The median contractor rate for a Development Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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.

Development Consultant
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 610 609
Rank change year-on-year +47 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Development Consultant 20 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.056% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.059% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 5
Median daily rate £475 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £300 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £480 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £425 £575
% change year-on-year +0.88% -26.08%  
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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
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 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Development Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Development Consultant in the UK

Development Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Consultant in the UK

Development Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Consultant over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Development Consultant in the UK

Development Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Consultant in the UK

Development Consultant
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +38 19 £475 +8.57% 8
London +33 10 £475 +8.57% 3
Berkshire +27 3 - -
West Midlands +18 3 - - 2
South East +7 3 - - 1
Birmingham - 3 - - 2
North West +24 1 £500 +2.56%
Manchester +11 1 £500 -4.76%
Hertfordshire 0 1 - -
East of England -5 1 - - 2
South West - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £358 -
Scotland - 1 £358 -

Development Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Development 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 Development Consultant in the job title.

1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) HTML
2 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) Analytics
2 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (15.63%) MicroStrategy
3 5 (15.63%) Project Management
4 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.50%) Validation
4 4 (12.50%) CSS
4 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 3 (9.38%) Office 365
5 3 (9.38%) CSS3
5 3 (9.38%) Java
5 3 (9.38%) XHTML
5 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
5 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.38%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) QA
5 3 (9.38%) Visualisation
5 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
6 2 (6.25%) SmartFocus
6 2 (6.25%) HTML5
6 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (6.25%) Google Analytics

Development 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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (6.25%) SAS
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.13%) ResourceLink
1 1 (3.13%) SAP EHS
1 1 (3.13%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (6.25%) Google Analytics
2 2 (6.25%) SmartFocus
3 1 (3.13%) IaaS
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.25%) Data Mining
2 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.13%) DocumentDB
3 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) HTML
2 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 4 (12.50%) CSS
3 3 (9.38%) CSS3
3 3 (9.38%) XHTML
4 2 (6.25%) Backbone.js
4 2 (6.25%) HTML5
4 2 (6.25%) jQuery
5 1 (3.13%) .NET
5 1 (3.13%) Django
5 1 (3.13%) EJB
5 1 (3.13%) J2EE
5 1 (3.13%) JSP
5 1 (3.13%) LESS
5 1 (3.13%) Node.js
5 1 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.13%) Sass
5 1 (3.13%) Servlets
5 1 (3.13%) Web Services
5 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Analytics
2 5 (15.63%) Project Management
3 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (12.50%) Validation
4 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
4 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.38%) Visualisation
5 2 (6.25%) A/B Testing
5 2 (6.25%) API Integration
5 2 (6.25%) Business Development
5 2 (6.25%) Coaching
5 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.25%) ERP
5 2 (6.25%) Front End Development
5 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.25%) Scrum
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (6.25%) Web Analytics
6 1 (3.13%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.38%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) ActionScript
3 2 (6.25%) C#
3 2 (6.25%) PHP
3 2 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (3.13%) ABAP
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) ES6
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
4 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (6.25%) Adobe
3 2 (6.25%) comScore
3 2 (6.25%) Google
3 2 (6.25%) IBM
3 2 (6.25%) Maxymiser
3 2 (6.25%) Omniture
3 2 (6.25%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
3 2 (6.25%) Tableau
3 2 (6.25%) Tealium
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) Cognos
4 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com