Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

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.

Consultant
UK
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 47 28 34
Rank change year-on-year -19 +6 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4,199 4,068 2,354
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.75% 6.28% 5.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.11% 6.76% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,485 2,361 1,394
10th Percentile £413 £375 £363
25th Percentile £481 £438 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £588
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £498
% change year-on-year +10.00% +0.50% +4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 56 19
10th Percentile £35.00 £30.75 £20.36
25th Percentile £46.25 £43.75 £43.13
Median hourly rate £66.00 £51.00 £57.00
Median % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.53% +14.00%
75th Percentile £74.50 £66.00 £66.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £75.25 £69.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £72.50 £65.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +11.54% +30.00% -4.76%

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 82,248 60,204 38,448
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.12% 93.00% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,955 41,245 25,579
10th Percentile £315 £300 £256
25th Percentile £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £435
% change year-on-year +8.57% +0.57% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,922 1,845 1,322
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.25 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.90 £14.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% +6.95%
75th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £40.23
90th Percentile £65.79 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.12 £18.50
% change year-on-year +10.41% -2.08% +5.71%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Consultant.

Daily rate trend for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Consultant over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Consultant.

Hourly rate trend for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Consultant over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -16 2,891 £550 +4.76% 789
Work from Home -20 2,389 £550 +4.76% 401
London -14 1,507 £570 +3.64% 339
UK excluding London -28 1,025 £550 +10.00% 470
South East -13 354 £574 +14.70% 108
Midlands -15 216 £550 +15.79% 81
North of England -51 189 £525 +5.00% 122
West Midlands -25 148 £550 +15.79% 47
South West -19 110 £550 +12.82% 71
North West -49 107 £500 - 66
Yorkshire -38 77 £550 +10.00% 42
East of England -26 73 £550 +10.00% 52
Scotland -37 65 £525 +16.67% 30
East Midlands +5 60 £550 +18.92% 34
Wales -13 22 £515 +0.49% 4
North East -13 5 £600 +35.21% 14
Northern Ireland -4 2 £450 +12.50% 3
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, Consultant contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 941 (22.41%) Finance
2 899 (21.41%) SAP
3 854 (20.34%) Social Skills
4 633 (15.08%) Oracle
5 602 (14.34%) Microsoft
6 557 (13.27%) Azure
7 507 (12.07%) Migration
8 450 (10.72%) Security Cleared
9 428 (10.19%) Agile
10 378 (9.00%) SQL
11 377 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 349 (8.31%) SC Cleared
13 326 (7.76%) SAP S/4HANA
14 300 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
15 299 (7.12%) ERP
16 271 (6.45%) DevOps
17 261 (6.22%) Power Platform
18 254 (6.05%) AWS
19 244 (5.81%) Public Sector
20 241 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
21 237 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
22 235 (5.60%) Information Security
23 232 (5.53%) CRM
24 230 (5.48%) Data Migration
25 215 (5.12%) Analytics
26 214 (5.10%) Windows
27 209 (4.98%) Cybersecurity
28 205 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
29 197 (4.69%) Manufacturing
30 194 (4.62%) Java

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
1 125 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 57 (1.36%) Confluence
3 30 (0.71%) CMS
4 25 (0.60%) MS Exchange
5 24 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
5 24 (0.57%) WebSphere
6 19 (0.45%) JBoss
7 18 (0.43%) NetWeaver
8 17 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 16 (0.38%) Apache
9 16 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
10 15 (0.36%) WebLogic
11 12 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (0.29%) SAS
11 12 (0.29%) WordPress
12 11 (0.26%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.24%) Red Hat Fuse
13 10 (0.24%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 84 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 44 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.19%) Oracle Smart View
7 5 (0.12%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.071%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.048%) CATIA
9 2 (0.048%) Notepad++
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.024%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.024%) NASTRAN
10 1 (0.024%) SPSS
10 1 (0.024%) Stata
10 1 (0.024%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 326 (7.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 127 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 101 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
4 84 (2.00%) SAP FI
5 78 (1.86%) Oracle Payables
6 76 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
7 75 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
8 69 (1.64%) Oracle ERP
9 68 (1.62%) NetSuite
10 65 (1.55%) SAP CO
11 61 (1.45%) SAP FI/CO
12 57 (1.36%) Oracle Assets
13 55 (1.31%) SAP SD
14 47 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
14 47 (1.12%) SAP EWM
15 45 (1.07%) SAP MM
16 44 (1.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 35 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
18 32 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
18 32 (0.76%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 557 (13.27%) Azure
2 300 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
3 261 (6.22%) Power Platform
4 254 (6.05%) AWS
5 174 (4.14%) Microsoft 365
6 96 (2.29%) PowerApps
7 92 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 85 (2.02%) Azure DevOps
9 80 (1.91%) SaaS
10 74 (1.76%) GCP
11 64 (1.52%) Power Automate
12 54 (1.29%) PaaS
13 52 (1.24%) SuccessFactors
14 44 (1.05%) IaaS
15 41 (0.98%) Serverless
16 38 (0.90%) GitHub
17 30 (0.71%) Azure Logic Apps
18 24 (0.57%) OpenShift
19 23 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
20 22 (0.52%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (2.76%) Firewall
2 83 (1.98%) Network Security
3 58 (1.38%) DNS
4 43 (1.02%) WAN
5 40 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 38 (0.90%) VPN
7 35 (0.83%) DHCP
7 35 (0.83%) LAN
8 34 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
8 34 (0.81%) HTTP
9 30 (0.71%) Internet
9 30 (0.71%) MPLS
10 28 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 28 (0.67%) Wireless
11 26 (0.62%) BGP
12 25 (0.60%) SAN
13 24 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
14 22 (0.52%) VSAN
15 21 (0.50%) SSL
16 20 (0.48%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (3.86%) Power BI
2 92 (2.19%) SQL Server
3 79 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
4 51 (1.21%) SAP HANA
5 50 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (0.98%) SAP BW
7 38 (0.90%) Metadata
8 36 (0.86%) Data Lake
9 35 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (0.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 26 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 25 (0.60%) Oracle Database
13 24 (0.57%) Big Data
13 24 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
14 21 (0.50%) MySQL
15 20 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
16 18 (0.43%) Relational Database
16 18 (0.43%) Tableau
17 16 (0.38%) DB2
17 16 (0.38%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 104 (2.48%) JIRA
2 52 (1.24%) Git (software)
3 45 (1.07%) Jenkins
4 22 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
5 18 (0.43%) Selenium
6 17 (0.40%) JMeter
7 16 (0.38%) Gatling
8 12 (0.29%) GitLab
8 12 (0.29%) LSMW
9 10 (0.24%) Bitbucket
10 8 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (0.17%) Postman
11 7 (0.17%) Subversion
12 6 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
12 6 (0.14%) Gerrit
12 6 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.095%) Burp Suite
13 4 (0.095%) ERwin
13 4 (0.095%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.095%) SonarQube
General
1 941 (22.41%) Finance
2 854 (20.34%) Social Skills
3 244 (5.81%) Public Sector
4 241 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
5 197 (4.69%) Manufacturing
6 154 (3.67%) Retail
7 144 (3.43%) Banking
8 139 (3.31%) Presentation Skills
9 134 (3.19%) Marketing
10 82 (1.95%) Influencing Skills
11 70 (1.67%) Legal
12 69 (1.64%) General Ledger
13 63 (1.50%) German Language
14 61 (1.45%) Law
15 60 (1.43%) Documentation Skills
15 60 (1.43%) Telecoms
16 51 (1.21%) Billing
17 50 (1.19%) Organisational Skills
18 45 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
19 38 (0.90%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (2.24%) XML
2 89 (2.12%) .NET
3 79 (1.88%) Oracle Fusion
4 66 (1.57%) REST
5 64 (1.52%) Web Services
6 61 (1.45%) SOAP
7 53 (1.26%) HTML
8 48 (1.14%) JSON
9 42 (1.00%) Middleware
10 39 (0.93%) SAP Fiori
11 36 (0.86%) J2EE
12 31 (0.74%) CSS
13 28 (0.67%) SAML
14 27 (0.64%) Kafka
15 26 (0.62%) SAP Basis
16 25 (0.60%) Spring
17 24 (0.57%) RESTful
18 21 (0.50%) Node.js
19 20 (0.48%) LDAP
19 20 (0.48%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 105 (2.50%) Data Centre
2 92 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
3 87 (2.07%) Management Information System
4 56 (1.33%) Public Cloud
5 49 (1.17%) User Experience
6 37 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 37 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
7 36 (0.86%) CMDB
8 34 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
9 33 (0.79%) Cloud Native
10 32 (0.76%) Legacy Systems
11 30 (0.71%) Data Structures
12 26 (0.62%) Replication
13 24 (0.57%) Private Cloud
14 21 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
14 21 (0.50%) Virtual Team
15 19 (0.45%) Mobile App
15 19 (0.45%) NHS
16 18 (0.43%) CESG
16 18 (0.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 214 (5.10%) Windows
2 180 (4.29%) Linux
3 106 (2.52%) Unix
4 52 (1.24%) Windows Server
5 46 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 20 (0.48%) Solaris
8 15 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
8 15 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (0.33%) Android
10 13 (0.31%) AIX
10 13 (0.31%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.29%) SUSE
11 12 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
12 11 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (0.24%) CentOS
13 10 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.17%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (12.07%) Migration
2 428 (10.19%) Agile
3 377 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 299 (7.12%) ERP
5 271 (6.45%) DevOps
6 237 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
7 235 (5.60%) Information Security
8 232 (5.53%) CRM
9 230 (5.48%) Data Migration
10 215 (5.12%) Analytics
11 209 (4.98%) Cybersecurity
12 205 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
13 191 (4.55%) Change Management
14 185 (4.41%) Requirements Gathering
15 182 (4.33%) Risk Management
16 166 (3.95%) Project Management
17 151 (3.60%) ITIL
17 151 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
18 140 (3.33%) Workflow
19 133 (3.17%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 378 (9.00%) SQL
2 194 (4.62%) Java
3 155 (3.69%) PowerShell
4 131 (3.12%) Python
5 124 (2.95%) JavaScript
6 93 (2.21%) ABAP
7 70 (1.67%) PL/SQL
8 60 (1.43%) C#
9 48 (1.14%) C
10 32 (0.76%) PHP
11 31 (0.74%) Shell Script
12 26 (0.62%) Bash
13 22 (0.52%) T-SQL
14 19 (0.45%) VB
15 15 (0.36%) C++
15 15 (0.36%) Ruby
16 13 (0.31%) Go
17 12 (0.29%) Groovy
18 11 (0.26%) TypeScript
19 9 (0.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 450 (10.72%) Security Cleared
2 349 (8.31%) SC Cleared
3 158 (3.76%) Degree
4 118 (2.81%) CISSP
5 76 (1.81%) CISM
6 70 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 52 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
8 50 (1.19%) CRISC
9 46 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
10 37 (0.88%) CCNP
11 35 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 32 (0.76%) CCIE
13 24 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
13 24 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
14 21 (0.50%) CISA
14 21 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
15 18 (0.43%) OCP
16 15 (0.36%) ACCA
16 15 (0.36%) CIMA
17 14 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 96 (2.29%) NIST
3 88 (2.10%) QA
4 63 (1.50%) GDPR
5 60 (1.43%) GRC
6 51 (1.21%) SLA
7 39 (0.93%) NCSC
8 35 (0.83%) Data Quality
9 30 (0.71%) PMO
10 27 (0.64%) PCI DSS
11 17 (0.40%) IFRS
12 16 (0.38%) NIST 800
13 14 (0.33%) COBIT
13 14 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (0.26%) IFRS 17
15 10 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 10 (0.24%) SOC 2
16 9 (0.21%) RMADS
16 9 (0.21%) Solvency II
17 8 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 165 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 80 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (1.00%) Docker
4 37 (0.88%) VMware NSX
5 35 (0.83%) vSphere
6 33 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.43%) Hyper-V
8 17 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.36%) Firmware
10 10 (0.24%) vCloud
10 10 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (0.21%) NFS
12 7 (0.17%) ProxySG
13 5 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 5 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.095%) XenApp
15 3 (0.071%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.071%) OpenAM
16 2 (0.048%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 96 (2.29%) Terraform
2 79 (1.88%) Ansible
3 75 (1.79%) Kubernetes
4 36 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 33 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
6 26 (0.62%) SCCM
7 24 (0.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 18 (0.43%) Puppet
9 17 (0.40%) vCenter Server
9 17 (0.40%) vRealize
10 16 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (0.31%) RSA Archer
12 12 (0.29%) CASB
12 12 (0.29%) WSUS
13 11 (0.26%) VxRail
14 10 (0.24%) FortiGate
15 9 (0.21%) Grafana
15 9 (0.21%) NetBackup
15 9 (0.21%) QRadar
16 8 (0.19%) Nessus
Vendors
1 899 (21.41%) SAP
2 633 (15.08%) Oracle
3 602 (14.34%) Microsoft
4 152 (3.62%) VMware
5 125 (2.98%) Cisco
6 118 (2.81%) ServiceNow
7 112 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
8 81 (1.93%) Red Hat
9 76 (1.81%) Google
10 59 (1.41%) Ariba
11 53 (1.26%) Splunk
12 48 (1.14%) IBM
13 46 (1.10%) F5
13 46 (1.10%) JD Edwards
14 34 (0.81%) Adobe
15 33 (0.79%) Workday
16 32 (0.76%) Dell
17 31 (0.74%) Palo Alto
18 29 (0.69%) CheckPoint
18 29 (0.69%) Juniper