Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Consultant was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 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.

Application Consultant
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 763 792 774
Rank change year-on-year +29 -18 -63
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Consultant 112 104 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.099% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 51 64
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £639 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Applications Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 13 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 6 months to 19 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
England +30 105 £425 - 6
UK excluding London +31 68 £410 +2.50% 3
London -24 43 £425 -15.00% 3
North of England +72 21 £416 -7.50%
South East 0 20 £475 +18.75% 2
East of England -11 16 £388 +6.16%
North West +28 11 £388 -13.89%
Scotland -3 6 £338 +128.81%
North East - 5 £300 -
Yorkshire - 5 £550 -
Midlands +30 3 £388 -
West Midlands +30 3 £388 -
South West 0 2 - - 1

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 24 (21.43%) Risk Management
2 20 (17.86%) Finance
3 19 (16.96%) Law
4 18 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (16.07%) Data Centre
5 17 (15.18%) Programme Delivery
6 16 (14.29%) OWASP
7 15 (13.39%) Banking
8 13 (11.61%) SQL
8 13 (11.61%) Oracle
9 12 (10.71%) Java
9 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
9 12 (10.71%) Information Security
9 12 (10.71%) Degree
10 11 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (9.82%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (9.82%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (9.82%) VBA
10 11 (9.82%) Windows
10 11 (9.82%) Linux
11 10 (8.93%) Unix
11 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
12 9 (8.04%) Google
12 9 (8.04%) C#
12 9 (8.04%) Project Management
12 9 (8.04%) Management Information System
12 9 (8.04%) SDLC
12 9 (8.04%) Security Operations
13 8 (7.14%) Threat Management

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 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.68%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.79%) Apache
3 2 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.79%) SAS
4 1 (0.89%) Confluence
4 1 (0.89%) Documentum
4 1 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.89%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 1 (0.89%) IIS
4 1 (0.89%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.57%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.57%) Teamcenter
2 3 (2.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.89%) Actimize
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.89%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) Firebase
1 4 (3.57%) G Suite
2 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.68%) PaaS
3 2 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.79%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.79%) Route 53
3 2 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.89%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.89%) IaaS
4 1 (0.89%) Office 365
4 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.46%) Firewall
2 3 (2.68%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.79%) Internet
3 2 (1.79%) LAN
3 2 (1.79%) SSL
4 1 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.68%) MySQL
2 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.89%) Big Data
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.89%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.89%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.89%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (4.46%) JIRA
2 3 (2.68%) MSI
2 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.79%) GitLab
3 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.79%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.89%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.89%) Subversion
General
1 20 (17.86%) Finance
2 19 (16.96%) Law
3 15 (13.39%) Banking
4 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.57%) Marketing
5 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.79%) Billing
6 2 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.79%) Retail
7 1 (0.89%) Back Office
7 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.89%) Legal
7 1 (0.89%) Local Government
7 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) .NET
2 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET
2 5 (4.46%) Middleware
3 4 (3.57%) XML
4 3 (2.68%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (2.68%) J2EE
4 3 (2.68%) WCF
5 2 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.79%) Ext JS
5 2 (1.79%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.79%) Node.js
5 2 (1.79%) RESTful
5 2 (1.79%) SAML
5 2 (1.79%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.79%) Spring
5 2 (1.79%) Web Services
6 1 (0.89%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.89%) JSP
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (16.07%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.04%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.36%) Virtual Team
5 5 (4.46%) SWIFT
6 4 (3.57%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.79%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.79%) RIA
8 1 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.89%) Equities
8 1 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.82%) Linux
1 11 (9.82%) Windows
2 10 (8.93%) Unix
3 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.79%) AIX
4 2 (1.79%) CentOS
4 2 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.89%) Android
5 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.43%) Risk Management
2 18 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (15.18%) Programme Delivery
4 16 (14.29%) OWASP
5 12 (10.71%) Information Security
6 11 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (9.82%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (9.82%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (8.04%) Project Management
7 9 (8.04%) SDLC
7 9 (8.04%) Security Operations
8 8 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (7.14%) Migration
8 8 (7.14%) Threat Management
9 7 (6.25%) Open Source
9 7 (6.25%) Scrum
9 7 (6.25%) Threat Modelling
9 7 (6.25%) Waterfall
9 7 (6.25%) Workflow
10 6 (5.36%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.61%) SQL
2 12 (10.71%) Java
3 11 (9.82%) VBA
4 9 (8.04%) C#
5 7 (6.25%) Perl
6 5 (4.46%) Python
7 4 (3.57%) Google Apps Script
7 4 (3.57%) Korn
7 4 (3.57%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.68%) C++
8 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.68%) VBScript
9 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (10.71%) Degree
2 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.14%) CISSP
4 5 (4.46%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.57%) CISA
6 3 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.89%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.14%) GDPR
1 8 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 7 (6.25%) NIST 800
3 4 (3.57%) QA
4 2 (1.79%) COBIT
5 1 (0.89%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) SCCM
2 3 (2.68%) Puppet
2 3 (2.68%) ThinApp
3 2 (1.79%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.79%) Grafana
3 2 (1.79%) Nessus
3 2 (1.79%) Packer
3 2 (1.79%) Prometheus
3 2 (1.79%) Terraform
4 1 (0.89%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.89%) Ansible
4 1 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 13 (11.61%) Oracle
2 9 (8.04%) Google
3 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.46%) IBM
5 3 (2.68%) Apple
5 3 (2.68%) Qualys
6 2 (1.79%) Altiris
6 2 (1.79%) Black Duck
6 2 (1.79%) CA
6 2 (1.79%) OpenText
6 2 (1.79%) SAP
6 2 (1.79%) VMware
7 1 (0.89%) ATG
7 1 (0.89%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.89%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.89%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.89%) Remedy
7 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.89%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.89%) Siebel