Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Messaging Consultant was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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.

Messaging Consultant
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 849 831 859
Rank change year-on-year -18 +28 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Messaging Consultant 28 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.019% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.020% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 15
UK median daily rate £400 £311 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.51% -11.07% -26.32%
10th Percentile £280 £226 £275
90th Percentile £474 £378 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +21.08% -7.69% -20.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 93,600 91,033 102,521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,185 59,429 65,414
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,750 3,215 3,866
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

Messaging Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Messaging Consultant in the UK

Messaging Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Messaging Consultant in the UK

Messaging Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Messaging Consultant over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Messaging Consultant in the UK

Messaging Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Messaging Consultant in the UK

Messaging Consultant
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Messaging Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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 -2 23 £425 +36.55%
UK excluding London +24 22 £363 +21.08%
South East -6 10 - -
London -38 6 £450 +12.50%
Scotland - 4 £339 -
North East +42 3 £362 +24.66%
North of England +40 3 £362 +24.66%
South West +6 2 £356 +5.56%
East of England - 2 £463 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Messaging Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, Messaging 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 Messaging Consultant in the job title.

1 22 (78.57%) MS Exchange
1 22 (78.57%) Office 365
2 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 17 (60.71%) Windows
3 17 (60.71%) Skype for Business
4 14 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 12 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (42.86%) Migration
6 11 (39.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
7 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 8 (28.57%) Skype
8 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (14.29%) Clustering
10 4 (14.29%) ITIL
10 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 3 (10.71%) .NET
11 3 (10.71%) C#
11 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
11 3 (10.71%) XML
11 3 (10.71%) Linux
11 3 (10.71%) MCSE
11 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (10.71%) IronPort

Messaging 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 22 (78.57%) MS Exchange
2 17 (60.71%) Skype for Business
3 12 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (39.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (7.14%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (7.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (78.57%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) Skype
2 2 (7.14%) DHCP
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) SSL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
1 3 (10.71%) XML
2 2 (7.14%) Middleware
2 2 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) CSS3
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) HTML5
3 1 (3.57%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Clustering
2 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) Linux
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.14%) Client Onboarding
4 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) ETL
5 1 (3.57%) Scrum
5 1 (3.57%) TDD
5 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) MCSE
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Brightmail
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) IronPort
2 3 (10.71%) Polycom
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Forcepoint
4 1 (3.57%) MobileIron
4 1 (3.57%) Trustwave