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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 25 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3590 3519 3744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.69% 6.27% 6.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.07% 6.62% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2005 1788 1923
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 20
Median hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +25.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £67.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.16 £47.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+9.80% +52.00%

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
50811 53185 51069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.71% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33087 33473 31333
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1525 2016 2057
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 3232 £450 - 754
London -2 1318 £475 - 336
South East +9 633 £450 +2.85% 141
North West -8 241 £425 -5.55% 64
Berkshire +4 232 £450 +2.85% 54
West Midlands +3 223 £425 +1.19% 52
South West +7 200 £425 -3.95% 36
Scotland +12 182 £440 +3.52% 28
East of England +5 177 £450 +5.88% 50
City of London -11 141 £475 - 83
Yorkshire -2 128 £450 +9.09% 32
Hampshire +11 118 £423 -0.58% 28
Manchester -11 105 £428 -0.58% 40
Reading 0 94 £473 +5.00% 20
East Midlands +6 93 £450 -1.09% 16
Edinburgh +21 92 £450 +24.13% 14
West Yorkshire +1 87 £475 +20.63% 24
North East -17 87 £410 +36.66% 4
Surrey -4 78 £475 +5.55% 16
Leeds +7 66 £478 +21.46% 18
Birmingham -3 64 £425 +1.79% 30
Bristol +21 63 £425 +9.67% 13
Cheshire -6 63 £438 -2.77% 11
Tyne and Wear -25 57 £360 +20.00% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 54 £360 -4.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 51 £450 +7.46% 9
Wiltshire -1 49 £450 -2.70% 3
Warwickshire +6 48 £425 -10.52% 5
Glasgow +12 47 £400 - 4
Hertfordshire -3 46 £450 - 17

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 1412 (19.66%) Finance
2 1398 (19.47%) SAP
3 1001 (13.94%) Oracle
4 867 (12.07%) Microsoft
5 846 (11.78%) Migration
6 769 (10.71%) SQL
7 760 (10.58%) Security Cleared
8 624 (8.69%) Windows
9 573 (7.98%) SC Cleared
10 532 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
11 469 (6.53%) CRM
12 460 (6.41%) Linux
13 451 (6.28%) Java
14 440 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
15 437 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
16 408 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
17 402 (5.60%) Active Directory
18 398 (5.54%) Banking
19 374 (5.21%) Unix
20 366 (5.10%) SQL Server
21 348 (4.85%) Information Security
22 333 (4.64%) ITIL
23 332 (4.62%) MS Excel
24 322 (4.48%) Project Management
25 309 (4.30%) Data Centre
26 294 (4.09%) Firewall
27 280 (3.90%) SharePoint
28 277 (3.86%) .NET
29 274 (3.82%) Retail
30 273 (3.80%) Data Migration

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
1 280 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 140 (1.95%) MS Exchange
3 108 (1.50%) WebLogic
4 107 (1.49%) WebSphere
5 98 (1.36%) Skype for Business
6 97 (1.35%) IIS
7 88 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 80 (1.11%) Tomcat
9 73 (1.02%) Apache
9 73 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
10 67 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
11 52 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
12 51 (0.71%) SAS
13 46 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
14 44 (0.61%) JBoss
15 43 (0.60%) CMS
16 40 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
17 34 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
18 33 (0.46%) NetWeaver
18 33 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 332 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 88 (1.23%) MS Office
3 66 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 49 (0.68%) MS Project
5 45 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.17%) Windchill
8 8 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.097%) InVision
10 5 (0.070%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.070%) SPSS
11 4 (0.056%) Siemens NX
12 3 (0.042%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.042%) CATIA
12 3 (0.042%) Mathematica
13 2 (0.028%) UserZoom
14 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.014%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 240 (3.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 232 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
3 226 (3.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 151 (2.10%) SAP FI
5 113 (1.57%) SAP CO
6 108 (1.50%) SAP FI/CO
7 93 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
8 80 (1.11%) SAP MM
9 78 (1.09%) SAP IS-U
10 77 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
10 77 (1.07%) SAP SD
11 66 (0.92%) Oracle Receivables
12 61 (0.85%) SAP SRM
13 60 (0.84%) SAP PP
14 59 (0.82%) SAP HR
15 58 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
16 56 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
17 55 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
18 54 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
18 54 (0.75%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 269 (3.75%) Office 365
2 262 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 170 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
4 70 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 69 (0.96%) IaaS
6 56 (0.78%) SaaS
7 55 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
8 52 (0.72%) PaaS
9 47 (0.65%) GitHub
10 27 (0.38%) Yammer
11 24 (0.33%) Taleo
12 22 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
13 17 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
14 13 (0.18%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 10 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
16 10 (0.14%) OneDrive
17 9 (0.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 294 (4.09%) Firewall
2 133 (1.85%) Network Security
3 117 (1.63%) DNS
4 99 (1.38%) SAN
5 87 (1.21%) LDAP
6 86 (1.20%) LAN
7 84 (1.17%) Internet
8 82 (1.14%) WAN
9 79 (1.10%) VPN
10 73 (1.02%) HTTP
11 64 (0.89%) Skype
12 59 (0.82%) SSL
13 55 (0.77%) TCP/IP
14 53 (0.74%) Wireless
15 52 (0.72%) DHCP
16 46 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
17 41 (0.57%) MPLS
18 34 (0.47%) NetScaler
19 33 (0.46%) FTP
20 31 (0.43%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 163 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 148 (2.06%) SAP BW
4 136 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
5 118 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
6 111 (1.55%) Big Data
7 105 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 105 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 98 (1.36%) SAP HANA
9 91 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
10 76 (1.06%) Hadoop
11 64 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
12 63 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
13 61 (0.85%) DB2
13 61 (0.85%) Relational Database
14 57 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
15 55 (0.77%) MySQL
16 54 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 53 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
18 52 (0.72%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 125 (1.74%) Git (software)
2 113 (1.57%) Jenkins
2 113 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 70 (0.97%) JIRA
4 41 (0.57%) Selenium
4 41 (0.57%) Visual Studio
5 34 (0.47%) SpecFlow
6 30 (0.42%) LSMW
7 26 (0.36%) Artifactory
7 26 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
8 25 (0.35%) Maven
9 23 (0.32%) HP UFT
9 23 (0.32%) Subversion
10 22 (0.31%) LoadRunner
11 21 (0.29%) GitLab
12 19 (0.26%) ERwin
13 18 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
13 18 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
13 18 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
13 18 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 1412 (19.66%) Finance
2 398 (5.54%) Banking
3 274 (3.82%) Retail
4 198 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 170 (2.37%) Manufacturing
6 163 (2.27%) Marketing
7 130 (1.81%) Billing
8 111 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 90 (1.25%) Law
10 78 (1.09%) Advertising
11 74 (1.03%) Legal
12 59 (0.82%) General Ledger
12 59 (0.82%) Investment Banking
13 50 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 42 (0.58%) Back Office
15 30 (0.42%) Automotive
16 26 (0.36%) French Language
17 24 (0.33%) Publishing
18 23 (0.32%) German Language
19 15 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (3.86%) .NET
2 224 (3.12%) Web Services
3 190 (2.65%) HTML
4 186 (2.59%) XML
5 182 (2.53%) Middleware
6 148 (2.06%) CSS
7 84 (1.17%) SOAP
8 71 (0.99%) REST
9 70 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
10 57 (0.79%) J2EE
11 49 (0.68%) jQuery
12 44 (0.61%) SAP Basis
13 43 (0.60%) AngularJS
14 41 (0.57%) Java EE
15 40 (0.56%) JMS
16 39 (0.54%) RESTful
17 35 (0.49%) EDI
18 34 (0.47%) ASP.NET
19 33 (0.46%) Ajax
20 32 (0.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 408 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 309 (4.30%) Data Centre
3 144 (2.01%) Management Information System
4 121 (1.69%) User Experience
5 116 (1.62%) PKI
6 70 (0.97%) Clustering
7 67 (0.93%) Visualisation
8 60 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 60 (0.84%) Data Integration
9 59 (0.82%) Mobile App
10 55 (0.77%) FMCG
11 51 (0.71%) CESG
12 44 (0.61%) Mainframe
13 39 (0.54%) Cryptography
13 39 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
14 38 (0.53%) DataPower
15 37 (0.52%) Virtual Team
16 33 (0.46%) CMDB
17 32 (0.45%) Public Cloud
17 32 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 624 (8.69%) Windows
2 460 (6.41%) Linux
3 374 (5.21%) Unix
4 206 (2.87%) Windows Server
5 133 (1.85%) AIX
6 132 (1.84%) Solaris
7 121 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 120 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 90 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 68 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 47 (0.65%) Windows 10
12 38 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 34 (0.47%) Windows 7
14 30 (0.42%) CentOS
14 30 (0.42%) zOS
15 28 (0.39%) Apple iOS
16 24 (0.33%) Android
16 24 (0.33%) VMS
17 22 (0.31%) Ubuntu
18 20 (0.28%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 846 (11.78%) Migration
2 532 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 469 (6.53%) CRM
4 440 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 437 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
6 348 (4.85%) Information Security
7 333 (4.64%) ITIL
8 322 (4.48%) Project Management
9 273 (3.80%) Data Migration
10 268 (3.73%) DevOps
11 258 (3.59%) ERP
12 231 (3.22%) Change Management
13 225 (3.13%) Workflow
14 214 (2.98%) Analytics
15 204 (2.84%) Business Analysis
16 193 (2.69%) User Acceptance Testing
17 192 (2.67%) Service Management
18 177 (2.46%) ETL
19 167 (2.33%) Risk Management
20 166 (2.31%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 769 (10.71%) SQL
2 451 (6.28%) Java
3 216 (3.01%) C#
4 214 (2.98%) JavaScript
5 195 (2.72%) PowerShell
6 156 (2.17%) ABAP
7 135 (1.88%) PL/SQL
8 121 (1.69%) C
9 103 (1.43%) Python
10 79 (1.10%) Ruby
10 79 (1.10%) Shell Script
11 75 (1.04%) Perl
12 63 (0.88%) T-SQL
13 57 (0.79%) Bash Shell
14 42 (0.58%) VBScript
15 35 (0.49%) C++
15 35 (0.49%) PHP
16 32 (0.45%) VBA
17 30 (0.42%) Korn
18 29 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 760 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 573 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 232 (3.23%) CISSP
4 226 (3.15%) Degree
5 136 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 134 (1.87%) CISM
7 106 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
8 84 (1.17%) CLAS
9 81 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 80 (1.11%) CISA
11 70 (0.97%) CCNP
12 50 (0.70%) CESG Certified Professional
13 48 (0.67%) CCIE
14 47 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
15 43 (0.60%) CCNA
16 40 (0.56%) MCSE
16 40 (0.56%) SAP Certification
17 25 (0.35%) BC Cleared
18 22 (0.31%) MCITP
19 21 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 102 (1.42%) PCI DSS
3 100 (1.39%) QA
4 67 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 61 (0.85%) COBIT
5 61 (0.85%) SLA
6 54 (0.75%) RMADS
7 51 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 26 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 22 (0.31%) JSP 440
10 17 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
11 14 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 13 (0.18%) GxP
13 12 (0.17%) SEPA
14 11 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
15 9 (0.13%) WCAG
16 6 (0.084%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 6 (0.084%) GMP
16 6 (0.084%) PMBOK
17 5 (0.070%) GPG13
System Software
1 402 (5.60%) Active Directory
2 140 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (1.23%) Docker
4 72 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 51 (0.71%) XenDesktop
6 50 (0.70%) XenApp
7 46 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (0.46%) RACF
9 30 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 29 (0.40%) vSphere
11 27 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 22 (0.31%) VMware ESX
13 21 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 21 (0.29%) XenServer
14 20 (0.28%) Ceph
14 20 (0.28%) etcd
14 20 (0.28%) flannel
14 20 (0.28%) GlusterFS
15 19 (0.26%) Veritas File System
16 15 (0.21%) UAG
Systems Management
1 166 (2.31%) Puppet
2 116 (1.62%) SCCM
3 94 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 93 (1.30%) Ansible
5 62 (0.86%) SCOM
6 37 (0.52%) Kubernetes
7 36 (0.50%) Nagios
8 31 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
8 31 (0.43%) logstash
9 27 (0.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 26 (0.36%) HAProxy
11 25 (0.35%) zSecure
12 24 (0.33%) Graphite
13 23 (0.32%) Tivoli
14 22 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 20 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
15 20 (0.28%) NetBackup
15 20 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 20 (0.28%) rkt
15 20 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1398 (19.47%) SAP
2 1001 (13.94%) Oracle
3 867 (12.07%) Microsoft
4 252 (3.51%) VMware
5 230 (3.20%) Cisco
6 210 (2.92%) IBM
7 137 (1.91%) HP
8 123 (1.71%) Citrix
9 121 (1.69%) Red Hat
10 115 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
11 107 (1.49%) ServiceNow
12 95 (1.32%) Informatica
13 88 (1.23%) Veritas
14 75 (1.04%) Splunk
15 64 (0.89%) CheckPoint
16 63 (0.88%) CA
16 63 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
17 60 (0.84%) Hyperion
18 59 (0.82%) Adobe
19 58 (0.81%) Symantec
UK
Square One Resources
Rate: £400 per day £400 a day + expenses
Posted: 10 hours ago
UK
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
LA International
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Stott & May
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £450 per day Initial contract until December 2016
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Technology People UK
Rate: Unspecified Daily rate dependent on your experience with Wave
Posted: Yesterday
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £440 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Salt
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £350 - 500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wales
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £500 - £700 Per Day Contract
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cobham, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Posted: 6 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago