Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Functional Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 576 552 556
Rank change year-on-year -24 +4 -60
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 286 279 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.32% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.34% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 147 168
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £402 £364
90th Percentile £634 £580 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
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 89,662 83,065 96,769
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.94% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,304 54,178 63,734
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,891 2,681 2,889
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.09 £18.70 £19.50
% change year-on-year -3.29% -4.10% +11.43%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -47 128 £500 +5.26% 19
South East -28 51 £525 +10.53% 4
Midlands +9 43 £523 +1.95% 7
North of England -12 32 £450 -9.55% 7
West Midlands -9 31 £513 -2.38% 4
North West -11 27 £440 -4.86% 4
East of England +19 18 £481 +71.88% 3
East Midlands +5 9 £499 -0.25% 3
Yorkshire -13 5 £450 -13.88% 2
South West -20 4 £400 -15.79% 6
Functional Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 107 (37.41%) Finance
2 99 (34.62%) Oracle
3 75 (26.22%) SAP
4 64 (22.38%) Microsoft
5 48 (16.78%) ERP
6 47 (16.43%) Oracle EBS
7 44 (15.38%) Oracle EBS R12
8 37 (12.94%) Dynamics AX
9 36 (12.59%) CRM
10 34 (11.89%) Oracle Receivables
11 32 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (10.49%) Oracle Payables
13 29 (10.14%) Oracle Fusion
14 27 (9.44%) SAP S/4HANA
15 26 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
16 23 (8.04%) User Acceptance Testing
17 22 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (7.69%) General Ledger
17 22 (7.69%) Migration
18 21 (7.34%) SQL
18 21 (7.34%) Security Cleared
18 21 (7.34%) Procure-to-Pay
19 20 (6.99%) SC Cleared
19 20 (6.99%) Data Migration
19 20 (6.99%) Dynamics CRM
20 19 (6.64%) Oracle General Ledger
21 18 (6.29%) Oracle Assets
22 17 (5.94%) Retail
22 17 (5.94%) Oracle Financials
23 15 (5.24%) Manufacturing

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 5 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (0.70%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.70%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 1 (0.35%) Confluence
3 1 (0.35%) SAS
3 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) CATIA
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.35%) Mingle
2 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 47 (16.43%) Oracle EBS
2 44 (15.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 37 (12.94%) Dynamics AX
4 34 (11.89%) Oracle Receivables
5 30 (10.49%) Oracle Payables
6 27 (9.44%) SAP S/4HANA
7 20 (6.99%) Dynamics CRM
8 19 (6.64%) Oracle General Ledger
9 18 (6.29%) Oracle Assets
10 17 (5.94%) Oracle Financials
11 12 (4.20%) Oracle Cash Management
11 12 (4.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 11 (3.85%) Oracle E-Business Tax
13 10 (3.50%) Oracle ERP
13 10 (3.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 9 (3.15%) Dynamics NAV
14 9 (3.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
15 8 (2.80%) Oracle iProcurement
15 8 (2.80%) SAP CRM
16 7 (2.45%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
2 10 (3.50%) Taleo
3 4 (1.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 4 (1.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 2 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle CX
5 1 (0.35%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.35%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (2.10%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.05%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.70%) Big Data
5 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.70%) Endeca
5 2 (0.70%) Essbase
5 2 (0.70%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.70%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (0.70%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.70%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (3.15%) JIRA
2 3 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.70%) Selenium
4 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.35%) JMeter
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 107 (37.41%) Finance
2 22 (7.69%) General Ledger
3 17 (5.94%) Retail
4 15 (5.24%) Manufacturing
5 12 (4.20%) Billing
6 9 (3.15%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.40%) Legal
8 3 (1.05%) Advertising
8 3 (1.05%) Banking
9 2 (0.70%) Back Office
9 2 (0.70%) French Language
9 2 (0.70%) Front Office
9 2 (0.70%) Local Government
9 2 (0.70%) Military
10 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.35%) Automotive
10 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.14%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (1.05%) EDI
2 3 (1.05%) XML
3 2 (0.70%) IDoc
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (0.70%) Web Services
4 1 (0.35%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.35%) Kafka
4 1 (0.35%) Mason
4 1 (0.35%) Middleware
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (0.35%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.45%) FMCG
3 5 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.40%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle Exalytics
6 1 (0.35%) Derivative
6 1 (0.35%) Equities
6 1 (0.35%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.35%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.35%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.78%) ERP
2 36 (12.59%) CRM
3 32 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (8.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (7.69%) Migration
6 21 (7.34%) Procure-to-Pay
7 20 (6.99%) Data Migration
8 14 (4.90%) Accounts Receivable
9 13 (4.55%) Business Analysis
9 13 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (4.20%) Test Scripting
11 11 (3.85%) SAP Implementation
12 10 (3.50%) Accounts Payable
12 10 (3.50%) Cash Management
12 10 (3.50%) Order to Cash
12 10 (3.50%) Record to Report
12 10 (3.50%) System Testing
13 9 (3.15%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (2.80%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.34%) SQL
2 11 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.05%) C
4 2 (0.70%) Java
5 1 (0.35%) ABAP
5 1 (0.35%) C++
5 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.35%) RPG
5 1 (0.35%) RPG IV
5 1 (0.35%) Scala
5 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.99%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.80%) Degree
4 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.35%) CCA
6 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.35%) MBA
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.35%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.05%) PMO
2 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.35%) GDPR
3 1 (0.35%) IFRS
3 1 (0.35%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 3 (1.05%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.35%) MOM
3 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 99 (34.62%) Oracle
2 75 (26.22%) SAP
3 64 (22.38%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.15%) Workday
5 7 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.10%) JD Edwards
7 5 (1.75%) Ariba
8 4 (1.40%) HP
8 4 (1.40%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.05%) Concur
9 3 (1.05%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.70%) hybris
10 2 (0.70%) Infor
10 2 (0.70%) Informatica
10 2 (0.70%) Serena
10 2 (0.70%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.35%) IBM
11 1 (0.35%) Kronos
11 1 (0.35%) Pega
11 1 (0.35%) Siemens