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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 25 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3262 3308 3766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.54% 6.36% 7.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.91% 6.70% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1840 1800 1939
Median daily rate £455 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 23
Median hourly rate £45.50 £60.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.16% +122.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £5.00 £30.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £100.00 £51.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+34.81% +22.72%
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
47211 49401 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.99% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31129 32106 30344
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1529 1897 1992
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £41.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 0 1524 £488 +5.40% 325
South East +5 597 £445 -1.11% 96
North West -6 227 £425 -5.55% 32
West Midlands -10 188 £440 +0.28% 40
East of England +5 161 £425 -8.60% 42
South West +6 156 £450 +4.34% 27
Yorkshire -9 113 £445 +4.70% 33
East Midlands -4 88 £475 +26.66% 13
Midlands 0 52 £500 +11.11% 2
North East -32 43 £425 -12.82% 19
South Coast - 1 £450 -
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1292 (20.04%) Finance
2 1266 (19.63%) SAP
3 910 (14.11%) Oracle
4 793 (12.30%) Migration
5 777 (12.05%) Microsoft
6 747 (11.58%) SQL
7 684 (10.61%) Security Cleared
8 598 (9.27%) Windows
9 518 (8.03%) SC Cleared
10 489 (7.58%) Linux
11 456 (7.07%) Java
12 448 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
13 440 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
14 417 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
15 401 (6.22%) CRM
16 371 (5.75%) Active Directory
17 353 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
18 350 (5.43%) Banking
19 330 (5.12%) Information Security
20 326 (5.06%) SQL Server
21 314 (4.87%) Firewall
22 307 (4.76%) Unix
23 305 (4.73%) Project Management
24 296 (4.59%) DevOps
25 290 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
26 289 (4.48%) MS Excel
27 281 (4.36%) Retail
28 277 (4.30%) ITIL
29 271 (4.20%) Data Migration
30 267 (4.14%) Cisco

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
1 254 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 122 (1.89%) WebLogic
3 114 (1.77%) MS Exchange
3 114 (1.77%) Skype for Business
4 99 (1.54%) WebSphere
5 88 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 83 (1.29%) Tomcat
7 79 (1.23%) Apache
8 59 (0.92%) JBoss
9 56 (0.87%) IIS
10 54 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
10 54 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
11 50 (0.78%) CMS
12 49 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
13 48 (0.74%) SAS
14 42 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
15 40 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
16 39 (0.60%) Confluence
17 37 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 33 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 289 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 91 (1.41%) MS Office
3 60 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.47%) MS Project
6 15 (0.23%) Windchill
7 13 (0.20%) HipChat
8 9 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 9 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.031%) InVision
10 2 (0.031%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.016%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.016%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.016%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.016%) InDesign
11 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.016%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 202 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 184 (2.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 181 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 157 (2.43%) SAP FI
5 122 (1.89%) SAP CO
6 115 (1.78%) SAP FI/CO
7 95 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
7 95 (1.47%) SAP MM
8 89 (1.38%) Oracle Payables
9 83 (1.29%) SAP SD
10 77 (1.19%) SAP HR
11 65 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
12 63 (0.98%) SAP PP
13 62 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
14 61 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
15 59 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
15 59 (0.92%) SAP IS-U
16 58 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
17 57 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
18 54 (0.84%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 290 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 254 (3.94%) Office 365
3 195 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (1.15%) IaaS
5 62 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
6 53 (0.82%) PaaS
7 46 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
8 44 (0.68%) SaaS
9 40 (0.62%) GitHub
10 31 (0.48%) Yammer
11 22 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
12 18 (0.28%) Taleo
13 17 (0.26%) Boomi
14 16 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (0.23%) Amazon S3
16 12 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 11 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
18 10 (0.16%) OneDrive
19 9 (0.14%) Force.com
20 8 (0.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 314 (4.87%) Firewall
2 137 (2.12%) Network Security
3 110 (1.71%) DNS
4 91 (1.41%) LAN
5 87 (1.35%) WAN
6 84 (1.30%) LDAP
7 79 (1.23%) Skype
8 70 (1.09%) VPN
9 68 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
10 66 (1.02%) HTTP
11 60 (0.93%) SAN
12 56 (0.87%) TCP/IP
13 51 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 51 (0.79%) Internet
14 49 (0.76%) DHCP
15 46 (0.71%) SSL
16 44 (0.68%) Wireless
17 30 (0.47%) SMTP
18 27 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
18 27 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 153 (2.37%) Oracle Database
3 138 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 128 (1.99%) SAP BW
5 126 (1.95%) Big Data
6 111 (1.72%) Hadoop
7 99 (1.54%) SAP HANA
8 95 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
9 93 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 93 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 85 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
11 82 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
12 73 (1.13%) Relational Database
13 67 (1.04%) DB2
14 62 (0.96%) SAP Data Services
15 56 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
16 50 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
17 49 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 48 (0.74%) MySQL
19 46 (0.71%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 149 (2.31%) Jenkins
2 122 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 89 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 76 (1.18%) JIRA
5 51 (0.79%) LSMW
6 44 (0.68%) Maven
7 38 (0.59%) Visual Studio
8 34 (0.53%) Selenium
8 34 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
9 29 (0.45%) SpecFlow
10 27 (0.42%) Eclipse
11 26 (0.40%) Log4j
11 26 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
12 24 (0.37%) Ant
13 23 (0.36%) JUnit
13 23 (0.36%) Subversion
14 21 (0.33%) HP UFT
14 21 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
15 20 (0.31%) SonarQube
16 17 (0.26%) JIRA Agile
General
1 1292 (20.04%) Finance
2 350 (5.43%) Banking
3 281 (4.36%) Retail
4 194 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 166 (2.57%) Telecoms
6 158 (2.45%) Marketing
7 99 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 81 (1.26%) Billing
9 78 (1.21%) Advertising
10 60 (0.93%) Legal
11 57 (0.88%) General Ledger
12 47 (0.73%) Law
13 46 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 44 (0.68%) Back Office
15 40 (0.62%) Investment Banking
16 33 (0.51%) Publishing
17 31 (0.48%) Electronics
18 29 (0.45%) Automotive
19 21 (0.33%) Aerospace
20 18 (0.28%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (4.00%) .NET
2 217 (3.37%) Web Services
3 201 (3.12%) XML
4 199 (3.09%) HTML
5 173 (2.68%) Middleware
6 133 (2.06%) CSS
7 71 (1.10%) J2EE
7 71 (1.10%) SOAP
8 68 (1.05%) REST
9 62 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
10 58 (0.90%) JMS
11 49 (0.76%) JSP
12 47 (0.73%) ASP.NET
13 46 (0.71%) EDI
14 45 (0.70%) Java EE
14 45 (0.70%) JSON
15 41 (0.64%) Spring
16 36 (0.56%) AngularJS
17 34 (0.53%) XSLT
18 33 (0.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 353 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 247 (3.83%) Data Centre
3 107 (1.66%) Management Information System
4 87 (1.35%) PKI
5 66 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 66 (1.02%) User Experience
6 63 (0.98%) Clustering
7 58 (0.90%) Visualisation
8 55 (0.85%) FMCG
9 48 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 45 (0.70%) Data Integration
10 45 (0.70%) Mobile App
11 38 (0.59%) CESG
11 38 (0.59%) Cryptography
12 36 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 35 (0.54%) Mainframe
14 34 (0.53%) CMDB
14 34 (0.53%) Public Cloud
15 32 (0.50%) Data Structures
16 30 (0.47%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 598 (9.27%) Windows
2 489 (7.58%) Linux
3 307 (4.76%) Unix
4 189 (2.93%) Windows Server
5 119 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 117 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 101 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 78 (1.21%) AIX
9 74 (1.15%) Solaris
10 66 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 51 (0.79%) CentOS
12 49 (0.76%) Windows 10
13 34 (0.53%) Android
14 30 (0.47%) Apple iOS
14 30 (0.47%) VMS
15 27 (0.42%) Windows 7
16 20 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 19 (0.29%) Ubuntu
18 18 (0.28%) HPUX
19 14 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 793 (12.30%) Migration
2 448 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
3 440 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
4 417 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 401 (6.22%) CRM
6 330 (5.12%) Information Security
7 305 (4.73%) Project Management
8 296 (4.59%) DevOps
9 277 (4.30%) ITIL
10 271 (4.20%) Data Migration
11 238 (3.69%) ERP
12 212 (3.29%) Analytics
13 192 (2.98%) User Acceptance Testing
14 185 (2.87%) Change Management
15 182 (2.82%) Cybersecurity
16 179 (2.78%) ETL
16 179 (2.78%) Workflow
17 173 (2.68%) Business Analysis
18 159 (2.47%) Data Modelling
19 156 (2.42%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 747 (11.58%) SQL
2 456 (7.07%) Java
3 194 (3.01%) C#
4 188 (2.92%) JavaScript
5 181 (2.81%) PowerShell
6 160 (2.48%) PL/SQL
7 151 (2.34%) ABAP
8 116 (1.80%) C
9 113 (1.75%) Shell Script
10 99 (1.54%) Python
11 78 (1.21%) Perl
12 75 (1.16%) Ruby
13 69 (1.07%) T-SQL
14 62 (0.96%) Bash Shell
15 48 (0.74%) PHP
16 40 (0.62%) C++
17 37 (0.57%) VBScript
18 25 (0.39%) VB
19 23 (0.36%) R
20 22 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 684 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 518 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 230 (3.57%) Degree
4 217 (3.37%) CISSP
5 126 (1.95%) CISM
6 123 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
7 118 (1.83%) DV Cleared
8 76 (1.18%) CISA
9 70 (1.09%) CCNP
10 67 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
11 57 (0.88%) CCIE
12 52 (0.81%) CLAS
13 46 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
14 38 (0.59%) MCSE
15 31 (0.48%) CCNA
16 22 (0.34%) BC Cleared
16 22 (0.34%) CESG Certified Professional
17 18 (0.28%) SAP Certification
18 16 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 15 (0.23%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (1.57%) PCI DSS
3 71 (1.10%) QA
4 63 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 56 (0.87%) COBIT
6 54 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 53 (0.82%) SLA
8 29 (0.45%) GxP
9 23 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 21 (0.33%) RMADS
11 19 (0.29%) JSP 440
12 16 (0.25%) GMP
13 11 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
13 11 (0.17%) GCP
13 11 (0.17%) SEPA
14 10 (0.16%) GAMP
15 8 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
15 8 (0.12%) ISO27002
15 8 (0.12%) SDET
16 6 (0.093%) MiFID
System Software
1 371 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 129 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (1.69%) Docker
4 72 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 66 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
6 35 (0.54%) vSphere
7 34 (0.53%) vCloud
8 30 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 26 (0.40%) XenApp
10 20 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (0.31%) VMware ESX
11 19 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (0.22%) BitLocker
12 14 (0.22%) HDFS
12 14 (0.22%) Squid
13 13 (0.20%) Postfix
14 12 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (0.16%) XenServer
16 9 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 187 (2.90%) Puppet
2 115 (1.78%) Ansible
3 106 (1.64%) SCCM
4 84 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
5 73 (1.13%) SCOM
6 42 (0.65%) Terraform
7 40 (0.62%) Kubernetes
8 33 (0.51%) logstash
9 27 (0.42%) Kibana
10 26 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 26 (0.40%) Tivoli
11 24 (0.37%) Nessus
12 21 (0.33%) NetBackup
12 21 (0.33%) ZABBIX
13 20 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
13 20 (0.31%) Nagios
14 18 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
15 17 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
15 17 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
15 17 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1266 (19.63%) SAP
2 910 (14.11%) Oracle
3 777 (12.05%) Microsoft
4 267 (4.14%) Cisco
5 261 (4.05%) VMware
6 200 (3.10%) IBM
7 135 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
8 120 (1.86%) Red Hat
9 107 (1.66%) HP
10 100 (1.55%) Splunk
11 97 (1.50%) Citrix
12 87 (1.35%) CheckPoint
13 76 (1.18%) F5
14 75 (1.16%) ServiceNow
15 73 (1.13%) Hyperion
16 68 (1.05%) Informatica
16 68 (1.05%) Juniper
17 56 (0.87%) Adobe
18 49 (0.76%) Dell
19 47 (0.73%) JD Edwards
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leicestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: TO £600 DAY, long term programme
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Difrent
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £600 day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475.00 - £476 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
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Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £360 per day 3 Month Initial Duration
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Cumbria
Square One Resources
Rate: From £600 to £725 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
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Maidenhead, Berkshire
ninesharp
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
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Slough, Berkshire
Networking People
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Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Modis International
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Berkshire
TEKsystems
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Norfolk
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