The median contractor rate for an Applications Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 531 583 585
Rank change year-on-year +52 +2  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Consultant 56 69 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 30
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £444 £425
% change year-on-year -9.85% +4.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Consultant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Consultant in the UK

Applications Consultant
Top 27 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 25 June 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 +36 53 £425 -5.76% 8
London +3 23 £563 +12.50% 4
East of England +1 15 £513 -21.15%
Hertfordshire +7 13 - -
North West +29 8 £355 -21.46% 1
South East +38 5 £400 -9.85%
Manchester +16 4 £425 - 1
Cheshire +25 2 £344 -23.94%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £473 - 3
Warrington - 2 £344 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Berkshire +19 1 - -
Hampshire +4 1 £400 -9.85%
North East - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £335 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Liverpool - 1 £335 -
Portsmouth - 1 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Huntingdon - 1 £513 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £513 -
Suffolk - 1 - -

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 30 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.01%) Risk Management
2 25 (21.01%) Data Centre
3 24 (20.17%) Management Information System
4 23 (19.33%) Information Security
4 23 (19.33%) Programme Delivery
5 21 (17.65%) Waterfall
6 20 (16.81%) Finance
6 20 (16.81%) Oracle
7 18 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
8 17 (14.29%) OWASP
8 17 (14.29%) Law
9 15 (12.61%) Security Cleared
9 15 (12.61%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
10 14 (11.76%) Middleware
10 14 (11.76%) Windows
10 14 (11.76%) Linux
11 13 (10.92%) SQL Server
11 13 (10.92%) Java
11 13 (10.92%) Microsoft
11 13 (10.92%) DevOps
11 13 (10.92%) NIST 800
12 12 (10.08%) SC Cleared
13 11 (9.24%) Performance Management
13 11 (9.24%) Migration
13 11 (9.24%) Application Performance Management
13 11 (9.24%) Analytics
14 10 (8.40%) AppDynamics

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 (5.04%) Apache
1 6 (5.04%) Tomcat
1 6 (5.04%) WebSphere
1 6 (5.04%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (4.20%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.52%) IIS
4 3 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.68%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (1.68%) iPlanet
5 2 (1.68%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (1.68%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.84%) Documentum
6 1 (0.84%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (4.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.52%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle iSupplier
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.84%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.84%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.68%) IaaS
3 2 (1.68%) Office 365
3 2 (1.68%) PaaS
3 2 (1.68%) SaaS
4 1 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.84%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.40%) Firewall
2 5 (4.20%) SSL
3 4 (3.36%) Network Security
4 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.68%) DNS
5 2 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.68%) LAN
5 2 (1.68%) PuTTY
5 2 (1.68%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.84%) DHCP
6 1 (0.84%) Extranet
6 1 (0.84%) HTTP
6 1 (0.84%) Internet
6 1 (0.84%) Intranet
6 1 (0.84%) LDAP
6 1 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.72%) Big Data
3 4 (3.36%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.84%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.68%) Ant
3 2 (1.68%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.68%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.68%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.68%) MSI
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.68%) Selenium
3 2 (1.68%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.68%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.68%) TestNG
3 2 (1.68%) Toad
4 1 (0.84%) AppScan
4 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (16.81%) Finance
2 17 (14.29%) Law
3 7 (5.88%) Banking
4 4 (3.36%) Retail
5 2 (1.68%) Games
5 2 (1.68%) Marketing
5 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.84%) Back Office
6 1 (0.84%) Front Office
6 1 (0.84%) Legal
6 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.84%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.76%) Middleware
2 9 (7.56%) .NET
3 6 (5.04%) Web Services
4 4 (3.36%) HTML
5 3 (2.52%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.52%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (2.52%) Node.js
6 2 (1.68%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (1.68%) CSS
6 2 (1.68%) HTML5
6 2 (1.68%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.68%) React
6 2 (1.68%) SAP CO-PA
6 2 (1.68%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.68%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.84%) Spring Security
7 1 (0.84%) WCF
7 1 (0.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.01%) Data Centre
2 24 (20.17%) Management Information System
3 18 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.36%) Clustering
4 4 (3.36%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.68%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.68%) DataPower
5 2 (1.68%) FMCG
5 2 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.68%) User Experience
5 2 (1.68%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.84%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.84%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.84%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.84%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.76%) Linux
1 14 (11.76%) Windows
2 6 (5.04%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.52%) AIX
4 3 (2.52%) Unix
5 2 (1.68%) Android
5 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.68%) Solaris
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.68%) zOS
6 1 (0.84%) SUSE
6 1 (0.84%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.01%) Risk Management
3 23 (19.33%) Information Security
3 23 (19.33%) Programme Delivery
4 21 (17.65%) Waterfall
5 17 (14.29%) OWASP
5 17 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (12.61%) Continuous Delivery
7 14 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (10.92%) DevOps
9 11 (9.24%) Analytics
9 11 (9.24%) Application Performance Management
9 11 (9.24%) Migration
9 11 (9.24%) Performance Management
10 8 (6.72%) Big Data Analytics
10 8 (6.72%) Data Analytics
10 8 (6.72%) Database Security
10 8 (6.72%) Information Assurance
10 8 (6.72%) Security Architecture
11 7 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.92%) Java
2 9 (7.56%) SQL
3 7 (5.88%) C#
4 6 (5.04%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.20%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.20%) Perl
5 5 (4.20%) Python
6 4 (3.36%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.36%) VBScript
7 3 (2.52%) Ruby
8 2 (1.68%) F#
8 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.68%) VB
9 1 (0.84%) C++
9 1 (0.84%) ES6
9 1 (0.84%) Google Apps Script
9 1 (0.84%) Jython
9 1 (0.84%) Korn
9 1 (0.84%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.08%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.04%) Degree
4 4 (3.36%) CISSP
5 3 (2.52%) CEH
6 2 (1.68%) CISM
6 2 (1.68%) ISEB
6 2 (1.68%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.84%) CISA
7 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.84%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.92%) NIST 800
2 3 (2.52%) QA
3 2 (1.68%) GDPR
3 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.84%) COBIT
4 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.68%) Docker
3 2 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.68%) vSphere
4 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) SCCM
2 2 (1.68%) Ansible
2 2 (1.68%) CA Wily
2 2 (1.68%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.68%) Puppet
2 2 (1.68%) QRadar
2 2 (1.68%) Terraform
2 2 (1.68%) ThinApp
2 2 (1.68%) vRealize
2 2 (1.68%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (0.84%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.84%) Nagios
3 1 (0.84%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (16.81%) Oracle
2 13 (10.92%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.40%) AppDynamics
4 6 (5.04%) IBM
5 5 (4.20%) SAP
6 3 (2.52%) F5
6 3 (2.52%) Splunk
6 3 (2.52%) VMware
7 2 (1.68%) Altiris
7 2 (1.68%) BMC
7 2 (1.68%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.68%) HP
7 2 (1.68%) Nintex
7 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.68%) Remedy
8 1 (0.84%) CA
8 1 (0.84%) Citrix
8 1 (0.84%) Google
8 1 (0.84%) Informatica
8 1 (0.84%) JDA
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