The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 25 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.

Consultant
England / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 26 31
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 163 195 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.08% 6.61% 5.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.35% 6.93% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 108 87
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £44.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +18.92%  

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 2567 2815 2974
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.78% 95.46% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 1820 1923
Median daily rate £375 £368 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -0.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 138 199
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 £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -9 53 £488 +14.70% 17
Wiltshire -8 32 £450 - 1
Somerset +1 22 £550 +29.41% 2
Devon +10 19 £400 -
Gloucestershire -14 11 £384 -19.21% 3
Dorset +12 4 £425 - 3
Cornwall - 1 £250 - 1
Avon - 1 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South West region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 94 (28.14%) Security Cleared
2 72 (21.56%) SC Cleared
3 64 (19.16%) SAP
4 61 (18.26%) Finance
5 54 (16.17%) Microsoft
6 49 (14.67%) Oracle
7 43 (12.87%) SQL
8 33 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (7.49%) Migration
11 23 (6.89%) Oracle EBS R12
11 23 (6.89%) SAP IS-U
12 22 (6.59%) Manufacturing
13 21 (6.29%) DevOps
14 20 (5.99%) Office 365
14 20 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (5.99%) Telecoms
14 20 (5.99%) CISSP
14 20 (5.99%) Windows
14 20 (5.99%) CRM
14 20 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
15 19 (5.69%) Linux
15 19 (5.69%) ERP
16 18 (5.39%) Firewall
17 17 (5.09%) Java
17 17 (5.09%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (5.09%) Information Management
18 16 (4.79%) Penetration Testing
18 16 (4.79%) User Acceptance Testing
18 16 (4.79%) DV Cleared

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 9 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.40%) nginx
3 6 (1.80%) ArcGIS
4 5 (1.50%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.20%) SAS
5 4 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.90%) Apache
6 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.90%) IIS
6 3 (0.90%) JBoss
6 3 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.90%) WordPress
7 2 (0.60%) Captiva
7 2 (0.60%) Documentum
7 2 (0.60%) Moodle
7 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.30%) Mongrel
Applications
1 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.60%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (6.89%) Oracle EBS R12
1 23 (6.89%) SAP IS-U
2 15 (4.49%) Oracle Financials
3 14 (4.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (3.89%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (2.69%) Maximo
6 6 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (1.50%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (1.50%) SAP CRM
7 5 (1.50%) SAP PP
8 4 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (1.20%) Primavera
8 4 (1.20%) SAP CO
8 4 (1.20%) SAP CRM for Utilities
8 4 (1.20%) SAP FI
8 4 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (1.20%) SAP PP-PI
9 3 (0.90%) Magento
9 3 (0.90%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (5.99%) Office 365
2 16 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.50%) SaaS
4 4 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.60%) Boomi
6 2 (0.60%) IaaS
6 2 (0.60%) PaaS
6 2 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.30%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.39%) Firewall
2 4 (1.20%) DNS
2 4 (1.20%) Network Security
2 4 (1.20%) VPN
3 3 (0.90%) Internet
3 3 (0.90%) LAN
3 3 (0.90%) LDAP
3 3 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.90%) WAN
4 2 (0.60%) DHCP
4 2 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.60%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (0.60%) SSL
4 2 (0.60%) WebEx
4 2 (0.60%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (0.30%) NX-OS
5 1 (0.30%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.40%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (2.10%) Apache Hive
4 7 (2.10%) Big Data
4 7 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.10%) GIS
4 7 (2.10%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.50%) MySQL
6 4 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.20%) SAP HANA
7 3 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.90%) DB2
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.90%) Power BI
7 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.60%) Essbase
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (5.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (4.79%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.10%) Maven
3 7 (2.10%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.90%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.90%) JIRA
5 3 (0.90%) Selenium
6 2 (0.60%) Ant
6 2 (0.60%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.60%) Hudson
6 2 (0.60%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.60%) LSMW
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.60%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.60%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.60%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.60%) TestNG
6 2 (0.60%) Toad
7 1 (0.30%) Travis CI
General
1 61 (18.26%) Finance
2 22 (6.59%) Manufacturing
3 20 (5.99%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.89%) Marketing
5 12 (3.59%) Electronics
6 10 (2.99%) Retail
7 8 (2.40%) Billing
8 7 (2.10%) Advertising
8 7 (2.10%) Local Government
9 5 (1.50%) Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.79%) Web Services
2 15 (4.49%) .NET
3 6 (1.80%) ASP.NET
3 6 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (1.50%) SAP PI
5 4 (1.20%) CSS
6 3 (0.90%) HTML
7 2 (0.60%) Flash
7 2 (0.60%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.60%) SAP Fiori
7 2 (0.60%) SOAP
7 2 (0.60%) WCF
7 2 (0.60%) XML
8 1 (0.30%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.30%) Django
8 1 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.30%) JSON
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.30%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (2.40%) PKI
4 5 (1.50%) FMCG
5 3 (0.90%) CMDB
5 3 (0.90%) Data Centre
5 3 (0.90%) RIA
5 3 (0.90%) User Experience
5 3 (0.90%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.60%) CESG
6 2 (0.60%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (0.60%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.60%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.60%) Graphic Design
6 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.60%) Replication
6 2 (0.60%) Robotics
6 2 (0.60%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.99%) Windows
2 19 (5.69%) Linux
3 11 (3.29%) Unix
4 9 (2.69%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.10%) CentOS
6 5 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.20%) Solaris
7 4 (1.20%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (7.49%) Migration
4 21 (6.29%) DevOps
5 20 (5.99%) CRM
5 20 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (5.69%) ERP
7 17 (5.09%) Information Management
8 16 (4.79%) Penetration Testing
8 16 (4.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (4.19%) Information Security
9 14 (4.19%) Programme Management
10 13 (3.89%) Project Management
11 12 (3.59%) Digital Marketing
12 10 (2.99%) Scrum
13 9 (2.69%) Cybersecurity
13 9 (2.69%) ETL
13 9 (2.69%) Information Assurance
13 9 (2.69%) MVC
13 9 (2.69%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.87%) SQL
2 17 (5.09%) Java
3 13 (3.89%) C#
4 8 (2.40%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.40%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.10%) Dart
5 7 (2.10%) Python
6 6 (1.80%) C
7 5 (1.50%) ABAP
7 5 (1.50%) VB
8 4 (1.20%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.20%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.20%) Ruby
8 4 (1.20%) VBA
9 3 (0.90%) VBScript
10 2 (0.60%) F#
10 2 (0.60%) PHP
11 1 (0.30%) Groovy
11 1 (0.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 94 (28.14%) Security Cleared
2 72 (21.56%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.99%) CISSP
4 16 (4.79%) DV Cleared
5 13 (3.89%) CLAS
6 10 (2.99%) CESG Certified Professional
7 8 (2.40%) Degree
8 6 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.90%) CCNP
10 2 (0.60%) CCIE
10 2 (0.60%) CCNA
10 2 (0.60%) CIPD
10 2 (0.60%) CISM
10 2 (0.60%) CISMP
10 2 (0.60%) CRISC
10 2 (0.60%) GSEC
10 2 (0.60%) ISEB
10 2 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.60%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.69%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (1.50%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.20%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.90%) COBIT
6 3 (0.90%) IFRS
6 3 (0.90%) IFRS 9
6 3 (0.90%) QA
6 3 (0.90%) RMADS
7 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.60%) PMO
8 1 (0.30%) Basel II
8 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.59%) Docker
3 3 (0.90%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.60%) vSphere
5 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.30%) Xen
5 1 (0.30%) XenApp
5 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (3.89%) SCCM
2 11 (3.29%) Ansible
3 5 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.50%) Puppet
3 5 (1.50%) vCenter Server
4 3 (0.90%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.60%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.60%) Nessus
5 2 (0.60%) Nmap
5 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.60%) vRealize
6 1 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.30%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.30%) Netcool
6 1 (0.30%) SCOM
6 1 (0.30%) WMI
6 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (19.16%) SAP
2 54 (16.17%) Microsoft
3 49 (14.67%) Oracle
4 12 (3.59%) Red Hat
5 10 (2.99%) Epicor
6 7 (2.10%) IBM
7 6 (1.80%) Citrix
7 6 (1.80%) Cloudera
7 6 (1.80%) ESRI
7 6 (1.80%) McAfee
7 6 (1.80%) Remedy
7 6 (1.80%) VMware
8 5 (1.50%) BMC
8 5 (1.50%) Cisco
8 5 (1.50%) Informatica
9 4 (1.20%) Workday
10 3 (0.90%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.60%) Adobe
11 2 (0.60%) Nintex
11 2 (0.60%) Palo Alto
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago