The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 26 26
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3283 3583 3529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.97% 6.67% 6.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.35% 7.04% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1798 2024 1809
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £625 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 28
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +37.93%  
10th Percentile £16.19 £21.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £66.38 £68.75 £66.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £47.95 £42.00
% change year-on-year +25.13% +14.16%  

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 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 29 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 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Consultant in the UK

Consultant
Top 12 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 29 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 2972 £475 +5.55% 742
UK excluding London 0 1725 £475 +5.55% 409
London -1 1303 £500 +5.26% 332
South East 0 511 £488 +8.33% 99
North of England +16 417 £463 +5.11% 139
Midlands -3 266 £454 +6.51% 63
South West -2 168 £450 +5.88% 30
Scotland +14 163 £475 +11.76% 19
East of England -2 163 £480 +6.66% 53
Wales +5 32 £475 -9.52% 4
Northern Ireland -45 7 £348 -22.77% 1
Channel Islands -2 1 £500 - 1

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 1543 (24.42%) SAP
2 1287 (20.37%) Finance
3 707 (11.19%) Microsoft
4 690 (10.92%) Oracle
5 629 (9.95%) Migration
6 604 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
7 589 (9.32%) SQL
7 589 (9.32%) Security Cleared
8 509 (8.06%) Windows
9 439 (6.95%) Linux
10 435 (6.88%) SC Cleared
11 398 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
12 389 (6.16%) ERP
13 385 (6.09%) Banking
14 372 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
15 366 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
16 351 (5.55%) Retail
17 345 (5.46%) Java
18 344 (5.44%) CRM
19 315 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
20 296 (4.68%) Active Directory
21 294 (4.65%) SQL Server
22 290 (4.59%) DevOps
23 277 (4.38%) Information Security
24 276 (4.37%) Project Management
25 273 (4.32%) Analytics
26 253 (4.00%) Office 365
27 245 (3.88%) Manufacturing
27 245 (3.88%) Cisco
28 237 (3.75%) 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 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 109 (1.72%) MS Exchange
3 96 (1.52%) Skype for Business
4 62 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 58 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 55 (0.87%) SAS
7 47 (0.74%) Apache
7 47 (0.74%) Apache Spark
8 45 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
9 43 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 43 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 42 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 41 (0.65%) CMS
11 41 (0.65%) OpenStack
12 40 (0.63%) IIS
13 37 (0.59%) JBoss
14 36 (0.57%) Confluence
15 30 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
16 28 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
17 22 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 133 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 75 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
7 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.11%) SPSS
9 6 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.047%) InDesign
10 3 (0.047%) InfoPath
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
12 1 (0.016%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.016%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 193 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 185 (2.93%) SAP FI
3 179 (2.83%) SAP CO
4 158 (2.50%) SAP FI/CO
5 118 (1.87%) SAP SD
6 109 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
7 104 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
8 100 (1.58%) Oracle EBS R12
9 90 (1.42%) SAP ERP
9 90 (1.42%) SAP MM
10 84 (1.33%) SAP HR
11 70 (1.11%) SAP HCM
11 70 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 67 (1.06%) SAP Retail
13 65 (1.03%) Unit4 Business World
14 55 (0.87%) SAP Payroll
15 54 (0.85%) SAP IS-U
16 49 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
16 49 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
17 44 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 315 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 253 (4.00%) Office 365
3 228 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (1.23%) IaaS
5 77 (1.22%) PaaS
6 71 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 69 (1.09%) SaaS
8 62 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
9 49 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
10 28 (0.44%) OpenShift
11 27 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (0.36%) Google Analytics
13 20 (0.32%) GitHub
14 18 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
14 18 (0.28%) Yammer
15 17 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
16 16 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
16 16 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
17 15 (0.24%) OneDrive
18 14 (0.22%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 237 (3.75%) Firewall
2 120 (1.90%) Network Security
3 102 (1.61%) DNS
4 79 (1.25%) WAN
5 76 (1.20%) VPN
6 74 (1.17%) Skype
7 68 (1.08%) LAN
8 64 (1.01%) LDAP
9 63 (1.00%) TCP/IP
10 62 (0.98%) Internet
11 54 (0.85%) DHCP
12 49 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
12 49 (0.78%) SAN
13 46 (0.73%) HTTP
14 43 (0.68%) SSL
15 42 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
16 39 (0.62%) Wireless
17 31 (0.49%) NetScaler
18 27 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 27 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 134 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
3 133 (2.10%) SAP BW
4 127 (2.01%) SAP HANA
5 118 (1.87%) Big Data
6 103 (1.63%) Hadoop
7 95 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
8 87 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 82 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 76 (1.20%) Relational Database
11 70 (1.11%) Oracle Database
12 66 (1.04%) QlikView
13 63 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
14 50 (0.79%) Power BI
15 49 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
16 48 (0.76%) MySQL
16 48 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 44 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
18 43 (0.68%) DB2
18 43 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 149 (2.36%) Jenkins
2 96 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 83 (1.31%) JIRA
4 77 (1.22%) Maven
5 68 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (0.73%) Visual Studio
7 44 (0.70%) Selenium
8 32 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
9 28 (0.44%) Cucumber
10 24 (0.38%) Axure RP
10 24 (0.38%) Subversion
11 23 (0.36%) Artifactory
12 21 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 20 (0.32%) TeamCity
14 19 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
15 18 (0.28%) GitLab
15 18 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
16 17 (0.27%) LSMW
17 15 (0.24%) Gradle
18 14 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1287 (20.37%) Finance
2 385 (6.09%) Banking
3 351 (5.55%) Retail
4 245 (3.88%) Manufacturing
5 171 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 170 (2.69%) Marketing
7 112 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 110 (1.74%) Billing
9 105 (1.66%) Legal
10 100 (1.58%) Law
11 78 (1.23%) Advertising
12 55 (0.87%) General Ledger
13 54 (0.85%) Electronics
14 47 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 47 (0.74%) Investment Banking
15 41 (0.65%) Back Office
16 39 (0.62%) Front Office
17 38 (0.60%) Local Government
18 21 (0.33%) German Language
19 19 (0.30%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (3.32%) .NET
2 181 (2.86%) Web Services
3 161 (2.55%) HTML
4 122 (1.93%) CSS
5 110 (1.74%) XML
6 88 (1.39%) Middleware
7 69 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
8 62 (0.98%) SAP Basis
9 56 (0.89%) REST
10 54 (0.85%) SAP Fiori
11 53 (0.84%) IDoc
12 50 (0.79%) ASP.NET
12 50 (0.79%) JSON
13 48 (0.76%) Spring
14 44 (0.70%) J2EE
14 44 (0.70%) SOAP
15 37 (0.59%) AngularJS
16 33 (0.52%) EDI
17 32 (0.51%) XSLT
18 30 (0.47%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 366 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
2 227 (3.59%) Data Centre
3 121 (1.91%) Management Information System
4 109 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
5 102 (1.61%) User Experience
6 78 (1.23%) FMCG
7 53 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 48 (0.76%) Virtual Team
9 45 (0.71%) PKI
10 40 (0.63%) Mobile App
11 37 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
12 36 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
13 35 (0.55%) Replication
14 34 (0.54%) CMDB
15 33 (0.52%) Clustering
15 33 (0.52%) Private Cloud
16 30 (0.47%) Fintech
17 29 (0.46%) Public Cloud
18 28 (0.44%) Mainframe
19 27 (0.43%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 509 (8.06%) Windows
2 439 (6.95%) Linux
3 235 (3.72%) Unix
4 149 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 83 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 78 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 63 (1.00%) Windows 10
9 53 (0.84%) Solaris
10 43 (0.68%) AIX
10 43 (0.68%) CentOS
11 32 (0.51%) Android
12 30 (0.47%) Windows 7
13 26 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 26 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (0.27%) VMS
15 14 (0.22%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.17%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.14%) zOS
18 6 (0.095%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (9.95%) Migration
2 604 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
3 398 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
4 389 (6.16%) ERP
5 372 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 344 (5.44%) CRM
7 290 (4.59%) DevOps
8 277 (4.38%) Information Security
9 276 (4.37%) Project Management
10 273 (4.32%) Analytics
11 232 (3.67%) Data Migration
12 219 (3.47%) ITIL
13 196 (3.10%) Change Management
14 191 (3.02%) Workflow
15 182 (2.88%) User Acceptance Testing
16 178 (2.82%) Risk Management
17 159 (2.52%) Business Analysis
18 149 (2.36%) Service Management
19 143 (2.26%) ETL
20 141 (2.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 589 (9.32%) SQL
2 345 (5.46%) Java
3 189 (2.99%) JavaScript
4 183 (2.90%) Python
5 159 (2.52%) PowerShell
6 156 (2.47%) C#
7 128 (2.03%) ABAP
8 98 (1.55%) Perl
9 79 (1.25%) C
10 73 (1.16%) Ruby
11 64 (1.01%) Bash Shell
12 61 (0.97%) Shell Script
13 58 (0.92%) PL/SQL
14 51 (0.81%) T-SQL
15 43 (0.68%) Scala
16 40 (0.63%) PHP
17 27 (0.43%) VBA
18 23 (0.36%) C++
19 22 (0.35%) VB
19 22 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 589 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 435 (6.88%) SC Cleared
3 200 (3.17%) Degree
4 195 (3.09%) CISSP
5 113 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 112 (1.77%) CISM
7 68 (1.08%) DV Cleared
8 65 (1.03%) CCNP
9 61 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 46 (0.73%) CCIE
11 43 (0.68%) CLAS
12 41 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
13 40 (0.63%) CISA
14 38 (0.60%) MCSE
15 36 (0.57%) CCNA
16 30 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
17 26 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
18 25 (0.40%) CRISC
19 19 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 18 (0.28%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 96 (1.52%) QA
3 82 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 60 (0.95%) GDPR
5 55 (0.87%) Data Quality
6 39 (0.62%) PMO
7 35 (0.55%) SLA
8 31 (0.49%) COBIT
9 19 (0.30%) RMADS
10 18 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 18 (0.28%) MiFID
11 17 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 17 (0.27%) NIST 800
12 16 (0.25%) JSP 440
12 16 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (0.19%) GMP
13 12 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 10 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
14 10 (0.16%) GxP
14 10 (0.16%) IFRS
System Software
1 296 (4.68%) Active Directory
2 132 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (1.82%) Docker
4 58 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 37 (0.59%) XenApp
6 32 (0.51%) vSphere
7 28 (0.44%) XenDesktop
8 25 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 23 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 22 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
11 21 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (0.22%) BitLocker
13 12 (0.19%) HDFS
13 12 (0.19%) vCloud
14 9 (0.14%) XenServer
15 8 (0.13%) Firmware
16 7 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
16 7 (0.11%) VirtualBox
17 6 (0.095%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 6 (0.095%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 136 (2.15%) Ansible
2 128 (2.03%) Puppet
3 114 (1.80%) SCCM
4 92 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
5 67 (1.06%) Kubernetes
6 42 (0.66%) SCOM
7 38 (0.60%) Terraform
8 34 (0.54%) WSUS
9 28 (0.44%) Tivoli
10 24 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
11 21 (0.33%) vCenter Server
12 17 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (0.27%) logstash
12 17 (0.27%) vRealize
13 16 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
13 16 (0.25%) Nagios
14 15 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
15 14 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
16 13 (0.21%) AirWatch
16 13 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1543 (24.42%) SAP
2 707 (11.19%) Microsoft
3 690 (10.92%) Oracle
4 245 (3.88%) Cisco
5 215 (3.40%) VMware
6 199 (3.15%) IBM
7 114 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 108 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
9 107 (1.69%) Citrix
10 92 (1.46%) HP
11 88 (1.39%) Splunk
12 80 (1.27%) ServiceNow
13 78 (1.23%) Tableau
14 76 (1.20%) F5
15 70 (1.11%) CheckPoint
16 68 (1.08%) Google
16 68 (1.08%) Workday
17 58 (0.92%) JD Edwards
18 53 (0.84%) Veritas
19 52 (0.82%) Juniper
London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £485 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Roc Search
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £400 - £600 per day, Benefits Expenses payable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 - £585.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Acensys
Rate: From £650 to £750 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £420.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Lithium3 Technology Recruitment Limited
Rate: Depending on experience / location
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Modis International
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £475.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago