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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 27 29 19
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 661 606 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.85% 6.10% 7.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.20% 6.47% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 308 376
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £415
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Median hourly rate £48.75 £27.36 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.17% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £17.22 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £53.94 £42.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
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
9183 9368 8743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.21% 94.31% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5555 5137 4795
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 £225 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 449 482
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.90 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +11 245 £450 +5.88% 58
Hampshire +6 131 £400 -5.88% 16
Buckinghamshire 0 58 £450 +12.50% 7
Surrey -32 58 £475 +11.76% 23
West Sussex -12 43 £475 -5.00% 10
Kent +6 29 £450 -12.62% 5
Oxfordshire +8 22 £364 -16.80% 9
Middlesex -8 14 £416 -7.50% 3
East Sussex +6 9 £425 -5.55% 2
Sussex +1 2 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 261 (20.91%) SAP
2 232 (18.59%) Security Cleared
3 190 (15.22%) Microsoft
4 180 (14.42%) Finance
5 178 (14.26%) SC Cleared
6 159 (12.74%) Migration
7 124 (9.94%) Oracle
8 119 (9.54%) Windows
9 106 (8.49%) SQL
10 79 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
11 77 (6.17%) ITIL
11 77 (6.17%) CRM
12 73 (5.85%) Telecoms
12 73 (5.85%) Information Security
13 71 (5.69%) Active Directory
14 69 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
15 68 (5.45%) MS Excel
16 67 (5.37%) SharePoint
16 67 (5.37%) Firewall
17 66 (5.29%) C#
17 66 (5.29%) SQL Server
18 65 (5.21%) Office 365
19 64 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
20 61 (4.89%) CISSP
20 61 (4.89%) Windows Server
21 55 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
21 55 (4.41%) Java
21 55 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 54 (4.33%) .NET
22 54 (4.33%) Analytical Skills

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 67 (5.37%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.88%) MS Exchange
3 24 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 23 (1.84%) IIS
5 21 (1.68%) Skype for Business
6 17 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (1.36%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.04%) Apache
9 11 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (0.80%) CMS
10 10 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.72%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.56%) NetWeaver
13 7 (0.56%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.48%) SAS
15 5 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 68 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.84%) MS Office
3 10 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.24%) MS Project
7 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 44 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (3.13%) SAP FI
3 26 (2.08%) SAP CO
3 26 (2.08%) SAP FI/CO
4 22 (1.76%) Dynamics NAV
5 21 (1.68%) SAP PSCD
6 20 (1.60%) SAP ERP
7 17 (1.36%) SAP HR
8 16 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
8 16 (1.28%) SAP IS-U
8 16 (1.28%) SAP SD
9 15 (1.20%) SAP GRC
9 15 (1.20%) SAP MM
10 11 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
10 11 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
11 10 (0.80%) OpenText VIM for SAP
12 8 (0.64%) Primavera
12 8 (0.64%) SAP FI-CA
12 8 (0.64%) SAP HCM
12 8 (0.64%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 65 (5.21%) Office 365
2 64 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.60%) SuccessFactors
4 15 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (1.12%) PaaS
6 12 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (0.80%) IaaS
8 6 (0.48%) Boomi
9 5 (0.40%) SaaS
10 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.24%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.24%) Taleo
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.16%) Yammer
12 1 (0.080%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.080%) Route 53
12 1 (0.080%) Scribe Online
12 1 (0.080%) Veeva
12 1 (0.080%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (5.37%) Firewall
2 37 (2.96%) DNS
3 28 (2.24%) LAN
4 26 (2.08%) Internet
5 23 (1.84%) WAN
5 23 (1.84%) Wireless
6 22 (1.76%) SAN
7 21 (1.68%) NetScaler
8 19 (1.52%) VPN
9 16 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (1.20%) DHCP
10 15 (1.20%) FTP
11 13 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (1.04%) Network Security
11 13 (1.04%) SSL
11 13 (1.04%) VoIP
12 12 (0.96%) Reverse Proxy
13 10 (0.80%) TCP/IP
14 8 (0.64%) LDAP
14 8 (0.64%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
2 27 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
2 27 (2.16%) Oracle Database
2 27 (2.16%) SAP BW
3 20 (1.60%) Hadoop
4 18 (1.44%) Big Data
5 17 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 17 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
8 13 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (1.04%) Relational Database
9 12 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.80%) GIS
11 9 (0.72%) DB2
12 8 (0.64%) SAP BI
12 8 (0.64%) SAP HANA
13 7 (0.56%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.56%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 26 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (1.12%) Selenium
3 12 (0.96%) SpecFlow
4 11 (0.88%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.88%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.48%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.40%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.24%) AppScan
8 3 (0.24%) LSMW
8 3 (0.24%) Maven
8 3 (0.24%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.16%) Ant
9 2 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.16%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.16%) ERwin
9 2 (0.16%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.16%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 180 (14.42%) Finance
2 73 (5.85%) Telecoms
3 29 (2.32%) Banking
3 29 (2.32%) Manufacturing
4 28 (2.24%) Marketing
5 27 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 22 (1.76%) Billing
6 22 (1.76%) Retail
7 21 (1.68%) Legal
8 14 (1.12%) Advertising
9 13 (1.04%) General Ledger
10 10 (0.80%) Spanish Language
11 7 (0.56%) Law
12 6 (0.48%) German Language
12 6 (0.48%) Publishing
13 5 (0.40%) Electronics
14 4 (0.32%) French Language
14 4 (0.32%) Military
14 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.24%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.33%) .NET
2 27 (2.16%) Web Services
3 22 (1.76%) XML
4 15 (1.20%) AngularJS
4 15 (1.20%) HTML
5 14 (1.12%) CSS
6 13 (1.04%) SAP XI
7 12 (0.96%) Middleware
7 12 (0.96%) REST
8 11 (0.88%) J2EE
8 11 (0.88%) jQuery
8 11 (0.88%) SAP Basis
9 7 (0.56%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.56%) SAP Fiori
10 6 (0.48%) JMS
10 6 (0.48%) Spring
10 6 (0.48%) Web Dynpro
11 5 (0.40%) SAML
11 5 (0.40%) SAP Smart Forms
11 5 (0.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.17%) PKI
3 30 (2.40%) Data Centre
4 20 (1.60%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.12%) CMDB
6 13 (1.04%) Life Science
7 12 (0.96%) Public Cloud
8 11 (0.88%) Cryptography
9 10 (0.80%) CESG
9 10 (0.80%) Clustering
9 10 (0.80%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.72%) Learning Management System
11 7 (0.56%) FMCG
11 7 (0.56%) IVR
11 7 (0.56%) Replication
11 7 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
11 7 (0.56%) User Experience
11 7 (0.56%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.48%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.48%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 119 (9.54%) Windows
2 61 (4.89%) Windows Server
3 49 (3.93%) Linux
4 41 (3.29%) Unix
5 29 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.44%) AIX
8 16 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.04%) Solaris
11 11 (0.88%) CentOS
12 10 (0.80%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.56%) VMS
14 5 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.40%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.32%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.24%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.16%) Android
17 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (12.74%) Migration
2 79 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (6.17%) CRM
3 77 (6.17%) ITIL
4 73 (5.85%) Information Security
5 69 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
6 55 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 49 (3.93%) ERP
7 49 (3.93%) Project Management
8 42 (3.37%) Service Management
9 41 (3.29%) Scrum
10 39 (3.13%) Data Migration
10 39 (3.13%) Information Assurance
11 34 (2.72%) Analytics
12 31 (2.48%) Data Modelling
13 29 (2.32%) Business Analysis
14 28 (2.24%) Workflow
15 27 (2.16%) GAP Analysis
15 27 (2.16%) Validation
16 25 (2.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 106 (8.49%) SQL
2 66 (5.29%) C#
3 55 (4.41%) Java
4 51 (4.09%) PowerShell
5 30 (2.40%) ABAP
6 23 (1.84%) Python
7 18 (1.44%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.20%) C
9 13 (1.04%) Perl
9 13 (1.04%) T-SQL
10 12 (0.96%) PL/SQL
11 10 (0.80%) C++
11 10 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.72%) Bash Shell
12 9 (0.72%) VBScript
13 8 (0.64%) VB
14 6 (0.48%) Ruby
15 5 (0.40%) COBOL
15 5 (0.40%) F#
15 5 (0.40%) Korn
Qualifications
1 232 (18.59%) Security Cleared
2 178 (14.26%) SC Cleared
3 61 (4.89%) CISSP
4 36 (2.88%) DV Cleared
5 35 (2.80%) Degree
6 32 (2.56%) CISM
6 32 (2.56%) CLAS
7 31 (2.48%) CESG Certified Professional
8 26 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (1.12%) CCNP
10 14 (1.12%) MCSE
11 11 (0.88%) CISA
12 9 (0.72%) CCA
12 9 (0.72%) MCITP
12 9 (0.72%) MCTS
12 9 (0.72%) SAP Certification
13 8 (0.64%) CIPD
14 7 (0.56%) ISEB
15 6 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (2.40%) RMADS
3 22 (1.76%) QA
4 14 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.48%) COBIT
6 6 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.48%) SLA
7 5 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.40%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.32%) GxP
8 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.24%) GMP
9 3 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.24%) NEBOSH
10 2 (0.16%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.16%) GPG13
10 2 (0.16%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.080%) AICPA
11 1 (0.080%) ISO22301
System Software
1 71 (5.69%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.76%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.36%) XenApp
4 17 (1.36%) XenServer
5 16 (1.28%) UAG
5 16 (1.28%) XenDesktop
6 10 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (0.80%) vSphere
7 5 (0.40%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.40%) Docker
7 5 (0.40%) NFS
8 4 (0.32%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.32%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (0.24%) Sendmail
9 3 (0.24%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.24%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.16%) vCloud
10 2 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 21 (1.68%) SCCM
2 14 (1.12%) SCOM
3 11 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 11 (0.88%) WSUS
4 9 (0.72%) EdgeSight
4 9 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.72%) Puppet
5 8 (0.64%) SCVMM
6 7 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
6 7 (0.56%) Nagios
7 6 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.40%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.32%) Ansible
9 4 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.32%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.24%) Cacti
10 3 (0.24%) Netcool
10 3 (0.24%) OVSD
10 3 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 261 (20.91%) SAP
2 190 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 124 (9.94%) Oracle
4 50 (4.01%) Cisco
5 49 (3.93%) VMware
6 35 (2.80%) Citrix
7 26 (2.08%) IBM
8 25 (2.00%) HP
9 20 (1.60%) CheckPoint
9 20 (1.60%) Remedy
10 18 (1.44%) BMC
11 14 (1.12%) hybris
12 13 (1.04%) Adobe
12 13 (1.04%) OpenText
12 13 (1.04%) Symantec
13 12 (0.96%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.88%) Siebel
15 10 (0.80%) ArcSight
15 10 (0.80%) Dell
15 10 (0.80%) F5
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Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
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Rate: £55 - £70 per hour
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Rate: £500 - £545 per day
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Hampshire
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day + expenses
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day + expenses
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Rate: £500 per day + expenses
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Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + expenses
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Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: €750 - €850 per day
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Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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South East England
Lawrence Harvey
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South East England
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