The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £465 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 30 March 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.

Consultant
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 26 29
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 497 632 630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.27% 6.72% 6.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.67% 7.06% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 318 313
Median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £436 £438
% change year-on-year +3.15% -0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £53.44 £48.75 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.61% +183.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +38.88%  

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 7452 8948 9294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.08% 95.15% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4229 5474 4992
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 383 458
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.23% +5.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 -2 163 £475 +7.34% 29
Hampshire +3 109 £450 +9.09% 20
Surrey +11 70 £445 -8.16% 9
Buckinghamshire -4 49 £500 +11.11% 4
West Sussex 0 37 £446 -7.27% 9
Oxfordshire -1 22 £463 +23.33% 5
Middlesex 0 14 £391 +0.96% 1
East Sussex +7 6 £500 +6.66% 1
Kent -6 6 £581 +29.16%
Home Counties - 3 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £500 -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 218 (22.40%) SAP
2 164 (16.86%) Migration
2 164 (16.86%) Security Cleared
3 134 (13.77%) Microsoft
4 122 (12.54%) Oracle
4 122 (12.54%) SC Cleared
5 114 (11.72%) Finance
6 97 (9.97%) Windows
7 85 (8.74%) SQL
8 82 (8.43%) ERP
9 76 (7.81%) Cisco
10 70 (7.19%) Linux
10 70 (7.19%) Office 365
11 67 (6.89%) Data Migration
12 65 (6.68%) CRM
13 61 (6.27%) Telecoms
14 59 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
14 59 (6.06%) Unix
15 58 (5.96%) ITIL
15 58 (5.96%) MS Excel
15 58 (5.96%) Java
15 58 (5.96%) Active Directory
16 55 (5.65%) VMware
17 53 (5.45%) SQL Server
18 51 (5.24%) Firewall
19 49 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
19 49 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
20 45 (4.62%) Project Management
21 43 (4.42%) MS Exchange
22 42 (4.32%) SharePoint

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 43 (4.42%) MS Exchange
2 42 (4.32%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 19 (1.95%) Skype for Business
6 17 (1.75%) NetWeaver
7 16 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.72%) Apache
10 7 (0.72%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.72%) CMS
11 6 (0.62%) JBoss
12 4 (0.41%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.41%) SAS
12 4 (0.41%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.41%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.31%) Documentum
Applications
1 58 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.57%) MS Office
3 8 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.51%) MS Project
5 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (2.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 24 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (2.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 21 (2.16%) SAP HR
5 18 (1.85%) SAP FI
6 17 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
7 15 (1.54%) SAP CO
7 15 (1.54%) SAP FI/CO
8 13 (1.34%) SAP PSCD
9 12 (1.23%) SAP ERP
9 12 (1.23%) SAP GTS
9 12 (1.23%) SAP IS-U
10 11 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
10 11 (1.13%) SAP MM
11 10 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 9 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
12 9 (0.92%) SAP SD
13 8 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
13 8 (0.82%) Oracle TCA
13 8 (0.82%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 70 (7.19%) Office 365
2 49 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.16%) IaaS
4 20 (2.06%) SuccessFactors
5 19 (1.95%) PaaS
6 17 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.82%) SaaS
10 6 (0.62%) Force.com
11 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.21%) ServiceMax
12 1 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.10%) GoToWebinar
12 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.10%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.24%) Firewall
2 23 (2.36%) Skype
2 23 (2.36%) WAN
3 20 (2.06%) VPN
4 18 (1.85%) Network Security
5 17 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (1.75%) LAN
5 17 (1.75%) SAN
5 17 (1.75%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (1.44%) DNS
8 13 (1.34%) DHCP
8 13 (1.34%) HTTP
9 11 (1.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 11 (1.13%) SSH
10 9 (0.92%) BGP
10 9 (0.92%) ICMP
11 8 (0.82%) 3G
11 8 (0.82%) Internet
12 7 (0.72%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.29%) SAP BW
3 27 (2.77%) BusinessObjects
4 25 (2.57%) Relational Database
4 25 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (2.26%) Oracle Database
6 21 (2.16%) Hadoop
7 20 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (1.75%) Big Data
8 17 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
9 16 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (1.54%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.34%) SAP Data Services
11 13 (1.34%) SAP HANA
12 12 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.23%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.13%) DB2
14 10 (1.03%) HBase
15 9 (0.92%) Apache Hive
15 9 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.82%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.72%) Maven
4 7 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.31%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.31%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.31%) Selenium
7 2 (0.21%) Babel
7 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.21%) Gradle
7 2 (0.21%) Hudson
7 2 (0.21%) JIRA
7 2 (0.21%) JMeter
7 2 (0.21%) LSMW
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.21%) Subversion
7 2 (0.21%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.21%) webpack
General
1 114 (11.72%) Finance
2 61 (6.27%) Telecoms
3 40 (4.11%) Retail
4 26 (2.67%) Marketing
5 23 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 19 (1.95%) Legal
7 17 (1.75%) General Ledger
8 16 (1.64%) Banking
8 16 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 14 (1.44%) Advertising
10 12 (1.23%) Billing
11 6 (0.62%) Back Office
12 5 (0.51%) French Language
13 4 (0.41%) Electronics
13 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.41%) Games
13 4 (0.41%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.31%) German Language
14 3 (0.31%) Law
15 2 (0.21%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.67%) .NET
2 23 (2.36%) Web Services
3 19 (1.95%) HTML
4 18 (1.85%) CSS
5 17 (1.75%) XML
6 14 (1.44%) SAP Basis
7 13 (1.34%) Middleware
8 10 (1.03%) SAP XI
8 10 (1.03%) Web Dynpro
9 9 (0.92%) SAPUI5
10 8 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (0.82%) Spring
11 7 (0.72%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.62%) Mason
13 5 (0.51%) Node.js
13 5 (0.51%) SAP Fiori
13 5 (0.51%) Visualforce
14 4 (0.41%) AngularJS
14 4 (0.41%) HTML5
14 4 (0.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.32%) Data Centre
2 39 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (1.75%) User Experience
4 16 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.34%) Private Cloud
6 12 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (1.13%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.13%) PKI
8 9 (0.92%) Learning Management System
9 7 (0.72%) CMDB
9 7 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.62%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.51%) EMC VMAX
11 5 (0.51%) EMC VNX
12 4 (0.41%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.41%) IVR
12 4 (0.41%) Life Science
12 4 (0.41%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 97 (9.97%) Windows
2 70 (7.19%) Linux
3 59 (6.06%) Unix
4 26 (2.67%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (2.06%) Windows 10
8 12 (1.23%) AIX
8 12 (1.23%) CentOS
9 9 (0.92%) Debian
9 9 (0.92%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.62%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.51%) Android
12 4 (0.41%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.41%) Solaris
13 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.21%) VMS
14 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (16.86%) Migration
2 82 (8.43%) ERP
3 67 (6.89%) Data Migration
4 65 (6.68%) CRM
5 59 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (5.96%) ITIL
7 49 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
8 45 (4.62%) Project Management
9 41 (4.21%) Information Security
9 41 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (4.01%) Service Management
11 36 (3.70%) ETL
12 32 (3.29%) Analytics
13 31 (3.19%) DevOps
14 27 (2.77%) Workflow
15 26 (2.67%) Data Modelling
16 24 (2.47%) Load Balancing
16 24 (2.47%) Risk Management
17 23 (2.36%) Business Analysis
17 23 (2.36%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 85 (8.74%) SQL
2 58 (5.96%) Java
3 29 (2.98%) ABAP
4 28 (2.88%) PowerShell
5 27 (2.77%) JavaScript
6 24 (2.47%) Python
7 13 (1.34%) Apex Code
7 13 (1.34%) PL/SQL
7 13 (1.34%) T-SQL
8 12 (1.23%) Bash Shell
8 12 (1.23%) Perl
9 10 (1.03%) C
9 10 (1.03%) C#
9 10 (1.03%) Scala
9 10 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.62%) Ruby
11 5 (0.51%) PHP
11 5 (0.51%) VBA
12 2 (0.21%) C++
12 2 (0.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 164 (16.86%) Security Cleared
2 122 (12.54%) SC Cleared
3 40 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (3.29%) Degree
5 26 (2.67%) DV Cleared
6 22 (2.26%) CCNP
7 19 (1.95%) CISSP
8 18 (1.85%) CCNA
9 17 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (1.64%) CCIE
11 13 (1.34%) MCSE
12 10 (1.03%) CCA
13 9 (0.92%) CREST Certified
14 8 (0.82%) CEH
14 8 (0.82%) CISM
14 8 (0.82%) OSCP
15 6 (0.62%) PMI Certification
16 5 (0.51%) SANS
17 4 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
17 4 (0.41%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (1.54%) QA
3 11 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.03%) SLA
5 9 (0.92%) GAMP
5 9 (0.92%) GCP
5 9 (0.92%) GMP
5 9 (0.92%) GxP
5 9 (0.92%) PMO
6 7 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.72%) RMADS
7 6 (0.62%) ISO22301
8 5 (0.51%) COBIT
9 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.41%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.21%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.21%) ISO27005
11 2 (0.21%) WAI
11 2 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 58 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.03%) vSphere
4 9 (0.92%) HDFS
5 6 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.62%) XenApp
6 5 (0.51%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.31%) Docker
8 3 (0.31%) XenServer
9 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.21%) vCloud
9 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.10%) Firmware
10 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.10%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.10%) Snort
10 1 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (1.75%) Ansible
2 12 (1.23%) SCOM
3 10 (1.03%) SCCM
4 9 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (0.92%) SELinux
5 8 (0.82%) Puppet
6 7 (0.72%) Cisco UCCE
6 7 (0.72%) Oozie
6 7 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (0.51%) Nagios
7 5 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (0.51%) vRealize
8 4 (0.41%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.41%) WSUS
9 3 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.21%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 218 (22.40%) SAP
2 134 (13.77%) Microsoft
3 122 (12.54%) Oracle
4 76 (7.81%) Cisco
5 55 (5.65%) VMware
6 24 (2.47%) Citrix
7 22 (2.26%) F5
7 22 (2.26%) HP
8 21 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (1.95%) CheckPoint
10 17 (1.75%) IBM
10 17 (1.75%) Juniper
11 14 (1.44%) BMC
11 14 (1.44%) Google
11 14 (1.44%) Tableau
12 13 (1.34%) CA
12 13 (1.34%) Hyperion
13 12 (1.23%) Sun
14 11 (1.13%) MicroStrategy
14 11 (1.13%) Red Hat
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £620 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Octopus Computer Associates
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Computer People
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Washington Frank
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £415.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £13.89 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Mason Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago