Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 10 14
Rank change year-on-year -17 +4 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 78 153 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.49% 10.03% 8.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.92% 10.67% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 88 65
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% -5.41%
10th Percentile £250 £325 £254
90th Percentile £550 £575 £533
East of England median daily rate £475 £475 £405
% change year-on-year - +17.28% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £50.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £50.25 £23.75 £46.25
% change year-on-year +111.58% -48.65% +5.11%

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 1,317 1,434 1,346
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 94.03% 96.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 721 761
Hertfordshire median daily rate £420 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £190 £200 £210
90th Percentile £556 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% -1.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 110 85
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.75 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +20.69% -6.45%
10th Percentile £11.11 £10.23 £10.20
90th Percentile £47.73 £44.65 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.33 £19.50 £20.90
% change year-on-year -11.13% -6.70% -7.58%

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 20 January 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
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 20 January 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 +5 22 £400 -25.58% 2
Welwyn Garden City +2 12 £500 +60.00%
Hatfield -6 11 £525 +16.67% 8
Royston +1 2 £388 - 1
Stevenage -8 2 £420 -
Rickmansworth -6 1 £450 +12.50%
St Albans - 1 - - 3
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.51%) Windows
2 16 (20.51%) PowerShell
3 15 (19.23%) SAP
3 15 (19.23%) Active Directory
4 14 (17.95%) VMware
5 13 (16.67%) Migration
6 11 (14.10%) Office 365
7 10 (12.82%) DNS
7 10 (12.82%) SQL
8 9 (11.54%) LDAP
8 9 (11.54%) Windows Server
9 8 (10.26%) ITIL
10 7 (8.97%) SCCM
10 7 (8.97%) Analytics
11 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (7.69%) User Experience
11 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
11 6 (7.69%) Project Management
11 6 (7.69%) Finance
11 6 (7.69%) Data Security
11 6 (7.69%) Windows 10
12 5 (6.41%) Threat Management
12 5 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (6.41%) Configuration Management
12 5 (6.41%) Law
12 5 (6.41%) FTP
12 5 (6.41%) HTTP
12 5 (6.41%) HTTPS
12 5 (6.41%) E-Commerce

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 5 (6.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.56%) Apache Solr
2 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.56%) Jupyter
2 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.56%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.56%) WordPress
3 1 (1.28%) CloudStack
3 1 (1.28%) Confluence
3 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) SAP MM
1 4 (5.13%) SAP SD
2 3 (3.85%) SAP EWM
2 3 (3.85%) SAP FI
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.56%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (2.56%) SAP SM
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.10%) Office 365
2 2 (2.56%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.56%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.28%) Google Play
3 1 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.82%) DNS
2 5 (6.41%) FTP
2 5 (6.41%) HTTP
2 5 (6.41%) HTTPS
3 4 (5.13%) DHCP
4 2 (2.56%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.56%) Skype
4 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.28%) 5G
5 1 (1.28%) ATM
5 1 (1.28%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.28%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.28%) Firewall
5 1 (1.28%) VoIP
5 1 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) Apache Hive
1 2 (2.56%) Big Data
1 2 (2.56%) DB2
1 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.56%) HBase
1 2 (2.56%) SAP HANA
1 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.56%) Sqoop
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.28%) MySQL
2 1 (1.28%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.28%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 6 (7.69%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Law
3 2 (2.56%) Marketing
3 2 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Advertising
4 1 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Billing
4 1 (1.28%) French Language
4 1 (1.28%) German Language
4 1 (1.28%) Local Government
4 1 (1.28%) Publishing
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) LDAP
2 3 (3.85%) CSS
2 3 (3.85%) HTML
2 3 (3.85%) OpenID
2 3 (3.85%) SAML
3 2 (2.56%) Anaconda
3 2 (2.56%) Apache NiFi
3 2 (2.56%) Apache Tez
3 2 (2.56%) Kafka
3 2 (2.56%) ODBC
4 1 (1.28%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.28%) EDI
4 1 (1.28%) EDIFACT
4 1 (1.28%) IDoc
4 1 (1.28%) Laravel
4 1 (1.28%) OpenDaylight
4 1 (1.28%) Web Services
4 1 (1.28%) XML
4 1 (1.28%) XSLT
4 1 (1.28%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) User Experience
2 4 (5.13%) CMDB
2 4 (5.13%) PKI
3 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.56%) Social Media
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) Fintech
5 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.51%) Windows
2 9 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.28%) Android
6 1 (1.28%) Solaris
6 1 (1.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) Migration
2 8 (10.26%) ITIL
3 7 (8.97%) Analytics
4 6 (7.69%) Data Security
4 6 (7.69%) Project Management
5 5 (6.41%) Configuration Management
5 5 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (6.41%) E-Commerce
5 5 (6.41%) ITSM
5 5 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (6.41%) Threat Management
6 4 (5.13%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.85%) Competitor Analysis
7 3 (3.85%) Ethnographic Research
7 3 (3.85%) Ethnography
7 3 (3.85%) Heuristic Analysis
7 3 (3.85%) Information Architecture
7 3 (3.85%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.51%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.82%) SQL
3 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.13%) Python
5 3 (3.85%) VBScript
6 2 (2.56%) ABAP
6 2 (2.56%) VBA
7 1 (1.28%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.28%) COBOL
7 1 (1.28%) Perl
7 1 (1.28%) PHP
7 1 (1.28%) VB
7 1 (1.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.56%) AWS Certification
2 2 (2.56%) CCNA
2 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (1.28%) CIPD
3 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.28%) MCSA
3 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) VCAP
3 1 (1.28%) VCDX
3 1 (1.28%) VCP6
3 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) GDPR
2 1 (1.28%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 15 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.13%) vSphere
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.56%) Apache Flume
4 2 (2.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (2.56%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.56%) DFS Replication
4 2 (2.56%) HDFS
4 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.56%) VMware NSX
4 2 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.56%) XenApp
5 1 (1.28%) Docker
5 1 (1.28%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) SCCM
2 4 (5.13%) vCenter Server
2 4 (5.13%) vRealize
2 4 (5.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.56%) Ambari
4 2 (2.56%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (2.56%) Oozie
4 2 (2.56%) SCOM
4 2 (2.56%) Terraform
5 1 (1.28%) Ansible
5 1 (1.28%) Cloudify
5 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 15 (19.23%) SAP
3 14 (17.95%) VMware
4 4 (5.13%) CA
4 4 (5.13%) Splunk
5 3 (3.85%) Cisco
5 3 (3.85%) Citrix
5 3 (3.85%) Google
5 3 (3.85%) IBM
5 3 (3.85%) SOTI
6 2 (2.56%) Alteryx
6 2 (2.56%) Hortonworks
6 2 (2.56%) HP
6 2 (2.56%) hybris
6 2 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle
6 2 (2.56%) Tableau
7 1 (1.28%) Aruba
7 1 (1.28%) F5
7 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow