Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 24 26
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1081 1139 1270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.42% 6.81% 6.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.79% 7.25% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 632 709
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £305
90th Percentile £593 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 5
South East median hourly rate £54.00 £45.00 £60.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -25.62% +168.89%
10th Percentile £31.70 £20.80 £32.25
90th Percentile £60.78 £59.45 £60.98
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% -1.10% +65.45%

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 15916 15709 18180
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9454 9351 10674
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 650 777 914
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.25 £10.29
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.03 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -5 521 £475 +5.56% 51
Berkshire -5 349 £493 +9.44% 32
Hampshire +2 196 £450 +2.86% 31
Surrey -9 167 £475 +11.76% 19
Buckinghamshire -11 122 £450 - 7
Oxfordshire -4 51 £450 +1.41% 12
West Sussex -17 50 £450 +2.27% 2
Middlesex +16 33 £450 +22.45% 2
East Sussex +11 12 £400 -23.08% 3
Kent -19 11 £540 +13.68% 1
Home Counties -3 9 - -
M4 Corridor +7 2 £650 +44.44%
Sussex -8 1 - - 2
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 223 (20.63%) SAP
2 158 (14.62%) Finance
3 138 (12.77%) Migration
4 128 (11.84%) Windows
5 106 (9.81%) SQL
6 105 (9.71%) Microsoft
7 98 (9.07%) Oracle
8 97 (8.97%) Security Cleared
9 90 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
10 85 (7.86%) Active Directory
11 82 (7.59%) Linux
12 81 (7.49%) Telecoms
13 79 (7.31%) Microsoft Azure
14 77 (7.12%) SC Cleared
15 76 (7.03%) ERP
16 71 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
17 70 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
18 67 (6.20%) Unix
19 66 (6.11%) Java
20 65 (6.01%) Office 365
21 63 (5.83%) VMware
22 58 (5.37%) Information Security
23 52 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
24 51 (4.72%) Data Migration
24 51 (4.72%) Marketing
25 49 (4.53%) XML
25 49 (4.53%) Workday
26 48 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
27 47 (4.35%) PowerShell
27 47 (4.35%) Manufacturing

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 38 (3.52%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.59%) Skype for Business
3 26 (2.41%) OpenStack
4 20 (1.85%) MS Exchange
5 15 (1.39%) JBoss
6 13 (1.20%) Apache
7 9 (0.83%) SAP Portal
7 9 (0.83%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.65%) IIS
9 7 (0.65%) NetWeaver
10 6 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.46%) Confluence
11 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.46%) SAS
11 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.37%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.093%) InVision
Business Applications
1 18 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.57%) Hyperion Planning
2 17 (1.57%) SAP ERP
2 17 (1.57%) SAP SD
3 16 (1.48%) SAP FI
4 15 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (1.30%) SAP HR
6 13 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
7 12 (1.11%) SAP CO
7 12 (1.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 11 (1.02%) SAP HCM
9 10 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
9 10 (0.93%) SAP MM
10 9 (0.83%) Maximo
10 9 (0.83%) SAP Payroll
11 8 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
12 7 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 7 (0.65%) SAP PS
13 6 (0.56%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 79 (7.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (6.01%) Office 365
3 48 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (2.31%) IaaS
6 22 (2.04%) PaaS
7 20 (1.85%) OpenShift
8 17 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (1.39%) SuccessFactors
10 13 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.93%) SaaS
12 8 (0.74%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.65%) Taleo
14 6 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
15 5 (0.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 5 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.46%) Serverless
16 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
17 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.15%) Firewall
2 25 (2.31%) Network Security
2 25 (2.31%) Skype
3 21 (1.94%) Internet
4 19 (1.76%) DNS
4 19 (1.76%) SAN
5 13 (1.20%) HTTP
5 13 (1.20%) SSL
5 13 (1.20%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.20%) VPN
6 12 (1.11%) WAN
7 11 (1.02%) LAN
8 9 (0.83%) FTP
8 9 (0.83%) SMTP
9 8 (0.74%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.56%) DHCP
10 6 (0.56%) VoIP
11 5 (0.46%) Intranet
11 5 (0.46%) MPLS
11 5 (0.46%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
4 14 (1.30%) SAP HANA
5 13 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.20%) SAP BW
6 12 (1.11%) Big Data
6 12 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
6 12 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (0.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 9 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
8 9 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
8 9 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (0.74%) MySQL
9 8 (0.74%) Oracle Smart View
9 8 (0.74%) Power BI
10 7 (0.65%) Data Lake
10 7 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (4.26%) Maven
2 27 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.76%) Git (software)
5 17 (1.57%) Artifactory
6 16 (1.48%) Visual Studio
7 14 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (0.83%) LSMW
8 9 (0.83%) Selenium
9 7 (0.65%) Ant
9 7 (0.65%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.65%) JIRA
10 6 (0.56%) JUnit
11 5 (0.46%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.46%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.37%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.37%) GitLab
13 3 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.28%) Gradle
13 3 (0.28%) WebDriver
General
1 158 (14.62%) Finance
2 81 (7.49%) Telecoms
3 51 (4.72%) Marketing
4 47 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 40 (3.70%) Banking
6 28 (2.59%) Billing
6 28 (2.59%) Electronics
7 25 (2.31%) Legal
8 18 (1.67%) Retail
9 14 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (0.93%) Advertising
11 8 (0.74%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.46%) Law
12 5 (0.46%) Publishing
13 4 (0.37%) Automotive
14 3 (0.28%) German Language
15 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.093%) Hindi Language
16 1 (0.093%) Local Government
16 1 (0.093%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.53%) XML
2 46 (4.26%) .NET
3 34 (3.15%) JSON
4 29 (2.68%) Middleware
5 27 (2.50%) XSLT
6 26 (2.41%) Oracle Fusion
7 25 (2.31%) JSON Schema
7 25 (2.31%) Swagger
7 25 (2.31%) WireMock
8 20 (1.85%) Web Services
9 19 (1.76%) Apache Camel
10 18 (1.67%) SAP Fiori
11 17 (1.57%) HTML
12 12 (1.11%) EDI
13 9 (0.83%) REST
13 9 (0.83%) SAP Basis
13 9 (0.83%) SOAP
14 8 (0.74%) J2EE
14 8 (0.74%) RESTful
14 8 (0.74%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (2.68%) Management Information System
3 26 (2.41%) Data Centre
4 21 (1.94%) User Experience
5 16 (1.48%) PKI
6 15 (1.39%) CESG
6 15 (1.39%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.11%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.02%) Data Structures
9 10 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.83%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.74%) DataPower
11 8 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.65%) CMDB
12 7 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (0.65%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.56%) Replication
14 5 (0.46%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.46%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 128 (11.84%) Windows
2 82 (7.59%) Linux
3 67 (6.20%) Unix
4 39 (3.61%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.67%) Windows 10
6 17 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.39%) Solaris
8 13 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.02%) AIX
9 11 (1.02%) Android
10 10 (0.93%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.83%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (0.37%) SUSE
13 4 (0.37%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.19%) HPUX
15 2 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (12.77%) Migration
2 90 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (7.03%) ERP
4 70 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
5 58 (5.37%) Information Security
6 52 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 51 (4.72%) Data Migration
8 45 (4.16%) DevOps
8 45 (4.16%) Project Management
9 41 (3.79%) Data Protection
10 39 (3.61%) ITIL
11 37 (3.42%) Analytics
12 32 (2.96%) Digital Marketing
12 32 (2.96%) Risk Management
13 31 (2.87%) CRM
14 30 (2.78%) Service Management
15 29 (2.68%) Programme Management
16 26 (2.41%) API Design
16 26 (2.41%) Test Automation
17 21 (1.94%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 106 (9.81%) SQL
2 66 (6.11%) Java
3 47 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 32 (2.96%) Python
5 30 (2.78%) C#
6 25 (2.31%) XPath
7 23 (2.13%) ABAP
7 23 (2.13%) JavaScript
8 14 (1.30%) Perl
8 14 (1.30%) Shell Script
9 13 (1.20%) C
10 10 (0.93%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.65%) ActionScript
11 7 (0.65%) ActionScript 2.0
11 7 (0.65%) ActionScript 3.0
11 7 (0.65%) C++
11 7 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.65%) Ruby
11 7 (0.65%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 97 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 77 (7.12%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.07%) CISSP
4 33 (3.05%) Degree
5 32 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (2.78%) CISM
7 15 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.30%) CCNP
9 10 (0.93%) CCIE
9 10 (0.93%) CCNA
10 9 (0.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 9 (0.83%) SANS
11 7 (0.65%) MCSE
11 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.56%) CCSA
12 6 (0.56%) CCSE
12 6 (0.56%) CISA
12 6 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.56%) GCIA
12 6 (0.56%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (2.50%) GDPR
3 16 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.30%) QA
5 7 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.65%) RosettaNet
6 6 (0.56%) COBIT
7 5 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.46%) SLA
8 4 (0.37%) PMO
8 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.28%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.19%) GxP
10 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.093%) IFRS
11 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 85 (7.86%) Active Directory
2 40 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.94%) Docker
4 15 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.83%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (0.74%) vSphere
8 7 (0.65%) XenApp
9 6 (0.56%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.46%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.37%) Firmware
12 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.093%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.093%) Gluster
13 1 (0.093%) vCloud
13 1 (0.093%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.093%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (2.87%) Puppet
2 29 (2.68%) Ansible
3 22 (2.04%) SCCM
4 15 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.93%) Tivoli
6 9 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.74%) Netcool
7 8 (0.74%) Terraform
8 7 (0.65%) SCOM
9 6 (0.56%) FortiGate
9 6 (0.56%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 6 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.46%) Icinga
10 5 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.46%) WSUS
11 3 (0.28%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
11 3 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 223 (20.63%) SAP
2 105 (9.71%) Microsoft
3 98 (9.07%) Oracle
4 63 (5.83%) VMware
5 49 (4.53%) Workday
6 35 (3.24%) Cisco
7 32 (2.96%) Red Hat
8 24 (2.22%) IBM
8 24 (2.22%) ServiceNow
9 20 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (1.76%) JD Edwards
11 18 (1.67%) Hyperion
12 16 (1.48%) HP
13 15 (1.39%) Citrix
14 14 (1.30%) CyberArk
15 13 (1.20%) Ariba
16 12 (1.11%) CheckPoint
16 12 (1.11%) Juniper
16 12 (1.11%) Tableau
17 11 (1.02%) Kronos