The median contractor rate for a Professional Services Consultant was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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.

Professional Services Consultant
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 - 633
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Professional Services Consultant 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% - 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% - 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Professional Services Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Professional Services Consultant in the UK

Professional Services Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Professional Services Consultant in the UK

Professional Services Consultant
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Professional Services Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
London - 2 £350 - 3
England - 2 £350 - 5

Professional Services Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Professional Services 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 Professional Services Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Quality Management
1 2 (66.67%) Process Management
1 2 (66.67%) Financial Institution
1 2 (66.67%) Back Office
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) MiFID
1 2 (66.67%) EMIR
1 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) PMP
1 2 (66.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) SS7
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) INAP
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (33.33%) Intelligent Network

Professional Services 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) INAP
1 1 (33.33%) Intelligent Network
1 1 (33.33%) MVNO
1 1 (33.33%) SNMP
1 1 (33.33%) SS7
General
1 2 (66.67%) Back Office
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Financial Institution
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Process Management
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Management
1 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Data Reconciliation
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) PMI Certification
1 2 (66.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) EMIR
1 2 (66.67%) MiFID