The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 23 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 209 162 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.85% 5.06% 5.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.22% 5.30% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 82 86
Median daily rate £433 £436 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.85% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £52.50 - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.45 £54.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +111.76%
Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2893 3055 2910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.82% 95.47% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1882 1952 1898
Median daily rate £370 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 203 175
Median hourly rate £26.75 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.17% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £49.19 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Consultant in the job title.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the South West region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol +22 66 £425 -0.58% 14
Wiltshire 0 46 £450 -4.00% 4
Gloucestershire +9 32 £450 +7.78% 5
Somerset +6 12 £425 -9.09% 4
Dorset +4 11 £425 -2.85% 4
Devon +11 8 £200 -42.85% 1
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 across the South West region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 100 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 94 (24.16%) Finance
3 81 (20.82%) Migration
4 63 (16.20%) SQL
5 59 (15.17%) SC Cleared
6 54 (13.88%) Microsoft
7 52 (13.37%) Windows
8 48 (12.34%) SAP
9 42 (10.80%) Oracle
10 38 (9.77%) DV Cleared
11 35 (9.00%) Active Directory
12 32 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
13 31 (7.97%) SQL Server
14 28 (7.20%) SharePoint
15 26 (6.68%) CISSP
15 26 (6.68%) Project Management
16 25 (6.43%) .NET
16 25 (6.43%) Data Migration
17 23 (5.91%) PowerShell
18 22 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 22 (5.66%) VMware
19 21 (5.40%) Windows Server
20 20 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
20 20 (5.14%) Data Centre
20 20 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
20 20 (5.14%) Workflow
20 20 (5.14%) C#
20 20 (5.14%) ITIL
21 19 (4.88%) PL/SQL
21 19 (4.88%) ERP

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 28 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.60%) SAS
3 12 (3.08%) IIS
4 10 (2.57%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.31%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.80%) IBM Notes
6 7 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.77%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.51%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.51%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.26%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (3.60%) MS Office
2 13 (3.34%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.80%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) MS Project
6 1 (0.26%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (2.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (2.57%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.57%) SAP CO
2 10 (2.57%) SAP FI
2 10 (2.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (2.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (2.06%) Oracle Payroll
5 7 (1.80%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (1.80%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (1.54%) SAP CRM
7 5 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (1.29%) SAP HCM
7 5 (1.29%) SAP IS-U
7 5 (1.29%) SAP SD
7 5 (1.29%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (1.03%) Oracle ASCP
8 4 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (1.03%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.63%) Office 365
2 12 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.80%) SaaS
4 6 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.03%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.03%) IaaS
6 3 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.51%) PaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.63%) Firewall
2 12 (3.08%) Internet
3 6 (1.54%) Skype
4 5 (1.29%) BIG-IP
4 5 (1.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (1.29%) HTTP
4 5 (1.29%) VPN
4 5 (1.29%) WAN
5 4 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (1.03%) DNS
5 4 (1.03%) LAN
5 4 (1.03%) Network Security
6 3 (0.77%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (0.77%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.77%) OpenVPN
6 3 (0.77%) SAN
6 3 (0.77%) SNMP
6 3 (0.77%) SSL
7 2 (0.51%) IMAP4
7 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.31%) SAP BW
6 8 (2.06%) Base SAS
6 8 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.54%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.29%) Power BI
10 4 (1.03%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.03%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (1.03%) Oracle OLAP
10 4 (1.03%) Star Schema
10 4 (1.03%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 11 (2.83%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.29%) Selenium
3 4 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.03%) JIRA
3 4 (1.03%) LSMW
3 4 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.77%) Capybara
4 3 (0.77%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.77%) SpecFlow
4 3 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.77%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.26%) ERwin
6 1 (0.26%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.26%) NWDS
6 1 (0.26%) Subversion
6 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.26%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 94 (24.16%) Finance
2 14 (3.60%) Banking
3 13 (3.34%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.57%) Retail
5 8 (2.06%) Marketing
5 8 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.54%) Advertising
6 6 (1.54%) Billing
7 3 (0.77%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.77%) Automotive
7 3 (0.77%) Law
8 2 (0.51%) Back Office
8 2 (0.51%) Electronics
8 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.43%) .NET
2 12 (3.08%) Web Services
2 12 (3.08%) XML
3 10 (2.57%) HTML
4 8 (2.06%) CSS
4 8 (2.06%) EDI
5 6 (1.54%) EDIFACT
5 6 (1.54%) jQuery
6 5 (1.29%) Middleware
7 4 (1.03%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.03%) JSP
7 4 (1.03%) SAP PI
8 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.77%) Behat
9 2 (0.51%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.51%) SAP Fiori
9 2 (0.51%) SOAP
9 2 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.51%) WCF
9 2 (0.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (5.14%) Data Centre
2 11 (2.83%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.54%) e-Learning
3 6 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (1.03%) Clustering
4 4 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (1.03%) Health Informatics
4 4 (1.03%) Informatics
5 3 (0.77%) CESG
5 3 (0.77%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.77%) Economics
5 3 (0.77%) iPad
5 3 (0.77%) NHS
5 3 (0.77%) RIA
5 3 (0.77%) User Experience
6 2 (0.51%) EMC VNX
6 2 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.51%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (13.37%) Windows
2 21 (5.40%) Windows Server
3 16 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (3.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.83%) Unix
6 8 (2.06%) Linux
7 7 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.29%) Solaris
8 5 (1.29%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.77%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.51%) zOS
11 1 (0.26%) AIX
11 1 (0.26%) CentOS
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (20.82%) Migration
2 32 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (6.68%) Project Management
4 25 (6.43%) Data Migration
5 20 (5.14%) ITIL
5 20 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (5.14%) Workflow
6 19 (4.88%) ERP
7 18 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (4.37%) Information Assurance
9 16 (4.11%) CRM
10 15 (3.86%) Data Modelling
10 15 (3.86%) Information Security
11 14 (3.60%) Data Analysis
11 14 (3.60%) Quality Management
11 14 (3.60%) Technical Architecture
11 14 (3.60%) Validation
12 13 (3.34%) Business Analysis
13 12 (3.08%) Cybersecurity
14 10 (2.57%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (16.20%) SQL
2 23 (5.91%) PowerShell
3 20 (5.14%) C#
4 19 (4.88%) PL/SQL
5 16 (4.11%) Java
6 12 (3.08%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.57%) C
8 7 (1.80%) VBScript
9 6 (1.54%) ABAP
9 6 (1.54%) C++
9 6 (1.54%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.77%) Ruby
10 3 (0.77%) VB
11 1 (0.26%) Perl
11 1 (0.26%) PHP
11 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 100 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 59 (15.17%) SC Cleared
3 38 (9.77%) DV Cleared
4 26 (6.68%) CISSP
5 15 (3.86%) CLAS
6 14 (3.60%) Degree
7 12 (3.08%) CISM
8 7 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.03%) CCNP
9 4 (1.03%) CEH
9 4 (1.03%) CISA
9 4 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.03%) GIAC
9 4 (1.03%) HNC
9 4 (1.03%) HND
9 4 (1.03%) MCAD
9 4 (1.03%) MCITP
9 4 (1.03%) MCSD
9 4 (1.03%) MCTS
10 3 (0.77%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.57%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 9 (2.31%) SLA
4 8 (2.06%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.77%) COBIT
6 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.51%) QA
6 2 (0.51%) RMADS
6 2 (0.51%) SEPA
7 1 (0.26%) GAAP
7 1 (0.26%) GxP
7 1 (0.26%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.26%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.26%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.26%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 35 (9.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (2.06%) VMware ESX
2 8 (2.06%) XenApp
2 8 (2.06%) XenDesktop
3 7 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle Clusterware
6 2 (0.51%) ACF2
6 2 (0.51%) Firmware
6 2 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.26%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.26%) RACF
7 1 (0.26%) Samba
7 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (4.37%) SCCM
2 8 (2.06%) NetBackup
2 8 (2.06%) SCOM
3 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.77%) WSUS
3 3 (0.77%) zSecure
4 2 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.51%) Puppet
4 2 (0.51%) SCSM
5 1 (0.26%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.26%) MIIS
5 1 (0.26%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 48 (12.34%) SAP
3 42 (10.80%) Oracle
4 22 (5.66%) VMware
5 18 (4.63%) Cisco
6 17 (4.37%) IBM
7 11 (2.83%) Citrix
8 10 (2.57%) Splunk
9 7 (1.80%) HP
10 6 (1.54%) Dell
10 6 (1.54%) F5
10 6 (1.54%) Qualys
11 5 (1.29%) NetApp
11 5 (1.29%) Nintex
12 4 (1.03%) CA
12 4 (1.03%) Dell Compellent
12 4 (1.03%) Lotus
12 4 (1.03%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (1.03%) Teradata
12 4 (1.03%) Veritas
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