
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) IBM
3 5 (16.67%) Lotus
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle
4 4 (13.33%) Clearswift
4 4 (13.33%) Proofpoint
5 3 (10.00%) BT
5 3 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (6.67%) Reuters
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco
6 2 (6.67%) VMware
7 1 (3.33%) F5
7 1 (3.33%) HP
7 1 (3.33%) Intel
7 1 (3.33%) Symantec
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