Period
to 20 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 26 60
Rank change year-on-year +1 +34 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 17 31 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.90% 7.29% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.09% 7.49% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 6
Kent median daily rate £513 £525 £523
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +0.48% +19.43%
10th Percentile £409 £345 £381
90th Percentile £685 £625 £797
South East median daily rate £475 £500 £461
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.40% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -25.00% +28.34%

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 334 414 522
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 97.41% 97.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 258 375
Kent median daily rate £381 £419 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.96% +19.64% -
10th Percentile £133 £160 £145
90th Percentile £575 £600 £591
South East median daily rate £432 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -1.37% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 16
Kent median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £26.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +53.48% +80.36%
10th Percentile £11.83 £15.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £57.15 £48.25 £42.23
South East median hourly rate £18.60 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -9.27% +13.89% +3.06%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 - 4 £598 -
Maidstone +10 3 - - 2
Chatham - 3 £613 -
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Finance
3 8 (47.06%) Azure
4 6 (35.29%) Office 365
5 5 (29.41%) Virtual Team
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
6 4 (23.53%) Change Management
6 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
6 4 (23.53%) SQL
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
7 3 (17.65%) HTTP
7 3 (17.65%) Workflow
7 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
7 3 (17.65%) K2 blackpearl
7 3 (17.65%) Process Improvement
7 3 (17.65%) Capacity Management
7 3 (17.65%) Banking
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (17.65%) Programme Governance
7 3 (17.65%) Product Roadmap
8 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (11.76%) Virtual Team Management
8 2 (11.76%) PMO
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 (17.65%) K2 blackpearl
1 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Azure
2 6 (35.29%) Office 365
3 1 (5.88%) AWS
3 1 (5.88%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
1 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.88%) Power BI
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
1 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Change Management
2 3 (17.65%) Capacity Management
2 3 (17.65%) Process Improvement
2 3 (17.65%) Product Roadmap
2 3 (17.65%) Programme Governance
2 3 (17.65%) Workflow
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (11.76%) Virtual Team Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Decision-Making
4 1 (5.88%) ITSM
4 1 (5.88%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (5.88%) Market Research
4 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.88%) Quantitative Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Runbook
4 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
1 1 (5.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) QNAP
2 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.88%) Splunk