The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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.

Business Consultant
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 531 531 501
Rank change year-on-year 0 -30  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 79 123 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 79 72
Median daily rate £500 £438 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £597
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £413 £453
% change year-on-year +15.15% -8.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.35 -

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
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 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £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 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 30 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 3 months to 27 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 -37 59 £451 +6.00% 31
London -24 32 £525 +20.00% 15
Scotland +50 17 £625 -3.84% 4
Edinburgh +35 14 £650 - 1
South West +6 9 £400 -3.03% 1
North West +16 6 £495 +36.55% 5
West Midlands +13 4 £451 +12.76%
Exeter +2 4 £400 -
Devon 0 4 £400 -
City of London -1 4 £550 +39.68% 6
South East -2 4 £406 -9.72% 2
Wiltshire - 4 - -
Chippenham - 4 - -
East of England -2 3 £500 +66.66% 2
Glasgow - 3 £444 - 3
Berkshire +16 2 £475 +5.55% 1
Cumbria - 2 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £450 - 2
Yorkshire +28 1 £450 +50.00% 4
Reading +17 1 - - 1
Leeds +16 1 £450 +50.00% 2
West Yorkshire +15 1 £450 +50.00% 2
Manchester +11 1 - - 3
Birmingham +11 1 £375 -16.66%
Hampshire +8 1 £338 +12.50%
Surrey +7 1 - -
Southampton +4 1 £338 -0.73%
Liverpool -3 1 £440 +10.00% 1
Bristol -3 1 - - 1

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 60 (31.25%) Finance
2 34 (17.71%) SQL
3 33 (17.19%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (15.63%) BusinessObjects
5 25 (13.02%) Migration
5 25 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (11.46%) SAP
7 21 (10.94%) Oracle
7 21 (10.94%) Microsoft
8 20 (10.42%) ERP
8 20 (10.42%) Unit4 Business World
9 19 (9.90%) Workflow
9 19 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (9.38%) Business Analysis
11 17 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (8.85%) Skype for Business
11 17 (8.85%) Skype
12 15 (7.81%) Banking
13 13 (6.77%) Asset Management
13 13 (6.77%) SDLC
14 12 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
14 12 (6.25%) Office 365
14 12 (6.25%) Integration Testing
14 12 (6.25%) Data Migration
14 12 (6.25%) E-Commerce
14 12 (6.25%) PBX
15 11 (5.73%) Change Management
15 11 (5.73%) Security Cleared
16 10 (5.21%) Investment Management

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 17 (8.85%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.60%) SAS
3 4 (2.08%) CMS
4 3 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.04%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.04%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.52%) Confluence
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (10.42%) Unit4 Business World
2 9 (4.69%) Sonata
3 7 (3.65%) SAP Business One
4 6 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (2.60%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (1.56%) SAP CO
6 3 (1.56%) SAP FI
6 3 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (1.04%) iTrent
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (1.04%) SAP SD
7 2 (1.04%) Sylvan
8 1 (0.52%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle iSupplier
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.52%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.25%) Office 365
2 2 (1.04%) Oracle CX
2 2 (1.04%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 2 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) Force.com
3 1 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.85%) Skype
2 12 (6.25%) PBX
3 2 (1.04%) PSTN
4 1 (0.52%) DNS
4 1 (0.52%) LDAP
4 1 (0.52%) SMS
4 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.63%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 8 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.08%) Big Data
6 4 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.56%) Looker
7 3 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 3 (1.56%) QlikView
7 3 (1.56%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.04%) Blockchain
8 2 (1.04%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.04%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (1.04%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.08%) JIRA
2 2 (1.04%) Lombardi
3 1 (0.52%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (31.25%) Finance
2 15 (7.81%) Banking
3 10 (5.21%) Local Government
4 8 (4.17%) Advertising
5 7 (3.65%) Front Office
5 7 (3.65%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.65%) Retail
6 6 (3.13%) Marketing
7 4 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.56%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.04%) Billing
9 2 (1.04%) Legal
9 2 (1.04%) Publishing
9 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.52%) Back Office
10 1 (0.52%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.65%) XML
2 2 (1.04%) CSS
2 2 (1.04%) HTML
2 2 (1.04%) J2EE
2 2 (1.04%) JSP
2 2 (1.04%) Middleware
2 2 (1.04%) Servlets
3 1 (0.52%) Dojo
3 1 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.52%) FpML
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.52%) Velocity
3 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.21%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.17%) iPad
4 7 (3.65%) Fintech
4 7 (3.65%) Fixed Income
4 7 (3.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.13%) Derivative
6 5 (2.60%) Equities
6 5 (2.60%) OTC Derivatives
7 4 (2.08%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.04%) Blog
8 2 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.04%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.52%) Animation
9 1 (0.52%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.52%) FMCG
9 1 (0.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.52%) NHS
9 1 (0.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.52%) Unix
1 1 (0.52%) Windows
1 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
1 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.19%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (13.02%) Migration
3 20 (10.42%) ERP
4 19 (9.90%) Workflow
5 18 (9.38%) Business Analysis
5 18 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (6.77%) Asset Management
7 13 (6.77%) SDLC
8 12 (6.25%) Data Migration
8 12 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 12 (6.25%) Integration Testing
8 12 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
9 11 (5.73%) Change Management
10 10 (5.21%) Investment Management
10 10 (5.21%) Performance Testing
10 10 (5.21%) Regression Testing
10 10 (5.21%) Wealth Management
11 9 (4.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.71%) SQL
2 5 (2.60%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.56%) ABAP
3 3 (1.56%) C
3 3 (1.56%) Java
4 2 (1.04%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.04%) R
4 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.52%) Python
5 1 (0.52%) X++
Qualifications
1 11 (5.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.60%) DV Cleared
2 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.04%) Degree
5 1 (0.52%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (0.52%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.52%) MCSE
5 1 (0.52%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.52%) PMP
5 1 (0.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.52%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.65%) MiFID
2 5 (2.60%) ISO 22301
2 5 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (0.52%) Nagios
1 1 (0.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (11.46%) SAP
2 21 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.94%) Oracle
3 8 (4.17%) Avaloq
3 8 (4.17%) FNZ
4 6 (3.13%) BMC
4 6 (3.13%) Polycom
4 6 (3.13%) Remedy
5 5 (2.60%) Cognos
5 5 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.08%) Cisco
6 4 (2.08%) FXall
6 4 (2.08%) IBM
6 4 (2.08%) Tableau
7 2 (1.04%) BISAM
7 2 (1.04%) FactSet
7 2 (1.04%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.04%) Pegasus
7 2 (1.04%) StatPro
7 2 (1.04%) Workday
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