Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 609 550 602
Rank change year-on-year -59 +52 -89
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 264 311 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 163 164
England median daily rate £500 £488 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.46% +0.10% +2.63%
10th Percentile £383 £375 £381
90th Percentile £625 £575 £609
UK median daily rate £500 £498 £498
% change year-on-year +0.50% - +4.74%
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 89,320 86,581 93,675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.87% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,457 57,357 61,708
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,836 2,565 2,977
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%

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 October 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 October 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 -37 112 £507 +6.63% 28
South East +2 47 £525 +10.53% 24
Midlands -34 40 £475 -9.52% 24
North of England -33 29 £450 -13.46% 35
West Midlands -31 24 £475 -9.52% 14
North West -20 23 £450 - 21
East of England +7 22 £500 +78.57% 10
East Midlands +3 14 £523 +7.18% 10
South West -27 7 £475 - 13
Yorkshire -16 6 £450 -16.28% 8
Functional Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 98 (37.12%) Oracle
2 92 (34.85%) Finance
3 88 (33.33%) SAP
4 46 (17.42%) ERP
5 40 (15.15%) Microsoft
6 38 (14.39%) Oracle EBS R12
7 37 (14.02%) Oracle EBS
8 32 (12.12%) CRM
9 30 (11.36%) SAP S/4HANA
10 29 (10.98%) Oracle Fusion
11 27 (10.23%) Oracle Payables
12 25 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
13 24 (9.09%) Oracle Receivables
14 23 (8.71%) User Acceptance Testing
15 22 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
16 21 (7.95%) General Ledger
17 20 (7.58%) Dynamics AX
17 20 (7.58%) Oracle Assets
18 19 (7.20%) Data Migration
18 19 (7.20%) Security Cleared
18 19 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (7.20%) Migration
18 19 (7.20%) SQL
19 17 (6.44%) Procure-to-Pay
20 16 (6.06%) Oracle Cash Management
20 16 (6.06%) GAP Analysis
21 15 (5.68%) Test Scripting
21 15 (5.68%) Oracle Internet Expenses
22 14 (5.30%) SC 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 5 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.38%) Confluence
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.38%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 38 (14.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 37 (14.02%) Oracle EBS
3 30 (11.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 27 (10.23%) Oracle Payables
5 24 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 24 (9.09%) Oracle Receivables
6 20 (7.58%) Dynamics AX
6 20 (7.58%) Oracle Assets
7 16 (6.06%) Oracle Cash Management
8 15 (5.68%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 13 (4.92%) Oracle Financials
9 13 (4.92%) Oracle General Ledger
10 12 (4.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 11 (4.17%) Oracle ERP
11 11 (4.17%) Oracle iProcurement
12 10 (3.79%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 8 (3.03%) NetSuite
13 8 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
13 8 (3.03%) SAP IBP
14 7 (2.65%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
2 11 (4.17%) Taleo
3 4 (1.52%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (1.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 3 (1.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.38%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (1.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 4 (1.52%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.14%) SAP BW
3 3 (1.14%) SAP HANA
3 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.76%) Endeca
4 2 (0.76%) Essbase
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (0.76%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 8 (3.03%) JIRA
2 1 (0.38%) Gradle
2 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.38%) LSMW
2 1 (0.38%) Maven
2 1 (0.38%) Mockito
2 1 (0.38%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.38%) TestComplete
2 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 92 (34.85%) Finance
2 21 (7.95%) General Ledger
3 13 (4.92%) Billing
4 11 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.17%) Retail
5 8 (3.03%) Advertising
6 7 (2.65%) Banking
7 6 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.52%) Legal
9 3 (1.14%) Law
10 2 (0.76%) Front Office
10 2 (0.76%) Local Government
10 2 (0.76%) Military
11 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Marketing
11 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.98%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (2.27%) Web Services
3 3 (1.14%) Middleware
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.38%) .NET
5 1 (0.38%) JSR 170
5 1 (0.38%) OSGi
5 1 (0.38%) REST
5 1 (0.38%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.38%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (0.38%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.38%) SOAP
5 1 (0.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.03%) FMCG
2 7 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.65%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.14%) User Experience
5 2 (0.76%) Fintech
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle Exalytics
6 1 (0.38%) CMDB
6 1 (0.38%) Derivative
6 1 (0.38%) EFT
6 1 (0.38%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.38%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.38%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.42%) ERP
2 32 (12.12%) CRM
3 25 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (8.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (7.20%) Data Migration
5 19 (7.20%) Migration
6 17 (6.44%) Procure-to-Pay
7 16 (6.06%) GAP Analysis
8 15 (5.68%) Test Scripting
9 13 (4.92%) Cash Management
9 13 (4.92%) System Testing
10 12 (4.55%) Accounts Payable
11 11 (4.17%) Accounts Receivable
11 11 (4.17%) Business Analysis
11 11 (4.17%) Business Process Mapping
11 11 (4.17%) Record to Report
12 9 (3.41%) Mentoring
12 9 (3.41%) Order to Cash
13 8 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.20%) SQL
2 8 (3.03%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.76%) ABAP
5 1 (0.38%) C
5 1 (0.38%) C#
5 1 (0.38%) Java
5 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (7.20%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.30%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.27%) Degree
4 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) CCA
6 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.38%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.89%) QA
2 2 (0.76%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.76%) PMO
3 1 (0.38%) GDPR
3 1 (0.38%) IFRS
3 1 (0.38%) SEPA
3 1 (0.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (3.03%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.38%) Ansible
2 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.38%) MOM
2 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 98 (37.12%) Oracle
2 88 (33.33%) SAP
3 40 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.03%) HP
5 7 (2.65%) Ariba
5 7 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.27%) Workday
7 4 (1.52%) Aderant
8 3 (1.14%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.14%) Infor
8 3 (1.14%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.76%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.76%) hybris
9 2 (0.76%) Informatica
9 2 (0.76%) Serena
10 1 (0.38%) Anaplan
10 1 (0.38%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.38%) FXall
10 1 (0.38%) IFS
10 1 (0.38%) webMethods