Period
to 22 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 22 October 2021.

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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 35 43
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 51 32 78
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.47% 5.08% 4.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.63% 5.34% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 43
10th Percentile £400 £313 £364
25th Percentile £411 £413 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £450 £505
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% -10.89% +6.32%
75th Percentile £568 £525 £663
90th Percentile £600 £575 £750
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
10th Percentile £50.70 " £39.11
25th Percentile £51.00 " £39.28
Median hourly rate £63.00 £52.00 £42.12
Median % change year-on-year +21.15% +23.46% -
75th Percentile £67.50 " £44.37
90th Percentile £77.20 " £45.95
England median hourly rate £63.00 £54.00 £49.86
% change year-on-year +16.67% +8.30% -0.28%

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 1,405 599 1,776
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.51% 95.08% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,002 395 1,055
10th Percentile £150 £150 £184
25th Percentile £300 £263 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £403 £360 £400
Median % change year-on-year +11.81% -10.00% -
75th Percentile £500 £454 £500
90th Percentile £588 £525 £575
England median daily rate £502 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.74% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 31 125
10th Percentile £9.30 £9.52 £10.53
25th Percentile £12.00 £11.07 £11.17
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% - -9.68%
75th Percentile £20.00 £29.65 £19.00
90th Percentile £49.60 £43.75 £45.80
England median hourly rate £19.55 £22.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -11.16% +17.65% +6.86%

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 22 October 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Consultant in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 22 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 October 2021. 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
Nottinghamshire -8 19 £503 -8.64% 10
Derbyshire -13 8 £463 +2.78% 5
Leicestershire -13 8 £500 +53.85% 2
Northamptonshire -12 5 £425 - 3
Lincolnshire - 5 £725 - 3
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2021, 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 14 (27.45%) SAP
2 11 (21.57%) Azure
3 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 8 (15.69%) Migration
4 8 (15.69%) Power Platform
5 7 (13.73%) Social Skills
5 7 (13.73%) Microsoft 365
5 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (13.73%) Data Analysis
5 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
6 6 (11.76%) Data Modelling
6 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (11.76%) Validation
6 6 (11.76%) VMware
6 6 (11.76%) Power BI
7 5 (9.80%) Finance
7 5 (9.80%) Active Directory
7 5 (9.80%) SQL
7 5 (9.80%) ABAP
8 4 (7.84%) ETL
8 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (7.84%) SAN
8 4 (7.84%) CommVault
8 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
8 4 (7.84%) Information Security
8 4 (7.84%) Scrum
8 4 (7.84%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (7.84%) 3PAR
8 4 (7.84%) DevOps

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 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (5.88%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 3 (5.88%) SAP EWM
2 3 (5.88%) SAP WM
3 2 (3.92%) SAP FI
3 2 (3.92%) SAP HR
3 2 (3.92%) SAP LE
3 2 (3.92%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (3.92%) SAP Travel Management
4 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.96%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.96%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.57%) Azure
2 8 (15.69%) Power Platform
3 7 (13.73%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.92%) IaaS
5 2 (3.92%) PaaS
5 2 (3.92%) Power Automate
5 2 (3.92%) PowerApps
6 1 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.96%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.96%) Azure Logic Apps
6 1 (1.96%) Fivetran
6 1 (1.96%) GCP
6 1 (1.96%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.96%) SaaS
6 1 (1.96%) Serverless
6 1 (1.96%) ShareGate
6 1 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (1.96%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) SAN
2 1 (1.96%) PBX
2 1 (1.96%) SMS
2 1 (1.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) Power BI
2 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.88%) Star Schema
4 2 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.92%) Data Lake
4 2 (3.92%) PowerCenter
4 2 (3.92%) SAP BW
4 2 (3.92%) SAP HANA
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (1.96%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.96%) MySQL
5 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (13.73%) Social Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Aerospace
3 3 (5.88%) French Language
3 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (3.92%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.96%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) SAP TM
2 1 (1.96%) BAPI
2 1 (1.96%) HTML
2 1 (1.96%) IDoc
2 1 (1.96%) JSON
2 1 (1.96%) OAuth
2 1 (1.96%) REST
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (1.96%) SOAP
2 1 (1.96%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (3.92%) Replication
2 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.96%) NHS
2 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) VMS
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) Migration
2 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (13.73%) Data Analysis
3 6 (11.76%) Data Modelling
3 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (11.76%) Validation
4 4 (7.84%) DevOps
4 4 (7.84%) ETL
4 4 (7.84%) Information Security
4 4 (7.84%) Scrum
5 3 (5.88%) Data Enrichment
5 3 (5.88%) Data Governance
5 3 (5.88%) Functional Testing
5 3 (5.88%) ITIL
5 3 (5.88%) Project Management
5 3 (5.88%) Release Management
5 3 (5.88%) SDLC
5 3 (5.88%) Security Architecture
6 2 (3.92%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) ABAP
1 5 (9.80%) SQL
2 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.96%) Bicep
3 1 (1.96%) C
3 1 (1.96%) C#
3 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.96%) Korn
3 1 (1.96%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) SAPscript
3 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) CISSP
2 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) Data Quality
1 3 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) PMO
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) vCenter Server
1 2 (3.92%) vMotion
2 1 (1.96%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.96%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) SAP
2 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.76%) VMware
4 4 (7.84%) 3PAR
4 4 (7.84%) CommVault
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco
5 3 (5.88%) IBM
5 3 (5.88%) Infor
5 3 (5.88%) Informatica
6 2 (3.92%) Brocade
6 2 (3.92%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (1.96%) Citrix
7 1 (1.96%) Databricks
7 1 (1.96%) Dell KACE
7 1 (1.96%) McAfee
7 1 (1.96%) Remedy
7 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.96%) Splunk
7 1 (1.96%) Veeam