Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

IT Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 720 692 682
Rank change year-on-year -28 -10 +29
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 122 172 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 96 115
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £315 £300 £318
90th Percentile £675 £638 £850
UK median daily rate £471 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -0.79% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
England median hourly rate £11.50 £46.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £11.50 £46.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -75.00% +283.33% +41.18%

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 88370 92296 99465
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 58881 60820 64344
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2615 2980 3832
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.77 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured IT Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IT Consultant in England

IT Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Consultant in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Consultant in England

IT Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Consultant in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Consultant in England

IT Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Consultant in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Consultant in England

IT 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 IT Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 19 November 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 -26 71 £468 -6.50% 12
North of England +40 22 £500 +37.46% 5
South East -9 13 £313 -39.90% 4
North West +6 11 £350 +2.94% 3
Yorkshire +24 10 £525 +10.53% 2
Midlands +29 8 £346 -23.06% 2
East of England -18 7 £485 +43.07% 1
West Midlands +31 4 £168 -62.78% 1
East Midlands +10 4 £525 +16.67% 1
North East +67 1 - -
South West +2 1 - - 2
IT Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT 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 IT Consultant in the job title.

1 36 (29.51%) Information Security
2 34 (27.87%) Finance
3 23 (18.85%) Risk Management
4 22 (18.03%) CISSP
5 21 (17.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (15.57%) CISM
7 16 (13.11%) Windows
8 14 (11.48%) ITIL
8 14 (11.48%) Microsoft
8 14 (11.48%) Project Management
8 14 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (10.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (9.84%) Active Directory
10 12 (9.84%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (9.02%) VMware
12 10 (8.20%) Cisco
13 9 (7.38%) SIEM
13 9 (7.38%) Risk Assessment
14 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
14 8 (6.56%) Linux
14 8 (6.56%) Migration
14 8 (6.56%) Law
14 8 (6.56%) CISA
14 8 (6.56%) Change Management
14 8 (6.56%) Security Operations
15 7 (5.74%) Windows Server
15 7 (5.74%) GDPR
15 7 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (5.74%) Banking
15 7 (5.74%) PKI

IT 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 (1.64%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.82%) Simulink
4 1 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.92%) Office 365
2 4 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.64%) SaaS
4 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.82%) Cloudflare
4 1 (0.82%) IaaS
4 1 (0.82%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.82%) PaaS
4 1 (0.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.92%) Firewall
2 4 (3.28%) Network Security
3 3 (2.46%) LAN
3 3 (2.46%) MPLS
4 2 (1.64%) Internet
4 2 (1.64%) LTE
4 2 (1.64%) Skype
4 2 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.64%) TETRA
4 2 (1.64%) VPN
4 2 (1.64%) WAN
5 1 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.82%) NAS
5 1 (0.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.64%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.82%) Spotfire
2 1 (0.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Metasploit
General
1 34 (27.87%) Finance
2 8 (6.56%) Law
3 7 (5.74%) Banking
4 6 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.28%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.46%) French Language
6 3 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.46%) Retail
7 2 (1.64%) Advertising
7 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.64%) Marketing
8 1 (0.82%) Back Office
8 1 (0.82%) Billing
8 1 (0.82%) Electronics
8 1 (0.82%) Front Office
8 1 (0.82%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.82%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.64%) Middleware
2 1 (0.82%) J2EE
2 1 (0.82%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.74%) PKI
3 4 (3.28%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.46%) FMCG
4 3 (2.46%) LIMS
4 3 (2.46%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.82%) CESG
5 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.82%) Cybercrime
5 1 (0.82%) Derivative
5 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.82%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.82%) iSeries
5 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.82%) NHS
5 1 (0.82%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.82%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.11%) Windows
2 8 (6.56%) Linux
3 7 (5.74%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.10%) Unix
5 4 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.28%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.82%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.51%) Information Security
2 23 (18.85%) Risk Management
3 21 (17.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (11.48%) ITIL
4 14 (11.48%) Project Management
5 12 (9.84%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (7.38%) Risk Assessment
6 9 (7.38%) SIEM
7 8 (6.56%) Change Management
7 8 (6.56%) Migration
7 8 (6.56%) Security Operations
8 7 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.92%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (4.92%) IT Governance
9 6 (4.92%) Service Management
10 5 (4.10%) CRM
10 5 (4.10%) Data Privacy
10 5 (4.10%) ERP
10 5 (4.10%) SDLC
10 5 (4.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.74%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.46%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.64%) Python
3 2 (1.64%) SQL
4 1 (0.82%) C++
4 1 (0.82%) Java
4 1 (0.82%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.82%) VB
4 1 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (18.03%) CISSP
2 19 (15.57%) CISM
3 8 (6.56%) CISA
4 5 (4.10%) Degree
4 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.28%) MCSA
6 3 (2.46%) MCSE
7 2 (1.64%) CEH
7 2 (1.64%) CHFI
7 2 (1.64%) MCDST
7 2 (1.64%) MCP
7 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.64%) SSCP
8 1 (0.82%) EMC Certification
8 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.82%) PMP
8 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.74%) GDPR
3 6 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (3.28%) COBIT
5 3 (2.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.64%) NIST 800
6 2 (1.64%) QA
6 2 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.82%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.82%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.82%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.82%) vSphere
4 1 (0.82%) XenApp
4 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) SCCM
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.82%) Nessus
2 1 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (0.82%) SCOM
2 1 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.02%) VMware
3 10 (8.20%) Cisco
4 6 (4.92%) Oracle
4 6 (4.92%) SAP
5 4 (3.28%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.46%) Citrix
6 3 (2.46%) IBM
6 3 (2.46%) Sophos
6 3 (2.46%) Splunk
6 3 (2.46%) Symantec
6 3 (2.46%) Tableau
7 2 (1.64%) FireEye
7 2 (1.64%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.82%) Apple
8 1 (0.82%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.82%) HP
8 1 (0.82%) McAfee
8 1 (0.82%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.82%) Reuters