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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 26 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 195 169 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.61% 5.45% 5.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.93% 5.69% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 87 83
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £345 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £423
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £44.25 - £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.95 £42.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+18.92% +29.23%
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
2813 2971 2847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.39% 95.84% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1818 1920 1850
Median daily rate £365 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 199 183
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +23 61 £425 +6.25% 15
Wiltshire -4 49 £450 -2.70% 3
Gloucestershire +2 36 £475 +5.55% 8
Somerset +7 15 £425 -17.47%
Devon +2 5 £400 +14.28% 3
Dorset -10 1 - - 3
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 97 (26.65%) Security Cleared
2 92 (25.27%) Finance
3 63 (17.31%) Migration
4 57 (15.66%) SC Cleared
5 48 (13.19%) SQL
6 46 (12.64%) Microsoft
7 44 (12.09%) SAP
8 43 (11.81%) Windows
9 37 (10.16%) DV Cleared
10 31 (8.52%) Oracle
10 31 (8.52%) CISSP
11 27 (7.42%) Active Directory
12 26 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (6.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 24 (6.59%) SharePoint
14 23 (6.32%) SQL Server
14 23 (6.32%) VMware
15 22 (6.04%) .NET
16 21 (5.77%) C#
16 21 (5.77%) Information Assurance
17 20 (5.49%) PowerShell
17 20 (5.49%) Firewall
18 19 (5.22%) Project Management
18 19 (5.22%) Cisco
19 18 (4.95%) ITIL
19 18 (4.95%) Workflow
19 18 (4.95%) Data Centre
19 18 (4.95%) CLAS
20 17 (4.67%) Analytical Skills

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 24 (6.59%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.47%) IIS
3 7 (1.92%) IBM Notes
3 7 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.92%) SAS
3 7 (1.92%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (0.82%) Apache
7 3 (0.82%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.55%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.55%) GroupWise
8 2 (0.55%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.55%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.02%) MS Office
3 7 (1.92%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.37%) MS Project
6 4 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (2.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.75%) SAP CO
2 10 (2.75%) SAP FI
2 10 (2.75%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (2.20%) Oracle Payroll
4 7 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (1.92%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (1.37%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 5 (1.37%) SAP CRM
6 5 (1.37%) SAP HCM
6 5 (1.37%) SAP IS-U
6 5 (1.37%) SAP SD
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle ASCP
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (1.10%) SAP MM
7 4 (1.10%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.40%) Office 365
2 10 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.65%) SaaS
4 4 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.55%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.55%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.27%) PaaS
7 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.49%) Firewall
2 11 (3.02%) Internet
3 6 (1.65%) Skype
3 6 (1.65%) VPN
4 5 (1.37%) BIG-IP
4 5 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (1.37%) LAN
4 5 (1.37%) Network Security
5 4 (1.10%) WAN
6 3 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.82%) DNS
6 3 (0.82%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.82%) OpenVPN
6 3 (0.82%) SNMP
6 3 (0.82%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.55%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (0.55%) IMAP4
7 2 (0.55%) SSL
7 2 (0.55%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (2.75%) SAP BW
3 10 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.37%) Base SAS
6 5 (1.37%) Big Data
6 5 (1.37%) Power BI
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.82%) Data Mart
8 3 (0.82%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.82%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.02%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.10%) LSMW
2 4 (1.10%) Selenium
3 3 (0.82%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.82%) Capybara
3 3 (0.82%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.82%) JIRA
3 3 (0.82%) SpecFlow
3 3 (0.82%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.27%) ERwin
5 1 (0.27%) JDeveloper
General
1 92 (25.27%) Finance
2 15 (4.12%) Banking
3 11 (3.02%) Marketing
3 11 (3.02%) Retail
4 10 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.92%) Advertising
7 6 (1.65%) Billing
8 5 (1.37%) Back Office
9 4 (1.10%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.82%) Law
11 2 (0.55%) Electronics
11 2 (0.55%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.55%) Legal
12 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Local Government
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.04%) .NET
2 12 (3.30%) XML
3 10 (2.75%) Web Services
4 9 (2.47%) CSS
4 9 (2.47%) EDI
5 7 (1.92%) EDIFACT
5 7 (1.92%) HTML
6 6 (1.65%) SAP Fiori
7 5 (1.37%) jQuery
7 5 (1.37%) Middleware
8 4 (1.10%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.82%) Behat
10 2 (0.55%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.55%) J2EE
10 2 (0.55%) JSP
10 2 (0.55%) Kafka
10 2 (0.55%) REST
10 2 (0.55%) SOAP
10 2 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.95%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.92%) User Experience
5 6 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (1.37%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.10%) Health Informatics
7 4 (1.10%) Informatics
8 3 (0.82%) CESG
8 3 (0.82%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.82%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.82%) Economics
8 3 (0.82%) PKI
9 2 (0.55%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.55%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.55%) iPad
9 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.55%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.81%) Windows
2 14 (3.85%) Unix
2 14 (3.85%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (2.20%) Linux
4 8 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.92%) Solaris
6 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.55%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.55%) zOS
8 1 (0.27%) AIX
8 1 (0.27%) CentOS
8 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.31%) Migration
2 26 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (5.77%) Information Assurance
4 19 (5.22%) Project Management
5 18 (4.95%) ITIL
5 18 (4.95%) Workflow
6 17 (4.67%) ERP
7 16 (4.40%) CRM
7 16 (4.40%) Data Migration
7 16 (4.40%) Information Security
8 12 (3.30%) Compliance Audit
8 12 (3.30%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (3.30%) Quality Management
9 11 (3.02%) Business Analysis
9 11 (3.02%) Data Modelling
9 11 (3.02%) Validation
10 9 (2.47%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (2.47%) Project Planning
10 9 (2.47%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 48 (13.19%) SQL
2 21 (5.77%) C#
3 20 (5.49%) PowerShell
4 11 (3.02%) JavaScript
4 11 (3.02%) PL/SQL
5 8 (2.20%) C
5 8 (2.20%) Java
6 6 (1.65%) ABAP
7 5 (1.37%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.10%) VBScript
9 3 (0.82%) Ruby
9 3 (0.82%) VB
10 2 (0.55%) C++
11 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.27%) PHP
11 1 (0.27%) Python
11 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 97 (26.65%) Security Cleared
2 57 (15.66%) SC Cleared
3 37 (10.16%) DV Cleared
4 31 (8.52%) CISSP
5 18 (4.95%) CLAS
6 11 (3.02%) CISM
7 8 (2.20%) Degree
8 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.10%) CCNP
9 4 (1.10%) CEH
9 4 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.10%) GIAC
9 4 (1.10%) MCAD
9 4 (1.10%) MCITP
9 4 (1.10%) MCSD
9 4 (1.10%) MCTS
10 3 (0.82%) CISA
10 3 (0.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 3 (0.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (3.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 10 (2.75%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.65%) SLA
5 3 (0.82%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.55%) COBIT
6 2 (0.55%) SEPA
7 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.27%) GAAP
7 1 (0.27%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.27%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.27%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.27%) QA
7 1 (0.27%) RMADS
7 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (7.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.47%) VMware ESX
3 7 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (1.92%) XenApp
3 7 (1.92%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.10%) Oracle Clusterware
5 4 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.82%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.55%) ACF2
7 2 (0.55%) Firmware
7 2 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.27%) RACF
8 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (3.30%) SCCM
2 9 (2.47%) NetBackup
3 5 (1.37%) SCOM
4 4 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.82%) zSecure
6 2 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.55%) Nessus
6 2 (0.55%) Nmap
7 1 (0.27%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.27%) MIIS
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.27%) Puppet
7 1 (0.27%) SCSM
7 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 46 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 44 (12.09%) SAP
3 31 (8.52%) Oracle
4 23 (6.32%) VMware
5 19 (5.22%) Cisco
6 15 (4.12%) IBM
7 10 (2.75%) Citrix
8 7 (1.92%) HP
8 7 (1.92%) Splunk
9 6 (1.65%) F5
9 6 (1.65%) Qualys
10 5 (1.37%) OpenText
11 4 (1.10%) CA
11 4 (1.10%) Dell
11 4 (1.10%) Lotus
11 4 (1.10%) NetApp
11 4 (1.10%) Nintex
11 4 (1.10%) Sun
11 4 (1.10%) Veritas
12 3 (0.82%) Rally
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