Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Consultant was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 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.

Software Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 819 840 842
Rank change year-on-year +21 +2 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Software Consultant 30 36 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.037% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.039% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 14
England median daily rate £463 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £375 £382 £244
90th Percentile £548 £733 £568
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.00

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 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
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 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Software Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 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 -27 17 £475 -5.00% 18
South East +8 4 £500 - 8
North of England +61 3 £375 - 3
Midlands +19 2 £438 -35.19% 3
East Midlands +3 2 £438 -37.50% 1
East of England -15 2 £500 - 3
North West - 2 £375 - 2
Yorkshire +15 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £400 - 2
Software Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) Scrum
2 5 (16.67%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 5 (16.67%) JIRA
2 5 (16.67%) DevOps
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 4 (13.33%) Linux
4 3 (10.00%) Windows
4 3 (10.00%) Finance
4 3 (10.00%) Process Management
4 3 (10.00%) C++
4 3 (10.00%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.00%) TDD
4 3 (10.00%) Data Management
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Data Analytics
4 3 (10.00%) Analytics
4 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (6.67%) SaaS
5 2 (6.67%) Confluence
5 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.67%) BDD
5 2 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 2 (6.67%) Maven

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 2 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) ArcGIS
2 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Camtasia
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Sylvan
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (6.67%) IaaS
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (3.33%) Network Security
1 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) QlikView
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) CouchDB
2 1 (3.33%) GIS
2 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.33%) Redis
2 1 (3.33%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.67%) Ant
3 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.67%) JUnit
3 2 (6.67%) Maven
3 2 (6.67%) Selenium
4 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.33%) GitLab
4 1 (3.33%) JBehave
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.33%) TestNG
4 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Automotive
3 1 (3.33%) Law
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.33%) Dropwizard
1 1 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (3.33%) iOS SDK
1 1 (3.33%) JNI
1 1 (3.33%) jQuery
1 1 (3.33%) JSF
1 1 (3.33%) JSON
1 1 (3.33%) JSP
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
1 1 (3.33%) Node.js
1 1 (3.33%) PrimeFaces
1 1 (3.33%) Qt
1 1 (3.33%) RESTful
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
1 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.33%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.33%) Market Risk
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) RIA
3 1 (3.33%) Social Media
3 1 (3.33%) STB
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) VMS
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 5 (16.67%) DevOps
2 5 (16.67%) Scrum
2 5 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 3 (10.00%) Analytics
3 3 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (10.00%) Data Analytics
3 3 (10.00%) Data Management
3 3 (10.00%) Process Management
3 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.00%) TDD
3 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL
4 2 (6.67%) Six Sigma
4 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) C++
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Apex Code
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby
3 1 (3.33%) Scala
3 1 (3.33%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Ambari
1 1 (3.33%) Ansible
1 1 (3.33%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (3.33%) Kibana
1 1 (3.33%) logstash
1 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.33%) BISAM
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco
2 1 (3.33%) Citrix
2 1 (3.33%) FactSet
2 1 (3.33%) Gemalto
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) NetIQ
2 1 (3.33%) Northgate
2 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.33%) SonicWALL
2 1 (3.33%) StatPro
2 1 (3.33%) VMware