Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 May 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.

Technical Consultant
England > South West
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 163 186
Rank change year-on-year -23 +23 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 12 41 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.24% 0.79% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.83% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 17
South West median daily rate £445 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £271 £365 £313
90th Percentile £519 £525 £600
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £50.00 -
England median hourly rate £30.25 £47.00 £33.97
% change year-on-year -35.64% +38.36% -64.43%

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 4,836 4,941 5,648
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.39% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,916 3,165 3,692
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £222 £235
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 300 341
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £37.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.48% +0.67% +85.78%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.93 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £49.25
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.96 £19.49
% change year-on-year -2.40% -2.72% +11.37%

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Technical Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in the South West

Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in the South West

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Consultant in the South West over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Consultant in the South West

Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Consultant in the South West

Technical 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 Technical Consultant within the South West region over the 6 months to 21 May 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
Bristol -8 5 £445 +14.84% 2
Dorset -11 2 £419 -11.84% 2
Somerset - 2 £525 - 1
Wiltshire -7 1 - - 1
Devon - 1 £175 -
Technical Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (25.00%) Ansible
2 3 (25.00%) Docker
2 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 3 (25.00%) DevOps
2 3 (25.00%) OneDrive
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (16.67%) Dart
3 2 (16.67%) Yammer
3 2 (16.67%) Skype
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (16.67%) ModSecurity
3 2 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (16.67%) CLAS
3 2 (16.67%) Big Data
3 2 (16.67%) Cloudera
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) SIEM
3 2 (16.67%) Apache Hive
3 2 (16.67%) CentOS

Technical 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 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) ArcGIS
2 2 (16.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
1 3 (25.00%) OneDrive
2 2 (16.67%) Yammer
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Skype
1 2 (16.67%) SMS
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Apache Hive
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
1 2 (16.67%) GIS
1 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) Maven
1 2 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) ModSecurity
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) CentOS
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) DevOps
1 3 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Analytics
2 2 (16.67%) Information Management
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security
2 2 (16.67%) OWASP
2 2 (16.67%) SIEM
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Dart
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
1 2 (16.67%) CISSP
1 2 (16.67%) CLAS
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) JSP 440
1 2 (16.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Docker
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) Firmware
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Cloudera
3 2 (16.67%) ESRI
4 1 (8.33%) Veeam