Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 26 26
Rank change year-on-year -17 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 5,013 6,084 6,372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.31% 6.66% 6.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.61% 7.01% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,988 3,381 3,648
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £350 £337 £313
90th Percentile £644 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 47
England median hourly rate £42.50 £47.33 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.20% +2.89% +1.10%
10th Percentile £14.75 £28.21 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.13 £78.88 £80.00
UK median hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -18.89% -3.23% +8.75%

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 89,409 86,733 92,683
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.90% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,541 57,528 61,042
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,826 2,550 2,975
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.65
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -5.08% +3.89% +0.06%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -13 2,398 £513 +4.81% 514
South East -10 955 £470 -1.05% 240
North of England -29 515 £475 +5.56% 256
Midlands -21 398 £475 - 181
South West -3 309 £450 -5.26% 119
North West -31 278 £475 +2.70% 138
West Midlands -25 258 £450 -5.26% 134
East of England -23 236 £463 -4.15% 97
Yorkshire -18 212 £475 +2.65% 60
East Midlands -10 123 £475 +0.53% 47
North East -40 23 £463 +8.19% 58
South Coast +1 3 £425 -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 962 (19.19%) Finance
2 950 (18.95%) SAP
3 661 (13.19%) Microsoft
4 563 (11.23%) Migration
5 550 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
6 492 (9.81%) Oracle
7 486 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 484 (9.65%) SQL
9 463 (9.24%) Security Cleared
10 414 (8.26%) Windows
11 340 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 334 (6.66%) Active Directory
13 325 (6.48%) SC Cleared
14 320 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
15 308 (6.14%) Office 365
16 303 (6.04%) ERP
17 290 (5.78%) DevOps
18 288 (5.75%) Java
19 279 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
20 258 (5.15%) Information Security
21 256 (5.11%) Analytics
22 245 (4.89%) Linux
23 229 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
24 226 (4.51%) VMware
25 221 (4.41%) PowerShell
26 220 (4.39%) SQL Server
27 219 (4.37%) CRM
28 216 (4.31%) Banking
29 210 (4.19%) Problem-Solving
30 204 (4.07%) Project Management

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
1 169 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 62 (1.24%) Skype for Business
3 58 (1.16%) Confluence
4 56 (1.12%) MS Exchange
5 44 (0.88%) Apache Spark
6 36 (0.72%) SAS
7 29 (0.58%) CMS
7 29 (0.58%) OpenStack
8 28 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (0.46%) Apache
9 23 (0.46%) WebLogic
10 20 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 19 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 19 (0.38%) IIS
11 19 (0.38%) JBoss
11 19 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
12 17 (0.34%) WebSphere
13 16 (0.32%) NetWeaver
14 13 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 100 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 41 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.080%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.060%) InVision
9 3 (0.060%) Windchill
10 2 (0.040%) Autodesk Inventor
10 2 (0.040%) Mingle
10 2 (0.040%) UXPin
11 1 (0.020%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.020%) CATIA
11 1 (0.020%) HipChat
11 1 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.020%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.020%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 109 (2.17%) SAP S/4HANA
2 106 (2.11%) SAP FI
3 96 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 94 (1.88%) Oracle EBS R12
5 89 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
6 80 (1.60%) SAP CO
7 77 (1.54%) SAP FI/CO
8 71 (1.42%) SAP MM
9 64 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
10 62 (1.24%) SAP HR
11 54 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
12 52 (1.04%) Oracle Receivables
13 50 (1.00%) SAP SD
14 47 (0.94%) SAP ERP
15 44 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
16 35 (0.70%) Oracle Assets
17 33 (0.66%) SAP PP
18 31 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
18 31 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
19 30 (0.60%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 486 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 308 (6.14%) Office 365
3 279 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
4 104 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 104 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
5 80 (1.60%) SaaS
6 73 (1.46%) PaaS
7 70 (1.40%) IaaS
7 70 (1.40%) SuccessFactors
8 46 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
9 43 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
10 36 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
10 36 (0.72%) Serverless
11 34 (0.68%) Amazon S3
12 31 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
12 31 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 30 (0.60%) OpenShift
14 25 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 24 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
16 23 (0.46%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 203 (4.05%) Firewall
2 87 (1.74%) DNS
3 84 (1.68%) Network Security
4 72 (1.44%) VPN
5 71 (1.42%) LAN
6 65 (1.30%) Skype
6 65 (1.30%) WAN
7 49 (0.98%) SSL
7 49 (0.98%) TCP/IP
8 43 (0.86%) SAN
9 39 (0.78%) Wireless
10 36 (0.72%) Internet
11 35 (0.70%) DHCP
12 31 (0.62%) OSPF
13 30 (0.60%) BGP
14 28 (0.56%) NAS
15 26 (0.52%) HTTP
16 25 (0.50%) VSAN
17 24 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
17 24 (0.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 133 (2.65%) Hadoop
3 111 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
4 107 (2.13%) Big Data
4 107 (2.13%) Power BI
5 93 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
6 82 (1.64%) SAP HANA
7 79 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 74 (1.48%) Oracle Database
9 69 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 66 (1.32%) SAP BW
11 56 (1.12%) MySQL
12 51 (1.02%) Relational Database
13 47 (0.94%) SAP Data Services
14 43 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
15 42 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
16 34 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 33 (0.66%) Data Lake
18 32 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
18 32 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 141 (2.81%) Jenkins
2 105 (2.09%) JIRA
3 103 (2.05%) Git (software)
4 42 (0.84%) Visual Studio
5 40 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
6 39 (0.78%) Bitbucket
7 37 (0.74%) Maven
8 35 (0.70%) Selenium
9 29 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (0.50%) Cucumber
11 22 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 21 (0.42%) LSMW
13 20 (0.40%) Subversion
14 17 (0.34%) WebDriver
15 15 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 14 (0.28%) Axure RP
17 13 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
18 11 (0.22%) Eclipse
18 11 (0.22%) JMeter
19 10 (0.20%) JUnit
General
1 962 (19.19%) Finance
2 216 (4.31%) Banking
3 172 (3.43%) Retail
4 151 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 128 (2.55%) Marketing
6 119 (2.37%) Telecoms
7 98 (1.95%) Advertising
8 96 (1.92%) Legal
9 77 (1.54%) General Ledger
10 55 (1.10%) Billing
11 51 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
12 49 (0.98%) Law
13 38 (0.76%) Front Office
14 37 (0.74%) Publishing
15 33 (0.66%) Financial Institution
16 32 (0.64%) Back Office
17 30 (0.60%) Investment Banking
18 25 (0.50%) Automotive
19 16 (0.32%) Electronics
19 16 (0.32%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (3.17%) Web Services
2 137 (2.73%) .NET
2 137 (2.73%) HTML
3 113 (2.25%) XML
4 102 (2.03%) REST
5 87 (1.74%) CSS
6 86 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
7 80 (1.60%) Middleware
8 64 (1.28%) SOAP
9 60 (1.20%) JSON
10 50 (1.00%) J2EE
11 47 (0.94%) Node.js
12 44 (0.88%) LDAP
13 38 (0.76%) SAML
14 35 (0.70%) OAuth
15 34 (0.68%) HTML5
15 34 (0.68%) jQuery
16 30 (0.60%) ASP.NET
16 30 (0.60%) Kafka
17 28 (0.56%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 229 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
2 154 (3.07%) Data Centre
3 94 (1.88%) Management Information System
4 89 (1.78%) User Experience
5 82 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
6 77 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
7 73 (1.46%) Computer Science
8 55 (1.10%) PKI
9 54 (1.08%) Public Cloud
10 50 (1.00%) Fintech
11 38 (0.76%) Virtual Team
12 34 (0.68%) Replication
13 30 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
13 30 (0.60%) FMCG
14 28 (0.56%) Mobile App
15 22 (0.44%) Social Media
16 21 (0.42%) CESG
17 20 (0.40%) Algorithms
18 19 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
18 19 (0.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 414 (8.26%) Windows
2 245 (4.89%) Linux
3 163 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 131 (2.61%) Windows 10
5 120 (2.39%) Unix
6 82 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 29 (0.58%) AIX
9 29 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (0.42%) CentOS
10 21 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (0.38%) Solaris
12 13 (0.26%) Android
13 11 (0.22%) SUSE
13 11 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.20%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.18%) VMS
16 7 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 6 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (11.23%) Migration
2 550 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
3 340 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 320 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
5 303 (6.04%) ERP
6 290 (5.78%) DevOps
7 258 (5.15%) Information Security
8 256 (5.11%) Analytics
9 219 (4.37%) CRM
10 210 (4.19%) Problem-Solving
11 204 (4.07%) Project Management
12 192 (3.83%) ITIL
13 163 (3.25%) Data Migration
14 152 (3.03%) Change Management
15 147 (2.93%) Scrum
16 142 (2.83%) Cybersecurity
17 140 (2.79%) Risk Management
18 121 (2.41%) Business Analysis
19 115 (2.29%) Mentoring
20 113 (2.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 484 (9.65%) SQL
2 288 (5.75%) Java
3 221 (4.41%) PowerShell
4 195 (3.89%) JavaScript
5 180 (3.59%) Python
6 134 (2.67%) C#
7 77 (1.54%) Groovy
8 63 (1.26%) ABAP
9 56 (1.12%) Bash Shell
10 48 (0.96%) C
10 48 (0.96%) R
11 46 (0.92%) PL/SQL
12 39 (0.78%) Perl
13 38 (0.76%) T-SQL
14 32 (0.64%) Scala
15 30 (0.60%) Ruby
16 28 (0.56%) Shell Script
17 21 (0.42%) PHP
18 20 (0.40%) VBScript
19 17 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 463 (9.24%) Security Cleared
2 325 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 171 (3.41%) CISSP
4 151 (3.01%) Degree
5 137 (2.73%) CISM
6 72 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
7 71 (1.42%) CISA
8 63 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 44 (0.88%) CCNP
10 43 (0.86%) DV Cleared
11 40 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
12 34 (0.68%) CCIE
13 33 (0.66%) MCSE
14 24 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
14 24 (0.48%) Master's Degree
15 22 (0.44%) CCA
15 22 (0.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 18 (0.36%) MCITP
16 18 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 16 (0.32%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 130 (2.59%) QA
3 122 (2.43%) GDPR
4 89 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 69 (1.38%) Data Quality
6 55 (1.10%) PMO
7 36 (0.72%) SLA
8 35 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 22 (0.44%) IFRS
10 19 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.26%) COBIT
12 11 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 9 (0.18%) GxP
14 8 (0.16%) COSO
14 8 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
15 7 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 7 (0.14%) GMP
16 6 (0.12%) RMADS
17 4 (0.080%) JSP 440
17 4 (0.080%) MiFID
System Software
1 334 (6.66%) Active Directory
2 140 (2.79%) Docker
3 116 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (1.44%) vSphere
5 47 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 47 (0.94%) VMware NSX
6 42 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
7 39 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (0.62%) XenDesktop
9 24 (0.48%) XenApp
10 21 (0.42%) BitLocker
11 12 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (0.20%) HDFS
12 10 (0.20%) vCloud
13 7 (0.14%) KVM
13 7 (0.14%) OpenAM
14 6 (0.12%) ProxySG
14 6 (0.12%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 168 (3.35%) Ansible
2 161 (3.21%) SCCM
3 148 (2.95%) Terraform
4 127 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
5 126 (2.51%) Puppet
6 123 (2.45%) Kubernetes
7 74 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
8 37 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
9 33 (0.66%) vRealize
10 31 (0.62%) SCOM
11 25 (0.50%) HP ALM
12 23 (0.46%) AirWatch
13 20 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
13 20 (0.40%) vCenter Server
14 16 (0.32%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 16 (0.32%) XenMobile
15 15 (0.30%) Kibana
16 14 (0.28%) WSUS
17 13 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 12 (0.24%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 950 (18.95%) SAP
2 661 (13.19%) Microsoft
3 492 (9.81%) Oracle
4 226 (4.51%) VMware
5 174 (3.47%) Cisco
6 100 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
7 91 (1.82%) Tableau
8 79 (1.58%) Citrix
8 79 (1.58%) IBM
9 77 (1.54%) Google
10 74 (1.48%) ServiceNow
11 68 (1.36%) Workday
12 67 (1.34%) Red Hat
13 66 (1.32%) HP
14 63 (1.26%) Splunk
15 51 (1.02%) CyberArk
16 49 (0.98%) Sage
17 47 (0.94%) McAfee
18 46 (0.92%) Ariba
19 41 (0.82%) Dell