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 28 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Consultant
Rank 632 620 595
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Consultant 14 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.033% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.034% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 14
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £304 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
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 £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
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 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 2016.

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 11 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 28 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 -5 14 £450 - 42
London -10 8 £525 +16.66% 13
North East -58 2 £298 +35.22%
West Midlands - 2 £550 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 2 £298 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £298 -
Warwickshire - 2 £550 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 5
Warwick - 1 £425 - 1
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Hull - 1 - -

Software Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.95%) Finance
3 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
3 9 (23.68%) Software Licensing
4 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (21.05%) SQL
4 8 (21.05%) Asset Management
5 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
5 7 (18.42%) Windows
5 7 (18.42%) Java
6 6 (15.79%) .NET
6 6 (15.79%) Oracle
6 6 (15.79%) Software Asset Management
7 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
7 5 (13.16%) ITIL
7 5 (13.16%) Service Management
8 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
8 4 (10.53%) Legal
8 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.53%) Project Management
8 4 (10.53%) Linux
8 4 (10.53%) C
8 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
8 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.53%) Software Delivery
8 4 (10.53%) SDLC
8 4 (10.53%) Docker
8 4 (10.53%) DevOps
9 3 (7.89%) OpenShift
9 3 (7.89%) Relational Database

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:

Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Sonata
2 1 (2.63%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
1 2 (5.26%) Junos
1 2 (5.26%) Wireless
2 1 (2.63%) FTP
2 1 (2.63%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Network Security
2 1 (2.63%) SMTP
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.26%) MS Access
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Hudson
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) MSI
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Legal
3 3 (7.89%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.63%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) Ajax
2 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Virtual Team
3 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.26%) CMDB
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.63%) CESG
4 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) Fintech
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
3 3 (7.89%) CentOS
3 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Software Licensing
2 8 (21.05%) Asset Management
3 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
4 6 (15.79%) Software Asset Management
5 5 (13.16%) ITIL
5 5 (13.16%) Service Management
6 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
6 4 (10.53%) DevOps
6 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.53%) Project Management
6 4 (10.53%) SDLC
6 4 (10.53%) Software Delivery
6 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.89%) Software Deployment
7 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.26%) Supply Chain Management
8 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (5.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) C
4 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.89%) C#
5 2 (5.26%) Embedded C
5 2 (5.26%) VBA
5 2 (5.26%) VBScript
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.63%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
1 2 (5.26%) ISEB
1 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (5.26%) JNCIE
1 2 (5.26%) JNCIP
1 2 (5.26%) JNCIS
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) CSQA
2 1 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) ISACA
2 1 (2.63%) MCP
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) SANS
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.53%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Kubernetes
1 3 (7.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.26%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) WSUS
3 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.63%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Avaloq
3 2 (5.26%) FNZ
3 2 (5.26%) Juniper
4 1 (2.63%) CA
4 1 (2.63%) SAP