Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 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.

Business Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 687 646 644
Rank change year-on-year -41 -2 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 168 227 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.25% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 141 119
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £325 £325 £322
90th Percentile £618 £650 £580
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
England median hourly rate - £33.18 -
UK median hourly rate - £33.18 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 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
London -55 84 £468 -6.50% 19
South East -7 28 £450 - 4
North of England +52 22 £430 +22.86% 1
North West +30 15 £475 +32.87% 1
Midlands +12 15 £500 +14.29% 5
South West -13 11 £400 -5.88%
East Midlands +2 9 £525 +10.53% 1
West Midlands +13 6 £450 +9.09% 4
East of England -4 6 £425 -5.56%
Yorkshire +14 5 £380 +8.57%
North East +66 2 - -
Business Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 41 (24.40%) Finance
2 39 (23.21%) SAP
3 25 (14.88%) SQL
4 23 (13.69%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (13.10%) Oracle
6 20 (11.90%) Security Cleared
7 18 (10.71%) Migration
8 16 (9.52%) Banking
9 15 (8.93%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (7.74%) Business Analysis
11 13 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (7.74%) ERP
11 13 (7.74%) SC Cleared
12 12 (7.14%) Change Management
12 12 (7.14%) SAP Business One
13 11 (6.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (6.55%) Oracle EBS
14 10 (5.95%) Advertising
14 10 (5.95%) Skype for Business
14 10 (5.95%) Skype
14 10 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (5.36%) Office 365
15 9 (5.36%) Service Management
15 9 (5.36%) Microsoft
15 9 (5.36%) ITIL
15 9 (5.36%) CRM
16 8 (4.76%) SAP BW
16 8 (4.76%) Project Management
16 8 (4.76%) Investment Banking

Business 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 10 (5.95%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.98%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.60%) MTS
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.60%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (7.14%) SAP Business One
2 11 (6.55%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (4.76%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (4.17%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (2.98%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (2.98%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 3 (1.79%) Magento
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (1.19%) SAP ERP
7 2 (1.19%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.60%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.36%) Office 365
2 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.60%) Algolia
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.95%) Skype
2 2 (1.19%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.60%) DNS
3 1 (0.60%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.93%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (4.76%) SAP BW
2 8 (4.76%) SAP HANA
2 8 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 6 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.38%) Big Data
6 4 (2.38%) BigQuery
6 4 (2.38%) Data Lake
6 4 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (2.38%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.79%) Power BI
8 2 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.19%) QlikView
8 2 (1.19%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) LSMW
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
General
1 41 (24.40%) Finance
2 16 (9.52%) Banking
3 10 (5.95%) Advertising
4 8 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.17%) Front Office
6 6 (3.57%) General Ledger
7 5 (2.98%) Billing
7 5 (2.98%) Retail
8 4 (2.38%) Back Office
8 4 (2.38%) Marketing
9 3 (1.79%) Legal
9 3 (1.79%) Local Government
9 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.19%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.19%) Law
11 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.60%) International Banking
11 1 (0.60%) Publishing
11 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.19%) MDX
1 2 (1.19%) Middleware
2 1 (0.60%) .NET
2 1 (0.60%) BAPI
2 1 (0.60%) CSS
2 1 (0.60%) Drools
2 1 (0.60%) HTML
2 1 (0.60%) J2EE
2 1 (0.60%) jBPM
2 1 (0.60%) Lucene
2 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.57%) Derivative
2 6 (3.57%) Fixed Income
2 6 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (2.98%) OTC Derivatives
4 4 (2.38%) Equities
5 3 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.19%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.19%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.19%) NHS
6 2 (1.19%) Robotics
7 1 (0.60%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.60%) Fintech
7 1 (0.60%) LIMS
7 1 (0.60%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.60%) Windows
1 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
1 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.69%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (10.71%) Migration
3 14 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (7.74%) Business Analysis
4 13 (7.74%) ERP
4 13 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (7.14%) Change Management
6 11 (6.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (5.36%) CRM
7 9 (5.36%) ITIL
7 9 (5.36%) Service Management
8 8 (4.76%) Project Management
9 7 (4.17%) Asset Management
9 7 (4.17%) ETL
9 7 (4.17%) Logistics
10 6 (3.57%) Collaborative Working
10 6 (3.57%) Data Management
11 5 (2.98%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (2.98%) Data Modelling
11 5 (2.98%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.88%) SQL
2 4 (2.38%) T-SQL
3 3 (1.79%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.60%) C
4 1 (0.60%) C#
4 1 (0.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (0.60%) Java
4 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.60%) Python
4 1 (0.60%) R
4 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.74%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.38%) Degree
4 2 (1.19%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) ACCA
5 1 (0.60%) CIMA
5 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.60%) PMP
5 1 (0.60%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (1.79%) MiFID
2 2 (1.19%) ISO 22301
2 2 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.60%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.19%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (1.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 39 (23.21%) SAP
2 22 (13.10%) Oracle
3 9 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.76%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.98%) Google
5 5 (2.98%) Tableau
6 4 (2.38%) FXall
6 4 (2.38%) IBM
7 3 (1.79%) Cognos
8 2 (1.19%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.19%) BMC
8 2 (1.19%) Computacenter
8 2 (1.19%) Dynatrace
8 2 (1.19%) Remedy
8 2 (1.19%) Retek
8 2 (1.19%) Splunk
9 1 (0.60%) Aveksa
9 1 (0.60%) Birst
9 1 (0.60%) FactSet
9 1 (0.60%) Marketo