Period
to 27 January 2021

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Consultant
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 51 70
Rank change year-on-year +18 +19 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 16 10 32
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Essex 4.62% 1.87% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.19% 2.12% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 24
Median daily rate £475 £450 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -6.49% -3.75%
10th Percentile £325 £410 £316
90th Percentile £570 £450 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £64.00 £59.50 £50.50
% change year-on-year +7.56% +17.82% +112.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 308 471 899
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.02% 88.04% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 321 544
Median daily rate £438 £405 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.02% -16.92% +2.63%
10th Percentile £204 £181 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £600
East of England median daily rate £400 £413 £425
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 46
Median hourly rate £29.75 £15.38 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.43% -6.79% -50.50%
10th Percentile £11.96 £9.50 £9.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £22.11 £41.04
Median hourly rate £19.59 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +18.71% - -12.00%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Essex

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Consultant in Essex.

Daily rate trend for Consultant in Essex

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Consultant in Essex over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Consultant in Essex

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Consultant in Essex.

Hourly rate trend for Consultant in Essex

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Essex region over the 6 months to 27 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon +5 4 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £535 -
Harlow +1 1 - -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 6 (37.50%) Windows
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (31.25%) Application Packaging
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) SAP
2 5 (31.25%) Azure
2 5 (31.25%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (31.25%) Re-Platforming
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
2 5 (31.25%) Public Sector
3 4 (25.00%) IaaS
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 4 (25.00%) PaaS
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
4 3 (18.75%) User Stories
4 3 (18.75%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Route 53
5 2 (12.50%) Terraform
5 2 (12.50%) Ansible
5 2 (12.50%) AWS
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) Workflow

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Solr
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (6.25%) SAP FI
1 1 (6.25%) SAP MM
1 1 (6.25%) SAP PM
1 1 (6.25%) SAP PP
1 1 (6.25%) SAP QM
1 1 (6.25%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (6.25%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Azure
2 4 (25.00%) IaaS
2 4 (25.00%) PaaS
3 2 (12.50%) AWS
3 2 (12.50%) Route 53
4 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Bluetooth
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (6.25%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
2 1 (6.25%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) JUnit
1 1 (6.25%) Maven
1 1 (6.25%) Mockito
General
1 5 (31.25%) Public Sector
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) French Language
2 1 (6.25%) German Language
2 1 (6.25%) Italian Language
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.25%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) GWT
1 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
1 1 (6.25%) JPA
1 1 (6.25%) REST
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) Spring
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) FMCG
2 1 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Video Editing
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Application Packaging
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
1 5 (31.25%) Re-Platforming
2 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 3 (18.75%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (18.75%) User Stories
4 2 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) B2B
5 1 (6.25%) B2C
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Jython
2 2 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Java 8
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) Ansible
2 2 (12.50%) Terraform
3 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Ariba
3 1 (6.25%) Concur
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) hybris
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec