The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 22 24 48
Rank change year-on-year +2 +24  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 12 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 4.60% 6.47% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.92% 6.87% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 5
Median daily rate £450 £400 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £324 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £471 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £48.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -2.08% +54.83%  

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 244 262 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 93.49% 94.24% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 179 281
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 22
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £13.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +10.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £13.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Southampton

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 7 (33.33%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 5 (23.81%) VMware
4 4 (19.05%) Degree
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) CCNA
5 3 (14.29%) CCNP
5 3 (14.29%) Avaya
5 3 (14.29%) Juniper
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) SAP
5 3 (14.29%) Java
5 3 (14.29%) PHP
5 3 (14.29%) Python
5 3 (14.29%) Finance
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) Maven
5 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 3 (14.29%) Ansible
5 3 (14.29%) DevOps
5 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
6 2 (9.52%) Groovy

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 (9.52%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP HR
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (4.76%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) MPLS
3 1 (4.76%) NAS
3 1 (4.76%) Network Security
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) VoIP
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) Kalido
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 3 (14.29%) Maven
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Drill
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (14.29%) DevOps
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (9.52%) Network Management
2 2 (9.52%) Scrum
2 2 (9.52%) Service Management
2 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data Analytics
3 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.76%) CRM
3 1 (4.76%) Data Analytics
3 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.76%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.76%) ETL
3 1 (4.76%) High Availability
3 1 (4.76%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Java
1 3 (14.29%) PHP
1 3 (14.29%) Python
2 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.52%) Groovy
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) CCNA
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) CCNP
4 2 (9.52%) MCSE
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.76%) CCDP
5 1 (4.76%) MCITP
5 1 (4.76%) MCSA
5 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) GDPR
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (14.29%) Avaya
4 3 (14.29%) Juniper
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 3 (14.29%) SAP
5 2 (9.52%) Splunk
6 1 (4.76%) ATG
6 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.76%) F5
6 1 (4.76%) Google
6 1 (4.76%) MapR
6 1 (4.76%) Meraki