The median contractor rate for a Software Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

Software Consultant
UK / England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 593 590
Rank change year-on-year +44 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Consultant 17 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.041% 0.045% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.047% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
Median daily rate £550 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.96% +8.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £313 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £585 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £348 £375
% change year-on-year +36.69% -7.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.00 -

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 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Consultant in England

Software Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Consultant in England

Software Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Consultant in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Consultant in England

Software Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Consultant in England

Software 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 Software Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 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 +44 14 £550 +25.71% 10
South East +4 2 £400 -1.84% 4
North East - 1 - - 1
Software Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Software 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 Software Consultant in the job title.

1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (40.00%) SQL
3 11 (36.67%) Asset Management
3 11 (36.67%) Wealth Management
3 11 (36.67%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (30.00%) Client/Server
4 9 (30.00%) FNZ
4 9 (30.00%) Sonata
4 9 (30.00%) Avaloq
4 9 (30.00%) Business Analysis
5 8 (26.67%) Fintech
6 7 (23.33%) Investment Management
7 6 (20.00%) Java
8 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.00%) Product Management
9 3 (10.00%) Scala
9 3 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
9 3 (10.00%) C
9 3 (10.00%) MS Office
9 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (10.00%) MS Access
9 3 (10.00%) Validation
10 2 (6.67%) Migration
10 2 (6.67%) HTML
10 2 (6.67%) SAML
10 2 (6.67%) JSP
10 2 (6.67%) Web Services
10 2 (6.67%) XML
10 2 (6.67%) XSLT
10 2 (6.67%) JavaScript

Software 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 (3.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Sonata
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Sylvan
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) MS Access
2 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) MSI
1 1 (3.33%) Subversion
1 1 (3.33%) TestRail
General
1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
1 2 (6.67%) JSP
1 2 (6.67%) Play Framework
1 2 (6.67%) SAML
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
1 2 (6.67%) XML
1 2 (6.67%) XSLT
2 1 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.33%) Ext JS
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (30.00%) Client/Server
3 8 (26.67%) Fintech
4 2 (6.67%) Credit Risk
4 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.33%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.33%) Equities
5 1 (3.33%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.33%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Asset Management
1 11 (36.67%) Wealth Management
2 9 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 7 (23.33%) Investment Management
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) Product Management
5 3 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
5 3 (10.00%) Validation
6 2 (6.67%) Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Software Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.67%) UML
7 1 (3.33%) Change Management
7 1 (3.33%) CRM
7 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.33%) Open Source
7 1 (3.33%) Release Management
7 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.33%) Web Development
7 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) C
3 3 (10.00%) Scala
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) C++
5 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) MCP
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Avaloq
1 9 (30.00%) FNZ
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Snow
3 1 (3.33%) AppSense
3 1 (3.33%) BISAM
3 1 (3.33%) Citrix
3 1 (3.33%) FactSet
3 1 (3.33%) JDA
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) RedPrairie
3 1 (3.33%) Software AG
3 1 (3.33%) StatPro
3 1 (3.33%) Terracotta
3 1 (3.33%) webMethods