Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 25 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 108 81 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.32% 6.15% 8.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.70% 6.46% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 52 89
Birmingham median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £374 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £538 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £470 £425
% change year-on-year +1.06% +10.59% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £77.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +38.46% -

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 1,402 1,253 1,447
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.05% 95.07% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 870 972
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £181 £240 £213
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 30 36
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -0.25% -8.06%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.27 £10.43
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.38 £37.38
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.90% +4.27% -14.29%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 45 (41.67%) SAP
2 24 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 18 (16.67%) SAP S/4HANA
4 14 (12.96%) Finance
4 14 (12.96%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (12.96%) Security Cleared
5 13 (12.04%) SC Cleared
6 11 (10.19%) Oracle
6 11 (10.19%) Office 365
7 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (9.26%) Windows
7 10 (9.26%) ERP
7 10 (9.26%) Migration
7 10 (9.26%) Manufacturing
8 9 (8.33%) Analytics
9 8 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (7.41%) SQL
9 8 (7.41%) Active Directory
9 8 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (7.41%) Data Migration
10 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
10 7 (6.48%) ETL
10 7 (6.48%) Windows 10
11 6 (5.56%) GDPR
11 6 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (5.56%) CRM
11 6 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (5.56%) C#
11 6 (5.56%) Automotive

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 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.93%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) AutoCAD
1 2 (1.85%) Autodesk Inventor
1 2 (1.85%) CATIA
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.85%) PTC Creo
1 2 (1.85%) Siemens NX
1 2 (1.85%) SOLIDWORKS
1 2 (1.85%) Windchill
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (16.67%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (3.70%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (3.70%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (3.70%) SAP WM
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (2.78%) SAP Business One
4 3 (2.78%) SAP MDG
4 3 (2.78%) SAP PP
5 2 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (1.85%) ENOVIA
5 2 (1.85%) NetSuite
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.85%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (1.85%) SAP PS
5 2 (1.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.19%) Office 365
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.78%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (1.85%) Azure Functions
6 2 (1.85%) PaaS
6 2 (1.85%) Serverless
7 1 (0.93%) FinancialForce
7 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) SSL
2 2 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (1.85%) Firewall
2 2 (1.85%) VPN
3 1 (0.93%) BGP
3 1 (0.93%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.93%) HSRP
3 1 (0.93%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) MPLS
3 1 (0.93%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.93%) OSPF
3 1 (0.93%) RTP
3 1 (0.93%) SAN
3 1 (0.93%) SNMP
3 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 5 (4.63%) Lumira
4 5 (4.63%) SAP BW
5 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.85%) GIS
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.85%) Power BI
7 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.93%) JIRA
2 1 (0.93%) MSTest
2 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 14 (12.96%) Finance
2 10 (9.26%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.56%) Automotive
4 4 (3.70%) Billing
5 3 (2.78%) Advertising
5 3 (2.78%) Retail
5 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.85%) Back Office
6 2 (1.85%) Banking
6 2 (1.85%) Electronics
6 2 (1.85%) Marketing
6 2 (1.85%) Military
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) French Language
7 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) XML
2 4 (3.70%) .NET
2 4 (3.70%) WCF
2 4 (3.70%) Web Services
3 3 (2.78%) Middleware
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.85%) MDX
4 2 (1.85%) MSMQ
4 2 (1.85%) RESTful
4 2 (1.85%) SOAP
5 1 (0.93%) JSON
5 1 (0.93%) REST
5 1 (0.93%) SonicMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Licensing
1 4 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.85%) FMCG
2 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.85%) Replication
3 1 (0.93%) AS400
3 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.93%) CESG
3 1 (0.93%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (0.93%) CMDB
3 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.93%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.26%) Windows
2 7 (6.48%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.85%) Linux
3 2 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.96%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (9.26%) ERP
2 10 (9.26%) Migration
3 9 (8.33%) Analytics
4 8 (7.41%) Data Migration
4 8 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (6.48%) ETL
6 6 (5.56%) CRM
6 6 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
7 5 (4.63%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (4.63%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (4.63%) Programme Management
7 5 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.70%) CAD
8 4 (3.70%) Prototyping
8 4 (3.70%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (3.70%) Software Licensing
9 3 (2.78%) Information Security
9 3 (2.78%) Presales
9 3 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.41%) SQL
2 6 (5.56%) C#
3 2 (1.85%) C++
3 2 (1.85%) Java
3 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.93%) PHP
4 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.93%) Python
4 1 (0.93%) RPG
4 1 (0.93%) RPG IV
4 1 (0.93%) RPG/400
4 1 (0.93%) Ruby
4 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.04%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.85%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.85%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.93%) CCIE
5 1 (0.93%) CCNA
5 1 (0.93%) CCNP
5 1 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.93%) CLAS
5 1 (0.93%) Degree
5 1 (0.93%) IIBA
5 1 (0.93%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 1 (0.93%) MCITP
5 1 (0.93%) MCSE
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.93%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) GDPR
2 3 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) COBIT
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) RMADS
3 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.93%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.93%) XenApp
4 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (3.70%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.93%) Ambari
3 1 (0.93%) Ansible
3 1 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.93%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) Salt
3 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.93%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 45 (41.67%) SAP
2 24 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.19%) Oracle
4 6 (5.56%) VMware
5 4 (3.70%) F5
5 4 (3.70%) JD Edwards
6 3 (2.78%) Cisco
6 3 (2.78%) Juniper
6 3 (2.78%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.78%) Tableau
7 2 (1.85%) Autodesk
7 2 (1.85%) Infor
7 2 (1.85%) Progress
7 2 (1.85%) PTC
8 1 (0.93%) Capita
8 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.93%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.93%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.93%) Sage
8 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com