Period
to 11 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Functional Consultant was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 11 December 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
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 568 505
Rank change year-on-year +26 -63 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 322 303 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.32% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.34% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 168 167
England median daily rate £488 £493 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.91% +5.91% +2.14%
10th Percentile £376 £364 £363
90th Percentile £575 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £453
% change year-on-year -2.40% +10.50% +0.50%
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 90105 90412 98619
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.71% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 60301 59526 63905
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2613 2991 3781
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.08% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.82 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 11 December 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 6 months to 11 December 2017. 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 -3 158 £475 -5.00% 15
South East +6 51 £475 +2.98% 3
Midlands -4 48 £525 +5.00% 3
West Midlands +29 34 £525 +10.53%
North of England +45 32 £520 +4.00% 2
North West +22 18 £463 -2.63% 1
South West +6 14 £450 -13.46% 3
Yorkshire +19 12 £535 -0.93% 1
East Midlands -27 11 £500 -9.09% 3
East of England -29 9 £538 +30.30% 3
North East +60 2 £451 -14.19%
Functional Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 108 (33.54%) SAP
2 97 (30.12%) Finance
3 82 (25.47%) Microsoft
4 71 (22.05%) Oracle
5 68 (21.12%) ERP
6 56 (17.39%) Dynamics AX
7 50 (15.53%) CRM
8 40 (12.42%) Dynamics CRM
9 36 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 35 (10.87%) Dynamics 365
11 33 (10.25%) Manufacturing
12 32 (9.94%) Oracle EBS R12
13 29 (9.01%) Oracle EBS
13 29 (9.01%) SQL
14 26 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (8.07%) Oracle Receivables
15 24 (7.45%) Logistics
16 23 (7.14%) Billing
17 22 (6.83%) Oracle Payables
17 22 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (6.21%) SAP IS-U
18 20 (6.21%) Oracle Financials
18 20 (6.21%) SAP FI
19 18 (5.59%) Project Management
20 17 (5.28%) Banking
20 17 (5.28%) SAP CO
20 17 (5.28%) Supply Chain Management
20 17 (5.28%) Business Analysis
21 16 (4.97%) General Ledger
21 16 (4.97%) Retail

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 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (0.93%) SAP Portal
2 2 (0.62%) CMS
2 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 56 (17.39%) Dynamics AX
2 40 (12.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 32 (9.94%) Oracle EBS R12
4 29 (9.01%) Oracle EBS
5 26 (8.07%) Oracle Receivables
6 22 (6.83%) Oracle Payables
7 20 (6.21%) Oracle Financials
7 20 (6.21%) SAP FI
7 20 (6.21%) SAP IS-U
8 17 (5.28%) SAP CO
9 16 (4.97%) Oracle Assets
9 16 (4.97%) SAP FI/CO
10 14 (4.35%) Oracle General Ledger
10 14 (4.35%) Oracle iProcurement
11 11 (3.42%) SAP HR
11 11 (3.42%) SAP SD
12 10 (3.11%) Dynamics NAV
13 9 (2.80%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 8 (2.48%) Oracle Cash Management
14 8 (2.48%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.87%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (2.17%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (1.55%) SaaS
4 3 (0.93%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (0.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (0.62%) Taleo
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.17%) Internet
2 2 (0.62%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.73%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.86%) SAP BW
2 6 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.62%) Data Mart
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.31%) Big Data
6 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.31%) Power BI
6 1 (0.31%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.31%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.31%) Selenium
General
1 97 (30.12%) Finance
2 33 (10.25%) Manufacturing
3 23 (7.14%) Billing
4 17 (5.28%) Banking
5 16 (4.97%) General Ledger
5 16 (4.97%) Retail
6 13 (4.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.17%) Advertising
8 6 (1.86%) Legal
9 5 (1.55%) Automotive
9 5 (1.55%) Marketing
10 3 (0.93%) French Language
10 3 (0.93%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.93%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.62%) Local Government
12 1 (0.31%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.31%) German Language
12 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.11%) SAP Fiori
2 7 (2.17%) .NET
3 4 (1.24%) Mason
3 4 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.93%) EDI
4 3 (0.93%) Kafka
4 3 (0.93%) SAP Smart Forms
4 3 (0.93%) XML
5 1 (0.31%) COM
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Core Interface
5 1 (0.31%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.42%) FMCG
3 7 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.93%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.62%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.62%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.93%) Unix
2 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (21.12%) ERP
2 50 (15.53%) CRM
3 36 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (7.45%) Logistics
6 18 (5.59%) Project Management
7 17 (5.28%) Business Analysis
7 17 (5.28%) Supply Chain Management
8 15 (4.66%) Migration
9 13 (4.04%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (4.04%) Procure-to-Pay
10 12 (3.73%) Data Analysis
10 12 (3.73%) Data Migration
10 12 (3.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (3.42%) Workflow
12 10 (3.11%) Business Process Mapping
12 10 (3.11%) Time Management
13 9 (2.80%) Order to Cash
13 9 (2.80%) Record to Report
14 8 (2.48%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.01%) SQL
2 14 (4.35%) ABAP
2 14 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 4 (1.24%) C
3 4 (1.24%) Java
4 3 (0.93%) C#
4 3 (0.93%) Groovy
5 2 (0.62%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (2.80%) Degree
2 8 (2.48%) SAP Certification
2 8 (2.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.86%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.62%) ACCA
5 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.48%) QA
2 6 (1.86%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.24%) SLA
4 2 (0.62%) GMP
5 1 (0.31%) GDPR
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (0.93%) Packer
Vendors
1 108 (33.54%) SAP
2 82 (25.47%) Microsoft
3 71 (22.05%) Oracle
4 16 (4.97%) JD Edwards
5 7 (2.17%) Pegasus
5 7 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.86%) Concur
6 6 (1.86%) JDA
7 4 (1.24%) Ariba
7 4 (1.24%) Kronos
8 3 (0.93%) RedPrairie
9 2 (0.62%) HP
9 2 (0.62%) NGA Human Resources
9 2 (0.62%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.62%) Workday
10 1 (0.31%) Algorithmics
10 1 (0.31%) Calypso
10 1 (0.31%) Cognos
10 1 (0.31%) OpenText
10 1 (0.31%) Siemens