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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Consultant
Rank 551 538 577
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +39
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 76 99 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 61 38
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £325 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £850 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £413 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £10.00

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -22 74 £450 -10.00% 27
London -23 27 £450 -33.33% 15
North West +19 17 £340 -15.00% 1
South East +6 16 £404 +9.20% 3
Manchester +13 12 £450 -5.26%
Surrey +25 9 £339 -35.47%
Hampshire +16 5 £345 +10.59%
City of London -2 3 £450 -30.76%
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
Midlands +6 2 £800 -
East of England +3 2 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £294 -
Scotland - 2 £294 -
Merseyside - 2 £325 -
Leicestershire - 2 £450 -
South West +8 1 £180 - 2
Berkshire +7 1 £600 +26.31% 3
Hertfordshire -4 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £180 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 4
Buckinghamshire - 1 £575 -
Liverpool - 1 £325 -
Cumbria - 1 £340 -
Hayes - 1 £475 -
Uxbridge - 1 £475 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £575 -
Tewkesbury - 1 £180 -
Aldershot - 1 £475 -
Havant - 1 - -

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 49 (27.53%) Information Security
2 45 (25.28%) Finance
3 36 (20.22%) CISSP
4 35 (19.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (15.73%) Project Management
6 27 (15.17%) Windows
7 24 (13.48%) Penetration Testing
8 22 (12.36%) Microsoft
9 20 (11.24%) ITIL
10 19 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (10.11%) Risk Management
11 18 (10.11%) COBIT
11 18 (10.11%) MS Excel
11 18 (10.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (10.11%) CISA
12 17 (9.55%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (9.55%) CISM
12 17 (9.55%) Firewall
12 17 (9.55%) SAP
13 16 (8.99%) ERP
13 16 (8.99%) Banking
13 16 (8.99%) Coaching
14 15 (8.43%) SDLC
15 14 (7.87%) Security Cleared
15 14 (7.87%) Risk Assessment
15 14 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (7.87%) Degree
15 14 (7.87%) SQL
16 13 (7.30%) GAMP
16 13 (7.30%) GCP

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 5 (2.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.12%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.56%) CloudStack
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.81%) MS Office
4 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.12%) MS Project
6 1 (0.56%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.56%) Sage 50
1 1 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.69%) GitHub
4 2 (1.12%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.55%) Firewall
2 9 (5.06%) Network Security
3 7 (3.93%) WebEx
4 3 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.69%) LAN
4 3 (1.69%) SAN
4 3 (1.69%) WAN
5 2 (1.12%) Internet
5 2 (1.12%) Skype
5 2 (1.12%) SMTP
5 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.12%) VPN
5 2 (1.12%) WLAN
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.56%) DHCP
6 1 (0.56%) DMZ
6 1 (0.56%) DNS
6 1 (0.56%) NAS
6 1 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.56%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.56%) Essbase
3 1 (0.56%) GIS
3 1 (0.56%) OLAP
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.56%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.69%) JIRA
3 1 (0.56%) AppScan
3 1 (0.56%) ERwin
3 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.56%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.56%) Subversion
3 1 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (25.28%) Finance
2 18 (10.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 16 (8.99%) Banking
4 9 (5.06%) Manufacturing
5 8 (4.49%) Retail
6 3 (1.69%) Advertising
6 3 (1.69%) Legal
6 3 (1.69%) Marketing
7 2 (1.12%) Back Office
7 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) French Language
8 1 (0.56%) Front Office
8 1 (0.56%) Law
8 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.18%) Web Services
2 2 (1.12%) HTML
2 2 (1.12%) HTML5
2 2 (1.12%) J2EE
2 2 (1.12%) jQuery
2 2 (1.12%) SAML
2 2 (1.12%) WAP
3 1 (0.56%) .NET
3 1 (0.56%) MDX
3 1 (0.56%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.18%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.49%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (2.25%) e-Learning
4 4 (2.25%) Equities
4 4 (2.25%) NHS
4 4 (2.25%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.69%) CESG
5 3 (1.69%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.69%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.69%) PKI
6 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.12%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.12%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.56%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.17%) Windows
2 10 (5.62%) Linux
3 9 (5.06%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.49%) Unix
5 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.56%) Android
9 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (27.53%) Information Security
2 28 (15.73%) Project Management
3 24 (13.48%) Penetration Testing
4 20 (11.24%) ITIL
5 19 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (10.11%) Risk Management
7 17 (9.55%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (8.99%) Coaching
8 16 (8.99%) ERP
9 15 (8.43%) SDLC
10 14 (7.87%) Risk Assessment
10 14 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (6.74%) Migration
11 12 (6.74%) Security Operations
12 9 (5.06%) Change Management
12 9 (5.06%) Security Management
13 8 (4.49%) Process Improvement
13 8 (4.49%) Service Management
13 8 (4.49%) Six Sigma
13 8 (4.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.87%) SQL
2 6 (3.37%) C
2 6 (3.37%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.69%) C#
3 3 (1.69%) Java
3 3 (1.69%) VBScript
4 2 (1.12%) Python
5 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.56%) C++
5 1 (0.56%) Perl
5 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.56%) Ruby
5 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (20.22%) CISSP
2 18 (10.11%) CISA
3 17 (9.55%) CISM
4 14 (7.87%) Degree
4 14 (7.87%) Security Cleared
5 12 (6.74%) SC Cleared
6 9 (5.06%) CISMP
7 4 (2.25%) CEH
8 3 (1.69%) CIPD
8 3 (1.69%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.69%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (1.12%) CRISC
9 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.12%) PMP
10 1 (0.56%) CASP
10 1 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.56%) CGEIT
10 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.56%) CLAS
10 1 (0.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (19.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (10.11%) COBIT
3 13 (7.30%) GAMP
3 13 (7.30%) GCP
3 13 (7.30%) GMP
3 13 (7.30%) GxP
4 11 (6.18%) PCI DSS
5 9 (5.06%) ISO27002
6 7 (3.93%) QA
7 5 (2.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (2.25%) COSO
9 2 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (1.12%) RMADS
9 2 (1.12%) SLA
10 1 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.56%) Basel III
10 1 (0.56%) BS25999
10 1 (0.56%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.56%) ISO22301
System Software
1 13 (7.30%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.69%) vSphere
3 3 (1.69%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.12%) XenApp
4 2 (1.12%) XenServer
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.56%) Snort
5 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.69%) EnCase
2 2 (1.12%) Nessus
2 2 (1.12%) SCCM
2 2 (1.12%) WSUS
3 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.56%) Ansible
3 1 (0.56%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.56%) Puppet
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Afaria
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
3 1 (0.56%) Terraform
3 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 22 (12.36%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.55%) SAP
3 12 (6.74%) Cisco
4 11 (6.18%) Oracle
5 7 (3.93%) Capita
6 5 (2.81%) VMware
7 4 (2.25%) Citrix
8 3 (1.69%) Cellebrite
8 3 (1.69%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.69%) Dell
8 3 (1.69%) Juniper
9 2 (1.12%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (1.12%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.12%) hybris
9 2 (1.12%) iManage
9 2 (1.12%) NetApp
9 2 (1.12%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.12%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.12%) Sophos
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