Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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.

Business Consultant
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 712 643 669
Rank change year-on-year -69 +26 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 177 246 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 150 122
UK median daily rate £450 £456 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +0.83% +0.44%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £616 £651 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £444
% change year-on-year - +1.41% -1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
UK median hourly rate - £33.18 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.35 -

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +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 +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
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 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Consultant in the UK

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Consultant in the UK

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Consultant over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Consultant in the UK

Business Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Consultant in the UK

Business Consultant
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 -20 164 £450 -2.70% 18
UK excluding London +5 88 £450 - 9
London -46 82 £468 -5.32% 10
South East +8 28 £450 - 4
North of England +63 22 £430 +22.86% 1
North West +33 15 £475 +26.67% 1
Midlands +17 14 £500 +14.29% 1
South West +6 11 £400 -5.88% 1
East Midlands +7 8 £525 +10.53%
Scotland -4 7 £406 -9.72% 1
West Midlands +27 6 £450 +9.09% 1
Yorkshire +13 5 £380 +8.57%
East of England -19 5 £425 -5.56% 1
North East +68 2 - -
Wales +9 1 - -

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Business 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 Business Consultant in the job title.

1 45 (25.42%) Finance
2 37 (20.90%) SAP
3 26 (14.69%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (13.56%) Oracle
4 24 (13.56%) SQL
5 21 (11.86%) Security Cleared
5 21 (11.86%) Migration
6 19 (10.73%) BusinessObjects
7 17 (9.60%) Business Analysis
8 16 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (9.04%) Banking
9 13 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (7.34%) ERP
9 13 (7.34%) SC Cleared
10 12 (6.78%) Change Management
10 12 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (6.21%) Oracle EBS
11 11 (6.21%) Skype for Business
11 11 (6.21%) Skype
12 10 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (5.65%) Microsoft
12 10 (5.65%) CRM
12 10 (5.65%) SAP Business One
13 9 (5.08%) ITIL
13 9 (5.08%) Project Management
13 9 (5.08%) Service Management
13 9 (5.08%) Office 365
14 8 (4.52%) ServiceNow
14 8 (4.52%) Oracle Payables
14 8 (4.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Business 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 11 (6.21%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.82%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.26%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.56%) MTS
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (6.21%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (5.65%) SAP Business One
3 8 (4.52%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (3.95%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (3.95%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (2.82%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (2.26%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 2 (1.13%) Magento
8 2 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (1.13%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (1.13%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (1.13%) SAP ERP
8 2 (1.13%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.56%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.08%) Office 365
2 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.56%) Algolia
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.21%) Skype
2 2 (1.13%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.56%) DNS
3 1 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.73%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (4.52%) SAP BW
2 8 (4.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.95%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 7 (3.95%) SAP HANA
4 6 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.82%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (2.26%) Big Data
6 4 (2.26%) BigQuery
6 4 (2.26%) Data Lake
6 4 (2.26%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.69%) Power BI
7 3 (1.69%) QlikView
8 2 (1.13%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (1.13%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) LSMW
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 45 (25.42%) Finance
2 16 (9.04%) Banking
3 8 (4.52%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.95%) Advertising
4 7 (3.95%) Front Office
5 6 (3.39%) General Ledger
6 5 (2.82%) Billing
6 5 (2.82%) Retail
7 4 (2.26%) Back Office
7 4 (2.26%) Marketing
8 3 (1.69%) Legal
8 3 (1.69%) Local Government
8 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.13%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.13%) Law
10 1 (0.56%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.56%) International Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Publishing
10 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.13%) MDX
1 2 (1.13%) Middleware
2 1 (0.56%) .NET
2 1 (0.56%) BAPI
2 1 (0.56%) CSS
2 1 (0.56%) Drools
2 1 (0.56%) HTML
2 1 (0.56%) J2EE
2 1 (0.56%) jBPM
2 1 (0.56%) Lucene
2 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.39%) Derivative
2 6 (3.39%) Fixed Income
2 6 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (2.82%) OTC Derivatives
4 4 (2.26%) Equities
5 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.13%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.13%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.13%) NHS
6 2 (1.13%) Robotics
7 1 (0.56%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.56%) Fintech
7 1 (0.56%) LIMS
7 1 (0.56%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.56%) Windows
1 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
1 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.69%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (11.86%) Migration
3 17 (9.60%) Business Analysis
4 16 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (7.34%) ERP
5 13 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (6.78%) Change Management
6 12 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (5.65%) CRM
8 9 (5.08%) ITIL
8 9 (5.08%) Project Management
8 9 (5.08%) Service Management
9 8 (4.52%) ETL
10 7 (3.95%) Asset Management
10 7 (3.95%) GAP Analysis
11 6 (3.39%) Collaborative Working
11 6 (3.39%) Data Management
11 6 (3.39%) Data Modelling
11 6 (3.39%) Logistics
12 5 (2.82%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.56%) SQL
2 4 (2.26%) PL/SQL
2 4 (2.26%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.56%) C
3 1 (0.56%) C#
3 1 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (0.56%) Java
3 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
3 1 (0.56%) Python
3 1 (0.56%) R
3 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.34%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.26%) Degree
4 2 (1.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) ACCA
5 1 (0.56%) CIMA
5 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.56%) PMP
5 1 (0.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (1.69%) MiFID
2 2 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.13%) ISO 22301
2 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.56%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.13%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (1.13%) Nagios
2 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 37 (20.90%) SAP
2 24 (13.56%) Oracle
3 10 (5.65%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.52%) ServiceNow
5 6 (3.39%) Tableau
6 5 (2.82%) Google
7 4 (2.26%) FXall
7 4 (2.26%) IBM
8 3 (1.69%) Cognos
9 2 (1.13%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.13%) BMC
9 2 (1.13%) Computacenter
9 2 (1.13%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.13%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.13%) Remedy
9 2 (1.13%) Retek
9 2 (1.13%) Splunk
10 1 (0.56%) Acme Packet
10 1 (0.56%) Birst
10 1 (0.56%) Infor