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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 25 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 209 160 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.03% 5.29% 6.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.36% 5.52% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 81 100
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £44.25 - £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -18.88%
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
2839 2896 2794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.43% 95.67% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1814 1828 1815
Median daily rate £369 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 181 192
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 +20 63 £400 -1.23% 15
Wiltshire +5 55 £438 -2.77% 2
Gloucestershire +5 41 £450 - 11
Somerset +7 15 £425 -9.09% 3
Devon -3 4 £381 +8.92% 2
Dorset -6 4 £475 -3.55% 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 95 (26.03%) Security Cleared
2 89 (24.38%) Finance
3 59 (16.16%) Migration
4 57 (15.62%) SC Cleared
5 51 (13.97%) Microsoft
6 47 (12.88%) SQL
7 43 (11.78%) SAP
8 36 (9.86%) Windows
8 36 (9.86%) CISSP
8 36 (9.86%) DV Cleared
9 31 (8.49%) Oracle
10 29 (7.95%) SQL Server
11 27 (7.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (7.12%) Active Directory
13 25 (6.85%) Information Assurance
14 24 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (6.58%) Firewall
15 22 (6.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 21 (5.75%) CRM
17 20 (5.48%) MS Excel
17 20 (5.48%) .NET
17 20 (5.48%) C#
17 20 (5.48%) VMware
17 20 (5.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 19 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (5.21%) Project Management
18 19 (5.21%) SharePoint
19 18 (4.93%) ERP
19 18 (4.93%) Data Centre
19 18 (4.93%) CLAS

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 19 (5.21%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.29%) IIS
3 8 (2.19%) SAS
4 7 (1.92%) IBM Notes
5 6 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.64%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.10%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.10%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.82%) Apache
8 3 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.82%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.55%) GroupWise
9 2 (0.55%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.74%) MS Office
3 7 (1.92%) InfoPath
3 7 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.37%) MS Project
5 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (2.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.64%) SAP CRM
4 5 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.37%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 5 (1.37%) Oracle CRM
4 5 (1.37%) Oracle Payroll
4 5 (1.37%) SAP CO
4 5 (1.37%) SAP FI
4 5 (1.37%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (1.37%) SAP IS-U
4 5 (1.37%) SAP SD
5 4 (1.10%) Oracle ASCP
5 4 (1.10%) Oracle SCM
5 4 (1.10%) SAP HCM
5 4 (1.10%) SAP SRM
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.84%) Office 365
2 10 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.37%) SaaS
4 3 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.82%) IaaS
5 2 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.27%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.58%) Firewall
2 7 (1.92%) Internet
3 5 (1.37%) LAN
3 5 (1.37%) Network Security
3 5 (1.37%) Skype
4 4 (1.10%) VPN
4 4 (1.10%) WAN
5 3 (0.82%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (0.82%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.82%) OpenVPN
5 3 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.55%) DNS
6 2 (0.55%) HTTP
6 2 (0.55%) IMAP4
6 2 (0.55%) POP3
6 2 (0.55%) SMTP
6 2 (0.55%) SSL
6 2 (0.55%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (2.74%) SAP BW
5 7 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.64%) Base SAS
6 6 (1.64%) Big Data
7 5 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.10%) Power BI
8 4 (1.10%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.82%) Data Mart
9 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.55%) DB2
10 2 (0.55%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (2.47%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.10%) Axure RP
2 4 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.10%) Selenium
3 3 (0.82%) Capybara
3 3 (0.82%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.82%) JIRA
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.82%) SpecFlow
3 3 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.82%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.55%) LSMW
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.27%) ERwin
5 1 (0.27%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.27%) NUnit
5 1 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.27%) SonarQube
General
1 89 (24.38%) Finance
2 16 (4.38%) Banking
3 10 (2.74%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.74%) Marketing
3 10 (2.74%) Retail
4 9 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.64%) Advertising
5 6 (1.64%) Back Office
5 6 (1.64%) Billing
6 3 (0.82%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.55%) Electronics
7 2 (0.55%) Law
7 2 (0.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Local Government
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.48%) .NET
2 13 (3.56%) XML
3 9 (2.47%) EDI
4 8 (2.19%) CSS
4 8 (2.19%) HTML
4 8 (2.19%) Web Services
5 7 (1.92%) EDIFACT
6 6 (1.64%) SAP Fiori
7 5 (1.37%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.37%) jQuery
8 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.10%) SAP Business Workflow
9 3 (0.82%) Behat
9 3 (0.82%) Middleware
9 3 (0.82%) REST
9 3 (0.82%) SOAP
9 3 (0.82%) WCF
10 2 (0.55%) J2EE
10 2 (0.55%) Kafka
10 2 (0.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.93%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.47%) User Experience
5 7 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (1.37%) CESG
6 5 (1.37%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (0.82%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.82%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.82%) Economics
8 3 (0.82%) Health Informatics
8 3 (0.82%) Informatics
9 2 (0.55%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.55%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.55%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.55%) iPad
9 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.86%) Windows
2 14 (3.84%) Unix
3 13 (3.56%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.47%) Linux
4 9 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.10%) Solaris
7 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.55%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.55%) zOS
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.27%) CentOS
9 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (16.16%) Migration
2 27 (7.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (6.85%) Information Assurance
4 24 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (5.75%) CRM
6 19 (5.21%) Project Management
7 18 (4.93%) ERP
8 17 (4.66%) Data Migration
8 17 (4.66%) ITIL
9 16 (4.38%) Workflow
10 14 (3.84%) Information Security
11 13 (3.56%) Compliance Audit
11 13 (3.56%) Data Modelling
11 13 (3.56%) Quality Management
11 13 (3.56%) Validation
12 11 (3.01%) Business Analysis
12 11 (3.01%) Data Governance
12 11 (3.01%) SIEM
13 10 (2.74%) Data Analysis
13 10 (2.74%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 47 (12.88%) SQL
2 20 (5.48%) C#
3 17 (4.66%) PowerShell
4 11 (3.01%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.74%) C
6 8 (2.19%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.37%) Java
7 5 (1.37%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.10%) ABAP
8 4 (1.10%) VBScript
9 3 (0.82%) Ruby
9 3 (0.82%) VB
10 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.27%) C++
10 1 (0.27%) PHP
10 1 (0.27%) Python
10 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.27%) VBA
10 1 (0.27%) XPath
10 1 (0.27%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 95 (26.03%) Security Cleared
2 57 (15.62%) SC Cleared
3 36 (9.86%) CISSP
3 36 (9.86%) DV Cleared
4 18 (4.93%) CLAS
5 13 (3.56%) CISM
6 7 (1.92%) Degree
7 6 (1.64%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.10%) CEH
8 4 (1.10%) GIAC
8 4 (1.10%) IISP
8 4 (1.10%) MCAD
8 4 (1.10%) MCITP
8 4 (1.10%) MCSD
8 4 (1.10%) MCTS
8 4 (1.10%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 4 (1.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 3 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (5.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 9 (2.47%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.19%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.64%) SLA
6 5 (1.37%) JSP 440
7 4 (1.10%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.55%) QA
9 1 (0.27%) COBIT
9 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.27%) GAAP
9 1 (0.27%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.27%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.27%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.27%) RMADS
9 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (7.12%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.19%) VMware ESX
3 7 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (1.92%) XenApp
3 7 (1.92%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.55%) ACF2
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.27%) RACF
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (3.29%) SCCM
2 4 (1.10%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.82%) zSecure
4 2 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.55%) Nessus
4 2 (0.55%) Nmap
4 2 (0.55%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.27%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.27%) MIIS
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.27%) Puppet
5 1 (0.27%) SCOM
5 1 (0.27%) SCSM
5 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (13.97%) Microsoft
2 43 (11.78%) SAP
3 31 (8.49%) Oracle
4 20 (5.48%) VMware
5 16 (4.38%) Cisco
6 15 (4.11%) IBM
7 10 (2.74%) Citrix
8 7 (1.92%) HP
9 5 (1.37%) OpenText
9 5 (1.37%) Splunk
10 4 (1.10%) CA
10 4 (1.10%) Dell
10 4 (1.10%) F5
10 4 (1.10%) Lotus
10 4 (1.10%) NetApp
10 4 (1.10%) Nintex
10 4 (1.10%) Qualys
11 3 (0.82%) Apple
11 3 (0.82%) BMC
11 3 (0.82%) CheckPoint
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