Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £448 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 45 26
Rank change year-on-year +14 -19 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 17 18 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.00% 3.32% 6.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.19% 3.52% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 25
Kent median daily rate £448 £550 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.64% +18.92% -10.19%
10th Percentile £354 £443 £374
90th Percentile £675 £608 £595
South East median daily rate £465 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -53.26% +2.22% +15.80%

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 406 511 673
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 94.28% 98.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 372 483
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -1.41% +5.19%
10th Percentile £172 £193 £180
90th Percentile £613 £538 £573
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 21
Kent median hourly rate £38.38 £27.38 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.16% +30.38% +41.56%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £174.38 £93.28 £99.00
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.77 £19.62
% change year-on-year +6.92% -9.42% +12.10%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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
Maidstone - 2 £450 - 1
Ramsgate - 1 - -
Folkestone - 1 - -
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Capita
2 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.76%) BMC
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
4 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
4 2 (11.76%) Office 365
4 2 (11.76%) Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.88%) vCenter Server
5 1 (5.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 1 (5.88%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (5.88%) Analytical Thinking
5 1 (5.88%) Kaizen
5 1 (5.88%) Lean Thinking
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (5.88%) SAP 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
1 1 (5.88%) NAS
1 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
1 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Law
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) JSON
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (11.76%) Analytics
2 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
2 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
2 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) CRM
3 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics
3 1 (5.88%) Fund Management
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security Management
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (5.88%) Project Governance
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Security Management
3 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CISA
1 1 (5.88%) CISM
1 1 (5.88%) CISSP
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) NFS
1 1 (5.88%) vCloud
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) XenApp
1 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (5.88%) vCenter Server
1 1 (5.88%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Capita
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) BMC
4 1 (5.88%) BT
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) ForgeRock
4 1 (5.88%) Guidewire
4 1 (5.88%) hybris
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp
4 1 (5.88%) PlateSpin
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) VMware