Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £523 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 25 May 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 51 35
Rank change year-on-year +10 -16 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 13 14 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.72% 2.57% 5.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.83% 2.71% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 27
Kent median daily rate £523 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.48% +16.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £320 £466 £348
90th Percentile £675 £606 £595
South East median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £53.44 £53.75
% change year-on-year -59.76% -0.59% +212.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 460 517 733
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 94.86% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 377 545
Kent median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -
10th Percentile £174 £192 £180
90th Percentile £588 £538 £570
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 21
Kent median hourly rate £39.81 £22.52 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.75% +50.13% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.55 £9.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £29.92 £175.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +9.35%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Kent

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Kent

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Kent over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Kent

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Kent

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Kent region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
Tunbridge Wells +7 2 £541 -
Ramsgate - 1 - -
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 Kent region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (30.77%) SAP
2 3 (23.08%) EDI
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) GDPR
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) B2B
3 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
3 2 (15.38%) Capita
3 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (7.69%) InfoPath
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) PlateSpin
4 1 (7.69%) QA
4 1 (7.69%) Fund Management
4 1 (7.69%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (7.69%) Blog
4 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
4 1 (7.69%) Mason
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (7.69%) hybris

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) InfoPath
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
1 1 (7.69%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 1 (7.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) EDI
2 1 (7.69%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Blog
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) B2B
1 2 (15.38%) CRM
1 2 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
1 2 (15.38%) Information Security
1 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Thinking
2 1 (7.69%) Coaching
2 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) Creative Thinking
2 1 (7.69%) Fund Management
2 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
2 1 (7.69%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) Project Governance
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma
2 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) GDPR
2 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) vCloud
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) Capita
3 1 (7.69%) BMC
3 1 (7.69%) BT
3 1 (7.69%) hybris
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) PlateSpin
3 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (7.69%) VMware