The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £498 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 23 June 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 22 35
Rank change year-on-year +16 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 23 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 11.22% 4.17% 3.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.50% 4.31% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 11
Median daily rate £498 £370 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.45% +6.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £321 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £963 £505 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £50.75
% change year-on-year +6.10% -1.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 200 209 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 97.56% 96.76% 98.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 133 250
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.65 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £19.41 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 23 June 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 Southampton region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 8 (23.53%) SAP
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
1 8 (23.53%) Cisco
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) Firewall
3 6 (17.65%) Wireless
3 6 (17.65%) CCNP
3 6 (17.65%) WAN
3 6 (17.65%) LAN
3 6 (17.65%) Linux
3 6 (17.65%) Network Security
4 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (14.71%) VMware
4 5 (14.71%) SAP Basis
4 5 (14.71%) Degree
4 5 (14.71%) SQL
4 5 (14.71%) VoIP
4 5 (14.71%) CheckPoint
4 5 (14.71%) SAP HANA
5 4 (11.76%) Analytics
5 4 (11.76%) Oracle
6 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
6 3 (8.82%) PHP
6 3 (8.82%) Python
6 3 (8.82%) Finance

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 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP BPC
1 1 (2.94%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
1 2 (5.88%) PaaS
2 1 (2.94%) IaaS
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Firewall
2 6 (17.65%) LAN
2 6 (17.65%) Network Security
2 6 (17.65%) WAN
2 6 (17.65%) Wireless
3 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (14.71%) VoIP
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (5.88%) DNS
4 2 (5.88%) Skype
4 2 (5.88%) SSL
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (2.94%) HTTP
5 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.94%) NAS
5 1 (2.94%) SAN
5 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SAP HANA
2 3 (8.82%) Big Data
3 2 (5.88%) SAP BW
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.94%) Essbase
4 1 (2.94%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.88%) Maven
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) SAP Basis
2 2 (5.88%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Drill
3 1 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.94%) SAPUI5
3 1 (2.94%) Sensu
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (2.94%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (2.94%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) CentOS
4 1 (2.94%) SUSE
4 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) Analytics
2 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (8.82%) DevOps
2 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.88%) ITIL
3 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (5.88%) Open Source
3 2 (5.88%) Release Management
3 2 (5.88%) Scrum
3 2 (5.88%) Service Management
4 1 (2.94%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.94%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (2.94%) Customer Insight
4 1 (2.94%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (2.94%) Data Analytics
4 1 (2.94%) Network Management
4 1 (2.94%) SDLC
4 1 (2.94%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) PHP
2 3 (8.82%) Python
3 2 (5.88%) ABAP
3 2 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.94%) Groovy
4 1 (2.94%) Perl
4 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 6 (17.65%) CCNP
4 5 (14.71%) Degree
5 2 (5.88%) CCNA
5 2 (5.88%) MBA
5 2 (5.88%) MCSE
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.94%) CCDP
6 1 (2.94%) CCIE
6 1 (2.94%) CISSP
6 1 (2.94%) MCITP
6 1 (2.94%) MCSA
6 1 (2.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (2.94%) GDPR
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.94%) KVM
2 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.94%) vSphere
2 1 (2.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Ansible
2 2 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.94%) Grafana
3 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.94%) logstash
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Cisco
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 8 (23.53%) SAP
2 5 (14.71%) CheckPoint
2 5 (14.71%) VMware
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) Splunk
5 1 (2.94%) Acme Packet
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.94%) Google
5 1 (2.94%) Infoblox
5 1 (2.94%) MapR
5 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.94%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.94%) SonicWALL
5 1 (2.94%) Sonus
5 1 (2.94%) WatchGuard