Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £483 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 22 25
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 332 334 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.43% 6.85% 5.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.85% 7.17% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 180 209
East of England median daily rate £483 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.53% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £254 £325
90th Percentile £582 £538 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
East of England median hourly rate £77.50 £46.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.78% +10.00% +1.31%
10th Percentile £32.00 £46.00 £18.50
90th Percentile £125.00 £118.70 £60.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 £44.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year +6.74% -2.20% +65.45%

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 4850 4660 5637
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.99% 95.55% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2783 2685 3295
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 381 536
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +7.48% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +2 161 £475 +15.15% 16
Cambridgeshire -3 60 £430 +1.18% 30
Bedfordshire -4 58 £486 +9.58% 3
Essex -58 21 £500 +33.33% 4
Norfolk -9 18 £513 +0.49% 1
Suffolk +9 17 £450 +11.11% 1
East Anglia -2 1 £620 +3.33%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 58 (17.47%) Microsoft
2 54 (16.27%) SAP
3 48 (14.46%) Windows
3 48 (14.46%) Migration
4 40 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (11.45%) Active Directory
6 36 (10.84%) Office 365
7 34 (10.24%) SQL
8 33 (9.94%) Information Security
9 31 (9.34%) Finance
9 31 (9.34%) Project Management
9 31 (9.34%) Oracle
9 31 (9.34%) PowerShell
10 30 (9.04%) SCCM
11 28 (8.43%) Retail
12 27 (8.13%) Security Cleared
12 27 (8.13%) E-Commerce
12 27 (8.13%) VMware
13 26 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (7.53%) SharePoint
14 25 (7.53%) SC Cleared
15 23 (6.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 23 (6.93%) Java
16 22 (6.63%) SQL Server
16 22 (6.63%) VBScript
16 22 (6.63%) Citrix
16 22 (6.63%) SDLC
17 21 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (6.02%) PCI DSS
19 19 (5.72%) Windows 7

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 25 (7.53%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.52%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.52%) Skype for Business
3 9 (2.71%) JBoss
4 8 (2.41%) Confluence
4 8 (2.41%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.51%) Apache
5 5 (1.51%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.20%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.90%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.60%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.30%) CMS
9 1 (0.30%) IIS
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.30%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 10 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.51%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.92%) SAP CO
2 12 (3.61%) SAP FI
3 9 (2.71%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (1.51%) iTrent
5 5 (1.51%) NetSuite
5 5 (1.51%) SAP Payroll
5 5 (1.51%) SAP SD
6 4 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.90%) Cognos Planning
7 3 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.90%) Maximo
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.90%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.90%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.90%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.60%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 36 (10.84%) Office 365
2 18 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.52%) OneDrive
4 12 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (2.41%) PaaS
6 6 (1.81%) IaaS
7 5 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.51%) SaaS
8 3 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.90%) Yammer
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.60%) Serverless
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.30%) BlueKai
10 1 (0.30%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.12%) Skype
2 6 (1.81%) Firewall
2 6 (1.81%) Network Security
3 5 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (1.51%) SSL
4 4 (1.20%) DNS
5 3 (0.90%) DHCP
5 3 (0.90%) LDAP
5 3 (0.90%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.60%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (0.60%) FWSM
6 2 (0.60%) HTTP
6 2 (0.60%) Junos
7 1 (0.30%) ATM
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.30%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.30%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.81%) DB2
5 5 (1.51%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (1.51%) SAP HANA
5 5 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.90%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 3 (0.90%) Cognos Connection
7 3 (0.90%) Cognos Event Studio
7 3 (0.90%) Cognos Query Studio
7 3 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.90%) MOLAP
7 3 (0.90%) OLAP
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.90%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (3.31%) JIRA
2 10 (3.01%) Talend Open Studio
3 9 (2.71%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.11%) JMeter
5 6 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.51%) Ant
6 5 (1.51%) AutoIt
6 5 (1.51%) Axure RP
6 5 (1.51%) LoadRunner
6 5 (1.51%) MorphX
6 5 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (1.51%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.51%) The Grinder
7 4 (1.20%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.20%) MSBuild
8 3 (0.90%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.90%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (9.34%) Finance
2 28 (8.43%) Retail
3 15 (4.52%) Law
4 10 (3.01%) Games
5 9 (2.71%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.11%) Billing
7 6 (1.81%) Publishing
8 5 (1.51%) Advertising
9 3 (0.90%) Banking
9 3 (0.90%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.90%) Legal
9 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.60%) Marketing
11 1 (0.30%) Back Office
11 1 (0.30%) German Language
11 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.31%) .NET
1 11 (3.31%) XML
2 9 (2.71%) HTML
2 9 (2.71%) Web Services
3 7 (2.11%) CSS
4 6 (1.81%) J2EE
5 5 (1.51%) Middleware
6 4 (1.20%) SOAP
7 3 (0.90%) Spring
7 3 (0.90%) XSLT
8 2 (0.60%) Ajax
8 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.60%) EJB
8 2 (0.60%) HTML5
8 2 (0.60%) JSP
8 2 (0.60%) SAML
8 2 (0.60%) SAP PI
8 2 (0.60%) Servlets
8 2 (0.60%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.72%) Data Centre
3 18 (5.42%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.12%) CESG
5 16 (4.82%) User Experience
6 9 (2.71%) Reference Data
7 8 (2.41%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.51%) RIA
10 4 (1.20%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.90%) FMCG
11 3 (0.90%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.60%) DataPower
12 2 (0.60%) iPhone
12 2 (0.60%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.30%) IBM Mainframe
13 1 (0.30%) PKI
13 1 (0.30%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 48 (14.46%) Windows
2 19 (5.72%) Windows 7
3 18 (5.42%) Linux
4 12 (3.61%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.41%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.81%) AIX
7 5 (1.51%) Unix
8 4 (1.20%) Android
8 4 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.60%) CentOS
10 1 (0.30%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.30%) HPUX
10 1 (0.30%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.30%) Solaris
10 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.46%) Migration
2 40 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (9.94%) Information Security
4 31 (9.34%) Project Management
5 27 (8.13%) E-Commerce
6 22 (6.63%) SDLC
7 17 (5.12%) Change Control
7 17 (5.12%) Customer Requirements
7 17 (5.12%) Risk Management
8 16 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (4.82%) ITIL
9 15 (4.52%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 15 (4.52%) Disk Encryption
9 15 (4.52%) Programme Delivery
9 15 (4.52%) Security Management
9 15 (4.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (4.22%) Data Migration
11 13 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (3.92%) Security Architecture
11 13 (3.92%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.24%) SQL
2 31 (9.34%) PowerShell
3 23 (6.93%) Java
4 22 (6.63%) VBScript
5 13 (3.92%) T-SQL
6 12 (3.61%) Python
7 11 (3.31%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.71%) Perl
9 7 (2.11%) C#
9 7 (2.11%) Ruby
10 5 (1.51%) AWK
10 5 (1.51%) PHP
10 5 (1.51%) X++
11 4 (1.20%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.60%) ABAP
12 2 (0.60%) SAPscript
12 2 (0.60%) XQuery
13 1 (0.30%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.30%) RPG
13 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (8.13%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.53%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.72%) CISSP
4 14 (4.22%) CISM
5 13 (3.92%) CISA
5 13 (3.92%) Degree
6 8 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.51%) CCNP
8 5 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.60%) CCDE
9 2 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.60%) JNCIA
9 2 (0.60%) JNCIE
9 2 (0.60%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.60%) JNCIS
9 2 (0.60%) RHCA
9 2 (0.60%) RHCE
10 1 (0.30%) CLAS
10 1 (0.30%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (6.02%) PCI DSS
3 14 (4.22%) GDPR
4 10 (3.01%) Data Quality
5 9 (2.71%) QA
6 7 (2.11%) NIST 800
7 5 (1.51%) PMO
8 4 (1.20%) COBIT
9 2 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.30%) GMP
10 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (11.45%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.72%) BitLocker
4 16 (4.82%) XenApp
5 15 (4.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (3.61%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.11%) vSphere
8 5 (1.51%) Docker
8 5 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.90%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.60%) vCloud
11 1 (0.30%) Firmware
11 1 (0.30%) LXC
11 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (9.04%) SCCM
2 19 (5.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (4.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 14 (4.22%) Ansible
5 13 (3.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 11 (3.31%) Puppet
7 9 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (2.11%) Terraform
9 5 (1.51%) Grafana
9 5 (1.51%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.90%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.90%) Nessus
10 3 (0.90%) Packer
11 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.60%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
12 1 (0.30%) Mesos
12 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.30%) vRealize
12 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 58 (17.47%) Microsoft
2 54 (16.27%) SAP
3 31 (9.34%) Oracle
4 27 (8.13%) VMware
5 22 (6.63%) Citrix
6 16 (4.82%) Symantec
7 12 (3.61%) Altiris
7 12 (3.61%) IBM
7 12 (3.61%) LANDesk
8 11 (3.31%) CyberArk
9 10 (3.01%) AppSense
9 10 (3.01%) Talend
10 8 (2.41%) Cisco
11 7 (2.11%) Juniper
11 7 (2.11%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.81%) AppDynamics
13 5 (1.51%) Dynatrace
13 5 (1.51%) New Relic
13 5 (1.51%) Palo Alto
14 4 (1.20%) Cognos