Period
to 20 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £461 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 30 21
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1,047 943 1,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.22% 6.13% 7.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.62% 6.54% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 529 696
South East median daily rate £461 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £320 £313
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 5
South East median hourly rate £60.00 £46.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.34% -10.95% +40.00%
England median hourly rate £43.25 £46.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -5.98% - +6.98%

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 15,819 14,423 17,300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.04% 93.71% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,471 8,439 10,194
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 769 888
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -10.24% +20.65%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.29 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £51.33
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.45%

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 20 February 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
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 20 February 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 -3 518 £460 -3.16% 90
Berkshire 0 352 £475 +2.70% 59
Hampshire +16 200 £450 - 38
Surrey -13 166 £498 +17.18% 25
Buckinghamshire -13 123 £450 -10.00% 25
West Sussex -11 64 £450 +2.56% 5
Oxfordshire -17 44 £425 -14.66% 6
Middlesex +2 24 £404 -10.33%
East Sussex -1 11 £400 -21.95% 2
Kent -7 10 £523 +19.43% 8
Home Counties +3 3 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 219 (20.92%) SAP
2 166 (15.85%) Finance
3 123 (11.75%) Migration
4 119 (11.37%) SQL
5 104 (9.93%) Microsoft
6 101 (9.65%) Windows
7 96 (9.17%) Oracle
8 83 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
9 77 (7.35%) Active Directory
9 77 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
10 76 (7.26%) ERP
10 76 (7.26%) Telecoms
11 72 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
12 70 (6.69%) Security Cleared
13 66 (6.30%) Analytics
14 63 (6.02%) Unix
15 62 (5.92%) Linux
15 62 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
16 61 (5.83%) Office 365
17 60 (5.73%) Java
18 59 (5.64%) Marketing
19 58 (5.54%) Information Security
20 57 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
21 56 (5.35%) SC Cleared
22 48 (4.58%) CRM
23 46 (4.39%) VMware
24 45 (4.30%) PowerShell
25 43 (4.11%) Project Management
25 43 (4.11%) CISSP
26 42 (4.01%) Data Migration

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 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.39%) Skype for Business
3 20 (1.91%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.15%) WebSphere
5 10 (0.96%) JBoss
5 10 (0.96%) OpenStack
6 9 (0.86%) SAP Portal
6 9 (0.86%) SAS
7 8 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.67%) Apache
8 7 (0.67%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.67%) CMS
9 6 (0.57%) Documentum
9 6 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.38%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 30 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.096%) InVision
Business Applications
1 32 (3.06%) SAP FI
2 28 (2.67%) SAP ERP
3 21 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (1.53%) SAP HR
5 15 (1.43%) SAP MM
6 13 (1.24%) SAP CO
6 13 (1.24%) SAP FI/CO
6 13 (1.24%) SAP SD
7 12 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (1.05%) Maximo
8 11 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
8 11 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
9 10 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
9 10 (0.96%) SAP PSCD
9 10 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
10 9 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
10 9 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (0.86%) SAP BPC
11 8 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
11 8 (0.76%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 72 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (5.83%) Office 365
3 25 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (2.39%) IaaS
4 21 (2.01%) PaaS
5 16 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 12 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
9 11 (1.05%) SaaS
10 10 (0.96%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.67%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.67%) Taleo
12 5 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 4 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.29%) Firebase
14 3 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.25%) Firewall
2 24 (2.29%) DNS
3 19 (1.81%) WAN
4 18 (1.72%) Network Security
4 18 (1.72%) Skype
5 17 (1.62%) Internet
6 15 (1.43%) VPN
7 13 (1.24%) MPLS
7 13 (1.24%) SSL
8 12 (1.15%) SMS
9 11 (1.05%) FTP
9 11 (1.05%) SAN
9 11 (1.05%) SMTP
10 10 (0.96%) HTTP
11 9 (0.86%) TCP/IP
12 8 (0.76%) Intranet
13 6 (0.57%) DHCP
14 5 (0.48%) BGP
14 5 (0.48%) LAN
14 5 (0.48%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.48%) SAP BW
3 23 (2.20%) SAP HANA
4 22 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
5 21 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (1.72%) Big Data
8 17 (1.62%) Oracle Database
8 17 (1.62%) Power BI
8 17 (1.62%) SAP Data Services
9 16 (1.53%) Oracle BI EE
10 15 (1.43%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
11 12 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (1.05%) DB2
12 11 (1.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 11 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
13 8 (0.76%) Data Lake
14 7 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (1.72%) Jenkins
2 15 (1.43%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.15%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (0.96%) LSMW
6 8 (0.76%) Maven
7 7 (0.67%) JIRA
8 6 (0.57%) JUnit
9 5 (0.48%) Ant
9 5 (0.48%) Axure RP
10 4 (0.38%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.38%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.38%) GitLab
10 4 (0.38%) Selenium
10 4 (0.38%) Subversion
10 4 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.29%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.29%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.29%) NUnit
11 3 (0.29%) SonarQube
General
1 166 (15.85%) Finance
2 76 (7.26%) Telecoms
3 59 (5.64%) Marketing
4 31 (2.96%) Billing
5 30 (2.87%) Retail
6 28 (2.67%) Banking
7 24 (2.29%) Legal
8 17 (1.62%) Advertising
8 17 (1.62%) General Ledger
8 17 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.67%) Back Office
11 5 (0.48%) Electronics
12 4 (0.38%) Automotive
13 3 (0.29%) Games
14 2 (0.19%) Front Office
14 2 (0.19%) German Language
14 2 (0.19%) Law
14 2 (0.19%) Military
14 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.82%) XML
2 30 (2.87%) .NET
3 26 (2.48%) Oracle Fusion
4 17 (1.62%) HTML
5 15 (1.43%) CSS
6 14 (1.34%) EDI
7 13 (1.24%) JSON
7 13 (1.24%) Middleware
7 13 (1.24%) Web Services
8 12 (1.15%) J2EE
8 12 (1.15%) SAP XI
9 9 (0.86%) Kafka
9 9 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
10 8 (0.76%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.76%) cXML
10 8 (0.76%) ebXML
10 8 (0.76%) REST
10 8 (0.76%) SAP PI
10 8 (0.76%) XML Schema
11 7 (0.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (2.20%) User Experience
3 18 (1.72%) Data Centre
4 17 (1.62%) PKI
5 15 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.34%) Replication
7 11 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (0.96%) CESG
9 9 (0.86%) Computer Science
9 9 (0.86%) DataPower
9 9 (0.86%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.76%) CMDB
10 8 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (0.67%) Clustering
11 7 (0.67%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.57%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.57%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (0.48%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.48%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 101 (9.65%) Windows
2 63 (6.02%) Unix
3 62 (5.92%) Linux
4 39 (3.72%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.62%) Windows 10
6 13 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.76%) AIX
10 8 (0.76%) SUSE
11 5 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (0.48%) Solaris
12 4 (0.38%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.19%) HPUX
14 2 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.19%) VMS
15 1 (0.096%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (11.75%) Migration
2 83 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (7.26%) ERP
4 66 (6.30%) Analytics
5 62 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
6 58 (5.54%) Information Security
7 57 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 48 (4.58%) CRM
9 43 (4.11%) Project Management
10 42 (4.01%) Data Migration
11 41 (3.92%) Data Protection
12 39 (3.72%) Data Modelling
13 33 (3.15%) DevOps
14 29 (2.77%) ITIL
14 29 (2.77%) Risk Management
15 25 (2.39%) Data Management
15 25 (2.39%) Test Scripting
16 23 (2.20%) Test Automation
17 22 (2.10%) ETL
17 22 (2.10%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 119 (11.37%) SQL
2 60 (5.73%) Java
3 45 (4.30%) PowerShell
4 36 (3.44%) Python
5 33 (3.15%) ABAP
5 33 (3.15%) C#
6 24 (2.29%) JavaScript
7 16 (1.53%) Perl
7 16 (1.53%) Shell Script
8 14 (1.34%) C
9 12 (1.15%) PL/SQL
10 10 (0.96%) C++
11 9 (0.86%) Apex Code
12 8 (0.76%) ActionScript
12 8 (0.76%) ActionScript 2.0
12 8 (0.76%) ActionScript 3.0
12 8 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.57%) R
14 5 (0.48%) VBScript
15 4 (0.38%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 70 (6.69%) Security Cleared
2 56 (5.35%) SC Cleared
3 43 (4.11%) CISSP
4 36 (3.44%) Degree
5 29 (2.77%) CISM
6 22 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.05%) CCIE
8 9 (0.86%) CCA
9 8 (0.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 8 (0.76%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.67%) SANS
11 6 (0.57%) GCIA
11 6 (0.57%) GSEC
11 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.48%) CCNP
13 4 (0.38%) CISA
13 4 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.38%) MCSE
14 3 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.01%) GDPR
2 30 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.01%) QA
4 18 (1.72%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.86%) COBIT
5 9 (0.86%) PMO
6 8 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (0.76%) RosettaNet
7 6 (0.57%) IFRS
7 6 (0.57%) SLA
8 5 (0.48%) ISO 22301
9 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.096%) GxP
12 1 (0.096%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.096%) JSP 440
System Software
1 77 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.91%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (1.15%) XenApp
6 11 (1.05%) Docker
7 9 (0.86%) vSphere
7 9 (0.86%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.38%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.38%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.29%) NFS
10 2 (0.19%) Gluster
10 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.19%) vCloud
10 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.19%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.19%) XenServer
11 1 (0.096%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 22 (2.10%) Puppet
2 19 (1.81%) Ansible
2 19 (1.81%) SCCM
3 14 (1.34%) Netcool
4 11 (1.05%) Tivoli
5 10 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (0.76%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 7 (0.67%) SCOM
8 6 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.38%) Terraform
10 3 (0.29%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.29%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.29%) SnapVault
10 3 (0.29%) vRealize
11 2 (0.19%) DatAdvantage
11 2 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.19%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 219 (20.92%) SAP
2 104 (9.93%) Microsoft
3 96 (9.17%) Oracle
4 46 (4.39%) VMware
5 31 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
6 26 (2.48%) Cisco
7 25 (2.39%) IBM
7 25 (2.39%) Workday
8 23 (2.20%) ServiceNow
9 19 (1.81%) webMethods
10 18 (1.72%) Citrix
10 18 (1.72%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.72%) Tableau
11 13 (1.24%) CyberArk
12 12 (1.15%) Cognos
13 11 (1.05%) JD Edwards
13 11 (1.05%) Kronos
13 11 (1.05%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 10 (0.96%) Google
15 9 (0.86%) Splunk