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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
UK
Rank 24 26 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2934 3377 3687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.54% 6.64% 7.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.91% 7.01% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1645 1747 1951
Median daily rate £464 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £348 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £436
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 12
Median hourly rate £34.10 £46.00 £26.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.88% +72.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £5.00 £18.75 £10.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £91.00 £100.00 £84.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.10 £46.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-25.88% +85.85%

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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 2681 £475 +5.55% 647
London -2 1202 £488 +2.63% 279
South East -8 462 £463 +2.77% 101
Berkshire +3 175 £475 +5.55% 37
North West -8 171 £450 +5.88% 53
South West +6 159 £475 +5.55% 38
East of England +11 147 £425 - 42
West Midlands +2 142 £450 +5.88% 41
East Midlands +12 129 £400 -9.85% 11
Yorkshire +25 128 £498 +13.06% 36
City of London -7 121 £475 +5.55% 81
Scotland +1 110 £400 - 36
Manchester -5 95 £450 - 28
West Yorkshire +38 89 £500 +11.11% 20
Reading +11 76 £450 - 18
Hampshire -20 74 £425 +6.25% 16
Edinburgh +7 68 £410 +2.50% 19
Leeds +30 66 £525 +10.93% 13
Buckinghamshire +8 60 £513 +13.88% 9
Wiltshire +13 59 £500 +11.11% 5
Hertfordshire +7 54 £450 - 14
Derbyshire +15 49 £408 -6.85% 1
Surrey +3 47 £406 -15.58% 14
North East -33 45 £400 -8.72% 21
Birmingham +4 36 £475 +10.14% 15
Milton Keynes +10 35 £500 - 2
Bristol -9 34 £475 +11.76% 21
West Sussex +9 33 £441 -1.94% 3
Nottinghamshire +10 32 £378 -20.52% 2
Cheshire -2 32 £400 -5.88% 14

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 1423 (22.10%) SAP
2 1309 (20.33%) Finance
3 890 (13.82%) Oracle
4 872 (13.54%) Microsoft
5 688 (10.69%) Migration
6 674 (10.47%) SQL
7 662 (10.28%) Security Cleared
8 582 (9.04%) Windows
9 525 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
10 487 (7.56%) SC Cleared
11 464 (7.21%) Linux
12 421 (6.54%) Java
13 410 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
14 387 (6.01%) CRM
15 362 (5.62%) SQL Server
16 355 (5.51%) ERP
17 351 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
18 350 (5.44%) DevOps
19 332 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
20 316 (4.91%) Active Directory
21 308 (4.78%) MS Excel
22 304 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
23 297 (4.61%) Retail
24 293 (4.55%) Project Management
25 290 (4.50%) Banking
26 284 (4.41%) Office 365
27 277 (4.30%) Information Security
28 269 (4.18%) Unix
29 268 (4.16%) Cisco
29 268 (4.16%) 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
1 245 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 120 (1.86%) Skype for Business
3 107 (1.66%) MS Exchange
4 75 (1.16%) WebSphere
5 74 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 69 (1.07%) Apache
6 69 (1.07%) Confluence
7 64 (0.99%) Tomcat
7 64 (0.99%) WebLogic
8 60 (0.93%) CMS
9 53 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
10 52 (0.81%) IIS
11 51 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
12 50 (0.78%) JBoss
13 48 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
14 47 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
15 44 (0.68%) NetWeaver
16 43 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
16 43 (0.67%) SAS
17 38 (0.59%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 308 (4.78%) MS Excel
2 105 (1.63%) MS Office
3 70 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.36%) MS Project
6 19 (0.30%) HipChat
7 18 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.11%) SPSS
10 5 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.078%) Windchill
11 4 (0.062%) Gliffy
12 2 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.031%) InDesign
12 2 (0.031%) Mathematica
12 2 (0.031%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.016%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.016%) EngageOne
13 1 (0.016%) Stata
Business Applications
1 197 (3.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 180 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 173 (2.69%) SAP FI
4 148 (2.30%) SAP CO
5 139 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
6 136 (2.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 115 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
8 101 (1.57%) SAP MM
9 95 (1.48%) SAP HR
10 93 (1.44%) SAP SD
11 75 (1.16%) SAP HCM
12 72 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
13 69 (1.07%) Oracle Receivables
14 57 (0.89%) SAP Retail
15 55 (0.85%) Unit4 Business World
16 53 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
16 53 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
16 53 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
17 48 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
18 43 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 332 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 284 (4.41%) Office 365
3 241 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
4 81 (1.26%) SuccessFactors
5 69 (1.07%) IaaS
6 66 (1.03%) PaaS
7 59 (0.92%) SaaS
8 56 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 27 (0.42%) GitHub
10 26 (0.40%) Yammer
11 20 (0.31%) Google Analytics
11 20 (0.31%) Taleo
12 19 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
12 19 (0.30%) Boomi
13 18 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
14 17 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
15 16 (0.25%) Amazon S3
16 15 (0.23%) Force.com
17 13 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
18 9 (0.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 261 (4.05%) Firewall
2 136 (2.11%) DNS
3 111 (1.72%) Network Security
4 94 (1.46%) VPN
5 92 (1.43%) Skype
6 83 (1.29%) LAN
7 81 (1.26%) WAN
8 71 (1.10%) DHCP
9 70 (1.09%) TCP/IP
10 69 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
11 62 (0.96%) LDAP
12 57 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
13 55 (0.85%) SAN
14 48 (0.75%) SSL
15 45 (0.70%) HTTP
16 35 (0.54%) Wireless
17 34 (0.53%) Unified Communications
18 33 (0.51%) Internet
19 32 (0.50%) BGP
20 30 (0.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 180 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 137 (2.13%) SAP BW
4 131 (2.03%) SAP HANA
5 127 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 125 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
6 125 (1.94%) Oracle Database
7 122 (1.89%) Big Data
8 117 (1.82%) Hadoop
9 105 (1.63%) Relational Database
10 103 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
11 98 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 84 (1.30%) DB2
13 62 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 59 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
15 58 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 57 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
17 53 (0.82%) MySQL
17 53 (0.82%) Power BI
18 52 (0.81%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 179 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 114 (1.77%) Git (software)
3 99 (1.54%) JIRA
4 55 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (0.84%) Maven
6 42 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
7 35 (0.54%) LSMW
8 34 (0.53%) Selenium
8 34 (0.53%) Visual Studio
9 27 (0.42%) Ant
9 27 (0.42%) Subversion
10 26 (0.40%) JUnit
11 25 (0.39%) Eclipse
12 24 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
13 23 (0.36%) Cucumber
14 22 (0.34%) Liquibase
14 22 (0.34%) SonarQube
15 19 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 19 (0.30%) JIRA Agile
16 16 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1309 (20.33%) Finance
2 297 (4.61%) Retail
3 290 (4.50%) Banking
4 215 (3.34%) Manufacturing
5 182 (2.83%) Marketing
6 156 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 119 (1.85%) Advertising
8 94 (1.46%) Billing
9 74 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
10 72 (1.12%) Law
11 63 (0.98%) Legal
12 58 (0.90%) General Ledger
13 45 (0.70%) Back Office
14 42 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 39 (0.61%) Electronics
15 39 (0.61%) Publishing
16 38 (0.59%) Aerospace
17 37 (0.57%) Investment Banking
18 26 (0.40%) French Language
19 25 (0.39%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (3.54%) .NET
2 214 (3.32%) Web Services
3 195 (3.03%) HTML
4 187 (2.90%) XML
5 134 (2.08%) CSS
6 126 (1.96%) Middleware
7 76 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
8 75 (1.16%) SOAP
9 72 (1.12%) J2EE
10 66 (1.03%) REST
11 49 (0.76%) Spring
12 45 (0.70%) JSON
13 41 (0.64%) ASP.NET
14 38 (0.59%) JSP
14 38 (0.59%) SAP Fiori
14 38 (0.59%) Web Dynpro
15 37 (0.57%) ELK Stack
15 37 (0.57%) SAP Basis
16 36 (0.56%) SAPUI5
17 35 (0.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 304 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
2 239 (3.71%) Data Centre
3 111 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 78 (1.21%) Computer Science
5 76 (1.18%) User Experience
6 70 (1.09%) Visualisation
7 58 (0.90%) Clustering
8 56 (0.87%) PKI
9 53 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 49 (0.76%) FMCG
11 45 (0.70%) Data Structures
11 45 (0.70%) iPad
12 41 (0.64%) Public Cloud
13 36 (0.56%) Mobile App
14 32 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 32 (0.50%) Mainframe
15 31 (0.48%) CMDB
16 28 (0.43%) Cryptography
17 26 (0.40%) Credit Risk
17 26 (0.40%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 582 (9.04%) Windows
2 464 (7.21%) Linux
3 269 (4.18%) Unix
4 191 (2.97%) Windows Server
5 126 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 119 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 101 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (1.09%) CentOS
9 64 (0.99%) Windows 10
10 59 (0.92%) AIX
11 52 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 46 (0.71%) Solaris
13 40 (0.62%) Android
14 35 (0.54%) Apple iOS
15 32 (0.50%) Windows 7
16 19 (0.30%) HPUX
17 17 (0.26%) VMS
18 14 (0.22%) Ubuntu
19 11 (0.17%) Windows Vista
20 9 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 688 (10.69%) Migration
2 525 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
3 410 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
4 387 (6.01%) CRM
5 355 (5.51%) ERP
6 351 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 350 (5.44%) DevOps
8 293 (4.55%) Project Management
9 277 (4.30%) Information Security
10 268 (4.16%) Data Migration
11 235 (3.65%) ITIL
12 224 (3.48%) Analytics
12 224 (3.48%) Workflow
13 197 (3.06%) ETL
14 190 (2.95%) Business Analysis
15 183 (2.84%) Continuous Integration
16 177 (2.75%) Data Modelling
17 170 (2.64%) User Acceptance Testing
18 166 (2.58%) Scrum
19 154 (2.39%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 674 (10.47%) SQL
2 421 (6.54%) Java
3 234 (3.63%) JavaScript
4 191 (2.97%) PowerShell
5 186 (2.89%) C#
6 181 (2.81%) ABAP
7 150 (2.33%) Python
8 120 (1.86%) C
9 112 (1.74%) PL/SQL
10 102 (1.58%) Shell Script
11 91 (1.41%) Bash Shell
12 82 (1.27%) Perl
13 72 (1.12%) Ruby
14 68 (1.06%) T-SQL
15 52 (0.81%) PHP
16 31 (0.48%) Apex Code
17 30 (0.47%) C++
18 28 (0.43%) Scala
19 23 (0.36%) VBScript
20 22 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 662 (10.28%) Security Cleared
2 487 (7.56%) SC Cleared
3 237 (3.68%) Degree
4 196 (3.04%) CISSP
5 124 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
6 115 (1.79%) DV Cleared
7 87 (1.35%) CISM
8 80 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 72 (1.12%) CCNP
10 56 (0.87%) CCIE
11 53 (0.82%) CISA
12 47 (0.73%) MCSE
13 44 (0.68%) CEH
14 43 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
15 36 (0.56%) CLAS
16 26 (0.40%) CCNA
17 23 (0.36%) CCA
17 23 (0.36%) CREST Certified
17 23 (0.36%) SANS
18 22 (0.34%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 108 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 87 (1.35%) QA
4 76 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 67 (1.04%) SLA
6 34 (0.53%) GMP
7 33 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 31 (0.48%) COBIT
9 30 (0.47%) GxP
10 26 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 23 (0.36%) GAMP
11 23 (0.36%) GCP
12 19 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
13 16 (0.25%) JSP 440
13 16 (0.25%) RMADS
14 14 (0.22%) ISO27002
15 12 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
16 11 (0.17%) MiFID
17 9 (0.14%) HL7
18 8 (0.12%) ISO22301
System Software
1 316 (4.91%) Active Directory
2 153 (2.38%) Docker
3 109 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 68 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 53 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
6 38 (0.59%) vCloud
6 38 (0.59%) vSphere
7 33 (0.51%) HDFS
7 33 (0.51%) XenApp
8 32 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 25 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 25 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
10 22 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 20 (0.31%) VMware ESX
12 19 (0.30%) Squid
13 17 (0.26%) BitLocker
14 16 (0.25%) Postfix
15 9 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 8 (0.12%) KVM
16 8 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 184 (2.86%) Puppet
2 156 (2.42%) Ansible
3 116 (1.80%) SCCM
4 88 (1.37%) Kubernetes
5 76 (1.18%) Terraform
6 64 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
7 61 (0.95%) SCOM
8 43 (0.67%) logstash
9 39 (0.61%) Kibana
10 28 (0.43%) ZABBIX
11 26 (0.40%) Tivoli
12 25 (0.39%) Rancher
13 23 (0.36%) WSUS
14 21 (0.33%) Nessus
15 20 (0.31%) Nagios
15 20 (0.31%) QRadar
16 18 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
16 18 (0.28%) vRealize
17 17 (0.26%) Consul
17 17 (0.26%) Packer
Vendors
1 1423 (22.10%) SAP
2 890 (13.82%) Oracle
3 872 (13.54%) Microsoft
4 268 (4.16%) Cisco
5 259 (4.02%) VMware
6 211 (3.28%) IBM
7 155 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
8 106 (1.65%) F5
9 105 (1.63%) Citrix
10 99 (1.54%) Splunk
11 97 (1.51%) CheckPoint
12 96 (1.49%) Red Hat
13 85 (1.32%) HP
14 80 (1.24%) ServiceNow
15 79 (1.23%) Adobe
16 75 (1.16%) Juniper
17 67 (1.04%) Informatica
18 63 (0.98%) Tableau
19 59 (0.92%) Hyperion
20 55 (0.85%) Intel Security
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £520 - £540 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leyland, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 44 minutes ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Sogeti
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier IT
Rate: £335.76 - £336.60 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £465 per annum +
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
Advanced
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £575 - £625 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Midlands
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
North West London
EMBS Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Rate: £425.00 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £458.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £750 - £1000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £600 to £650 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday