Period
to 20 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 22 27
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 296 296 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.30% 6.67% 5.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.66% 6.97% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 167 161
East of England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - -2.86%
10th Percentile £356 £254 £305
90th Percentile £591 £538 £613
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.26% -30.22% +85.71%
10th Percentile £22.00 £17.98 £41.00
90th Percentile £41.80 £44.13 £46.75
England median hourly rate £43.25 £46.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -5.98% - +6.98%

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 4,443 4,245 4,821
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 95.59% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,564 2,461 2,830
East of England median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £218
90th Percentile £581 £549 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 336 466
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -13.04% +17.95%
10th Percentile £10.66 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.45%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in the East of England

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in the East of England

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in the East of England

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor 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 20 February 2018. 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 -4 130 £450 - 25
Cambridgeshire +11 66 £500 +25.00% 30
Bedfordshire -14 39 £500 +17.65% 1
Essex -24 27 £500 +25.00% 5
Norfolk -6 19 £450 +63.64% 3
Suffolk +6 14 £556 +30.88% 2
East Anglia 0 2 £500 +139.52%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 57 (19.26%) SAP
2 54 (18.24%) Windows
3 52 (17.57%) Microsoft
4 42 (14.19%) Migration
5 39 (13.18%) Office 365
6 38 (12.84%) Finance
7 34 (11.49%) SCCM
8 33 (11.15%) Active Directory
9 31 (10.47%) Information Security
10 29 (9.80%) Oracle
10 29 (9.80%) PowerShell
11 28 (9.46%) E-Commerce
12 27 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (8.45%) VBScript
13 25 (8.45%) Security Cleared
14 23 (7.77%) SQL
15 22 (7.43%) Java
15 22 (7.43%) Windows 7
16 21 (7.09%) Project Management
16 21 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (6.76%) Citrix
18 18 (6.08%) Windows 10
19 17 (5.74%) VMware
19 17 (5.74%) CISSP
19 17 (5.74%) Microsoft Intune
19 17 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
19 17 (5.74%) BitLocker
20 16 (5.41%) SharePoint
21 15 (5.07%) GAP Analysis
21 15 (5.07%) CESG

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 16 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.38%) Skype for Business
3 9 (3.04%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.03%) JBoss
5 5 (1.69%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.69%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.68%) Apache
6 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.68%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.34%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.34%) Confluence
7 1 (0.34%) Documentum
7 1 (0.34%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.34%) IIS
7 1 (0.34%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.34%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (1.69%) OmniGraffle
2 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (4.39%) SAP CO
2 9 (3.04%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (3.04%) SAP FI
3 8 (2.70%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (1.69%) Sage X3
4 5 (1.69%) SAP Payroll
5 4 (1.35%) iTrent
5 4 (1.35%) SAP SD
6 3 (1.01%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (1.01%) Cognos Planning
6 3 (1.01%) Maximo
6 3 (1.01%) NetSuite
6 3 (1.01%) ResourceLink
6 3 (1.01%) SAP Business One
6 3 (1.01%) SAP HR
6 3 (1.01%) SAP PP
6 3 (1.01%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 39 (13.18%) Office 365
2 17 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.04%) OneDrive
4 7 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.69%) PaaS
6 4 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.35%) IaaS
7 3 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.01%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.01%) SaaS
7 3 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.34%) Serverless
9 1 (0.34%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.05%) Skype
2 8 (2.70%) Firewall
3 5 (1.69%) DNS
4 4 (1.35%) DHCP
4 4 (1.35%) HTTP
4 4 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (1.01%) Network Security
5 3 (1.01%) SSL
6 2 (0.68%) Junos
6 2 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.68%) SAN
6 2 (0.68%) VPN
6 2 (0.68%) Wireless
7 1 (0.34%) DDNS
7 1 (0.34%) Internet
7 1 (0.34%) SMS
7 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.36%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.03%) DB2
5 5 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.69%) DbVisualizer
6 4 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.35%) SAP HANA
7 3 (1.01%) Big Data
7 3 (1.01%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 3 (1.01%) Cognos Connection
7 3 (1.01%) Cognos Event Studio
7 3 (1.01%) Cognos Query Studio
7 3 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.01%) MOLAP
7 3 (1.01%) OLAP
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 8 (2.70%) Cucumber
1 8 (2.70%) Selenium
1 8 (2.70%) SoapUI
2 6 (2.03%) JBehave
2 6 (2.03%) JMeter
2 6 (2.03%) SpecFlow
3 5 (1.69%) Axure RP
3 5 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.69%) LoadRunner
3 5 (1.69%) The Grinder
4 4 (1.35%) JIRA
4 4 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.68%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.34%) AutoIt
6 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.34%) Maven
6 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.34%) TestNG
6 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (12.84%) Finance
2 13 (4.39%) Retail
3 10 (3.38%) Games
4 9 (3.04%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.35%) Billing
6 3 (1.01%) Banking
6 3 (1.01%) Law
6 3 (1.01%) Legal
6 3 (1.01%) Publishing
7 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Back Office
8 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.34%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.38%) Web Services
2 8 (2.70%) HTML
3 7 (2.36%) CSS
3 7 (2.36%) SAP PI
4 6 (2.03%) .NET
5 5 (1.69%) SOAP
5 5 (1.69%) XML
6 3 (1.01%) HTML5
6 3 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.01%) XSLT
7 2 (0.68%) Ajax
7 2 (0.68%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.68%) J2EE
7 2 (0.68%) LDAP
7 2 (0.68%) Middleware
7 2 (0.68%) REST
7 2 (0.68%) SAML
7 2 (0.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.07%) CESG
2 13 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.39%) User Experience
3 10 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.36%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (1.35%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.01%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (0.68%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.68%) DataPower
8 2 (0.68%) FMCG
8 2 (0.68%) iPhone
8 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.68%) NHS
9 1 (0.34%) Life Science
9 1 (0.34%) PKI
9 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.34%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 54 (18.24%) Windows
2 22 (7.43%) Windows 7
3 18 (6.08%) Windows 10
4 9 (3.04%) AIX
5 8 (2.70%) Linux
6 7 (2.36%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.35%) Android
8 3 (1.01%) Unix
9 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.68%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (14.19%) Migration
2 31 (10.47%) Information Security
3 28 (9.46%) E-Commerce
4 27 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (7.09%) Project Management
5 21 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (5.07%) Customer Requirements
6 15 (5.07%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (5.07%) GAP Analysis
7 13 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (4.39%) Disk Encryption
8 11 (3.72%) SIEM
9 10 (3.38%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 10 (3.38%) ERP
9 10 (3.38%) ITIL
10 9 (3.04%) Business Analysis
10 9 (3.04%) Data Migration
10 9 (3.04%) SAP Implementation
10 9 (3.04%) Security Management
11 8 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.80%) PowerShell
2 25 (8.45%) VBScript
3 23 (7.77%) SQL
4 22 (7.43%) Java
5 11 (3.72%) Perl
6 10 (3.38%) Python
7 9 (3.04%) C#
8 8 (2.70%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.03%) Ruby
10 5 (1.69%) AWK
10 5 (1.69%) PHP
10 5 (1.69%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.68%) XQuery
12 1 (0.34%) ABAP
12 1 (0.34%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.34%) R
12 1 (0.34%) RPG
12 1 (0.34%) Scala
12 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.74%) CISSP
3 15 (5.07%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.72%) Degree
5 10 (3.38%) CISM
6 9 (3.04%) CISA
7 7 (2.36%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.68%) CCDE
10 2 (0.68%) CEH
10 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.68%) GIAC
10 2 (0.68%) ISEB
10 2 (0.68%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.68%) JNCIE
10 2 (0.68%) JNCIP
10 2 (0.68%) JNCIS
10 2 (0.68%) MCSE
10 2 (0.68%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.38%) QA
3 9 (3.04%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.70%) GDPR
5 4 (1.35%) PMO
6 2 (0.68%) COBIT
6 2 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.34%) GMP
7 1 (0.34%) IFRS
7 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.34%) NIST 800
System Software
1 33 (11.15%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.74%) BitLocker
3 13 (4.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.39%) XenApp
4 10 (3.38%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.35%) vSphere
6 3 (1.01%) Docker
7 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.68%) vCloud
8 1 (0.34%) NFS
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (11.49%) SCCM
2 17 (5.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (3.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (3.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (1.69%) Control-M
5 5 (1.69%) Grafana
6 4 (1.35%) Nessus
6 4 (1.35%) QRadar
7 3 (1.01%) Ansible
7 3 (1.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.01%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.01%) Packer
7 3 (1.01%) Terraform
8 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.68%) Puppet
8 2 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.68%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 1 (0.34%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 57 (19.26%) SAP
2 52 (17.57%) Microsoft
3 29 (9.80%) Oracle
4 20 (6.76%) Citrix
5 17 (5.74%) VMware
6 14 (4.73%) IBM
7 11 (3.72%) Symantec
8 10 (3.38%) Ivanti
9 9 (3.04%) Altiris
9 9 (3.04%) Workday
10 8 (2.70%) McAfee
11 7 (2.36%) CyberArk
12 6 (2.03%) AppDynamics
13 5 (1.69%) 3PAR
13 5 (1.69%) Dynatrace
13 5 (1.69%) New Relic
13 5 (1.69%) Sage
14 4 (1.35%) Cisco
14 4 (1.35%) F5
14 4 (1.35%) Qualys