Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 22 27
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 163 218 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.57% 6.93% 6.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.87% 7.27% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 144 124
East Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £311 £300 £313
90th Percentile £596 £575 £625
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £46.50 £49.90
% change year-on-year -8.60% -6.81% +24.75%

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 2,775 2,997 3,120
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 95.26% 96.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,672 1,833 1,870
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £573
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 134 121
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £13.86 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.26% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £10.45 £10.35 £9.63
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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
Derbyshire -8 45 £475 -5.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +5 40 £425 +3.03% 14
Northamptonshire +8 38 £475 +5.56% 6
Leicestershire -4 13 £450 +45.87% 5
Lincolnshire +5 3 £538 +2.38% 2
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 30 (18.40%) Finance
2 27 (16.56%) Windows
2 27 (16.56%) Microsoft
2 27 (16.56%) Security Cleared
3 23 (14.11%) SC Cleared
4 21 (12.88%) ITIL
5 19 (11.66%) Manufacturing
6 17 (10.43%) Migration
6 17 (10.43%) SAP
6 17 (10.43%) SQL
7 15 (9.20%) Firewall
8 14 (8.59%) Linux
8 14 (8.59%) Incident Management
8 14 (8.59%) PowerShell
9 13 (7.98%) Oracle
10 12 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (6.75%) WAN
11 11 (6.75%) Change Management
11 11 (6.75%) Project Management
12 10 (6.13%) Active Directory
12 10 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (6.13%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (5.52%) Test Scripting
13 9 (5.52%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (5.52%) JDA
13 9 (5.52%) McAfee
13 9 (5.52%) Service Management

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 3 (1.84%) Apache Spark
1 3 (1.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.23%) Apache
2 2 (1.23%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.23%) CMS
2 2 (1.23%) Confluence
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.61%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.61%) HipChat
2 1 (0.61%) InVision
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.07%) NetSuite
2 4 (2.45%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.84%) SAP GTS
3 3 (1.84%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.84%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.23%) Sage 200
4 2 (1.23%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.23%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.61%) BASE24
5 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.61%) Exstream
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.61%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.61%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.29%) Office 365
3 2 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.23%) IaaS
3 2 (1.23%) PaaS
3 2 (1.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.61%) Boomi
4 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.61%) Route 53
4 1 (0.61%) Stackdriver
4 1 (0.61%) Taleo
4 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.20%) Firewall
2 11 (6.75%) WAN
3 7 (4.29%) InfiniBand
4 6 (3.68%) DNS
5 4 (2.45%) Internet
5 4 (2.45%) LAN
5 4 (2.45%) VPN
6 3 (1.84%) Cisco Firepower
6 3 (1.84%) DHCP
6 3 (1.84%) IPsec
6 3 (1.84%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.84%) NAS
6 3 (1.84%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.84%) WinSCP
7 2 (1.23%) Intranet
7 2 (1.23%) MPLS
7 2 (1.23%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.23%) Network Security
7 2 (1.23%) SSL
7 2 (1.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.45%) Big Data
3 4 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.84%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.84%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.84%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.84%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.23%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.23%) Essbase
5 2 (1.23%) HBase
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.23%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (1.23%) QlikView
5 2 (1.23%) SQLPlus
5 2 (1.23%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (3.68%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.23%) JIRA
2 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.61%) Appium
3 1 (0.61%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.61%) Selenium
3 1 (0.61%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.61%) Toad
3 1 (0.61%) WinRunner
General
1 30 (18.40%) Finance
2 19 (11.66%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.07%) Retail
4 4 (2.45%) Advertising
5 2 (1.23%) Back Office
5 2 (1.23%) Banking
5 2 (1.23%) Legal
5 2 (1.23%) Marketing
5 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.61%) Billing
6 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.61%) German Language
6 1 (0.61%) Law
6 1 (0.61%) Publishing
6 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.45%) MDX
2 3 (1.84%) CSS
2 3 (1.84%) HTML
2 3 (1.84%) LDAP
2 3 (1.84%) OAuth
2 3 (1.84%) SAML
2 3 (1.84%) XML
3 2 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.23%) J2EE
3 2 (1.23%) JSP
3 2 (1.23%) Middleware
3 2 (1.23%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.61%) .NET
4 1 (0.61%) JSON
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.61%) REST
4 1 (0.61%) RESTful
4 1 (0.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.45%) IVR
2 4 (2.45%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (2.45%) User Experience
2 4 (2.45%) Virtual Team
3 3 (1.84%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.84%) PKI
4 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.23%) VLE
5 1 (0.61%) AS400
5 1 (0.61%) CMDB
5 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.61%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.61%) iSeries
5 1 (0.61%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.56%) Windows
2 14 (8.59%) Linux
3 8 (4.91%) Unix
3 8 (4.91%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.84%) VMS
4 3 (1.84%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.61%) Android
5 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.88%) ITIL
2 17 (10.43%) Migration
3 14 (8.59%) Incident Management
4 12 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (6.75%) Change Management
5 11 (6.75%) Project Management
6 10 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (5.52%) ERP
7 9 (5.52%) Service Management
7 9 (5.52%) Test Scripting
8 8 (4.91%) DevOps
9 7 (4.29%) Data Security
10 6 (3.68%) Analytics
10 6 (3.68%) Collaborative Working
10 6 (3.68%) CRM
10 6 (3.68%) Data Migration
10 6 (3.68%) PRINCE2
10 6 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.43%) SQL
2 14 (8.59%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.07%) Java
4 4 (2.45%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.45%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.45%) XMLA
5 3 (1.84%) ABAP
5 3 (1.84%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.84%) Python
6 2 (1.23%) C#
6 2 (1.23%) Ruby
6 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.61%) C
7 1 (0.61%) R
7 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (16.56%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.11%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.45%) DBS Check
4 4 (2.45%) Degree
4 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.23%) CISSP
5 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.23%) MCSE
6 1 (0.61%) AAT
6 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) CCIE
6 1 (0.61%) CCNA
6 1 (0.61%) CCNP
6 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.61%) MCP
6 1 (0.61%) MCSA
6 1 (0.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.52%) SLA
2 7 (4.29%) GDPR
3 5 (3.07%) PMO
4 4 (2.45%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.45%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.84%) QA
6 1 (0.61%) GCP
6 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 10 (6.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.23%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.23%) Docker
3 2 (1.23%) HDFS
4 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.61%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.61%) vSphere
4 1 (0.61%) XenApp
4 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (5.52%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (3.68%) SCCM
3 4 (2.45%) SCOM
4 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.23%) Ansible
5 2 (1.23%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (1.23%) SCSM
5 2 (1.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (1.23%) WSUS
6 1 (0.61%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.61%) Puppet
6 1 (0.61%) Salt
6 1 (0.61%) WMI
6 1 (0.61%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 27 (16.56%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.43%) SAP
3 13 (7.98%) Oracle
4 9 (5.52%) JDA
4 9 (5.52%) McAfee
5 8 (4.91%) Cisco
6 7 (4.29%) Remedy
7 6 (3.68%) Genesys
8 5 (3.07%) TIBCO
9 4 (2.45%) Adobe
9 4 (2.45%) VMware
10 3 (1.84%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.84%) Citrix
10 3 (1.84%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.84%) F5
10 3 (1.84%) IBM
10 3 (1.84%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.84%) Workday
11 2 (1.23%) Aveksa
11 2 (1.23%) BeyondTrust