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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 25 33 19
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 191 168 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.59% 5.47% 7.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.86% 5.70% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 80 127
Median daily rate £420 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £323 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £450 £415
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
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
2783 2947 3009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.06% 95.96% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1773 1806 1843
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 171 187
Median hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.48 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the South West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 May 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 +16 59 £394 +12.50% 8
Wiltshire 0 46 £438 -12.50% 9
Gloucestershire +2 36 £450 +2.85% 6
Somerset +7 18 £425 -2.85% 5
Devon +4 6 £400 -
Dorset -6 5 £394 -17.15% 1
Cornwall - 1 £363 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 88 (25.81%) Finance
2 83 (24.34%) Security Cleared
3 59 (17.30%) Microsoft
4 53 (15.54%) Migration
5 50 (14.66%) SQL
6 46 (13.49%) SC Cleared
7 34 (9.97%) DV Cleared
7 34 (9.97%) Windows
7 34 (9.97%) CISSP
8 33 (9.68%) Oracle
8 33 (9.68%) SQL Server
9 31 (9.09%) SAP
10 28 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (6.45%) Active Directory
12 21 (6.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 21 (6.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 20 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (5.87%) .NET
13 20 (5.87%) C#
13 20 (5.87%) MS Excel
13 20 (5.87%) CRM
14 19 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (5.57%) Firewall
14 19 (5.57%) Information Assurance
15 18 (5.28%) SharePoint
15 18 (5.28%) ERP
15 18 (5.28%) Data Centre
16 17 (4.99%) Project Management
17 16 (4.69%) Workflow
17 16 (4.69%) PowerShell

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 18 (5.28%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.23%) IIS
3 8 (2.35%) SAS
4 6 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.47%) IBM Notes
5 5 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.17%) NetWeaver
6 4 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.17%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.17%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.88%) Apache
7 3 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.88%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.88%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 20 (5.87%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.35%) MS Office
3 7 (2.05%) InfoPath
3 7 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.47%) MS Project
5 2 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
1 11 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
1 11 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.47%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.17%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 4 (1.17%) Oracle ASCP
4 4 (1.17%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (1.17%) Oracle SCM
4 4 (1.17%) SAP CRM
4 4 (1.17%) SAP SRM
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.88%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.59%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.59%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.59%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.81%) Office 365
2 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.88%) IaaS
3 3 (0.88%) SaaS
4 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.29%) PaaS
4 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.57%) Firewall
2 5 (1.47%) LAN
3 4 (1.17%) VPN
3 4 (1.17%) WAN
4 3 (0.88%) BIG-IP
4 3 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (0.88%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.88%) Network Security
4 3 (0.88%) OpenVPN
4 3 (0.88%) Skype
4 3 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.59%) HTTP
5 2 (0.59%) LDAP
5 2 (0.59%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.59%) VoIP
6 1 (0.29%) INAP
6 1 (0.29%) Internet
6 1 (0.29%) Intranet
6 1 (0.29%) ISUP
6 1 (0.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (2.93%) SAP BW
4 8 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.05%) Big Data
6 6 (1.76%) Base SAS
7 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.47%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.59%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.59%) DB2
10 2 (0.59%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 9 (2.64%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.76%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.17%) Axure RP
3 4 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.17%) Selenium
4 3 (0.88%) Capybara
4 3 (0.88%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.88%) JIRA
4 3 (0.88%) SpecFlow
4 3 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.88%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.29%) ERwin
5 1 (0.29%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.29%) LSMW
5 1 (0.29%) NUnit
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.29%) SonarQube
General
1 88 (25.81%) Finance
2 14 (4.11%) Banking
3 10 (2.93%) Marketing
3 10 (2.93%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.35%) Retail
5 7 (2.05%) Advertising
5 7 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.76%) Back Office
7 3 (0.88%) Billing
8 2 (0.59%) Electronics
8 2 (0.59%) Law
8 2 (0.59%) Legal
8 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.87%) .NET
2 13 (3.81%) XML
3 9 (2.64%) EDI
4 8 (2.35%) CSS
4 8 (2.35%) HTML
5 7 (2.05%) EDIFACT
5 7 (2.05%) Web Services
6 6 (1.76%) SAP Fiori
7 5 (1.47%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.47%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.47%) jQuery
8 4 (1.17%) SAP Business Workflow
9 3 (0.88%) Behat
9 3 (0.88%) WCF
10 2 (0.59%) J2EE
10 2 (0.59%) Kafka
10 2 (0.59%) Middleware
10 2 (0.59%) REST
10 2 (0.59%) SOAP
10 2 (0.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.28%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.64%) User Experience
5 8 (2.35%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (1.47%) CESG
6 5 (1.47%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.88%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.88%) Economics
9 2 (0.59%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.59%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.59%) Data Conversion
9 2 (0.59%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.59%) Informatics
9 2 (0.59%) iPad
9 2 (0.59%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.97%) Windows
2 13 (3.81%) Unix
3 12 (3.52%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.35%) Linux
5 7 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.47%) Solaris
8 3 (0.88%) AIX
8 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.88%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.59%) zOS
10 1 (0.29%) CentOS
10 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.54%) Migration
2 28 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (5.87%) CRM
4 19 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (5.57%) Information Assurance
5 18 (5.28%) ERP
6 17 (4.99%) Project Management
7 16 (4.69%) Workflow
8 15 (4.40%) Data Migration
8 15 (4.40%) Validation
9 14 (4.11%) ITIL
9 14 (4.11%) Quality Management
10 13 (3.81%) Compliance Audit
10 13 (3.81%) GAP Analysis
10 13 (3.81%) SIEM
11 11 (3.23%) Business Analysis
11 11 (3.23%) Data Governance
12 10 (2.93%) Data Analysis
12 10 (2.93%) Data Modelling
12 10 (2.93%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 50 (14.66%) SQL
2 20 (5.87%) C#
3 16 (4.69%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.93%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.35%) C
5 8 (2.35%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.47%) Java
6 5 (1.47%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.17%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.17%) VBScript
8 3 (0.88%) Ruby
8 3 (0.88%) VB
9 2 (0.59%) ABAP
10 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.29%) PHP
10 1 (0.29%) Python
10 1 (0.29%) VBA
10 1 (0.29%) XPath
10 1 (0.29%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 83 (24.34%) Security Cleared
2 46 (13.49%) SC Cleared
3 34 (9.97%) CISSP
3 34 (9.97%) DV Cleared
4 14 (4.11%) CLAS
5 12 (3.52%) CISM
6 7 (2.05%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.47%) Degree
9 4 (1.17%) CEH
9 4 (1.17%) GIAC
9 4 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.17%) MCAD
9 4 (1.17%) MCITP
9 4 (1.17%) MCSD
9 4 (1.17%) MCTS
9 4 (1.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 4 (1.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 3 (0.88%) IISP
11 2 (0.59%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 21 (6.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.05%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.76%) JSP 440
5 5 (1.47%) SLA
6 2 (0.59%) QA
7 1 (0.29%) COBIT
7 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.29%) GAAP
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.29%) RMADS
7 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.64%) XenApp
3 7 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (2.05%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.47%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.59%) ACF2
6 2 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (3.23%) SCCM
2 4 (1.17%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.59%) Nessus
4 2 (0.59%) Nmap
4 2 (0.59%) Windows Intune
4 2 (0.59%) zSecure
5 1 (0.29%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.29%) MIIS
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.29%) Puppet
5 1 (0.29%) SCSM
5 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (17.30%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.68%) Oracle
3 31 (9.09%) SAP
4 14 (4.11%) IBM
5 13 (3.81%) Cisco
5 13 (3.81%) VMware
6 11 (3.23%) Citrix
7 7 (2.05%) HP
8 4 (1.17%) Adobe
8 4 (1.17%) CA
8 4 (1.17%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.17%) F5
8 4 (1.17%) NetApp
8 4 (1.17%) OpenText
8 4 (1.17%) Qualys
8 4 (1.17%) Thunderhead
9 3 (0.88%) BMC
9 3 (0.88%) Nintex
9 3 (0.88%) Rally
9 3 (0.88%) Splunk
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Hancock and Parsons Ltd
Rate: Market
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wiltshire
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Somerset
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Rate: £500 - £800 per day
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Rate: £350 - £420 per annum
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