Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 25 16
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 118 89 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.41% 6.49% 7.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.77% 6.77% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 60 61
Birmingham median daily rate £456 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +15.15% -2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £412 £300
90th Percentile £598 £576 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 1,519 1,315 1,226
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.35% 95.92% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,043 832 771
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +0.69%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £204
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 54 58
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £12.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.86% +16.14% -16.72%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.60 £10.35
90th Percentile £42.50 £34.28 £34.53
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £15.93
% change year-on-year +10.45% +5.18% +0.47%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 31 (26.27%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (13.56%) SAP
4 14 (11.86%) ERP
4 14 (11.86%) Active Directory
4 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (11.02%) Office 365
6 12 (10.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (10.17%) SharePoint
6 12 (10.17%) CRM
6 12 (10.17%) Dynamics CRM
7 11 (9.32%) Finance
7 11 (9.32%) Migration
7 11 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (8.47%) Oracle
8 10 (8.47%) SQL
8 10 (8.47%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (7.63%) SQL Server
10 8 (6.78%) Project Management
10 8 (6.78%) Windows
10 8 (6.78%) PowerShell
10 8 (6.78%) OneDrive
11 7 (5.93%) Analytics
11 7 (5.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (5.93%) Dynamics AX
11 7 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (5.08%) Linux
12 6 (5.08%) MCSE

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 12 (10.17%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.24%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (4.24%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.69%) Sonic ESB
4 1 (0.85%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.85%) Mule
4 1 (0.85%) SAS
4 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (10.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.93%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.54%) iTrent
3 3 (2.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.54%) SAP Business One
3 3 (2.54%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.69%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.69%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.69%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.69%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.69%) SAP MM
4 2 (1.69%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.85%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.85%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.85%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.85%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (11.02%) Office 365
3 12 (10.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (8.47%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (6.78%) OneDrive
6 5 (4.24%) SaaS
7 3 (2.54%) IaaS
7 3 (2.54%) PaaS
7 3 (2.54%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.85%) FinancialForce
9 1 (0.85%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.85%) Route 53
9 1 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) DHCP
1 2 (1.69%) DNS
1 2 (1.69%) Ethernet
1 2 (1.69%) SAN
1 2 (1.69%) SSH
1 2 (1.69%) Telnet
1 2 (1.69%) VPN
1 2 (1.69%) WAN
2 1 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (0.85%) Firewall
2 1 (0.85%) HTTP
2 1 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.85%) Network Security
2 1 (0.85%) Skype
2 1 (0.85%) SSL
2 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.39%) Power BI
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.85%) QlikView
7 1 (0.85%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.85%) Semantic Layer
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.69%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.69%) LSMW
1 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.85%) Selenium
2 1 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 11 (9.32%) Finance
2 6 (5.08%) General Ledger
3 5 (4.24%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.39%) Advertising
4 4 (3.39%) Automotive
4 4 (3.39%) Billing
5 2 (1.69%) Local Government
5 2 (1.69%) Retail
5 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.39%) Oracle Fusion
1 4 (3.39%) Web Services
2 3 (2.54%) LDAP
2 3 (2.54%) Middleware
2 3 (2.54%) RESTful
3 2 (1.69%) .NET
3 2 (1.69%) JSON
3 2 (1.69%) MDX
3 2 (1.69%) REST
3 2 (1.69%) SOAP
4 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.85%) JMS
4 1 (0.85%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.85%) Sensu
4 1 (0.85%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.85%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.69%) AS400
2 2 (1.69%) CMDB
2 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.69%) NHS
2 2 (1.69%) PKI
3 1 (0.85%) FMCG
3 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.78%) Windows
2 6 (5.08%) Linux
3 3 (2.54%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.69%) Unix
4 2 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.85%) CentOS
5 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (11.86%) ERP
3 12 (10.17%) CRM
4 11 (9.32%) Migration
4 11 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (6.78%) Project Management
6 7 (5.93%) Analytics
6 7 (5.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (5.08%) Data Migration
7 6 (5.08%) Information Security
7 6 (5.08%) ITIL
8 5 (4.24%) Data Modelling
8 5 (4.24%) DevOps
9 4 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.39%) Business Analysis
9 4 (3.39%) Data Analytics
9 4 (3.39%) Logistics
9 4 (3.39%) Service Management
9 4 (3.39%) Traceability Matrix
10 3 (2.54%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.47%) SQL
2 8 (6.78%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.39%) Java
4 1 (0.85%) ABAP
4 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.85%) C#
4 1 (0.85%) C++
4 1 (0.85%) PHP
4 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.85%) Python
4 1 (0.85%) Ruby
4 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.85%) UniBasic
4 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.08%) MCSE
3 5 (4.24%) MCSA
4 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.39%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.85%) Degree
6 1 (0.85%) MCITP
6 1 (0.85%) MCTS
6 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.54%) SLA
2 2 (1.69%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) FATCA
3 1 (0.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.85%) Docker
3 1 (0.85%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.85%) OpenDJ
3 1 (0.85%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.85%) vCloud
3 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (2.54%) SCCM
2 2 (1.69%) Ansible
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.69%) Puppet
2 2 (1.69%) SCOM
2 2 (1.69%) SCVMM
2 2 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.69%) Terraform
3 1 (0.85%) collectd
3 1 (0.85%) Control-M
3 1 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.85%) Kibana
3 1 (0.85%) logstash
3 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.85%) Salt
3 1 (0.85%) StatsD
3 1 (0.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (26.27%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.56%) SAP
3 10 (8.47%) Oracle
4 6 (5.08%) Jaspersoft
5 4 (3.39%) VMware
6 3 (2.54%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.69%) Capita
7 2 (1.69%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.69%) Juniper
7 2 (1.69%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.69%) Sage
7 2 (1.69%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.69%) Tableau
8 1 (0.85%) Epicor
8 1 (0.85%) IBM
8 1 (0.85%) Infor
8 1 (0.85%) Ivanti
8 1 (0.85%) NetApp
8 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.85%) Veeam