Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 18 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 West > Somerset
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 23 39
Rank change year-on-year +6 +16 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 46 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 8.93% 5.66% 6.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.33% 5.92% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 16
Somerset median daily rate £500 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +11.84% -13.64%
10th Percentile £335 £366 £319
90th Percentile £623 £550 £499
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.56% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £52.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -21.90% +20.69% +299.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Contract vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 493 439 692
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 95.64% 97.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 226 396
Somerset median daily rate £356 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.71% -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £150 £170 £255
90th Percentile £500 £488 £481
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 75 81
Somerset median hourly rate £21.50 £26.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.31% -33.76% +96.25%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.25 £42.50 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +26.00% -9.09% +37.50%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Somerset

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Somerset

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Somerset over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Somerset

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Somerset

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +7 27 £500 +25.00%
Taunton -1 4 £550 +29.41%
Street 0 2 - -
Weston-super-Mare - 1 £475 -
Clevedon - 1 £475 -
Somerton - 1 £550 -
Consultant
South West

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Somerset region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 18 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
4 13 (28.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
6 11 (23.91%) Information Management
6 11 (23.91%) CISSP
6 11 (23.91%) CLAS
7 10 (21.74%) JSP 440
7 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
8 9 (19.57%) SAP
8 9 (19.57%) Information Security
8 9 (19.57%) DevOps
9 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
9 8 (17.39%) Manufacturing
10 7 (15.22%) DV Cleared
10 7 (15.22%) Marketing
11 6 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (13.04%) Electronics
11 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
11 6 (13.04%) Finance
11 6 (13.04%) Programme Management
11 6 (13.04%) CISM
11 6 (13.04%) HND
11 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (13.04%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (13.04%) IISP
12 5 (10.87%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (10.87%) Apache Hive

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 5 (10.87%) nginx
2 4 (8.70%) ArcGIS
2 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.52%) WordPress
4 1 (2.17%) CMS
4 1 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Magento
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (2.17%) SAP POS DM
2 1 (2.17%) SAP PP
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Unica
2 1 (2.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.17%) Office 365
3 1 (2.17%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (4.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Apache Hive
1 5 (10.87%) Big Data
1 5 (10.87%) GIS
1 5 (10.87%) Hadoop
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
3 5 (10.87%) JIRA
3 5 (10.87%) Maven
3 5 (10.87%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (8.70%) Bitbucket
5 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner
5 3 (6.52%) ScriptRunner
5 3 (6.52%) Subversion
6 1 (2.17%) JMeter
General
1 8 (17.39%) Manufacturing
2 7 (15.22%) Marketing
3 6 (13.04%) Electronics
3 6 (13.04%) Finance
3 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) ModSecurity
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.17%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) CentOS
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
1 5 (10.87%) Unix
2 2 (4.35%) VMS
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.91%) Information Management
3 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
4 9 (19.57%) DevOps
4 9 (19.57%) Information Security
5 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (13.04%) Programme Management
6 5 (10.87%) OWASP
6 5 (10.87%) SIEM
7 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.70%) Migration
7 4 (8.70%) MVC
7 4 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (6.52%) Change Management
8 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.52%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Load Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) Dart
2 4 (8.70%) C#
2 4 (8.70%) Python
2 4 (8.70%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) Groovy
4 1 (2.17%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 11 (23.91%) CISSP
3 11 (23.91%) CLAS
4 7 (15.22%) DV Cleared
5 6 (13.04%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (13.04%) CISM
5 6 (13.04%) HND
5 6 (13.04%) IISP
6 3 (6.52%) Degree
7 1 (2.17%) CCIE
7 1 (2.17%) CCNA
7 1 (2.17%) CCNP
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) JSP 440
2 6 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.17%) QA
3 1 (2.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Docker
2 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Ansible
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) SAP
3 5 (10.87%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.70%) Atlassian
4 4 (8.70%) Cloudera
4 4 (8.70%) ESRI
5 3 (6.52%) AppDynamics
5 3 (6.52%) Citrix
5 3 (6.52%) HP
5 3 (6.52%) VMware
6 2 (4.35%) Google
7 1 (2.17%) CA
7 1 (2.17%) hybris
7 1 (2.17%) IBM
7 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.17%) Sitecore