Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 26 25
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 6113 6428 6776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.45% 6.59% 6.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.80% 6.96% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3423 3670 3712
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £350 £320 £320
90th Percentile £638 £616 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 34
England median hourly rate £47.50 £44.50 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.74% -2.20% +65.45%
10th Percentile £27.66 £5.00 £18.03
90th Percentile £67.50 £80.00 £91.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +58.18%

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 89838 92421 99413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.75% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59916 60828 64292
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 3012 3838
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.85 £46.94 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

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 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -6 2821 £500 +5.26% 352
South East -5 1077 £475 +5.56% 119
North of England +9 768 £450 +2.86% 131
Midlands -1 588 £475 +5.56% 74
North West +2 431 £450 - 74
West Midlands +13 381 £475 +11.76% 60
East of England -5 332 £483 +13.53% 49
South West -6 300 £470 +4.44% 28
Yorkshire +7 259 £460 +2.28% 36
East Midlands -6 173 £460 +2.17% 14
North East +42 73 £425 +3.66% 21
South Coast -2 4 - -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1320 (21.59%) SAP
2 1103 (18.04%) Finance
3 713 (11.66%) Microsoft
4 686 (11.22%) Migration
5 549 (8.98%) SQL
6 535 (8.75%) Oracle
7 530 (8.67%) Windows
7 530 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
8 493 (8.06%) Security Cleared
9 434 (7.10%) Linux
10 405 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
11 377 (6.17%) Java
11 377 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 376 (6.15%) Active Directory
13 373 (6.10%) SC Cleared
14 370 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
15 361 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
16 345 (5.64%) Banking
17 339 (5.55%) Office 365
18 329 (5.38%) ERP
19 326 (5.33%) Information Security
20 313 (5.12%) DevOps
21 297 (4.86%) Retail
22 286 (4.68%) CRM
23 283 (4.63%) Unix
24 269 (4.40%) Project Management
25 254 (4.16%) Amazon AWS
26 250 (4.09%) Analytics
27 238 (3.89%) SQL Server
28 232 (3.80%) Manufacturing

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
1 219 (3.58%) SharePoint
2 103 (1.68%) MS Exchange
3 98 (1.60%) Skype for Business
4 64 (1.05%) Apache
5 58 (0.95%) Tomcat
6 56 (0.92%) Confluence
7 51 (0.83%) OpenStack
8 45 (0.74%) JBoss
8 45 (0.74%) SAS
9 44 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 42 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
10 42 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 37 (0.61%) IIS
12 35 (0.57%) Apache Spark
12 35 (0.57%) CMS
12 35 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
13 34 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
14 32 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
15 30 (0.49%) NetWeaver
16 25 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 110 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 92 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.082%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.049%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.049%) InVision
9 3 (0.049%) SPSS
10 2 (0.033%) InDesign
11 1 (0.016%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.016%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.016%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.016%) EngageOne
11 1 (0.016%) Simulink
11 1 (0.016%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 189 (3.09%) SAP FI
2 167 (2.73%) SAP CO
3 166 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 152 (2.49%) SAP FI/CO
5 139 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
6 123 (2.01%) SAP SD
7 96 (1.57%) SAP MM
8 84 (1.37%) SAP Retail
9 82 (1.34%) SAP S/4HANA
10 79 (1.29%) SAP HR
11 73 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
12 72 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
13 67 (1.10%) SAP ERP
14 57 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
15 45 (0.74%) SAP HCM
16 43 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
16 43 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
17 41 (0.67%) SAP Payroll
18 37 (0.61%) SAP IS-U
19 33 (0.54%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 405 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 339 (5.55%) Office 365
3 254 (4.16%) Amazon AWS
4 117 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
5 107 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 101 (1.65%) PaaS
7 92 (1.50%) IaaS
8 90 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
9 87 (1.42%) SaaS
10 49 (0.80%) OpenShift
11 46 (0.75%) OneDrive
12 38 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
13 31 (0.51%) Taleo
14 29 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
15 25 (0.41%) Google Analytics
16 24 (0.39%) GitHub
16 24 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
17 20 (0.33%) Amazon S3
17 20 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
18 13 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 158 (2.58%) Firewall
2 104 (1.70%) Skype
3 100 (1.64%) Network Security
4 89 (1.46%) DNS
5 83 (1.36%) VPN
6 65 (1.06%) TCP/IP
7 62 (1.01%) SAN
8 59 (0.97%) Internet
9 56 (0.92%) LDAP
10 52 (0.85%) WAN
11 49 (0.80%) HTTP
12 43 (0.70%) LAN
13 41 (0.67%) SSL
14 30 (0.49%) VLAN
15 29 (0.47%) SMS
16 27 (0.44%) DHCP
17 24 (0.39%) Unified Communications
18 23 (0.38%) FTP
18 23 (0.38%) Kerberos
18 23 (0.38%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (3.89%) SQL Server
2 120 (1.96%) Big Data
3 115 (1.88%) SAP BW
4 112 (1.83%) SAP HANA
5 110 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
6 93 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 72 (1.18%) Hadoop
8 71 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 69 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
10 66 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
11 65 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 61 (1.00%) Power BI
13 52 (0.85%) MySQL
14 49 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 48 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
16 46 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
17 44 (0.72%) Relational Database
18 40 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
18 40 (0.65%) DB2
19 36 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 150 (2.45%) Jenkins
2 125 (2.04%) JIRA
3 91 (1.49%) Git (software)
4 74 (1.21%) Maven
5 56 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (0.69%) Selenium
7 41 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 38 (0.62%) Visual Studio
9 35 (0.57%) Artifactory
9 35 (0.57%) Bitbucket
9 35 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
10 33 (0.54%) Subversion
11 29 (0.47%) TeamCity
12 24 (0.39%) Cucumber
13 23 (0.38%) JMeter
13 23 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
14 22 (0.36%) LoadRunner
14 22 (0.36%) LSMW
14 22 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
15 21 (0.34%) GitLab
General
1 1103 (18.04%) Finance
2 345 (5.64%) Banking
3 297 (4.86%) Retail
4 232 (3.80%) Manufacturing
5 181 (2.96%) Marketing
6 154 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 96 (1.57%) Legal
8 91 (1.49%) Billing
9 86 (1.41%) Advertising
10 72 (1.18%) Law
11 71 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 68 (1.11%) General Ledger
13 55 (0.90%) Investment Banking
14 46 (0.75%) Electronics
15 35 (0.57%) Financial Institution
16 30 (0.49%) Back Office
17 28 (0.46%) Publishing
18 27 (0.44%) Front Office
19 26 (0.43%) Automotive
20 21 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (2.96%) .NET
2 167 (2.73%) Web Services
3 142 (2.32%) XML
4 125 (2.04%) HTML
5 90 (1.47%) Middleware
6 87 (1.42%) CSS
7 86 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
8 74 (1.21%) REST
9 70 (1.15%) JSON
10 60 (0.98%) SOAP
11 50 (0.82%) SAP Fiori
12 43 (0.70%) J2EE
13 36 (0.59%) SAP Basis
14 35 (0.57%) XSLT
15 32 (0.52%) Spring
16 31 (0.51%) ASP.NET
17 30 (0.49%) AngularJS
17 30 (0.49%) Kafka
17 30 (0.49%) SAP PI
18 29 (0.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 370 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 141 (2.31%) Data Centre
3 108 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
3 108 (1.77%) Management Information System
4 88 (1.44%) User Experience
5 64 (1.05%) PKI
6 52 (0.85%) FMCG
7 51 (0.83%) CESG
8 50 (0.82%) Computer Science
9 47 (0.77%) Public Cloud
10 44 (0.72%) Mobile App
11 42 (0.69%) Virtual Team
12 38 (0.62%) Data Structures
13 35 (0.57%) Replication
14 31 (0.51%) CMDB
14 31 (0.51%) Derivative
15 29 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
16 28 (0.46%) NHS
17 27 (0.44%) Mainframe
18 26 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 530 (8.67%) Windows
2 434 (7.10%) Linux
3 283 (4.63%) Unix
4 182 (2.98%) Windows Server
5 74 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 72 (1.18%) Windows 10
7 71 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 64 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 54 (0.88%) Solaris
10 51 (0.83%) Windows 7
11 45 (0.74%) AIX
12 43 (0.70%) Android
13 36 (0.59%) CentOS
14 35 (0.57%) Apple iOS
15 21 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.21%) VMS
18 9 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
19 7 (0.11%) Windows XP
20 6 (0.098%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 686 (11.22%) Migration
2 530 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
3 377 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 361 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
5 329 (5.38%) ERP
6 326 (5.33%) Information Security
7 313 (5.12%) DevOps
8 286 (4.68%) CRM
9 269 (4.40%) Project Management
10 250 (4.09%) Analytics
11 220 (3.60%) Data Migration
12 209 (3.42%) ITIL
13 174 (2.85%) Risk Management
14 166 (2.72%) User Acceptance Testing
15 163 (2.67%) Workflow
16 162 (2.65%) Data Protection
17 157 (2.57%) Change Management
18 132 (2.16%) Scrum
19 129 (2.11%) Service Management
20 127 (2.08%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 549 (8.98%) SQL
2 377 (6.17%) Java
3 231 (3.78%) PowerShell
4 186 (3.04%) Python
5 183 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 133 (2.18%) C#
7 101 (1.65%) ABAP
8 96 (1.57%) Perl
9 65 (1.06%) Shell Script
10 55 (0.90%) Bash Shell
10 55 (0.90%) C
10 55 (0.90%) PL/SQL
11 48 (0.79%) Ruby
12 43 (0.70%) T-SQL
13 38 (0.62%) VBScript
14 31 (0.51%) PHP
15 28 (0.46%) XPath
16 26 (0.43%) C++
17 25 (0.41%) Scala
18 24 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 493 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 373 (6.10%) SC Cleared
3 179 (2.93%) CISSP
4 170 (2.78%) Degree
5 123 (2.01%) CISM
6 79 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 70 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 61 (1.00%) CISA
9 60 (0.98%) DV Cleared
10 44 (0.72%) CCNP
11 43 (0.70%) MCSE
12 28 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
13 27 (0.44%) MCSA
14 26 (0.43%) SAP Certification
15 25 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 24 (0.39%) CCNA
17 23 (0.38%) CCIE
17 23 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
18 20 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
18 20 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (2.96%) GDPR
2 162 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 83 (1.36%) QA
4 78 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 64 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 44 (0.72%) PMO
7 39 (0.64%) SLA
8 22 (0.36%) COBIT
9 20 (0.33%) MiFID
10 15 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 15 (0.25%) IFRS
11 14 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 14 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 12 (0.20%) NIST 800
13 11 (0.18%) EMIR
13 11 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 10 (0.16%) JSP 440
14 10 (0.16%) RMADS
15 8 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
15 8 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 376 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 130 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (1.93%) Docker
4 60 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 53 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
6 40 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 40 (0.65%) XenApp
7 38 (0.62%) vSphere
8 37 (0.61%) XenDesktop
9 35 (0.57%) BitLocker
10 34 (0.56%) VMware NSX
11 16 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (0.25%) vCloud
13 12 (0.20%) Firmware
13 12 (0.20%) XenServer
14 11 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.15%) HDFS
16 7 (0.11%) LXC
17 6 (0.098%) KVM
18 5 (0.082%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 167 (2.73%) Ansible
2 151 (2.47%) Puppet
3 133 (2.18%) SCCM
4 96 (1.57%) Terraform
5 80 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
6 71 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
7 67 (1.10%) Kubernetes
8 31 (0.51%) SCOM
9 27 (0.44%) vRealize
10 25 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
10 25 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 24 (0.39%) Tivoli
12 22 (0.36%) logstash
13 17 (0.28%) vCenter Server
14 16 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
15 15 (0.25%) Netcool
16 14 (0.23%) Grafana
17 13 (0.21%) Control-M
18 12 (0.20%) Packer
19 10 (0.16%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1320 (21.59%) SAP
2 713 (11.66%) Microsoft
3 535 (8.75%) Oracle
4 219 (3.58%) VMware
5 180 (2.94%) IBM
6 158 (2.58%) Cisco
7 112 (1.83%) Red Hat
8 98 (1.60%) ServiceNow
9 96 (1.57%) Citrix
10 93 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
11 91 (1.49%) Workday
12 86 (1.41%) Splunk
13 79 (1.29%) HP
14 74 (1.21%) Tableau
15 71 (1.16%) CyberArk
16 67 (1.10%) JD Edwards
17 63 (1.03%) Google
18 59 (0.97%) Ariba
19 55 (0.90%) Symantec
20 47 (0.77%) Adobe