The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 22 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 161 175 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.93% 6.87% 6.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.39% 7.14% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 83 102
Median daily rate £480 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £89.25 £49.90 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.85% +36.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.65 £46.78 £33.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £123.85 £149.98 £55.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £50.75
% change year-on-year +6.10% -1.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2179 2452 2910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.76% 96.19% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1399 1733
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 194 258
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +7 70 £500 +11.11% 18
Bedfordshire +3 41 £480 +6.66% 8
Cambridgeshire +2 27 £383 -15.00% 10
Essex -33 15 £500 +33.33% 7
Suffolk -1 5 £450 -10.00% 1
Norfolk -10 4 £519 -6.95% 1
East Anglia -2 3 £650 +8.33%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 52 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 48 (15.95%) Information Security
3 42 (13.95%) Data Centre
4 40 (13.29%) Finance
4 40 (13.29%) Windows
5 37 (12.29%) Oracle
5 37 (12.29%) Migration
6 35 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (10.96%) Programme Delivery
8 31 (10.30%) SAP
9 29 (9.63%) Management Information System
10 28 (9.30%) DevOps
11 27 (8.97%) Retail
12 25 (8.31%) CISSP
13 24 (7.97%) Risk Management
14 23 (7.64%) SharePoint
15 22 (7.31%) Law
15 22 (7.31%) Waterfall
16 21 (6.98%) Analytics
16 21 (6.98%) CRM
16 21 (6.98%) Linux
16 21 (6.98%) .NET
17 20 (6.64%) SQL
17 20 (6.64%) Penetration Testing
17 20 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (6.31%) Office 365
18 19 (6.31%) Cisco
19 18 (5.98%) VMware
19 18 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 17 (5.65%) Security Cleared

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 23 (7.64%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.32%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.66%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (2.66%) OpenStack
3 8 (2.66%) Skype for Business
3 8 (2.66%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.33%) Confluence
6 4 (1.33%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.00%) Apache
7 3 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.66%) CMS
8 2 (0.66%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.66%) IIS
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.32%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.99%) SAP GTS
5 5 (1.66%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (1.33%) SAP CO
6 4 (1.33%) SAP FI
6 4 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (1.00%) Maximo
7 3 (1.00%) SAP BPC
7 3 (1.00%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.66%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.66%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.66%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.31%) Office 365
2 13 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (1.99%) OneDrive
5 5 (1.66%) PaaS
5 5 (1.66%) SaaS
6 4 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.33%) IaaS
7 2 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.66%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.66%) Route 53
7 2 (0.66%) Yammer
8 1 (0.33%) GitHub
8 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.98%) Firewall
2 10 (3.32%) Internet
3 9 (2.99%) Network Security
4 6 (1.99%) DHCP
4 6 (1.99%) DNS
5 5 (1.66%) Skype
6 4 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.00%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.00%) OSPF
7 3 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.66%) BGP
8 2 (0.66%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.66%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.66%) HTTP
8 2 (0.66%) SSL
8 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.66%) WAN
8 2 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.99%) Big Data
3 8 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.99%) DB2
4 6 (1.99%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.33%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.00%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.66%) Power BI
8 2 (0.66%) QlikView
9 1 (0.33%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (1.66%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.66%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.33%) Ant
2 4 (1.33%) Artifactory
2 4 (1.33%) JIRA
2 4 (1.33%) MorphX
2 4 (1.33%) MSBuild
2 4 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (1.33%) TeamCity
2 4 (1.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.00%) IDA Disassembler
3 3 (1.00%) Metasploit
3 3 (1.00%) OllyDbg
3 3 (1.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.66%) Lombardi
4 2 (0.66%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 40 (13.29%) Finance
2 27 (8.97%) Retail
3 22 (7.31%) Law
4 7 (2.33%) Advertising
4 7 (2.33%) Billing
4 7 (2.33%) Local Government
4 7 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.33%) Marketing
5 4 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.00%) Back Office
6 3 (1.00%) Publishing
7 2 (0.66%) Banking
7 2 (0.66%) Electronics
7 2 (0.66%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.98%) .NET
2 12 (3.99%) Middleware
3 9 (2.99%) HTML
4 8 (2.66%) CSS
4 8 (2.66%) XML
5 6 (1.99%) J2EE
5 6 (1.99%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (1.66%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.66%) Web Services
7 3 (1.00%) JSP
7 3 (1.00%) Servlets
7 3 (1.00%) Spring
8 2 (0.66%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.66%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.66%) jQuery
8 2 (0.66%) JSON
8 2 (0.66%) RESTful
8 2 (0.66%) SAP PI
8 2 (0.66%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.95%) Data Centre
2 29 (9.63%) Management Information System
3 20 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.66%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (1.66%) User Experience
5 4 (1.33%) CESG
5 4 (1.33%) Clustering
5 4 (1.33%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.33%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.33%) RIA
5 4 (1.33%) Social Media
6 3 (1.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 3 (1.00%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.00%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.66%) DataPower
7 2 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.66%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.33%) LPAR
8 1 (0.33%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 40 (13.29%) Windows
2 21 (6.98%) Linux
3 9 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (2.66%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.33%) Unix
6 6 (1.99%) VMS
6 6 (1.99%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.66%) CentOS
7 5 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.33%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.33%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.00%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.66%) AIX
10 2 (0.66%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.33%) Fedora
11 1 (0.33%) HPUX
11 1 (0.33%) Solaris
11 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (15.95%) Information Security
2 37 (12.29%) Migration
3 35 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (10.96%) Programme Delivery
5 28 (9.30%) DevOps
6 24 (7.97%) Risk Management
7 22 (7.31%) Waterfall
8 21 (6.98%) Analytics
8 21 (6.98%) CRM
9 20 (6.64%) Penetration Testing
10 16 (5.32%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (5.32%) Security Architecture
11 15 (4.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (4.65%) E-Commerce
12 14 (4.65%) Risk Assessment
13 13 (4.32%) Data Analytics
13 13 (4.32%) ERP
13 13 (4.32%) OWASP
13 13 (4.32%) Project Management
13 13 (4.32%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.64%) SQL
2 16 (5.32%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.65%) Java
4 13 (4.32%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.99%) C#
5 12 (3.99%) Python
6 8 (2.66%) Perl
7 4 (1.33%) ABAP
7 4 (1.33%) Ruby
7 4 (1.33%) VBScript
8 3 (1.00%) Assembly Language
8 3 (1.00%) C
8 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.00%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.00%) X++
9 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.33%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 25 (8.31%) CISSP
2 17 (5.65%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.98%) CISM
3 15 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (4.65%) CISA
5 12 (3.99%) Degree
6 9 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.66%) SC Cleared
8 7 (2.33%) MCSE
9 6 (1.99%) CCNP
9 6 (1.99%) GIAC
9 6 (1.99%) MCITP
9 6 (1.99%) SANS
10 4 (1.33%) CCIE
10 4 (1.33%) CCNA
10 4 (1.33%) MCTS
11 3 (1.00%) CCDP
11 3 (1.00%) CCSE
11 3 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.66%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (4.98%) PCI DSS
3 13 (4.32%) NIST 800
4 8 (2.66%) GDPR
5 6 (1.99%) COBIT
5 6 (1.99%) PMO
6 4 (1.33%) SLA
7 3 (1.00%) GPG13
8 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.33%) GxP
9 1 (0.33%) QA
9 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.65%) Hyper-V
2 11 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.99%) Docker
4 6 (1.99%) VirtualBox
5 5 (1.66%) XenApp
5 5 (1.66%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.33%) BitLocker
6 4 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.00%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.33%) Firmware
9 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (1.99%) Ansible
1 6 (1.99%) SCCM
2 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (1.33%) Puppet
2 4 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (1.33%) WSUS
3 3 (1.00%) EnCase
4 2 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.66%) SCOM
4 2 (0.66%) Terraform
5 1 (0.33%) Kibana
5 1 (0.33%) Nessus
5 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.33%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.33%) QRadar
5 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 52 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 37 (12.29%) Oracle
3 31 (10.30%) SAP
4 19 (6.31%) Cisco
5 18 (5.98%) VMware
6 11 (3.65%) IBM
6 11 (3.65%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.99%) Palo Alto
7 9 (2.99%) Symantec
8 7 (2.33%) Citrix
8 7 (2.33%) Juniper
9 6 (1.99%) F5
9 6 (1.99%) Splunk
10 5 (1.66%) Forcepoint
11 4 (1.33%) Altiris
11 4 (1.33%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.33%) CyberArk
11 4 (1.33%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.00%) Talend
12 3 (1.00%) Trustwave
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