The median contractor rate for a Applications Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in 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
Application Consultant
UK / England
Rank 516 565 531
Rank change year-on-year +49 -34  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Consultant 58 48 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.098% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 34
Median daily rate £513 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £350 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £438 £365
% change year-on-year +14.28% +19.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £24.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Applications Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Consultant in England

Applications Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Consultant in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Consultant in England

Applications Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Consultant in England

Applications Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Consultant in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Consultant in England

Applications Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Consultant within the 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
London +26 24 £538 +22.85% 1
East of England +9 13 £575 +76.92% 1
South West +9 7 £500 - 1
West Midlands +14 4 £450 +55.17% 1
South East +24 3 £325 - 1
North West +27 2 £425 -12.82% 1
East Midlands +1 2 £550 -
Applications Consultant
UK

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Applications 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 England region featuring Applications Consultant in the job title.

1 26 (26.53%) Oracle
2 24 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (20.41%) Finance
3 20 (20.41%) Security Cleared
4 17 (17.35%) Data Centre
5 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
5 16 (16.33%) SC Cleared
6 15 (15.31%) Oracle EBS R12
7 14 (14.29%) SQL
7 14 (14.29%) Management Information System
7 14 (14.29%) Information Security
7 14 (14.29%) DevOps
8 13 (13.27%) Risk Management
8 13 (13.27%) Waterfall
9 12 (12.24%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (12.24%) Windows
10 11 (11.22%) Application Performance Management
10 11 (11.22%) Linux
10 11 (11.22%) Java
10 11 (11.22%) SQL Server
10 11 (11.22%) Oracle Applications
10 11 (11.22%) Performance Management
11 10 (10.20%) Security Architecture
11 10 (10.20%) Analytics
11 10 (10.20%) Middleware
12 9 (9.18%) ERP
12 9 (9.18%) Firewall
12 9 (9.18%) Big Data
12 9 (9.18%) Big Data Analytics
12 9 (9.18%) Data Analytics

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.10%) Apache
3 3 (3.06%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.04%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (2.04%) IIS
4 2 (2.04%) iPlanet
4 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Portal
4 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 6 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.08%) MS Project
3 1 (1.02%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (15.31%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (11.22%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (8.16%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (1.02%) ENOVIA
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (1.02%) SAP CO
5 1 (1.02%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.02%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.04%) Office 365
3 1 (1.02%) IaaS
3 1 (1.02%) PaaS
3 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.18%) Firewall
2 8 (8.16%) Network Security
3 3 (3.06%) SSL
3 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.04%) DNS
4 2 (2.04%) PuTTY
4 2 (2.04%) WinSCP
5 1 (1.02%) DHCP
5 1 (1.02%) Extranet
5 1 (1.02%) Internet
5 1 (1.02%) Intranet
5 1 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.18%) Big Data
3 6 (6.12%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.06%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.02%) DocumentDB
7 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) AppScan
1 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.04%) Ant
2 2 (2.04%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.04%) HP UFT
2 2 (2.04%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.04%) Selenium
2 2 (2.04%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.04%) SpecFlow
2 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.04%) TestNG
2 2 (2.04%) Toad
3 1 (1.02%) MSI
General
1 20 (20.41%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Law
2 4 (4.08%) Retail
3 3 (3.06%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.04%) Games
4 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.02%) Marketing
5 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) Middleware
2 8 (8.16%) .NET
3 5 (5.10%) HTML
3 5 (5.10%) Web Services
4 4 (4.08%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.08%) Node.js
5 3 (3.06%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (2.04%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (2.04%) CSS
6 2 (2.04%) HTML5
6 2 (2.04%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (2.04%) React
6 2 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.02%) CSS3
7 1 (1.02%) Dojo
7 1 (1.02%) LESS
7 1 (1.02%) SAP CO-PA
7 1 (1.02%) Sass
7 1 (1.02%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.35%) Data Centre
2 14 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.06%) Clustering
4 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.04%) DataPower
5 2 (2.04%) FMCG
5 2 (2.04%) User Experience
6 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.02%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.24%) Windows
2 11 (11.22%) Linux
3 5 (5.10%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.04%) AIX
5 2 (2.04%) Android
5 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.04%) Solaris
5 2 (2.04%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.04%) zOS
6 1 (1.02%) SUSE
6 1 (1.02%) Unix
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (14.29%) DevOps
2 14 (14.29%) Information Security
3 13 (13.27%) Risk Management
3 13 (13.27%) Waterfall
4 12 (12.24%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (11.22%) Application Performance Management
5 11 (11.22%) Performance Management
6 10 (10.20%) Analytics
6 10 (10.20%) Security Architecture
7 9 (9.18%) Big Data Analytics
7 9 (9.18%) Data Analytics
7 9 (9.18%) Database Security
7 9 (9.18%) ERP
7 9 (9.18%) Information Assurance
8 8 (8.16%) OWASP
8 8 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.12%) Scrum
10 5 (5.10%) ITIL
10 5 (5.10%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.29%) SQL
2 11 (11.22%) Java
3 7 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.12%) C#
5 5 (5.10%) Python
6 4 (4.08%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.08%) VB
7 3 (3.06%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.06%) Perl
7 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.06%) Ruby
7 3 (3.06%) VBScript
8 2 (2.04%) F#
9 1 (1.02%) ES6
9 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.02%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (20.41%) Security Cleared
2 16 (16.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.12%) Degree
4 4 (4.08%) CEH
4 4 (4.08%) CISM
4 4 (4.08%) CISSP
5 2 (2.04%) ISEB
5 2 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) SLA
2 2 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.08%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.04%) vSphere
2 2 (2.04%) XenApp
3 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) SCCM
2 4 (4.08%) QRadar
3 3 (3.06%) Nexpose
4 2 (2.04%) vRealize
4 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (1.02%) CA Wily
5 1 (1.02%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (26.53%) Oracle
2 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.18%) AppDynamics
4 7 (7.14%) IBM
5 6 (6.12%) Hyperion
6 5 (5.10%) F5
7 4 (4.08%) BMC
7 4 (4.08%) SAP
7 4 (4.08%) Splunk
8 3 (3.06%) Acunetix
8 3 (3.06%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.06%) VMware
9 2 (2.04%) Citrix
9 2 (2.04%) Dynatrace
9 2 (2.04%) HP
9 2 (2.04%) Nintex
10 1 (1.02%) Informatica
10 1 (1.02%) Pegasus
10 1 (1.02%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.02%) Snow
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