The median contractor rate for an IT Consultant was £450 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.

IT Consultant
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 542 580
Rank change year-on-year -19 +38  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 53 107 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 68 36
UK median daily rate £450 £494 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.86% +14.49%  
10th Percentile £263 £279 £238
90th Percentile £575 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
UK median hourly rate £11.50 - £12.50
10th Percentile £10.75 - £11.25
90th Percentile £12.25 - £13.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 - -

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%  

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Consultant over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT 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 -21 52 £450 -10.00% 34
UK excluding London +25 28 £450 - 17
London -9 23 £500 -4.76% 18
North of England +56 15 £350 -9.09% 8
South East +5 7 £525 -12.50% 5
East of England -14 3 £541 -9.83% 2
Midlands +3 2 £450 - 1
South West -4 1 £250 -34.12%

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT 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 IT Consultant in the job title.

1 32 (26.67%) Information Security
1 32 (26.67%) Finance
2 20 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 20 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.67%) CISSP
3 16 (13.33%) Firewall
3 16 (13.33%) Banking
4 14 (11.67%) CISM
4 14 (11.67%) ITIL
5 13 (10.83%) Windows
5 13 (10.83%) Security Management
6 12 (10.00%) Law
6 12 (10.00%) Migration
6 12 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (10.00%) VMware
6 12 (10.00%) Linux
6 12 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (9.17%) Security Operations
8 9 (7.50%) Unix
8 9 (7.50%) SAP
8 9 (7.50%) Presales
8 9 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (7.50%) SIEM
8 9 (7.50%) Data Centre
9 8 (6.67%) Splunk
9 8 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (6.67%) IBM
9 8 (6.67%) Citrix
9 8 (6.67%) Project Management
9 8 (6.67%) Management Information System

IT 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 1 (0.83%) Apache
1 1 (0.83%) Documentum
1 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.83%) IIS
1 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.83%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.67%) PaaS
3 2 (1.67%) SaaS
4 1 (0.83%) IaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.33%) Firewall
2 3 (2.50%) Network Security
3 2 (1.67%) DHCP
3 2 (1.67%) DNS
3 2 (1.67%) LAN
3 2 (1.67%) WAN
3 2 (1.67%) WebEx
4 1 (0.83%) Internet
4 1 (0.83%) Intranet
4 1 (0.83%) LDAP
4 1 (0.83%) NAS
4 1 (0.83%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.83%) SAN
4 1 (0.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.83%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.83%) GIS
3 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 32 (26.67%) Finance
2 16 (13.33%) Banking
3 12 (10.00%) Law
4 7 (5.83%) Retail
5 5 (4.17%) Legal
6 3 (2.50%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.50%) Local Government
6 3 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.50%) Wholesale Banking
7 2 (1.67%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Advertising
8 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.50%) Middleware
1 3 (2.50%) Regular Expression
1 3 (2.50%) Web Services
2 2 (1.67%) .NET
3 1 (0.83%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.83%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.67%) CMDB
5 2 (1.67%) PKI
6 1 (0.83%) AS400
6 1 (0.83%) Clustering
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) Cybercrime
6 1 (0.83%) Derivative
6 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.83%) Fintech
6 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.83%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.83%) NHS
6 1 (0.83%) PMI
6 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.83%) Windows
2 12 (10.00%) Linux
3 9 (7.50%) Unix
4 4 (3.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.83%) Android
5 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.83%) CentOS
5 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.67%) Information Security
2 20 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 14 (11.67%) ITIL
4 13 (10.83%) Security Management
5 12 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (10.00%) Migration
5 12 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (9.17%) Security Operations
7 9 (7.50%) Presales
7 9 (7.50%) SIEM
8 8 (6.67%) Project Management
9 7 (5.83%) CRM
9 7 (5.83%) Data Migration
10 6 (5.00%) Asset Management
10 6 (5.00%) Change Management
11 5 (4.17%) Business Continuity
11 5 (4.17%) Information Security Management
11 5 (4.17%) ITSM
11 5 (4.17%) Service Management
11 5 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.83%) SQL
2 3 (2.50%) C#
3 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.67%) VB
3 2 (1.67%) VBA
4 1 (0.83%) ABAP
4 1 (0.83%) C
4 1 (0.83%) Python
4 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (16.67%) CISSP
2 14 (11.67%) CISM
3 5 (4.17%) CISA
4 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.67%) CISMP
6 2 (1.67%) Degree
6 2 (1.67%) GSEC
7 1 (0.83%) CRISC
7 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.83%) MCITP
7 1 (0.83%) MCTS
7 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.17%) COBIT
2 5 (4.17%) GDPR
2 5 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.33%) ISO 22301
3 4 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (3.33%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.67%) GAMP
4 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.67%) PMO
5 1 (0.83%) GCP
5 1 (0.83%) GMP
5 1 (0.83%) GxP
5 1 (0.83%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.83%) IAG
3 1 (0.83%) Snort
3 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.83%) vSphere
3 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.50%) SCCM
2 2 (1.67%) WSUS
3 1 (0.83%) Core Impact
3 1 (0.83%) Nessus
3 1 (0.83%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.83%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.83%) vMotion
Vendors
1 20 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.00%) VMware
3 9 (7.50%) SAP
4 8 (6.67%) Citrix
4 8 (6.67%) IBM
4 8 (6.67%) Splunk
5 7 (5.83%) Google
5 7 (5.83%) HP
5 7 (5.83%) Sun
6 6 (5.00%) Cisco
7 5 (4.17%) Oracle
8 3 (2.50%) Sophos
9 2 (1.67%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.67%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.67%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.67%) McAfee
9 2 (1.67%) NetApp
9 2 (1.67%) Remedy
10 1 (0.83%) Infoblox
10 1 (0.83%) Proofpoint
City, London
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 27 days ago