The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 13 19
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 55 62 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 9.32% 9.02% 7.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.63% 9.45% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 37 30
Median daily rate £475 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £334 £411
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +38.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 571 656 678
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 96.78% 95.49% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 319 351
Median daily rate £445 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 53 44
Median hourly rate £30.00 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.28% +3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.13 £49.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead +7 11 £455 +30.00%
Watford +9 10 £450 +5.88% 3
Welwyn Garden City +5 10 £500 +53.84% 1
Hatfield -20 2 - - 1
St Albans -1 1 £475 +15.15%
Stevenage -9 1 £525 +50.00%
Borehamwood - 1 £550 -
Royston - 1 - -
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 28 (24.35%) Data Centre
2 24 (20.87%) Security Cleared
3 18 (15.65%) Windows
3 18 (15.65%) Microsoft
3 18 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (13.91%) SAP
4 16 (13.91%) Middleware
5 15 (13.04%) Risk Management
5 15 (13.04%) Cisco
5 15 (13.04%) Information Security
6 14 (12.17%) Management Information System
6 14 (12.17%) Waterfall
6 14 (12.17%) Analytics
7 13 (11.30%) Oracle
8 12 (10.43%) Migration
9 11 (9.57%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (9.57%) SC Cleared
9 11 (9.57%) DevOps
10 10 (8.70%) Security Architecture
10 10 (8.70%) Finance
11 9 (7.83%) Retail
11 9 (7.83%) Information Assurance
11 9 (7.83%) Big Data
11 9 (7.83%) Big Data Analytics
11 9 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (7.83%) Data Analytics
11 9 (7.83%) Database Security
12 8 (6.96%) Windows 10
12 8 (6.96%) OWASP
12 8 (6.96%) Data Migration

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 (5.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.74%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.87%) Apache
3 1 (0.87%) IIS
3 1 (0.87%) SAS
3 1 (0.87%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.87%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) MS Office
2 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.87%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (5.22%) SAP HCM
2 5 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (3.48%) SAP GTS
4 3 (2.61%) Maximo
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (1.74%) SAP BPC
5 2 (1.74%) SAP CO
5 2 (1.74%) SAP FI
5 2 (1.74%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (1.74%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.87%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.87%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.87%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (3.48%) Office 365
3 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.87%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.09%) Firewall
2 6 (5.22%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (4.35%) NetScaler
4 4 (3.48%) DNS
4 4 (3.48%) Network Security
5 3 (2.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.74%) BGP
6 2 (1.74%) BIG-IP
6 2 (1.74%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.74%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.74%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (1.74%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.74%) NX-OS
6 2 (1.74%) OSPF
6 2 (1.74%) SSL
7 1 (0.87%) Internet
7 1 (0.87%) SAN
7 1 (0.87%) WAN
7 1 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.83%) Big Data
2 7 (6.09%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.48%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.74%) MySQL
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.87%) QlikView
5 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.87%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.87%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) LSMW
1 1 (0.87%) MSI
1 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (8.70%) Finance
2 9 (7.83%) Retail
3 7 (6.09%) Law
4 2 (1.74%) Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Advertising
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.91%) Middleware
2 2 (1.74%) .NET
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (1.74%) XML
3 1 (0.87%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.87%) BAPI
3 1 (0.87%) CSS
3 1 (0.87%) HTML
3 1 (0.87%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.87%) JSON
3 1 (0.87%) RESTful
3 1 (0.87%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.87%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (24.35%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.17%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.61%) PKI
5 2 (1.74%) Clustering
6 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.87%) DataPower
6 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.87%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.87%) iPad
6 1 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.87%) Social Media
6 1 (0.87%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.87%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.65%) Windows
2 8 (6.96%) Linux
2 8 (6.96%) Windows 10
3 7 (6.09%) Unix
3 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (6.09%) Windows XP
4 6 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.48%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.74%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.87%) AIX
7 1 (0.87%) VMS
7 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (13.04%) Information Security
2 15 (13.04%) Risk Management
3 14 (12.17%) Analytics
3 14 (12.17%) Waterfall
4 12 (10.43%) Migration
5 11 (9.57%) DevOps
5 11 (9.57%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (8.70%) Security Architecture
7 9 (7.83%) Big Data Analytics
7 9 (7.83%) Data Analytics
7 9 (7.83%) Database Security
7 9 (7.83%) Information Assurance
8 8 (6.96%) Data Migration
8 8 (6.96%) OWASP
9 7 (6.09%) Data Modelling
9 7 (6.09%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.22%) Data Cleansing
10 6 (5.22%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.96%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.22%) Perl
2 6 (5.22%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.74%) Java
3 2 (1.74%) SQL
4 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (20.87%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.57%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.48%) CCNP
5 2 (1.74%) CCIE
5 2 (1.74%) CCNA
5 2 (1.74%) MCSE
5 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.87%) CEH
6 1 (0.87%) CISSP
6 1 (0.87%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.87%) Degree
6 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.87%) MCSA
6 1 (0.87%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.87%) PMO
1 1 (0.87%) QA
1 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.61%) ISA Server
4 2 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.87%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.87%) vSphere
5 1 (0.87%) XenApp
5 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.35%) SCCM
2 2 (1.74%) Ansible
2 2 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.87%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.87%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.87%) SCOM
3 1 (0.87%) Simpana
3 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 18 (15.65%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.91%) SAP
3 15 (13.04%) Cisco
4 13 (11.30%) Oracle
5 8 (6.96%) Juniper
6 6 (5.22%) Citrix
6 6 (5.22%) IBM
6 6 (5.22%) Palo Alto
6 6 (5.22%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.22%) Symantec
7 5 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.35%) Intel Security
7 5 (4.35%) Sophos
8 4 (3.48%) F5
8 4 (3.48%) VMware
9 3 (2.61%) Sourcefire
9 3 (2.61%) Splunk
9 3 (2.61%) Trustwave
10 2 (1.74%) Dell
10 2 (1.74%) Lotus