Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 26 25
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 5,894 5,761 6,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.37% 6.48% 6.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.73% 6.84% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,385 3,284 3,543
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.16% +5.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 25
England median hourly rate £43.25 £45.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.95% -1.09% -5.15%
10th Percentile £21.50 £5.00 £32.15
90th Percentile £69.13 £93.00 £100.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.50 £47.75
% change year-on-year -12.09% -4.71% -3.05%

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 87,615 84,191 94,489
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.76% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,760 55,292 61,378
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,592 2,947 3,472
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +10.98%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.62 £10.44
90th Percentile £48.56 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -8 2,766 £500 +2.56% 529
South East +2 1,045 £463 +2.83% 193
North of England +6 761 £455 +1.17% 207
Midlands -2 570 £470 +4.44% 137
North West +8 422 £450 - 115
West Midlands +9 361 £475 +5.56% 89
East of England -7 288 £485 +14.12% 73
Yorkshire -4 272 £475 +5.56% 71
South West -6 266 £465 +3.33% 79
East Midlands -11 183 £450 - 47
North East +40 65 £439 +9.69% 21
South Coast -1 1 - -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 1,174 (19.92%) SAP
2 1,040 (17.65%) Finance
3 717 (12.16%) Microsoft
4 663 (11.25%) Migration
5 546 (9.26%) Windows
6 542 (9.20%) SQL
7 534 (9.06%) Oracle
8 507 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
9 476 (8.08%) Security Cleared
10 444 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
11 411 (6.97%) Linux
12 404 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 382 (6.48%) DevOps
14 351 (5.96%) SC Cleared
15 348 (5.90%) ERP
16 346 (5.87%) Java
16 346 (5.87%) Active Directory
17 342 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
18 326 (5.53%) Information Security
19 322 (5.46%) CRM
20 315 (5.34%) Office 365
21 312 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
22 280 (4.75%) Project Management
23 275 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
24 273 (4.63%) Analytics
25 251 (4.26%) Unix
25 251 (4.26%) Banking
26 243 (4.12%) Retail
27 242 (4.11%) GDPR
28 238 (4.04%) PowerShell

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
1 155 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 85 (1.44%) MS Exchange
3 72 (1.22%) Skype for Business
4 57 (0.97%) Apache Spark
5 49 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 45 (0.76%) SAS
7 43 (0.73%) CMS
8 38 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
9 37 (0.63%) Confluence
10 36 (0.61%) Apache
11 32 (0.54%) OpenStack
12 30 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
13 28 (0.48%) JBoss
13 28 (0.48%) WebSphere
14 26 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
15 24 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 23 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 21 (0.36%) IIS
18 20 (0.34%) nginx
19 18 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 108 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.085%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.068%) EngageOne
9 4 (0.068%) SPSS
10 3 (0.051%) InVision
11 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.017%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.017%) HipChat
11 1 (0.017%) SmartSuite
11 1 (0.017%) SPSS Modeler
11 1 (0.017%) UXPin
11 1 (0.017%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 169 (2.87%) SAP FI
2 167 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 149 (2.53%) Dynamics AX
4 139 (2.36%) SAP CO
5 128 (2.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 111 (1.88%) SAP S/4HANA
7 96 (1.63%) SAP SD
8 93 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
9 89 (1.51%) SAP MM
10 68 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
11 63 (1.07%) SAP HR
12 54 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
12 54 (0.92%) SAP ERP
12 54 (0.92%) SAP Retail
13 49 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
14 40 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
15 39 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
16 37 (0.63%) SAP HCM
16 37 (0.63%) SAP PP
17 36 (0.61%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 444 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 315 (5.34%) Office 365
3 275 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
4 161 (2.73%) Dynamics 365
5 120 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 108 (1.83%) PaaS
7 106 (1.80%) IaaS
8 79 (1.34%) SaaS
9 72 (1.22%) SuccessFactors
10 45 (0.76%) OneDrive
11 36 (0.61%) OpenShift
12 35 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
13 32 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
14 30 (0.51%) Taleo
15 29 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
16 27 (0.46%) Amazon S3
17 25 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 25 (0.42%) Serverless
18 23 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
18 23 (0.39%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 169 (2.87%) Firewall
2 84 (1.43%) DNS
2 84 (1.43%) VPN
3 80 (1.36%) Network Security
4 76 (1.29%) Skype
5 68 (1.15%) SSL
6 62 (1.05%) Internet
6 62 (1.05%) TCP/IP
7 55 (0.93%) WAN
8 54 (0.92%) SAN
9 45 (0.76%) SMS
10 43 (0.73%) Kerberos
11 34 (0.58%) DHCP
11 34 (0.58%) HTTP
12 27 (0.46%) LAN
13 26 (0.44%) FTP
14 24 (0.41%) MPLS
15 20 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 19 (0.32%) Intranet
16 19 (0.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 131 (2.22%) Big Data
3 126 (2.14%) Hadoop
4 113 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 111 (1.88%) SAP HANA
6 96 (1.63%) SAP BW
7 94 (1.59%) Oracle Database
8 88 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 76 (1.29%) Power BI
10 71 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 69 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
12 64 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
13 55 (0.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 52 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 48 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
16 47 (0.80%) Apache Hive
16 47 (0.80%) Oracle ODI
17 45 (0.76%) MySQL
18 44 (0.75%) DB2
18 44 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 167 (2.83%) Jenkins
2 118 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 95 (1.61%) JIRA
4 48 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
5 45 (0.76%) Visual Studio
6 42 (0.71%) Maven
6 42 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 38 (0.64%) Selenium
8 27 (0.46%) Bitbucket
9 24 (0.41%) TeamCity
10 23 (0.39%) LSMW
11 22 (0.37%) Subversion
11 22 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
12 21 (0.36%) Artifactory
12 21 (0.36%) Cucumber
13 17 (0.29%) Axure RP
13 17 (0.29%) GitLab
13 17 (0.29%) JMeter
14 16 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
15 15 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,040 (17.65%) Finance
2 251 (4.26%) Banking
3 243 (4.12%) Retail
4 195 (3.31%) Marketing
5 171 (2.90%) Manufacturing
6 132 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 96 (1.63%) Billing
7 96 (1.63%) Legal
8 85 (1.44%) Advertising
9 72 (1.22%) General Ledger
10 53 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
11 46 (0.78%) Law
12 43 (0.73%) Investment Banking
13 29 (0.49%) Back Office
13 29 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 24 (0.41%) French Language
15 21 (0.36%) Front Office
16 19 (0.32%) Games
16 19 (0.32%) Publishing
17 18 (0.31%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (2.82%) Web Services
2 164 (2.78%) .NET
3 141 (2.39%) XML
4 103 (1.75%) HTML
5 91 (1.54%) Oracle Fusion
6 90 (1.53%) CSS
7 78 (1.32%) REST
8 71 (1.20%) SOAP
9 63 (1.07%) Middleware
10 57 (0.97%) JSON
10 57 (0.97%) Kafka
11 44 (0.75%) J2EE
12 34 (0.58%) LDAP
13 33 (0.56%) Node.js
14 32 (0.54%) SAP PI
15 31 (0.53%) .NET Framework
15 31 (0.53%) ASP.NET
15 31 (0.53%) EDI
16 29 (0.49%) Software Packaging
17 27 (0.46%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 312 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (1.99%) Data Centre
3 106 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
4 96 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 89 (1.51%) User Experience
6 57 (0.97%) PKI
7 52 (0.88%) Public Cloud
8 51 (0.87%) Computer Science
9 46 (0.78%) Replication
10 34 (0.58%) FMCG
11 33 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
11 33 (0.56%) Mobile App
12 31 (0.53%) CMDB
13 29 (0.49%) CESG
14 28 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
15 27 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 25 (0.42%) Private Cloud
17 24 (0.41%) Cyberthreat
17 24 (0.41%) NHS
18 23 (0.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 546 (9.26%) Windows
2 411 (6.97%) Linux
3 251 (4.26%) Unix
4 182 (3.09%) Windows Server
5 99 (1.68%) Windows 10
6 78 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 76 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 61 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (0.85%) Windows 7
10 43 (0.73%) CentOS
11 38 (0.64%) AIX
11 38 (0.64%) Solaris
12 33 (0.56%) Apple iOS
13 32 (0.54%) Android
14 25 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (0.24%) VMS
16 11 (0.19%) SUSE
17 9 (0.15%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.14%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 663 (11.25%) Migration
2 507 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
3 404 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 382 (6.48%) DevOps
5 348 (5.90%) ERP
6 342 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
7 326 (5.53%) Information Security
8 322 (5.46%) CRM
9 280 (4.75%) Project Management
10 273 (4.63%) Analytics
11 224 (3.80%) Data Migration
12 217 (3.68%) ITIL
13 173 (2.94%) Data Protection
14 162 (2.75%) Risk Management
15 159 (2.70%) Change Management
16 144 (2.44%) Cybersecurity
17 143 (2.43%) Configuration Management
18 141 (2.39%) User Acceptance Testing
19 140 (2.38%) Logistics
20 135 (2.29%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 542 (9.20%) SQL
2 346 (5.87%) Java
3 238 (4.04%) PowerShell
4 200 (3.39%) Python
5 182 (3.09%) JavaScript
6 152 (2.58%) C#
7 124 (2.10%) ABAP
8 87 (1.48%) PL/SQL
9 72 (1.22%) Perl
10 61 (1.03%) Bash Shell
11 59 (1.00%) Shell Script
12 52 (0.88%) C
13 42 (0.71%) VBScript
14 37 (0.63%) Groovy
15 32 (0.54%) Ruby
16 29 (0.49%) T-SQL
17 28 (0.48%) PHP
18 27 (0.46%) Apex Code
18 27 (0.46%) Scala
19 25 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 476 (8.08%) Security Cleared
2 351 (5.96%) SC Cleared
3 184 (3.12%) CISSP
4 181 (3.07%) Degree
5 122 (2.07%) CISM
6 76 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 73 (1.24%) CISA
8 57 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
9 54 (0.92%) MCSE
10 47 (0.80%) DV Cleared
11 32 (0.54%) MCSA
12 28 (0.48%) CCNP
13 23 (0.39%) CEH
13 23 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
14 22 (0.37%) CESG Certified Professional
15 21 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (0.36%) SAP Certification
16 20 (0.34%) CCIE
17 18 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (4.11%) GDPR
2 159 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 111 (1.88%) QA
4 71 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 51 (0.87%) Data Quality
6 48 (0.81%) PMO
7 41 (0.70%) SLA
8 31 (0.53%) IFRS
9 24 (0.41%) COBIT
10 23 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
11 22 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 18 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 18 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 13 (0.22%) GMP
13 13 (0.22%) MiFID
13 13 (0.22%) RMADS
14 11 (0.19%) ISO 9001
15 10 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 10 (0.17%) ISO 22301
16 9 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 346 (5.87%) Active Directory
2 139 (2.36%) Docker
3 85 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 47 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 40 (0.68%) vSphere
7 37 (0.63%) XenApp
8 33 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 29 (0.49%) VMware NSX
11 27 (0.46%) BitLocker
12 25 (0.42%) Apache Flume
12 25 (0.42%) HDFS
13 20 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 17 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
15 15 (0.25%) vCloud
16 13 (0.22%) NFS
17 10 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
18 9 (0.15%) XenServer
19 5 (0.085%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 189 (3.21%) Ansible
2 180 (3.05%) Puppet
3 134 (2.27%) SCCM
3 134 (2.27%) Terraform
4 97 (1.65%) Kubernetes
5 85 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
6 63 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
7 35 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
8 29 (0.49%) SCOM
9 24 (0.41%) logstash
10 22 (0.37%) Grafana
10 22 (0.37%) vRealize
11 21 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
12 20 (0.34%) Ambari
12 20 (0.34%) vCenter Server
13 19 (0.32%) Control-M
13 19 (0.32%) Mesos
14 18 (0.31%) Packer
14 18 (0.31%) Tivoli
15 17 (0.29%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1,174 (19.92%) SAP
2 717 (12.16%) Microsoft
3 534 (9.06%) Oracle
4 184 (3.12%) VMware
5 139 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
6 131 (2.22%) IBM
7 118 (2.00%) Cisco
8 102 (1.73%) ServiceNow
9 85 (1.44%) Tableau
10 82 (1.39%) Red Hat
11 79 (1.34%) Citrix
12 76 (1.29%) Adobe
12 76 (1.29%) Workday
13 72 (1.22%) Splunk
14 68 (1.15%) HP
15 66 (1.12%) CyberArk
16 57 (0.97%) Google
17 52 (0.88%) JD Edwards
18 44 (0.75%) Ariba
19 40 (0.68%) Symantec