Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 26 25
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 6116 6471 6781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.47% 6.58% 6.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.83% 6.94% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3433 3677 3724
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £350 £319 £313
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 44 34
England median hourly rate £48.00 £45.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.49% +4.60% +59.63%
10th Percentile £26.65 £5.00 £18.03
90th Percentile £70.75 £80.00 £69.63
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% +54.55%

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 89579 93247 99778
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59679 61380 64531
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 £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2656 3007 3839
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +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 17 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 17 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 17 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 -5 2801 £500 +5.26% 217
South East -1 1097 £475 +5.56% 87
North of England +10 765 £450 +2.86% 74
Midlands +1 584 £475 +5.56% 37
North West +6 437 £450 - 43
West Midlands +13 382 £475 +11.76% 29
East of England -4 337 £485 +14.12% 18
South West -6 303 £475 +5.56% 23
Yorkshire +5 249 £475 +5.56% 25
East Midlands -12 168 £450 - 8
North East +38 75 £425 +3.66% 6
South Coast -1 4 - -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 1342 (21.94%) SAP
2 1108 (18.12%) Finance
3 702 (11.48%) Microsoft
4 697 (11.40%) Migration
5 539 (8.81%) SQL
5 539 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
6 529 (8.65%) Oracle
7 526 (8.60%) Windows
8 496 (8.11%) Security Cleared
9 450 (7.36%) Linux
10 401 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
11 381 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 377 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
13 375 (6.13%) SC Cleared
14 371 (6.07%) Java
14 371 (6.07%) Active Directory
15 362 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
16 344 (5.62%) Banking
17 341 (5.58%) Office 365
18 333 (5.44%) ERP
19 315 (5.15%) Information Security
20 312 (5.10%) DevOps
21 288 (4.71%) Retail
22 286 (4.68%) Unix
23 277 (4.53%) Project Management
24 273 (4.46%) CRM
25 255 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
26 250 (4.09%) Analytics
27 234 (3.83%) Manufacturing
27 234 (3.83%) SQL Server

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
1 220 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 105 (1.72%) MS Exchange
3 104 (1.70%) Skype for Business
4 65 (1.06%) Apache
5 57 (0.93%) Confluence
6 53 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 51 (0.83%) OpenStack
8 45 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 45 (0.74%) SAS
8 45 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 44 (0.72%) JBoss
10 41 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
11 37 (0.60%) CMS
12 36 (0.59%) Apache Spark
12 36 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
12 36 (0.59%) IIS
13 35 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
14 34 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
15 30 (0.49%) NetWeaver
16 24 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 120 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 89 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.23%) 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
10 2 (0.033%) InDesign
10 2 (0.033%) SPSS
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
3 156 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 153 (2.50%) SAP FI/CO
5 130 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
6 126 (2.06%) SAP SD
7 101 (1.65%) SAP MM
8 86 (1.41%) SAP S/4HANA
9 84 (1.37%) SAP Retail
10 78 (1.28%) SAP HR
11 70 (1.14%) SAP ERP
12 68 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
13 67 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
14 58 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
15 45 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
15 45 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
15 45 (0.74%) SAP HCM
16 42 (0.69%) SAP Payroll
17 37 (0.60%) SAP IS-U
18 34 (0.56%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 401 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 341 (5.58%) Office 365
3 255 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 110 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
5 105 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 103 (1.68%) PaaS
7 96 (1.57%) IaaS
8 88 (1.44%) SaaS
8 88 (1.44%) SuccessFactors
9 49 (0.80%) OpenShift
10 44 (0.72%) OneDrive
11 38 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
12 31 (0.51%) Taleo
13 27 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
14 24 (0.39%) Google Analytics
14 24 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
15 23 (0.38%) GitHub
16 18 (0.29%) Amazon S3
16 18 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
17 14 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 156 (2.55%) Firewall
2 108 (1.77%) Skype
3 98 (1.60%) Network Security
4 86 (1.41%) DNS
5 76 (1.24%) VPN
6 64 (1.05%) TCP/IP
7 60 (0.98%) Internet
7 60 (0.98%) SAN
8 59 (0.96%) LDAP
9 54 (0.88%) WAN
10 51 (0.83%) HTTP
11 43 (0.70%) LAN
12 39 (0.64%) SSL
13 28 (0.46%) SMS
14 26 (0.43%) DHCP
15 25 (0.41%) VLAN
16 23 (0.38%) NetScaler
17 22 (0.36%) FTP
17 22 (0.36%) Kerberos
17 22 (0.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (3.83%) SQL Server
2 124 (2.03%) Big Data
3 116 (1.90%) SAP BW
4 115 (1.88%) SAP HANA
5 110 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
6 93 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 76 (1.24%) Hadoop
8 71 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 70 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
10 66 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 64 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
12 62 (1.01%) Power BI
13 52 (0.85%) MySQL
14 49 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 48 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
16 44 (0.72%) Relational Database
17 43 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
18 40 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
18 40 (0.65%) DB2
19 35 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 156 (2.55%) Jenkins
2 125 (2.04%) JIRA
3 92 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 76 (1.24%) Maven
5 62 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 45 (0.74%) Selenium
7 41 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 40 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
9 37 (0.60%) Visual Studio
10 35 (0.57%) Artifactory
10 35 (0.57%) Bitbucket
11 32 (0.52%) Subversion
12 28 (0.46%) TeamCity
13 25 (0.41%) Cucumber
13 25 (0.41%) LoadRunner
14 24 (0.39%) JMeter
15 23 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
15 23 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
16 22 (0.36%) LSMW
17 21 (0.34%) GitLab
General
1 1108 (18.12%) Finance
2 344 (5.62%) Banking
3 288 (4.71%) Retail
4 234 (3.83%) Manufacturing
5 185 (3.02%) Marketing
6 156 (2.55%) Telecoms
7 95 (1.55%) Legal
8 93 (1.52%) Billing
9 84 (1.37%) Advertising
10 74 (1.21%) Law
10 74 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 68 (1.11%) General Ledger
12 54 (0.88%) Investment Banking
13 51 (0.83%) Electronics
14 35 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 31 (0.51%) Back Office
16 28 (0.46%) Front Office
16 28 (0.46%) Publishing
17 27 (0.44%) Automotive
18 21 (0.34%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (2.89%) .NET
2 163 (2.67%) Web Services
3 140 (2.29%) XML
4 123 (2.01%) HTML
5 88 (1.44%) Middleware
6 87 (1.42%) Oracle Fusion
7 86 (1.41%) CSS
8 74 (1.21%) REST
9 71 (1.16%) JSON
10 61 (1.00%) SOAP
11 55 (0.90%) SAP Fiori
12 42 (0.69%) SAP Basis
13 38 (0.62%) J2EE
14 36 (0.59%) XSLT
15 32 (0.52%) Spring
16 31 (0.51%) SAP PI
17 30 (0.49%) AngularJS
17 30 (0.49%) Kafka
18 29 (0.47%) ASP.NET
18 29 (0.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 377 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (2.37%) Data Centre
3 114 (1.86%) Management Information System
4 105 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
5 89 (1.46%) User Experience
6 66 (1.08%) PKI
7 54 (0.88%) FMCG
8 50 (0.82%) Computer Science
9 48 (0.78%) CESG
10 46 (0.75%) Mobile App
11 45 (0.74%) Public Cloud
12 41 (0.67%) Virtual Team
13 38 (0.62%) Data Structures
14 35 (0.57%) Replication
15 33 (0.54%) CMDB
16 30 (0.49%) Derivative
17 29 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
18 28 (0.46%) Mainframe
18 28 (0.46%) NHS
19 24 (0.39%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 526 (8.60%) Windows
2 450 (7.36%) Linux
3 286 (4.68%) Unix
4 177 (2.89%) Windows Server
5 71 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 71 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 63 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 53 (0.87%) Solaris
9 50 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 49 (0.80%) AIX
11 43 (0.70%) Android
12 39 (0.64%) CentOS
13 34 (0.56%) Apple iOS
14 20 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (0.26%) Ubuntu
16 12 (0.20%) VMS
17 9 (0.15%) SUSE
18 7 (0.11%) HPUX
18 7 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 697 (11.40%) Migration
2 539 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
3 381 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 362 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
5 333 (5.44%) ERP
6 315 (5.15%) Information Security
7 312 (5.10%) DevOps
8 277 (4.53%) Project Management
9 273 (4.46%) CRM
10 250 (4.09%) Analytics
11 223 (3.65%) Data Migration
12 206 (3.37%) ITIL
13 175 (2.86%) Risk Management
14 167 (2.73%) Workflow
15 166 (2.71%) User Acceptance Testing
16 160 (2.62%) Change Management
17 158 (2.58%) Data Protection
18 134 (2.19%) Cybersecurity
19 131 (2.14%) Scrum
19 131 (2.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 539 (8.81%) SQL
2 371 (6.07%) Java
3 231 (3.78%) PowerShell
4 185 (3.02%) Python
5 182 (2.98%) JavaScript
6 130 (2.13%) C#
7 101 (1.65%) ABAP
8 97 (1.59%) Perl
9 67 (1.10%) Shell Script
10 58 (0.95%) C
11 57 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 54 (0.88%) PL/SQL
13 53 (0.87%) Ruby
14 45 (0.74%) T-SQL
15 37 (0.60%) VBScript
16 33 (0.54%) PHP
17 28 (0.46%) XPath
18 27 (0.44%) C++
19 25 (0.41%) Scala
20 22 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 496 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 375 (6.13%) SC Cleared
3 182 (2.98%) CISSP
4 168 (2.75%) Degree
5 117 (1.91%) CISM
6 82 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
7 68 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 62 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 57 (0.93%) CISA
10 47 (0.77%) CCNP
11 42 (0.69%) MCSE
12 28 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
13 26 (0.43%) MCSA
13 26 (0.43%) SAP Certification
14 25 (0.41%) CLAS
14 25 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 24 (0.39%) CCIE
15 24 (0.39%) CCNA
15 24 (0.39%) CESG Certified Professional
16 23 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (2.65%) GDPR
2 158 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (1.32%) QA
4 79 (1.29%) Data Quality
5 63 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 40 (0.65%) SLA
7 38 (0.62%) PMO
8 22 (0.36%) COBIT
9 20 (0.33%) MiFID
10 17 (0.28%) JSP 440
11 15 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
11 15 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 13 (0.21%) IFRS
13 12 (0.20%) NIST 800
14 11 (0.18%) EMIR
15 10 (0.16%) RMADS
16 9 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 7 (0.11%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 371 (6.07%) Active Directory
2 126 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (1.99%) Docker
4 56 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 48 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 40 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 40 (0.65%) XenApp
7 37 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 35 (0.57%) vSphere
9 34 (0.56%) BitLocker
9 34 (0.56%) VMware NSX
10 15 (0.25%) vCloud
10 15 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (0.20%) Firmware
11 12 (0.20%) XenServer
12 11 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.15%) HDFS
14 7 (0.11%) LXC
15 6 (0.098%) KVM
16 5 (0.082%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 171 (2.80%) Ansible
2 150 (2.45%) Puppet
3 137 (2.24%) SCCM
4 92 (1.50%) Terraform
5 84 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 73 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 66 (1.08%) Kubernetes
8 32 (0.52%) SCOM
9 26 (0.43%) vRealize
10 25 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 24 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
12 21 (0.34%) Tivoli
13 20 (0.33%) logstash
14 18 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
15 17 (0.28%) vCenter Server
16 13 (0.21%) Control-M
16 13 (0.21%) Grafana
16 13 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
17 11 (0.18%) Nagios
17 11 (0.18%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1342 (21.94%) SAP
2 702 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 529 (8.65%) Oracle
4 212 (3.47%) VMware
5 180 (2.94%) IBM
6 155 (2.53%) Cisco
7 124 (2.03%) Red Hat
8 99 (1.62%) Workday
9 97 (1.59%) Citrix
9 97 (1.59%) ServiceNow
10 90 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
11 86 (1.41%) Splunk
12 82 (1.34%) HP
13 76 (1.24%) CyberArk
14 74 (1.21%) Tableau
15 71 (1.16%) Ariba
16 64 (1.05%) JD Edwards
17 63 (1.03%) Google
18 57 (0.93%) Symantec
19 47 (0.77%) Adobe