Period
to 15 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 31 26
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4,738 5,909 5,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.22% 6.35% 6.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.51% 6.69% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,839 3,380 3,276
England median daily rate £500 £484 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.31% +1.89% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 30
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% -2.17%
10th Percentile £26.40 £21.45 £5.00
90th Percentile £73.50 £60.45 £93.00
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% -2.17%

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 85,958 88,289 84,528
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.82% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,513 59,129 55,582
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,602 2,634 2,961
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.08% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.70 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.23%

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 2,244 £525 +5.00% 584
South East -7 913 £500 +8.70% 273
North of England -23 509 £495 +10.00% 324
Midlands -18 385 £488 +3.17% 175
South West -8 324 £475 +2.15% 126
North West -26 267 £500 +11.11% 174
West Midlands -20 255 £475 - 128
East of England -11 226 £475 - 110
Yorkshire -22 193 £500 +5.26% 102
East Midlands -13 111 £488 +8.33% 46
North East -30 48 £470 +7.43% 49
South Coast 0 1 £425 -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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.

1 925 (19.52%) Finance
2 828 (17.48%) SAP
3 657 (13.87%) Microsoft
4 538 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 528 (11.14%) Migration
6 501 (10.57%) Security Cleared
7 488 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
8 485 (10.24%) Oracle
9 475 (10.03%) SQL
10 370 (7.81%) Windows
11 334 (7.05%) SC Cleared
12 327 (6.90%) DevOps
13 309 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 299 (6.31%) Active Directory
15 291 (6.14%) ERP
16 281 (5.93%) Office 365
17 280 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
17 280 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
18 273 (5.76%) Java
19 272 (5.74%) CRM
20 246 (5.19%) Linux
21 245 (5.17%) Information Security
22 229 (4.83%) Problem-Solving
23 224 (4.73%) Analytics
24 220 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
25 218 (4.60%) Banking
26 205 (4.33%) Cybersecurity
27 200 (4.22%) VMware
28 197 (4.16%) Project Management
29 194 (4.09%) 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
1 168 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 87 (1.84%) Skype for Business
3 47 (0.99%) MS Exchange
4 39 (0.82%) Apache Spark
5 35 (0.74%) Confluence
6 34 (0.72%) WebSphere
7 29 (0.61%) SAS
7 29 (0.61%) WebLogic
8 25 (0.53%) CMS
9 22 (0.46%) JBoss
10 19 (0.40%) Apache
10 19 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (0.38%) NetWeaver
11 18 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 17 (0.36%) IIS
13 16 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
14 14 (0.30%) Mule
14 14 (0.30%) SAP Portal
15 13 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
16 12 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 103 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 81 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
3 63 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 8 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.084%) Windchill
10 3 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.042%) InVision
11 2 (0.042%) SPSS
11 2 (0.042%) Stata
12 1 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.021%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.021%) Mingle
12 1 (0.021%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.021%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.021%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 161 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 147 (3.10%) SAP S/4HANA
3 80 (1.69%) SAP FI
4 79 (1.67%) SAP MM
5 73 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
6 69 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
7 63 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
8 62 (1.31%) Oracle Payables
9 61 (1.29%) SAP CO
10 60 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
11 51 (1.08%) SAP SD
12 47 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
12 47 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
12 47 (0.99%) SAP BPC
13 45 (0.95%) SAP HR
14 44 (0.93%) Workday HCM
15 41 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
15 41 (0.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 38 (0.80%) NetSuite
16 38 (0.80%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 538 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 281 (5.93%) Office 365
3 280 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
4 148 (3.12%) Dynamics 365
5 122 (2.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 118 (2.49%) IaaS
7 110 (2.32%) PaaS
8 95 (2.01%) SuccessFactors
9 86 (1.82%) SaaS
10 58 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 45 (0.95%) OneDrive
12 33 (0.70%) OpenShift
13 31 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
14 26 (0.55%) Serverless
15 18 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
15 18 (0.38%) Taleo
16 17 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (0.36%) GitHub
17 16 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
18 13 (0.27%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 170 (3.59%) Firewall
2 97 (2.05%) DNS
3 89 (1.88%) Network Security
4 88 (1.86%) Skype
5 69 (1.46%) WAN
6 68 (1.44%) VPN
7 64 (1.35%) LAN
8 56 (1.18%) Internet
9 46 (0.97%) TCP/IP
9 46 (0.97%) Wireless
10 41 (0.87%) DHCP
11 36 (0.76%) SSL
12 35 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (0.74%) SAN
13 33 (0.70%) VoIP
14 32 (0.68%) MPLS
15 31 (0.65%) HTTP
16 27 (0.57%) VSAN
17 25 (0.53%) iSCSI
17 25 (0.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 109 (2.30%) Power BI
3 101 (2.13%) Hadoop
4 93 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 92 (1.94%) Big Data
6 71 (1.50%) Oracle Database
7 70 (1.48%) SAP BW
8 69 (1.46%) SAP HANA
9 66 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
10 56 (1.18%) Relational Database
11 54 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 48 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 35 (0.74%) MySQL
14 32 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
15 29 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
16 28 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 27 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
17 27 (0.57%) Data Lake
18 24 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
19 23 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 150 (3.17%) Jenkins
2 89 (1.88%) JIRA
3 77 (1.63%) Git (software)
4 39 (0.82%) Selenium
5 37 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
6 36 (0.76%) Maven
7 34 (0.72%) Visual Studio
8 31 (0.65%) Cucumber
9 26 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
10 23 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (0.42%) WebDriver
12 18 (0.38%) GitLab
12 18 (0.38%) Subversion
13 17 (0.36%) Bitbucket
14 16 (0.34%) LSMW
15 14 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 13 (0.27%) SonarQube
16 13 (0.27%) TeamCity
17 11 (0.23%) Axure RP
18 10 (0.21%) Gradle
General
1 925 (19.52%) Finance
2 218 (4.60%) Banking
3 158 (3.33%) Retail
4 114 (2.41%) Marketing
5 111 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 111 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 70 (1.48%) Legal
7 64 (1.35%) General Ledger
7 64 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 60 (1.27%) Advertising
9 41 (0.87%) Billing
9 41 (0.87%) Law
10 34 (0.72%) Front Office
10 34 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 27 (0.57%) Financial Institution
12 26 (0.55%) Publishing
13 25 (0.53%) Back Office
14 23 (0.49%) French Language
14 23 (0.49%) German Language
15 19 (0.40%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (2.68%) .NET
2 113 (2.38%) Web Services
3 74 (1.56%) REST
4 71 (1.50%) Oracle Fusion
5 63 (1.33%) XML
6 60 (1.27%) Middleware
7 55 (1.16%) HTML
8 53 (1.12%) SOAP
9 49 (1.03%) JSON
10 47 (0.99%) J2EE
11 41 (0.87%) CSS
12 40 (0.84%) LDAP
13 39 (0.82%) Node.js
14 30 (0.63%) SAP PI
15 29 (0.61%) OAuth
16 28 (0.59%) Kafka
17 26 (0.55%) jQuery
17 26 (0.55%) OpenID
18 22 (0.46%) SAML
19 21 (0.44%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 220 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (2.09%) User Experience
3 97 (2.05%) Data Centre
3 97 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
4 95 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 46 (0.97%) Public Cloud
6 42 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
7 37 (0.78%) PKI
8 29 (0.61%) Mainframe
9 26 (0.55%) CMDB
9 26 (0.55%) Replication
10 24 (0.51%) Data Structures
11 23 (0.49%) e-Learning
11 23 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (0.49%) FMCG
12 21 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
13 20 (0.42%) Mobile App
13 20 (0.42%) NHS
14 19 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 19 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 370 (7.81%) Windows
2 246 (5.19%) Linux
3 132 (2.79%) Windows Server
4 107 (2.26%) Unix
5 106 (2.24%) Windows 10
6 84 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (0.63%) Windows 7
9 20 (0.42%) AIX
10 19 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (0.32%) zOS
13 9 (0.19%) SUSE
14 8 (0.17%) CentOS
14 8 (0.17%) Solaris
14 8 (0.17%) VMS
15 7 (0.15%) Android
15 7 (0.15%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.13%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (11.14%) Migration
2 488 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
3 327 (6.90%) DevOps
4 309 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 291 (6.14%) ERP
6 280 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
7 272 (5.74%) CRM
8 245 (5.17%) Information Security
9 229 (4.83%) Problem-Solving
10 224 (4.73%) Analytics
11 205 (4.33%) Cybersecurity
12 197 (4.16%) Project Management
13 162 (3.42%) ITIL
14 149 (3.14%) Data Migration
15 145 (3.06%) Risk Management
16 130 (2.74%) Change Management
17 120 (2.53%) Data Modelling
18 114 (2.41%) User Acceptance Testing
19 111 (2.34%) Scrum
20 110 (2.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 475 (10.03%) SQL
2 273 (5.76%) Java
3 194 (4.09%) PowerShell
4 191 (4.03%) Python
5 153 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 104 (2.20%) C#
7 75 (1.58%) ABAP
8 63 (1.33%) C
9 50 (1.06%) Groovy
10 43 (0.91%) Bash Shell
11 34 (0.72%) Scala
12 32 (0.68%) Ruby
13 31 (0.65%) PL/SQL
14 30 (0.63%) T-SQL
15 28 (0.59%) Perl
16 27 (0.57%) R
17 22 (0.46%) VBA
18 18 (0.38%) Shell Script
18 18 (0.38%) VBScript
19 13 (0.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 501 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 334 (7.05%) SC Cleared
3 159 (3.36%) CISSP
4 143 (3.02%) Degree
5 120 (2.53%) CISM
6 81 (1.71%) DV Cleared
7 73 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
8 58 (1.22%) CISA
9 53 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 46 (0.97%) CCNP
11 35 (0.74%) CCNA
12 29 (0.61%) MCSE
13 28 (0.59%) CCIE
14 23 (0.49%) CRISC
15 22 (0.46%) CESG Certified Professional
15 22 (0.46%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 21 (0.44%) AWS Certification
17 20 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 19 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
19 16 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 117 (2.47%) QA
3 113 (2.38%) GDPR
4 74 (1.56%) PCI DSS
5 53 (1.12%) PMO
6 51 (1.08%) Data Quality
7 36 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 33 (0.70%) SLA
9 26 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 23 (0.49%) IFRS
11 14 (0.30%) HIPAA
12 12 (0.25%) COBIT
12 12 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
13 10 (0.21%) GxP
14 9 (0.19%) RMADS
15 8 (0.17%) GAAP
15 8 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 7 (0.15%) MiFID
17 6 (0.13%) COSO
18 5 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 299 (6.31%) Active Directory
2 145 (3.06%) Docker
3 111 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 47 (0.99%) XenDesktop
6 45 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 45 (0.95%) XenApp
7 44 (0.93%) vSphere
8 39 (0.82%) VMware NSX
9 33 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
10 22 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (0.32%) BitLocker
12 14 (0.30%) NFS
13 12 (0.25%) HDFS
14 11 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
15 10 (0.21%) OpenAM
16 9 (0.19%) Apache Flume
16 9 (0.19%) vCloud
17 8 (0.17%) ProxySG
18 6 (0.13%) RACF
Systems Management
1 152 (3.21%) Ansible
2 120 (2.53%) SCCM
3 117 (2.47%) Terraform
4 114 (2.41%) Puppet
5 113 (2.38%) Kubernetes
6 101 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 50 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
8 42 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
9 31 (0.65%) vRealize
10 28 (0.59%) vCenter Server
11 25 (0.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 19 (0.40%) HP ALM
13 18 (0.38%) SCOM
14 16 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
14 16 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
15 15 (0.32%) Nessus
16 13 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
16 13 (0.27%) SELinux
17 12 (0.25%) AirWatch
17 12 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 828 (17.48%) SAP
2 657 (13.87%) Microsoft
3 485 (10.24%) Oracle
4 200 (4.22%) VMware
5 156 (3.29%) Cisco
6 102 (2.15%) Google
7 97 (2.05%) Workday
8 94 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
9 84 (1.77%) Citrix
10 82 (1.73%) Tableau
11 79 (1.67%) IBM
12 78 (1.65%) Red Hat
13 76 (1.60%) Splunk
14 67 (1.41%) HP
15 56 (1.18%) Ariba
16 52 (1.10%) Dell
17 45 (0.95%) CyberArk
18 42 (0.89%) ServiceNow
19 41 (0.87%) Juniper
20 37 (0.78%) Symantec