Period
to 18 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 30 44
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 52 66 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.05% 5.21% 3.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.37% 5.51% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 41 20
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £475 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00% -3.03%
10th Percentile £399 £363 £306
90th Percentile £588 £625 £497
East of England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £52.50 £23.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.05% +43.94% -60.71%
10th Percentile £48.00 £21.63 £14.75
90th Percentile £57.00 £24.88 £18.25
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £23.75 £31.75
% change year-on-year +110.53% -25.20% -30.22%

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 969 1,198 1,014
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.08% 94.63% 96.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 588 443
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -9.68%
10th Percentile £229 £231 £130
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £419 £400
% change year-on-year +1.49% +4.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 118 115
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £38.63 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.69% +79.65% -21.82%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.71 £11.10
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.20 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% -5.00% -13.04%

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 -9 33 £473 -10.00% 21
Peterborough +10 7 £550 +14.29% 3
Huntingdon +5 1 £550 +10.00% 1
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 10 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) Power BI
2 9 (17.31%) Dynamics 365
2 9 (17.31%) Migration
2 9 (17.31%) SQL
2 9 (17.31%) CRM
3 8 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 8 (15.38%) SSDT
4 7 (13.46%) DevOps
4 7 (13.46%) SaaS
4 7 (13.46%) SAP
4 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
5 6 (11.54%) Finance
5 6 (11.54%) DNS
5 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (9.62%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (9.62%) ERP
7 4 (7.69%) Legal
7 4 (7.69%) LAN
7 4 (7.69%) VPN
7 4 (7.69%) C
7 4 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 4 (7.69%) Open Source
7 4 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (7.69%) Kibana
7 4 (7.69%) Big Data
7 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills

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 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.85%) CMS
2 2 (3.85%) DNN
2 2 (3.85%) EPiServer
2 2 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (3.85%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) Mule
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.85%) SAP EWM
3 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.92%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.92%) SAP APO
3 1 (1.92%) SAP Business One
3 1 (1.92%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.92%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.92%) SAP WM
3 1 (1.92%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (13.46%) SaaS
4 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) DNS
2 4 (7.69%) LAN
2 4 (7.69%) VPN
3 2 (3.85%) SSL
4 1 (1.92%) 3G
4 1 (1.92%) Broadband
4 1 (1.92%) Firewall
4 1 (1.92%) Internet
4 1 (1.92%) LTE
4 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) Power BI
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (15.38%) SSDT
3 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (7.69%) Big Data
5 3 (5.77%) SAP HANA
5 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Legal
3 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) User Experience
3 2 (3.85%) PKI
4 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.92%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Linux
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (17.31%) CRM
2 9 (17.31%) Migration
3 7 (13.46%) DevOps
4 5 (9.62%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (9.62%) ERP
5 4 (7.69%) API Integration
5 4 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 4 (7.69%) Open Source
6 3 (5.77%) Data Encryption
6 3 (5.77%) ITIL
6 3 (5.77%) Line Management
6 3 (5.77%) Microservices
6 3 (5.77%) Validation
7 2 (3.85%) Data Validation
7 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.85%) Information Security
7 2 (3.85%) ITSM
7 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.85%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) C
3 1 (1.92%) Assembly Language
3 1 (1.92%) C#
3 1 (1.92%) C++
3 1 (1.92%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) GIAC
1 1 (1.92%) GISP
1 1 (1.92%) OSCP
1 1 (1.92%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) GDPR
1 1 (1.92%) GxP
1 1 (1.92%) PMO
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) vSphere
1 1 (1.92%) XenApp
1 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Kibana
2 1 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.92%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
1 7 (13.46%) SAP
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle
2 2 (3.85%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.92%) Ariba
3 1 (1.92%) Cadence
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco
3 1 (1.92%) Citrix
3 1 (1.92%) Epicor
3 1 (1.92%) IFS
3 1 (1.92%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.92%) Juniper
3 1 (1.92%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.92%) Sage
3 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.92%) Splunk
3 1 (1.92%) Symantec
3 1 (1.92%) VMware
3 1 (1.92%) Xilinx