Period
to 16 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 June 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
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 37 26
Rank change year-on-year -2 -11 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4,535 5,095 5,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.48% 5.61% 6.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.79% 5.92% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,637 2,904 3,128
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £325
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 43 18
England median hourly rate £48.07 £42.50 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.09% -12.37% +5.43%
10th Percentile £34.75 £14.75 £30.25
90th Percentile £67.63 £72.50 £89.25
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £47.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -9.57% -1.98%

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 78,280 86,090 79,615
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 94.80% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,917 56,836 51,884
England median daily rate £475 £450 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.60% +2.20%
10th Percentile £278 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,458 2,776 2,616
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £18.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% -1.48% -5.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.12 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.56 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.86% -5.26% -5.00%

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 16 June 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 16 June 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 16 June 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 +4 2,189 £500 - 486
South East -3 842 £500 +7.99% 215
North of England -5 475 £475 - 265
Midlands 0 390 £475 - 142
West Midlands +1 276 £475 - 106
South West -12 263 £500 +17.65% 128
East of England +7 261 £481 -0.77% 81
North West -19 226 £500 +5.26% 141
Yorkshire +11 204 £450 -5.26% 80
East Midlands -10 98 £428 -10.00% 35
North East +19 44 £488 +8.33% 44
South Coast -1 2 - -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 June 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.

1 929 (20.49%) Finance
2 872 (19.23%) SAP
3 615 (13.56%) Microsoft
4 548 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 535 (11.80%) Migration
6 468 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
7 433 (9.55%) SQL
8 416 (9.17%) Oracle
9 397 (8.75%) Windows
10 356 (7.85%) Security Cleared
11 314 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
12 304 (6.70%) CRM
13 299 (6.59%) DevOps
14 295 (6.50%) Active Directory
15 286 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
16 269 (5.93%) Analytics
17 267 (5.89%) ERP
18 251 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
19 250 (5.51%) Office 365
20 232 (5.12%) Linux
21 230 (5.07%) SC Cleared
22 225 (4.96%) Problem-Solving
23 223 (4.92%) Information Security
24 210 (4.63%) Banking
25 202 (4.45%) Python
26 195 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
27 193 (4.26%) Cybersecurity
27 193 (4.26%) SAP S/4HANA
28 192 (4.23%) VMware
29 189 (4.17%) 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
1 131 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 55 (1.21%) Skype for Business
3 47 (1.04%) MS Exchange
4 32 (0.71%) WebSphere
5 31 (0.68%) SAS
6 30 (0.66%) WebLogic
7 28 (0.62%) Apache
8 23 (0.51%) IIS
9 22 (0.49%) Confluence
10 21 (0.46%) Apache Spark
10 21 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (0.44%) CMS
12 19 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
13 17 (0.37%) Tomcat
14 14 (0.31%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 12 (0.26%) Mule
16 12 (0.26%) NetWeaver
17 11 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 99 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.18%) Chatbot
5 8 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.11%) Sketch
8 4 (0.088%) InVision
9 3 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.066%) Flinto
9 3 (0.066%) SPSS
10 2 (0.044%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.044%) Stata
11 1 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.022%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.022%) CATIA
11 1 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.022%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 193 (4.26%) SAP S/4HANA
2 155 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 139 (3.07%) SAP FI
4 127 (2.80%) SAP CO
5 121 (2.67%) SAP FI/CO
6 67 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
7 61 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
8 57 (1.26%) SAP MM
9 55 (1.21%) Oracle Receivables
10 51 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
11 46 (1.01%) SAP BPC
12 45 (0.99%) SAP HR
13 44 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
13 44 (0.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 43 (0.95%) SAP ERP
15 39 (0.86%) Workday HCM
16 38 (0.84%) SAP HCM
17 37 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
17 37 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
17 37 (0.82%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 548 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 251 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
3 250 (5.51%) Office 365
4 185 (4.08%) Dynamics 365
5 151 (3.33%) Power Platform
6 117 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 109 (2.40%) IaaS
8 101 (2.23%) PaaS
9 66 (1.46%) SaaS
10 65 (1.43%) SuccessFactors
11 52 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 37 (0.82%) OpenShift
13 34 (0.75%) Serverless
14 31 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
14 31 (0.68%) GitHub
15 29 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 26 (0.57%) Amazon S3
16 26 (0.57%) Google Analytics
17 23 (0.51%) OneDrive
18 21 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 174 (3.84%) Firewall
2 107 (2.36%) DNS
3 71 (1.57%) WAN
4 64 (1.41%) Skype
5 60 (1.32%) Network Security
6 54 (1.19%) LAN
7 52 (1.15%) VPN
8 50 (1.10%) Internet
9 44 (0.97%) DHCP
10 38 (0.84%) Wireless
11 33 (0.73%) SAN
12 32 (0.71%) TCP/IP
13 29 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
13 29 (0.64%) NetScaler
13 29 (0.64%) VLAN
14 28 (0.62%) BGP
14 28 (0.62%) SMTP
14 28 (0.62%) VSAN
15 26 (0.57%) SSL
16 25 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (3.59%) SQL Server
2 134 (2.95%) Power BI
3 98 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
4 80 (1.76%) SAP BW
5 78 (1.72%) Big Data
6 62 (1.37%) SAP HANA
7 61 (1.35%) Relational Database
8 53 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 52 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 50 (1.10%) Hadoop
11 48 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
12 40 (0.88%) Oracle Database
13 37 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 35 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
15 31 (0.68%) MySQL
16 28 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
16 28 (0.62%) RDBMS
17 27 (0.60%) Data Lake
18 25 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
19 22 (0.49%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 138 (3.04%) Jenkins
2 75 (1.65%) JIRA
3 64 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 31 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 27 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 23 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
7 19 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
8 18 (0.40%) Selenium
9 12 (0.26%) Cucumber
9 12 (0.26%) TeamCity
9 12 (0.26%) Travis CI
10 11 (0.24%) Maven
11 10 (0.22%) Bitbucket
12 9 (0.20%) LSMW
12 9 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.18%) Subversion
14 7 (0.15%) PVCS
14 7 (0.15%) Toad
14 7 (0.15%) WebPagetest
General
1 929 (20.49%) Finance
2 210 (4.63%) Banking
3 180 (3.97%) Retail
4 155 (3.42%) Marketing
5 139 (3.07%) Manufacturing
6 108 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 74 (1.63%) Legal
8 66 (1.46%) Billing
9 60 (1.32%) Law
10 57 (1.26%) General Ledger
11 56 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 54 (1.19%) Financial Institution
13 42 (0.93%) Advertising
14 29 (0.64%) Back Office
15 28 (0.62%) Investment Banking
16 19 (0.42%) French Language
17 18 (0.40%) Electronics
18 14 (0.31%) Retail Banking
19 13 (0.29%) Front Office
20 11 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (2.58%) .NET
2 109 (2.40%) Web Services
3 92 (2.03%) XML
4 78 (1.72%) HTML
5 73 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
6 60 (1.32%) JSON
6 60 (1.32%) REST
7 55 (1.21%) CSS
8 51 (1.12%) LDAP
9 50 (1.10%) Middleware
9 50 (1.10%) SAML
9 50 (1.10%) SOAP
10 41 (0.90%) OpenID
11 38 (0.84%) OAuth
12 33 (0.73%) J2EE
13 29 (0.64%) jQuery
13 29 (0.64%) SAP PI
14 28 (0.62%) Spring
15 27 (0.60%) Node.js
16 26 (0.57%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 195 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (2.40%) Data Centre
3 88 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 83 (1.83%) User Experience
5 78 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
6 50 (1.10%) Public Cloud
7 49 (1.08%) CMDB
8 40 (0.88%) Data Structures
8 40 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 37 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
10 33 (0.73%) Mobile App
11 32 (0.71%) Hedge funds
12 30 (0.66%) Clustering
13 29 (0.64%) Private Cloud
14 26 (0.57%) FMCG
15 24 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
15 24 (0.53%) Replication
16 23 (0.51%) Algorithms
16 23 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
17 20 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 397 (8.75%) Windows
2 232 (5.12%) Linux
3 115 (2.54%) Windows 10
4 113 (2.49%) Windows Server
5 97 (2.14%) Unix
6 65 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (0.51%) Windows 7
9 22 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (0.46%) Android
11 18 (0.40%) AIX
12 17 (0.37%) Apple iOS
13 12 (0.26%) Solaris
14 10 (0.22%) zOS
15 9 (0.20%) VMS
15 9 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.15%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.13%) CentOS
19 5 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (11.80%) Migration
2 468 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
3 314 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
4 304 (6.70%) CRM
5 299 (6.59%) DevOps
6 286 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 269 (5.93%) Analytics
8 267 (5.89%) ERP
9 225 (4.96%) Problem-Solving
10 223 (4.92%) Information Security
11 193 (4.26%) Cybersecurity
12 189 (4.17%) Project Management
13 175 (3.86%) Data Migration
14 168 (3.70%) ITIL
15 133 (2.93%) Risk Management
16 121 (2.67%) Data Modelling
17 117 (2.58%) Change Management
18 106 (2.34%) Scrum
19 105 (2.32%) User Acceptance Testing
19 105 (2.32%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 433 (9.55%) SQL
2 202 (4.45%) Python
3 177 (3.90%) Java
4 170 (3.75%) JavaScript
5 148 (3.26%) PowerShell
6 91 (2.01%) C#
7 65 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 63 (1.39%) C
9 57 (1.26%) ABAP
10 46 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 32 (0.71%) T-SQL
12 30 (0.66%) Perl
12 30 (0.66%) Ruby
13 29 (0.64%) PHP
14 25 (0.55%) Apex Code
14 25 (0.55%) Shell Script
15 24 (0.53%) Go
15 24 (0.53%) VBA
16 23 (0.51%) R
17 19 (0.42%) C++
Qualifications
1 356 (7.85%) Security Cleared
2 230 (5.07%) SC Cleared
3 148 (3.26%) Degree
4 104 (2.29%) CISSP
5 92 (2.03%) DV Cleared
6 73 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 70 (1.54%) CISM
8 57 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 37 (0.82%) CCNA
9 37 (0.82%) CCNP
10 36 (0.79%) CISA
11 34 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
12 32 (0.71%) MCSE
13 31 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (0.55%) CCIE
14 25 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
14 25 (0.55%) CRISC
15 22 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (0.40%) AWS Certification
17 13 (0.29%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 89 (1.96%) GDPR
3 60 (1.32%) NIST
4 54 (1.19%) Data Quality
5 45 (0.99%) QA
6 43 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 43 (0.95%) PMO
7 39 (0.86%) SLA
8 20 (0.44%) COBIT
8 20 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 19 (0.42%) NCSC
10 14 (0.31%) IFRS
11 13 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (0.24%) JSP 440
12 11 (0.24%) RMADS
13 10 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 9 (0.20%) PSD2
15 8 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
16 7 (0.15%) ISO 22301
17 6 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 295 (6.50%) Active Directory
2 119 (2.62%) Docker
3 108 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (1.23%) XenDesktop
5 50 (1.10%) Hyper-V
6 49 (1.08%) XenApp
7 42 (0.93%) VMware NSX
7 42 (0.93%) vSphere
8 36 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (0.40%) NFS
11 16 (0.35%) OpenAM
12 14 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.15%) BitLocker
13 7 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.13%) HDFS
14 6 (0.13%) ProxySG
14 6 (0.13%) vCloud
14 6 (0.13%) Xen
15 5 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 144 (3.18%) Ansible
2 133 (2.93%) SCCM
3 106 (2.34%) Kubernetes
4 100 (2.21%) Terraform
5 97 (2.14%) Puppet
6 73 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
7 68 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
8 56 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
9 39 (0.86%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 37 (0.82%) vRealize
11 30 (0.66%) vCenter Server
12 22 (0.49%) AirWatch
13 18 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
14 17 (0.37%) Prometheus
15 16 (0.35%) SCOM
16 14 (0.31%) HP ALM
17 13 (0.29%) NetBackup
17 13 (0.29%) QRadar
18 12 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 12 (0.26%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 872 (19.23%) SAP
2 615 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 416 (9.17%) Oracle
4 192 (4.23%) VMware
5 167 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
6 161 (3.55%) Cisco
7 103 (2.27%) Citrix
8 95 (2.09%) IBM
9 89 (1.96%) Workday
10 78 (1.72%) ServiceNow
11 77 (1.70%) Google
11 77 (1.70%) Red Hat
12 70 (1.54%) Splunk
13 65 (1.43%) HP
14 61 (1.35%) Ariba
15 56 (1.23%) Tableau
16 46 (1.01%) Dell
17 38 (0.84%) Adobe
18 36 (0.79%) EMC
19 35 (0.77%) BMC