Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 8 August 2022.

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
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 63 61 62
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 76 80 45
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.02% 3.58% 2.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.34% 3.90% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 59 22
10th Percentile £406 £400 £325
25th Percentile £481 £450 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £500 £465
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.53% -2.11%
75th Percentile £675 £550 £542
90th Percentile - £555 £579
England median daily rate £563 £540 £500
% change year-on-year +4.26% +8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
10th Percentile £48.65 - £62.45
25th Percentile £57.88 - £63.13
Median hourly rate £67.75 - £65.00
75th Percentile £73.75 - £66.00
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £61.75 £51.25
% change year-on-year +17.41% +20.49% +2.50%

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 2,275 2,052 1,491
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.28% 91.85% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,451 1,232 923
10th Percentile £185 £149 £185
25th Percentile £350 £253 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -3.41%
75th Percentile £579 £525 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £588
England median daily rate £545 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +9.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 268 97
10th Percentile £13.24 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.06 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate £19.81 £15.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +32.07% -23.08% +21.88%
75th Percentile £52.50 £24.13 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.10 £47.18 £54.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.89 £20.50
% change year-on-year +25.72% -3.00% +9.33%

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 8 August 2022.

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 8 August 2022.

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 8 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire -16 27 £500 -3.61% 27
Bedfordshire +4 22 £675 +38.46% 5
Cambridgeshire -13 21 £525 +5.00% 12
Essex +4 3 £631 +53.96%
Suffolk -11 1 £725 +41.46% 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, Consultant contract jobs required the following 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 23 (30.26%) Finance
2 18 (23.68%) Dynamics 365
3 17 (22.37%) Azure
4 15 (19.74%) Social Skills
5 13 (17.11%) Order to Cash
5 13 (17.11%) Customer Engagement
5 13 (17.11%) Retail
5 13 (17.11%) SAP
6 12 (15.79%) Supply Chain Management
6 12 (15.79%) Record to Report
6 12 (15.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
8 10 (13.16%) Migration
9 9 (11.84%) Information Security
10 8 (10.53%) Analytics
11 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
11 7 (9.21%) Agile
12 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (7.89%) Change Management
12 6 (7.89%) CISSP
12 6 (7.89%) SQL
12 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
12 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (7.89%) SAP S/4HANA
13 5 (6.58%) Power Platform
13 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (6.58%) Data Analysis
13 5 (6.58%) Oracle
13 5 (6.58%) Windows

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 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) WordPress
3 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.32%) CATIA
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Smart View
2 1 (1.32%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (5.26%) SAP CO
2 4 (5.26%) SAP FI
2 4 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (3.95%) SAP CS
3 3 (3.95%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (3.95%) SAP PM
4 2 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (2.63%) HFM
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (1.32%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (1.32%) NetSuite
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.32%) SAP HR
5 1 (1.32%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.32%) SAP PS
5 1 (1.32%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.68%) Dynamics 365
2 17 (22.37%) Azure
3 5 (6.58%) Power Platform
4 4 (5.26%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (3.95%) AWS
5 3 (3.95%) SaaS
6 2 (2.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (2.63%) Google Analytics
6 2 (2.63%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.32%) Azure DevOps
7 1 (1.32%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.32%) GCP
7 1 (1.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) Firewall
1 4 (5.26%) Wireless
2 2 (2.63%) BGP
2 2 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (2.63%) Internet
2 2 (2.63%) MPLS
2 2 (2.63%) OSPF
2 2 (2.63%) VPN
2 2 (2.63%) VSAN
2 2 (2.63%) WAN
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (1.32%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.32%) FabricPath
3 1 (1.32%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.32%) SAN
3 1 (1.32%) SD-WAN
3 1 (1.32%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Metadata
1 2 (2.63%) Power BI
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) MariaDB
2 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.32%) MySQL
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.32%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) LSMW
2 2 (2.63%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.32%) JIRA
3 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (30.26%) Finance
2 15 (19.74%) Social Skills
3 13 (17.11%) Retail
4 12 (15.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.26%) Public Sector
7 3 (3.95%) Aerospace
7 3 (3.95%) Marketing
8 2 (2.63%) Law
8 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
8 2 (2.63%) Military
9 1 (1.32%) Billing
9 1 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (1.32%) Front Office
9 1 (1.32%) Games
9 1 (1.32%) General Ledger
9 1 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (1.32%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.32%) JSON
2 1 (1.32%) PySpark
2 1 (1.32%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.32%) SAP PI
2 1 (1.32%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.95%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (2.63%) Social Media
3 2 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.32%) CMDB
4 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.32%) FMCG
4 1 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.32%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) Customer Engagement
1 13 (17.11%) Order to Cash
2 12 (15.79%) Record to Report
2 12 (15.79%) Supply Chain Management
3 10 (13.16%) Migration
4 9 (11.84%) Information Security
5 8 (10.53%) Analytics
6 7 (9.21%) Agile
7 6 (7.89%) Change Management
7 6 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.58%) Data Analysis
9 4 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.26%) ERP
9 4 (5.26%) SIEM
9 4 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (3.95%) Asset Management
10 3 (3.95%) EAM
10 3 (3.95%) Information Assurance
10 3 (3.95%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) SQL
2 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.63%) C
3 2 (2.63%) Python
4 1 (1.32%) ABAP
4 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.89%) CISSP
2 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) CISM
4 2 (2.63%) CRISC
4 2 (2.63%) Degree
4 2 (2.63%) ISACA
5 1 (1.32%) CCNP
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (5.26%) NCSC
1 4 (5.26%) NIST
2 2 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.63%) GRC
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.63%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.63%) vSphere
4 1 (1.32%) Firmware
4 1 (1.32%) IAG
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Ansible
1 2 (2.63%) Terraform
1 2 (2.63%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.32%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.32%) Kibana
2 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.32%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) SAP
2 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle
3 5 (6.58%) VMware
4 3 (3.95%) Proofpoint
5 2 (2.63%) Ahrefs
5 2 (2.63%) Facebook
5 2 (2.63%) FireEye
5 2 (2.63%) Google
5 2 (2.63%) Hyperion
5 2 (2.63%) Instagram
5 2 (2.63%) Palo Alto
5 2 (2.63%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.63%) Symantec
5 2 (2.63%) Zscaler
6 1 (1.32%) BeyondTrust
6 1 (1.32%) Clearswift
6 1 (1.32%) ForeScout
6 1 (1.32%) Veritas
6 1 (1.32%) Workday