The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hertfordshire region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 17 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 49 57 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.96% 7.00% 7.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.20% 7.44% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 31
Median daily rate £419 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.84% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £365 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £41.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.51% +83.33%
Consultant
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
681 766 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 96.73% 94.10% 96.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 390 407
Median daily rate £390 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £188 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 73 55
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £9.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
Stevenage +9 4 £300 - 2
Hemel Hempstead -5 4 £388 -14.12% 4
Hertford +3 3 £450 +24.13% 1
Welwyn Garden City -7 3 £500 -
Knebworth - 1 £450 -
Potters Bar - 1 £350 -
Welwyn - 1 - -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 25 (22.12%) Finance
2 21 (18.58%) Security Cleared
3 19 (16.81%) Cisco
3 19 (16.81%) Microsoft
4 17 (15.04%) SC Cleared
5 16 (14.16%) Windows
6 12 (10.62%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (10.62%) SQL
6 12 (10.62%) Oracle
7 11 (9.73%) Active Directory
7 11 (9.73%) Retail
8 9 (7.96%) Firewall
8 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
9 8 (7.08%) SAP
9 8 (7.08%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.08%) Migration
9 8 (7.08%) Information Security
9 8 (7.08%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (7.08%) Network Security
9 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (7.08%) Data Centre
9 8 (7.08%) Presales
10 7 (6.19%) Windows 10
10 7 (6.19%) PowerShell
10 7 (6.19%) VMware
10 7 (6.19%) Juniper
10 7 (6.19%) Wireless
10 7 (6.19%) .NET
10 7 (6.19%) ITIL
10 7 (6.19%) CCNP

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 5 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.88%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.88%) CICS
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.88%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.54%) Windchill
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.77%) Maximo
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (1.77%) SAP MM
2 2 (1.77%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.88%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.88%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.77%) Office 365
3 1 (0.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.96%) Firewall
2 8 (7.08%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (7.08%) Network Security
3 7 (6.19%) DNS
3 7 (6.19%) LAN
3 7 (6.19%) Wireless
4 6 (5.31%) WAN
5 5 (4.42%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (3.54%) DHCP
6 4 (3.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (2.65%) BGP
7 3 (2.65%) BIG-IP
7 3 (2.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (2.65%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (2.65%) MPLS
7 3 (2.65%) OSPF
8 2 (1.77%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (1.77%) FCoE
8 2 (1.77%) Internet
8 2 (1.77%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.19%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.77%) MySQL
3 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.88%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
General
1 25 (22.12%) Finance
2 11 (9.73%) Retail
3 6 (5.31%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.54%) Automotive
4 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.65%) Advertising
6 2 (1.77%) Marketing
7 1 (0.88%) Back Office
7 1 (0.88%) Legal
7 1 (0.88%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.19%) .NET
2 2 (1.77%) SAP Basis
2 2 (1.77%) Web Services
3 1 (0.88%) ArcObjects
3 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.88%) J2EE
3 1 (0.88%) Middleware
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.88%) Spring
3 1 (0.88%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.54%) PKI
2 4 (3.54%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.77%) FMCG
3 2 (1.77%) iPad
3 2 (1.77%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.88%) Clustering
4 1 (0.88%) CMDB
4 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.88%) e-Health
4 1 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.16%) Windows
2 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (6.19%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.65%) Linux
5 2 (1.77%) AIX
5 2 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.77%) Unix
6 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.88%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.88%) VMS
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (7.08%) Configuration Management
1 8 (7.08%) Information Security
1 8 (7.08%) Migration
1 8 (7.08%) Presales
2 7 (6.19%) ITIL
3 6 (5.31%) ERP
3 6 (5.31%) Project Planning
3 6 (5.31%) Quality Management
3 6 (5.31%) Requirements Management
4 5 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (4.42%) Data Management
4 5 (4.42%) Project Management
5 4 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (3.54%) Network Management
5 4 (3.54%) OO
5 4 (3.54%) OOP
5 4 (3.54%) PLM
5 4 (3.54%) Security Hardening
5 4 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (3.54%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.62%) SQL
2 7 (6.19%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.42%) Java
4 4 (3.54%) C++
5 3 (2.65%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.77%) C
6 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.88%) ABAP
7 1 (0.88%) CLIST
7 1 (0.88%) Perl
7 1 (0.88%) Python
7 1 (0.88%) REXX
7 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (18.58%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.04%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.62%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.19%) CCNA
4 7 (6.19%) CCNP
5 5 (4.42%) CCIE
5 5 (4.42%) CISA
6 4 (3.54%) CISM
6 4 (3.54%) CISSP
7 3 (2.65%) CCDP
8 2 (1.77%) Degree
9 1 (0.88%) APMP
9 1 (0.88%) CLAS
9 1 (0.88%) CRISC
9 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.77%) GCP
2 2 (1.77%) GLP
2 2 (1.77%) GMP
2 2 (1.77%) GxP
2 2 (1.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.65%) vSphere
4 1 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.88%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.88%) RACF
4 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) SCCM
2 3 (2.65%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.65%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.88%) Ansible
3 1 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.88%) Puppet
3 1 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (16.81%) Cisco
1 19 (16.81%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.62%) Oracle
3 8 (7.08%) SAP
4 7 (6.19%) IBM
4 7 (6.19%) Juniper
4 7 (6.19%) VMware
5 6 (5.31%) CheckPoint
5 6 (5.31%) F5
5 6 (5.31%) Meraki
6 4 (3.54%) Aruba
6 4 (3.54%) Blue Coat
6 4 (3.54%) Ruckus Wireless
7 3 (2.65%) Citrix
7 3 (2.65%) Intel Security
7 3 (2.65%) IronPort
7 3 (2.65%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.65%) ScanSafe
7 3 (2.65%) Sourcefire
7 3 (2.65%) Symantec