The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 23 30
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 502 627 530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.47% 6.97% 5.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.84% 7.34% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 346 297
Median daily rate £490 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Median hourly rate £52.94 £55.00 £60.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% -9.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £50.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.00% +19.04%  

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 7336 8545 8844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.60% 95.02% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4290 5092 5052
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 386 418
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.62 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +21.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -1 145 £500 +11.11% 35
Hampshire +8 128 £495 +18.91% 16
Surrey -1 63 £470 -10.47% 13
Buckinghamshire -16 43 £450 - 8
West Sussex +5 28 £379 -15.83% 3
Middlesex +13 17 £500 +11.11% 2
Oxfordshire -23 15 £475 +31.03% 6
Kent -17 9 £503 +5.78% 4
Home Counties +2 7 - -
East Sussex +2 5 £250 -23.07% 1
Sussex +3 4 £408 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 262 (26.28%) SAP
2 148 (14.84%) Security Cleared
3 135 (13.54%) Finance
4 123 (12.34%) Migration
5 114 (11.43%) Windows
6 110 (11.03%) SC Cleared
7 102 (10.23%) Microsoft
8 99 (9.93%) Oracle
9 89 (8.93%) Linux
10 84 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
11 79 (7.92%) Telecoms
11 79 (7.92%) SQL
12 74 (7.42%) Cisco
13 68 (6.82%) ERP
14 59 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
15 58 (5.82%) VMware
16 57 (5.72%) Project Management
17 56 (5.62%) Unix
18 54 (5.42%) Active Directory
19 52 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
19 52 (5.22%) ITIL
19 52 (5.22%) Java
19 52 (5.22%) Firewall
20 47 (4.71%) Data Migration
21 45 (4.51%) Stakeholder Management
21 45 (4.51%) CRM
22 43 (4.31%) Office 365
22 43 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
23 42 (4.21%) Data Centre
23 42 (4.21%) Service Management

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 36 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.91%) MS Exchange
3 21 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (1.71%) Skype for Business
5 16 (1.60%) OpenStack
6 15 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (1.40%) Apache
8 13 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (0.90%) NetWeaver
11 7 (0.70%) JBoss
12 6 (0.60%) IIS
12 6 (0.60%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.50%) ArcGIS
13 5 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.40%) Confluence
14 4 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.40%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.30%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 31 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 31 (3.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 20 (2.01%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (1.91%) SAP FI
3 19 (1.91%) SAP MM
4 18 (1.81%) SAP CO
5 17 (1.71%) SAP HR
6 16 (1.60%) SAP FI/CO
7 13 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
7 13 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
7 13 (1.30%) SAP S/4HANA
8 12 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
8 12 (1.20%) SAP ERP
9 11 (1.10%) SAP GTS
10 10 (1.00%) SAP Payroll
11 9 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
11 9 (0.90%) SAP HCM
11 9 (0.90%) SAP IS-U
11 9 (0.90%) SAP SD
11 9 (0.90%) SAP WM
12 8 (0.80%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 59 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (4.31%) Office 365
3 29 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (2.31%) IaaS
5 21 (2.11%) PaaS
6 17 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
9 11 (1.10%) SaaS
10 4 (0.40%) GitHub
10 4 (0.40%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.30%) Force.com
12 2 (0.20%) CloudSense
12 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.22%) Firewall
2 31 (3.11%) WAN
3 25 (2.51%) Network Security
4 24 (2.41%) LAN
5 21 (2.11%) DNS
5 21 (2.11%) Internet
5 21 (2.11%) VPN
6 20 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (1.71%) SAN
8 15 (1.50%) DHCP
9 14 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (1.40%) Wireless
10 13 (1.30%) HTTP
10 13 (1.30%) Skype
10 13 (1.30%) TCP/IP
11 10 (1.00%) VoIP
12 9 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (0.90%) SSL
13 8 (0.80%) BGP
13 8 (0.80%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.51%) SAP HANA
3 25 (2.51%) SAP BW
4 20 (2.01%) Relational Database
5 19 (1.91%) MySQL
6 18 (1.81%) Hadoop
6 18 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (1.50%) Big Data
7 15 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
8 14 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (1.30%) SAP Data Services
10 10 (1.00%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.00%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.60%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 32 (3.21%) Maven
2 22 (2.21%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.81%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (1.40%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (0.80%) Selenium
7 7 (0.70%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.70%) JIRA
8 5 (0.50%) Axure RP
8 5 (0.50%) Gradle
9 4 (0.40%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.40%) JMeter
9 4 (0.40%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.40%) Subversion
9 4 (0.40%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.30%) Ant
10 3 (0.30%) JUnit
10 3 (0.30%) Mockito
10 3 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 135 (13.54%) Finance
2 79 (7.92%) Telecoms
3 36 (3.61%) Marketing
4 35 (3.51%) Retail
5 33 (3.31%) Banking
6 31 (3.11%) Manufacturing
7 22 (2.21%) Legal
8 18 (1.81%) Electronics
9 16 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (1.50%) Billing
10 15 (1.50%) General Ledger
11 10 (1.00%) Advertising
12 5 (0.50%) Law
13 3 (0.30%) French Language
13 3 (0.30%) German Language
13 3 (0.30%) Publishing
14 2 (0.20%) Automotive
14 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.20%) Games
14 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.91%) SAP Basis
2 28 (2.81%) .NET
3 25 (2.51%) XML
4 23 (2.31%) Web Services
5 17 (1.71%) JSON
5 17 (1.71%) SAP Fiori
6 16 (1.60%) JSON Schema
6 16 (1.60%) Swagger
6 16 (1.60%) WireMock
6 16 (1.60%) XSLT
7 14 (1.40%) Regular Expression
8 10 (1.00%) EDI
8 10 (1.00%) HTML
8 10 (1.00%) RESTful
8 10 (1.00%) Spring
9 9 (0.90%) CSS
9 9 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
9 9 (0.90%) SAP XI
9 9 (0.90%) SAPUI5
9 9 (0.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (4.21%) Data Centre
3 33 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.40%) User Experience
6 12 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.00%) PKI
8 10 (1.00%) Private Cloud
9 7 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (0.60%) FMCG
10 6 (0.60%) Public Cloud
10 6 (0.60%) Smart Energy
11 5 (0.50%) CMDB
11 5 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.40%) Learning Management System
12 4 (0.40%) Life Science
12 4 (0.40%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.40%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 114 (11.43%) Windows
2 89 (8.93%) Linux
3 56 (5.62%) Unix
4 21 (2.11%) Windows Server
4 21 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (1.71%) Windows 10
7 14 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.00%) CentOS
9 6 (0.60%) AIX
9 6 (0.60%) Android
9 6 (0.60%) Debian
9 6 (0.60%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.50%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.40%) Solaris
12 3 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (0.30%) SUSE
13 2 (0.20%) VMS
13 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (12.34%) Migration
2 84 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (6.82%) ERP
4 57 (5.72%) Project Management
5 52 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
5 52 (5.22%) ITIL
6 47 (4.71%) Data Migration
7 45 (4.51%) CRM
7 45 (4.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (4.21%) Information Security
8 42 (4.21%) Service Management
9 40 (4.01%) DevOps
10 31 (3.11%) Analytics
11 27 (2.71%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (2.41%) Mentoring
13 23 (2.31%) Change Management
13 23 (2.31%) ETL
14 22 (2.21%) Cybersecurity
14 22 (2.21%) GAP Analysis
15 21 (2.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 79 (7.92%) SQL
2 52 (5.22%) Java
3 35 (3.51%) PowerShell
4 25 (2.51%) Python
5 23 (2.31%) Perl
6 22 (2.21%) ABAP
7 16 (1.60%) XPath
8 15 (1.50%) JavaScript
9 13 (1.30%) C#
10 12 (1.20%) PHP
10 12 (1.20%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.00%) Bash Shell
12 9 (0.90%) C
12 9 (0.90%) Ruby
12 9 (0.90%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.80%) Apex Code
13 8 (0.80%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.60%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.50%) VB
15 5 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 148 (14.84%) Security Cleared
2 110 (11.03%) SC Cleared
3 41 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (3.91%) Degree
5 29 (2.91%) CISSP
6 26 (2.61%) CCNP
7 24 (2.41%) DV Cleared
8 19 (1.91%) CISM
9 13 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (1.20%) CCIE
10 12 (1.20%) CCNA
10 12 (1.20%) MCSE
11 9 (0.90%) CCA
11 9 (0.90%) CREST Certified
12 7 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.60%) CEH
13 6 (0.60%) CRISC
14 5 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.50%) OSCP
15 4 (0.40%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (1.60%) QA
3 14 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 8 (0.80%) ISO 22301
5 8 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 8 (0.80%) PMO
5 8 (0.80%) RMADS
6 6 (0.60%) COBIT
6 6 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.60%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.40%) SLA
9 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.30%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.30%) SSAE 16
10 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.20%) NEBOSH
11 1 (0.10%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 54 (5.42%) Active Directory
2 37 (3.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.80%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.80%) vSphere
4 4 (0.40%) Docker
5 3 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.30%) vCloud
5 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.30%) Xen
6 2 (0.20%) HDFS
6 2 (0.20%) KVM
6 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.10%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.10%) Snort
7 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (1.91%) Ansible
2 16 (1.60%) Puppet
3 14 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.20%) SCCM
5 10 (1.00%) WSUS
6 8 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (0.70%) SCOM
8 6 (0.60%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.60%) SELinux
8 6 (0.60%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.50%) Nagios
9 5 (0.50%) Netcool
10 4 (0.40%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.40%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.30%) OpenView
11 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.20%) CFEngine
12 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 262 (26.28%) SAP
2 102 (10.23%) Microsoft
3 99 (9.93%) Oracle
4 74 (7.42%) Cisco
5 58 (5.82%) VMware
6 32 (3.21%) HP
7 24 (2.41%) CheckPoint
7 24 (2.41%) IBM
8 21 (2.11%) Red Hat
9 20 (2.01%) F5
10 19 (1.91%) Ariba
10 19 (1.91%) Workday
11 17 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (1.71%) Splunk
12 16 (1.60%) Google
13 15 (1.50%) Citrix
14 12 (1.20%) CA
14 12 (1.20%) Juniper
14 12 (1.20%) Tableau
15 11 (1.10%) ServiceNow
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Sussex
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £30 - £32 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Tiro Partners
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago