The median contractor rate for a Software Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Software Consultant
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 624 608
Rank change year-on-year +37 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Consultant 18 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.045% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.047% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 7
Median daily rate £550 £379 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.21% +1.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £269 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £575 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £348 £375
% change year-on-year +36.69% -7.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.00 -

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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Software Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Consultant in the UK

Software Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Consultant in the UK

Software Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Consultant over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Consultant in the UK

Software Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Consultant in the UK

Software 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 Software Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 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 +44 17 £550 +34.96% 31
London +42 14 £550 +25.71% 10
South East +10 2 £400 -1.84% 4
City of London -3 1 £700 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £400 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 £400 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -

Software Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Software 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 Software Consultant in the job title.

1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (37.50%) SQL
3 11 (34.38%) Asset Management
3 11 (34.38%) Wealth Management
3 11 (34.38%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (31.25%) Business Analysis
5 9 (28.13%) Client/Server
5 9 (28.13%) Avaloq
5 9 (28.13%) FNZ
5 9 (28.13%) Sonata
6 8 (25.00%) Fintech
7 7 (21.88%) Investment Management
8 6 (18.75%) Java
9 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (9.38%) QA
10 3 (9.38%) Product Management
10 3 (9.38%) Scala
10 3 (9.38%) Banking
10 3 (9.38%) Validation
10 3 (9.38%) C
10 3 (9.38%) MS Office
10 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
10 3 (9.38%) MS Access
10 3 (9.38%) Software Asset Management
11 2 (6.25%) Snow
11 2 (6.25%) JSP
11 2 (6.25%) Web Services
11 2 (6.25%) XML
11 2 (6.25%) XSLT
11 2 (6.25%) Oracle

Software 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 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Sonata
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.13%) Sylvan
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) MS Access
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
1 1 (3.13%) MSI
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
1 1 (3.13%) TestRail
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Games
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) HTML
1 2 (6.25%) JSP
1 2 (6.25%) Play Framework
1 2 (6.25%) SAML
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
1 2 (6.25%) XML
1 2 (6.25%) XSLT
2 1 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.13%) Ext JS
2 1 (3.13%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (28.13%) Client/Server
3 8 (25.00%) Fintech
4 2 (6.25%) Credit Risk
4 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.13%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.13%) Equities
5 1 (3.13%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.13%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Asset Management
1 11 (34.38%) Wealth Management
2 10 (31.25%) Business Analysis
3 7 (21.88%) Investment Management
4 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) Product Management
5 3 (9.38%) Software Asset Management
5 3 (9.38%) Validation
6 2 (6.25%) Change Management
6 2 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Software Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.25%) UML
7 1 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (3.13%) Data Privacy
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps
7 1 (3.13%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.13%) Software Distribution
7 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) C
3 3 (9.38%) Scala
4 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) C++
5 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.13%) CSQA
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) MCP
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (3.13%) EMIR
2 1 (3.13%) FATCA
2 1 (3.13%) MiFID
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Avaloq
1 9 (28.13%) FNZ
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Snow
3 1 (3.13%) AppSense
3 1 (3.13%) BISAM
3 1 (3.13%) Citrix
3 1 (3.13%) FactSet
3 1 (3.13%) JDA
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) RedPrairie
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Software AG
3 1 (3.13%) StatPro
3 1 (3.13%) Terracotta
3 1 (3.13%) webMethods