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 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
England / South East
Rank 29 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 459 599 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.42% 7.17% 7.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.87% 7.61% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 308 347
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 £350 £328 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £23.19 £42.50 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.43% +146.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £46.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+14.13% +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 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
6677 7869 8681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.32% 94.23% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3859 4632 4696
Median daily rate £401 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 416 419
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.50 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £54.10 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 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
Berkshire +4 172 £475 +5.55% 25
Hampshire -19 75 £450 +10.76% 19
Buckinghamshire +7 61 £513 +13.88% 7
Surrey +5 51 £425 -10.52% 13
West Sussex +1 31 £441 -1.94% 3
Oxfordshire -3 17 £500 +15.60% 4
Middlesex -7 10 £485 +36.04% 2
Sussex +4 7 £425 -
Kent -7 7 £438 +25.00%
Thames Valley +1 2 £625 -
East Sussex -4 2 £463 +2.77% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £500 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 205 (21.53%) SAP
2 156 (16.39%) Migration
3 143 (15.02%) Security Cleared
4 132 (13.87%) Microsoft
5 130 (13.66%) Finance
6 111 (11.66%) SQL
6 111 (11.66%) Oracle
7 106 (11.13%) SC Cleared
8 105 (11.03%) Windows
9 80 (8.40%) Cisco
10 76 (7.98%) ERP
11 67 (7.04%) Java
12 66 (6.93%) Data Migration
13 63 (6.62%) SQL Server
13 63 (6.62%) CRM
14 62 (6.51%) Telecoms
14 62 (6.51%) Office 365
15 61 (6.41%) VMware
16 57 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
17 55 (5.78%) MS Excel
17 55 (5.78%) Linux
17 55 (5.78%) ITIL
17 55 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
18 53 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
19 51 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
20 49 (5.15%) Windows Server
21 48 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
21 48 (5.04%) Information Security
22 47 (4.94%) Active Directory
22 47 (4.94%) Project 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 38 (3.99%) MS Exchange
2 34 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.31%) Skype for Business
4 21 (2.21%) NetWeaver
5 20 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.16%) CMS
10 9 (0.95%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.95%) SAS
11 7 (0.74%) Apache
11 7 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.63%) IIS
13 5 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.53%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.42%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.42%) JBoss
14 4 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 55 (5.78%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.42%) MS Office
3 14 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.63%) MS Project
6 4 (0.42%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (2.84%) SAP FI
2 23 (2.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 21 (2.21%) SAP CO
4 20 (2.10%) Oracle Receivables
4 20 (2.10%) SAP FI/CO
4 20 (2.10%) SAP HR
5 17 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
6 15 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
6 15 (1.58%) SAP PSCD
7 14 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (1.26%) SAP SD
9 11 (1.16%) SAP CRM
10 10 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
11 9 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
11 9 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
11 9 (0.95%) SAP ERP
12 8 (0.84%) Oracle TCA
12 8 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
13 7 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
13 7 (0.74%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 62 (6.51%) Office 365
2 51 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.89%) IaaS
3 18 (1.89%) SuccessFactors
4 17 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (1.58%) PaaS
6 9 (0.95%) SaaS
7 7 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.63%) Force.com
9 2 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.21%) HP Helion
9 2 (0.21%) Taleo
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.11%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.73%) Firewall
2 27 (2.84%) Skype
3 26 (2.73%) WAN
4 25 (2.63%) LAN
5 20 (2.10%) DNS
6 18 (1.89%) DHCP
6 18 (1.89%) VPN
7 17 (1.79%) Network Security
7 17 (1.79%) TCP/IP
8 16 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (1.58%) SAN
10 14 (1.47%) MPLS
11 9 (0.95%) BGP
11 9 (0.95%) LTE
12 8 (0.84%) HTTP
12 8 (0.84%) OSPF
12 8 (0.84%) SMTP
12 8 (0.84%) SSL
12 8 (0.84%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.47%) SAP BW
3 29 (3.05%) BusinessObjects
4 23 (2.42%) Big Data
4 23 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (2.42%) Hadoop
5 22 (2.31%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.10%) Oracle Database
6 20 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (1.89%) NoSQL
8 17 (1.79%) DB2
9 16 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
9 16 (1.68%) SAP Data Services
10 15 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (1.37%) Apache Hive
11 13 (1.37%) HBase
12 12 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (1.26%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.16%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (1.26%) Git (software)
1 12 (1.26%) LSMW
2 11 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (1.16%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.63%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.63%) Selenium
4 5 (0.53%) Maven
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.42%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.32%) Ant
6 3 (0.32%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.32%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.32%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.32%) MSTest
6 3 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.21%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.21%) JMeter
7 2 (0.21%) JUnit
7 2 (0.21%) MSI
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
General
1 130 (13.66%) Finance
2 62 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 37 (3.89%) Retail
4 28 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 24 (2.52%) Marketing
6 20 (2.10%) General Ledger
6 20 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 18 (1.89%) Legal
8 13 (1.37%) Advertising
9 12 (1.26%) Billing
10 11 (1.16%) Banking
11 9 (0.95%) Electronics
12 7 (0.74%) Law
13 6 (0.63%) Back Office
14 4 (0.42%) Publishing
15 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.32%) Local Government
16 2 (0.21%) French Language
16 2 (0.21%) Italian Language
16 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.47%) .NET
2 26 (2.73%) Web Services
3 23 (2.42%) XML
4 22 (2.31%) HTML
5 18 (1.89%) CSS
5 18 (1.89%) Middleware
6 15 (1.58%) SAPUI5
7 13 (1.37%) Web Dynpro
8 10 (1.05%) JSON
8 10 (1.05%) REST
8 10 (1.05%) SAP Basis
9 9 (0.95%) SAP XI
9 9 (0.95%) SOAP
10 8 (0.84%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.84%) BAPI
10 8 (0.84%) SAP Fiori
11 7 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (0.63%) RESTful
13 5 (0.53%) HTML5
13 5 (0.53%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 55 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.20%) Data Centre
3 19 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 14 (1.47%) PKI
5 13 (1.37%) User Experience
6 11 (1.16%) CMDB
6 11 (1.16%) Visualisation
7 10 (1.05%) Data Extraction
7 10 (1.05%) Virtual Team
8 9 (0.95%) Clustering
8 9 (0.95%) Computer Science
8 9 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (0.95%) Learning Management System
9 7 (0.74%) Data Conversion
10 5 (0.53%) Cryptography
10 5 (0.53%) EMC VMAX
10 5 (0.53%) EMC VNX
10 5 (0.53%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.53%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.53%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 105 (11.03%) Windows
2 55 (5.78%) Linux
3 49 (5.15%) Windows Server
4 37 (3.89%) Unix
5 27 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.47%) AIX
9 13 (1.37%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.95%) CentOS
11 8 (0.84%) Android
11 8 (0.84%) VMS
12 7 (0.74%) Solaris
12 7 (0.74%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.63%) Debian
14 5 (0.53%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (16.39%) Migration
2 76 (7.98%) ERP
3 66 (6.93%) Data Migration
4 63 (6.62%) CRM
5 57 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (5.78%) ITIL
7 53 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
8 48 (5.04%) Information Security
9 47 (4.94%) Project Management
10 42 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 38 (3.99%) ETL
12 36 (3.78%) Data Modelling
13 29 (3.05%) Analytics
14 25 (2.63%) DevOps
14 25 (2.63%) Service Management
15 24 (2.52%) Load Balancing
15 24 (2.52%) Presales
16 23 (2.42%) Data Analysis
17 22 (2.31%) Risk Management
17 22 (2.31%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 111 (11.66%) SQL
2 67 (7.04%) Java
3 43 (4.52%) PowerShell
4 39 (4.10%) ABAP
5 24 (2.52%) JavaScript
6 22 (2.31%) C#
7 18 (1.89%) C
7 18 (1.89%) T-SQL
8 16 (1.68%) Python
9 15 (1.58%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.95%) Apex Code
11 9 (0.95%) Bash Shell
11 9 (0.95%) Scala
12 7 (0.74%) Perl
13 6 (0.63%) VB
14 5 (0.53%) PHP
15 4 (0.42%) F#
15 4 (0.42%) VBA
16 3 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 143 (15.02%) Security Cleared
2 106 (11.13%) SC Cleared
3 48 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (4.62%) Degree
5 25 (2.63%) CCIE
5 25 (2.63%) CISSP
6 24 (2.52%) DV Cleared
7 19 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (1.79%) CCNP
9 13 (1.37%) CISM
10 11 (1.16%) CCNA
10 11 (1.16%) MCSE
11 10 (1.05%) CCA
11 10 (1.05%) CLAS
12 6 (0.63%) CEH
12 6 (0.63%) CREST Certified
12 6 (0.63%) OSCP
13 5 (0.53%) CISA
13 5 (0.53%) SANS
13 5 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.31%) Data Quality
2 20 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.68%) SLA
4 15 (1.58%) GxP
5 13 (1.37%) GAMP
5 13 (1.37%) GCP
5 13 (1.37%) GMP
5 13 (1.37%) QA
6 9 (0.95%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.74%) ISO22301
8 6 (0.63%) RMADS
8 6 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.42%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.21%) COBIT
10 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.21%) NEBOSH
10 2 (0.21%) WAI
10 2 (0.21%) WCAG
11 1 (0.11%) ISO27002
System Software
1 47 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.16%) HDFS
3 11 (1.16%) vSphere
4 8 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.84%) XenApp
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.42%) Docker
7 4 (0.42%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.32%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.32%) vCloud
8 3 (0.32%) XenServer
9 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.11%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.11%) Snort
10 1 (0.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 11 (1.16%) SCCM
2 10 (1.05%) SCOM
3 9 (0.95%) Ansible
4 8 (0.84%) vRealize
5 7 (0.74%) AirWatch
5 7 (0.74%) Oozie
6 6 (0.63%) Cisco UCCE
6 6 (0.63%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.63%) SELinux
6 6 (0.63%) WSUS
7 5 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (0.42%) Puppet
9 3 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 205 (21.53%) SAP
2 132 (13.87%) Microsoft
3 111 (11.66%) Oracle
4 80 (8.40%) Cisco
5 61 (6.41%) VMware
6 25 (2.63%) F5
7 21 (2.21%) Citrix
7 21 (2.21%) HP
7 21 (2.21%) Juniper
7 21 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (2.00%) IBM
9 18 (1.89%) CheckPoint
10 16 (1.68%) MicroStrategy
11 14 (1.47%) Symantec
12 13 (1.37%) BMC
13 11 (1.16%) Capita
13 11 (1.16%) Palo Alto
14 10 (1.05%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.05%) ServiceNow
15 9 (0.95%) Adobe
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £465 per annum +
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Alton, Hampshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Month
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Washington Frank
Posted: 3 days ago