Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Professional Services Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 880 898 901
Rank change year-on-year +18 +3 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Professional Services Consultant 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.001% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.001% 0.003%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
UK median daily rate £425 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - -
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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Professional Services Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Professional Services Consultant over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Professional Services Consultant in the UK

Professional Services Consultant
Top 4 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +18 4 £425 +30.77% 4
London -30 2 £350 +7.69% 3
South East - 2 £475 - 1
UK excluding London - 2 £475 - 1

Professional Services Consultant Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (50.00%) Process Management
2 2 (50.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (50.00%) Back Office
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) PMP
2 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MiFID
2 2 (50.00%) Information Governance
2 2 (50.00%) EMIR
2 2 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Presales
3 1 (25.00%) Data Reconciliation
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management

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:

General
1 2 (50.00%) Back Office
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Financial Institution
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Information Governance
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Presales
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Process Management
2 2 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Data Reconciliation
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (50.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) EMIR
1 2 (50.00%) MiFID