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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 26 28 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3319 3222 3419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.66% 6.23% 6.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.03% 6.57% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1870 1717 1764
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 20
Median hourly rate £46.25 £55.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +109.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £29.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.75 £83.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.45 £54.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +111.76%
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
47229 49071 46876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.85% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31077 31733 28907
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1408 1851 1923
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 1402 £480 +1.05% 325
South East +11 677 £450 - 126
North West -12 233 £425 -5.55% 61
South West +9 209 £433 -0.85% 35
West Midlands -3 209 £425 -3.40% 46
East of England +1 180 £450 - 43
Yorkshire -7 110 £450 +7.14% 41
East Midlands +8 96 £450 - 18
North East -5 74 £410 +36.66% 14
Midlands -1 37 £500 +11.11% 1
South Coast - 1 £450 -
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1282 (19.00%) Finance
2 1251 (18.54%) SAP
3 974 (14.44%) Oracle
4 882 (13.07%) Migration
5 839 (12.44%) Microsoft
6 770 (11.41%) Security Cleared
7 767 (11.37%) SQL
8 642 (9.52%) Windows
9 587 (8.70%) SC Cleared
10 515 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
11 512 (7.59%) Linux
12 465 (6.89%) Java
13 458 (6.79%) CRM
14 449 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
15 411 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 405 (6.00%) Active Directory
17 373 (5.53%) Banking
17 373 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
18 356 (5.28%) SQL Server
19 329 (4.88%) Information Security
20 328 (4.86%) Unix
21 319 (4.73%) Project Management
22 317 (4.70%) DevOps
23 316 (4.68%) MS Excel
23 316 (4.68%) ITIL
24 303 (4.49%) Firewall
25 292 (4.33%) Data Migration
25 292 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
26 285 (4.22%) SharePoint
27 283 (4.19%) Office 365

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
1 285 (4.22%) SharePoint
2 135 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 127 (1.88%) WebLogic
4 103 (1.53%) Skype for Business
5 98 (1.45%) WebSphere
6 92 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
7 86 (1.27%) IIS
8 75 (1.11%) Tomcat
9 69 (1.02%) Apache
9 69 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
10 61 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
11 54 (0.80%) SAS
12 53 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
13 43 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
14 42 (0.62%) JBoss
15 36 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
16 35 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 35 (0.52%) CMS
17 31 (0.46%) Confluence
17 31 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 316 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 100 (1.48%) MS Office
3 68 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (0.59%) MS Project
5 37 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.19%) Windchill
7 11 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 9 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.10%) InVision
10 6 (0.089%) HipChat
11 5 (0.074%) SPSS
12 4 (0.059%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.044%) Mathematica
13 3 (0.044%) Siemens NX
14 2 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.030%) CATIA
15 1 (0.015%) ImageReady
15 1 (0.015%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 231 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 225 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
3 179 (2.65%) Oracle EBS R12
4 141 (2.09%) SAP FI
5 103 (1.53%) SAP CO
6 99 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
7 79 (1.17%) Oracle Payables
8 73 (1.08%) SAP MM
9 69 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
10 67 (0.99%) SAP IS-U
11 63 (0.93%) SAP HR
12 62 (0.92%) SAP SD
13 59 (0.87%) SAP PP
14 56 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
14 56 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
14 56 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
15 55 (0.82%) Unit4 Business World
16 50 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
17 45 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
18 43 (0.64%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 292 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 283 (4.19%) Office 365
3 196 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (1.16%) IaaS
5 76 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 56 (0.83%) PaaS
7 53 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
8 50 (0.74%) GitHub
9 44 (0.65%) SaaS
10 31 (0.46%) Yammer
11 20 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 20 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 15 (0.22%) Taleo
13 11 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (0.16%) OneDrive
14 10 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.15%) Force.com
15 9 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 303 (4.49%) Firewall
2 133 (1.97%) Network Security
3 118 (1.75%) DNS
4 87 (1.29%) LDAP
5 82 (1.22%) LAN
6 81 (1.20%) VPN
7 78 (1.16%) HTTP
8 77 (1.14%) WAN
9 73 (1.08%) SAN
10 72 (1.07%) Internet
11 68 (1.01%) Skype
12 56 (0.83%) TCP/IP
13 55 (0.82%) Wireless
14 54 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
14 54 (0.80%) SSL
15 52 (0.77%) DHCP
16 43 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
17 31 (0.46%) MPLS
18 30 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
19 29 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 157 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 139 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
4 136 (2.02%) SAP BW
5 124 (1.84%) Big Data
6 109 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
7 96 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 96 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 93 (1.38%) Hadoop
9 88 (1.30%) SAP HANA
10 84 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
11 71 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
12 70 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
13 64 (0.95%) Relational Database
14 63 (0.93%) DB2
15 61 (0.90%) SAP Data Services
16 53 (0.79%) MySQL
17 50 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 49 (0.73%) QlikView
19 46 (0.68%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 139 (2.06%) Git (software)
2 133 (1.97%) Jenkins
3 106 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 69 (1.02%) JIRA
5 43 (0.64%) LSMW
5 43 (0.64%) Visual Studio
6 40 (0.59%) Selenium
7 35 (0.52%) Maven
7 35 (0.52%) SpecFlow
8 28 (0.41%) Artifactory
9 27 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
10 26 (0.39%) HP UFT
10 26 (0.39%) Subversion
11 23 (0.34%) GitLab
12 21 (0.31%) JUnit
13 20 (0.30%) Ant
13 20 (0.30%) Log4j
13 20 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
13 20 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
14 19 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 1282 (19.00%) Finance
2 373 (5.53%) Banking
3 276 (4.09%) Retail
4 198 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 154 (2.28%) Manufacturing
6 153 (2.27%) Marketing
7 106 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 98 (1.45%) Billing
9 81 (1.20%) Advertising
10 69 (1.02%) Legal
11 59 (0.87%) Investment Banking
12 52 (0.77%) General Ledger
13 44 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 40 (0.59%) Back Office
15 38 (0.56%) Law
16 26 (0.39%) Automotive
17 22 (0.33%) Electronics
18 21 (0.31%) Publishing
19 18 (0.27%) Local Government
20 16 (0.24%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (4.08%) .NET
2 215 (3.19%) Web Services
3 199 (2.95%) XML
4 188 (2.79%) HTML
5 175 (2.59%) Middleware
6 138 (2.05%) CSS
7 79 (1.17%) SOAP
8 68 (1.01%) REST
9 57 (0.84%) J2EE
10 50 (0.74%) JMS
10 50 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
11 46 (0.68%) jQuery
12 43 (0.64%) Java EE
13 41 (0.61%) SAP Basis
14 38 (0.56%) JSP
15 36 (0.53%) EDI
16 35 (0.52%) RESTful
16 35 (0.52%) Spring
17 33 (0.49%) JSON
18 32 (0.47%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 373 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
2 232 (3.44%) Data Centre
3 129 (1.91%) Management Information System
4 108 (1.60%) PKI
5 101 (1.50%) User Experience
6 67 (0.99%) Visualisation
7 65 (0.96%) Computer Science
8 57 (0.84%) Data Integration
8 57 (0.84%) Mobile App
9 54 (0.80%) Clustering
10 52 (0.77%) FMCG
11 41 (0.61%) Public Cloud
12 37 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
13 34 (0.50%) Cryptography
13 34 (0.50%) Mainframe
13 34 (0.50%) Security Operations Centre
14 32 (0.47%) CESG
15 31 (0.46%) CMDB
16 29 (0.43%) Data Structures
17 28 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 642 (9.52%) Windows
2 512 (7.59%) Linux
3 328 (4.86%) Unix
4 201 (2.98%) Windows Server
5 128 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 121 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 117 (1.73%) AIX
8 102 (1.51%) Solaris
9 98 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 67 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 51 (0.76%) CentOS
12 47 (0.70%) Windows 10
13 38 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 38 (0.56%) Windows 7
14 29 (0.43%) Android
15 28 (0.41%) Apple iOS
16 25 (0.37%) Ubuntu
16 25 (0.37%) VMS
17 21 (0.31%) CoreOS
18 16 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 882 (13.07%) Migration
2 515 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
3 458 (6.79%) CRM
4 449 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
5 411 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 329 (4.88%) Information Security
7 319 (4.73%) Project Management
8 317 (4.70%) DevOps
9 316 (4.68%) ITIL
10 292 (4.33%) Data Migration
11 235 (3.48%) ERP
12 209 (3.10%) Analytics
13 206 (3.05%) Change Management
13 206 (3.05%) Workflow
14 196 (2.90%) Business Analysis
15 186 (2.76%) ETL
16 178 (2.64%) User Acceptance Testing
17 172 (2.55%) Service Management
18 159 (2.36%) Data Modelling
19 157 (2.33%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 767 (11.37%) SQL
2 465 (6.89%) Java
3 212 (3.14%) C#
4 202 (2.99%) JavaScript
5 200 (2.96%) PowerShell
6 145 (2.15%) PL/SQL
7 138 (2.05%) ABAP
8 117 (1.73%) C
9 104 (1.54%) Python
10 94 (1.39%) Ruby
11 93 (1.38%) Shell Script
12 80 (1.19%) Perl
13 70 (1.04%) T-SQL
14 63 (0.93%) Bash Shell
15 43 (0.64%) C++
16 41 (0.61%) VBScript
17 32 (0.47%) PHP
18 28 (0.41%) Apex Code
18 28 (0.41%) R
18 28 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 770 (11.41%) Security Cleared
2 587 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 232 (3.44%) Degree
4 218 (3.23%) CISSP
5 146 (2.16%) DV Cleared
6 138 (2.05%) CISM
7 107 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 78 (1.16%) CISA
9 73 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 67 (0.99%) CLAS
11 64 (0.95%) CCNP
12 53 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
13 43 (0.64%) CCIE
14 39 (0.58%) MCSE
15 36 (0.53%) BC Cleared
15 36 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
16 34 (0.50%) CCNA
17 28 (0.41%) SAP Certification
18 23 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
19 21 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 83 (1.23%) QA
4 65 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 63 (0.93%) COBIT
6 59 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 47 (0.70%) SLA
8 33 (0.49%) RMADS
9 26 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 22 (0.33%) GxP
11 20 (0.30%) JSP 440
12 13 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
13 11 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
13 11 (0.16%) SEPA
14 10 (0.15%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.074%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 5 (0.074%) GMP
15 5 (0.074%) ISO27002
15 5 (0.074%) MiFID
15 5 (0.074%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 405 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 136 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (1.63%) Docker
4 66 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 58 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
6 47 (0.70%) XenDesktop
7 46 (0.68%) XenApp
8 36 (0.53%) vSphere
9 30 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (0.31%) Ceph
11 21 (0.31%) etcd
11 21 (0.31%) flannel
11 21 (0.31%) GlusterFS
11 21 (0.31%) VMware ESX
12 20 (0.30%) vCloud
12 20 (0.30%) XenServer
13 14 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
15 12 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 209 (3.10%) Puppet
2 121 (1.79%) Ansible
3 119 (1.76%) SCCM
4 107 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 74 (1.10%) SCOM
6 48 (0.71%) Kubernetes
7 37 (0.55%) logstash
7 37 (0.55%) Terraform
8 34 (0.50%) Nagios
9 29 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
10 28 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 27 (0.40%) Graphite
11 27 (0.40%) HAProxy
12 26 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 24 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 23 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
15 21 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 21 (0.31%) rkt
15 21 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 20 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 1251 (18.54%) SAP
2 974 (14.44%) Oracle
3 839 (12.44%) Microsoft
4 255 (3.78%) VMware
5 245 (3.63%) Cisco
6 203 (3.01%) IBM
7 133 (1.97%) HP
8 130 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
9 122 (1.81%) Red Hat
10 121 (1.79%) Citrix
11 95 (1.41%) Informatica
12 81 (1.20%) CheckPoint
12 81 (1.20%) ServiceNow
13 79 (1.17%) Splunk
14 67 (0.99%) Hyperion
15 61 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
16 60 (0.89%) Veritas
17 59 (0.87%) F5
18 53 (0.79%) Adobe
19 50 (0.74%) Juniper
Manchester, Lancashire
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Highams
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Intelletec
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £280 - £380 per day + negotiable and DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £435 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago