The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 245 245
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 4 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.052% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 16
South East median daily rate £406 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% -4.25%  
10th Percentile £333 £275 £243
90th Percentile £474 £575 £550
England median daily rate £451 £431 £455
% change year-on-year +4.46% -5.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South East median hourly rate - £22.35 -
England median hourly rate - £22.35 -

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 7306 8460 8969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.61% 94.96% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15203 18917 19243
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
10th Percentile £250 £250 £220
90th Percentile £550 £550 £513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1130 1314 1775
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +21.49%  
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £10.80
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 June 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 +12 2 £475 +5.55%
Surrey +6 1 - -
Hampshire +2 1 £338 +12.50%
Business Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 5 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 5 (25.00%) ISO 22301
1 5 (25.00%) Presales
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (15.00%) CRM
3 3 (15.00%) Process Management
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (10.00%) QA
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Workflow Management
4 2 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (10.00%) Workflow
4 2 (10.00%) Finance
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Pegasus
4 2 (10.00%) BPR
4 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (10.00%) C

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 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Eloqua
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Force.com
1 1 (5.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Billing
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 5 (25.00%) Presales
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) CRM
3 3 (15.00%) Process Management
4 2 (10.00%) Analytics
4 2 (10.00%) BPR
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Service Design
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Time Management
4 2 (10.00%) Workflow
4 2 (10.00%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.00%) Avaya Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) ISO 22301
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Pegasus
2 2 (10.00%) Tableau
3 1 (5.00%) Acme Packet
3 1 (5.00%) Aprimo
3 1 (5.00%) Apttus
3 1 (5.00%) Avaya
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Pega
3 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.00%) Sonus
3 1 (5.00%) Zuora