Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Development Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 854 849 862
Rank change year-on-year -5 +13 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Development Consultant 42 37 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.035% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.037% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 22
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £313 £213 £328
90th Percentile £588 £680 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £525 £425
% change year-on-year -11.43% +23.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Development Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Consultant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Consultant in the UK

Development Consultant
Top 9 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
England -13 31 £465 +3.33% 3
UK excluding London +36 19 £465 -11.43% 2
London -11 19 £465 +7.83% 1
South East +4 9 £605 +10.00% 1
Scotland - 6 £450 -
North of England +58 2 - - 1
Midlands +31 1 £325 -53.57%
South West -4 1 £465 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 -

Development Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 9 (21.43%) SAP
1 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.67%) Migration
2 7 (16.67%) Web Services
2 7 (16.67%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (14.29%) C#
3 6 (14.29%) HTML
3 6 (14.29%) Java
4 5 (11.90%) .NET
4 5 (11.90%) Sybase
4 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
4 5 (11.90%) Project Management
4 5 (11.90%) SOA
4 5 (11.90%) Finance
4 5 (11.90%) Change Management
4 5 (11.90%) Android
4 5 (11.90%) HTML5
4 5 (11.90%) Business Transformation
4 5 (11.90%) Apple iOS
4 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
4 5 (11.90%) Mobile Application Development
4 5 (11.90%) Apache Cordova
4 5 (11.90%) MEAP
4 5 (11.90%) Mobile Development
4 5 (11.90%) User Experience
4 5 (11.90%) Behavioural Change
4 5 (11.90%) Business Change Management
5 4 (9.52%) DevOps

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 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.38%) Drupal
3 1 (2.38%) JBoss
3 1 (2.38%) LiveLink
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.38%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (2.38%) InDesign
1 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (2.38%) Loan IQ
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Business One
2 1 (2.38%) SAP SD
2 1 (2.38%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) GitHub
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Dropbox
2 1 (2.38%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) PaaS
2 1 (2.38%) Slack
2 1 (2.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) LDAP
2 1 (2.38%) FTP
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) Skype
2 1 (2.38%) SMTP
2 1 (2.38%) SSH
2 1 (2.38%) SSL
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) CouchDB
2 1 (2.38%) EDRMS
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.38%) OLTP
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) Ant
2 2 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (4.76%) Bitbucket
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (4.76%) JUnit
2 2 (4.76%) Moq
2 2 (4.76%) MSBuild
2 2 (4.76%) NSubstitute
2 2 (4.76%) NUnit
2 2 (4.76%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (4.76%) Selenium
2 2 (4.76%) SonarQube
2 2 (4.76%) Subversion
2 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.76%) Zephyr
3 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) Web Services
2 6 (14.29%) HTML
3 5 (11.90%) .NET
3 5 (11.90%) Apache Cordova
3 5 (11.90%) HTML5
3 5 (11.90%) MEAP
4 4 (9.52%) PhoneGap
5 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.76%) RESTful
7 1 (2.38%) Behat
7 1 (2.38%) CSS
7 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.38%) jQuery
7 1 (2.38%) Middleware
7 1 (2.38%) REST
7 1 (2.38%) Spring Security
7 1 (2.38%) STL
7 1 (2.38%) Symfony
7 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
1 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
1 5 (11.90%) User Experience
2 1 (2.38%) ASIC
2 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.38%) Clustering
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.38%) FMCG
2 1 (2.38%) Graphic Design
2 1 (2.38%) Learning Management System
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Motion Graphics
2 1 (2.38%) PKI
2 1 (2.38%) Social Media
2 1 (2.38%) Video Editing
2 1 (2.38%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Android
2 5 (11.90%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.67%) Migration
3 5 (11.90%) Behavioural Change
3 5 (11.90%) Business Change Management
3 5 (11.90%) Business Transformation
3 5 (11.90%) Change Management
3 5 (11.90%) Mobile Application Development
3 5 (11.90%) Mobile Development
3 5 (11.90%) Project Management
3 5 (11.90%) SOA
4 4 (9.52%) DevOps
4 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
5 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.76%) ERP
6 2 (4.76%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (4.76%) Programme Delivery
6 2 (4.76%) Records Management
6 2 (4.76%) Web Development
6 2 (4.76%) Workflow
7 1 (2.38%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (14.29%) C#
2 6 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) Perl
4 2 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.38%) ABAP
5 1 (2.38%) C++
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.38%) Scala
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) MCSD
4 1 (2.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Ansible
1 2 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) SAP
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Sybase
3 3 (7.14%) Adobe
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.38%) Google
5 1 (2.38%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) Kofax
5 1 (2.38%) MicroStrategy