The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
England / East of England
Rank 25 16 21
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 141 183 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.64% 7.44% 7.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.96% 7.72% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 102 106
Median daily rate £450 £413 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -12.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £546 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £45.50 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.58% +41.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £42.00 £26.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £46.00 £38.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £48.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -2.08% +54.83%  

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 2027 2371 2568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.48% 96.38% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1231 1381 1443
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 173 252
Median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -2 53 £475 +11.76% 15
Bedfordshire +8 31 £450 +38.46% 2
Essex -12 21 £413 +3.12% 2
Cambridgeshire -10 17 £450 +2.85% 15
Suffolk -7 12 £475 +18.38% 1
Norfolk -3 7 £429 -27.28% 2
East Anglia - 1 £178 -
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 57 (19.79%) Oracle
2 52 (18.06%) Microsoft
3 50 (17.36%) SAP
4 45 (15.63%) Windows
5 37 (12.85%) Migration
6 31 (10.76%) Finance
7 30 (10.42%) Data Centre
8 29 (10.07%) Security Cleared
9 28 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (9.72%) Information Security
10 24 (8.33%) MS Excel
10 24 (8.33%) CRM
11 23 (7.99%) Analytics
12 22 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (7.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (6.94%) SharePoint
14 20 (6.94%) SQL Server
15 19 (6.60%) Office 365
16 18 (6.25%) Management Information System
16 18 (6.25%) Data Migration
16 18 (6.25%) Retail
17 17 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (5.90%) Waterfall
17 17 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (5.90%) Cisco
17 17 (5.90%) Windows Server 2012
18 16 (5.56%) Middleware
18 16 (5.56%) SQL
18 16 (5.56%) Linux
18 16 (5.56%) Firewall

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 20 (6.94%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.47%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.39%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.04%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.04%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.69%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.69%) IIS
7 2 (0.69%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.35%) Apache
8 1 (0.35%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.35%) SAS
8 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.04%) MS Office
3 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (3.82%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (2.78%) SAP HCM
4 7 (2.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (2.43%) SAP BPC
5 6 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (2.08%) SAP CO
5 6 (2.08%) SAP FI
5 6 (2.08%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (1.74%) Oracle Payroll
7 4 (1.39%) SAP GRC
8 3 (1.04%) Maximo
8 3 (1.04%) SAP GTS
9 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.69%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.69%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.69%) SAP PS
9 2 (0.69%) Unica
9 2 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.60%) Office 365
2 17 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.43%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (1.74%) Mimecast
4 5 (1.74%) Oracle CX
4 5 (1.74%) PaaS
5 4 (1.39%) SaaS
5 4 (1.39%) Yammer
6 3 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.35%) G Suite
8 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.35%) IaaS
8 1 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.35%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.56%) Firewall
2 10 (3.47%) DNS
3 7 (2.43%) Network Security
4 6 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (2.08%) DHCP
4 6 (2.08%) NetScaler
5 3 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (1.04%) Internet
5 3 (1.04%) OSPF
5 3 (1.04%) SAN
5 3 (1.04%) SSL
6 2 (0.69%) BGP
6 2 (0.69%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.69%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (0.69%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.69%) Skype
6 2 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.86%) Big Data
3 12 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.13%) SAP BW
6 8 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (2.08%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.74%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 5 (1.74%) DB2
9 4 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.04%) DTS
10 3 (1.04%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (1.04%) Power BI
10 3 (1.04%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.69%) MySQL
11 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.69%) LSMW
2 2 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.35%) AppScan
3 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.35%) JMeter
3 1 (0.35%) JUnit
3 1 (0.35%) Lombardi
3 1 (0.35%) Maven
3 1 (0.35%) MSI
3 1 (0.35%) Selenium
3 1 (0.35%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (0.35%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (10.76%) Finance
2 18 (6.25%) Retail
3 8 (2.78%) Advertising
3 8 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.78%) Marketing
4 7 (2.43%) Billing
5 6 (2.08%) Law
6 3 (1.04%) Publishing
7 2 (0.69%) Banking
7 2 (0.69%) Electronics
7 2 (0.69%) Local Government
7 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.56%) Middleware
2 15 (5.21%) .NET
3 9 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (2.43%) Web Services
5 6 (2.08%) SAP Basis
6 4 (1.39%) COM
6 4 (1.39%) CSS
6 4 (1.39%) HTML
7 3 (1.04%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.04%) J2EE
7 3 (1.04%) XML
8 2 (0.69%) RESTful
8 2 (0.69%) SAPUI5
8 2 (0.69%) Spring
8 2 (0.69%) Visualforce
9 1 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.35%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.35%) JSON
9 1 (0.35%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.42%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.08%) Clustering
5 5 (1.74%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.39%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.04%) PKI
8 2 (0.69%) NHS
8 2 (0.69%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.35%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.35%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.35%) Fintech
9 1 (0.35%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.35%) User Experience
9 1 (0.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 45 (15.63%) Windows
2 17 (5.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (5.56%) Linux
4 12 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.13%) Unix
5 9 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.78%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.43%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.39%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.04%) AIX
10 2 (0.69%) CentOS
10 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.35%) Fedora
11 1 (0.35%) Solaris
11 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (12.85%) Migration
2 28 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (9.72%) Information Security
3 24 (8.33%) CRM
4 23 (7.99%) Analytics
5 22 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (7.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (6.25%) Data Migration
8 17 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (5.90%) Waterfall
9 15 (5.21%) DevOps
9 15 (5.21%) Validation
10 14 (4.86%) Data Analytics
10 14 (4.86%) Risk Management
10 14 (4.86%) Service Management
11 12 (4.17%) ERP
11 12 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (4.17%) SIEM
12 11 (3.82%) Presales
12 11 (3.82%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.56%) SQL
2 13 (4.51%) JavaScript
3 11 (3.82%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.47%) Java
5 8 (2.78%) C#
6 7 (2.43%) ABAP
6 7 (2.43%) Perl
6 7 (2.43%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.74%) C
8 4 (1.39%) PHP
9 1 (0.35%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.35%) Python
9 1 (0.35%) Tcl
9 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (10.07%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.86%) CISSP
3 14 (4.86%) Degree
4 13 (4.51%) CISM
5 11 (3.82%) CISA
5 11 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.13%) MCITP
7 7 (2.43%) MCSE
8 6 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.08%) GIAC
8 6 (2.08%) SANS
9 4 (1.39%) CCNP
9 4 (1.39%) MCTS
10 3 (1.04%) CCNA
10 3 (1.04%) CEH
11 2 (0.69%) CCA
11 2 (0.69%) CCIE
11 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.35%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.43%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.08%) GDPR
4 5 (1.74%) SLA
5 4 (1.39%) PMO
6 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.69%) QA
7 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.47%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.39%) XenApp
5 3 (1.04%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.35%) Firmware
7 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.43%) SCCM
2 4 (1.39%) WSUS
3 2 (0.69%) Ansible
3 2 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.69%) Puppet
3 2 (0.69%) QRadar
4 1 (0.35%) Linux-HA
4 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.35%) Nessus
4 1 (0.35%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.35%) Pacemaker
4 1 (0.35%) SCOM
4 1 (0.35%) Simpana
4 1 (0.35%) Terraform
4 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 57 (19.79%) Oracle
2 52 (18.06%) Microsoft
3 50 (17.36%) SAP
4 17 (5.90%) Cisco
5 13 (4.51%) IBM
6 11 (3.82%) Citrix
6 11 (3.82%) Red Hat
7 9 (3.13%) Juniper
7 9 (3.13%) VMware
8 8 (2.78%) F5
8 8 (2.78%) Palo Alto
8 8 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (2.43%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.43%) Symantec
10 6 (2.08%) Intel Security
10 6 (2.08%) Sophos
11 5 (1.74%) Splunk
12 4 (1.39%) Infor
13 3 (1.04%) PeopleSoft
13 3 (1.04%) Sourcefire
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