Period
to 13 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £458 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 47 49
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 71 91 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.63% 4.29% 3.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.84% 4.50% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 66 45
Bristol median daily rate £458 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.65% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £347 £311 £320
90th Percentile £669 £575 £588
South West median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +42.61%

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 1,851 2,023 1,860
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 95.47% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,221 1,358 1,259
Bristol median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £225 £258 £213
90th Percentile £600 £538 £521
South West median daily rate £428 £425 £385
% change year-on-year +0.62% +10.39% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 73 57
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £37.55 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.79% +101.61% -23.98%
10th Percentile £11.34 £15.12 £11.98
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.63 £53.65
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.06% +21.54% +30.00%

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 13 November 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Bristol over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Consultant in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
2 19 (26.76%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
4 15 (21.13%) SAP
4 15 (21.13%) Finance
5 13 (18.31%) SQL
6 11 (15.49%) Azure
7 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
7 10 (14.08%) Migration
8 9 (12.68%) Oracle
9 8 (11.27%) Office 365
10 7 (9.86%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (9.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 7 (9.86%) REST
10 7 (9.86%) Information Security
10 7 (9.86%) Manufacturing
10 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
10 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
10 7 (9.86%) PL/SQL
10 7 (9.86%) Windows
10 7 (9.86%) Web Services
10 7 (9.86%) Active Directory
10 7 (9.86%) Public Sector
11 6 (8.45%) Cisco
11 6 (8.45%) VMware
11 6 (8.45%) Electronics
11 6 (8.45%) Programme Management
11 6 (8.45%) Marketing
11 6 (8.45%) Digital Marketing
12 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) Apache
2 1 (1.41%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Sketch
2 1 (1.41%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 4 (5.63%) SAP FI
2 4 (5.63%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (4.23%) SAP CO
3 3 (4.23%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.41%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.41%) SAP PM
4 1 (1.41%) SAP PS
4 1 (1.41%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) Azure
2 8 (11.27%) Office 365
3 3 (4.23%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (4.23%) GCP
3 3 (4.23%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.82%) AWS
4 2 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.82%) IaaS
4 2 (2.82%) PaaS
4 2 (2.82%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.41%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.41%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) Wireless
2 1 (1.41%) DHCP
2 1 (1.41%) DNS
2 1 (1.41%) FTP
2 1 (1.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.41%) IPsec
2 1 (1.41%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.41%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.41%) Skype
2 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.82%) BigQuery
3 2 (2.82%) Power BI
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.41%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Axure RP
1 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.41%) LSMW
General
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Manufacturing
2 7 (9.86%) Public Sector
2 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.45%) Electronics
3 6 (8.45%) Marketing
4 3 (4.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) REST
1 7 (9.86%) Web Services
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.41%) .NET
3 1 (1.41%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.41%) CSS
3 1 (1.41%) HTML
3 1 (1.41%) Middleware
3 1 (1.41%) SAP Business Workflow
3 1 (1.41%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) Driving Licence
1 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.82%) CESG
2 2 (2.82%) Clustering
2 2 (2.82%) Cyberattack
2 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.82%) SCADA
2 2 (2.82%) User Experience
3 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.41%) NHS
3 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Windows
2 3 (4.23%) Windows 10
2 3 (4.23%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.82%) Linux
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) Unix
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (14.08%) Migration
3 7 (9.86%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (9.86%) Information Security
4 6 (8.45%) Digital Marketing
4 6 (8.45%) Programme Management
5 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.04%) Mentoring
6 4 (5.63%) Analytics
6 4 (5.63%) CRM
6 4 (5.63%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.23%) Business Analysis
7 3 (4.23%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (4.23%) Decision-Making
7 3 (4.23%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (4.23%) Resource Management
7 3 (4.23%) Security Management
7 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.82%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.31%) SQL
2 7 (9.86%) PL/SQL
3 4 (5.63%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.23%) ABAP
4 3 (4.23%) C
4 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) CISSP
3 3 (4.23%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (2.82%) CISM
5 1 (1.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (1.41%) CCSP
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.23%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (4.23%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.82%) GDPR
3 2 (2.82%) QA
3 2 (2.82%) RMADS
3 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.41%) COBIT
4 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.41%) NIST
4 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (9.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.04%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.23%) vSphere
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.41%) XenApp
5 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) AirWatch
2 4 (5.63%) SCCM
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.23%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.82%) Ansible
4 2 (2.82%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.82%) Terraform
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.41%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.41%) Puppet
5 1 (1.41%) Salt
5 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (21.13%) SAP
2 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.68%) Oracle
4 6 (8.45%) Cisco
4 6 (8.45%) VMware
5 5 (7.04%) Dell
5 5 (7.04%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (5.63%) Google
6 4 (5.63%) HP
7 3 (4.23%) Aerohive Networks
7 3 (4.23%) Aruba
7 3 (4.23%) F5
7 3 (4.23%) Juniper
7 3 (4.23%) Veeam
8 2 (2.82%) Citrix
8 2 (2.82%) Databricks
8 2 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.41%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.41%) Pega
9 1 (1.41%) Talend