Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 33 23
Rank change year-on-year -7 -10 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 259 306 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.71% 5.64% 6.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.94% 5.89% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 168 240
South West median daily rate £438 £456 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +7.35% -5.03%
10th Percentile £313 £334 £284
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
England median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
South West median hourly rate £42.50 - £50.00
10th Percentile £38.75 - £39.40
90th Percentile £48.88 - £53.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £47.33 £45.50
% change year-on-year -10.20% +4.02% +18.95%

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 5,247 5,198 5,579
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.82% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,207 3,237 3,601
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £219 £228
90th Percentile £550 £530 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 260 333
South West median hourly rate £37.25 £36.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.76% +11.54% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.72 £11.30
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.03 £46.45
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 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 +4 86 £475 - 3
Bristol -12 77 £410 -13.68% 33
Dorset +15 21 £425 - 7
Devon -5 15 £350 -12.50% 2
Gloucestershire -10 15 £450 +7.46% 10
Somerset -20 10 £350 -30.00%
Cornwall 0 7 £445 +78.00%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 62 (23.94%) Finance
2 47 (18.15%) Microsoft
3 43 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (14.67%) Security Cleared
5 37 (14.29%) Windows
6 33 (12.74%) SAP
7 31 (11.97%) SQL
8 30 (11.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (10.81%) SCCM
10 27 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
10 27 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (10.04%) SC Cleared
12 25 (9.65%) Office 365
13 24 (9.27%) CISSP
14 23 (8.88%) Active Directory
14 23 (8.88%) Information Security
15 22 (8.49%) Migration
15 22 (8.49%) Manufacturing
16 17 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 16 (6.18%) Banking
18 15 (5.79%) Firewall
18 15 (5.79%) Windows 10
18 15 (5.79%) GDPR
19 14 (5.41%) DV Cleared
19 14 (5.41%) Project Management
20 13 (5.02%) CISM
20 13 (5.02%) PRINCE2
20 13 (5.02%) Windows Server
21 12 (4.63%) Problem-Solving
21 12 (4.63%) SQL Server

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 11 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.86%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.39%) Confluence
4 1 (0.39%) Drupal
4 1 (0.39%) IIS
4 1 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.39%) SAS
4 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.32%) SAP MDG
1 6 (2.32%) SAP MM
2 5 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.77%) Cognos Controller
3 2 (0.77%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.77%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 2 (0.77%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.77%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.39%) iTrent
4 1 (0.39%) Maximo
4 1 (0.39%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.39%) Primavera
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.39%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.39%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (9.65%) Office 365
3 5 (1.93%) SaaS
4 4 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.54%) OneDrive
4 4 (1.54%) PaaS
5 3 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.77%) IaaS
6 2 (0.77%) Serverless
6 2 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.77%) Yammer
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.39%) Route 53
7 1 (0.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.79%) Firewall
2 11 (4.25%) Skype
3 8 (3.09%) WAN
4 6 (2.32%) LAN
4 6 (2.32%) Network Security
4 6 (2.32%) SMS
5 5 (1.93%) ADSL
5 5 (1.93%) MPLS
6 4 (1.54%) BGP
6 4 (1.54%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.54%) HSRP
6 4 (1.54%) NetScaler
6 4 (1.54%) OSPF
6 4 (1.54%) VDSL
6 4 (1.54%) VLAN
7 3 (1.16%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.16%) VPN
8 2 (0.77%) Internet
8 2 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.77%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.93%) Power BI
4 3 (1.16%) Big Data
4 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.16%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.39%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.39%) CF BOSH
2 1 (0.39%) JIRA
2 1 (0.39%) JMeter
2 1 (0.39%) LSMW
2 1 (0.39%) MSI
2 1 (0.39%) Selenium
2 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (23.94%) Finance
2 22 (8.49%) Manufacturing
3 16 (6.18%) Banking
4 10 (3.86%) Marketing
5 9 (3.47%) Law
5 9 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.70%) Electronics
7 6 (2.32%) Retail
8 4 (1.54%) Advertising
8 4 (1.54%) Automotive
8 4 (1.54%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.77%) Back Office
9 2 (0.77%) Legal
10 1 (0.39%) Billing
10 1 (0.39%) Publishing
10 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.47%) .NET
2 5 (1.93%) Web Services
3 4 (1.54%) HTML
3 4 (1.54%) J2EE
4 3 (1.16%) CSS
4 3 (1.16%) LDAP
4 3 (1.16%) REST
5 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (0.77%) jQuery
5 2 (0.77%) JSON
5 2 (0.77%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.77%) XML
6 1 (0.39%) Mason
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.39%) SAML
6 1 (0.39%) SOAP
6 1 (0.39%) Symfony
6 1 (0.39%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.63%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (2.32%) User Experience
4 5 (1.93%) CESG
5 3 (1.16%) EPoS
5 3 (1.16%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.16%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.39%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.39%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.39%) PKI
7 1 (0.39%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.29%) Windows
2 15 (5.79%) Windows 10
3 13 (5.02%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.09%) Linux
5 7 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.54%) Unix
8 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.16%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.77%) CentOS
10 1 (0.39%) Android
10 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (11.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (8.88%) Information Security
5 22 (8.49%) Migration
6 14 (5.41%) Project Management
7 13 (5.02%) PRINCE2
8 12 (4.63%) Business Analysis
8 12 (4.63%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (3.86%) Change Management
9 10 (3.86%) GAP Analysis
9 10 (3.86%) ITIL
9 10 (3.86%) Programme Delivery
10 9 (3.47%) Programme Management
10 9 (3.47%) SIEM
11 8 (3.09%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (3.09%) Data Protection
11 8 (3.09%) Process Improvement
11 8 (3.09%) Security Hardening
11 8 (3.09%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.97%) SQL
2 11 (4.25%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.32%) Java
4 4 (1.54%) C#
5 3 (1.16%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.16%) Python
5 3 (1.16%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.77%) PHP
7 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.39%) C
7 1 (0.39%) COBOL
7 1 (0.39%) Korn
7 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.39%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 38 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.04%) SC Cleared
3 24 (9.27%) CISSP
4 14 (5.41%) DV Cleared
5 13 (5.02%) CISM
6 9 (3.47%) CISA
7 6 (2.32%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.54%) MOS
8 4 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.16%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.16%) Degree
9 3 (1.16%) SSCP
10 2 (0.77%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.77%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.77%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.39%) GCIA
11 1 (0.39%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (5.79%) GDPR
3 12 (4.63%) PCI DSS
4 11 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (2.32%) PMO
6 4 (1.54%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.54%) QA
7 3 (1.16%) SLA
8 2 (0.77%) COBIT
8 2 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.77%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.39%) IFRS
9 1 (0.39%) RMADS
9 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (8.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.54%) XenApp
3 4 (1.54%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.77%) Docker
5 2 (0.77%) vSphere
6 1 (0.39%) Firmware
6 1 (0.39%) IAG
6 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (10.81%) SCCM
2 12 (4.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.77%) Ansible
3 2 (0.77%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.77%) SCOM
4 1 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.39%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (18.15%) Microsoft
2 33 (12.74%) SAP
3 12 (4.63%) VMware
4 11 (4.25%) Oracle
5 6 (2.32%) Cisco
6 5 (1.93%) CyberArk
6 5 (1.93%) IBM
6 5 (1.93%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (1.54%) Citrix
7 4 (1.54%) LogRhythm
7 4 (1.54%) Symantec
7 4 (1.54%) Tableau
7 4 (1.54%) Teradata
8 3 (1.16%) CA
8 3 (1.16%) Ivanti
8 3 (1.16%) Juniper
8 3 (1.16%) Sage
8 3 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.16%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.16%) Wyse