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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 24 32 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 180 174 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.33% 5.20% 6.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.69% 5.44% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 90 113
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £349 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £52.50 - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £41.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.51% +83.33%
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
2690 3196 3053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.59% 95.46% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 2036 1956
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 224 168
Median hourly rate £27.75 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 August 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
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 August 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 +11 51 £438 +2.94% 16
Wiltshire -4 39 £450 -5.26% 2
Gloucestershire +12 31 £450 +7.78% 10
Somerset +12 14 £425 +30.76% 2
Dorset +6 13 £463 -4.63% 3
Devon +11 8 £200 -42.85% 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 100 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 85 (21.85%) Migration
3 83 (21.34%) Finance
4 60 (15.42%) SQL
5 57 (14.65%) SAP
5 57 (14.65%) SC Cleared
6 54 (13.88%) Microsoft
7 51 (13.11%) Windows
8 39 (10.03%) Oracle
8 39 (10.03%) DV Cleared
9 34 (8.74%) Active Directory
10 30 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (7.20%) SharePoint
12 27 (6.94%) Data Migration
13 26 (6.68%) SQL Server
13 26 (6.68%) .NET
14 24 (6.17%) Project Management
15 22 (5.66%) CISSP
15 22 (5.66%) PowerShell
15 22 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 21 (5.40%) Java
16 21 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (5.40%) Windows Server
17 20 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (5.14%) Cisco
17 20 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (4.88%) PL/SQL
18 19 (4.88%) Workflow
18 19 (4.88%) Firewall
18 19 (4.88%) 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 28 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.34%) SAS
3 12 (3.08%) IIS
4 9 (2.31%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.31%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.80%) IBM Notes
6 6 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (1.03%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.77%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.51%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.51%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.26%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (3.08%) MS Office
2 10 (2.57%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.54%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (2.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (2.57%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.57%) SAP CO
2 10 (2.57%) SAP FI
2 10 (2.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (2.06%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (2.06%) Oracle Payroll
3 8 (2.06%) Unit4 Business World
4 7 (1.80%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (1.80%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (1.54%) SAP CRM
5 6 (1.54%) SAP SD
6 5 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (1.29%) SAP HCM
6 5 (1.29%) SAP IS-U
6 5 (1.29%) SAP MM
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.63%) Office 365
2 16 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.54%) IaaS
4 6 (1.54%) SaaS
5 5 (1.29%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.03%) PaaS
7 3 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.88%) Firewall
2 12 (3.08%) Internet
3 6 (1.54%) HTTP
3 6 (1.54%) Skype
3 6 (1.54%) SNMP
3 6 (1.54%) WAN
4 5 (1.29%) BIG-IP
4 5 (1.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (1.29%) LAN
4 5 (1.29%) Network Security
4 5 (1.29%) SMTP
4 5 (1.29%) VPN
5 4 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (1.03%) DNS
6 3 (0.77%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (0.77%) OpenVPN
6 3 (0.77%) SAN
6 3 (0.77%) SMS
6 3 (0.77%) SSL
6 3 (0.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.57%) SAP BW
6 8 (2.06%) Base SAS
6 8 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.54%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.29%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.29%) Power BI
9 5 (1.29%) SAP HANA
10 4 (1.03%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (1.03%) Oracle OLAP
10 4 (1.03%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 10 (2.57%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.29%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.03%) LSMW
3 4 (1.03%) Selenium
3 4 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.77%) JIRA
4 3 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.51%) Capybara
5 2 (0.51%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.51%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.51%) Subversion
5 2 (0.51%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.26%) Ant
6 1 (0.26%) ERwin
6 1 (0.26%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.26%) JUnit
6 1 (0.26%) NWDS
General
1 83 (21.34%) Finance
2 15 (3.86%) Banking
3 14 (3.60%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.83%) Retail
5 9 (2.31%) Marketing
6 8 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.29%) Billing
8 3 (0.77%) Advertising
8 3 (0.77%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.77%) Automotive
8 3 (0.77%) Electronics
8 3 (0.77%) Law
9 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.68%) .NET
2 12 (3.08%) Web Services
3 9 (2.31%) XML
4 8 (2.06%) HTML
5 7 (1.80%) EDI
5 7 (1.80%) Middleware
5 7 (1.80%) SAP PI
6 5 (1.29%) CSS
6 5 (1.29%) EDIFACT
7 4 (1.03%) jQuery
7 4 (1.03%) JSP
7 4 (1.03%) SOAP
8 3 (0.77%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.77%) SAP Fiori
8 3 (0.77%) WCF
9 2 (0.51%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.51%) Behat
9 2 (0.51%) REST
9 2 (0.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 11 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.54%) e-Learning
5 5 (1.29%) CESG
5 5 (1.29%) Clustering
6 4 (1.03%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.03%) Health Informatics
6 4 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.03%) Informatics
7 3 (0.77%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (0.77%) Cryptography
7 3 (0.77%) NHS
7 3 (0.77%) RIA
7 3 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.51%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.51%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.51%) FMCG
8 2 (0.51%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.11%) Windows
2 21 (5.40%) Windows Server
3 15 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (3.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.08%) Unix
6 8 (2.06%) Linux
7 6 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.29%) Solaris
9 3 (0.77%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.51%) zOS
11 1 (0.26%) AIX
11 1 (0.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (21.85%) Migration
2 30 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (6.94%) Data Migration
4 24 (6.17%) Project Management
5 21 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (4.88%) Workflow
8 17 (4.37%) ERP
8 17 (4.37%) Information Assurance
8 17 (4.37%) ITIL
9 16 (4.11%) CRM
9 16 (4.11%) Information Security
10 15 (3.86%) Data Modelling
11 14 (3.60%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (3.60%) Validation
12 13 (3.34%) Data Analysis
12 13 (3.34%) Quality Management
13 12 (3.08%) Business Analysis
14 11 (2.83%) Requirements Management
14 11 (2.83%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 60 (15.42%) SQL
2 22 (5.66%) PowerShell
3 21 (5.40%) Java
4 19 (4.88%) PL/SQL
5 16 (4.11%) C#
6 10 (2.57%) C
7 9 (2.31%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.06%) ABAP
8 8 (2.06%) C++
9 6 (1.54%) VBScript
10 4 (1.03%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.77%) Ruby
12 2 (0.51%) Perl
12 2 (0.51%) VB
13 1 (0.26%) Groovy
13 1 (0.26%) PHP
13 1 (0.26%) Python
13 1 (0.26%) Scala
13 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 100 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 57 (14.65%) SC Cleared
3 39 (10.03%) DV Cleared
4 22 (5.66%) CISSP
5 17 (4.37%) CLAS
6 14 (3.60%) Degree
7 9 (2.31%) CISM
8 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.03%) CCNP
9 4 (1.03%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (1.03%) CISA
9 4 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.03%) HNC
9 4 (1.03%) HND
10 3 (0.77%) MCAD
10 3 (0.77%) MCITP
10 3 (0.77%) MCSD
10 3 (0.77%) MCTS
11 2 (0.51%) CCIE
11 2 (0.51%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 10 (2.57%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.31%) SLA
4 7 (1.80%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.03%) RMADS
6 3 (0.77%) COBIT
6 3 (0.77%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.51%) QA
7 2 (0.51%) SEPA
8 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.26%) GAAP
8 1 (0.26%) GxP
8 1 (0.26%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.26%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.26%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.26%) ISO27005
8 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 34 (8.74%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.34%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (2.06%) VMware ESX
4 7 (1.80%) XenApp
4 7 (1.80%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.03%) Docker
6 4 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.77%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (0.51%) ACF2
8 2 (0.51%) Firmware
9 1 (0.26%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.26%) RACF
9 1 (0.26%) Samba
9 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (3.86%) SCCM
2 8 (2.06%) SCOM
3 5 (1.29%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.03%) Endace
5 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.77%) Nagios
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.77%) SCSM
5 3 (0.77%) WSUS
5 3 (0.77%) zSecure
6 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.51%) Puppet
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.26%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 57 (14.65%) SAP
2 54 (13.88%) Microsoft
3 39 (10.03%) Oracle
4 20 (5.14%) Cisco
5 19 (4.88%) VMware
6 18 (4.63%) IBM
7 14 (3.60%) Splunk
8 10 (2.57%) Citrix
9 6 (1.54%) F5
9 6 (1.54%) HP
9 6 (1.54%) Qualys
10 5 (1.29%) Dell
10 5 (1.29%) Nintex
11 4 (1.03%) CA
11 4 (1.03%) Dell Compellent
11 4 (1.03%) Intel Security
11 4 (1.03%) Lotus
11 4 (1.03%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (1.03%) Teradata
11 4 (1.03%) Veritas
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