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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Consultant
UK
Rank 534 527 531
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 63 95 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 64 37
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £800 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
42412 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -3 62 £450 - 40
London +3 22 £525 -13.40% 18
South East +9 17 £450 +14.28% 1
North West +27 13 £463 -15.90% 7
Manchester +20 10 £463 -15.90% 5
Surrey +13 5 - -
Hampshire +6 4 £345 +9.90%
Berkshire +15 3 £600 +33.33%
South West +5 3 £250 -41.17% 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
East Midlands +2 2 £450 -25.00%
East of England -5 2 £450 +16.12% 4
Leicestershire - 2 £450 -
Cheshire +23 1 - - 2
Midlands 0 1 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 £450 +5.88%
City of London -7 1 £575 -28.12% 3
North East -17 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £300 - 2
Scotland - 1 £300 - 2
Suffolk - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 £250 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £180 -
Cumbria - 1 £340 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £450 - 1
Tewkesbury - 1 £180 -

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 40 (27.03%) Finance
2 39 (26.35%) Information Security
3 25 (16.89%) Microsoft
4 24 (16.22%) CISSP
5 21 (14.19%) Windows
5 21 (14.19%) Penetration Testing
6 19 (12.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (12.84%) SAP
7 18 (12.16%) MS Excel
7 18 (12.16%) Firewall
7 18 (12.16%) Project Management
8 17 (11.49%) ERP
8 17 (11.49%) ITIL
8 17 (11.49%) Coaching
9 16 (10.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 16 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (10.14%) Banking
10 15 (10.14%) COBIT
10 15 (10.14%) Risk Management
10 15 (10.14%) GAMP
11 14 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
11 14 (9.46%) GCP
11 14 (9.46%) GMP
11 14 (9.46%) GxP
11 14 (9.46%) Web Services
11 14 (9.46%) SQL
12 13 (8.78%) Cisco
12 13 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (8.11%) Degree
13 12 (8.11%) Active Directory

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 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.03%) CMS
2 3 (2.03%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.35%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 18 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.38%) MS Office
2 5 (3.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) Misys Midas
1 1 (0.68%) Sage 50
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.68%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
1 1 (0.68%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.70%) GitHub
4 2 (1.35%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.68%) Office 365
5 1 (0.68%) PaaS
5 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.16%) Firewall
2 9 (6.08%) WebEx
3 3 (2.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (2.03%) LAN
3 3 (2.03%) WAN
4 2 (1.35%) Internet
4 2 (1.35%) Network Security
4 2 (1.35%) Skype
4 2 (1.35%) VPN
4 2 (1.35%) WLAN
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.68%) DHCP
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
5 1 (0.68%) LDAP
5 1 (0.68%) SAN
5 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (1.35%) GIS
1 2 (1.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 40 (27.03%) Finance
2 16 (10.81%) Pharmaceutical
3 15 (10.14%) Banking
4 10 (6.76%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.05%) Retail
6 4 (2.70%) Back Office
6 4 (2.70%) Marketing
7 3 (2.03%) Advertising
7 3 (2.03%) Legal
8 2 (1.35%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.68%) Automotive
9 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.68%) Electronics
9 1 (0.68%) French Language
9 1 (0.68%) Front Office
9 1 (0.68%) Law
9 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.46%) Web Services
2 2 (1.35%) HTML
2 2 (1.35%) HTML5
2 2 (1.35%) J2EE
2 2 (1.35%) jQuery
3 1 (0.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.70%) e-Learning
2 4 (2.70%) Equities
2 4 (2.70%) Online Banking
3 3 (2.03%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.03%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.35%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.35%) NHS
5 1 (0.68%) AS400
5 1 (0.68%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.68%) Derivative
5 1 (0.68%) Economics
5 1 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.68%) Informatics
5 1 (0.68%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.68%) PKI
5 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.19%) Windows
2 8 (5.41%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.38%) Linux
3 5 (3.38%) Unix
4 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.35%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) Android
6 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.35%) Information Security
2 21 (14.19%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (12.16%) Project Management
4 17 (11.49%) Coaching
4 17 (11.49%) ERP
4 17 (11.49%) ITIL
5 16 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (10.14%) Risk Management
7 13 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (6.08%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 8 (5.41%) Business Analysis
9 8 (5.41%) Business Transformation
9 8 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (5.41%) SDLC
9 8 (5.41%) Security Management
9 8 (5.41%) Six Sigma
9 8 (5.41%) Validation
10 7 (4.73%) Business Continuity
10 7 (4.73%) Service Management
10 7 (4.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.46%) SQL
2 6 (4.05%) C
3 4 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.35%) C#
4 2 (1.35%) Java
4 2 (1.35%) VBA
5 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.68%) VB
5 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (16.22%) CISSP
2 12 (8.11%) Degree
3 11 (7.43%) CISMP
4 10 (6.76%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.08%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.05%) CISA
7 5 (3.38%) CISM
8 4 (2.70%) CEH
9 3 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.35%) CIPD
10 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.68%) CCNA
11 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.68%) CITP
11 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.68%) PMP
11 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (10.14%) COBIT
2 15 (10.14%) GAMP
3 14 (9.46%) GCP
3 14 (9.46%) GMP
3 14 (9.46%) GxP
4 11 (7.43%) ISO27002
5 6 (4.05%) QA
6 5 (3.38%) ISO22301
6 5 (3.38%) PCI DSS
7 4 (2.70%) COSO
8 2 (1.35%) SLA
9 1 (0.68%) Basel III
9 1 (0.68%) BS25999
9 1 (0.68%) GDPR
9 1 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.03%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.03%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.35%) Snort
3 2 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.35%) vSphere
3 2 (1.35%) XenApp
4 1 (0.68%) IAG
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (2.03%) EnCase
2 2 (1.35%) Nessus
2 2 (1.35%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.68%) Core Impact
3 1 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Afaria
3 1 (0.68%) SCOM
3 1 (0.68%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 25 (16.89%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.84%) SAP
3 13 (8.78%) Cisco
4 8 (5.41%) Oracle
5 7 (4.73%) Capita
6 5 (3.38%) VMware
7 4 (2.70%) Citrix
7 4 (2.70%) Splunk
8 3 (2.03%) Cellebrite
8 3 (2.03%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.03%) Juniper
9 2 (1.35%) Adobe
9 2 (1.35%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.35%) hybris
9 2 (1.35%) IBM
9 2 (1.35%) iManage
9 2 (1.35%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.35%) Sophos
9 2 (1.35%) Sourcefire
10 1 (0.68%) Palo Alto
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Bluestone Resourcing
Rate: Market
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Rate: £750 - £1000 per day
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