Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 January 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 32 36
Rank change year-on-year -32 +4 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 114 176 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.47% 5.82% 5.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.61% 6.01% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 102 97
West Yorkshire median daily rate £538 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% -5.26% +12.23%
10th Percentile £381 £306 £331
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +31.25% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 3,155 2,930 3,099
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.83% 96.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,137 1,996 1,989
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £258 £250
90th Percentile £563 £548 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 99 117
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.65 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +17.20% -10.71%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.81 £9.14
90th Percentile £25.00 £40.00 £25.16
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £15.00 £13.92
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.80% -0.61%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in West Yorkshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in West Yorkshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in West Yorkshire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in West Yorkshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
Leeds -24 84 £550 +22.09% 41
Bradford -16 10 £613 +36.11% 6
Halifax +6 8 £413 -
Wakefield -4 1 - - 4
Batley - 1 £450 -
Consultant
Yorkshire

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 23 (20.18%) SAP
1 23 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (18.42%) Terraform
3 20 (17.54%) Firewall
3 20 (17.54%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (15.79%) Amazon S3
4 18 (15.79%) Amazon ELB
4 18 (15.79%) Amazon RDS
4 18 (15.79%) Retail
5 17 (14.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (14.91%) AWS Lambda
5 17 (14.91%) Auto-Scaling
5 17 (14.91%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (14.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 17 (14.91%) Serverless
6 16 (14.04%) Degree
6 16 (14.04%) Migration
7 15 (13.16%) Information Security
8 13 (11.40%) Computer Science
8 13 (11.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (11.40%) Ansible
9 11 (9.65%) Security Cleared
9 11 (9.65%) Web Services
9 11 (9.65%) E-Commerce
10 10 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (7.89%) Finance
11 9 (7.89%) Active Directory
11 9 (7.89%) IT Strategy
12 8 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 7 (6.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.63%) CMS
3 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.26%) SAP PM
2 3 (2.63%) Workday HCM
3 2 (1.75%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (1.75%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.88%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.88%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.88%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.88%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.88%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.88%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.88%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 23 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (17.54%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (15.79%) Amazon ELB
3 18 (15.79%) Amazon S3
4 17 (14.91%) AWS CloudFormation
4 17 (14.91%) AWS Lambda
4 17 (14.91%) Serverless
4 17 (14.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (3.51%) G Suite
6 4 (3.51%) Office 365
7 2 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.75%) IaaS
7 2 (1.75%) PaaS
8 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.88%) Route 53
8 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.54%) Firewall
2 3 (2.63%) DHCP
2 3 (2.63%) DNS
2 3 (2.63%) Skype
3 2 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.88%) HTTP
4 1 (0.88%) Intranet
4 1 (0.88%) Network Security
4 1 (0.88%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.88%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.88%) VPN
4 1 (0.88%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.79%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (4.39%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.75%) MS Access
4 2 (1.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.75%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.88%) JMeter
2 1 (0.88%) Maven
2 1 (0.88%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.88%) NeoLoad
2 1 (0.88%) Selenium
General
1 18 (15.79%) Retail
2 9 (7.89%) Finance
3 3 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.65%) Web Services
2 4 (3.51%) XML
3 3 (2.63%) SOAP
4 1 (0.88%) .NET
4 1 (0.88%) jQuery
4 1 (0.88%) Kafka
4 1 (0.88%) Node.js
4 1 (0.88%) REST
4 1 (0.88%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.88%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.88%) SAPUI5
4 1 (0.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
1 4 (3.51%) PKI
2 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.63%) NHS
2 3 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (1.75%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.75%) User Experience
4 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.88%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.39%) Windows
2 4 (3.51%) Android
2 4 (3.51%) Linux
3 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.63%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.75%) CentOS
5 1 (0.88%) Unix
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.91%) Auto-Scaling
2 16 (14.04%) Migration
3 15 (13.16%) Information Security
4 13 (11.40%) Computer Science
5 11 (9.65%) E-Commerce
6 10 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (7.89%) IT Strategy
8 8 (7.02%) Security Architecture
9 7 (6.14%) DevOps
9 7 (6.14%) SOA
10 6 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.39%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (4.39%) Information Management
11 5 (4.39%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (3.51%) Analytics
12 4 (3.51%) Logistics
12 4 (3.51%) Procure-to-Pay
12 4 (3.51%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.14%) SQL
2 6 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.51%) Java
3 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.63%) Python
5 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.75%) Perl
6 1 (0.88%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.88%) ES6
6 1 (0.88%) Go
6 1 (0.88%) Ruby
6 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (14.04%) Degree
2 13 (11.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (9.65%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.14%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.26%) CISSP
6 5 (4.39%) CISM
7 2 (1.75%) PCI QSA
8 1 (0.88%) CEH
8 1 (0.88%) CIPD
8 1 (0.88%) CISA
8 1 (0.88%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 8 (7.02%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.26%) GDPR
4 2 (1.75%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.75%) QA
5 1 (0.88%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.63%) Docker
3 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (18.42%) Terraform
2 13 (11.40%) Ansible
3 4 (3.51%) Puppet
4 2 (1.75%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.75%) QRadar
5 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.88%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.88%) Nessus
5 1 (0.88%) Nmap
5 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (20.18%) SAP
2 8 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.39%) Splunk
4 4 (3.51%) Google
4 4 (3.51%) Oracle
4 4 (3.51%) RedPrairie
5 3 (2.63%) Ariba
5 3 (2.63%) Cisco
5 3 (2.63%) IBM
5 3 (2.63%) JDA
5 3 (2.63%) VMware
5 3 (2.63%) Workday
6 2 (1.75%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.88%) CA
7 1 (0.88%) Citrix
7 1 (0.88%) EMC
7 1 (0.88%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.88%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.88%) NetApp
7 1 (0.88%) TOWER Software