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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 20 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 676 535 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.60% 5.61% 5.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.06% 5.92% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 297 276
Median daily rate £450 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
- +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Median hourly rate £41.25 £60.74 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.08% +428.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.33 £55.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-5.28% +106.54%
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
8390 9036 8445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.35% 94.68% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4991 5248 4541
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 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 427 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -2.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.29 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +12 283 £450 - 53
Hampshire +14 137 £425 - 21
Surrey 0 86 £475 +10.46% 15
Buckinghamshire +1 51 £450 +2.27% 14
West Sussex +7 36 £470 +4.44% 5
Oxfordshire +7 32 £338 -25.00% 17
Kent +11 16 £475 -9.73% 3
Middlesex 0 11 £368 -18.60% 1
Home Counties +3 2 £285 -32.94%
East Sussex +4 1 £325 -7.14% 3
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 259 (19.37%) SAP
2 243 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 241 (18.03%) Migration
4 198 (14.81%) SC Cleared
5 179 (13.39%) Finance
5 179 (13.39%) Microsoft
6 175 (13.09%) Oracle
7 148 (11.07%) Windows
8 117 (8.75%) SQL
9 103 (7.70%) Linux
10 92 (6.88%) Active Directory
11 88 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
12 84 (6.28%) Office 365
13 82 (6.13%) Firewall
14 81 (6.06%) CRM
14 81 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
15 80 (5.98%) Cisco
16 76 (5.68%) ITIL
17 74 (5.53%) SharePoint
18 73 (5.46%) Information Security
19 72 (5.39%) MS Excel
20 68 (5.09%) Telecoms
20 68 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
21 66 (4.94%) PowerShell
22 65 (4.86%) .NET
22 65 (4.86%) Java
23 64 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
24 63 (4.71%) C#
25 61 (4.56%) SQL Server
26 60 (4.49%) CISSP

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 74 (5.53%) SharePoint
2 43 (3.22%) MS Exchange
3 32 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
4 26 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (1.80%) WebLogic
6 22 (1.65%) Skype for Business
7 21 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (1.27%) IIS
10 14 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
10 14 (1.05%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (0.82%) NetWeaver
13 8 (0.60%) Apache
13 8 (0.60%) CMS
14 7 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.52%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
15 6 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 72 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.20%) MS Office
3 14 (1.05%) MS Project
4 9 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.075%) InVision
Business Applications
1 43 (3.22%) SAP FI
2 41 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 37 (2.77%) Oracle EBS
4 26 (1.94%) Oracle EBS R12
5 25 (1.87%) SAP PSCD
6 23 (1.72%) SAP CO
6 23 (1.72%) SAP FI/CO
7 19 (1.42%) SAP HR
8 16 (1.20%) SAP ERP
8 16 (1.20%) SAP FI-CA
9 15 (1.12%) SAP IS-U
10 11 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
10 11 (0.82%) SAP MM
11 10 (0.75%) SAP CRM
12 9 (0.67%) Primavera
12 9 (0.67%) SAP GRC
12 9 (0.67%) SAP SD
13 8 (0.60%) SAP BPC
13 8 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 7 (0.52%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 84 (6.28%) Office 365
2 81 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (1.20%) PaaS
6 15 (1.12%) IaaS
7 11 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
8 6 (0.45%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.37%) SaaS
10 4 (0.30%) Taleo
11 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.22%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.22%) Yammer
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.15%) Boomi
13 1 (0.075%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.075%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.075%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.075%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 82 (6.13%) Firewall
2 40 (2.99%) DNS
3 27 (2.02%) Network Security
4 23 (1.72%) Internet
5 21 (1.57%) SAN
6 20 (1.50%) LAN
6 20 (1.50%) NetScaler
6 20 (1.50%) Wireless
7 17 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
7 17 (1.27%) SSL
8 16 (1.20%) DHCP
9 15 (1.12%) VPN
10 14 (1.05%) TCP/IP
10 14 (1.05%) WAN
11 13 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (0.97%) Skype
12 11 (0.82%) FTP
13 10 (0.75%) LDAP
13 10 (0.75%) Reverse Proxy
14 9 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.14%) Oracle Database
3 35 (2.62%) Oracle BI EE
4 33 (2.47%) SAP BW
5 30 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
6 25 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 23 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (1.57%) Big Data
9 17 (1.27%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (1.12%) SAP HANA
12 14 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (1.05%) SAP BI
13 12 (0.90%) SAP Data Services
13 12 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.67%) Essbase
15 9 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
15 9 (0.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 29 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (1.27%) Selenium
3 15 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
3 15 (1.12%) SpecFlow
4 12 (0.90%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.67%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.45%) LSMW
6 6 (0.45%) WebDriver
7 5 (0.37%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.22%) AppScan
8 3 (0.22%) Subversion
9 2 (0.15%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.15%) ERwin
9 2 (0.15%) JIRA
9 2 (0.15%) JUnit
9 2 (0.15%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.15%) MSTest
9 2 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 179 (13.39%) Finance
2 68 (5.09%) Telecoms
3 30 (2.24%) Legal
4 29 (2.17%) Banking
5 27 (2.02%) Retail
6 26 (1.94%) Marketing
7 21 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 19 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.05%) Billing
10 13 (0.97%) General Ledger
10 13 (0.97%) Law
11 11 (0.82%) Advertising
12 6 (0.45%) Back Office
12 6 (0.45%) German Language
12 6 (0.45%) Local Government
13 5 (0.37%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.30%) French Language
15 3 (0.22%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.15%) Automotive
16 2 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.86%) .NET
2 30 (2.24%) XML
3 25 (1.87%) Web Services
4 21 (1.57%) CSS
5 20 (1.50%) HTML
6 13 (0.97%) REST
7 12 (0.90%) SAP XI
8 9 (0.67%) AngularJS
8 9 (0.67%) ASP.NET
8 9 (0.67%) J2EE
9 8 (0.60%) Regular Expression
9 8 (0.60%) SAP Fiori
9 8 (0.60%) SOAP
9 8 (0.60%) Web Dynpro
10 7 (0.52%) Middleware
10 7 (0.52%) SAPUI5
11 6 (0.45%) JSON
11 6 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (0.45%) XSL
11 6 (0.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 57 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (3.44%) PKI
3 38 (2.84%) Data Centre
4 19 (1.42%) Management Information System
5 13 (0.97%) Life Science
6 12 (0.90%) Clustering
6 12 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 11 (0.82%) User Experience
8 10 (0.75%) CESG
8 10 (0.75%) Cryptography
8 10 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
9 9 (0.67%) CMDB
9 9 (0.67%) Mainframe
9 9 (0.67%) Replication
10 8 (0.60%) Learning Management System
10 8 (0.60%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.52%) Data Extraction
11 7 (0.52%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.45%) Data Conversion
12 6 (0.45%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 148 (11.07%) Windows
2 103 (7.70%) Linux
3 58 (4.34%) Windows Server
4 53 (3.96%) Unix
5 33 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (1.50%) AIX
8 20 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (1.35%) Solaris
10 12 (0.90%) CentOS
11 10 (0.75%) VMS
11 10 (0.75%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.60%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.52%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.15%) Android
15 2 (0.15%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (18.03%) Migration
2 88 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
3 81 (6.06%) CRM
4 76 (5.68%) ITIL
5 73 (5.46%) Information Security
6 68 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 64 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
8 60 (4.49%) Data Migration
9 54 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 50 (3.74%) Project Management
11 43 (3.22%) ERP
12 41 (3.07%) ETL
12 41 (3.07%) Service Management
13 35 (2.62%) Information Assurance
14 34 (2.54%) Regression Testing
15 32 (2.39%) Analytics
15 32 (2.39%) Scrum
16 31 (2.32%) DevOps
16 31 (2.32%) Workflow
17 29 (2.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 117 (8.75%) SQL
2 66 (4.94%) PowerShell
3 65 (4.86%) Java
4 63 (4.71%) C#
5 37 (2.77%) Shell Script
6 33 (2.47%) ABAP
7 20 (1.50%) C
8 18 (1.35%) JavaScript
9 16 (1.20%) VBScript
10 15 (1.12%) Perl
11 14 (1.05%) C++
12 13 (0.97%) T-SQL
13 12 (0.90%) PL/SQL
13 12 (0.90%) Python
14 11 (0.82%) Bash Shell
14 11 (0.82%) F#
15 8 (0.60%) VB
16 7 (0.52%) Korn
17 5 (0.37%) COBOL
17 5 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 243 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 198 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 60 (4.49%) CISSP
4 45 (3.37%) Degree
5 39 (2.92%) DV Cleared
6 38 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (2.32%) CISM
8 26 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (1.65%) CESG Certified Professional
9 22 (1.65%) CLAS
10 21 (1.57%) CCNP
11 17 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
11 17 (1.27%) CCIE
12 14 (1.05%) MCSE
13 13 (0.97%) BC Cleared
14 11 (0.82%) CISA
14 11 (0.82%) MCITP
15 10 (0.75%) CCA
15 10 (0.75%) MCTS
16 9 (0.67%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (1.94%) RMADS
3 16 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.12%) JSP 440
5 14 (1.05%) QA
6 13 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 10 (0.75%) COBIT
7 10 (0.75%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.52%) GxP
9 5 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.37%) SLA
10 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
10 3 (0.22%) NEBOSH
10 3 (0.22%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.15%) GPG13
12 1 (0.075%) GMP
12 1 (0.075%) Solvency II
System Software
1 92 (6.88%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (2.02%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.20%) XenApp
5 15 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (1.12%) XenDesktop
6 13 (0.97%) UAG
6 13 (0.97%) vSphere
6 13 (0.97%) XenServer
7 9 (0.67%) NFS
8 7 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.45%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.37%) Docker
10 5 (0.37%) Oracle Clusterware
10 5 (0.37%) vCloud
11 4 (0.30%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.30%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 21 (1.57%) SCCM
2 16 (1.20%) Puppet
3 15 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
4 14 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 14 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 13 (0.97%) SCOM
6 8 (0.60%) AirWatch
6 8 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.52%) Ansible
7 7 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.52%) SCVMM
7 7 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (0.52%) WSUS
8 6 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (0.45%) EdgeSight
9 5 (0.37%) Nagios
9 5 (0.37%) Nessus
9 5 (0.37%) QRadar
10 4 (0.30%) OVSD
10 4 (0.30%) vRealize
Vendors
1 259 (19.37%) SAP
2 179 (13.39%) Microsoft
3 175 (13.09%) Oracle
4 80 (5.98%) Cisco
5 54 (4.04%) VMware
6 41 (3.07%) Citrix
7 34 (2.54%) CheckPoint
8 32 (2.39%) HP
9 26 (1.94%) IBM
10 21 (1.57%) Informatica
11 18 (1.35%) Hyperion
11 18 (1.35%) Remedy
12 15 (1.12%) ArcSight
13 14 (1.05%) F5
14 13 (0.97%) Red Hat
14 13 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (0.90%) webMethods
16 11 (0.82%) Juniper
17 9 (0.67%) hybris
17 9 (0.67%) ServiceNow
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £3325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
TDA Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £500 per annum + +
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £0.0 - £1 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £550 per day + expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
TM Recruit
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £476.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £467.50 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £600 per day Can be subject to negotiation based on skill & expe
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Doncaster, Crawley, Cheltenham
Bankside Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
EYC Symphony
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Slough
IBS Consulting
Posted: 26 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £451 per day
Posted: 5 days ago