Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 23 April 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
England > North East
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 67 23
Rank change year-on-year +8 -44 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 46 66 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.69% 4.02% 7.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.83% 4.27% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 82
North East median daily rate £450 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.49% -0.41%
10th Percentile £255 £285 £282
90th Percentile £578 £499 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North East median hourly rate - - £28.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £46.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -7.53% +3.33% +80.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1,201 1,545 1,857
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.31% 94.21% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 1,015 1,146
North East median daily rate £375 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +2.07% +3.57%
10th Percentile £225 £258 £244
90th Percentile £575 £528 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 76 75
North East median hourly rate £15.86 £22.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.51% +26.62% +36.69%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.25 £10.58
90th Percentile £47.80 £40.00 £28.90
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the North East

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in the North East

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the North East over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in the North East

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in the North East

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the North East region over the 6 months to 23 April 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
Tyne and Wear +12 36 £450 +12.50% 21
Durham -14 5 £413 -2.94% 3
Northumberland - 1 - -
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 North East region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 14 (30.43%) DevOps
2 12 (26.09%) Terraform
2 12 (26.09%) Ansible
2 12 (26.09%) Configuration Management
2 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (23.91%) Sonatype Nexus
3 11 (23.91%) Puppet
3 11 (23.91%) Jenkins
3 11 (23.91%) Software Packaging
3 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
4 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (19.57%) Linux
5 8 (17.39%) Windows
5 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
6 7 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
7 6 (13.04%) Project Management
7 6 (13.04%) Oracle
7 6 (13.04%) SAP
7 6 (13.04%) ITIL
8 5 (10.87%) ITSM
8 5 (10.87%) Finance
8 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
8 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
8 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
9 4 (8.70%) ServiceNow
9 4 (8.70%) Citrix
9 4 (8.70%) DHCP
9 4 (8.70%) DNS
9 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 2 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (4.35%) Maximo
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.35%) SAP Payroll
2 2 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.17%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (2.17%) Sage X3
3 1 (2.17%) SAP Business One
3 1 (2.17%) SAP HCM
3 1 (2.17%) SAP HR
3 1 (2.17%) SAP HR-PA
3 1 (2.17%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.17%) FinancialForce
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) DHCP
1 4 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (4.35%) SMS
2 2 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (2.17%) 3G
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) LAN
3 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.17%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.17%) QlikView
3 1 (2.17%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
1 11 (23.91%) Jenkins
1 11 (23.91%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (8.70%) JIRA
3 2 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Advertising
3 2 (4.35%) Billing
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) Software Packaging
2 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.35%) JDBC
2 2 (4.35%) LDAP
2 2 (4.35%) REST
2 2 (4.35%) SOAP
2 2 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) CSS
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) Java EE
3 1 (2.17%) JMS
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) CMDB
2 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.17%) Spread Betting
3 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Linux
2 8 (17.39%) Windows
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.35%) Android
6 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Phone
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (2.17%) HPUX
7 1 (2.17%) Solaris
7 1 (2.17%) Unix
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) DevOps
2 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.09%) Configuration Management
3 6 (13.04%) ITIL
3 6 (13.04%) Project Management
4 5 (10.87%) ITSM
5 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.70%) Scrum
5 4 (8.70%) Service Management
5 4 (8.70%) Workflow
6 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.52%) ERP
6 3 (6.52%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.35%) Analytics
7 2 (4.35%) Data Transformation
7 2 (4.35%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) Perl
3 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.35%) PMO
3 1 (2.17%) QA
3 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.17%) Samba
2 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) Xen
2 1 (2.17%) XenApp
2 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (26.09%) Ansible
1 12 (26.09%) Terraform
2 11 (23.91%) Puppet
3 2 (4.35%) AirWatch
3 2 (4.35%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (4.35%) XenMobile
4 1 (2.17%) Nessus
4 1 (2.17%) SCCM
4 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) SAP
3 4 (8.70%) Citrix
3 4 (8.70%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.35%) Apple
4 2 (4.35%) McAfee
4 2 (4.35%) Sage
5 1 (2.17%) Cognos
5 1 (2.17%) Epicor
5 1 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) IBM
5 1 (2.17%) Infor
5 1 (2.17%) Ivanti
5 1 (2.17%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.17%) Sun
5 1 (2.17%) Tableau
5 1 (2.17%) ThinPrint
5 1 (2.17%) VMware