The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 25 26
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3078 3674 3538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.87% 6.87% 6.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.25% 7.23% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1708 2088 1727
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 27
Median hourly rate £53.00 £45.00 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.77% +161.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.13 £14.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.65 £62.50 £70.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% +25.00%  

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 42472 50787 52200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 27448 33138 32083
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1310 1476 2091
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 £41.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.54% +9.37%  

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -2 2796 £475 +5.55% 676
London -4 1263 £500 +5.26% 294
South East 0 505 £480 +6.66% 111
North West +11 263 £455 +7.05% 58
Berkshire -1 156 £500 +11.11% 43
South West +4 155 £450 +5.88% 27
East of England -5 148 £459 +4.26% 57
Scotland +14 136 £450 +2.27% 25
City of London -15 134 £525 +10.52% 87
Hampshire +11 125 £500 +25.00% 23
Manchester +6 121 £450 +2.27% 36
East Midlands +3 120 £475 +5.55% 8
West Midlands -7 107 £444 +3.80% 41
Yorkshire +2 95 £425 -5.55% 30
Surrey +9 75 £445 -6.31% 17
Edinburgh +3 70 £550 +15.78% 13
Hertfordshire +3 67 £475 +11.76% 26
Derbyshire +10 65 £500 -4.76%
Cheshire +14 63 £416 -2.05% 15
Bristol +3 58 £475 +18.75% 7
West Yorkshire +5 56 £425 -8.10% 20
Derby +8 54 £500 -5.88%
Reading -5 52 £505 +12.22% 26
Wiltshire -2 45 £525 +16.66% 4
Leeds -1 42 £430 -10.69% 17
Wales +24 40 £488 -9.30% 5
Buckinghamshire -21 40 £450 - 6
Glasgow +1 37 £400 +8.10% 7
Milton Keynes -5 35 £450 -2.70% 6
Sunbury-on-Thames +2 33 £435 -19.78% 1

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1461 (24.01%) SAP
2 1214 (19.95%) Finance
3 757 (12.44%) Oracle
4 714 (11.73%) Microsoft
5 616 (10.12%) Security Cleared
6 599 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
7 598 (9.83%) Migration
8 574 (9.43%) SQL
9 505 (8.30%) Windows
10 459 (7.54%) SC Cleared
11 422 (6.93%) ERP
12 401 (6.59%) Linux
13 394 (6.47%) CRM
14 377 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
15 366 (6.01%) Java
16 338 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
17 333 (5.47%) Banking
18 329 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
19 320 (5.26%) Retail
20 304 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
21 302 (4.96%) SQL Server
22 298 (4.90%) DevOps
23 281 (4.62%) Active Directory
24 274 (4.50%) Office 365
25 261 (4.29%) Project Management
26 249 (4.09%) Information Security
27 243 (3.99%) Analytics
28 239 (3.93%) Data Migration
29 236 (3.88%) Cisco
30 232 (3.81%) Unix

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
1 193 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 118 (1.94%) MS Exchange
3 107 (1.76%) Skype for Business
4 60 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 56 (0.92%) Apache Spark
6 49 (0.81%) SAS
7 47 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
7 47 (0.77%) WebSphere
8 43 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 42 (0.69%) Apache
9 42 (0.69%) CMS
10 41 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
10 41 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
11 40 (0.66%) JBoss
12 36 (0.59%) Confluence
13 35 (0.58%) IIS
14 33 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 31 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
16 29 (0.48%) NetWeaver
17 27 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 128 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
8 7 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.12%) SPSS
9 5 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.066%) Gliffy
11 3 (0.049%) HipChat
11 3 (0.049%) InDesign
11 3 (0.049%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.033%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.016%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 207 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 157 (2.58%) SAP FI
3 149 (2.45%) SAP CO
4 134 (2.20%) SAP FI/CO
5 131 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 119 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
7 107 (1.76%) SAP SD
8 105 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
9 90 (1.48%) SAP HR
9 90 (1.48%) SAP MM
10 78 (1.28%) SAP ERP
11 70 (1.15%) SAP HCM
12 63 (1.04%) SAP IS-U
13 62 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
14 61 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 61 (1.00%) Unit4 Business World
15 53 (0.87%) SAP Retail
16 49 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
17 47 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
17 47 (0.77%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 304 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 274 (4.50%) Office 365
3 227 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 71 (1.17%) SuccessFactors
5 69 (1.13%) IaaS
5 69 (1.13%) SaaS
6 67 (1.10%) PaaS
7 36 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
8 24 (0.39%) Yammer
9 23 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (0.38%) Google Analytics
10 18 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (0.26%) GitHub
12 14 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
12 14 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (0.21%) OneDrive
13 13 (0.21%) OpenShift
14 12 (0.20%) Boomi
14 12 (0.20%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 232 (3.81%) Firewall
2 122 (2.00%) Network Security
3 102 (1.68%) DNS
4 88 (1.45%) Skype
5 77 (1.27%) WAN
6 75 (1.23%) VPN
7 68 (1.12%) TCP/IP
8 66 (1.08%) LAN
9 58 (0.95%) Internet
10 57 (0.94%) DHCP
11 56 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
11 56 (0.92%) LDAP
12 46 (0.76%) HTTP
13 43 (0.71%) SAN
14 42 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
15 41 (0.67%) SSL
16 39 (0.64%) Wireless
17 28 (0.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 27 (0.44%) NetScaler
19 25 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 132 (2.17%) Big Data
3 130 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 122 (2.00%) SAP BW
4 122 (2.00%) SAP HANA
5 114 (1.87%) Hadoop
6 103 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 98 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
8 87 (1.43%) Relational Database
9 76 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
10 73 (1.20%) Oracle Database
11 68 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 61 (1.00%) QlikView
13 56 (0.92%) DB2
14 53 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
15 48 (0.79%) MySQL
16 47 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
17 45 (0.74%) Apache Hive
17 45 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
18 43 (0.71%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 143 (2.35%) Jenkins
2 88 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 78 (1.28%) JIRA
4 62 (1.02%) Maven
5 58 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 36 (0.59%) Visual Studio
7 35 (0.58%) Selenium
8 32 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
9 28 (0.46%) Cucumber
10 25 (0.41%) Axure RP
11 17 (0.28%) Subversion
12 15 (0.25%) LSMW
12 15 (0.25%) SoapUI
13 13 (0.21%) GitLab
13 13 (0.21%) Gradle
13 13 (0.21%) JUnit
13 13 (0.21%) TeamCity
14 12 (0.20%) AppScan
14 12 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
14 12 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1214 (19.95%) Finance
2 333 (5.47%) Banking
3 320 (5.26%) Retail
4 218 (3.58%) Manufacturing
5 176 (2.89%) Marketing
6 169 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 122 (2.00%) Billing
8 98 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 95 (1.56%) Legal
10 86 (1.41%) Law
11 83 (1.36%) Advertising
12 52 (0.85%) General Ledger
13 46 (0.76%) Electronics
14 45 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 41 (0.67%) Investment Banking
16 36 (0.59%) Back Office
17 34 (0.56%) Local Government
18 29 (0.48%) Front Office
19 23 (0.38%) German Language
20 20 (0.33%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (3.37%) Web Services
2 191 (3.14%) .NET
3 170 (2.79%) HTML
4 137 (2.25%) CSS
5 118 (1.94%) XML
6 91 (1.50%) Middleware
7 66 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
7 66 (1.08%) SAP Basis
8 60 (0.99%) REST
9 55 (0.90%) Spring
10 52 (0.85%) IDoc
11 48 (0.79%) ASP.NET
12 47 (0.77%) J2EE
12 47 (0.77%) SOAP
13 43 (0.71%) AngularJS
13 43 (0.71%) JSON
14 41 (0.67%) SAP Fiori
15 33 (0.54%) SAPUI5
16 32 (0.53%) HTML5
17 31 (0.51%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 338 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
2 217 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 110 (1.81%) Management Information System
4 103 (1.69%) User Experience
5 96 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
6 72 (1.18%) FMCG
7 54 (0.89%) Computer Science
8 45 (0.74%) Mobile App
8 45 (0.74%) PKI
9 42 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 41 (0.67%) Replication
10 41 (0.67%) Virtual Team
11 37 (0.61%) Clustering
11 37 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
12 30 (0.49%) iPad
12 30 (0.49%) Private Cloud
13 29 (0.48%) Data Structures
13 29 (0.48%) Fintech
14 28 (0.46%) CMDB
15 26 (0.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 505 (8.30%) Windows
2 401 (6.59%) Linux
3 232 (3.81%) Unix
4 146 (2.40%) Windows Server
5 92 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 75 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 74 (1.22%) Windows 10
9 48 (0.79%) CentOS
10 47 (0.77%) Solaris
11 43 (0.71%) AIX
12 34 (0.56%) Windows 7
13 31 (0.51%) Android
14 29 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 26 (0.43%) Apple iOS
16 18 (0.30%) VMS
17 15 (0.25%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.16%) Debian
19 7 (0.12%) SUSE
19 7 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 599 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
2 598 (9.83%) Migration
3 422 (6.93%) ERP
4 394 (6.47%) CRM
5 377 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
6 329 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 298 (4.90%) DevOps
8 261 (4.29%) Project Management
9 249 (4.09%) Information Security
10 243 (3.99%) Analytics
11 239 (3.93%) Data Migration
12 202 (3.32%) ITIL
12 202 (3.32%) Workflow
13 172 (2.83%) Business Analysis
14 166 (2.73%) Risk Management
14 166 (2.73%) User Acceptance Testing
15 164 (2.69%) Change Management
16 144 (2.37%) ETL
17 138 (2.27%) Data Modelling
18 135 (2.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 574 (9.43%) SQL
2 366 (6.01%) Java
3 204 (3.35%) JavaScript
4 187 (3.07%) Python
5 154 (2.53%) C#
6 147 (2.42%) ABAP
7 146 (2.40%) PowerShell
8 86 (1.41%) Perl
9 75 (1.23%) Bash Shell
10 72 (1.18%) C
10 72 (1.18%) PL/SQL
11 69 (1.13%) Ruby
12 65 (1.07%) Shell Script
13 52 (0.85%) T-SQL
14 47 (0.77%) Scala
15 44 (0.72%) PHP
16 24 (0.39%) VBA
17 23 (0.38%) Apex Code
18 22 (0.36%) VB
19 20 (0.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 616 (10.12%) Security Cleared
2 459 (7.54%) SC Cleared
3 204 (3.35%) Degree
4 164 (2.69%) CISSP
5 104 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
6 93 (1.53%) CISM
7 72 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 65 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 57 (0.94%) CCNP
10 47 (0.77%) MCSE
11 46 (0.76%) CCIE
12 43 (0.71%) CLAS
13 38 (0.62%) CESG Certified Professional
14 34 (0.56%) CISA
15 29 (0.48%) CCNA
16 25 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
17 21 (0.35%) MCITP
18 18 (0.30%) CEH
18 18 (0.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
19 17 (0.28%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 109 (1.79%) QA
3 82 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 68 (1.12%) Data Quality
5 51 (0.84%) GDPR
6 47 (0.77%) SLA
7 38 (0.62%) PMO
8 24 (0.39%) COBIT
9 21 (0.35%) ISO27002
10 19 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 19 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 18 (0.30%) RMADS
12 17 (0.28%) GMP
13 15 (0.25%) JSP 440
14 13 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 12 (0.20%) MiFID
16 11 (0.18%) GxP
17 10 (0.16%) IFRS
17 10 (0.16%) ISO22301
18 8 (0.13%) ISO27005
System Software
1 281 (4.62%) Active Directory
2 132 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (1.99%) Docker
4 58 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 39 (0.64%) XenApp
6 34 (0.56%) vSphere
7 29 (0.48%) XenDesktop
8 25 (0.41%) HDFS
8 25 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 24 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (0.23%) vCloud
12 11 (0.18%) BitLocker
13 10 (0.16%) XenServer
14 9 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 8 (0.13%) ProxySG
16 7 (0.12%) KVM
16 7 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 141 (2.32%) Ansible
2 136 (2.23%) Puppet
3 108 (1.77%) SCCM
4 94 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
5 79 (1.30%) Kubernetes
6 46 (0.76%) SCOM
7 42 (0.69%) Terraform
8 27 (0.44%) WSUS
9 25 (0.41%) Tivoli
10 24 (0.39%) vCenter Server
11 20 (0.33%) vRealize
12 19 (0.31%) logstash
13 18 (0.30%) Nagios
14 17 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
15 16 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
16 15 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
17 13 (0.21%) AirWatch
18 12 (0.20%) Oozie
19 11 (0.18%) Kibana
19 11 (0.18%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1461 (24.01%) SAP
2 757 (12.44%) Oracle
3 714 (11.73%) Microsoft
4 236 (3.88%) Cisco
5 223 (3.66%) VMware
6 181 (2.97%) IBM
7 128 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
8 105 (1.73%) Citrix
9 89 (1.46%) Red Hat
10 85 (1.40%) Splunk
11 81 (1.33%) F5
12 80 (1.31%) ServiceNow
13 79 (1.30%) HP
13 79 (1.30%) Tableau
14 71 (1.17%) Google
15 69 (1.13%) CheckPoint
16 54 (0.89%) Adobe
17 53 (0.87%) Juniper
17 53 (0.87%) Veritas
17 53 (0.87%) Workday
UK
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
Networkers
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Harris Global
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £550 - £640 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wales
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warwickshire
Gibbs S3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Green Park Interim & Executive Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + likelihood of extension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £0.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £575 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £480 - £520 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £580 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £485 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £501 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago