Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £489 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 23 20
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 272 283 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.13% 6.58% 6.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.45% 6.92% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 156 184
East of England median daily rate £489 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.61% +5.26% -3.66%
10th Percentile £361 £300 £313
90th Percentile £600 £563 £612
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.16% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.80% -9.24% +32.37%
10th Percentile £30.50 £21.20 £41.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £46.85 £46.60
England median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +8.70% +24.32%

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 4,214 4,092 4,722
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 95.12% 96.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,383 2,448 2,742
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £582 £563 £568
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 300 370
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £20.33 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.83% -3.20% +2.44%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.61 £11.94
90th Percentile £46.25 £47.50 £50.68
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.61% - +8.57%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -2 116 £450 -5.26% 18
Cambridgeshire +9 56 £463 +12.12% 13
Bedfordshire -9 40 £502 +11.56% 5
Suffolk +6 25 £550 +15.79% 3
Essex -6 20 £505 +18.82% 7
Norfolk +5 11 £400 - 2
East Anglia -6 3 £500 +12.36%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 46 (16.91%) SAP
2 44 (16.18%) Finance
3 40 (14.71%) Microsoft
4 33 (12.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (11.76%) Information Security
5 32 (11.76%) Windows
6 30 (11.03%) Oracle
7 24 (8.82%) SQL
8 23 (8.46%) Migration
9 22 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (8.09%) Cybersecurity
10 20 (7.35%) Data Centre
10 20 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (6.62%) ERP
11 18 (6.62%) SIEM
11 18 (6.62%) Security Cleared
12 17 (6.25%) Office 365
13 16 (5.88%) Project Management
13 16 (5.88%) Active Directory
13 16 (5.88%) Java
13 16 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (5.51%) E-Commerce
15 14 (5.15%) Python
15 14 (5.15%) CISSP
15 14 (5.15%) Firewall
15 14 (5.15%) SCCM
15 14 (5.15%) Business Analysis
16 13 (4.78%) DV Cleared
16 13 (4.78%) Test Automation
16 13 (4.78%) Manufacturing

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 6 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.10%) Mule
3 2 (0.74%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.74%) IIS
3 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.74%) nginx
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.74%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.74%) WordPress
4 1 (0.37%) Apache
4 1 (0.37%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.37%) Documentum
4 1 (0.37%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.68%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (2.94%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.84%) Sage X3
3 5 (1.84%) SAP CO
3 5 (1.84%) SAP MM
4 4 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.47%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (1.47%) SAP CS
5 3 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.10%) NetSuite
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle AGIS
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (1.10%) SAP SD
5 3 (1.10%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 2 (0.74%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.74%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.74%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.37%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 33 (12.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.25%) Office 365
3 11 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.57%) SaaS
5 6 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.47%) IaaS
7 3 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.74%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.74%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.74%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.74%) PaaS
9 1 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.37%) Serverless
9 1 (0.37%) Stackdriver
9 1 (0.37%) Veeva
9 1 (0.37%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.15%) Firewall
2 7 (2.57%) DNS
3 5 (1.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (1.84%) HTTP
3 5 (1.84%) LAN
4 4 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (1.47%) DHCP
4 4 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.47%) Network Security
4 4 (1.47%) SAN
5 3 (1.10%) NAS
5 3 (1.10%) VPN
5 3 (1.10%) WAN
5 3 (1.10%) Wireless
6 2 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.74%) Skype
6 2 (0.74%) SSL
6 2 (0.74%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.57%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.21%) Big Data
4 5 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.47%) MySQL
6 3 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Smart View
7 2 (0.74%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.37%) DB2
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.37%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (2.94%) Selenium
2 7 (2.57%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.21%) Cucumber
3 6 (2.21%) SoapUI
3 6 (2.21%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.47%) JBehave
5 3 (1.10%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.10%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.10%) JIRA
5 3 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.74%) JMeter
6 2 (0.74%) Subversion
7 1 (0.37%) NUnit
7 1 (0.37%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.37%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.37%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (16.18%) Finance
2 13 (4.78%) Manufacturing
2 13 (4.78%) Retail
3 10 (3.68%) Law
4 5 (1.84%) Legal
4 5 (1.84%) Marketing
5 3 (1.10%) General Ledger
5 3 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.74%) Banking
6 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
7 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.04%) CSS
1 11 (4.04%) HTML
2 8 (2.94%) Web Services
3 7 (2.57%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (2.57%) SAML
4 6 (2.21%) LDAP
5 5 (1.84%) SAP PI
6 4 (1.47%) XML
7 3 (1.10%) .NET
7 3 (1.10%) Ajax
7 3 (1.10%) Apache Camel
7 3 (1.10%) HTML5
7 3 (1.10%) J2EE
7 3 (1.10%) jQuery
7 3 (1.10%) JSON
7 3 (1.10%) Middleware
7 3 (1.10%) REST
7 3 (1.10%) Spring
8 2 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.74%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.35%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.57%) User Experience
4 6 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.10%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.10%) CESG
7 3 (1.10%) Clustering
7 3 (1.10%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (0.74%) FMCG
8 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.74%) NHS
8 2 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.74%) Social Media
9 1 (0.37%) CMDB
9 1 (0.37%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.76%) Windows
2 10 (3.68%) Linux
3 9 (3.31%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.21%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.47%) AIX
7 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.74%) CentOS
8 2 (0.74%) Unix
8 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.37%) Android
9 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.37%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.37%) VMS
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (11.76%) Information Security
2 23 (8.46%) Migration
3 22 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (8.09%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (6.62%) ERP
5 18 (6.62%) SIEM
6 16 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (5.88%) Project Management
7 15 (5.51%) E-Commerce
8 14 (5.15%) Business Analysis
9 13 (4.78%) Test Automation
10 12 (4.41%) Data Loss Prevention
11 11 (4.04%) Data Protection
12 10 (3.68%) Programme Delivery
13 9 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (3.31%) Decision-Making
14 8 (2.94%) GAP Analysis
14 8 (2.94%) ITIL
14 8 (2.94%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.82%) SQL
2 16 (5.88%) Java
3 14 (5.15%) Python
4 12 (4.41%) PowerShell
5 9 (3.31%) C#
6 8 (2.94%) Ruby
6 8 (2.94%) VBScript
7 7 (2.57%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.57%) Perl
8 5 (1.84%) PHP
9 3 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.37%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.37%) R
11 1 (0.37%) Scala
11 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (6.62%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.15%) CISSP
3 13 (4.78%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.57%) CISA
4 7 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.21%) CISM
5 6 (2.21%) Degree
6 5 (1.84%) CCIE
6 5 (1.84%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.10%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.74%) CCNP
9 2 (0.74%) CEH
9 2 (0.74%) GIAC
9 2 (0.74%) MCSA
9 2 (0.74%) MCSE
9 2 (0.74%) OSCP
9 2 (0.74%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 1 (0.37%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.31%) GDPR
2 5 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.84%) PMO
2 5 (1.84%) QA
3 4 (1.47%) COSO
3 4 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.74%) COBIT
5 1 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.37%) GMP
5 1 (0.37%) IFRS
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.37%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.84%) Docker
4 4 (1.47%) XenApp
5 3 (1.10%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.10%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.37%) NFS
6 1 (0.37%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (5.15%) SCCM
2 7 (2.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (2.57%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (1.84%) Control-M
4 4 (1.47%) QRadar
5 3 (1.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.74%) Ansible
6 2 (0.74%) Kibana
6 2 (0.74%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.74%) logstash
6 2 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.74%) Packer
6 2 (0.74%) Puppet
6 2 (0.74%) Rancher
6 2 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.74%) Terraform
7 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.37%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 46 (16.91%) SAP
2 40 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 30 (11.03%) Oracle
4 12 (4.41%) Cisco
4 12 (4.41%) McAfee
5 10 (3.68%) Workday
6 9 (3.31%) Citrix
7 7 (2.57%) F5
7 7 (2.57%) VMware
8 5 (1.84%) 3PAR
8 5 (1.84%) IBM
8 5 (1.84%) Sage
9 4 (1.47%) Google
9 4 (1.47%) HubSpot
9 4 (1.47%) Splunk
10 3 (1.10%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.10%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.10%) Ivanti
11 2 (0.74%) Altiris
11 2 (0.74%) Symantec