Period
to 11 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 37 46
Rank change year-on-year -14 +9 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 69 81 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.50% 4.83% 3.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.70% 5.10% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 53 41
Bristol median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.45% +3.06% -
10th Percentile £350 £310 £325
90th Percentile £598 £550 £523
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £449
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.28% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £65.00 -
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £52.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -21.90% +20.69% +299.08%

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 1864 1589 1671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.81% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1262 1120 1238
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £235
90th Percentile £525 £556 £538
South West median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 79 82
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +48.48% -1.49%
10th Percentile £11.78 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.23 £47.50 £41.84
South West median hourly rate £28.00 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -11.67% +49.55%

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 2017.

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 2017, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 18 (26.09%) Linux
2 16 (23.19%) Analytics
3 14 (20.29%) Oracle
3 14 (20.29%) Firewall
4 12 (17.39%) IBM
4 12 (17.39%) DevOps
5 10 (14.49%) Unix
5 10 (14.49%) Java
6 9 (13.04%) Telecoms
7 8 (11.59%) Degree
7 8 (11.59%) TeamCity
7 8 (11.59%) Security Cleared
7 8 (11.59%) Microservices
7 8 (11.59%) Bitbucket
7 8 (11.59%) Finance
7 8 (11.59%) Windows
8 7 (10.14%) DB2
8 7 (10.14%) IIS
8 7 (10.14%) Apache
8 7 (10.14%) Tomcat
8 7 (10.14%) Adobe
8 7 (10.14%) CICS
8 7 (10.14%) CISSP
8 7 (10.14%) Mainframe
8 7 (10.14%) Migration
8 7 (10.14%) Risk Management
8 7 (10.14%) CISM
8 7 (10.14%) BIG-IP
8 7 (10.14%) Spring
8 7 (10.14%) Artifactory

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 (10.14%) Apache
1 7 (10.14%) CICS
1 7 (10.14%) IIS
1 7 (10.14%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.45%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.45%) CMS
4 1 (1.45%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.45%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.45%) Mule
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.45%) SAS
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Maximo
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.45%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.45%) Primavera
3 1 (1.45%) SAP APO
3 1 (1.45%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.45%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.45%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.45%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (1.45%) SAP GTS
3 1 (1.45%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.45%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (5.80%) Office 365
3 3 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.35%) IaaS
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.45%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.45%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.29%) Firewall
2 7 (10.14%) BIG-IP
2 7 (10.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (10.14%) Network Security
2 7 (10.14%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (8.70%) VLAN
4 1 (1.45%) 2G
4 1 (1.45%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.45%) 4G
4 1 (1.45%) GPRS
4 1 (1.45%) GSM
4 1 (1.45%) HTTP
4 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.45%) LTE
4 1 (1.45%) RNC
4 1 (1.45%) SMS
4 1 (1.45%) SSL
4 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.45%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.45%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) DB2
2 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.45%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.45%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.45%) DataStage
4 1 (1.45%) HDInsight
4 1 (1.45%) MS Access
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Bitbucket
1 8 (11.59%) TeamCity
2 7 (10.14%) Artifactory
2 7 (10.14%) JIRA
2 7 (10.14%) webpack
3 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.45%) Gitweb
5 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.45%) Maven
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.45%) ProC
5 1 (1.45%) Selenium
5 1 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.59%) Finance
3 5 (7.25%) Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.90%) Billing
5 2 (2.90%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.90%) Legal
5 2 (2.90%) Marketing
5 2 (2.90%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.45%) Automotive
6 1 (1.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) Node.js
1 7 (10.14%) React
1 7 (10.14%) Spring
1 7 (10.14%) Spring Boot
2 4 (5.80%) Web Services
3 2 (2.90%) SOAP
3 2 (2.90%) XML
4 1 (1.45%) .NET
4 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.45%) JDBC
4 1 (1.45%) jQuery
4 1 (1.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) DataPower
1 7 (10.14%) Mainframe
2 6 (8.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) CESG
4 1 (1.45%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing Technology
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.09%) Linux
2 10 (14.49%) Unix
3 8 (11.59%) Windows
4 3 (4.35%) Android
5 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.90%) Solaris
6 1 (1.45%) CentOS
6 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) Analytics
2 12 (17.39%) DevOps
3 8 (11.59%) Microservices
4 7 (10.14%) Migration
4 7 (10.14%) Risk Management
5 6 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (8.70%) Data Analytics
5 6 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (8.70%) SIEM
6 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.80%) CRM
8 3 (4.35%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.35%) ERP
8 3 (4.35%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (4.35%) Scrum
8 3 (4.35%) Service Management
8 3 (4.35%) SOLID
8 3 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) Java
2 3 (4.35%) SQL
3 2 (2.90%) C#
3 2 (2.90%) Perl
3 2 (2.90%) Python
4 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.45%) Groovy
4 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.45%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) Degree
1 8 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.14%) CISM
2 7 (10.14%) CISSP
2 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.70%) CompTIA Security+
3 6 (8.70%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (2.90%) MCSA
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.45%) CCA
5 1 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.45%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) GDPR
3 1 (1.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.45%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (2.90%) Puppet
2 1 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.45%) Nessus
2 1 (1.45%) Nmap
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) Oracle
2 12 (17.39%) IBM
3 7 (10.14%) Adobe
3 7 (10.14%) F5
3 7 (10.14%) Green Hat
4 5 (7.25%) SAP
5 3 (4.35%) JD Edwards
5 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.90%) Citrix
6 2 (2.90%) Cognos
6 2 (2.90%) Nintex
7 1 (1.45%) EMC
7 1 (1.45%) Lotus
7 1 (1.45%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.45%) Pegasus
7 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.45%) Tableau
7 1 (1.45%) Talend
7 1 (1.45%) Teradata
7 1 (1.45%) webMethods