Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 17 December 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.

Consultant
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 19 40
Rank change year-on-year -32 +21 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 14 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.67% 6.55% 2.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 7.06% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 9
Southampton median daily rate £463 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +12.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £212 £338 £278
90th Percentile £545 £600 £503
Hampshire median daily rate £490 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - £52.94 £70.00
% change year-on-year - -24.38% +64.71%

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 503 439 472
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 92.81% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 279 330
Southampton median daily rate £438 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -1.96% +5.52%
10th Percentile £300 £180 £187
90th Percentile £538 £575 £550
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 38
Southampton median hourly rate £15.00 £35.98 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.30% +156.96% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.10 £13.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £28.75 £48.96 £29.25
Hampshire median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £21.44
% change year-on-year +10.91% +4.97% +7.18%

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018, 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 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
1 3 (21.43%) Aruba
2 2 (14.29%) Power BI
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) vSphere
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (7.14%) Brocade
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) Wireshark

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (7.14%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (7.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) Intranet
2 1 (7.14%) IPsec
2 1 (7.14%) Junos
2 1 (7.14%) SMTP
2 1 (7.14%) SNMP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) tcpdump
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless Security
2 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
2 1 (7.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Power BI
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) PowerPivot
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQLPlus
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
1 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
1 1 (7.14%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) SUSE
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Data Architecture
2 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
2 1 (7.14%) Data Security
2 1 (7.14%) ERD
2 1 (7.14%) ERP
2 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
2 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) vSphere
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Nagios
1 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (7.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Aruba
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Brocade
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper
3 1 (7.14%) Meraki
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) UiPath
3 1 (7.14%) Veeam