Period
to 19 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 19 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 38 39
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 25 19 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.24% 3.21% 4.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.45% 3.42% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 17
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% -
10th Percentile £369 £338 £410
90th Percentile £588 £479 £508
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £450 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Cambridge median hourly rate - £37.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.79% -27.50%
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £27.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year - -37.93% +2.96%

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 562 556 736
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 93.92% 97.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 269 460
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £170 £233
90th Percentile £575 £513 £538
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 89 53
Cambridge median hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.71% -6.67% +82.93%
10th Percentile £11.31 £12.50 £14.77
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £59.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £16.50 £23.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -29.79% -37.33% +102.70%

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 June 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 June 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 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (24.00%) CRM
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (24.00%) SAP
3 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (20.00%) Oracle
4 5 (20.00%) JIRA
4 5 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (16.00%) CSS
5 4 (16.00%) HTML
5 4 (16.00%) ERP
5 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
5 4 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (12.00%) Workday
6 3 (12.00%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (12.00%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (12.00%) Java
6 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (12.00%) Windows
6 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (12.00%) QA

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 5 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (12.00%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (12.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (4.00%) NetSuite
3 1 (4.00%) Sage X3
3 1 (4.00%) SAP PP
3 1 (4.00%) SAP PP-PI
3 1 (4.00%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.00%) SaaS
4 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.00%) DHCP
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (8.00%) Subversion
4 1 (4.00%) JMeter
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) CSS
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (8.00%) Ajax
3 2 (8.00%) CSS3
3 2 (8.00%) HTML5
3 2 (8.00%) XHTML
3 2 (8.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) OAuth
4 1 (4.00%) OpenID
4 1 (4.00%) SAML
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Basis
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
1 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) CRM
2 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (16.00%) ERP
3 4 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (12.00%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Campaign Management
5 2 (8.00%) Decision-Making
5 2 (8.00%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Open Source
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.00%) Use Case
5 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) User Stories
6 1 (4.00%) Cloud Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Java
1 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) Perl
2 2 (8.00%) PHP
2 2 (8.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) MCSA
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Rancher
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) SAP
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) Workday
5 2 (8.00%) Atlassian
5 2 (8.00%) HubSpot
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco
6 1 (4.00%) Meraki
6 1 (4.00%) Sage