Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 November 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 > South East
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 28 25
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 909 1,100 1,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.45% 6.52% 6.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.78% 6.89% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 605 636
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £330 £350 £319
90th Percentile £613 £593 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 9
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £54.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.19% +20.00% -25.91%
10th Percentile £23.80 £31.70 £20.80
90th Percentile £45.00 £60.78 £59.45
England median hourly rate £42.50 £48.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year -11.46% +5.49% +4.60%

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 15,725 15,971 15,841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.65% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,485 9,471 9,422
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 651 792
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -7.38% +7.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.34 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.23% +3.89% +1.21%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the South East

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 Consultant in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in the South East

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the South East over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in the South East

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 Consultant in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in the South East

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the South East over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Consultant in the South East

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 Consultant within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Thames Valley -5 415 £450 -5.26% 98
Berkshire -5 297 £450 -9.77% 59
Hampshire -14 191 £475 +5.56% 48
Surrey -11 158 £504 +6.05% 27
Oxfordshire +25 66 £467 +3.78% 12
West Sussex +6 63 £500 +11.11% 3
Buckinghamshire -22 52 £450 - 27
East Sussex +9 30 £501 +29.16% 4
Kent +8 18 £448 -17.13% 11
Middlesex -8 10 £475 +5.56% 4
Sussex +4 1 £575 - 1
M4 Corridor 0 1 £450 -30.77%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 South East region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 199 (21.89%) SAP
2 137 (15.07%) Finance
3 135 (14.85%) Microsoft
4 123 (13.53%) Security Cleared
5 120 (13.20%) Migration
6 100 (11.00%) SC Cleared
7 95 (10.45%) Windows
8 93 (10.23%) Oracle
9 91 (10.01%) SQL
10 86 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
11 84 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
12 77 (8.47%) Office 365
13 75 (8.25%) Active Directory
14 68 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
15 66 (7.26%) ERP
16 65 (7.15%) CRM
17 63 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
18 59 (6.49%) Cisco
19 56 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
20 55 (6.05%) Telecoms
21 53 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
22 51 (5.61%) Linux
23 50 (5.50%) Java
24 47 (5.17%) VMware
24 47 (5.17%) Information Security
25 46 (5.06%) Firewall
25 46 (5.06%) PowerShell
26 45 (4.95%) Analytics
27 42 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
28 38 (4.18%) SQL Server

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 37 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.20%) MS Exchange
3 19 (2.09%) Skype for Business
4 12 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (0.99%) Confluence
5 9 (0.99%) SAP Portal
5 9 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (0.88%) IIS
6 8 (0.88%) NetWeaver
7 6 (0.66%) Apache
7 6 (0.66%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.66%) EPiServer
7 6 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.66%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.66%) SAS
8 4 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.33%) Drupal
9 3 (0.33%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.33%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.22%) InVision
6 2 (0.22%) UXPin
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.11%) HipChat
7 1 (0.11%) Mingle
7 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 34 (3.74%) SAP S/4HANA
2 23 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (2.42%) SAP ERP
4 21 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
5 19 (2.09%) SAP PSCD
6 18 (1.98%) Oracle EBS R12
7 15 (1.65%) SAP FI
8 11 (1.21%) SAP CO
8 11 (1.21%) SAP FI/CO
9 10 (1.10%) SAP MM
10 9 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
10 9 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (0.99%) SAP IS-U
10 9 (0.99%) SAP PP
11 8 (0.88%) SAP FI-CA
11 8 (0.88%) SAP SD
12 7 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
12 7 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
12 7 (0.77%) SAP PM
12 7 (0.77%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 86 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (8.47%) Office 365
3 42 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (2.64%) SuccessFactors
5 17 (1.87%) IaaS
6 15 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (1.21%) PaaS
8 10 (1.10%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.99%) SaaS
10 5 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.55%) Yammer
11 4 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 4 (0.44%) Serverless
11 4 (0.44%) Taleo
12 3 (0.33%) GitHub
12 3 (0.33%) Heroku
13 2 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.06%) Firewall
2 33 (3.63%) DNS
3 26 (2.86%) LAN
4 24 (2.64%) WAN
5 18 (1.98%) VoIP
6 17 (1.87%) VPN
6 17 (1.87%) Wireless
7 16 (1.76%) Network Security
7 16 (1.76%) SAN
7 16 (1.76%) Skype
8 15 (1.65%) DHCP
8 15 (1.65%) TCP/IP
9 14 (1.54%) MPLS
10 13 (1.43%) OSPF
11 12 (1.32%) BGP
11 12 (1.32%) Internet
12 11 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (1.10%) 3GPP
14 8 (0.88%) SSL
14 8 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.18%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.19%) Oracle Database
3 25 (2.75%) SAP Data Services
4 24 (2.64%) BusinessObjects
4 24 (2.64%) SAP HANA
5 23 (2.53%) SAP BW
6 22 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (2.09%) Power BI
8 17 (1.87%) Big Data
9 14 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.10%) Lumira
11 9 (0.99%) MySQL
11 9 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 7 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
14 6 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
14 6 (0.66%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 29 (3.19%) JIRA
2 18 (1.98%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.54%) Bitbucket
3 14 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.10%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.77%) LSMW
6 6 (0.66%) Axure RP
6 6 (0.66%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.55%) Appium
7 5 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.44%) Selenium
9 3 (0.33%) Maven
9 3 (0.33%) NWDI
9 3 (0.33%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 2 (0.22%) JDeveloper
10 2 (0.22%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.22%) MorphX
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 137 (15.07%) Finance
2 55 (6.05%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.31%) Billing
4 20 (2.20%) Marketing
5 18 (1.98%) General Ledger
5 18 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.87%) Retail
7 13 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.32%) Advertising
9 11 (1.21%) Banking
10 7 (0.77%) Legal
11 5 (0.55%) Publishing
12 4 (0.44%) German Language
13 3 (0.33%) Automotive
13 3 (0.33%) Law
13 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.22%) Back Office
14 2 (0.22%) Local Government
14 2 (0.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.42%) Web Services
2 17 (1.87%) HTML
3 16 (1.76%) CSS
3 16 (1.76%) jQuery
3 16 (1.76%) SAP XI
4 15 (1.65%) .NET
4 15 (1.65%) Node.js
4 15 (1.65%) SAP PI
5 13 (1.43%) Middleware
6 11 (1.21%) IDoc
7 10 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (1.10%) REST
7 10 (1.10%) SAP Basis
7 10 (1.10%) XML
8 8 (0.88%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.88%) JSON
8 8 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (0.77%) Ajax
9 7 (0.77%) EDI
9 7 (0.77%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.41%) Data Centre
3 18 (1.98%) Management Information System
3 18 (1.98%) User Experience
4 16 (1.76%) Virtual Team
5 15 (1.65%) PKI
5 15 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.32%) Clustering
8 11 (1.21%) Computer Science
9 9 (0.99%) Data Structures
10 8 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (0.88%) Public Cloud
10 8 (0.88%) Replication
11 6 (0.66%) NHS
12 5 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.44%) Life Science
13 4 (0.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 95 (10.45%) Windows
2 51 (5.61%) Linux
3 38 (4.18%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.42%) Windows 10
5 17 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (1.54%) AIX
6 14 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.43%) SUSE
7 13 (1.43%) Unix
8 11 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.99%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.44%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.33%) Solaris
13 2 (0.22%) Android
13 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.22%) CentOS
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.11%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (13.20%) Migration
2 84 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 66 (7.26%) ERP
5 65 (7.15%) CRM
6 63 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
7 53 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
8 47 (5.17%) Information Security
9 45 (4.95%) Analytics
10 37 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
11 36 (3.96%) DevOps
12 34 (3.74%) Project Management
13 33 (3.63%) Risk Management
14 32 (3.52%) Data Migration
15 28 (3.08%) Change Management
15 28 (3.08%) ITIL
16 27 (2.97%) Scrum
17 25 (2.75%) Presales
18 22 (2.42%) Process Improvement
18 22 (2.42%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 91 (10.01%) SQL
2 50 (5.50%) Java
3 46 (5.06%) PowerShell
4 35 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 26 (2.86%) Python
6 24 (2.64%) C#
7 22 (2.42%) ABAP
8 14 (1.54%) C
9 13 (1.43%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.21%) Bash Shell
11 9 (0.99%) T-SQL
12 8 (0.88%) Perl
13 7 (0.77%) Groovy
13 7 (0.77%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.66%) Apex Code
15 5 (0.55%) PHP
15 5 (0.55%) R
15 5 (0.55%) VB
16 4 (0.44%) Scala
17 3 (0.33%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 123 (13.53%) Security Cleared
2 100 (11.00%) SC Cleared
3 34 (3.74%) Degree
4 23 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (2.09%) CISSP
6 17 (1.87%) CISM
7 16 (1.76%) CCNP
8 15 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (1.54%) CCA
10 13 (1.43%) DV Cleared
11 11 (1.21%) CCIE
12 10 (1.10%) MCSE
13 7 (0.77%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 6 (0.66%) CISA
15 5 (0.55%) CCDE
15 5 (0.55%) CCNA
15 5 (0.55%) SAP Certification
16 4 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
16 4 (0.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 3 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (2.64%) QA
3 22 (2.42%) GDPR
4 16 (1.76%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.43%) PMO
6 11 (1.21%) PCI DSS
7 10 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.77%) SLA
9 5 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.33%) GxP
12 2 (0.22%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.22%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.22%) GAMP
12 2 (0.22%) IEC 61508
12 2 (0.22%) RMADS
12 2 (0.22%) RosettaNet
13 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.11%) FedRAMP
13 1 (0.11%) IFRS
System Software
1 75 (8.25%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.21%) vSphere
4 10 (1.10%) Docker
4 10 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.66%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.44%) XenApp
9 3 (0.33%) KVM
9 3 (0.33%) vCloud
10 2 (0.22%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.22%) Xen
10 2 (0.22%) XenServer
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.11%) NFS
11 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (2.75%) SCCM
2 14 (1.54%) Ansible
3 13 (1.43%) HP ALM
4 12 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 11 (1.21%) Data Guard
6 10 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 10 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (1.10%) Puppet
7 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.77%) SCOM
8 6 (0.66%) ArcSight ESM
8 6 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.55%) Terraform
9 5 (0.55%) WMI
10 4 (0.44%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.44%) Cisco UCCE
10 4 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 199 (21.89%) SAP
2 135 (14.85%) Microsoft
3 93 (10.23%) Oracle
4 59 (6.49%) Cisco
5 47 (5.17%) VMware
6 31 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
7 29 (3.19%) HP
8 22 (2.42%) Ariba
9 16 (1.76%) ArcSight
9 16 (1.76%) Citrix
10 15 (1.65%) Tableau
10 15 (1.65%) webMethods
11 13 (1.43%) NetApp
12 12 (1.32%) Dell
12 12 (1.32%) Splunk
13 11 (1.21%) SolarWinds
14 10 (1.10%) CyberArk
14 10 (1.10%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.10%) Symantec
15 9 (0.99%) Brocade