Period
to 3 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 39 36
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2,263 4,476 5,319
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.60% 5.45% 5.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.97% 5.76% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,390 2,707 3,134
Median daily rate £500 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £350
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 53 41
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.53% +10.59% -12.37%
10th Percentile £18.25 £35.00 £14.75
90th Percentile £66.00 £66.75 £67.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -29.29% +16.46% -22.73%

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 37,926 77,676 87,556
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.79% 94.56% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,234 51,549 57,881
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £256 £280 £273
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £470 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,501 2,426 2,752
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -0.27%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.42 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.03 £18.12
% change year-on-year +12.98% +5.04% -3.35%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in England

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Consultant in England.

Daily rate trend for Consultant in England

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Consultant in England over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Consultant in England

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Consultant in England.

Hourly rate trend for Consultant in England

Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Consultant in England over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 1,036 £525 +5.00% 111
South East +7 439 £500 - 44
North of England +13 286 £500 +5.26% 29
North West +21 176 £500 - 21
South West +9 169 £500 +1.27% 23
Midlands +4 169 £500 +5.26% 33
West Midlands +5 125 £500 +5.26% 26
East of England -23 82 £500 +5.26% 34
Yorkshire -4 73 £505 +12.22% 3
North East +26 34 £400 -15.79% 5
East Midlands -12 34 £496 +10.28% 7
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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.

1 402 (17.76%) Finance
2 398 (17.59%) SAP
3 326 (14.41%) Security Cleared
4 321 (14.18%) Azure
5 286 (12.64%) Oracle
5 286 (12.64%) Microsoft
6 283 (12.51%) Migration
7 258 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
8 246 (10.87%) SC Cleared
9 225 (9.94%) SQL
10 192 (8.48%) DevOps
11 181 (8.00%) Windows
12 179 (7.91%) Active Directory
13 167 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
14 165 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 152 (6.72%) AWS
16 137 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
17 133 (5.88%) Office 365
17 133 (5.88%) ERP
18 125 (5.52%) Analytics
19 122 (5.39%) CRM
20 118 (5.21%) Cybersecurity
21 117 (5.17%) Java
22 113 (4.99%) SAP S/4HANA
23 107 (4.73%) SharePoint
24 106 (4.68%) Information Security
25 102 (4.51%) Linux
26 97 (4.29%) Data Migration
27 96 (4.24%) Python
27 96 (4.24%) Dynamics 365

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
1 107 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 37 (1.63%) Confluence
3 33 (1.46%) Skype for Business
4 21 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 20 (0.88%) IIS
6 18 (0.80%) SAS
7 17 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 17 (0.75%) OpenStack
8 16 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.44%) CMS
13 9 (0.40%) NetWeaver
14 8 (0.35%) Apache
14 8 (0.35%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.27%) Apache Spark
16 6 (0.27%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 37 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.35%) Chatbot
6 8 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.27%) InVision
8 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) Sketch
9 2 (0.088%) SPSS
9 2 (0.088%) Stata
9 2 (0.088%) Windchill
10 1 (0.044%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.044%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.044%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.044%) FreeHand
10 1 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 113 (4.99%) SAP S/4HANA
2 61 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 48 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
4 37 (1.63%) SAP CO
5 36 (1.59%) SAP HCM
6 34 (1.50%) Oracle EBS R12
7 33 (1.46%) SAP FI
8 31 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
8 31 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
9 29 (1.28%) SAP FI/CO
10 22 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
11 21 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
12 19 (0.84%) Oracle Assets
13 18 (0.80%) NetSuite
13 18 (0.80%) SAP SRM
14 17 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
14 17 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 17 (0.75%) SAP ERP
14 17 (0.75%) SAP Payroll
15 16 (0.71%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 321 (14.18%) Azure
2 152 (6.72%) AWS
3 133 (5.88%) Office 365
4 96 (4.24%) Dynamics 365
5 91 (4.02%) Power Platform
6 62 (2.74%) SaaS
7 55 (2.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 50 (2.21%) GCP
9 39 (1.72%) PaaS
10 38 (1.68%) SuccessFactors
11 27 (1.19%) IaaS
12 25 (1.10%) OneDrive
13 24 (1.06%) GitHub
14 18 (0.80%) PowerApps
15 17 (0.75%) OpenShift
16 16 (0.71%) Power Automate
16 16 (0.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 15 (0.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 13 (0.57%) Trello
19 12 (0.53%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 66 (2.92%) Firewall
2 50 (2.21%) DNS
3 37 (1.63%) Skype
4 36 (1.59%) Network Security
5 29 (1.28%) WAN
6 26 (1.15%) DHCP
6 26 (1.15%) Internet
6 26 (1.15%) VPN
7 19 (0.84%) LAN
8 15 (0.66%) Kerberos
9 14 (0.62%) HTTP
9 14 (0.62%) SAN
10 13 (0.57%) SSL
10 13 (0.57%) TCP/IP
10 13 (0.57%) Unified Communications
11 11 (0.49%) MPLS
12 10 (0.44%) X.509
13 9 (0.40%) NetScaler
13 9 (0.40%) PBX
13 9 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 71 (3.14%) Power BI
3 65 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
4 44 (1.94%) Big Data
5 38 (1.68%) SAP BW
6 35 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
7 34 (1.50%) Oracle Database
8 33 (1.46%) SAP HANA
9 32 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
10 22 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
12 17 (0.75%) Hadoop
13 16 (0.71%) Data Lake
13 16 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (0.66%) Looker
15 14 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
15 14 (0.62%) Essbase
15 14 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (0.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 61 (2.70%) JIRA
2 50 (2.21%) Jenkins
3 42 (1.86%) Git (software)
4 23 (1.02%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.71%) GitLab
6 15 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
8 13 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
8 13 (0.57%) Selenium
9 10 (0.44%) Bitbucket
10 9 (0.40%) Ant
10 9 (0.40%) PVCS
11 7 (0.31%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (0.27%) Maven
12 6 (0.27%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.22%) Subversion
13 5 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 402 (17.76%) Finance
2 92 (4.07%) Public Sector
3 72 (3.18%) Banking
3 72 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 61 (2.70%) Marketing
5 57 (2.52%) Legal
6 47 (2.08%) Retail
7 41 (1.81%) Manufacturing
8 39 (1.72%) General Ledger
9 30 (1.33%) Billing
10 26 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
11 23 (1.02%) Local Government
12 22 (0.97%) Law
13 20 (0.88%) Advertising
14 16 (0.71%) Front Office
15 11 (0.49%) Back Office
16 10 (0.44%) German Language
16 10 (0.44%) Publishing
17 8 (0.35%) Games
18 7 (0.31%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (2.78%) .NET
2 55 (2.43%) Web Services
3 51 (2.25%) XML
4 38 (1.68%) Oracle Fusion
5 36 (1.59%) SAML
6 34 (1.50%) SOAP
7 31 (1.37%) HTML
8 28 (1.24%) Middleware
9 26 (1.15%) SAP Fiori
10 25 (1.10%) LDAP
10 25 (1.10%) REST
11 23 (1.02%) CSS
12 18 (0.80%) Node.js
13 16 (0.71%) SailPoint
14 13 (0.57%) J2EE
14 13 (0.57%) SAP Basis
15 12 (0.53%) OAuth
15 12 (0.53%) OpenID
15 12 (0.53%) React
16 11 (0.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 137 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (2.83%) Data Centre
3 48 (2.12%) Management Information System
4 46 (2.03%) User Experience
5 31 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
6 26 (1.15%) Public Cloud
7 20 (0.88%) Clustering
7 20 (0.88%) PKI
8 18 (0.80%) Data Structures
9 16 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (0.66%) CMDB
10 15 (0.66%) NHS
11 14 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
11 14 (0.62%) Virtual Team
12 11 (0.49%) e-Learning
13 10 (0.44%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (0.44%) Hedge funds
13 10 (0.44%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.40%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 181 (8.00%) Windows
2 102 (4.51%) Linux
3 67 (2.96%) Windows Server
4 50 (2.21%) Windows 10
5 47 (2.08%) Unix
6 32 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (0.75%) Android
10 16 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
11 15 (0.66%) CentOS
12 9 (0.40%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.40%) SUSE
13 8 (0.35%) AIX
13 8 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
14 7 (0.31%) Solaris
15 6 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (12.51%) Migration
2 258 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (8.48%) DevOps
4 167 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
5 165 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 133 (5.88%) ERP
7 125 (5.52%) Analytics
8 122 (5.39%) CRM
9 118 (5.21%) Cybersecurity
10 106 (4.68%) Information Security
11 97 (4.29%) Data Migration
12 83 (3.67%) Risk Management
13 82 (3.62%) Project Management
14 79 (3.49%) Workflow
15 77 (3.40%) ITIL
16 72 (3.18%) User Acceptance Testing
17 71 (3.14%) Change Management
18 69 (3.05%) Data Modelling
19 68 (3.00%) Problem-Solving
20 67 (2.96%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 225 (9.94%) SQL
2 117 (5.17%) Java
3 96 (4.24%) Python
4 95 (4.20%) PowerShell
5 61 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 47 (2.08%) PL/SQL
7 36 (1.59%) C#
8 34 (1.50%) C
9 33 (1.46%) Shell Script
10 29 (1.28%) ABAP
11 26 (1.15%) PHP
12 22 (0.97%) Bash Shell
13 18 (0.80%) Perl
14 17 (0.75%) R
15 15 (0.66%) Ruby
16 11 (0.49%) T-SQL
17 8 (0.35%) C++
17 8 (0.35%) Groovy
18 7 (0.31%) Apex Code
19 6 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 326 (14.41%) Security Cleared
2 246 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 77 (3.40%) CISSP
4 69 (3.05%) Degree
5 49 (2.17%) CISM
6 45 (1.99%) DV Cleared
7 33 (1.46%) CESG Certified Professional
8 28 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (0.93%) CCNP
11 18 (0.80%) CRISC
12 16 (0.71%) CCA
13 14 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
14 13 (0.57%) CISA
15 12 (0.53%) MCSE
16 11 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
16 11 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (0.44%) SAP Certification
18 9 (0.40%) CCNA
19 8 (0.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (1.77%) SLA
3 36 (1.59%) GDPR
4 29 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 25 (1.10%) QA
6 19 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 18 (0.80%) NIST
8 10 (0.44%) NCSC
8 10 (0.44%) RMADS
9 9 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 9 (0.40%) PMO
9 9 (0.40%) SEPA
10 6 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.22%) IFRS
11 5 (0.22%) ISO 22301
12 4 (0.18%) JSP 440
13 3 (0.13%) AICPA
13 3 (0.13%) COBIT
13 3 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
13 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 179 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 53 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (2.08%) Docker
4 23 (1.02%) VMware NSX
5 17 (0.75%) vSphere
6 15 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (0.44%) XenApp
10 9 (0.40%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.31%) Firmware
11 7 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.18%) iptables
13 4 (0.18%) KVM
13 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.18%) NDS
13 4 (0.18%) UAG
14 3 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 66 (2.92%) Ansible
2 54 (2.39%) Kubernetes
3 48 (2.12%) SCCM
4 44 (1.94%) Puppet
5 42 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 42 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (1.86%) Terraform
6 35 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
7 19 (0.84%) AirWatch
8 16 (0.71%) vRealize
9 15 (0.66%) Nagios
9 15 (0.66%) vCenter Server
10 13 (0.57%) NetBackup
11 12 (0.53%) SCOM
12 10 (0.44%) Prometheus
13 9 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 9 (0.40%) Grafana
14 7 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 7 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
15 6 (0.27%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 398 (17.59%) SAP
2 286 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 286 (12.64%) Oracle
3 91 (4.02%) VMware
4 58 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
5 53 (2.34%) Cisco
6 44 (1.94%) Tableau
7 40 (1.77%) Splunk
8 37 (1.63%) ServiceNow
9 36 (1.59%) Google
10 35 (1.55%) Citrix
10 35 (1.55%) IBM
11 32 (1.41%) Red Hat
12 30 (1.33%) Workday
13 29 (1.28%) Ariba
14 24 (1.06%) Informatica
15 23 (1.02%) Alteryx
16 21 (0.93%) Adobe
16 21 (0.93%) F5
17 18 (0.80%) EMC