Period
to 27 November 2021

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 53 33 42
Rank change year-on-year -20 +9 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 103 66 186
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.00% 5.07% 4.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.33% 5.55% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 47 123
10th Percentile £390 £310 £367
25th Percentile £450 £378 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -
75th Percentile £550 £498 £550
90th Percentile £578 £560 £625
England median daily rate £550 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £57.50 £62.00 £52.75
Median hourly rate £60.00 £64.00 £56.50
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.27% +12.44%
75th Percentile £62.50 £66.00 £61.69
90th Percentile " " £65.18
England median hourly rate £63.00 £54.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +8.00% -

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 2,378 1,190 3,578
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.42% 91.40% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,383 717 2,218
10th Percentile £156 £165 £190
25th Percentile £288 £285 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
75th Percentile £538 £508 £500
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
England median daily rate £513 £475 £466
% change year-on-year +7.89% +1.93% +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 142 264
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.32 £10.63
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -34.09% +33.33% -2.94%
75th Percentile £26.25 £45.00 £43.00
90th Percentile £49.25 £50.00 £49.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.55
% change year-on-year -11.11% +21.29% +6.00%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +1 58 £500 +7.53% 31
Cambridgeshire -23 21 £500 +8.11% 13
Suffolk -7 8 £513 +36.67% 2
Bedfordshire -9 8 £425 +61.60% 6
Norfolk -12 4 £350 - 2
Essex -30 2 £325 -13.33% 4
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 35 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (26.21%) Social Skills
3 22 (21.36%) Finance
3 22 (21.36%) Migration
4 19 (18.45%) Microsoft
5 18 (17.48%) Documentation Skills
5 18 (17.48%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (14.56%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (14.56%) Azure
7 14 (13.59%) Feature Driven Development
7 14 (13.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (13.59%) Linux
7 14 (13.59%) GAP Analysis
8 13 (12.62%) VMware
8 13 (12.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (11.65%) Data Migration
9 12 (11.65%) Python
9 12 (11.65%) Ansible
9 12 (11.65%) Data Centre
9 12 (11.65%) Terraform
10 11 (10.68%) DevOps
10 11 (10.68%) Firewall
10 11 (10.68%) AWS
10 11 (10.68%) Retail
11 10 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (9.71%) Infrastructure as Code
12 9 (8.74%) Power Platform
12 9 (8.74%) Inventory Management
12 9 (8.74%) ServiceNow
12 9 (8.74%) Power BI

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 2 (1.94%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.97%) Lectora
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 15 (14.56%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.91%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.97%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.97%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.97%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.97%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.97%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.97%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.97%) SAP PP-PI
3 1 (0.97%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.97%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.97%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.48%) Dynamics 365
2 15 (14.56%) Azure
3 11 (10.68%) AWS
4 9 (8.74%) Power Platform
5 4 (3.88%) SaaS
6 2 (1.94%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.94%) GCP
6 2 (1.94%) GitHub
6 2 (1.94%) Serverless
7 1 (0.97%) Amazon Cognito
7 1 (0.97%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.97%) AWS CodeBuild
7 1 (0.97%) AWS CodeCommit
7 1 (0.97%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (0.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.97%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.68%) Firewall
2 6 (5.83%) Network Security
3 3 (2.91%) LAN
3 3 (2.91%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.91%) VSAN
4 2 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.94%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.94%) DNS
4 2 (1.94%) SSH
4 2 (1.94%) Wireless
5 1 (0.97%) ATM
5 1 (0.97%) IPsec
5 1 (0.97%) MGW
5 1 (0.97%) MPLS
5 1 (0.97%) SNMP
5 1 (0.97%) SSL
5 1 (0.97%) TACACS
5 1 (0.97%) VPN
5 1 (0.97%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.97%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) Power BI
2 8 (7.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.94%) OLAP
5 2 (1.94%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.94%) Tableau
6 1 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.97%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.97%) MySQL
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.83%) Jenkins
1 6 (5.83%) JIRA
2 5 (4.85%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.85%) MorphX
3 4 (3.88%) SonarQube
3 4 (3.88%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.94%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.94%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.94%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.97%) Snyk
General
1 27 (26.21%) Social Skills
2 22 (21.36%) Finance
3 18 (17.48%) Documentation Skills
4 11 (10.68%) Retail
5 8 (7.77%) Manufacturing
5 8 (7.77%) Marketing
6 6 (5.83%) Public Sector
7 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (4.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (3.88%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.97%) Automotive
9 1 (0.97%) Legal
9 1 (0.97%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.88%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (2.91%) Node.js
3 2 (1.94%) .NET
4 1 (0.97%) .NET Core
4 1 (0.97%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.97%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.97%) Kafka
4 1 (0.97%) LDAP
4 1 (0.97%) ModSecurity
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.97%) React
4 1 (0.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.94%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (1.94%) e-Learning
3 2 (1.94%) Life Science
3 2 (1.94%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (0.97%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.97%) Clustering
4 1 (0.97%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.97%) FMCG
4 1 (0.97%) LIMS
4 1 (0.97%) PKI
4 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.97%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (0.97%) Social Media
4 1 (0.97%) User Experience
4 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.59%) Linux
2 6 (5.83%) Windows
3 4 (3.88%) Unix
4 3 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.94%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (21.36%) Migration
3 14 (13.59%) Feature Driven Development
3 14 (13.59%) GAP Analysis
4 13 (12.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (11.65%) Data Migration
6 11 (10.68%) DevOps
7 10 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (9.71%) Infrastructure as Code
8 9 (8.74%) Inventory Management
9 8 (7.77%) Data Modelling
9 8 (7.77%) Service Management
9 8 (7.77%) User Stories
9 8 (7.77%) Workflow
10 7 (6.80%) Asset Management
10 7 (6.80%) Network Design
11 6 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (5.83%) Functional Testing
11 6 (5.83%) Information Security
11 6 (5.83%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.65%) Python
2 9 (8.74%) Bash Shell
3 5 (4.85%) SQL
3 5 (4.85%) X++
4 4 (3.88%) Groovy
4 4 (3.88%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.91%) Java
6 2 (1.94%) PHP
6 2 (1.94%) Ruby
6 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.97%) C#
7 1 (0.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.97%) Go
7 1 (0.97%) Perl
7 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (13.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.80%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.85%) CISSP
4 4 (3.88%) CISA
4 4 (3.88%) CISM
4 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.91%) CCSE
5 3 (2.91%) Degree
6 2 (1.94%) NCIE
7 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.97%) CCIE
7 1 (0.97%) CCNP
7 1 (0.97%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.97%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (0.97%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) QA
2 5 (4.85%) GDPR
3 4 (3.88%) PMO
4 3 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.94%) ITGC
6 1 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.97%) GxP
6 1 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.97%) NCSC
6 1 (0.97%) NIST
6 1 (0.97%) OpenSCAP
System Software
1 8 (7.77%) Docker
2 4 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.88%) vSphere
3 3 (2.91%) vCloud
3 3 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.91%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.94%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.97%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (11.65%) Ansible
1 12 (11.65%) Terraform
2 4 (3.88%) Kibana
2 4 (3.88%) Prometheus
3 3 (2.91%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.91%) Puppet
3 3 (2.91%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.94%) NetApp OnCommand
4 2 (1.94%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.94%) vRealize
4 2 (1.94%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (0.97%) Packer
5 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 19 (18.45%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.62%) VMware
3 9 (8.74%) Oracle
3 9 (8.74%) ServiceNow
4 8 (7.77%) SAP
5 7 (6.80%) CheckPoint
5 7 (6.80%) Palo Alto
6 6 (5.83%) Atlassian
6 6 (5.83%) Splunk
7 5 (4.85%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.88%) BMC
8 4 (3.88%) Ericsson
8 4 (3.88%) F5
9 3 (2.91%) Cisco
9 3 (2.91%) Dell
9 3 (2.91%) Remedy
10 2 (1.94%) NetApp
11 1 (0.97%) CommVault
11 1 (0.97%) Sage
11 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com