Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 22 16
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 103 101 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.28% 6.26% 7.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.58% 6.58% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 62 79
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +8.11%
10th Percentile £300 £314 £363
90th Percentile £625 £575 £578
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £46.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +42.31% -

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 1,359 1,536 1,367
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.17% 95.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 1,086 845
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.19% - +8.47%
10th Percentile £185 £216 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 48 55
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.17 £13.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.85% -5.17% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.05 £8.39 £10.24
90th Percentile £43.38 £39.13 £26.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.43% +16.67% -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 17 December 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 17 December 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 35 (33.98%) SAP
2 24 (23.30%) Microsoft
3 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (14.56%) SAP S/4HANA
5 14 (13.59%) CRM
5 14 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (12.62%) Migration
6 13 (12.62%) Dynamics CRM
6 13 (12.62%) Security Cleared
7 12 (11.65%) SC Cleared
7 12 (11.65%) Finance
7 12 (11.65%) .NET
8 11 (10.68%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (8.74%) Windows
10 8 (7.77%) SuccessFactors
10 8 (7.77%) Oracle
10 8 (7.77%) SAP IBP
11 7 (6.80%) ERP
11 7 (6.80%) Data Migration
12 6 (5.83%) Office 365
12 6 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (5.83%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (4.85%) Active Directory
13 5 (4.85%) JD Edwards
13 5 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (4.85%) Management Information System
13 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Intune
13 5 (4.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 5 (4.85%) PaaS
13 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 2 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.97%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.97%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (14.56%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (12.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (7.77%) SAP IBP
4 4 (3.88%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (3.88%) SAP MDG
4 4 (3.88%) SAP WM
5 2 (1.94%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (1.94%) SAP HCM
5 2 (1.94%) SAP HR
5 2 (1.94%) SAP MDG-S
6 1 (0.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.97%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.97%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.97%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.97%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.97%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.77%) SuccessFactors
3 6 (5.83%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (5.83%) Office 365
4 5 (4.85%) PaaS
5 4 (3.88%) SaaS
6 3 (2.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.91%) IaaS
7 2 (1.94%) Azure Functions
7 2 (1.94%) Serverless
8 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.91%) Firewall
1 3 (2.91%) SSL
2 2 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.94%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (1.94%) VPN
3 1 (0.97%) BGP
3 1 (0.97%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.97%) HSRP
3 1 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.97%) MPLS
3 1 (0.97%) OSPF
3 1 (0.97%) RTP
3 1 (0.97%) SAN
3 1 (0.97%) Skype
3 1 (0.97%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (3.88%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.94%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.94%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.97%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.97%) Lumira
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.97%) Power BI
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.97%) JIRA
2 1 (0.97%) MSTest
2 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (11.65%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.88%) Marketing
3 3 (2.91%) Retail
4 2 (1.94%) Advertising
4 2 (1.94%) Back Office
4 2 (1.94%) Electronics
4 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.97%) Automotive
5 1 (0.97%) Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.97%) German Language
5 1 (0.97%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.65%) .NET
2 4 (3.88%) WCF
2 4 (3.88%) XML
3 3 (2.91%) RESTful
3 3 (2.91%) SOAP
4 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.94%) JMS
4 2 (1.94%) JSON
4 2 (1.94%) MSMQ
4 2 (1.94%) Rendezvous
4 2 (1.94%) REST
4 2 (1.94%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.97%) SonicMQ
5 1 (0.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.85%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.94%) AS400
4 2 (1.94%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.97%) FMCG
5 1 (0.97%) iSeries
5 1 (0.97%) Life Science
5 1 (0.97%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.74%) Windows
2 4 (3.88%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.91%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.97%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.59%) CRM
1 14 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (12.62%) Migration
3 11 (10.68%) Customer Requirements
4 7 (6.80%) Data Migration
4 7 (6.80%) ERP
5 6 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (4.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (3.88%) Analytics
7 4 (3.88%) ETL
7 4 (3.88%) Machine Learning
8 3 (2.91%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.91%) Change Management
8 3 (2.91%) Data Modelling
8 3 (2.91%) DevOps
8 3 (2.91%) Identity Management
8 3 (2.91%) Security Operations
8 3 (2.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (2.91%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.88%) C#
2 3 (2.91%) SQL
3 2 (1.94%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.94%) RPG
4 1 (0.97%) ABAP
4 1 (0.97%) Java
4 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.97%) RPG IV
4 1 (0.97%) RPG/400
4 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (12.62%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.91%) MCITP
3 3 (2.91%) MCSE
3 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.94%) Degree
5 1 (0.97%) CCIE
5 1 (0.97%) CCNA
5 1 (0.97%) CCNP
5 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.97%) CISM
5 1 (0.97%) CISSP
5 1 (0.97%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.94%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) PMO
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.97%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.97%) XenApp
3 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.94%) AirWatch
2 2 (1.94%) SCCM
2 2 (1.94%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.97%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (33.98%) SAP
2 24 (23.30%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.77%) Oracle
4 5 (4.85%) JD Edwards
5 4 (3.88%) F5
5 4 (3.88%) Splunk
6 3 (2.91%) Cisco
6 3 (2.91%) Juniper
7 2 (1.94%) Infor
7 2 (1.94%) Progress
7 2 (1.94%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 2 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.94%) Tableau
7 2 (1.94%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.94%) VMware
8 1 (0.97%) Cognos
8 1 (0.97%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.97%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.97%) Nintex
8 1 (0.97%) Remedy