The median contractor rate for a IT Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Consultant
England / East of England
Rank 123 120 119
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 5 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.23% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Median daily rate £500 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £278 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £419
% change year-on-year -5.55% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  

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 2035 2368 2531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.54% 96.38% 96.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1381 1421
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 170 250
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.83 £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%  

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Consultant in the East of England

IT 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 IT Consultant in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Consultant in the East of England

IT Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Consultant in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Consultant in the East of England

IT 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 IT Consultant in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Consultant in the East of England

IT 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 IT Consultant within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 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 £550 - 2
Bedfordshire -3 1 £550 +96.42%
Essex -8 1 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 -
IT Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT 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 IT Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (28.57%) Service Management
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) WSUS
2 1 (14.29%) Informatics
2 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Qualys
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
2 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Presales
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 1 (14.29%) GDPR
2 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

IT 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) B2B
2 1 (14.29%) BCP
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (14.29%) Informatics
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) IT Governance
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) MCTS
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Nessus
1 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) BMC
1 1 (14.29%) Qualys
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy