Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 22 19
Rank change year-on-year -17 -3 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 246 330 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.91% 6.99% 7.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.19% 7.43% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 199 190
East of England median daily rate £475 £480 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +9.40% -2.50%
10th Percentile £333 £327 £325
90th Percentile £594 £575 £600
England median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £46.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -1.08% +27.40%
10th Percentile £38.75 £38.10 £46.00
90th Percentile £52.75 £118.30 £104.94
England median hourly rate £42.50 £46.66 £45.50
% change year-on-year -8.92% +2.55% +24.66%

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 4,738 4,442 4,930
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 94.09% 96.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,725 2,626 2,831
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £194 £208 £200
90th Percentile £582 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 352 369
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.43% -12.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.96 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.90 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.83%

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 18 August 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
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 18 August 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 -14 100 £475 -5.00% 31
Cambridgeshire +13 57 £425 - 25
Bedfordshire -17 28 £495 +3.13% 7
Suffolk -8 26 £530 +24.71% 1
Essex +1 22 £500 +5.26% 10
Norfolk +9 5 £425 - 1
East Anglia -3 5 £500 -23.08% 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 39 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 36 (14.63%) SAP
3 35 (14.23%) Finance
4 30 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (10.16%) Oracle
6 24 (9.76%) SQL
7 21 (8.54%) Windows
8 20 (8.13%) ERP
8 20 (8.13%) Data Centre
9 19 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (7.32%) Active Directory
11 17 (6.91%) CRM
11 17 (6.91%) Information Security
12 16 (6.50%) Migration
12 16 (6.50%) Linux
13 15 (6.10%) Security Cleared
14 14 (5.69%) Cybersecurity
14 14 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (5.28%) Test Automation
15 13 (5.28%) Dynamics CRM
15 13 (5.28%) CSS
15 13 (5.28%) HTML
15 13 (5.28%) Cisco
15 13 (5.28%) VMware
16 12 (4.88%) Law
16 12 (4.88%) Manufacturing
16 12 (4.88%) Firewall
16 12 (4.88%) JavaScript
16 12 (4.88%) Amazon AWS

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 6 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.63%) WordPress
3 3 (1.22%) IIS
3 3 (1.22%) Mule
4 2 (0.81%) CMS
4 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.81%) nginx
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.85%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (5.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.25%) Oracle Assets
2 8 (3.25%) SAP FI
3 7 (2.85%) Oracle AGIS
4 5 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (2.03%) SAP MM
5 4 (1.63%) SAP CS
6 3 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (1.22%) NetSuite
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 2 (0.81%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.81%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.81%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.81%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.81%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.81%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.81%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.88%) Dynamics 365
3 10 (4.07%) Office 365
4 7 (2.85%) SaaS
5 4 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.63%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.22%) IaaS
7 2 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.81%) Taleo
8 1 (0.41%) Akamai
8 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.41%) PaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Stackdriver
8 1 (0.41%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.88%) Firewall
2 9 (3.66%) LAN
3 7 (2.85%) WAN
4 6 (2.44%) DNS
5 5 (2.03%) Wireless
6 4 (1.63%) Internet
7 3 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (1.22%) NAS
7 3 (1.22%) SAN
8 2 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.81%) DHCP
8 2 (0.81%) HTTP
8 2 (0.81%) SSL
8 2 (0.81%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.81%) VLAN
9 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.41%) SNMP
9 1 (0.41%) VoIP
9 1 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.25%) MySQL
2 7 (2.85%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.44%) Big Data
4 4 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.63%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.81%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.41%) DB2
7 1 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.41%) IDOL
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (3.25%) JIRA
2 6 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.22%) Artifactory
3 3 (1.22%) Selenium
3 3 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.81%) JMeter
4 2 (0.81%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.81%) Subversion
4 2 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.41%) LSMW
5 1 (0.41%) NUnit
5 1 (0.41%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.41%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (14.23%) Finance
2 12 (4.88%) Law
2 12 (4.88%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.66%) Retail
4 7 (2.85%) General Ledger
4 7 (2.85%) Marketing
5 4 (1.63%) Legal
6 3 (1.22%) Advertising
7 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.28%) CSS
1 13 (5.28%) HTML
2 8 (3.25%) Web Services
3 7 (2.85%) SAML
4 6 (2.44%) LDAP
4 6 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (2.03%) HTML5
5 5 (2.03%) Middleware
6 4 (1.63%) .NET
6 4 (1.63%) jQuery
6 4 (1.63%) Laravel
7 3 (1.22%) Ajax
7 3 (1.22%) Apache Camel
7 3 (1.22%) CSS3
7 3 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (1.22%) J2EE
7 3 (1.22%) JSON
7 3 (1.22%) REST
7 3 (1.22%) Spring
7 3 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.13%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.03%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.03%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.63%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.63%) Social Media
5 4 (1.63%) User Experience
6 3 (1.22%) Clustering
6 3 (1.22%) CMDB
6 3 (1.22%) FMCG
6 3 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.81%) PKI
7 2 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.54%) Windows
2 16 (6.50%) Linux
3 10 (4.07%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.22%) CentOS
4 3 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.22%) Solaris
4 3 (1.22%) VMS
4 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.81%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.41%) AIX
6 1 (0.41%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.41%) Unix
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (8.13%) ERP
3 19 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (6.91%) CRM
4 17 (6.91%) Information Security
5 16 (6.50%) Migration
6 14 (5.69%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (5.28%) Test Automation
8 11 (4.47%) Risk Management
9 10 (4.07%) Analytics
9 10 (4.07%) SIEM
10 9 (3.66%) Data Protection
10 9 (3.66%) Programme Delivery
10 9 (3.66%) Six Sigma
11 8 (3.25%) Data Loss Prevention
11 8 (3.25%) Decision-Making
11 8 (3.25%) Project Management
11 8 (3.25%) Record to Report
11 8 (3.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.76%) SQL
2 12 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 10 (4.07%) Java
4 9 (3.66%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.25%) PHP
6 7 (2.85%) C#
6 7 (2.85%) Python
7 4 (1.63%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.63%) Ruby
8 3 (1.22%) Perl
8 3 (1.22%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.81%) C++
10 1 (0.41%) ABAP
10 1 (0.41%) C
10 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.41%) R
10 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (6.10%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (3.25%) CISSP
4 7 (2.85%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.44%) CCIE
6 5 (2.03%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 3 (1.22%) CCNP
7 3 (1.22%) CISA
7 3 (1.22%) CISM
7 3 (1.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.81%) Degree
8 2 (0.81%) MCSA
8 2 (0.81%) MCSE
8 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.81%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 1 (0.41%) GISP
9 1 (0.41%) OSCP
9 1 (0.41%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.07%) GDPR
2 7 (2.85%) QA
3 4 (1.63%) COSO
4 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.81%) PMO
4 2 (0.81%) SLA
5 1 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.41%) COBIT
5 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.41%) GMP
5 1 (0.41%) GxP
5 1 (0.41%) HL7
System Software
1 18 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.03%) vSphere
3 3 (1.22%) Docker
4 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.81%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.41%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (2.85%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (2.03%) SCCM
2 5 (2.03%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 4 (1.63%) vCenter Server
3 4 (1.63%) vRealize
4 3 (1.22%) Ansible
4 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (0.81%) Kibana
5 2 (0.81%) logstash
5 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.81%) Puppet
5 2 (0.81%) Rancher
5 2 (0.81%) SCOM
5 2 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.81%) Terraform
6 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.41%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 36 (14.63%) SAP
3 25 (10.16%) Oracle
4 13 (5.28%) Cisco
4 13 (5.28%) VMware
5 6 (2.44%) Google
6 5 (2.03%) Citrix
6 5 (2.03%) F5
6 5 (2.03%) McAfee
7 4 (1.63%) HubSpot
7 4 (1.63%) Splunk
7 4 (1.63%) Symantec
8 3 (1.22%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.22%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.22%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.81%) Apple
9 2 (0.81%) IBM
9 2 (0.81%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.81%) Juniper
9 2 (0.81%) Sage