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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
UK
Rank 25 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2928 3301 3776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.57% 6.37% 7.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.94% 6.70% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1636 1734 2003
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 12
Median hourly rate £48.50 £60.50 £60.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% -0.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.75 £44.40 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £100.00 £171.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £60.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-21.66% +142.42%

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
42200 49241 49534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27496 31679 30638
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 1662 1940
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 0 2655 £475 +5.55% 651
London -1 1184 £500 +7.52% 309
South East -5 473 £475 +5.55% 103
Berkshire +3 189 £475 +5.55% 26
South West +10 169 £475 +11.76% 28
North West -2 156 £450 +5.26% 42
West Midlands -2 137 £470 +10.58% 55
East of England +6 136 £450 +5.88% 38
Yorkshire +22 132 £500 +11.73% 39
City of London +5 122 £500 +11.11% 87
Scotland -2 112 £400 -1.23% 28
East Midlands +9 111 £425 -5.55% 10
Hampshire -7 85 £450 +7.14% 25
West Yorkshire +23 84 £525 +16.66% 24
Reading 0 81 £450 - 11
Manchester -11 75 £450 - 21
Wiltshire +27 72 £500 +17.64% 1
Leeds +24 66 £525 +16.66% 20
Buckinghamshire +7 56 £500 +11.11% 6
Edinburgh -4 56 £425 +3.03% 16
Hertfordshire +13 53 £475 +11.76% 17
Surrey +4 48 £430 -9.47% 19
Cheshire +9 45 £475 +11.76% 14
Derbyshire +10 44 £475 +11.76% 2
Milton Keynes +10 40 £500 - 1
North East -21 40 £400 -5.88% 13
Birmingham -1 37 £475 +13.43% 25
Glasgow -1 36 £400 - 8
West Sussex -10 35 £480 +6.66% 4
Bristol -6 33 £463 +13.28% 13

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1405 (22.64%) SAP
2 1256 (20.24%) Finance
3 840 (13.54%) Oracle
4 836 (13.47%) Microsoft
5 632 (10.18%) Security Cleared
6 621 (10.01%) SQL
7 593 (9.56%) Migration
8 533 (8.59%) Windows
9 532 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
10 462 (7.44%) SC Cleared
11 428 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
12 410 (6.61%) Linux
13 388 (6.25%) Java
14 381 (6.14%) CRM
15 361 (5.82%) ERP
16 341 (5.49%) SQL Server
17 340 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
18 328 (5.29%) DevOps
19 324 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
20 311 (5.01%) Retail
21 298 (4.80%) MS Excel
22 296 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
23 292 (4.71%) Banking
24 291 (4.69%) Active Directory
25 284 (4.58%) Office 365
26 262 (4.22%) Project Management
27 251 (4.04%) VMware
28 245 (3.95%) Information Security
29 237 (3.82%) JavaScript
30 236 (3.80%) Unix

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
1 223 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 111 (1.79%) Skype for Business
3 107 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 65 (1.05%) Confluence
5 63 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
6 62 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 61 (0.98%) CMS
8 57 (0.92%) Apache
9 53 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
9 53 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 50 (0.81%) IIS
11 49 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
12 48 (0.77%) Apache Spark
12 48 (0.77%) WebLogic
13 46 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
14 45 (0.73%) SAS
15 44 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
16 42 (0.68%) JBoss
17 39 (0.63%) NetWeaver
18 37 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 298 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 96 (1.55%) MS Office
3 48 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.34%) MS Project
6 18 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.18%) HipChat
7 11 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.13%) SPSS
9 7 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.064%) Gliffy
11 2 (0.032%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.032%) InDesign
11 2 (0.032%) Mathematica
11 2 (0.032%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.032%) Windchill
12 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.016%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.016%) Lectora
12 1 (0.016%) Stata
Business Applications
1 198 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 184 (2.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 174 (2.80%) SAP FI
4 153 (2.47%) SAP CO
5 141 (2.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 123 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
7 110 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
8 99 (1.60%) SAP SD
9 87 (1.40%) SAP HR
10 83 (1.34%) SAP MM
11 72 (1.16%) Oracle Receivables
11 72 (1.16%) SAP HCM
12 67 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
13 56 (0.90%) SAP Retail
14 55 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
15 53 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
15 53 (0.85%) Unit4 Business World
16 51 (0.82%) SAP IS-U
17 50 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
18 48 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 340 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 284 (4.58%) Office 365
3 216 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (1.16%) IaaS
4 72 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
5 69 (1.11%) PaaS
6 68 (1.10%) SaaS
7 56 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
8 25 (0.40%) Yammer
9 23 (0.37%) GitHub
9 23 (0.37%) Google Analytics
10 19 (0.31%) Taleo
11 17 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
11 17 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (0.27%) Boomi
12 15 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
14 13 (0.21%) Amazon S3
15 11 (0.18%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 235 (3.79%) Firewall
2 122 (1.97%) DNS
3 102 (1.64%) Network Security
4 87 (1.40%) Skype
5 84 (1.35%) VPN
6 65 (1.05%) WAN
7 64 (1.03%) LDAP
8 62 (1.00%) LAN
9 58 (0.93%) DHCP
10 57 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
10 57 (0.92%) TCP/IP
11 50 (0.81%) SAN
12 42 (0.68%) HTTP
13 41 (0.66%) SSL
14 36 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
15 33 (0.53%) Internet
16 32 (0.52%) Unified Communications
17 31 (0.50%) NetScaler
18 29 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 29 (0.47%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 188 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 137 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 135 (2.18%) Big Data
5 120 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
5 120 (1.93%) Oracle Database
5 120 (1.93%) SAP BW
6 110 (1.77%) Hadoop
7 104 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 94 (1.51%) Relational Database
9 92 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
10 89 (1.43%) SAP HANA
11 74 (1.19%) DB2
12 61 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 57 (0.92%) RDBMS
14 56 (0.90%) Power BI
15 53 (0.85%) NoSQL
15 53 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
16 51 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
16 51 (0.82%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 162 (2.61%) Jenkins
2 109 (1.76%) Git (software)
3 97 (1.56%) JIRA
4 58 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 49 (0.79%) Maven
6 37 (0.60%) Visual Studio
7 35 (0.56%) Selenium
8 31 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
9 26 (0.42%) LSMW
10 25 (0.40%) Subversion
11 23 (0.37%) Cucumber
12 18 (0.29%) JUnit
13 17 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 17 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
14 16 (0.26%) Ant
14 16 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
15 15 (0.24%) SonarQube
16 14 (0.23%) Liquibase
16 14 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
16 14 (0.23%) Vagrant
General
1 1256 (20.24%) Finance
2 311 (5.01%) Retail
3 292 (4.71%) Banking
4 225 (3.63%) Manufacturing
5 192 (3.09%) Marketing
6 163 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 116 (1.87%) Advertising
8 109 (1.76%) Billing
9 83 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 78 (1.26%) Legal
11 67 (1.08%) Law
12 59 (0.95%) General Ledger
13 44 (0.71%) Back Office
14 43 (0.69%) Investment Banking
15 41 (0.66%) Electronics
16 38 (0.61%) Financial Institution
17 34 (0.55%) Publishing
18 31 (0.50%) Aerospace
19 29 (0.47%) Front Office
20 26 (0.42%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (3.53%) .NET
2 197 (3.17%) Web Services
3 182 (2.93%) HTML
4 160 (2.58%) XML
5 137 (2.21%) CSS
6 108 (1.74%) Middleware
7 80 (1.29%) Oracle Fusion
8 65 (1.05%) SOAP
9 60 (0.97%) REST
10 55 (0.89%) Spring
11 53 (0.85%) J2EE
12 48 (0.77%) ASP.NET
13 39 (0.63%) JSON
13 39 (0.63%) Web Dynpro
14 37 (0.60%) SAP Basis
15 35 (0.56%) SAPUI5
16 33 (0.53%) AngularJS
17 31 (0.50%) SAP Fiori
18 29 (0.47%) HTML5
18 29 (0.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 296 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
2 207 (3.34%) Data Centre
3 99 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 89 (1.43%) Visualisation
5 85 (1.37%) User Experience
6 66 (1.06%) Computer Science
7 59 (0.95%) FMCG
8 52 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 49 (0.79%) iPad
10 44 (0.71%) PKI
11 43 (0.69%) Clustering
12 38 (0.61%) Data Structures
12 38 (0.61%) Public Cloud
13 36 (0.58%) Mobile App
14 29 (0.47%) Data Integration
15 28 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 26 (0.42%) Fintech
16 26 (0.42%) Statistics
17 25 (0.40%) Replication
18 23 (0.37%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 533 (8.59%) Windows
2 410 (6.61%) Linux
3 236 (3.80%) Unix
4 179 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 120 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 109 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 99 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 72 (1.16%) Windows 10
9 63 (1.02%) CentOS
10 51 (0.82%) AIX
11 46 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 38 (0.61%) Solaris
13 32 (0.52%) Windows 7
14 24 (0.39%) Android
15 23 (0.37%) Apple iOS
16 16 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.18%) VMS
18 10 (0.16%) Debian
18 10 (0.16%) HPUX
19 8 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (9.56%) Migration
2 532 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
3 428 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
4 381 (6.14%) CRM
5 361 (5.82%) ERP
6 328 (5.29%) DevOps
7 324 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 262 (4.22%) Project Management
9 245 (3.95%) Information Security
10 227 (3.66%) Analytics
11 222 (3.58%) Data Migration
12 221 (3.56%) ITIL
13 213 (3.43%) Workflow
14 182 (2.93%) Business Analysis
15 176 (2.84%) ETL
16 168 (2.71%) Data Modelling
17 163 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
18 151 (2.43%) Scrum
19 147 (2.37%) User Acceptance Testing
20 141 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 621 (10.01%) SQL
2 388 (6.25%) Java
3 237 (3.82%) JavaScript
4 186 (3.00%) C#
5 180 (2.90%) PowerShell
6 170 (2.74%) ABAP
7 161 (2.59%) Python
8 106 (1.71%) C
9 96 (1.55%) PL/SQL
10 82 (1.32%) Shell Script
11 81 (1.31%) Bash Shell
12 79 (1.27%) Perl
13 64 (1.03%) Ruby
14 60 (0.97%) T-SQL
15 44 (0.71%) PHP
16 32 (0.52%) Apex Code
16 32 (0.52%) Scala
17 24 (0.39%) C++
17 24 (0.39%) VBA
18 22 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 632 (10.18%) Security Cleared
2 462 (7.44%) SC Cleared
3 218 (3.51%) Degree
4 162 (2.61%) CISSP
5 108 (1.74%) DV Cleared
6 100 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 78 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 62 (1.00%) CISM
9 55 (0.89%) CCNP
10 48 (0.77%) MCSE
11 46 (0.74%) CISA
12 43 (0.69%) CCIE
13 41 (0.66%) CEH
14 37 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
14 37 (0.60%) CLAS
15 31 (0.50%) CCNA
16 26 (0.42%) SANS
17 24 (0.39%) PCI QSA
18 22 (0.35%) CREST Certified
19 20 (0.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 98 (1.58%) Data Quality
3 90 (1.45%) QA
4 75 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 64 (1.03%) SLA
6 35 (0.56%) GMP
7 32 (0.52%) COBIT
8 29 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 25 (0.40%) GxP
10 22 (0.35%) GAMP
10 22 (0.35%) GCP
10 22 (0.35%) GDPR
11 20 (0.32%) ISO27002
12 17 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 17 (0.27%) RMADS
13 16 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
14 14 (0.23%) MiFID
15 11 (0.18%) IFRS
16 9 (0.15%) ISO22301
16 9 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 291 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 140 (2.26%) Docker
3 117 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 40 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 40 (0.64%) XenApp
6 39 (0.63%) vSphere
7 36 (0.58%) XenDesktop
8 30 (0.48%) HDFS
9 29 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 27 (0.44%) vCloud
11 25 (0.40%) VMware ESX
12 23 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
12 23 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
13 17 (0.27%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.18%) Squid
15 9 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 9 (0.15%) Postfix
16 8 (0.13%) KVM
17 7 (0.11%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 163 (2.63%) Puppet
2 151 (2.43%) Ansible
3 112 (1.80%) SCCM
4 86 (1.39%) Kubernetes
5 65 (1.05%) Terraform
6 62 (1.00%) SCOM
7 58 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
8 32 (0.52%) logstash
9 27 (0.44%) Kibana
10 22 (0.35%) Tivoli
11 21 (0.34%) vRealize
12 20 (0.32%) Nagios
13 18 (0.29%) Rancher
13 18 (0.29%) WSUS
13 18 (0.29%) ZABBIX
14 17 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
15 15 (0.24%) Nessus
16 14 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
16 14 (0.23%) QRadar
17 13 (0.21%) EnCase
Vendors
1 1405 (22.64%) SAP
2 840 (13.54%) Oracle
3 836 (13.47%) Microsoft
4 251 (4.04%) VMware
5 222 (3.58%) Cisco
6 186 (3.00%) IBM
7 147 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
8 115 (1.85%) Citrix
9 95 (1.53%) F5
10 91 (1.47%) Red Hat
11 84 (1.35%) Tableau
12 82 (1.32%) Splunk
13 76 (1.22%) Adobe
14 73 (1.18%) ServiceNow
15 72 (1.16%) CheckPoint
16 70 (1.13%) HP
17 63 (1.02%) Informatica
18 61 (0.98%) Juniper
19 54 (0.87%) Hyperion
20 49 (0.79%) Intel Security
South East
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Contingency Team
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Contingency Team
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Contingency Team
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £565 per day all inclusive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS Ltd
Rate: £0 - 500 per day + .
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £570 per day +
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago