Period
to 27 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

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
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 69 41
Rank change year-on-year +5 -28 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 42 71 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.71% 3.07% 5.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.81% 3.20% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 49 74
Leeds median daily rate £550 £520 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +9.47% -5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £345 £307
90th Percentile £635 £775 £625
West Yorkshire median daily rate £538 £510 £475
% change year-on-year +5.39% +7.37% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Leeds median hourly rate £55.00 - £40.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +57.14% -12.50% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 1,496 2,216 2,293
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 95.89% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 1,566 1,605
Leeds median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £288 £299 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 73 52
Leeds median hourly rate £21.37 £18.80 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.66% -29.72% +98.15%
10th Percentile £13.23 £10.50 £10.64
90th Percentile £45.25 £29.50 £40.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.30 £14.58
% change year-on-year +14.38% +4.97% +16.60%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Leeds

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Leeds

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Leeds over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Leeds

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Leeds

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Leeds over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Consultant in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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 Leeds region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 13 (30.95%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (28.57%) Information Security
2 12 (28.57%) PCI DSS
3 11 (26.19%) Retail
3 11 (26.19%) CISSP
3 11 (26.19%) CISM
3 11 (26.19%) Web Services
4 10 (23.81%) SOA
4 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (21.43%) Security Architecture
6 7 (16.67%) Splunk
6 7 (16.67%) Azure
6 7 (16.67%) Python
6 7 (16.67%) Public Sector
7 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
8 5 (11.90%) Bash Shell
8 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure as Code
8 5 (11.90%) Ansible
8 5 (11.90%) DevOps
8 5 (11.90%) Kubernetes
9 4 (9.52%) Terraform
9 4 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (9.52%) Prometheus
9 4 (9.52%) Task Automation
9 4 (9.52%) Docker
9 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
9 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
9 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.52%) Migration

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 1 (2.38%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.38%) ArcGIS
1 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (2.38%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (2.38%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (2.38%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Azure
2 3 (7.14%) AWS
2 3 (7.14%) IaaS
2 3 (7.14%) PaaS
2 3 (7.14%) Power Platform
2 3 (7.14%) SaaS
3 2 (4.76%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (4.76%) GCP
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (2.38%) Apigee
4 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Power BI
2 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) Data Lake
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) Flink
3 1 (2.38%) GIS
3 1 (2.38%) HBase
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.38%) Spatial Data
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.38%) CircleCI
2 1 (2.38%) Hudson
2 1 (2.38%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) Travis CI
2 1 (2.38%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (26.19%) Retail
2 7 (16.67%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) Kafka
2 1 (2.38%) OAuth
2 1 (2.38%) OAuth2
2 1 (2.38%) REST
2 1 (2.38%) RESTful
2 1 (2.38%) SAML
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Business Workflow
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) NHS
3 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) CentOS
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
1 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.38%) Solaris
2 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (28.57%) Information Security
3 10 (23.81%) SOA
4 9 (21.43%) Security Architecture
5 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (11.90%) DevOps
6 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure as Code
7 4 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.52%) Migration
7 4 (9.52%) Task Automation
8 3 (7.14%) Blue-Green Deployment
8 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
8 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.76%) Analytics
9 2 (4.76%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (4.76%) ERP
9 2 (4.76%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) Python
2 5 (11.90%) Bash Shell
3 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.14%) SQL
5 2 (4.76%) Java
5 2 (4.76%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) ABAP
6 1 (2.38%) Go
6 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.38%) Kotlin
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) Scala
6 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) CISM
1 11 (26.19%) CISSP
2 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (2.38%) GDPR
3 1 (2.38%) ITGC
3 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Docker
2 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) HDFS
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Ansible
1 5 (11.90%) Kubernetes
2 4 (9.52%) Prometheus
2 4 (9.52%) Terraform
3 3 (7.14%) Rancher
4 2 (4.76%) SCCM
5 1 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (2.38%) Grafana
5 1 (2.38%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.38%) Nagios
5 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.38%) Puppet
5 1 (2.38%) Salt
5 1 (2.38%) SCOM
5 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (2.38%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Splunk
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.76%) SAP
3 2 (4.76%) VMware
4 1 (2.38%) Apple
4 1 (2.38%) ESRI
4 1 (2.38%) Google
4 1 (2.38%) McAfee
4 1 (2.38%) OpenText
4 1 (2.38%) Tableau
4 1 (2.38%) Workday