Period
to 22 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 22 July 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 19 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 94 120 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.81% 7.86% 6.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.12% 8.28% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 78 55
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £470 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £380 £375 £316
90th Percentile £675 £650 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £466 £475
% change year-on-year +1.88% -1.84% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £57.50 £77.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.81% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.50 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.00% +11.11% -

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 1,320 1,450 1,255
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 94.96% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 972 849
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.92% +0.31% +6.67%
10th Percentile £204 £186 £256
90th Percentile £588 £562 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 31
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +16.07% -6.79%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.70 £10.30
90th Percentile £44.25 £42.50 £38.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.88
% change year-on-year +6.45% -8.15% +12.50%

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 22 July 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Consultant in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Birmingham region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 21 (22.34%) Microsoft
2 20 (21.28%) Migration
3 19 (20.21%) SAP
4 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (12.77%) Finance
6 11 (11.70%) SCCM
7 10 (10.64%) SQL
7 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (9.57%) SQL Server
8 9 (9.57%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (7.45%) CRM
9 7 (7.45%) SC Cleared
9 7 (7.45%) Security Cleared
9 7 (7.45%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (6.38%) CMDB
10 6 (6.38%) Analytics
10 6 (6.38%) Windows
10 6 (6.38%) Active Directory
10 6 (6.38%) Information Security
10 6 (6.38%) Dashboard Development
11 5 (5.32%) Qlik Sense
11 5 (5.32%) Windows 10
11 5 (5.32%) SAP S/4HANA
11 5 (5.32%) Power Platform
11 5 (5.32%) Data Analysis
11 5 (5.32%) Oracle
11 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
11 5 (5.32%) DevOps
11 5 (5.32%) Digital Media
11 5 (5.32%) Office 365

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 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.06%) JBoss
3 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (7.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.32%) Magento
2 5 (5.32%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (2.13%) SAP HCM
3 2 (2.13%) SAP HR
3 2 (2.13%) SAP SRM
4 1 (1.06%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.06%) SAP APO
4 1 (1.06%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.06%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.06%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (1.06%) SAP PS
4 1 (1.06%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.57%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (5.32%) Office 365
3 5 (5.32%) Power Platform
4 4 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.26%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.19%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (3.19%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.19%) IaaS
5 3 (3.19%) Route 53
6 2 (2.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (2.13%) PaaS
6 2 (2.13%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.06%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.06%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) Firewall
1 3 (3.19%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (2.13%) Skype
3 1 (1.06%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (1.06%) DHCP
3 1 (1.06%) DNS
3 1 (1.06%) HTTP
3 1 (1.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.06%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.06%) VLAN
3 1 (1.06%) VoIP
3 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.32%) Qlik Sense
3 4 (4.26%) QlikView
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.19%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.19%) OLAP
4 3 (3.19%) Power BI
4 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.13%) Lumira
5 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.06%) DTS
6 1 (1.06%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.06%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.06%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) ERwin
1 1 (1.06%) sqlmap
1 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (12.77%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Marketing
3 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.19%) Retail
4 2 (2.13%) Electronics
4 2 (2.13%) German Language
4 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.06%) Advertising
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) .NET
1 2 (2.13%) JSON
1 2 (2.13%) SAP Fiori
1 2 (2.13%) SAP PI
2 1 (1.06%) .NET Core
2 1 (1.06%) CSS
2 1 (1.06%) HTML
2 1 (1.06%) JDBC
2 1 (1.06%) MDX
2 1 (1.06%) Middleware
2 1 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.38%) CMDB
2 5 (5.32%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.06%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.06%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.06%) Replication
5 1 (1.06%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.06%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.38%) Windows
2 5 (5.32%) Windows 10
3 4 (4.26%) Linux
4 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.06%) AIX
5 1 (1.06%) Solaris
5 1 (1.06%) Unix
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.28%) Migration
2 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (7.45%) CRM
4 6 (6.38%) Analytics
4 6 (6.38%) Dashboard Development
4 6 (6.38%) Information Security
5 5 (5.32%) Data Analysis
5 5 (5.32%) Data Migration
5 5 (5.32%) DevOps
6 4 (4.26%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.26%) Data Analytics
6 4 (4.26%) Data Management
6 4 (4.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (4.26%) Technical Leadership
7 3 (3.19%) Data Governance
7 3 (3.19%) Data Mapping
7 3 (3.19%) Legacy Data Mapping
7 3 (3.19%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (3.19%) Process Improvement
7 3 (3.19%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.64%) SQL
2 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.19%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.13%) ABAP
4 2 (2.13%) C#
5 1 (1.06%) C++
5 1 (1.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (1.06%) Java
5 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.06%) Perl
5 1 (1.06%) PHP
5 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.06%) Python
5 1 (1.06%) Ruby
5 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (7.45%) SC Cleared
1 7 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.19%) VCP6
3 1 (1.06%) CGEIT
3 1 (1.06%) CISA
3 1 (1.06%) CISM
3 1 (1.06%) CISSP
3 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.06%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.06%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
2 1 (1.06%) DFS Replication
2 1 (1.06%) XenApp
2 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (11.70%) SCCM
2 3 (3.19%) Puppet
2 3 (3.19%) Terraform
3 2 (2.13%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.06%) QRadar
Vendors
1 21 (22.34%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.21%) SAP
3 5 (5.32%) Oracle
4 2 (2.13%) Concur
4 2 (2.13%) IBM
4 2 (2.13%) McAfee
4 2 (2.13%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.06%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.06%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.06%) Aruba
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco
5 1 (1.06%) Citrix
5 1 (1.06%) Cognos
5 1 (1.06%) HP
5 1 (1.06%) Informatica
5 1 (1.06%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.06%) Netezza
5 1 (1.06%) Splunk
5 1 (1.06%) Tableau