Period
to 23 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 28 48
Rank change year-on-year -17 +20 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 76 98 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.98% 5.74% 3.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.19% 6.03% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 61 39
Bristol median daily rate £500 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -1.16% +1.18%
10th Percentile £321 £320 £311
90th Percentile £588 £588 £540
South West median daily rate £475 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +6.74% +1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £28.75 £43.50
% change year-on-year +42.61% -33.91% +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 1813 1624 1670
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 95.14% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1231 1153 1225
Bristol median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £213 £230 £250
90th Percentile £525 £550 £528
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 78 85
Bristol median hourly rate £21.81 £24.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.97% +53.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.13 £11.93 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.25 £45.48 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +37.50%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 16 (21.05%) Firewall
2 15 (19.74%) Penetration Testing
3 14 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 14 (18.42%) Security Cleared
4 13 (17.11%) Linux
5 12 (15.79%) Finance
5 12 (15.79%) Analytics
6 11 (14.47%) Telecoms
6 11 (14.47%) IBM
7 10 (13.16%) Java
7 10 (13.16%) Oracle
7 10 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (11.84%) Windows
9 8 (10.53%) SAP
9 8 (10.53%) Unix
9 8 (10.53%) Degree
9 8 (10.53%) Network Security
10 7 (9.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (9.21%) Radio Access Network
10 7 (9.21%) CISM
10 7 (9.21%) Risk Management
10 7 (9.21%) Migration
10 7 (9.21%) Maximo
10 7 (9.21%) DB2
10 7 (9.21%) CISSP
10 7 (9.21%) ERP
11 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
11 6 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (7.89%) Project Management
11 6 (7.89%) SQL

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 (6.58%) Apache
1 5 (6.58%) CICS
1 5 (6.58%) IIS
1 5 (6.58%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.32%) CMS
3 1 (1.32%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.32%) Mule
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.32%) SAS
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Maximo
2 3 (3.95%) Workday HCM
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.63%) SAP CO
3 2 (2.63%) SAP FI
3 2 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.32%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.32%) Primavera
4 1 (1.32%) SAP APO
4 1 (1.32%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (1.32%) SAP GTS
4 1 (1.32%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.32%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Adobe Analytics
1 5 (6.58%) Office 365
2 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.63%) IaaS
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.32%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.32%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.05%) Firewall
2 8 (10.53%) Network Security
3 7 (9.21%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (7.89%) VLAN
5 5 (6.58%) BIG-IP
5 5 (6.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.32%) 2G
6 1 (1.32%) 3G
6 1 (1.32%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.32%) 4G
6 1 (1.32%) DHCP
6 1 (1.32%) GPRS
6 1 (1.32%) GSM
6 1 (1.32%) HTTP
6 1 (1.32%) LTE
6 1 (1.32%) RNC
6 1 (1.32%) SMS
6 1 (1.32%) VoLTE
6 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.32%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) DB2
2 4 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.32%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.32%) DataStage
3 1 (1.32%) MS Access
3 1 (1.32%) MySQL
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Artifactory
1 5 (6.58%) Bitbucket
1 5 (6.58%) JIRA
1 5 (6.58%) TeamCity
1 5 (6.58%) webpack
2 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.32%) ProC
3 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.58%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.26%) Marketing
5 3 (3.95%) Banking
5 3 (3.95%) Electronics
6 2 (2.63%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.63%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.32%) Automotive
7 1 (1.32%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) Node.js
1 5 (6.58%) React
1 5 (6.58%) Spring
1 5 (6.58%) Spring Boot
2 4 (5.26%) Web Services
3 2 (2.63%) Flash
3 2 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.32%) Django
4 1 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.32%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.32%) JDBC
4 1 (1.32%) jQuery
4 1 (1.32%) SOAP
4 1 (1.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (6.58%) DataPower
2 5 (6.58%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) CESG
4 1 (1.32%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.32%) Marketing Technology
4 1 (1.32%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.11%) Linux
2 9 (11.84%) Windows
3 8 (10.53%) Unix
4 2 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.32%) CentOS
5 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Solaris
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.74%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (15.79%) Analytics
3 10 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (9.21%) ERP
4 7 (9.21%) Migration
4 7 (9.21%) Risk Management
5 6 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (7.89%) Data Analytics
5 6 (7.89%) DevOps
5 6 (7.89%) Project Management
5 6 (7.89%) SIEM
6 5 (6.58%) Asset Management
6 5 (6.58%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (6.58%) Microservices
7 4 (5.26%) CRM
7 4 (5.26%) Performance Management
7 4 (5.26%) Service Management
7 4 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (3.95%) Compliance Audit
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.16%) Java
2 6 (7.89%) SQL
3 3 (3.95%) C
3 3 (3.95%) Perl
3 3 (3.95%) Python
4 1 (1.32%) C#
4 1 (1.32%) Groovy
4 1 (1.32%) PHP
4 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.32%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) SC Cleared
1 14 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.53%) Degree
3 7 (9.21%) CISM
3 7 (9.21%) CISSP
4 6 (7.89%) CompTIA Security+
4 6 (7.89%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (1.32%) CCA
5 1 (1.32%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.32%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.32%) RMADS
2 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (3.95%) SCCM
3 1 (1.32%) Nessus
3 1 (1.32%) Nmap
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) IBM
2 10 (13.16%) Oracle
3 8 (10.53%) SAP
4 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.58%) Adobe
5 5 (6.58%) F5
5 5 (6.58%) Green Hat
6 4 (5.26%) Epicor
6 4 (5.26%) McAfee
6 4 (5.26%) Workday
7 2 (2.63%) Citrix
7 2 (2.63%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.63%) Nintex
7 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.32%) Agilent
8 1 (1.32%) Coremetrics
8 1 (1.32%) Google
8 1 (1.32%) NetScout
8 1 (1.32%) Qualys
8 1 (1.32%) Sitecore