Period
to 21 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 37 30
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 816 917 1,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.08% 5.51% 6.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.48% 5.83% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 509 585
South East median daily rate £490 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £353 £327 £350
90th Percentile £634 £613 £593
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 12
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £35.00 £54.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -35.19% +20.00%
10th Percentile £42.00 £23.80 £31.70
90th Percentile £72.50 £45.00 £60.78
England median hourly rate £47.00 £42.50 £47.75
% change year-on-year +10.59% -10.99% +6.11%

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 12,584 15,729 15,937
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.71% 94.46% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,444 9,478 9,452
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £238
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £468 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 601 649
South East median hourly rate £21.76 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.15% +13.89% -7.95%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.13 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.47 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +5.22% - -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +1 336 £473 +5.00% 93
Berkshire -4 241 £475 +6.74% 66
Hampshire +10 180 £485 +2.11% 29
Surrey +15 124 £493 -4.74% 32
West Sussex +23 72 £505 +1.00% 12
Buckinghamshire +24 63 £440 -4.86% 11
Oxfordshire +9 32 £568 +16.41% 16
East Sussex +7 27 £500 -0.10% 1
Kent +18 24 £438 -1.69% 6
Middlesex +12 12 £581 +22.21%
Sussex -2 3 £475 -17.39%
Home Counties - 2 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 219 (26.84%) SAP
2 153 (18.75%) Finance
3 138 (16.91%) Microsoft
4 134 (16.42%) SQL
5 132 (16.18%) Migration
6 108 (13.24%) Windows
7 100 (12.25%) Oracle
8 93 (11.40%) Azure
9 90 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
10 77 (9.44%) Security Cleared
11 65 (7.97%) Office 365
12 63 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
13 61 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
14 60 (7.35%) ERP
15 59 (7.23%) SC Cleared
16 57 (6.99%) DevOps
17 54 (6.62%) ITIL
18 53 (6.50%) SQL Server
19 51 (6.25%) Java
20 50 (6.13%) Active Directory
21 49 (6.00%) Linux
21 49 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
22 47 (5.76%) SAP S/4HANA
22 47 (5.76%) CRM
22 47 (5.76%) VMware
23 46 (5.64%) Telecoms
24 44 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
25 41 (5.02%) SAP HCM
26 40 (4.90%) PowerShell
26 40 (4.90%) Data Centre

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 40 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.55%) Confluence
3 27 (3.31%) Skype for Business
4 11 (1.35%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.86%) NetWeaver
6 6 (0.74%) K2 blackpearl
7 5 (0.61%) SAP Portal
7 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.61%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.37%) Apache
8 3 (0.37%) Documentum
8 3 (0.37%) JBoss
8 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.37%) SAS
9 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.25%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.25%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.37%) Sketch
6 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 47 (5.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 41 (5.02%) SAP HCM
3 39 (4.78%) SAP FI
4 30 (3.68%) SAP CO
5 29 (3.55%) SAP FI/CO
6 20 (2.45%) SAP ERP
7 19 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
8 18 (2.21%) Oracle Receivables
9 17 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
9 17 (2.08%) SAP PSCD
10 16 (1.96%) SAP HR
10 16 (1.96%) SAP Payroll
11 15 (1.84%) SAP FI-CA
12 12 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
12 12 (1.47%) Oracle TCA
13 11 (1.35%) NetSuite
14 9 (1.10%) Maximo
14 9 (1.10%) SAP SD
14 9 (1.10%) SAP SRM
14 9 (1.10%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 93 (11.40%) Azure
2 65 (7.97%) Office 365
3 29 (3.55%) AWS
4 28 (3.43%) SuccessFactors
5 24 (2.94%) Power Platform
5 24 (2.94%) SaaS
6 23 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
7 19 (2.33%) PaaS
8 16 (1.96%) Trello
9 14 (1.72%) GitHub
9 14 (1.72%) IaaS
10 12 (1.47%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.86%) Serverless
12 6 (0.74%) Azure Functions
13 5 (0.61%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.61%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
14 4 (0.49%) Boomi
14 4 (0.49%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.55%) Firewall
2 28 (3.43%) Skype
3 14 (1.72%) DNS
4 13 (1.59%) LAN
4 13 (1.59%) Network Security
5 12 (1.47%) Internet
5 12 (1.47%) WAN
6 10 (1.23%) Unified Communications
7 8 (0.98%) HTTP
7 8 (0.98%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.74%) SAN
9 5 (0.61%) Wireless
10 4 (0.49%) VPN
11 3 (0.37%) BGP
11 3 (0.37%) MPLS
11 3 (0.37%) OSPF
11 3 (0.37%) PBX
11 3 (0.37%) PSTN
11 3 (0.37%) SMTP
11 3 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.43%) Oracle Database
3 24 (2.94%) Power BI
4 23 (2.82%) SAP BW
5 16 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
5 16 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 15 (1.84%) SAP HANA
7 14 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
8 13 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (1.47%) SAP Data Services
9 12 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.23%) Oracle ODI
10 10 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (1.10%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (0.86%) Essbase
13 7 (0.86%) Oracle Smart View
13 7 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (4.41%) JIRA
2 16 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.47%) LSMW
3 12 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (1.10%) PVCS
5 6 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.49%) Subversion
7 3 (0.37%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.25%) Ant
8 2 (0.25%) JMeter
8 2 (0.25%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.25%) Maven
8 2 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.25%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.25%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.12%) JUnit
9 1 (0.12%) Toad
9 1 (0.12%) Xcode
General
1 153 (18.75%) Finance
2 46 (5.64%) Telecoms
3 35 (4.29%) Public Sector
4 25 (3.06%) Marketing
5 23 (2.82%) Billing
6 20 (2.45%) Banking
7 19 (2.33%) General Ledger
8 18 (2.21%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.10%) Legal
10 6 (0.74%) Publishing
10 6 (0.74%) Retail
11 5 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.49%) Advertising
12 4 (0.49%) Electronics
13 2 (0.25%) Brand Awareness
13 2 (0.25%) Local Government
13 2 (0.25%) Police
14 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.12%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.43%) Web Services
2 27 (3.31%) SAP Basis
3 23 (2.82%) .NET
4 20 (2.45%) HTML
5 16 (1.96%) CSS
5 16 (1.96%) SAP Fiori
5 16 (1.96%) XML
6 15 (1.84%) REST
7 14 (1.72%) SAP XI
8 11 (1.35%) JSON
9 10 (1.23%) SOAP
10 9 (1.10%) AngularJS
11 8 (0.98%) SAP PI
12 7 (0.86%) .NET Framework
13 6 (0.74%) .NET Core
13 6 (0.74%) SAPUI5
14 5 (0.61%) IDoc
14 5 (0.61%) jQuery
14 5 (0.61%) OAuth
14 5 (0.61%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.90%) Data Centre
3 22 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.08%) Clustering
5 15 (1.84%) User Experience
6 12 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.47%) Private Cloud
7 10 (1.23%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.23%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.23%) Virtual Team
8 8 (0.98%) CMDB
9 6 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.61%) Graphic Design
11 4 (0.49%) Cyber Defence
11 4 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.49%) Life Science
11 4 (0.49%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 108 (13.24%) Windows
2 49 (6.00%) Linux
3 39 (4.78%) Windows Server
4 28 (3.43%) Unix
5 21 (2.57%) Windows 10
6 14 (1.72%) AIX
6 14 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.98%) SUSE
7 8 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.37%) CentOS
9 3 (0.37%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.25%) Android
10 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (16.18%) Migration
2 90 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
4 60 (7.35%) ERP
5 57 (6.99%) DevOps
6 54 (6.62%) ITIL
7 49 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
8 47 (5.76%) CRM
9 44 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 38 (4.66%) Data Migration
10 38 (4.66%) Workflow
11 34 (4.17%) Analytics
12 32 (3.92%) Data Analysis
13 31 (3.80%) Information Security
14 29 (3.55%) Test Scripting
15 28 (3.43%) Data Modelling
16 27 (3.31%) Project Management
17 26 (3.19%) Supplier Relationship Management
18 25 (3.06%) ETL
19 23 (2.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (16.42%) SQL
2 51 (6.25%) Java
3 40 (4.90%) PowerShell
4 36 (4.41%) JavaScript
5 34 (4.17%) Python
6 22 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 21 (2.57%) C#
8 20 (2.45%) ABAP
9 13 (1.59%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.10%) Groovy
11 8 (0.98%) C++
11 8 (0.98%) PHP
12 7 (0.86%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.74%) C
14 5 (0.61%) Apex Code
14 5 (0.61%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.61%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.37%) Go
15 3 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 77 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 59 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 34 (4.17%) Degree
4 23 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (2.08%) CISSP
7 15 (1.84%) CCA
8 13 (1.59%) CCNP
9 11 (1.35%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.23%) CCNA
10 10 (1.23%) CISM
10 10 (1.23%) MCSE
11 8 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.74%) CCIE
12 6 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.61%) CISA
13 5 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (0.61%) GCIA
13 5 (0.61%) GCIH
13 5 (0.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.33%) SLA
2 14 (1.72%) QA
3 11 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.35%) NIST
4 10 (1.23%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.86%) GDPR
6 6 (0.74%) PMO
7 5 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.37%) COBIT
8 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.37%) RMADS
9 2 (0.25%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.25%) NCSC
9 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.12%) COSO
10 1 (0.12%) GxP
10 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.12%) RosettaNet
10 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 50 (6.13%) Active Directory
2 37 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.47%) Docker
5 11 (1.35%) vSphere
6 9 (1.10%) vCloud
7 7 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.74%) XenApp
9 5 (0.61%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.61%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.37%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.25%) Firmware
12 1 (0.12%) HDFS
12 1 (0.12%) KVM
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.12%) NFS
12 1 (0.12%) Samba
12 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 32 (3.92%) SCCM
2 23 (2.82%) Kubernetes
3 16 (1.96%) Ansible
4 15 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (1.35%) Puppet
6 9 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (1.10%) Terraform
7 8 (0.98%) Data Guard
7 8 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (0.98%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.61%) Packer
9 4 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.49%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.49%) vRealize
10 3 (0.37%) Amdocs OSS
10 3 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.37%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.37%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 219 (26.84%) SAP
2 138 (16.91%) Microsoft
3 100 (12.25%) Oracle
4 47 (5.76%) VMware
5 29 (3.55%) Cisco
6 22 (2.70%) Ariba
6 22 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (2.33%) Citrix
8 16 (1.96%) HP
9 15 (1.84%) BMC
10 14 (1.72%) Tableau
11 13 (1.59%) Dell
12 12 (1.47%) Remedy
12 12 (1.47%) webMethods
13 11 (1.35%) Adobe
14 10 (1.23%) ServiceNow
15 9 (1.10%) Atlassian
15 9 (1.10%) IBM
15 9 (1.10%) Informatica
15 9 (1.10%) NetApp