Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 45 53 44
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 45 21 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.30% 2.29% 3.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.52% 2.43% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 11 28
10th Percentile £450 £400 £313
25th Percentile £500 £416 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £450 £499
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -9.77% +10.83%
75th Percentile £638 £522 £616
90th Percentile £708 £669 £655
England median daily rate £550 £507 £500
% change year-on-year +8.48% +1.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
England median hourly rate £70.25 £57.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year +22.17% +9.52% +5.15%

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 1,277 864 1,085
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.62% 94.22% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 575 598
10th Percentile £179 £122 £135
25th Percentile £313 £260 £285
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £385
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.60% -1.28%
75th Percentile £503 £473 £475
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 59 90
10th Percentile £9.74 £9.52 £10.60
25th Percentile £14.61 £11.44 £11.62
Median hourly rate £18.88 £14.61 £14.29
Median % change year-on-year +29.19% +2.22% +2.09%
75th Percentile £29.22 £21.63 £17.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.28 £24.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% +2.70%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Consultant in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Consultant in the East Midlands

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Consultant in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Consultant in the East Midlands

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Consultant in the East Midlands.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Derbyshire -4 16 £500 +2.51% 5
Northamptonshire -4 10 £525 +22.95% 4
Nottinghamshire +10 9 £600 +12.94% 8
Leicestershire -7 7 £625 +53.37% 9
Lincolnshire -2 2 £631 -12.97% 3
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, Consultant contract jobs required the following 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 15 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 14 (31.11%) SAP
3 13 (28.89%) SC Cleared
3 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
4 9 (20.00%) Azure
5 8 (17.78%) ABAP
5 8 (17.78%) Finance
6 7 (15.56%) Public Sector
7 6 (13.33%) PMO
7 6 (13.33%) Change Management
7 6 (13.33%) ITIL
7 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
8 5 (11.11%) BAPI
8 5 (11.11%) Information Security
8 5 (11.11%) Unix
8 5 (11.11%) CISSP
8 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (8.89%) Microservices
9 4 (8.89%) SIEM
9 4 (8.89%) Cloud Native
9 4 (8.89%) Data Loss Prevention
9 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (8.89%) Business Case
9 4 (8.89%) Firewall
9 4 (8.89%) CISM
9 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
9 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing

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 (6.67%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.22%) CMS
2 1 (2.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.22%) CATIA
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Primavera
1 3 (6.67%) SAP CO
1 3 (6.67%) SAP FI
1 3 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (6.67%) SAP PS
1 3 (6.67%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (4.44%) SAP HCM
2 2 (4.44%) SAP PP
3 1 (2.22%) ENOVIA
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.22%) SAP IBP
3 1 (2.22%) SAP MM
3 1 (2.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Azure
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (4.44%) IaaS
3 2 (4.44%) PaaS
3 2 (4.44%) SaaS
3 2 (4.44%) Serverless
4 1 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.22%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.22%) PowerApps
4 1 (2.22%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Firewall
2 3 (6.67%) Cisco Firepower
2 3 (6.67%) HTTP
3 2 (4.44%) Network Security
4 1 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.22%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) Intranet
4 1 (2.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (6.67%) SAP BW
1 3 (6.67%) SAP HANA
2 2 (4.44%) Data Lake
2 2 (4.44%) DB2
2 2 (4.44%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) Power BI
General
1 15 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 8 (17.78%) Finance
3 7 (15.56%) Public Sector
4 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
6 3 (6.67%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
7 1 (2.22%) General Ledger
7 1 (2.22%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) BAPI
2 3 (6.67%) JDBC
2 3 (6.67%) SAP ALE
2 3 (6.67%) SAP Basis
2 3 (6.67%) SAP PI
2 3 (6.67%) SOAP
2 3 (6.67%) XML
3 2 (4.44%) OAuth
3 2 (4.44%) OpenID
3 2 (4.44%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Cloud Native
1 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.44%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 2 (4.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (4.44%) Social Media
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.22%) Replication
3 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Unix
2 3 (6.67%) Solaris
3 2 (4.44%) Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.33%) Change Management
1 6 (13.33%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) Information Security
3 4 (8.89%) Business Case
3 4 (8.89%) CRM
3 4 (8.89%) Data Loss Prevention
3 4 (8.89%) Microservices
3 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (8.89%) SIEM
3 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
4 3 (6.67%) BPR
4 3 (6.67%) CAD
4 3 (6.67%) Commercial Awareness
4 3 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 3 (6.67%) DevOps
4 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.67%) Information Management
4 3 (6.67%) Migration
4 3 (6.67%) Requirements Gathering
5 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) ABAP
2 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.67%) Java
3 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.67%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) SC Cleared
1 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (11.11%) CISSP
3 4 (8.89%) CISM
4 2 (4.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (4.44%) CCSP
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.44%) CRISC
5 1 (2.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (2.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (2.22%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) PMO
2 2 (4.44%) GRC
2 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.44%) NCSC
2 2 (4.44%) NIST
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) CASB
3 1 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.22%) VxRail
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) SAP
2 4 (8.89%) Cisco
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle
3 3 (6.67%) Planview
3 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.44%) 3PAR
4 2 (4.44%) Adobe
4 2 (4.44%) HP
4 2 (4.44%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) Ariba
5 1 (2.22%) Dell
5 1 (2.22%) EMC
5 1 (2.22%) NetApp
5 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com