Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 39 31
Rank change year-on-year -16 -8 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 277 314 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.30% 5.03% 5.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.52% 5.29% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 215 168
South West median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £345 £313 £346
90th Percentile £710 £575 £613
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +42.61%
10th Percentile £25.38 £35.00 £40.50
90th Percentile £63.88 £46.25 £41.50
England median hourly rate £47.00 £42.50 £47.75
% change year-on-year +10.59% -10.99% +3.80%

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 6,122 5,936 5,292
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.17% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,909 3,714 3,307
South West median daily rate £428 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +11.84% +1.33%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £213
90th Percentile £613 £575 £538
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 278 250
South West median hourly rate £41.25 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.10% +20.77% +30.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.96 £11.48
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.48 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.56 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.73% -1.07% +3.72%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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 -4 122 £525 +10.53% 16
Bristol -7 71 £458 +7.65% 42
Dorset -3 19 £400 -5.88% 10
Somerset -3 19 £475 +18.75% 6
Gloucestershire -12 18 £488 +8.33% 5
Devon +1 11 £320 -32.63% 1
Cornwall +1 1 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 93 (33.57%) Security Cleared
2 60 (21.66%) SC Cleared
3 57 (20.58%) Azure
4 38 (13.72%) Microsoft
5 36 (13.00%) Migration
6 34 (12.27%) Finance
7 33 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (11.19%) Cybersecurity
9 29 (10.47%) AWS
10 28 (10.11%) DV Cleared
11 27 (9.75%) Windows
12 26 (9.39%) Active Directory
12 26 (9.39%) VMware
12 26 (9.39%) Information Security
13 25 (9.03%) SAP
13 25 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (8.66%) Oracle
14 24 (8.66%) SQL
15 23 (8.30%) ITIL
15 23 (8.30%) Linux
15 23 (8.30%) Office 365
16 22 (7.94%) Analytics
16 22 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
17 21 (7.58%) DevOps
18 20 (7.22%) Programme Management
19 18 (6.50%) Big Data
19 18 (6.50%) CRM
19 18 (6.50%) CISSP
20 17 (6.14%) Remedy
20 17 (6.14%) Web Services

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 12 (4.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.81%) Apache
2 5 (1.81%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (1.44%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.08%) IIS
4 3 (1.08%) nginx
4 3 (1.08%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.72%) Confluence
5 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.36%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.36%) JBoss
6 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.36%) SilverStripe
6 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.72%) InDesign
2 2 (0.72%) Lectora
2 2 (0.72%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.36%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) Sketch
3 1 (0.36%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 16 (5.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.53%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 7 (2.53%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (1.81%) Remedy AR System
5 4 (1.44%) SAP FI
5 4 (1.44%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (1.08%) SAP CO
6 3 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.36%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.36%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.36%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.36%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.36%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.36%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.36%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 57 (20.58%) Azure
2 29 (10.47%) AWS
3 23 (8.30%) Office 365
4 12 (4.33%) OpenShift
5 10 (3.61%) Power Platform
6 7 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.81%) IaaS
8 5 (1.81%) PaaS
9 4 (1.44%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.44%) Google Analytics
9 4 (1.44%) PowerApps
10 3 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.08%) GCP
10 3 (1.08%) SaaS
11 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.72%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.72%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.61%) Skype
2 6 (2.17%) Firewall
2 6 (2.17%) Wireless
3 3 (1.08%) Network Security
3 3 (1.08%) Software-Defined Networking
3 3 (1.08%) SSL
3 3 (1.08%) Unified Communications
3 3 (1.08%) VSAN
4 2 (0.72%) DNS
4 2 (0.72%) H.323
4 2 (0.72%) MGCP
4 2 (0.72%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (0.72%) SMTP
4 2 (0.72%) WAN
4 2 (0.72%) X.509
5 1 (0.36%) Broadband
5 1 (0.36%) CTI
5 1 (0.36%) Internet
5 1 (0.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.50%) Big Data
2 14 (5.05%) Data Lake
2 14 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.61%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.25%) Power BI
5 8 (2.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 7 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.72%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.72%) DataStage
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.72%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.72%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.36%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.36%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 12 (4.33%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.81%) JIRA
4 4 (1.44%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.72%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.36%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.36%) LSMW
6 1 (0.36%) Selenium
6 1 (0.36%) TestComplete
General
1 34 (12.27%) Finance
2 14 (5.05%) Public Sector
3 13 (4.69%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.25%) Marketing
6 8 (2.89%) Electronics
7 5 (1.81%) Local Government
8 4 (1.44%) Publishing
9 3 (1.08%) Military
9 3 (1.08%) Retail
10 2 (0.72%) Banking
10 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.36%) Automotive
11 1 (0.36%) Avionics
11 1 (0.36%) Billing
11 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.36%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.14%) Web Services
2 12 (4.33%) REST
3 11 (3.97%) SAML
4 10 (3.61%) OAuth
5 7 (2.53%) OpenID
6 5 (1.81%) LDAP
6 5 (1.81%) SailPoint
7 4 (1.44%) .NET
7 4 (1.44%) CSS
7 4 (1.44%) HTML
8 3 (1.08%) jQuery
8 3 (1.08%) JSON
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (1.08%) RESTful
8 3 (1.08%) YAML
9 2 (0.72%) OAuth2
9 2 (0.72%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.72%) XML
9 2 (0.72%) XMPP
10 1 (0.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.61%) CMDB
1 10 (3.61%) Data Centre
1 10 (3.61%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.17%) Clustering
3 4 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (1.44%) User Experience
4 3 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.08%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (1.08%) Replication
5 2 (0.72%) CESG
5 2 (0.72%) Cyberattack
5 2 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (0.72%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.72%) e-Learning
5 2 (0.72%) SCADA
5 2 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.36%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.36%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.75%) Windows
2 23 (8.30%) Linux
3 9 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.81%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.44%) Unix
6 1 (0.36%) Solaris
6 1 (0.36%) VMS
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (13.00%) Migration
2 33 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (11.19%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (9.39%) Information Security
5 25 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (8.30%) ITIL
7 22 (7.94%) Analytics
7 22 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (7.58%) DevOps
9 20 (7.22%) Programme Management
10 18 (6.50%) CRM
11 14 (5.05%) Master Data Management
11 14 (5.05%) Scrum
11 14 (5.05%) Workflow
12 13 (4.69%) Data Analytics
12 13 (4.69%) Risk Management
13 12 (4.33%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (4.33%) Service Management
14 11 (3.97%) Remediation Plan
15 9 (3.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.66%) SQL
2 9 (3.25%) JavaScript
2 9 (3.25%) PL/SQL
3 7 (2.53%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.17%) C#
4 6 (2.17%) Java
5 5 (1.81%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.44%) Python
7 3 (1.08%) ABAP
7 3 (1.08%) C
8 2 (0.72%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.36%) R
9 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 93 (33.57%) Security Cleared
2 60 (21.66%) SC Cleared
3 28 (10.11%) DV Cleared
4 18 (6.50%) CISSP
5 16 (5.78%) CESG Certified Professional
6 13 (4.69%) CISM
7 6 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.44%) CCNP
9 4 (1.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 4 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.08%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.08%) CISMP
10 3 (1.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 2 (0.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.72%) CCDP
11 2 (0.72%) CCSP
11 2 (0.72%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.72%) SSCP
11 2 (0.72%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.33%) JSP 440
1 12 (4.33%) RMADS
2 11 (3.97%) NCSC
3 10 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.17%) PMO
4 6 (2.17%) QA
5 5 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (1.44%) GDPR
6 4 (1.44%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.72%) NIST
8 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.72%) SLA
9 1 (0.36%) COBIT
9 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (9.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (3.25%) Docker
3 9 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.89%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.53%) NDS
5 7 (2.53%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 5 (1.81%) vSphere
7 3 (1.08%) Gluster
7 3 (1.08%) GlusterFS
7 3 (1.08%) LXC
7 3 (1.08%) NFS
7 3 (1.08%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.36%) XenApp
9 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (5.78%) Ansible
2 15 (5.42%) Terraform
3 9 (3.25%) SCCM
3 9 (3.25%) vCenter Server
4 8 (2.89%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.53%) AirWatch
5 7 (2.53%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 5 (1.81%) Puppet
6 5 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.44%) vRealize
8 3 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.72%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.72%) ThinApp
10 1 (0.36%) Grafana
10 1 (0.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.36%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.36%) QRadar
10 1 (0.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 38 (13.72%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.39%) VMware
3 25 (9.03%) SAP
4 24 (8.66%) Oracle
5 17 (6.14%) Remedy
6 16 (5.78%) BMC
6 16 (5.78%) Cisco
7 7 (2.53%) ForgeRock
7 7 (2.53%) NetIQ
7 7 (2.53%) PeopleSoft
7 7 (2.53%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.17%) Citrix
8 6 (2.17%) HP
8 6 (2.17%) Novell
8 6 (2.17%) Ping Identity
9 5 (1.81%) Dell
9 5 (1.81%) Google
10 4 (1.44%) F5
10 4 (1.44%) Juniper