Period
to 8 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

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.

Consultant
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 35 31
Rank change year-on-year +27 -4 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 49 44 72
As % of all contract jobs advertised in West Sussex 13.54% 5.00% 5.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.92% 5.24% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 31
Median daily rate £520 £500 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% -0.56%
10th Percentile £428 £397 £375
90th Percentile £548 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £460
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +144.19% -64.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Contract vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 352 840 1,202
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.24% 95.45% 96.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 547 709
Median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £313 £237 £288
90th Percentile £588 £600 £549
South East median daily rate £450 £443 £425
% change year-on-year +1.69% +4.12% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 45
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.35% -52.78% +172.73%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.48 £17.20
90th Percentile £43.75 £49.50 £67.25
Median hourly rate £21.71 £22.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -3.53% +20.32% +6.86%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in West Sussex

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Consultant in West Sussex.

Daily rate trend for Consultant in West Sussex

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Consultant in West Sussex over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Consultant in West Sussex

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Consultant in West Sussex.

Hourly rate trend for Consultant in West Sussex

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 8 July 2020. 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
Worthing +7 14 £525 -2.05% 3
Crawley +16 10 £525 +5.00%
Horsham - 7 £400 - 1
Haywards Heath - 1 - -
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Sussex region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 31 (63.27%) SAP
2 14 (28.57%) Oracle
3 11 (22.45%) ERP
3 11 (22.45%) SLA
4 10 (20.41%) ITIL
4 10 (20.41%) Finance
4 10 (20.41%) JIRA
4 10 (20.41%) Time Management
4 10 (20.41%) SAP HCM
4 10 (20.41%) Confluence
4 10 (20.41%) SuccessFactors
4 10 (20.41%) Trello
5 9 (18.37%) Process Improvement
5 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
5 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (18.37%) Workflow
5 9 (18.37%) CRM
6 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
6 8 (16.33%) Waterfall
7 7 (14.29%) Azure
7 7 (14.29%) AWS
7 7 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (14.29%) General Ledger
7 7 (14.29%) SQL
7 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (14.29%) Supplier Relationship Management
7 7 (14.29%) Accounts Payable
7 7 (14.29%) Accounts Receivable
8 6 (12.24%) SAP Fiori
8 6 (12.24%) SAPUI5

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 10 (20.41%) Confluence
2 3 (6.12%) SAP Portal
3 2 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.08%) Windchill
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (20.41%) SAP HCM
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (12.24%) SAP PSCD
4 5 (10.20%) SAP ERP
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (6.12%) SAP SRM
6 2 (4.08%) SAP MM
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle iSupplier
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 1 (2.04%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.41%) SuccessFactors
1 10 (20.41%) Trello
2 7 (14.29%) AWS
2 7 (14.29%) Azure
3 5 (10.20%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Firewall
1 1 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (10.20%) Power BI
1 5 (10.20%) SAP Data Services
2 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (8.16%) SAP BW
3 2 (4.08%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.08%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (4.08%) GIS
3 2 (4.08%) MariaDB
3 2 (4.08%) MySQL
4 1 (2.04%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) JIRA
2 3 (6.12%) PVCS
3 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) General Ledger
3 5 (10.20%) Public Sector
3 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.12%) Billing
4 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.08%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) SAP Fiori
1 6 (12.24%) SAPUI5
2 5 (10.20%) SAP XI
3 4 (8.16%) SAP Basis
4 3 (6.12%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (6.12%) SAP PI
5 1 (2.04%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Clustering
2 3 (6.12%) DataPower
3 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) AIX
1 4 (8.16%) Linux
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle Linux
1 4 (8.16%) SUSE
2 3 (6.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) ERP
2 10 (20.41%) ITIL
2 10 (20.41%) Time Management
3 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.37%) CRM
3 9 (18.37%) Process Improvement
3 9 (18.37%) Workflow
4 8 (16.33%) Waterfall
5 7 (14.29%) Accounts Payable
5 7 (14.29%) Accounts Receivable
5 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (14.29%) Supplier Relationship Management
6 6 (12.24%) Analytics
6 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (12.24%) PLM
7 5 (10.20%) Master Data Management
7 5 (10.20%) Revenue Management
8 4 (8.16%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) Java
3 2 (4.08%) Python
3 2 (4.08%) R
4 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) CCA
4 2 (4.08%) CCAB
4 2 (4.08%) CIMA
4 2 (4.08%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.45%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) GDPR
2 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Data Guard
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (4.08%) Kibana
Vendors
1 31 (63.27%) SAP
2 14 (28.57%) Oracle
3 5 (10.20%) Tableau
3 5 (10.20%) webMethods
4 4 (8.16%) CODA
5 3 (6.12%) Alteryx
5 3 (6.12%) Ariba
5 3 (6.12%) IBM
6 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com