The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridge region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 27 29 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 17 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.89% 3.68% 8.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.04% 3.90% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 10
Median daily rate £363 £413 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £375 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £468 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.10 £46.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-25.88% +85.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
337 308 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.84% 94.48% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 184 195
Median daily rate £350 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £288 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 23 19
Median hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cambridge region that featured Consultant in the job title.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Cambridge region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Cambridge region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) SAP
3 5 (21.74%) Windows
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
3 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
3 5 (21.74%) MCITP
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (21.74%) Office 365
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (17.39%) Skype for Business
4 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (17.39%) MCSE
4 4 (17.39%) ERP
4 4 (17.39%) Mimecast
4 4 (17.39%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 3 (13.04%) C#
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle
5 3 (13.04%) SAP BW
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Information Management
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
6 2 (8.70%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) Change Control

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) Skype for Business
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP MM
1 2 (8.70%) SAP SD
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) SAP ERP
2 1 (4.35%) SAP MDM
2 1 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Office 365
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (17.39%) Mimecast
3 1 (4.35%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SAP BW
2 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.35%) Power BI
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) CSS
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) PMI
2 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
1 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ERP
1 4 (17.39%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) Change Control
3 2 (8.70%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) Information Management
3 2 (8.70%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Data Flow Diagram
4 1 (4.35%) Data Governance
4 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (4.35%) Scrum
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) C#
1 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) ABAP
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) MCITP
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (17.39%) MCSE
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) HNC
4 1 (4.35%) HND
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.35%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) SAP
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) JD Edwards