Period
to 25 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £465 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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
England > South West
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 28 35
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 263 317 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.11% 5.82% 5.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.39% 6.11% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 201 193
South West median daily rate £465 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £302
90th Percentile £613 £550 £573
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
South West median hourly rate £32.25 £47.50 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.11% +1.60% -15.00%
10th Percentile £23.63 £16.25 £42.08
90th Percentile £39.88 £63.00 £54.03
England median hourly rate £43.25 £45.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year -4.95% -1.09% +6.98%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 4,880 5,184 5,946
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.15% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,047 3,385 3,949
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £217 £210 £230
90th Percentile £550 £550 £519
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 361 337
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -26.67% +74.42%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.00 £12.30
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.69% -0.59% +11.06%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the South West

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 Consultant in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in the South West

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the South West over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in the South West

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in the South West

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the South West over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Consultant in the South West

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the South West region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. 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
Wiltshire -3 81 £450 -8.40% 13
Bristol -2 78 £475 +5.56% 34
Gloucestershire +10 32 £475 +5.56% 11
Somerset -2 31 £465 -7.00% 11
Devon -11 12 £550 +57.14% 5
Dorset -7 7 £538 +28.36% 1
Cornwall -6 1 £375 +50.00% 3
Avon - 1 £500 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 South West region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 44 (16.73%) Security Cleared
2 42 (15.97%) Finance
3 38 (14.45%) Migration
4 37 (14.07%) Linux
5 33 (12.55%) SC Cleared
6 30 (11.41%) Microsoft
6 30 (11.41%) DevOps
7 29 (11.03%) Windows
7 29 (11.03%) SAP
8 27 (10.27%) Oracle
9 24 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (9.13%) Office 365
10 23 (8.75%) Firewall
10 23 (8.75%) SQL
11 20 (7.60%) IBM
12 19 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (6.46%) CISSP
13 17 (6.46%) Unix
13 17 (6.46%) GDPR
14 16 (6.08%) Active Directory
14 16 (6.08%) Analytics
15 15 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
15 15 (5.70%) Java
15 15 (5.70%) Windows 10
16 14 (5.32%) Docker
16 14 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
17 13 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (4.94%) Information Security
17 13 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
17 13 (4.94%) Big Data

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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (4.56%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.04%) IIS
3 7 (2.66%) Apache
3 7 (2.66%) CICS
3 7 (2.66%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.90%) nginx
4 5 (1.90%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.52%) ArcGIS
5 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.52%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.14%) CMS
6 3 (1.14%) Confluence
7 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.76%) SAS
7 2 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.38%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.38%) Mule
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.14%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.42%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (3.42%) SAP CO
1 9 (3.42%) SAP FI
1 9 (3.42%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (3.04%) Maximo
3 7 (2.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (2.28%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (2.28%) SAP IS-U
4 6 (2.28%) SAP MM
5 5 (1.90%) Oracle Payroll
6 4 (1.52%) NetSuite
7 3 (1.14%) SAP CRM
7 3 (1.14%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.76%) ENOVIA
8 2 (0.76%) Primavera
8 2 (0.76%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.76%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.76%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.13%) Office 365
2 19 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.66%) Adobe Analytics
4 7 (2.66%) OneDrive
5 6 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.28%) IaaS
6 4 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.14%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.14%) PaaS
7 3 (1.14%) Serverless
7 3 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.76%) Route 53
8 2 (0.76%) SaaS
8 2 (0.76%) Silverpop
8 2 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.75%) Firewall
2 10 (3.80%) Network Security
3 8 (3.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (3.04%) Internet
4 7 (2.66%) BIG-IP
5 4 (1.52%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (1.52%) Skype
5 4 (1.52%) VLAN
6 3 (1.14%) DNS
6 3 (1.14%) MPLS
6 3 (1.14%) SMS
6 3 (1.14%) SNMP
6 3 (1.14%) SSH
6 3 (1.14%) SSL
6 3 (1.14%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.14%) WAN
7 2 (0.76%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.76%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.76%) LAN
7 2 (0.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.94%) Big Data
2 9 (3.42%) DB2
3 8 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.66%) Apache Hive
4 7 (2.66%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.28%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.90%) Power BI
7 4 (1.52%) GIS
7 4 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.14%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.76%) Base SAS
9 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.76%) DataStage
9 2 (0.76%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 11 (4.18%) JIRA
2 9 (3.42%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.42%) Maven
3 8 (3.04%) Bitbucket
3 8 (3.04%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (3.04%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.66%) Artifactory
4 7 (2.66%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.66%) webpack
5 5 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (1.52%) Selenium
7 2 (0.76%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.76%) JMeter
7 2 (0.76%) Rational Quality Manager
7 2 (0.76%) Rational Team Concert
7 2 (0.76%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.38%) Gitweb
8 1 (0.38%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.38%) Vagrant
General
1 42 (15.97%) Finance
2 11 (4.18%) Banking
3 10 (3.80%) Law
3 10 (3.80%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.90%) Retail
6 4 (1.52%) Legal
6 4 (1.52%) Marketing
7 3 (1.14%) Advertising
7 3 (1.14%) Automotive
7 3 (1.14%) Billing
7 3 (1.14%) Electronics
7 3 (1.14%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.14%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.76%) Military
9 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.66%) Node.js
1 7 (2.66%) React
1 7 (2.66%) Spring
1 7 (2.66%) Spring Boot
2 6 (2.28%) .NET
2 6 (2.28%) Web Services
3 5 (1.90%) JSON
3 5 (1.90%) XML
4 4 (1.52%) ModSecurity
4 4 (1.52%) REST
5 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (0.76%) LDAP
5 2 (0.76%) SAP PI
5 2 (0.76%) SAP XI
5 2 (0.76%) SOAP
5 2 (0.76%) WCF
5 2 (0.76%) Web Dynpro
6 1 (0.38%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.80%) Data Centre
2 7 (2.66%) DataPower
2 7 (2.66%) Mainframe
3 4 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (1.52%) User Experience
4 3 (1.14%) CESG
4 3 (1.14%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.76%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.76%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.38%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.38%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.38%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.38%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.38%) iPad
6 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.38%) PKI
6 1 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.07%) Linux
2 29 (11.03%) Windows
3 17 (6.46%) Unix
4 15 (5.70%) Windows 10
5 10 (3.80%) Windows Server
6 9 (3.42%) CentOS
7 5 (1.90%) Android
8 4 (1.52%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (0.76%) Solaris
9 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.76%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.38%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.38%) HPUX
10 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.45%) Migration
2 30 (11.41%) DevOps
3 24 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (6.08%) Analytics
5 14 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (4.94%) Data Protection
6 13 (4.94%) Information Security
6 13 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (4.56%) Test Automation
8 11 (4.18%) OWASP
9 10 (3.80%) Risk Management
9 10 (3.80%) Scrum
9 10 (3.80%) Validation
10 9 (3.42%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (3.04%) CRM
11 8 (3.04%) Microservices
11 8 (3.04%) Programme Delivery
11 8 (3.04%) SIEM
12 7 (2.66%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.75%) SQL
2 15 (5.70%) Java
3 10 (3.80%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.42%) PL/SQL
5 8 (3.04%) C#
5 8 (3.04%) Python
6 5 (1.90%) Dart
7 4 (1.52%) ABAP
8 3 (1.14%) C
8 3 (1.14%) Perl
9 2 (0.76%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.76%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.76%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.38%) C++
10 1 (0.38%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.38%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.38%) Groovy
10 1 (0.38%) PHP
10 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (16.73%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.55%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.46%) CISSP
4 13 (4.94%) DV Cleared
5 9 (3.42%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (3.04%) Degree
7 7 (2.66%) CISM
8 6 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.28%) CLAS
8 6 (2.28%) MCSA
8 6 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.14%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.14%) CCNP
10 3 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (1.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (0.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.76%) CCIE
11 2 (0.76%) CEH
11 2 (0.76%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.46%) GDPR
2 7 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.28%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.28%) QA
3 6 (2.28%) RMADS
4 4 (1.52%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.14%) SLA
6 2 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.38%) IFRS
7 1 (0.38%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.38%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (6.08%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.32%) Docker
3 9 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.52%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.76%) XenApp
7 1 (0.38%) Firmware
7 1 (0.38%) HDFS
7 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.80%) Ansible
1 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (3.42%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.66%) SCCM
4 6 (2.28%) Terraform
5 4 (1.52%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.76%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.76%) Nagios
6 2 (0.76%) Puppet
6 2 (0.76%) SnapVault
7 1 (0.38%) Cacti
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.38%) Endace
7 1 (0.38%) Kibana
7 1 (0.38%) Nessus
7 1 (0.38%) Nmap
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (11.41%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.03%) SAP
3 27 (10.27%) Oracle
4 20 (7.60%) IBM
5 10 (3.80%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.42%) Cisco
7 8 (3.04%) Adobe
7 8 (3.04%) F5
8 7 (2.66%) Green Hat
9 6 (2.28%) JD Edwards
9 6 (2.28%) VMware
10 5 (1.90%) HP
11 4 (1.52%) Citrix
11 4 (1.52%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.52%) ESRI
11 4 (1.52%) Micro Focus
11 4 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.14%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.14%) Splunk
12 3 (1.14%) Veeam