The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 27 27
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2872 3242 3190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.76% 6.57% 6.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.14% 6.91% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1591 1856 1697
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 25
Median hourly rate £60.44 £49.90 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.11% +51.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £22.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £96.10 £62.50 £66.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £47.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% +5.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 1280 £500 +5.26% 348
South East 0 486 £493 +9.44% 94
North West +13 287 £450 +5.88% 74
South West -1 163 £450 +5.88% 28
East of England -2 161 £480 +6.66% 49
West Midlands -2 131 £450 +5.88% 48
East Midlands +5 111 £475 +5.55% 22
Yorkshire -3 81 £450 - 38
North East +21 28 £478 +16.46% 23
Midlands -3 13 £450 -10.00% 71
South Coast - 3 - -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1387 (24.66%) SAP
2 1113 (19.79%) Finance
3 666 (11.84%) Microsoft
4 586 (10.42%) Oracle
5 560 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
5 560 (9.96%) Security Cleared
6 553 (9.83%) Migration
7 522 (9.28%) SQL
8 465 (8.27%) Windows
9 427 (7.59%) SC Cleared
10 383 (6.81%) Linux
11 348 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
12 341 (6.06%) Banking
13 336 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 332 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
15 329 (5.85%) CRM
16 323 (5.74%) ERP
17 321 (5.71%) Java
18 312 (5.55%) Retail
19 298 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
20 278 (4.94%) Active Directory
21 272 (4.84%) DevOps
22 251 (4.46%) SQL Server
23 248 (4.41%) Project Management
24 247 (4.39%) Office 365
25 243 (4.32%) Analytics
26 242 (4.30%) Information Security
27 224 (3.98%) Cisco
28 215 (3.82%) Manufacturing
29 211 (3.75%) Firewall

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
1 182 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 104 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 98 (1.74%) Skype for Business
4 59 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 53 (0.94%) WebSphere
6 46 (0.82%) SAS
7 44 (0.78%) Apache
7 44 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 43 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
9 42 (0.75%) Apache Spark
10 41 (0.73%) CMS
11 40 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
12 39 (0.69%) Tomcat
13 37 (0.66%) OpenStack
14 34 (0.60%) Confluence
15 33 (0.59%) IIS
16 31 (0.55%) JBoss
17 30 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
18 23 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
19 22 (0.39%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 120 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
6 8 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.12%) SPSS
8 6 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.036%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.036%) HipChat
10 2 (0.036%) InDesign
11 1 (0.018%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.018%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.018%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.018%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.018%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 183 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 169 (3.00%) SAP CO
3 168 (2.99%) SAP FI
4 149 (2.65%) SAP FI/CO
5 109 (1.94%) SAP SD
6 94 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
7 90 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
8 85 (1.51%) Oracle EBS R12
9 77 (1.37%) SAP ERP
9 77 (1.37%) SAP HR
9 77 (1.37%) SAP MM
10 66 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 62 (1.10%) SAP HCM
12 58 (1.03%) SAP Retail
13 48 (0.85%) SAP IS-U
13 48 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
14 46 (0.82%) SAP Payroll
15 44 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
16 42 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
16 42 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 298 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 247 (4.39%) Office 365
3 209 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
4 76 (1.35%) PaaS
5 75 (1.33%) IaaS
6 69 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 64 (1.14%) SaaS
8 53 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
9 44 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
10 25 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (0.37%) OpenShift
12 19 (0.34%) GitHub
12 19 (0.34%) Google Analytics
13 18 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
13 18 (0.32%) Yammer
14 16 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
15 15 (0.27%) OneDrive
16 14 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
16 14 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
17 13 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 211 (3.75%) Firewall
2 110 (1.96%) Network Security
3 95 (1.69%) DNS
4 74 (1.32%) Skype
5 72 (1.28%) WAN
6 71 (1.26%) VPN
7 62 (1.10%) Internet
8 59 (1.05%) LAN
8 59 (1.05%) LDAP
9 54 (0.96%) DHCP
10 51 (0.91%) TCP/IP
11 46 (0.82%) HTTP
12 45 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
13 41 (0.73%) SSL
14 39 (0.69%) Wireless
15 38 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
16 34 (0.60%) SAN
17 29 (0.52%) NetScaler
18 27 (0.48%) VoIP
19 21 (0.37%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 124 (2.20%) SAP HANA
3 122 (2.17%) SAP BW
4 113 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
5 108 (1.92%) Big Data
6 95 (1.69%) Hadoop
7 93 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
8 82 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 65 (1.16%) Relational Database
10 64 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 63 (1.12%) Oracle Database
12 61 (1.08%) QlikView
13 59 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
14 46 (0.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 45 (0.80%) MySQL
15 45 (0.80%) Power BI
16 43 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
17 40 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
18 39 (0.69%) DB2
19 37 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 134 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 85 (1.51%) Git (software)
3 80 (1.42%) JIRA
4 73 (1.30%) Maven
5 62 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 44 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 38 (0.68%) Selenium
8 32 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
9 26 (0.46%) Cucumber
10 21 (0.37%) Subversion
11 19 (0.34%) Artifactory
12 18 (0.32%) TeamCity
12 18 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
13 17 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 17 (0.30%) Axure RP
14 16 (0.28%) LSMW
14 16 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
15 14 (0.25%) Gradle
16 13 (0.23%) JUnit
16 13 (0.23%) SoapUI
General
1 1113 (19.79%) Finance
2 341 (6.06%) Banking
3 312 (5.55%) Retail
4 215 (3.82%) Manufacturing
5 163 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 157 (2.79%) Marketing
7 110 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 94 (1.67%) Billing
9 87 (1.55%) Legal
10 78 (1.39%) Law
11 75 (1.33%) Advertising
12 52 (0.92%) Electronics
13 51 (0.91%) General Ledger
14 47 (0.84%) Financial Institution
15 44 (0.78%) Investment Banking
16 35 (0.62%) Back Office
16 35 (0.62%) Front Office
17 21 (0.37%) Local Government
18 18 (0.32%) French Language
19 16 (0.28%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (3.57%) .NET
2 177 (3.15%) Web Services
3 144 (2.56%) HTML
4 109 (1.94%) CSS
5 99 (1.76%) XML
6 81 (1.44%) Middleware
7 61 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
8 58 (1.03%) SAP Basis
9 55 (0.98%) REST
10 50 (0.89%) IDoc
11 48 (0.85%) SAP Fiori
12 47 (0.84%) ASP.NET
13 46 (0.82%) JSON
13 46 (0.82%) Spring
14 43 (0.76%) SOAP
15 38 (0.68%) J2EE
16 36 (0.64%) AngularJS
17 31 (0.55%) SAPUI5
17 31 (0.55%) XSLT
18 30 (0.53%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 332 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 196 (3.49%) Data Centre
3 115 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 99 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
5 82 (1.46%) User Experience
6 68 (1.21%) FMCG
7 49 (0.87%) PKI
8 46 (0.82%) Computer Science
9 45 (0.80%) Virtual Team
10 34 (0.60%) CMDB
11 33 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
11 33 (0.59%) Mobile App
12 28 (0.50%) Clustering
12 28 (0.50%) Fintech
12 28 (0.50%) Private Cloud
13 27 (0.48%) Replication
14 26 (0.46%) Data Structures
15 25 (0.44%) CESG
15 25 (0.44%) Public Cloud
16 24 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 465 (8.27%) Windows
2 383 (6.81%) Linux
3 211 (3.75%) Unix
4 133 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 79 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (1.10%) Windows 10
8 60 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (0.87%) Solaris
10 43 (0.76%) CentOS
11 31 (0.55%) AIX
11 31 (0.55%) Android
12 25 (0.44%) Apple iOS
12 25 (0.44%) Windows 7
13 24 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (0.32%) VMS
15 14 (0.25%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.16%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.12%) Debian
17 7 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
2 553 (9.83%) Migration
3 348 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
4 336 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 329 (5.85%) CRM
6 323 (5.74%) ERP
7 272 (4.84%) DevOps
8 248 (4.41%) Project Management
9 243 (4.32%) Analytics
10 242 (4.30%) Information Security
11 192 (3.41%) ITIL
12 188 (3.34%) Data Migration
13 174 (3.09%) Change Management
14 166 (2.95%) Risk Management
15 158 (2.81%) Workflow
16 153 (2.72%) Business Analysis
17 145 (2.58%) User Acceptance Testing
18 138 (2.45%) Service Management
19 132 (2.35%) Cybersecurity
20 127 (2.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 522 (9.28%) SQL
2 321 (5.71%) Java
3 178 (3.17%) JavaScript
4 155 (2.76%) Python
5 146 (2.60%) C#
5 146 (2.60%) PowerShell
6 111 (1.97%) ABAP
7 84 (1.49%) Perl
8 80 (1.42%) C
9 65 (1.16%) Ruby
10 61 (1.08%) Bash Shell
11 49 (0.87%) Shell Script
12 47 (0.84%) PL/SQL
12 47 (0.84%) T-SQL
13 40 (0.71%) Scala
14 33 (0.59%) PHP
15 23 (0.41%) VBA
16 22 (0.39%) VB
17 21 (0.37%) C++
17 21 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 560 (9.96%) Security Cleared
2 427 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 184 (3.27%) Degree
4 171 (3.04%) CISSP
5 104 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 97 (1.72%) CISM
7 62 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 61 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 59 (1.05%) CCNP
10 41 (0.73%) CLAS
11 40 (0.71%) CCIE
11 40 (0.71%) CESG Certified Professional
11 40 (0.71%) MCSE
12 35 (0.62%) CISA
13 32 (0.57%) CCNA
14 25 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
15 20 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
16 19 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 18 (0.32%) MCITP
17 18 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (1.56%) QA
3 78 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 59 (1.05%) GDPR
5 50 (0.89%) Data Quality
6 40 (0.71%) SLA
7 38 (0.68%) PMO
8 24 (0.43%) COBIT
9 20 (0.36%) RMADS
10 18 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 17 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 17 (0.30%) MiFID
11 17 (0.30%) NIST 800
12 16 (0.28%) JSP 440
13 12 (0.21%) GMP
13 12 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 12 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.18%) GxP
15 9 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 9 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 278 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 117 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (1.99%) Docker
4 52 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 36 (0.64%) XenApp
6 29 (0.52%) vSphere
6 29 (0.52%) XenDesktop
7 24 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 22 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (0.27%) BitLocker
11 13 (0.23%) vCloud
12 12 (0.21%) HDFS
13 9 (0.16%) XenServer
14 7 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (0.12%) VirtualBox
15 6 (0.11%) ProxySG
16 5 (0.089%) Apache Flume
16 5 (0.089%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 122 (2.17%) Ansible
2 121 (2.15%) Puppet
3 111 (1.97%) SCCM
4 86 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
5 62 (1.10%) Kubernetes
6 37 (0.66%) Terraform
7 34 (0.60%) SCOM
8 26 (0.46%) Tivoli
8 26 (0.46%) WSUS
9 23 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
9 23 (0.41%) vCenter Server
10 17 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
11 16 (0.28%) logstash
11 16 (0.28%) Nagios
11 16 (0.28%) vRealize
12 15 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
13 14 (0.25%) Netcool
14 13 (0.23%) AirWatch
15 12 (0.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
16 11 (0.20%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1387 (24.66%) SAP
2 666 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 586 (10.42%) Oracle
4 224 (3.98%) Cisco
5 195 (3.47%) VMware
6 176 (3.13%) IBM
7 109 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
8 104 (1.85%) Citrix
9 99 (1.76%) Red Hat
10 80 (1.42%) HP
11 78 (1.39%) ServiceNow
11 78 (1.39%) Splunk
12 77 (1.37%) Tableau
13 67 (1.19%) F5
14 64 (1.14%) Google
15 59 (1.05%) CheckPoint
16 57 (1.01%) Workday
17 51 (0.91%) JD Edwards
18 49 (0.87%) Juniper
18 49 (0.87%) Veritas
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £580 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £535 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Expenses
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: c350 Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £800 - £1200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Empiric
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £485 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £501 per day +
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago