Period
to 25 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 25 April 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 17 25
Rank change year-on-year -27 +8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 10 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.20% 7.26% 4.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 7.67% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 22
Southampton median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £298 £317 £376
90th Percentile £575 £535 £609
Hampshire median daily rate £495 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +7.03% +2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £50.00 - £60.87

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract vacancies in Southampton with a recognized job title 443 391 468
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.58% 94.67% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 272 291
Southampton median daily rate £438 £414 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.74% +6.77% +8.39%
10th Percentile £239 £276 £150
90th Percentile £594 £575 £613
Hampshire median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 27
Southampton median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +33.33% -2.44%
10th Percentile £11.85 £14.37 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.50 £48.48 £22.35
Hampshire median hourly rate £24.96 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +24.78% -11.11% +12.50%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Southampton

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Southampton

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Southampton over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Southampton

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Southampton

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Southampton region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) SUSE
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) DataPower
3 2 (20.00%) Office 365
3 2 (20.00%) Kanban
3 2 (20.00%) Microservices
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (10.00%) Presales
4 1 (10.00%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) IT Audit
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (10.00%) Availability Management
4 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (10.00%) Brocade

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) IPsec
2 1 (10.00%) Junos
2 1 (10.00%) NAS
2 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (10.00%) SMTP
2 1 (10.00%) SNMP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless Security
2 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) DataPower
2 1 (10.00%) Hedge funds
2 1 (10.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) SUSE
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Kanban
2 2 (20.00%) Microservices
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Availability Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) IT Audit
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) Presales
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CISA
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) KVM
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Aruba
4 1 (10.00%) Brocade
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) Meraki
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) Veeam