Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 11 19
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 161 123 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 10.14% 8.82% 6.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.90% 9.13% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 74 68
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £363 £254 £343
90th Percentile £588 £534 £575
East of England median daily rate £483 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +13.53% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £77.50 £46.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +65.78% +10.00% +1.31%

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 1477 1347 1513
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 96.56% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 778 769
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £190
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 82 156
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -14.71% +12.25%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £52.50 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £20.94
% change year-on-year -19.55% +6.88% +4.68%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +24 41 £500 +31.58% 4
Hatfield +10 19 £450 -10.00% 4
Hemel Hempstead -4 7 £433 +8.13% 2
Welwyn Garden City -9 6 £550 +10.00%
Letchworth - 2 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 2 £400 -
Royston +1 1 - -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - -
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 36 (22.36%) Windows
2 32 (19.88%) Microsoft
3 31 (19.25%) PowerShell
4 29 (18.01%) Migration
5 28 (17.39%) SCCM
6 26 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (16.15%) Active Directory
7 24 (14.91%) VMware
7 24 (14.91%) SQL
7 24 (14.91%) Office 365
8 23 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (13.66%) VBScript
9 22 (13.66%) SAP
10 21 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (12.42%) Citrix
11 20 (12.42%) Oracle
12 19 (11.80%) BitLocker
12 19 (11.80%) Windows 7
13 18 (11.18%) Security Cleared
14 17 (10.56%) CESG
14 17 (10.56%) Customer Requirements
15 16 (9.94%) Data Centre
15 16 (9.94%) XenApp
15 16 (9.94%) SC Cleared
15 16 (9.94%) Risk Management
15 16 (9.94%) SharePoint
16 15 (9.32%) Law
16 15 (9.32%) Microsoft App-V
16 15 (9.32%) User Experience
16 15 (9.32%) Microsoft Intune

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 16 (9.94%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.07%) Skype for Business
3 12 (7.45%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.35%) JBoss
5 6 (3.73%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.11%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.11%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (2.48%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.24%) Apache
8 2 (1.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.11%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.11%) SAP CO
1 5 (3.11%) SAP FI
2 4 (2.48%) NetSuite
3 3 (1.86%) Maximo
3 3 (1.86%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (1.86%) SAP Business One
3 3 (1.86%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.62%) iTrent
4 1 (0.62%) SAP FI-AP
4 1 (0.62%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.62%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.62%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.62%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.62%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.91%) Office 365
2 12 (7.45%) OneDrive
3 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.24%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.24%) IaaS
5 2 (1.24%) PaaS
5 2 (1.24%) Serverless
6 1 (0.62%) BlueKai
6 1 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.07%) Skype
2 5 (3.11%) Firewall
2 5 (3.11%) Network Security
2 5 (3.11%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (1.86%) DNS
4 2 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.24%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (1.24%) DHCP
4 2 (1.24%) FWSM
4 2 (1.24%) Junos
4 2 (1.24%) SSL
5 1 (0.62%) ATM
5 1 (0.62%) DDNS
5 1 (0.62%) LAN
5 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.62%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.62%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.73%) DB2
3 5 (3.11%) DbVisualizer
3 5 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.86%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.86%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.24%) Power BI
5 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.62%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.62%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (6.21%) Talend Open Studio
2 7 (4.35%) JMeter
3 6 (3.73%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.11%) AutoIt
4 5 (3.11%) Axure RP
4 5 (3.11%) LoadRunner
4 5 (3.11%) The Grinder
5 2 (1.24%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.62%) JIRA
6 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (9.32%) Law
2 10 (6.21%) Games
2 10 (6.21%) Retail
3 6 (3.73%) Finance
4 5 (3.11%) Publishing
5 4 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) Advertising
6 1 (0.62%) Billing
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.59%) XML
2 4 (2.48%) CSS
2 4 (2.48%) HTML
3 3 (1.86%) Middleware
3 3 (1.86%) SOAP
3 3 (1.86%) Web Services
3 3 (1.86%) XSLT
4 2 (1.24%) .NET
4 2 (1.24%) EJB
4 2 (1.24%) HTML5
4 2 (1.24%) J2EE
4 2 (1.24%) JSP
4 2 (1.24%) SAP PI
4 2 (1.24%) Servlets
4 2 (1.24%) XHTML
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.62%) REST
5 1 (0.62%) RESTful
5 1 (0.62%) Worklight
5 1 (0.62%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.56%) CESG
3 16 (9.94%) Data Centre
4 15 (9.32%) User Experience
5 10 (6.21%) Reference Data
6 7 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.35%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.86%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.86%) FMCG
7 3 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.86%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.24%) DataPower
8 2 (1.24%) iPhone
8 2 (1.24%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.62%) Blog
9 1 (0.62%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.62%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.36%) Windows
2 19 (11.80%) Windows 7
3 11 (6.83%) Windows 10
4 9 (5.59%) Linux
5 6 (3.73%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.11%) AIX
7 3 (1.86%) Android
8 2 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.62%) CentOS
9 1 (0.62%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.62%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.62%) Unix
9 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.62%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.01%) Migration
2 26 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (10.56%) Customer Requirements
4 16 (9.94%) Risk Management
5 15 (9.32%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 15 (9.32%) Disk Encryption
5 15 (9.32%) Programme Delivery
6 14 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 13 (8.07%) Data Migration
8 12 (7.45%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (6.83%) Presales
10 10 (6.21%) Data Mapping
10 10 (6.21%) Information Security
10 10 (6.21%) SDLC
11 9 (5.59%) Project Management
11 9 (5.59%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (5.59%) Security Operations
12 8 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (4.97%) Performance Testing
12 8 (4.97%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.25%) PowerShell
2 24 (14.91%) SQL
3 22 (13.66%) VBScript
4 11 (6.83%) Java
4 11 (6.83%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.73%) Perl
6 5 (3.11%) AWK
6 5 (3.11%) C#
6 5 (3.11%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.11%) PHP
7 4 (2.48%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.48%) Python
8 2 (1.24%) XQuery
9 1 (0.62%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.62%) C
9 1 (0.62%) COBOL
9 1 (0.62%) RPG
9 1 (0.62%) Ruby
9 1 (0.62%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.11%) CCNP
3 5 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.86%) CISSP
5 2 (1.24%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (1.24%) CISA
5 2 (1.24%) CISM
5 2 (1.24%) JNCIA
5 2 (1.24%) JNCIE
5 2 (1.24%) JNCIP
5 2 (1.24%) JNCIS
5 2 (1.24%) RHCA
5 2 (1.24%) RHCE
6 1 (0.62%) CCNA
6 1 (0.62%) CLAS
6 1 (0.62%) Degree
6 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.83%) Data Quality
1 11 (6.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.59%) GDPR
3 8 (4.97%) PCI DSS
4 7 (4.35%) NIST 800
5 2 (1.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (16.15%) Active Directory
2 21 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (11.80%) BitLocker
4 16 (9.94%) XenApp
5 15 (9.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (7.45%) XenDesktop
7 7 (4.35%) vSphere
8 5 (3.11%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.24%) Docker
9 2 (1.24%) vCloud
10 1 (0.62%) Firmware
10 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.62%) LXC
10 1 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (17.39%) SCCM
2 15 (9.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (8.07%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (8.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 10 (6.21%) Ansible
4 10 (6.21%) Puppet
5 8 (4.97%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.73%) Terraform
7 5 (3.11%) Grafana
7 5 (3.11%) PowerCLI
8 3 (1.86%) Nessus
9 2 (1.24%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.24%) Packer
9 2 (1.24%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.62%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.62%) Mesos
10 1 (0.62%) vRealize
10 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 32 (19.88%) Microsoft
2 24 (14.91%) VMware
3 22 (13.66%) SAP
4 20 (12.42%) Citrix
4 20 (12.42%) Oracle
5 13 (8.07%) Symantec
6 12 (7.45%) Altiris
6 12 (7.45%) LANDesk
7 10 (6.21%) AppSense
7 10 (6.21%) Talend
8 7 (4.35%) IBM
8 7 (4.35%) Juniper
9 6 (3.73%) Cisco
10 5 (3.11%) AppDynamics
10 5 (3.11%) CyberArk
10 5 (3.11%) Dynatrace
10 5 (3.11%) New Relic
10 5 (3.11%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.86%) Computacenter
11 3 (1.86%) Qualys