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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 21 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 29 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 7.47% 1.64% 5.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.57% 1.79% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 9
Median daily rate £450 £515 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.62% +28.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £515 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £603 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -18.88%
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
383 223 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 98.71% 91.39% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 115 146
Median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 5
Median hourly rate £10.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.50 £26.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 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
Tunbridge Wells 0 5 £375 -
Maidstone - 3 £500 -
Stansted - 2 - -
Sevenoaks - 1 £550 -
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 13 (30.23%) Finance
3 12 (27.91%) .NET
4 11 (25.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
6 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
7 8 (18.60%) C#
8 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
9 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
10 5 (11.63%) IaaS
10 5 (11.63%) Service Management
10 5 (11.63%) NHS
10 5 (11.63%) PaaS
11 4 (9.30%) Information Security
11 4 (9.30%) SQL
11 4 (9.30%) Windows
11 4 (9.30%) Data Security
11 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (9.30%) VMware
11 4 (9.30%) DevOps
11 4 (9.30%) Public Cloud
12 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
12 3 (6.98%) Security Operations
12 3 (6.98%) Firewall
12 3 (6.98%) Legal
12 3 (6.98%) LDAP
12 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
12 3 (6.98%) ITIL
12 3 (6.98%) Java

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 2 (4.65%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.63%) IaaS
2 5 (11.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Firewall
1 3 (6.98%) LDAP
2 2 (4.65%) DHCP
2 2 (4.65%) DNS
2 2 (4.65%) LAN
3 1 (2.33%) SAN
3 1 (2.33%) WAN
3 1 (2.33%) Wireless
3 1 (2.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.65%) SAP BW
2 2 (4.65%) SAP HANA
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Legal
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.63%) NHS
3 4 (9.30%) Public Cloud
4 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.65%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) CentOS
4 1 (2.33%) Debian
4 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.63%) Service Management
2 4 (9.30%) Data Security
2 4 (9.30%) DevOps
2 4 (9.30%) Information Security
2 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
3 3 (6.98%) ITIL
3 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
3 3 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (6.98%) Security Operations
3 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
4 2 (4.65%) Black-Box Testing
4 2 (4.65%) Content Development
4 2 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
4 2 (4.65%) Use Case
4 2 (4.65%) User Stories
5 1 (2.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (2.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
2 8 (18.60%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) SQL
4 3 (6.98%) Java
4 3 (6.98%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) CISA
2 1 (2.33%) CISM
2 1 (2.33%) CISSP
2 1 (2.33%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (2.33%) MCSE
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.33%) Security+ Certification
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) COBIT
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) SpamAssassin
3 1 (2.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (4.65%) SCCM
1 2 (4.65%) SCOM
1 2 (4.65%) SCOrch
1 2 (4.65%) WSUS
2 1 (2.33%) Cacti
2 1 (2.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) VMware
3 2 (4.65%) ArcSight
3 2 (4.65%) BT
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Aruba
4 1 (2.33%) Forcepoint
4 1 (2.33%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat