Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 19 August 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 38 37
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 31 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.48% 3.32% 4.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.76% 3.51% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 20
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% -2.22% -
10th Percentile £351 £330 £413
90th Percentile £594 £523 £604
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Cambridge median hourly rate - £37.50 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -78.57% +191.67%
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £37.50 £175.00
% change year-on-year - -78.57% +191.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 651 598 696
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.08% 94.62% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 315 405
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +9.59%
10th Percentile £277 £197 £231
90th Percentile £588 £500 £538
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 90 56
Cambridge median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% - +82.93%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.90 £11.82
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.28 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £16.63 £23.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.72% -38.67% +111.27%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Cambridge

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Cambridge

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Cambridge over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Cambridge

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 Cambridge region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (35.48%) CRM
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
1 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (32.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (32.26%) Dynamics 365
3 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (22.58%) JIRA
5 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (16.13%) C#
6 5 (16.13%) HTML
6 5 (16.13%) SAP
6 5 (16.13%) CSS
6 5 (16.13%) Windows
6 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (12.90%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle
7 4 (12.90%) Migration
7 4 (12.90%) Finance
7 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.90%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (12.90%) QA
7 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
8 3 (9.68%) Use Case
8 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
8 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.68%) HTML5
8 3 (9.68%) CSS3

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Business Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.45%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (6.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (3.23%) NetSuite
3 1 (3.23%) SAP MDG
3 1 (3.23%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (6.45%) SaaS
5 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DHCP
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
1 1 (3.23%) NetScaler
1 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
2 1 (3.23%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) JIRA
2 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (6.45%) Subversion
4 1 (3.23%) JMeter
4 1 (3.23%) LSMW
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) CSS
1 5 (16.13%) HTML
2 3 (9.68%) CSS3
2 3 (9.68%) HTML5
3 2 (6.45%) .NET
3 2 (6.45%) Ajax
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (6.45%) XHTML
3 2 (6.45%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) OAuth
4 1 (3.23%) OpenID
4 1 (3.23%) SAML
4 1 (3.23%) SAP Basis
4 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) CESG
3 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (35.48%) CRM
2 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (12.90%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (12.90%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (12.90%) Migration
4 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
4 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
5 3 (9.68%) ERP
5 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
5 3 (9.68%) Use Case
5 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.68%) User Stories
6 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Campaign Management
6 2 (6.45%) Decision-Making
6 2 (6.45%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (6.45%) Open Source
6 2 (6.45%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) C#
2 3 (9.68%) Java
2 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) Perl
3 2 (6.45%) PHP
3 2 (6.45%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
1 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) Shibboleth
2 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Rancher
2 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) SAP
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Atlassian
4 2 (6.45%) HubSpot
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Workday
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto