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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
UK / England
Rank 26 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2733 2934 3397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.53% 6.14% 7.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.89% 6.46% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1553 1609 1882
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £430
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 11
Median hourly rate £50.00 £48.00 £70.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £42.30 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £96.00 £98.50 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £60.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.66% +140.00%

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
39639 45394 45253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.07% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26042 29634 28355
Median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1412 1517 1797
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 0 1212 £500 +5.26% 298
South East -6 491 £475 +5.55% 94
South West +17 185 £475 +11.76% 27
North West -3 161 £450 +4.65% 47
West Midlands 0 141 £475 +11.76% 48
Yorkshire +22 137 £500 +15.94% 41
East of England +4 135 £450 +7.46% 43
East Midlands +10 110 £425 -5.55% 19
North East -22 42 £400 -5.49% 10
Midlands +3 20 £420 -11.57%
South Coast +4 1 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 1332 (23.16%) SAP
2 1137 (19.77%) Finance
3 794 (13.81%) Microsoft
4 733 (12.75%) Oracle
5 588 (10.22%) Security Cleared
6 561 (9.75%) SQL
7 560 (9.74%) Migration
8 509 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
9 479 (8.33%) Windows
10 438 (7.62%) SC Cleared
11 407 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
12 382 (6.64%) CRM
13 372 (6.47%) Linux
14 366 (6.36%) Java
15 341 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
16 333 (5.79%) DevOps
17 330 (5.74%) ERP
18 314 (5.46%) SQL Server
19 301 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
20 296 (5.15%) Retail
21 288 (5.01%) MS Excel
22 284 (4.94%) Office 365
22 284 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
23 271 (4.71%) Active Directory
24 266 (4.63%) Banking
25 245 (4.26%) Project Management
26 231 (4.02%) JavaScript
26 231 (4.02%) VMware
27 226 (3.93%) Unix
28 223 (3.88%) 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
1 223 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 112 (1.95%) Skype for Business
3 99 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 66 (1.15%) Confluence
5 61 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 58 (1.01%) CMS
6 58 (1.01%) WebSphere
7 57 (0.99%) Apache
8 56 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
9 51 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 48 (0.83%) Apache Spark
11 47 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
11 47 (0.82%) IIS
12 44 (0.77%) WebLogic
13 43 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
14 42 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
15 39 (0.68%) SAS
16 38 (0.66%) NetWeaver
17 34 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
18 33 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 288 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 87 (1.51%) MS Office
3 40 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.35%) MS Project
6 15 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.19%) HipChat
8 10 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.14%) SPSS
10 7 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.070%) Gliffy
12 2 (0.035%) Mathematica
12 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.035%) Windchill
13 1 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.017%) Camtasia
13 1 (0.017%) Lectora
13 1 (0.017%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 204 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 170 (2.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 159 (2.76%) SAP FI
4 145 (2.52%) SAP CO
5 133 (2.31%) SAP FI/CO
6 112 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
7 104 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
8 99 (1.72%) SAP SD
9 88 (1.53%) SAP HR
10 75 (1.30%) SAP MM
11 69 (1.20%) SAP HCM
12 61 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
13 56 (0.97%) SAP Retail
14 54 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
15 49 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
15 49 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
15 49 (0.85%) SAP IS-U
15 49 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
16 48 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
17 47 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 341 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 284 (4.94%) Office 365
3 212 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (1.29%) IaaS
5 70 (1.22%) PaaS
6 68 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
7 67 (1.17%) SaaS
8 58 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 29 (0.50%) Yammer
10 23 (0.40%) GitHub
11 21 (0.37%) Google Analytics
12 19 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
13 16 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
14 15 (0.26%) Taleo
15 14 (0.24%) Amazon S3
15 14 (0.24%) Boomi
16 12 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
17 11 (0.19%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 219 (3.81%) Firewall
2 102 (1.77%) DNS
3 90 (1.56%) Network Security
4 85 (1.48%) VPN
5 84 (1.46%) Skype
6 64 (1.11%) LDAP
6 64 (1.11%) WAN
7 58 (1.01%) LAN
8 49 (0.85%) DHCP
8 49 (0.85%) SAN
9 45 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
9 45 (0.78%) TCP/IP
10 43 (0.75%) HTTP
11 37 (0.64%) SSL
12 33 (0.57%) Internet
13 32 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
14 30 (0.52%) Unified Communications
15 28 (0.49%) Kerberos
15 28 (0.49%) NetScaler
16 25 (0.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 162 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
3 129 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 126 (2.19%) Big Data
5 121 (2.10%) SAP BW
6 109 (1.90%) Hadoop
7 108 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
8 103 (1.79%) Oracle Database
9 97 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 90 (1.56%) SAP HANA
11 83 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
12 76 (1.32%) Relational Database
13 65 (1.13%) DB2
14 56 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 50 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
15 50 (0.87%) QlikView
16 49 (0.85%) NoSQL
17 48 (0.83%) MySQL
17 48 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
17 48 (0.83%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 163 (2.83%) Jenkins
2 104 (1.81%) Git (software)
3 96 (1.67%) JIRA
4 54 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 50 (0.87%) Maven
6 37 (0.64%) Visual Studio
7 31 (0.54%) Selenium
7 31 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 25 (0.43%) LSMW
9 24 (0.42%) Subversion
10 21 (0.37%) Cucumber
11 18 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (0.31%) JUnit
12 16 (0.28%) Ant
13 15 (0.26%) SonarQube
14 14 (0.24%) Bitbucket
14 14 (0.24%) Liquibase
14 14 (0.24%) Vagrant
15 13 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
15 13 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1137 (19.77%) Finance
2 296 (5.15%) Retail
3 266 (4.63%) Banking
4 202 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 184 (3.20%) Marketing
6 155 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 109 (1.90%) Advertising
8 98 (1.70%) Billing
9 88 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 75 (1.30%) Legal
11 53 (0.92%) General Ledger
12 44 (0.77%) Law
13 43 (0.75%) Investment Banking
14 40 (0.70%) Electronics
15 38 (0.66%) Financial Institution
16 37 (0.64%) Back Office
17 30 (0.52%) Front Office
18 29 (0.50%) French Language
19 28 (0.49%) Publishing
20 19 (0.33%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (3.86%) .NET
2 201 (3.50%) Web Services
3 169 (2.94%) HTML
4 146 (2.54%) XML
5 128 (2.23%) CSS
6 101 (1.76%) Middleware
7 75 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
8 65 (1.13%) SOAP
9 59 (1.03%) REST
10 52 (0.90%) Spring
11 49 (0.85%) ASP.NET
12 45 (0.78%) J2EE
13 41 (0.71%) JSON
14 38 (0.66%) Web Dynpro
15 37 (0.64%) SAPUI5
16 34 (0.59%) SAP Basis
17 33 (0.57%) AngularJS
18 32 (0.56%) SAP Fiori
19 29 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
20 28 (0.49%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 284 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 174 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 86 (1.50%) Management Information System
4 70 (1.22%) User Experience
5 59 (1.03%) FMCG
6 57 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 48 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 48 (0.83%) iPad
8 42 (0.73%) Public Cloud
9 40 (0.70%) PKI
10 37 (0.64%) Data Structures
11 36 (0.63%) Clustering
12 33 (0.57%) Mobile App
13 27 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 25 (0.43%) Replication
15 23 (0.40%) CMDB
15 23 (0.40%) Fintech
16 22 (0.38%) Mainframe
16 22 (0.38%) Virtual Team
17 20 (0.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 479 (8.33%) Windows
2 372 (6.47%) Linux
3 226 (3.93%) Unix
4 167 (2.90%) Windows Server
5 106 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 105 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 87 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 66 (1.15%) CentOS
8 66 (1.15%) Windows 10
9 45 (0.78%) AIX
10 42 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (0.52%) Solaris
12 29 (0.50%) Windows 7
13 24 (0.42%) Apple iOS
14 23 (0.40%) Android
15 15 (0.26%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.19%) VMS
17 9 (0.16%) Debian
17 9 (0.16%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (9.74%) Migration
2 509 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
3 407 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
4 382 (6.64%) CRM
5 333 (5.79%) DevOps
6 330 (5.74%) ERP
7 301 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 245 (4.26%) Project Management
9 221 (3.84%) Information Security
10 213 (3.70%) Data Migration
11 211 (3.67%) Analytics
12 199 (3.46%) ITIL
13 195 (3.39%) Workflow
14 180 (3.13%) Business Analysis
15 161 (2.80%) Data Modelling
16 158 (2.75%) ETL
17 153 (2.66%) Continuous Integration
18 144 (2.50%) Scrum
19 136 (2.36%) Service Management
20 131 (2.28%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 561 (9.75%) SQL
2 366 (6.36%) Java
3 231 (4.02%) JavaScript
4 180 (3.13%) C#
5 166 (2.89%) PowerShell
6 146 (2.54%) ABAP
7 140 (2.43%) Python
8 100 (1.74%) C
9 82 (1.43%) Bash Shell
9 82 (1.43%) PL/SQL
10 81 (1.41%) Shell Script
11 72 (1.25%) Perl
12 64 (1.11%) Ruby
13 59 (1.03%) T-SQL
14 42 (0.73%) PHP
15 34 (0.59%) Scala
16 25 (0.43%) Apex Code
17 22 (0.38%) C++
18 19 (0.33%) R
19 18 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 588 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 438 (7.62%) SC Cleared
3 200 (3.48%) Degree
4 142 (2.47%) CISSP
5 106 (1.84%) DV Cleared
6 89 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
7 75 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 59 (1.03%) CISM
9 50 (0.87%) CISA
10 49 (0.85%) MCSE
11 46 (0.80%) CCNP
12 39 (0.68%) CCIE
13 35 (0.61%) CLAS
14 34 (0.59%) CCNA
15 24 (0.42%) PCI QSA
16 22 (0.38%) CEH
17 21 (0.37%) MCITP
17 21 (0.37%) SANS
18 20 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
19 17 (0.30%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (1.58%) QA
3 88 (1.53%) Data Quality
4 73 (1.27%) PCI DSS
5 63 (1.10%) SLA
6 36 (0.63%) GMP
7 30 (0.52%) COBIT
8 29 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 26 (0.45%) GxP
10 22 (0.38%) GAMP
10 22 (0.38%) GCP
10 22 (0.38%) GDPR
11 20 (0.35%) ISO27002
12 17 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 16 (0.28%) RMADS
14 12 (0.21%) MiFID
15 10 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 9 (0.16%) HL7
17 8 (0.14%) ISO22301
17 8 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 271 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 148 (2.57%) Docker
3 106 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 41 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 38 (0.66%) vSphere
7 35 (0.61%) XenApp
8 32 (0.56%) XenDesktop
9 31 (0.54%) HDFS
10 28 (0.49%) vCloud
11 24 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 24 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
12 22 (0.38%) VMware ESX
13 16 (0.28%) BitLocker
14 12 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
15 11 (0.19%) Squid
16 10 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 9 (0.16%) Postfix
18 8 (0.14%) Apache Flume
18 8 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 168 (2.92%) Puppet
2 150 (2.61%) Ansible
3 103 (1.79%) SCCM
4 92 (1.60%) Kubernetes
5 68 (1.18%) Terraform
6 62 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 59 (1.03%) SCOM
8 32 (0.56%) logstash
9 28 (0.49%) Kibana
10 22 (0.38%) vRealize
11 20 (0.35%) Nagios
11 20 (0.35%) Tivoli
11 20 (0.35%) ZABBIX
12 18 (0.31%) Rancher
13 17 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
14 16 (0.28%) WSUS
15 14 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
16 13 (0.23%) EnCase
17 12 (0.21%) Graphite
17 12 (0.21%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1332 (23.16%) SAP
2 794 (13.81%) Microsoft
3 733 (12.75%) Oracle
4 231 (4.02%) VMware
5 196 (3.41%) Cisco
6 171 (2.97%) IBM
7 140 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
8 104 (1.81%) Citrix
9 85 (1.48%) Red Hat
10 82 (1.43%) Tableau
11 80 (1.39%) F5
12 74 (1.29%) ServiceNow
12 74 (1.29%) Splunk
13 62 (1.08%) HP
13 62 (1.08%) Juniper
14 59 (1.03%) Adobe
15 58 (1.01%) CheckPoint
16 50 (0.87%) Hyperion
17 49 (0.85%) CyberArk
17 49 (0.85%) Google
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 hours ago
Norfolk
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: rate negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Contingency Team
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Likelihood of extension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 weeks initial discovery
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Red10
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago