Period
to

The median contractor rate for an IT Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 May 2022.

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
26 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 774 624 599
Rank change year-on-year -150 -25 +141
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 71 63 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.11% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.12% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 45 27
10th Percentile £305 £344 £256
25th Percentile £363 £400 £316
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £638 £665 £556
90th Percentile £775 £686 £743
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% -2.78%

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 81,653 54,691 44,473
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 92.83% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,446 37,478 29,524
10th Percentile £313 £294 £250
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £470
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +3.19% -0.53%
75th Percentile £638 £585 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,951 1,706 1,613
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.75 £14.50 £14.14
Median hourly rate £23.91 £21.78 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +9.78% +14.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £49.25 £44.64 £39.25
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.66 £18.00
% change year-on-year +7.17% +3.68% +2.86%

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IT Consultant.

Daily rate trend for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IT Consultant over the 6 months to 26 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IT Consultant.

Hourly rate trend for IT Consultant in the UK

IT Consultant
Top 14 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 26 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -123 63 £475 +5.56% 25
London -111 39 £600 -1.64% 14
Work from Home -130 23 £435 -3.33% 10
UK excluding London -82 22 £450 - 13
South East -30 9 £450 -2.70% 3
South West -22 6 £375 -6.25% 2
Midlands -46 3 £550 -10.20% 5
West Midlands -48 2 £550 -15.38% 3
North of England -53 2 £350 -22.22% 1
Scotland - 2 £495 -
Wales -9 1 £275 -48.11% 1
East Midlands -23 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -41 1 £400 -11.11% 1
North West -43 1 £300 -16.67%

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2022, IT Consultant contract jobs required the following 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 16 (22.54%) Social Skills
2 13 (18.31%) Finance
3 11 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (15.49%) ITIL
4 10 (14.08%) Banking
4 10 (14.08%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (12.68%) Azure
5 9 (12.68%) Information Security
5 9 (12.68%) Java
5 9 (12.68%) Project Management
6 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
6 8 (11.27%) Front Office
6 8 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
6 8 (11.27%) Microsoft 365
7 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
7 7 (9.86%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (9.86%) Risk Management
7 7 (9.86%) Agile
8 6 (8.45%) Firewall
8 6 (8.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (8.45%) Organisational Skills
9 5 (7.04%) GRC
9 5 (7.04%) Regulatory Compliance
9 5 (7.04%) DevOps
9 5 (7.04%) Security Architecture
9 5 (7.04%) AWS
9 5 (7.04%) Service Management
9 5 (7.04%) CISSP

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 (1.41%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Avolution ABACUS
1 1 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.41%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.41%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.68%) Azure
2 8 (11.27%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (7.04%) AWS
4 2 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.82%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.82%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.41%) Azure Key Vault
5 1 (1.41%) Azure Pipelines
5 1 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.41%) GCP
5 1 (1.41%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) Firewall
2 2 (2.82%) IPsec
2 2 (2.82%) VPN
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (1.41%) DNS
3 1 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.41%) HTTP
3 1 (1.41%) Network Security
3 1 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) KDB
1 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.41%) Selenium
1 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (22.54%) Social Skills
2 13 (18.31%) Finance
3 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (14.08%) Banking
4 8 (11.27%) Front Office
5 6 (8.45%) Organisational Skills
6 5 (7.04%) Investment Banking
7 4 (5.63%) Financial Institution
8 3 (4.23%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (4.23%) Public Sector
9 2 (2.82%) Law
10 1 (1.41%) Advertising
10 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
10 1 (1.41%) Automotive
10 1 (1.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (1.41%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (1.41%) Military
10 1 (1.41%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (1.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) Hibernate
1 2 (2.82%) J2SE
1 2 (2.82%) Spring
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) JSON
2 1 (1.41%) Node.js
2 1 (1.41%) REST
2 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Fixed Income
2 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.23%) Data Structures
2 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.23%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.82%) Equities
3 2 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.82%) NHS
3 2 (2.82%) PKI
3 2 (2.82%) User Experience
4 1 (1.41%) CMDB
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Linux
2 4 (5.63%) Windows
3 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.82%) HPUX
4 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.41%) Unix
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.49%) ITIL
1 11 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (14.08%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (12.68%) Information Security
3 9 (12.68%) Project Management
4 7 (9.86%) Agile
4 7 (9.86%) Risk Management
4 7 (9.86%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (8.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (7.04%) DevOps
6 5 (7.04%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (7.04%) Regulatory Compliance
6 5 (7.04%) Security Architecture
6 5 (7.04%) Service Management
7 4 (5.63%) Business Continuity
7 4 (5.63%) Low Latency
7 4 (5.63%) Project Delivery
7 4 (5.63%) Remediation Plan
8 3 (4.23%) Business Continuity Management
8 3 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) Java
2 4 (5.63%) SQL
3 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.82%) C#
4 2 (2.82%) Python
5 1 (1.41%) Bash
5 1 (1.41%) C++
5 1 (1.41%) Go
5 1 (1.41%) Groovy
5 1 (1.41%) Perl
5 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.41%) Ruby
5 1 (1.41%) Scala
5 1 (1.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.04%) CISSP
4 4 (5.63%) CISM
5 3 (4.23%) Degree
6 2 (2.82%) ACCA
7 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.41%) CISA
7 1 (1.41%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.04%) GRC
3 4 (5.63%) NIST
4 3 (4.23%) COBIT
4 3 (4.23%) ITGC
4 3 (4.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (2.82%) QA
6 1 (1.41%) GAAP
6 1 (1.41%) GDPR
6 1 (1.41%) ISO 31000
6 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Nessus
2 2 (2.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (1.41%) Ansible
3 1 (1.41%) Consul
3 1 (1.41%) Packer
3 1 (1.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) Cisco
2 4 (5.63%) VMware
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle
3 3 (4.23%) SAP
3 3 (4.23%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.82%) BeyondTrust
4 2 (2.82%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.82%) FireEye
4 2 (2.82%) Forcepoint
4 2 (2.82%) HP
4 2 (2.82%) LogRhythm
4 2 (2.82%) McAfee
4 2 (2.82%) NetApp
4 2 (2.82%) Qualys
4 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.82%) Remedy
4 2 (2.82%) Tripwire
5 1 (1.41%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.41%) Juniper