The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Consultant
Rank 546 552 539
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 98 71 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 42 53
Median daily rate £488 £444 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £256 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £12.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+260.00% -58.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%

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
50844 52173 51273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.70% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33234 32322 31697
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2070 2148
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured IT Consultant in the job title.

IT Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Consultant within the UK.

IT Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

IT Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Consultant within the UK.

IT Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT 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 IT Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 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 +34 93 £500 +12.67% 50
London +10 39 £525 +16.66% 23
South East -4 16 £425 +18.05% 12
North West -10 12 £395 -21.00% 4
City of London +47 10 £545 +68.99% 5
East of England +11 9 £600 +45.45%
West Midlands -9 7 £463 +105.55% 3
East Midlands +9 5 £491 +1.28%
Hampshire -1 5 £370 +2.77% 1
South West -5 5 £325 -12.16% 3
Berkshire -6 5 £425 - 2
Bedfordshire - 5 - -
Birmingham +5 4 - - 2
Manchester -9 4 £450 -21.73% 2
Luton - 4 - -
Cheshire -8 3 £385 -23.00% 1
Scotland -15 3 £425 +13.33% 3
Merseyside - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 £575 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £325 -
Reading - 3 £500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +1 2 £288 -
Essex -3 2 £339 -17.81%
Norfolk -3 2 £600 +17.07%
Surrey -6 2 £625 +13.63%
Norwich -8 2 £600 +26.31%
Swindon - 2 £352 -
Worcester - 2 £463 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £550 -
Kent - 2 - - 3

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT 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 IT Consultant in the job title.

1 53 (29.12%) Finance
2 35 (19.23%) Information Security
3 27 (14.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (14.84%) CISSP
4 25 (13.74%) Windows
4 25 (13.74%) Risk Management
5 22 (12.09%) Firewall
6 21 (11.54%) Security Cleared
6 21 (11.54%) Banking
7 19 (10.44%) Microsoft
8 18 (9.89%) CISM
8 18 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (9.34%) Risk Assessment
9 17 (9.34%) PKI
9 17 (9.34%) SAP
10 14 (7.69%) SIEM
11 13 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (7.14%) CISA
11 13 (7.14%) ITIL
12 12 (6.59%) MS Excel
12 12 (6.59%) Security Management
12 12 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (6.04%) SC Cleared
13 11 (6.04%) CLAS
13 11 (6.04%) Management Information System
13 11 (6.04%) Retail
14 10 (5.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (5.49%) Oracle
14 10 (5.49%) Windows Server
14 10 (5.49%) Time Management

IT 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 4 (2.20%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.30%) MS Office
3 4 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.10%) PaaS
3 2 (1.10%) SaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.55%) Office 365
4 1 (0.55%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.09%) Firewall
2 7 (3.85%) Internet
2 7 (3.85%) Network Security
3 5 (2.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (2.75%) LAN
4 4 (2.20%) DNS
4 4 (2.20%) WAN
5 3 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.65%) WebEx
5 3 (1.65%) Wireless
6 2 (1.10%) MPLS
6 2 (1.10%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.55%) Converged Networks
7 1 (0.55%) DHCP
7 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.55%) NAS
7 1 (0.55%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.55%) SAN
7 1 (0.55%) SSL
7 1 (0.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.20%) Big Data
3 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.55%) PowerCenter
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Metasploit
1 2 (1.10%) ProC
2 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.55%) Selenium
General
1 53 (29.12%) Finance
2 21 (11.54%) Banking
3 11 (6.04%) Retail
4 6 (3.30%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.65%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.65%) Law
7 2 (1.10%) Advertising
7 2 (1.10%) Legal
7 2 (1.10%) Marketing
8 1 (0.55%) Electronics
8 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
8 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.75%) Middleware
2 3 (1.65%) Ajax
2 3 (1.65%) CSS
2 3 (1.65%) HTML
2 3 (1.65%) Web Services
3 1 (0.55%) .NET
3 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.55%) DHTML
3 1 (0.55%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.55%) J2EE
3 1 (0.55%) LAMP
3 1 (0.55%) OAuth
3 1 (0.55%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.55%) SAML
3 1 (0.55%) SAP TM
3 1 (0.55%) Struts
3 1 (0.55%) XHTML
3 1 (0.55%) XML
3 1 (0.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.34%) PKI
2 12 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.04%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.30%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.65%) e-Learning
5 3 (1.65%) Fintech
5 3 (1.65%) NHS
6 2 (1.10%) Biometrics
6 2 (1.10%) Biotechnology
6 2 (1.10%) Blog
6 2 (1.10%) CMDB
6 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.10%) Life Science
6 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.10%) Psychology
6 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.55%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.55%) Social Media
7 1 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.74%) Windows
2 10 (5.49%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.30%) Linux
4 5 (2.75%) Unix
5 3 (1.65%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.23%) Information Security
2 25 (13.74%) Risk Management
3 18 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (9.34%) Risk Assessment
5 14 (7.69%) SIEM
6 13 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (7.14%) ITIL
7 12 (6.59%) Security Management
8 10 (5.49%) Information Assurance
8 10 (5.49%) Time Management
9 9 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (4.95%) ERP
9 9 (4.95%) Project Management
9 9 (4.95%) SDLC
9 9 (4.95%) Service Delivery
9 9 (4.95%) Service Management
10 8 (4.40%) BCP
10 8 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (4.40%) Logistics
11 7 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.85%) SQL
2 4 (2.20%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.65%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.10%) Java
4 2 (1.10%) PHP
5 1 (0.55%) C#
5 1 (0.55%) Perl
5 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.55%) Ruby
5 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.55%) VB
5 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (14.84%) CISSP
2 21 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 18 (9.89%) CISM
4 13 (7.14%) CISA
5 11 (6.04%) CLAS
5 11 (6.04%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.95%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (3.85%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.75%) Degree
9 4 (2.20%) PMP
10 3 (1.65%) CIPD
10 3 (1.65%) CRISC
11 2 (1.10%) ECDL
11 2 (1.10%) PhD
11 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.55%) CCSP
12 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.55%) GIAC
12 1 (0.55%) ISEB
12 1 (0.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (14.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (5.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (4.95%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.95%) QA
3 9 (4.95%) RMADS
4 5 (2.75%) COBIT
5 4 (2.20%) SLA
6 2 (1.10%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.10%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (1.10%) WCAG
7 1 (0.55%) GxP
7 1 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.55%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.55%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.55%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.55%) Val IT
System Software
1 9 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.10%) ISA Server
3 2 (1.10%) UAG
3 2 (1.10%) vSphere
3 2 (1.10%) XenApp
3 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.55%) vCloud
4 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (2.75%) SCCM
2 4 (2.20%) WSUS
3 2 (1.10%) Nessus
3 2 (1.10%) SCOM
3 2 (1.10%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.55%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.55%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.55%) Netcool
4 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.55%) Puppet
4 1 (0.55%) SCSM
4 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (10.44%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.34%) SAP
3 10 (5.49%) Oracle
4 6 (3.30%) Citrix
4 6 (3.30%) LogRhythm
5 5 (2.75%) Cisco
6 4 (2.20%) Proofpoint
6 4 (2.20%) VMware
7 3 (1.65%) Blue Coat
7 3 (1.65%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.65%) F5
8 2 (1.10%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.10%) BT
8 2 (1.10%) CA
8 2 (1.10%) Concur
8 2 (1.10%) HP
8 2 (1.10%) IBM
8 2 (1.10%) Juniper
8 2 (1.10%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
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