The median contractor rate for a Development Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Development Consultant
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 585 586
Rank change year-on-year +21 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Development Consultant 19 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.059% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.062% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 5
Median daily rate £475 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £300 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £627 £475 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £425 £575
% change year-on-year +0.88% -26.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Development Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Development Consultant in England

Development Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Development Consultant in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Consultant in England

Development Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Consultant in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Development Consultant in England

Development Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Consultant in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Consultant in England

Development 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 Development Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 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 +24 10 £475 +8.57% 3
West Midlands +16 3 - - 2
South East +8 3 - - 2
North West +27 1 £500 +11.11%
East of England -1 1 - - 2
South West - 1 - -
Development Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Development 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 Development Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 6 (19.35%) Analytics
2 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.13%) HTML
3 5 (16.13%) MicroStrategy
3 5 (16.13%) Project Management
4 4 (12.90%) Validation
4 4 (12.90%) CSS
4 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
4 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
5 3 (9.68%) CSS3
5 3 (9.68%) Office 365
5 3 (9.68%) XHTML
5 3 (9.68%) Java
5 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.68%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.68%) QA
5 3 (9.68%) Visualisation
5 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
6 2 (6.45%) SmartFocus
6 2 (6.45%) Maxymiser
6 2 (6.45%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (6.45%) comScore
6 2 (6.45%) Google Analytics

Development 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 2 (6.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (6.45%) SAS
1 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.23%) ResourceLink
1 1 (3.23%) SAP EHS
1 1 (3.23%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
2 2 (6.45%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (6.45%) Google Analytics
2 2 (6.45%) SmartFocus
3 1 (3.23%) IaaS
3 1 (3.23%) PaaS
3 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.45%) Data Mining
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.23%) DocumentDB
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) HTML
2 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
2 4 (12.90%) CSS
3 3 (9.68%) CSS3
3 3 (9.68%) XHTML
4 2 (6.45%) Backbone.js
4 2 (6.45%) HTML5
4 2 (6.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.23%) .NET
5 1 (3.23%) Django
5 1 (3.23%) EJB
5 1 (3.23%) J2EE
5 1 (3.23%) JSP
5 1 (3.23%) LESS
5 1 (3.23%) Node.js
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.23%) Sass
5 1 (3.23%) Servlets
5 1 (3.23%) Web Dynpro
5 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Analytics
2 5 (16.13%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (12.90%) Validation
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.68%) Visualisation
5 2 (6.45%) A/B Testing
5 2 (6.45%) API Integration
5 2 (6.45%) Business Development
5 2 (6.45%) Coaching
5 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.45%) ERP
5 2 (6.45%) Front End Development
5 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.45%) Scrum
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (6.45%) Web Analytics
6 1 (3.23%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.68%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) ActionScript
3 2 (6.45%) PHP
3 2 (6.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) ABAP
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) ES6
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
4 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (6.45%) Adobe
3 2 (6.45%) comScore
3 2 (6.45%) Google
3 2 (6.45%) IBM
3 2 (6.45%) Maxymiser
3 2 (6.45%) Omniture
3 2 (6.45%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
3 2 (6.45%) Tableau
3 2 (6.45%) Tealium
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) Cognos
4 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com