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 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 13 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 53 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.08% 6.37% 7.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.50% 6.80% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 24
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £601 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £435
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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
558 544 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.55% 93.63% 96.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 278 348
Median daily rate £450 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 53 37
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -32.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £7.66 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 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
Welwyn Garden City +1 14 £525 +16.66%
Hemel Hempstead +9 13 £400 +14.28% 3
Watford - 10 £475 - 2
Stevenage -5 3 £258 -44.32%
Welwyn - 2 - -
St Albans +6 1 £475 +11.76%
Royston +4 1 £450 -24.36%
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 35 (29.91%) Security Cleared
2 23 (19.66%) Data Centre
3 22 (18.80%) Windows
3 22 (18.80%) SC Cleared
4 21 (17.95%) Microsoft
5 20 (17.09%) Linux
6 18 (15.38%) Cisco
7 17 (14.53%) Unix
8 15 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (12.82%) Perl
8 15 (12.82%) Red Hat
8 15 (12.82%) Shell Script
9 13 (11.11%) SAP
10 12 (10.26%) Migration
10 12 (10.26%) Middleware
11 11 (9.40%) Information Security
11 11 (9.40%) Windows 10
11 11 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (8.55%) Analytics
12 10 (8.55%) OWASP
12 10 (8.55%) Finance
12 10 (8.55%) Oracle
13 9 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (7.69%) PowerShell
13 9 (7.69%) Data Migration
13 9 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (6.84%) Firewall
14 8 (6.84%) Juniper
14 8 (6.84%) Active Directory

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 (4.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.85%) Apache
3 1 (0.85%) CICS
3 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.85%) IIS
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.85%) SAS
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Office
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.85%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (5.13%) SAP HCM
2 4 (3.42%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.71%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.85%) Maximo
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.85%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.85%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.85%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.85%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.13%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (2.56%) Office 365
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.84%) Firewall
2 7 (5.98%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (5.13%) DNS
3 6 (5.13%) Network Security
4 4 (3.42%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (3.42%) NetScaler
4 4 (3.42%) Wireless
5 3 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (2.56%) LAN
6 2 (1.71%) BIG-IP
6 2 (1.71%) DHCP
6 2 (1.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.71%) SSL
6 2 (1.71%) WAN
7 1 (0.85%) BGP
7 1 (0.85%) Internet
7 1 (0.85%) OSPF
7 1 (0.85%) SAN
7 1 (0.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.13%) Big Data
1 6 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.42%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.71%) MySQL
4 2 (1.71%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.85%) QlikView
5 1 (0.85%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) LSMW
1 1 (0.85%) MSI
1 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.55%) Finance
2 5 (4.27%) Retail
3 3 (2.56%) Advertising
4 2 (1.71%) Law
5 1 (0.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.26%) Middleware
2 2 (1.71%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (1.71%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (0.85%) .NET
3 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.85%) BAPI
3 1 (0.85%) JSON
3 1 (0.85%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.66%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.56%) PKI
5 2 (1.71%) Clustering
5 2 (1.71%) iPad
5 2 (1.71%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.85%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.80%) Windows
2 20 (17.09%) Linux
3 17 (14.53%) Unix
4 15 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (9.40%) Windows 10
5 11 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.27%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.42%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.71%) AIX
8 2 (1.71%) VMS
9 1 (0.85%) Solaris
9 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.26%) Migration
2 11 (9.40%) Information Security
3 10 (8.55%) Analytics
3 10 (8.55%) OWASP
4 9 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 9 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (6.84%) Data Modelling
5 8 (6.84%) Presales
6 7 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.98%) DevOps
6 7 (5.98%) Risk Management
6 7 (5.98%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (5.13%) Big Data Analytics
7 6 (5.13%) Data Analytics
7 6 (5.13%) Data Cleansing
7 6 (5.13%) Information Assurance
7 6 (5.13%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (5.13%) Security Architecture
7 6 (5.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.82%) Perl
1 15 (12.82%) Shell Script
2 9 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.27%) SQL
4 2 (1.71%) ABAP
4 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.85%) C
5 1 (0.85%) CLIST
5 1 (0.85%) Java
5 1 (0.85%) REXX
5 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (29.91%) Security Cleared
2 22 (18.80%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.13%) CCNP
5 4 (3.42%) CCIE
6 3 (2.56%) CCDP
6 3 (2.56%) CCNA
7 1 (0.85%) Degree
7 1 (0.85%) MCSE
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.85%) QA
1 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (6.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.56%) vSphere
4 2 (1.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.71%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.85%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (5.98%) SCCM
2 3 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.85%) Netcool
4 1 (0.85%) SCOM
4 1 (0.85%) Simpana
Vendors
1 21 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.38%) Cisco
3 15 (12.82%) Red Hat
4 13 (11.11%) SAP
5 10 (8.55%) Oracle
6 8 (6.84%) Juniper
7 7 (5.98%) VMware
8 6 (5.13%) CheckPoint
8 6 (5.13%) IBM
8 6 (5.13%) Sourcefire
9 5 (4.27%) Citrix
9 5 (4.27%) F5
9 5 (4.27%) Intel Security
9 5 (4.27%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.42%) Meraki
10 4 (3.42%) Ruckus Wireless
10 4 (3.42%) Symantec
11 3 (2.56%) IronPort
11 3 (2.56%) Sophos
11 3 (2.56%) Splunk