Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Functional Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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.

Functional Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 532 543 494
Rank change year-on-year +11 -49 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 329 290 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.34% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 177 197
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £373 £350 £363
90th Percentile £588 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £62.50
UK median hourly rate - - £62.50

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 87,749 84,604 93,304
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.77% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,840 55,711 60,381
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,580 2,902 3,571
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.94
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

Functional Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Functional Consultant in England

Functional Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Consultant in England

Functional Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Consultant in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Consultant in England

Functional Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Consultant in England

Functional 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 Functional Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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 +2 165 £475 -3.31% 25
South East -6 48 £500 +5.82% 7
North of England +48 41 £451 -9.90% 12
Midlands -19 38 £523 +10.11% 7
North West +30 30 £450 -5.26% 7
West Midlands +15 25 £525 +10.53% 4
East of England -1 18 £400 -13.51% 3
East Midlands -18 10 £505 +33.49% 3
Yorkshire -5 8 £526 -2.55% 4
South West +7 7 £450 -13.46% 1
North East +45 3 £451 -9.90% 1
Functional Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Functional 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 Functional Consultant in the job title.

1 105 (31.91%) Finance
2 97 (29.48%) SAP
3 91 (27.66%) Microsoft
4 69 (20.97%) Oracle
5 60 (18.24%) ERP
6 57 (17.33%) CRM
7 51 (15.50%) Dynamics 365
8 50 (15.20%) Dynamics AX
9 41 (12.46%) Dynamics CRM
10 30 (9.12%) Manufacturing
11 29 (8.81%) Migration
11 29 (8.81%) Oracle EBS
11 29 (8.81%) SQL
12 28 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (8.21%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (8.21%) Logistics
14 26 (7.90%) Oracle EBS R12
15 25 (7.60%) Business Analysis
16 24 (7.29%) Billing
17 21 (6.38%) Oracle Payables
17 21 (6.38%) Oracle Receivables
17 21 (6.38%) Oracle Financials
18 20 (6.08%) Data Migration
19 18 (5.47%) ABAP
19 18 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
20 16 (4.86%) Supply Chain Management
20 16 (4.86%) Retail
20 16 (4.86%) SAP IS-U
20 16 (4.86%) PL/SQL
20 16 (4.86%) SAP FI

Functional 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 3 (0.91%) SAP Portal
2 2 (0.61%) CMS
3 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.30%) Confluence
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 50 (15.20%) Dynamics AX
2 41 (12.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 29 (8.81%) Oracle EBS
4 26 (7.90%) Oracle EBS R12
5 21 (6.38%) Oracle Financials
5 21 (6.38%) Oracle Payables
5 21 (6.38%) Oracle Receivables
6 16 (4.86%) SAP FI
6 16 (4.86%) SAP IS-U
7 15 (4.56%) SAP SD
8 14 (4.26%) Oracle Assets
8 14 (4.26%) Oracle General Ledger
9 12 (3.65%) SAP CO
9 12 (3.65%) SAP FI/CO
10 11 (3.34%) Oracle iProcurement
11 9 (2.74%) SAP HR
11 9 (2.74%) SAP MM
12 8 (2.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 8 (2.43%) Oracle Payroll
13 7 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 51 (15.50%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (1.82%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (1.22%) Office 365
3 4 (1.22%) SaaS
3 4 (1.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 4 (1.22%) Taleo
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 2 (0.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 2 (0.61%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.43%) Internet
2 1 (0.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (1.52%) DB2
2 5 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (1.52%) SAP BW
3 4 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.61%) Data Mart
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.61%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.30%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.22%) LSMW
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.61%) Selenium
3 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.30%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) JMeter
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 105 (31.91%) Finance
2 30 (9.12%) Manufacturing
3 24 (7.29%) Billing
4 16 (4.86%) Retail
5 11 (3.34%) General Ledger
6 10 (3.04%) Advertising
6 10 (3.04%) Banking
7 9 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.52%) Automotive
9 4 (1.22%) Legal
10 3 (0.91%) Marketing
11 2 (0.61%) Czech Language
11 2 (0.61%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.61%) French Language
11 2 (0.61%) Local Government
11 2 (0.61%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.30%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.13%) EDI
1 7 (2.13%) SAP Fiori
2 5 (1.52%) .NET
3 4 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.91%) BAPI
4 3 (0.91%) Kafka
4 3 (0.91%) Mason
4 3 (0.91%) SAP Smart Forms
4 3 (0.91%) XML
5 2 (0.61%) WSH
6 1 (0.30%) COM
6 1 (0.30%) JMS
6 1 (0.30%) SAP Core Interface
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (1.82%) FMCG
4 3 (0.91%) Computer Science
4 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (0.91%) SWIFT
5 2 (0.61%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.61%) NHS
6 1 (0.30%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.91%) Unix
2 1 (0.30%) VMS
2 1 (0.30%) Windows
2 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.24%) ERP
2 57 (17.33%) CRM
3 29 (8.81%) Migration
4 28 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (8.21%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (8.21%) Logistics
6 25 (7.60%) Business Analysis
7 20 (6.08%) Data Migration
8 16 (4.86%) Business Process Mapping
8 16 (4.86%) Supply Chain Management
9 15 (4.56%) Project Management
10 14 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (3.34%) Change Management
12 9 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (2.74%) SDLC
12 9 (2.74%) Validation
13 8 (2.43%) Procure-to-Pay
13 8 (2.43%) Service Delivery
13 8 (2.43%) User Stories
13 8 (2.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.81%) SQL
2 18 (5.47%) ABAP
3 16 (4.86%) PL/SQL
4 5 (1.52%) Java
4 5 (1.52%) RPG
4 5 (1.52%) RPG IV
5 4 (1.22%) C
6 3 (0.91%) C#
6 3 (0.91%) Groovy
7 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.30%) R
7 1 (0.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 11 (3.34%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.74%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.13%) Degree
4 5 (1.52%) SAP Certification
5 2 (0.61%) ACCA
5 2 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.04%) QA
2 4 (1.22%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.91%) SLA
4 2 (0.61%) GMP
5 1 (0.30%) GDPR
5 1 (0.30%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (0.91%) Packer
Vendors
1 97 (29.48%) SAP
2 91 (27.66%) Microsoft
3 69 (20.97%) Oracle
4 9 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.13%) Pegasus
6 6 (1.82%) Infor
6 6 (1.82%) JD Edwards
6 6 (1.82%) JDA
7 4 (1.22%) Ariba
7 4 (1.22%) Workday
8 3 (0.91%) Kronos
8 3 (0.91%) RedPrairie
9 2 (0.61%) Capita
9 2 (0.61%) Concur
9 2 (0.61%) HP
9 2 (0.61%) NGA Human Resources
9 2 (0.61%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.61%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.30%) IFS
10 1 (0.30%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud