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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 32 34 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 147 159 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.24% 5.04% 6.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.50% 5.26% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 84 121
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £331 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £568 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.54% -20.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £43.50 £51.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £43.50 £61.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +52.72%
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
2674 3022 3145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.23% 95.81% 96.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1752 2033 2027
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 154 227
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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
Wiltshire +3 49 £500 +11.11% 3
Bristol +1 35 £475 +5.55% 16
Gloucestershire -12 18 £450 -5.26% 2
Devon +10 15 £295 -15.71% 2
Somerset +8 11 £456 +8.63% 3
Dorset -1 5 £356 -42.77% 3
Cornwall - 1 £325 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 (29.32%) Security Cleared
2 73 (22.53%) Finance
3 64 (19.75%) SC Cleared
4 54 (16.67%) Oracle
5 52 (16.05%) SQL
6 48 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 48 (14.81%) Migration
7 44 (13.58%) SAP
8 40 (12.35%) Windows
9 34 (10.49%) DV Cleared
10 26 (8.02%) SQL Server
10 26 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (7.72%) SharePoint
12 23 (7.10%) .NET
12 23 (7.10%) Java
12 23 (7.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 23 (7.10%) Windows Server
13 22 (6.79%) CISSP
14 20 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (6.17%) ERP
15 19 (5.86%) PL/SQL
15 19 (5.86%) Oracle EBS R12
16 17 (5.25%) Data Migration
17 16 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
17 16 (4.94%) Oracle EBS
18 15 (4.63%) Manufacturing
19 14 (4.32%) Information Security
19 14 (4.32%) Project Management
19 14 (4.32%) Information Assurance
19 14 (4.32%) Cybersecurity

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 25 (7.72%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.78%) IIS
3 8 (2.47%) SAS
4 7 (2.16%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.54%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.93%) Alfresco
7 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.93%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.62%) JBoss
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.62%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.31%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 10 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.23%) MS Office
3 3 (0.93%) Lectora
3 3 (0.93%) MS Project
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.31%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Snagit
4 1 (0.31%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (5.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (4.94%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (3.70%) Unit4 Business World
4 10 (3.09%) SAP CO
4 10 (3.09%) SAP FI
4 10 (3.09%) SAP FI/CO
5 9 (2.78%) Oracle General Ledger
6 8 (2.47%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (2.16%) Maximo
7 7 (2.16%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (1.85%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (1.23%) Oracle Payroll
10 4 (1.23%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 4 (1.23%) SAP SD
11 3 (0.93%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 3 (0.93%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.16%) Office 365
3 6 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.85%) IaaS
4 5 (1.54%) PaaS
5 3 (0.93%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.31%) BlueKai
7 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.31%) SaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.09%) Firewall
2 7 (2.16%) SNMP
3 6 (1.85%) VPN
4 5 (1.54%) HTTP
4 5 (1.54%) Internet
5 4 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.23%) WAN
6 3 (0.93%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (0.93%) IPsec
6 3 (0.93%) LAN
6 3 (0.93%) SAN
6 3 (0.93%) SMS
6 3 (0.93%) SMTP
7 2 (0.62%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.62%) Network Security
7 2 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.31%) Avaya Modular Messaging
8 1 (0.31%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (4.01%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.40%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.16%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.54%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.54%) OLAP
6 5 (1.54%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.54%) Oracle OLAP
6 5 (1.54%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.54%) SAP HANA
6 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.54%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (1.54%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.23%) PeopleTools
3 4 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.93%) LSMW
5 2 (0.62%) Ant
5 2 (0.62%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.62%) JIRA
5 2 (0.62%) Selenium
5 2 (0.62%) Subversion
5 2 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.31%) JUnit
6 1 (0.31%) Maven
6 1 (0.31%) MSTest
6 1 (0.31%) NWDS
6 1 (0.31%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.31%) TestComplete
General
1 73 (22.53%) Finance
2 15 (4.63%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.70%) Banking
4 10 (3.09%) Advertising
4 10 (3.09%) Retail
5 8 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.85%) Marketing
7 5 (1.54%) Electronics
8 4 (1.23%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.93%) Automotive
9 3 (0.93%) Law
10 2 (0.62%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.31%) Billing
11 1 (0.31%) Legal
11 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.10%) .NET
2 9 (2.78%) SAP PI
3 6 (1.85%) HTML
3 6 (1.85%) Web Services
4 4 (1.23%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.23%) JSP
4 4 (1.23%) Middleware
4 4 (1.23%) RESTful
5 3 (0.93%) CSS
5 3 (0.93%) jQuery
5 3 (0.93%) SOAP
5 3 (0.93%) Spring
5 3 (0.93%) XML
6 2 (0.62%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.62%) JSON
6 2 (0.62%) SAP Core Interface
6 2 (0.62%) SAP Fiori
6 2 (0.62%) WCF
7 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.31%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.47%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.54%) Clustering
4 5 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (1.54%) RIA
5 4 (1.23%) CESG
5 4 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.93%) e-Learning
6 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.93%) FMCG
6 3 (0.93%) NHS
7 2 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.62%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.62%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.62%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.62%) Robotics
7 2 (0.62%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.35%) Windows
2 23 (7.10%) Windows Server
3 10 (3.09%) Linux
4 9 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.47%) Unix
6 7 (2.16%) AIX
7 6 (1.85%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.54%) Solaris
9 4 (1.23%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.62%) CentOS
10 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.31%) Debian
11 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.81%) Migration
2 26 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (6.17%) ERP
4 17 (5.25%) Data Migration
5 14 (4.32%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (4.32%) Information Assurance
5 14 (4.32%) Information Security
5 14 (4.32%) Project Management
6 13 (4.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (3.70%) DevOps
7 12 (3.70%) Remediation Plan
8 11 (3.40%) Compliance Audit
8 11 (3.40%) Workflow
9 10 (3.09%) ITIL
9 10 (3.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (2.78%) Data Modelling
11 8 (2.47%) Data Analysis
11 8 (2.47%) Mentoring
11 8 (2.47%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 52 (16.05%) SQL
2 23 (7.10%) Java
3 19 (5.86%) PL/SQL
4 11 (3.40%) PowerShell
5 10 (3.09%) C#
6 8 (2.47%) C
7 6 (1.85%) C++
8 5 (1.54%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.23%) ABAP
9 4 (1.23%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.93%) Python
10 3 (0.93%) VBScript
11 2 (0.62%) Perl
11 2 (0.62%) PHP
11 2 (0.62%) Scala
11 2 (0.62%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.31%) Groovy
12 1 (0.31%) PeopleCode
12 1 (0.31%) Ruby
12 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 95 (29.32%) Security Cleared
2 64 (19.75%) SC Cleared
3 34 (10.49%) DV Cleared
4 22 (6.79%) CISSP
5 13 (4.01%) CLAS
6 12 (3.70%) Degree
7 5 (1.54%) CISM
8 4 (1.23%) CISA
8 4 (1.23%) HNC
8 4 (1.23%) HND
9 2 (0.62%) CCIE
9 2 (0.62%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.62%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.62%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (0.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.31%) CHECK Team Leader
10 1 (0.31%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.31%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 8 (2.47%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.85%) RMADS
4 6 (1.85%) SLA
5 4 (1.23%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.23%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.62%) COBIT
6 2 (0.62%) QA
6 2 (0.62%) SEPA
7 1 (0.31%) Basel II
7 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.31%) GxP
7 1 (0.31%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.31%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (4.01%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (2.47%) Docker
4 7 (2.16%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.93%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.62%) Firmware
7 2 (0.62%) XenApp
8 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.31%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.31%) HDFS
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.31%) Samba
8 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (3.70%) SCCM
2 7 (2.16%) SCOM
3 5 (1.54%) Nagios
3 5 (1.54%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.23%) Endace
4 4 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.93%) Puppet
5 3 (0.93%) WSUS
6 2 (0.62%) Ansible
6 2 (0.62%) Nessus
6 2 (0.62%) Nmap
6 2 (0.62%) SCSM
7 1 (0.31%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.31%) Salt
7 1 (0.31%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 54 (16.67%) Oracle
2 48 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 44 (13.58%) SAP
4 13 (4.01%) Splunk
5 12 (3.70%) IBM
6 9 (2.78%) Cisco
6 9 (2.78%) VMware
7 7 (2.16%) Hyperion
7 7 (2.16%) Intel Security
7 7 (2.16%) Teradata
8 5 (1.54%) MicroStrategy
8 5 (1.54%) Qualys
9 4 (1.23%) Citrix
9 4 (1.23%) Dell
9 4 (1.23%) Murex
9 4 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.23%) Veritas
10 3 (0.93%) Adobe
10 3 (0.93%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.93%) Sun
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