Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £473 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 9 December 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.

Business Consultant
England > South East
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 361 346 334
Rank change year-on-year -15 -12 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 28 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 17
South East median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £371 £327 £325
90th Percentile £583 £565 £603
England median daily rate £488 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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 15,925 15,735 15,362
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 94.52% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,598 9,349 9,126
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £456 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 621 790
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.94% +7.07%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.82
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.41% +3.89% -

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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 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
Hampshire -10 12 £413 +22.22% 1
Thames Valley +7 9 £525 +16.67% 4
Berkshire -12 6 £525 +28.05% 2
Surrey -20 4 £450 +12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +23 3 £525 +16.67% 2
Business Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, Business 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 South East region featuring Business Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (25.00%) SAP
2 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) SQL
4 4 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.29%) ERP
4 4 (14.29%) SAP Business One
4 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) Office 365
4 4 (14.29%) Skype
4 4 (14.29%) GDPR
4 4 (14.29%) Skype for Business
5 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
5 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) Change Management
5 3 (10.71%) Finance
5 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (7.14%) Advertising
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.14%) ETL
6 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
6 2 (7.14%) Collaborative Working

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
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) SAP Business One
2 1 (3.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Skype
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
3 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (3.57%) Impala
4 1 (3.57%) Lumira
4 1 (3.57%) Power BI
4 1 (3.57%) SAP BW
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Advertising
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.57%) Fintech
1 1 (3.57%) NHS
1 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) ERP
1 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
2 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (10.71%) Change Management
2 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
3 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 2 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.14%) ETL
3 2 (7.14%) Migration
3 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) High Availability
4 1 (3.57%) ITSM
4 1 (3.57%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (3.57%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Supply Chain Planning
4 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) MCSE
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) GDPR
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) PMO
2 1 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) SAP
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) JDA
3 1 (3.57%) Remedy