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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 25 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3633 3602 3768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.71% 6.33% 7.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.09% 6.67% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2005 1826 1867
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
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 £445 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
- +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 22
Median hourly rate £52.16 £54.75 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.73% +106.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.88 £19.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.50 £72.25 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.33 £54.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-3.09% +111.76%

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
51263 53972 50323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33277 34146 30521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1541 2015 2042
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 3270 £450 - 752
London -1 1372 £475 +1.06% 291
South East +9 676 £450 - 140
Berkshire +12 283 £450 - 51
North West -10 238 £425 -5.55% 63
West Midlands -1 211 £425 -5.55% 58
South West +7 195 £429 -4.18% 39
East of England -1 167 £450 - 54
Scotland +6 162 £400 -5.88% 27
Hampshire +14 137 £425 - 21
City of London -19 133 £480 +3.22% 92
Yorkshire -8 111 £450 +8.10% 37
Manchester -16 106 £413 -5.44% 35
Reading +6 98 £463 +2.77% 20
East Midlands +8 96 £450 -1.09% 12
Edinburgh +19 91 £450 +16.12% 12
Surrey +3 86 £475 +10.46% 14
North East -14 76 £410 +36.66% 26
West Yorkshire -13 67 £475 +18.75% 23
Bristol +19 64 £425 -0.58% 11
Birmingham -12 61 £425 +1.19% 23
Cheshire -1 56 £450 - 15
Tyne and Wear -20 52 £375 +25.00% 20
Buckinghamshire 0 51 £450 +2.27% 14
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 49 £375 -7.40% 18
Warwickshire +13 47 £425 -10.52% 6
Wiltshire -4 46 £450 -5.26% 5
Leeds -16 45 £500 +31.57% 15
Glasgow +6 43 £400 -1.84% 8
Hertfordshire -4 43 £431 -4.16% 17

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1479 (19.90%) Finance
2 1402 (18.86%) SAP
3 1062 (14.29%) Oracle
4 941 (12.66%) Migration
5 902 (12.14%) Microsoft
6 819 (11.02%) Security Cleared
7 814 (10.95%) SQL
8 665 (8.95%) Windows
9 635 (8.54%) SC Cleared
10 559 (7.52%) Linux
11 551 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
12 483 (6.50%) Java
13 482 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
14 481 (6.47%) CRM
15 443 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
16 439 (5.91%) Active Directory
17 427 (5.75%) Banking
18 405 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
19 400 (5.38%) Unix
20 365 (4.91%) SQL Server
21 357 (4.80%) Information Security
22 353 (4.75%) ITIL
23 340 (4.57%) Project Management
24 336 (4.52%) MS Excel
25 333 (4.48%) Data Centre
26 330 (4.44%) Firewall
27 323 (4.35%) DevOps
28 305 (4.10%) Data Migration
29 295 (3.97%) SharePoint
29 295 (3.97%) .NET

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
1 295 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 143 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 131 (1.76%) WebLogic
4 112 (1.51%) WebSphere
5 108 (1.45%) Skype for Business
6 93 (1.25%) IIS
6 93 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 82 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 78 (1.05%) Apache
9 75 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 68 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
11 57 (0.77%) SAS
12 55 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
13 50 (0.67%) JBoss
14 44 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
15 42 (0.57%) CMS
16 38 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
17 34 (0.46%) NetWeaver
18 33 (0.44%) Confluence
19 32 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 336 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 100 (1.35%) MS Office
3 66 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 49 (0.66%) MS Project
5 45 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.16%) Windchill
8 11 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
10 7 (0.094%) InVision
11 5 (0.067%) HipChat
11 5 (0.067%) SPSS
12 4 (0.054%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.040%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.040%) Mathematica
13 3 (0.040%) Siemens NX
14 2 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.027%) CATIA
14 2 (0.027%) UserZoom
15 1 (0.013%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 244 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 237 (3.19%) Oracle EBS
3 211 (2.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 153 (2.06%) SAP FI
5 114 (1.53%) SAP CO
6 109 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
7 89 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
8 86 (1.16%) SAP MM
9 80 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
10 74 (1.00%) SAP IS-U
11 72 (0.97%) SAP SD
12 71 (0.96%) SAP PP
13 64 (0.86%) SAP HR
14 63 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
15 61 (0.82%) Unit4 Business World
16 57 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
17 55 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
18 54 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
18 54 (0.73%) SAP CRM
19 52 (0.70%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 294 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 291 (3.92%) Office 365
3 191 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
4 77 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 76 (1.02%) IaaS
6 58 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
7 56 (0.75%) PaaS
8 55 (0.74%) SaaS
9 49 (0.66%) GitHub
10 31 (0.42%) Yammer
11 23 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (0.28%) Taleo
13 19 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (0.19%) Amazon S3
15 13 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
16 12 (0.16%) OneDrive
17 10 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
18 9 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
19 8 (0.11%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 330 (4.44%) Firewall
2 140 (1.88%) Network Security
3 130 (1.75%) DNS
4 98 (1.32%) LDAP
4 98 (1.32%) SAN
5 91 (1.22%) VPN
6 90 (1.21%) LAN
6 90 (1.21%) WAN
7 81 (1.09%) Internet
8 75 (1.01%) HTTP
9 74 (1.00%) Skype
10 67 (0.90%) TCP/IP
11 64 (0.86%) SSL
12 60 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
13 59 (0.79%) DHCP
13 59 (0.79%) Wireless
14 42 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
15 41 (0.55%) MPLS
16 35 (0.47%) NetScaler
17 33 (0.44%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 365 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 179 (2.41%) Oracle Database
3 152 (2.05%) SAP BW
4 150 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 128 (1.72%) Big Data
6 120 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
7 103 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 102 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 97 (1.31%) SAP HANA
10 96 (1.29%) Hadoop
11 95 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
12 79 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
13 73 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
14 62 (0.83%) DB2
14 62 (0.83%) Relational Database
15 57 (0.77%) SAP Data Services
16 54 (0.73%) MySQL
16 54 (0.73%) QlikView
16 54 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
17 53 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 143 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 130 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 106 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 73 (0.98%) JIRA
5 45 (0.61%) Visual Studio
6 43 (0.58%) Selenium
7 38 (0.51%) LSMW
8 35 (0.47%) SpecFlow
9 33 (0.44%) Maven
10 29 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
11 28 (0.38%) Artifactory
11 28 (0.38%) HP UFT
12 25 (0.34%) Subversion
13 23 (0.31%) GitLab
13 23 (0.31%) JUnit
13 23 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
13 23 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
14 21 (0.28%) TeamCity
15 20 (0.27%) LoadRunner
15 20 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1479 (19.90%) Finance
2 427 (5.75%) Banking
3 294 (3.96%) Retail
4 207 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 176 (2.37%) Manufacturing
6 167 (2.25%) Marketing
7 127 (1.71%) Billing
8 113 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 94 (1.26%) Law
10 83 (1.12%) Advertising
11 81 (1.09%) Legal
12 63 (0.85%) Investment Banking
13 58 (0.78%) General Ledger
14 53 (0.71%) Financial Institution
15 41 (0.55%) Back Office
16 26 (0.35%) Automotive
17 24 (0.32%) French Language
17 24 (0.32%) Publishing
18 23 (0.31%) German Language
19 21 (0.28%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (3.97%) .NET
2 219 (2.95%) Web Services
3 201 (2.70%) XML
4 195 (2.62%) HTML
5 193 (2.60%) Middleware
6 154 (2.07%) CSS
7 76 (1.02%) SOAP
8 72 (0.97%) REST
9 62 (0.83%) J2EE
9 62 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
10 47 (0.63%) jQuery
11 46 (0.62%) JMS
11 46 (0.62%) SAP Basis
12 45 (0.61%) Java EE
13 39 (0.52%) ASP.NET
14 36 (0.48%) AngularJS
14 36 (0.48%) EDI
14 36 (0.48%) JSON
14 36 (0.48%) JSP
14 36 (0.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 405 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 333 (4.48%) Data Centre
3 143 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 115 (1.55%) PKI
5 111 (1.49%) User Experience
6 81 (1.09%) Clustering
7 71 (0.96%) Visualisation
8 70 (0.94%) Computer Science
9 63 (0.85%) Data Integration
9 63 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 53 (0.71%) FMCG
11 43 (0.58%) CESG
12 42 (0.57%) Mainframe
13 40 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
14 39 (0.52%) Public Cloud
15 37 (0.50%) Cryptography
16 35 (0.47%) Replication
17 33 (0.44%) Security Operations Centre
18 32 (0.43%) CMDB
18 32 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 665 (8.95%) Windows
2 559 (7.52%) Linux
3 400 (5.38%) Unix
4 212 (2.85%) Windows Server
5 142 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 136 (1.83%) Solaris
7 135 (1.82%) AIX
8 134 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 108 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 79 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 49 (0.66%) Windows 10
12 48 (0.65%) CentOS
13 38 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 36 (0.48%) Windows 7
15 28 (0.38%) Apple iOS
16 27 (0.36%) Android
17 26 (0.35%) Ubuntu
18 25 (0.34%) VMS
19 21 (0.28%) CoreOS
19 21 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 941 (12.66%) Migration
2 551 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 482 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
4 481 (6.47%) CRM
5 443 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 357 (4.80%) Information Security
7 353 (4.75%) ITIL
8 340 (4.57%) Project Management
9 323 (4.35%) DevOps
10 305 (4.10%) Data Migration
11 264 (3.55%) ERP
12 234 (3.15%) Change Management
13 227 (3.05%) Workflow
14 223 (3.00%) Analytics
15 210 (2.83%) Business Analysis
16 199 (2.68%) ETL
16 199 (2.68%) User Acceptance Testing
17 197 (2.65%) Service Management
18 175 (2.35%) Risk Management
19 171 (2.30%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 814 (10.95%) SQL
2 483 (6.50%) Java
3 228 (3.07%) C#
4 213 (2.87%) JavaScript
5 208 (2.80%) PowerShell
6 156 (2.10%) ABAP
7 148 (1.99%) PL/SQL
8 118 (1.59%) C
9 113 (1.52%) Python
10 110 (1.48%) Shell Script
11 93 (1.25%) Ruby
12 86 (1.16%) Perl
13 69 (0.93%) T-SQL
14 65 (0.87%) Bash Shell
15 47 (0.63%) VBScript
16 42 (0.57%) C++
17 33 (0.44%) PHP
18 31 (0.42%) VBA
19 30 (0.40%) Korn
20 29 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 819 (11.02%) Security Cleared
2 635 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 239 (3.22%) Degree
4 230 (3.09%) CISSP
5 149 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 145 (1.95%) CISM
7 121 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
8 84 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 81 (1.09%) CISA
10 80 (1.08%) CLAS
11 78 (1.05%) CCNP
12 57 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
13 53 (0.71%) CCIE
14 48 (0.65%) CCNA
15 44 (0.59%) CESG Certified Professional
15 44 (0.59%) MCSE
16 36 (0.48%) BC Cleared
17 33 (0.44%) SAP Certification
18 22 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
19 21 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 251 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 103 (1.39%) PCI DSS
3 92 (1.24%) QA
4 70 (0.94%) Data Quality
5 62 (0.83%) COBIT
6 60 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 59 (0.79%) SLA
8 44 (0.59%) RMADS
9 29 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 24 (0.32%) JSP 440
11 18 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
11 18 (0.24%) GxP
12 11 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
12 11 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 11 (0.15%) SEPA
13 7 (0.094%) WCAG
14 5 (0.067%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 5 (0.067%) Actionable Recommendations
14 5 (0.067%) MiFID
14 5 (0.067%) WAI
System Software
1 439 (5.91%) Active Directory
2 138 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (1.43%) Docker
4 73 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 58 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 53 (0.71%) XenDesktop
7 52 (0.70%) XenApp
8 36 (0.48%) vSphere
9 31 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (0.42%) RACF
10 27 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 24 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
12 23 (0.31%) VMware ESX
12 23 (0.31%) XenServer
13 21 (0.28%) Ceph
13 21 (0.28%) etcd
13 21 (0.28%) flannel
13 21 (0.28%) GlusterFS
14 20 (0.27%) vCloud
15 19 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 203 (2.73%) Puppet
2 126 (1.70%) SCCM
3 118 (1.59%) Ansible
4 107 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
5 74 (1.00%) SCOM
6 45 (0.61%) Kubernetes
7 36 (0.48%) Nagios
8 35 (0.47%) logstash
8 35 (0.47%) Terraform
9 29 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
10 28 (0.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 28 (0.38%) Tivoli
11 27 (0.36%) HAProxy
12 26 (0.35%) Graphite
13 24 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 24 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 22 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
14 22 (0.30%) zSecure
15 21 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 21 (0.28%) rkt
Vendors
1 1402 (18.86%) SAP
2 1062 (14.29%) Oracle
3 902 (12.14%) Microsoft
4 267 (3.59%) VMware
5 265 (3.57%) Cisco
6 221 (2.97%) IBM
7 149 (2.00%) HP
8 137 (1.84%) Red Hat
9 134 (1.80%) Citrix
10 129 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
11 112 (1.51%) Informatica
12 99 (1.33%) ServiceNow
13 94 (1.26%) CheckPoint
14 88 (1.18%) Veritas
15 85 (1.14%) Splunk
16 70 (0.94%) Hyperion
17 66 (0.89%) PeopleSoft
18 62 (0.83%) CA
18 62 (0.83%) F5
19 58 (0.78%) Intel Security
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £650 per day + On Application
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Engage PSG
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £3325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £349 - £451 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £500 per annum + travel opportunity
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Acumin
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
LA International
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £0.0 - £1 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Posted: 3 days ago