Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £428 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Consultant
England > North East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 71 32
Rank change year-on-year +42 -39 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 74 105 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.09% 3.86% 5.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.43% 4.21% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 71 70
North East median daily rate £428 £410 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.27% -4.82% +2.56%
10th Percentile £274 £263 £262
90th Percentile £591 £500 £579
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
North East median hourly rate £50.00 £28.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.57% -13.85% -
England median hourly rate £48.00 £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +58.18%

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 1150 2497 1900
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 91.73% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 1699 1178
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £243
90th Percentile £550 £524 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 126 121
North East median hourly rate £17.48 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.04% +51.43% +14.75%
10th Percentile £9.50 £10.28 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £33.87 £36.00
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +33 47 £440 +15.79% 5
Durham -2 6 £356 -16.18% 1
Northumberland - 3 £550 -
Teesside - 1 £425 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 North East region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 24 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 21 (28.38%) Windows
3 20 (27.03%) Active Directory
4 16 (21.62%) SC Cleared
4 16 (21.62%) Windows Server
5 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
6 12 (16.22%) Migration
7 11 (14.86%) Office 365
8 10 (13.51%) SQL
9 9 (12.16%) Solaris
9 9 (12.16%) SAP
9 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (10.81%) Linux
10 8 (10.81%) Oracle
10 8 (10.81%) Workflow
11 7 (9.46%) Unit4 Business World
11 7 (9.46%) SharePoint
12 6 (8.11%) ERP
12 6 (8.11%) Unix
12 6 (8.11%) Finance
12 6 (8.11%) Advertising
12 6 (8.11%) SCCM
13 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (6.76%) Manufacturing
13 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (6.76%) Teamcenter
13 5 (6.76%) ITIL
13 5 (6.76%) .NET
13 5 (6.76%) C#

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 7 (9.46%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.05%) OpenStack
4 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (4.05%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.70%) Apache
5 2 (2.70%) JBoss
5 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.35%) FileNet
6 1 (1.35%) iPlanet
6 1 (1.35%) LiveLink
6 1 (1.35%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.35%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (9.46%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (6.76%) Teamcenter
3 2 (2.70%) SAP HR
3 2 (2.70%) SAP HR-PA
3 2 (2.70%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (2.70%) SAP PS
4 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (1.35%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.35%) Sage 200
4 1 (1.35%) Sage X3
4 1 (1.35%) SAP Business One
4 1 (1.35%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.35%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.35%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.35%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.86%) Office 365
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.35%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) DNS
1 3 (4.05%) Firewall
1 3 (4.05%) LDAP
1 3 (4.05%) Skype
2 2 (2.70%) SAN
2 2 (2.70%) SSL
2 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.70%) WAN
3 1 (1.35%) DHCP
3 1 (1.35%) FCoE
3 1 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.35%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.35%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.35%) LAN
3 1 (1.35%) NAS
3 1 (1.35%) Network Security
3 1 (1.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.70%) EDRMS
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.35%) DataStage
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.35%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MSI
2 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.70%) JIRA
3 2 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.35%) GitLab
4 1 (1.35%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.35%) Phabricator
4 1 (1.35%) Subversion
4 1 (1.35%) Trac
General
1 6 (8.11%) Advertising
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.70%) Local Government
3 2 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) .NET
2 4 (5.41%) XML
3 3 (4.05%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.35%) Flash
4 1 (1.35%) J2EE
4 1 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.35%) Clustering
3 1 (1.35%) DataPower
3 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Exalytics
3 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.38%) Windows
2 16 (21.62%) Windows Server
3 9 (12.16%) Solaris
3 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (10.81%) Linux
5 6 (8.11%) Unix
6 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.41%) AIX
8 2 (2.70%) SUSE
9 1 (1.35%) CentOS
9 1 (1.35%) HPUX
9 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.22%) Migration
2 8 (10.81%) Workflow
3 6 (8.11%) ERP
4 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (6.76%) ITIL
5 4 (5.41%) DevOps
5 4 (5.41%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.05%) Change Management
6 3 (4.05%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.05%) Data Management
6 3 (4.05%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.05%) Presales
6 3 (4.05%) Release Management
6 3 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.70%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.70%) Business Development
7 2 (2.70%) Project Management
7 2 (2.70%) Scrum
7 2 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) SQL
2 5 (6.76%) C#
3 4 (5.41%) Perl
3 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.70%) Korn
5 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.35%) ABAP
6 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.35%) C-shell
6 1 (1.35%) Java
6 1 (1.35%) Python
6 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 16 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) Degree
4 3 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.05%) MCSE
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.05%) Brightmail
3 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.35%) KVM
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.35%) Samba
5 1 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.35%) Xen
5 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) SCCM
2 4 (5.41%) Puppet
3 2 (2.70%) Ansible
3 2 (2.70%) Terraform
4 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.35%) Forum Sentry
4 1 (1.35%) FreeIPA
4 1 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.35%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.35%) OpenView
4 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.35%) Piwik
4 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) SAP
3 8 (10.81%) Oracle
4 5 (6.76%) HP
5 4 (5.41%) VMware
6 3 (4.05%) Citrix
6 3 (4.05%) IBM
6 3 (4.05%) IronPort
6 3 (4.05%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.05%) Sun
7 2 (2.70%) BT
7 2 (2.70%) Capita
7 2 (2.70%) Cisco
7 2 (2.70%) OpenText
7 2 (2.70%) Sage
7 2 (2.70%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.70%) Veritas
8 1 (1.35%) Borland
8 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.35%) Symantec