The median contractor rate for a Applications Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

Application Consultant
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 546 589 571
Rank change year-on-year +43 -18  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Consultant 62 50 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.093% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.098% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 39
Median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +25.00% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £24.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Applications Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Consultant in the UK

Applications Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Consultant in the UK

Applications Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Consultant over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Consultant in the UK

Applications Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Consultant in the UK

Applications Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +41 59 £500 +14.28% 4
London +21 24 £538 +22.85% 1
East of England +12 14 £575 +76.92% 1
Hertfordshire +14 12 - - 1
South West +3 7 £500 - 1
Welwyn Garden City +1 5 - -
West Midlands +14 4 £450 +30.43%
Corsham - 4 £500 -
Wiltshire - 4 £500 -
North West +27 3 £425 -12.82%
Manchester +12 3 £425 -15.00%
South East +11 3 £325 - 1
Birmingham +1 3 - -
City of London -12 3 £430 -4.44% 1
Berkshire +24 2 - -
Derbyshire -7 2 £550 -
Derby -8 2 £550 -
East Midlands -8 2 £550 -
Salford - 2 £425 -
Reading - 2 - -
Watford - 2 - -
Ipswich - 2 £575 -
Suffolk - 2 £575 -
Scotland +24 1 £350 +7.69%
Coventry +1 1 £450 -
Devon - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £325 -
Exeter - 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 £325 -
Aberdeen - 1 £350 -

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Applications 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 featuring Applications Consultant in the job title.

1 29 (27.88%) Oracle
2 25 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (21.15%) Finance
4 21 (20.19%) Security Cleared
5 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
5 17 (16.35%) Data Centre
6 16 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 16 (15.38%) Oracle EBS R12
7 15 (14.42%) SQL
7 15 (14.42%) Management Information System
7 15 (14.42%) Information Security
8 14 (13.46%) Risk Management
8 14 (13.46%) Waterfall
8 14 (13.46%) DevOps
9 13 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
10 12 (11.54%) SQL Server
10 12 (11.54%) Windows
10 12 (11.54%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (10.58%) Application Performance Management
11 11 (10.58%) Performance Management
11 11 (10.58%) Linux
11 11 (10.58%) Java
11 11 (10.58%) ERP
11 11 (10.58%) Middleware
12 10 (9.62%) Security Architecture
12 10 (9.62%) Analytics
13 9 (8.65%) Big Data
13 9 (8.65%) Big Data Analytics
13 9 (8.65%) Data Analytics
13 9 (8.65%) Database Security

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (5.77%) Apache
1 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.88%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.92%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (1.92%) IIS
4 2 (1.92%) iPlanet
4 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.92%) WebSphere Portal
4 2 (1.92%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.96%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.81%) MS Project
3 1 (0.96%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (15.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (8.65%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.96%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle iSupplier
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.96%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.96%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.96%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.92%) Office 365
3 1 (0.96%) IaaS
3 1 (0.96%) PaaS
3 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.65%) Firewall
2 8 (7.69%) Network Security
3 4 (3.85%) SSL
4 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.92%) DNS
5 2 (1.92%) PuTTY
5 2 (1.92%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.96%) DHCP
6 1 (0.96%) Extranet
6 1 (0.96%) HTTP
6 1 (0.96%) Internet
6 1 (0.96%) Intranet
6 1 (0.96%) LDAP
6 1 (0.96%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.65%) Big Data
3 7 (6.73%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.96%) DocumentDB
7 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) AppScan
1 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.92%) Ant
2 2 (1.92%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.92%) HP UFT
2 2 (1.92%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.92%) Selenium
2 2 (1.92%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.92%) SpecFlow
2 2 (1.92%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.92%) TestNG
2 2 (1.92%) Toad
3 1 (0.96%) MSI
General
1 22 (21.15%) Finance
2 5 (4.81%) Law
3 4 (3.85%) Retail
4 3 (2.88%) Banking
4 3 (2.88%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.92%) Games
5 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.92%) Marketing
6 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.58%) Middleware
2 8 (7.69%) .NET
3 5 (4.81%) HTML
3 5 (4.81%) Web Services
4 4 (3.85%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.85%) Node.js
5 3 (2.88%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.92%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (1.92%) CSS
6 2 (1.92%) HTML5
6 2 (1.92%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.92%) React
6 2 (1.92%) SAP CO-PA
6 2 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.96%) CSS3
7 1 (0.96%) Dojo
7 1 (0.96%) Sass
7 1 (0.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.35%) Data Centre
2 15 (14.42%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.85%) Clustering
5 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.92%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.92%) DataPower
6 2 (1.92%) FMCG
6 2 (1.92%) User Experience
7 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.96%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.96%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.54%) Windows
2 11 (10.58%) Linux
3 5 (4.81%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.92%) AIX
5 2 (1.92%) Android
5 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.92%) Solaris
5 2 (1.92%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.92%) zOS
6 1 (0.96%) SUSE
6 1 (0.96%) Unix
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (14.42%) Information Security
3 14 (13.46%) DevOps
3 14 (13.46%) Risk Management
3 14 (13.46%) Waterfall
4 12 (11.54%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (10.58%) Application Performance Management
5 11 (10.58%) ERP
5 11 (10.58%) Performance Management
6 10 (9.62%) Analytics
6 10 (9.62%) Security Architecture
7 9 (8.65%) Big Data Analytics
7 9 (8.65%) Data Analytics
7 9 (8.65%) Database Security
7 9 (8.65%) Information Assurance
8 8 (7.69%) OWASP
8 8 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (5.77%) Scrum
10 5 (4.81%) ITIL
10 5 (4.81%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.42%) SQL
2 11 (10.58%) Java
3 7 (6.73%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.77%) C#
5 5 (4.81%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.81%) Python
6 4 (3.85%) VB
7 3 (2.88%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.88%) Perl
7 3 (2.88%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.88%) Ruby
7 3 (2.88%) VBScript
8 2 (1.92%) F#
8 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.96%) ES6
9 1 (0.96%) Jython
9 1 (0.96%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (20.19%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.73%) Degree
4 4 (3.85%) CEH
4 4 (3.85%) CISM
4 4 (3.85%) CISSP
5 2 (1.92%) ISEB
5 2 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.92%) vSphere
2 2 (1.92%) XenApp
3 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) SCCM
2 4 (3.85%) QRadar
3 3 (2.88%) Nexpose
4 2 (1.92%) CA Wily
4 2 (1.92%) vRealize
4 2 (1.92%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (0.96%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (27.88%) Oracle
2 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.65%) AppDynamics
4 8 (7.69%) IBM
5 7 (6.73%) Hyperion
6 5 (4.81%) F5
6 5 (4.81%) SAP
7 4 (3.85%) BMC
7 4 (3.85%) Splunk
8 3 (2.88%) Acunetix
8 3 (2.88%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.88%) VMware
9 2 (1.92%) Citrix
9 2 (1.92%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.92%) HP
9 2 (1.92%) Nintex
10 1 (0.96%) CA
10 1 (0.96%) Informatica
10 1 (0.96%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.96%) Snow
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