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 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Consultant
Rank 556 575 552
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -23
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 105 74 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 42 60
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £259 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £523 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £450 £445
% change year-on-year
-12.22% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £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 1549 2019 2086
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 £11.00 £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 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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 29 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 +27 99 £475 +5.55% 42
London -3 38 £525 +16.66% 27
South East +16 17 £600 +54.83% 5
Berkshire +14 12 £600 -
North West +4 11 £375 -23.07% 3
City of London +47 10 £575 +134.69% 4
East of England +20 10 £339 -17.81% 1
South West +1 8 £320 -8.57% 1
Reading - 7 £600 -
Yorkshire - 6 £475 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £450 - 1
Manchester - 5 £425 - 2
Hertfordshire +18 4 - -
Wiltshire +3 4 £352 -
Cambridge +19 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +19 3 - - 1
Swindon +5 3 £380 -
East Midlands +4 3 £395 -18.55% 4
Cheshire -1 3 £385 -21.02%
West Midlands -22 3 £450 -10.00%
Bristol - 3 £315 -
Leeds - 3 £450 - 1
Newbury - 3 £335 -
Wales +18 2 £350 - 1
Kent +13 2 £550 +29.41% 1
Essex +2 2 £339 -17.81%
Merseyside +2 2 - -
North East -37 2 £310 +21.56%
Scotland - 2 £425 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £310 -

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 52 (28.57%) Finance
2 43 (23.63%) Information Security
3 35 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (18.13%) CISSP
5 27 (14.84%) CISM
5 27 (14.84%) Windows
6 25 (13.74%) Security Cleared
7 22 (12.09%) Risk Assessment
7 22 (12.09%) CISA
7 22 (12.09%) Risk Management
7 22 (12.09%) Firewall
7 22 (12.09%) Banking
8 21 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (10.99%) Cybersecurity
10 18 (9.89%) ITIL
11 17 (9.34%) Project Management
12 16 (8.79%) SC Cleared
13 15 (8.24%) Microsoft
13 15 (8.24%) PKI
14 14 (7.69%) Retail
14 14 (7.69%) Network Security
14 14 (7.69%) SDLC
14 14 (7.69%) Security Operations
15 13 (7.14%) Linux
15 13 (7.14%) Oracle
16 12 (6.59%) SIEM
17 11 (6.04%) COBIT
17 11 (6.04%) SAP
17 11 (6.04%) Security Management
18 10 (5.49%) Management Information System

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
1 4 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.55%) CloudStack
3 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.75%) MS Office
4 3 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.10%) MS Project
6 1 (0.55%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.09%) Firewall
2 14 (7.69%) Network Security
3 5 (2.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (2.75%) LAN
4 4 (2.20%) DNS
4 4 (2.20%) Internet
4 4 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.20%) WAN
5 3 (1.65%) WebEx
5 3 (1.65%) Wireless
6 2 (1.10%) MPLS
6 2 (1.10%) SAN
6 2 (1.10%) SMTP
6 2 (1.10%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.55%) DHCP
7 1 (0.55%) DMZ
7 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.55%) NAS
7 1 (0.55%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.10%) Big Data
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.55%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.55%) Essbase
3 1 (0.55%) OLAP
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (0.55%) PowerCenter
3 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.55%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) ProC
2 1 (0.55%) AppScan
2 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.55%) ERwin
2 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.55%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.55%) Selenium
2 1 (0.55%) Subversion
2 1 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 52 (28.57%) Finance
2 22 (12.09%) Banking
3 14 (7.69%) Retail
4 5 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.65%) Advertising
5 3 (1.65%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.65%) Law
5 3 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) Legal
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
7 1 (0.55%) Publishing
7 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.75%) Middleware
2 2 (1.10%) SAML
2 2 (1.10%) WAP
2 2 (1.10%) Web Services
3 1 (0.55%) .NET
3 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.55%) Ajax
3 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.55%) CSS
3 1 (0.55%) DHTML
3 1 (0.55%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.55%) HTML
3 1 (0.55%) J2EE
3 1 (0.55%) LAMP
3 1 (0.55%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.55%) Spring
3 1 (0.55%) Struts
3 1 (0.55%) XHTML
3 1 (0.55%) XML
3 1 (0.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.24%) PKI
2 10 (5.49%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.40%) Cryptography
4 8 (4.40%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (2.20%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.20%) NHS
6 3 (1.65%) CESG
7 2 (1.10%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.10%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.55%) Clustering
8 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.55%) EPoS
8 1 (0.55%) Equities
8 1 (0.55%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.55%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.84%) Windows
2 13 (7.14%) Linux
3 9 (4.95%) Unix
4 8 (4.40%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.63%) Information Security
2 22 (12.09%) Risk Assessment
2 22 (12.09%) Risk Management
3 21 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (10.99%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (9.89%) ITIL
6 17 (9.34%) Project Management
7 14 (7.69%) SDLC
7 14 (7.69%) Security Operations
8 12 (6.59%) SIEM
9 11 (6.04%) Security Management
10 10 (5.49%) BCP
11 9 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (4.95%) Service Management
12 8 (4.40%) IT Audit
12 8 (4.40%) Migration
12 8 (4.40%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (4.40%) PRINCE2
13 7 (3.85%) Security Hardening
13 7 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.40%) SQL
2 4 (2.20%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.10%) C#
3 2 (1.10%) Java
3 2 (1.10%) Perl
3 2 (1.10%) Python
3 2 (1.10%) Ruby
3 2 (1.10%) VBScript
4 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.55%) C
4 1 (0.55%) C++
4 1 (0.55%) PHP
4 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.55%) VB
4 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (18.13%) CISSP
2 27 (14.84%) CISM
3 25 (13.74%) Security Cleared
4 22 (12.09%) CISA
5 16 (8.79%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.85%) CLAS
7 6 (3.30%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (3.30%) Degree
8 4 (2.20%) CIPD
8 4 (2.20%) CRISC
9 3 (1.65%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (1.65%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.65%) PMP
9 3 (1.65%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (0.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.55%) CASP
10 1 (0.55%) CGEIT
10 1 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (6.04%) COBIT
3 9 (4.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (4.40%) PCI DSS
5 7 (3.85%) QA
5 7 (3.85%) RMADS
6 4 (2.20%) SLA
7 1 (0.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.55%) Basel III
7 1 (0.55%) GAMP
7 1 (0.55%) GCP
7 1 (0.55%) GMP
7 1 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.55%) GxP
7 1 (0.55%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.55%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.55%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.55%) ISO27005
System Software
1 9 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.10%) ISA Server
3 2 (1.10%) UAG
3 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.55%) Snort
4 1 (0.55%) vSphere
4 1 (0.55%) Xen
4 1 (0.55%) XenApp
4 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.20%) WSUS
2 2 (1.10%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.10%) Puppet
2 2 (1.10%) SCCM
3 1 (0.55%) Ansible
3 1 (0.55%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.55%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (0.55%) Nessus
3 1 (0.55%) Netcool
3 1 (0.55%) SCOM
3 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.55%) SCSM
3 1 (0.55%) Terraform
3 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.14%) Oracle
3 11 (6.04%) SAP
4 6 (3.30%) Cisco
4 6 (3.30%) LogRhythm
5 5 (2.75%) Citrix
6 4 (2.20%) Proofpoint
7 3 (1.65%) Blue Coat
7 3 (1.65%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.65%) F5
7 3 (1.65%) HP
7 3 (1.65%) IBM
7 3 (1.65%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.10%) BT
8 2 (1.10%) CA
8 2 (1.10%) Dell
8 2 (1.10%) Juniper
8 2 (1.10%) NetApp
8 2 (1.10%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.10%) Sybase
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