Period
to 22 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £502 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 32 37
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 209 854 947
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 5.80% 6.00% 5.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.21% 6.37% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 505 561
Median daily rate £502 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.31% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £360 £344 £325
90th Percentile £625 £649 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +144.19% -53.76%
England median hourly rate £43.49 £47.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -7.96% +11.18% -8.92%

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 3,363 13,397 15,550
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 94.15% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,982 7,979 9,304
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
10th Percentile £207 £250 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 587 685
Median hourly rate £31.39 £23.12 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.77% +21.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.81 £10.75
90th Percentile £57.17 £63.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% +11.11% -3.74%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Consultant in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Consultant in the South East

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Consultant in the South East over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Consultant in the South East

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Consultant in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Consultant in the South East

Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Consultant in the South East over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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 +12 112 £525 +10.53% 34
Berkshire +2 69 £500 +5.26% 20
Hampshire -5 36 £490 +1.03% 14
Buckinghamshire +24 35 £600 +33.33% 11
Surrey +10 23 £538 +7.50% 9
West Sussex +6 21 £455 -9.00% 3
Kent +16 9 £513 +17.14% 2
Oxfordshire +23 8 £425 -19.05% 3
East Sussex +5 2 - - 4
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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 52 (24.88%) SAP
1 52 (24.88%) Security Cleared
2 46 (22.01%) Oracle
3 45 (21.53%) SC Cleared
4 32 (15.31%) Migration
5 31 (14.83%) Finance
6 29 (13.88%) SQL
7 22 (10.53%) Information Security
8 21 (10.05%) Microsoft
9 20 (9.57%) Telecoms
9 20 (9.57%) SAP S/4HANA
10 18 (8.61%) Public Sector
10 18 (8.61%) Windows
10 18 (8.61%) ERP
11 16 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (7.66%) Analytics
12 15 (7.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 14 (6.70%) Azure
13 14 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (6.22%) VMware
14 13 (6.22%) Linux
14 13 (6.22%) Java
15 12 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (5.74%) Risk Management
15 12 (5.74%) Cybersecurity
15 12 (5.74%) Office 365
15 12 (5.74%) Data Migration
16 11 (5.26%) Management Information System
16 11 (5.26%) Python
16 11 (5.26%) CRM

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 7 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.87%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.96%) ArcGIS
3 2 (0.96%) CMS
3 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.96%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.48%) IIS
4 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.44%) Windchill
4 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.96%) Simulink
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (9.57%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (3.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.91%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (1.91%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (1.44%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (1.44%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (1.44%) SAP CO
5 3 (1.44%) SAP ERP
5 3 (1.44%) SAP FI
5 3 (1.44%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (1.44%) SAP HCM
5 3 (1.44%) SAP PSCD
5 3 (1.44%) SAP Travel Management
6 2 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.96%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.96%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.96%) SAP WM
6 2 (0.96%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.70%) Azure
2 12 (5.74%) Office 365
3 9 (4.31%) Power Platform
4 6 (2.87%) AWS
4 6 (2.87%) OpenShift
5 5 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.44%) PaaS
6 3 (1.44%) SaaS
7 2 (0.96%) Azure Functions
7 2 (0.96%) GitHub
7 2 (0.96%) IaaS
7 2 (0.96%) Serverless
8 1 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.48%) Logic Apps
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) ShareGate
8 1 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.83%) Firewall
2 5 (2.39%) DNS
3 4 (1.91%) DHCP
3 4 (1.91%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (1.44%) 4G
4 3 (1.44%) Internet
4 3 (1.44%) Junos
4 3 (1.44%) LTE
4 3 (1.44%) MPLS
4 3 (1.44%) SAN
4 3 (1.44%) Skype
4 3 (1.44%) VoIP
5 2 (0.96%) 3G
5 2 (0.96%) Network Security
5 2 (0.96%) SDH
5 2 (0.96%) SNMP
5 2 (0.96%) UMTS
5 2 (0.96%) VLAN
5 2 (0.96%) WiMAX
5 2 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.35%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (3.35%) Power BI
3 4 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.91%) MySQL
3 4 (1.91%) SAP HANA
4 3 (1.44%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.44%) MariaDB
4 3 (1.44%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.96%) Big Data
5 2 (0.96%) DB2
5 2 (0.96%) GIS
5 2 (0.96%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.48%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.39%) JIRA
2 4 (1.91%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.96%) CA Gen
3 2 (0.96%) GitLab
3 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.48%) Ant
4 1 (0.48%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.48%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.48%) PVCS
4 1 (0.48%) Selenium
4 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (14.83%) Finance
2 20 (9.57%) Telecoms
3 18 (8.61%) Public Sector
4 9 (4.31%) Marketing
5 8 (3.83%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.87%) General Ledger
6 6 (2.87%) Legal
7 4 (1.91%) Billing
7 4 (1.91%) Electronics
8 2 (0.96%) Banking
8 2 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.96%) Retail
9 1 (0.48%) Advertising
9 1 (0.48%) Local Government
9 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.83%) .NET
2 4 (1.91%) CSS
2 4 (1.91%) HTML
2 4 (1.91%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (1.91%) Web Services
3 3 (1.44%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (1.44%) J2EE
3 3 (1.44%) RESTful
3 3 (1.44%) SAP TM
3 3 (1.44%) SAP XI
3 3 (1.44%) XML
4 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.96%) gRPC
4 2 (0.96%) Itk
4 2 (0.96%) Middleware
4 2 (0.96%) Node.js
4 2 (0.96%) REST
4 2 (0.96%) SAP Fiori
4 2 (0.96%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.87%) CMDB
4 6 (2.87%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.91%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.91%) User Experience
6 3 (1.44%) DataPower
6 3 (1.44%) PKI
7 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.96%) Clustering
7 2 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.96%) VHDL
8 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Replication
8 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.61%) Windows
2 13 (6.22%) Linux
3 6 (2.87%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.44%) SUSE
5 3 (1.44%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.96%) AIX
6 2 (0.96%) CentOS
6 2 (0.96%) OpenVMS
6 2 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.96%) Unix
6 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (0.96%) zOS
7 1 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.31%) Migration
2 22 (10.53%) Information Security
3 18 (8.61%) ERP
4 16 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (7.66%) Analytics
5 14 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (5.74%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (5.74%) Data Migration
6 12 (5.74%) Risk Management
7 11 (5.26%) CRM
7 11 (5.26%) Requirements Gathering
8 10 (4.78%) Project Delivery
8 10 (4.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (4.31%) Coaching
9 9 (4.31%) Due Diligence
9 9 (4.31%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (3.83%) PLM
10 8 (3.83%) Project Management
11 7 (3.35%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.88%) SQL
2 13 (6.22%) Java
3 11 (5.26%) Python
4 10 (4.78%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.78%) PL/SQL
5 9 (4.31%) C#
6 8 (3.83%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.35%) ABAP
7 7 (3.35%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.39%) C
9 4 (1.91%) C++
10 3 (1.44%) R
11 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.96%) Fortran
11 2 (0.96%) Go
11 2 (0.96%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.96%) Perl
11 2 (0.96%) PHP
11 2 (0.96%) VB
12 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (24.88%) Security Cleared
2 45 (21.53%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.78%) CISM
3 10 (4.78%) CISSP
3 10 (4.78%) CRISC
4 8 (3.83%) CISA
5 6 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.39%) CISMP
6 5 (2.39%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 4 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.91%) Degree
8 3 (1.44%) CCA
9 2 (0.96%) CCNA
9 2 (0.96%) MCAD
10 1 (0.48%) ACCA
10 1 (0.48%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (0.48%) CCIE
10 1 (0.48%) CIMA
10 1 (0.48%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.31%) Cyber Essentials
2 9 (4.31%) NIST
3 8 (3.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 7 (3.35%) IFRS
5 6 (2.87%) NCSC
6 5 (2.39%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.91%) COBIT
8 3 (1.44%) Data Quality
8 3 (1.44%) GDPR
8 3 (1.44%) PMO
8 3 (1.44%) SLA
9 2 (0.96%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.96%) QA
10 1 (0.48%) COSO
10 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.48%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.91%) Docker
4 3 (1.44%) VMware NSX
4 3 (1.44%) vSphere
5 2 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.48%) KVM
6 1 (0.48%) NFS
6 1 (0.48%) RACF
6 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.48%) UAG
6 1 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (4.31%) Ansible
2 6 (2.87%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.39%) CloudForms
3 5 (2.39%) Puppet
3 5 (2.39%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (1.91%) Terraform
5 3 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.96%) Grafana
6 2 (0.96%) Kibana
6 2 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.96%) Packer
6 2 (0.96%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.96%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.48%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.48%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.48%) Icinga
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.48%) SCSM
7 1 (0.48%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.48%) vRealize
Vendors
1 52 (24.88%) SAP
2 46 (22.01%) Oracle
3 21 (10.05%) Microsoft
4 13 (6.22%) VMware
5 8 (3.83%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.87%) Kronos
7 5 (2.39%) Juniper
7 5 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.91%) webMethods
9 3 (1.44%) Adobe
9 3 (1.44%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.44%) Cisco
9 3 (1.44%) EMC
9 3 (1.44%) HP
9 3 (1.44%) IBM
10 2 (0.96%) Ariba
10 2 (0.96%) Dell
10 2 (0.96%) Genesys
10 2 (0.96%) Informatica
10 2 (0.96%) NetApp