The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 3 months to 24 June 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 / Dorset
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 32 27
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 3.08% 0.39% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 0.40% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £443
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 - £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 - £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £47.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% +5.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 126 250 184
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 96.92% 97.66% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 171 107
Median daily rate £400 £385 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +17.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £190 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 19
Median hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £30.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.66% -1.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.50 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Dorset

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Dorset

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Dorset

Consultant Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Dorset region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) QlikView
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (20.00%) ISMS
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) CISA
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) QlikView
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) ISMS
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISA
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle