Period
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The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £556 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 49 36 43
Rank change year-on-year -13 +7 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 23 20 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.95% 3.22% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.37% 3.57% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 3
10th Percentile £363 £438 £393
25th Percentile £494 £463 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £556 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +11.10% -4.76% +13.51%
75th Percentile £647 £541 £631
90th Percentile £700 £616 £688
East of England median daily rate £600 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% -1.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 683 560 357
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.68% 90.03% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 313 218
10th Percentile £206 £144 £240
25th Percentile £353 £250 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £400 £450
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +4.35%
75th Percentile £550 £504 £538
90th Percentile £675 £600 £650
East of England median daily rate £475 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 145 28
10th Percentile £13.25 - £13.00
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £13.58
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -12.90% -8.82%
75th Percentile £20.56 £16.00 £21.75
90th Percentile £34.70 £18.75 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £19.81 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +32.07% -23.08% +21.88%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Cambridgeshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Consultant in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Consultant in Cambridgeshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Consultant in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Consultant in Cambridgeshire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Consultant in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend for Consultant in Cambridgeshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 15 August 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Cambridge -13 10 £525 +5.00% 5
Huntingdon - 5 £552 - 2
Peterborough -9 3 £625 +78.57% 1
Consultant
East of England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, Consultant contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (47.83%) SAP
2 8 (34.78%) Social Skills
3 6 (26.09%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (26.09%) SAP CS
3 6 (26.09%) SAP PM
3 6 (26.09%) Asset Management
3 6 (26.09%) EAM
4 5 (21.74%) SAP IS-U
5 4 (17.39%) Information Security
5 4 (17.39%) CISM
5 4 (17.39%) Migration
5 4 (17.39%) CISSP
5 4 (17.39%) Firewall
5 4 (17.39%) NIST
5 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (17.39%) SIEM
5 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (13.04%) Data Structures
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (13.04%) Public Sector
6 3 (13.04%) Power Platform
6 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
6 3 (13.04%) LSMW
7 2 (8.70%) ISMS
7 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) ERP
7 2 (8.70%) WAN
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.70%) Symantec

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (13.04%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 6 (26.09%) SAP CS
1 6 (26.09%) SAP PM
1 6 (26.09%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (21.74%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (4.35%) SAP CO
3 1 (4.35%) SAP FI
3 1 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (4.35%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft 365
1 3 (13.04%) Power Platform
2 2 (8.70%) Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Mimecast
2 2 (8.70%) SaaS
3 1 (4.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) BGP
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) MPLS
2 2 (8.70%) OSPF
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
2 2 (8.70%) Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (4.35%) EIGRP
3 1 (4.35%) FabricPath
3 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.35%) SD-WAN
3 1 (4.35%) VPLS
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) LSMW
2 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (34.78%) Social Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.35%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Documentation Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) SPFx
2 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Structures
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Asset Management
1 6 (26.09%) EAM
2 4 (17.39%) Information Security
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) SIEM
2 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (8.70%) ERP
4 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Response
4 2 (8.70%) Information Security Management
4 2 (8.70%) ISMS
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (8.70%) Password Management
4 2 (8.70%) Security Management
4 2 (8.70%) SOAR
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) ABAP
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CISM
1 4 (17.39%) CISSP
2 2 (8.70%) CRISC
2 2 (8.70%) ISACA
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (17.39%) NIST
2 2 (8.70%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (8.70%) GRC
2 2 (8.70%) NCSC
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) SAP
2 2 (8.70%) FireEye
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Palo Alto
2 2 (8.70%) Proofpoint
2 2 (8.70%) Symantec
2 2 (8.70%) Zscaler
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) ForeScout
3 1 (4.35%) Meraki
3 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds