The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 24 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.

Consultant
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 17 15
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 70 48 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 11.22% 7.27% 8.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.11% 7.52% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 41
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £375 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £47.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% +5.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 578 638 826
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 92.63% 96.67% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 324 432
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 37 74
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -16.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Hertfordshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Hertfordshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Hertfordshire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Hertfordshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Watford - 12 £450 - 4
Welwyn Garden City +7 7 £550 +2.32%
Hatfield 0 7 £500 +17.64% 7
Hemel Hempstead +3 5 £350 -12.50% 1
Welwyn -3 1 £500 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - -
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 39 (31.71%) Data Centre
2 33 (26.83%) Programme Delivery
3 28 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (20.33%) Information Security
5 23 (18.70%) Risk Management
6 22 (17.89%) Law
7 21 (17.07%) Management Information System
7 21 (17.07%) Waterfall
8 18 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (14.63%) DevOps
9 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
10 15 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (11.38%) Cisco
11 14 (11.38%) Risk Assessment
12 13 (10.57%) Security Cleared
12 13 (10.57%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (10.57%) OWASP
12 13 (10.57%) NIST 800
13 12 (9.76%) PowerShell
13 12 (9.76%) Windows
14 11 (8.94%) SAP
14 11 (8.94%) Analytics
15 10 (8.13%) Presales
15 10 (8.13%) Retail
15 10 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (8.13%) Active Directory
15 10 (8.13%) Middleware
15 10 (8.13%) VMware
16 9 (7.32%) Migration
16 9 (7.32%) Finance

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 8 (6.50%) MS Exchange
1 8 (6.50%) OpenStack
2 7 (5.69%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.07%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.07%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.25%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.63%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.63%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.81%) Apache
6 1 (0.81%) CMS
6 1 (0.81%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.88%) SAP GTS
2 3 (2.44%) Maximo
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.63%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.63%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.63%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.81%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.81%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.81%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.81%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.81%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.88%) Office 365
2 4 (3.25%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.81%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.69%) Firewall
2 6 (4.88%) Internet
2 6 (4.88%) Network Security
3 5 (4.07%) Skype
4 4 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.44%) NetScaler
5 3 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.63%) BGP
6 2 (1.63%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (1.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.63%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.63%) OSPF
6 2 (1.63%) Wireless
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.81%) CTI
7 1 (0.81%) DHCP
7 1 (0.81%) DNS
7 1 (0.81%) FTP
7 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.50%) Big Data
2 5 (4.07%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.63%) DB2
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.81%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.81%) QlikView
4 1 (0.81%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) IDA Disassembler
1 3 (2.44%) Metasploit
1 3 (2.44%) OllyDbg
2 2 (1.63%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (17.89%) Law
2 10 (8.13%) Retail
3 9 (7.32%) Finance
4 3 (2.44%) Local Government
5 2 (1.63%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.13%) Middleware
2 3 (2.44%) .NET
2 3 (2.44%) XML
3 2 (1.63%) CSS
3 2 (1.63%) HTML
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.81%) EDI
4 1 (0.81%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.81%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.81%) Java EE
4 1 (0.81%) JDBC
4 1 (0.81%) JMS
4 1 (0.81%) JSON
4 1 (0.81%) JSP
4 1 (0.81%) RESTful
4 1 (0.81%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.81%) Servlets
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.81%) XHTML
4 1 (0.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (31.71%) Data Centre
2 21 (17.07%) Management Information System
3 15 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.25%) CESG
5 3 (2.44%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.44%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.63%) DataPower
6 2 (1.63%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.63%) User Experience
6 2 (1.63%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.81%) IVR
7 1 (0.81%) Social Media
7 1 (0.81%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.76%) Windows
2 6 (4.88%) VMS
2 6 (4.88%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.25%) Linux
3 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.25%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.44%) Kali Linux
5 2 (1.63%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.83%) Programme Delivery
2 28 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (20.33%) Information Security
4 23 (18.70%) Risk Management
5 21 (17.07%) Waterfall
6 18 (14.63%) DevOps
6 18 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
7 14 (11.38%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (10.57%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (10.57%) OWASP
9 11 (8.94%) Analytics
10 10 (8.13%) Presales
11 9 (7.32%) Migration
11 9 (7.32%) Security Architecture
12 8 (6.50%) Big Data Analytics
12 8 (6.50%) Data Analytics
12 8 (6.50%) Database Security
12 8 (6.50%) Information Assurance
13 7 (5.69%) Data Migration
14 6 (4.88%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.76%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.88%) Perl
2 6 (4.88%) Python
2 6 (4.88%) SQL
3 4 (3.25%) Java
3 4 (3.25%) VBScript
4 3 (2.44%) Assembly Language
4 3 (2.44%) C#
5 2 (1.63%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.88%) CCNP
2 6 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.07%) MCSE
3 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.25%) CCIE
4 4 (3.25%) CISSP
4 4 (3.25%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.44%) CCDP
5 3 (2.44%) CCSE
6 2 (1.63%) CCNA
7 1 (0.81%) CEH
7 1 (0.81%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) MCSA
7 1 (0.81%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.57%) NIST 800
2 5 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.07%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.44%) GPG13
4 2 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.63%) GDPR
4 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (8.13%) Active Directory
1 10 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.50%) Docker
3 6 (4.88%) VirtualBox
4 5 (4.07%) XenApp
4 5 (4.07%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.25%) BitLocker
5 4 (3.25%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.44%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 6 (4.88%) SCCM
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (3.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (3.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (2.44%) EnCase
4 2 (1.63%) Ansible
4 2 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.63%) SCOM
5 1 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.38%) Cisco
3 11 (8.94%) SAP
4 10 (8.13%) VMware
5 9 (7.32%) Palo Alto
5 9 (7.32%) Symantec
6 7 (5.69%) Juniper
6 7 (5.69%) Oracle
7 5 (4.07%) Citrix
7 5 (4.07%) Forcepoint
8 4 (3.25%) Altiris
8 4 (3.25%) IBM
8 4 (3.25%) LANDesk
9 3 (2.44%) Arista
9 3 (2.44%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.44%) CyberArk
9 3 (2.44%) F5
9 3 (2.44%) Reuters
9 3 (2.44%) Splunk
9 3 (2.44%) Trustwave
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