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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 31 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 474 710 729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.12% 7.48% 7.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.55% 7.89% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 385 366
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £338 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £22.10 £35.00 £37.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.87% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £29.00 £22.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.96 £41.00 £51.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +52.72%
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
7241 9001 9283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.46% 94.86% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4207 5215 5077
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 509 509
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.23 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -3 154 £450 - 41
Hampshire -19 80 £425 +3.03% 19
Surrey +5 69 £425 -5.55% 15
Buckinghamshire -2 60 £500 +11.11% 7
West Sussex +4 31 £425 -5.55% 3
Oxfordshire -18 23 £475 +5.55% 7
Middlesex -5 9 £468 +10.00% 2
Sussex +4 7 £425 -
Kent +3 5 £375 +7.14% 2
East Sussex -1 2 £520 +2.71% 3
Home Counties -1 2 £525 +7.69%
Thames Valley -2 1 £625 +6.38% 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 241 (21.44%) SAP
2 208 (18.51%) Migration
3 160 (14.23%) Security Cleared
4 151 (13.43%) Oracle
5 148 (13.17%) Finance
6 145 (12.90%) Microsoft
7 130 (11.57%) SQL
8 128 (11.39%) SC Cleared
9 124 (11.03%) Windows
10 92 (8.19%) Cisco
11 89 (7.92%) Linux
12 85 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
13 72 (6.41%) ERP
14 69 (6.14%) Information Security
15 68 (6.05%) Firewall
15 68 (6.05%) Data Migration
16 66 (5.87%) Agile Software Development
16 66 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
17 64 (5.69%) VMware
17 64 (5.69%) Project Management
18 62 (5.52%) Java
19 61 (5.43%) ITIL
20 60 (5.34%) Telecoms
21 59 (5.25%) SQL Server
21 59 (5.25%) CRM
21 59 (5.25%) Office 365
22 58 (5.16%) Active Directory
23 55 (4.89%) Degree
24 54 (4.80%) MS Excel
25 53 (4.72%) Windows 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 38 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.85%) MS Exchange
3 23 (2.05%) NetWeaver
4 21 (1.87%) Skype for Business
4 21 (1.87%) WebLogic
5 20 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (1.16%) CMS
9 11 (0.98%) Apache
10 10 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.71%) SAS
12 7 (0.62%) Apache Pig
12 7 (0.62%) IIS
12 7 (0.62%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
13 6 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 54 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.78%) MS Office
3 18 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.98%) MS Project
4 11 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.36%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.089%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 37 (3.29%) SAP FI
2 34 (3.02%) Oracle EBS
3 29 (2.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 24 (2.14%) SAP CO
5 23 (2.05%) SAP FI/CO
6 19 (1.69%) SAP HR
7 18 (1.60%) Dynamics NAV
8 16 (1.42%) Oracle Receivables
8 16 (1.42%) SAP CRM
8 16 (1.42%) SAP PSCD
9 15 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
10 11 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
10 11 (0.98%) SAP FI-CA
10 11 (0.98%) SAP SD
11 10 (0.89%) SAP PS
12 9 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
13 8 (0.71%) SAP ERP
13 8 (0.71%) SAP IS-U
13 8 (0.71%) SAP MM
13 8 (0.71%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 59 (5.25%) Office 365
2 51 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.42%) SuccessFactors
5 11 (0.98%) IaaS
6 8 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (0.71%) PaaS
7 6 (0.53%) SaaS
8 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.36%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.27%) Force.com
9 3 (0.27%) Taleo
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.18%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.089%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.089%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.089%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.089%) Veeva
11 1 (0.089%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 68 (6.05%) Firewall
2 25 (2.22%) WAN
3 23 (2.05%) LAN
3 23 (2.05%) Network Security
3 23 (2.05%) Skype
4 22 (1.96%) DNS
5 18 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
5 18 (1.60%) VPN
6 17 (1.51%) SAN
6 17 (1.51%) TCP/IP
7 16 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (1.25%) MPLS
9 13 (1.16%) DHCP
9 13 (1.16%) SSL
10 11 (0.98%) NetScaler
11 10 (0.89%) BGP
11 10 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (0.80%) LDAP
12 9 (0.80%) OSPF
12 9 (0.80%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.02%) SAP BW
3 33 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
3 33 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 29 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (2.49%) BusinessObjects
6 26 (2.31%) Big Data
7 18 (1.60%) Hadoop
7 18 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 18 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
8 17 (1.51%) SAP Data Services
8 17 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (1.25%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (1.16%) Power BI
11 11 (0.98%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 11 (0.98%) DB2
11 11 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
11 11 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (1.42%) LSMW
3 14 (1.25%) Visual Studio
4 13 (1.16%) Selenium
5 12 (1.07%) Oracle APEX
6 10 (0.89%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.89%) SpecFlow
7 7 (0.62%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.44%) MSTest
9 4 (0.36%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.36%) ClearQuest
9 4 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.27%) Ant
10 3 (0.27%) HP UFT
10 3 (0.27%) JUnit
10 3 (0.27%) Maven
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.27%) Subversion
11 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 148 (13.17%) Finance
2 60 (5.34%) Telecoms
3 35 (3.11%) Retail
4 30 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 27 (2.40%) Legal
6 26 (2.31%) Marketing
7 22 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 17 (1.51%) Banking
8 17 (1.51%) General Ledger
9 14 (1.25%) Advertising
9 14 (1.25%) Law
10 10 (0.89%) Billing
11 8 (0.71%) Electronics
12 7 (0.62%) Back Office
13 4 (0.36%) Local Government
13 4 (0.36%) Publishing
14 3 (0.27%) French Language
15 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.18%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (4.18%) .NET
2 31 (2.76%) Web Services
2 31 (2.76%) XML
3 28 (2.49%) CSS
4 27 (2.40%) HTML
5 19 (1.69%) Middleware
6 16 (1.42%) SAPUI5
7 14 (1.25%) Web Dynpro
8 13 (1.16%) REST
9 12 (1.07%) JSON
10 11 (0.98%) ASP.NET
10 11 (0.98%) SOAP
11 10 (0.89%) BAPI
11 10 (0.89%) SAP Fiori
12 8 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
13 7 (0.62%) J2EE
13 7 (0.62%) Regular Expression
13 7 (0.62%) XSL
14 6 (0.53%) SAP XI
14 6 (0.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 66 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (3.38%) Data Centre
3 28 (2.49%) Management Information System
4 21 (1.87%) PKI
5 16 (1.42%) Data Extraction
6 12 (1.07%) Computer Science
7 11 (0.98%) Clustering
7 11 (0.98%) CMDB
7 11 (0.98%) Data Conversion
7 11 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (0.98%) User Experience
7 11 (0.98%) Visualisation
8 10 (0.89%) Virtual Team
9 9 (0.80%) Learning Management System
10 8 (0.71%) Replication
10 8 (0.71%) Security Operations Centre
11 7 (0.62%) Cryptography
12 6 (0.53%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.44%) AS400
13 5 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 124 (11.03%) Windows
2 89 (7.92%) Linux
3 53 (4.72%) Windows Server
4 51 (4.54%) Unix
5 32 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (1.42%) AIX
9 15 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.89%) VMS
11 8 (0.71%) Solaris
12 7 (0.62%) Android
12 7 (0.62%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.53%) CentOS
14 3 (0.27%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.27%) SUSE
14 3 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.18%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.089%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (18.51%) Migration
2 85 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
3 72 (6.41%) ERP
4 69 (6.14%) Information Security
5 68 (6.05%) Data Migration
6 66 (5.87%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (5.69%) Project Management
8 61 (5.43%) ITIL
9 59 (5.25%) CRM
10 48 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (4.00%) ETL
12 39 (3.47%) User Acceptance Testing
13 36 (3.20%) Data Modelling
14 34 (3.02%) Analytics
15 31 (2.76%) Risk Management
16 30 (2.67%) Presales
17 27 (2.40%) Change Management
17 27 (2.40%) Load Balancing
17 27 (2.40%) Service Management
18 26 (2.31%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 130 (11.57%) SQL
2 62 (5.52%) Java
3 49 (4.36%) PowerShell
4 39 (3.47%) ABAP
5 35 (3.11%) C#
5 35 (3.11%) Shell Script
6 23 (2.05%) JavaScript
7 22 (1.96%) C
8 17 (1.51%) PL/SQL
8 17 (1.51%) T-SQL
9 9 (0.80%) F#
10 8 (0.71%) Perl
10 8 (0.71%) VBScript
11 7 (0.62%) Python
11 7 (0.62%) VB
12 5 (0.44%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.44%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.44%) VBA
13 4 (0.36%) PHP
13 4 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 160 (14.23%) Security Cleared
2 128 (11.39%) SC Cleared
3 55 (4.89%) Degree
4 52 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (3.65%) CISSP
6 36 (3.20%) DV Cleared
7 25 (2.22%) CCIE
8 24 (2.14%) CCNP
9 22 (1.96%) CISM
10 19 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (1.16%) CLAS
13 12 (1.07%) BC Cleared
13 12 (1.07%) CCNA
14 11 (0.98%) CCSP
14 11 (0.98%) MCSE
15 10 (0.89%) CISA
16 7 (0.62%) CCA
16 7 (0.62%) CCDP
16 7 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (1.96%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.51%) GxP
4 17 (1.51%) SLA
5 16 (1.42%) QA
6 12 (1.07%) GAMP
6 12 (1.07%) GCP
6 12 (1.07%) GMP
7 10 (0.89%) JSP 440
8 9 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 9 (0.80%) RMADS
8 9 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.62%) COBIT
10 3 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
10 3 (0.27%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.18%) WAI
11 2 (0.18%) WCAG
12 1 (0.089%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 58 (5.16%) Active Directory
2 36 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.25%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.16%) vSphere
5 11 (0.98%) XenApp
6 7 (0.62%) vCloud
6 7 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.53%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.44%) Docker
8 5 (0.44%) HDFS
8 5 (0.44%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.36%) XenServer
10 3 (0.27%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.18%) NFS
12 1 (0.089%) Firmware
12 1 (0.089%) NDS
Systems Management
1 15 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 15 (1.33%) SCCM
2 11 (0.98%) SCOM
3 10 (0.89%) Puppet
4 9 (0.80%) AirWatch
5 8 (0.71%) vRealize
6 7 (0.62%) Cisco UCCE
6 7 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.53%) Ansible
7 6 (0.53%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (0.53%) WSUS
8 5 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.44%) Nessus
8 5 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
9 4 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.36%) QRadar
10 3 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 241 (21.44%) SAP
2 151 (13.43%) Oracle
3 145 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 92 (8.19%) Cisco
5 64 (5.69%) VMware
6 33 (2.94%) CheckPoint
7 31 (2.76%) Citrix
8 29 (2.58%) F5
9 26 (2.31%) HP
10 25 (2.22%) IBM
11 21 (1.87%) Juniper
11 21 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
12 20 (1.78%) Informatica
13 15 (1.33%) Symantec
14 14 (1.25%) Hyperion
15 13 (1.16%) ArcSight
16 12 (1.07%) BMC
16 12 (1.07%) Capita
17 11 (0.98%) MicroStrategy
17 11 (0.98%) Splunk
Farnborough
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Middlesex
Washington Frank
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Washington Frank
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £495 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £600 to £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago