The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 36 26 9
Rank change year-on-year -10 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 16 36 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.02% 5.80% 11.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.23% 5.94% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 36
Median daily rate £450 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £314 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £514 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £27.00 £42.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +71.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £48.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +95.91%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 495 606 642
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 93.57% 97.58% 97.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 363 315
Median daily rate £350 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £255 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 43 61
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +134.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Cambridgeshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Cambridgeshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Cambridgeshire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Cambridgeshire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +11 9 £450 - 13
Peterborough +2 4 £450 +82.74% 3
Huntingdon -10 1 - -
Consultant
East of England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) Windows
3 6 (14.63%) SAP
3 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (14.63%) Office 365
4 5 (12.20%) Mimecast
4 5 (12.20%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
4 5 (12.20%) Skype for Business
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
4 5 (12.20%) MCSE
4 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
4 5 (12.20%) MCITP
5 4 (9.76%) Finance
5 4 (9.76%) Migration
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle
5 4 (9.76%) Project Management
5 4 (9.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (7.32%) CRM
6 3 (7.32%) ERP
6 3 (7.32%) .NET
6 3 (7.32%) HTML
7 2 (4.88%) Citrix
7 2 (4.88%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (4.88%) Dynamics GP

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.20%) Skype for Business
3 4 (9.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (4.88%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Sage 50
2 1 (2.44%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP SD
2 1 (2.44%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (14.63%) Office 365
2 5 (12.20%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
1 1 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.88%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
2 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.88%) Power BI
2 2 (4.88%) SAP BW
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Lombardi
1 1 (2.44%) Selenium
1 1 (2.44%) Selenium IDE
1 1 (2.44%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.44%) TestDirector
1 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Local Government
2 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
1 3 (7.32%) HTML
2 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.88%) CSS
2 2 (4.88%) J2EE
2 2 (4.88%) SAPUI5
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.44%) Dojo
3 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.44%) JSP
3 1 (2.44%) Servlets
3 1 (2.44%) Spring
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) PMI
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.88%) Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 4 (9.76%) Migration
2 4 (9.76%) Project Management
3 3 (7.32%) CRM
3 3 (7.32%) ERP
4 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.88%) Change Control
4 2 (4.88%) Information Management
4 2 (4.88%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.44%) Automation Testing
5 1 (2.44%) BDD
5 1 (2.44%) High Availability
5 1 (2.44%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (2.44%) Security Architecture
5 1 (2.44%) SIEM
5 1 (2.44%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.44%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.44%) User Stories
5 1 (2.44%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.88%) ABAP
2 2 (4.88%) Java
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) C
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) MCITP
1 5 (12.20%) MCSE
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.88%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) HNC
3 1 (2.44%) HND
3 1 (2.44%) IBM Certification
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.44%) NVQ Level 4
3 1 (2.44%) OCPJP
3 1 (2.44%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PMO
2 1 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.88%) XenApp
3 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.44%) Firmware
3 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (2.44%) Linux-HA
1 1 (2.44%) Nessus
1 1 (2.44%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) SAP
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) Citrix
4 2 (4.88%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.44%) Adobe
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) Juniper
5 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.44%) Qualys
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.44%) Sophos
5 1 (2.44%) Sun
5 1 (2.44%) Talend
5 1 (2.44%) VMware
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