Period
to 28 November 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 28 November 2020.

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
28 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 41 42
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 67 185 237
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 5.13% 4.82% 4.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.61% 5.18% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 138 146
Median daily rate £450 £463 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +1.37% -6.41%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £319
90th Percentile £570 £625 £588
England median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £49.50 £56.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.39% +13.00% -35.48%
10th Percentile £37.70 £52.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £62.90 £65.18 £52.75
England median hourly rate £52.00 £48.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% +14.71% -10.53%

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 1,195 3,573 4,721
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.50% 93.02% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 2,169 2,806
Median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £165 £190 £200
90th Percentile £588 £594 £588
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 275 301
Median hourly rate £26.50 £16.50 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.61% -4.79% -3.72%
10th Percentile £12.58 £10.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +53.85% +5.41% -

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 28 November 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Consultant in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 28 November 2020. 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 +18 26 £455 -4.21% 17
Cambridgeshire +24 18 £463 -2.63% 4
Essex +2 12 £400 -13.51% 4
Suffolk +10 6 £375 -16.67% 2
Bedfordshire +6 2 £475 -5.00%
Norfolk -4 2 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2020, 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 15 (22.39%) SAP
2 11 (16.42%) Windows
2 11 (16.42%) Cisco
2 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.42%) Finance
3 10 (14.93%) Migration
3 10 (14.93%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (13.43%) SQL
4 9 (13.43%) Azure
5 8 (11.94%) ServiceNow
5 8 (11.94%) WAN
5 8 (11.94%) CCNP
6 7 (10.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (10.45%) CCIE
6 7 (10.45%) CISA
6 7 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (10.45%) PaaS
6 7 (10.45%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
7 6 (8.96%) SCCM
7 6 (8.96%) Manufacturing
7 6 (8.96%) ITGC
7 6 (8.96%) Public Sector
8 5 (7.46%) Active Directory
8 5 (7.46%) IBM
8 5 (7.46%) Unix
8 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
8 5 (7.46%) ERP
8 5 (7.46%) DNA
8 5 (7.46%) Oracle

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 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) Apache
2 1 (1.49%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
2 1 (1.49%) Confluence
2 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (5.97%) NetSuite
2 3 (4.48%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (2.99%) SAP EWM
4 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.49%) Magento
4 1 (1.49%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.49%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.49%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.49%) SAP GRC
4 1 (1.49%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) Azure
2 7 (10.45%) PaaS
3 5 (7.46%) SaaS
4 4 (5.97%) IaaS
5 3 (4.48%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.99%) AWS
6 2 (2.99%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.99%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.49%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (1.49%) GCP
7 1 (1.49%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.49%) Office 365
7 1 (1.49%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) WAN
2 7 (10.45%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (5.97%) Cisco ISE
3 4 (5.97%) SNMP
4 3 (4.48%) LAN
5 2 (2.99%) BGP
5 2 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.99%) EIGRP
5 2 (2.99%) Firewall
5 2 (2.99%) MPLS
5 2 (2.99%) OSPF
5 2 (2.99%) RIP
5 2 (2.99%) VPN
5 2 (2.99%) Wireless
6 1 (1.49%) ADSL
6 1 (1.49%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (1.49%) Skype
6 1 (1.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.49%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.49%) QlikView
3 1 (1.49%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) JIRA
2 4 (5.97%) Bitbucket
2 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.49%) Artifactory
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Manufacturing
2 6 (8.96%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.48%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (1.49%) French Language
5 1 (1.49%) German Language
5 1 (1.49%) Law
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) SOAP
2 2 (2.99%) .NET
3 1 (1.49%) Apache NiFi
3 1 (1.49%) EDI
3 1 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.49%) Kafka
3 1 (1.49%) Keras
3 1 (1.49%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.49%) PyTorch
3 1 (1.49%) scikit-learn
3 1 (1.49%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (2.99%) NHS
2 2 (2.99%) PMI
3 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.49%) FMCG
3 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing Technology
3 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Windows
2 5 (7.46%) Unix
2 5 (7.46%) Windows Server
2 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.99%) Linux
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.93%) Migration
2 7 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (7.46%) Application Packaging
3 5 (7.46%) Case Management
3 5 (7.46%) DNA
3 5 (7.46%) ERP
3 5 (7.46%) Re-Platforming
4 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
4 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 4 (5.97%) ITIL
4 4 (5.97%) Network Architecture
4 4 (5.97%) SDLC
5 3 (4.48%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (4.48%) Change Management
5 3 (4.48%) High Availability
5 3 (4.48%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (4.48%) Project Management
5 3 (4.48%) Risk Management
5 3 (4.48%) User Stories
5 3 (4.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) SQL
2 4 (5.97%) Perl
2 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.49%) Gremlin
4 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.49%) Python
4 1 (1.49%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (11.94%) CCNP
3 7 (10.45%) CCIE
3 7 (10.45%) CISA
3 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.48%) Degree
5 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.99%) CCIE Security
6 2 (2.99%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.49%) CCIE Data Center
7 1 (1.49%) CCNA
7 1 (1.49%) CCSE
7 1 (1.49%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.49%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (8.96%) ITGC
3 1 (1.49%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.49%) PMO
3 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.99%) Docker
4 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) SCCM
2 4 (5.97%) HP ALM
2 4 (5.97%) Netcool
2 4 (5.97%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 4 (5.97%) Netcool/Webtop
2 4 (5.97%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.48%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.49%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.49%) Ansible
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (1.49%) Kibana
4 1 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) SAP
2 11 (16.42%) Cisco
2 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.94%) ServiceNow
4 5 (7.46%) IBM
4 5 (7.46%) Oracle
5 4 (5.97%) HP
5 4 (5.97%) Splunk
6 2 (2.99%) Ariba
6 2 (2.99%) Google
6 2 (2.99%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.49%) Adobe
7 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.49%) hybris
7 1 (1.49%) Remedy
7 1 (1.49%) Sophos
7 1 (1.49%) Symantec
7 1 (1.49%) VMware
7 1 (1.49%) WatchGuard