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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 30 36 21
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 153 167 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.46% 5.03% 6.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.78% 5.29% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 94 129
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £340 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £542
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £28.75 £43.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.90% +335.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +54.12%
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
2647 3155 3223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.50% 95.12% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1701 1991 2081
Median daily rate £360 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 229 181
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -6 36 £450 -5.26% 2
Bristol +11 35 £438 +3.05% 10
Gloucestershire -1 27 £450 -5.26% 2
Dorset +11 16 £490 +1.03% 3
Devon +5 13 £230 -34.28% 3
Somerset +12 9 £400 +5.96% 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 (26.91%) Security Cleared
2 83 (23.51%) Finance
3 70 (19.83%) Migration
4 57 (16.15%) SAP
5 55 (15.58%) SC Cleared
6 47 (13.31%) SQL
7 44 (12.46%) Microsoft
8 43 (12.18%) Oracle
9 38 (10.76%) Windows
9 38 (10.76%) DV Cleared
10 27 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (7.37%) SharePoint
11 26 (7.37%) Data Migration
12 25 (7.08%) Active Directory
13 24 (6.80%) Project Management
14 22 (6.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 20 (5.67%) CISSP
15 20 (5.67%) Java
16 19 (5.38%) SQL Server
16 19 (5.38%) Firewall
17 18 (5.10%) PL/SQL
17 18 (5.10%) .NET
17 18 (5.10%) CLAS
18 17 (4.82%) Windows Server
18 17 (4.82%) Information Assurance
18 17 (4.82%) ERP
18 17 (4.82%) Cisco
18 17 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (4.53%) VMware

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 26 (7.37%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.83%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.83%) SAS
3 8 (2.27%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.98%) IIS
5 6 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.42%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.85%) Alfresco
8 3 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.85%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.57%) GroupWise
9 2 (0.57%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (2.55%) MS Office
2 8 (2.27%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.28%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (3.12%) Oracle EBS R12
1 11 (3.12%) SAP CO
1 11 (3.12%) SAP FI
1 11 (3.12%) SAP FI/CO
1 11 (3.12%) Unit4 Business World
2 10 (2.83%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (2.55%) SAP SD
4 8 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (2.27%) Oracle Payroll
5 7 (1.98%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (1.98%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (1.70%) SAP CRM
7 5 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (1.42%) SAP IS-U
7 5 (1.42%) SAP MM
8 4 (1.13%) Oracle ASCP
8 4 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (1.13%) SAP APO
8 4 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.40%) Office 365
3 7 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.70%) SaaS
5 5 (1.42%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.42%) IaaS
6 4 (1.13%) PaaS
7 3 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.38%) Firewall
2 12 (3.40%) Internet
3 6 (1.70%) SNMP
4 5 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (1.42%) HTTP
4 5 (1.42%) Skype
4 5 (1.42%) SMTP
4 5 (1.42%) VPN
5 4 (1.13%) DNS
5 4 (1.13%) Network Security
5 4 (1.13%) WAN
6 3 (0.85%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.85%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (0.85%) IPsec
6 3 (0.85%) LAN
6 3 (0.85%) SAN
6 3 (0.85%) SMS
6 3 (0.85%) SSL
6 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.42%) Base SAS
8 5 (1.42%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.42%) Oracle OLAP
8 5 (1.42%) Power BI
8 5 (1.42%) SAP BW
8 5 (1.42%) SAP HANA
8 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.42%) Star Schema
8 5 (1.42%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 6 (1.70%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.42%) LSMW
2 5 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (1.13%) PeopleTools
3 4 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.57%) Selenium
4 2 (0.57%) Subversion
4 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.28%) ERwin
5 1 (0.28%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.28%) JIRA
5 1 (0.28%) Maven
5 1 (0.28%) NWDS
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.28%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.28%) TestComplete
General
1 83 (23.51%) Finance
2 14 (3.97%) Manufacturing
3 13 (3.68%) Banking
4 10 (2.83%) Retail
5 8 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.98%) Marketing
7 5 (1.42%) Advertising
7 5 (1.42%) Billing
8 3 (0.85%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.85%) Automotive
8 3 (0.85%) Electronics
8 3 (0.85%) Law
9 2 (0.57%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.10%) .NET
2 10 (2.83%) Web Services
3 7 (1.98%) SAP PI
4 6 (1.70%) Middleware
5 5 (1.42%) HTML
6 4 (1.13%) EDI
6 4 (1.13%) JSP
6 4 (1.13%) SOAP
7 3 (0.85%) SAP Fiori
7 3 (0.85%) XML
8 2 (0.57%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.57%) CSS
8 2 (0.57%) EDIFACT
8 2 (0.57%) REST
8 2 (0.57%) RESTful
8 2 (0.57%) SAP Core Interface
8 2 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.28%) XSL
9 1 (0.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.68%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.98%) e-Learning
5 5 (1.42%) CESG
5 5 (1.42%) Clustering
6 4 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.85%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.85%) Cryptography
7 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.85%) FMCG
7 3 (0.85%) Health Informatics
7 3 (0.85%) Informatics
7 3 (0.85%) NHS
7 3 (0.85%) RIA
8 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.57%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.76%) Windows
2 17 (4.82%) Windows Server
3 12 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (2.83%) Unix
4 10 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.98%) Linux
6 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.42%) Solaris
8 4 (1.13%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.85%) AIX
10 2 (0.57%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.28%) CentOS
11 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (19.83%) Migration
2 27 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (7.37%) Data Migration
4 24 (6.80%) Project Management
5 17 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (4.82%) ERP
5 17 (4.82%) Information Assurance
5 17 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (4.53%) Cybersecurity
6 16 (4.53%) Information Security
7 15 (4.25%) CRM
8 14 (3.97%) ITIL
8 14 (3.97%) Workflow
9 13 (3.68%) Data Modelling
10 11 (3.12%) Technical Architecture
11 10 (2.83%) Data Analysis
11 10 (2.83%) Security Architecture
12 9 (2.55%) Logistics
12 9 (2.55%) Remediation Plan
12 9 (2.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 47 (13.31%) SQL
2 20 (5.67%) Java
3 18 (5.10%) PL/SQL
4 13 (3.68%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.12%) C
6 8 (2.27%) ABAP
6 8 (2.27%) C++
7 7 (1.98%) C#
8 4 (1.13%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.85%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.85%) VBScript
10 2 (0.57%) Perl
11 1 (0.28%) PeopleCode
11 1 (0.28%) PHP
11 1 (0.28%) Python
11 1 (0.28%) Ruby
11 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.28%) SQR
11 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 95 (26.91%) Security Cleared
2 55 (15.58%) SC Cleared
3 38 (10.76%) DV Cleared
4 20 (5.67%) CISSP
5 18 (5.10%) CLAS
6 15 (4.25%) Degree
7 8 (2.27%) CISM
8 5 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.13%) CCNP
9 4 (1.13%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (1.13%) CISA
9 4 (1.13%) HNC
9 4 (1.13%) HND
10 3 (0.85%) CCIE
11 2 (0.57%) CCNA
11 2 (0.57%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.57%) IISP
11 2 (0.57%) Security+ Certification
11 2 (0.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (0.28%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 10 (2.83%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.98%) RMADS
4 6 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.70%) JSP 440
4 6 (1.70%) SLA
5 3 (0.85%) QA
6 2 (0.57%) COBIT
6 2 (0.57%) SEPA
7 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.28%) GAAP
7 1 (0.28%) GxP
7 1 (0.28%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.28%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.28%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.28%) ISO27005
System Software
1 25 (7.08%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.68%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.98%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.42%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.13%) Docker
5 4 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (0.85%) XenApp
6 3 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.57%) Firmware
7 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.28%) ACF2
8 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.28%) RACF
8 1 (0.28%) Samba
8 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (2.83%) SCCM
2 8 (2.27%) SCOM
3 5 (1.42%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.13%) Endace
5 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.85%) Nagios
5 3 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.85%) WSUS
6 2 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.57%) SCSM
6 2 (0.57%) zSecure
7 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.28%) Nessus
7 1 (0.28%) Puppet
7 1 (0.28%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 57 (16.15%) SAP
2 44 (12.46%) Microsoft
3 43 (12.18%) Oracle
4 17 (4.82%) Cisco
5 16 (4.53%) VMware
6 14 (3.97%) Splunk
7 11 (3.12%) IBM
8 5 (1.42%) Citrix
8 5 (1.42%) Dell
8 5 (1.42%) MicroStrategy
8 5 (1.42%) Qualys
8 5 (1.42%) Teradata
9 4 (1.13%) Dell Compellent
9 4 (1.13%) Intel Security
9 4 (1.13%) Murex
9 4 (1.13%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.13%) Veritas
10 3 (0.85%) HP
10 3 (0.85%) Lotus
10 3 (0.85%) Sun
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