Period
to 14 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £535 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 51 32
Rank change year-on-year +3 -19 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 83 134 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.66% 3.91% 5.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.84% 4.07% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 87 102
West Yorkshire median daily rate £535 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £378 £363 £313
90th Percentile £645 £638 £600
Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £494 £475
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -12.50% -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £55.00 £52.50 £31.31
% change year-on-year +4.76% +67.70% -

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 2,161 3,290 2,925
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 95.89% 96.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,441 2,227 2,017
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £263 £275 £256
90th Percentile £575 £567 £545
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 139 90
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +8.01% +14.80%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.37 £9.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £40.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +9.09%

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 14 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 December 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 -10 48 £535 -2.73% 28
Bradford +7 13 £525 -8.70%
Wakefield - 7 £438 - 1
Halifax +6 2 £425 +13.33%
Huddersfield - 1 - -
Consultant
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 18 (21.69%) CISSP
2 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.07%) Retail
3 14 (16.87%) Information Security
3 14 (16.87%) SAP
3 14 (16.87%) Web Services
4 13 (15.66%) PCI DSS
4 13 (15.66%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (14.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (14.46%) CISM
6 11 (13.25%) SOA
6 11 (13.25%) Unit Testing
7 10 (12.05%) Azure
7 10 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (12.05%) Python
8 9 (10.84%) Security Architecture
8 9 (10.84%) DevOps
9 8 (9.64%) Splunk
9 8 (9.64%) Finance
9 8 (9.64%) Migration
10 7 (8.43%) ABAP
10 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
10 7 (8.43%) Power BI
10 7 (8.43%) Docker
10 7 (8.43%) Kubernetes
10 7 (8.43%) Bash Shell
10 7 (8.43%) Power Platform
10 7 (8.43%) Public Sector
10 7 (8.43%) Dynamics 365

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 1 (1.20%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.20%) ArcGIS
1 1 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (1.20%) Confluence
1 1 (1.20%) Mule
1 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.20%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) SAP IBP
1 6 (7.23%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (4.82%) Workday HCM
3 3 (3.61%) SAP BPC
4 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (1.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.20%) SAP HCM
5 1 (1.20%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (1.20%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.20%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.05%) Azure
2 7 (8.43%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (8.43%) Power Platform
3 5 (6.02%) AWS
3 5 (6.02%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (3.61%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (3.61%) IaaS
4 3 (3.61%) PaaS
4 3 (3.61%) SaaS
5 2 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.41%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (2.41%) Office 365
5 2 (2.41%) PowerApps
6 1 (1.20%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.20%) GCP
6 1 (1.20%) GitHub
6 1 (1.20%) npm
6 1 (1.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (2.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) DMZ
2 1 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) Power BI
2 3 (3.61%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.41%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.20%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.20%) Flink
4 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.20%) Spatial Data
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (3.61%) CircleCI
2 3 (3.61%) Travis CI
2 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.41%) Hudson
4 1 (1.20%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.20%) JIRA
4 1 (1.20%) JUnit
4 1 (1.20%) Maven
4 1 (1.20%) Mockito
4 1 (1.20%) Selenium
4 1 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.20%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 15 (18.07%) Retail
2 8 (9.64%) Finance
3 7 (8.43%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.20%) Automotive
5 1 (1.20%) Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Law
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.87%) Web Services
2 4 (4.82%) SAML
2 4 (4.82%) SAP Fiori
3 3 (3.61%) JSON
3 3 (3.61%) Node.js
4 2 (2.41%) CSS
4 2 (2.41%) HTML
4 2 (2.41%) REST
4 2 (2.41%) SAP PI
5 1 (1.20%) .NET
5 1 (1.20%) Express
5 1 (1.20%) Kafka
5 1 (1.20%) Middleware
5 1 (1.20%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.20%) SAP Business Workflow
5 1 (1.20%) SOAP
5 1 (1.20%) Spring
5 1 (1.20%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.20%) WireMock
5 1 (1.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.61%) NHS
4 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.20%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) Linux
2 2 (2.41%) CentOS
2 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.41%) Solaris
2 2 (2.41%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.87%) Information Security
3 13 (15.66%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (14.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (13.25%) SOA
5 11 (13.25%) Unit Testing
6 10 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (10.84%) DevOps
7 9 (10.84%) Security Architecture
8 8 (9.64%) Migration
9 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure as Code
9 6 (7.23%) Task Automation
10 4 (4.82%) Collaborative Working
10 4 (4.82%) Continuous Deployment
10 4 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.82%) ERP
10 4 (4.82%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 4 (4.82%) Risk Management
11 3 (3.61%) Data Modelling
11 3 (3.61%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.05%) Python
2 7 (8.43%) ABAP
2 7 (8.43%) Bash Shell
3 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.02%) SQL
4 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.82%) Perl
5 3 (3.61%) Ruby
6 2 (2.41%) Java
6 2 (2.41%) PHP
6 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.20%) C#
7 1 (1.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.20%) ES6
7 1 (1.20%) Go
7 1 (1.20%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.20%) Scala
7 1 (1.20%) VB
7 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (21.69%) CISSP
2 12 (14.46%) CISM
3 5 (6.02%) Degree
4 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) CEH
6 1 (1.20%) CISA
6 1 (1.20%) CISMP
6 1 (1.20%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.66%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.61%) QA
4 2 (2.41%) GDPR
4 2 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 7 (8.43%) Docker
2 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (1.20%) HDFS
3 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (8.43%) Kubernetes
2 6 (7.23%) Ansible
2 6 (7.23%) Terraform
3 5 (6.02%) Prometheus
4 4 (4.82%) PingFederate
4 4 (4.82%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (3.61%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.61%) Puppet
5 3 (3.61%) Rancher
5 3 (3.61%) Salt
6 2 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.41%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (2.41%) Grafana
6 2 (2.41%) Nagios
7 1 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.20%) SCCM
7 1 (1.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) SAP
2 8 (9.64%) Splunk
3 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.23%) Ariba
5 5 (6.02%) Workday
6 4 (4.82%) Ping Identity
7 3 (3.61%) Oracle
8 2 (2.41%) Cisco
8 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.41%) Remedy
9 1 (1.20%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.20%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.20%) ESRI
9 1 (1.20%) F5
9 1 (1.20%) McAfee
9 1 (1.20%) MuleSoft
9 1 (1.20%) OpenText
9 1 (1.20%) Tableau
9 1 (1.20%) UiPath
9 1 (1.20%) VMware