Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 20 21
Rank change year-on-year -29 +1 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 235 354 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.61% 6.98% 6.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.90% 7.41% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 197 177
East of England median daily rate £450 £480 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.94% -5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £327 £254
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
East of England median hourly rate £50.25 £89.25 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.70% +91.94% +30.07%
10th Percentile £47.73 £53.83 £46.00
90th Percentile £52.75 £127.28 £104.94
England median hourly rate £42.50 £46.66 £46.00
% change year-on-year -8.92% +1.43% +5.75%

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 4,800 4,777 4,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.10% 94.13% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,834 2,757 2,667
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +3.33%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £200
90th Percentile £579 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 366 378
East of England median hourly rate £17.43 £18.00 £20.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.19% -11.81% -5.07%
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.13 £11.23
90th Percentile £48.65 £47.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.18 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% +1.08% +4.11%

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 October 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 October 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 -30 71 £438 -10.26% 33
Cambridgeshire +6 66 £450 +10.77% 32
Essex -5 29 £500 - 6
Bedfordshire -12 29 £450 -7.69% 10
Suffolk -7 23 £528 +24.12% 5
Norfolk +16 14 £425 -17.07% 7
East Anglia -5 3 - - 2
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 40 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 31 (13.19%) Finance
3 27 (11.49%) Migration
4 25 (10.64%) SAP
5 22 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (9.36%) Windows
6 21 (8.94%) Oracle
6 21 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (8.51%) Active Directory
7 20 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (8.09%) SQL
9 17 (7.23%) VMware
9 17 (7.23%) CRM
9 17 (7.23%) ERP
10 16 (6.81%) Security Cleared
11 15 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (6.38%) DevOps
12 14 (5.96%) PowerShell
13 13 (5.53%) Dynamics CRM
13 13 (5.53%) Information Security
13 13 (5.53%) JavaScript
14 12 (5.11%) HTML
14 12 (5.11%) CSS
14 12 (5.11%) Office 365
15 11 (4.68%) Test Automation
15 11 (4.68%) Risk Management
15 11 (4.68%) LAN
15 11 (4.68%) DNS
15 11 (4.68%) Linux
15 11 (4.68%) Dynamics 365

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 10 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.13%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.13%) WordPress
3 4 (1.70%) IIS
4 3 (1.28%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.28%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.85%) CMS
5 2 (0.85%) Mule
5 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.43%) Apache
6 1 (0.43%) nginx
6 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.43%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (2.98%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (5.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.40%) Oracle Assets
3 7 (2.98%) Oracle AGIS
4 4 (1.70%) SAP EWM
5 3 (1.28%) NetSuite
5 3 (1.28%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (1.28%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.85%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.85%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.85%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.85%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.85%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.43%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.43%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.11%) Office 365
3 11 (4.68%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.40%) SaaS
5 7 (2.98%) Taleo
6 5 (2.13%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.85%) IaaS
7 2 (0.85%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.43%) Akamai
8 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.43%) Google Play
8 1 (0.43%) Stackdriver
8 1 (0.43%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.68%) DNS
1 11 (4.68%) LAN
2 10 (4.26%) Firewall
3 7 (2.98%) WAN
4 5 (2.13%) Skype
4 5 (2.13%) VPN
4 5 (2.13%) Wireless
5 4 (1.70%) Internet
6 3 (1.28%) NAS
6 3 (1.28%) SAN
6 3 (1.28%) SSL
7 2 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.85%) DHCP
7 2 (0.85%) HTTP
7 2 (0.85%) VLAN
8 1 (0.43%) ATM
8 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.43%) VoIP
8 1 (0.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.40%) Big Data
3 6 (2.55%) MySQL
3 6 (2.55%) SAP HANA
4 5 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.70%) SAP BW
5 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.28%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.85%) OLAP
8 1 (0.43%) DB2
8 1 (0.43%) IDOL
8 1 (0.43%) MS Access
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.43%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.13%) JIRA
2 4 (1.70%) Artifactory
2 4 (1.70%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.28%) Selenium
4 2 (0.85%) GitLab
4 2 (0.85%) JMeter
4 2 (0.85%) Maven
4 2 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.85%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.43%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.43%) LSMW
5 1 (0.43%) NUnit
5 1 (0.43%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (13.19%) Finance
2 7 (2.98%) General Ledger
3 6 (2.55%) Legal
4 5 (2.13%) Law
4 5 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.13%) Marketing
4 5 (2.13%) Retail
5 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.85%) Advertising
6 2 (0.85%) Banking
6 2 (0.85%) Billing
6 2 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.43%) Automotive
7 1 (0.43%) Local Government
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.11%) CSS
1 12 (5.11%) HTML
2 6 (2.55%) Web Services
3 5 (2.13%) HTML5
4 4 (1.70%) jQuery
4 4 (1.70%) Laravel
4 4 (1.70%) Middleware
5 3 (1.28%) .NET
5 3 (1.28%) CSS3
5 3 (1.28%) J2EE
5 3 (1.28%) LDAP
5 3 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.85%) Apache Camel
6 2 (0.85%) EDI
6 2 (0.85%) JSON
6 2 (0.85%) OpenID
6 2 (0.85%) Qt
6 2 (0.85%) REST
6 2 (0.85%) SAML
6 2 (0.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.26%) Data Centre
2 7 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.55%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.13%) Social Media
5 4 (1.70%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.70%) PKI
5 4 (1.70%) User Experience
6 3 (1.28%) Clustering
6 3 (1.28%) CMDB
6 3 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.43%) CESG
8 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.43%) e-Health
8 1 (0.43%) LIMS
8 1 (0.43%) PACS
8 1 (0.43%) Replication
8 1 (0.43%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.36%) Windows
2 11 (4.68%) Linux
3 9 (3.83%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.70%) Solaris
4 4 (1.70%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.28%) VMS
6 2 (0.85%) CentOS
6 2 (0.85%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.43%) AIX
7 1 (0.43%) Android
7 1 (0.43%) Unix
7 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (11.49%) Migration
2 22 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (7.23%) CRM
4 17 (7.23%) ERP
5 15 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (6.38%) DevOps
6 13 (5.53%) Information Security
7 11 (4.68%) Risk Management
7 11 (4.68%) Test Automation
8 10 (4.26%) ITIL
9 9 (3.83%) Analytics
9 9 (3.83%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (3.83%) Project Management
9 9 (3.83%) Record to Report
10 8 (3.40%) Process Improvement
10 8 (3.40%) Six Sigma
11 7 (2.98%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (2.98%) Change Management
11 7 (2.98%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.09%) SQL
2 14 (5.96%) PowerShell
3 13 (5.53%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.98%) Java
5 6 (2.55%) C#
5 6 (2.55%) PHP
6 4 (1.70%) Python
7 3 (1.28%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.28%) C
8 2 (0.85%) ABAP
8 2 (0.85%) Assembly Language
8 2 (0.85%) C++
8 2 (0.85%) Ruby
8 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.85%) VBScript
9 1 (0.43%) COBOL
9 1 (0.43%) Perl
9 1 (0.43%) R
9 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (6.81%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 4 (1.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 3 (1.28%) CCIE
4 3 (1.28%) CISSP
4 3 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (1.28%) Degree
5 2 (0.85%) CISA
5 2 (0.85%) CISM
5 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.85%) GIAC
5 2 (0.85%) GISP
5 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.85%) MCSE
5 2 (0.85%) OSCP
6 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
6 1 (0.43%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.55%) QA
2 5 (2.13%) GDPR
3 4 (1.70%) COSO
4 3 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.85%) SLA
6 1 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.43%) COBIT
6 1 (0.43%) GMP
6 1 (0.43%) GxP
6 1 (0.43%) HL7
6 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.98%) vSphere
3 3 (1.28%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.28%) XenApp
4 2 (0.85%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.85%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.43%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.43%) Docker
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (2.98%) SCCM
1 7 (2.98%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 6 (2.55%) Ansible
2 6 (2.55%) vCenter Server
2 6 (2.55%) vRealize
3 5 (2.13%) Kibana
4 4 (1.70%) Terraform
5 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.28%) SCOM
5 3 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.85%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.43%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.43%) logstash
7 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.43%) Puppet
7 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.64%) SAP
3 21 (8.94%) Oracle
4 17 (7.23%) VMware
5 7 (2.98%) Cisco
5 7 (2.98%) Citrix
5 7 (2.98%) Google
6 5 (2.13%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.13%) ServiceNow
6 5 (2.13%) Symantec
7 4 (1.70%) IBM
8 3 (1.28%) CyberArk
8 3 (1.28%) Nintex
9 2 (0.85%) Adobe
9 2 (0.85%) Altiris
9 2 (0.85%) Apple
9 2 (0.85%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.85%) Juniper
9 2 (0.85%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.85%) Sage