The median contractor rate for an Applications Consultant was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 27 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.

Application Consultant
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 135 140
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Consultant 0 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.20% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.21% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £444 £425
% change year-on-year -12.67% +4.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2617 2845 2953
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.83% 95.44% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1626 1839 1907
Median daily rate £375 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +1.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 140 196
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.63% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Applications Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Applications Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Consultant in the South West

Applications Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Consultant in the South West

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Applications 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 South West region featuring Applications Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (42.86%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) VBScript
5 2 (28.57%) VB
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) Ant
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
5 2 (28.57%) Toad
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) ISEB
5 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
5 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (57.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) PaaS
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) PuTTY
1 2 (28.57%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Ant
1 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
1 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
1 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) TeamCity
1 2 (28.57%) TestNG
1 2 (28.57%) Toad
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) API Testing
1 2 (28.57%) BDD
1 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
1 2 (28.57%) DevOps
1 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Scrum
1 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) F#
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VB
2 2 (28.57%) VBScript
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 2 (28.57%) VMware