The median contractor rate for a Project Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

Project Consultant
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 621 610
Rank change year-on-year +24 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Consultant 13 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.056% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.059% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 24
Median daily rate £500 £413 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -7.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £369 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £601 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £440
% change year-on-year +12.50% -9.09%  
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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
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 £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 4 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 3 months to 28 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
England +21 11 £525 +25.37% 5
London +12 6 £538 +4.87% 1
South East +23 5 £450 +12.14%
UK excluding London +20 5 £450 +12.50% 4

Project Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Project Management
3 6 (18.18%) Oracle
4 4 (12.12%) Information Security
4 4 (12.12%) SAP
4 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.12%) Banking
4 4 (12.12%) PCI DSS
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 3 (9.09%) ERP
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.06%) Presales
6 2 (6.06%) Legal
6 2 (6.06%) Validation
6 2 (6.06%) Change Management
6 2 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (6.06%) CRM
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco
6 2 (6.06%) CISSP
6 2 (6.06%) SAP PS
6 2 (6.06%) Information Assurance
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (6.06%) Analytics
6 2 (6.06%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Logistics
6 2 (6.06%) Information Management

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 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (6.06%) SAP PS
4 1 (3.03%) Misys Equation
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (3.03%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (3.03%) Primavera
4 1 (3.03%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Boomi
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Network Security
1 1 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) GIS
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Billing
4 1 (3.03%) International Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) FMCG
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Project Management
2 4 (12.12%) Information Security
3 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (9.09%) ERP
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL
3 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.06%) Analytics
4 2 (6.06%) Change Management
4 2 (6.06%) CRM
4 2 (6.06%) Information Assurance
4 2 (6.06%) Information Management
4 2 (6.06%) Logistics
4 2 (6.06%) Presales
4 2 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (6.06%) Security Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Validation
5 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.03%) PLM
5 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
1 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) CISSP
2 1 (3.03%) CISA
2 1 (3.03%) CISM
2 1 (3.03%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.03%) GDPR
3 1 (3.03%) GxP
3 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) SAP
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Axway
4 1 (3.03%) iManage
4 1 (3.03%) Misys
4 1 (3.03%) Orchard
4 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com