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 27 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 24 31 26
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 627 528 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.97% 5.68% 6.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.35% 5.99% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 295 312
Median daily rate £450 £438 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £583 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £60.98 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% +177.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £60.98 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £60.98 £43.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +13.51%
Consultant
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 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
8527 8821 8647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.82% 94.97% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5088 5044 4690
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 418 443
Median hourly rate £19.44 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.78% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 27 June 2016.

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 27 June 2016.

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 27 June 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
Berkshire +5 228 £450 +2.85% 54
Hampshire +10 118 £416 -2.05% 34
Surrey -8 76 £525 +16.66% 16
Buckinghamshire +2 52 £450 +5.88% 9
West Sussex -1 38 £450 -4.25% 5
Oxfordshire +16 35 £363 -19.44% 10
Kent +24 25 £475 -11.62% 2
Middlesex -2 11 £450 -8.62%
East Sussex +12 6 £325 -3.70%
Home Counties +2 1 £285 -32.94%
Sussex - 1 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 South East region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 252 (20.19%) SAP
2 216 (17.31%) Security Cleared
3 193 (15.46%) Migration
4 168 (13.46%) Finance
5 167 (13.38%) Microsoft
6 165 (13.22%) SC Cleared
7 135 (10.82%) Oracle
8 132 (10.58%) Windows
9 95 (7.61%) SQL
10 86 (6.89%) Active Directory
11 77 (6.17%) CRM
11 77 (6.17%) Office 365
12 73 (5.85%) ITIL
13 72 (5.77%) MS Excel
13 72 (5.77%) Telecoms
13 72 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
14 70 (5.61%) SharePoint
14 70 (5.61%) Linux
15 67 (5.37%) Firewall
16 65 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
17 64 (5.13%) C#
17 64 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
17 64 (5.13%) Information Security
17 64 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
18 62 (4.97%) Java
18 62 (4.97%) Windows Server
19 61 (4.89%) PowerShell
20 60 (4.81%) .NET
21 59 (4.73%) Cisco
22 57 (4.57%) SQL Server

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 70 (5.61%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.37%) MS Exchange
3 25 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 19 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 19 (1.52%) IIS
5 18 (1.44%) Skype for Business
6 17 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (0.96%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (0.64%) CMS
9 8 (0.64%) NetWeaver
9 8 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.56%) Apache
10 7 (0.56%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.48%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.48%) SAS
12 5 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.40%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 72 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.28%) MS Office
3 11 (0.88%) MS Project
4 7 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.080%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 41 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (3.21%) SAP FI
3 30 (2.40%) SAP PSCD
4 26 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
5 24 (1.92%) SAP CO
5 24 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
6 22 (1.76%) Oracle EBS R12
7 19 (1.52%) SAP ERP
7 19 (1.52%) SAP HR
8 17 (1.36%) SAP IS-U
9 13 (1.04%) SAP FI-CA
10 12 (0.96%) SAP GRC
11 11 (0.88%) SAP MM
12 10 (0.80%) Primavera
12 10 (0.80%) SAP SD
13 9 (0.72%) OpenText VIM for SAP
14 8 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
14 8 (0.64%) SAP BPC
15 7 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
15 7 (0.56%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 77 (6.17%) Office 365
2 72 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.36%) PaaS
4 16 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (1.04%) IaaS
7 12 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.40%) SaaS
9 4 (0.32%) Taleo
10 3 (0.24%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.16%) Boomi
11 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.16%) Yammer
12 1 (0.080%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.080%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.080%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.080%) Scribe Online
12 1 (0.080%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 67 (5.37%) Firewall
2 39 (3.13%) DNS
3 24 (1.92%) Network Security
4 23 (1.84%) Internet
5 22 (1.76%) LAN
6 21 (1.68%) SAN
6 21 (1.68%) Wireless
7 19 (1.52%) NetScaler
8 16 (1.28%) DHCP
9 15 (1.20%) FTP
10 14 (1.12%) VPN
10 14 (1.12%) WAN
11 13 (1.04%) SSL
12 12 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (0.96%) Reverse Proxy
13 11 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (0.88%) Skype
14 9 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 9 (0.72%) LDAP
15 8 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.56%) SAP BW
3 31 (2.48%) Oracle Database
4 28 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
5 23 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (1.28%) Big Data
9 15 (1.20%) Hadoop
9 15 (1.20%) SAP HANA
10 14 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
11 13 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (1.04%) SAP BI
11 13 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.80%) GIS
14 8 (0.64%) Power BI
14 8 (0.64%) Relational Database
14 8 (0.64%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 26 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (1.12%) Selenium
3 13 (1.04%) SpecFlow
4 11 (0.88%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.80%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.56%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (0.40%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.24%) AppScan
8 3 (0.24%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.24%) LSMW
8 3 (0.24%) Maven
9 2 (0.16%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.16%) ERwin
9 2 (0.16%) JIRA
9 2 (0.16%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.16%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 168 (13.46%) Finance
2 72 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.08%) Banking
4 23 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
5 22 (1.76%) Legal
6 21 (1.68%) Marketing
7 20 (1.60%) Retail
8 19 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.36%) Billing
10 13 (1.04%) General Ledger
11 8 (0.64%) Advertising
12 6 (0.48%) Back Office
12 6 (0.48%) German Language
12 6 (0.48%) Law
12 6 (0.48%) Local Government
13 5 (0.40%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.24%) Automotive
14 3 (0.24%) French Language
14 3 (0.24%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (4.81%) .NET
2 24 (1.92%) XML
3 21 (1.68%) Web Services
4 19 (1.52%) HTML
5 16 (1.28%) CSS
6 14 (1.12%) AngularJS
7 13 (1.04%) SAP XI
8 12 (0.96%) REST
9 9 (0.72%) jQuery
10 8 (0.64%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.56%) J2EE
11 7 (0.56%) Middleware
11 7 (0.56%) SAP Fiori
12 6 (0.48%) SAP Basis
12 6 (0.48%) SAP Smart Forms
12 6 (0.48%) Web Dynpro
13 5 (0.40%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.40%) JMS
13 5 (0.40%) SAPUI5
13 5 (0.40%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 52 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.29%) PKI
3 39 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 14 (1.12%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.04%) CESG
6 11 (0.88%) Life Science
7 10 (0.80%) Clustering
7 10 (0.80%) User Experience
8 9 (0.72%) Cryptography
8 9 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 8 (0.64%) CMDB
9 8 (0.64%) Computer Science
9 8 (0.64%) Public Cloud
9 8 (0.64%) Replication
10 7 (0.56%) Data Integration
10 7 (0.56%) Learning Management System
10 7 (0.56%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.48%) FMCG
11 6 (0.48%) Visualisation
12 5 (0.40%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 132 (10.58%) Windows
2 70 (5.61%) Linux
3 62 (4.97%) Windows Server
4 32 (2.56%) Unix
5 27 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (1.36%) AIX
7 17 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (1.28%) Solaris
9 10 (0.80%) CentOS
9 10 (0.80%) VMS
9 10 (0.80%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.64%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.48%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (0.24%) Debian
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (15.46%) Migration
2 77 (6.17%) CRM
3 73 (5.85%) ITIL
4 65 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
5 64 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (5.13%) Information Security
5 64 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 52 (4.17%) Data Migration
7 43 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 39 (3.13%) ERP
8 39 (3.13%) Project Management
8 39 (3.13%) Service Management
9 33 (2.64%) Scrum
10 31 (2.48%) Validation
10 31 (2.48%) Workflow
11 30 (2.40%) Information Assurance
12 28 (2.24%) DevOps
12 28 (2.24%) Test Scripting
13 27 (2.16%) Analytics
13 27 (2.16%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (7.61%) SQL
2 64 (5.13%) C#
3 62 (4.97%) Java
4 61 (4.89%) PowerShell
5 29 (2.32%) ABAP
6 20 (1.60%) JavaScript
7 18 (1.44%) C
8 16 (1.28%) Python
9 15 (1.20%) Perl
10 14 (1.12%) Bash Shell
10 14 (1.12%) VBScript
11 13 (1.04%) C++
12 12 (0.96%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.96%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.72%) VB
14 8 (0.64%) F#
15 7 (0.56%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.48%) Korn
16 6 (0.48%) Ruby
17 5 (0.40%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 216 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 165 (13.22%) SC Cleared
3 55 (4.41%) CISSP
4 34 (2.72%) Degree
5 31 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (2.16%) DV Cleared
7 26 (2.08%) CISM
7 26 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (1.84%) CESG Certified Professional
9 22 (1.76%) CLAS
10 16 (1.28%) CCIE
11 15 (1.20%) CCNP
12 13 (1.04%) MCSE
13 12 (0.96%) CISA
14 11 (0.88%) MCITP
15 10 (0.80%) CCA
15 10 (0.80%) MCTS
16 7 (0.56%) ISEB
17 6 (0.48%) MCSA
17 6 (0.48%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (2.00%) RMADS
3 14 (1.12%) QA
4 10 (0.80%) COBIT
4 10 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 7 (0.56%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.40%) SLA
9 4 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.32%) GxP
10 3 (0.24%) GMP
10 3 (0.24%) NEBOSH
11 2 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.16%) GPG13
11 2 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.16%) SSAE 16
12 1 (0.080%) Solvency II
System Software
1 86 (6.89%) Active Directory
2 30 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.20%) UAG
4 15 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (1.20%) XenDesktop
5 14 (1.12%) XenApp
6 13 (1.04%) XenServer
7 8 (0.64%) vSphere
8 7 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.56%) NFS
9 6 (0.48%) Docker
9 6 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.48%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.40%) Oracle Clusterware
11 4 (0.32%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.32%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.16%) Sendmail
13 2 (0.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 23 (1.84%) SCCM
2 14 (1.12%) Puppet
2 14 (1.12%) SCOM
3 13 (1.04%) Cisco UCCE
4 10 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 9 (0.72%) WSUS
6 8 (0.64%) AirWatch
6 8 (0.64%) Ansible
6 8 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.56%) Nagios
8 6 (0.48%) EdgeSight
9 5 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.40%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.40%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.32%) Cisco CME
10 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.32%) OVSD
11 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 252 (20.19%) SAP
2 167 (13.38%) Microsoft
3 135 (10.82%) Oracle
4 59 (4.73%) Cisco
5 50 (4.01%) VMware
6 30 (2.40%) Citrix
7 29 (2.32%) HP
8 21 (1.68%) IBM
9 19 (1.52%) CheckPoint
10 18 (1.44%) Remedy
11 13 (1.04%) webMethods
12 12 (0.96%) F5
13 11 (0.88%) ArcSight
13 11 (0.88%) Juniper
13 11 (0.88%) ServiceNow
14 10 (0.80%) BMC
14 10 (0.80%) OpenText
14 10 (0.80%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.72%) Hyperion
15 9 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Maindenhead, Berkshire, United Kingdom
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £550-600pd
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant
Capita plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
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Posted: 25 days ago
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Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + expenses
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Hampshire
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Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Fareham
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 per day
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Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + expenses
Posted: 27 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago