Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 8 17
Rank change year-on-year -20 +9 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 81 167 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.04% 11.93% 7.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.39% 12.97% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 85 61
Hertfordshire median daily rate £438 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £153 £363 £254
90th Percentile £550 £575 £563
East of England median daily rate £450 £486 £445
% change year-on-year -7.46% +9.27% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £50.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £89.25 £46.50
% change year-on-year -43.98% +91.94% +30.07%

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 1,503 1,288 1,384
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.47% 92.00% 96.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 657 742
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £200
90th Percentile £556 £575 £537
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 122 78
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.81 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.06% +13.93% -15.71%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.55 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £40.00 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.32
% change year-on-year -3.78% -11.42% -1.44%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -9 17 £269 -40.28% 10
Welwyn Garden City -9 16 £500 -9.09%
Hatfield -9 7 £400 -13.51% 4
Hemel Hempstead -15 4 £506 +19.12% 8
Royston - 4 £500 - 2
Rickmansworth -7 2 £400 -
Stevenage - 2 £519 -
Ware - 1 £418 -
Borehamwood - 1 £400 -
Hertford - 1 £438 -
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 15 (18.52%) SAP
2 13 (16.05%) SQL
3 12 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 12 (14.81%) Finance
4 9 (11.11%) HTML
4 9 (11.11%) CSS
5 8 (9.88%) VMware
5 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
5 8 (9.88%) Data Centre
6 7 (8.64%) Algorithms
6 7 (8.64%) Google
6 7 (8.64%) Analytics
6 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
7 6 (7.41%) Cisco
7 6 (7.41%) PHP
7 6 (7.41%) Migration
7 6 (7.41%) SEO
7 6 (7.41%) Law
7 6 (7.41%) vSphere
7 6 (7.41%) Social Media
7 6 (7.41%) Link Building
7 6 (7.41%) Pay per click
7 6 (7.41%) Marketing
7 6 (7.41%) WordPress
7 6 (7.41%) Google Analytics
7 6 (7.41%) vRealize
7 6 (7.41%) Content Marketing
7 6 (7.41%) vCenter Server
7 6 (7.41%) Programme Delivery
7 6 (7.41%) vRealize Orchestrator

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 (7.41%) WordPress
2 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.23%) nginx
4 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 2 (2.47%) SAP EWM
3 1 (1.23%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.23%) SAP Business One
3 1 (1.23%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.23%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.23%) SAP PM
3 1 (1.23%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.23%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) Google Analytics
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.70%) Office 365
4 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.23%) PaaS
4 1 (1.23%) SaaS
4 1 (1.23%) Stackdriver
4 1 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) Wireless
2 3 (3.70%) Firewall
3 2 (2.47%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.47%) Internet
3 2 (2.47%) LAN
3 2 (2.47%) WAN
4 1 (1.23%) 5G
4 1 (1.23%) BGP
4 1 (1.23%) DNS
4 1 (1.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.23%) HTTP
4 1 (1.23%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.23%) MPLS
4 1 (1.23%) OSPF
4 1 (1.23%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (1.23%) SSL
4 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.23%) VoIP
4 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) MySQL
2 3 (3.70%) SAP HANA
3 2 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.47%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.23%) Big Data
4 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.23%) IDOL
4 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.23%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.23%) JIRA
2 1 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (14.81%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Law
2 6 (7.41%) Marketing
3 2 (2.47%) Retail
3 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.23%) Advertising
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.23%) Local Government
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.11%) CSS
1 9 (11.11%) HTML
2 5 (6.17%) jQuery
2 5 (6.17%) Laravel
3 4 (4.94%) LDAP
3 4 (4.94%) SAML
4 2 (2.47%) EDI
4 2 (2.47%) HTML5
5 1 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.23%) Node.js
5 1 (1.23%) OpenCV
5 1 (1.23%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.64%) Algorithms
3 6 (7.41%) Social Media
4 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.23%) FMCG
6 1 (1.23%) Replication
6 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.70%) Linux
2 2 (2.47%) VMS
3 1 (1.23%) CentOS
3 1 (1.23%) Solaris
3 1 (1.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.64%) Analytics
2 6 (7.41%) Content Marketing
2 6 (7.41%) Link Building
2 6 (7.41%) Migration
2 6 (7.41%) Pay per click
2 6 (7.41%) Programme Delivery
2 6 (7.41%) SEO
3 5 (6.17%) OOP
3 5 (6.17%) Test Automation
3 5 (6.17%) Web Development
4 4 (4.94%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (3.70%) CRM
5 3 (3.70%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (3.70%) Project Management
5 3 (3.70%) Workflow
6 2 (2.47%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.47%) Change Management
6 2 (2.47%) ERP
6 2 (2.47%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (2.47%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.05%) SQL
2 12 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
4 6 (7.41%) PHP
5 2 (2.47%) ABAP
5 2 (2.47%) Python
5 2 (2.47%) Ruby
6 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.23%) Perl
6 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.23%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (2.47%) CCIE
1 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) ACCA
2 1 (1.23%) CCIE Data Center
2 1 (1.23%) CCNP
2 1 (1.23%) CIMA
2 1 (1.23%) CIPD
2 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) VCAP
2 1 (1.23%) VCDX
2 1 (1.23%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) GDPR
2 2 (2.47%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.23%) GMP
3 1 (1.23%) GxP
3 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.41%) vSphere
2 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.47%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) vCenter Server
1 6 (7.41%) vRealize
1 6 (7.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 4 (4.94%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (3.70%) SCCM
4 2 (2.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.23%) Ansible
5 1 (1.23%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.23%) Kibana
5 1 (1.23%) logstash
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.23%) Puppet
5 1 (1.23%) SCOM
5 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (18.52%) SAP
2 8 (9.88%) VMware
3 7 (8.64%) Google
3 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.41%) Cisco
5 3 (3.70%) Nintex
5 3 (3.70%) Oracle
5 3 (3.70%) Splunk
6 2 (2.47%) F5
6 2 (2.47%) IBM
6 2 (2.47%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.47%) Symantec
7 1 (1.23%) Cognos
7 1 (1.23%) Juniper
7 1 (1.23%) New Relic
7 1 (1.23%) Percona
7 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.23%) Sophos
7 1 (1.23%) Trend Micro