The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 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.

Consultant
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 24 22
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2753 3227 3458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.56% 6.46% 7.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.92% 6.78% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1548 1845 1831
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £436 £438
% change year-on-year +3.15% -0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 15
Median hourly rate £50.00 £46.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +15.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.00 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £59.25 £142.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +38.88%  

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 39809 47592 46241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.25% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25961 31270 28439
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +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 1355 1455 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 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 -4 1246 £500 +5.26% 307
South East -2 497 £465 +3.33% 85
North West +7 201 £450 +5.88% 55
South West +5 169 £463 +8.82% 30
East of England -12 136 £450 +7.46% 36
West Midlands -3 132 £451 +1.23% 39
Yorkshire +14 121 £475 +5.55% 39
East Midlands -3 102 £445 -3.78% 23
North East -29 28 £390 -7.47% 11
Midlands +9 26 £420 -16.00% 1
South Coast +3 1 - -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 1334 (23.77%) SAP
2 1068 (19.03%) Finance
3 741 (13.20%) Microsoft
4 730 (13.01%) Oracle
5 610 (10.87%) Security Cleared
6 568 (10.12%) Migration
7 527 (9.39%) SQL
7 527 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
8 479 (8.53%) Windows
9 462 (8.23%) SC Cleared
10 395 (7.04%) CRM
11 377 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
12 374 (6.66%) Linux
13 336 (5.99%) Java
13 336 (5.99%) ERP
14 324 (5.77%) DevOps
15 313 (5.58%) SQL Server
16 300 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
17 295 (5.26%) Retail
18 287 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
19 284 (5.06%) Banking
20 280 (4.99%) MS Excel
21 268 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
22 265 (4.72%) Active Directory
23 263 (4.69%) Office 365
24 244 (4.35%) Project Management
25 224 (3.99%) VMware
26 223 (3.97%) JavaScript
27 221 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
28 220 (3.92%) Cisco

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
1 209 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 101 (1.80%) Skype for Business
3 99 (1.76%) MS Exchange
4 60 (1.07%) Confluence
5 54 (0.96%) Apache Spark
5 54 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
6 49 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 48 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 48 (0.86%) Tomcat
8 47 (0.84%) Apache
9 45 (0.80%) CMS
10 43 (0.77%) WebSphere
11 40 (0.71%) SAS
12 38 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
13 37 (0.66%) NetWeaver
13 37 (0.66%) WebLogic
14 36 (0.64%) IIS
15 33 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 31 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
17 30 (0.53%) JBoss
Applications
1 280 (4.99%) MS Excel
2 83 (1.48%) MS Office
3 38 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.45%) MS Project
6 13 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.20%) HipChat
8 9 (0.16%) SPSS
9 8 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.089%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.071%) Gliffy
13 2 (0.036%) Mathematica
14 1 (0.018%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.018%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 208 (3.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 153 (2.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 145 (2.58%) SAP FI
4 143 (2.55%) SAP CO
5 130 (2.32%) SAP FI/CO
6 118 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
7 102 (1.82%) SAP SD
8 87 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
8 87 (1.55%) SAP HR
9 73 (1.30%) SAP MM
10 67 (1.19%) SAP HCM
11 64 (1.14%) SAP Retail
12 62 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
13 59 (1.05%) SAP IS-U
14 52 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 48 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
16 45 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
16 45 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
17 44 (0.78%) SAP ERP
18 43 (0.77%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 300 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 263 (4.69%) Office 365
3 221 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
4 69 (1.23%) SaaS
5 68 (1.21%) SuccessFactors
6 65 (1.16%) PaaS
7 64 (1.14%) IaaS
8 58 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
9 27 (0.48%) Yammer
10 21 (0.37%) Google Analytics
11 17 (0.30%) GitHub
12 16 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
14 14 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
14 14 (0.25%) Oracle CX
15 13 (0.23%) Amazon S3
16 11 (0.20%) Taleo
17 9 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 215 (3.83%) Firewall
2 99 (1.76%) DNS
2 99 (1.76%) Network Security
3 87 (1.55%) VPN
4 74 (1.32%) Skype
5 64 (1.14%) WAN
6 60 (1.07%) LDAP
7 56 (1.00%) LAN
8 55 (0.98%) SAN
9 50 (0.89%) DHCP
10 49 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
11 42 (0.75%) Internet
12 41 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
12 41 (0.73%) HTTP
12 41 (0.73%) TCP/IP
13 34 (0.61%) SSL
14 31 (0.55%) SSH
15 29 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 29 (0.52%) Unified Communications
16 28 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 143 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
3 128 (2.28%) Big Data
4 117 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 115 (2.05%) SAP BW
6 111 (1.98%) Hadoop
7 99 (1.76%) Oracle Database
8 94 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
9 86 (1.53%) SAP HANA
10 78 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 76 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
12 75 (1.34%) Relational Database
13 60 (1.07%) DB2
14 53 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
15 52 (0.93%) QlikView
16 48 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
17 46 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
18 45 (0.80%) Power BI
19 44 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 43 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 149 (2.65%) Jenkins
2 93 (1.66%) JIRA
3 87 (1.55%) Git (software)
4 51 (0.91%) Maven
4 51 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (0.62%) Visual Studio
6 34 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
7 33 (0.59%) Selenium
8 19 (0.34%) Subversion
9 18 (0.32%) Cucumber
10 17 (0.30%) LSMW
11 16 (0.29%) JUnit
12 15 (0.27%) Axure RP
12 15 (0.27%) Bitbucket
12 15 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
12 15 (0.27%) SonarQube
13 14 (0.25%) Ant
13 14 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (0.25%) Gradle
13 14 (0.25%) Vagrant
General
1 1068 (19.03%) Finance
2 295 (5.26%) Retail
3 284 (5.06%) Banking
4 182 (3.24%) Manufacturing
5 179 (3.19%) Marketing
6 153 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 112 (2.00%) Billing
8 101 (1.80%) Advertising
9 87 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 77 (1.37%) Legal
11 51 (0.91%) General Ledger
12 45 (0.80%) Investment Banking
13 42 (0.75%) Law
14 41 (0.73%) Electronics
14 41 (0.73%) Financial Institution
15 36 (0.64%) Back Office
16 30 (0.53%) Front Office
17 25 (0.45%) French Language
18 19 (0.34%) German Language
18 19 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (3.63%) .NET
2 195 (3.47%) Web Services
3 152 (2.71%) HTML
4 126 (2.24%) CSS
5 123 (2.19%) XML
6 89 (1.59%) Middleware
7 64 (1.14%) REST
8 60 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
9 56 (1.00%) SOAP
10 54 (0.96%) Spring
11 46 (0.82%) JSON
12 43 (0.77%) ASP.NET
12 43 (0.77%) J2EE
13 42 (0.75%) SAP Basis
14 38 (0.68%) AngularJS
15 34 (0.61%) SAPUI5
16 31 (0.55%) SAP Fiori
16 31 (0.55%) Web Dynpro
17 29 (0.52%) jQuery
18 25 (0.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 268 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
2 178 (3.17%) Data Centre
3 95 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 84 (1.50%) User Experience
5 62 (1.10%) FMCG
6 52 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 48 (0.86%) iPad
8 46 (0.82%) PKI
9 43 (0.77%) Public Cloud
10 39 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
11 37 (0.66%) Data Structures
11 37 (0.66%) Mobile App
12 31 (0.55%) Replication
13 30 (0.53%) Clustering
14 28 (0.50%) Fintech
14 28 (0.50%) Virtual Team
15 22 (0.39%) CMDB
15 22 (0.39%) Private Cloud
16 21 (0.37%) Client/Server
16 21 (0.37%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 479 (8.53%) Windows
2 374 (6.66%) Linux
3 219 (3.90%) Unix
4 163 (2.90%) Windows Server
5 101 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 98 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 88 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 67 (1.19%) CentOS
9 63 (1.12%) Windows 10
10 39 (0.69%) AIX
11 37 (0.66%) Solaris
12 35 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 28 (0.50%) Android
13 28 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 28 (0.50%) Windows 7
14 12 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.18%) Debian
15 10 (0.18%) VMS
16 9 (0.16%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (10.12%) Migration
2 527 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
3 395 (7.04%) CRM
4 377 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
5 336 (5.99%) ERP
6 324 (5.77%) DevOps
7 287 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 244 (4.35%) Project Management
9 219 (3.90%) Data Migration
10 218 (3.88%) Information Security
11 215 (3.83%) Analytics
12 196 (3.49%) Workflow
13 190 (3.38%) ITIL
14 181 (3.22%) Business Analysis
15 157 (2.80%) ETL
16 143 (2.55%) Service Management
17 142 (2.53%) Continuous Integration
18 141 (2.51%) Data Modelling
19 135 (2.41%) Scrum
20 134 (2.39%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 527 (9.39%) SQL
2 336 (5.99%) Java
3 223 (3.97%) JavaScript
4 156 (2.78%) C#
5 152 (2.71%) ABAP
6 144 (2.57%) PowerShell
7 134 (2.39%) Python
8 88 (1.57%) C
9 83 (1.48%) Bash Shell
10 69 (1.23%) PL/SQL
11 64 (1.14%) Shell Script
12 63 (1.12%) Ruby
13 54 (0.96%) Perl
14 46 (0.82%) T-SQL
15 45 (0.80%) Scala
16 32 (0.57%) PHP
17 26 (0.46%) Apex Code
18 21 (0.37%) VBA
19 19 (0.34%) C++
19 19 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 610 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 462 (8.23%) SC Cleared
3 179 (3.19%) Degree
4 130 (2.32%) CISSP
5 87 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (1.55%) DV Cleared
6 66 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 61 (1.09%) CISM
8 47 (0.84%) CISA
9 45 (0.80%) CCNP
9 45 (0.80%) MCSE
10 38 (0.68%) CCIE
11 34 (0.61%) CCNA
12 33 (0.59%) CLAS
13 23 (0.41%) PCI QSA
14 20 (0.36%) CESG Certified Professional
14 20 (0.36%) MCITP
15 19 (0.34%) CCA
16 17 (0.30%) CEH
16 17 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 98 (1.75%) QA
3 90 (1.60%) Data Quality
4 74 (1.32%) PCI DSS
5 53 (0.94%) SLA
6 37 (0.66%) GDPR
7 34 (0.61%) PMO
8 30 (0.53%) COBIT
9 27 (0.48%) GMP
10 25 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 20 (0.36%) GxP
12 18 (0.32%) ISO27002
13 14 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 13 (0.23%) GAMP
14 13 (0.23%) GCP
14 13 (0.23%) MiFID
15 12 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 9 (0.16%) RMADS
17 8 (0.14%) HL7
17 8 (0.14%) IFRS
System Software
1 265 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 144 (2.57%) Docker
3 110 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 39 (0.69%) XenApp
6 34 (0.61%) vSphere
7 33 (0.59%) XenDesktop
8 31 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (0.48%) HDFS
10 22 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 21 (0.37%) VMware ESX
12 19 (0.34%) vCloud
13 18 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 18 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (0.23%) BitLocker
14 13 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 10 (0.18%) Squid
16 9 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
16 9 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 157 (2.80%) Puppet
2 150 (2.67%) Ansible
3 98 (1.75%) Kubernetes
3 98 (1.75%) SCCM
4 68 (1.21%) Terraform
5 64 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (0.89%) SCOM
7 25 (0.45%) logstash
8 22 (0.39%) WSUS
9 21 (0.37%) Kibana
10 20 (0.36%) Rancher
11 17 (0.30%) Nagios
11 17 (0.30%) Tivoli
11 17 (0.30%) vRealize
12 16 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
13 13 (0.23%) AirWatch
13 13 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
13 13 (0.23%) ZABBIX
14 11 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
14 11 (0.20%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1334 (23.77%) SAP
2 741 (13.20%) Microsoft
3 730 (13.01%) Oracle
4 224 (3.99%) VMware
5 220 (3.92%) Cisco
6 171 (3.05%) IBM
7 138 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
8 113 (2.01%) Citrix
9 86 (1.53%) Tableau
10 82 (1.46%) F5
11 75 (1.34%) ServiceNow
12 70 (1.25%) HP
13 65 (1.16%) Red Hat
14 64 (1.14%) Juniper
15 63 (1.12%) Splunk
16 61 (1.09%) Google
17 58 (1.03%) Adobe
17 58 (1.03%) CheckPoint
18 48 (0.86%) Informatica
19 44 (0.78%) CyberArk
Berkshire
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Posted: 12 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £620 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Computer People
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £395 - £455 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £900 - £1100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £415.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NCC Group
Rate: Competitive rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 per day
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