The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £475 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
Business Consultant
UK / England
Rank 470 500 482
Rank change year-on-year +30 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 104 113 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.24% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 64 75
Median daily rate £475 £450 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -2.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £593 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £438
% change year-on-year -17.64% -2.85%  
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 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%  

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Consultant in England

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Consultant in England

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Consultant in England

Business Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Consultant in England

Business 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 Business 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 +17 55 £500 +5.26% 11
South East +30 16 £475 +5.55% 1
Yorkshire +25 11 £350 -17.64% 6
North West +21 4 £350 -22.22% 1
West Midlands +12 4 £375 -11.70% 2
South West 0 4 £600 +56.35% 3
East of England -2 4 £500 +53.84% 2
East Midlands +2 3 £350 +16.66%
Midlands - 2 £350 -
Business Consultant
UK

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 54 (26.60%) Finance
2 33 (16.26%) SQL
3 29 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 28 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (12.81%) SAP
5 26 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (10.84%) BusinessObjects
7 22 (10.84%) Skype for Business
7 22 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (10.84%) Skype
8 21 (10.34%) Microsoft
9 17 (8.37%) Banking
10 16 (7.88%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (6.90%) Advertising
11 14 (6.90%) Oracle
12 13 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (6.40%) PBX
12 13 (6.40%) Unit4 Business World
13 12 (5.91%) E-Commerce
13 12 (5.91%) Asset Management
14 11 (5.42%) Wealth Management
14 11 (5.42%) SQL Server
14 11 (5.42%) iPad
14 11 (5.42%) Business Transformation
15 10 (4.93%) Client/Server
15 10 (4.93%) ITIL
15 10 (4.93%) Migration
15 10 (4.93%) SAP Business One
16 9 (4.43%) Marketing

Business 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 22 (10.84%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.96%) SAS
3 5 (2.46%) CMS
4 4 (1.97%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.49%) Confluence
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.46%) MS Excel
1 5 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.99%) MS Office
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (6.40%) Unit4 Business World
2 10 (4.93%) SAP Business One
3 9 (4.43%) Sonata
4 3 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.99%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.99%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.99%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.99%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.49%) Minerva
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.49%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.49%) SAP Travel Management
6 1 (0.49%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.43%) Office 365
2 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.48%) SaaS
3 2 (0.99%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (0.49%) Force.com
4 1 (0.49%) IaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle CX
4 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.84%) Skype
2 13 (6.40%) PBX
3 7 (3.45%) Unified Communications
4 6 (2.96%) Broadband
5 1 (0.49%) ISDN
5 1 (0.49%) LDAP
5 1 (0.49%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.84%) BusinessObjects
2 16 (7.88%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (5.42%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.96%) QlikView
7 5 (2.46%) Power BI
8 4 (1.97%) Big Data
8 4 (1.97%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 4 (1.97%) SAP BW
9 3 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.48%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
9 3 (1.48%) OLAP
10 2 (0.99%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.99%) Looker
10 2 (0.99%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (0.99%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.97%) JIRA
2 3 (1.48%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.49%) Lombardi
General
1 54 (26.60%) Finance
2 17 (8.37%) Banking
3 14 (6.90%) Advertising
4 9 (4.43%) Marketing
4 9 (4.43%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.45%) Retail
6 5 (2.46%) Front Office
6 5 (2.46%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.46%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.99%) Legal
7 2 (0.99%) Publishing
8 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) French Language
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.99%) .NET
1 2 (0.99%) XML
2 1 (0.49%) CSS
2 1 (0.49%) Dojo
2 1 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.49%) HTML
2 1 (0.49%) J2EE
2 1 (0.49%) JSP
2 1 (0.49%) Middleware
2 1 (0.49%) SAP TM
2 1 (0.49%) Servlets
2 1 (0.49%) Web Services
2 1 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.42%) iPad
3 10 (4.93%) Client/Server
4 8 (3.94%) Fintech
5 6 (2.96%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.48%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.99%) User Experience
8 1 (0.49%) Animation
8 1 (0.49%) Blog
8 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.49%) Derivative
8 1 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.49%) IVR
8 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.49%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.49%) PMI
8 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.49%) Android
1 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 28 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (5.91%) Asset Management
5 12 (5.91%) E-Commerce
6 11 (5.42%) Business Transformation
6 11 (5.42%) Wealth Management
7 10 (4.93%) ITIL
7 10 (4.93%) Migration
8 9 (4.43%) CRM
8 9 (4.43%) ERP
8 9 (4.43%) Investment Management
8 9 (4.43%) Process Management
8 9 (4.43%) Scrum
9 8 (3.94%) Business Continuity
9 8 (3.94%) Presales
9 8 (3.94%) Six Sigma
10 7 (3.45%) Analytics
10 7 (3.45%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.26%) SQL
2 7 (3.45%) C
3 4 (1.97%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.48%) ABAP
5 2 (0.99%) C#
6 1 (0.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.49%) Java
6 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.49%) R
6 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.49%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.97%) Degree
3 4 (1.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (1.48%) MCSE
4 3 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) CISA
5 1 (0.49%) CITP
5 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.49%) MCITP
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 1 (0.49%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.49%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.45%) ISO22301
2 6 (2.96%) MiFID
3 3 (1.48%) QA
4 1 (0.49%) BS25999
4 1 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.49%) PMO
4 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (0.49%) Nagios
1 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (12.81%) SAP
2 21 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.90%) Oracle
4 9 (4.43%) Avaloq
4 9 (4.43%) FNZ
5 6 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (2.96%) Tableau
6 5 (2.46%) Cisco
6 5 (2.46%) Polycom
7 3 (1.48%) IBM
7 3 (1.48%) Mercator
8 2 (0.99%) BMC
8 2 (0.99%) FactSet
8 2 (0.99%) Google
8 2 (0.99%) Remedy
8 2 (0.99%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 2 (0.99%) SimCorp
8 2 (0.99%) StatPro
9 1 (0.49%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.49%) Zuora
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