Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 21 October 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 19 17
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 102 100 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.17% 6.61% 8.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.55% 6.95% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 62 92
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £311
90th Percentile £625 £550 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.75 £52.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +61.54% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1,351 1,438 1,501
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.11% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 1,005 971
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £383 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -3.77% +8.90%
10th Percentile £175 £219 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 42 48
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.11 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% -2.71% -5.69%
10th Percentile £10.95 £8.39 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.50 £39.88 £35.98
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.34% +8.02% -11.76%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Birmingham

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Birmingham

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Birmingham

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Birmingham

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 Birmingham region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 42 (41.18%) SAP
2 20 (19.61%) Microsoft
3 19 (18.63%) SAP S/4HANA
4 12 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (11.76%) Finance
4 12 (11.76%) Migration
5 11 (10.78%) SC Cleared
6 10 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (9.80%) Oracle
6 10 (9.80%) Windows
7 8 (7.84%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (7.84%) Analytics
7 8 (7.84%) Customer Requirements
7 8 (7.84%) SAP IBP
8 7 (6.86%) SuccessFactors
8 7 (6.86%) Office 365
8 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (6.86%) Data Migration
8 7 (6.86%) ERP
8 7 (6.86%) SQL
8 7 (6.86%) .NET
9 6 (5.88%) XML
9 6 (5.88%) CRM
9 6 (5.88%) ETL
9 6 (5.88%) Active Directory
9 6 (5.88%) SAP BW
9 6 (5.88%) Manufacturing
9 6 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.98%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) AutoCAD
1 2 (1.96%) Autodesk Inventor
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (18.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (7.84%) SAP IBP
3 6 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (4.90%) SAP MDG
5 4 (3.92%) SAP WM
6 3 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (1.96%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (1.96%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (1.96%) SAP HCM
7 2 (1.96%) SAP HR
7 2 (1.96%) SAP MDG-S
7 2 (1.96%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.98%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.98%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.98%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.86%) Office 365
2 7 (6.86%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (4.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (2.94%) PaaS
5 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.96%) Azure Functions
5 2 (1.96%) Serverless
6 1 (0.98%) IaaS
6 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) SSL
2 2 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (1.96%) Firewall
2 2 (1.96%) VPN
3 1 (0.98%) BGP
3 1 (0.98%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.98%) HSRP
3 1 (0.98%) HTTP
3 1 (0.98%) MPLS
3 1 (0.98%) OSPF
3 1 (0.98%) RTP
3 1 (0.98%) SAN
3 1 (0.98%) SNMP
3 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.84%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (5.88%) SAP BW
3 5 (4.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 5 (4.90%) Lumira
3 5 (4.90%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.96%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.98%) Big Data
6 1 (0.98%) Impala
6 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.98%) QlikView
6 1 (0.98%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.98%) JIRA
2 1 (0.98%) MSTest
2 1 (0.98%) Subversion
General
1 12 (11.76%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.94%) Automotive
3 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.96%) Advertising
4 2 (1.96%) Back Office
4 2 (1.96%) Banking
4 2 (1.96%) Electronics
4 2 (1.96%) Marketing
4 2 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Billing
5 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.98%) French Language
5 1 (0.98%) German Language
5 1 (0.98%) Military
5 1 (0.98%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) .NET
2 6 (5.88%) XML
3 4 (3.92%) WCF
4 3 (2.94%) RESTful
4 3 (2.94%) SOAP
4 3 (2.94%) Web Services
5 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.96%) JMS
5 2 (1.96%) JSON
5 2 (1.96%) MSMQ
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.96%) Rendezvous
5 2 (1.96%) REST
5 2 (1.96%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.98%) Middleware
6 1 (0.98%) SonicMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.96%) AS400
2 2 (1.96%) Replication
3 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.98%) FMCG
3 1 (0.98%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.80%) Windows
2 6 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.94%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.76%) Migration
2 10 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (7.84%) Analytics
3 8 (7.84%) Customer Requirements
4 7 (6.86%) Data Migration
4 7 (6.86%) ERP
5 6 (5.88%) CRM
5 6 (5.88%) ETL
6 4 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.92%) Machine Learning
6 4 (3.92%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (2.94%) Change Management
7 3 (2.94%) Data Governance
7 3 (2.94%) Workflow
8 2 (1.96%) CAD
8 2 (1.96%) Information Security
8 2 (1.96%) PDM
8 2 (1.96%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.86%) SQL
2 4 (3.92%) C#
3 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.96%) RPG
4 1 (0.98%) ABAP
4 1 (0.98%) Java
4 1 (0.98%) PHP
4 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.98%) Python
4 1 (0.98%) RPG IV
4 1 (0.98%) RPG/400
4 1 (0.98%) Ruby
4 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.78%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.94%) MCITP
3 3 (2.94%) MCSE
3 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.96%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.98%) CCIE
5 1 (0.98%) CCNA
5 1 (0.98%) CCNP
5 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.98%) CISM
5 1 (0.98%) CISSP
5 1 (0.98%) IIBA
5 1 (0.98%) MBA
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.98%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (3.92%) SCCM
3 2 (1.96%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.96%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.98%) Ambari
4 1 (0.98%) Ansible
4 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.98%) Puppet
4 1 (0.98%) Salt
Vendors
1 42 (41.18%) SAP
2 20 (19.61%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.80%) Oracle
4 5 (4.90%) JD Edwards
5 4 (3.92%) F5
5 4 (3.92%) Splunk
6 3 (2.94%) Cisco
6 3 (2.94%) Juniper
6 3 (2.94%) Tableau
7 2 (1.96%) Autodesk
7 2 (1.96%) Infor
7 2 (1.96%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.96%) VMware
8 1 (0.98%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.98%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.98%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.98%) Nintex
8 1 (0.98%) Progress
8 1 (0.98%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.98%) Remedy