Period
to 18 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 21 22
Rank change year-on-year -22 +1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 244 338 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.96% 6.69% 6.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.29% 7.08% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 201 176
East of England median daily rate £475 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +14.71% -5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £254
90th Percentile £588 £588 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £23.75 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.53% -48.65% +32.14%
10th Percentile £40.00 £21.63 £46.00
90th Percentile £52.75 £24.88 £46.93
England median hourly rate £40.00 £46.66 £45.00
% change year-on-year -14.27% +3.69% +3.45%

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 4,614 4,776 4,572
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.48% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,723 2,767 2,621
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £462 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 352 373
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.18% -2.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.13 £11.01
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.60
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.05% +3.89% -

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 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -21 84 £450 -4.00% 49
Cambridgeshire +12 58 £475 -5.00% 44
Essex +2 37 £481 -10.47% 12
Bedfordshire +5 35 £425 -15.00% 5
Norfolk +11 16 £425 -17.07% 7
Suffolk -6 15 £575 +15.00% 2
East Anglia - 1 - - 5
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 41 (16.80%) Microsoft
2 33 (13.52%) Migration
3 29 (11.89%) SAP
4 28 (11.48%) Windows
4 28 (11.48%) Finance
5 23 (9.43%) SQL
6 22 (9.02%) Active Directory
7 21 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (8.61%) Security Cleared
7 21 (8.61%) PowerShell
7 21 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
8 18 (7.38%) VMware
9 17 (6.97%) DevOps
10 16 (6.56%) SC Cleared
11 15 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (6.15%) DNS
11 15 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (6.15%) Oracle
12 14 (5.74%) ITIL
12 14 (5.74%) Office 365
13 13 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
13 13 (5.33%) CRM
13 13 (5.33%) Information Security
13 13 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (4.51%) SharePoint
14 11 (4.51%) Linux
14 11 (4.51%) JavaScript
14 11 (4.51%) Project Management
14 11 (4.51%) Analytics

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 11 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.46%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.05%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.64%) WordPress
5 3 (1.23%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.82%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.82%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.82%) CMS
6 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.82%) IIS
6 2 (0.82%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.41%) Apache
7 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.41%) Confluence
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (2.46%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.23%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (2.05%) SAP EWM
3 5 (2.05%) SAP FI
3 5 (2.05%) SAP MM
3 5 (2.05%) SAP SD
4 3 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.23%) NetSuite
4 3 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.82%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.82%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.82%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.82%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.82%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.82%) SAP SM
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.41%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.41%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.41%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.74%) Office 365
3 13 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.69%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (3.28%) SaaS
6 7 (2.87%) Taleo
7 4 (1.64%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.82%) IaaS
8 2 (0.82%) iTunes
8 2 (0.82%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.41%) GitHub
9 1 (0.41%) Google Play
9 1 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.15%) DNS
2 8 (3.28%) Firewall
2 8 (3.28%) LAN
3 6 (2.46%) Skype
3 6 (2.46%) VPN
4 5 (2.05%) FTP
4 5 (2.05%) HTTP
4 5 (2.05%) HTTPS
4 5 (2.05%) Network Security
5 4 (1.64%) Internet
5 4 (1.64%) WAN
6 3 (1.23%) SSL
6 3 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.23%) Wireless
7 2 (0.82%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.82%) DHCP
7 2 (0.82%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.82%) SAN
7 2 (0.82%) VLAN
8 1 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.28%) Big Data
3 7 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.46%) SAP HANA
5 5 (2.05%) MySQL
5 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.23%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.23%) OLAP
7 3 (1.23%) Power BI
7 3 (1.23%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.82%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.82%) DB2
8 2 (0.82%) HBase
8 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.82%) Sqoop
8 2 (0.82%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (2.05%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.05%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.23%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.23%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.23%) JIRA
3 2 (0.82%) Artifactory
3 2 (0.82%) GitLab
3 2 (0.82%) Maven
4 1 (0.41%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (0.41%) LSMW
4 1 (0.41%) Mocha
General
1 28 (11.48%) Finance
2 6 (2.46%) Law
2 6 (2.46%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.05%) French Language
3 5 (2.05%) German Language
3 5 (2.05%) Marketing
4 4 (1.64%) Legal
4 4 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.82%) Advertising
5 2 (0.82%) Banking
5 2 (0.82%) Retail
5 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.41%) Automotive
6 1 (0.41%) Billing
6 1 (0.41%) Electronics
6 1 (0.41%) Local Government
6 1 (0.41%) Publishing
6 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.28%) LDAP
2 6 (2.46%) CSS
2 6 (2.46%) HTML
2 6 (2.46%) Web Services
3 5 (2.05%) .NET
4 3 (1.23%) jQuery
4 3 (1.23%) Kafka
4 3 (1.23%) Laravel
5 2 (0.82%) Anaconda
5 2 (0.82%) Apache Tez
5 2 (0.82%) DirectX
5 2 (0.82%) Middleware
5 2 (0.82%) ODBC
5 2 (0.82%) Qt
5 2 (0.82%) SAML
6 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.41%) EDIFACT
6 1 (0.41%) JSON
6 1 (0.41%) XML
6 1 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.69%) User Experience
2 8 (3.28%) PKI
3 6 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.05%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.05%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.64%) CMDB
5 4 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.64%) Social Media
6 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.82%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.82%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.82%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.41%) Clustering
8 1 (0.41%) LIMS
8 1 (0.41%) PACS
8 1 (0.41%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.48%) Windows
2 11 (4.51%) Linux
3 9 (3.69%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.87%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.64%) Solaris
6 4 (1.64%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.23%) Unix
8 2 (0.82%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.41%) AIX
9 1 (0.41%) Android
9 1 (0.41%) CentOS
9 1 (0.41%) VMS
9 1 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.52%) Migration
2 21 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (6.97%) DevOps
4 15 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (5.74%) ITIL
6 13 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (5.33%) CRM
6 13 (5.33%) Information Security
6 13 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (4.51%) Analytics
7 11 (4.51%) Project Management
8 10 (4.10%) ERP
9 9 (3.69%) Process Improvement
9 9 (3.69%) Risk Management
9 9 (3.69%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (3.28%) Change Management
11 7 (2.87%) E-Commerce
11 7 (2.87%) Service Delivery
11 7 (2.87%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.43%) SQL
2 21 (8.61%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.51%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.46%) Python
5 5 (2.05%) C#
6 4 (1.64%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.64%) C
6 4 (1.64%) Java
6 4 (1.64%) PHP
7 3 (1.23%) ABAP
7 3 (1.23%) C++
7 3 (1.23%) VBScript
8 2 (0.82%) Assembly Language
8 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.41%) Go
9 1 (0.41%) R
9 1 (0.41%) Ruby
9 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.41%) VBA
9 1 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (8.61%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.87%) Degree
4 6 (2.46%) CISM
4 6 (2.46%) CISSP
4 6 (2.46%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 5 (2.05%) CISA
5 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.23%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.23%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.82%) GIAC
8 2 (0.82%) GISP
8 2 (0.82%) OSCP
8 2 (0.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (0.82%) VCAP
9 1 (0.41%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.46%) GDPR
2 4 (1.64%) HIPAA
2 4 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.23%) GxP
3 3 (1.23%) SLA
4 2 (0.82%) COSO
5 1 (0.41%) HL7
5 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 22 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.28%) vSphere
3 5 (2.05%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.23%) XenApp
5 3 (1.23%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.82%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.82%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.82%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.82%) Docker
6 2 (0.82%) HDFS
6 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.82%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.41%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (4.10%) SCCM
2 8 (3.28%) Ansible
3 7 (2.87%) Terraform
3 7 (2.87%) vRealize
3 7 (2.87%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 6 (2.46%) vCenter Server
5 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.64%) Kibana
7 2 (0.82%) Ambari
7 2 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.82%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.82%) Oozie
7 2 (0.82%) SCOM
7 2 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.41%) Puppet
8 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 41 (16.80%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.89%) SAP
3 18 (7.38%) VMware
4 15 (6.15%) Oracle
5 7 (2.87%) Citrix
6 6 (2.46%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.05%) Cisco
7 5 (2.05%) Google
7 5 (2.05%) IBM
7 5 (2.05%) Tableau
8 4 (1.64%) Apple
8 4 (1.64%) CA
8 4 (1.64%) CyberArk
8 4 (1.64%) Splunk
8 4 (1.64%) Symantec
9 3 (1.23%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.23%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.23%) SOTI
10 2 (0.82%) IFS
10 2 (0.82%) Palo Alto