Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 35 40
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 33 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 5.43% 3.61% 4.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.72% 3.79% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 23
Cambridge median daily rate £525 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -9.09% -13.16%
10th Percentile £363 £306 £328
90th Percentile £640 £477 £570
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £500 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Cambridge median hourly rate £23.75 - £42.00
10th Percentile £21.63 - £41.00
90th Percentile £24.88 - £46.60
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £23.75 £16.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +43.94% -60.71% +71.43%

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 577 554 779
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.90% 95.35% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 255 508
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £263 £133 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £358 £393
% change year-on-year +11.89% -8.92% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 71 52
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.50 £25.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.00% -34.64% +27.50%
10th Percentile £16.75 £11.32 £13.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £59.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +78.57% -20.75% +8.16%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 10 (30.30%) SAP
2 6 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 5 (15.15%) SAP CO
3 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (15.15%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (12.12%) iTrent
4 4 (12.12%) Docker
4 4 (12.12%) SAP Implementation
4 4 (12.12%) Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.12%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (9.09%) Python
5 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.09%) Java
5 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 3 (9.09%) ERP
5 3 (9.09%) DevOps
5 3 (9.09%) Microservices
5 3 (9.09%) JIRA
5 3 (9.09%) Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (9.09%) Kubernetes
5 3 (9.09%) Packer
5 3 (9.09%) OpenShift
5 3 (9.09%) Terraform
6 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (6.06%) Data Strategy
6 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.06%) Office 365
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development

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 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Documentum
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) Acrobat
2 1 (3.03%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) SAP CO
2 4 (12.12%) iTrent
3 2 (6.06%) SAP FI
3 2 (6.06%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (6.06%) SAP PP
4 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (3.03%) Sage X3
4 1 (3.03%) SAP MM
4 1 (3.03%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.09%) OpenShift
3 2 (6.06%) Office 365
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) VPN
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) InstallShield
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 6 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Publishing
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
1 2 (6.06%) CSS
1 2 (6.06%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) Ajax
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.03%) SAP CO-PA
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) XHTML
2 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) e-Learning
2 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) Migration
1 4 (12.12%) SAP Implementation
1 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (9.09%) DevOps
2 3 (9.09%) ERP
2 3 (9.09%) Microservices
2 3 (9.09%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.06%) Change Management
3 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (6.06%) Data Strategy
3 2 (6.06%) Document Management
3 2 (6.06%) Identity Management
3 2 (6.06%) Information Security
3 2 (6.06%) Project Management
3 2 (6.06%) TDD
3 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.03%) MVC
4 1 (3.03%) Validation
4 1 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Java
1 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 3 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) ABAP
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
2 1 (3.03%) PHP
2 1 (3.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) CISM
1 1 (3.03%) CISSP
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
1 1 (3.03%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) GMP
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Kubernetes
1 3 (9.09%) Packer
1 3 (9.09%) Terraform
2 1 (3.03%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) Rancher
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) SAP
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) Adobe
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Meraki
4 1 (3.03%) Sage
4 1 (3.03%) Workday