Period
to 8 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

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
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 32 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -22 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 66 82 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.05% 5.12% 10.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.36% 5.51% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 50 98
Hertfordshire median daily rate £463 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £375 £174 £363
90th Percentile £620 £553 £579
East of England median daily rate £475 £475 £488
% change year-on-year - -2.56% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £66.00 £50.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.69% - -
East of England median hourly rate £59.50 £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +19.00% +100.00% -46.24%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1,232 1,488 1,482
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.26% 92.94% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 899 748
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £200 £189 £200
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 121 131
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% -8.57% +20.69%
10th Percentile £10.74 £11.17 £11.13
90th Percentile £47.20 £47.25 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.32 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.73% -6.38% -7.50%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

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 6 months to 8 December 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 8 December 2019. 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
Watford -15 16 £525 +40.00% 6
Hatfield -4 10 £375 -20.00%
Stevenage +7 5 £420 -9.92% 1
Rickmansworth +4 3 £450 +12.50%
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £400 - 2
Welwyn Garden City +12 2 £488 +26.62% 1
St Albans +3 2 £400 - 4
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 - - 1
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 12 (18.18%) SAP
2 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Retail
3 6 (9.09%) Windows
3 6 (9.09%) Project Management
3 6 (9.09%) Workday
4 5 (7.58%) Power BI
4 5 (7.58%) Power Platform
4 5 (7.58%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (7.58%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (7.58%) Empirix
4 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.06%) Workflow
5 4 (6.06%) Migration
5 4 (6.06%) Scrum
5 4 (6.06%) Information Security
5 4 (6.06%) Unix
5 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
5 4 (6.06%) EDI
5 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
5 4 (6.06%) Splunk
5 4 (6.06%) Azure
5 4 (6.06%) Office 365
5 4 (6.06%) Threat Management
6 3 (4.55%) GDPR
6 3 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (4.55%) Process Improvement
6 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.55%) Visualisation

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 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.55%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.03%) Confluence
4 1 (1.52%) Gentran
4 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) NetSuite
1 2 (3.03%) SAP FI
1 2 (3.03%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.52%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.52%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.52%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.52%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (1.52%) SAP LE
2 1 (1.52%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) Power Platform
2 4 (6.06%) Azure
2 4 (6.06%) Office 365
3 2 (3.03%) AWS
3 2 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (3.03%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.52%) Dropbox
4 1 (1.52%) G Suite
4 1 (1.52%) GCP
4 1 (1.52%) GitHub
4 1 (1.52%) Google Drive
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Flow
4 1 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Firewall
1 2 (3.03%) SSH
2 1 (1.52%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (1.52%) DNS
2 1 (1.52%) FTP
2 1 (1.52%) HTTP
2 1 (1.52%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.52%) Intranet
2 1 (1.52%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (1.52%) VPN
2 1 (1.52%) VSAN
2 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) Power BI
2 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.52%) DB2
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) JIRA
2 1 (1.52%) LSMW
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
1 7 (10.61%) Retail
2 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Law
3 2 (3.03%) Marketing
3 2 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.03%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) EDI
2 3 (4.55%) Middleware
3 2 (3.03%) IDoc
3 2 (3.03%) LDAP
4 1 (1.52%) .NET
4 1 (1.52%) BAPI
4 1 (1.52%) EDIFACT
4 1 (1.52%) HTML
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Graph
4 1 (1.52%) OAuth
4 1 (1.52%) OpenID
4 1 (1.52%) SAML
4 1 (1.52%) SAP ALE
4 1 (1.52%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.52%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (1.52%) XML
4 1 (1.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.03%) Cloud Native
2 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.52%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) Unix
3 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.52%) Android
4 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.52%) Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.09%) Project Management
2 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (7.58%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (7.58%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (6.06%) Information Security
3 4 (6.06%) Migration
3 4 (6.06%) Scrum
3 4 (6.06%) Threat Management
3 4 (6.06%) Workflow
4 3 (4.55%) Process Improvement
4 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (4.55%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.03%) Analytics
5 2 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.03%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (3.03%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.03%) SIEM
5 2 (3.03%) SIPOC
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) SQL
2 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.52%) ABAP
3 1 (1.52%) Python
3 1 (1.52%) SAPscript
3 1 (1.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) GDPR
2 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.52%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.52%) PMO
3 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.52%) Docker
3 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.03%) Ansible
3 1 (1.52%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) SAP
2 6 (9.09%) Workday
3 5 (7.58%) Empirix
4 4 (6.06%) Splunk
5 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle
6 2 (3.03%) Ariba
6 2 (3.03%) CyberArk
6 2 (3.03%) Google
6 2 (3.03%) Sage
6 2 (3.03%) Sun
7 1 (1.52%) Adobe
7 1 (1.52%) Citrix
7 1 (1.52%) IBM
7 1 (1.52%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (1.52%) OneTrust
7 1 (1.52%) OpenText
7 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.52%) Teradata
7 1 (1.52%) VMware