The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 31 33
Rank change year-on-year -16 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 43 52 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.20% 5.45% 5.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.35% 5.65% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 41
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £534 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £50.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.00% +19.04%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 988 920 1168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 96.58% 96.34% 96.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 479 592
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 38
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -28.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £19.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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
Milton Keynes -15 33 £450 - 5
High Wycombe -1 1 £425 +6.25%
Newport Pagnell - 1 £538 -
Amersham - 1 - -
Aylesbury - 1 £500 -
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 38 (40.86%) Security Cleared
2 32 (34.41%) SC Cleared
3 17 (18.28%) Cisco
4 16 (17.20%) DV Cleared
5 15 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (16.13%) Windows
6 14 (15.05%) Banking
7 12 (12.90%) SharePoint
7 12 (12.90%) WAN
8 11 (11.83%) Finance
8 11 (11.83%) F5
9 10 (10.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (10.75%) CCNP
10 8 (8.60%) VPN
10 8 (8.60%) Office 365
11 7 (7.53%) OpenStack
11 7 (7.53%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (7.53%) ITIL
11 7 (7.53%) Service Management
11 7 (7.53%) Windows 10
12 6 (6.45%) Presales
12 6 (6.45%) Service Delivery
12 6 (6.45%) Unix
12 6 (6.45%) Linux
12 6 (6.45%) CCNA
12 6 (6.45%) Active Directory
12 6 (6.45%) LAN
12 6 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (6.45%) Load Balancing

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 12 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (7.53%) OpenStack
4 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.38%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.23%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.08%) Apache
7 1 (1.08%) nginx
7 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.08%) BPCS
2 1 (1.08%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.08%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.08%) Movex
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.08%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.08%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.08%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.60%) Office 365
2 5 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.30%) IaaS
4 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.08%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.90%) WAN
2 8 (8.60%) VPN
3 6 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (6.45%) LAN
3 6 (6.45%) Network Security
4 5 (5.38%) Firewall
5 4 (4.30%) BGP
5 4 (4.30%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (4.30%) DHCP
5 4 (4.30%) EIGRP
5 4 (4.30%) FCoE
5 4 (4.30%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (4.30%) Internet
5 4 (4.30%) OSPF
6 3 (3.23%) VLAN
6 3 (3.23%) Wireless
7 2 (2.15%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.15%) CTI
8 1 (1.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.08%) Big Data
2 1 (1.08%) BigQuery
2 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.08%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.08%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) JIRA
2 1 (1.08%) Babel
2 1 (1.08%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.08%) GitLab
2 1 (1.08%) Gradle
2 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.08%) Maven
2 1 (1.08%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.08%) webpack
General
1 14 (15.05%) Banking
2 11 (11.83%) Finance
3 3 (3.23%) Retail
4 2 (2.15%) Advertising
4 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.08%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.23%) .NET
1 3 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.15%) CSS
2 2 (2.15%) HTML
2 2 (2.15%) HTML5
3 1 (1.08%) Akka
3 1 (1.08%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.08%) Cocoa
3 1 (1.08%) CSS3
3 1 (1.08%) Node.js
3 1 (1.08%) SOAP
3 1 (1.08%) Spring
3 1 (1.08%) Spring Security
3 1 (1.08%) Visualforce
3 1 (1.08%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (1.08%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.30%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (3.23%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.15%) IVR
3 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.15%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.08%) CESG
4 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.08%) PKI
4 1 (1.08%) Replication
4 1 (1.08%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.13%) Windows
2 7 (7.53%) Windows 10
3 6 (6.45%) Linux
3 6 (6.45%) Unix
4 2 (2.15%) VMS
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.08%) AIX
5 1 (1.08%) Android
5 1 (1.08%) CentOS
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (7.53%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (7.53%) ITIL
1 7 (7.53%) Service Management
2 6 (6.45%) Load Balancing
2 6 (6.45%) Presales
2 6 (6.45%) Service Delivery
3 5 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (5.38%) Migration
3 5 (5.38%) Resource Management
3 5 (5.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (4.30%) Business Continuity
4 4 (4.30%) Incident Management
4 4 (4.30%) Risk Management
4 4 (4.30%) Security Testing
5 3 (3.23%) Analytics
5 3 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (3.23%) ERP
5 3 (3.23%) Information Security
5 3 (3.23%) Project Management
5 3 (3.23%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.38%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.30%) SQL
3 2 (2.15%) C
3 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.08%) ABAP
4 1 (1.08%) Apex Code
4 1 (1.08%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (1.08%) ES6
4 1 (1.08%) Java
4 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.08%) Perl
4 1 (1.08%) Python
4 1 (1.08%) Scala
4 1 (1.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (40.86%) Security Cleared
2 32 (34.41%) SC Cleared
3 16 (17.20%) DV Cleared
4 15 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (10.75%) CCNP
6 6 (6.45%) CCNA
7 5 (5.38%) CCIE
7 5 (5.38%) CEH
8 4 (4.30%) CREST Certified
8 4 (4.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (4.30%) OSCP
9 2 (2.15%) MCP
9 2 (2.15%) MCSE
9 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.08%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (1.08%) CISM
10 1 (1.08%) CISSP
10 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) ISO 22301
1 5 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.15%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.08%) vCloud
4 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.23%) Ansible
2 3 (3.23%) SCOM
3 2 (2.15%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.15%) Nagios
4 1 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.08%) Rundeck
4 1 (1.08%) SCCM
4 1 (1.08%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.08%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (18.28%) Cisco
2 11 (11.83%) F5
3 5 (5.38%) CheckPoint
3 5 (5.38%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.30%) SAP
4 4 (4.30%) VMware
5 3 (3.23%) Aruba
5 3 (3.23%) Oracle
6 2 (2.15%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.15%) Citrix
6 2 (2.15%) Genesys
6 2 (2.15%) HP
6 2 (2.15%) Nortel
6 2 (2.15%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.15%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.15%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.08%) Becrypt
7 1 (1.08%) IBM
7 1 (1.08%) IFS
7 1 (1.08%) Nintex