Period
to 22 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 39 28
Rank change year-on-year -3 -11 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 100 76 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.96% 4.44% 5.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.18% 4.63% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 49 58
Bristol median daily rate £450 £450 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.37% +14.06%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £302
90th Percentile £661 £575 £550
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.94% -63.85% +30.00%
10th Percentile £32.50 £21.75 £62.50
90th Percentile £37.50 £25.25 £67.50
South West median hourly rate £50.00 £23.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +112.77% -53.00% -

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 1,930 1,640 1,535
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 95.74% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,322 1,077 1,041
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £275 £256 £233
90th Percentile £588 £524 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 59 67
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -13.58% -38.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.64 £10.85
90th Percentile £60.15 £43.20 £46.58
South West median hourly rate £36.30 £23.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +54.47% -32.86% -6.67%

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 22 April 2019.

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
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Bristol region over the 6 months to 22 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - 2 £394 -
Consultant
South West

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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 27 (27.00%) Finance
2 25 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (19.00%) Office 365
4 18 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (17.00%) Security Cleared
6 15 (15.00%) Active Directory
7 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
7 14 (14.00%) Migration
8 13 (13.00%) SC Cleared
9 12 (12.00%) Windows
9 12 (12.00%) SharePoint
10 11 (11.00%) VMware
11 10 (10.00%) Manufacturing
11 10 (10.00%) SAP
11 10 (10.00%) DevOps
12 8 (8.00%) SQL
12 8 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (8.00%) Windows Server
13 7 (7.00%) Data Centre
13 7 (7.00%) Hyper-V
13 7 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (7.00%) SCCM
13 7 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (6.00%) Information Assurance
14 6 (6.00%) Marketing
14 6 (6.00%) Digital Marketing
14 6 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (6.00%) Python
14 6 (6.00%) Oracle

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 12 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (3.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.00%) Apache
5 1 (1.00%) CMS
5 1 (1.00%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.00%) Sitefinity
5 1 (1.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) InfoPath
2 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.00%) Maximo
3 3 (3.00%) Teamcenter
4 2 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (1.00%) Sage X3
5 1 (1.00%) SAP APO
5 1 (1.00%) SAP CO
5 1 (1.00%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.00%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.00%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.00%) Office 365
2 18 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.00%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.00%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (2.00%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (2.00%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.00%) PaaS
7 1 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.00%) IaaS
7 1 (1.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Firewall
2 4 (4.00%) SAN
2 4 (4.00%) VPN
3 3 (3.00%) Intranet
3 3 (3.00%) Skype
4 2 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.00%) DNS
5 1 (1.00%) LAN
5 1 (1.00%) PBX
5 1 (1.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.00%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.00%) Power BI
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (27.00%) Finance
2 10 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.00%) Electronics
3 6 (6.00%) Marketing
3 6 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.00%) Retail
5 1 (1.00%) Advertising
5 1 (1.00%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.00%) Back Office
5 1 (1.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) Itk
1 3 (3.00%) Java EE
1 3 (3.00%) LDAP
1 3 (3.00%) Web Services
2 2 (2.00%) Middleware
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle ADF
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.00%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.00%) .NET
3 1 (1.00%) COM
3 1 (1.00%) JSON
3 1 (1.00%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.00%) XML
3 1 (1.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.00%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.00%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.00%) Social Media
4 2 (2.00%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.00%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.00%) Replication
5 1 (1.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.00%) Windows
2 8 (8.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.00%) Linux
4 5 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.00%) Unix
8 1 (1.00%) AIX
8 1 (1.00%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.00%) Migration
2 10 (10.00%) DevOps
3 8 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.00%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (6.00%) Information Assurance
5 6 (6.00%) ITIL
5 6 (6.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (6.00%) Programme Management
6 5 (5.00%) CRM
6 5 (5.00%) Use Case
7 4 (4.00%) Data Management
7 4 (4.00%) Document Management
7 4 (4.00%) ERP
7 4 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.00%) Requirements Management
7 4 (4.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (3.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.00%) SQL
2 6 (6.00%) Python
3 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.00%) ABAP
4 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (17.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.00%) CCNA
3 4 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.00%) Degree
4 3 (3.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.00%) MCSE
4 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.00%) GIAC
5 2 (2.00%) GPEN
6 1 (1.00%) CGEIT
6 1 (1.00%) CISA
6 1 (1.00%) CISM
6 1 (1.00%) CISSP
6 1 (1.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) RMADS
2 1 (1.00%) GDPR
2 1 (1.00%) PMO
2 1 (1.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.00%) Hyper-V
2 7 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (2.00%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.00%) UAG
4 2 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.00%) XenApp
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.00%) vSphere
5 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) SCCM
2 5 (5.00%) Terraform
3 4 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (3.00%) Ansible
4 3 (3.00%) CA Endevor
5 2 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.00%) VMware
3 10 (10.00%) SAP
4 6 (6.00%) Oracle
5 4 (4.00%) Cisco
5 4 (4.00%) ForgeRock
5 4 (4.00%) McAfee
5 4 (4.00%) Tableau
6 3 (3.00%) Citrix
6 3 (3.00%) HP
6 3 (3.00%) IBM
7 2 (2.00%) ArcSight
7 2 (2.00%) CyberArk
7 2 (2.00%) Dell
7 2 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.00%) Adobe
8 1 (1.00%) CA
8 1 (1.00%) Intel
8 1 (1.00%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.00%) Sage