Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 31 32
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 34 30 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.50% 4.55% 4.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.84% 4.82% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 20
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.41% +0.57%
10th Percentile £358 £307 £368
90th Percentile £638 £630 £604
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £450 £413 £435
% change year-on-year +9.09% -5.17% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Cambridge median hourly rate £50.00 - £175.00
10th Percentile £47.50 - £162.50
90th Percentile £52.50 - £187.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £50.00 - £175.00

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 703 622 604
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.11% 94.39% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 340 326
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £284 £200 £233
90th Percentile £575 £564 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 87 54
Cambridge median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £14.00 £16.15 £11.74
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.35 £58.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £33.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -47.76% +48.89% +9.76%

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 October 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 20 October 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 (32.35%) CRM
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (29.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (29.41%) Dynamics 365
3 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (17.65%) C#
5 6 (17.65%) SAP
6 5 (14.71%) JIRA
7 4 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (11.76%) QA
7 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 4 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (8.82%) User Stories
8 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (8.82%) Use Case
8 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.82%) CSS3
8 3 (8.82%) SAP HANA
8 3 (8.82%) HTML5
8 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.82%) CSS
8 3 (8.82%) .NET
8 3 (8.82%) HTML
8 3 (8.82%) C
8 3 (8.82%) Windows
8 3 (8.82%) DNS

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 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.88%) SAP EWM
3 1 (2.94%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.94%) SAP MDG
3 1 (2.94%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) DNS
2 2 (5.88%) SSL
3 1 (2.94%) Broadband
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) LTE
3 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.94%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) JIRA
2 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) JMeter
2 1 (2.94%) LSMW
2 1 (2.94%) Selenium
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Legal
1 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
1 3 (8.82%) CSS
1 3 (8.82%) CSS3
1 3 (8.82%) HTML
1 3 (8.82%) HTML5
2 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (2.94%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.88%) PKI
2 2 (5.88%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) CESG
3 1 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.94%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) CRM
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.82%) Use Case
5 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (8.82%) User Stories
6 2 (5.88%) ERP
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security
6 2 (5.88%) ITIL
6 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.88%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (5.88%) Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Project Management
6 2 (5.88%) SIEM
6 2 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (8.82%) C
3 1 (2.94%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) MCSA
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.94%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) SAP
3 2 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) Ariba
4 1 (2.94%) Cadence
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.94%) Juniper
4 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.94%) Xilinx