Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 26 32
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 300 323 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.29% 5.68% 5.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.57% 5.98% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 197 183
South West median daily rate £470 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £363 £270 £313
90th Percentile £588 £565 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £52.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.90% +20.69% +299.08%
10th Percentile £40.50 £14.25 £41.75
90th Percentile £41.50 £64.75 £45.25
England median hourly rate £47.50 £44.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year +6.74% -2.20% +65.45%

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 5390 5402 6252
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 94.97% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3394 3521 4064
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £206 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 344 397
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.05
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +10 101 £454 +0.89% 2
Bristol -22 71 £475 +8.45% 17
Somerset +7 40 £500 +17.65% 1
Gloucestershire +4 39 £450 - 5
Devon -5 16 £431 +72.50% 3
Dorset -4 10 £425 -8.11% 3
Cornwall -8 1 £375 +15.38%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 66 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 52 (17.33%) Finance
3 50 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 42 (14.00%) SAP
5 39 (13.00%) Migration
6 38 (12.67%) Microsoft
7 37 (12.33%) Oracle
8 33 (11.00%) Linux
9 28 (9.33%) Office 365
10 27 (9.00%) CISSP
11 26 (8.67%) Windows
11 26 (8.67%) SQL
11 26 (8.67%) DevOps
12 25 (8.33%) Java
12 25 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (8.00%) Manufacturing
14 23 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (7.67%) Analytics
15 22 (7.33%) Microsoft Azure
16 21 (7.00%) Firewall
17 19 (6.33%) Telecoms
17 19 (6.33%) Information Security
17 19 (6.33%) Test Automation
18 18 (6.00%) CISM
18 18 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
19 16 (5.33%) IBM
20 15 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 15 (5.00%) Degree
20 15 (5.00%) DV Cleared
20 15 (5.00%) Active Directory

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 (4.33%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.67%) Apache
3 8 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (2.67%) IIS
4 7 (2.33%) CICS
4 7 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.00%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.00%) CMS
6 3 (1.00%) SAS
7 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.67%) WordPress
8 1 (0.33%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.33%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.33%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.33%) Mule
8 1 (0.33%) nginx
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.67%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (4.33%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (4.00%) SAP CO
2 12 (4.00%) SAP FI
2 12 (4.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (2.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (2.67%) SAP MM
4 6 (2.00%) Maximo
4 6 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (2.00%) SAP IS-U
5 4 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (1.33%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (1.00%) SAP CRM
6 3 (1.00%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.67%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.67%) Magento
7 2 (0.67%) SAP APO
7 2 (0.67%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.67%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.33%) Office 365
2 22 (7.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.33%) Adobe Analytics
5 5 (1.67%) IaaS
6 4 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.33%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.00%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.00%) Serverless
8 2 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.67%) PaaS
8 2 (0.67%) Silverpop
9 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.00%) Firewall
2 12 (4.00%) Network Security
3 7 (2.33%) BIG-IP
3 7 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (2.33%) HTTP
3 7 (2.33%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (2.00%) VLAN
5 5 (1.67%) PBX
5 5 (1.67%) Skype
6 3 (1.00%) LDAP
6 3 (1.00%) MPLS
6 3 (1.00%) NAS
6 3 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.00%) SAN
6 3 (1.00%) SMS
7 2 (0.67%) BGP
7 2 (0.67%) DNS
7 2 (0.67%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.67%) Internet
7 2 (0.67%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.00%) DB2
4 7 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (1.33%) MySQL
6 4 (1.33%) Power BI
6 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.00%) Big Data
7 3 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.67%) DataStage
8 2 (0.67%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (4.00%) Bitbucket
1 12 (4.00%) JIRA
2 9 (3.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.67%) SoapUI
3 8 (2.67%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.33%) Artifactory
4 7 (2.33%) webpack
5 5 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (1.00%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.00%) ScriptRunner
7 3 (1.00%) Subversion
8 2 (0.67%) Maven
9 1 (0.33%) Gitweb
9 1 (0.33%) JMeter
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.33%) ProC
9 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 52 (17.33%) Finance
2 24 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 19 (6.33%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.33%) Banking
5 12 (4.00%) Marketing
6 9 (3.00%) Electronics
6 9 (3.00%) Law
7 5 (1.67%) Automotive
8 4 (1.33%) Retail
9 3 (1.00%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.00%) Billing
9 3 (1.00%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.67%) Advertising
10 2 (0.67%) Legal
10 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.33%) Web Services
2 8 (2.67%) XML
3 7 (2.33%) Node.js
3 7 (2.33%) React
3 7 (2.33%) SOAP
3 7 (2.33%) Spring
3 7 (2.33%) Spring Boot
4 6 (2.00%) JDBC
5 4 (1.33%) .NET
5 4 (1.33%) JSON
6 3 (1.00%) WCF
7 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.67%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.67%) Web Dynpro
8 1 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.33%) HTML
8 1 (0.33%) ModSecurity
8 1 (0.33%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (2.67%) Mainframe
3 7 (2.33%) DataPower
4 6 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (1.67%) Replication
6 3 (1.00%) CESG
6 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.67%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.67%) PKI
7 2 (0.67%) Robotics
7 2 (0.67%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.67%) User Experience
8 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.33%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.33%) iPad
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing Technology
8 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.00%) Linux
2 26 (8.67%) Windows
3 13 (4.33%) Unix
4 11 (3.67%) Windows 10
5 10 (3.33%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.67%) Android
6 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.67%) CentOS
8 2 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (0.67%) VMS
8 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.33%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.33%) HPUX
9 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.33%) Solaris
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (13.00%) Migration
2 26 (8.67%) DevOps
3 25 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (7.67%) Analytics
5 19 (6.33%) Information Security
5 19 (6.33%) Test Automation
6 18 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (4.33%) Information Management
7 13 (4.33%) Risk Management
8 12 (4.00%) CRM
8 12 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (4.00%) Service Management
9 11 (3.67%) Programme Management
9 11 (3.67%) Scrum
9 11 (3.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (3.00%) Digital Marketing
10 9 (3.00%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (3.00%) Programme Delivery
10 9 (3.00%) SIEM
10 9 (3.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.67%) SQL
2 25 (8.33%) Java
3 10 (3.33%) Python
4 8 (2.67%) C#
4 8 (2.67%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.67%) C
5 5 (1.67%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.33%) Groovy
6 4 (1.33%) Perl
7 3 (1.00%) ABAP
8 2 (0.67%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.67%) PHP
8 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.33%) C++
9 1 (0.33%) Dart
9 1 (0.33%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.33%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.33%) PROC SQL
9 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 66 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 50 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.00%) CISSP
4 18 (6.00%) CISM
5 15 (5.00%) Degree
5 15 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.33%) CLAS
7 7 (2.33%) HND
7 7 (2.33%) IISP
8 6 (2.00%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.00%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (2.00%) Security+ Certification
9 5 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.33%) MCSA
10 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (1.00%) CCIE
11 3 (1.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (0.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.33%) QA
3 8 (2.67%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.67%) JSP 440
4 6 (2.00%) SLA
5 4 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.33%) GDPR
6 3 (1.00%) PMO
7 2 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.67%) RMADS
8 1 (0.33%) COBIT
8 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.33%) SEPA
System Software
1 15 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (2.00%) Docker
4 5 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.00%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.00%) Firmware
7 1 (0.33%) HDFS
7 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (1.67%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.67%) Terraform
3 4 (1.33%) SCCM
4 3 (1.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.67%) Ansible
5 2 (0.67%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.67%) Puppet
5 2 (0.67%) SnapVault
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.33%) Nagios
6 1 (0.33%) Nessus
6 1 (0.33%) Nmap
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 42 (14.00%) SAP
2 38 (12.67%) Microsoft
3 37 (12.33%) Oracle
4 16 (5.33%) IBM
5 9 (3.00%) Cisco
6 8 (2.67%) Adobe
6 8 (2.67%) HP
7 7 (2.33%) F5
7 7 (2.33%) Green Hat
8 6 (2.00%) JD Edwards
8 6 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.00%) VMware
8 6 (2.00%) webMethods
9 5 (1.67%) Citrix
9 5 (1.67%) EMC
9 5 (1.67%) NetApp
9 5 (1.67%) Veritas
10 4 (1.33%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.33%) Remedy
11 3 (1.00%) Google