The median contractor rate for an IT Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 522 566
Rank change year-on-year -31 +44  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 48 101 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 62 35
Median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £302 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
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 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 -14 22 £500 -4.76% 18
North West +23 12 £275 -28.57% 5
South East +3 7 £525 -2.32% 4
East Midlands -9 2 £450 -
East of England -10 2 £545 -9.08% 2
Yorkshire +27 1 £430 -21.81% 4
South West -1 1 £250 -29.02% 1
IT Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 32 (29.36%) Information Security
2 29 (26.61%) Finance
3 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
4 17 (15.60%) CISSP
4 17 (15.60%) Risk Management
5 15 (13.76%) Firewall
5 15 (13.76%) Banking
6 13 (11.93%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (11.93%) Security Management
7 12 (11.01%) CISM
7 12 (11.01%) Migration
7 12 (11.01%) ITIL
8 11 (10.09%) Windows
8 11 (10.09%) Linux
8 11 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (10.09%) Security Operations
9 10 (9.17%) Law
10 9 (8.26%) VMware
10 9 (8.26%) Management Information System
10 9 (8.26%) SAP
10 9 (8.26%) SIEM
10 9 (8.26%) Data Centre
11 8 (7.34%) Presales
11 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (7.34%) Splunk
11 8 (7.34%) Unix
11 8 (7.34%) IBM
11 8 (7.34%) Citrix
11 8 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (6.42%) Data Migration

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 1 (0.92%) Apache
1 1 (0.92%) Documentum
1 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.92%) IIS
1 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.92%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.92%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.92%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.83%) PaaS
3 2 (1.83%) SaaS
4 1 (0.92%) IaaS
4 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.76%) Firewall
2 3 (2.75%) Network Security
3 2 (1.83%) DHCP
3 2 (1.83%) DNS
3 2 (1.83%) WebEx
4 1 (0.92%) Internet
4 1 (0.92%) Intranet
4 1 (0.92%) LAN
4 1 (0.92%) LDAP
4 1 (0.92%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.92%) Skype
4 1 (0.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.92%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.92%) GIS
2 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 29 (26.61%) Finance
2 15 (13.76%) Banking
3 10 (9.17%) Law
4 7 (6.42%) Retail
5 5 (4.59%) Legal
6 3 (2.75%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.75%) Local Government
6 3 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.75%) Wholesale Banking
7 2 (1.83%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Advertising
8 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.75%) Middleware
1 3 (2.75%) Regular Expression
1 3 (2.75%) Web Services
2 2 (1.83%) .NET
3 1 (0.92%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Data Centre
1 9 (8.26%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.42%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.75%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.83%) CMDB
5 2 (1.83%) PKI
6 1 (0.92%) AS400
6 1 (0.92%) Clustering
6 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.92%) Cybercrime
6 1 (0.92%) Derivative
6 1 (0.92%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.92%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.92%) iSeries
6 1 (0.92%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.92%) PMI
6 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.09%) Linux
1 11 (10.09%) Windows
2 8 (7.34%) Unix
3 3 (2.75%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.92%) Android
4 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.92%) CentOS
4 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.36%) Information Security
2 17 (15.60%) Risk Management
3 13 (11.93%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (11.93%) Security Management
4 12 (11.01%) ITIL
4 12 (11.01%) Migration
5 11 (10.09%) Security Operations
5 11 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (8.26%) SIEM
7 8 (7.34%) Presales
8 7 (6.42%) Data Migration
8 7 (6.42%) Project Management
9 6 (5.50%) Asset Management
9 6 (5.50%) CRM
10 5 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.59%) Business Continuity
10 5 (4.59%) Change Management
10 5 (4.59%) ERP
10 5 (4.59%) Information Security Management
10 5 (4.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.50%) SQL
2 3 (2.75%) C#
3 2 (1.83%) VB
3 2 (1.83%) VBA
4 1 (0.92%) ABAP
4 1 (0.92%) C
4 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.92%) Python
4 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (15.60%) CISSP
2 12 (11.01%) CISM
3 4 (3.67%) CISA
3 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) CISMP
5 2 (1.83%) Degree
5 2 (1.83%) GSEC
6 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.92%) MCITP
6 1 (0.92%) MCTS
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.59%) GDPR
3 4 (3.67%) COBIT
3 4 (3.67%) ISO 22301
3 4 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (3.67%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.83%) GAMP
4 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.92%) GCP
5 1 (0.92%) GMP
5 1 (0.92%) GxP
5 1 (0.92%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.92%) PMO
5 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.92%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.92%) IAG
3 1 (0.92%) Snort
3 1 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.92%) vSphere
3 1 (0.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) SCCM
1 2 (1.83%) WSUS
2 1 (0.92%) Core Impact
2 1 (0.92%) Nessus
2 1 (0.92%) RSA Security Analytics
2 1 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.92%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.92%) vMotion
Vendors
1 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.26%) SAP
2 9 (8.26%) VMware
3 8 (7.34%) Citrix
3 8 (7.34%) IBM
3 8 (7.34%) Splunk
4 7 (6.42%) Google
4 7 (6.42%) HP
4 7 (6.42%) Sun
5 6 (5.50%) Cisco
6 4 (3.67%) Oracle
7 3 (2.75%) Sophos
8 2 (1.83%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.83%) Forcepoint
8 2 (1.83%) Remedy
9 1 (0.92%) NetWitness
9 1 (0.92%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.92%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.92%) Varonis
Slough, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 26 days ago