Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 6 months to 25 November 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 Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 24 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 49 61 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 7.22% 6.30% 6.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.49% 6.67% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 34
Sheffield median daily rate £500 £453 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.50% -3.47% +33.93%
10th Percentile £359 £327 £363
90th Percentile £600 £638 £566
South Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £445 £463
% change year-on-year +12.36% -3.78% +32.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield. 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
Sheffield
Contract vacancies in Sheffield with a recognized job title 654 915 741
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 94.43% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 608 530
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 38
Sheffield median hourly rate £20.30 £14.86 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.63% +18.86% -16.67%
10th Percentile £12.10 £9.75 £9.78
90th Percentile £39.48 £34.35 £21.18
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -15.00%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Sheffield

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Sheffield

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Sheffield over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Sheffield

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Sheffield

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 Sheffield region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 16 (32.65%) Linux
2 15 (30.61%) Unix
2 15 (30.61%) Python
3 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (20.41%) Finance
4 10 (20.41%) Oracle
4 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
4 10 (20.41%) Perl
4 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database
5 9 (18.37%) CyberArk
5 9 (18.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
6 8 (16.33%) Sybase
6 8 (16.33%) DB2
6 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
6 8 (16.33%) SAN
6 8 (16.33%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (16.33%) Bash Shell
6 8 (16.33%) Waterfall
7 7 (14.29%) Data Centre
7 7 (14.29%) Programme Delivery
7 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 7 (14.29%) Banking
8 6 (12.24%) DNS
8 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
8 6 (12.24%) SQL
8 6 (12.24%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (12.24%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 6 (12.24%) Cyber Intelligence
8 6 (12.24%) OpenDNS

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.16%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.04%) CMS
3 1 (2.04%) Confluence
3 1 (2.04%) SAS
3 1 (2.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle iProcurement
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.04%) Sage CRM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP CS
2 1 (2.04%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) OpenDNS
2 4 (8.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) SAN
1 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (12.24%) DNS
3 2 (4.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.33%) DB2
3 6 (12.24%) Maltego
4 4 (8.16%) DataStage
5 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (2.04%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.04%) Base SAS
6 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.04%) MySQL
6 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (2.04%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.04%) JIRA
1 1 (2.04%) ProC
1 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
4 1 (2.04%) Billing
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.04%) Ajax
2 1 (2.04%) CSS
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) XHTML
2 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 6 (12.24%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.12%) Clustering
4 3 (6.12%) Mainframe
5 2 (4.08%) Replication
6 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.04%) CESG
6 1 (2.04%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Linux
2 15 (30.61%) Unix
3 4 (8.16%) Windows
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.37%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (16.33%) Waterfall
4 7 (14.29%) Programme Delivery
5 6 (12.24%) Cyber Intelligence
5 6 (12.24%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 6 (12.24%) High Availability
5 6 (12.24%) Threat Intelligence
6 5 (10.20%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (10.20%) Network Virtualisation
6 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (8.16%) Data Transformation
7 4 (8.16%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (8.16%) Threat Modelling
8 3 (6.12%) SIEM
8 3 (6.12%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) Python
2 10 (20.41%) Perl
3 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
4 8 (16.33%) Bash Shell
5 6 (12.24%) SQL
6 3 (6.12%) Java
7 2 (4.08%) C++
7 2 (4.08%) PHP
8 1 (2.04%) ABAP
8 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.04%) PHP 5
8 1 (2.04%) PROC SQL
8 1 (2.04%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) CISA
2 4 (8.16%) CISSP
2 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) VMware NSX
2 4 (8.16%) KVM
3 2 (4.08%) RHEV
4 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) Puppet
2 5 (10.20%) Ansible
3 4 (8.16%) Juju
4 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.04%) CSIRT
5 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Oracle
2 9 (18.37%) CyberArk
3 8 (16.33%) Sybase
4 5 (10.20%) VMware
5 3 (6.12%) Dell
5 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.04%) Google
7 1 (2.04%) IBM
7 1 (2.04%) Sage
7 1 (2.04%) Samsung
7 1 (2.04%) SAP
7 1 (2.04%) Symantec
7 1 (2.04%) Zend