The median contractor rate for an Applications Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Application Consultant
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 529 568 577
Rank change year-on-year +39 +9  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Consultant 53 64 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.13% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 28
Median daily rate £425 £451 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.76% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £373 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £444 £425
% change year-on-year -9.85% +4.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 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 +13 23 £563 +12.50% 4
East of England +4 15 £513 -21.15%
North West +22 8 £355 -21.46% 1
South East +30 5 £400 -9.85%
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
Applications Consultant
UK

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 30 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (22.12%) Risk Management
2 25 (22.12%) Data Centre
3 23 (20.35%) Programme Delivery
3 23 (20.35%) Management Information System
4 22 (19.47%) Information Security
5 21 (18.58%) Waterfall
6 20 (17.70%) Finance
7 18 (15.93%) Oracle
7 18 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (15.04%) Law
9 16 (14.16%) OWASP
9 16 (14.16%) Penetration Testing
10 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
10 15 (13.27%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (12.39%) Windows
11 14 (12.39%) Linux
12 13 (11.50%) Java
12 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
12 13 (11.50%) Risk Assessment
12 13 (11.50%) Middleware
12 13 (11.50%) DevOps
12 13 (11.50%) NIST 800
13 12 (10.62%) SC Cleared
13 12 (10.62%) SQL Server
14 11 (9.73%) Performance Management
14 11 (9.73%) Analytics
14 11 (9.73%) Application Performance Management
15 10 (8.85%) AppDynamics
15 10 (8.85%) Firewall

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (4.42%) Apache
1 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
1 5 (4.42%) Tomcat
1 5 (4.42%) WebSphere
1 5 (4.42%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.65%) IIS
2 3 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.77%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (1.77%) iPlanet
3 2 (1.77%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (1.77%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (0.88%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle iSupplier
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.88%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.88%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.77%) IaaS
3 2 (1.77%) Office 365
3 2 (1.77%) PaaS
3 2 (1.77%) SaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.88%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.85%) Firewall
2 4 (3.54%) Network Security
2 4 (3.54%) SSL
3 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.77%) DNS
4 2 (1.77%) LAN
4 2 (1.77%) PuTTY
4 2 (1.77%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.88%) DHCP
5 1 (0.88%) Extranet
5 1 (0.88%) Internet
5 1 (0.88%) Intranet
5 1 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.08%) Big Data
3 4 (3.54%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.88%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.77%) Ant
3 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.77%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.77%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.77%) MSI
3 2 (1.77%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.77%) Selenium
3 2 (1.77%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.77%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.77%) TestNG
3 2 (1.77%) Toad
4 1 (0.88%) AppScan
General
1 20 (17.70%) Finance
2 17 (15.04%) Law
3 7 (6.19%) Banking
4 4 (3.54%) Retail
5 2 (1.77%) Games
5 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Front Office
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.50%) Middleware
2 9 (7.96%) .NET
3 5 (4.42%) Web Services
4 4 (3.54%) HTML
5 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.65%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (2.65%) Node.js
6 2 (1.77%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (1.77%) CSS
6 2 (1.77%) HTML5
6 2 (1.77%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.77%) React
6 2 (1.77%) SAP CO-PA
6 2 (1.77%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.77%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.88%) Spring Security
7 1 (0.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.12%) Data Centre
2 23 (20.35%) Management Information System
3 18 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.65%) Clustering
6 2 (1.77%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.77%) DataPower
6 2 (1.77%) FMCG
6 2 (1.77%) User Experience
6 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.39%) Linux
1 14 (12.39%) Windows
2 6 (5.31%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.65%) AIX
4 3 (2.65%) Unix
5 2 (1.77%) Android
5 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.77%) Solaris
5 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.77%) zOS
6 1 (0.88%) SUSE
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (22.12%) Risk Management
3 23 (20.35%) Programme Delivery
4 22 (19.47%) Information Security
5 21 (18.58%) Waterfall
6 16 (14.16%) OWASP
6 16 (14.16%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (13.27%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (11.50%) DevOps
8 13 (11.50%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (9.73%) Analytics
9 11 (9.73%) Application Performance Management
9 11 (9.73%) Performance Management
10 10 (8.85%) Migration
11 8 (7.08%) Big Data Analytics
11 8 (7.08%) Data Analytics
11 8 (7.08%) Database Security
11 8 (7.08%) Information Assurance
11 8 (7.08%) Security Architecture
12 7 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.50%) Java
2 9 (7.96%) SQL
3 6 (5.31%) C#
3 6 (5.31%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.42%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.42%) Perl
4 5 (4.42%) Python
5 4 (3.54%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.54%) VBScript
6 3 (2.65%) Ruby
7 2 (1.77%) F#
7 2 (1.77%) VB
8 1 (0.88%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) ES6
8 1 (0.88%) Google Apps Script
8 1 (0.88%) Korn
8 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.62%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.54%) CISSP
3 4 (3.54%) Degree
4 3 (2.65%) CEH
5 2 (1.77%) CISM
5 2 (1.77%) ISEB
5 2 (1.77%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.88%) CISA
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.50%) NIST 800
2 3 (2.65%) QA
3 2 (1.77%) GDPR
3 2 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.88%) COBIT
4 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.77%) Docker
3 2 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.77%) vSphere
4 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) SCCM
2 2 (1.77%) Ansible
2 2 (1.77%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.77%) Puppet
2 2 (1.77%) QRadar
2 2 (1.77%) Terraform
2 2 (1.77%) ThinApp
2 2 (1.77%) vRealize
2 2 (1.77%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (0.88%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.88%) Nagios
3 1 (0.88%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (15.93%) Oracle
2 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.85%) AppDynamics
4 5 (4.42%) IBM
4 5 (4.42%) SAP
5 3 (2.65%) F5
5 3 (2.65%) Splunk
5 3 (2.65%) VMware
6 2 (1.77%) Altiris
6 2 (1.77%) BMC
6 2 (1.77%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.77%) HP
6 2 (1.77%) Nintex
6 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.77%) Remedy
7 1 (0.88%) Citrix
7 1 (0.88%) Google
7 1 (0.88%) Informatica
7 1 (0.88%) JDA
7 1 (0.88%) Pegasus
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