Period
to 26 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 32 27
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 860 1,038 993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.84% 6.23% 6.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.14% 6.59% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 577 569
South East median daily rate £500 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £322 £325
90th Percentile £650 £600 £594
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 4
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £21.50 £53.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +144.19% -59.76% +1.78%
10th Percentile £38.00 £14.75 £42.95
90th Percentile £73.50 £62.50 £60.87
England median hourly rate £49.13 £42.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +15.60% -22.73% +19.57%

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 13,996 15,761 14,685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 94.56% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,348 9,269 8,451
South East median daily rate £445 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £260 £244
90th Percentile £600 £578 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 661 697
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +2.86% -12.95%
10th Percentile £11.19 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.67 £18.70
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.17% -4.64%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 +2 395 £475 +4.51% 99
Berkshire +1 313 £478 +6.11% 68
Hampshire -21 157 £475 - 44
Surrey +6 154 £550 +10.44% 42
Buckinghamshire -7 64 £450 - 19
West Sussex -12 37 £488 +8.33% 9
East Sussex +10 36 £475 +5.56% 5
Kent +11 33 £500 +3.09% 12
Oxfordshire -18 19 £500 +10.01% 12
Middlesex +2 8 £575 +35.29%
Sussex +2 2 £475 -2.56% 1
M4 Corridor +5 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 203 (23.60%) SAP
2 167 (19.42%) Finance
3 153 (17.79%) Microsoft
4 139 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 118 (13.72%) Migration
6 110 (12.79%) SQL
7 105 (12.21%) Windows
8 88 (10.23%) Security Cleared
9 84 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
10 80 (9.30%) Oracle
11 72 (8.37%) Active Directory
12 67 (7.79%) Java
12 67 (7.79%) SAP S/4HANA
13 60 (6.98%) Office 365
14 59 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
14 59 (6.86%) ITIL
15 58 (6.74%) Linux
16 56 (6.51%) VMware
16 56 (6.51%) SC Cleared
17 55 (6.40%) ERP
18 52 (6.05%) Cisco
18 52 (6.05%) DNS
19 50 (5.81%) CRM
20 48 (5.58%) DevOps
21 47 (5.47%) Telecoms
21 47 (5.47%) Problem-Solving
22 44 (5.12%) JavaScript
22 44 (5.12%) PowerShell
23 43 (5.00%) SAP FI
24 42 (4.88%) Business Intelligence

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 23 (2.67%) Skype for Business
2 20 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.21%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.63%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.16%) Apache
6 9 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.58%) SAP Portal
7 5 (0.58%) SAS
8 4 (0.47%) CMS
8 4 (0.47%) Confluence
8 4 (0.47%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.47%) IBM Domino
8 4 (0.47%) IIS
8 4 (0.47%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.47%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.35%) JBoss
9 3 (0.35%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.35%) WordPress
10 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.12%) Sketch
4 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 67 (7.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 43 (5.00%) SAP FI
3 39 (4.53%) SAP CO
4 38 (4.42%) SAP FI/CO
5 23 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
6 19 (2.21%) SAP ERP
7 16 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
8 15 (1.74%) Maximo
9 12 (1.40%) SAP MDG
9 12 (1.40%) SAP MM
10 11 (1.28%) SAP FI-CA
11 10 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
12 9 (1.05%) SAP HR
13 8 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
13 8 (0.93%) SAP SD
14 7 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
14 7 (0.81%) NetSuite
14 7 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
14 7 (0.81%) SAP HCM
14 7 (0.81%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 139 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (6.98%) Office 365
3 59 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (4.42%) IaaS
5 36 (4.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 26 (3.02%) PaaS
7 24 (2.79%) Dynamics 365
8 21 (2.44%) SaaS
9 20 (2.33%) Power Platform
10 12 (1.40%) OpenShift
10 12 (1.40%) Serverless
11 11 (1.28%) SuccessFactors
12 7 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.70%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.58%) Akamai
14 5 (0.58%) Azure Functions
15 4 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 52 (6.05%) DNS
2 40 (4.65%) Firewall
3 32 (3.72%) WAN
4 23 (2.67%) Skype
5 22 (2.56%) LAN
6 16 (1.86%) SMTP
7 15 (1.74%) DHCP
7 15 (1.74%) Network Security
8 13 (1.51%) TCP/IP
9 12 (1.40%) NetScaler
10 11 (1.28%) SSL
10 11 (1.28%) VLAN
10 11 (1.28%) VSAN
11 10 (1.16%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (1.16%) iSCSI
11 10 (1.16%) Wireless
12 9 (1.05%) HTTP
12 9 (1.05%) Internet
13 8 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.09%) Power BI
3 17 (1.98%) Big Data
3 17 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
3 17 (1.98%) Oracle Database
4 15 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
5 14 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (1.63%) SAP BW
6 13 (1.51%) Hadoop
6 13 (1.51%) SAP HANA
7 11 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
7 11 (1.28%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.05%) Data Lake
9 8 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (0.70%) DB2
11 6 (0.70%) OLAP
11 6 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.70%) SAP Data Services
12 5 (0.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (1.74%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.28%) JIRA
3 7 (0.81%) PVCS
3 7 (0.81%) Travis CI
3 7 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (0.70%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.70%) LSMW
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.35%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.23%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.23%) InstallAnywhere
7 2 (0.23%) ProC
7 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.23%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.12%) Maven
8 1 (0.12%) MSI
8 1 (0.12%) Selenium
8 1 (0.12%) Subversion
8 1 (0.12%) Toad
General
1 167 (19.42%) Finance
2 47 (5.47%) Telecoms
3 22 (2.56%) Marketing
4 19 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 18 (2.09%) Billing
5 18 (2.09%) General Ledger
6 17 (1.98%) Retail
7 14 (1.63%) Banking
8 13 (1.51%) Advertising
9 4 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.35%) Electronics
10 3 (0.35%) Law
10 3 (0.35%) Legal
11 2 (0.23%) Publishing
12 1 (0.12%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) Front Office
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.49%) .NET
1 30 (3.49%) Web Services
2 18 (2.09%) JSON
2 18 (2.09%) Middleware
3 14 (1.63%) Node.js
4 13 (1.51%) SAML
5 12 (1.40%) CSS
5 12 (1.40%) SOAP
6 11 (1.28%) REST
6 11 (1.28%) SAP PI
6 11 (1.28%) XML
7 10 (1.16%) HTML
8 9 (1.05%) .NET Framework
8 9 (1.05%) LDAP
8 9 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
8 9 (1.05%) SAP Basis
8 9 (1.05%) SAP Fiori
9 8 (0.93%) J2EE
9 8 (0.93%) jQuery
9 8 (0.93%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 40 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (2.79%) Data Centre
3 19 (2.21%) Management Information System
4 15 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (1.51%) CMDB
5 13 (1.51%) Public Cloud
6 12 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.05%) Clustering
8 9 (1.05%) DataPower
8 9 (1.05%) User Experience
9 7 (0.81%) Data Structures
9 7 (0.81%) Replication
10 6 (0.70%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.58%) CESG
11 5 (0.58%) Cyber Defence
11 5 (0.58%) Graphic Design
11 5 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.47%) Animation
12 4 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 105 (12.21%) Windows
2 58 (6.74%) Linux
3 34 (3.95%) Windows Server
4 31 (3.60%) Unix
5 27 (3.14%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.63%) AIX
8 9 (1.05%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.58%) SUSE
11 4 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.47%) zOS
12 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.23%) OS/2
13 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.12%) Android
14 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.12%) CentOS
14 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (13.72%) Migration
2 84 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (6.86%) ITIL
4 55 (6.40%) ERP
5 50 (5.81%) CRM
6 48 (5.58%) DevOps
7 47 (5.47%) Problem-Solving
8 42 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
9 40 (4.65%) Project Management
10 37 (4.30%) Data Migration
10 37 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (4.19%) Information Security
12 34 (3.95%) Service Management
13 31 (3.60%) Analytics
14 30 (3.49%) Data Protection
15 29 (3.37%) Continuous Improvement
15 29 (3.37%) Presales
16 28 (3.26%) Identity Access Management
17 26 (3.02%) GAP Analysis
17 26 (3.02%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 110 (12.79%) SQL
2 67 (7.79%) Java
3 44 (5.12%) JavaScript
3 44 (5.12%) PowerShell
4 36 (4.19%) Python
5 26 (3.02%) PL/SQL
6 24 (2.79%) C#
7 16 (1.86%) ABAP
8 15 (1.74%) C
9 13 (1.51%) PHP
10 10 (1.16%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.05%) Go
12 6 (0.70%) Perl
12 6 (0.70%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.58%) C++
13 5 (0.58%) Scala
14 3 (0.35%) Korn
14 3 (0.35%) R
14 3 (0.35%) Ruby
15 2 (0.23%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 56 (6.51%) SC Cleared
3 31 (3.60%) Degree
3 31 (3.60%) DV Cleared
4 25 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (2.56%) CISSP
7 19 (2.21%) CCNP
8 18 (2.09%) MCSE
9 17 (1.98%) CCNA
10 12 (1.40%) CISM
11 9 (1.05%) CCIE
12 7 (0.81%) CCA
12 7 (0.81%) MCP
13 6 (0.70%) CISA
14 5 (0.58%) CESG Certified Professional
14 5 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.58%) MCSA
14 5 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (1.51%) NIST
3 12 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.16%) PMO
4 10 (1.16%) QA
5 9 (1.05%) SLA
6 8 (0.93%) GDPR
7 7 (0.81%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.47%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.47%) RMADS
8 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.35%) COBIT
9 3 (0.35%) NCSC
10 1 (0.12%) COSO
10 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.12%) GPG13
10 1 (0.12%) IFRS
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 72 (8.37%) Active Directory
2 37 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.02%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.44%) XenApp
5 20 (2.33%) XenDesktop
6 18 (2.09%) Docker
7 14 (1.63%) VMware NSX
8 13 (1.51%) vSphere
9 12 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.28%) OpenAM
11 9 (1.05%) NFS
12 8 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 5 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.58%) vCloud
13 5 (0.58%) Xen
14 3 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.35%) ProxySG
15 2 (0.23%) HDFS
15 2 (0.23%) KVM
Systems Management
1 34 (3.95%) SCCM
2 23 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
3 20 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 17 (1.98%) Kubernetes
5 16 (1.86%) Ansible
6 14 (1.63%) vCenter Server
7 11 (1.28%) vRealize
7 11 (1.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 9 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
8 9 (1.05%) HP ALM
9 8 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.81%) Data Guard
10 7 (0.81%) Puppet
10 7 (0.81%) SCOM
11 6 (0.70%) Amdocs OSS
11 6 (0.70%) Nessus
11 6 (0.70%) Terraform
12 5 (0.58%) XenMobile
13 4 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 203 (23.60%) SAP
2 153 (17.79%) Microsoft
3 80 (9.30%) Oracle
4 56 (6.51%) VMware
5 52 (6.05%) Cisco
6 41 (4.77%) Citrix
7 34 (3.95%) HP
8 28 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (3.02%) Dell
9 26 (3.02%) IBM
10 23 (2.67%) Remedy
11 18 (2.09%) Red Hat
12 17 (1.98%) BMC
13 16 (1.86%) Ariba
14 13 (1.51%) Palo Alto
15 12 (1.40%) ForgeRock
15 12 (1.40%) Informatica
16 11 (1.28%) EMC
16 11 (1.28%) Juniper
16 11 (1.28%) Tableau