Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 27 26
Rank change year-on-year -15 -1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4,995 5,968 6,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.35% 6.71% 6.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.64% 7.07% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,898 3,337 3,927
England median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £611
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 29 40
England median hourly rate £42.50 £46.66 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.92% +2.55% +24.66%
10th Percentile £14.75 £26.65 £21.02
90th Percentile £67.00 £81.35 £66.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £46.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -7.61% - +26.03%

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 88,527 84,467 95,466
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.00% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,548 55,266 63,002
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,831 2,569 2,824
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.74%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -15 2,297 £500 - 419
South East -9 997 £465 -2.11% 172
North of England -21 583 £475 +5.56% 167
Midlands -15 424 £475 +5.50% 96
North West -22 330 £484 +7.50% 79
West Midlands -16 275 £475 +2.70% 62
South West -8 259 £431 -8.00% 57
East of England -17 245 £475 -1.04% 78
Yorkshire -5 229 £475 - 46
East Midlands -14 131 £475 +5.56% 34
North East -45 21 £375 -16.67% 42
South Coast -2 2 £425 -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 999 (20.00%) Finance
2 986 (19.74%) SAP
3 631 (12.63%) Microsoft
4 537 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
5 519 (10.39%) Migration
6 509 (10.19%) Oracle
7 501 (10.03%) SQL
8 499 (9.99%) Microsoft Azure
9 424 (8.49%) Windows
10 412 (8.25%) Security Cleared
11 348 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 325 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
13 306 (6.13%) SC Cleared
14 302 (6.05%) DevOps
15 298 (5.97%) Active Directory
16 294 (5.89%) ERP
16 294 (5.89%) Amazon AWS
17 279 (5.59%) Office 365
18 266 (5.33%) Java
19 257 (5.15%) Information Security
20 253 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
21 252 (5.05%) Linux
22 243 (4.86%) Analytics
23 239 (4.78%) Problem-Solving
24 229 (4.58%) CRM
24 229 (4.58%) VMware
25 226 (4.52%) SQL Server
26 210 (4.20%) ITIL
27 209 (4.18%) PowerShell
28 201 (4.02%) Firewall

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
1 146 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 50 (1.00%) Skype for Business
3 49 (0.98%) Confluence
4 42 (0.84%) MS Exchange
5 39 (0.78%) Apache Spark
5 39 (0.78%) SAS
6 33 (0.66%) Apache
7 27 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 25 (0.50%) CMS
8 25 (0.50%) WebSphere
9 24 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
10 22 (0.44%) IIS
10 22 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 21 (0.42%) Tomcat
12 20 (0.40%) OpenStack
13 19 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
13 19 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
14 18 (0.36%) nginx
14 18 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
15 16 (0.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 102 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.14%) Windchill
9 5 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.080%) CATIA
10 4 (0.080%) InVision
11 3 (0.060%) SPSS
12 2 (0.040%) Autodesk Inventor
12 2 (0.040%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.040%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.040%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.040%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.040%) UXPin
13 1 (0.020%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 133 (2.66%) SAP FI
2 104 (2.08%) SAP S/4HANA
3 101 (2.02%) SAP CO
4 97 (1.94%) SAP FI/CO
5 92 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 92 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
6 87 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
7 84 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
8 72 (1.44%) SAP HR
9 58 (1.16%) SAP MM
10 51 (1.02%) SAP ERP
11 50 (1.00%) Oracle Receivables
12 45 (0.90%) SAP SD
13 44 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
14 36 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
15 33 (0.66%) Oracle Assets
16 32 (0.64%) SAP HCM
17 31 (0.62%) SAP PP
17 31 (0.62%) SAP PSCD
18 30 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 499 (9.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 294 (5.89%) Amazon AWS
3 279 (5.59%) Office 365
4 98 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
5 81 (1.62%) SaaS
6 78 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 74 (1.48%) PaaS
8 67 (1.34%) IaaS
9 64 (1.28%) SuccessFactors
10 49 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
11 44 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
12 41 (0.82%) Serverless
13 34 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
14 33 (0.66%) Amazon S3
15 32 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 31 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
17 28 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
18 27 (0.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
19 21 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
20 20 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 201 (4.02%) Firewall
2 89 (1.78%) DNS
3 79 (1.58%) Network Security
4 64 (1.28%) VPN
5 58 (1.16%) LAN
5 58 (1.16%) WAN
6 56 (1.12%) Skype
7 51 (1.02%) SSL
8 48 (0.96%) TCP/IP
9 43 (0.86%) SAN
10 41 (0.82%) SMS
11 35 (0.70%) DHCP
12 33 (0.66%) HTTP
13 31 (0.62%) Internet
13 31 (0.62%) Wireless
14 26 (0.52%) BGP
15 25 (0.50%) OSPF
16 24 (0.48%) Kerberos
16 24 (0.48%) Unified Communications
17 23 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 122 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 116 (2.32%) Hadoop
4 109 (2.18%) Big Data
5 96 (1.92%) Power BI
6 88 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
7 86 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 72 (1.44%) SAP HANA
9 71 (1.42%) SAP BW
9 71 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 62 (1.24%) Oracle Database
11 59 (1.18%) MySQL
12 53 (1.06%) Relational Database
13 45 (0.90%) SAP Data Services
14 41 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
14 41 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 35 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
16 34 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
17 32 (0.64%) MongoDB
18 31 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 143 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 111 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 98 (1.96%) JIRA
4 41 (0.82%) Visual Studio
4 41 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 36 (0.72%) Bitbucket
6 31 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (0.58%) Selenium
8 28 (0.56%) Subversion
9 22 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 22 (0.44%) Maven
10 20 (0.40%) LSMW
11 14 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
12 13 (0.26%) Axure RP
12 13 (0.26%) Eclipse
13 12 (0.24%) JMeter
13 12 (0.24%) JUnit
13 12 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
13 12 (0.24%) TeamCity
14 11 (0.22%) Mercurial
General
1 999 (20.00%) Finance
2 197 (3.94%) Banking
3 162 (3.24%) Manufacturing
4 161 (3.22%) Retail
5 141 (2.82%) Marketing
6 117 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 91 (1.82%) Legal
8 86 (1.72%) Advertising
9 72 (1.44%) Law
10 67 (1.34%) General Ledger
11 55 (1.10%) Billing
12 40 (0.80%) Financial Institution
13 34 (0.68%) Investment Banking
13 34 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
14 28 (0.56%) Back Office
15 27 (0.54%) Automotive
16 24 (0.48%) Front Office
17 22 (0.44%) Publishing
18 21 (0.42%) Local Government
19 15 (0.30%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (3.62%) Web Services
2 162 (3.24%) HTML
3 130 (2.60%) .NET
4 117 (2.34%) XML
5 116 (2.32%) CSS
6 91 (1.82%) REST
7 76 (1.52%) Middleware
8 74 (1.48%) Oracle Fusion
9 63 (1.26%) SOAP
10 59 (1.18%) JSON
11 47 (0.94%) J2EE
12 46 (0.92%) LDAP
13 44 (0.88%) SAML
14 41 (0.82%) HTML5
15 38 (0.76%) Node.js
16 35 (0.70%) CSS3
17 34 (0.68%) ASP.NET
18 31 (0.62%) Kafka
18 31 (0.62%) Spring
19 29 (0.58%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 253 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
2 168 (3.36%) Data Centre
3 106 (2.12%) Management Information System
4 92 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
5 86 (1.72%) User Experience
6 75 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
7 72 (1.44%) Computer Science
8 60 (1.20%) Public Cloud
9 58 (1.16%) Fintech
10 49 (0.98%) PKI
11 44 (0.88%) Mobile App
12 36 (0.72%) Virtual Team
13 33 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
14 30 (0.60%) FMCG
15 25 (0.50%) Replication
16 22 (0.44%) NHS
17 20 (0.40%) Algorithms
18 19 (0.38%) CMDB
18 19 (0.38%) Private Cloud
19 18 (0.36%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 424 (8.49%) Windows
2 252 (5.05%) Linux
3 157 (3.14%) Windows Server
4 118 (2.36%) Windows 10
5 117 (2.34%) Unix
6 74 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 39 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (0.72%) Android
10 36 (0.72%) CentOS
11 31 (0.62%) Apple iOS
12 27 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (0.46%) AIX
14 19 (0.38%) Solaris
15 17 (0.34%) Ubuntu
16 13 (0.26%) VMS
17 7 (0.14%) SUSE
17 7 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 6 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
2 519 (10.39%) Migration
3 348 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 325 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
5 302 (6.05%) DevOps
6 294 (5.89%) ERP
7 257 (5.15%) Information Security
8 243 (4.86%) Analytics
9 239 (4.78%) Problem-Solving
10 229 (4.58%) CRM
11 210 (4.20%) ITIL
12 188 (3.76%) Project Management
13 185 (3.70%) Change Management
14 158 (3.16%) Data Migration
15 144 (2.88%) Cybersecurity
16 132 (2.64%) Risk Management
16 132 (2.64%) Scrum
17 124 (2.48%) User Acceptance Testing
18 118 (2.36%) Data Modelling
18 118 (2.36%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 501 (10.03%) SQL
2 266 (5.33%) Java
3 209 (4.18%) PowerShell
4 200 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 188 (3.76%) Python
6 130 (2.60%) C#
7 70 (1.40%) Bash Shell
8 60 (1.20%) PL/SQL
9 52 (1.04%) ABAP
10 50 (1.00%) Groovy
11 47 (0.94%) Perl
12 46 (0.92%) R
13 45 (0.90%) Ruby
14 43 (0.86%) C
15 36 (0.72%) Scala
16 35 (0.70%) T-SQL
17 32 (0.64%) PHP
18 26 (0.52%) Shell Script
19 21 (0.42%) Go
20 20 (0.40%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 412 (8.25%) Security Cleared
2 306 (6.13%) SC Cleared
3 173 (3.46%) Degree
4 154 (3.08%) CISSP
5 118 (2.36%) CISM
6 68 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 67 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
8 62 (1.24%) CISA
9 48 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
10 45 (0.90%) DV Cleared
11 39 (0.78%) CCNP
12 34 (0.68%) CCIE
13 31 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
14 27 (0.54%) MCSE
15 25 (0.50%) Master's Degree
16 22 (0.44%) CCA
17 18 (0.36%) MCITP
18 16 (0.32%) CESG Certified Professional
18 16 (0.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
19 15 (0.30%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (3.62%) GDPR
2 135 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 93 (1.86%) QA
4 77 (1.54%) PCI DSS
5 63 (1.26%) Data Quality
6 62 (1.24%) PMO
7 47 (0.94%) SLA
8 27 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 21 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 20 (0.40%) GCP
11 14 (0.28%) IFRS
12 12 (0.24%) COBIT
12 12 (0.24%) SEPA
13 8 (0.16%) GMP
13 8 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 7 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 7 (0.14%) GxP
15 6 (0.12%) COSO
15 6 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
15 6 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 298 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 117 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (2.26%) Docker
4 68 (1.36%) vSphere
5 51 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 47 (0.94%) VMware NSX
7 37 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
8 36 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 32 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (0.62%) XenDesktop
11 25 (0.50%) XenApp
12 17 (0.34%) HDFS
13 9 (0.18%) Apache Flume
13 9 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 9 (0.18%) KVM
13 9 (0.18%) vCloud
14 8 (0.16%) BitLocker
14 8 (0.16%) XenServer
15 7 (0.14%) OpenAM
15 7 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 153 (3.06%) Ansible
2 143 (2.86%) Puppet
2 143 (2.86%) SCCM
3 135 (2.70%) Terraform
4 106 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
5 96 (1.92%) Kubernetes
6 71 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 52 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
8 33 (0.66%) SCOM
9 30 (0.60%) vRealize
10 24 (0.48%) AirWatch
11 21 (0.42%) vCenter Server
12 19 (0.38%) XenMobile
13 17 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
13 17 (0.34%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 16 (0.32%) HP ALM
14 16 (0.32%) WSUS
15 15 (0.30%) Kibana
16 14 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
17 13 (0.26%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 986 (19.74%) SAP
2 631 (12.63%) Microsoft
3 509 (10.19%) Oracle
4 229 (4.58%) VMware
5 161 (3.22%) Cisco
6 126 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
7 88 (1.76%) ServiceNow
8 80 (1.60%) Tableau
9 79 (1.58%) Google
9 79 (1.58%) IBM
9 79 (1.58%) Workday
10 77 (1.54%) Citrix
11 70 (1.40%) HP
12 55 (1.10%) Splunk
13 51 (1.02%) Red Hat
14 47 (0.94%) McAfee
14 47 (0.94%) Sage
15 41 (0.82%) Adobe
16 40 (0.80%) F5
16 40 (0.80%) NetApp