The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Stevenage during the 3 months to 29 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.

Consultant
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 3 7
Rank change year-on-year -8 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 1.75% 20.00% 11.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 20.75% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £525 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +38.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage. 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
Stevenage
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 54 53 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 94.74% 96.36% 97.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 10
Median daily rate £300 £260 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.41% +44.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.62 £6.86 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stevenage that featured Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Stevenage

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Stevenage.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Stevenage

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Stevenage

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Stevenage region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 7 (58.33%) Unix
4 6 (50.00%) Perl
4 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
8 1 (8.33%) Java
8 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
8 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (8.33%) Time Management
8 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
8 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
8 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (8.33%) IOS XR
8 1 (8.33%) NX-OS

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage 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 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (8.33%) IOS XR
1 1 (8.33%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MSI
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
1 7 (58.33%) Unix
2 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) PLM
1 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (8.33%) Time Management
1 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Perl
1 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CCIE
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) PTC
3 1 (8.33%) Siemens
3 1 (8.33%) VMware