Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the Home Counties during the 6 months to 25 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
South East > Home Counties
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 9 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Home Counties 31.03% 25.00% 28.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.03% 26.32% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 10
Home Counties median daily rate - £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Home Counties median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £54.00 £27.50 £60.50
% change year-on-year +96.36% -54.55% +168.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Home Counties. 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
Home Counties
Contract vacancies in the Home Counties with a recognized job title 29 19 35
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 100.00% 95.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 25
Home Counties median daily rate £363 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.44% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £243 £319 £263
90th Percentile £563 £633 £680
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Home Counties median hourly rate £37.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.38% +2.29% +18.75%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the Home Counties

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Home Counties.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the Home Counties

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in the Home Counties.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in the Home Counties

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in the Home Counties.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in the Home Counties

Consultant Skill Set
Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 25 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 Home Counties region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) SAN
1 9 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) Network Design
1 9 (100.00%) Use Case
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (100.00%) OpenStack
1 9 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 9 (100.00%) Network Virtualisation

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Home Counties 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 9 (100.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 9 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) SAN
General
1 9 (100.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Network Design
1 9 (100.00%) Network Virtualisation
1 9 (100.00%) Use Case
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware