Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £453 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 32 25
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 334 293 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.16% 5.22% 5.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.44% 5.50% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 181 199
South West median daily rate £453 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.74% +5.56% +0.28%
10th Percentile £313 £369 £273
90th Percentile £589 £595 £562
England median daily rate £500 £475 £451
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% -21.90% +20.69%
10th Percentile £33.50 £40.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £41.50 £64.75
England median hourly rate £41.25 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -13.16% +5.56% +3.45%

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 6,144 5,332 5,326
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 94.98% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,926 3,343 3,487
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £251 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 256 357
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.13% +4.72% -11.67%
10th Percentile £11.51 £11.19 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £46.20
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -11 118 £500 +10.13% 7
Bristol +4 100 £434 -8.68% 53
Dorset +15 25 £430 -9.47% 12
Gloucestershire -30 20 £450 - 9
Somerset -19 19 £400 -20.00% 9
Devon +2 14 £450 +9.09% 9
Cornwall +6 13 £325 -13.33% 5
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 75 (22.46%) Microsoft
1 75 (22.46%) Finance
2 56 (16.77%) Security Cleared
3 53 (15.87%) Windows
4 42 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (12.57%) SC Cleared
4 42 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (11.98%) SAP
6 36 (10.78%) Active Directory
7 32 (9.58%) Migration
7 32 (9.58%) Office 365
8 31 (9.28%) Manufacturing
8 31 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (8.38%) SQL
10 26 (7.78%) VMware
10 26 (7.78%) SCCM
10 26 (7.78%) Windows 10
11 24 (7.19%) Information Security
12 23 (6.89%) Windows Server
13 21 (6.29%) Oracle
14 19 (5.69%) SharePoint
14 19 (5.69%) ERP
14 19 (5.69%) PowerShell
14 19 (5.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 19 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (5.39%) CISSP
16 17 (5.09%) ITIL
16 17 (5.09%) Data Protection
17 16 (4.79%) Firewall
18 15 (4.49%) Linux

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 19 (5.69%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.69%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.30%) Apache
5 1 (0.30%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.30%) CMS
5 1 (0.30%) Drupal
5 1 (0.30%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.30%) JBoss
5 1 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.20%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (2.69%) SAP MM
2 5 (1.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (1.50%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (1.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (1.50%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.20%) Sage 200
3 4 (1.20%) Teamcenter
3 4 (1.20%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.90%) Cognos Controller
4 3 (0.90%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.60%) Maximo
5 2 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.30%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.30%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (9.58%) Office 365
3 13 (3.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (2.99%) SaaS
5 6 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.80%) PaaS
6 5 (1.50%) IaaS
7 2 (0.60%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.60%) Taleo
8 1 (0.30%) Apigee
8 1 (0.30%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.79%) Firewall
2 13 (3.89%) VPN
3 9 (2.69%) LAN
3 9 (2.69%) WAN
4 8 (2.40%) BGP
4 8 (2.40%) MPLS
4 8 (2.40%) OSPF
4 8 (2.40%) Skype
5 7 (2.10%) NetScaler
5 7 (2.10%) Network Security
5 7 (2.10%) VoIP
6 6 (1.80%) Wireless
7 5 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.50%) EIGRP
7 5 (1.50%) FCoE
7 5 (1.50%) Intranet
7 5 (1.50%) IPsec
7 5 (1.50%) iSCSI
7 5 (1.50%) SSL
7 5 (1.50%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.59%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.40%) Power BI
4 6 (1.80%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.50%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (0.90%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.60%) Big Data
8 2 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.60%) DB2
8 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.60%) MySQL
8 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.60%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.60%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.59%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.50%) Cucumber
2 5 (1.50%) Selenium
2 5 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (1.50%) WebDriver
3 4 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.90%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.90%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.30%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.30%) Gradle
5 1 (0.30%) LSMW
5 1 (0.30%) Maven
5 1 (0.30%) Mockito
5 1 (0.30%) SonarQube
General
1 75 (22.46%) Finance
2 31 (9.28%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.19%) Marketing
4 13 (3.89%) Banking
5 11 (3.29%) Electronics
5 11 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.40%) Automotive
7 7 (2.10%) Retail
8 6 (1.80%) Law
9 5 (1.50%) Advertising
9 5 (1.50%) Publishing
10 3 (0.90%) Back Office
10 3 (0.90%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.90%) Legal
11 2 (0.60%) Local Government
12 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.49%) .NET
2 11 (3.29%) REST
3 7 (2.10%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (1.80%) JSON
4 6 (1.80%) LDAP
4 6 (1.80%) Middleware
5 5 (1.50%) Web Services
5 5 (1.50%) WebdriverIO
6 4 (1.20%) HTML
6 4 (1.20%) OpenID
7 3 (0.90%) CSS
7 3 (0.90%) HTML5
7 3 (0.90%) OAuth
7 3 (0.90%) XML
8 2 (0.60%) J2EE
8 2 (0.60%) Java EE
8 2 (0.60%) jQuery
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle ADF
8 2 (0.60%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.60%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.29%) User Experience
3 10 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.50%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.50%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.50%) PKI
5 5 (1.50%) Social Media
5 5 (1.50%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.20%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.90%) Clustering
7 3 (0.90%) EPoS
7 3 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.60%) CESG
8 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.30%) CMDB
9 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.30%) FMCG
9 1 (0.30%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 53 (15.87%) Windows
2 26 (7.78%) Windows 10
3 23 (6.89%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.49%) Linux
5 14 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.69%) Unix
7 8 (2.40%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.80%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.90%) AIX
11 3 (0.90%) CentOS
12 2 (0.60%) Debian
12 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.60%) VMS
12 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.60%) zOS
13 1 (0.30%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (9.58%) Migration
3 31 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (7.19%) Information Security
5 19 (5.69%) ERP
5 19 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (5.09%) Data Protection
6 17 (5.09%) ITIL
7 14 (4.19%) CRM
7 14 (4.19%) DevOps
7 14 (4.19%) SIEM
8 13 (3.89%) Project Management
9 12 (3.59%) Programme Management
9 12 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (3.29%) Digital Marketing
10 11 (3.29%) Scrum
11 9 (2.69%) Business Analysis
11 9 (2.69%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (2.40%) Change Management
12 8 (2.40%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.38%) SQL
2 19 (5.69%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.29%) Java
4 9 (2.69%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.40%) Python
6 7 (2.10%) C#
7 4 (1.20%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.20%) VBA
8 2 (0.60%) R
8 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.30%) ABAP
9 1 (0.30%) C
9 1 (0.30%) Dart
9 1 (0.30%) PHP
9 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (16.77%) Security Cleared
2 42 (12.57%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.39%) CISSP
4 12 (3.59%) CISM
5 11 (3.29%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.80%) CCNP
7 6 (1.80%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (1.80%) CISA
7 6 (1.80%) Degree
8 4 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.90%) CRISC
9 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.90%) MOS
9 3 (0.90%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 3 (0.90%) SSCP
10 2 (0.60%) GIAC
10 2 (0.60%) GPEN
11 1 (0.30%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (4.19%) GDPR
3 12 (3.59%) PCI DSS
4 10 (2.99%) QA
5 9 (2.69%) Data Quality
6 7 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.90%) COBIT
8 2 (0.60%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.60%) PMO
8 2 (0.60%) RMADS
8 2 (0.60%) SLA
9 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.30%) IFRS
9 1 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 36 (10.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.89%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.80%) XenApp
6 5 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (1.50%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.90%) Docker
8 2 (0.60%) Snort
9 1 (0.30%) Squid
9 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.30%) vCloud
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (7.78%) SCCM
2 9 (2.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (1.80%) SCOM
3 6 (1.80%) SCVMM
3 6 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (1.50%) Ansible
4 5 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.20%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.90%) Terraform
6 3 (0.90%) WSUS
7 2 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.60%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.60%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.60%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.60%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.30%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.30%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 75 (22.46%) Microsoft
2 40 (11.98%) SAP
3 26 (7.78%) VMware
4 21 (6.29%) Oracle
5 14 (4.19%) Cisco
6 10 (2.99%) CyberArk
7 8 (2.40%) Citrix
8 7 (2.10%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.10%) IBM
8 7 (2.10%) MicroStrategy
9 6 (1.80%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.80%) Teradata
10 5 (1.50%) CA
10 5 (1.50%) Facebook
10 5 (1.50%) Google
10 5 (1.50%) Ivanti
10 5 (1.50%) Sage
10 5 (1.50%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.50%) Tableau
10 5 (1.50%) Wyse