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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 24 24 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3526 3769 4252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.67% 6.50% 7.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.04% 6.85% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1941 1959 2079
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 25
Median hourly rate £46.00 £46.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% +70.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £5.00 £11.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £96.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+34.81% +22.72%

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 3219 £455 +1.11% 622
London 0 1499 £488 +5.12% 314
South East +3 594 £445 -1.11% 88
Berkshire +18 256 £450 - 33
North West -5 226 £425 -5.55% 33
West Midlands -9 186 £440 - 41
East of England +7 158 £425 -8.60% 41
South West +8 154 £450 +4.34% 27
City of London -21 140 £475 +6.92% 77
Scotland 0 125 £400 -5.88% 34
Yorkshire -4 113 £445 +4.70% 30
Manchester -11 113 £425 -10.52% 21
Hampshire -7 103 £438 +1.15% 13
Surrey +4 87 £425 +6.25% 18
East Midlands -5 86 £475 +26.66% 10
Reading +14 71 £463 +1.09% 14
Birmingham -8 67 £425 +6.25% 24
West Yorkshire -16 64 £450 +20.00% 20
Hertfordshire +7 57 £400 -15.78% 15
Edinburgh -3 56 £450 +5.88% 15
Midlands 0 52 £500 +11.11% 3
Glasgow +13 50 £425 +8.97% 13
Buckinghamshire 0 48 £425 -5.55% 9
North East -28 43 £425 -12.82% 16
South Yorkshire +5 41 £425 -8.10% 5
Cheshire -9 41 £500 +11.11% 5
Leeds -19 41 £450 +20.00% 14
Bristol +15 38 £440 +3.52% 12
Wales +13 37 £388 -3.12% 4
Milton Keynes -3 36 £425 -15.00% 7

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1460 (20.67%) Finance
2 1392 (19.71%) SAP
3 1004 (14.22%) Oracle
4 856 (12.12%) Migration
5 838 (11.87%) Microsoft
6 801 (11.34%) SQL
7 737 (10.44%) Security Cleared
8 648 (9.18%) Windows
9 560 (7.93%) SC Cleared
10 514 (7.28%) Linux
11 498 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
12 487 (6.90%) Java
13 458 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 456 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
15 424 (6.00%) CRM
16 414 (5.86%) Active Directory
17 395 (5.59%) Banking
18 390 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
19 352 (4.98%) Information Security
20 347 (4.91%) Unix
20 347 (4.91%) SQL Server
21 344 (4.87%) Firewall
22 331 (4.69%) Project Management
23 321 (4.55%) Data Centre
24 314 (4.45%) MS Excel
25 311 (4.40%) ITIL
26 307 (4.35%) DevOps
27 303 (4.29%) Retail
28 300 (4.25%) Data Migration
29 294 (4.16%) Cisco

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
1 265 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 128 (1.81%) WebLogic
3 125 (1.77%) MS Exchange
4 121 (1.71%) Skype for Business
5 111 (1.57%) WebSphere
6 90 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 90 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 82 (1.16%) Apache
8 68 (0.96%) JBoss
9 60 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 60 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 57 (0.81%) IIS
11 54 (0.76%) CMS
12 52 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
13 51 (0.72%) SAS
14 44 (0.62%) Confluence
15 43 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
16 41 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
17 39 (0.55%) NetWeaver
18 38 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 314 (4.45%) MS Excel
2 95 (1.35%) MS Office
3 68 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 47 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 39 (0.55%) MS Project
6 16 (0.23%) Windchill
7 13 (0.18%) HipChat
8 11 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.042%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.028%) InVision
11 2 (0.028%) Mathematica
12 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.014%) DOC1
12 1 (0.014%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.014%) InDesign
12 1 (0.014%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.014%) Stata
Business Applications
1 215 (3.04%) Oracle EBS
2 206 (2.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 188 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 170 (2.41%) SAP FI
5 133 (1.88%) SAP CO
6 125 (1.77%) SAP FI/CO
7 102 (1.44%) Oracle Payables
7 102 (1.44%) SAP MM
8 101 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
9 89 (1.26%) SAP SD
10 80 (1.13%) SAP HR
11 74 (1.05%) SAP PP
12 70 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
13 67 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
14 66 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
15 65 (0.92%) Oracle General Ledger
15 65 (0.92%) SAP IS-U
16 62 (0.88%) Unit4 Business World
17 59 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
18 58 (0.82%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 293 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 266 (3.77%) Office 365
3 198 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
4 70 (0.99%) IaaS
5 61 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 52 (0.74%) PaaS
7 49 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
8 48 (0.68%) SaaS
9 40 (0.57%) GitHub
10 30 (0.42%) Yammer
11 22 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 22 (0.31%) Taleo
12 17 (0.24%) Boomi
12 17 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (0.23%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
15 10 (0.14%) Force.com
15 10 (0.14%) OneDrive
16 8 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 344 (4.87%) Firewall
2 146 (2.07%) Network Security
3 123 (1.74%) DNS
4 101 (1.43%) LAN
5 96 (1.36%) WAN
6 95 (1.35%) LDAP
7 87 (1.23%) Skype
8 77 (1.09%) VPN
9 76 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
10 68 (0.96%) TCP/IP
11 67 (0.95%) HTTP
11 67 (0.95%) SAN
12 60 (0.85%) DHCP
13 58 (0.82%) Internet
14 55 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
15 54 (0.76%) SSL
16 53 (0.75%) Wireless
17 33 (0.47%) MPLS
18 32 (0.45%) BGP
19 30 (0.42%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 173 (2.45%) Oracle Database
3 150 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
4 140 (1.98%) SAP BW
5 132 (1.87%) Big Data
6 120 (1.70%) Hadoop
7 108 (1.53%) SAP HANA
8 103 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
9 101 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
10 99 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 98 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 86 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
13 83 (1.18%) Relational Database
14 71 (1.01%) DB2
15 63 (0.89%) SAP Data Services
16 58 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
17 54 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
17 54 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 52 (0.74%) MySQL
19 48 (0.68%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 149 (2.11%) Jenkins
2 123 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 90 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 84 (1.19%) JIRA
5 53 (0.75%) LSMW
6 44 (0.62%) Maven
7 41 (0.58%) Visual Studio
8 39 (0.55%) Selenium
9 38 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
10 29 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
10 29 (0.41%) SpecFlow
11 27 (0.38%) Eclipse
12 26 (0.37%) HP UFT
12 26 (0.37%) JUnit
12 26 (0.37%) Log4j
12 26 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
13 24 (0.34%) Ant
14 21 (0.30%) Subversion
15 20 (0.28%) SonarQube
16 19 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1460 (20.67%) Finance
2 395 (5.59%) Banking
3 303 (4.29%) Retail
4 227 (3.21%) Manufacturing
5 173 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 165 (2.34%) Marketing
7 108 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 103 (1.46%) Billing
9 82 (1.16%) Law
10 81 (1.15%) Advertising
11 64 (0.91%) Legal
12 63 (0.89%) General Ledger
13 48 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 47 (0.67%) Back Office
15 41 (0.58%) Investment Banking
16 35 (0.50%) Publishing
17 31 (0.44%) Electronics
18 30 (0.42%) Automotive
19 26 (0.37%) Aerospace
20 20 (0.28%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (3.87%) .NET
2 228 (3.23%) Web Services
3 220 (3.12%) HTML
4 208 (2.95%) XML
5 187 (2.65%) Middleware
6 150 (2.12%) CSS
7 75 (1.06%) J2EE
8 74 (1.05%) REST
9 73 (1.03%) SOAP
10 69 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
11 59 (0.84%) JMS
12 51 (0.72%) JSP
13 50 (0.71%) ASP.NET
13 50 (0.71%) EDI
14 49 (0.69%) Java EE
15 48 (0.68%) JSON
16 45 (0.64%) Spring
17 38 (0.54%) AngularJS
18 36 (0.51%) HTML5
19 35 (0.50%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 390 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 321 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 123 (1.74%) Management Information System
4 96 (1.36%) PKI
5 82 (1.16%) User Experience
6 79 (1.12%) Clustering
7 77 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 60 (0.85%) Visualisation
9 54 (0.76%) FMCG
10 53 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
11 52 (0.74%) Mobile App
12 48 (0.68%) Data Integration
13 46 (0.65%) Mainframe
14 44 (0.62%) CESG
15 40 (0.57%) Cryptography
16 37 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 36 (0.51%) CMDB
18 34 (0.48%) Public Cloud
19 32 (0.45%) Data Structures
20 30 (0.42%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 648 (9.18%) Windows
2 514 (7.28%) Linux
3 347 (4.91%) Unix
4 206 (2.92%) Windows Server
5 136 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 129 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 113 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 88 (1.25%) AIX
9 86 (1.22%) Solaris
10 78 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 50 (0.71%) CentOS
12 49 (0.69%) Windows 10
13 35 (0.50%) Android
14 31 (0.44%) Apple iOS
15 30 (0.42%) VMS
16 27 (0.38%) Windows 7
17 21 (0.30%) HPUX
18 20 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 19 (0.27%) Ubuntu
20 14 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 856 (12.12%) Migration
2 498 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
3 458 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 456 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
5 424 (6.00%) CRM
6 352 (4.98%) Information Security
7 331 (4.69%) Project Management
8 311 (4.40%) ITIL
9 307 (4.35%) DevOps
10 300 (4.25%) Data Migration
11 267 (3.78%) ERP
12 219 (3.10%) Analytics
13 217 (3.07%) User Acceptance Testing
14 211 (2.99%) Change Management
15 204 (2.89%) Workflow
16 194 (2.75%) ETL
17 190 (2.69%) Business Analysis
18 186 (2.63%) Cybersecurity
19 180 (2.55%) Scrum
20 176 (2.49%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 801 (11.34%) SQL
2 487 (6.90%) Java
3 209 (2.96%) C#
4 205 (2.90%) JavaScript
5 199 (2.82%) PowerShell
6 174 (2.46%) ABAP
7 167 (2.36%) PL/SQL
8 121 (1.71%) C
9 120 (1.70%) Shell Script
10 104 (1.47%) Python
11 81 (1.15%) Perl
12 75 (1.06%) Ruby
13 70 (0.99%) T-SQL
14 62 (0.88%) Bash Shell
15 51 (0.72%) PHP
16 47 (0.67%) VBScript
17 43 (0.61%) C++
18 27 (0.38%) VB
19 25 (0.35%) R
20 24 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 737 (10.44%) Security Cleared
2 560 (7.93%) SC Cleared
3 252 (3.57%) Degree
4 229 (3.24%) CISSP
5 143 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
6 134 (1.90%) CISM
7 118 (1.67%) DV Cleared
8 90 (1.27%) CCNP
9 82 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 78 (1.10%) CISA
11 68 (0.96%) CCIE
12 56 (0.79%) CLAS
13 50 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
14 47 (0.67%) MCSE
15 41 (0.58%) CCNA
16 24 (0.34%) CESG Certified Professional
17 22 (0.31%) BC Cleared
18 19 (0.27%) SAP Certification
19 17 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 15 (0.21%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 108 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 76 (1.08%) QA
4 72 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 58 (0.82%) COBIT
5 58 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 57 (0.81%) SLA
7 30 (0.42%) GxP
8 25 (0.35%) RMADS
9 24 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 21 (0.30%) JSP 440
11 16 (0.23%) GMP
12 13 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
13 12 (0.17%) SEPA
14 11 (0.16%) GCP
15 10 (0.14%) GAMP
16 8 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
16 8 (0.11%) ISO27002
16 8 (0.11%) SDET
17 6 (0.085%) MiFID
System Software
1 414 (5.86%) Active Directory
2 132 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (1.50%) Docker
4 77 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 70 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 36 (0.51%) vSphere
7 33 (0.47%) XenDesktop
8 32 (0.45%) vCloud
9 30 (0.42%) XenApp
10 21 (0.30%) VMware ESX
11 20 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
12 19 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
13 18 (0.25%) RACF
14 15 (0.21%) BitLocker
14 15 (0.21%) Squid
15 14 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
16 13 (0.18%) HDFS
16 13 (0.18%) Postfix
17 12 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
17 12 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 186 (2.63%) Puppet
2 120 (1.70%) SCCM
3 117 (1.66%) Ansible
4 84 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 75 (1.06%) SCOM
6 44 (0.62%) Terraform
7 40 (0.57%) Kubernetes
8 35 (0.50%) Tivoli
9 33 (0.47%) logstash
10 27 (0.38%) Kibana
10 27 (0.38%) Nessus
11 26 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 22 (0.31%) NetBackup
12 22 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
13 21 (0.30%) Nagios
13 21 (0.30%) ZABBIX
14 20 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
15 19 (0.27%) QRadar
16 18 (0.25%) AirWatch
16 18 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 1392 (19.71%) SAP
2 1004 (14.22%) Oracle
3 838 (11.87%) Microsoft
4 294 (4.16%) Cisco
5 275 (3.89%) VMware
6 223 (3.16%) IBM
7 141 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
8 129 (1.83%) Red Hat
9 122 (1.73%) HP
10 109 (1.54%) Citrix
11 106 (1.50%) CheckPoint
11 106 (1.50%) Splunk
12 87 (1.23%) ServiceNow
13 84 (1.19%) F5
14 80 (1.13%) Informatica
15 78 (1.10%) Hyperion
16 72 (1.02%) Juniper
17 62 (0.88%) Intel Security
18 61 (0.86%) Adobe
19 59 (0.84%) Symantec
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475.00 - £476 per day
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Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
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London
TEKsystems
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City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Networking People
Rate: £324.72 - £396.88 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £360 per day 3 Month Initial Duration
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Cumbria
Square One Resources
Rate: From £600 to £725 per day
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North West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Engage PSG
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + market rates + expenses on top
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
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Sanderson
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Slough, Berkshire
Networking People
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Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Modis International
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Berkshire
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Eames Consulting
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