Period
to 26 February 2021

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 26 February 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 of England
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 43 33
Rank change year-on-year +19 -10 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 89 136 239
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 5.65% 3.98% 5.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.08% 4.27% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 87 164
Median daily rate £463 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £375 £350 £377
90th Percentile £566 £600 £582
England median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £64.00 £65.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +18.18% +120.00%
10th Percentile £62.00 £54.70 £52.50
90th Percentile £66.00 £74.50 £57.50
England median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +27.78% +20.00% -7.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 1,464 3,184 3,965
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.89% 93.13% 93.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 1,924 2,362
Median daily rate £420 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £147 £171 £200
90th Percentile £580 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 257 271
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% -18.42%
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.17 £10.58
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £48.25
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% - -

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the East of England

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Consultant in the East of England

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Consultant in the East of England over the 6 months to 26 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Consultant in the East of England

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Hourly rate trend for Consultant in the East of England

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 26 February 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
Hertfordshire +20 36 £498 +13.71% 27
Cambridgeshire +31 26 £441 -7.11% 6
Essex +10 12 £550 +27.17% 7
Suffolk +15 11 £425 -5.56%
Bedfordshire +1 5 £488 -2.01% 4
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 of England region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 22 (24.72%) SAP
2 15 (16.85%) ITIL
3 14 (15.73%) ServiceNow
4 13 (14.61%) Finance
4 13 (14.61%) Security Cleared
5 11 (12.36%) Cisco
6 10 (11.24%) Manufacturing
6 10 (11.24%) SC Cleared
7 9 (10.11%) Service Management
7 9 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (8.99%) CCIE
8 8 (8.99%) CCNP
8 8 (8.99%) WAN
8 8 (8.99%) Windows
8 8 (8.99%) SOAP
8 8 (8.99%) Oracle
8 8 (8.99%) ITSM
8 8 (8.99%) Migration
8 8 (8.99%) JIRA
9 7 (7.87%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (7.87%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.87%) SQL
9 7 (7.87%) ERP
9 7 (7.87%) DNA
10 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
10 6 (6.74%) HP
10 6 (6.74%) BMC
10 6 (6.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (6.74%) Shell Script
10 6 (6.74%) Remedy

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.37%) Apache
3 2 (2.25%) Confluence
3 2 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.12%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.12%) CMS
4 1 (1.12%) IIS
4 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (3.37%) SAP EWM
2 3 (3.37%) SAP GRC
2 3 (3.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.25%) NetSuite
3 2 (2.25%) SAP FI
3 2 (2.25%) SAP GTS
3 2 (2.25%) SAP MM
3 2 (2.25%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.12%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (1.12%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.12%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.12%) SAP WM
4 1 (1.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) SaaS
2 4 (4.49%) AWS
2 4 (4.49%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (4.49%) PaaS
3 3 (3.37%) Azure
4 2 (2.25%) Route 53
5 1 (1.12%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (1.12%) GCP
5 1 (1.12%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.12%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.12%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) WAN
2 7 (7.87%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (5.62%) Cisco ISE
3 5 (5.62%) SNMP
4 4 (4.49%) Firewall
4 4 (4.49%) VPN
5 2 (2.25%) Wireless
6 1 (1.12%) ADSL
6 1 (1.12%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (1.12%) LAN
6 1 (1.12%) NAS
6 1 (1.12%) SAN
6 1 (1.12%) Skype
6 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (2.25%) GIS
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.12%) Big Data
3 1 (1.12%) JasperReports
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.12%) Power BI
3 1 (1.12%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.12%) QlikView
3 1 (1.12%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) JIRA
2 4 (4.49%) Bitbucket
2 4 (4.49%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.12%) JUnit
3 1 (1.12%) Maven
3 1 (1.12%) Mockito
3 1 (1.12%) Toad
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 10 (11.24%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.74%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (5.62%) Public Sector
5 4 (4.49%) Banking
6 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.25%) French Language
6 2 (2.25%) German Language
6 2 (2.25%) Law
7 1 (1.12%) Advertising
7 1 (1.12%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.12%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.12%) Legal
7 1 (1.12%) Marketing
7 1 (1.12%) Military
7 1 (1.12%) Retail
7 1 (1.12%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) SOAP
2 5 (5.62%) Web Services
3 4 (4.49%) REST
4 3 (3.37%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.37%) JSON
4 3 (3.37%) XML
5 2 (2.25%) Apache NiFi
5 2 (2.25%) CSS
5 2 (2.25%) HTML
5 2 (2.25%) Keras
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.25%) PyTorch
5 2 (2.25%) SAP Fiori
5 2 (2.25%) scikit-learn
5 2 (2.25%) TensorFlow
5 2 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.12%) GWT
6 1 (1.12%) Java RMI
6 1 (1.12%) JPA
6 1 (1.12%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.62%) CMDB
2 5 (5.62%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (4.49%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.37%) PMI
4 3 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.25%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.25%) FMCG
5 2 (2.25%) PKI
6 1 (1.12%) DataPower
6 1 (1.12%) Marketing Technology
6 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.12%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.12%) Social Media
6 1 (1.12%) User Experience
6 1 (1.12%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.99%) Windows
2 4 (4.49%) Unix
3 2 (2.25%) Linux
3 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.85%) ITIL
2 9 (10.11%) Service Management
3 8 (8.99%) ITSM
3 8 (8.99%) Migration
4 7 (7.87%) Configuration Management
4 7 (7.87%) DNA
4 7 (7.87%) ERP
5 6 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.74%) Case Management
5 6 (6.74%) Network Architecture
6 5 (5.62%) Change Management
6 5 (5.62%) SDLC
7 4 (4.49%) Analytics
7 4 (4.49%) Business Analysis
7 4 (4.49%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (4.49%) E-Commerce
7 4 (4.49%) High Availability
7 4 (4.49%) Project Management
7 4 (4.49%) Risk Management
7 4 (4.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.87%) SQL
2 6 (6.74%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.49%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.49%) Perl
3 4 (4.49%) Python
4 2 (2.25%) Jython
5 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.12%) C
5 1 (1.12%) Java
5 1 (1.12%) Java 8
5 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (14.61%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.24%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (8.99%) CCIE
4 8 (8.99%) CCNP
5 4 (4.49%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.37%) PMI Certification
6 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.25%) CCIE Security
7 2 (2.25%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.25%) CISA
7 2 (2.25%) Degree
8 1 (1.12%) CCA
8 1 (1.12%) CCIE Data Center
8 1 (1.12%) CCSE
8 1 (1.12%) CISSP
8 1 (1.12%) CLAS
8 1 (1.12%) IISP
8 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) ITGC
1 2 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.12%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.12%) NCSC
2 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.12%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.25%) Docker
3 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.12%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) HP ALM
2 4 (4.49%) Netcool
2 4 (4.49%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 4 (4.49%) Netcool/Webtop
2 4 (4.49%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.37%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.25%) Ansible
4 2 (2.25%) Kibana
4 2 (2.25%) Terraform
5 1 (1.12%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.12%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (1.12%) SCCM
5 1 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.12%) WMI
Vendors
1 22 (24.72%) SAP
2 14 (15.73%) ServiceNow
3 11 (12.36%) Cisco
4 8 (8.99%) Oracle
5 6 (6.74%) BMC
5 6 (6.74%) HP
5 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.74%) Remedy
6 5 (5.62%) IBM
7 4 (4.49%) Splunk
8 3 (3.37%) Ariba
8 3 (3.37%) Google
9 2 (2.25%) CyberArk
9 2 (2.25%) JD Edwards
9 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.25%) Symantec
9 2 (2.25%) Twitter
10 1 (1.12%) Broadcom
10 1 (1.12%) Concur