The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 31 33 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 9 13 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.88% 3.19% 14.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 3.26% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 27
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £368 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £48.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -2.08% +54.83%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 292 399 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.29% 97.79% 97.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 257 180
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 32 25
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +74.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Cambridge

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Cambridge region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Windows
3 5 (21.74%) SAP
3 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (17.39%) Skype for Business
4 4 (17.39%) MCITP
4 4 (17.39%) Office 365
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (17.39%) Mimecast
4 4 (17.39%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 4 (17.39%) MCSE
4 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (13.04%) ERP
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
6 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.70%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (8.70%) PMO
6 2 (8.70%) Power BI
6 2 (8.70%) Change Control
6 2 (8.70%) SAPUI5

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) Skype for Business
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) SAP MM
2 1 (4.35%) SAP SD
2 1 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (17.39%) Mimecast
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.70%) Power BI
1 2 (8.70%) SAP BW
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) SAPUI5
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) PMI
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) ERP
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) Change Control
3 2 (8.70%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) Information Management
3 2 (8.70%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Business Process Modelling
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Test Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.35%) User Stories
4 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) ABAP
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) MCITP
1 4 (17.39%) MCSE
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) HNC
3 1 (4.35%) HND
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) PMO
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Firmware
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) SAP
3 2 (8.70%) JD Edwards
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Qualys
4 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com