Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 46 45
Rank change year-on-year -35 -1 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 29 62 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.23% 4.81% 5.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 5.09% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 35 82
North East median daily rate £375 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +0.30%
10th Percentile £255 £291 £291
90th Percentile £710 £605 £575
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
North East median hourly rate - - £28.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £46.00 £47.95
% change year-on-year -7.61% -4.07% +19.88%

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 1,252 1,218 2,386
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 94.49% 91.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 785 1,507
North East median daily rate £375 £368 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +13.08% -9.72%
10th Percentile £227 £236 £225
90th Percentile £550 £531 £506
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 60 117
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £20.57 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.09% -23.83% +80.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.09 £11.40
90th Percentile £37.63 £40.00 £35.55
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.22 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.63% -4.11% +8.57%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -17 24 £375 -6.25% 27
Durham -11 1 - - 8
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 5 (17.24%) DevOps
3 5 (17.24%) Terraform
3 5 (17.24%) Ansible
4 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
4 4 (13.79%) ServiceNow
4 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
4 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (13.79%) Puppet
5 3 (10.34%) ITSM
5 3 (10.34%) CMDB
5 3 (10.34%) Software Packaging
5 3 (10.34%) ITIL V3
5 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.34%) Citrix
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.34%) DHCP
5 3 (10.34%) DNS
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) SQL

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 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.45%) Epicor Vantage
2 1 (3.45%) Maximo
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) DHCP
1 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) 3G
2 1 (3.45%) Broadband
2 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.45%) Skype
2 1 (3.45%) WebEx
2 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (3.45%) Big Data
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) Easytrieve
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Software Packaging
2 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.90%) JDBC
2 2 (6.90%) LDAP
2 2 (6.90%) REST
2 2 (6.90%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) Java EE
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) CMDB
2 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) PKI
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Android
4 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Phone
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
2 5 (17.24%) DevOps
3 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL V3
3 3 (10.34%) ITSM
3 3 (10.34%) Project Management
4 2 (6.90%) Analytics
4 2 (6.90%) Content Management
4 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
4 2 (6.90%) Data Transformation
4 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) Service Management
4 2 (6.90%) SOA
5 1 (3.45%) DFSS
5 1 (3.45%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) Assembly Language
3 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) COBOL
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) JCL
3 1 (3.45%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) REXX
3 1 (3.45%) Ruby
3 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Ansible
1 5 (17.24%) Terraform
2 4 (13.79%) Puppet
3 2 (6.90%) AirWatch
3 2 (6.90%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (6.90%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (6.90%) XenMobile
4 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.45%) Nagios
4 1 (3.45%) Packer
4 1 (3.45%) SCCM
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) ServiceNow
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix
4 2 (6.90%) Apple
4 2 (6.90%) IBM
4 2 (6.90%) McAfee
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) CA
5 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) Cognos
5 1 (3.45%) Epicor
5 1 (3.45%) Guidewire
5 1 (3.45%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.45%) New Relic
5 1 (3.45%) Splunk
5 1 (3.45%) Tableau
5 1 (3.45%) ThinPrint
5 1 (3.45%) VMware