Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 18 40
Rank change year-on-year -58 +22 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 21 73 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.65% 8.30% 4.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 8.57% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 32 26
Essex median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £410 £230 £288
90th Percentile £580 £523 £456
East of England median daily rate £483 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +13.53% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Essex median hourly rate £132.50 £46.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +184.95% +19.23% -13.76%
10th Percentile £128.75 £46.00 £28.80
90th Percentile £136.25 £48.74 £52.40
East of England median hourly rate £77.50 £46.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +65.78% +10.00% +1.31%

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 768 852 1182
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.09% 96.93% 96.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 503 663
Essex median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £230 £220 £226
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 153 159
Essex median hourly rate £30.77 £32.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.86% +8.47% +40.48%
10th Percentile £11.98 £15.75 £15.48
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.83 £42.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.48% +4.68%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Brentwood -17 4 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £500 -
Basildon +1 3 £538 +34.38%
Colchester +11 1 - - 1
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) SAP
3 6 (28.57%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (19.05%) Kanban
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (14.29%) Cognos Planning
5 3 (14.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) Financial Modelling
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 3 (14.29%) MOLAP
5 3 (14.29%) IBM
5 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 3 (14.29%) OLAP
5 3 (14.29%) Cognos
5 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (14.29%) SAP FI
5 3 (14.29%) Project Management
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
5 3 (14.29%) Analytics
5 3 (14.29%) Cognos Query Studio
5 3 (14.29%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 3 (14.29%) Cognos Connection

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 (9.52%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Cognos Planning
1 3 (14.29%) SAP FI
2 2 (9.52%) SAP CO
2 2 (9.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (4.76%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (4.76%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
1 1 (4.76%) SSL
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Cognos Analysis Studio
1 3 (14.29%) Cognos Connection
1 3 (14.29%) Cognos Event Studio
1 3 (14.29%) Cognos Query Studio
1 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (14.29%) MOLAP
1 3 (14.29%) OLAP
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (4.76%) MorphX
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
3 1 (4.76%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Billing
2 1 (4.76%) German Language
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) SAP PI
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) XML Schema
2 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.76%) PKI
1 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (19.05%) Kanban
2 4 (19.05%) Scrum
3 3 (14.29%) Analytics
3 3 (14.29%) Financial Modelling
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) BDD
4 2 (9.52%) Coaching
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) SOA
4 2 (9.52%) User Stories
5 1 (4.76%) API Design
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) Microservices
5 1 (4.76%) SDET
5 1 (4.76%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) ABAP
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) X++
3 1 (4.76%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) SAP
2 3 (14.29%) Cognos
2 3 (14.29%) IBM
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Ariba
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) McAfee
4 1 (4.76%) WSO2