The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £581 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
South East / Kent
Rank 39 33 32
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 6 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.13% 4.77% 3.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 4.95% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 9
Median daily rate £581 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £355 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £460 £463
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 £48.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -2.08% +54.83%  

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 275 444 250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 97.52% 96.31% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 339 132
Median daily rate £390 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.55% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 11
Median hourly rate £27.38 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.61% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £170.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
Tunbridge Wells +8 1 - - 1
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 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 Kent region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (30.77%) .NET
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) QA
3 2 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (15.38%) User Stories
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Windows
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) B2C
4 1 (7.69%) Advertising
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) Perl

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Hudson
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
1 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) User Stories
3 1 (7.69%) Android Development
3 1 (7.69%) B2C
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) ERP
3 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
3 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Development
3 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) CFEngine
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) IFS
2 1 (7.69%) SaltStack
2 1 (7.69%) Xamarin