Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 35 22
Rank change year-on-year -17 -13 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 77 90 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.03% 5.28% 6.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.21% 5.52% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 59 81
Bristol median daily rate £410 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.68% +13.10% -1.18%
10th Percentile £313 £316 £310
90th Percentile £534 £550 £588
South West median daily rate £431 £469 £425
% change year-on-year -8.00% +10.29% -5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £42.50 - £50.00

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 1,831 1,629 1,702
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 95.65% 96.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,231 1,087 1,212
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £250 £217 £231
90th Percentile £525 £525 £550
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 59 75
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £31.00 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.13% +4.73% +74.12%
10th Percentile £14.65 £11.90 £11.45
90th Percentile £49.00 £47.40 £45.15
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +44.44%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 21 (27.27%) Finance
2 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.29%) SAP
4 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (11.69%) Business Analysis
5 9 (11.69%) GAP Analysis
5 9 (11.69%) Active Directory
5 9 (11.69%) SQL
5 9 (11.69%) SCCM
5 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
5 9 (11.69%) Office 365
5 9 (11.69%) GDPR
6 8 (10.39%) Windows
6 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
7 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (7.79%) Project Management
8 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
8 6 (7.79%) VMware
8 6 (7.79%) Electronics
8 6 (7.79%) Manufacturing
8 6 (7.79%) TOGAF
8 6 (7.79%) Information Security
8 6 (7.79%) Programme Management
8 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
8 6 (7.79%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (7.79%) Marketing
9 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (6.49%) Lean Six Sigma
9 5 (6.49%) BPMN

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 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.90%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.30%) Confluence
3 1 (1.30%) Drupal
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.60%) Cognos Controller
2 2 (2.60%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.30%) iTrent
3 1 (1.30%) Maximo
3 1 (1.30%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.30%) Primavera
3 1 (1.30%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.30%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.69%) Office 365
2 4 (5.19%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.60%) Yammer
4 1 (1.30%) IaaS
4 1 (1.30%) PaaS
4 1 (1.30%) SaaS
4 1 (1.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) Firewall
1 5 (6.49%) Skype
2 4 (5.19%) ADSL
2 4 (5.19%) BGP
2 4 (5.19%) Ethernet
2 4 (5.19%) HSRP
2 4 (5.19%) LAN
2 4 (5.19%) MPLS
2 4 (5.19%) OSPF
2 4 (5.19%) VDSL
2 4 (5.19%) VLAN
2 4 (5.19%) WAN
3 3 (3.90%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.60%) SMS
5 1 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.30%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.30%) Network Security
5 1 (1.30%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.60%) Power BI
4 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.30%) JIRA
1 1 (1.30%) JMeter
1 1 (1.30%) LSMW
1 1 (1.30%) Selenium
General
1 21 (27.27%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.79%) Electronics
3 6 (7.79%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.79%) Marketing
4 3 (3.90%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Billing
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) .NET
1 2 (2.60%) HTML
2 1 (1.30%) CSS
2 1 (1.30%) HTML5
2 1 (1.30%) LDAP
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.30%) SAML
2 1 (1.30%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (1.30%) Symfony
2 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) User Experience
2 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.90%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.39%) Windows
2 5 (6.49%) Windows 10
2 5 (6.49%) Windows Server
2 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.60%) Linux
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (11.69%) Business Analysis
2 9 (11.69%) GAP Analysis
3 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (7.79%) Digital Marketing
4 6 (7.79%) Information Security
4 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
4 6 (7.79%) Programme Management
4 6 (7.79%) Project Management
4 6 (7.79%) TOGAF
5 5 (6.49%) BPMN
5 5 (6.49%) Business Change Management
5 5 (6.49%) Change Management
5 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (6.49%) Lean Six Sigma
5 5 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (6.49%) Process Architecture
5 5 (6.49%) Six Sigma
6 4 (5.19%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) SQL
2 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.60%) PHP
3 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.30%) COBOL
4 1 (1.30%) Java
4 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.19%) MOS
4 3 (3.90%) BC Cleared
4 3 (3.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.90%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) CISM
5 2 (2.60%) CISSP
6 1 (1.30%) CISA
6 1 (1.30%) Degree
6 1 (1.30%) OSCP
6 1 (1.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) GDPR
2 4 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.30%) PMO
4 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (11.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.90%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (3.90%) XenApp
3 3 (3.90%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.30%) Firmware
4 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.30%) IAG
4 1 (1.30%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) SCCM
2 1 (1.30%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.29%) SAP
3 6 (7.79%) VMware
4 4 (5.19%) LogRhythm
5 3 (3.90%) Anaplan
5 3 (3.90%) CA
5 3 (3.90%) Citrix
5 3 (3.90%) IBM
5 3 (3.90%) Ivanti
5 3 (3.90%) Tableau
5 3 (3.90%) Wyse
6 2 (2.60%) Cognos
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle
7 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.30%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.30%) McAfee
7 1 (1.30%) OpenText
7 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.30%) Teradata
7 1 (1.30%) Unisys