Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 10 11
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 100 137 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.37% 10.79% 8.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.73% 11.53% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 63 76
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £500 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +15.94% -4.17%
10th Percentile £350 £367 £325
90th Percentile £550 £600 £563
East of England median daily rate £475 £475 £440
% change year-on-year - +7.95% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £43.25 £46.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -5.98% - +15.00%

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 1,485 1,188 1,349
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 93.54% 96.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 620 700
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £170 £200 £213
90th Percentile £550 £576 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 120 76
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.59% -1.56% -7.25%
10th Percentile £11.31 £10.49 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.05 £47.81 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.32
% change year-on-year -5.71% -13.88% +1.60%

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 19 July 2018.

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 6 months to 19 July 2018. 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
Welwyn Garden City -8 17 £525 -4.55% 2
Hemel Hempstead -6 15 £470 +6.82% 6
Watford -15 13 £163 -63.89% 4
Royston 0 12 £488 -
Hatfield 0 8 £419 -16.25% 8
Stevenage -12 3 £519 -1.19%
Borehamwood -2 1 £400 -27.27%
Rickmansworth -5 1 £350 -
Hertford - 1 £438 -
Ware - 1 £418 - 2
St Albans - 1 - -
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 26 (26.00%) SAP
2 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (15.00%) SQL
4 11 (11.00%) Finance
4 11 (11.00%) Data Centre
5 9 (9.00%) Programme Delivery
5 9 (9.00%) Law
5 9 (9.00%) Data Protection
6 8 (8.00%) Cisco
6 8 (8.00%) SAP FI
6 8 (8.00%) Data Loss Prevention
7 7 (7.00%) GDPR
7 7 (7.00%) Migration
7 7 (7.00%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (6.00%) Google
8 6 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (6.00%) SAML
8 6 (6.00%) HTML
8 6 (6.00%) CSS
8 6 (6.00%) Windows
8 6 (6.00%) Linux
8 6 (6.00%) LDAP
8 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (6.00%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (6.00%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (5.00%) Algorithms

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 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.00%) WordPress
2 2 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.00%) nginx
2 2 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (8.00%) SAP FI
2 5 (5.00%) SAP MM
3 4 (4.00%) SAP CS
4 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 2 (2.00%) SAP CO
4 2 (2.00%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (2.00%) SAP PM
4 2 (2.00%) SAP SD
5 1 (1.00%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (1.00%) SAP Business One
5 1 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (1.00%) SAP SM
5 1 (1.00%) SAP WM
5 1 (1.00%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.00%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.00%) IaaS
3 2 (2.00%) Office 365
4 1 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.00%) PaaS
4 1 (1.00%) SaaS
4 1 (1.00%) Stackdriver
4 1 (1.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Firewall
2 3 (3.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (3.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (3.00%) Wireless
3 2 (2.00%) DNS
3 2 (2.00%) Internet
3 2 (2.00%) LAN
3 2 (2.00%) Network Security
3 2 (2.00%) SSL
3 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.00%) WAN
4 1 (1.00%) BGP
4 1 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.00%) HTTP
4 1 (1.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.00%) MPLS
4 1 (1.00%) OSPF
4 1 (1.00%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) MySQL
2 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.00%) Big Data
3 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.00%) IDOL
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.00%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.00%) Artifactory
2 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.00%) JIRA
General
1 11 (11.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.00%) Law
3 5 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.00%) Retail
4 4 (4.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Advertising
5 1 (1.00%) Legal
5 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.00%) CSS
1 6 (6.00%) HTML
1 6 (6.00%) LDAP
1 6 (6.00%) SAML
2 4 (4.00%) jQuery
2 4 (4.00%) Laravel
3 2 (2.00%) EDI
3 2 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.00%) HTML5
4 1 (1.00%) Middleware
4 1 (1.00%) Node.js
4 1 (1.00%) OpenCV
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.00%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.00%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 5 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.00%) Social Media
5 2 (2.00%) FMCG
5 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.00%) Clustering
6 1 (1.00%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.00%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.00%) NHS
6 1 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.00%) Linux
1 6 (6.00%) Windows
2 2 (2.00%) CentOS
2 2 (2.00%) VMS
3 1 (1.00%) Kali Linux
3 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.00%) Data Protection
1 9 (9.00%) Programme Delivery
2 8 (8.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 7 (7.00%) Migration
4 6 (6.00%) Identity Access Management
5 5 (5.00%) Analytics
5 5 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (4.00%) Content Marketing
6 4 (4.00%) Link Building
6 4 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.00%) OOP
6 4 (4.00%) Pay per click
6 4 (4.00%) SEO
6 4 (4.00%) Web Development
7 3 (3.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.00%) Change Management
7 3 (3.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.00%) Information Security
8 2 (2.00%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.00%) SQL
2 5 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.00%) PHP
3 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.00%) Python
4 3 (3.00%) Ruby
5 2 (2.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.00%) ABAP
6 1 (1.00%) Perl
6 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.00%) R
6 1 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.00%) CCIE
2 3 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.00%) CCNP
4 1 (1.00%) ACCA
4 1 (1.00%) CCIE Data Center
4 1 (1.00%) CIMA
4 1 (1.00%) CISSP
4 1 (1.00%) Degree
4 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) GDPR
2 3 (3.00%) QA
3 1 (1.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.00%) GMP
3 1 (1.00%) GxP
3 1 (1.00%) PMO
3 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.00%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (5.00%) SCCM
3 2 (2.00%) Kibana
3 2 (2.00%) logstash
3 2 (2.00%) Puppet
3 2 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.00%) Ansible
4 1 (1.00%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.00%) Control-M
4 1 (1.00%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.00%) Nessus
4 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.00%) SCOM
4 1 (1.00%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.00%) vRealize
4 1 (1.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 26 (26.00%) SAP
2 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.00%) Cisco
4 6 (6.00%) Google
5 5 (5.00%) Oracle
6 4 (4.00%) F5
6 4 (4.00%) Splunk
6 4 (4.00%) VMware
7 2 (2.00%) Arista
7 2 (2.00%) Nintex
7 2 (2.00%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.00%) Percona
7 2 (2.00%) Symantec
8 1 (1.00%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.00%) BT
8 1 (1.00%) Citrix
8 1 (1.00%) IFS
8 1 (1.00%) Juniper
8 1 (1.00%) Qualys
8 1 (1.00%) SolarWinds