Period
to 12 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 9 15
Rank change year-on-year -28 +6 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 70 165 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.33% 10.68% 8.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.67% 11.46% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 90 69
Hertfordshire median daily rate £444 £481 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.79% +16.67% -8.33%
10th Percentile £180 £362 £254
90th Percentile £550 £576 £525
East of England median daily rate £475 £486 £425
% change year-on-year -2.31% +14.41% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £50.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £77.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year -35.48% +66.67% +9.41%

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 1,500 1,440 1,343
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.88% 93.20% 96.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 726 764
Hertfordshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £186 £201 £207
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 137 81
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.81 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.06% +8.42% -11.43%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.13 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.35 £41.20 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.43 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.19% -28.00% +19.05%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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
Watford -8 24 £388 -19.48% 7
Hatfield -6 10 £425 -5.56% 5
Welwyn Garden City -12 8 £220 -60.00%
Stevenage - 4 £466 -
Rickmansworth -6 2 £400 -
Royston -1 1 £500 -
Hemel Hempstead -8 1 £600 +41.18% 2
Hertford - 1 £438 -
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 17 (24.29%) PowerShell
2 13 (18.57%) SAP
2 13 (18.57%) VMware
3 12 (17.14%) Active Directory
4 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
5 10 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 10 (14.29%) Windows
6 9 (12.86%) Migration
7 8 (11.43%) Finance
8 7 (10.00%) Office 365
9 6 (8.57%) SCCM
9 6 (8.57%) vSphere
9 6 (8.57%) HTML
9 6 (8.57%) CSS
9 6 (8.57%) SQL
9 6 (8.57%) DNS
9 6 (8.57%) Windows Server
9 6 (8.57%) vRealize
9 6 (8.57%) vCenter Server
9 6 (8.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 5 (7.14%) LDAP
10 5 (7.14%) Project Management
10 5 (7.14%) Google
10 5 (7.14%) Analytics
11 4 (5.71%) Social Media
11 4 (5.71%) Link Building
11 4 (5.71%) Algorithms
11 4 (5.71%) User Experience
11 4 (5.71%) Pay per click
11 4 (5.71%) Google Analytics

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 (5.71%) WordPress
2 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) SAP FI
1 3 (4.29%) SAP SD
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.86%) SAP EWM
3 1 (1.43%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.43%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.43%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.43%) SAP PM
3 1 (1.43%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Office 365
2 4 (5.71%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.86%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon Glacier
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.43%) Google Play
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.43%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) DNS
2 4 (5.71%) FTP
2 4 (5.71%) HTTP
2 4 (5.71%) HTTPS
3 3 (4.29%) Firewall
3 3 (4.29%) Wireless
4 2 (2.86%) Internet
4 2 (2.86%) LAN
4 2 (2.86%) Skype
4 2 (2.86%) WAN
5 1 (1.43%) 5G
5 1 (1.43%) ATM
5 1 (1.43%) BGP
5 1 (1.43%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.43%) DHCP
5 1 (1.43%) MPLS
5 1 (1.43%) OSPF
5 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.43%) VoIP
5 1 (1.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) MySQL
1 3 (4.29%) SAP HANA
2 2 (2.86%) DB2
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.43%) IDOL
3 1 (1.43%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Axure RP
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Marketing
3 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Billing
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Local Government
4 1 (1.43%) Publishing
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) CSS
1 6 (8.57%) HTML
2 5 (7.14%) LDAP
3 3 (4.29%) jQuery
3 3 (4.29%) Laravel
4 2 (2.86%) EDI
5 1 (1.43%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.43%) EDIFACT
5 1 (1.43%) HTML5
5 1 (1.43%) IDoc
5 1 (1.43%) Web Services
5 1 (1.43%) XML
5 1 (1.43%) XSLT
5 1 (1.43%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Algorithms
1 4 (5.71%) Social Media
1 4 (5.71%) User Experience
2 3 (4.29%) PKI
3 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.43%) Fintech
4 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.29%) Windows
2 6 (8.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.71%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.86%) VMS
5 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.43%) Android
6 1 (1.43%) Solaris
6 1 (1.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.86%) Migration
2 5 (7.14%) Analytics
2 5 (7.14%) Project Management
3 4 (5.71%) Content Marketing
3 4 (5.71%) ITIL
3 4 (5.71%) Link Building
3 4 (5.71%) Pay per click
3 4 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (5.71%) SEO
3 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.29%) Competitor Analysis
4 3 (4.29%) Conceptual Models
4 3 (4.29%) E-Commerce
4 3 (4.29%) Information Architecture
4 3 (4.29%) OOP
4 3 (4.29%) Qualitative Research
4 3 (4.29%) Quantitative Research
4 3 (4.29%) Usability Testing
4 3 (4.29%) Web Development
4 3 (4.29%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.29%) PowerShell
2 10 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.57%) SQL
4 3 (4.29%) PHP
4 3 (4.29%) VBScript
5 2 (2.86%) ABAP
6 1 (1.43%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.43%) COBOL
6 1 (1.43%) Perl
6 1 (1.43%) Python
6 1 (1.43%) R
6 1 (1.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) ACCA
2 1 (1.43%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.43%) CCIE
2 1 (1.43%) CCIE Data Center
2 1 (1.43%) CCNP
2 1 (1.43%) CIMA
2 1 (1.43%) CIPD
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.43%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.43%) MCSA
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) VCAP
2 1 (1.43%) VCDX
2 1 (1.43%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) GDPR
1 1 (1.43%) GxP
1 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 12 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.57%) vSphere
3 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.29%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.86%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.86%) DFS Replication
5 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.86%) VirtualBox
5 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.86%) XenApp
6 1 (1.43%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) SCCM
1 6 (8.57%) vCenter Server
1 6 (8.57%) vRealize
1 6 (8.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (4.29%) SCOM
3 2 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.43%) Terraform
4 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (18.57%) SAP
1 13 (18.57%) VMware
2 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.14%) Google
4 4 (5.71%) Cisco
4 4 (5.71%) IBM
5 3 (4.29%) CA
5 3 (4.29%) Citrix
6 2 (2.86%) Nintex
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle
6 2 (2.86%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.86%) Symantec
7 1 (1.43%) Aruba
7 1 (1.43%) ForeScout
7 1 (1.43%) IFS
7 1 (1.43%) iManage
7 1 (1.43%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.43%) Samsung
7 1 (1.43%) SOTI
7 1 (1.43%) Trend Micro