Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Consultant was £475 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.

Project Consultant
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 848 849 845
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Project Consultant 36 50 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.047% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.050% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 37 39
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% -
10th Percentile £326 £330 £263
90th Percentile £725 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +9.76%
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%

Project Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Consultant in the UK

Project Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Consultant in the UK

Project Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Consultant in the UK

Project Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Consultant in the UK

Project Consultant
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project 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 -7 26 £475 -1.04% 4
London -31 19 £475 +4.40% 1
UK excluding London +14 11 £463 +1.09% 3
North of England +66 3 £525 +31.25% 3
South East -2 3 £400 -20.00%
Yorkshire +23 2 - -
Scotland -7 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
West Midlands +27 1 - -
Midlands +24 1 - -
North West +8 1 £525 +31.25% 3

Project Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Project 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 Project Consultant in the job title.

1 15 (41.67%) Project Management
2 11 (30.56%) Finance
3 7 (19.44%) Oracle
4 6 (16.67%) SAP
5 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 4 (11.11%) Degree
6 4 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 4 (11.11%) SAP PS
6 4 (11.11%) GDPR
6 4 (11.11%) PMO
7 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
7 3 (8.33%) Migration
7 3 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 3 (8.33%) Billing
7 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.56%) Banking
8 2 (5.56%) Retail
8 2 (5.56%) Planview
8 2 (5.56%) Project Governance
8 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (5.56%) Office 365
8 2 (5.56%) Transition Management
8 2 (5.56%) Investran

Project 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 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (11.11%) SAP PS
2 2 (5.56%) Investran
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.56%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (2.78%) Primavera
3 1 (2.78%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.78%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.78%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (2.78%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) IaaS
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) FTP
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
1 1 (2.78%) LAN
1 1 (2.78%) LDAP
1 1 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (2.78%) SMTP
1 1 (2.78%) SSH
1 1 (2.78%) SSL
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.78%) VPN
1 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Billing
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (2.78%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (5.56%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.78%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Project Management
2 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 3 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.56%) Change Management
5 2 (5.56%) Coaching
5 2 (5.56%) Project Governance
5 2 (5.56%) SDLC
5 2 (5.56%) Transition Management
6 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.78%) Data Governance
6 1 (2.78%) Data Management
6 1 (2.78%) Data Security
6 1 (2.78%) Information Security
6 1 (2.78%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) C#
2 1 (2.78%) Java
2 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) GDPR
1 4 (11.11%) PMO
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) MiFID
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) SAP
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) Planview
5 1 (2.78%) Concur
5 1 (2.78%) Kronos
5 1 (2.78%) Marketo
5 1 (2.78%) VMware