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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 20 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 645 588 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.45% 5.93% 5.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.93% 6.25% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 320 290
Median daily rate £445 £438 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.71% +6.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £306 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Median hourly rate £36.25 £60.98 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.55% +171.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £60.60 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £60.98 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £33.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+36.29% +50.00%
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
8137 9414 8643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.98% 95.00% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4916 5642 4802
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 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 433 429
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +12 279 £450 - 28
Hampshire +5 121 £431 +1.47% 26
Surrey -1 84 £438 +9.37% 16
Buckinghamshire -2 48 £425 -5.55% 8
West Sussex +9 36 £500 +17.64% 1
Oxfordshire -13 33 £415 -7.77% 8
Middlesex +2 12 £350 -9.67%
Kent +4 10 £528 +17.22% 3
Home Counties -2 2 £600 +26.31%
East Sussex -1 1 £163 -53.57% 2
M4 Corridor -4 1 £450 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 231 (18.15%) Migration
2 226 (17.75%) SAP
3 194 (15.24%) Security Cleared
4 176 (13.83%) Oracle
5 168 (13.20%) Finance
6 166 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 160 (12.57%) SC Cleared
8 152 (11.94%) Windows
9 136 (10.68%) SQL
10 100 (7.86%) Linux
11 95 (7.46%) Cisco
12 86 (6.76%) Active Directory
13 84 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
14 82 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
15 79 (6.21%) CRM
16 77 (6.05%) Information Security
17 75 (5.89%) Firewall
18 72 (5.66%) SQL Server
19 71 (5.58%) Data Migration
20 69 (5.42%) PowerShell
20 69 (5.42%) .NET
20 69 (5.42%) ITIL
20 69 (5.42%) Office 365
21 68 (5.34%) Java
21 68 (5.34%) MS Excel
22 66 (5.18%) Telecoms
23 65 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
23 65 (5.11%) Windows Server
24 64 (5.03%) C#
25 62 (4.87%) VMware

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 57 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 37 (2.91%) MS Exchange
3 23 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
3 23 (1.81%) WebLogic
4 22 (1.73%) Skype for Business
5 20 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (1.26%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.86%) CMS
11 10 (0.79%) Apache
11 10 (0.79%) IIS
12 9 (0.71%) NetWeaver
13 8 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.55%) SAS
15 6 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
15 6 (0.47%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 68 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 15 (1.18%) MS Project
3 14 (1.10%) MS Office
4 7 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.079%) InVision
Business Applications
1 41 (3.22%) SAP FI
2 38 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 32 (2.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 23 (1.81%) SAP CO
5 22 (1.73%) SAP FI/CO
6 15 (1.18%) SAP CRM
7 14 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
8 12 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
8 12 (0.94%) SAP FI-CA
8 12 (0.94%) SAP HR
8 12 (0.94%) SAP PSCD
9 11 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
9 11 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
9 11 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 9 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
11 8 (0.63%) SAP ERP
11 8 (0.63%) SAP GRC
11 8 (0.63%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 82 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (5.42%) Office 365
3 27 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.49%) PaaS
5 17 (1.34%) IaaS
6 13 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.39%) SaaS
9 4 (0.31%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.24%) Taleo
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.16%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.16%) Yammer
12 1 (0.079%) Boomi
12 1 (0.079%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.079%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 75 (5.89%) Firewall
2 29 (2.28%) DNS
2 29 (2.28%) Network Security
3 26 (2.04%) LAN
4 23 (1.81%) SAN
5 20 (1.57%) WAN
6 17 (1.34%) DHCP
6 17 (1.34%) TCP/IP
7 16 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
7 16 (1.26%) Skype
8 15 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (1.10%) VPN
10 13 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (0.94%) Internet
11 12 (0.94%) LDAP
12 11 (0.86%) Wireless
13 10 (0.79%) SMTP
13 10 (0.79%) SSL
14 8 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.38%) Oracle Database
3 32 (2.51%) Oracle BI EE
4 27 (2.12%) SAP BW
5 26 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 23 (1.81%) Big Data
7 22 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
8 19 (1.49%) Hadoop
8 19 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (1.41%) SAP Data Services
9 18 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (1.10%) Power BI
12 12 (0.94%) SAP HANA
12 12 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (0.86%) SAP BI
13 11 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 32 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (1.49%) Selenium
3 17 (1.34%) Oracle APEX
3 17 (1.34%) SpecFlow
4 13 (1.02%) Visual Studio
5 12 (0.94%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.86%) LSMW
7 7 (0.55%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.47%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.39%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.31%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.31%) JUnit
10 4 (0.31%) MSTest
10 4 (0.31%) Subversion
11 3 (0.24%) AppScan
11 3 (0.24%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.24%) ClearQuest
12 2 (0.16%) Ant
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 168 (13.20%) Finance
2 66 (5.18%) Telecoms
3 31 (2.44%) Retail
4 28 (2.20%) Banking
4 28 (2.20%) Legal
5 23 (1.81%) Marketing
6 17 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.10%) Advertising
7 14 (1.10%) General Ledger
8 12 (0.94%) Law
9 11 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (0.79%) Billing
11 8 (0.63%) Local Government
12 7 (0.55%) Electronics
13 5 (0.39%) Back Office
14 4 (0.31%) Publishing
15 3 (0.24%) German Language
15 3 (0.24%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.16%) French Language
16 2 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (5.42%) .NET
2 35 (2.75%) XML
3 31 (2.44%) Web Services
4 24 (1.89%) HTML
5 22 (1.73%) CSS
6 15 (1.18%) REST
7 11 (0.86%) JSON
8 10 (0.79%) ASP.NET
8 10 (0.79%) J2EE
8 10 (0.79%) Middleware
9 9 (0.71%) SOAP
10 8 (0.63%) BAPI
11 7 (0.55%) AngularJS
11 7 (0.55%) Regular Expression
11 7 (0.55%) SAP Basis
11 7 (0.55%) SAP XI
11 7 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (0.55%) XSLT
12 6 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (0.47%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 57 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (3.93%) Data Centre
3 43 (3.38%) PKI
4 26 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.10%) CMDB
6 13 (1.02%) Cryptography
6 13 (1.02%) Data Extraction
7 12 (0.94%) Clustering
7 12 (0.94%) Computer Science
7 12 (0.94%) Data Conversion
7 12 (0.94%) Replication
8 11 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
9 10 (0.79%) CESG
9 10 (0.79%) Mainframe
9 10 (0.79%) User Experience
10 7 (0.55%) Private Cloud
10 7 (0.55%) Public Cloud
10 7 (0.55%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.47%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 152 (11.94%) Windows
2 100 (7.86%) Linux
3 65 (5.11%) Windows Server
4 55 (4.32%) Unix
5 36 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (1.57%) AIX
9 16 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (1.26%) Solaris
10 13 (1.02%) VMS
11 10 (0.79%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.63%) CentOS
12 8 (0.63%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.55%) Android
14 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.24%) SUSE
16 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (18.15%) Migration
2 84 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
3 79 (6.21%) CRM
4 77 (6.05%) Information Security
5 71 (5.58%) Data Migration
6 69 (5.42%) ITIL
7 65 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 62 (4.87%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (4.71%) Project Management
10 59 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 43 (3.38%) ETL
12 36 (2.83%) Regression Testing
12 36 (2.83%) Service Management
13 35 (2.75%) ERP
14 33 (2.59%) Analytics
15 30 (2.36%) Cybersecurity
15 30 (2.36%) Scrum
15 30 (2.36%) Workflow
16 29 (2.28%) Presales
17 28 (2.20%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 136 (10.68%) SQL
2 69 (5.42%) PowerShell
3 68 (5.34%) Java
4 64 (5.03%) C#
5 38 (2.99%) Shell Script
6 26 (2.04%) ABAP
7 24 (1.89%) C
8 21 (1.65%) JavaScript
9 17 (1.34%) T-SQL
10 16 (1.26%) Perl
11 15 (1.18%) VBScript
12 14 (1.10%) C++
12 14 (1.10%) F#
13 13 (1.02%) PL/SQL
14 10 (0.79%) VB
15 9 (0.71%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.63%) Python
17 7 (0.55%) COBOL
18 6 (0.47%) Korn
19 4 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 194 (15.24%) Security Cleared
2 160 (12.57%) SC Cleared
3 57 (4.48%) CISSP
4 46 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (3.61%) Degree
5 33 (2.59%) DV Cleared
6 29 (2.28%) CISM
7 22 (1.73%) CCIE
7 22 (1.73%) CCNP
8 20 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
10 14 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
10 14 (1.10%) CLAS
10 14 (1.10%) MCSE
11 13 (1.02%) BC Cleared
11 13 (1.02%) CCSP
12 10 (0.79%) CISA
13 8 (0.63%) CCDP
14 6 (0.47%) GIAC
14 6 (0.47%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.18%) RMADS
5 14 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 12 (0.94%) COBIT
6 12 (0.94%) JSP 440
6 12 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.79%) QA
8 9 (0.71%) GxP
9 7 (0.55%) SLA
10 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
10 3 (0.24%) NEBOSH
10 3 (0.24%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.079%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.079%) BS7799
12 1 (0.079%) GAAP
12 1 (0.079%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 86 (6.76%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.81%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.10%) vSphere
5 14 (1.10%) XenApp
6 11 (0.86%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.71%) NFS
8 8 (0.63%) XenServer
9 6 (0.47%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.39%) vCloud
11 4 (0.31%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle Clusterware
11 4 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.24%) Docker
13 2 (0.16%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.16%) UAG
13 2 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 21 (1.65%) SCCM
2 16 (1.26%) Puppet
3 15 (1.18%) Cisco UCCE
3 15 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 13 (1.02%) SCOM
5 12 (0.94%) AirWatch
6 9 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (0.55%) Ansible
7 7 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.55%) WSUS
8 6 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (0.47%) Nessus
8 6 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.39%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.39%) QRadar
10 4 (0.31%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.31%) Nagios
11 3 (0.24%) WMI
Vendors
1 226 (17.75%) SAP
2 176 (13.83%) Oracle
3 166 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 95 (7.46%) Cisco
5 62 (4.87%) VMware
6 40 (3.14%) HP
7 36 (2.83%) Citrix
8 34 (2.67%) CheckPoint
9 30 (2.36%) IBM
10 25 (1.96%) F5
11 22 (1.73%) Informatica
12 19 (1.49%) Juniper
13 16 (1.26%) Remedy
13 16 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (1.18%) ArcSight
14 15 (1.18%) Hyperion
15 14 (1.10%) Symantec
16 13 (1.02%) Red Hat
17 12 (0.94%) ServiceNow
18 10 (0.79%) BMC
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