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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 28 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3186 3155 3354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.54% 6.22% 6.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.89% 6.56% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1820 1682 1810
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 19
Median hourly rate £49.90 £33.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.21% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £68.20 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.95 £42.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+18.92% +29.23%
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
46209 48121 46401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 30544 30820 29000
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1354 1845 1896
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -2 1305 £475 - 351
South East +8 609 £450 +2.27% 148
North West -12 239 £425 -5.55% 72
West Midlands +2 228 £425 +1.19% 64
South West +4 195 £425 -5.55% 39
East of England 0 172 £450 +5.88% 55
Yorkshire -8 129 £450 +10.76% 30
East Midlands +8 92 £450 - 18
North East -7 88 £410 +36.66% 7
Midlands -2 36 £500 -9.09% 3
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1241 (19.65%) SAP
2 1198 (18.97%) Finance
3 873 (13.82%) Oracle
4 780 (12.35%) Microsoft
5 737 (11.67%) Migration
6 683 (10.81%) SQL
7 668 (10.58%) Security Cleared
8 569 (9.01%) Windows
9 497 (7.87%) SC Cleared
10 469 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
11 437 (6.92%) CRM
12 416 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 407 (6.44%) Java
14 397 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
15 395 (6.25%) Linux
16 362 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
17 354 (5.60%) Active Directory
18 340 (5.38%) Banking
19 337 (5.34%) SQL Server
20 307 (4.86%) MS Excel
20 307 (4.86%) Information Security
21 297 (4.70%) Unix
22 287 (4.54%) Project Management
23 280 (4.43%) ITIL
24 262 (4.15%) SharePoint
24 262 (4.15%) Firewall
25 251 (3.97%) .NET
26 248 (3.93%) Office 365
27 247 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
28 243 (3.85%) Retail

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
1 262 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 128 (2.03%) MS Exchange
3 96 (1.52%) WebLogic
4 88 (1.39%) WebSphere
5 87 (1.38%) Skype for Business
6 86 (1.36%) IIS
7 80 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 68 (1.08%) Tomcat
9 66 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 60 (0.95%) Apache
11 58 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
12 47 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
13 45 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
14 43 (0.68%) SAS
15 39 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
16 35 (0.55%) CMS
17 31 (0.49%) nginx
18 30 (0.47%) JBoss
19 29 (0.46%) NetWeaver
20 26 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 307 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 87 (1.38%) MS Office
3 60 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (0.62%) MS Project
5 38 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 11 (0.17%) Windchill
9 7 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.079%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.079%) SPSS
11 4 (0.063%) Siemens NX
12 3 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.047%) CATIA
12 3 (0.047%) Mathematica
13 2 (0.032%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.032%) PaintShop Pro
14 1 (0.016%) GNU Octave
14 1 (0.016%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 231 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 207 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
3 185 (2.93%) Oracle EBS R12
4 143 (2.26%) SAP FI
5 106 (1.68%) SAP CO
6 102 (1.61%) SAP FI/CO
7 82 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
8 74 (1.17%) SAP IS-U
9 63 (1.00%) SAP MM
10 62 (0.98%) SAP SD
11 60 (0.95%) SAP HR
12 57 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
12 57 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
13 55 (0.87%) SAP SRM
14 53 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
15 50 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
15 50 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
16 47 (0.74%) SAP PP
17 45 (0.71%) SAP CRM
18 43 (0.68%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 248 (3.93%) Office 365
2 247 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 145 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 64 (1.01%) IaaS
6 55 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
7 50 (0.79%) PaaS
8 47 (0.74%) SaaS
9 45 (0.71%) GitHub
10 27 (0.43%) Yammer
11 19 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (0.25%) Taleo
13 12 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
13 12 (0.19%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.14%) Force.com
15 9 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.13%) Google Analytics
17 7 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 262 (4.15%) Firewall
2 119 (1.88%) Network Security
3 102 (1.61%) DNS
4 79 (1.25%) Internet
5 73 (1.16%) SAN
6 71 (1.12%) LDAP
7 70 (1.11%) HTTP
8 69 (1.09%) LAN
9 64 (1.01%) VPN
9 64 (1.01%) WAN
10 55 (0.87%) Skype
11 51 (0.81%) SSL
12 43 (0.68%) Wireless
13 41 (0.65%) TCP/IP
14 39 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
14 39 (0.62%) DHCP
15 32 (0.51%) MPLS
16 31 (0.49%) FTP
17 30 (0.47%) NetScaler
18 29 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 136 (2.15%) Oracle Database
3 135 (2.14%) SAP BW
4 120 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 109 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
6 98 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 97 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 96 (1.52%) Big Data
9 86 (1.36%) SAP HANA
10 85 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
11 63 (1.00%) Hadoop
12 60 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
13 55 (0.87%) Relational Database
14 52 (0.82%) DB2
14 52 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
15 50 (0.79%) SAP Data Services
16 49 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
16 49 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 47 (0.74%) MySQL
18 45 (0.71%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 118 (1.87%) Git (software)
2 110 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 103 (1.63%) Jenkins
4 61 (0.97%) JIRA
5 39 (0.62%) Visual Studio
6 37 (0.59%) Selenium
7 34 (0.54%) SpecFlow
8 29 (0.46%) LSMW
9 25 (0.40%) Artifactory
9 25 (0.40%) Maven
10 24 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
11 23 (0.36%) HP UFT
12 22 (0.35%) Subversion
13 20 (0.32%) GitLab
14 19 (0.30%) LoadRunner
14 19 (0.30%) TeamCity
15 17 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
16 15 (0.24%) Axure RP
16 15 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
16 15 (0.24%) Vagrant
General
1 1198 (18.97%) Finance
2 340 (5.38%) Banking
3 243 (3.85%) Retail
4 184 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 152 (2.41%) Marketing
6 146 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 103 (1.63%) Billing
8 102 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 74 (1.17%) Advertising
10 65 (1.03%) Legal
11 60 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 54 (0.85%) General Ledger
13 39 (0.62%) Back Office
14 37 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.52%) Law
16 31 (0.49%) Automotive
17 17 (0.27%) Publishing
18 16 (0.25%) French Language
19 15 (0.24%) Electronics
20 14 (0.22%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (3.97%) .NET
2 193 (3.06%) Web Services
3 169 (2.68%) HTML
4 166 (2.63%) XML
5 160 (2.53%) Middleware
6 128 (2.03%) CSS
7 78 (1.23%) SOAP
8 64 (1.01%) REST
9 59 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
10 52 (0.82%) J2EE
10 52 (0.82%) jQuery
11 41 (0.65%) AngularJS
12 38 (0.60%) RESTful
12 38 (0.60%) SAP Basis
13 33 (0.52%) Java EE
13 33 (0.52%) JMS
14 32 (0.51%) Ajax
15 31 (0.49%) COM
15 31 (0.49%) EDI
16 30 (0.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 362 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 204 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 127 (2.01%) Management Information System
4 109 (1.73%) User Experience
5 96 (1.52%) PKI
6 63 (1.00%) Visualisation
7 56 (0.89%) FMCG
8 55 (0.87%) Data Integration
9 51 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 49 (0.78%) Computer Science
11 38 (0.60%) Clustering
11 38 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
12 36 (0.57%) CESG
13 35 (0.55%) Cryptography
14 33 (0.52%) DataPower
15 32 (0.51%) Mainframe
16 31 (0.49%) Virtual Team
17 28 (0.44%) CMDB
17 28 (0.44%) Replication
18 27 (0.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 569 (9.01%) Windows
2 395 (6.25%) Linux
3 297 (4.70%) Unix
4 178 (2.82%) Windows Server
5 115 (1.82%) AIX
6 103 (1.63%) Solaris
7 102 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 100 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 74 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 56 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 45 (0.71%) Windows 10
12 38 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 31 (0.49%) Windows 7
14 27 (0.43%) Apple iOS
15 26 (0.41%) CentOS
15 26 (0.41%) zOS
16 24 (0.38%) Android
17 23 (0.36%) Ubuntu
18 20 (0.32%) VMS
19 19 (0.30%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 737 (11.67%) Migration
2 469 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
3 437 (6.92%) CRM
4 416 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 397 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
6 307 (4.86%) Information Security
7 287 (4.54%) Project Management
8 280 (4.43%) ITIL
9 240 (3.80%) Data Migration
10 233 (3.69%) DevOps
11 215 (3.40%) ERP
12 205 (3.25%) Analytics
13 199 (3.15%) Workflow
14 193 (3.06%) Change Management
15 189 (2.99%) Business Analysis
16 171 (2.71%) Service Management
17 160 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
18 157 (2.49%) ETL
19 142 (2.25%) Data Modelling
20 137 (2.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 683 (10.81%) SQL
2 407 (6.44%) Java
3 203 (3.21%) C#
4 202 (3.20%) JavaScript
5 174 (2.75%) PowerShell
6 136 (2.15%) ABAP
7 125 (1.98%) PL/SQL
8 118 (1.87%) C
9 98 (1.55%) Python
10 74 (1.17%) Ruby
11 68 (1.08%) Perl
12 67 (1.06%) Shell Script
13 57 (0.90%) T-SQL
14 50 (0.79%) Bash Shell
15 35 (0.55%) C++
15 35 (0.55%) VBScript
16 33 (0.52%) PHP
17 28 (0.44%) Korn
17 28 (0.44%) VBA
18 27 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 668 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 497 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 212 (3.36%) CISSP
4 200 (3.17%) Degree
5 129 (2.04%) DV Cleared
6 121 (1.92%) CISM
7 85 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
8 73 (1.16%) CISA
9 69 (1.09%) CLAS
10 63 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 54 (0.85%) CCNP
12 42 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
13 40 (0.63%) SAP Certification
14 38 (0.60%) CCIE
14 38 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
15 31 (0.49%) MCSE
16 27 (0.43%) CCNA
17 24 (0.38%) BC Cleared
18 20 (0.32%) MCITP
18 20 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 92 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 83 (1.31%) QA
4 54 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 53 (0.84%) COBIT
6 50 (0.79%) SLA
7 45 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 36 (0.57%) RMADS
9 23 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 14 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 13 (0.21%) JSP 440
12 12 (0.19%) GxP
13 11 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
13 11 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
14 8 (0.13%) SEPA
15 7 (0.11%) GMP
15 7 (0.11%) WCAG
16 6 (0.095%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 5 (0.079%) NEBOSH
17 5 (0.079%) PMBOK
System Software
1 354 (5.60%) Active Directory
2 134 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (1.16%) Docker
4 64 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 46 (0.73%) XenDesktop
6 44 (0.70%) XenApp
7 42 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 25 (0.40%) vSphere
10 22 (0.35%) VMware ESX
11 21 (0.33%) XenServer
12 19 (0.30%) Ceph
12 19 (0.30%) etcd
12 19 (0.30%) flannel
12 19 (0.30%) GlusterFS
13 15 (0.24%) UAG
13 15 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
15 11 (0.17%) ACF2
15 11 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 147 (2.33%) Puppet
2 105 (1.66%) SCCM
3 86 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 79 (1.25%) Ansible
5 59 (0.93%) SCOM
6 36 (0.57%) Nagios
7 30 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
7 30 (0.47%) Kubernetes
7 30 (0.47%) logstash
8 26 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 25 (0.40%) HAProxy
10 24 (0.38%) Graphite
11 23 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 19 (0.30%) Control-M
12 19 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
12 19 (0.30%) NetBackup
12 19 (0.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 19 (0.30%) rkt
12 19 (0.30%) WSUS
12 19 (0.30%) zSecure
Vendors
1 1241 (19.65%) SAP
2 873 (13.82%) Oracle
3 780 (12.35%) Microsoft
4 236 (3.74%) VMware
5 199 (3.15%) Cisco
6 175 (2.77%) IBM
7 118 (1.87%) HP
8 107 (1.69%) Citrix
8 107 (1.69%) Red Hat
9 99 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
10 83 (1.31%) ServiceNow
11 81 (1.28%) Informatica
12 66 (1.04%) Splunk
13 64 (1.01%) Veritas
14 59 (0.93%) PeopleSoft
15 58 (0.92%) Hyperion
16 55 (0.87%) Adobe
17 52 (0.82%) CheckPoint
18 51 (0.81%) F5
19 47 (0.74%) Siebel
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitve + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £550-600pd
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day, Benefits Expenses payable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £545 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Make positive
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Robert Walters
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montagu Olsen Associates
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Rubbert Associates
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £400 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Xcede
Rate: £500 per day + Expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Salt
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leek, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago