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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 25 28 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3741 3467 3683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.86% 6.37% 6.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.24% 6.73% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2102 1712 1934
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 20
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.65 £46.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.81% -34.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £68.19 £60.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -18.88%

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 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
England +4 3379 £450 - 862
London 0 1402 £475 - 418
South East +3 622 £450 +2.27% 140
North West +3 288 £425 -5.55% 64
Berkshire +6 230 £450 - 66
West Midlands -4 211 £425 - 59
South West +6 209 £425 -5.55% 37
East of England +7 195 £430 -4.44% 44
Scotland +15 181 £440 +0.57% 28
City of London -10 154 £475 +2.70% 118
Manchester +3 136 £428 -3.11% 39
Yorkshire +6 125 £450 +8.10% 42
Hampshire +5 120 £413 -5.76% 16
East Midlands +14 100 £450 +5.88% 18
Edinburgh +25 96 £475 +32.86% 17
Reading +6 93 £466 +0.26% 34
North East -1 90 £410 -18.00% 15
West Yorkshire +9 86 £450 +20.00% 25
Cheshire -1 74 £425 -5.55% 15
Leeds +16 66 £482 +24.25% 18
Birmingham 0 66 £425 +6.25% 28
Surrey -23 64 £470 +10.58% 11
Bristol +20 63 £400 -1.23% 16
Hertfordshire +4 61 £425 -5.55% 13
Buckinghamshire -2 57 £450 +12.50% 10
Wiltshire +5 55 £438 -2.77% 2
Tyne and Wear -13 46 £320 -24.70% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 45 £320 -38.46% 3
Glasgow +14 42 £380 -15.55% 7
Warwickshire +5 42 £425 -8.10% 7

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 1396 (19.98%) SAP
2 1384 (19.81%) Finance
3 936 (13.40%) Oracle
4 857 (12.27%) Microsoft
5 814 (11.65%) Migration
6 722 (10.33%) SQL
7 696 (9.96%) Security Cleared
8 585 (8.37%) Windows
9 517 (7.40%) SC Cleared
10 493 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
11 441 (6.31%) CRM
12 428 (6.13%) Java
13 424 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 420 (6.01%) Linux
15 402 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
16 401 (5.74%) Banking
17 400 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
18 370 (5.30%) Unix
19 358 (5.12%) Active Directory
20 333 (4.77%) SQL Server
21 332 (4.75%) MS Excel
22 326 (4.67%) Project Management
23 323 (4.62%) Information Security
24 307 (4.39%) ITIL
25 282 (4.04%) Data Migration
26 281 (4.02%) Data Centre
27 264 (3.78%) Firewall
27 264 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
28 258 (3.69%) SharePoint
29 251 (3.59%) Retail

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
1 258 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 138 (1.98%) MS Exchange
3 105 (1.50%) WebSphere
4 100 (1.43%) Skype for Business
5 99 (1.42%) IIS
6 91 (1.30%) Apache
7 85 (1.22%) WebLogic
8 81 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 74 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
10 65 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
11 58 (0.83%) Tomcat
12 55 (0.79%) SAS
13 52 (0.74%) JBoss
14 51 (0.73%) CMS
15 47 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
16 44 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
17 43 (0.62%) Confluence
18 38 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
18 38 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
19 35 (0.50%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 332 (4.75%) MS Excel
2 91 (1.30%) MS Office
3 66 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 54 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 39 (0.56%) MS Project
6 16 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 9 (0.13%) HipChat
9 7 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.10%) SPSS
9 7 (0.10%) Windchill
10 6 (0.086%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.057%) Siemens NX
12 3 (0.043%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.043%) CATIA
12 3 (0.043%) Mathematica
13 2 (0.029%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.029%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 234 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 221 (3.16%) Oracle EBS
3 220 (3.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 141 (2.02%) SAP FI
5 102 (1.46%) SAP CO
6 101 (1.45%) SAP FI/CO
7 86 (1.23%) SAP SD
8 84 (1.20%) SAP MM
9 81 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
10 78 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
11 74 (1.06%) SAP IS-U
12 70 (1.00%) SAP HR
13 60 (0.86%) SAP SRM
14 58 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
15 54 (0.77%) SAP PP
16 53 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
17 52 (0.74%) Oracle Assets
18 48 (0.69%) SAP CRM
19 47 (0.67%) SAP ERP
20 45 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 251 (3.59%) Office 365
2 231 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
4 66 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 64 (0.92%) IaaS
6 56 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
7 51 (0.73%) PaaS
8 45 (0.64%) SaaS
9 42 (0.60%) GitHub
10 26 (0.37%) Taleo
11 24 (0.34%) Yammer
12 19 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
13 17 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
14 16 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
15 12 (0.17%) Amazon S3
16 11 (0.16%) Force.com
17 10 (0.14%) Google Analytics
18 8 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 8 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
19 7 (0.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 264 (3.78%) Firewall
2 117 (1.67%) Network Security
3 111 (1.59%) DNS
4 103 (1.47%) SAN
5 97 (1.39%) Internet
6 75 (1.07%) VPN
7 71 (1.02%) LAN
8 70 (1.00%) WAN
9 68 (0.97%) LDAP
10 65 (0.93%) HTTP
11 61 (0.87%) SSL
12 58 (0.83%) Skype
13 54 (0.77%) TCP/IP
14 45 (0.64%) DHCP
14 45 (0.64%) Wireless
15 37 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
16 34 (0.49%) MPLS
17 30 (0.43%) FTP
17 30 (0.43%) NetScaler
18 29 (0.42%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (4.77%) SQL Server
2 147 (2.10%) SAP BW
3 135 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
4 133 (1.90%) Oracle Database
5 126 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
6 102 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 95 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 91 (1.30%) Big Data
8 91 (1.30%) SAP HANA
9 75 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
10 63 (0.90%) Hadoop
11 60 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
12 54 (0.77%) MySQL
13 50 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
14 49 (0.70%) Relational Database
14 49 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
15 48 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
16 47 (0.67%) SAP BI
16 47 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 46 (0.66%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 110 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 108 (1.55%) Git (software)
3 100 (1.43%) Jenkins
4 72 (1.03%) JIRA
5 35 (0.50%) Selenium
6 34 (0.49%) Visual Studio
7 31 (0.44%) SpecFlow
8 27 (0.39%) LSMW
9 25 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
10 23 (0.33%) Maven
10 23 (0.33%) TeamCity
11 21 (0.30%) Artifactory
11 21 (0.30%) HP UFT
12 20 (0.29%) Axure RP
12 20 (0.29%) LoadRunner
12 20 (0.29%) Subversion
13 18 (0.26%) Cucumber
13 18 (0.26%) GitLab
14 17 (0.24%) Vagrant
15 16 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1384 (19.81%) Finance
2 401 (5.74%) Banking
3 251 (3.59%) Retail
4 204 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 162 (2.32%) Manufacturing
5 162 (2.32%) Marketing
6 135 (1.93%) Billing
7 116 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 86 (1.23%) Law
9 77 (1.10%) Legal
10 69 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 68 (0.97%) Advertising
12 57 (0.82%) General Ledger
13 40 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 34 (0.49%) Back Office
15 32 (0.46%) Automotive
16 26 (0.37%) French Language
17 25 (0.36%) Publishing
18 24 (0.34%) German Language
19 16 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (3.49%) .NET
2 218 (3.12%) Web Services
3 176 (2.52%) XML
4 161 (2.30%) HTML
5 155 (2.22%) Middleware
6 127 (1.82%) CSS
7 97 (1.39%) SOAP
8 71 (1.02%) J2EE
9 67 (0.96%) REST
10 60 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
11 54 (0.77%) jQuery
12 42 (0.60%) SAP Basis
13 41 (0.59%) RESTful
14 37 (0.53%) Ajax
14 37 (0.53%) JMS
15 36 (0.52%) Spring
16 35 (0.50%) AngularJS
17 34 (0.49%) XSLT
18 33 (0.47%) COM
19 30 (0.43%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 402 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
2 281 (4.02%) Data Centre
3 168 (2.40%) Management Information System
4 117 (1.67%) PKI
4 117 (1.67%) User Experience
5 69 (0.99%) Clustering
6 64 (0.92%) Visualisation
7 63 (0.90%) FMCG
8 56 (0.80%) Computer Science
9 55 (0.79%) Mobile App
10 53 (0.76%) Data Integration
11 43 (0.62%) CESG
11 43 (0.62%) DataPower
12 42 (0.60%) Cryptography
13 39 (0.56%) Mainframe
14 38 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
15 36 (0.52%) CMDB
16 31 (0.44%) Derivative
16 31 (0.44%) Replication
17 27 (0.39%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 585 (8.37%) Windows
2 420 (6.01%) Linux
3 370 (5.30%) Unix
4 196 (2.81%) Windows Server
5 135 (1.93%) AIX
6 129 (1.85%) Solaris
7 117 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 110 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 86 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 64 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 42 (0.60%) Windows 10
12 38 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 38 (0.54%) Windows 7
13 36 (0.52%) zOS
14 31 (0.44%) Apple iOS
15 28 (0.40%) CentOS
16 26 (0.37%) Ubuntu
17 24 (0.34%) Android
18 15 (0.21%) CoreOS
18 15 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 814 (11.65%) Migration
2 493 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
3 441 (6.31%) CRM
4 424 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 400 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
6 326 (4.67%) Project Management
7 323 (4.62%) Information Security
8 307 (4.39%) ITIL
9 282 (4.04%) Data Migration
10 245 (3.51%) ERP
11 231 (3.31%) DevOps
12 227 (3.25%) Change Management
13 208 (2.98%) Analytics
13 208 (2.98%) Business Analysis
14 207 (2.96%) Workflow
15 195 (2.79%) Service Management
16 186 (2.66%) ETL
17 185 (2.65%) Risk Management
18 182 (2.61%) User Acceptance Testing
19 179 (2.56%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 722 (10.33%) SQL
2 428 (6.13%) Java
3 197 (2.82%) JavaScript
4 193 (2.76%) C#
5 180 (2.58%) PowerShell
6 153 (2.19%) ABAP
7 118 (1.69%) C
7 118 (1.69%) PL/SQL
8 103 (1.47%) Python
9 81 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 77 (1.10%) Perl
11 62 (0.89%) Ruby
12 60 (0.86%) T-SQL
13 53 (0.76%) Bash Shell
14 38 (0.54%) VBScript
15 37 (0.53%) PHP
16 31 (0.44%) Korn
17 30 (0.43%) Apex Code
17 30 (0.43%) C++
18 28 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 696 (9.96%) Security Cleared
2 517 (7.40%) SC Cleared
3 245 (3.51%) CISSP
4 214 (3.06%) Degree
5 145 (2.08%) DV Cleared
6 132 (1.89%) CISM
7 85 (1.22%) CLAS
8 83 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 81 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 75 (1.07%) CISA
11 55 (0.79%) CESG Certified Professional
12 54 (0.77%) CCNP
13 43 (0.62%) SAP Certification
14 42 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
15 41 (0.59%) MCSE
16 37 (0.53%) CCIE
17 34 (0.49%) CCNA
18 28 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
19 27 (0.39%) BC Cleared
20 26 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 116 (1.66%) QA
3 110 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 69 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 59 (0.84%) RMADS
6 56 (0.80%) SLA
7 51 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 45 (0.64%) COBIT
9 29 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 21 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 21 (0.30%) JSP 440
11 15 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
12 14 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
13 13 (0.19%) WCAG
14 11 (0.16%) GxP
15 9 (0.13%) ISO27005
16 7 (0.10%) GMP
17 6 (0.086%) MiFID
17 6 (0.086%) PMBOK
17 6 (0.086%) SEPA
System Software
1 358 (5.12%) Active Directory
2 122 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 63 (0.90%) Docker
5 51 (0.73%) XenDesktop
6 50 (0.72%) XenApp
7 35 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 33 (0.47%) RACF
9 30 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 30 (0.43%) vSphere
10 25 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 25 (0.36%) XenServer
11 21 (0.30%) Veritas File System
11 21 (0.30%) VMware ESX
12 19 (0.27%) ACF2
13 15 (0.21%) Ceph
13 15 (0.21%) etcd
13 15 (0.21%) flannel
13 15 (0.21%) GlusterFS
13 15 (0.21%) UAG
Systems Management
1 136 (1.95%) Puppet
2 110 (1.57%) SCCM
3 80 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 70 (1.00%) Ansible
5 52 (0.74%) SCOM
6 34 (0.49%) Nagios
7 30 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
7 30 (0.43%) zSecure
8 26 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 26 (0.37%) logstash
9 24 (0.34%) WSUS
10 23 (0.33%) Kubernetes
11 21 (0.30%) HAProxy
12 20 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
12 20 (0.29%) Graphite
13 18 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 18 (0.26%) NetBackup
13 18 (0.26%) Tivoli
14 17 (0.24%) Control-M
14 17 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1396 (19.98%) SAP
2 936 (13.40%) Oracle
3 857 (12.27%) Microsoft
4 238 (3.41%) VMware
5 195 (2.79%) Cisco
6 193 (2.76%) IBM
7 130 (1.86%) HP
8 122 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 116 (1.66%) Citrix
10 111 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
11 99 (1.42%) ServiceNow
12 90 (1.29%) Informatica
13 87 (1.25%) Veritas
14 68 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
15 67 (0.96%) CA
16 64 (0.92%) Adobe
17 63 (0.90%) Splunk
18 53 (0.76%) F5
18 53 (0.76%) Hyperion
19 50 (0.72%) CheckPoint
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oxbridge Answers
Posted: 10 hours ago
Rushden, Northamptonshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + Market Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + market rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £465 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Market rates [negotiable]
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £525 per day + none
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £465 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago