The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
England / South West
Rank 21 29 32
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 169 164 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.62% 5.72% 5.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.95% 5.92% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 112 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 £342 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £573 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £48.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +95.91%  

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 2433 2768 2970
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.26% 96.55% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1543 1785 1862
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 187 142
Median hourly rate £38.50 £38.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +29.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.65 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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
Wiltshire +17 74 £488 +14.70% 3
Bristol -8 40 £450 +14.28% 14
Gloucestershire -3 20 £450 - 4
Devon +1 9 £400 -20.07% 3
Somerset -2 8 £500 - 4
Cornwall -4 2 £250 -31.03%
Dorset 0 1 £363 -14.70%
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 113 (33.73%) Security Cleared
2 85 (25.37%) SC Cleared
3 75 (22.39%) Oracle
4 62 (18.51%) Finance
5 55 (16.42%) SAP
6 47 (14.03%) SQL
7 43 (12.84%) Microsoft
8 38 (11.34%) Oracle EBS R12
9 31 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (8.06%) ERP
11 26 (7.76%) Windows
11 26 (7.76%) CISSP
12 25 (7.46%) Oracle EBS
13 24 (7.16%) DV Cleared
14 22 (6.57%) Migration
15 21 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (6.27%) .NET
16 20 (5.97%) MS Excel
16 20 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 20 (5.97%) SAP IS-U
17 19 (5.67%) SQL Server
18 18 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
19 17 (5.07%) Manufacturing
19 17 (5.07%) Firewall
19 17 (5.07%) C#
19 17 (5.07%) Web Services
19 17 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
19 17 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
20 16 (4.78%) Windows Server
21 15 (4.48%) Information Security

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 13 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.09%) IIS
3 6 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.49%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.19%) JBoss
5 4 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.19%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.90%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.90%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.60%) Apache
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.60%) Captiva
7 2 (0.60%) Documentum
7 2 (0.60%) Moodle
7 2 (0.60%) SAS
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.30%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.30%) nginx
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.79%) MS Office
2 6 (1.79%) MS Project
3 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.30%) Lectora
4 1 (0.30%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 38 (11.34%) Oracle EBS R12
2 25 (7.46%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (5.97%) SAP IS-U
4 15 (4.48%) Oracle Financials
5 9 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (2.69%) SAP CO
5 9 (2.69%) SAP FI
5 9 (2.69%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (2.39%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (2.09%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (2.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (2.09%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (1.79%) Maximo
8 6 (1.79%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (1.49%) Primavera
10 4 (1.19%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 4 (1.19%) SAP PP
10 4 (1.19%) SAP PP-PI
11 3 (0.90%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.09%) Office 365
4 5 (1.49%) IaaS
5 4 (1.19%) SaaS
6 3 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.90%) PaaS
7 2 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.30%) BlueKai
8 1 (0.30%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.07%) Firewall
2 4 (1.19%) LAN
2 4 (1.19%) Network Security
2 4 (1.19%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.19%) VPN
2 4 (1.19%) WAN
3 3 (0.90%) Internet
4 2 (0.60%) DNS
4 2 (0.60%) LDAP
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%) DHCP
5 1 (0.30%) FTP
5 1 (0.30%) HTTP
5 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.30%) SNMP
5 1 (0.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.69%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.79%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.79%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.90%) Big Data
6 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.90%) MS Access
6 3 (0.90%) MySQL
6 3 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.90%) QlikView
6 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.60%) Base SAS
7 2 (0.60%) DB2
7 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.60%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.09%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.49%) JIRA
4 4 (1.19%) LSMW
4 4 (1.19%) PeopleTools
5 3 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.60%) Ant
6 2 (0.60%) Hudson
6 2 (0.60%) Selenium
7 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.30%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.30%) Maven
7 1 (0.30%) NUnit
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.30%) Subversion
7 1 (0.30%) Toad
7 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (18.51%) Finance
2 17 (5.07%) Manufacturing
3 13 (3.88%) Advertising
4 10 (2.99%) Banking
4 10 (2.99%) Retail
4 10 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.69%) Billing
5 9 (2.69%) Marketing
6 6 (1.79%) Local Government
7 5 (1.49%) Electronics
8 2 (0.60%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.60%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.27%) .NET
2 17 (5.07%) Web Services
3 7 (2.09%) SAP PI
4 6 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (1.49%) CSS
6 4 (1.19%) Spring
6 4 (1.19%) XML
7 3 (0.90%) HTML
7 3 (0.90%) WCF
8 2 (0.60%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.60%) jQuery
8 2 (0.60%) JSON
8 2 (0.60%) REST
8 2 (0.60%) RESTful
8 2 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.60%) SOAP
8 2 (0.60%) Web Dynpro
9 1 (0.30%) Node.js
9 1 (0.30%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.69%) PKI
3 5 (1.49%) FMCG
3 5 (1.49%) RIA
3 5 (1.49%) Virtual Team
4 3 (0.90%) CESG
4 3 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (0.90%) Robotics
5 2 (0.60%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.60%) CMDB
5 2 (0.60%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.60%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.60%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (0.60%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.60%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.76%) Windows
2 16 (4.78%) Windows Server
3 13 (3.88%) Linux
4 8 (2.39%) Unix
5 7 (2.09%) AIX
6 5 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.19%) Solaris
7 4 (1.19%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.30%) CentOS
9 1 (0.30%) Debian
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (8.06%) ERP
3 22 (6.57%) Migration
4 21 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (4.48%) Information Security
7 14 (4.18%) CRM
7 14 (4.18%) DevOps
7 14 (4.18%) Information Assurance
8 12 (3.58%) Compliance Audit
8 12 (3.58%) Remediation Plan
9 11 (3.28%) Business Analysis
9 11 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (2.99%) Coaching
10 10 (2.99%) Scrum
11 9 (2.69%) Workflow
12 8 (2.39%) Data Migration
13 7 (2.09%) Penetration Testing
13 7 (2.09%) Presales
13 7 (2.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 47 (14.03%) SQL
2 17 (5.07%) C#
3 14 (4.18%) Java
4 11 (3.28%) PL/SQL
4 11 (3.28%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.39%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.49%) ABAP
7 4 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.19%) Python
7 4 (1.19%) Ruby
8 2 (0.60%) C
8 2 (0.60%) PHP
8 2 (0.60%) VB
9 1 (0.30%) F#
9 1 (0.30%) Jython
9 1 (0.30%) PeopleCode
9 1 (0.30%) SQR
9 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.30%) VBA
9 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 113 (33.73%) Security Cleared
2 85 (25.37%) SC Cleared
3 26 (7.76%) CISSP
4 24 (7.16%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.18%) CLAS
6 5 (1.49%) Degree
7 3 (0.90%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (0.90%) CISA
7 3 (0.90%) CISM
8 2 (0.60%) CCIE
8 2 (0.60%) CIPD
8 2 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.60%) CISMP
8 2 (0.60%) GSEC
8 2 (0.60%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.30%) ISEB
9 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.30%) SANS
9 1 (0.30%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (3.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 9 (2.69%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.90%) ISO27002
4 3 (0.90%) SLA
5 2 (0.60%) Basel II
5 2 (0.60%) COBIT
5 2 (0.60%) IFRS
5 2 (0.60%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.60%) QA
5 2 (0.60%) RMADS
5 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.30%) ISO22301
System Software
1 11 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.09%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.79%) Docker
4 3 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.60%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.60%) HDFS
5 2 (0.60%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.30%) vSphere
6 1 (0.30%) Xen
6 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (3.58%) SCCM
2 7 (2.09%) Ansible
2 7 (2.09%) Puppet
3 3 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.90%) Nessus
3 3 (0.90%) Nmap
3 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.90%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.60%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.60%) Nagios
5 1 (0.30%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.30%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.30%) Packer
5 1 (0.30%) QRadar
5 1 (0.30%) Salt
5 1 (0.30%) vRealize
Vendors
1 75 (22.39%) Oracle
2 55 (16.42%) SAP
3 43 (12.84%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.88%) Hyperion
5 12 (3.58%) IBM
6 9 (2.69%) VMware
7 7 (2.09%) Citrix
8 6 (1.79%) Cisco
8 6 (1.79%) Intel Security
9 4 (1.19%) Epicor
9 4 (1.19%) Informatica
9 4 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.90%) Google
10 3 (0.90%) HP
10 3 (0.90%) Pega
10 3 (0.90%) Qualys
10 3 (0.90%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.90%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.90%) SolarWinds
10 3 (0.90%) Splunk
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