The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
England / South East
Rank 29 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 482 587 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.33% 6.84% 6.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.76% 7.24% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 296 314
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £327 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £430
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Median hourly rate £46.00 £56.25 £27.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.22% +105.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £53.25 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.35 £59.25 £35.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £60.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +140.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7129 8103 9105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.59% 94.43% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 4928 4868
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 383 426
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the South East region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the South East region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 February 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
Berkshire +4 192 £475 +5.55% 26
Hampshire -5 86 £450 +5.88% 22
Buckinghamshire +9 56 £500 +11.11% 5
Surrey +5 48 £430 -9.47% 18
West Sussex -13 36 £480 +6.66% 4
Oxfordshire -2 22 £525 +21.38% 5
Middlesex -2 12 £454 +7.07%
East Sussex -5 4 £475 +5.55% 2
Kent -9 3 £500 +17.64% 6
Thames Valley - 2 - -
Sussex - 1 - - 2
M4 Corridor - 1 £500 -
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 South East region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 208 (22.10%) SAP
2 158 (16.79%) Security Cleared
3 143 (15.20%) Migration
4 132 (14.03%) Microsoft
5 123 (13.07%) Finance
6 117 (12.43%) SC Cleared
7 110 (11.69%) Oracle
8 93 (9.88%) SQL
9 91 (9.67%) Windows
10 82 (8.71%) ERP
11 72 (7.65%) Cisco
12 66 (7.01%) CRM
12 66 (7.01%) Office 365
13 62 (6.59%) Telecoms
14 61 (6.48%) Java
15 60 (6.38%) Data Migration
16 55 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
17 54 (5.74%) VMware
17 54 (5.74%) MS Excel
18 53 (5.63%) Linux
19 52 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
20 51 (5.42%) SQL Server
21 48 (5.10%) ITIL
21 48 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
22 47 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
23 46 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
24 45 (4.78%) Active Directory
25 42 (4.46%) Project Management
26 41 (4.36%) Information Security
27 40 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 39 (4.14%) MS Exchange
2 38 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.23%) NetWeaver
3 21 (2.23%) Skype for Business
4 20 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.06%) CMS
10 9 (0.96%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.74%) Apache
11 7 (0.74%) SAS
12 5 (0.53%) IIS
12 5 (0.53%) JBoss
12 5 (0.53%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.32%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 54 (5.74%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.76%) MS Office
3 10 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.64%) MS Project
5 4 (0.43%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (2.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 23 (2.44%) SAP HR
4 22 (2.34%) Oracle Receivables
4 22 (2.34%) SAP FI
5 20 (2.13%) SAP CO
6 19 (2.02%) SAP FI/CO
7 18 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
8 15 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
9 14 (1.49%) SAP PSCD
10 12 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
10 12 (1.28%) SAP ERP
10 12 (1.28%) SAP GTS
11 11 (1.17%) Oracle Payables
12 10 (1.06%) SAP MM
13 9 (0.96%) SAP SD
14 8 (0.85%) Oracle Cash Management
14 8 (0.85%) Oracle TCA
14 8 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
14 8 (0.85%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 66 (7.01%) Office 365
2 48 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.13%) IaaS
4 19 (2.02%) SuccessFactors
5 16 (1.70%) PaaS
6 12 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.85%) SaaS
9 6 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.64%) Force.com
10 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.21%) HP Helion
10 2 (0.21%) ServiceMax
10 2 (0.21%) Taleo
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.11%) GoToWebinar
11 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.14%) Firewall
2 25 (2.66%) Skype
3 20 (2.13%) VPN
3 20 (2.13%) WAN
4 17 (1.81%) LAN
4 17 (1.81%) TCP/IP
5 15 (1.59%) DNS
5 15 (1.59%) Network Security
5 15 (1.59%) SAN
6 14 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (1.49%) DHCP
6 14 (1.49%) MPLS
7 13 (1.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (1.17%) HTTP
9 9 (0.96%) LTE
10 8 (0.85%) ICMP
10 8 (0.85%) SSH
10 8 (0.85%) Unified Communications
11 7 (0.74%) 3G
11 7 (0.74%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.40%) SAP BW
3 28 (2.98%) BusinessObjects
4 24 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (2.34%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (2.13%) Hadoop
7 19 (2.02%) Big Data
8 18 (1.91%) NoSQL
8 18 (1.91%) Oracle Database
8 18 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (1.59%) DB2
10 12 (1.28%) HBase
10 12 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.17%) Apache Hive
11 11 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (1.06%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
13 9 (0.96%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 15 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.17%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.74%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.74%) Maven
5 5 (0.53%) LSMW
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.32%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.32%) JIRA
7 3 (0.32%) Selenium
8 2 (0.21%) Ant
8 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.21%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.21%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.21%) Gradle
8 2 (0.21%) JMeter
8 2 (0.21%) MSI
8 2 (0.21%) NeoLoad
8 2 (0.21%) webpack
General
1 123 (13.07%) Finance
2 62 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 40 (4.25%) Retail
4 27 (2.87%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.44%) Marketing
6 21 (2.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 20 (2.13%) General Ledger
7 20 (2.13%) Legal
8 13 (1.38%) Advertising
9 11 (1.17%) Billing
10 8 (0.85%) Banking
11 6 (0.64%) Back Office
12 5 (0.53%) Publishing
13 4 (0.43%) Electronics
13 4 (0.43%) French Language
13 4 (0.43%) Law
14 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.32%) Games
15 2 (0.21%) German Language
15 2 (0.21%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.87%) .NET
2 24 (2.55%) Web Services
3 23 (2.44%) HTML
4 20 (2.13%) CSS
5 19 (2.02%) XML
6 18 (1.91%) Middleware
7 15 (1.59%) SAPUI5
8 14 (1.49%) Web Dynpro
9 10 (1.06%) SAP Basis
10 9 (0.96%) ASP.NET
10 9 (0.96%) REST
11 8 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
11 8 (0.85%) SAP Fiori
11 8 (0.85%) SAP XI
12 7 (0.74%) HTML5
12 7 (0.74%) SOAP
12 7 (0.74%) Spring
13 5 (0.53%) JSON
13 5 (0.53%) Node.js
13 5 (0.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 47 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.08%) Data Centre
3 17 (1.81%) Management Information System
4 15 (1.59%) User Experience
5 10 (1.06%) PKI
6 9 (0.96%) Learning Management System
7 8 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (0.85%) Mobile App
7 8 (0.85%) Virtual Team
8 7 (0.74%) CMDB
8 7 (0.74%) Computer Science
8 7 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.64%) Clustering
9 6 (0.64%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.53%) EMC VMAX
10 5 (0.53%) EMC VNX
10 5 (0.53%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.43%) CESG
11 4 (0.43%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 91 (9.67%) Windows
2 53 (5.63%) Linux
3 40 (4.25%) Unix
4 38 (4.04%) Windows Server
5 22 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.49%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.38%) AIX
10 11 (1.17%) CentOS
11 9 (0.96%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.85%) Debian
12 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.74%) Solaris
14 6 (0.64%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.53%) Android
16 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.32%) VMS
17 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
18 1 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (15.20%) Migration
2 82 (8.71%) ERP
3 66 (7.01%) CRM
4 60 (6.38%) Data Migration
5 55 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
7 48 (5.10%) ITIL
8 42 (4.46%) Project Management
9 41 (4.36%) Information Security
10 40 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (3.61%) Data Modelling
11 34 (3.61%) ETL
12 33 (3.51%) Analytics
13 26 (2.76%) Service Management
14 25 (2.66%) DevOps
15 24 (2.55%) Risk Management
15 24 (2.55%) Workflow
16 22 (2.34%) Coaching
16 22 (2.34%) Data Analysis
17 21 (2.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (9.88%) SQL
2 61 (6.48%) Java
3 38 (4.04%) PowerShell
4 35 (3.72%) ABAP
5 27 (2.87%) JavaScript
6 19 (2.02%) C#
6 19 (2.02%) Python
7 14 (1.49%) C
7 14 (1.49%) T-SQL
8 12 (1.28%) Apex Code
8 12 (1.28%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.06%) Bash Shell
9 10 (1.06%) Scala
10 9 (0.96%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.85%) VBA
12 7 (0.74%) Perl
13 3 (0.32%) PHP
13 3 (0.32%) Ruby
14 2 (0.21%) Groovy
14 2 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 158 (16.79%) Security Cleared
2 117 (12.43%) SC Cleared
3 46 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (3.93%) Degree
5 27 (2.87%) DV Cleared
6 24 (2.55%) CCIE
7 22 (2.34%) CISSP
8 21 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (2.02%) CCNP
10 16 (1.70%) CCNA
11 13 (1.38%) MCSE
12 11 (1.17%) CLAS
13 9 (0.96%) CCA
13 9 (0.96%) CISM
14 8 (0.85%) CREST Certified
15 7 (0.74%) CEH
15 7 (0.74%) OSCP
16 5 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
16 5 (0.53%) CISA
16 5 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 15 (1.59%) SLA
3 14 (1.49%) QA
4 13 (1.38%) GAMP
4 13 (1.38%) GCP
4 13 (1.38%) GMP
4 13 (1.38%) GxP
5 9 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.85%) RMADS
7 7 (0.74%) ISO22301
8 4 (0.43%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.21%) COBIT
9 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.21%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.21%) NEBOSH
9 2 (0.21%) WAI
9 2 (0.21%) WCAG
10 1 (0.11%) SDET
System Software
1 45 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.17%) HDFS
4 10 (1.06%) vSphere
5 7 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.74%) XenApp
6 5 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.53%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.32%) Docker
8 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.32%) vCloud
8 3 (0.32%) XenServer
9 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.11%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (1.28%) Ansible
1 12 (1.28%) SCOM
2 11 (1.17%) SCCM
3 9 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (0.85%) SELinux
4 8 (0.85%) vRealize
5 7 (0.74%) Cisco UCCE
5 7 (0.74%) Oozie
6 6 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (0.53%) Puppet
8 4 (0.43%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.32%) Nagios
9 3 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.21%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 208 (22.10%) SAP
2 132 (14.03%) Microsoft
3 110 (11.69%) Oracle
4 72 (7.65%) Cisco
5 54 (5.74%) VMware
6 20 (2.13%) Citrix
6 20 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (2.02%) F5
8 16 (1.70%) Juniper
8 16 (1.70%) MicroStrategy
9 14 (1.49%) CheckPoint
9 14 (1.49%) IBM
10 13 (1.38%) HP
11 12 (1.28%) BMC
11 12 (1.28%) Capita
11 12 (1.28%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.06%) Splunk
12 10 (1.06%) Tableau
13 9 (0.96%) Cognos
13 9 (0.96%) Hyperion
South East
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £420 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury
Searchability
Rate: £280 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 325-350/day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Kent
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago