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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 22 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 594 636 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.13% 6.44% 6.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.61% 6.80% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 358 309
Median daily rate £445 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £323 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £60.98 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.20% +171.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.93 £60.60 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £60.98 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £33.75 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+34.81% +23.85%
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
7808 9352 8736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.78% 94.72% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4740 5623 4842
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 436 465
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +16 256 £450 - 33
Hampshire -8 103 £438 +1.74% 13
Surrey +2 87 £425 +6.25% 18
Buckinghamshire 0 48 £425 -5.55% 9
West Sussex +11 34 £463 +8.94% 2
Oxfordshire -29 27 £438 -2.77%
Middlesex +3 10 £350 -9.67%
East Sussex -1 3 £500 +17.64%
Home Counties -1 2 £600 +26.31%
Kent -6 2 - - 5
M4 Corridor -9 1 £450 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 232 (19.09%) SAP
2 213 (17.53%) Migration
3 193 (15.88%) Security Cleared
4 172 (14.16%) Oracle
5 162 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 160 (13.17%) Finance
7 146 (12.02%) Microsoft
8 141 (11.60%) Windows
9 136 (11.19%) SQL
10 103 (8.48%) Linux
11 97 (7.98%) Cisco
12 85 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
13 75 (6.17%) Active Directory
14 72 (5.93%) Firewall
15 71 (5.84%) Java
15 71 (5.84%) Data Migration
16 67 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
17 66 (5.43%) CRM
18 65 (5.35%) Information Security
19 64 (5.27%) PowerShell
20 63 (5.19%) Telecoms
21 62 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
22 61 (5.02%) VMware
23 60 (4.94%) SQL Server
23 60 (4.94%) ITIL
23 60 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
24 59 (4.86%) .NET
24 59 (4.86%) Project Management
24 59 (4.86%) User Acceptance Testing
25 58 (4.77%) Office 365

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 48 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 38 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 24 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (1.81%) WebLogic
5 21 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 19 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (1.56%) Skype for Business
8 17 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (1.07%) Apache
9 13 (1.07%) NetWeaver
10 11 (0.91%) CMS
11 10 (0.82%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.74%) SAS
13 8 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.58%) Apache Pig
14 7 (0.58%) IIS
15 6 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
15 6 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 55 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.15%) MS Office
2 14 (1.15%) MS Project
3 13 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 44 (3.62%) SAP FI
2 39 (3.21%) Oracle EBS
3 29 (2.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 27 (2.22%) SAP CO
5 26 (2.14%) SAP FI/CO
6 21 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
7 17 (1.40%) Dynamics NAV
7 17 (1.40%) SAP PSCD
8 16 (1.32%) SAP CRM
8 16 (1.32%) SAP HR
9 12 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
9 12 (0.99%) SAP FI-CA
10 11 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
10 11 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
10 11 (0.91%) SAP ERP
10 11 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 10 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
12 8 (0.66%) Primavera
12 8 (0.66%) SAP MM
12 8 (0.66%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 67 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (4.77%) Office 365
3 26 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.32%) IaaS
4 16 (1.32%) PaaS
5 8 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
6 7 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.41%) SaaS
8 4 (0.33%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.25%) Taleo
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.16%) HP Helion
10 2 (0.16%) Yammer
11 1 (0.082%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.082%) Boomi
11 1 (0.082%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.082%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (5.93%) Firewall
2 26 (2.14%) DNS
2 26 (2.14%) Network Security
3 25 (2.06%) LAN
4 20 (1.65%) SAN
5 19 (1.56%) WAN
6 15 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (1.23%) DHCP
6 15 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 15 (1.23%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (1.07%) Skype
9 11 (0.91%) LDAP
9 11 (0.91%) SMTP
10 10 (0.82%) Internet
10 10 (0.82%) SSL
11 9 (0.74%) MPLS
11 9 (0.74%) NetScaler
11 9 (0.74%) VPN
12 8 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.46%) Oracle Database
3 32 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
4 31 (2.55%) SAP BW
5 27 (2.22%) Big Data
6 25 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 22 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
8 21 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (1.73%) Hadoop
9 19 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (1.23%) SAP Data Services
12 14 (1.15%) Power BI
12 14 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.91%) SAP BI
14 11 (0.91%) SAP HANA
15 10 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (0.74%) Relational Database
17 8 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 31 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (1.40%) Oracle APEX
3 16 (1.32%) Selenium
4 15 (1.23%) SpecFlow
5 13 (1.07%) LSMW
6 12 (0.99%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.82%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.58%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.49%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.41%) HP UFT
11 4 (0.33%) ClearCase
11 4 (0.33%) ClearQuest
11 4 (0.33%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.33%) MSTest
11 4 (0.33%) Subversion
12 3 (0.25%) Ant
12 3 (0.25%) JUnit
12 3 (0.25%) Maven
12 3 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
13 2 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 160 (13.17%) Finance
2 63 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 31 (2.55%) Retail
4 24 (1.98%) Banking
4 24 (1.98%) Legal
5 23 (1.89%) Marketing
6 20 (1.65%) General Ledger
7 19 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (1.07%) Law
10 11 (0.91%) Advertising
11 9 (0.74%) Billing
12 8 (0.66%) Local Government
13 7 (0.58%) Electronics
14 5 (0.41%) Back Office
14 5 (0.41%) Publishing
15 3 (0.25%) German Language
16 2 (0.16%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.082%) Dutch Language
17 1 (0.082%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.86%) .NET
2 34 (2.80%) Web Services
2 34 (2.80%) XML
3 25 (2.06%) HTML
4 22 (1.81%) CSS
5 15 (1.23%) REST
6 14 (1.15%) JSON
7 12 (0.99%) J2EE
8 11 (0.91%) SOAP
9 10 (0.82%) Middleware
9 10 (0.82%) SAPUI5
10 9 (0.74%) ASP.NET
10 9 (0.74%) BAPI
10 9 (0.74%) SAP XI
10 9 (0.74%) Web Dynpro
11 8 (0.66%) SAP Fiori
12 7 (0.58%) Regular Expression
12 7 (0.58%) XSL
12 7 (0.58%) XSLT
13 6 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 60 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.12%) Data Centre
3 34 (2.80%) PKI
4 23 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.23%) CMDB
6 13 (1.07%) Data Extraction
7 12 (0.99%) Clustering
7 12 (0.99%) Data Conversion
7 12 (0.99%) Replication
8 11 (0.91%) Cryptography
9 10 (0.82%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.74%) CESG
10 9 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
11 8 (0.66%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.66%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.58%) Private Cloud
12 7 (0.58%) User Experience
12 7 (0.58%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 141 (11.60%) Windows
2 103 (8.48%) Linux
3 57 (4.69%) Windows Server
4 52 (4.28%) Unix
5 33 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (1.81%) AIX
9 17 (1.40%) Solaris
10 16 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (1.07%) VMS
12 8 (0.66%) CentOS
12 8 (0.66%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.49%) Android
13 6 (0.49%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.41%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.25%) SUSE
16 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.16%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (17.53%) Migration
2 85 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
3 71 (5.84%) Data Migration
4 66 (5.43%) CRM
5 65 (5.35%) Information Security
6 62 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 60 (4.94%) ITIL
8 59 (4.86%) Project Management
8 59 (4.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 54 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (3.29%) ERP
10 40 (3.29%) ETL
11 36 (2.96%) Regression Testing
12 35 (2.88%) Analytics
13 29 (2.39%) Presales
14 28 (2.30%) Data Modelling
14 28 (2.30%) Service Management
14 28 (2.30%) Validation
15 27 (2.22%) Change Management
16 26 (2.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 136 (11.19%) SQL
2 71 (5.84%) Java
3 64 (5.27%) PowerShell
4 53 (4.36%) C#
5 40 (3.29%) Shell Script
6 30 (2.47%) ABAP
7 20 (1.65%) C
8 18 (1.48%) JavaScript
9 17 (1.40%) T-SQL
10 14 (1.15%) F#
11 13 (1.07%) PL/SQL
12 12 (0.99%) Perl
12 12 (0.99%) VBScript
13 8 (0.66%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.66%) VB
14 7 (0.58%) C++
14 7 (0.58%) Python
15 5 (0.41%) Korn
15 5 (0.41%) PHP
16 4 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 193 (15.88%) Security Cleared
2 162 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 50 (4.12%) Degree
4 47 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (3.79%) CISSP
6 33 (2.72%) DV Cleared
7 25 (2.06%) CCIE
8 23 (1.89%) CISM
9 21 (1.73%) CCNP
10 18 (1.48%) CLAS
10 18 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (1.07%) BC Cleared
13 12 (0.99%) CESG Certified Professional
14 11 (0.91%) CCSP
14 11 (0.91%) MCSE
15 8 (0.66%) CISA
16 7 (0.58%) CCA
16 7 (0.58%) CCDP
17 6 (0.49%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.99%) COBIT
4 12 (0.99%) GxP
4 12 (0.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 12 (0.99%) JSP 440
5 11 (0.91%) RMADS
5 11 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.82%) QA
7 8 (0.66%) SLA
8 3 (0.25%) GAMP
8 3 (0.25%) GCP
8 3 (0.25%) GMP
8 3 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (0.25%) NEBOSH
8 3 (0.25%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.082%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 75 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.81%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.07%) vSphere
5 12 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.91%) XenApp
7 9 (0.74%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.58%) NFS
8 7 (0.58%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.49%) XenServer
10 5 (0.41%) vCloud
11 3 (0.25%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.25%) Docker
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle Clusterware
12 2 (0.16%) HDFS
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.16%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (1.56%) SCCM
2 15 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 15 (1.23%) Puppet
3 13 (1.07%) Cisco UCCE
3 13 (1.07%) SCOM
4 12 (0.99%) AirWatch
5 7 (0.58%) Ansible
5 7 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (0.41%) Nessus
7 5 (0.41%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.41%) QRadar
7 5 (0.41%) WSUS
8 4 (0.33%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.33%) Netcool
8 4 (0.33%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 232 (19.09%) SAP
2 172 (14.16%) Oracle
3 146 (12.02%) Microsoft
4 97 (7.98%) Cisco
5 61 (5.02%) VMware
6 37 (3.05%) HP
7 32 (2.63%) CheckPoint
8 30 (2.47%) Citrix
9 28 (2.30%) F5
9 28 (2.30%) IBM
10 22 (1.81%) Informatica
11 20 (1.65%) Juniper
12 16 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (1.23%) ArcSight
13 15 (1.23%) Hyperion
13 15 (1.23%) Red Hat
14 14 (1.15%) ServiceNow
14 14 (1.15%) Symantec
15 13 (1.07%) Remedy
16 10 (0.82%) webMethods
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