Period
to 12 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £540 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 12 November 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 40 48
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 134 148 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.96% 5.02% 4.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.12% 5.16% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 83 75
West Yorkshire median daily rate £540 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.68% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £307 £315
90th Percentile £635 £620 £565
Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £22.61 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.80% - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £17.06 -
% change year-on-year +105.22% - -

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 3,249 2,867 3,558
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 97.15% 96.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,199 1,962 2,327
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £258 £250
90th Percentile £550 £545 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 82 98
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.36 £14.10 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.95% +4.44% -0.70%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.09
90th Percentile £26.50 £24.76 £24.74
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year +9.15% +1.43% +4.01%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018. 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 +6 93 £550 +12.82% 33
Bradford -8 19 £540 +11.28% 4
Halifax +2 3 £375 - 1
Wakefield -5 2 £585 +6.36% 1
Consultant
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 28 (20.90%) SAP
2 25 (18.66%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (15.67%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (15.67%) Terraform
4 20 (14.93%) Firewall
5 19 (14.18%) Amazon S3
5 19 (14.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 19 (14.18%) Serverless
6 18 (13.43%) AWS Lambda
6 18 (13.43%) Auto-Scaling
6 18 (13.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 18 (13.43%) Amazon ELB
6 18 (13.43%) Amazon RDS
6 18 (13.43%) Information Security
7 17 (12.69%) Retail
7 17 (12.69%) Degree
7 17 (12.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (11.94%) SOA
9 15 (11.19%) Web Services
9 15 (11.19%) Finance
10 14 (10.45%) Computer Science
10 14 (10.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (9.70%) Ansible
11 13 (9.70%) Security Architecture
11 13 (9.70%) Migration
12 12 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (8.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 11 (8.21%) Security Cleared
13 11 (8.21%) CISSP
14 10 (7.46%) SQL

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 4 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.49%) Drupal
3 1 (0.75%) CMS
3 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.22%) SAP PM
2 5 (3.73%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (2.24%) SAP PLM
4 2 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.49%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.49%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (1.49%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.75%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.75%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.75%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.75%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.75%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.75%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.75%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.66%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (15.67%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (14.18%) Amazon S3
3 19 (14.18%) Serverless
3 19 (14.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 18 (13.43%) Amazon ELB
4 18 (13.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 18 (13.43%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.49%) IaaS
7 2 (1.49%) Office 365
7 2 (1.49%) PaaS
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.93%) Firewall
2 3 (2.24%) DHCP
2 3 (2.24%) DNS
2 3 (2.24%) SSH
3 2 (1.49%) HTTP
3 2 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.75%) Network Security
4 1 (0.75%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.75%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.75%) Skype
4 1 (0.75%) SSL
4 1 (0.75%) VPN
4 1 (0.75%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.43%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.24%) MySQL
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.49%) MS Access
4 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.75%) Big Data
5 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.75%) Power BI
5 1 (0.75%) Riak
5 1 (0.75%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.24%) Mercurial
2 3 (2.24%) Subversion
3 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.49%) Maven
3 2 (1.49%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.75%) JMeter
4 1 (0.75%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.75%) NeoLoad
4 1 (0.75%) Selenium
General
1 17 (12.69%) Retail
2 15 (11.19%) Finance
3 3 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.24%) Publishing
4 2 (1.49%) Banking
4 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Automotive
5 1 (0.75%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.75%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.19%) Web Services
2 5 (3.73%) CSS
2 5 (3.73%) HTML
3 4 (2.99%) SOAP
4 3 (2.24%) RESTful
5 2 (1.49%) LAMP
5 2 (1.49%) Laravel
5 2 (1.49%) REST
5 2 (1.49%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.75%) .NET
6 1 (0.75%) Ajax
6 1 (0.75%) DOM
6 1 (0.75%) jQuery
6 1 (0.75%) Kafka
6 1 (0.75%) Node.js
6 1 (0.75%) SAML
6 1 (0.75%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.75%) Spring
6 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.45%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.99%) PKI
5 3 (2.24%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.24%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.49%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.49%) NHS
6 2 (1.49%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) BBC
7 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.75%) CMDB
7 1 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.75%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.75%) RIA
7 1 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.72%) Windows
2 6 (4.48%) Windows 10
3 5 (3.73%) Linux
4 4 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.49%) CentOS
5 2 (1.49%) Unix
5 2 (1.49%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.75%) Android
6 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.43%) Auto-Scaling
1 18 (13.43%) Information Security
2 16 (11.94%) SOA
3 13 (9.70%) Migration
3 13 (9.70%) Security Architecture
4 12 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (7.46%) IT Strategy
5 10 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.97%) E-Commerce
7 6 (4.48%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (4.48%) ERP
7 6 (4.48%) Microservices
7 6 (4.48%) Open Source
7 6 (4.48%) Quality Management
8 5 (3.73%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (3.73%) Data Migration
8 5 (3.73%) DevOps
8 5 (3.73%) Mentoring
8 5 (3.73%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.46%) SQL
2 7 (5.22%) Java
3 6 (4.48%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.99%) Python
5 3 (2.24%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.24%) Groovy
5 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.24%) Scala
6 2 (1.49%) Perl
6 2 (1.49%) PHP
6 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.75%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.75%) ES6
7 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.75%) Smalltalk
7 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (12.69%) Degree
2 14 (10.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (8.21%) CISSP
3 11 (8.21%) Security Cleared
4 10 (7.46%) CISM
5 8 (5.97%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.75%) CCNP
7 1 (0.75%) CEH
7 1 (0.75%) CIPD
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (8.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 8 (5.97%) PCI DSS
4 6 (4.48%) Data Quality
5 3 (2.24%) GDPR
5 3 (2.24%) QA
6 2 (1.49%) SLA
7 1 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.24%) Docker
2 3 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.49%) XenApp
4 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (15.67%) Terraform
2 13 (9.70%) Ansible
3 5 (3.73%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.49%) Puppet
4 2 (1.49%) QRadar
4 2 (1.49%) SCCM
5 1 (0.75%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.75%) Nessus
5 1 (0.75%) Nmap
5 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.75%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.75%) vRealize
Vendors
1 28 (20.90%) SAP
2 7 (5.22%) Oracle
3 6 (4.48%) CyberArk
3 6 (4.48%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.48%) Splunk
4 3 (2.24%) Ariba
4 3 (2.24%) Cisco
4 3 (2.24%) VMware
5 2 (1.49%) CA
5 2 (1.49%) Citrix
5 2 (1.49%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.75%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.75%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.75%) Aruba
6 1 (0.75%) BeyondTrust
6 1 (0.75%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (0.75%) Ivanti
6 1 (0.75%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.75%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.75%) RedPrairie