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 25 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Consultant
Rank 539 569 559
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -10
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 103 64 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 36 51
Median daily rate £488 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £245 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £538 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £445
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +36 97 £500 +17.64% 46
London +18 39 £525 +16.66% 20
South East +13 17 £450 +25.00% 5
City of London +35 11 £550 +124.48% 6
East of England +20 11 £600 +45.45% 1
Berkshire +1 8 £380 -
North West -5 8 £395 -21.00% 7
West Midlands -14 7 £463 +54.16% 1
East Midlands +10 6 £450 -7.21% 4
South West +7 5 £325 -7.14% 3
Scotland -11 4 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 £550 - 4
Kent - 4 £550 - 1
Reading - 4 £601 -
Cheshire -3 3 £385 -23.00% 1
Birmingham -6 3 - -
Luton - 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £450 - 5
Wiltshire - 3 £325 - 1
Cambridgeshire +19 2 - - 1
Cambridge +12 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +4 2 £288 - 3
Essex +3 2 £339 -17.81%
Hampshire +2 2 £425 +18.05% 3
Norfolk +2 2 £600 +23.07%
Surrey -9 2 £625 -
Norwich -10 2 £600 +23.07%
North East -51 2 £310 +21.56%
Merseyside - 2 - -

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 42 (23.08%) Information Security
3 34 (18.68%) CISSP
4 30 (16.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (13.74%) Windows
6 24 (13.19%) Risk Assessment
7 23 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (12.64%) Risk Management
7 23 (12.64%) CISM
8 22 (12.09%) Firewall
8 22 (12.09%) Security Cleared
9 21 (11.54%) Banking
10 18 (9.89%) CISA
10 18 (9.89%) ITIL
10 18 (9.89%) Cybersecurity
11 17 (9.34%) Project Management
12 15 (8.24%) Microsoft
12 15 (8.24%) PKI
12 15 (8.24%) SIEM
13 13 (7.14%) SC Cleared
13 13 (7.14%) SDLC
13 13 (7.14%) Oracle
14 12 (6.59%) SAP
15 11 (6.04%) Service Management
15 11 (6.04%) Retail
15 11 (6.04%) Penetration Testing
15 11 (6.04%) Security Management
15 11 (6.04%) Management Information System
15 11 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (5.49%) COBIT

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
2 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.20%) MS Office
3 3 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.55%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
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 10 (5.49%) Network Security
3 7 (3.85%) Internet
4 5 (2.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (2.75%) LAN
4 5 (2.75%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.20%) DNS
5 4 (2.20%) WAN
6 3 (1.65%) WebEx
6 3 (1.65%) Wireless
7 2 (1.10%) MPLS
7 2 (1.10%) NAS
7 2 (1.10%) SMTP
7 2 (1.10%) Wireless Security
8 1 (0.55%) DHCP
8 1 (0.55%) DMZ
8 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.55%) SAN
8 1 (0.55%) SSL
8 1 (0.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.65%) 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%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.55%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.10%) ProC
3 1 (0.55%) AppScan
3 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.55%) ERwin
3 1 (0.55%) Selenium
3 1 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 53 (29.12%) Finance
2 21 (11.54%) Banking
3 11 (6.04%) Retail
4 5 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.65%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.65%) Law
7 2 (1.10%) Advertising
7 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
8 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.75%) Middleware
2 3 (1.65%) SAML
2 3 (1.65%) Web Services
3 2 (1.10%) Ajax
3 2 (1.10%) CSS
3 2 (1.10%) HTML
3 2 (1.10%) WAP
4 1 (0.55%) .NET
4 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.55%) DHTML
4 1 (0.55%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.55%) J2EE
4 1 (0.55%) LAMP
4 1 (0.55%) MDX
4 1 (0.55%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.55%) Spring
4 1 (0.55%) Struts
4 1 (0.55%) XML
4 1 (0.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.24%) PKI
2 11 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.04%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.85%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.20%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.20%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (1.65%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.65%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.10%) CESG
6 2 (1.10%) NHS
6 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.55%) Blog
7 1 (0.55%) CMDB
7 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.55%) Fintech
7 1 (0.55%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.74%) Windows
2 10 (5.49%) Linux
3 8 (4.40%) Unix
4 7 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.08%) Information Security
2 24 (13.19%) Risk Assessment
3 23 (12.64%) Risk Management
3 23 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (9.89%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (9.89%) ITIL
5 17 (9.34%) Project Management
6 15 (8.24%) SIEM
7 13 (7.14%) SDLC
8 11 (6.04%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (6.04%) Security Management
8 11 (6.04%) Service Management
9 10 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (5.49%) BCP
9 10 (5.49%) Service Delivery
9 10 (5.49%) Time Management
10 9 (4.95%) Security Architecture
11 8 (4.40%) Information Assurance
11 8 (4.40%) IT Audit
11 8 (4.40%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.95%) SQL
2 3 (1.65%) Java
3 2 (1.10%) C#
3 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.10%) Perl
3 2 (1.10%) PHP
3 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.55%) C
4 1 (0.55%) C++
4 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.55%) Python
4 1 (0.55%) Ruby
4 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.55%) VB
4 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (18.68%) CISSP
2 23 (12.64%) CISM
3 22 (12.09%) Security Cleared
4 18 (9.89%) CISA
5 13 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.95%) CLAS
7 7 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (2.75%) Degree
8 5 (2.75%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.65%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (1.65%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (1.10%) CIPD
10 2 (1.10%) CRISC
10 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.10%) PMP
11 1 (0.55%) CCSP
11 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.55%) ECDL
11 1 (0.55%) ISEB
11 1 (0.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (5.49%) COBIT
3 8 (4.40%) PCI DSS
4 7 (3.85%) QA
4 7 (3.85%) RMADS
5 6 (3.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (2.20%) SLA
7 1 (0.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.55%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.55%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.55%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.55%) Val IT
7 1 (0.55%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.10%) ISA Server
2 2 (1.10%) UAG
2 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.55%) Snort
3 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.55%) XenApp
3 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.65%) Nessus
1 3 (1.65%) SCCM
1 3 (1.65%) WSUS
2 2 (1.10%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.55%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (0.55%) Netcool
3 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.55%) Puppet
3 1 (0.55%) SCOM
3 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.55%) SCSM
Vendors
1 15 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.14%) Oracle
3 12 (6.59%) 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
8 2 (1.10%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.10%) BT
8 2 (1.10%) CA
8 2 (1.10%) Juniper
8 2 (1.10%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.10%) Sybase
8 2 (1.10%) VMware
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