The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 24 25
Rank change year-on-year -15 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 19 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.70% 6.37% 6.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.00% 6.62% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 10
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £610 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 £46.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +38.88%  

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 380 438 443
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.06% 96.26% 97.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 234 236
Median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -52.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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
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 28 March 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
Colchester +7 6 £425 +41.66%
Southend-on-Sea -22 1 £300 -64.70%
Basildon - 1 - -
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 24 (48.98%) SAP
2 17 (34.69%) Oracle
3 16 (32.65%) Windows
4 12 (24.49%) CRM
4 12 (24.49%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (22.45%) Degree
6 10 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (20.41%) Migration
7 9 (18.37%) ITIL
8 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
8 8 (16.33%) Finance
8 8 (16.33%) Service Management
9 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 6 (12.24%) SAP BW
10 6 (12.24%) Hadoop
10 6 (12.24%) Marketing
10 6 (12.24%) Use Case
10 6 (12.24%) System Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Data Migration
10 6 (12.24%) Analytics
10 6 (12.24%) Customer Analytics
10 6 (12.24%) Windows Server
10 6 (12.24%) Post-Production
11 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (10.20%) SAP BPC
11 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
11 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
11 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management

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 (8.16%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
1 4 (8.16%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.08%) NetWeaver
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) SAP BPC
2 4 (8.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (8.16%) SAP CO
2 4 (8.16%) SAP FI
2 4 (8.16%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (8.16%) SAP GRC
3 2 (4.08%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (4.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (4.08%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (2.04%) Epicor Vantage
4 1 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (2.04%) SAP ERP
4 1 (2.04%) SAP PS
4 1 (2.04%) SAP QM
4 1 (2.04%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (8.16%) Office 365
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle CX
1 4 (8.16%) PaaS
1 4 (8.16%) SaaS
1 4 (8.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) DHCP
1 4 (8.16%) DNS
2 2 (4.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.04%) HTTP
3 1 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) SSL
3 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) Hadoop
2 6 (12.24%) SAP BW
3 5 (10.20%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (10.20%) DB2
4 4 (8.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
5 3 (6.12%) Big Data
5 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (4.08%) SAP HANA
7 1 (2.04%) MaxDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.04%) JMeter
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Marketing
3 5 (10.20%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Electronics
4 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Publishing
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) SAP Basis
2 4 (8.16%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) COM
2 4 (8.16%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (2.04%) JDBC
3 1 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.04%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Clustering
1 4 (8.16%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.12%) Data Structures
2 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.04%) Fintech
3 1 (2.04%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.04%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.16%) Linux
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Vista
5 2 (4.08%) AIX
5 2 (4.08%) CentOS
5 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.08%) Unix
6 1 (2.04%) Fedora
6 1 (2.04%) Solaris
6 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) CRM
2 10 (20.41%) Migration
2 10 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (18.37%) ITIL
4 8 (16.33%) Service Management
5 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.24%) Analytics
6 6 (12.24%) Customer Analytics
6 6 (12.24%) Data Migration
6 6 (12.24%) Post-Production
6 6 (12.24%) System Testing
6 6 (12.24%) Use Case
7 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
7 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.16%) Case Management
8 4 (8.16%) Data Analysis
8 4 (8.16%) Data Management
8 4 (8.16%) Document Management
8 4 (8.16%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) ABAP
1 5 (10.20%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) Java
2 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.16%) PHP
3 2 (4.08%) C
4 1 (2.04%) C#
4 1 (2.04%) Perl
4 1 (2.04%) Python
4 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Degree
2 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) CISA
3 4 (8.16%) CISM
3 4 (8.16%) CISSP
3 4 (8.16%) MCITP
3 4 (8.16%) MCTS
3 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.08%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.04%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) WSUS
2 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) SAP
2 17 (34.69%) Oracle
3 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.16%) Infor
4 4 (8.16%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.08%) Ariba
6 2 (4.08%) VMware
7 1 (2.04%) BMC
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix
7 1 (2.04%) Epicor
7 1 (2.04%) F5
7 1 (2.04%) IBM
7 1 (2.04%) NetApp
7 1 (2.04%) Remedy
7 1 (2.04%) Siebel
7 1 (2.04%) Veeam
7 1 (2.04%) webMethods
7 1 (2.04%) WSO2
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