Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Consultant
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 37 27
Rank change year-on-year -15 -10 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 62 129 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.73% 5.47% 6.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.93% 5.77% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 71 63
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £463 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £353 £319 £363
90th Percentile £649 £600 £560
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £60.00 £66.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.77% -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -41.67% +65.52% -40.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 1,576 2,234 1,564
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.74% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 990 828
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £224 £200
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 126 81
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +20.69% +3.57%
10th Percentile £10.09 £10.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £35.25 £42.79 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.55
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.96% +6.00%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Buckinghamshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Buckinghamshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Buckinghamshire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Buckinghamshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -19 43 £463 +2.78% 21
Aylesbury +3 2 - - 1
High Wycombe -2 1 £550 +23.94% 6
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 18 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 14 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 13 (20.97%) DV Cleared
4 11 (17.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (16.13%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (16.13%) Information Security
6 9 (14.52%) Risk Management
6 9 (14.52%) Windows
7 8 (12.90%) Oracle
7 8 (12.90%) Finance
7 8 (12.90%) ISMS
7 8 (12.90%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (11.29%) Analytics
8 7 (11.29%) SAP
8 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
9 6 (9.68%) Migration
10 5 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
10 5 (8.06%) SQL
10 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
10 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (8.06%) Office 365
10 5 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (6.45%) Wireframes
11 4 (6.45%) User Experience
11 4 (6.45%) Java
11 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
11 4 (6.45%) Regression Testing

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 3 (4.84%) Apache
2 2 (3.23%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) SAP Payroll
1 3 (4.84%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (3.23%) SAP BPC
2 2 (3.23%) SAP CRM
2 2 (3.23%) ScheduALL
3 1 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.61%) Maximo
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.61%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.61%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (8.06%) Office 365
2 1 (1.61%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) Big Data
2 3 (4.84%) SAP HANA
3 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.23%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.61%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.61%) DB2
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.61%) QlikView
4 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.61%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (1.61%) JDeveloper
2 1 (1.61%) LSMW
2 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (12.90%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) German Language
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) CSS
1 3 (4.84%) HTML
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (4.84%) SOAP
2 2 (3.23%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.23%) Kafka
2 2 (3.23%) Node.js
2 2 (3.23%) Spring Security
2 2 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.61%) CSS3
3 1 (1.61%) Middleware
3 1 (1.61%) OAuth
3 1 (1.61%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.61%) OpenID
3 1 (1.61%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (1.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) User Experience
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.61%) CESG
4 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.61%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) NHS
4 1 (1.61%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.61%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.23%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (16.13%) Information Security
1 10 (16.13%) Risk Assessment
2 9 (14.52%) Risk Management
3 8 (12.90%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (12.90%) ISMS
4 7 (11.29%) Analytics
5 6 (9.68%) Migration
6 5 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (6.45%) Regression Testing
7 4 (6.45%) Scrum
7 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.45%) Wireframes
8 3 (4.84%) API Testing
8 3 (4.84%) CRM
8 3 (4.84%) ERP
8 3 (4.84%) ITIL
8 3 (4.84%) Service Management
9 2 (3.23%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) SQL
2 4 (6.45%) Java
2 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.23%) Scala
4 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 14 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 13 (20.97%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) CISSP
4 2 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) CEH
5 1 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.61%) CISA
5 1 (1.61%) CISM
5 1 (1.61%) CRISC
5 1 (1.61%) Degree
5 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.61%) MCSE
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.45%) QA
3 2 (3.23%) GDPR
3 2 (3.23%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) SCCM
2 1 (1.61%) SCOM
2 1 (1.61%) WMI
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Oracle
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) SAP
3 3 (4.84%) VMware
4 2 (3.23%) Tableau
5 1 (1.61%) Adobe
5 1 (1.61%) Citrix
5 1 (1.61%) IBM
5 1 (1.61%) NetApp
5 1 (1.61%) Tealium