Period
to 5 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 41 43
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 74 104 74
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 4.53% 5.14% 4.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.79% 5.35% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 77 50
Median daily rate £513 £450 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £375 £326 £363
90th Percentile £900 £634 £588
South West median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +48.94% -63.85%
10th Percentile £47.50 £32.50 £21.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £37.50 £25.25
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +80.85% -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 1,546 1,943 1,684
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 96.09% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,044 1,342 1,118
Median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £213 £281 £250
90th Percentile £616 £588 £525
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 91 58
Median hourly rate £33.00 £34.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +97.14% -13.43%
10th Percentile £15.11 £11.17 £11.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.00 £43.55
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year - +53.85% -30.00%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Bristol

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Consultant in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for Consultant in Bristol

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Consultant in Bristol over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Consultant in Bristol

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Consultant in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for Consultant in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 (36.49%) Security Cleared
2 19 (25.68%) SC Cleared
3 16 (21.62%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (16.22%) Azure
5 10 (13.51%) SQL
5 10 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
5 10 (13.51%) Finance
5 10 (13.51%) Information Security
6 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (12.16%) Office 365
7 8 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (10.81%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (10.81%) Active Directory
7 8 (10.81%) Oracle
7 8 (10.81%) Firewall
8 7 (9.46%) SAP
8 7 (9.46%) Management Information System
8 7 (9.46%) User Experience
8 7 (9.46%) Analytics
9 6 (8.11%) REST
9 6 (8.11%) Freedom of Information Act
9 6 (8.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 6 (8.11%) VMware
9 6 (8.11%) Migration
9 6 (8.11%) Freedom of Information
9 6 (8.11%) Web Services
9 6 (8.11%) PL/SQL
9 6 (8.11%) Windows

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 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.35%) CMS
3 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.70%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (1.35%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.35%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.35%) SAP PS
3 1 (1.35%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.22%) Azure
2 9 (12.16%) Office 365
3 3 (4.05%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.70%) GCP
4 2 (2.70%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.70%) SaaS
5 1 (1.35%) AWS
5 1 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.35%) IaaS
5 1 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) Firewall
2 2 (2.70%) Network Security
2 2 (2.70%) X.509
3 1 (1.35%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.35%) DHCP
3 1 (1.35%) DNS
3 1 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.35%) LAN
3 1 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.35%) WAN
3 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.70%) BigQuery
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (1.35%) LSMW
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Marketing
2 3 (4.05%) Public Sector
2 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Electronics
3 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
4 1 (1.35%) Local Government
4 1 (1.35%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) REST
1 6 (8.11%) Web Services
2 2 (2.70%) SAML
3 1 (1.35%) Middleware
3 1 (1.35%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (9.46%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.46%) User Experience
3 6 (8.11%) Freedom of Information
3 6 (8.11%) Freedom of Information Act
4 3 (4.05%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.35%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.11%) Windows
2 5 (6.76%) Linux
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (13.51%) Information Security
3 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (9.46%) Analytics
6 6 (8.11%) Migration
7 5 (6.76%) Business Development
7 5 (6.76%) Typography
7 5 (6.76%) Usability Testing
7 5 (6.76%) Wireframes
8 4 (5.41%) CRM
8 4 (5.41%) Security Management
9 3 (4.05%) Business Analysis
9 3 (4.05%) Data Protection
9 3 (4.05%) Data Security
9 3 (4.05%) Decision-Making
9 3 (4.05%) Information Security Management
9 3 (4.05%) ISMS
10 2 (2.70%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) SQL
2 6 (8.11%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.70%) C
3 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (36.49%) Security Cleared
2 19 (25.68%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) CISSP
5 2 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.70%) CISM
5 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.70%) MCSA
5 2 (2.70%) MCSE
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.35%) CCIE
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.35%) IISP
6 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.41%) NIST
3 3 (4.05%) GDPR
4 2 (2.70%) QA
5 1 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.35%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.35%) RMADS
5 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.70%) SCOM
3 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.81%) Oracle
3 7 (9.46%) SAP
4 6 (8.11%) VMware
5 5 (6.76%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (4.05%) Cisco
7 2 (2.70%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.70%) Ariba
7 2 (2.70%) BT
7 2 (2.70%) Dynatrace
7 2 (2.70%) Google
7 2 (2.70%) IBM
8 1 (1.35%) Aruba
8 1 (1.35%) CommVault
8 1 (1.35%) Concur
8 1 (1.35%) Databricks
8 1 (1.35%) F5
8 1 (1.35%) Pega
8 1 (1.35%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.35%) Veritas