The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £503 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 22 June 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 / Kent
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 19 39
Rank change year-on-year -14 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 9 25 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.46% 7.37% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.73% 7.49% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 2
Median daily rate £503 £475 £570
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.78% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £394 £526
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £50.75
% change year-on-year +6.10% -1.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 241 334 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 92.69% 98.53% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 233 140
Median daily rate £364 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.81% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £202 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 11
Median hourly rate £22.52 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.48% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £55.00 £24.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

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 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Dartford - 1 - - 1
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Kent region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (46.67%) Windows
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Ruby
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (26.67%) JIRA
3 4 (26.67%) Selenium
3 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
3 4 (26.67%) Confluence
3 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (26.67%) BDD
3 4 (26.67%) ISEB
3 4 (26.67%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
3 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (26.67%) JMeter
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (26.67%) Smoke Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Component Testing
4 3 (20.00%) .NET
4 3 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory

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 4 (26.67%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) 802.11
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) DPNSS
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
1 1 (6.67%) IPsec
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) MPLS
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
1 1 (6.67%) QSIG
1 1 (6.67%) SNMP
1 1 (6.67%) Telepresence
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
1 1 (6.67%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
1 4 (26.67%) JMeter
1 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
1 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (6.67%) Hudson
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Cybercrime
1 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (6.67%) iSeries
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Android
3 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (26.67%) BDD
2 4 (26.67%) Component Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Scrum
2 4 (26.67%) Smoke Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) B2C
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
1 5 (33.33%) Ruby
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) CNA
2 1 (6.67%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) CFEngine
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Blue Prism
2 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Mitel
2 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
2 1 (6.67%) SaltStack
2 1 (6.67%) Siemens
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Xamarin