The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 20 16
Rank change year-on-year -36 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 15 37 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.51% 7.71% 7.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.71% 7.89% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 21
Median daily rate £500 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £89.25 £47.95 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.13% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £50.75
% change year-on-year +6.10% -1.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 404 469 625
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.61% 97.71% 97.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 225 378
Median daily rate £475 £344 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.18% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 109 44
Median hourly rate £32.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.93% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex that featured Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Essex

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Essex

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Essex over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Essex

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Essex

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Essex over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +1 1 - - 1
Chelmsford -5 1 £225 -
Southend-on-Sea -33 1 £500 +185.71%
Basildon - 1 £600 -
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) CRM
2 9 (23.68%) Oracle
2 9 (23.68%) Degree
3 8 (21.05%) SAP
3 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 7 (18.42%) Migration
5 6 (15.79%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (15.79%) ITIL
5 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (15.79%) Use Case
5 6 (15.79%) Hadoop
5 6 (15.79%) Office 365
5 6 (15.79%) Analytics
5 6 (15.79%) Customer Analytics
6 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (13.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (13.16%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
6 5 (13.16%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (13.16%) Service Management
7 4 (10.53%) Clustering
7 4 (10.53%) Data Analysis
7 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
7 4 (10.53%) MCITP
7 4 (10.53%) MCTS
7 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.53%) Mainframe

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 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.63%) JBoss
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (13.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (13.16%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (7.89%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (5.26%) SAP CO
4 2 (5.26%) SAP FI
4 2 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (2.63%) Epicor Vantage
5 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (2.63%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Office 365
2 5 (13.16%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (7.89%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) DHCP
1 4 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (5.26%) Firewall
2 2 (5.26%) HTTP
2 2 (5.26%) Internet
2 2 (5.26%) SSL
2 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) Hadoop
2 4 (10.53%) DB2
3 3 (7.89%) Big Data
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.63%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) JMeter
2 1 (2.63%) MorphX
2 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Local Government
3 2 (5.26%) Back Office
3 2 (5.26%) Electronics
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (5.26%) Publishing
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) COM
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (2.63%) CSS
2 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) J2EE
2 1 (2.63%) JDBC
2 1 (2.63%) Middleware
2 1 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Clustering
1 4 (10.53%) Mainframe
2 3 (7.89%) Data Structures
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.63%) IVR
3 1 (2.63%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.53%) Linux
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Vista
4 2 (5.26%) CentOS
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.63%) AIX
5 1 (2.63%) Fedora
5 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.63%) Unix
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) CRM
2 7 (18.42%) Migration
3 6 (15.79%) Analytics
3 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (15.79%) Customer Analytics
3 6 (15.79%) ITIL
3 6 (15.79%) Use Case
4 5 (13.16%) Service Management
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) Campaign Management
5 4 (10.53%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (10.53%) Data Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) Data Analytics
5 4 (10.53%) DevOps
6 3 (7.89%) ERP
6 3 (7.89%) Mathematics
6 3 (7.89%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (2.63%) ABAP
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.63%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Degree
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.53%) MCITP
3 4 (10.53%) MCTS
4 3 (7.89%) CISA
4 3 (7.89%) CISM
4 3 (7.89%) CISSP
4 3 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (5.26%) CCA
6 1 (2.63%) MCPD
6 1 (2.63%) MCSD
6 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.63%) Docker
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) WSUS
2 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
3 1 (2.63%) Kibana
3 1 (2.63%) logstash
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) SAP
3 2 (5.26%) Infor
3 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.26%) VMware
3 2 (5.26%) WSO2
4 1 (2.63%) Adobe
4 1 (2.63%) Avaya
4 1 (2.63%) BMC
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) Epicor
4 1 (2.63%) F5
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) NetApp
4 1 (2.63%) Remedy
4 1 (2.63%) Veeam
4 1 (2.63%) Verint
4 1 (2.63%) webMethods