The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 24 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3428 3387 3525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.71% 6.58% 6.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.06% 6.94% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1981 1731 1915
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 19
Median hourly rate £45.00 £17.22 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+161.32% -58.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £11.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £95.50 £66.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -9.37%
Consultant
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48564 48799 47642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.03% 94.77% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 32040 30125 29587
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1382 1958 1985
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -4 1458 £473 +1.80% 345
South East +2 656 £445 +4.70% 151
North West -1 284 £430 -4.44% 67
West Midlands -8 212 £439 +3.23% 43
East of England +7 189 £425 -5.55% 43
South West +3 181 £413 -8.33% 37
Yorkshire +5 143 £450 +5.88% 33
East Midlands +12 107 £450 +5.88% 26
North East -14 69 £443 +4.11% 11
Midlands -3 22 £500 +8.69% 2
South Coast - 2 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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 England region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 1312 (20.48%) SAP
2 1244 (19.42%) Finance
3 814 (12.70%) Microsoft
4 787 (12.28%) Oracle
5 696 (10.86%) Migration
6 694 (10.83%) Security Cleared
7 637 (9.94%) SQL
8 529 (8.26%) Windows
9 520 (8.12%) SC Cleared
10 473 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
11 413 (6.45%) CRM
12 401 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 399 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
14 370 (5.77%) Banking
15 359 (5.60%) Java
16 350 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
17 328 (5.12%) SQL Server
18 324 (5.06%) Linux
19 308 (4.81%) Unix
20 301 (4.70%) Project Management
21 299 (4.67%) MS Excel
22 297 (4.64%) Active Directory
23 293 (4.57%) Information Security
24 277 (4.32%) ITIL
25 250 (3.90%) Data Migration
26 240 (3.75%) ERP
27 239 (3.73%) Retail
28 237 (3.70%) Firewall
29 236 (3.68%) SharePoint
30 235 (3.67%) CISSP

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 236 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 122 (1.90%) MS Exchange
3 100 (1.56%) IIS
4 93 (1.45%) Skype for Business
5 85 (1.33%) WebSphere
6 75 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 72 (1.12%) Apache
8 68 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 61 (0.95%) WebLogic
10 49 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
11 48 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
11 48 (0.75%) Confluence
12 46 (0.72%) SAS
13 44 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
14 41 (0.64%) JBoss
14 41 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
15 40 (0.62%) CMS
16 36 (0.56%) Tomcat
17 33 (0.52%) NetWeaver
18 32 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 299 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 94 (1.47%) MS Office
3 63 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 52 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 33 (0.52%) MS Project
6 16 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.20%) HipChat
8 11 (0.17%) SPSS
9 10 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 10 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.094%) ArcView
10 6 (0.094%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.047%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.047%) CATIA
11 3 (0.047%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.031%) PaintShop Pro
13 1 (0.016%) ImageReady
13 1 (0.016%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 225 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 199 (3.11%) Oracle EBS
3 184 (2.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 138 (2.15%) SAP FI
5 101 (1.58%) SAP CO
6 98 (1.53%) SAP FI/CO
7 93 (1.45%) SAP MM
8 88 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
9 75 (1.17%) SAP SD
10 69 (1.08%) SAP HR
11 64 (1.00%) Oracle Payables
12 61 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
13 59 (0.92%) SAP SRM
14 58 (0.91%) SAP IS-U
15 54 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
16 51 (0.80%) SAP ERP
17 49 (0.76%) SAP PM
18 45 (0.70%) OpenText VIM for SAP
19 44 (0.69%) SAP PP
20 43 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 222 (3.46%) Office 365
2 202 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 117 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
5 61 (0.95%) IaaS
6 57 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 53 (0.83%) PaaS
8 35 (0.55%) GitHub
9 31 (0.48%) SaaS
10 24 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
12 18 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (0.28%) Taleo
13 14 (0.22%) Google Analytics
13 14 (0.22%) Yammer
14 12 (0.19%) Force.com
15 10 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.12%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.12%) Boomi
17 4 (0.062%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 237 (3.70%) Firewall
2 94 (1.47%) DNS
3 89 (1.39%) Network Security
4 84 (1.31%) Internet
5 81 (1.26%) SAN
6 73 (1.14%) LAN
7 72 (1.12%) WAN
8 65 (1.01%) VPN
9 56 (0.87%) HTTP
10 51 (0.80%) TCP/IP
11 48 (0.75%) SSL
12 46 (0.72%) Skype
13 44 (0.69%) LDAP
14 43 (0.67%) Wireless
15 38 (0.59%) DHCP
16 33 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
17 31 (0.48%) NetScaler
18 29 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
19 28 (0.44%) VoIP
20 27 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (5.12%) SQL Server
2 137 (2.14%) SAP BW
3 130 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
4 120 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
5 103 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 94 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 93 (1.45%) Oracle Database
8 85 (1.33%) Big Data
9 83 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
10 79 (1.23%) SAP HANA
11 62 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
12 60 (0.94%) Hadoop
13 54 (0.84%) SAP Data Services
14 48 (0.75%) MySQL
14 48 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 47 (0.73%) Relational Database
15 47 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
16 45 (0.70%) QlikView
17 42 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
18 36 (0.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 109 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 93 (1.45%) Git (software)
2 93 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 73 (1.14%) JIRA
4 38 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
5 36 (0.56%) Selenium
5 36 (0.56%) Visual Studio
6 34 (0.53%) LSMW
7 28 (0.44%) SpecFlow
8 25 (0.39%) Cucumber
9 23 (0.36%) TeamCity
10 21 (0.33%) Artifactory
10 21 (0.33%) Maven
10 21 (0.33%) Subversion
11 20 (0.31%) Axure RP
11 20 (0.31%) GitLab
12 17 (0.27%) HP UFT
12 17 (0.27%) Vagrant
13 15 (0.23%) Eclipse
14 13 (0.20%) LoadRunner
General
1 1244 (19.42%) Finance
2 370 (5.77%) Banking
3 239 (3.73%) Retail
4 192 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 172 (2.68%) Marketing
6 153 (2.39%) Manufacturing
7 134 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 103 (1.61%) Billing
9 78 (1.22%) Advertising
10 75 (1.17%) Legal
11 74 (1.15%) Investment Banking
12 55 (0.86%) General Ledger
13 42 (0.66%) Law
14 30 (0.47%) Financial Institution
15 26 (0.41%) Back Office
16 25 (0.39%) Retail Banking
17 23 (0.36%) Automotive
18 17 (0.27%) Electronics
19 15 (0.23%) French Language
19 15 (0.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (3.59%) .NET
2 176 (2.75%) Web Services
3 147 (2.29%) XML
4 140 (2.19%) Middleware
5 135 (2.11%) HTML
6 108 (1.69%) CSS
7 84 (1.31%) SOAP
8 60 (0.94%) REST
9 54 (0.84%) jQuery
10 53 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
11 48 (0.75%) J2EE
12 44 (0.69%) SAP Basis
13 41 (0.64%) RESTful
14 37 (0.58%) AngularJS
15 34 (0.53%) ASP.NET
16 33 (0.52%) Ajax
17 32 (0.50%) COM
18 31 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
19 29 (0.45%) Visualforce
20 27 (0.42%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 350 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
2 187 (2.92%) Data Centre
3 162 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 131 (2.04%) User Experience
5 94 (1.47%) PKI
6 70 (1.09%) Visualisation
7 60 (0.94%) FMCG
8 56 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 53 (0.83%) Computer Science
10 49 (0.76%) Data Integration
11 46 (0.72%) Clustering
12 41 (0.64%) DataPower
13 40 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
14 37 (0.58%) Cryptography
15 36 (0.56%) CMDB
16 35 (0.55%) Derivative
17 34 (0.53%) CESG
18 29 (0.45%) Mainframe
18 29 (0.45%) Public Cloud
18 29 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 529 (8.26%) Windows
2 324 (5.06%) Linux
3 308 (4.81%) Unix
4 175 (2.73%) Windows Server
5 117 (1.83%) AIX
6 105 (1.64%) Solaris
6 105 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 95 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 72 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 41 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 40 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 35 (0.55%) Windows 10
13 29 (0.45%) Apple iOS
14 28 (0.44%) zOS
15 26 (0.41%) CentOS
16 24 (0.37%) Android
17 23 (0.36%) Ubuntu
18 14 (0.22%) CoreOS
18 14 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 696 (10.86%) Migration
2 473 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
3 413 (6.45%) CRM
4 401 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 399 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
6 301 (4.70%) Project Management
7 293 (4.57%) Information Security
8 277 (4.32%) ITIL
9 250 (3.90%) Data Migration
10 240 (3.75%) ERP
11 218 (3.40%) Analytics
12 207 (3.23%) DevOps
13 197 (3.07%) Change Management
14 196 (3.06%) Business Analysis
15 190 (2.97%) Service Management
16 188 (2.93%) Workflow
17 168 (2.62%) Risk Management
18 167 (2.61%) ETL
19 156 (2.43%) Data Modelling
20 135 (2.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 637 (9.94%) SQL
2 359 (5.60%) Java
3 200 (3.12%) C#
4 180 (2.81%) JavaScript
5 154 (2.40%) PowerShell
6 136 (2.12%) ABAP
7 105 (1.64%) PL/SQL
8 103 (1.61%) C
9 102 (1.59%) Python
10 82 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 67 (1.05%) Perl
12 64 (1.00%) Ruby
13 51 (0.80%) T-SQL
14 47 (0.73%) Bash Shell
15 37 (0.58%) PHP
16 35 (0.55%) VBScript
17 33 (0.52%) Korn
18 32 (0.50%) Apex Code
19 28 (0.44%) VBA
20 24 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 694 (10.83%) Security Cleared
2 520 (8.12%) SC Cleared
3 235 (3.67%) CISSP
4 182 (2.84%) DV Cleared
5 179 (2.79%) Degree
6 121 (1.89%) CISM
7 75 (1.17%) CLAS
8 72 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
9 71 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 69 (1.08%) CISA
11 51 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
12 50 (0.78%) SAP Certification
13 49 (0.76%) CCNP
14 42 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
15 33 (0.52%) MCSE
16 30 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
17 28 (0.44%) BC Cleared
18 27 (0.42%) CCNA
19 26 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 25 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 115 (1.79%) QA
3 112 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 61 (0.95%) Data Quality
5 50 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 45 (0.70%) RMADS
6 45 (0.70%) SLA
7 35 (0.55%) COBIT
8 28 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 21 (0.33%) ISO 9001
10 14 (0.22%) JSP 440
11 13 (0.20%) MiFID
12 12 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
13 11 (0.17%) GMP
14 7 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 7 (0.11%) GxP
14 7 (0.11%) SEPA
14 7 (0.11%) WCAG
15 6 (0.094%) ISO27005
16 5 (0.078%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 297 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 123 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (1.00%) Hyper-V
4 56 (0.87%) Docker
5 50 (0.78%) XenApp
6 47 (0.73%) XenDesktop
7 37 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 37 (0.58%) vSphere
8 25 (0.39%) XenServer
9 16 (0.25%) UAG
9 16 (0.25%) VMware ESX
10 15 (0.23%) ACF2
11 14 (0.22%) Ceph
11 14 (0.22%) GlusterFS
12 11 (0.17%) HDFS
13 10 (0.16%) vCloud
13 10 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 9 (0.14%) NFS
14 9 (0.14%) RACF
15 8 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 128 (2.00%) Puppet
2 99 (1.55%) SCCM
3 78 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (0.97%) Ansible
5 44 (0.69%) SCOM
6 39 (0.61%) Nagios
7 35 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
8 28 (0.44%) WSUS
9 24 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 23 (0.36%) logstash
11 22 (0.34%) zSecure
12 20 (0.31%) Kubernetes
13 19 (0.30%) Graphite
13 19 (0.30%) HAProxy
14 16 (0.25%) Control-M
14 16 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 15 (0.23%) NetBackup
16 14 (0.22%) Tivoli
17 12 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
17 12 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 1312 (20.48%) SAP
2 814 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 787 (12.28%) Oracle
4 230 (3.59%) VMware
5 173 (2.70%) IBM
6 170 (2.65%) Cisco
7 115 (1.79%) HP
7 115 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 106 (1.65%) Citrix
9 98 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
10 83 (1.30%) Informatica
11 76 (1.19%) Adobe
12 71 (1.11%) ServiceNow
13 66 (1.03%) Veritas
14 64 (1.00%) PeopleSoft
15 54 (0.84%) Tableau
16 49 (0.76%) CheckPoint
17 48 (0.75%) Symantec
18 46 (0.72%) F5
18 46 (0.72%) Splunk
Leicestershire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis IT
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Searchability
Rate: EXCELLENT rATE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Searchability
Rate: EXCELLENT RATE
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Network ITR
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Competive
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £401 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Modis International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Modis International
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Please discuss rate ** excellent **
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: Competitive Day rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £420 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East Anglia
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £55 - £60 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aim Hire Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago