Period
to 20 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an IT Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

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
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 678 764 738
Rank change year-on-year +86 -26 -26
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 58 131 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 83 88
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -2.06% +7.78%
10th Percentile £324 £313 £317
90th Percentile £649 £660 £723
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -21.43% - -

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 64,506 93,908 96,363
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.67% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,670 62,168 63,981
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £238 £273 £263
90th Percentile £650 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,580 2,948 2,872
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.00 £10.92
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.89 £48.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 6 months to 20 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Consultant over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Top 13 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 6 months to 20 February 2020. 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 +89 54 £525 +10.53% 49
UK excluding London +64 31 £500 +11.11% 40
London +88 23 £538 +0.47% 10
Midlands +60 11 £500 +14.29% 6
South East +66 8 £550 +26.44% 11
West Midlands +51 7 £525 - 6
North of England +48 6 £447 -18.82% 14
East Midlands +36 4 £366 +8.52%
Yorkshire +49 3 £447 -18.82% 2
North West +28 3 £444 -11.25% 10
Scotland +18 2 £550 +30.95% 1
South West +12 2 £450 +16.13% 5
East of England +33 1 £270 -32.50% 3

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, IT Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring IT Consultant in the job title.

1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 12 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (12.07%) Windows
3 7 (12.07%) Risk Management
4 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.34%) Active Directory
4 6 (10.34%) CISSP
4 6 (10.34%) Degree
5 5 (8.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (8.62%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (8.62%) IT Strategy
5 5 (8.62%) ITIL
5 5 (8.62%) Firewall
5 5 (8.62%) Information Security
6 4 (6.90%) CISM
6 4 (6.90%) Migration
6 4 (6.90%) Asset Management
6 4 (6.90%) LAN
6 4 (6.90%) Project Management
6 4 (6.90%) Collaborative Working
6 4 (6.90%) Azure
6 4 (6.90%) AWS
6 4 (6.90%) Office 365
6 4 (6.90%) PMO
6 4 (6.90%) Project Delivery
7 3 (5.17%) REST
7 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.17%) Security Architecture
7 3 (5.17%) Skype for Business
7 3 (5.17%) Retail

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 3 (5.17%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.45%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.72%) InDesign
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.72%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) AWS
1 4 (6.90%) Azure
1 4 (6.90%) Office 365
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) GitHub
2 1 (1.72%) IaaS
2 1 (1.72%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.72%) Route 53
2 1 (1.72%) Serverless
2 1 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Firewall
2 4 (6.90%) LAN
3 2 (3.45%) HTTP
3 2 (3.45%) Network Security
3 2 (3.45%) Skype
3 2 (3.45%) WAN
4 1 (1.72%) BGP
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.72%) DHCP
4 1 (1.72%) DNS
4 1 (1.72%) DSL
4 1 (1.72%) IPsec
4 1 (1.72%) MPLS
4 1 (1.72%) OSPF
4 1 (1.72%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.72%) RSVP
4 1 (1.72%) SAN
4 1 (1.72%) SSH
4 1 (1.72%) VPN
4 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) CircleCI
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Legal
2 3 (5.17%) Retail
3 2 (3.45%) Local Government
3 2 (3.45%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Billing
4 1 (1.72%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Publishing
4 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) REST
2 2 (3.45%) JSON
2 2 (3.45%) OAuth
2 2 (3.45%) SAML
2 2 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Sling
3 1 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.72%) J2SE
3 1 (1.72%) Lucene
3 1 (1.72%) Middleware
3 1 (1.72%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.72%) OSGi
3 1 (1.72%) XSLT
3 1 (1.72%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.45%) PKI
2 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (1.72%) Fibre Optics
2 1 (1.72%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
2 1 (1.72%) Social Media
2 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Windows 10
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.45%) Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Android
4 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.72%) Unix
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (12.07%) Risk Management
3 5 (8.62%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (8.62%) Information Security
3 5 (8.62%) IT Strategy
3 5 (8.62%) ITIL
4 4 (6.90%) Asset Management
4 4 (6.90%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (6.90%) Migration
4 4 (6.90%) Project Delivery
4 4 (6.90%) Project Management
5 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.17%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (5.17%) Security Architecture
6 2 (3.45%) Analytics
6 2 (3.45%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.45%) Scrum
6 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (3.45%) Website Architecture
6 2 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) Java
1 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
1 2 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (1.72%) C
2 1 (1.72%) Groovy
2 1 (1.72%) Perl
2 1 (1.72%) PHP
2 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.72%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) CISSP
1 6 (10.34%) Degree
2 4 (6.90%) CISM
3 2 (3.45%) CISA
4 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) CCNA
4 1 (1.72%) CCNP
4 1 (1.72%) CEH
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.72%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.90%) PMO
3 3 (5.17%) SLA
4 2 (3.45%) COBIT
4 2 (3.45%) GDPR
5 1 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) OpenAM
3 1 (1.72%) OpenDJ
3 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.72%) Nagios
1 1 (1.72%) SCCM
1 1 (1.72%) SCOM
1 1 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.72%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle
2 3 (5.17%) VMware
2 3 (5.17%) Workday
3 2 (3.45%) APTARE
3 2 (3.45%) CyberArk
3 2 (3.45%) Mercator
3 2 (3.45%) Okta
4 1 (1.72%) Adobe
4 1 (1.72%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.72%) Apple
4 1 (1.72%) Cerillion
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco
4 1 (1.72%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.72%) HP
4 1 (1.72%) Juniper
4 1 (1.72%) Kronos
4 1 (1.72%) SAP
4 1 (1.72%) Splunk