Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £473 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 26 25
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1,065 1,006 1,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.32% 6.57% 6.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.71% 6.98% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 584 666
South East median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £613 £593 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.16% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 10
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £53.44 £53.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.76% -0.59% +212.14%
10th Percentile £14.75 £16.70 £21.02
90th Percentile £62.50 £69.01 £60.63
England median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +8.70% +24.32%

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 15,880 14,405 17,127
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 94.03% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,347 8,309 10,414
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £244 £230
90th Percentile £575 £553 £538
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 699 785
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +9.35%
10th Percentile £10.61 £10.50 £10.27
90th Percentile £50.08 £47.50 £50.70
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.61% - +8.57%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -7 490 £458 -3.68% 90
Berkshire -3 332 £450 -5.26% 69
Hampshire -9 220 £470 +4.44% 31
Surrey +2 202 £498 +12.37% 20
Buckinghamshire -6 104 £463 -7.50% 8
West Sussex +4 74 £475 +6.44% 2
Oxfordshire +14 54 £458 -7.34% 13
Middlesex -11 18 £425 -8.11%
Kent +10 13 £523 -0.48% 8
East Sussex -3 8 £345 -21.14% 5
Sussex -3 3 £450 +10.43%
M4 Corridor -8 1 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 283 (26.57%) SAP
2 175 (16.43%) Finance
3 125 (11.74%) Migration
4 109 (10.23%) Microsoft
5 103 (9.67%) Security Cleared
6 95 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
7 90 (8.45%) Oracle
8 88 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
9 87 (8.17%) Windows
10 86 (8.08%) SQL
11 83 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
12 81 (7.61%) SC Cleared
13 80 (7.51%) CRM
14 76 (7.14%) ERP
15 71 (6.67%) Telecoms
16 67 (6.29%) Data Modelling
16 67 (6.29%) Marketing
17 64 (6.01%) Office 365
17 64 (6.01%) Analytics
18 63 (5.92%) Linux
19 62 (5.82%) Degree
20 61 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
21 58 (5.45%) SAP FI
22 57 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
23 54 (5.07%) Problem-Solving
24 52 (4.88%) Active Directory
25 49 (4.60%) Test Scripting
26 47 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
27 43 (4.04%) DevOps
28 42 (3.94%) Python

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 29 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.60%) Skype for Business
3 13 (1.22%) MS Exchange
4 10 (0.94%) SAS
4 10 (0.94%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (0.75%) Apache
7 7 (0.66%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.56%) Documentum
9 5 (0.47%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.47%) CMS
9 5 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.47%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.38%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.28%) nginx
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 35 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.28%) SPSS
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.094%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.094%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.094%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 58 (5.45%) SAP FI
2 35 (3.29%) SAP ERP
3 30 (2.82%) SAP CO
4 28 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
4 28 (2.63%) SAP PSCD
5 25 (2.35%) SAP HR
6 19 (1.78%) SAP BPC
7 18 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
8 17 (1.60%) SAP S/4HANA
9 12 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
9 12 (1.13%) SAP HCM
9 12 (1.13%) SAP MM
9 12 (1.13%) SAP PS
10 11 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
11 10 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
11 10 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
12 9 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
12 9 (0.85%) SAP SD
13 8 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
14 7 (0.66%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 88 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (6.01%) Office 365
3 24 (2.25%) IaaS
4 22 (2.07%) PaaS
5 20 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (1.60%) SuccessFactors
7 16 (1.50%) SaaS
8 13 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (1.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 12 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (0.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 7 (0.66%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.66%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
13 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.38%) Serverless
15 3 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.28%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.19%) GitHub
16 2 (0.19%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.38%) Firewall
2 24 (2.25%) DNS
2 24 (2.25%) Network Security
3 22 (2.07%) WAN
4 20 (1.88%) VPN
5 14 (1.31%) Skype
5 14 (1.31%) SMS
6 10 (0.94%) MPLS
7 9 (0.85%) DHCP
7 9 (0.85%) DOCSIS
7 9 (0.85%) LAN
7 9 (0.85%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.75%) HTTP
8 8 (0.75%) SNMP
8 8 (0.75%) SSL
9 7 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (0.56%) Internet
10 6 (0.56%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.00%) SAP BW
1 32 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.91%) SAP HANA
3 30 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
4 28 (2.63%) Big Data
5 26 (2.44%) Power BI
5 26 (2.44%) SAP Data Services
6 22 (2.07%) Hadoop
7 17 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (1.50%) Oracle Database
9 10 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (0.94%) DB2
10 9 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (0.75%) OLTP
11 8 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.66%) Apache Hive
13 6 (0.56%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 24 (2.25%) Jenkins
2 16 (1.50%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.94%) JIRA
4 7 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.56%) Visual Website Optimizer
6 5 (0.47%) LSMW
6 5 (0.47%) Subversion
6 5 (0.47%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.38%) Axure RP
7 4 (0.38%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.38%) Selenium
8 3 (0.28%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.28%) JMeter
8 3 (0.28%) JUnit
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.28%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.19%) Ant
9 2 (0.19%) NUnit
General
1 175 (16.43%) Finance
2 71 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 67 (6.29%) Marketing
4 31 (2.91%) Retail
5 28 (2.63%) General Ledger
6 25 (2.35%) Banking
7 23 (2.16%) Manufacturing
8 22 (2.07%) Billing
9 15 (1.41%) Advertising
10 11 (1.03%) Legal
11 9 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.66%) Back Office
13 5 (0.47%) Law
13 5 (0.47%) Publishing
14 4 (0.38%) Electronics
15 3 (0.28%) Games
15 3 (0.28%) German Language
16 2 (0.19%) Front Office
16 2 (0.19%) Local Government
16 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.82%) HTML
2 27 (2.54%) CSS
3 26 (2.44%) XML
4 25 (2.35%) .NET
4 25 (2.35%) Web Services
5 22 (2.07%) SAP XI
6 20 (1.88%) REST
7 14 (1.31%) Middleware
8 13 (1.22%) SOAP
9 11 (1.03%) ASP.NET
9 11 (1.03%) CSS3
9 11 (1.03%) EDI
10 10 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (0.94%) jQuery
11 9 (0.85%) IDoc
11 9 (0.85%) J2EE
11 9 (0.85%) JSON
11 9 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
12 8 (0.75%) HTML5
12 8 (0.75%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 83 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (2.54%) Data Centre
3 26 (2.44%) User Experience
4 17 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 17 (1.60%) Mobile App
4 17 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.13%) Replication
7 8 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (0.75%) PKI
7 8 (0.75%) Public Cloud
8 7 (0.66%) Clustering
8 7 (0.66%) NHS
9 5 (0.47%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.47%) Private Cloud
9 5 (0.47%) SCADA
9 5 (0.47%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (0.38%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.38%) Life Science
10 4 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 87 (8.17%) Windows
2 63 (5.92%) Linux
3 33 (3.10%) Unix
4 26 (2.44%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.69%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.66%) SUSE
9 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.47%) AIX
10 5 (0.47%) Android
10 5 (0.47%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.38%) CentOS
11 4 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.19%) Solaris
13 2 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (11.74%) Migration
2 95 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (7.51%) CRM
4 76 (7.14%) ERP
5 67 (6.29%) Data Modelling
6 64 (6.01%) Analytics
7 61 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
8 57 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 54 (5.07%) Problem-Solving
10 49 (4.60%) Test Scripting
11 43 (4.04%) DevOps
12 42 (3.94%) Information Security
13 40 (3.76%) Project Management
14 31 (2.91%) Data Migration
14 31 (2.91%) ITIL
14 31 (2.91%) Service Management
15 30 (2.82%) Risk Management
16 29 (2.72%) Change Management
17 28 (2.63%) Data Protection
17 28 (2.63%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (8.08%) SQL
2 42 (3.94%) PowerShell
2 42 (3.94%) Python
3 40 (3.76%) Java
4 30 (2.82%) C#
5 28 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 25 (2.35%) ABAP
7 21 (1.97%) Perl
8 19 (1.78%) Bash Shell
9 10 (0.94%) C
9 10 (0.94%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.75%) PL/SQL
10 8 (0.75%) R
11 7 (0.66%) C++
11 7 (0.66%) Ruby
12 4 (0.38%) Apex Code
12 4 (0.38%) F#
13 3 (0.28%) BeanShell
13 3 (0.28%) Korn
13 3 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 103 (9.67%) Security Cleared
2 81 (7.61%) SC Cleared
3 62 (5.82%) Degree
4 27 (2.54%) CISSP
5 21 (1.97%) CCA
5 21 (1.97%) CISM
6 20 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.22%) CCIE
8 11 (1.03%) Master's Degree
9 10 (0.94%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.85%) CCNP
11 8 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.47%) CCNA
13 4 (0.38%) MCITP
14 3 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.28%) PgMP
14 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.28%) SAP Certification
14 3 (0.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.47%) GDPR
2 30 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.16%) QA
4 18 (1.69%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.75%) IFRS
5 8 (0.75%) SLA
6 7 (0.66%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.66%) PMO
7 5 (0.47%) COBIT
8 3 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.19%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.19%) RMADS
10 1 (0.094%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.094%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.094%) RosettaNet
10 1 (0.094%) Solvency II
System Software
1 52 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.22%) Hyper-V
3 11 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.75%) vSphere
6 7 (0.66%) Docker
6 7 (0.66%) XenApp
7 5 (0.47%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.47%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.28%) vCloud
8 3 (0.28%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.19%) Gluster
9 2 (0.19%) NFS
9 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.094%) flannel
10 1 (0.094%) HDFS
10 1 (0.094%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.094%) NDS
10 1 (0.094%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.094%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (2.25%) Ansible
2 19 (1.78%) Puppet
3 16 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (1.31%) SCCM
5 9 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.75%) Netcool
7 7 (0.66%) Terraform
8 6 (0.56%) ArcSight ESM
8 6 (0.56%) Mesos
9 5 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
9 5 (0.47%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.38%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.38%) Nagios
10 4 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.38%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.38%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.28%) Kibana
11 3 (0.28%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 283 (26.57%) SAP
2 109 (10.23%) Microsoft
3 90 (8.45%) Oracle
4 47 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
5 37 (3.47%) Cisco
6 23 (2.16%) VMware
6 23 (2.16%) webMethods
7 22 (2.07%) Workday
8 16 (1.50%) Adobe
8 16 (1.50%) ServiceNow
9 15 (1.41%) Tableau
10 13 (1.22%) Citrix
10 13 (1.22%) HP
11 11 (1.03%) Cognos
11 11 (1.03%) Google
11 11 (1.03%) Talend
12 10 (0.94%) CheckPoint
12 10 (0.94%) Kronos
12 10 (0.94%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 9 (0.85%) Palo Alto