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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Consultant
UK
Rank 442 425 411
Rank change year-on-year -17 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 151 226 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.42% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.45% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 102 103
Median daily rate £475 £478 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.52% +0.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
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 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Functional Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Functional Consultant in the UK

Functional Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Consultant in the UK

Functional Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Consultant in the UK

Functional Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Consultant in the UK

Functional 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 Functional Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 -40 130 £475 -1.55% 28
London +9 63 £450 -10.00% 13
South East +24 25 £475 -5.00% 2
South West +11 11 £450 - 3
West Midlands +15 8 £475 -1.04% 1
City of London +5 8 £500 - 3
North West +23 7 £434 -3.61% 1
Surrey +15 7 £475 -
East of England -13 7 £525 +23.52% 2
West Sussex +7 6 £431 -13.75%
Cheshire +31 5 £475 +5.55%
Wiltshire +6 5 £463 -
Yorkshire +12 4 £500 +5.26% 2
Leeds +7 3 £500 +5.26% 1
West Yorkshire +5 3 £500 +8.10% 1
Hampshire +5 3 £450 -10.00%
Bristol +3 3 £410 -8.88% 1
Swindon +2 3 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £500 -4.71% 1
East Midlands -21 3 £525 +28.04% 3
Birmingham - 3 £475 - 1
Gatwick - 3 - -
Luton +8 2 £525 +16.66%
Wales +8 2 - -
Hertfordshire +3 2 - - 1
Watford -1 2 - -
Milton Keynes -1 2 £500 -4.71%
Bedfordshire -4 2 £525 +16.66%
Northamptonshire -4 2 £450 -10.00%
Berkshire +22 1 £750 +66.66% 1

Functional Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 127 (38.14%) Oracle
2 113 (33.93%) SAP
3 87 (26.13%) Finance
4 64 (19.22%) CRM
5 60 (18.02%) Oracle EBS R12
6 51 (15.32%) Microsoft
7 46 (13.81%) ERP
8 37 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
8 37 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
9 32 (9.61%) Oracle Receivables
10 30 (9.01%) User Acceptance Testing
10 30 (9.01%) SQL
11 28 (8.41%) Business Analysis
12 25 (7.51%) Billing
12 25 (7.51%) Retail
12 25 (7.51%) Dynamics AX
13 24 (7.21%) Oracle Payables
14 21 (6.31%) MS Excel
15 20 (6.01%) Salesforce.com
16 19 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
16 19 (5.71%) SAP IS-U
17 18 (5.41%) Migration
18 17 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (4.80%) Manufacturing
20 15 (4.50%) Project Management
20 15 (4.50%) General Ledger
20 15 (4.50%) Marketing
20 15 (4.50%) SaaS
21 14 (4.20%) Security Cleared
21 14 (4.20%) Test Scripting

Functional Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (1.50%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.30%) MTS
3 1 (0.30%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.80%) MS Office
3 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 60 (18.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 37 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (9.61%) Oracle Receivables
4 25 (7.51%) Dynamics AX
5 24 (7.21%) Oracle Payables
6 19 (5.71%) SAP IS-U
7 13 (3.90%) Oracle Assets
7 13 (3.90%) Oracle Financials
7 13 (3.90%) SAP Retail
8 12 (3.60%) SAP HCM
9 11 (3.30%) Oracle General Ledger
10 10 (3.00%) Oracle Applications
11 9 (2.70%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 9 (2.70%) Oracle HRMS
11 9 (2.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 9 (2.70%) SAP CRM
12 8 (2.40%) SAP FI
12 8 (2.40%) SAP HR
12 8 (2.40%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.50%) SaaS
2 4 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.20%) Taleo
3 3 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.90%) Heroku
4 1 (0.30%) Force.com
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
2 13 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.60%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (0.60%) GIS
5 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.60%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.60%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.30%) Big Data
6 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.30%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.30%) DataStage
6 1 (0.30%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.30%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.90%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.30%) PeopleTools
General
1 87 (26.13%) Finance
2 25 (7.51%) Billing
2 25 (7.51%) Retail
3 16 (4.80%) Manufacturing
4 15 (4.50%) General Ledger
4 15 (4.50%) Marketing
5 11 (3.30%) Advertising
6 9 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.50%) Banking
8 3 (0.90%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.90%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.60%) Polish Language
9 2 (0.60%) Romanian Language
9 2 (0.60%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.90%) Oracle Fusion
2 9 (2.70%) SAP Fiori
3 8 (2.40%) Middleware
3 8 (2.40%) SAPUI5
4 4 (1.20%) Visualforce
4 4 (1.20%) XML
5 3 (0.90%) .NET
5 3 (0.90%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.90%) JSON
5 3 (0.90%) REST
5 3 (0.90%) SAP Business Workflow
5 3 (0.90%) Web Services
6 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.60%) Mason
7 1 (0.30%) CSS
7 1 (0.30%) EDI
7 1 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.30%) HTML
7 1 (0.30%) jQuery
7 1 (0.30%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.10%) Replication
3 4 (1.20%) Smart Meter
4 3 (0.90%) Data Structures
4 3 (0.90%) Learning Management System
5 2 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.30%) Derivative
6 1 (0.30%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.30%) Equities
6 1 (0.30%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.30%) FMCG
6 1 (0.30%) iPad
6 1 (0.30%) Life Science
6 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.30%) PDA
6 1 (0.30%) SCORM
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.30%) Linux
1 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (19.22%) CRM
2 46 (13.81%) ERP
3 30 (9.01%) User Acceptance Testing
4 28 (8.41%) Business Analysis
5 18 (5.41%) Migration
6 15 (4.50%) Project Management
7 14 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (4.20%) Test Scripting
7 14 (4.20%) Time Management
8 13 (3.90%) Data Migration
9 12 (3.60%) Performance Management
9 12 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (3.60%) Workflow
10 10 (3.00%) Analytics
10 10 (3.00%) Data Management
11 9 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (2.70%) E-business
11 9 (2.70%) Logistics
11 9 (2.70%) Procure-to-Pay
12 8 (2.40%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.01%) SQL
2 14 (4.20%) JavaScript
3 13 (3.90%) PL/SQL
4 9 (2.70%) ABAP
5 5 (1.50%) C
6 4 (1.20%) Apex Code
6 4 (1.20%) Java
7 3 (0.90%) C#
8 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (4.20%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.90%) Degree
2 13 (3.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.60%) ACCA
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.30%) HNC
4 1 (0.30%) HND
4 1 (0.30%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.10%) QA
2 4 (1.20%) SLA
3 3 (0.90%) PMO
4 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) GAAP
4 1 (0.30%) GxP
4 1 (0.30%) IFRS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 127 (38.14%) Oracle
2 113 (33.93%) SAP
3 51 (15.32%) Microsoft
4 20 (6.01%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (3.60%) PeopleSoft
6 11 (3.30%) Workday
7 7 (2.10%) JD Edwards
8 5 (1.50%) Hyperion
9 4 (1.20%) IFS
10 3 (0.90%) Adobe
10 3 (0.90%) Cognos
10 3 (0.90%) Marketo
11 2 (0.60%) Anaplan
11 2 (0.60%) Infor
12 1 (0.30%) Bloomberg
12 1 (0.30%) hybris
12 1 (0.30%) Kronos
12 1 (0.30%) Reuters
12 1 (0.30%) Saba
12 1 (0.30%) SimCorp
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