Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £434 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Consultant
South West > Bristol
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 51 38
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 100 69 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.59% 3.50% 4.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.81% 3.70% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 47 53
Bristol median daily rate £434 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.68% +8.45% +3.06%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £310
90th Percentile £590 £598 £550
South West median daily rate £453 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.74% +5.56% +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 - £65.00
10th Percentile £32.50 - £62.50
90th Percentile £37.50 - £67.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% -21.90% +20.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 2,081 1,864 1,589
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.59% 94.67% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,442 1,262 1,120
Bristol median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £263 £213 £231
90th Percentile £550 £525 £556
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 62 79
Bristol median hourly rate £36.30 £17.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.43% -28.57% +48.48%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.78 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.63 £50.23 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year +26.13% +4.72% -11.67%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Bristol

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Bristol

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Bristol over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Bristol

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Bristol

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 23 (23.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.00%) Finance
3 16 (16.00%) Windows
3 16 (16.00%) Office 365
4 15 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 13 (13.00%) SC Cleared
5 13 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (13.00%) SAP
5 13 (13.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (11.00%) SharePoint
6 11 (11.00%) Manufacturing
6 11 (11.00%) VMware
6 11 (11.00%) Windows Server
7 10 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (10.00%) SCCM
8 9 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (9.00%) Windows 10
9 8 (8.00%) PowerShell
10 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (7.00%) Marketing
10 7 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (7.00%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (7.00%) Programme Management
10 7 (7.00%) Electronics
10 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
10 7 (7.00%) Citrix
10 7 (7.00%) User Experience
11 6 (6.00%) Skype
11 6 (6.00%) Virtual Environments

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 11 (11.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.00%) CMS
4 1 (1.00%) Drupal
4 1 (1.00%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Cognos Controller
1 3 (3.00%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (2.00%) Maximo
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.00%) Teamcenter
3 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.00%) Sage X3
3 1 (1.00%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.00%) Office 365
2 13 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.00%) IaaS
3 2 (2.00%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.00%) PaaS
4 1 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.00%) SaaS
4 1 (1.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.00%) NetScaler
1 6 (6.00%) Skype
2 5 (5.00%) Intranet
3 4 (4.00%) Firewall
4 3 (3.00%) ADSL
4 3 (3.00%) BGP
4 3 (3.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (3.00%) HSRP
4 3 (3.00%) LAN
4 3 (3.00%) MPLS
4 3 (3.00%) OSPF
4 3 (3.00%) VDSL
4 3 (3.00%) VLAN
4 3 (3.00%) VPN
4 3 (3.00%) WAN
5 2 (2.00%) Network Security
6 1 (1.00%) Broadband
6 1 (1.00%) VoIP
6 1 (1.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (2.00%) Power BI
2 2 (2.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.00%) SAP BW
2 2 (2.00%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.00%) Gradle
2 1 (1.00%) Maven
2 1 (1.00%) Mockito
2 1 (1.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (22.00%) Finance
2 11 (11.00%) Manufacturing
3 7 (7.00%) Electronics
3 7 (7.00%) Marketing
3 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.00%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.00%) Banking
5 2 (2.00%) Publishing
6 1 (1.00%) Advertising
6 1 (1.00%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) LDAP
2 3 (3.00%) Web Services
3 2 (2.00%) .NET
3 2 (2.00%) HTML
3 2 (2.00%) Itk
3 2 (2.00%) Middleware
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle ADF
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.00%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.00%) COM
4 1 (1.00%) CSS
4 1 (1.00%) HTML5
4 1 (1.00%) Java EE
4 1 (1.00%) JSON
4 1 (1.00%) JSR 170
4 1 (1.00%) OSGi
4 1 (1.00%) REST
4 1 (1.00%) SOAP
4 1 (1.00%) Symfony
4 1 (1.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) User Experience
2 5 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 5 (5.00%) Social Media
2 5 (5.00%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.00%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.00%) Windows
2 11 (11.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (9.00%) Windows 10
4 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.00%) Linux
6 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.00%) Unix
7 2 (2.00%) VMS
8 1 (1.00%) AIX
8 1 (1.00%) Debian
8 1 (1.00%) Kali Linux
8 1 (1.00%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (7.00%) Digital Marketing
3 7 (7.00%) Programme Management
4 6 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (6.00%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (5.00%) Application Virtualisation
5 5 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (5.00%) Use Case
6 4 (4.00%) Creative Thinking
6 4 (4.00%) Data Protection
6 4 (4.00%) ERP
6 4 (4.00%) Migration
6 4 (4.00%) Programme Delivery
6 4 (4.00%) Project Management
6 4 (4.00%) Visualisation
7 3 (3.00%) Accounts Payable
7 3 (3.00%) Accounts Receivable
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.00%) Java
3 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.00%) PHP
3 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.00%) CISSP
3 3 (3.00%) MOS
4 2 (2.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (2.00%) GIAC
4 2 (2.00%) GPEN
5 1 (1.00%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.00%) CCNA
5 1 (1.00%) CGEIT
5 1 (1.00%) CISA
5 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.00%) CISM
5 1 (1.00%) CRISC
5 1 (1.00%) Degree
5 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.00%) GDPR
2 2 (2.00%) QA
3 1 (1.00%) RMADS
3 1 (1.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (13.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (6.00%) XenApp
4 5 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (5.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.00%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (10.00%) SCCM
2 4 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.00%) Ansible
4 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (23.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.00%) SAP
3 11 (11.00%) VMware
4 7 (7.00%) Citrix
5 5 (5.00%) CA
5 5 (5.00%) Ivanti
5 5 (5.00%) Oracle
5 5 (5.00%) Tableau
5 5 (5.00%) Wyse
6 4 (4.00%) Anaplan
6 4 (4.00%) Cognos
6 4 (4.00%) IBM
7 3 (3.00%) JD Edwards
7 3 (3.00%) McAfee
8 2 (2.00%) Adobe
8 2 (2.00%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.00%) CyberArk
8 2 (2.00%) F5
8 2 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.00%) Salesforce.com