Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 28 28
Rank change year-on-year -12 0 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 116 110 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.94% 6.31% 6.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.20% 6.77% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 69 83
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £323 £362 £325
90th Percentile £608 £550 £560
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £60.00 £66.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.77% - -
South East median hourly rate £54.00 £45.00 £60.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -25.62% +168.89%

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 2229 1625 2540
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 93.23% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 848 1279
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £214 £225
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 77 106
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.11
90th Percentile £42.62 £39.25 £31.50
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -8 89 £450 - 10
High Wycombe -14 3 £438 -2.78% 4
Amersham - 2 - -
Aylesbury - 1 £600 -
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 25 (21.55%) Banking
2 20 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 17 (14.66%) Active Directory
4 16 (13.79%) SQL
5 15 (12.93%) ERP
6 14 (12.07%) Finance
6 14 (12.07%) Migration
6 14 (12.07%) SC Cleared
6 14 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (11.21%) SAP
7 13 (11.21%) Java
8 12 (10.34%) Microsoft
9 11 (9.48%) SharePoint
9 11 (9.48%) DV Cleared
9 11 (9.48%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (9.48%) OpenStack
9 11 (9.48%) Ansible
10 10 (8.62%) Office 365
10 10 (8.62%) Skype for Business
10 10 (8.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (8.62%) SAP ERP
10 10 (8.62%) CISSP
10 10 (8.62%) Risk Management
11 9 (7.76%) Windows
11 9 (7.76%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (7.76%) DevOps
11 9 (7.76%) Skype
12 8 (6.90%) API Development
12 8 (6.90%) Information Security
12 8 (6.90%) CESG

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 11 (9.48%) OpenStack
1 11 (9.48%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.62%) Skype for Business
3 7 (6.03%) SAP Portal
3 7 (6.03%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.72%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.86%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.86%) Confluence
6 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.86%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.86%) IIS
6 1 (0.86%) SAS
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (8.62%) SAP ERP
2 4 (3.45%) SAP SD
3 3 (2.59%) SAP CO
3 3 (2.59%) SAP FI
3 3 (2.59%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.72%) BPCS
4 2 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.86%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.86%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.86%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.86%) Maximo
5 1 (0.86%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.86%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.86%) Sage 500
5 1 (0.86%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.62%) Office 365
4 3 (2.59%) IaaS
5 2 (1.72%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.72%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.72%) PaaS
6 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.76%) Skype
2 7 (6.03%) FTP
2 7 (6.03%) HTTP
2 7 (6.03%) Internet
2 7 (6.03%) SMTP
2 7 (6.03%) SSL
3 6 (5.17%) DNS
4 5 (4.31%) Firewall
4 5 (4.31%) Unified Communications
5 3 (2.59%) LAN
5 3 (2.59%) Network Security
6 1 (0.86%) DHCP
6 1 (0.86%) SNMP
6 1 (0.86%) VLAN
6 1 (0.86%) VPN
6 1 (0.86%) WAN
6 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.59%) Big Data
2 2 (1.72%) Data Lake
2 2 (1.72%) DB2
3 1 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.86%) Base SAS
3 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.86%) PowerCenter
3 1 (0.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) LSMW
2 3 (2.59%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.72%) GitLab
4 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.86%) JIRA
4 1 (0.86%) JUnit
4 1 (0.86%) Maven
General
1 25 (21.55%) Banking
2 14 (12.07%) Finance
3 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.45%) Legal
5 3 (2.59%) Billing
5 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.72%) Electronics
6 2 (1.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.86%) Advertising
7 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.03%) .NET
1 7 (6.03%) cXML
1 7 (6.03%) ebXML
1 7 (6.03%) EDI
1 7 (6.03%) WebSphere MQ
1 7 (6.03%) XML
1 7 (6.03%) XML Schema
2 3 (2.59%) SAP Fiori
3 2 (1.72%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.72%) Node.js
3 2 (1.72%) REST
3 2 (1.72%) SOAP
4 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.86%) HTML
4 1 (0.86%) Kafka
4 1 (0.86%) React
4 1 (0.86%) SAP TM
4 1 (0.86%) Spring Security
4 1 (0.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.90%) CESG
2 7 (6.03%) DataPower
2 7 (6.03%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.59%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.59%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.72%) CMDB
4 2 (1.72%) User Experience
5 1 (0.86%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.86%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.86%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.86%) FMCG
5 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.86%) PKI
5 1 (0.86%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.86%) Robotics
5 1 (0.86%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.76%) Windows
2 6 (5.17%) Linux
3 4 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.59%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.72%) Unix
5 2 (1.72%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.86%) AIX
6 1 (0.86%) CentOS
6 1 (0.86%) Solaris
6 1 (0.86%) SUSE
6 1 (0.86%) VMS
6 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.93%) ERP
2 14 (12.07%) Migration
3 10 (8.62%) Risk Management
4 9 (7.76%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (7.76%) DevOps
5 8 (6.90%) API Development
5 8 (6.90%) Information Security
6 7 (6.03%) B2B
6 7 (6.03%) Data Security
6 7 (6.03%) EAI
6 7 (6.03%) High Availability
6 7 (6.03%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (5.17%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (4.31%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (4.31%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (4.31%) Security Management
9 4 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.45%) ISMS
9 4 (3.45%) Logistics
9 4 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.79%) SQL
2 13 (11.21%) Java
3 8 (6.90%) ABAP
3 8 (6.90%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.03%) ActionScript
4 7 (6.03%) ActionScript 2.0
4 7 (6.03%) ActionScript 3.0
5 3 (2.59%) Python
6 2 (1.72%) VBScript
7 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.86%) C#
7 1 (0.86%) C++
7 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.86%) Perl
7 1 (0.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.48%) DV Cleared
4 10 (8.62%) CISSP
5 6 (5.17%) GCIA
5 6 (5.17%) GSEC
6 5 (4.31%) CCIE
6 5 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.45%) Degree
8 3 (2.59%) CCNA
8 3 (2.59%) CCNP
9 2 (1.72%) CEH
9 2 (1.72%) CISM
9 2 (1.72%) CLAS
9 2 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.72%) GIAC
9 2 (1.72%) SANS
10 1 (0.86%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.86%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.86%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.03%) RosettaNet
3 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.86%) GDPR
4 1 (0.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.86%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (14.66%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.45%) Firmware
3 3 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.59%) XenApp
4 2 (1.72%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.72%) Docker
4 2 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.72%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.86%) vCloud
5 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (9.48%) Ansible
2 5 (4.31%) SCCM
3 2 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.86%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.86%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.86%) Kibana
4 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.86%) Puppet
4 1 (0.86%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.86%) SCOM
4 1 (0.86%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.86%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.86%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (11.21%) SAP
2 12 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.90%) IBM
4 7 (6.03%) webMethods
5 6 (5.17%) CyberArk
6 5 (4.31%) Cisco
6 5 (4.31%) Computacenter
6 5 (4.31%) VMware
7 4 (3.45%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.59%) Citrix
8 3 (2.59%) Cloudera
8 3 (2.59%) Dell
9 2 (1.72%) AppSense
9 2 (1.72%) Blue Prism
9 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.72%) Symantec
10 1 (0.86%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.86%) Becrypt
10 1 (0.86%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.86%) Nimsoft