The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Software Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Consultant
Rank 602 584 581
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Consultant 19 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.032% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.033% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 19
Median daily rate £315 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.95% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 - -
Software 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
48407 47998 47631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.98% 94.77% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 31930 29619 29578
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
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 £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1378 1922 1987
Median hourly rate £17.89 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Software Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Software Consultant in the job title.

Software Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Consultant across the England region.

Software Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Software Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Consultant across the England region.

Software Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software 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 Software Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
South East +3 8 £408 +16.42% 5
West Midlands -4 3 £425 +13.33%
London -29 3 £250 -44.44% 9
East Midlands - 3 - -
North East - 2 £298 -
Software Consultant
UK

Software Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Software 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 Software Consultant in the job title.

1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.64%) Windows
3 9 (23.08%) ITIL
3 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 9 (23.08%) Asset Management
3 9 (23.08%) Software Licensing
4 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (20.51%) Software Asset Management
4 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
4 8 (20.51%) Java
5 7 (17.95%) Finance
5 7 (17.95%) Software Delivery
6 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (15.38%) Service Management
6 6 (15.38%) .NET
6 6 (15.38%) Oracle
6 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (15.38%) WSUS
6 6 (15.38%) SCCM
6 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (12.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
7 5 (12.82%) VBScript
7 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (12.82%) Legal
8 4 (10.26%) SQL
8 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared

Software 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:

Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Wireless
2 1 (2.56%) FTP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Network Security
2 1 (2.56%) SMTP
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Hudson
1 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Legal
3 3 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.56%) Automotive
5 1 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) Ajax
2 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.13%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) Backbone.js
3 1 (2.56%) Dojo
3 1 (2.56%) Ember.js
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) CESG
2 2 (5.13%) CMDB
2 2 (5.13%) Cryptography
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (7.69%) CentOS
3 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Asset Management
1 9 (23.08%) ITIL
1 9 (23.08%) Software Licensing
2 8 (20.51%) Software Asset Management
2 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
3 7 (17.95%) Software Delivery
4 6 (15.38%) Service Management
5 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.26%) DevOps
6 4 (10.26%) SDLC
7 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.69%) IT Asset Management
7 3 (7.69%) Project Management
7 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.13%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Supply Chain Management
8 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.13%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) Java
2 5 (12.82%) VBScript
3 4 (10.26%) SQL
4 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.69%) C
4 3 (7.69%) C#
5 2 (5.13%) Embedded C
5 2 (5.13%) VBA
6 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) ISACA
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.13%) SANS
4 1 (2.56%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) MCP
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) ISO26262
1 1 (2.56%) MISRA
1 1 (2.56%) MISRA C
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) SCCM
1 6 (15.38%) WSUS
2 5 (12.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (7.69%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) Sencha