Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 22 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 26 26
Rank change year-on-year -16 0 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 125 214 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.58% 6.77% 5.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.82% 7.16% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 131 124
East Midlands median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +7.78%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £352
90th Percentile £642 £550 £595
England median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £14.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £46.66 £46.00
% change year-on-year -8.92% +1.43% +15.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 2,596 2,988 3,063
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 94.53% 96.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,615 1,830 1,909
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £225 £237
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 162 119
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £13.86 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% +6.62% -
10th Percentile £10.34 £9.75 £8.74
90th Percentile £42.60 £42.38 £26.15
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.92%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the East Midlands

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in the East Midlands

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in the East Midlands

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in the East Midlands

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 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
Northamptonshire -2 33 £488 +5.41% 1
Derbyshire -11 28 £490 -3.92% 10
Nottinghamshire -12 24 £320 -28.89% 12
Leicestershire -4 16 £475 +58.33% 13
Lincolnshire +3 2 £425 -19.05% 2
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

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

1 20 (16.00%) SC Cleared
1 20 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.40%) SAP
2 18 (14.40%) Windows
3 15 (12.00%) Migration
4 14 (11.20%) Microsoft
5 12 (9.60%) Finance
5 12 (9.60%) Manufacturing
6 11 (8.80%) Retail
7 10 (8.00%) PowerShell
7 10 (8.00%) McAfee
7 10 (8.00%) ERP
7 10 (8.00%) ITIL
7 10 (8.00%) Oracle
7 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
8 9 (7.20%) SQL
8 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (7.20%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (6.40%) Active Directory
9 8 (6.40%) Change Management
10 7 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (5.60%) SCCM
10 7 (5.60%) Data Migration
11 6 (4.80%) Firewall
11 6 (4.80%) Office 365
11 6 (4.80%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (4.80%) Windows Server
11 6 (4.80%) Collaborative Working

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.80%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.80%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.80%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.80%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.80%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) NetSuite
1 4 (3.20%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.40%) Infor M3
2 3 (2.40%) Retail-J
2 3 (2.40%) SAP HR
2 3 (2.40%) SAP Payroll
2 3 (2.40%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (1.60%) Sage 200
3 2 (1.60%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.60%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.60%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.60%) SAP GTS
3 2 (1.60%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.80%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.80%) Office 365
3 5 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.80%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.80%) Boomi
6 1 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.80%) IaaS
6 1 (0.80%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.80%) PaaS
6 1 (0.80%) Route 53
6 1 (0.80%) SaaS
6 1 (0.80%) Stackdriver
6 1 (0.80%) Taleo
6 1 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.80%) Firewall
2 3 (2.40%) Cisco Firepower
2 3 (2.40%) DHCP
2 3 (2.40%) DNS
2 3 (2.40%) Internet
2 3 (2.40%) LAN
2 3 (2.40%) WAN
3 2 (1.60%) MPLS
3 2 (1.60%) NAS
3 2 (1.60%) VPN
4 1 (0.80%) HTTP
4 1 (0.80%) Skype
4 1 (0.80%) SMS
4 1 (0.80%) VLAN
4 1 (0.80%) VoIP
4 1 (0.80%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.20%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.60%) Big Data
4 2 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.60%) Essbase
4 2 (1.60%) MySQL
4 2 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.60%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (1.60%) QlikView
4 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.60%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.80%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.80%) Power BI
5 1 (0.80%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.80%) Hudson
1 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (9.60%) Finance
1 12 (9.60%) Manufacturing
2 11 (8.80%) Retail
3 4 (3.20%) Advertising
4 1 (0.80%) Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.80%) Games
4 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.40%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (2.40%) OAuth
1 3 (2.40%) SAML
1 3 (2.40%) XML
2 2 (1.60%) CSS
2 2 (1.60%) HTML
2 2 (1.60%) Middleware
3 1 (0.80%) jQuery
3 1 (0.80%) JSON
3 1 (0.80%) REST
3 1 (0.80%) RESTful
3 1 (0.80%) SOAP
3 1 (0.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (3.20%) Virtual Team
2 3 (2.40%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.60%) CMDB
4 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.80%) EPoS
4 1 (0.80%) IVR
4 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.40%) Windows
2 6 (4.80%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.20%) Unix
3 4 (3.20%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.40%) Linux
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.80%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.00%) Migration
2 10 (8.00%) ERP
2 10 (8.00%) ITIL
3 8 (6.40%) Change Management
4 7 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (5.60%) Data Migration
4 7 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (4.80%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (4.00%) DevOps
6 5 (4.00%) Logistics
6 5 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (4.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (3.20%) PLM
7 4 (3.20%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.20%) Workflow
8 3 (2.40%) Change Control
8 3 (2.40%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.40%) System Testing
8 3 (2.40%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.20%) SQL
3 4 (3.20%) Java
4 3 (2.40%) ABAP
4 3 (2.40%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.40%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.60%) C
5 2 (1.60%) C#
5 2 (1.60%) Python
6 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.80%) R
6 1 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (16.00%) SC Cleared
1 20 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.80%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (3.20%) DBS Check
3 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.40%) MCITP
4 3 (2.40%) MCSE
5 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.60%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (1.60%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.80%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.80%) CISA
6 1 (0.80%) CISM
6 1 (0.80%) CISSP
6 1 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.80%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.80%) ISSEP
6 1 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.80%) MCP
6 1 (0.80%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) GDPR
1 5 (4.00%) PMO
2 3 (2.40%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.40%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.60%) QA
4 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 8 (6.40%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.60%) Docker
4 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.80%) XenApp
4 1 (0.80%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (7.20%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (5.60%) SCCM
3 4 (3.20%) SCOM
4 2 (1.60%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.60%) SCSM
4 2 (1.60%) WSUS
5 1 (0.80%) Ansible
5 1 (0.80%) Kibana
5 1 (0.80%) logstash
5 1 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.80%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 18 (14.40%) SAP
2 14 (11.20%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.00%) McAfee
3 10 (8.00%) Oracle
4 5 (4.00%) Cisco
4 5 (4.00%) JDA
5 3 (2.40%) Infor
5 3 (2.40%) Informatica
5 3 (2.40%) Sage
5 3 (2.40%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.40%) Workday
6 2 (1.60%) BT
6 2 (1.60%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.60%) F5
6 2 (1.60%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.60%) Mercator
6 2 (1.60%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.60%) VMware
7 1 (0.80%) Symantec