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 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 26 28 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 623 569 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.69% 6.03% 7.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.04% 6.37% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 306 361
Median daily rate £450 £440 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +9.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £596 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.10 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.87% +30.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £21.60 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £56.60 £41.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.25 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -11.56%
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
8851 8939 8414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.10% 94.66% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5334 4996 4610
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 £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 427 461
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 +4 230 £450 - 66
Hampshire +6 121 £413 -5.76% 15
Surrey -23 64 £470 +10.58% 11
Buckinghamshire -1 57 £450 +12.50% 10
Kent +11 29 £450 -12.62% 7
West Sussex -23 29 £488 +3.72% 1
Oxfordshire +15 26 £363 -19.44% 13
Middlesex -6 11 £430 -4.49% 2
East Sussex +14 9 £363 -19.44% 2
Sussex +3 2 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 248 (20.29%) SAP
2 222 (18.17%) Security Cleared
3 177 (14.48%) Migration
4 172 (14.08%) Microsoft
5 164 (13.42%) SC Cleared
6 163 (13.34%) Finance
7 128 (10.47%) Oracle
8 119 (9.74%) Windows
9 99 (8.10%) SQL
10 74 (6.06%) Active Directory
11 72 (5.89%) CRM
12 71 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
13 70 (5.73%) SharePoint
13 70 (5.73%) Telecoms
13 70 (5.73%) Office 365
14 69 (5.65%) ITIL
15 68 (5.56%) MS Excel
15 68 (5.56%) Information Security
16 65 (5.32%) Firewall
17 63 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
18 62 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
18 62 (5.07%) SQL Server
19 61 (4.99%) CISSP
20 60 (4.91%) Java
20 60 (4.91%) Linux
21 59 (4.83%) C#
22 58 (4.75%) Stakeholder Management
22 58 (4.75%) Windows Server
23 56 (4.58%) PowerShell
24 54 (4.42%) .NET

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 70 (5.73%) SharePoint
2 40 (3.27%) MS Exchange
3 24 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
4 23 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (1.55%) IIS
6 18 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (1.47%) Skype for Business
7 15 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (1.06%) Apache
8 13 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (0.98%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.65%) CMS
11 8 (0.65%) SAS
11 8 (0.65%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.57%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.57%) NetWeaver
12 7 (0.57%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 68 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.47%) MS Office
3 7 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.41%) MS Project
5 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 43 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (3.11%) SAP FI
3 25 (2.05%) SAP CO
3 25 (2.05%) SAP FI/CO
4 21 (1.72%) SAP PSCD
5 20 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
6 18 (1.47%) SAP ERP
6 18 (1.47%) SAP HR
7 16 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
8 15 (1.23%) SAP IS-U
9 13 (1.06%) SAP GRC
9 13 (1.06%) SAP SD
10 10 (0.82%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 10 (0.82%) Primavera
10 10 (0.82%) SAP MM
11 8 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
12 7 (0.57%) SAP FI-CA
12 7 (0.57%) SAP QM
13 6 (0.49%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 71 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (5.73%) Office 365
3 17 (1.39%) PaaS
4 16 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.31%) SuccessFactors
5 14 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (1.06%) IaaS
7 5 (0.41%) SaaS
8 4 (0.33%) Boomi
9 3 (0.25%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.25%) Taleo
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.16%) Yammer
11 1 (0.082%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.082%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.082%) Scribe Online
11 1 (0.082%) Veeva
11 1 (0.082%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (5.32%) Firewall
2 37 (3.03%) DNS
3 25 (2.05%) Internet
4 24 (1.96%) LAN
5 22 (1.80%) SAN
6 20 (1.64%) Network Security
6 20 (1.64%) Wireless
7 18 (1.47%) NetScaler
7 18 (1.47%) VPN
8 16 (1.31%) WAN
9 15 (1.23%) DHCP
9 15 (1.23%) FTP
10 13 (1.06%) SSL
11 12 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (0.98%) Reverse Proxy
12 11 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (0.65%) RTP
13 8 (0.65%) Skype
13 8 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.70%) SAP BW
3 30 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
4 29 (2.37%) Oracle Database
5 21 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 18 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.23%) Hadoop
9 14 (1.15%) SAP HANA
10 13 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (0.98%) Big Data
11 12 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
11 12 (0.98%) SAP BI
12 11 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (0.82%) GIS
13 10 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (0.74%) Relational Database
15 8 (0.65%) Power BI
16 7 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.57%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 21 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (0.90%) Selenium
3 10 (0.82%) SpecFlow
4 9 (0.74%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.57%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.57%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.33%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.33%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.25%) AppScan
8 3 (0.25%) LSMW
8 3 (0.25%) Maven
9 2 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.16%) ERwin
9 2 (0.16%) JIRA
9 2 (0.16%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.16%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 163 (13.34%) Finance
2 70 (5.73%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.05%) Banking
3 25 (2.05%) Manufacturing
3 25 (2.05%) Marketing
4 24 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 22 (1.80%) Legal
6 21 (1.72%) Billing
6 21 (1.72%) Retail
7 12 (0.98%) General Ledger
8 8 (0.65%) Advertising
9 7 (0.57%) Law
10 6 (0.49%) German Language
10 6 (0.49%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.33%) French Language
11 4 (0.33%) Local Government
12 3 (0.25%) Automotive
12 3 (0.25%) Back Office
12 3 (0.25%) Electronics
12 3 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.42%) .NET
2 24 (1.96%) Web Services
2 24 (1.96%) XML
3 15 (1.23%) HTML
4 14 (1.15%) CSS
5 13 (1.06%) SAP XI
6 12 (0.98%) AngularJS
7 11 (0.90%) jQuery
7 11 (0.90%) REST
8 10 (0.82%) J2EE
8 10 (0.82%) Middleware
9 8 (0.65%) JMS
10 7 (0.57%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.57%) SAP Basis
11 6 (0.49%) SAP Fiori
11 6 (0.49%) SOAP
11 6 (0.49%) Spring
11 6 (0.49%) Web Dynpro
12 5 (0.41%) SAML
12 5 (0.41%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 53 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
1 53 (4.34%) PKI
2 34 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 17 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.06%) Life Science
5 12 (0.98%) CMDB
5 12 (0.98%) Cryptography
6 10 (0.82%) Clustering
6 10 (0.82%) Computer Science
7 9 (0.74%) CESG
8 8 (0.65%) Learning Management System
8 8 (0.65%) Public Cloud
9 7 (0.57%) FMCG
9 7 (0.57%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.57%) Replication
9 7 (0.57%) Smart Meter
9 7 (0.57%) User Experience
9 7 (0.57%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.49%) IVR
11 5 (0.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 119 (9.74%) Windows
2 60 (4.91%) Linux
3 58 (4.75%) Windows Server
4 32 (2.62%) Unix
5 25 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.31%) AIX
8 14 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.98%) CentOS
9 12 (0.98%) Solaris
10 10 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.57%) VMS
12 6 (0.49%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.41%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.33%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.25%) Debian
15 3 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (14.48%) Migration
2 72 (5.89%) CRM
3 69 (5.65%) ITIL
4 68 (5.56%) Information Security
5 63 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
6 62 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (4.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 47 (3.85%) Data Migration
9 41 (3.36%) Project Management
9 41 (3.36%) Service Management
10 40 (3.27%) ERP
11 38 (3.11%) Information Assurance
12 35 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
13 34 (2.78%) Scrum
14 33 (2.70%) Data Modelling
15 31 (2.54%) Analytics
16 29 (2.37%) Test Scripting
17 28 (2.29%) Business Analysis
17 28 (2.29%) Data Analysis
17 28 (2.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 99 (8.10%) SQL
2 60 (4.91%) Java
3 59 (4.83%) C#
4 56 (4.58%) PowerShell
5 28 (2.29%) ABAP
6 23 (1.88%) Python
7 16 (1.31%) C
8 15 (1.23%) JavaScript
9 14 (1.15%) Perl
9 14 (1.15%) T-SQL
10 13 (1.06%) Shell Script
11 12 (0.98%) Bash Shell
11 12 (0.98%) C++
12 11 (0.90%) PL/SQL
13 10 (0.82%) VBScript
14 8 (0.65%) VB
15 6 (0.49%) F#
15 6 (0.49%) Ruby
16 5 (0.41%) COBOL
16 5 (0.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 222 (18.17%) Security Cleared
2 164 (13.42%) SC Cleared
3 61 (4.99%) CISSP
4 37 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 31 (2.54%) Degree
6 30 (2.45%) CISM
7 29 (2.37%) CESG Certified Professional
8 28 (2.29%) CLAS
9 25 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.98%) MCSE
12 11 (0.90%) CCIE
12 11 (0.90%) CISA
13 10 (0.82%) CCNP
13 10 (0.82%) MCITP
13 10 (0.82%) MCTS
14 8 (0.65%) CCA
14 8 (0.65%) CIPD
15 7 (0.57%) ISEB
15 7 (0.57%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (2.45%) RMADS
3 17 (1.39%) QA
4 11 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.57%) COBIT
7 6 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.49%) SLA
8 5 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.41%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.33%) GxP
9 4 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.25%) GMP
10 3 (0.25%) NEBOSH
11 2 (0.16%) GPG13
12 1 (0.082%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.082%) AICPA
12 1 (0.082%) BS7799
12 1 (0.082%) ISO22301
System Software
1 74 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.55%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.31%) XenDesktop
5 15 (1.23%) UAG
5 15 (1.23%) XenApp
5 15 (1.23%) XenServer
6 10 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (0.65%) vSphere
8 7 (0.57%) NFS
9 5 (0.41%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.41%) Docker
9 5 (0.41%) Oracle Clusterware
10 4 (0.33%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.33%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.33%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.25%) Sendmail
11 3 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.16%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (1.64%) SCCM
2 15 (1.23%) SCOM
3 12 (0.98%) Cisco UCCE
4 11 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 10 (0.82%) Puppet
5 10 (0.82%) WSUS
6 9 (0.74%) EdgeSight
7 7 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.57%) Nagios
8 6 (0.49%) Ansible
8 6 (0.49%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.41%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.33%) OVSD
10 4 (0.33%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.25%) Cacti
11 3 (0.25%) Netcool
11 3 (0.25%) yum
Vendors
1 248 (20.29%) SAP
2 172 (14.08%) Microsoft
3 128 (10.47%) Oracle
4 54 (4.42%) Cisco
5 45 (3.68%) VMware
6 32 (2.62%) Citrix
7 25 (2.05%) HP
8 21 (1.72%) IBM
9 18 (1.47%) CheckPoint
9 18 (1.47%) Remedy
10 16 (1.31%) BMC
11 14 (1.15%) hybris
12 12 (0.98%) Siebel
13 11 (0.90%) Adobe
13 11 (0.90%) F5
14 10 (0.82%) ArcSight
14 10 (0.82%) OpenText
14 10 (0.82%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.74%) webMethods
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