Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 17 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 99 121 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.25% 7.99% 10.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.60% 8.30% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 91 66
Birmingham median daily rate £463 £440 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +8.31% -4.41%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £305
90th Percentile £550 £575 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £428 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.29% +7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year +46.15% - -

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 1501 1458 1305
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 96.30% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1063 935 815
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £211
90th Percentile £525 £550 £516
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -1.67% +7.64%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.29 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.50 £27.42 £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.76% +5.72%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 19 (19.19%) Migration
2 18 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 15 (15.15%) ERP
4 13 (13.13%) Oracle
5 12 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (11.11%) Office 365
6 11 (11.11%) Finance
6 11 (11.11%) SAP
7 10 (10.10%) SharePoint
7 10 (10.10%) Active Directory
7 10 (10.10%) Project Management
7 10 (10.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (9.09%) Linux
8 9 (9.09%) PowerShell
9 8 (8.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (8.08%) Information Security
9 8 (8.08%) CRM
9 8 (8.08%) ITIL
9 8 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (8.08%) OneDrive
10 7 (7.07%) SQL
11 6 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (6.06%) Service Management
12 5 (5.05%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (5.05%) Java
12 5 (5.05%) Unix
12 5 (5.05%) MCSE
12 5 (5.05%) MCSA

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 10 (10.10%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.05%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (4.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.03%) Apache
4 3 (3.03%) SAS
4 3 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.05%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (2.02%) SAP CRM
3 2 (2.02%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (2.02%) SAP MM
3 2 (2.02%) SAP SD
3 2 (2.02%) SAP WM
4 1 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (1.01%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (1.01%) Maximo
4 1 (1.01%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.01%) SAP Business One
4 1 (1.01%) SAP HR
4 1 (1.01%) SAP QM
4 1 (1.01%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (11.11%) Office 365
3 10 (10.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (8.08%) OneDrive
5 4 (4.04%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (4.04%) SaaS
6 1 (1.01%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (1.01%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) LDAP
2 4 (4.04%) DNS
3 3 (3.03%) HTTP
3 3 (3.03%) ICMP
3 3 (3.03%) Skype
3 3 (3.03%) SSL
3 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.01%) ADSL
4 1 (1.01%) Broadband
4 1 (1.01%) DHCP
4 1 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.01%) Firewall
4 1 (1.01%) LAN
4 1 (1.01%) Network Security
4 1 (1.01%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (1.01%) VoIP
4 1 (1.01%) WAN
4 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.01%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database
1 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (2.02%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.01%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.01%) DTS
3 1 (1.01%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.03%) Subversion
3 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.01%) JIRA
3 1 (1.01%) ProC
3 1 (1.01%) Selenium
3 1 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Automotive
2 4 (4.04%) General Ledger
2 4 (4.04%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.04%) Retail
3 3 (3.03%) Billing
4 2 (2.02%) Advertising
4 2 (2.02%) Local Government
5 1 (1.01%) Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Front Office
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (3.03%) CGI
2 3 (3.03%) FastCGI
2 3 (3.03%) RESTful
2 3 (3.03%) Web Services
3 2 (2.02%) .NET
3 2 (2.02%) REST
3 2 (2.02%) SOAP
3 2 (2.02%) XML
4 1 (1.01%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.01%) Flash
4 1 (1.01%) JMS
4 1 (1.01%) LINQ
4 1 (1.01%) Mason
4 1 (1.01%) Rendezvous
4 1 (1.01%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.01%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.02%) CMDB
3 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.02%) PKI
4 1 (1.01%) AS400
4 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.01%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.09%) Linux
2 5 (5.05%) Unix
3 4 (4.04%) Solaris
3 4 (4.04%) Windows
4 3 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.01%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.19%) Migration
2 15 (15.15%) ERP
3 12 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (10.10%) Project Management
5 8 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (8.08%) CRM
5 8 (8.08%) Information Security
5 8 (8.08%) ITIL
5 8 (8.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (6.06%) Service Management
7 5 (5.05%) Data Migration
7 5 (5.05%) Data Protection
8 4 (4.04%) Data Integration
8 4 (4.04%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.04%) ETL
8 4 (4.04%) Load Balancing
8 4 (4.04%) Traceability Matrix
8 4 (4.04%) Unit Testing
9 3 (3.03%) SDLC
9 3 (3.03%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.07%) SQL
3 5 (5.05%) Java
4 3 (3.03%) C
4 3 (3.03%) C++
4 3 (3.03%) Go
4 3 (3.03%) Perl
4 3 (3.03%) Python
5 1 (1.01%) ABAP
5 1 (1.01%) C#
5 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.01%) PROC SQL
5 1 (1.01%) SAS Macro
5 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.05%) MCSA
2 5 (5.05%) MCSE
3 2 (2.02%) Degree
3 2 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.01%) CCDA
4 1 (1.01%) CCDP
4 1 (1.01%) CCIP
4 1 (1.01%) CCNA
4 1 (1.01%) CCNP
4 1 (1.01%) CCSP
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.01%) CISSP
4 1 (1.01%) MCITP
4 1 (1.01%) MCTS
4 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.01%) PMP
4 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.02%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.01%) GDPR
3 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.01%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.01%) OpenAM
2 1 (1.01%) OpenDJ
2 1 (1.01%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.01%) vCloud
2 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.01%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) Ansible
1 1 (1.01%) Control-M
1 1 (1.01%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (1.01%) Puppet
1 1 (1.01%) SCCM
1 1 (1.01%) Terraform
1 1 (1.01%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.13%) Oracle
3 11 (11.11%) SAP
4 4 (4.04%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.03%) Sun
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco
6 2 (2.02%) Cognos
6 2 (2.02%) IBM
6 2 (2.02%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.02%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.02%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.02%) VMware
7 1 (1.01%) Aruba
7 1 (1.01%) F5
7 1 (1.01%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.01%) hybris
7 1 (1.01%) Meraki
7 1 (1.01%) Sage
7 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.01%) TIBCO