Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £465 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 25 22
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1,001 1,073 1,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.99% 6.73% 7.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.33% 7.10% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 611 747
South East median daily rate £465 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £600 £593 £575
England median daily rate £489 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 13
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £46.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.26% +2.22% +15.80%
10th Percentile £14.75 £30.50 £21.13
90th Percentile £61.25 £60.87 £58.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £46.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year -7.61% +1.10% +13.75%

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 15,823 15,118 17,385
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.77% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,378 8,702 10,540
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £238
90th Percentile £580 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 668 750
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.77 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.92% -9.42% +12.10%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.36
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £47.85
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +3 435 £455 -4.32% 102
Berkshire -8 294 £450 -10.00% 71
Hampshire -12 220 £475 - 25
Surrey -10 200 £460 +3.37% 21
Buckinghamshire -3 75 £425 -5.56% 27
West Sussex +13 68 £481 +11.59% 3
Oxfordshire +23 66 £458 -3.68% 4
East Sussex +6 18 £463 +23.33% 4
Kent +14 17 £448 -18.64% 5
Middlesex -16 12 £425 -12.19%
Sussex +1 4 £488 +19.63%
M4 Corridor -5 2 £450 -30.77%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 260 (25.97%) SAP
2 166 (16.58%) Finance
3 134 (13.39%) Migration
4 121 (12.09%) Microsoft
5 117 (11.69%) Security Cleared
6 106 (10.59%) Oracle
7 99 (9.89%) Windows
7 99 (9.89%) SC Cleared
8 89 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
9 88 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
10 76 (7.59%) Office 365
11 75 (7.49%) SQL
11 75 (7.49%) CRM
12 74 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
13 71 (7.09%) ERP
14 67 (6.69%) Problem-Solving
15 62 (6.19%) Active Directory
16 59 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 57 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
18 55 (5.49%) Degree
19 51 (5.09%) Analytics
20 50 (5.00%) Telecoms
21 49 (4.90%) Linux
22 48 (4.80%) PowerShell
23 46 (4.60%) Data Modelling
24 45 (4.50%) Information Security
24 45 (4.50%) SAP FI
25 44 (4.40%) ITIL
25 44 (4.40%) Change Management
25 44 (4.40%) 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 33 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.80%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.60%) Skype for Business
4 14 (1.40%) Apache
5 13 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.00%) SAS
8 9 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.80%) Confluence
9 8 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.60%) NetWeaver
10 6 (0.60%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.50%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.40%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.40%) IIS
12 4 (0.40%) JBoss
12 4 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.20%) InVision
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.20%) UXPin
6 1 (0.100%) HipChat
6 1 (0.100%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.100%) Mingle
6 1 (0.100%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.100%) SPSS
6 1 (0.100%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 45 (4.50%) SAP FI
2 31 (3.10%) SAP CO
3 30 (3.00%) SAP PSCD
4 29 (2.90%) SAP ERP
4 29 (2.90%) SAP FI/CO
5 21 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
6 20 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 20 (2.00%) SAP S/4HANA
7 18 (1.80%) SAP HR
8 15 (1.50%) Oracle EBS R12
9 13 (1.30%) SAP BPC
10 12 (1.20%) SAP FI-CA
10 12 (1.20%) SAP PS
11 10 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
11 10 (1.00%) Oracle Receivables
12 9 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
12 9 (0.90%) SAP IS-U
12 9 (0.90%) SAP MM
13 8 (0.80%) SAP WM
14 7 (0.70%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 89 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (7.59%) Office 365
3 28 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (2.20%) SuccessFactors
5 17 (1.70%) IaaS
5 17 (1.70%) PaaS
6 16 (1.60%) SaaS
7 15 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (0.90%) OneDrive
9 6 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.60%) Serverless
10 5 (0.50%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 4 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.40%) Azure Functions
11 4 (0.40%) GitHub
11 4 (0.40%) Taleo
11 4 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.10%) Firewall
2 26 (2.60%) DNS
3 19 (1.90%) Network Security
4 15 (1.50%) Skype
4 15 (1.50%) WAN
5 13 (1.30%) LAN
6 12 (1.20%) VPN
7 11 (1.10%) DHCP
8 10 (1.00%) SNMP
8 10 (1.00%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.90%) DOCSIS
10 8 (0.80%) HTTP
10 8 (0.80%) SAN
10 8 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.70%) BGP
11 7 (0.70%) MPLS
11 7 (0.70%) NetScaler
11 7 (0.70%) SSL
11 7 (0.70%) Wireless
12 6 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.10%) SAP Data Services
1 31 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
3 25 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 24 (2.40%) Big Data
5 23 (2.30%) SAP HANA
6 21 (2.10%) SAP BW
7 18 (1.80%) Power BI
8 17 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
9 16 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.00%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 9 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.70%) Data Lake
13 6 (0.60%) Lumira
13 6 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (0.60%) Oracle Smart View
13 6 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
13 6 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 21 (2.10%) JIRA
3 18 (1.80%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.40%) Bitbucket
5 13 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.90%) LSMW
7 7 (0.70%) Axure RP
7 7 (0.70%) Selenium
8 6 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.40%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.40%) Subversion
9 4 (0.40%) Visual Website Optimizer
10 3 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 3 (0.30%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.30%) JMeter
10 3 (0.30%) JUnit
10 3 (0.30%) Maven
11 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 166 (16.58%) Finance
2 50 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 40 (4.00%) Marketing
4 27 (2.70%) Retail
5 25 (2.50%) Billing
5 25 (2.50%) General Ledger
6 23 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.00%) Banking
8 13 (1.30%) Advertising
9 8 (0.80%) Legal
10 7 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.50%) Law
11 5 (0.50%) Publishing
12 3 (0.30%) German Language
12 3 (0.30%) Local Government
13 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.20%) Military
14 1 (0.100%) Back Office
14 1 (0.100%) Electronics
14 1 (0.100%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.30%) Web Services
2 28 (2.80%) HTML
3 25 (2.50%) .NET
4 24 (2.40%) CSS
5 21 (2.10%) REST
6 18 (1.80%) SAP XI
7 15 (1.50%) Middleware
7 15 (1.50%) XML
8 14 (1.40%) SOAP
9 13 (1.30%) jQuery
10 12 (1.20%) CSS3
10 12 (1.20%) EDI
10 12 (1.20%) IDoc
10 12 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
11 11 (1.10%) ASP.NET
12 10 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (0.90%) HTML5
13 9 (0.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (0.80%) JSON
15 7 (0.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 74 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.50%) Data Centre
3 24 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.30%) User Experience
5 21 (2.10%) Mobile App
6 15 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.40%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.30%) PKI
9 11 (1.10%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.90%) Clustering
11 8 (0.80%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.70%) Replication
13 6 (0.60%) SCADA
14 5 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.50%) NHS
14 5 (0.50%) Reference Data
14 5 (0.50%) Security Operations Centre
14 5 (0.50%) Smart Meter
15 4 (0.40%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 99 (9.89%) Windows
2 49 (4.90%) Linux
3 37 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 24 (2.40%) Windows 10
5 18 (1.80%) Unix
6 12 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.70%) AIX
8 7 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.60%) Android
9 6 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.50%) SUSE
11 4 (0.40%) CentOS
12 3 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.30%) VMS
13 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.100%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.100%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (13.39%) Migration
2 88 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (7.49%) CRM
4 71 (7.09%) ERP
5 67 (6.69%) Problem-Solving
6 59 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 57 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
8 51 (5.09%) Analytics
9 46 (4.60%) Data Modelling
10 45 (4.50%) Information Security
11 44 (4.40%) Change Management
11 44 (4.40%) Data Migration
11 44 (4.40%) ITIL
12 43 (4.30%) DevOps
13 33 (3.30%) Test Scripting
14 32 (3.20%) Risk Management
15 30 (3.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 30 (3.00%) Service Management
16 29 (2.90%) Project Management
17 24 (2.40%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 75 (7.49%) SQL
2 48 (4.80%) PowerShell
3 39 (3.90%) Java
4 35 (3.50%) Python
5 32 (3.20%) JavaScript
6 31 (3.10%) C#
7 17 (1.70%) Bash Shell
8 15 (1.50%) Perl
9 12 (1.20%) ABAP
10 10 (1.00%) C
10 10 (1.00%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.70%) Ruby
12 6 (0.60%) Groovy
12 6 (0.60%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.50%) Scala
14 4 (0.40%) Apex Code
14 4 (0.40%) PHP
15 3 (0.30%) Java 8
15 3 (0.30%) LotusScript
15 3 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 117 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 99 (9.89%) SC Cleared
3 55 (5.49%) Degree
4 24 (2.40%) CISSP
5 21 (2.10%) CISM
6 18 (1.80%) CCA
7 17 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.10%) Master's Degree
8 11 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.00%) CCIE
9 10 (1.00%) CCNP
9 10 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.70%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (0.50%) CISA
11 5 (0.50%) SAP Certification
12 4 (0.40%) CCNA
12 4 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 3 (0.30%) CCDE
13 3 (0.30%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (2.40%) QA
3 23 (2.30%) GDPR
4 18 (1.80%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.30%) PCI DSS
6 11 (1.10%) PMO
7 6 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.60%) SLA
8 4 (0.40%) IFRS
9 3 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.20%) GxP
10 2 (0.20%) RMADS
10 2 (0.20%) RosettaNet
11 1 (0.100%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.100%) COBIT
11 1 (0.100%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.100%) GAMP
11 1 (0.100%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.100%) Solvency II
System Software
1 62 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.50%) vSphere
4 13 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.70%) Docker
5 7 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.70%) VMware NSX
6 6 (0.60%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.30%) vCloud
7 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.30%) XenApp
8 2 (0.20%) KVM
8 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.20%) Xen
8 2 (0.20%) XenServer
9 1 (0.100%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.100%) flannel
9 1 (0.100%) NFS
9 1 (0.100%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.100%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (2.60%) Ansible
1 26 (2.60%) SCCM
2 18 (1.80%) Puppet
3 16 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.90%) Terraform
6 8 (0.80%) SCOM
7 7 (0.70%) ArcSight ESM
8 6 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (0.60%) HP ALM
8 6 (0.60%) Mesos
9 5 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
9 5 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
9 5 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.50%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.50%) WMI
10 4 (0.40%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.40%) Nagios
10 4 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 260 (25.97%) SAP
2 121 (12.09%) Microsoft
3 106 (10.59%) Oracle
4 43 (4.30%) VMware
5 40 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
6 39 (3.90%) Cisco
7 18 (1.80%) HP
7 18 (1.80%) webMethods
8 17 (1.70%) Workday
9 16 (1.60%) Ariba
10 14 (1.40%) Citrix
10 14 (1.40%) NetApp
11 13 (1.30%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.10%) Adobe
12 11 (1.10%) Palo Alto
12 11 (1.10%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.00%) Splunk
14 9 (0.90%) CheckPoint
14 9 (0.90%) F5
14 9 (0.90%) Juniper