Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 24 28
Rank change year-on-year -11 +4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 248 344 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.91% 6.55% 6.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.15% 6.86% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 206 231
South West median daily rate £438 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £314 £319 £300
90th Percentile £597 £575 £588
England median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.86% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £25.15 £43.00 £38.40
90th Percentile £49.25 £52.00 £54.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +8.70% +26.03%

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 4,812 5,014 5,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 95.52% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,894 3,197 3,683
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £237
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 299 343
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.95% +1.33% +85.78%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.87 £11.80
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £49.85
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.56% +11.43%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Bristol -10 79 £414 -12.89% 23
Wiltshire -15 62 £431 -13.75% 9
Somerset +2 25 £450 -10.00% 8
Devon -7 19 £425 +6.25% 2
Dorset +4 18 £425 - 8
Gloucestershire -5 17 £500 +11.11% 9
Cornwall -5 2 £570 +128.00% 2
Avon 0 1 £500 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 55 (22.18%) Finance
2 40 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (16.13%) Security Cleared
3 33 (13.31%) Microsoft
4 31 (12.50%) Windows
5 28 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (10.48%) SC Cleared
7 25 (10.08%) Office 365
7 25 (10.08%) Migration
7 25 (10.08%) SQL
7 25 (10.08%) SAP
8 24 (9.68%) CISSP
9 23 (9.27%) Information Security
9 23 (9.27%) GDPR
10 20 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (7.26%) SharePoint
11 18 (7.26%) DevOps
12 17 (6.85%) Linux
13 16 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (6.05%) SCCM
14 15 (6.05%) DV Cleared
14 15 (6.05%) Active Directory
14 15 (6.05%) Firewall
15 14 (5.65%) Banking
15 14 (5.65%) Oracle
16 13 (5.24%) Manufacturing
16 13 (5.24%) SIEM
16 13 (5.24%) Big Data
17 12 (4.84%) Docker
17 12 (4.84%) Amazon AWS

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 18 (7.26%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.63%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.02%) nginx
4 4 (1.61%) ArcGIS
4 4 (1.61%) Confluence
5 2 (0.81%) SAS
6 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.40%) IIS
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.82%) SAP MDG
2 4 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.61%) Maximo
3 3 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.21%) NetSuite
3 3 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.21%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.81%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.81%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (0.81%) Primavera
4 2 (0.81%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.81%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.40%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.40%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.40%) SAP MDG-S
5 1 (0.40%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.08%) Office 365
2 16 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.82%) OneDrive
5 5 (2.02%) SaaS
5 5 (2.02%) Serverless
6 4 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.61%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.61%) PaaS
6 4 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.21%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.21%) Route 53
7 3 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.81%) IaaS
8 2 (0.81%) Yammer
9 1 (0.40%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.05%) Firewall
2 11 (4.44%) Skype
3 7 (2.82%) Internet
3 7 (2.82%) SMS
4 6 (2.42%) Network Security
4 6 (2.42%) WAN
5 4 (1.61%) LAN
6 3 (1.21%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.21%) MPLS
6 3 (1.21%) SAN
7 2 (0.81%) ADSL
7 2 (0.81%) DNS
7 2 (0.81%) SNMP
7 2 (0.81%) SSH
7 2 (0.81%) SSL
7 2 (0.81%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.81%) VLAN
7 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.40%) HSRP
8 1 (0.40%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.24%) Big Data
2 8 (3.23%) Hadoop
3 7 (2.82%) Apache Hive
4 5 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.02%) Power BI
5 4 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.61%) GIS
5 4 (1.61%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.21%) SAP HANA
6 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.81%) Base SAS
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.81%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.40%) QlikView
8 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 8 (3.23%) Maven
1 8 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (2.02%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.02%) JIRA
2 5 (2.02%) Selenium
2 5 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.21%) JMeter
4 2 (0.81%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.40%) CF BOSH
5 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.40%) LSMW
5 1 (0.40%) MSI
5 1 (0.40%) NUnit
5 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.40%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
General
1 55 (22.18%) Finance
2 14 (5.65%) Banking
3 13 (5.24%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.63%) Law
4 9 (3.63%) Marketing
4 9 (3.63%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.82%) Electronics
6 3 (1.21%) Advertising
6 3 (1.21%) Retail
7 2 (0.81%) Billing
7 2 (0.81%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.81%) Legal
7 2 (0.81%) Military
7 2 (0.81%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.23%) Web Services
2 7 (2.82%) REST
3 6 (2.42%) .NET
4 4 (1.61%) ModSecurity
4 4 (1.61%) XML
5 3 (1.21%) LDAP
6 2 (0.81%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (0.81%) CSS
6 2 (0.81%) HTML
6 2 (0.81%) jQuery
6 2 (0.81%) SAP PI
6 2 (0.81%) SAP XI
6 2 (0.81%) SOAP
7 1 (0.40%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.40%) JSON
7 1 (0.40%) Mason
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.40%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.03%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.02%) User Experience
3 4 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.21%) CESG
4 3 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.81%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.40%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.40%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.40%) iPad
6 1 (0.40%) PKI
6 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.50%) Windows
2 17 (6.85%) Linux
3 12 (4.84%) Unix
3 12 (4.84%) Windows 10
4 8 (3.23%) CentOS
5 7 (2.82%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.21%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.40%) Android
8 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.40%) Solaris
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (10.08%) Migration
4 23 (9.27%) Information Security
5 20 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (7.26%) DevOps
7 13 (5.24%) SIEM
8 12 (4.84%) Data Protection
9 11 (4.44%) PRINCE2
10 10 (4.03%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (3.63%) Analytics
11 9 (3.63%) Change Management
12 8 (3.23%) Configuration Management
12 8 (3.23%) Programme Delivery
12 8 (3.23%) Project Management
12 8 (3.23%) Scrum
13 7 (2.82%) Data Modelling
13 7 (2.82%) Mentoring
13 7 (2.82%) Programme Management
13 7 (2.82%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.08%) SQL
2 8 (3.23%) C#
2 8 (3.23%) PowerShell
2 8 (3.23%) Python
3 6 (2.42%) Java
4 5 (2.02%) Dart
5 4 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.61%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.81%) ABAP
6 2 (0.81%) Apex Code
6 2 (0.81%) C
6 2 (0.81%) SAS Macro
6 2 (0.81%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.40%) Korn
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.48%) SC Cleared
3 24 (9.68%) CISSP
4 15 (6.05%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
5 8 (3.23%) CISM
6 7 (2.82%) CISA
7 5 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.02%) CLAS
7 5 (2.02%) Degree
8 4 (1.61%) AWS Certification
9 3 (1.21%) CCNP
9 3 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.21%) MCSA
9 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.81%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.81%) MCITP
11 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.27%) GDPR
2 11 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.44%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (2.42%) RMADS
5 4 (1.61%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.61%) QA
6 3 (1.21%) PMO
7 2 (0.81%) SLA
8 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.40%) IFRS
8 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.40%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (6.05%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.84%) Docker
3 3 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.21%) XenApp
4 2 (0.81%) Firmware
4 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.40%) IAG
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
5 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (6.05%) SCCM
2 9 (3.63%) Ansible
3 7 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.21%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.81%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.81%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.40%) Cacti
6 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.40%) Endace
6 1 (0.40%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.40%) Kibana
6 1 (0.40%) Nagios
6 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 33 (13.31%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.08%) SAP
3 14 (5.65%) Oracle
4 9 (3.63%) Red Hat
5 8 (3.23%) Cisco
6 7 (2.82%) VMware
7 6 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.02%) IBM
9 4 (1.61%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.61%) ESRI
9 4 (1.61%) Juniper
9 4 (1.61%) LogRhythm
9 4 (1.61%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.61%) Splunk
9 4 (1.61%) Tableau
10 3 (1.21%) Citrix
10 3 (1.21%) Dell
10 3 (1.21%) Epicor
10 3 (1.21%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.21%) Veeam