Period
to 24 November 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 31 36
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 217 807 910
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 5.64% 6.12% 5.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.04% 6.53% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 490 511
Median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
10th Percentile £359 £350 £325
90th Percentile £625 £645 £613
England median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 3
Median hourly rate £44.50 £52.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.24% +50.00% -35.19%
10th Percentile £18.03 £43.50 £23.80
90th Percentile £54.00 £72.50 £45.00
England median hourly rate £49.50 £48.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% +14.71% -10.53%

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 3,590 12,367 15,591
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.34% 93.77% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,111 7,318 9,406
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £256
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +1.60% +3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 632 595
Median hourly rate £30.50 £22.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.64% +7.32% +13.89%
10th Percentile £10.48 £11.85 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £61.20 £51.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.64 £18.50
% change year-on-year +52.75% +6.16% -

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +7 101 £500 +7.53% 23
Berkshire -1 62 £500 +5.26% 14
Hampshire -8 51 £500 +3.09% 21
Buckinghamshire +19 31 £550 +25.00% 5
Surrey +4 26 £420 -15.15% 15
West Sussex -7 16 £450 -10.89% 5
Oxfordshire +15 9 £455 -22.22% 4
Kent +14 8 £513 +17.14% 2
East Sussex +10 1 - - 3
Home Counties -1 1 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 57 (26.27%) Security Cleared
2 41 (18.89%) SC Cleared
3 38 (17.51%) Oracle
4 35 (16.13%) SAP
5 34 (15.67%) Migration
6 29 (13.36%) Finance
7 25 (11.52%) Information Security
8 24 (11.06%) Microsoft
9 22 (10.14%) CISSP
9 22 (10.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 20 (9.22%) Telecoms
10 20 (9.22%) CISM
10 20 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (8.76%) SQL
11 19 (8.76%) ERP
11 19 (8.76%) Azure
11 19 (8.76%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (7.83%) CRISC
12 17 (7.83%) Risk Management
13 16 (7.37%) Windows
13 16 (7.37%) Office 365
14 14 (6.45%) SharePoint
14 14 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (6.45%) Analytics
14 14 (6.45%) SAP S/4HANA
14 14 (6.45%) Due Diligence
15 13 (5.99%) Public Sector
15 13 (5.99%) Data Centre
15 13 (5.99%) Data Migration
15 13 (5.99%) VMware

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 14 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.76%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.92%) ArcGIS
3 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.92%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.46%) CMS
4 1 (0.46%) IIS
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.38%) Simulink
4 2 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.92%) Windchill
5 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (6.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.84%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.84%) SAP Travel Management
3 3 (1.38%) NetSuite
3 3 (1.38%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.38%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.92%) SAP IBP
4 2 (0.92%) SAP PLM
4 2 (0.92%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle iSupplier
5 1 (0.46%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.46%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 1 (0.46%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.46%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.76%) Azure
2 16 (7.37%) Office 365
3 12 (5.53%) Power Platform
4 7 (3.23%) OpenShift
4 7 (3.23%) SaaS
5 6 (2.76%) IaaS
5 6 (2.76%) PaaS
6 5 (2.30%) AWS
6 5 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.84%) GitHub
7 4 (1.84%) PowerApps
8 3 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.38%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.38%) Power Automate
9 2 (0.92%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.92%) Serverless
9 2 (0.92%) ShareGate
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.23%) DNS
1 7 (3.23%) Firewall
2 6 (2.76%) MPLS
2 6 (2.76%) Wireless
3 4 (1.84%) DHCP
3 4 (1.84%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.84%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (1.84%) VLAN
4 3 (1.38%) 3G
4 3 (1.38%) 4G
4 3 (1.38%) LTE
4 3 (1.38%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (1.38%) SNMP
4 3 (1.38%) UMTS
4 3 (1.38%) WiMAX
5 2 (0.92%) Skype
6 1 (0.46%) 5G
6 1 (0.46%) FCAPS
6 1 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.46%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.15%) Oracle Reports
1 9 (4.15%) Power BI
2 5 (2.30%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.84%) MySQL
4 3 (1.38%) MariaDB
4 3 (1.38%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.92%) GIS
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.92%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.46%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (2.76%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.30%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.38%) GitLab
3 3 (1.38%) JIRA
4 2 (0.92%) CA Gen
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.46%) Gradle
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.46%) PVCS
5 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (13.36%) Finance
2 20 (9.22%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.99%) Public Sector
4 12 (5.53%) Marketing
5 11 (5.07%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.30%) Billing
6 5 (2.30%) Legal
7 4 (1.84%) Electronics
8 3 (1.38%) Advertising
8 3 (1.38%) Publishing
9 2 (0.92%) Retail
10 1 (0.46%) Automotive
10 1 (0.46%) Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.53%) Oracle Fusion
2 9 (4.15%) .NET
3 5 (2.30%) CSS
3 5 (2.30%) RESTful
4 4 (1.84%) HTML
4 4 (1.84%) SAP TM
5 3 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.38%) gRPC
5 3 (1.38%) Middleware
5 3 (1.38%) Node.js
5 3 (1.38%) REST
5 3 (1.38%) Swagger
5 3 (1.38%) Web Services
5 3 (1.38%) XML
6 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.92%) Flask
6 2 (0.92%) Itk
6 2 (0.92%) J2EE
6 2 (0.92%) ModSecurity
6 2 (0.92%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.99%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.07%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.30%) PKI
6 4 (1.84%) CMDB
6 4 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.38%) VHDL
7 3 (1.38%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.92%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.92%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.92%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) Replication
8 2 (0.92%) User Experience
9 1 (0.46%) Acoustics
9 1 (0.46%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.46%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.37%) Windows
2 12 (5.53%) Linux
3 7 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.30%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.38%) CentOS
7 3 (1.38%) OpenVMS
7 3 (1.38%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.92%) SUSE
8 2 (0.92%) zOS
9 1 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.46%) Unix
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.67%) Migration
2 25 (11.52%) Information Security
3 20 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (8.76%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (8.76%) ERP
5 17 (7.83%) Risk Management
6 14 (6.45%) Analytics
6 14 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (6.45%) Due Diligence
7 13 (5.99%) Data Migration
8 12 (5.53%) DevOps
8 12 (5.53%) Information Assurance
9 11 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (4.61%) Coaching
10 10 (4.61%) Workflow
11 9 (4.15%) GAP Analysis
11 9 (4.15%) Requirements Gathering
11 9 (4.15%) SOA
11 9 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (3.69%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.76%) SQL
2 11 (5.07%) C#
2 11 (5.07%) Python
3 10 (4.61%) Java
4 8 (3.69%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.23%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.76%) ABAP
6 6 (2.76%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.30%) C
7 5 (2.30%) C++
8 4 (1.84%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.84%) Go
8 4 (1.84%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.38%) Fortran
9 3 (1.38%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.92%) PHP
11 1 (0.46%) Perl
11 1 (0.46%) Ruby
11 1 (0.46%) Tcl
11 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (26.27%) Security Cleared
2 41 (18.89%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.14%) CISSP
4 20 (9.22%) CISM
5 17 (7.83%) CRISC
6 11 (5.07%) CESG Certified Professional
7 9 (4.15%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (3.23%) CISA
8 7 (3.23%) Degree
8 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.76%) CCNP
10 5 (2.30%) CCSP
10 5 (2.30%) CISMP
10 5 (2.30%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 5 (2.30%) ISSAP
11 3 (1.38%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.92%) MCAD
13 1 (0.46%) CCIE
13 1 (0.46%) CCNA
13 1 (0.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.07%) Cyber Essentials
3 10 (4.61%) NIST
4 9 (4.15%) NCSC
5 8 (3.69%) PCI DSS
6 7 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 7 (3.23%) RMADS
7 6 (2.76%) GDPR
8 5 (2.30%) QA
9 4 (1.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (1.84%) IFRS
9 4 (1.84%) JSP 440
9 4 (1.84%) SLA
10 3 (1.38%) COBIT
10 3 (1.38%) Data Quality
10 3 (1.38%) NIST 800
10 3 (1.38%) PMO
11 2 (0.92%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 11 (5.07%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.15%) Docker
3 5 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.84%) vSphere
5 3 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.38%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.46%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.46%) iptables
7 1 (0.46%) KVM
7 1 (0.46%) NFS
7 1 (0.46%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (5.53%) Ansible
1 12 (5.53%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.76%) Puppet
3 5 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.30%) Terraform
4 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.84%) Prometheus
5 3 (1.38%) CloudForms
5 3 (1.38%) Grafana
5 3 (1.38%) Packer
5 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (1.38%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.92%) Kibana
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.46%) SCCM
7 1 (0.46%) SCOM
7 1 (0.46%) SCSM
Vendors
1 38 (17.51%) Oracle
2 35 (16.13%) SAP
3 24 (11.06%) Microsoft
4 13 (5.99%) VMware
5 9 (4.15%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (3.23%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.76%) Cisco
7 6 (2.76%) Kronos
8 5 (2.30%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.30%) Dell
9 4 (1.84%) Adobe
9 4 (1.84%) HP
9 4 (1.84%) Juniper
10 3 (1.38%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.38%) EMC
10 3 (1.38%) Splunk
10 3 (1.38%) webMethods
11 2 (0.92%) CyberArk
11 2 (0.92%) Fujitsu
11 2 (0.92%) Software AG