The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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.

Consultant
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 25 26
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3179 3536 3542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.87% 6.66% 6.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.25% 7.03% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1733 1966 1796
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 28
Median hourly rate £60.00 £49.95 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.12% +38.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £64.75 £66.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +18.92%  

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
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 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £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 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Consultant in the UK

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 Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +3 2875 £475 +5.55% 756
London -2 1281 £500 +5.26% 347
South East 0 486 £493 +9.44% 94
North West +17 287 £450 +5.88% 74
South West +2 163 £450 +5.88% 28
Scotland +16 162 £475 +7.95% 26
East of England -3 162 £480 +6.66% 48
Berkshire -1 147 £500 +11.11% 34
Manchester +18 138 £450 +3.44% 47
City of London 0 133 £500 +5.26% 107
West Midlands -3 131 £450 +5.88% 48
Hampshire +9 123 £500 +20.12% 16
East Midlands +4 111 £475 +5.55% 22
Edinburgh +11 91 £550 +18.91% 19
Yorkshire -1 82 £450 - 37
Hertfordshire +7 71 £500 +11.11% 20
Cheshire +17 69 £350 -17.64% 12
Surrey -4 62 £458 -16.81% 11
Derbyshire +5 54 £510 -2.85% 3
Bristol -9 53 £488 +14.70% 17
Derby +1 43 £510 -2.85% 1
West Yorkshire -12 43 £475 - 22
Birmingham -5 42 £413 -2.94% 22
Reading -12 42 £505 +9.18% 20
Bedfordshire +5 41 £480 +6.66% 10
Glasgow -3 40 £450 +18.42% 7
Buckinghamshire -17 40 £450 - 6
Wales +4 34 £475 -9.52% 6
Leeds -6 33 £475 -1.34% 16
Wiltshire -8 32 £450 - 1

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 1514 (24.36%) SAP
2 1268 (20.40%) Finance
3 707 (11.37%) Microsoft
4 695 (11.18%) Oracle
5 619 (9.96%) Migration
6 596 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
7 594 (9.56%) Security Cleared
8 582 (9.36%) SQL
9 501 (8.06%) Windows
10 445 (7.16%) SC Cleared
11 424 (6.82%) Linux
12 394 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
13 387 (6.23%) ERP
14 378 (6.08%) Banking
15 369 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
16 359 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
17 348 (5.60%) CRM
18 342 (5.50%) Java
19 338 (5.44%) Retail
20 310 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
21 292 (4.70%) Active Directory
22 287 (4.62%) SQL Server
23 285 (4.58%) DevOps
24 276 (4.44%) Project Management
25 270 (4.34%) Analytics
26 268 (4.31%) Information Security
27 256 (4.12%) Office 365
28 240 (3.86%) Cisco
29 239 (3.84%) Manufacturing
30 234 (3.76%) Firewall

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
1 190 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 110 (1.77%) MS Exchange
3 101 (1.62%) Skype for Business
4 63 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 57 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 52 (0.84%) SAS
7 46 (0.74%) Apache
8 45 (0.72%) Apache Spark
9 44 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
9 44 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
10 42 (0.68%) CMS
11 41 (0.66%) Tomcat
12 40 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
13 38 (0.61%) JBoss
13 38 (0.61%) OpenStack
14 36 (0.58%) IIS
15 35 (0.56%) Confluence
16 31 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
17 27 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
18 23 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 137 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 79 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
3 50 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
7 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.11%) SPSS
9 6 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.048%) InDesign
11 2 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.032%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.032%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.032%) HipChat
11 2 (0.032%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.016%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.016%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 194 (3.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 179 (2.88%) SAP FI
3 176 (2.83%) SAP CO
4 155 (2.49%) SAP FI/CO
5 116 (1.87%) SAP SD
6 110 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
7 105 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
8 97 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
9 88 (1.42%) SAP MM
10 86 (1.38%) SAP ERP
11 85 (1.37%) SAP HR
12 69 (1.11%) SAP HCM
13 68 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 60 (0.97%) SAP Retail
15 59 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
16 54 (0.87%) SAP IS-U
17 53 (0.85%) SAP Payroll
17 53 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
18 49 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
19 46 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 310 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 256 (4.12%) Office 365
3 219 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (1.25%) PaaS
5 75 (1.21%) IaaS
6 70 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 68 (1.09%) SaaS
8 60 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
9 45 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
10 28 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
11 23 (0.37%) Google Analytics
11 23 (0.37%) OpenShift
12 19 (0.31%) GitHub
13 18 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
13 18 (0.29%) Yammer
14 16 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
14 16 (0.26%) OneDrive
15 15 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
15 15 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
16 13 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 234 (3.76%) Firewall
2 117 (1.88%) Network Security
3 104 (1.67%) DNS
4 81 (1.30%) WAN
5 77 (1.24%) Skype
6 73 (1.17%) VPN
7 69 (1.11%) LAN
8 64 (1.03%) Internet
9 63 (1.01%) TCP/IP
10 62 (1.00%) LDAP
11 56 (0.90%) DHCP
12 49 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
13 47 (0.76%) HTTP
14 44 (0.71%) SAN
14 44 (0.71%) SSL
15 40 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
16 39 (0.63%) Wireless
17 30 (0.48%) NetScaler
18 27 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 27 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 131 (2.11%) SAP BW
3 128 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
4 126 (2.03%) SAP HANA
5 115 (1.85%) Big Data
6 102 (1.64%) Hadoop
7 100 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
8 86 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 78 (1.25%) Relational Database
10 77 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 74 (1.19%) Oracle Database
12 66 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
12 66 (1.06%) QlikView
13 50 (0.80%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 48 (0.77%) MySQL
14 48 (0.77%) Power BI
15 47 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 45 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
17 43 (0.69%) SAP Data Services
18 42 (0.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 140 (2.25%) Jenkins
2 94 (1.51%) Git (software)
3 81 (1.30%) JIRA
4 74 (1.19%) Maven
5 64 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (0.74%) Visual Studio
7 44 (0.71%) Selenium
8 32 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
9 28 (0.45%) Cucumber
10 24 (0.39%) Axure RP
11 22 (0.35%) Subversion
12 20 (0.32%) Artifactory
13 18 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (0.29%) TeamCity
13 18 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
14 17 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
15 16 (0.26%) LSMW
16 15 (0.24%) Gradle
16 15 (0.24%) JUnit
16 15 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1268 (20.40%) Finance
2 378 (6.08%) Banking
3 338 (5.44%) Retail
4 239 (3.84%) Manufacturing
5 170 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 169 (2.72%) Marketing
7 112 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 109 (1.75%) Billing
9 100 (1.61%) Law
10 99 (1.59%) Legal
11 78 (1.25%) Advertising
12 55 (0.88%) General Ledger
13 52 (0.84%) Electronics
14 47 (0.76%) Financial Institution
15 45 (0.72%) Investment Banking
16 38 (0.61%) Back Office
17 35 (0.56%) Front Office
17 35 (0.56%) Local Government
18 21 (0.34%) German Language
19 20 (0.32%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (3.36%) .NET
2 184 (2.96%) Web Services
3 157 (2.53%) HTML
4 120 (1.93%) CSS
5 109 (1.75%) XML
6 85 (1.37%) Middleware
7 68 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
8 60 (0.97%) SAP Basis
9 57 (0.92%) REST
10 51 (0.82%) IDoc
10 51 (0.82%) SAP Fiori
11 50 (0.80%) ASP.NET
12 47 (0.76%) JSON
12 47 (0.76%) Spring
13 44 (0.71%) J2EE
13 44 (0.71%) SOAP
14 37 (0.60%) AngularJS
15 32 (0.51%) EDI
15 32 (0.51%) XSLT
16 31 (0.50%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 359 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
2 224 (3.60%) Data Centre
3 121 (1.95%) Management Information System
4 107 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
5 104 (1.67%) User Experience
6 73 (1.17%) FMCG
7 56 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 49 (0.79%) PKI
9 47 (0.76%) Virtual Team
10 38 (0.61%) Mobile App
11 37 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
12 36 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
13 34 (0.55%) CMDB
13 34 (0.55%) Replication
14 33 (0.53%) Fintech
15 32 (0.51%) Clustering
15 32 (0.51%) Private Cloud
16 27 (0.43%) Client/Server
16 27 (0.43%) Data Structures
17 25 (0.40%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 501 (8.06%) Windows
2 424 (6.82%) Linux
3 229 (3.68%) Unix
4 143 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 84 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 79 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 69 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 64 (1.03%) Windows 10
9 51 (0.82%) Solaris
10 43 (0.69%) CentOS
11 40 (0.64%) AIX
12 31 (0.50%) Android
13 30 (0.48%) Windows 7
14 28 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (0.40%) Apple iOS
16 18 (0.29%) VMS
17 15 (0.24%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.14%) Windows XP
19 7 (0.11%) Debian
19 7 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (9.96%) Migration
2 596 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
3 394 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
4 387 (6.23%) ERP
5 369 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 348 (5.60%) CRM
7 285 (4.58%) DevOps
8 276 (4.44%) Project Management
9 270 (4.34%) Analytics
10 268 (4.31%) Information Security
11 229 (3.68%) Data Migration
12 218 (3.51%) ITIL
13 196 (3.15%) Change Management
14 188 (3.02%) Workflow
15 179 (2.88%) User Acceptance Testing
16 177 (2.85%) Risk Management
17 161 (2.59%) Business Analysis
18 148 (2.38%) Service Management
19 140 (2.25%) Scrum
20 135 (2.17%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 582 (9.36%) SQL
2 342 (5.50%) Java
3 189 (3.04%) JavaScript
4 182 (2.93%) Python
5 159 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 158 (2.54%) C#
7 126 (2.03%) ABAP
8 96 (1.54%) Perl
9 83 (1.34%) C
10 71 (1.14%) Ruby
11 64 (1.03%) Bash Shell
12 58 (0.93%) Shell Script
13 55 (0.88%) PL/SQL
14 51 (0.82%) T-SQL
15 41 (0.66%) Scala
16 40 (0.64%) PHP
17 27 (0.43%) VBA
18 22 (0.35%) C++
18 22 (0.35%) VB
19 21 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 594 (9.56%) Security Cleared
2 445 (7.16%) SC Cleared
3 206 (3.31%) Degree
4 183 (2.94%) CISSP
5 107 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 104 (1.67%) CISM
7 63 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 62 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 61 (0.98%) CCNP
10 42 (0.68%) CCIE
11 41 (0.66%) CLAS
12 40 (0.64%) CESG Certified Professional
12 40 (0.64%) MCSE
13 38 (0.61%) CISA
14 32 (0.51%) CCNA
15 30 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
16 27 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
17 22 (0.35%) CRISC
18 20 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 19 (0.31%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 96 (1.54%) QA
3 80 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 60 (0.97%) GDPR
5 54 (0.87%) Data Quality
6 41 (0.66%) SLA
7 40 (0.64%) PMO
8 30 (0.48%) COBIT
9 20 (0.32%) RMADS
10 18 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 18 (0.29%) MiFID
11 17 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 17 (0.27%) NIST 800
12 16 (0.26%) JSP 440
12 16 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (0.19%) GMP
13 12 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 10 (0.16%) GxP
14 10 (0.16%) IFRS
15 9 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 292 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 131 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (1.83%) Docker
4 57 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 37 (0.60%) XenApp
6 33 (0.53%) vSphere
7 29 (0.47%) XenDesktop
8 25 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 23 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 22 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
10 22 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (0.24%) BitLocker
12 13 (0.21%) vCloud
13 12 (0.19%) HDFS
14 9 (0.14%) XenServer
15 7 (0.11%) ProxySG
15 7 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.11%) VirtualBox
16 6 (0.097%) Apache Flume
17 5 (0.080%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 133 (2.14%) Ansible
2 127 (2.04%) Puppet
3 118 (1.90%) SCCM
4 92 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (1.03%) Kubernetes
6 41 (0.66%) SCOM
7 37 (0.60%) Terraform
8 33 (0.53%) WSUS
9 29 (0.47%) Tivoli
10 24 (0.39%) vCenter Server
11 23 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
12 18 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
12 18 (0.29%) logstash
13 17 (0.27%) Nagios
13 17 (0.27%) vRealize
14 16 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
15 15 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
16 14 (0.23%) Netcool
16 14 (0.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
17 13 (0.21%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1514 (24.36%) SAP
2 707 (11.37%) Microsoft
3 695 (11.18%) Oracle
4 240 (3.86%) Cisco
5 215 (3.46%) VMware
6 196 (3.15%) IBM
7 111 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
8 109 (1.75%) Citrix
9 108 (1.74%) Red Hat
10 90 (1.45%) HP
10 90 (1.45%) Splunk
11 80 (1.29%) ServiceNow
12 79 (1.27%) Tableau
13 76 (1.22%) F5
14 68 (1.09%) Google
15 67 (1.08%) CheckPoint
16 65 (1.05%) Workday
17 59 (0.95%) JD Edwards
18 52 (0.84%) Veritas
19 50 (0.80%) Juniper
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £520 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £580 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: c350 Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £535 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £800 - £1200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £485 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Empiric
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £501 per day +
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago