Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £498 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

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.

Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 26 27
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 5,405 5,566 6,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.83% 6.61% 6.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.14% 6.97% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,133 3,158 3,592
England median daily rate £498 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.86% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 19 27
England median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +8.70% +24.32%
10th Percentile £14.75 £15.95 £25.80
90th Percentile £73.75 £87.00 £75.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% - +38.89%

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 87,980 79,865 92,692
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.91% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,248 52,153 60,871
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £621 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,754 2,654 2,893
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.61% -2.24% +11.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in England

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in England

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in England

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in England

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Consultant in England

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 Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. 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 -11 2,454 £500 - 421
South East -3 1,064 £473 -0.53% 157
North of England -8 682 £475 +5.56% 137
Midlands -7 494 £470 +4.44% 83
North West -5 421 £475 +5.56% 70
West Midlands -2 291 £475 +5.56% 58
East of England -6 271 £488 +8.33% 44
South West -10 250 £438 -7.89% 67
Yorkshire -13 220 £475 +2.70% 52
East Midlands -10 182 £450 +2.27% 25
North East -10 40 £450 +12.50% 15
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 1,097 (20.30%) SAP
2 1,076 (19.91%) Finance
3 686 (12.69%) Microsoft
4 577 (10.68%) Migration
5 554 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
6 544 (10.06%) SQL
7 501 (9.27%) Oracle
8 500 (9.25%) Microsoft Azure
9 463 (8.57%) Security Cleared
10 457 (8.46%) Windows
11 407 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 393 (7.27%) DevOps
13 354 (6.55%) Linux
13 354 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
14 336 (6.22%) SC Cleared
15 322 (5.96%) ERP
16 303 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
17 290 (5.37%) CRM
18 287 (5.31%) Information Security
19 273 (5.05%) Java
20 261 (4.83%) Active Directory
20 261 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
21 257 (4.75%) Analytics
22 250 (4.63%) Office 365
23 245 (4.53%) GDPR
24 244 (4.51%) Project Management
25 219 (4.05%) Python
26 214 (3.96%) ITIL
27 212 (3.92%) Problem-Solving
28 210 (3.89%) SQL Server

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
1 131 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 61 (1.13%) Apache Spark
3 49 (0.91%) Skype for Business
4 47 (0.87%) MS Exchange
5 39 (0.72%) SAS
6 34 (0.63%) CMS
7 31 (0.57%) WebSphere
8 28 (0.52%) Confluence
9 27 (0.50%) nginx
9 27 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 25 (0.46%) Apache
10 25 (0.46%) Tomcat
11 23 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
12 21 (0.39%) Apache Solr
13 20 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 16 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
14 16 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (0.28%) IIS
15 15 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
16 13 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 120 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 56 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.13%) Windchill
9 6 (0.11%) SPSS
10 4 (0.074%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.074%) CATIA
11 3 (0.056%) EngageOne
11 3 (0.056%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.037%) Autodesk Inventor
12 2 (0.037%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.037%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.037%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.019%) InVision
Business Applications
1 162 (3.00%) SAP FI
2 128 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 114 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
3 114 (2.11%) SAP CO
3 114 (2.11%) SAP S/4HANA
4 107 (1.98%) SAP FI/CO
5 96 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
6 88 (1.63%) Oracle EBS R12
7 68 (1.26%) SAP HR
8 65 (1.20%) SAP MM
9 57 (1.05%) SAP SD
10 56 (1.04%) SAP ERP
11 54 (1.00%) Oracle Receivables
12 46 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
13 43 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
14 42 (0.78%) SAP PP
15 38 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
16 37 (0.68%) SAP BPC
16 37 (0.68%) SAP HCM
17 33 (0.61%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 500 (9.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 303 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
3 250 (4.63%) Office 365
4 123 (2.28%) Dynamics 365
5 90 (1.67%) IaaS
6 89 (1.65%) PaaS
7 86 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 69 (1.28%) SaaS
9 67 (1.24%) SuccessFactors
10 39 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 36 (0.67%) Serverless
12 32 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
13 31 (0.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 30 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
15 28 (0.52%) OneDrive
16 27 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 24 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
17 24 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
17 24 (0.44%) OpenShift
18 23 (0.43%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 168 (3.11%) Firewall
2 82 (1.52%) DNS
3 76 (1.41%) VPN
4 74 (1.37%) Network Security
5 69 (1.28%) SSL
6 64 (1.18%) WAN
7 62 (1.15%) SMS
8 54 (1.00%) Skype
9 49 (0.91%) TCP/IP
10 48 (0.89%) Internet
11 45 (0.83%) SAN
12 41 (0.76%) LAN
13 39 (0.72%) Kerberos
14 38 (0.70%) HTTP
15 36 (0.67%) DHCP
16 26 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
17 24 (0.44%) Wireless
18 22 (0.41%) MPLS
19 17 (0.31%) SNMP
19 17 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (3.89%) SQL Server
2 149 (2.76%) Hadoop
3 130 (2.41%) Big Data
4 112 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
5 110 (2.04%) SAP HANA
6 108 (2.00%) Power BI
7 97 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 96 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 91 (1.68%) SAP BW
10 82 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
11 69 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 56 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 55 (1.02%) MySQL
14 54 (1.00%) Apache Hive
15 50 (0.93%) HBase
16 46 (0.85%) Relational Database
17 41 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
18 38 (0.70%) SAP Data Services
19 36 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
19 36 (0.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 168 (3.11%) Jenkins
2 137 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 69 (1.28%) JIRA
4 52 (0.96%) Visual Studio
5 41 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
5 41 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (0.63%) Selenium
6 34 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 30 (0.56%) Maven
8 27 (0.50%) Subversion
9 20 (0.37%) LSMW
10 17 (0.31%) Artifactory
10 17 (0.31%) Cucumber
11 16 (0.30%) TeamCity
12 15 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
13 14 (0.26%) Bitbucket
13 14 (0.26%) Eclipse
14 13 (0.24%) JMeter
14 13 (0.24%) Vagrant
15 12 (0.22%) Ant
General
1 1,076 (19.91%) Finance
2 196 (3.63%) Banking
3 184 (3.40%) Retail
4 172 (3.18%) Manufacturing
5 170 (3.15%) Marketing
6 134 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 96 (1.78%) Legal
8 67 (1.24%) General Ledger
9 64 (1.18%) Advertising
9 64 (1.18%) Law
10 63 (1.17%) Billing
11 41 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
12 33 (0.61%) Financial Institution
13 32 (0.59%) Investment Banking
14 26 (0.48%) Front Office
15 23 (0.43%) Back Office
16 19 (0.35%) Publishing
17 17 (0.31%) Automotive
17 17 (0.31%) Electronics
17 17 (0.31%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (3.02%) Web Services
2 158 (2.92%) .NET
3 125 (2.31%) HTML
4 114 (2.11%) XML
5 108 (2.00%) CSS
6 78 (1.44%) REST
7 65 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
8 62 (1.15%) Middleware
9 61 (1.13%) SOAP
10 56 (1.04%) J2EE
11 54 (1.00%) JSON
12 53 (0.98%) Kafka
13 47 (0.87%) LDAP
14 36 (0.67%) ASP.NET
15 35 (0.65%) Node.js
16 33 (0.61%) HTML5
17 32 (0.59%) RESTful
18 30 (0.56%) .NET Framework
18 30 (0.56%) SAML
18 30 (0.56%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 261 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
2 137 (2.53%) Data Centre
3 107 (1.98%) Management Information System
4 96 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
5 85 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
5 85 (1.57%) User Experience
6 59 (1.09%) Public Cloud
7 51 (0.94%) Computer Science
8 41 (0.76%) Replication
9 40 (0.74%) PKI
10 37 (0.68%) Fintech
10 37 (0.68%) Mobile App
11 24 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (0.44%) NHS
12 23 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
12 23 (0.43%) Private Cloud
13 22 (0.41%) FMCG
14 21 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
14 21 (0.39%) e-Learning
14 21 (0.39%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 457 (8.46%) Windows
2 354 (6.55%) Linux
3 161 (2.98%) Unix
4 146 (2.70%) Windows Server
5 90 (1.67%) Windows 10
6 81 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 51 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 49 (0.91%) CentOS
9 43 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 38 (0.70%) Windows 7
12 37 (0.68%) Android
13 28 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 25 (0.46%) AIX
15 22 (0.41%) Solaris
16 13 (0.24%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.22%) VMS
18 8 (0.15%) SUSE
19 7 (0.13%) HPUX
19 7 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 577 (10.68%) Migration
2 554 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
3 407 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 393 (7.27%) DevOps
5 354 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
6 322 (5.96%) ERP
7 290 (5.37%) CRM
8 287 (5.31%) Information Security
9 257 (4.75%) Analytics
10 244 (4.51%) Project Management
11 214 (3.96%) ITIL
12 212 (3.92%) Problem-Solving
13 204 (3.77%) Change Management
14 189 (3.50%) Data Migration
15 169 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
16 145 (2.68%) Data Modelling
16 145 (2.68%) Risk Management
17 141 (2.61%) Data Protection
18 140 (2.59%) Configuration Management
19 137 (2.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 544 (10.06%) SQL
2 273 (5.05%) Java
3 219 (4.05%) Python
4 202 (3.74%) PowerShell
5 185 (3.42%) JavaScript
6 146 (2.70%) C#
7 91 (1.68%) ABAP
8 88 (1.63%) PL/SQL
9 69 (1.28%) Bash Shell
10 55 (1.02%) Perl
10 55 (1.02%) R
11 50 (0.93%) C
11 50 (0.93%) Ruby
12 43 (0.80%) Shell Script
13 38 (0.70%) Groovy
14 35 (0.65%) Scala
15 34 (0.63%) T-SQL
16 31 (0.57%) PHP
17 29 (0.54%) VBA
18 28 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 463 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 336 (6.22%) SC Cleared
3 178 (3.29%) Degree
4 167 (3.09%) CISSP
5 112 (2.07%) CISM
6 67 (1.24%) CISA
7 60 (1.11%) DV Cleared
7 60 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 55 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 35 (0.65%) MCSE
10 31 (0.57%) CCIE
11 30 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
12 28 (0.52%) CCNP
13 25 (0.46%) CCA
14 19 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
14 19 (0.35%) Master's Degree
15 18 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
16 17 (0.31%) CEH
16 17 (0.31%) MCITP
17 16 (0.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (4.53%) GDPR
2 143 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 98 (1.81%) QA
4 89 (1.65%) PCI DSS
5 63 (1.17%) PMO
6 53 (0.98%) SLA
7 43 (0.80%) Data Quality
8 28 (0.52%) IFRS
9 22 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 20 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
11 18 (0.33%) GCP
12 17 (0.31%) COBIT
12 17 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 14 (0.26%) GMP
13 14 (0.26%) RMADS
14 13 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 12 (0.22%) SEPA
16 10 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 10 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 10 (0.19%) NIST 800
System Software
1 261 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 137 (2.53%) Docker
3 79 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (0.59%) Hyper-V
5 32 (0.59%) vSphere
6 30 (0.56%) HDFS
7 28 (0.52%) Apache Flume
7 28 (0.52%) XenApp
8 26 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 26 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (0.39%) XenDesktop
10 20 (0.37%) VMware NSX
11 18 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (0.24%) NFS
13 9 (0.17%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.093%) vCloud
14 5 (0.093%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.074%) KVM
15 4 (0.074%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 179 (3.31%) Puppet
2 171 (3.16%) Ansible
3 134 (2.48%) Terraform
4 110 (2.04%) SCCM
5 95 (1.76%) Kubernetes
6 91 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
7 58 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
8 41 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
9 24 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
9 24 (0.44%) vCenter Server
10 22 (0.41%) Ambari
10 22 (0.41%) Oozie
10 22 (0.41%) SCOM
11 18 (0.33%) Apache Slider
11 18 (0.33%) Kibana
11 18 (0.33%) logstash
11 18 (0.33%) Mesos
12 17 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
12 17 (0.31%) Packer
13 16 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,097 (20.30%) SAP
2 686 (12.69%) Microsoft
3 501 (9.27%) Oracle
4 164 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
5 154 (2.85%) VMware
6 143 (2.65%) Cisco
7 91 (1.68%) ServiceNow
7 91 (1.68%) Workday
8 83 (1.54%) Tableau
9 74 (1.37%) IBM
10 67 (1.24%) HP
11 64 (1.18%) Citrix
12 62 (1.15%) Adobe
12 62 (1.15%) Google
13 57 (1.05%) Red Hat
14 49 (0.91%) McAfee
15 48 (0.89%) Splunk
16 41 (0.76%) F5
17 40 (0.74%) Sage
18 33 (0.61%) CheckPoint