Period
to 24 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 12 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 124 108 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 8.44% 8.88% 8.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.90% 9.28% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 47 67
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -4.00%
10th Percentile £338 £349 £325
90th Percentile £550 £568 £615
East of England median daily rate £489 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.61% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £45.50
% change year-on-year +1.80% -8.24% +30.94%

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 1,393 1,164 1,298
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.72% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 650 651
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £183 £195 £220
90th Percentile £558 £575 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 86 102
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.63 £15.75 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.79% -15.44% +6.43%
10th Percentile £10.14 £10.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.83 £52.50 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £21.54 £21.00
% change year-on-year -21.06% +2.55% +7.69%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -7 20 £450 -14.29% 1
Hatfield +9 17 £500 -4.76% 1
Hemel Hempstead 0 17 £450 +12.50% 5
Royston -1 12 £488 +8.33%
Watford -18 10 £301 -36.58% 5
Borehamwood -1 6 £400 -27.27% 2
Stevenage -9 2 - - 1
St Albans +3 1 - -
Hertford - 1 £450 - 1
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 36 (29.03%) SAP
2 27 (21.77%) Windows
3 26 (20.97%) Microsoft
4 19 (15.32%) Migration
5 17 (13.71%) Finance
5 17 (13.71%) Oracle
5 17 (13.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (12.10%) SCCM
7 14 (11.29%) Office 365
7 14 (11.29%) PowerShell
7 14 (11.29%) SQL
8 13 (10.48%) Data Centre
9 11 (8.87%) VBScript
9 11 (8.87%) Active Directory
10 10 (8.06%) Programme Delivery
10 10 (8.06%) Law
10 10 (8.06%) Windows 7
10 10 (8.06%) Data Protection
11 9 (7.26%) Retail
11 9 (7.26%) Data Loss Prevention
12 8 (6.45%) SAP FI
13 7 (5.65%) Cisco
13 7 (5.65%) Spreadsheet
13 7 (5.65%) GDPR
13 7 (5.65%) Oracle Database
14 6 (4.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (4.84%) Windows 10
14 6 (4.84%) F5
14 6 (4.84%) Manufacturing

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 6 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.42%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.42%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.61%) WordPress
4 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.81%) nginx
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.45%) SAP FI
2 5 (4.03%) SAP CO
2 5 (4.03%) SAP MM
3 4 (3.23%) SAP CS
4 3 (2.42%) SAP Business One
4 3 (2.42%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (2.42%) SAP SD
5 2 (1.61%) Maximo
5 2 (1.61%) NetSuite
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
5 2 (1.61%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.81%) SAP FI-AP
6 1 (0.81%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.81%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.81%) SAP SM
6 1 (0.81%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (11.29%) Office 365
3 3 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (2.42%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.61%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.61%) IaaS
4 2 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.81%) PaaS
5 1 (0.81%) SaaS
5 1 (0.81%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (4.03%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (4.03%) DNS
2 5 (4.03%) Firewall
3 4 (3.23%) DHCP
4 3 (2.42%) Skype
5 2 (1.61%) Network Security
6 1 (0.81%) SSL
6 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.65%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.61%) MySQL
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle Smart View
3 2 (1.61%) SAP HANA
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.81%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.81%) QlikView
4 1 (0.81%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.61%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (13.71%) Finance
2 10 (8.06%) Law
3 9 (7.26%) Retail
4 6 (4.84%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.61%) Banking
5 2 (1.61%) Marketing
5 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.03%) CSS
1 5 (4.03%) HTML
1 5 (4.03%) LDAP
1 5 (4.03%) SAML
1 5 (4.03%) SAP PI
2 3 (2.42%) HTML5
3 2 (1.61%) jQuery
3 2 (1.61%) Laravel
3 2 (1.61%) Middleware
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.61%) XML
4 1 (0.81%) .NET
4 1 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.81%) REST
4 1 (0.81%) SOAP
4 1 (0.81%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.81%) Web Services
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.81%) Worklight
4 1 (0.81%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.48%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.42%) CESG
4 3 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.42%) User Experience
5 2 (1.61%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.61%) FMCG
5 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.61%) Social Media
6 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.81%) Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.81%) DataPower
6 1 (0.81%) Life Science
6 1 (0.81%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.81%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.77%) Windows
2 10 (8.06%) Windows 7
3 6 (4.84%) Linux
3 6 (4.84%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.23%) AIX
5 3 (2.42%) Unix
6 2 (1.61%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.61%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.81%) Android
7 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.81%) CentOS
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.32%) Migration
2 10 (8.06%) Data Protection
2 10 (8.06%) Programme Delivery
3 9 (7.26%) Data Loss Prevention
4 5 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (4.03%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (4.03%) Data Migration
4 5 (4.03%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (3.23%) Disk Encryption
5 4 (3.23%) ERP
5 4 (3.23%) Information Security
5 4 (3.23%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (2.42%) Analytics
6 3 (2.42%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 3 (2.42%) E-Commerce
6 3 (2.42%) Project Management
6 3 (2.42%) Risk Management
6 3 (2.42%) SAP Implementation
6 3 (2.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.29%) PowerShell
1 14 (11.29%) SQL
2 11 (8.87%) VBScript
3 5 (4.03%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.61%) PHP
4 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.61%) Ruby
5 1 (0.81%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.81%) Java
5 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (2.42%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.42%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.61%) CCIE
2 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.61%) CISSP
3 1 (0.81%) CCNP
3 1 (0.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) GDPR
2 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) IFRS
3 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.81%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) PMO
3 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.03%) BitLocker
2 5 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (3.23%) XenApp
4 3 (2.42%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.61%) vSphere
6 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.81%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (12.10%) SCCM
2 5 (4.03%) Control-M
2 5 (4.03%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.42%) Nessus
3 3 (2.42%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.42%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (2.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.61%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.81%) Kibana
5 1 (0.81%) logstash
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.81%) Puppet
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 36 (29.03%) SAP
2 26 (20.97%) Microsoft
3 17 (13.71%) Oracle
4 7 (5.65%) Cisco
5 6 (4.84%) Citrix
5 6 (4.84%) F5
6 5 (4.03%) 3PAR
6 5 (4.03%) VMware
7 4 (3.23%) IBM
8 3 (2.42%) Altiris
8 3 (2.42%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.42%) Google
8 3 (2.42%) Ivanti
8 3 (2.42%) Qualys
8 3 (2.42%) Splunk
8 3 (2.42%) Symantec
9 2 (1.61%) Computacenter
9 2 (1.61%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.61%) Nintex
10 1 (0.81%) Atlassian