Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 19 September 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 35 36
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 64 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.38% 4.60% 4.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.69% 4.92% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 35 26
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £425 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.03% -0.56%
10th Percentile £348 £280 £381
90th Percentile £625 £554 £600
East of England median daily rate £450 £486 £445
% change year-on-year -7.46% +9.27% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £50.00 - £175.00
10th Percentile £47.50 - £162.50
90th Percentile £52.50 - £187.50
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £89.25 £46.50
% change year-on-year -43.98% +91.94% +30.07%

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 1,125 1,179 1,058
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.54% 93.57% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 591 564
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £194 £170
90th Percentile £575 £513 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 139 92
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.88 £10.09
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.43
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.78% -10.00% -2.44%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Cambridgeshire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor 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 19 September 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +7 32 £425 -3.41% 22
Peterborough -4 9 £544 +48.97% 4
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (18.75%) CRM
4 11 (17.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (17.19%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (17.19%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (10.94%) DNS
8 7 (10.94%) SAP
9 6 (9.38%) C#
9 6 (9.38%) Java
9 6 (9.38%) LAN
9 6 (9.38%) Finance
10 5 (7.81%) Information Security
10 5 (7.81%) Data Analysis
10 5 (7.81%) JIRA
10 5 (7.81%) Firewall
10 5 (7.81%) VPN
10 5 (7.81%) Open Source
10 5 (7.81%) SaaS
10 5 (7.81%) Big Data
10 5 (7.81%) User Experience
11 4 (6.25%) Kibana
11 4 (6.25%) API Integration
11 4 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
11 4 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
11 4 (6.25%) Problem-Solving

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 4 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.69%) Mule
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.56%) Apache
4 1 (1.56%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.69%) NetSuite
3 2 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.13%) SAP EWM
4 1 (1.56%) Sage 200
4 1 (1.56%) SAP MDG
4 1 (1.56%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.19%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.81%) SaaS
4 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.13%) Office 365
6 1 (1.56%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (1.56%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) DNS
2 6 (9.38%) LAN
3 5 (7.81%) Firewall
3 5 (7.81%) VPN
4 2 (3.13%) SSL
5 1 (1.56%) Broadband
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.56%) DHCP
5 1 (1.56%) HTTP
5 1 (1.56%) LTE
5 1 (1.56%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) Big Data
2 3 (4.69%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.56%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) JIRA
2 2 (3.13%) Selenium
3 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.56%) JMeter
3 1 (1.56%) LSMW
3 1 (1.56%) Robot Framework
3 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.69%) Marketing
4 2 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Advertising
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) CSS
1 4 (6.25%) HTML
1 4 (6.25%) Web Services
2 3 (4.69%) .NET
2 3 (4.69%) Apache Camel
2 3 (4.69%) CSS3
2 3 (4.69%) HTML5
2 3 (4.69%) J2EE
2 3 (4.69%) JSON
2 3 (4.69%) REST
2 3 (4.69%) Spring
3 1 (1.56%) Ajax
3 1 (1.56%) Behat
3 1 (1.56%) OAuth
3 1 (1.56%) ODBC
3 1 (1.56%) OpenID
3 1 (1.56%) SAML
3 1 (1.56%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.56%) SOAP
3 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) User Experience
2 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.13%) PKI
4 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) CESG
4 1 (1.56%) CMDB
4 1 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.56%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.75%) CRM
3 11 (17.19%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 5 (7.81%) Data Analysis
6 5 (7.81%) Information Security
6 5 (7.81%) Open Source
7 4 (6.25%) API Integration
7 4 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.25%) ERP
7 4 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (6.25%) Logistics
7 4 (6.25%) Migration
7 4 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (6.25%) Unit Testing
7 4 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.69%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) C#
1 6 (9.38%) Java
2 2 (3.13%) C
2 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.13%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) Assembly Language
3 1 (1.56%) PHP
3 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.56%) Python
3 1 (1.56%) Ruby
3 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.13%) GIAC
2 2 (3.13%) GISP
2 2 (3.13%) MCSE
2 2 (3.13%) OSCP
3 1 (1.56%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.56%) CISM
3 1 (1.56%) CISSP
3 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) MCSA
3 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.56%) Shibboleth
3 1 (1.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) Kibana
2 1 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.94%) SAP
3 4 (6.25%) Cisco
4 3 (4.69%) HubSpot
5 2 (3.13%) JD Edwards
5 2 (3.13%) VMware
6 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.56%) Citrix
6 1 (1.56%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.56%) JDA
6 1 (1.56%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.56%) RedPrairie
6 1 (1.56%) Sage
6 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.56%) Symantec
6 1 (1.56%) Xilinx