Period
to 6 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 6 August 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 56 70
Rank change year-on-year +8 +14 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 25 67 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Leeds 3.57% 3.64% 3.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.72% 3.85% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 38 48
Median daily rate £513 £481 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.49% +0.79% +0.53%
10th Percentile £407 £320 £359
90th Percentile £671 £636 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £438 £488
% change year-on-year +14.29% -10.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Median hourly rate £22.55 - £30.75
10th Percentile £20.88 - £14.75
90th Percentile £32.84 - £43.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £22.55 - £30.75

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 672 1,740 2,403
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 94.57% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 1,218 1,663
Median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £300
90th Percentile £603 £575 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 69 62
Median hourly rate £21.50 £20.86 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -2.43% +34.77%
10th Percentile £13.22 £11.14 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £34.20 £40.90
Median hourly rate £20.11 £17.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year +15.74% +8.59% +23.08%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Leeds

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Consultant in Leeds.

Daily rate trend for Consultant in Leeds

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Consultant in Leeds over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Consultant in Leeds

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Consultant in Leeds.

Hourly rate trend for Consultant in Leeds

Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Consultant in Leeds over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Consultant in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 6 August 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 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) AWS
3 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 5 (20.00%) Analytics
4 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (16.00%) Public Sector
5 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Project Planning
5 4 (16.00%) Big Data
5 4 (16.00%) CRISC
5 4 (16.00%) Open Source
5 4 (16.00%) CISM
5 4 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (16.00%) SQL
5 4 (16.00%) Python
5 4 (16.00%) CISSP
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.00%) Linux
6 3 (12.00%) Java
6 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
6 3 (12.00%) Spring
6 3 (12.00%) Legal
6 3 (12.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (12.00%) Jenkins

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 2 (8.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (8.00%) Confluence
1 2 (8.00%) Mule
1 2 (8.00%) SAS
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) AWS
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (12.00%) GitHub
3 2 (8.00%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (8.00%) Azure
3 2 (8.00%) Google Analytics
3 2 (8.00%) Slack
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
4 1 (4.00%) Apigee
4 1 (4.00%) GCP
4 1 (4.00%) IaaS
4 1 (4.00%) npm
4 1 (4.00%) Office 365
4 1 (4.00%) PaaS
4 1 (4.00%) Power Automate
4 1 (4.00%) SaaS
4 1 (4.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Junos
2 1 (4.00%) DMZ
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Intranet
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
2 1 (4.00%) SSL
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Big Data
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.00%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) Maven
2 2 (8.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (4.00%) CircleCI
3 1 (4.00%) GitLab
3 1 (4.00%) JUnit
3 1 (4.00%) Mockito
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (16.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (12.00%) Legal
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
4 1 (4.00%) Billing
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Spring
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) Redux
2 2 (8.00%) REST
2 2 (8.00%) Spring Boot
3 1 (4.00%) Enzyme
3 1 (4.00%) Jest
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) Node.js
3 1 (4.00%) OAuth
3 1 (4.00%) OAuth2
3 1 (4.00%) React
3 1 (4.00%) RESTful
3 1 (4.00%) SAML
3 1 (4.00%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
3 5 (20.00%) Analytics
3 5 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) Open Source
4 4 (16.00%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) Project Planning
4 4 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (12.00%) DevOps
5 3 (12.00%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (12.00%) Kanban
5 3 (12.00%) Scrum
5 3 (12.00%) Security Patching
5 3 (12.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (8.00%) Link Building
6 2 (8.00%) Service Design
6 2 (8.00%) Software Deployment
6 2 (8.00%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Python
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) R
4 1 (4.00%) ES6
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (16.00%) CISM
2 4 (16.00%) CISSP
2 4 (16.00%) CRISC
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) Master's Degree
3 2 (8.00%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (4.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) GDPR
2 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Docker
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
1 2 (8.00%) SCOM
1 2 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (8.00%) ZENworks
2 1 (4.00%) Ansible
2 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Google
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Adobe
2 2 (8.00%) AppDynamics
2 2 (8.00%) Apple
2 2 (8.00%) Juniper
2 2 (8.00%) Splunk
3 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Databricks
3 1 (4.00%) F5
3 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) VMware