The median contractor rate for a IT Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Consultant
England / South East
Rank 228 248 259
Rank change year-on-year +20 +11  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 17 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 2
Median daily rate £450 £450 £543
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £537
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £419
% change year-on-year -5.55% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7381 8760 9210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4170 5353 4928
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 377 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured IT Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Consultant in the South East

IT 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 IT Consultant in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Consultant in the South East

IT Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Consultant in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Consultant in the South East

IT Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Consultant in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Consultant in the South East

IT 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 IT Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +31 9 £488 +8.33% 1
Hampshire +9 3 £325 +1.96%
Buckinghamshire -5 3 - - 1
IT Consultant
England

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT 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 IT Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Citrix
2 9 (29.03%) VMware
3 8 (25.81%) Information Security
3 8 (25.81%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (25.81%) ERP
3 8 (25.81%) SAP
3 8 (25.81%) GAMP
3 8 (25.81%) GCP
3 8 (25.81%) GMP
3 8 (25.81%) GxP
3 8 (25.81%) Coaching
3 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
4 7 (22.58%) Private Cloud
4 7 (22.58%) Capita
4 7 (22.58%) Google
4 7 (22.58%) Data Migration
4 7 (22.58%) Unix
4 7 (22.58%) Linux
4 7 (22.58%) IBM
4 7 (22.58%) Sun
4 7 (22.58%) HP
4 7 (22.58%) Manufacturing
4 7 (22.58%) Migration
4 7 (22.58%) Firewall
5 6 (19.35%) ITIL
5 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
5 6 (19.35%) Presales
6 5 (16.13%) Finance
7 4 (12.90%) Business Continuity

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (6.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (25.81%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (22.58%) Manufacturing
3 5 (16.13%) Finance
4 3 (9.68%) Back Office
5 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 7 (22.58%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) PMI
3 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
1 7 (22.58%) Unix
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Coaching
1 8 (25.81%) ERP
1 8 (25.81%) Information Security
2 7 (22.58%) Data Migration
2 7 (22.58%) Migration
3 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 6 (19.35%) Presales
4 4 (12.90%) Business Continuity
5 3 (9.68%) Change Management
5 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.68%) Service Management
6 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) CRM
6 2 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (6.45%) Facilities Management
6 2 (6.45%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (6.45%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.45%) Service Design
6 2 (6.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C
1 2 (6.45%) C#
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) CEH
3 1 (3.23%) CISM
3 1 (3.23%) CISSP
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) GAMP
1 8 (25.81%) GCP
1 8 (25.81%) GMP
1 8 (25.81%) GxP
2 4 (12.90%) ISO22301
3 1 (3.23%) GDPR
3 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.45%) XenApp
1 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.23%) vSphere
2 1 (3.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Citrix
2 9 (29.03%) VMware
3 8 (25.81%) SAP
4 7 (22.58%) Capita
4 7 (22.58%) Google
4 7 (22.58%) HP
4 7 (22.58%) IBM
4 7 (22.58%) Sun
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle