The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Consultant
UK
Rank 484 518 503
Rank change year-on-year +34 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 112 124 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.25% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 68 77
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £659 £583 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £438
% change year-on-year -17.64% -2.85%  
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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
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 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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 +25 105 £475 +5.55% 25
London +15 56 £500 +5.26% 12
South East +32 16 £475 +5.55% 1
Yorkshire +21 11 £350 -17.64% 6
Berkshire +26 6 £400 -11.11% 1
City of London +2 6 £550 +10.00% 3
South Yorkshire - 6 £350 -
Milton Keynes 0 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -1 5 - -
North West +21 4 £350 -22.22%
West Midlands +6 4 £375 -11.70% 2
East of England -3 4 £500 +53.84% 2
South West -5 4 £600 +56.35% 2
Sheffield - 4 £350 -
Surrey +14 3 £578 -25.48%
Hertfordshire +4 3 - -
East Midlands -2 3 £350 +16.66%
Edinburgh +19 2 - - 1
Scotland +18 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire +11 2 - - 5
Hampshire +10 2 £680 +126.66%
Manchester +7 2 £288 -42.50%
Nottinghamshire +4 2 £350 +16.66%
Wiltshire - 2 £600 -
Nottingham - 2 £350 -
Midlands - 2 £350 -
Cheshire +28 1 - -
Reading +20 1 - - 1
Somerset +4 1 - - 1
Bristol +3 1 - - 1

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 58 (25.55%) Finance
2 40 (17.62%) SQL
3 35 (15.42%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (14.10%) SAP
5 31 (13.66%) Business Analysis
6 29 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (11.89%) BusinessObjects
8 25 (11.01%) Microsoft
9 24 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (10.57%) Skype for Business
9 24 (10.57%) Skype
10 23 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (9.25%) Oracle
12 20 (8.81%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (7.49%) Advertising
13 17 (7.49%) Banking
14 15 (6.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (6.17%) Wealth Management
15 14 (6.17%) Unit4 Business World
16 13 (5.73%) Migration
16 13 (5.73%) PBX
16 13 (5.73%) SQL Server
16 13 (5.73%) Business Transformation
17 12 (5.29%) E-Commerce
17 12 (5.29%) ERP
17 12 (5.29%) SAP Business One
17 12 (5.29%) Asset Management
18 11 (4.85%) Client/Server
18 11 (4.85%) ITIL
18 11 (4.85%) Analytics

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 24 (10.57%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.64%) SAS
3 5 (2.20%) CMS
3 5 (2.20%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.44%) Confluence
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (2.64%) MS Excel
1 6 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (1.76%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.32%) MS Office
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (6.17%) Unit4 Business World
2 12 (5.29%) SAP Business One
3 10 (4.41%) Sonata
4 5 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.76%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.88%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.88%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.88%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.44%) Minerva
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.44%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.44%) SAP Travel Management
7 1 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.85%) Office 365
2 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.32%) SaaS
3 2 (0.88%) Data Lake Analytics
3 2 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.44%) Force.com
4 1 (0.44%) IaaS
4 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle CX
4 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.57%) Skype
2 13 (5.73%) PBX
3 8 (3.52%) Unified Communications
4 6 (2.64%) Broadband
5 1 (0.44%) ISDN
5 1 (0.44%) LDAP
5 1 (0.44%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.89%) BusinessObjects
2 20 (8.81%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (6.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (5.73%) SQL Server
5 10 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.64%) Big Data
6 6 (2.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 6 (2.64%) Power BI
6 6 (2.64%) QlikView
7 4 (1.76%) SAP BW
7 4 (1.76%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.32%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
8 3 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.32%) Looker
8 3 (1.32%) OLAP
8 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (1.76%) JIRA
2 3 (1.32%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.44%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.44%) Lombardi
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 58 (25.55%) Finance
2 17 (7.49%) Advertising
2 17 (7.49%) Banking
3 9 (3.96%) Marketing
3 9 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.52%) Retail
5 5 (2.20%) Front Office
5 5 (2.20%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.88%) Legal
6 2 (0.88%) Publishing
7 1 (0.44%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) French Language
7 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.32%) XML
2 2 (0.88%) .NET
2 2 (0.88%) Middleware
3 1 (0.44%) CSS
3 1 (0.44%) Dojo
3 1 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.44%) HTML
3 1 (0.44%) J2EE
3 1 (0.44%) JSP
3 1 (0.44%) MDX
3 1 (0.44%) SAP TM
3 1 (0.44%) Servlets
3 1 (0.44%) Web Services
3 1 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.85%) Client/Server
2 11 (4.85%) iPad
3 8 (3.52%) Fintech
4 6 (2.64%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.32%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.32%) User Experience
6 2 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.44%) Animation
7 1 (0.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.44%) Equities
7 1 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.44%) IVR
7 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.44%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.44%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.44%) Android
1 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.44%) Linux
1 1 (0.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.42%) Business Intelligence
2 31 (13.66%) Business Analysis
3 29 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (6.17%) Wealth Management
6 13 (5.73%) Business Transformation
6 13 (5.73%) Migration
7 12 (5.29%) Asset Management
7 12 (5.29%) E-Commerce
7 12 (5.29%) ERP
8 11 (4.85%) Analytics
8 11 (4.85%) ITIL
9 10 (4.41%) Presales
10 9 (3.96%) CRM
10 9 (3.96%) Investment Management
10 9 (3.96%) Process Management
10 9 (3.96%) Scrum
11 8 (3.52%) Business Continuity
11 8 (3.52%) Logistics
11 8 (3.52%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 40 (17.62%) SQL
2 7 (3.08%) C
3 5 (2.20%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.76%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.32%) ABAP
6 2 (0.88%) C#
6 2 (0.88%) Java
7 1 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.44%) R
7 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.44%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (2.64%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.76%) Degree
3 4 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (1.32%) MCSE
4 3 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (0.44%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) CISA
5 1 (0.44%) CITP
5 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.44%) MCITP
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 1 (0.44%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.44%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.08%) ISO22301
2 6 (2.64%) MiFID
3 4 (1.76%) QA
4 1 (0.44%) BS25999
4 1 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.44%) PMO
4 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (0.44%) Nagios
1 1 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (14.10%) SAP
2 25 (11.01%) Microsoft
3 21 (9.25%) Oracle
4 10 (4.41%) Tableau
5 9 (3.96%) Avaloq
5 9 (3.96%) FNZ
6 6 (2.64%) Polycom
6 6 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.20%) Cisco
8 3 (1.32%) IBM
8 3 (1.32%) Mercator
9 2 (0.88%) BMC
9 2 (0.88%) Cognos
9 2 (0.88%) FactSet
9 2 (0.88%) Google
9 2 (0.88%) Remedy
9 2 (0.88%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 2 (0.88%) SimCorp
9 2 (0.88%) StatPro
9 2 (0.88%) Teradata
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