Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Consultant was £485 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

IT Consultant
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 178 195
Rank change year-on-year -23 +17 +6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 7 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.14% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 9
East of England median daily rate £485 £339 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.07% -20.24% -19.05%
10th Percentile £385 £339 £396
90th Percentile £572 £339 £490
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East of England median hourly rate - £46.00 -
England median hourly rate £11.50 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year -75.00% - -

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 4804 4662 5665
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.94% 95.67% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2763 2685 3316
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £207
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 373 537
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +6.28% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.28 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.60 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured IT Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Bedfordshire -7 3 £500 -
Hertfordshire -9 2 £508 -
Cambridgeshire -13 2 £388 - 1
IT Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 5 (71.43%) Information Security
2 3 (42.86%) CISSP
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) Security Management
3 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) COBIT
4 1 (14.29%) Qualys
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (14.29%) ISMS
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (14.29%) SaaS
4 1 (14.29%) PaaS
4 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) IaaS
4 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (14.29%) Data Privacy
4 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Kali Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
4 1 (14.29%) Compliance Audit
4 1 (14.29%) Compliance Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk and Compliance Management
4 1 (14.29%) GDPR

IT 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) IaaS
1 1 (14.29%) PaaS
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Kali Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) Security Management
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (14.29%) Data Privacy
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
3 1 (14.29%) ISMS
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) CISA
2 1 (14.29%) CISM
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) COBIT
2 1 (14.29%) GDPR
2 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) Qualys