Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Consultant was £450 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.

Software Consultant
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 840 863 873
Rank change year-on-year +23 +10 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Software Consultant 44 36 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.034% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.036% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 14
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £258 £382 £244
90th Percentile £550 £733 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £675 £350
% change year-on-year -37.04% +92.86% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.00

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%

Software Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 13 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 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 +10 31 £463 -7.50% 39
UK excluding London +49 25 £425 -37.04% 17
London -41 18 £475 -5.00% 21
Scotland - 12 £265 -
South East +11 4 £500 - 7
North of England +73 3 £375 - 2
Midlands +23 2 £438 -35.19% 3
East Midlands -3 2 £438 -37.50% 1
East of England -11 2 £500 - 3
North West - 2 £375 - 1
Yorkshire +24 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - -
South West - 1 £400 - 2

Software Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (29.55%) Finance
2 13 (29.55%) Java
3 11 (25.00%) Linux
4 10 (22.73%) Asset Management
4 10 (22.73%) Jenkins
5 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
5 9 (20.45%) Scrum
6 8 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (18.18%) Cucumber
7 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
7 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
7 7 (15.91%) RESTful
7 7 (15.91%) GitLab
7 7 (15.91%) GitHub
7 7 (15.91%) Degree
7 7 (15.91%) JSON
7 7 (15.91%) Configuration Management
7 7 (15.91%) Oracle
7 7 (15.91%) Web Services
7 7 (15.91%) SOA
7 7 (15.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (13.64%) JMX
8 6 (13.64%) Spring
8 6 (13.64%) DevOps
8 6 (13.64%) Software Asset Management
8 6 (13.64%) Software Licensing
8 6 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (13.64%) High Availability

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 4 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.55%) ArcGIS
2 2 (4.55%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Camtasia
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (2.27%) Sylvan
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) GitHub
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.55%) IaaS
2 2 (4.55%) SaaS
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (2.27%) FTP
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
2 1 (2.27%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.27%) LDAP
2 1 (2.27%) Network Security
2 1 (2.27%) SMTP
2 1 (2.27%) SSH
2 1 (2.27%) SSL
2 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) GIS
1 2 (4.55%) QlikView
2 1 (2.27%) Big Data
2 1 (2.27%) CouchDB
2 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.27%) Redis
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Jenkins
2 8 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
3 7 (15.91%) GitLab
4 6 (13.64%) Mockito
5 5 (11.36%) JIRA
6 4 (9.09%) ProC
7 3 (6.82%) Selenium
8 2 (4.55%) Ant
8 2 (4.55%) JUnit
8 2 (4.55%) Maven
9 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.27%) IntelliJ
9 1 (2.27%) JBehave
9 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.27%) Subversion
9 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.27%) TestNG
9 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (29.55%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Automotive
3 1 (2.27%) Law
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) JSON
1 7 (15.91%) RESTful
1 7 (15.91%) Web Services
2 6 (13.64%) JMX
2 6 (13.64%) Spring
3 5 (11.36%) REST
4 1 (2.27%) .NET
4 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.27%) Dropwizard
4 1 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.27%) iOS SDK
4 1 (2.27%) JNI
4 1 (2.27%) jQuery
4 1 (2.27%) JSF
4 1 (2.27%) Middleware
4 1 (2.27%) Nightwatchjs
4 1 (2.27%) Node.js
4 1 (2.27%) PrimeFaces
4 1 (2.27%) Qt
4 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.55%) PKI
5 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.27%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.27%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.27%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.27%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.27%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.27%) RIA
5 1 (2.27%) Social Media
5 1 (2.27%) STB
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Linux
2 6 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (9.09%) Windows
4 2 (4.55%) Unix
5 1 (2.27%) Android
5 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.27%) VMS
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) Asset Management
3 9 (20.45%) Scrum
3 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
4 8 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (15.91%) Configuration Management
5 7 (15.91%) SOA
6 6 (13.64%) DevOps
6 6 (13.64%) High Availability
6 6 (13.64%) Software Asset Management
6 6 (13.64%) Software Licensing
7 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (11.36%) Microservices
7 5 (11.36%) Software Delivery
8 4 (9.09%) Data Management
8 4 (9.09%) Performance Measurement
8 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 4 (9.09%) Software Audit
8 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) Java
2 3 (6.82%) C++
2 3 (6.82%) SQL
3 2 (4.55%) C#
3 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.55%) Perl
3 2 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (2.27%) Apex Code
4 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.27%) Ruby
4 1 (2.27%) Scala
4 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (15.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) GDPR
1 4 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (2.27%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Flume
2 1 (2.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) Ambari
2 1 (2.27%) Ansible
2 1 (2.27%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (2.27%) Kibana
2 1 (2.27%) logstash
2 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) CA
2 4 (9.09%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.27%) BISAM
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco
4 1 (2.27%) Citrix
4 1 (2.27%) FactSet
4 1 (2.27%) Gemalto
4 1 (2.27%) NetIQ
4 1 (2.27%) Northgate
4 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.27%) SonicWALL
4 1 (2.27%) StatPro
4 1 (2.27%) VMware