The median contractor rate for a IT Consultant was £449 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Consultant
UK
Rank 522 555 548
Rank change year-on-year +33 -7  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 64 75 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 47 33
Median daily rate £449 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.27% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £324 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  

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 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
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 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £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 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Consultant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Consultant in the UK

IT 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 IT Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +34 59 £450 - 39
London +16 19 £525 +10.52% 17
South East +19 16 £450 - 8
Berkshire +27 8 £488 +8.33% 1
North West +23 7 £425 -22.72% 4
Reading +22 6 £525 +10.52%
South West -1 6 £306 -27.94% 3
Cheshire +29 5 £413 -28.26% 1
East of England -7 5 £500 +42.85% 2
Hampshire +20 3 £325 +1.96%
Midlands +10 3 £350 -
Milton Keynes 0 3 - - 1
City of London -1 3 £575 +43.75% 4
Buckinghamshire -4 3 - - 2
Wales +13 2 £273 -
Bristol +1 2 - - 2
Cardiff - 2 £273 -
South Wales - 2 £273 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £550 - 2
Cornwall - 2 £250 -
Scotland - 2 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire +20 1 £550 +22.22% 2
West Midlands +16 1 £450 +9.09% 2
Yorkshire +13 1 £550 +22.22% 3
Manchester +5 1 £875 +59.09% 3
Bedfordshire 0 1 £550 +96.42%
Merseyside -2 1 - -
Essex -10 1 £425 -
Dorset - 1 £363 -
North East - 1 - -

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 40 (30.30%) Information Security
2 31 (23.48%) Microsoft
3 29 (21.97%) Finance
4 22 (16.67%) Firewall
5 21 (15.91%) MS Excel
6 20 (15.15%) CISSP
7 19 (14.39%) ITIL
8 18 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 17 (12.88%) COBIT
9 17 (12.88%) SAP
10 16 (12.12%) Banking
10 16 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (9.85%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (9.85%) Security Management
12 13 (9.85%) Web Services
12 13 (9.85%) ERP
12 13 (9.85%) Cisco
13 12 (9.09%) Project Management
13 12 (9.09%) Risk Management
13 12 (9.09%) CISMP
13 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
13 12 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 11 (8.33%) Coaching
14 11 (8.33%) WebEx
14 11 (8.33%) ISO27002
14 11 (8.33%) Migration
14 11 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (8.33%) VMware
15 10 (7.58%) Pharmaceutical

IT 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 3 (2.27%) CMS
1 3 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.76%) Documentum
3 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.76%) MS Office
4 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.76%) Misys Midas
1 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.76%) Sage 50
1 1 (0.76%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.76%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.76%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.76%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.76%) GitHub
3 1 (0.76%) Office 365
3 1 (0.76%) PaaS
3 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.67%) Firewall
2 11 (8.33%) WebEx
3 3 (2.27%) Network Security
4 2 (1.52%) Internet
4 2 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.52%) LAN
4 2 (1.52%) WAN
4 2 (1.52%) WLAN
5 1 (0.76%) DHCP
5 1 (0.76%) DNS
5 1 (0.76%) Intranet
5 1 (0.76%) LDAP
5 1 (0.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.52%) GIS
2 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 29 (21.97%) Finance
2 16 (12.12%) Banking
3 10 (7.58%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (6.06%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.55%) Retail
6 5 (3.79%) Legal
7 4 (3.03%) Back Office
8 3 (2.27%) Local Government
8 3 (2.27%) Wholesale Banking
9 2 (1.52%) Advertising
9 2 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.52%) Law
10 1 (0.76%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.76%) Electronics
10 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.76%) French Language
10 1 (0.76%) Front Office
10 1 (0.76%) Marketing
10 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.85%) Web Services
2 2 (1.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.82%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.30%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.55%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.03%) e-Learning
6 3 (2.27%) Equities
6 3 (2.27%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.52%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.52%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.76%) AS400
8 1 (0.76%) Clustering
8 1 (0.76%) Derivative
8 1 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.76%) Fintech
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.76%) NHS
8 1 (0.76%) PMI
8 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.58%) Windows
2 8 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.30%) Unix
4 6 (4.55%) Linux
5 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.30%) Information Security
2 19 (14.39%) ITIL
3 16 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (9.85%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (9.85%) ERP
4 13 (9.85%) Security Management
5 12 (9.09%) Project Management
5 12 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 12 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 11 (8.33%) Coaching
6 11 (8.33%) Migration
6 11 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (6.82%) Security Operations
8 9 (6.82%) Service Management
9 8 (6.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (5.30%) Business Analysis
10 7 (5.30%) Change Management
10 7 (5.30%) Data Migration
10 7 (5.30%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.06%) SQL
2 3 (2.27%) C
2 3 (2.27%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.52%) C#
3 2 (1.52%) VBA
4 1 (0.76%) ABAP
4 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (15.15%) CISSP
2 12 (9.09%) CISMP
3 8 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.30%) Degree
4 7 (5.30%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.03%) CISA
6 3 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.52%) CEH
7 2 (1.52%) CISM
7 2 (1.52%) GSEC
8 1 (0.76%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.76%) CITP
8 1 (0.76%) CRISC
8 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.76%) MCITP
8 1 (0.76%) MCTS
8 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (12.88%) COBIT
3 11 (8.33%) ISO27002
4 10 (7.58%) GAMP
5 9 (6.82%) GCP
5 9 (6.82%) GMP
5 9 (6.82%) GxP
6 5 (3.79%) GDPR
6 5 (3.79%) ISO22301
6 5 (3.79%) PCI DSS
7 4 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.52%) SLA
9 1 (0.76%) BS25999
9 1 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.27%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.52%) Snort
3 2 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.52%) XenApp
3 2 (1.52%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.76%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.76%) IAG
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.76%) vSphere
4 1 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Core Impact
1 1 (0.76%) EnCase
1 1 (0.76%) Nessus
1 1 (0.76%) SCCM
1 1 (0.76%) SCOM
1 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (23.48%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.88%) SAP
3 13 (9.85%) Cisco
4 11 (8.33%) VMware
5 8 (6.06%) Citrix
6 7 (5.30%) Capita
6 7 (5.30%) IBM
6 7 (5.30%) Oracle
7 6 (4.55%) Google
7 6 (4.55%) HP
7 6 (4.55%) Sun
8 4 (3.03%) Splunk
9 2 (1.52%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.52%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.52%) NetApp
9 2 (1.52%) Remedy
9 2 (1.52%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.52%) Sophos
9 2 (1.52%) Sourcefire
10 1 (0.76%) Blue Coat
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