The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Kent region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 23 41 32
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 15 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.34% 3.04% 4.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.38% 3.14% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 7
Median daily rate £475 £538 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £448 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £608 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.45 £54.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +111.76%
Consultant
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
279 287 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 99.29% 96.96% 96.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 165 167
Median daily rate £375 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 5
Median hourly rate £19.50 £9.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -48.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Tunbridge Wells +3 2 £550 -
Maidstone - 1 £550 - 2
Sevenoaks - 1 £550 -
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 Kent region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.89%) Finance
3 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 9 (20.00%) Information Security
6 8 (17.78%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (17.78%) C#
6 8 (17.78%) .NET
7 7 (15.56%) Project Management
7 7 (15.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
7 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
8 6 (13.33%) SDLC
8 6 (13.33%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (13.33%) IT Audit
8 6 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (13.33%) COBIT
8 6 (13.33%) OWASP
8 6 (13.33%) CISA
8 6 (13.33%) CISM
8 6 (13.33%) Security+ Certification
8 6 (13.33%) CISSP
9 5 (11.11%) NHS
9 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
9 5 (11.11%) ITIL
9 5 (11.11%) Service Management
9 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.11%) PaaS
9 5 (11.11%) IaaS
10 4 (8.89%) DevOps

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (2.22%) Apache
1 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.11%) IaaS
2 5 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) LDAP
2 1 (2.22%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.22%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (6.67%) SAP BW
2 3 (6.67%) SAP HANA
3 2 (4.44%) SAP BI
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Legal
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) EDI
2 1 (2.22%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.11%) NHS
3 4 (8.89%) Public Cloud
4 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.22%) CentOS
3 1 (2.22%) Debian
3 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Information Security
2 8 (17.78%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (15.56%) Project Management
4 6 (13.33%) IT Audit
4 6 (13.33%) OWASP
4 6 (13.33%) SDLC
4 6 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (11.11%) ITIL
5 5 (11.11%) Service Management
5 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.89%) Data Security
6 4 (8.89%) DevOps
7 3 (6.67%) Change Management
7 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.67%) Security Operations
8 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.44%) ITSM
8 2 (4.44%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) C#
2 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.44%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) C
4 1 (2.22%) Perl
4 1 (2.22%) Python
4 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) CISA
1 6 (13.33%) CISM
1 6 (13.33%) CISSP
1 6 (13.33%) CompTIA Security+
1 6 (13.33%) Security+ Certification
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) MCSE
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (13.33%) COBIT
3 1 (2.22%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) SpamAssassin
2 1 (2.22%) Squid
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Cacti
1 1 (2.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Cisco
2 3 (6.67%) SAP
2 3 (6.67%) VMware
3 2 (4.44%) ArcSight
3 2 (4.44%) BT
3 2 (4.44%) HP
4 1 (2.22%) Dell
4 1 (2.22%) Red Hat