The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 11 17 26
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 5.77% 1.28% 3.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.25% 1.35% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £425 £513 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +24.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £513 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £513 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £48.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +95.91%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 48 74 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 92.31% 94.87% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 82
Median daily rate £353 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.46% -21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £100 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.05% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £42.00 £40.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham that featured Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Cheltenham

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Cheltenham

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Cheltenham

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Cheltenham region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) Hudson
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (25.00%) Ansible
3 1 (25.00%) Docker
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (25.00%) CLAS
3 1 (25.00%) Compliance Audit
3 1 (25.00%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) OpenText
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Hudson
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Compliance Audit
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) CLAS
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) OpenText
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle