The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 25 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3290 3802 4205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.65% 6.87% 7.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.03% 7.24% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1836 1996 2193
Median daily rate £451 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £345 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 20
Median hourly rate £21.00 £42.26 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.30% +53.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £5.00 £14.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.00 £100.00 £59.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +54.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46813 52482 53624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.79% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30599 33429 33859
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2038 2200
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Consultant in the job title.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant within the UK.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant within the UK.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 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
England +1 2986 £465 +3.33% 571
London -1 1399 £475 +2.70% 259
South East -11 455 £450 - 95
North West -11 224 £450 +5.88% 41
East of England +14 164 £400 -5.88% 41
West Midlands -4 155 £450 - 30
South West +4 143 £450 - 24
Berkshire -7 142 £450 +0.05% 38
Yorkshire +22 139 £475 +2.70% 29
East Midlands +9 129 £451 +5.38% 8
Manchester +4 129 £450 +1.40% 24
Scotland -8 125 £420 -2.32% 24
City of London -19 121 £475 +11.76% 66
West Yorkshire +25 85 £500 +11.73% 17
Surrey +4 74 £425 -5.55% 9
Edinburgh 0 74 £423 -5.58% 15
Hampshire -22 74 £425 +3.03% 17
Hertfordshire +16 73 £425 -2.85% 12
Leeds +26 61 £525 +23.52% 13
Reading +6 61 £400 -11.11% 23
Buckinghamshire -5 60 £500 +11.11% 7
Birmingham -11 53 £475 +11.76% 15
Wales +6 52 £450 +16.12% 3
Wiltshire +6 47 £500 +11.11% 2
South Wales +25 44 £500 +32.45% 2
Derbyshire +2 43 £500 +11.11% 1
North East -51 43 £400 -15.78% 19
Milton Keynes +7 37 £500 +8.10% 4
Northamptonshire +2 36 £450 +5.88% 1
Bristol +7 35 £475 +5.55% 10

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 1453 (20.98%) SAP
2 1439 (20.77%) Finance
3 992 (14.32%) Oracle
4 872 (12.59%) Microsoft
5 814 (11.75%) Migration
6 754 (10.88%) SQL
7 728 (10.51%) Security Cleared
8 629 (9.08%) Windows
9 555 (8.01%) Linux
9 555 (8.01%) SC Cleared
10 537 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
11 460 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
12 454 (6.55%) Java
13 383 (5.53%) DevOps
14 372 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 371 (5.36%) CRM
16 368 (5.31%) Active Directory
17 358 (5.17%) SQL Server
18 345 (4.98%) Banking
19 336 (4.85%) Information Security
20 326 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
21 325 (4.69%) ERP
22 321 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
23 318 (4.59%) Retail
24 317 (4.58%) Project Management
25 315 (4.55%) Unix
26 312 (4.50%) Firewall
27 290 (4.19%) Cisco
27 290 (4.19%) Data Migration
28 288 (4.16%) MS Excel

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 276 (3.98%) SharePoint
2 113 (1.63%) Skype for Business
3 109 (1.57%) WebLogic
4 99 (1.43%) MS Exchange
5 96 (1.39%) WebSphere
6 95 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 81 (1.17%) Apache
8 79 (1.14%) Tomcat
9 76 (1.10%) Confluence
10 62 (0.90%) IIS
11 61 (0.88%) JBoss
12 60 (0.87%) CMS
13 53 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
13 53 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
13 53 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
14 51 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
15 47 (0.68%) SAS
16 46 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
17 45 (0.65%) NetWeaver
18 41 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 288 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 88 (1.27%) MS Office
3 63 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.45%) MS Project
6 22 (0.32%) HipChat
7 16 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.12%) Windchill
10 5 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.043%) SPSS
12 2 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.029%) Gliffy
12 2 (0.029%) Mathematica
13 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.014%) EngageOne
13 1 (0.014%) GNU Octave
13 1 (0.014%) InDesign
13 1 (0.014%) Stata
Business Applications
1 210 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 183 (2.64%) SAP FI
3 170 (2.45%) Oracle EBS
4 166 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 153 (2.21%) SAP CO
6 144 (2.08%) SAP FI/CO
7 104 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
8 101 (1.46%) SAP MM
9 93 (1.34%) SAP SD
10 81 (1.17%) Oracle Payables
11 77 (1.11%) SAP HR
12 69 (1.00%) Unit4 Business World
13 67 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
14 66 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
15 65 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
16 60 (0.87%) SAP PP
17 59 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
17 59 (0.85%) SAP HCM
18 58 (0.84%) SAP Retail
19 54 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 321 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 272 (3.93%) Office 365
3 259 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (1.07%) IaaS
5 62 (0.90%) PaaS
6 58 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
7 57 (0.82%) SaaS
8 50 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 35 (0.51%) GitHub
10 27 (0.39%) Yammer
11 25 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (0.30%) Boomi
13 19 (0.27%) Taleo
14 18 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
14 18 (0.26%) Google Analytics
15 17 (0.25%) Amazon S3
16 16 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
17 15 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
18 13 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 12 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 312 (4.50%) Firewall
2 134 (1.93%) DNS
3 128 (1.85%) Network Security
4 108 (1.56%) VPN
5 94 (1.36%) LAN
5 94 (1.36%) WAN
6 84 (1.21%) Skype
7 83 (1.20%) LDAP
8 78 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
9 74 (1.07%) DHCP
10 69 (1.00%) TCP/IP
11 64 (0.92%) SAN
12 63 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
13 53 (0.77%) HTTP
14 52 (0.75%) SSL
15 46 (0.66%) Wireless
16 39 (0.56%) Internet
17 36 (0.52%) BGP
18 32 (0.46%) OSPF
19 30 (0.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 185 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
3 159 (2.30%) Oracle Database
4 153 (2.21%) SAP BW
5 143 (2.06%) Big Data
6 130 (1.88%) Hadoop
7 117 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
8 112 (1.62%) SAP HANA
9 111 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
9 111 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 101 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 98 (1.41%) Relational Database
12 86 (1.24%) DB2
13 77 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
14 73 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
15 66 (0.95%) SAP Data Services
16 63 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
17 59 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 57 (0.82%) MySQL
19 55 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 197 (2.84%) Jenkins
2 134 (1.93%) Git (software)
3 112 (1.62%) JIRA
4 67 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 57 (0.82%) Maven
6 50 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
7 47 (0.68%) LSMW
8 45 (0.65%) Visual Studio
9 40 (0.58%) Selenium
10 33 (0.48%) Ant
11 29 (0.42%) Subversion
12 28 (0.40%) JUnit
13 25 (0.36%) Liquibase
13 25 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
13 25 (0.36%) SonarQube
14 24 (0.35%) JIRA Agile
14 24 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
15 23 (0.33%) Eclipse
15 23 (0.33%) Log4j
16 20 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1439 (20.77%) Finance
2 345 (4.98%) Banking
3 318 (4.59%) Retail
4 244 (3.52%) Manufacturing
5 176 (2.54%) Marketing
6 154 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 120 (1.73%) Advertising
8 89 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 78 (1.13%) Billing
10 77 (1.11%) Law
11 66 (0.95%) Legal
12 58 (0.84%) General Ledger
13 48 (0.69%) Back Office
14 42 (0.61%) Electronics
14 42 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 40 (0.58%) Investment Banking
16 38 (0.55%) Publishing
17 33 (0.48%) Aerospace
18 25 (0.36%) Automotive
19 23 (0.33%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (3.90%) .NET
2 233 (3.36%) Web Services
3 215 (3.10%) HTML
4 211 (3.05%) XML
5 163 (2.35%) Middleware
6 155 (2.24%) CSS
7 79 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
7 79 (1.14%) SOAP
8 74 (1.07%) REST
9 64 (0.92%) J2EE
10 51 (0.74%) JMS
10 51 (0.74%) JSP
11 50 (0.72%) ASP.NET
12 47 (0.68%) JSON
13 46 (0.66%) Spring
14 42 (0.61%) Java EE
15 41 (0.59%) ELK Stack
16 36 (0.52%) EDI
17 35 (0.51%) Web Dynpro
18 34 (0.49%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 326 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 269 (3.88%) Data Centre
3 117 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 72 (1.04%) Computer Science
5 71 (1.02%) User Experience
6 67 (0.97%) Clustering
7 62 (0.90%) Visualisation
8 59 (0.85%) FMCG
9 58 (0.84%) PKI
10 55 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 53 (0.77%) Public Cloud
12 48 (0.69%) Data Structures
13 45 (0.65%) Mobile App
14 39 (0.56%) Data Integration
14 39 (0.56%) Mainframe
15 38 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 34 (0.49%) CMDB
17 31 (0.45%) iPad
18 29 (0.42%) Cryptography
18 29 (0.42%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 629 (9.08%) Windows
2 555 (8.01%) Linux
3 315 (4.55%) Unix
4 211 (3.05%) Windows Server
5 142 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 134 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 115 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 86 (1.24%) CentOS
9 67 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 62 (0.90%) AIX
11 58 (0.84%) Windows 10
12 56 (0.81%) Solaris
13 35 (0.51%) Android
14 33 (0.48%) Windows 7
15 32 (0.46%) Apple iOS
16 26 (0.38%) VMS
17 22 (0.32%) HPUX
18 15 (0.22%) Ubuntu
19 11 (0.16%) CoreOS
20 10 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 814 (11.75%) Migration
2 537 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
3 460 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
4 383 (5.53%) DevOps
5 372 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 371 (5.36%) CRM
7 336 (4.85%) Information Security
8 325 (4.69%) ERP
9 317 (4.58%) Project Management
10 290 (4.19%) Data Migration
11 269 (3.88%) ITIL
12 232 (3.35%) Analytics
13 231 (3.33%) Workflow
14 199 (2.87%) ETL
15 187 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
16 185 (2.67%) Continuous Integration
17 184 (2.66%) Business Analysis
17 184 (2.66%) Data Modelling
17 184 (2.66%) Scrum
18 182 (2.63%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 754 (10.88%) SQL
2 454 (6.55%) Java
3 231 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 217 (3.13%) C#
5 201 (2.90%) PowerShell
6 181 (2.61%) ABAP
7 138 (1.99%) PL/SQL
8 134 (1.93%) Python
9 129 (1.86%) Shell Script
10 122 (1.76%) C
11 98 (1.41%) Ruby
12 91 (1.31%) Bash Shell
13 82 (1.18%) Perl
14 67 (0.97%) T-SQL
15 49 (0.71%) PHP
16 37 (0.53%) C++
17 35 (0.51%) VBScript
18 28 (0.40%) Scala
19 26 (0.38%) VBA
20 24 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 728 (10.51%) Security Cleared
2 555 (8.01%) SC Cleared
3 227 (3.28%) Degree
4 226 (3.26%) CISSP
5 138 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
6 126 (1.82%) DV Cleared
7 110 (1.59%) CISM
8 85 (1.23%) CCNP
9 78 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 75 (1.08%) CISA
11 60 (0.87%) CCIE
12 55 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
13 42 (0.61%) MCSE
14 41 (0.59%) CEH
15 40 (0.58%) CCNA
16 38 (0.55%) CLAS
17 23 (0.33%) CREST Certified
18 21 (0.30%) SANS
19 20 (0.29%) BC Cleared
19 20 (0.29%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 96 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 88 (1.27%) QA
5 59 (0.85%) SLA
6 49 (0.71%) COBIT
7 48 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 37 (0.53%) GxP
9 32 (0.46%) GMP
10 23 (0.33%) GCP
10 23 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 22 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
12 21 (0.30%) GAMP
13 16 (0.23%) JSP 440
13 16 (0.23%) RMADS
14 13 (0.19%) ISO27002
15 12 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
15 12 (0.17%) MiFID
16 9 (0.13%) HL7
16 9 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 368 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 170 (2.45%) Docker
3 121 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 71 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 66 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 44 (0.64%) vCloud
7 40 (0.58%) vSphere
8 33 (0.48%) XenApp
8 33 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 29 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
10 26 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 23 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 22 (0.32%) Squid
13 20 (0.29%) HDFS
14 19 (0.27%) BitLocker
14 19 (0.27%) Postfix
14 19 (0.27%) VMware ESX
15 16 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 7 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 242 (3.49%) Puppet
2 174 (2.51%) Ansible
3 127 (1.83%) SCCM
4 88 (1.27%) Kubernetes
5 86 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
6 82 (1.18%) Terraform
7 78 (1.13%) SCOM
8 48 (0.69%) logstash
9 41 (0.59%) Kibana
10 28 (0.40%) Tivoli
10 28 (0.40%) ZABBIX
11 25 (0.36%) WSUS
12 24 (0.35%) Nessus
12 24 (0.35%) Rancher
13 23 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 23 (0.33%) vRealize
14 22 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
14 22 (0.32%) NetBackup
15 21 (0.30%) Nagios
16 20 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1453 (20.98%) SAP
2 992 (14.32%) Oracle
3 872 (12.59%) Microsoft
4 290 (4.19%) Cisco
5 271 (3.91%) VMware
6 227 (3.28%) IBM
7 147 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
8 120 (1.73%) CheckPoint
9 113 (1.63%) Red Hat
10 107 (1.54%) Citrix
11 104 (1.50%) F5
12 102 (1.47%) HP
13 99 (1.43%) Splunk
14 88 (1.27%) Informatica
15 80 (1.15%) Juniper
16 77 (1.11%) Adobe
16 77 (1.11%) ServiceNow
17 68 (0.98%) Hyperion
18 66 (0.95%) Intel Security
19 65 (0.94%) Tableau
Midlands
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer People
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
LA International
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
LA International
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Modis International
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £500 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Boston Hale
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Bushey, Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £410 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago