Period
to 17 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 29 48
Rank change year-on-year +2 +19 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 31 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.89% 4.50% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.01% 4.67% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 4
Kent median daily rate £490 £450 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% -16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £333 £343 £478
90th Percentile £623 £659 £606
South East median daily rate £500 £458 £475
% change year-on-year +9.29% -3.68% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £21.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year +144.19% -64.17% +23.08%

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 516 450 524
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.10% 96.36% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 274 377
Kent median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £220 £191 £175
90th Percentile £630 £618 £538
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 28
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £26.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.74% +27.39%
10th Percentile £17.00 £11.19 £12.68
90th Percentile £45.40 £148.13 £77.64
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.42% +8.57% -12.50%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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
Maidstone -4 3 £375 -16.67% 1
Dartford - 3 £500 -
Tonbridge - 3 £490 -
Chatham - 2 £575 -
Rochester - 1 - -
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 9 (29.03%) Windows
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (22.58%) Citrix
2 7 (22.58%) VMware
3 6 (19.35%) CMDB
3 6 (19.35%) BMC
3 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (16.13%) XenApp
4 5 (16.13%) Office 365
4 5 (16.13%) vCenter Server
4 5 (16.13%) Remedy
4 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.90%) Workflow
5 4 (12.90%) EMC
5 4 (12.90%) Migration
5 4 (12.90%) DNS
5 4 (12.90%) SQL
5 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL
5 4 (12.90%) VSAN
5 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (12.90%) Windows 10
5 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement
5 4 (12.90%) IaaS
5 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
5 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (9.68%) vSphere
6 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop

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 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.13%) Office 365
3 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (12.90%) IaaS
4 2 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.23%) Apigee
5 1 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (3.23%) PaaS
5 1 (3.23%) Power Platform
5 1 (3.23%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) DNS
1 4 (12.90%) VSAN
2 3 (9.68%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (9.68%) iSCSI
2 3 (9.68%) VLAN
3 2 (6.45%) HTTP
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
4 1 (3.23%) Skype
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Hudson
1 1 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 3 (9.68%) Advertising
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) OpenID
1 1 (3.23%) SAML
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) CMDB
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows 10
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.23%) Linux
5 1 (3.23%) VMS
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 4 (12.90%) ITIL
1 4 (12.90%) Migration
1 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement
1 4 (12.90%) Workflow
2 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
2 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
2 3 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
2 3 (9.68%) Scrum
2 3 (9.68%) Server Monitoring
2 3 (9.68%) Service Management
2 3 (9.68%) Software Licensing
2 3 (9.68%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) Application Packaging
3 2 (6.45%) Change Management
3 2 (6.45%) Functional Testing
3 2 (6.45%) ITSM
4 1 (3.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) CCA
2 2 (6.45%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) VCAP
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.13%) XenApp
3 3 (9.68%) NFS
3 3 (9.68%) VMware NSX
3 3 (9.68%) vSphere
3 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) vCenter Server
2 3 (9.68%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) vRealize
2 3 (9.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 2 (6.45%) AppDNA
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Citrix
1 7 (22.58%) VMware
2 6 (19.35%) BMC
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.13%) Remedy
4 4 (12.90%) EMC
5 3 (9.68%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) Apple
6 1 (3.23%) CommVault
6 1 (3.23%) Hitachi