Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 45 29
Rank change year-on-year -2 -16 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 87 75 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.19% 3.96% 5.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.40% 4.16% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 45 61
Bristol median daily rate £410 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.00% +17.65% -0.58%
10th Percentile £312 £320 £320
90th Percentile £575 £588 £588
South West median daily rate £450 £475 £440
% change year-on-year -5.26% +7.95% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year +3.66% +42.61% -33.91%

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 1,979 1,805 1,632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.20% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,325 1,225 1,157
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £230
90th Percentile £536 £525 £550
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 53 80
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +2.04% +53.13%
10th Percentile £14.88 £12.13 £11.98
90th Percentile £61.10 £50.25 £45.33
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +21.21% +20.00% +7.84%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 18 (20.69%) Finance
2 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
3 13 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (13.79%) Windows
4 12 (13.79%) Office 365
5 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
5 11 (12.64%) SAP
6 10 (11.49%) Active Directory
6 10 (11.49%) VMware
6 10 (11.49%) GAP Analysis
6 10 (11.49%) SCCM
6 10 (11.49%) Business Analysis
7 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
7 9 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (10.34%) Windows Server
8 8 (9.20%) User Experience
9 7 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
9 7 (8.05%) Windows 10
10 6 (6.90%) Virtual Environments
10 6 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (6.90%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (6.90%) Project Management
10 6 (6.90%) Skype
10 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (6.90%) Skype for Business
10 6 (6.90%) VMware ESXi

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 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.90%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.15%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Cognos Controller
1 3 (3.45%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.15%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.15%) Primavera
3 1 (1.15%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.15%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.79%) Office 365
2 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.30%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.15%) IaaS
4 1 (1.15%) PaaS
4 1 (1.15%) SaaS
4 1 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.90%) Skype
2 5 (5.75%) NetScaler
3 4 (4.60%) ADSL
3 4 (4.60%) BGP
3 4 (4.60%) Ethernet
3 4 (4.60%) Firewall
3 4 (4.60%) HSRP
3 4 (4.60%) LAN
3 4 (4.60%) MPLS
3 4 (4.60%) OSPF
3 4 (4.60%) VDSL
3 4 (4.60%) VLAN
3 4 (4.60%) WAN
4 2 (2.30%) Intranet
4 2 (2.30%) Network Security
5 1 (1.15%) Broadband
5 1 (1.15%) VoIP
5 1 (1.15%) VPN
5 1 (1.15%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (2.30%) Power BI
2 2 (2.30%) SAP BW
2 2 (2.30%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.15%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.15%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.15%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.15%) Gradle
2 1 (1.15%) LSMW
2 1 (1.15%) Maven
2 1 (1.15%) Mockito
2 1 (1.15%) SonarQube
General
1 18 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.60%) General Ledger
4 3 (3.45%) Electronics
4 3 (3.45%) Marketing
4 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.30%) Publishing
6 1 (1.15%) Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Billing
6 1 (1.15%) Retail
6 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) .NET
1 2 (2.30%) HTML
1 2 (2.30%) LDAP
2 1 (1.15%) CSS
2 1 (1.15%) HTML5
2 1 (1.15%) JSR 170
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.15%) OSGi
2 1 (1.15%) REST
2 1 (1.15%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (1.15%) SOAP
2 1 (1.15%) Symfony
2 1 (1.15%) Web Services
2 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) User Experience
2 5 (5.75%) Fat Client
2 5 (5.75%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.30%) Social Media
5 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.15%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.79%) Windows
2 9 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.05%) Windows 10
3 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.75%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.30%) Linux
7 1 (1.15%) Debian
7 1 (1.15%) Kali Linux
7 1 (1.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (11.49%) Business Analysis
2 10 (11.49%) GAP Analysis
3 9 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (6.90%) PRINCE2
4 6 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (6.90%) Project Management
4 6 (6.90%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (5.75%) Application Virtualisation
5 5 (5.75%) BPMN
5 5 (5.75%) Business Change Management
5 5 (5.75%) Change Management
5 5 (5.75%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (5.75%) Lean Six Sigma
5 5 (5.75%) Process Architecture
5 5 (5.75%) Six Sigma
5 5 (5.75%) TOGAF
6 4 (4.60%) CRM
6 4 (4.60%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.45%) SQL
3 1 (1.15%) COBOL
3 1 (1.15%) Java
3 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.15%) PHP
3 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.60%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (4.60%) MOS
4 3 (3.45%) BC Cleared
5 2 (2.30%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.30%) CISSP
6 1 (1.15%) Degree
6 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.45%) GDPR
3 2 (2.30%) QA
4 1 (1.15%) PMO
4 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (11.49%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (5.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (5.75%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (5.75%) XenApp
4 5 (5.75%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.15%) Firmware
6 1 (1.15%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) SCCM
2 2 (2.30%) Ansible
2 2 (2.30%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.15%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.64%) SAP
3 10 (11.49%) VMware
4 5 (5.75%) CA
4 5 (5.75%) Citrix
4 5 (5.75%) Ivanti
4 5 (5.75%) Wyse
5 4 (4.60%) Anaplan
6 3 (3.45%) Cognos
6 3 (3.45%) IBM
6 3 (3.45%) Tableau
7 2 (2.30%) F5
7 2 (2.30%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.30%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.30%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.15%) Adobe
8 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco
8 1 (1.15%) hybris