Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 33 34
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 30 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.27% 4.81% 3.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.59% 5.08% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 11
Cambridge median daily rate £470 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +33.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £400 £331 £306
90th Percentile £633 £620 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £475 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £52.50 £23.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.05% - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £52.50 £23.75 -
% change year-on-year +121.05% - -

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 653 591 594
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.02% 94.71% 96.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 336 275
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £282 £247 £194
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £380 £360
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.56% -6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 81 74
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +28.00% -18.83%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.13 £11.42
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £47.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £19.75 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -47.33% +50.00% +44.93%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019, 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 8 (26.67%) CRM
1 8 (26.67%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (23.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 5 (16.67%) SAP
4 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (16.67%) SSDT
4 5 (16.67%) Power BI
5 4 (13.33%) .NET
6 3 (10.00%) VMware
6 3 (10.00%) Finance
6 3 (10.00%) Legal
6 3 (10.00%) C
6 3 (10.00%) C#
6 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (10.00%) User Experience
6 3 (10.00%) SAP HANA
7 2 (6.67%) SAP EWM
7 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (6.67%) DNS
7 2 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.67%) PKI
7 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
7 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (6.67%) ERP
7 2 (6.67%) Windows
7 2 (6.67%) Microsoft

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) Apache
1 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.33%) CMS
1 1 (3.33%) DNN
1 1 (3.33%) EPiServer
1 1 (3.33%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (6.67%) SAP EWM
3 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.33%) NetSuite
3 1 (3.33%) SAP APO
3 1 (3.33%) SAP Business One
3 1 (3.33%) SAP MM
3 1 (3.33%) SAP PP
3 1 (3.33%) SAP WM
3 1 (3.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
1 2 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (3.33%) 3G
2 1 (3.33%) Broadband
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) LTE
2 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Power BI
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (16.67%) SSDT
2 3 (10.00%) SAP HANA
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Legal
2 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) User Experience
2 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) CRM
2 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.67%) ERP
3 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.67%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Vision
4 1 (3.33%) Content Management
4 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.33%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (3.33%) OO
4 1 (3.33%) OOP
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Revenue Recognition
4 1 (3.33%) SIEM
4 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C
2 3 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) MCSE
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.33%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) GxP
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) vSphere
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) SAP
2 3 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Ariba
4 1 (3.33%) Cadence
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) Epicor
4 1 (3.33%) IFS
4 1 (3.33%) Ivanti
4 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.33%) Juniper
4 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto
4 1 (3.33%) Sage
4 1 (3.33%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.33%) Xilinx