Period
to 19 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 40 29
Rank change year-on-year -7 -11 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 271 257 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.29% 4.84% 6.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.50% 5.08% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 144 191
South West median daily rate £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £325
90th Percentile £614 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
South West median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% -
10th Percentile £39.50 £28.55 £47.50
90th Percentile £63.13 £48.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £48.32 £42.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year +13.68% -7.61% -4.07%

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 6,023 5,061 5,275
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 95.24% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,824 3,032 3,304
South West median daily rate £427 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.63% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £220
90th Percentile £613 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 305 277
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.20 £11.72
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% +1.08% -2.63%

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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 -12 111 £500 +17.65% 7
Bristol -16 66 £450 +9.76% 49
Gloucestershire -4 25 £500 +11.11% 17
Somerset +5 19 £450 +28.57% 4
Dorset -3 15 £421 -0.88% 14
Devon -12 15 £475 +20.63% 1
Cornwall +8 4 £375 -28.57% 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 77 (28.41%) Security Cleared
2 53 (19.56%) SC Cleared
3 50 (18.45%) Microsoft
4 42 (15.50%) Migration
5 41 (15.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 36 (13.28%) Windows
7 33 (12.18%) Finance
8 29 (10.70%) DV Cleared
9 28 (10.33%) VMware
10 26 (9.59%) Office 365
11 25 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
11 25 (9.23%) Linux
11 25 (9.23%) Active Directory
12 24 (8.86%) SAP
12 24 (8.86%) CRM
12 24 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (7.75%) Information Security
13 21 (7.75%) Cisco
14 19 (7.01%) Manufacturing
15 18 (6.64%) DevOps
15 18 (6.64%) Windows Server
16 17 (6.27%) Cybersecurity
16 17 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (6.27%) Risk Management
16 17 (6.27%) CISSP
17 16 (5.90%) SQL
17 16 (5.90%) Information Assurance
17 16 (5.90%) Dynamics CRM
17 16 (5.90%) Ansible
18 15 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management

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 13 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.95%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.21%) Apache
4 5 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.48%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.11%) IIS
6 3 (1.11%) JBoss
6 3 (1.11%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.74%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.74%) nginx
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.37%) Appian
8 1 (0.37%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.37%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.85%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.37%) Autodesk Inventor
2 1 (0.37%) CATIA
2 1 (0.37%) EPLAN
2 1 (0.37%) InDesign
2 1 (0.37%) Lectora
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.37%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (5.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.21%) Remedy AR System
2 6 (2.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.11%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.11%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.11%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (1.11%) SAP PP
3 3 (1.11%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.74%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.37%) BASE24
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.37%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.37%) iTrent
5 1 (0.37%) Maximo
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.37%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 41 (15.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (9.59%) Office 365
3 25 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (5.54%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (3.32%) Power Platform
6 8 (2.95%) OpenShift
7 6 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.85%) Amazon ECS
8 5 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (1.85%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 5 (1.85%) AWS OpsWorks
9 4 (1.48%) PaaS
10 3 (1.11%) Amazon EKS
10 3 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.11%) IaaS
10 3 (1.11%) Serverless
11 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.95%) Firewall
2 7 (2.58%) Skype
3 5 (1.85%) Network Security
3 5 (1.85%) VSAN
3 5 (1.85%) WAN
3 5 (1.85%) Wireless
4 4 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.11%) Internet
5 3 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.11%) Junos
5 3 (1.11%) SAN
5 3 (1.11%) SSL
5 3 (1.11%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.74%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (0.74%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (0.74%) H.323
6 2 (0.74%) LAN
6 2 (0.74%) MGCP
6 2 (0.74%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.95%) Power BI
3 5 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.48%) Big Data
4 4 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.48%) SAP HANA
5 3 (1.11%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.11%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.74%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.74%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.37%) Spark SQL
7 1 (0.37%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 10 (3.69%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.95%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.74%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.37%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.37%) JIRA
4 1 (0.37%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (12.18%) Finance
2 19 (7.01%) Manufacturing
3 11 (4.06%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.95%) Electronics
4 8 (2.95%) Marketing
5 6 (2.21%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.21%) Retail
6 3 (1.11%) Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Automotive
7 2 (0.74%) Legal
7 2 (0.74%) Local Government
7 2 (0.74%) Military
8 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.37%) Avionics
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Billing
8 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.95%) Web Services
2 7 (2.58%) HTML
3 6 (2.21%) CSS
4 5 (1.85%) jQuery
4 5 (1.85%) OAuth
4 5 (1.85%) SAML
4 5 (1.85%) XML
5 4 (1.48%) .NET
5 4 (1.48%) OpenID
6 3 (1.11%) J2EE
6 3 (1.11%) RESTful
6 3 (1.11%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.74%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.74%) Java EE
7 2 (0.74%) JFC
7 2 (0.74%) JSON
7 2 (0.74%) OAuth2
7 2 (0.74%) REST
7 2 (0.74%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.74%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.43%) Data Centre
2 8 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.21%) CMDB
4 5 (1.85%) Hedge funds
4 5 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.11%) Clustering
6 3 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.11%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.74%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.74%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.74%) Replication
7 2 (0.74%) User Experience
8 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.37%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.37%) NHS
8 1 (0.37%) SCADA
8 1 (0.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.28%) Windows
2 25 (9.23%) Linux
3 18 (6.64%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.21%) Unix
4 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.85%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.74%) zOS
8 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.37%) VMS
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.50%) Migration
2 24 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (8.86%) CRM
3 21 (7.75%) Information Security
4 18 (6.64%) DevOps
5 17 (6.27%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (6.27%) Risk Management
6 16 (5.90%) Information Assurance
7 15 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (5.54%) ITIL
7 15 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (4.80%) Data Migration
10 11 (4.06%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (4.06%) Workflow
11 9 (3.32%) Data Protection
12 8 (2.95%) Compliance Audit
12 8 (2.95%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (2.95%) NsoIT
12 8 (2.95%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.90%) SQL
2 13 (4.80%) Python
3 8 (2.95%) C
3 8 (2.95%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.58%) C#
4 7 (2.58%) Java
5 6 (2.21%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.74%) Apex Code
6 2 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (0.74%) R
6 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.37%) ABAP
7 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.37%) C++
7 1 (0.37%) PHP
7 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (28.41%) Security Cleared
2 53 (19.56%) SC Cleared
3 29 (10.70%) DV Cleared
4 17 (6.27%) CISSP
5 12 (4.43%) CESG Certified Professional
5 12 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (4.43%) CISM
6 11 (4.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.58%) CCNP
7 7 (2.58%) SSCP
8 5 (1.85%) MCSE
8 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.48%) CCIE
9 4 (1.48%) CCNA
9 4 (1.48%) MCSA
10 3 (1.11%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.11%) CCDP
10 3 (1.11%) CISMP
10 3 (1.11%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.11%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 7 (2.58%) JSP 440
3 7 (2.58%) NCSC
4 6 (2.21%) GDPR
4 6 (2.21%) RMADS
5 5 (1.85%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.85%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.85%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.48%) QA
7 3 (1.11%) PMO
7 3 (1.11%) SLA
8 2 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.37%) GPG13
9 1 (0.37%) NIST
9 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.37%) SEPA
System Software
1 25 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (2.58%) VMware NSX
5 6 (2.21%) vSphere
6 4 (1.48%) Docker
7 3 (1.11%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.74%) NDS
8 2 (0.74%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 2 (0.74%) XenApp
8 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.37%) Gluster
9 1 (0.37%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.37%) LXC
9 1 (0.37%) NFS
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (5.90%) Ansible
2 14 (5.17%) SCCM
2 14 (5.17%) Terraform
3 11 (4.06%) vCenter Server
4 8 (2.95%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.21%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.48%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.48%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 4 (1.48%) PowerCLI
6 4 (1.48%) vRealize
7 3 (1.11%) CA Endevor
7 3 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.11%) Packer
7 3 (1.11%) Puppet
7 3 (1.11%) SCOM
8 2 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.74%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.74%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 50 (18.45%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.33%) VMware
3 24 (8.86%) SAP
4 21 (7.75%) Cisco
5 14 (5.17%) Oracle
6 7 (2.58%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.21%) BMC
7 6 (2.21%) IBM
7 6 (2.21%) Remedy
7 6 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.48%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.48%) Citrix
8 4 (1.48%) ForgeRock
8 4 (1.48%) NetIQ
8 4 (1.48%) Novell
8 4 (1.48%) Ping Identity
9 3 (1.11%) CA
9 3 (1.11%) Dell
9 3 (1.11%) HP
9 3 (1.11%) JD Edwards