Period
to 16 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 6 months to 16 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
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 26 16
Rank change year-on-year -6 -10 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 10 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 3.45% 2.72% 7.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.55% 2.92% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Cheltenham median daily rate £488 £428 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.04% +2.09% +1.52%
10th Percentile £284 £333 £386
90th Percentile £575 £524 £467
Gloucestershire median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheltenham median hourly rate - - -
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. 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
Cheltenham
Contract vacancies in Cheltenham with a recognized job title 282 171 128
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.24% 92.93% 86.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 63 35
Cheltenham median daily rate £500 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £319 £163 £219
90th Percentile £575 £515 £488
Gloucestershire median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 28 22
Cheltenham median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28.13 £17.50 £15.51
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.48 £54.75
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +33.33% +9.09%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Cheltenham over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Cheltenham

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Cheltenham

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

For the 6 months to 16 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 Cheltenham region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (30.00%) Physics
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Clustering
2 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (30.00%) Big Data
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 3 (30.00%) vRealize
2 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (30.00%) Deployment Automation
2 3 (30.00%) vCenter Server
3 2 (20.00%) Power Platform
3 2 (20.00%) PowerApps
3 2 (20.00%) Power BI
3 2 (20.00%) OneDrive
3 2 (20.00%) JSON
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (20.00%) Office 365
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) HTML

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
1 2 (20.00%) OneDrive
1 2 (20.00%) Power Platform
1 2 (20.00%) PowerApps
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (10.00%) AWS
2 1 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (10.00%) Serverless
2 1 (10.00%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (10.00%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) jQuery
1 2 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Analytics
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (30.00%) Deployment Automation
1 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (30.00%) Physics
1 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Compliance Audit
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (10.00%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Apex Code
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (10.00%) CISM
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) vCenter Server
1 3 (30.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com