Period
to 24 May 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 May 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 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 35 30
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 470 856 1,054
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.37% 5.76% 6.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.79% 6.06% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 496 600
Median daily rate £500 £500 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £654 £613
England median daily rate £500 £500 £498
% change year-on-year - +0.39% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 13
Median hourly rate £26.75 £50.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.50% +132.56% -59.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £38.00 £14.75
90th Percentile £37.00 £67.50 £62.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £46.40 £42.50
% change year-on-year -24.57% +9.18% -15.00%

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 6,927 14,118 15,772
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.87% 94.94% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,046 8,458 9,284
Median daily rate £440 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 608 642
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.86 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +17.49% +1.43%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £10.58
90th Percentile £49.10 £52.50 £50.23
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £18.51
% change year-on-year +9.20% +3.92% -2.61%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -7 196 £550 +11.11% 20
Berkshire -6 136 £595 +23.00% 13
Hampshire +40 112 £475 -1.04% 6
West Sussex +31 59 £525 +5.00% 4
Surrey 0 57 £500 -9.09% 9
Buckinghamshire +8 42 £475 -1.30% 3
Oxfordshire +26 18 £400 -20.00% 4
East Sussex +11 17 £500 +5.26%
Kent -2 9 £598 +13.81%
Middlesex +14 5 £600 +22.45%
Home Counties +1 2 £600 -
M4 Corridor +3 1 £625 -
Sussex - 1 - - 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 144 (30.64%) SAP
2 71 (15.11%) Security Cleared
3 67 (14.26%) Oracle
4 66 (14.04%) Microsoft
5 65 (13.83%) SQL
6 64 (13.62%) Finance
7 62 (13.19%) Migration
8 56 (11.91%) SC Cleared
9 48 (10.21%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (9.57%) CRM
11 43 (9.15%) ERP
11 43 (9.15%) Windows
11 43 (9.15%) Azure
12 38 (8.09%) Telecoms
13 35 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 31 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
15 30 (6.38%) SAP S/4HANA
15 30 (6.38%) Java
16 29 (6.17%) Data Migration
17 26 (5.53%) SAP HCM
17 26 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
18 25 (5.32%) Project Management
18 25 (5.32%) Office 365
19 24 (5.11%) Analytics
19 24 (5.11%) Dynamics 365
20 23 (4.89%) Python
20 23 (4.89%) AWS
21 22 (4.68%) SharePoint
21 22 (4.68%) Linux
22 21 (4.47%) JIRA

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 22 (4.68%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.98%) Confluence
3 10 (2.13%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.91%) OpenStack
5 8 (1.70%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.85%) SAP Portal
7 3 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.43%) Apache
8 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.43%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.21%) Mendix
9 1 (0.21%) nginx
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) Sketch
5 2 (0.43%) Windchill
6 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.21%) Figma
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (6.38%) SAP S/4HANA
2 26 (5.53%) SAP HCM
3 17 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (3.19%) SAP Payroll
5 14 (2.98%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (2.55%) SAP ERP
7 11 (2.34%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (2.34%) SAP SRM
8 10 (2.13%) SAP FI
9 9 (1.91%) SAP PSCD
10 8 (1.70%) SAP CO
11 7 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
11 7 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
11 7 (1.49%) SAP HR
12 6 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
12 6 (1.28%) SAP FI/CO
13 5 (1.06%) NetSuite
13 5 (1.06%) Scribe Insight
14 4 (0.85%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 43 (9.15%) Azure
2 25 (5.32%) Office 365
3 24 (5.11%) Dynamics 365
4 23 (4.89%) AWS
5 19 (4.04%) SuccessFactors
6 17 (3.62%) Power Platform
7 13 (2.77%) Trello
8 10 (2.13%) SaaS
9 5 (1.06%) PaaS
10 4 (0.85%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.64%) IaaS
11 3 (0.64%) Serverless
12 2 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.43%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.43%) Azure Stack
12 2 (0.43%) Boomi
12 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.21%) GCP
13 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.98%) Firewall
1 14 (2.98%) Skype
2 9 (1.91%) WAN
3 7 (1.49%) VPN
4 6 (1.28%) VoIP
5 5 (1.06%) DNS
5 5 (1.06%) LAN
5 5 (1.06%) MPLS
5 5 (1.06%) SAN
6 4 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.85%) DHCP
6 4 (0.85%) DWDM
6 4 (0.85%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.85%) Junos
6 4 (0.85%) SDH
7 3 (0.64%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (0.64%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (0.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (0.64%) Network Security
7 3 (0.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.98%) Power BI
2 14 (2.98%) SAP BW
3 12 (2.55%) Oracle Database
3 12 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.91%) Big Data
5 9 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (1.91%) DB2
6 7 (1.49%) Oracle ODI
6 7 (1.49%) SAP Data Services
6 7 (1.49%) SAP HANA
7 6 (1.28%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.06%) DataStage
8 5 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.64%) Essbase
10 3 (0.64%) MySQL
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (4.47%) JIRA
2 12 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.91%) PVCS
4 7 (1.49%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.64%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.43%) Ant
7 2 (0.43%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.43%) NeoLoad
7 2 (0.43%) Selenium
7 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.21%) LSMW
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
General
1 64 (13.62%) Finance
2 38 (8.09%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.47%) Public Sector
4 15 (3.19%) General Ledger
4 15 (3.19%) Marketing
5 8 (1.70%) Billing
5 8 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (1.49%) Legal
7 6 (1.28%) Local Government
7 6 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.28%) Retail
8 4 (0.85%) French Language
9 3 (0.64%) German Language
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.21%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.40%) SAP Fiori
2 14 (2.98%) .NET
3 12 (2.55%) XML
4 9 (1.91%) Web Services
5 8 (1.70%) SAP Basis
5 8 (1.70%) SAP XI
6 7 (1.49%) SAPUI5
7 6 (1.28%) HTML
7 6 (1.28%) Node.js
8 5 (1.06%) LDAP
8 5 (1.06%) SailPoint
8 5 (1.06%) SOAP
9 4 (0.85%) CSS
9 4 (0.85%) REST
9 4 (0.85%) SAP PI
10 3 (0.64%) IBM Integration Bus
10 3 (0.64%) OpenID
10 3 (0.64%) PySpark
10 3 (0.64%) SAML
10 3 (0.64%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.98%) Data Centre
3 9 (1.91%) Clustering
3 9 (1.91%) e-Learning
3 9 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (1.91%) User Experience
4 7 (1.49%) Podcast
5 5 (1.06%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.85%) CCTV
6 4 (0.85%) IVR
6 4 (0.85%) PKI
6 4 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (0.85%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.64%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.64%) DataPower
7 3 (0.64%) FMCG
7 3 (0.64%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.64%) Social Media
8 2 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.15%) Windows
2 22 (4.68%) Linux
3 13 (2.77%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.91%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.70%) AIX
5 8 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.49%) SUSE
7 5 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.85%) Unix
8 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.43%) Android
9 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (13.19%) Migration
2 48 (10.21%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (9.57%) CRM
4 43 (9.15%) ERP
5 35 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (6.17%) Data Migration
7 26 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (5.32%) Project Management
9 24 (5.11%) Analytics
10 21 (4.47%) DevOps
11 19 (4.04%) ITIL
12 18 (3.83%) Supplier Relationship Management
12 18 (3.83%) Time Management
13 17 (3.62%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (3.40%) Decision-Making
14 16 (3.40%) GAP Analysis
15 15 (3.19%) Data Modelling
15 15 (3.19%) Project Delivery
15 15 (3.19%) Waterfall
15 15 (3.19%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 65 (13.83%) SQL
2 30 (6.38%) Java
3 23 (4.89%) Python
4 16 (3.40%) PL/SQL
5 13 (2.77%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.34%) Perl
6 11 (2.34%) PHP
6 11 (2.34%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.70%) R
8 7 (1.49%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.28%) C
9 6 (1.28%) C++
10 5 (1.06%) C#
10 5 (1.06%) Ruby
11 4 (0.85%) ABAP
11 4 (0.85%) Go
11 4 (0.85%) Haskell
11 4 (0.85%) Rust
12 3 (0.64%) VBScript
13 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (15.11%) Security Cleared
2 56 (11.91%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (2.34%) CCA
5 9 (1.91%) CCNP
5 9 (1.91%) Degree
6 8 (1.70%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.28%) CIMA
8 6 (1.28%) CISSP
9 5 (1.06%) CISM
10 4 (0.85%) CCIE
10 4 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.64%) ACCA
11 3 (0.64%) CCNA
11 3 (0.64%) MCSE
12 2 (0.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 2 (0.43%) CCAB
12 2 (0.43%) PMP
12 2 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.19%) SLA
2 10 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.28%) GDPR
3 6 (1.28%) NIST
4 5 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.64%) IFRS
5 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.43%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.43%) NCSC
6 2 (0.43%) PMO
6 2 (0.43%) QA
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) COSO
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.13%) Docker
2 10 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.06%) VMware NSX
4 4 (0.85%) XenApp
4 4 (0.85%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.64%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.43%) KVM
6 2 (0.43%) RACF
7 1 (0.21%) iptables
7 1 (0.21%) NDS
7 1 (0.21%) NFS
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.21%) UAG
7 1 (0.21%) vCloud
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (2.34%) Ansible
2 9 (1.91%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.49%) Puppet
4 6 (1.28%) Data Guard
4 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.64%) Netcool
5 3 (0.64%) SCCM
6 2 (0.43%) CloudForms
6 2 (0.43%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.43%) Terraform
6 2 (0.43%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 144 (30.64%) SAP
2 67 (14.26%) Oracle
3 66 (14.04%) Microsoft
4 19 (4.04%) VMware
5 15 (3.19%) IBM
6 14 (2.98%) Ariba
6 14 (2.98%) Cisco
7 11 (2.34%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.91%) AppDynamics
9 8 (1.70%) Citrix
9 8 (1.70%) Juniper
9 8 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.70%) Tableau
9 8 (1.70%) webMethods
10 7 (1.49%) BMC
11 6 (1.28%) Adobe
11 6 (1.28%) SolarWinds
11 6 (1.28%) Workday
12 5 (1.06%) F5
12 5 (1.06%) ServiceNow