Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 29 66
Rank change year-on-year -48 +37 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 23 73 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.90% 6.07% 4.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 6.48% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 39 80
North East median daily rate £463 £430 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.56% +4.88% -5.75%
10th Percentile £313 £279 £274
90th Percentile £765 £595 £530
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
North East median hourly rate - £50.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +78.57% -13.85%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £46.66 £46.00
% change year-on-year -8.92% +1.43% +5.75%

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 1,157 1,126 2,647
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 93.68% 90.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 728 1,768
North East median daily rate £400 £365 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +6.10% -14.00%
10th Percentile £225 £219 £224
90th Percentile £565 £538 £513
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 59 135
North East median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £26.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -34.15% +77.17%
10th Percentile £10.13 £9.90 £10.10
90th Percentile £30.48 £47.50 £36.00
England median hourly rate £18.06 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.44% +1.08% +2.89%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -26 19 £463 +7.56% 39
Durham -16 2 - - 7
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 4 (17.39%) Java
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
1 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.04%) G Suite
2 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) User Stories
2 3 (13.04%) Google
2 3 (13.04%) ERP
2 3 (13.04%) Python
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) DevOps
2 3 (13.04%) Terraform
3 2 (8.70%) Ansible
3 2 (8.70%) Docker
3 2 (8.70%) Runbook
3 2 (8.70%) Ruby
3 2 (8.70%) Kubernetes
3 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
3 2 (8.70%) Advertising
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.70%) Data Security

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 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Epicor Vantage
1 1 (4.35%) Maximo
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.35%) Sage 200
1 1 (4.35%) Sage 300 ERP
1 1 (4.35%) SAP ERP
1 1 (4.35%) SAP MM
1 1 (4.35%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.04%) G Suite
3 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) Datadog
3 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.35%) IaaS
3 1 (4.35%) PaaS
3 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Broadband
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
1 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
1 1 (4.35%) NAS
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
1 1 (4.35%) Skype
1 1 (4.35%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (4.35%) Big Data
1 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (4.35%) Easytrieve
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Appium
2 1 (4.35%) Gatling
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) GitLab
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) JMeter
2 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.35%) LSMW
2 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (8.70%) Advertising
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) Java EE
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.04%) DevOps
2 3 (13.04%) ERP
2 3 (13.04%) User Stories
3 2 (8.70%) BDD
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) Data Security
3 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 2 (8.70%) Runbook
3 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.35%) Data Management
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security
4 1 (4.35%) Load Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) System Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) Python
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) COBOL
4 1 (4.35%) JCL
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.35%) REXX
4 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Terraform
2 2 (8.70%) Ansible
2 2 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 2 (8.70%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (4.35%) Nagios
3 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.35%) Packer
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Google
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) CA
4 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Epicor
4 1 (4.35%) Guidewire
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) New Relic
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Sage
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (4.35%) Splunk