Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 26 23
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 134 111 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.82% 6.60% 6.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.16% 7.10% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 59 84
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.95% +11.11% +5.57%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £313
90th Percentile £583 £575 £567
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £60.00 £66.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.77% - -
South East median hourly rate £48.00 £45.00 £51.74
% change year-on-year +6.67% -13.03% +129.96%

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 2,176 1,563 2,262
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 92.93% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,001 823 1,114
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £215 £215 £230
90th Percentile £538 £563 £525
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 76 103
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.05 £9.00 £9.23
90th Percentile £29.41 £38.75 £30.40
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +3 106 £450 -9.95% 7
High Wycombe -11 2 £444 -6.58% 2
Aylesbury -9 1 £600 -
Amersham - 1 - - 1
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 26 (19.40%) SQL
2 23 (17.16%) Banking
3 22 (16.42%) Finance
4 19 (14.18%) Java
5 18 (13.43%) XML
5 18 (13.43%) IBM
5 18 (13.43%) Security Cleared
6 16 (11.94%) Active Directory
6 16 (11.94%) SAP
7 14 (10.45%) ERP
8 13 (9.70%) Migration
9 12 (8.96%) SC Cleared
10 11 (8.21%) SAP ERP
10 11 (8.21%) Microsoft
11 10 (7.46%) Telecoms
11 10 (7.46%) CISSP
11 10 (7.46%) SharePoint
11 10 (7.46%) Unix
11 10 (7.46%) ABAP
11 10 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (7.46%) WebSphere
11 10 (7.46%) DV Cleared
11 10 (7.46%) Information Security
11 10 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (7.46%) Office 365
11 10 (7.46%) Ansible
12 9 (6.72%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (6.72%) API Development
12 9 (6.72%) Skype for Business
12 9 (6.72%) SAP Portal

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 10 (7.46%) SharePoint
1 10 (7.46%) WebSphere
2 9 (6.72%) SAP Portal
2 9 (6.72%) Skype for Business
3 6 (4.48%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.24%) CMS
5 2 (1.49%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.49%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.75%) Confluence
6 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.75%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.75%) IIS
6 1 (0.75%) SAS
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (8.21%) SAP ERP
2 5 (3.73%) SAP CO
2 5 (3.73%) SAP FI
2 5 (3.73%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (2.99%) SAP SD
4 3 (2.24%) Maximo
4 3 (2.24%) SAP Travel Management
5 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.75%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.75%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.75%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.75%) Sage 500
5 1 (0.75%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (7.46%) Office 365
2 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.24%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.49%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.49%) PaaS
5 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.97%) FTP
1 8 (5.97%) HTTP
1 8 (5.97%) Internet
1 8 (5.97%) Skype
1 8 (5.97%) SMTP
1 8 (5.97%) SSL
2 5 (3.73%) Cisco ISE
2 5 (3.73%) Unified Communications
3 4 (2.99%) DNS
4 3 (2.24%) Firewall
5 2 (1.49%) Network Security
6 1 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.75%) MPLS
6 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.48%) DB2
2 4 (2.99%) Big Data
2 4 (2.99%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.24%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.49%) PowerCenter
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.75%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 5 (3.73%) LSMW
2 4 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.24%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.75%) GitLab
4 1 (0.75%) JIRA
4 1 (0.75%) JUnit
4 1 (0.75%) Maven
General
1 23 (17.16%) Banking
2 22 (16.42%) Finance
3 10 (7.46%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.48%) Legal
5 4 (2.99%) Marketing
6 3 (2.24%) Advertising
6 3 (2.24%) Billing
6 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.49%) Back Office
7 2 (1.49%) Electronics
7 2 (1.49%) Front Office
7 2 (1.49%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.75%) Retail
8 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.43%) XML
2 9 (6.72%) .NET
2 9 (6.72%) J2EE
3 8 (5.97%) cXML
3 8 (5.97%) ebXML
3 8 (5.97%) EDI
3 8 (5.97%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (5.97%) XML Schema
4 5 (3.73%) CGI
4 5 (3.73%) SAP Fiori
5 4 (2.99%) Kafka
6 3 (2.24%) HTML
7 2 (1.49%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.49%) JSP
7 2 (1.49%) Node.js
7 2 (1.49%) REST
7 2 (1.49%) SOAP
8 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.75%) React
8 1 (0.75%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.97%) CESG
1 8 (5.97%) DataPower
1 8 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.49%) CMDB
3 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.49%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.49%) User Experience
4 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.75%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (0.75%) FMCG
4 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.75%) Robotics
4 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.46%) Unix
2 7 (5.22%) Windows
3 5 (3.73%) Linux
4 4 (2.99%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.49%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.49%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.75%) CentOS
7 1 (0.75%) Solaris
7 1 (0.75%) SUSE
7 1 (0.75%) VMS
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (10.45%) ERP
2 13 (9.70%) Migration
3 10 (7.46%) Information Security
4 9 (6.72%) API Development
4 9 (6.72%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (6.72%) Risk Management
5 8 (5.97%) B2B
5 8 (5.97%) Data Security
5 8 (5.97%) DevOps
5 8 (5.97%) EAI
5 8 (5.97%) High Availability
6 7 (5.22%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (5.22%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.73%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (3.73%) Security Management
9 4 (2.99%) CRM
9 4 (2.99%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (2.99%) Information Security Management
9 4 (2.99%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.40%) SQL
2 19 (14.18%) Java
3 10 (7.46%) ABAP
4 8 (5.97%) ActionScript
4 8 (5.97%) ActionScript 2.0
4 8 (5.97%) ActionScript 3.0
4 8 (5.97%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.73%) Perl
6 3 (2.24%) Python
7 2 (1.49%) VBScript
8 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.75%) C#
8 1 (0.75%) C++
8 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.46%) CISSP
3 10 (7.46%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.22%) Degree
5 6 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.48%) GCIA
5 6 (4.48%) GSEC
6 5 (3.73%) CCIE
7 2 (1.49%) CCNA
7 2 (1.49%) CCNP
7 2 (1.49%) CISM
7 2 (1.49%) CLAS
7 2 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.49%) GIAC
7 2 (1.49%) SANS
8 1 (0.75%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.97%) RosettaNet
3 5 (3.73%) GDPR
4 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.75%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (11.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.24%) Docker
2 3 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.24%) XenApp
3 2 (1.49%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.49%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.75%) Firmware
4 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.75%) vCloud
4 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (7.46%) Ansible
2 9 (6.72%) Netcool
3 8 (5.97%) Tivoli
4 6 (4.48%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 5 (3.73%) SCCM
6 2 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.49%) Puppet
6 2 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.75%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.75%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.75%) Kibana
7 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.75%) SCOM
7 1 (0.75%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.75%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.75%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.75%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (13.43%) IBM
2 16 (11.94%) SAP
3 11 (8.21%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.97%) Cisco
4 8 (5.97%) webMethods
5 6 (4.48%) CyberArk
6 5 (3.73%) Cognos
6 5 (3.73%) Computacenter
7 4 (2.99%) Cloudera
7 4 (2.99%) Cramer
7 4 (2.99%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.99%) VMware
8 3 (2.24%) Citrix
8 3 (2.24%) EMC
9 2 (1.49%) Blue Prism
9 2 (1.49%) Dell
9 2 (1.49%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.49%) Oracle
9 2 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.49%) Symantec