Period
to 22 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Functional Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 547 548 482
Rank change year-on-year +1 -66 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 316 272 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.32% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.34% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 164 195
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £377 £363 £335
90th Percentile £635 £575 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £465
% change year-on-year +8.11% -0.54% -2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 87,925 80,837 93,503
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.87% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,321 52,843 61,134
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,716 2,741 3,067
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.65 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.93 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.27% -2.92% +14.71%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -1 156 £500 +11.11% 22
South East -13 60 £525 +10.53% 5
North of England -10 40 £450 -7.69% 8
North West +10 35 £450 +3.75% 8
Midlands -28 27 £524 +16.44% 8
West Midlands -2 19 £500 +8.11% 4
East of England -9 13 £400 -17.95% 1
South West +2 6 £450 +5.88% 1
East Midlands -23 5 £532 +36.54% 4
Yorkshire -28 3 £475 -10.80%
North East +33 2 - -
Functional Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 114 (36.08%) Finance
2 88 (27.85%) Microsoft
3 87 (27.53%) Oracle
4 77 (24.37%) SAP
5 49 (15.51%) ERP
6 47 (14.87%) CRM
7 45 (14.24%) Dynamics 365
8 42 (13.29%) Dynamics AX
9 39 (12.34%) Oracle EBS
10 37 (11.71%) Oracle EBS R12
11 34 (10.76%) Migration
12 32 (10.13%) Dynamics CRM
13 27 (8.54%) SQL
14 25 (7.91%) Data Migration
14 25 (7.91%) Oracle Payables
14 25 (7.91%) Oracle Receivables
15 24 (7.59%) Manufacturing
16 23 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (6.65%) Retail
17 21 (6.65%) Logistics
18 20 (6.33%) Business Analysis
18 20 (6.33%) Oracle Financials
19 19 (6.01%) User Acceptance Testing
20 17 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
21 16 (5.06%) Security Cleared
22 15 (4.75%) SC Cleared
22 15 (4.75%) Oracle General Ledger
22 15 (4.75%) Procure-to-Pay
23 14 (4.43%) SAP S/4HANA
24 13 (4.11%) Billing

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 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.32%) CMS
2 1 (0.32%) Confluence
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Portal
2 1 (0.32%) SAS
2 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.32%) CATIA
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 42 (13.29%) Dynamics AX
2 39 (12.34%) Oracle EBS
3 37 (11.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 32 (10.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 25 (7.91%) Oracle Payables
5 25 (7.91%) Oracle Receivables
6 20 (6.33%) Oracle Financials
7 15 (4.75%) Oracle General Ledger
8 14 (4.43%) SAP S/4HANA
9 11 (3.48%) Oracle Assets
10 9 (2.85%) Dynamics NAV
10 9 (2.85%) SAP MM
11 8 (2.53%) Oracle Cash Management
11 8 (2.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 8 (2.53%) SAP SD
12 7 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
12 7 (2.22%) Oracle iProcurement
12 7 (2.22%) SAP CRM
12 7 (2.22%) SAP FI
13 6 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.24%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (1.90%) Taleo
3 4 (1.27%) Office 365
3 4 (1.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 3 (0.95%) SaaS
4 3 (0.95%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 2 (0.63%) Veeva
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle CX
6 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (1.58%) DB2
3 4 (1.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.63%) Big Data
4 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.32%) Power BI
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.27%) LSMW
2 3 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.63%) JIRA
3 2 (0.63%) Selenium
4 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.32%) JMeter
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
General
1 114 (36.08%) Finance
2 24 (7.59%) Manufacturing
3 21 (6.65%) Retail
4 13 (4.11%) Billing
4 13 (4.11%) General Ledger
5 9 (2.85%) Advertising
6 7 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.90%) Legal
8 4 (1.27%) French Language
9 3 (0.95%) Banking
9 3 (0.95%) Marketing
10 2 (0.63%) Automotive
10 2 (0.63%) Czech Language
10 2 (0.63%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.63%) Local Government
10 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.32%) Back Office
11 1 (0.32%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 8 (2.53%) EDI
3 5 (1.58%) .NET
4 4 (1.27%) Kafka
4 4 (1.27%) XML
5 3 (0.95%) BAPI
5 3 (0.95%) SAP Fiori
6 2 (0.63%) IDoc
6 2 (0.63%) WSH
7 1 (0.32%) COM
7 1 (0.32%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.32%) JMS
7 1 (0.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (0.95%) Computer Science
4 3 (0.95%) FMCG
4 3 (0.95%) SWIFT
5 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.63%) NHS
6 1 (0.32%) Derivative
6 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.32%) Equities
6 1 (0.32%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.32%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.27%) Unix
2 1 (0.32%) Windows
2 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (15.51%) ERP
2 47 (14.87%) CRM
3 34 (10.76%) Migration
4 25 (7.91%) Data Migration
5 23 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (6.65%) Logistics
7 20 (6.33%) Business Analysis
8 19 (6.01%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (4.75%) Procure-to-Pay
11 13 (4.11%) Test Scripting
12 12 (3.80%) Change Management
12 12 (3.80%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (3.80%) SAP Implementation
13 11 (3.48%) Supply Chain Management
14 10 (3.16%) Accounts Receivable
14 10 (3.16%) Validation
15 9 (2.85%) Business Process Mapping
15 9 (2.85%) Cash Management
15 9 (2.85%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.54%) SQL
2 13 (4.11%) PL/SQL
3 9 (2.85%) ABAP
4 6 (1.90%) C
5 5 (1.58%) Java
5 5 (1.58%) RPG
5 5 (1.58%) RPG IV
6 2 (0.63%) C#
6 2 (0.63%) Groovy
7 1 (0.32%) C++
7 1 (0.32%) R
7 1 (0.32%) Scala
7 1 (0.32%) X++
Qualifications
1 16 (5.06%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.90%) Degree
4 3 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.32%) MBA
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.85%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) GMP
2 2 (0.63%) PMO
2 2 (0.63%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.32%) GDPR
3 1 (0.32%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 5 (1.58%) HP ALM
2 3 (0.95%) Packer
3 2 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 88 (27.85%) Microsoft
2 87 (27.53%) Oracle
3 77 (24.37%) SAP
4 7 (2.22%) JD Edwards
5 6 (1.90%) HP
5 6 (1.90%) Infor
5 6 (1.90%) Workday
6 5 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.27%) Ariba
7 4 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (0.95%) Concur
8 3 (0.95%) Pegasus
9 2 (0.63%) Capita
9 2 (0.63%) JDA
9 2 (0.63%) RedPrairie
9 2 (0.63%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.32%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.32%) IBM
10 1 (0.32%) Kronos
10 1 (0.32%) Siemens