The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Software 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
Software Consultant
UK
Rank 580 603 579
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Software Consultant 17 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.037% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.039% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 12
Median daily rate £455 £400 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% +11.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £280 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £311 £313
% change year-on-year
+60.82% -0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.00 -

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%

Software Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Software Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Software Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Software Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Consultant
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software 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 +27 15 £450 +12.50% 36
London +14 8 £388 -26.19% 11
South West +13 3 - - 1
Bristol - 3 - -
Berkshire +13 1 - - 2
South East +12 1 - - 8
City of London -3 1 £320 -28.88% 4
West Midlands -7 1 £460 -26.40% 3
North East -20 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £460 -
Reading - 1 - -
Telford - 1 £460 -
Leeds - 1 £500 - 3
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 3

Software Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, Software 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 Software Consultant in the job title.

1 19 (47.50%) Finance
2 15 (37.50%) Java
3 12 (30.00%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) Wealth Management
4 9 (22.50%) Banking
5 8 (20.00%) Oracle
5 8 (20.00%) HTML
6 7 (17.50%) Web Services
6 7 (17.50%) XML
6 7 (17.50%) Business Analysis
6 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (15.00%) Sonata
7 6 (15.00%) Degree
7 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (15.00%) Open Source
7 6 (15.00%) XSLT
7 6 (15.00%) JSP
8 5 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (12.50%) SAML
8 5 (12.50%) Migration
8 5 (12.50%) MS Office
8 5 (12.50%) C
8 5 (12.50%) UML
8 5 (12.50%) Client/Server
8 5 (12.50%) Software Architecture
8 5 (12.50%) Avaloq
8 5 (12.50%) FNZ
8 5 (12.50%) SDET
9 4 (10.00%) Product Management

Software 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 1 (2.50%) GlassFish
1 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Sonata
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) SMS
1 1 (2.50%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) MS Access
2 2 (5.00%) DB2
3 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Ant
1 2 (5.00%) ClearCase
1 2 (5.00%) ClearQuest
1 2 (5.00%) Maven
2 1 (2.50%) MSI
General
1 19 (47.50%) Finance
2 9 (22.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) HTML
2 7 (17.50%) Web Services
2 7 (17.50%) XML
3 6 (15.00%) JSP
3 6 (15.00%) XSLT
4 5 (12.50%) SAML
5 2 (5.00%) CGI
6 1 (2.50%) J2EE
6 1 (2.50%) JSON
6 1 (2.50%) REST
6 1 (2.50%) Software Packaging
6 1 (2.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 5 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (7.50%) Fintech
5 2 (5.00%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
1 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.00%) AIX
2 2 (5.00%) Solaris
2 2 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Wealth Management
2 7 (17.50%) Business Analysis
3 6 (15.00%) Open Source
3 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (12.50%) Migration
4 5 (12.50%) Software Architecture
4 5 (12.50%) UML
5 4 (10.00%) Change Management
5 4 (10.00%) Product Management
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.50%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.50%) SDLC
6 3 (7.50%) Software Asset Management
6 3 (7.50%) Validation
7 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL
7 2 (5.00%) Presales
7 2 (5.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) Java
2 12 (30.00%) SQL
3 5 (12.50%) C
4 2 (5.00%) Perl
4 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) CSQA
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) SDET
2 3 (7.50%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.50%) EMIR
3 1 (2.50%) FATCA
3 1 (2.50%) MiFID
3 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) Avaloq
2 5 (12.50%) FNZ
3 2 (5.00%) HP
3 2 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.50%) AppSense
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.50%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) Software AG
4 1 (2.50%) Terracotta
4 1 (2.50%) webMethods
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