Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 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.

Business Consultant
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 347 342 381
Rank change year-on-year -5 +39 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 28 37 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.22% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.24% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 12
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% -5.41%
10th Percentile £327 £370 £292
90th Percentile £565 £595 £524
England median daily rate £450 £456 £450
% change year-on-year -1.37% +1.39% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
South East median hourly rate - £22.35 -
England median hourly rate - £33.18 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15902 15635 18500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.94% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9436 9281 10868
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 786 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Thames Valley -18 18 £450 - 2
Berkshire +4 15 £410 -8.89%
Middlesex - 5 £450 -
Surrey -5 3 £400 -28.89%
Buckinghamshire -25 3 £450 - 1
West Sussex -5 1 £400 -11.11%
M4 Corridor - 1 £650 -
Hampshire - 1 £338 -
Business Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 8 (28.57%) SAP
2 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) Migration
4 5 (17.86%) ERP
4 5 (17.86%) Oracle
4 5 (17.86%) Finance
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.29%) Skype
5 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) Skype for Business
6 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
6 3 (10.71%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (10.71%) Office 365
6 3 (10.71%) Business Process Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
6 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
6 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
7 2 (7.14%) Computacenter
7 2 (7.14%) Logistics
7 2 (7.14%) Billing
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (7.14%) Service Management
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.14%) ISO 22301
7 2 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle Receivables

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 4 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Business One
2 1 (3.57%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.57%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.57%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Skype
2 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) LSMW
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.57%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Migration
2 5 (17.86%) ERP
3 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
3 3 (10.71%) Business Process Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (10.71%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
4 2 (7.14%) CRM
4 2 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (7.14%) Logistics
4 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 2 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) ETL
5 1 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) IT Governance
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) ITSM
5 1 (3.57%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) ACCA
4 1 (3.57%) CIMA
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO 22301
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) SAP
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) Computacenter
5 1 (3.57%) Acme Packet
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.57%) Sonus