Period
to 26 April 2019

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 26 April 2019.

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
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 30 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 251 275 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.21% 6.23% 6.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.63% 6.57% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 163 153
East of England median daily rate £475 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £311
90th Percentile £575 £598 £549
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +1.80% -8.24%
10th Percentile £37.50 £23.13 £21.20
90th Percentile £56.50 £46.25 £46.85
England median hourly rate £50.00 £43.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +16.28% -7.53% +2.20%

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 3,786 4,188 4,111
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.71% 94.94% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,208 2,369 2,447
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £205 £200 £200
90th Percentile £588 £588 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 295 331
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.63 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.80% -27.22% +8.81%
10th Percentile £10.15 £10.66 £10.55
90th Percentile £50.10 £46.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.66 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% -1.79% -

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 26 April 2019.

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 26 April 2019.

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 26 April 2019. 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 -1 112 £500 +11.11% 65
Cambridgeshire +2 48 £460 -8.00% 29
Bedfordshire +10 32 £450 -10.00% 11
Essex -12 25 £450 -11.76% 11
Norfolk +16 24 £431 +7.81% 13
Suffolk +3 10 £575 +4.55% 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 2019, 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 44 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.94%) SQL
2 35 (13.94%) Finance
3 32 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (12.35%) VMware
5 25 (9.96%) Windows
6 24 (9.56%) Migration
7 23 (9.16%) SAP
7 23 (9.16%) Active Directory
8 21 (8.37%) Security Cleared
8 21 (8.37%) GDPR
9 20 (7.97%) Office 365
10 19 (7.57%) Data Security
10 19 (7.57%) Firewall
11 18 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (7.17%) Cybersecurity
11 18 (7.17%) SC Cleared
11 18 (7.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 17 (6.77%) Dynamics 365
12 17 (6.77%) PowerShell
12 17 (6.77%) Dynamics CRM
12 17 (6.77%) ITIL
12 17 (6.77%) CRM
13 16 (6.37%) Information Security
14 15 (5.98%) DNS
14 15 (5.98%) Analytics
14 15 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (5.58%) Git (software)
15 14 (5.58%) LDAP
16 13 (5.18%) Linux

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 12 (4.78%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.59%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.39%) Confluence
4 5 (1.99%) CloudStack
4 5 (1.99%) IIS
4 5 (1.99%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.99%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.20%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.20%) CMS
6 2 (0.80%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.80%) DNN
6 2 (0.80%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.80%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.80%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 5 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (6.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (2.39%) SAP FI
4 5 (1.99%) SAP MM
4 5 (1.99%) SAP SD
5 4 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.80%) Maximo
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.80%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.80%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.80%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.80%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 32 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (7.97%) Office 365
3 17 (6.77%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (3.19%) GitHub
6 4 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.80%) iTunes
7 2 (0.80%) SaaS
7 2 (0.80%) Serverless
8 1 (0.40%) Akamai
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.40%) IaaS
8 1 (0.40%) PaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.57%) Firewall
2 15 (5.98%) DNS
3 10 (3.98%) Network Security
4 9 (3.59%) DHCP
5 7 (2.79%) HTTP
6 6 (2.39%) HTTPS
6 6 (2.39%) Internet
6 6 (2.39%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.99%) BGP
7 5 (1.99%) EIGRP
7 5 (1.99%) IGRP
7 5 (1.99%) Kerberos
7 5 (1.99%) Multicast
7 5 (1.99%) OSPF
8 4 (1.59%) FTP
8 4 (1.59%) LAN
8 4 (1.59%) VPN
8 4 (1.59%) Wireless
9 3 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.98%) Power BI
3 9 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.19%) SSDT
5 5 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.99%) Big Data
6 4 (1.59%) MySQL
7 3 (1.20%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.20%) DB2
7 3 (1.20%) HBase
7 3 (1.20%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.80%) BODI
8 2 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.80%) Ingres
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.80%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.80%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (5.58%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.38%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.98%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.39%) JIRA
5 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.40%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (0.40%) Mocha
5 1 (0.40%) Selenium
5 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (13.94%) Finance
2 12 (4.78%) Law
3 9 (3.59%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.79%) French Language
4 7 (2.79%) Retail
5 6 (2.39%) German Language
5 6 (2.39%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.20%) Marketing
6 3 (1.20%) Publishing
7 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.58%) LDAP
2 13 (5.18%) SAML
3 12 (4.78%) OpenID
4 6 (2.39%) Web Services
5 5 (1.99%) OAuth
5 5 (1.99%) OpenDaylight
6 4 (1.59%) 802.1X
6 4 (1.59%) Spring
7 3 (1.20%) HTML
7 3 (1.20%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (1.20%) Kafka
7 3 (1.20%) Middleware
7 3 (1.20%) XML
8 2 (0.80%) Anaconda
8 2 (0.80%) Apache NiFi
8 2 (0.80%) Apache Tez
8 2 (0.80%) JSON
8 2 (0.80%) Node.js
8 2 (0.80%) ODBC
8 2 (0.80%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.78%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.59%) Private Cloud
3 7 (2.79%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.39%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.99%) User Experience
6 4 (1.59%) CMDB
6 4 (1.59%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.20%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.20%) PKI
8 2 (0.80%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.80%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.80%) Clustering
8 2 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.80%) DataPower
8 2 (0.80%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.40%) IVR
9 1 (0.40%) Replication
9 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.96%) Windows
2 13 (5.18%) Linux
3 11 (4.38%) Unix
4 9 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.59%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.20%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.80%) Android
9 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.40%) AIX
10 1 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (9.56%) Migration
2 19 (7.57%) Data Security
3 18 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (7.17%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (6.77%) CRM
4 17 (6.77%) ITIL
5 16 (6.37%) Information Security
6 15 (5.98%) Analytics
6 15 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (4.78%) ERP
7 12 (4.78%) Threat Management
8 11 (4.38%) DevOps
9 10 (3.98%) Change Management
9 10 (3.98%) Identity Access Management
9 10 (3.98%) ITSM
9 10 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (3.59%) Configuration Management
10 9 (3.59%) Data Management
10 9 (3.59%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (13.94%) SQL
2 17 (6.77%) PowerShell
3 13 (5.18%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.98%) Python
5 5 (1.99%) Java
6 4 (1.59%) C
7 3 (1.20%) ABAP
8 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.80%) C#
8 2 (0.80%) C++
8 2 (0.80%) VBA
8 2 (0.80%) VBScript
9 1 (0.40%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.40%) Go
9 1 (0.40%) Perl
9 1 (0.40%) PHP
9 1 (0.40%) Ruby
9 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.17%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.78%) CISSP
4 11 (4.38%) CISA
5 10 (3.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (3.19%) Degree
7 7 (2.79%) CISM
8 5 (1.99%) CCNA
8 5 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.99%) CRISC
9 4 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.80%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.80%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.80%) VCP6
11 1 (0.40%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.40%) OSCE
11 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.37%) GDPR
2 6 (2.39%) HIPAA
2 6 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.20%) COBIT
4 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.80%) SLA
5 1 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.40%) GxP
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.40%) PMO
5 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 23 (9.16%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.18%) VMware NSX
3 12 (4.78%) vSphere
4 6 (2.39%) Docker
5 4 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.20%) HDFS
7 2 (0.80%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.80%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.40%) Firmware
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.40%) NFS
8 1 (0.40%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (7.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 13 (5.18%) Ansible
2 13 (5.18%) Single Sign-On
3 12 (4.78%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (4.78%) vRealize
4 11 (4.38%) Puppet
5 10 (3.98%) SCCM
6 7 (2.79%) PowerCLI
7 5 (1.99%) Cloudify
8 4 (1.59%) Terraform
9 2 (0.80%) Ambari
9 2 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.80%) Oozie
9 2 (0.80%) QRadar
9 2 (0.80%) SCOM
10 1 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.40%) NetApp OnCommand
10 1 (0.40%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 44 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (12.35%) VMware
3 23 (9.16%) SAP
4 13 (5.18%) Oracle
5 12 (4.78%) IBM
6 10 (3.98%) Cisco
7 6 (2.39%) Citrix
7 6 (2.39%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.39%) Tableau
8 5 (1.99%) CA
8 5 (1.99%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.99%) SolarWinds
8 5 (1.99%) Splunk
9 4 (1.59%) Computacenter
10 3 (1.20%) Arista
10 3 (1.20%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.20%) F5
10 3 (1.20%) HP
11 2 (0.80%) Adaptive Insights
11 2 (0.80%) Okta