Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 32 26
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 300 299 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.97% 5.44% 5.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.23% 5.71% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 164 202
South West median daily rate £450 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +6.74% -
10th Percentile £325 £335 £278
90th Percentile £575 £588 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +42.61% -33.91%
10th Percentile £35.00 £40.50 £9.63
90th Percentile £48.13 £41.50 £48.88
England median hourly rate £42.50 £47.33 £46.00
% change year-on-year -10.20% +2.89% +1.10%

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 5,737 5,241 5,533
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.33% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,526 3,270 3,569
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £215
90th Percentile £575 £535 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 245 331
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +20.00% +0.92%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.77 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 0 99 £475 - 20
Bristol -2 87 £410 -18.00% 58
Dorset +17 28 £425 +3.03% 15
Gloucestershire -16 22 £450 +4.05% 10
Somerset -23 17 £411 -17.75% 3
Devon -6 11 £413 +3.13% 6
Cornwall - 7 £350 - 6
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 71 (23.67%) Finance
2 58 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (18.33%) Microsoft
4 44 (14.67%) Security Cleared
5 39 (13.00%) Windows
6 35 (11.67%) SAP
7 32 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (10.33%) SC Cleared
9 29 (9.67%) Office 365
9 29 (9.67%) SQL
9 29 (9.67%) Information Security
10 28 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 26 (8.67%) SCCM
12 25 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 25 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (8.33%) CISSP
13 23 (7.67%) Migration
13 23 (7.67%) Manufacturing
14 22 (7.33%) Active Directory
15 18 (6.00%) VMware
15 18 (6.00%) Windows 10
15 18 (6.00%) Windows Server
16 17 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
16 17 (5.67%) Project Management
16 17 (5.67%) PCI DSS
17 16 (5.33%) SharePoint
17 16 (5.33%) Banking
17 16 (5.33%) GDPR
18 15 (5.00%) ITIL
18 15 (5.00%) CISM

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 16 (5.33%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.33%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.33%) Drupal
4 1 (0.33%) IIS
4 1 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.33%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.67%) SAP MM
2 8 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.33%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (1.00%) Cognos Controller
4 3 (1.00%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (1.00%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.67%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.33%) Primavera
6 1 (0.33%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.33%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.67%) Office 365
2 28 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.00%) PaaS
4 3 (1.00%) SaaS
5 2 (0.67%) IaaS
5 2 (0.67%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.33%) Apigee
6 1 (0.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.67%) Firewall
2 8 (2.67%) Network Security
2 8 (2.67%) Skype
2 8 (2.67%) VPN
2 8 (2.67%) WAN
3 7 (2.33%) LAN
4 6 (2.00%) BGP
4 6 (2.00%) MPLS
4 6 (2.00%) OSPF
5 5 (1.67%) NetScaler
6 4 (1.33%) ADSL
6 4 (1.33%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.33%) HSRP
6 4 (1.33%) VDSL
6 4 (1.33%) VLAN
6 4 (1.33%) VoIP
7 3 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.00%) SSH
7 3 (1.00%) Wireless
8 2 (0.67%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.67%) Power BI
4 4 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.00%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (1.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.67%) DB2
6 2 (0.67%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.67%) MySQL
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.67%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (1.33%) Selenium
2 4 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (1.33%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.33%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.33%) Gradle
5 1 (0.33%) LSMW
5 1 (0.33%) Maven
5 1 (0.33%) Mockito
5 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.33%) SonarQube
General
1 71 (23.67%) Finance
2 23 (7.67%) Manufacturing
3 16 (5.33%) Banking
4 9 (3.00%) Law
4 9 (3.00%) Marketing
5 8 (2.67%) Automotive
6 7 (2.33%) Retail
7 6 (2.00%) Electronics
7 6 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.67%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.67%) Publishing
9 3 (1.00%) Advertising
9 3 (1.00%) Legal
10 2 (0.67%) Back Office
11 1 (0.33%) Billing
11 1 (0.33%) Local Government
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.00%) .NET
2 7 (2.33%) REST
3 4 (1.33%) HTML
3 4 (1.33%) J2EE
3 4 (1.33%) LDAP
3 4 (1.33%) WebdriverIO
4 3 (1.00%) CSS
4 3 (1.00%) HTML5
4 3 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.67%) jQuery
5 2 (0.67%) JSON
5 2 (0.67%) Middleware
5 2 (0.67%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.67%) SOAP
5 2 (0.67%) Web Services
5 2 (0.67%) XML
6 1 (0.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.33%) OSGi
6 1 (0.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.00%) User Experience
3 6 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (1.67%) Fat Client
4 5 (1.67%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.00%) CESG
6 3 (1.00%) EPoS
6 3 (1.00%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.67%) Clustering
7 2 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.67%) Social Media
8 1 (0.33%) BYOD
8 1 (0.33%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.33%) Photography
8 1 (0.33%) PKI
8 1 (0.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.00%) Windows
2 18 (6.00%) Windows 10
2 18 (6.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (3.33%) Linux
4 7 (2.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.00%) Unix
6 2 (0.67%) CentOS
6 2 (0.67%) Debian
6 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.33%) AIX
7 1 (0.33%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.33%) VMS
7 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (9.67%) Information Security
4 25 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (7.67%) Migration
6 17 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (5.67%) Project Management
7 15 (5.00%) ITIL
8 14 (4.67%) Business Analysis
8 14 (4.67%) Data Protection
9 13 (4.33%) PRINCE2
9 13 (4.33%) SIEM
10 12 (4.00%) CRM
11 11 (3.67%) Change Management
11 11 (3.67%) Scrum
12 10 (3.33%) ERP
12 10 (3.33%) GAP Analysis
13 9 (3.00%) DevOps
14 8 (2.67%) Lean Six Sigma
14 8 (2.67%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.67%) SQL
2 11 (3.67%) Java
2 11 (3.67%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.00%) C#
5 5 (1.67%) Python
6 4 (1.33%) VBA
7 3 (1.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.67%) C
8 2 (0.67%) R
9 1 (0.33%) COBOL
9 1 (0.33%) Dart
9 1 (0.33%) Korn
9 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.33%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.33%) CISSP
4 15 (5.00%) CISM
5 11 (3.67%) CISA
5 11 (3.67%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (2.33%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (2.00%) Degree
8 4 (1.33%) MOS
9 3 (1.00%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.00%) CCNP
9 3 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.00%) SSCP
10 2 (0.67%) CLAS
10 2 (0.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.33%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.33%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (5.67%) PCI DSS
3 16 (5.33%) GDPR
4 13 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 9 (3.00%) QA
6 8 (2.67%) Data Quality
7 5 (1.67%) PMO
8 3 (1.00%) SLA
9 2 (0.67%) COBIT
9 2 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.67%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.33%) IFRS
10 1 (0.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 22 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (1.67%) XenApp
5 5 (1.67%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.67%) Docker
6 2 (0.67%) Snort
7 1 (0.33%) Firmware
7 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.33%) vCloud
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (8.67%) SCCM
2 10 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.33%) Ansible
4 3 (1.00%) SCOM
5 2 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.67%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.67%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.67%) OSSEC
5 2 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.67%) WSUS
6 1 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.33%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 35 (11.67%) SAP
3 18 (6.00%) VMware
4 12 (4.00%) Oracle
5 11 (3.67%) CyberArk
6 10 (3.33%) Cisco
7 7 (2.33%) MicroStrategy
7 7 (2.33%) Teradata
8 6 (2.00%) IBM
9 5 (1.67%) CA
9 5 (1.67%) Citrix
9 5 (1.67%) Ivanti
9 5 (1.67%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.67%) Wyse
10 4 (1.33%) Anaplan
10 4 (1.33%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.33%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.33%) Tableau
11 3 (1.00%) Cognos
11 3 (1.00%) Sage