The median contractor rate for a Functional Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 April 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.

Functional Consultant
UK / England
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 456 435 427
Rank change year-on-year -21 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 125 185 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.36% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.38% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 78 92
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £341 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.55% -5.26%  
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 40438 48973 48899
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.58% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26388 32364 30133
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1334 1394 1962
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Functional Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 +2 51 £450 - 19
South East +45 32 £475 +2.70% 4
South West +11 12 £418 -7.22%
North West +22 10 £393 -7.64% 3
West Midlands +23 7 £475 +5.55% 1
East of England -29 5 £450 +5.88% 3
East Midlands -21 4 £525 +24.81%
Yorkshire +24 2 £450 -5.26% 1
Functional Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, Functional 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 Functional Consultant in the job title.

1 99 (36.67%) SAP
2 93 (34.44%) Oracle
3 76 (28.15%) Finance
4 62 (22.96%) CRM
5 54 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 46 (17.04%) ERP
7 41 (15.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 40 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
9 30 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
10 28 (10.37%) Business Analysis
10 28 (10.37%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (8.52%) SQL
12 22 (8.15%) Billing
13 21 (7.78%) Oracle Receivables
13 21 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (7.41%) Retail
15 18 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
16 16 (5.93%) Salesforce.com
16 16 (5.93%) Oracle Payables
17 15 (5.56%) Migration
17 15 (5.56%) Project Management
18 14 (5.19%) Manufacturing
18 14 (5.19%) JavaScript
18 14 (5.19%) SAP IS-U
18 14 (5.19%) Marketing
18 14 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
19 13 (4.81%) General Ledger
19 13 (4.81%) Time Management
19 13 (4.81%) SQL Server
19 13 (4.81%) Security Cleared

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 (1.11%) Oracle Self-Service HR
1 3 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.37%) MTS
2 1 (0.37%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 41 (15.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 40 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (7.78%) Oracle Receivables
5 18 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (5.93%) Oracle Payables
7 14 (5.19%) SAP IS-U
8 11 (4.07%) SAP HCM
9 10 (3.70%) Oracle Assets
10 9 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
10 9 (3.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 9 (3.33%) SAP CO
10 9 (3.33%) SAP CRM
10 9 (3.33%) SAP FI
11 8 (2.96%) SAP FI/CO
11 8 (2.96%) SAP Retail
12 7 (2.59%) Dynamics NAV
12 7 (2.59%) Oracle ERP
12 7 (2.59%) Oracle General Ledger
12 7 (2.59%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.07%) SaaS
2 5 (1.85%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (1.48%) Taleo
4 3 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.11%) Heroku
5 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (2.59%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.11%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.74%) GIS
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.37%) Big Data
6 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.37%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.37%) DataStage
6 1 (0.37%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.37%) Power BI
6 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.37%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.37%) PeopleTools
General
1 76 (28.15%) Finance
2 22 (8.15%) Billing
3 20 (7.41%) Retail
4 14 (5.19%) Manufacturing
4 14 (5.19%) Marketing
5 13 (4.81%) General Ledger
6 12 (4.44%) Advertising
7 9 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.11%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.11%) Banking
8 3 (1.11%) Publishing
9 2 (0.74%) Electronics
9 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.37%) French Language
10 1 (0.37%) Front Office
10 1 (0.37%) Legal
10 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
2 9 (3.33%) SAP Fiori
3 8 (2.96%) SAPUI5
4 7 (2.59%) Middleware
5 5 (1.85%) .NET
5 5 (1.85%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.48%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.11%) JSON
7 3 (1.11%) REST
7 3 (1.11%) SAP Business Workflow
7 3 (1.11%) Web Services
8 2 (0.74%) Mason
8 2 (0.74%) XML
9 1 (0.37%) CSS
9 1 (0.37%) EDI
9 1 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.37%) HTML
9 1 (0.37%) jQuery
9 1 (0.37%) JSP
9 1 (0.37%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (2.59%) Replication
4 5 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.11%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.37%) Derivative
8 1 (0.37%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.37%) Equities
8 1 (0.37%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.37%) FMCG
8 1 (0.37%) iPad
8 1 (0.37%) Life Science
8 1 (0.37%) PDA
8 1 (0.37%) Robotics
8 1 (0.37%) SCORM
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.37%) Linux
1 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (22.96%) CRM
2 46 (17.04%) ERP
3 28 (10.37%) Business Analysis
3 28 (10.37%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (5.56%) Migration
4 15 (5.56%) Project Management
5 14 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (4.81%) Time Management
7 12 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (4.07%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (4.07%) Data Migration
8 11 (4.07%) SDLC
8 11 (4.07%) Test Scripting
9 9 (3.33%) Workflow
10 8 (2.96%) Order to Cash
10 8 (2.96%) Performance Management
10 8 (2.96%) Procure-to-Pay
10 8 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (2.59%) IT Strategy
11 7 (2.59%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.52%) SQL
2 14 (5.19%) JavaScript
3 9 (3.33%) ABAP
4 6 (2.22%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.85%) C
5 5 (1.85%) C#
6 4 (1.48%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.11%) Java
8 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (4.81%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.07%) Degree
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.37%) HNC
5 1 (0.37%) HND
5 1 (0.37%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (0.37%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.59%) QA
2 4 (1.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) GAAP
3 1 (0.37%) GxP
3 1 (0.37%) IFRS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 99 (36.67%) SAP
2 93 (34.44%) Oracle
3 54 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.93%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (4.44%) JD Edwards
6 7 (2.59%) PeopleSoft
7 5 (1.85%) Cognos
7 5 (1.85%) Hyperion
8 4 (1.48%) IFS
9 3 (1.11%) Adobe
9 3 (1.11%) Marketo
9 3 (1.11%) Workday
10 2 (0.74%) Anaplan
10 2 (0.74%) Infor
10 2 (0.74%) Informatica
11 1 (0.37%) Dell
11 1 (0.37%) FXall
11 1 (0.37%) HP
11 1 (0.37%) hybris
11 1 (0.37%) Pegasus
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