The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Business Consultant
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 253 247
Rank change year-on-year +21 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 16 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.20% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.15% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 9
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £293 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £618 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £438 £438
% change year-on-year -14.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7404 8887 9270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.10% 95.11% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4201 5439 4953
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 384 451
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Business Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Business Consultant in the South East

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Consultant in the South East

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Consultant in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Consultant in the South East

Business Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Consultant in the South East

Business Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +28 6 £400 -11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 5 - -
Surrey +3 3 £578 -25.48%
Hampshire +12 2 £680 +126.66%
Kent - 1 - -
Business Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Business 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 South East region featuring Business Consultant in the job title.

1 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
1 9 (28.13%) Business Transformation
2 8 (25.00%) Process Management
3 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 6 (18.75%) Broadband
4 5 (15.63%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (15.63%) Business Continuity
4 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (15.63%) ISO22301
4 5 (15.63%) Presales
5 4 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.50%) SAP
5 4 (12.50%) ITIL
6 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.38%) Finance
6 3 (9.38%) Process Improvement
6 3 (9.38%) Skype for Business
6 3 (9.38%) Skype
7 2 (6.25%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (6.25%) Service Design
7 2 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (6.25%) QA
7 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
7 2 (6.25%) High Availability
7 2 (6.25%) Tableau
7 2 (6.25%) Business Process Improvement
7 2 (6.25%) Analytics
7 2 (6.25%) Office 365
7 2 (6.25%) Migration

Business Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 3 (9.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
2 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Eloqua
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Business One
1 1 (3.13%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Broadband
2 3 (9.38%) Skype
3 2 (6.25%) PBX
3 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.13%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) Big Data
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Business Transformation
1 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (25.00%) Process Management
3 5 (15.63%) Business Continuity
3 5 (15.63%) Presales
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL
5 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.38%) Process Improvement
6 2 (6.25%) Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Business Process Improvement
6 2 (6.25%) Business Process Mapping
6 2 (6.25%) CRM
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) High Availability
6 2 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Service Design
6 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.13%) Avaya Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) ISO22301
2 2 (6.25%) QA
3 1 (3.13%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) SAP
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco
2 2 (6.25%) Tableau
3 1 (3.13%) Aprimo
3 1 (3.13%) Apttus
3 1 (3.13%) Avaya
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Pega
3 1 (3.13%) Pegasus
3 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.13%) Zuora