Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Functional Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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.

Functional Consultant
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 579 531
Rank change year-on-year +25 -48 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 345 330 410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.31% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.33% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 178 178
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £400 £363 £363
90th Percentile £588 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £62.50
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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
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 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Functional Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Consultant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Consultant in the UK

Functional Consultant
Top 15 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 6 months to 22 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 +18 314 £498 +4.74% 32
UK excluding London +9 160 £500 +5.82% 9
London 0 159 £475 -5.00% 19
Midlands -2 49 £525 +8.81% 1
South East +13 45 £475 +5.56% 2
West Midlands +31 36 £525 +10.53% 1
North of England +77 30 £525 +10.53% 4
North West +19 19 £463 - 1
South West +11 17 £450 -7.22%
Yorkshire +28 10 £538 +0.47% 3
East Midlands -29 10 £494 -5.95%
Scotland -5 8 £588 +46.88%
East of England -22 8 £575 +43.75% 2
Wales +18 3 £525 -
North East +63 1 £451 -9.90%

Functional Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 121 (35.07%) SAP
2 107 (31.01%) Finance
3 89 (25.80%) Microsoft
4 75 (21.74%) Oracle
5 72 (20.87%) ERP
6 64 (18.55%) Dynamics AX
7 48 (13.91%) CRM
8 40 (11.59%) Manufacturing
8 40 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (11.30%) Dynamics 365
10 38 (11.01%) Dynamics CRM
11 36 (10.43%) Oracle EBS R12
12 31 (8.99%) Oracle EBS
13 29 (8.41%) SQL
14 28 (8.12%) Logistics
15 24 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (6.96%) Billing
16 23 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (6.67%) Oracle Receivables
17 21 (6.09%) SAP FI
18 20 (5.80%) Project Management
18 20 (5.80%) Retail
18 20 (5.80%) SAP CO
18 20 (5.80%) SAP IS-U
19 19 (5.51%) JD Edwards
19 19 (5.51%) Oracle Payables
20 18 (5.22%) SAP FI/CO
21 17 (4.93%) Banking
21 17 (4.93%) General Ledger
22 16 (4.64%) Migration

Functional 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 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (0.87%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.58%) CMS
2 2 (0.58%) SAP Portal
3 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 64 (18.55%) Dynamics AX
2 38 (11.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 36 (10.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 31 (8.99%) Oracle EBS
5 23 (6.67%) Oracle Receivables
6 21 (6.09%) SAP FI
7 20 (5.80%) SAP CO
7 20 (5.80%) SAP IS-U
8 19 (5.51%) Oracle Payables
9 18 (5.22%) SAP FI/CO
10 14 (4.06%) Oracle Assets
10 14 (4.06%) Oracle Financials
11 13 (3.77%) Oracle iProcurement
12 12 (3.48%) Dynamics NAV
12 12 (3.48%) SAP SD
13 11 (3.19%) SAP HR
14 10 (2.90%) Oracle Cash Management
14 10 (2.90%) Oracle General Ledger
15 9 (2.61%) SAP MM
16 8 (2.32%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 39 (11.30%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (2.03%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (1.16%) SaaS
4 3 (0.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (0.58%) Taleo
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.16%) Internet
2 2 (0.58%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.48%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (2.03%) SAP BW
3 6 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.58%) Data Mart
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.29%) Big Data
7 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.29%) Power BI
7 1 (0.29%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.29%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.29%) Selenium
General
1 107 (31.01%) Finance
2 40 (11.59%) Manufacturing
3 24 (6.96%) Billing
4 20 (5.80%) Retail
5 17 (4.93%) Banking
5 17 (4.93%) General Ledger
6 14 (4.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.03%) Advertising
7 7 (2.03%) Marketing
8 5 (1.45%) Automotive
9 4 (1.16%) Legal
10 3 (0.87%) French Language
10 3 (0.87%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.87%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.58%) Back Office
11 2 (0.58%) Electronics
11 2 (0.58%) Local Government
12 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.64%) SAP Fiori
2 7 (2.03%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (1.45%) .NET
4 4 (1.16%) Mason
5 3 (0.87%) EDI
5 3 (0.87%) SAP Smart Forms
5 3 (0.87%) XML
6 2 (0.58%) Kafka
7 1 (0.29%) COM
7 1 (0.29%) Middleware
7 1 (0.29%) SAP Core Interface
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.48%) FMCG
3 8 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.87%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.58%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.29%) EPoS
7 1 (0.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.87%) Unix
2 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (20.87%) ERP
2 48 (13.91%) CRM
3 40 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (8.12%) Logistics
5 23 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (5.80%) Project Management
7 16 (4.64%) Migration
7 16 (4.64%) Supply Chain Management
8 15 (4.35%) Procure-to-Pay
9 14 (4.06%) Business Analysis
9 14 (4.06%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (3.77%) Data Analysis
10 13 (3.77%) Data Migration
10 13 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (3.48%) Business Process Mapping
12 11 (3.19%) Time Management
13 10 (2.90%) Order to Cash
13 10 (2.90%) Record to Report
14 9 (2.61%) Lean Six Sigma
14 9 (2.61%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.41%) SQL
2 16 (4.64%) ABAP
3 13 (3.77%) PL/SQL
4 4 (1.16%) Java
5 3 (0.87%) C
5 3 (0.87%) C#
5 3 (0.87%) Groovy
6 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (3.48%) SAP Certification
2 8 (2.32%) Degree
3 7 (2.03%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.74%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.58%) ACCA
6 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.32%) QA
2 5 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.87%) SLA
4 2 (0.58%) GAAP
5 1 (0.29%) GDPR
5 1 (0.29%) GMP
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (0.58%) Packer
Vendors
1 121 (35.07%) SAP
2 89 (25.80%) Microsoft
3 75 (21.74%) Oracle
4 19 (5.51%) JD Edwards
5 8 (2.32%) Concur
6 7 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.74%) JDA
8 5 (1.45%) Ariba
8 5 (1.45%) Workday
9 4 (1.16%) Kronos
9 4 (1.16%) Pegasus
10 3 (0.87%) RedPrairie
11 2 (0.58%) NGA Human Resources
12 1 (0.29%) Algorithmics
12 1 (0.29%) Aveksa
12 1 (0.29%) Capita
12 1 (0.29%) Conga
12 1 (0.29%) Infor
12 1 (0.29%) OpenText
12 1 (0.29%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud