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 19 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
UK / England
Rank 26 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2677 3023 3378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.46% 6.49% 7.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.82% 6.84% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1539 1631 1863
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £348 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £435
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 12
Median hourly rate £34.10 £46.00 £26.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.88% +72.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £5.00 £15.00 £10.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £97.00 £100.00 £84.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +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 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
39224 44183 43962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.93% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25749 28478 28133
Median daily rate £428 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.18% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1333 1606 1775
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 1200 £488 +2.63% 284
South East -9 460 £463 +2.77% 90
North West -7 170 £450 +5.88% 51
South West +8 158 £475 +5.55% 34
East of England +7 143 £425 - 39
West Midlands +1 142 £450 +5.88% 38
Yorkshire +29 129 £498 +13.06% 33
East Midlands +12 128 £400 -8.57% 9
North East -26 47 £400 -5.88% 18
Midlands +3 15 £420 -16.00%
South Coast - 2 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 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 England region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 1304 (22.38%) SAP
2 1159 (19.89%) Finance
3 814 (13.97%) Microsoft
4 766 (13.15%) Oracle
5 625 (10.73%) Migration
6 611 (10.49%) SQL
7 588 (10.09%) Security Cleared
8 517 (8.87%) Windows
9 472 (8.10%) Agile Software Development
10 436 (7.48%) SC Cleared
11 413 (7.09%) Linux
12 389 (6.68%) Java
13 379 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
14 366 (6.28%) CRM
15 340 (5.84%) DevOps
16 335 (5.75%) SQL Server
17 322 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
18 321 (5.51%) ERP
19 317 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
20 290 (4.98%) MS Excel
21 279 (4.79%) Active Directory
21 279 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
22 270 (4.63%) Project Management
22 270 (4.63%) Office 365
23 267 (4.58%) Retail
24 260 (4.46%) Banking
25 245 (4.21%) VMware
25 245 (4.21%) Information Security
26 242 (4.15%) Unix
26 242 (4.15%) Data Migration

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
1 231 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 114 (1.96%) Skype for Business
3 98 (1.68%) MS Exchange
4 70 (1.20%) Confluence
4 70 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 68 (1.17%) WebSphere
6 66 (1.13%) Apache
7 61 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 57 (0.98%) CMS
9 55 (0.94%) WebLogic
10 51 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
10 51 (0.88%) IIS
11 47 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
12 45 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
13 44 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
14 42 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
15 40 (0.69%) JBoss
16 39 (0.67%) NetWeaver
17 38 (0.65%) Apache Spark
17 38 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 290 (4.98%) MS Excel
2 94 (1.61%) MS Office
3 58 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 42 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.38%) MS Project
6 19 (0.33%) HipChat
7 16 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.12%) SPSS
10 5 (0.086%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.086%) Windchill
11 4 (0.069%) Gliffy
12 2 (0.034%) Mathematica
12 2 (0.034%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.017%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.017%) Camtasia
13 1 (0.017%) Lectora
13 1 (0.017%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 179 (3.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 174 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 159 (2.73%) SAP FI
4 139 (2.39%) SAP CO
5 128 (2.20%) SAP FI/CO
6 124 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
7 110 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
8 97 (1.66%) SAP MM
9 89 (1.53%) SAP SD
10 88 (1.51%) SAP HR
11 63 (1.08%) SAP HCM
12 62 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
13 60 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
14 55 (0.94%) SAP Retail
15 53 (0.91%) Unit4 Business World
16 49 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
17 48 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
18 47 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
19 43 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
20 42 (0.72%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 322 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 270 (4.63%) Office 365
3 225 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
5 68 (1.17%) IaaS
6 64 (1.10%) PaaS
7 55 (0.94%) SaaS
8 53 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 28 (0.48%) GitHub
10 24 (0.41%) Yammer
11 19 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
11 19 (0.33%) Google Analytics
12 18 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (0.31%) Boomi
13 16 (0.27%) Amazon S3
13 16 (0.27%) Taleo
14 15 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
15 14 (0.24%) Force.com
16 12 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
17 9 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 229 (3.93%) Firewall
2 112 (1.92%) DNS
3 99 (1.70%) Network Security
4 93 (1.60%) VPN
5 87 (1.49%) Skype
6 77 (1.32%) LAN
7 75 (1.29%) WAN
8 60 (1.03%) LDAP
9 58 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
10 54 (0.93%) DHCP
10 54 (0.93%) TCP/IP
11 51 (0.88%) SAN
12 49 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
13 46 (0.79%) HTTP
14 45 (0.77%) SSL
15 32 (0.55%) Unified Communications
16 30 (0.51%) BGP
16 30 (0.51%) SSH
17 28 (0.48%) Wireless
18 27 (0.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 151 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
3 132 (2.27%) SAP BW
4 124 (2.13%) SAP HANA
4 124 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 117 (2.01%) Hadoop
6 115 (1.97%) Big Data
7 112 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
8 103 (1.77%) Oracle Database
9 89 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 84 (1.44%) Relational Database
11 82 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
12 75 (1.29%) DB2
13 57 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
13 57 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 54 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
15 52 (0.89%) MySQL
16 49 (0.84%) NoSQL
17 48 (0.82%) Power BI
18 47 (0.81%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 175 (3.00%) Jenkins
2 110 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 96 (1.65%) JIRA
4 54 (0.93%) Maven
5 53 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
7 33 (0.57%) LSMW
8 32 (0.55%) Selenium
9 31 (0.53%) Visual Studio
10 27 (0.46%) Ant
10 27 (0.46%) Subversion
11 26 (0.45%) JUnit
12 25 (0.43%) Eclipse
13 22 (0.38%) Liquibase
13 22 (0.38%) SonarQube
14 21 (0.36%) Cucumber
15 20 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 19 (0.33%) JIRA Agile
17 17 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
18 16 (0.27%) MSTest
General
1 1159 (19.89%) Finance
2 267 (4.58%) Retail
3 260 (4.46%) Banking
4 180 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 173 (2.97%) Marketing
6 144 (2.47%) Telecoms
7 110 (1.89%) Advertising
8 84 (1.44%) Billing
9 72 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 54 (0.93%) General Ledger
10 54 (0.93%) Legal
11 46 (0.79%) Law
12 40 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 38 (0.65%) Back Office
13 38 (0.65%) Investment Banking
14 36 (0.62%) Electronics
15 33 (0.57%) Publishing
16 26 (0.45%) Aerospace
16 26 (0.45%) French Language
17 25 (0.43%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (3.64%) .NET
2 206 (3.54%) Web Services
3 177 (3.04%) HTML
4 171 (2.94%) XML
5 119 (2.04%) CSS
6 116 (1.99%) Middleware
7 77 (1.32%) SOAP
8 68 (1.17%) REST
9 67 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
10 63 (1.08%) J2EE
11 47 (0.81%) Spring
12 43 (0.74%) JSON
13 40 (0.69%) ASP.NET
14 37 (0.64%) ELK Stack
15 36 (0.62%) Web Dynpro
16 34 (0.58%) RESTful
16 34 (0.58%) SAP Fiori
16 34 (0.58%) SAPUI5
17 33 (0.57%) JSP
18 32 (0.55%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 279 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
2 202 (3.47%) Data Centre
3 93 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 69 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 68 (1.17%) Visualisation
6 66 (1.13%) User Experience
7 51 (0.88%) PKI
8 50 (0.86%) Clustering
9 49 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 47 (0.81%) FMCG
11 45 (0.77%) iPad
12 43 (0.74%) Data Structures
13 40 (0.69%) Public Cloud
14 31 (0.53%) CMDB
14 31 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 31 (0.53%) Mainframe
14 31 (0.53%) Mobile App
15 24 (0.41%) Data Integration
15 24 (0.41%) Replication
16 23 (0.39%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 517 (8.87%) Windows
2 413 (7.09%) Linux
3 242 (4.15%) Unix
4 182 (3.12%) Windows Server
5 111 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 108 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 88 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 68 (1.17%) CentOS
9 57 (0.98%) Windows 10
10 49 (0.84%) AIX
11 47 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 38 (0.65%) Android
13 32 (0.55%) Apple iOS
13 32 (0.55%) Solaris
14 27 (0.46%) Windows 7
15 17 (0.29%) VMS
16 14 (0.24%) HPUX
17 13 (0.22%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.17%) Windows Vista
19 9 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 625 (10.73%) Migration
2 472 (8.10%) Agile Software Development
3 379 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
4 366 (6.28%) CRM
5 340 (5.84%) DevOps
6 321 (5.51%) ERP
7 317 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 270 (4.63%) Project Management
9 245 (4.21%) Information Security
10 242 (4.15%) Data Migration
11 215 (3.69%) ITIL
12 207 (3.55%) Analytics
13 205 (3.52%) Workflow
14 176 (3.02%) Business Analysis
15 170 (2.92%) Continuous Integration
15 170 (2.92%) Data Modelling
16 169 (2.90%) ETL
17 156 (2.68%) Scrum
18 153 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
19 132 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 611 (10.49%) SQL
2 389 (6.68%) Java
3 218 (3.74%) JavaScript
4 174 (2.99%) PowerShell
5 167 (2.87%) C#
6 163 (2.80%) ABAP
7 126 (2.16%) Python
8 112 (1.92%) C
9 97 (1.66%) Shell Script
10 94 (1.61%) PL/SQL
11 89 (1.53%) Bash Shell
12 75 (1.29%) Perl
13 69 (1.18%) Ruby
14 67 (1.15%) T-SQL
15 48 (0.82%) PHP
16 27 (0.46%) C++
16 27 (0.46%) Scala
17 24 (0.41%) Apex Code
18 23 (0.39%) VB
19 19 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 588 (10.09%) Security Cleared
2 436 (7.48%) SC Cleared
3 212 (3.64%) Degree
4 164 (2.81%) CISSP
5 114 (1.96%) DV Cleared
6 107 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
7 75 (1.29%) CISM
8 70 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 58 (1.00%) CCNP
10 49 (0.84%) CCIE
10 49 (0.84%) CISA
11 44 (0.76%) MCSE
12 36 (0.62%) CLAS
13 31 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
14 24 (0.41%) CCNA
15 23 (0.39%) CEH
16 20 (0.34%) ACCA
17 18 (0.31%) CCA
17 18 (0.31%) PCI QSA
18 17 (0.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 99 (1.70%) Data Quality
3 81 (1.39%) QA
4 66 (1.13%) PCI DSS
5 63 (1.08%) SLA
6 34 (0.58%) GMP
7 31 (0.53%) COBIT
7 31 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 29 (0.50%) GxP
9 23 (0.39%) GAMP
9 23 (0.39%) GCP
10 22 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 16 (0.27%) RMADS
12 14 (0.24%) ISO27002
13 12 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
14 10 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
14 10 (0.17%) JSP 440
15 9 (0.15%) HL7
15 9 (0.15%) MiFID
16 8 (0.14%) ISO22301
System Software
1 279 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 151 (2.59%) Docker
3 101 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 66 (1.13%) Hyper-V
5 53 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
6 38 (0.65%) vCloud
7 37 (0.64%) vSphere
8 33 (0.57%) HDFS
9 32 (0.55%) XenApp
10 29 (0.50%) XenDesktop
11 21 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
11 21 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (0.33%) Squid
13 17 (0.29%) BitLocker
13 17 (0.29%) VMware ESX
14 16 (0.27%) Postfix
15 12 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
16 9 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 8 (0.14%) KVM
17 8 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 179 (3.07%) Puppet
2 150 (2.57%) Ansible
3 102 (1.75%) SCCM
4 87 (1.49%) Kubernetes
5 74 (1.27%) Terraform
6 63 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 58 (1.00%) SCOM
8 42 (0.72%) logstash
9 39 (0.67%) Kibana
10 28 (0.48%) ZABBIX
11 25 (0.43%) Rancher
12 23 (0.39%) Tivoli
13 21 (0.36%) WSUS
14 20 (0.34%) Nessus
15 18 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
15 18 (0.31%) Nagios
15 18 (0.31%) vRealize
16 17 (0.29%) Consul
17 16 (0.27%) Packer
17 16 (0.27%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1304 (22.38%) SAP
2 814 (13.97%) Microsoft
3 766 (13.15%) Oracle
4 245 (4.21%) VMware
5 227 (3.90%) Cisco
6 196 (3.36%) IBM
7 141 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
8 97 (1.66%) Citrix
9 91 (1.56%) Splunk
10 88 (1.51%) F5
11 86 (1.48%) Red Hat
12 76 (1.30%) ServiceNow
13 74 (1.27%) HP
14 71 (1.22%) Juniper
15 70 (1.20%) CheckPoint
16 65 (1.12%) Adobe
17 59 (1.01%) Tableau
18 55 (0.94%) Hyperion
19 46 (0.79%) Cyber-Ark
20 41 (0.70%) Informatica
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
Herefordshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leyland, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier IT
Rate: £335.76 - £336.60 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £465 per annum +
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £600 to £650 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
EMBS Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warwickshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago