Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 24 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
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 19 18
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 520 597 622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 6.76% 8.20% 6.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.22% 8.78% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 317 346
Thames Valley median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £343 £338 £313
90th Percentile £604 £575 £579
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 1
Thames Valley median hourly rate £60.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.18% - +31.33%
10th Percentile £43.40 £20.80 £26.25
90th Percentile £63.00 £52.45 £28.75
South East median hourly rate £54.00 £36.25 £60.50
% change year-on-year +48.97% -40.08% +168.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley. 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
Thames Valley
Contract vacancies in the Thames Valley with a recognized job title 7198 6797 8470
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.52% 93.33% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3914 3832 4683
Thames Valley median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 313 434
Thames Valley median hourly rate £16.66 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.07% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.20 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.28 £46.02
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the Thames Valley

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in the Thames Valley

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Thames Valley

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in the Thames Valley

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in the Thames Valley

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Thames Valley

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Consultant in the Thames Valley

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 24 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
Berkshire -4 347 £498 +10.56% 30
Buckinghamshire -8 123 £450 - 9
Oxfordshire -2 51 £450 - 13
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 24 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 Thames Valley region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 84 (16.15%) Migration
2 68 (13.08%) SAP
3 66 (12.69%) Microsoft
4 62 (11.92%) Active Directory
4 62 (11.92%) Finance
5 58 (11.15%) SQL
6 55 (10.58%) Windows
7 53 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
8 44 (8.46%) Office 365
9 43 (8.27%) ERP
10 41 (7.88%) Oracle
11 40 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (7.12%) Telecoms
13 36 (6.92%) Information Security
14 34 (6.54%) Data Migration
15 33 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
16 32 (6.15%) Java
17 31 (5.96%) Security Cleared
18 30 (5.77%) Banking
19 29 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
20 27 (5.19%) VMware
20 27 (5.19%) CISSP
20 27 (5.19%) PowerShell
21 25 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
21 25 (4.81%) Risk Management
22 24 (4.62%) SharePoint
23 23 (4.42%) Legal
23 23 (4.42%) Skype
24 22 (4.23%) DevOps
24 22 (4.23%) SC Cleared

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 24 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.65%) Skype for Business
3 15 (2.88%) OpenStack
4 11 (2.12%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.73%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.35%) SAP Portal
7 6 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.77%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.38%) Apache
11 2 (0.38%) CMS
11 2 (0.38%) Confluence
11 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.38%) IIS
11 2 (0.38%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.38%) Smallworld
12 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) InVision
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (3.27%) Hyperion Planning
2 16 (3.08%) SAP ERP
3 11 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (1.73%) SAP FI
5 8 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (1.54%) SAP SD
6 7 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (1.35%) SAP CO
6 7 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (1.15%) Maximo
7 6 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (1.15%) Oracle TCA
8 5 (0.96%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.58%) Oracle FAH
9 3 (0.58%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.58%) SAP MDG
10 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 53 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (8.46%) Office 365
3 29 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (2.50%) IaaS
6 9 (1.73%) SuccessFactors
7 7 (1.35%) PaaS
7 7 (1.35%) SaaS
8 6 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (0.96%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.58%) CloudSense
11 3 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (0.58%) Serverless
12 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.38%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.42%) Skype
2 17 (3.27%) Firewall
3 14 (2.69%) DNS
4 12 (2.31%) Internet
5 11 (2.12%) VPN
6 9 (1.73%) FTP
6 9 (1.73%) Network Security
6 9 (1.73%) SMTP
7 8 (1.54%) HTTP
7 8 (1.54%) SSL
7 8 (1.54%) Unified Communications
8 6 (1.15%) DHCP
8 6 (1.15%) LAN
8 6 (1.15%) WAN
9 5 (0.96%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.77%) Intranet
10 4 (0.77%) LDAP
10 4 (0.77%) MPLS
10 4 (0.77%) SCCP
10 4 (0.77%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (1.73%) Big Data
4 8 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.35%) Data Lake
5 7 (1.35%) Oracle Smart View
6 6 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.15%) SAP HANA
7 5 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.77%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.77%) MySQL
8 4 (0.77%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.58%) Power BI
9 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (1.73%) LSMW
2 8 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.35%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (0.96%) Axure RP
4 5 (0.96%) Selenium
5 4 (0.77%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.77%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.77%) JIRA
5 4 (0.77%) JUnit
5 4 (0.77%) Maven
6 3 (0.58%) Ant
6 3 (0.58%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.58%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.38%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.38%) Moq
7 2 (0.38%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (0.38%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 62 (11.92%) Finance
2 37 (7.12%) Telecoms
3 30 (5.77%) Banking
4 23 (4.42%) Legal
5 20 (3.85%) Billing
6 15 (2.88%) Marketing
7 10 (1.92%) Retail
8 8 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.77%) Law
10 4 (0.77%) Publishing
11 3 (0.58%) Advertising
11 3 (0.58%) Automotive
12 2 (0.38%) Electronics
12 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.23%) .NET
2 15 (2.88%) XML
3 10 (1.92%) EDI
4 8 (1.54%) HTML
4 8 (1.54%) Oracle Fusion
4 8 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (1.35%) cXML
5 7 (1.35%) ebXML
5 7 (1.35%) J2EE
5 7 (1.35%) Web Services
5 7 (1.35%) XML Schema
6 6 (1.15%) RESTful
6 6 (1.15%) SOAP
7 5 (0.96%) JSON
7 5 (0.96%) Node.js
7 5 (0.96%) REST
7 5 (0.96%) Spring
8 4 (0.77%) BAPI
8 4 (0.77%) CGI
8 4 (0.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.88%) CESG
3 13 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.50%) User Experience
4 11 (2.12%) Data Structures
5 10 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.73%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.73%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.54%) DataPower
8 6 (1.15%) CMDB
8 6 (1.15%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.15%) PKI
9 5 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.77%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.58%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.58%) Learning Management System
11 3 (0.58%) Replication
12 2 (0.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 55 (10.58%) Windows
2 20 (3.85%) Unix
3 18 (3.46%) Linux
4 15 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.50%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.73%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.96%) Android
8 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.58%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.38%) SUSE
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.19%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (16.15%) Migration
2 43 (8.27%) ERP
3 40 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (6.92%) Information Security
5 34 (6.54%) Data Migration
6 33 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (4.81%) Risk Management
8 22 (4.23%) DevOps
9 21 (4.04%) CRM
9 21 (4.04%) Project Management
10 20 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (3.85%) Data Protection
11 18 (3.46%) ITIL
12 16 (3.08%) Data Management
13 15 (2.88%) Validation
14 14 (2.69%) Presales
15 13 (2.50%) Configuration Management
15 13 (2.50%) Data Analysis
15 13 (2.50%) Workflow
16 12 (2.31%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (11.15%) SQL
2 32 (6.15%) Java
3 27 (5.19%) PowerShell
4 17 (3.27%) C#
5 13 (2.50%) ABAP
6 11 (2.12%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.92%) C
7 10 (1.92%) Python
8 7 (1.35%) ActionScript
8 7 (1.35%) ActionScript 2.0
8 7 (1.35%) ActionScript 3.0
8 7 (1.35%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.15%) C++
9 6 (1.15%) Perl
10 5 (0.96%) Apex Code
10 5 (0.96%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.96%) VBScript
11 4 (0.77%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.58%) COBOL
12 3 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (5.96%) Security Cleared
2 27 (5.19%) CISSP
3 22 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.85%) Degree
5 17 (3.27%) CISM
6 11 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.12%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.35%) CCIE
7 7 (1.35%) MCSE
7 7 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.15%) GCIA
8 6 (1.15%) GSEC
9 5 (0.96%) CCNP
9 5 (0.96%) CISA
9 5 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.77%) CEH
11 3 (0.58%) CCNA
11 3 (0.58%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.58%) OSCP
12 2 (0.38%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (3.46%) GDPR
3 11 (2.12%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.54%) QA
5 7 (1.35%) RosettaNet
6 6 (1.15%) COBIT
7 5 (0.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.96%) SLA
8 4 (0.77%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.58%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.19%) GxP
11 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 62 (11.92%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.69%) Docker
4 9 (1.73%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.35%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.15%) BitLocker
6 6 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.15%) XenApp
7 4 (0.77%) Firmware
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.19%) vCloud
9 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (3.46%) Ansible
2 17 (3.27%) SCCM
3 9 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (1.73%) Puppet
4 6 (1.15%) Netcool
4 6 (1.15%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 6 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.15%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.96%) SCOM
5 5 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.58%) Icinga
6 3 (0.58%) Terraform
6 3 (0.58%) WSUS
7 2 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.38%) Control-M
7 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.38%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 68 (13.08%) SAP
2 66 (12.69%) Microsoft
3 41 (7.88%) Oracle
4 27 (5.19%) VMware
5 21 (4.04%) Cisco
6 19 (3.65%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (3.46%) IBM
8 17 (3.27%) Hyperion
9 15 (2.88%) ServiceNow
10 14 (2.69%) CyberArk
11 12 (2.31%) Citrix
12 11 (2.12%) Tableau
13 8 (1.54%) webMethods
14 7 (1.35%) Cloudera
14 7 (1.35%) Symantec
15 5 (0.96%) Computacenter
15 5 (0.96%) Informatica
15 5 (0.96%) JD Edwards
15 5 (0.96%) Lotus
15 5 (0.96%) Splunk