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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 24 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2986 3405 3766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.53% 6.72% 7.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.90% 7.08% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1700 1843 2051
Median daily rate £465 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 20
Median hourly rate £21.00 £42.26 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.30% +53.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £5.00 £18.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.00 £100.00 £59.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +54.12%
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
43259 48103 48967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.59% 94.94% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28485 31125 31438
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1507 1882 2044
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -1 1399 £475 +2.70% 260
South East -11 455 £450 - 95
North West -11 224 £450 +5.88% 41
East of England +14 164 £400 -5.88% 41
West Midlands -4 155 £450 - 30
South West +4 143 £450 - 24
Yorkshire +22 139 £475 +2.70% 29
East Midlands +9 129 £451 +5.38% 8
North East -51 43 £400 -15.78% 19
Midlands +2 21 £508 +12.77% 3
South Coast - 2 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 1324 (21.00%) SAP
2 1278 (20.27%) Finance
3 877 (13.91%) Oracle
4 810 (12.85%) Microsoft
5 766 (12.15%) Migration
6 695 (11.02%) SQL
7 661 (10.48%) Security Cleared
8 565 (8.96%) Windows
9 509 (8.07%) Linux
10 506 (8.03%) SC Cleared
11 487 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
12 432 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
13 422 (6.69%) Java
14 373 (5.92%) DevOps
15 343 (5.44%) CRM
16 333 (5.28%) Active Directory
17 331 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
18 328 (5.20%) SQL Server
19 311 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
19 311 (4.93%) Information Security
19 311 (4.93%) Banking
20 301 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
21 295 (4.68%) ERP
22 289 (4.58%) Unix
23 288 (4.57%) Project Management
23 288 (4.57%) Retail
24 279 (4.43%) Firewall
25 271 (4.30%) MS Excel
26 270 (4.28%) Data Migration
27 261 (4.14%) SharePoint

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
1 261 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 108 (1.71%) Skype for Business
3 105 (1.67%) WebLogic
4 91 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 90 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 89 (1.41%) WebSphere
7 78 (1.24%) Apache
8 75 (1.19%) Confluence
8 75 (1.19%) Tomcat
9 61 (0.97%) IIS
10 53 (0.84%) CMS
11 52 (0.82%) JBoss
12 51 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
13 50 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
13 50 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
14 49 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
15 46 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
16 41 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 41 (0.65%) SAS
17 37 (0.59%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 271 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 86 (1.36%) MS Office
3 58 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 26 (0.41%) MS Project
6 22 (0.35%) HipChat
7 13 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.13%) Windchill
10 5 (0.079%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.048%) SPSS
12 2 (0.032%) Gliffy
12 2 (0.032%) Mathematica
13 1 (0.016%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.016%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.016%) GNU Octave
13 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 197 (3.12%) Oracle EBS R12
2 169 (2.68%) SAP FI
3 159 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
4 156 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 140 (2.22%) SAP CO
6 132 (2.09%) SAP FI/CO
7 100 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
8 99 (1.57%) SAP MM
9 88 (1.40%) SAP SD
10 72 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
10 72 (1.14%) SAP HR
11 66 (1.05%) Unit4 Business World
12 62 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
13 60 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
14 58 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
15 54 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
16 53 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
16 53 (0.84%) SAP PP
17 51 (0.81%) SAP Retail
18 48 (0.76%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 311 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 260 (4.12%) Office 365
3 246 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (1.17%) IaaS
5 61 (0.97%) PaaS
6 56 (0.89%) SaaS
7 54 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
8 50 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
9 35 (0.56%) GitHub
10 27 (0.43%) Yammer
11 25 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (0.32%) Boomi
13 18 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
14 17 (0.27%) Amazon S3
14 17 (0.27%) Google Analytics
15 16 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
15 16 (0.25%) Taleo
16 15 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
17 13 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 12 (0.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 279 (4.43%) Firewall
2 116 (1.84%) DNS
3 114 (1.81%) Network Security
4 106 (1.68%) VPN
5 85 (1.35%) WAN
6 84 (1.33%) LAN
7 80 (1.27%) Skype
8 79 (1.25%) LDAP
9 68 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
10 60 (0.95%) DHCP
10 60 (0.95%) SAN
11 59 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 56 (0.89%) TCP/IP
13 52 (0.82%) HTTP
14 48 (0.76%) SSL
15 40 (0.63%) Wireless
16 32 (0.51%) Internet
17 31 (0.49%) BGP
18 29 (0.46%) SSH
19 28 (0.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 156 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
3 142 (2.25%) SAP BW
4 137 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 135 (2.14%) Big Data
6 127 (2.01%) Hadoop
7 105 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
8 103 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 102 (1.62%) SAP HANA
10 94 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 90 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
12 81 (1.28%) Relational Database
13 77 (1.22%) DB2
14 73 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
15 69 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
16 63 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
17 62 (0.98%) SAP Data Services
18 55 (0.87%) MySQL
18 55 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 48 (0.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 192 (3.05%) Jenkins
2 128 (2.03%) Git (software)
3 107 (1.70%) JIRA
4 63 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 57 (0.90%) Maven
6 50 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 45 (0.71%) LSMW
8 41 (0.65%) Visual Studio
9 36 (0.57%) Selenium
10 33 (0.52%) Ant
11 28 (0.44%) Subversion
12 27 (0.43%) JUnit
13 25 (0.40%) Liquibase
13 25 (0.40%) SonarQube
14 24 (0.38%) JIRA Agile
15 23 (0.36%) Eclipse
15 23 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
16 21 (0.33%) Log4j
17 20 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 20 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1278 (20.27%) Finance
2 311 (4.93%) Banking
3 288 (4.57%) Retail
4 206 (3.27%) Manufacturing
5 168 (2.66%) Marketing
6 146 (2.32%) Telecoms
7 112 (1.78%) Advertising
8 86 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 68 (1.08%) Billing
10 65 (1.03%) Legal
11 54 (0.86%) General Ledger
12 49 (0.78%) Law
13 43 (0.68%) Back Office
14 42 (0.67%) Financial Institution
15 40 (0.63%) Investment Banking
16 39 (0.62%) Electronics
17 34 (0.54%) Publishing
18 24 (0.38%) Aerospace
19 23 (0.36%) Front Office
20 22 (0.35%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (3.98%) .NET
2 224 (3.55%) Web Services
3 200 (3.17%) XML
4 194 (3.08%) HTML
5 154 (2.44%) Middleware
6 140 (2.22%) CSS
7 79 (1.25%) SOAP
8 74 (1.17%) REST
9 70 (1.11%) Oracle Fusion
10 59 (0.94%) J2EE
11 49 (0.78%) JMS
12 48 (0.76%) JSP
13 46 (0.73%) ASP.NET
13 46 (0.73%) JSON
14 44 (0.70%) Spring
15 41 (0.65%) ELK Stack
16 37 (0.59%) Java EE
17 34 (0.54%) RESTful
18 33 (0.52%) EDI
18 33 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 301 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
2 218 (3.46%) Data Centre
3 103 (1.63%) Management Information System
4 67 (1.06%) Computer Science
5 58 (0.92%) Visualisation
6 57 (0.90%) Clustering
6 57 (0.90%) FMCG
7 55 (0.87%) User Experience
8 53 (0.84%) PKI
8 53 (0.84%) Public Cloud
9 51 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 46 (0.73%) Data Structures
11 39 (0.62%) Mobile App
12 38 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 36 (0.57%) Data Integration
14 35 (0.56%) Mainframe
15 33 (0.52%) CMDB
16 31 (0.49%) iPad
17 29 (0.46%) Security Operations Centre
18 28 (0.44%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 565 (8.96%) Windows
2 509 (8.07%) Linux
3 289 (4.58%) Unix
4 201 (3.19%) Windows Server
5 134 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 118 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 104 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 85 (1.35%) CentOS
9 61 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 54 (0.86%) AIX
11 53 (0.84%) Windows 10
12 45 (0.71%) Solaris
13 35 (0.56%) Android
14 31 (0.49%) Apple iOS
15 30 (0.48%) Windows 7
16 26 (0.41%) VMS
17 18 (0.29%) HPUX
18 14 (0.22%) Ubuntu
19 11 (0.17%) CoreOS
20 10 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 766 (12.15%) Migration
2 487 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
3 432 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
4 373 (5.92%) DevOps
5 343 (5.44%) CRM
6 331 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 311 (4.93%) Information Security
8 295 (4.68%) ERP
9 288 (4.57%) Project Management
10 270 (4.28%) Data Migration
11 256 (4.06%) ITIL
12 217 (3.44%) Analytics
13 206 (3.27%) Workflow
14 175 (2.78%) ETL
15 174 (2.76%) User Acceptance Testing
16 173 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
17 171 (2.71%) Data Modelling
18 169 (2.68%) Business Analysis
18 169 (2.68%) Scrum
19 156 (2.47%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 695 (11.02%) SQL
2 422 (6.69%) Java
3 213 (3.38%) JavaScript
4 198 (3.14%) C#
5 187 (2.97%) PowerShell
6 160 (2.54%) ABAP
7 124 (1.97%) PL/SQL
8 122 (1.93%) Shell Script
9 114 (1.81%) C
10 112 (1.78%) Python
11 95 (1.51%) Ruby
12 89 (1.41%) Bash Shell
13 74 (1.17%) Perl
14 66 (1.05%) T-SQL
15 44 (0.70%) PHP
16 35 (0.56%) C++
17 28 (0.44%) VBScript
18 27 (0.43%) Scala
19 22 (0.35%) R
20 21 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 661 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 506 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 213 (3.38%) Degree
4 202 (3.20%) CISSP
5 124 (1.97%) DV Cleared
6 121 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 106 (1.68%) CISM
8 75 (1.19%) CISA
9 71 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 68 (1.08%) CCNP
11 50 (0.79%) CCIE
12 46 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
13 39 (0.62%) MCSE
14 38 (0.60%) CLAS
15 33 (0.52%) CCNA
16 21 (0.33%) CEH
17 20 (0.32%) BC Cleared
17 20 (0.32%) SAP Certification
18 16 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 15 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 95 (1.51%) PCI DSS
3 90 (1.43%) Data Quality
4 81 (1.28%) QA
5 55 (0.87%) SLA
6 49 (0.78%) COBIT
7 47 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 36 (0.57%) GxP
9 32 (0.51%) GMP
10 23 (0.36%) GCP
10 23 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 21 (0.33%) GAMP
12 16 (0.25%) RMADS
13 15 (0.24%) JSP 440
14 13 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
14 13 (0.21%) ISO27002
15 12 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
16 11 (0.17%) MiFID
17 9 (0.14%) HL7
17 9 (0.14%) SDET
System Software
1 333 (5.28%) Active Directory
2 170 (2.70%) Docker
3 115 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 65 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 44 (0.70%) vCloud
7 37 (0.59%) vSphere
8 30 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 29 (0.46%) XenApp
10 22 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 21 (0.33%) Squid
11 21 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 20 (0.32%) HDFS
13 19 (0.30%) BitLocker
13 19 (0.30%) Postfix
14 17 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
14 17 (0.27%) VMware ESX
15 16 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 6 (0.095%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 239 (3.79%) Puppet
2 169 (2.68%) Ansible
3 116 (1.84%) SCCM
4 88 (1.40%) Kubernetes
5 84 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 81 (1.28%) Terraform
7 75 (1.19%) SCOM
8 47 (0.75%) logstash
9 41 (0.65%) Kibana
10 28 (0.44%) ZABBIX
11 24 (0.38%) Rancher
11 24 (0.38%) WSUS
12 22 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
12 22 (0.35%) Nessus
12 22 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 22 (0.35%) Tivoli
13 21 (0.33%) vRealize
14 20 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
14 20 (0.32%) Nagios
15 19 (0.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1324 (21.00%) SAP
2 877 (13.91%) Oracle
3 810 (12.85%) Microsoft
4 259 (4.11%) Cisco
5 258 (4.09%) VMware
6 208 (3.30%) IBM
7 140 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
8 103 (1.63%) Red Hat
9 95 (1.51%) CheckPoint
9 95 (1.51%) Citrix
10 92 (1.46%) HP
11 91 (1.44%) Splunk
12 88 (1.40%) F5
13 77 (1.22%) Juniper
14 73 (1.16%) ServiceNow
15 67 (1.06%) Adobe
16 64 (1.02%) Hyperion
16 64 (1.02%) Informatica
17 61 (0.97%) Tableau
18 52 (0.82%) Intel Security
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