Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 21 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 103 76 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.78% 6.35% 7.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.16% 6.61% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 53 61
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £371 £330 £275
90th Percentile £625 £548 £556
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.50% +5.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £77.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 -

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 1,439 1,149 1,323
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 96.07% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 762 863
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £213 £232 £211
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 34 43
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.79% -5.08%
10th Percentile £9.67 £10.38 £10.55
90th Percentile £42.50 £29.88 £41.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year -10.79% +15.83% -13.04%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 30 (29.13%) Microsoft
2 25 (24.27%) SAP
3 21 (20.39%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (13.59%) Finance
5 11 (10.68%) Manufacturing
5 11 (10.68%) Active Directory
5 11 (10.68%) Oracle
5 11 (10.68%) ERP
6 10 (9.71%) SQL
6 10 (9.71%) Analytics
7 9 (8.74%) Office 365
7 9 (8.74%) CRM
7 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
7 9 (8.74%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (7.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (7.77%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (6.80%) Windows
9 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
9 7 (6.80%) Security Cleared
9 7 (6.80%) Hyper-V
10 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (5.83%) VMware
10 6 (5.83%) Data Analytics
10 6 (5.83%) Jaspersoft

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
1 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.97%) Anypoint
2 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.97%) Mule
2 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.97%) Sonic ESB
2 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.94%) AutoCAD
2 2 (1.94%) Autodesk Inventor
2 2 (1.94%) CATIA
2 2 (1.94%) PTC Creo
2 2 (1.94%) Siemens NX
2 2 (1.94%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (1.94%) Windchill
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (8.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.85%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (3.88%) SAP Business One
4 3 (2.91%) iTrent
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (2.91%) SAP PP
4 3 (2.91%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (1.94%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (1.94%) ENOVIA
5 2 (1.94%) NetSuite
5 2 (1.94%) SAP CO
5 2 (1.94%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (1.94%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (1.94%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.74%) Office 365
2 8 (7.77%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.91%) IaaS
4 3 (2.91%) PaaS
4 3 (2.91%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.94%) FinancialForce
5 2 (1.94%) SaaS
6 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.97%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.97%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.97%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.97%) Route 53
6 1 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) DHCP
1 2 (1.94%) DNS
1 2 (1.94%) Ethernet
1 2 (1.94%) HTTP
1 2 (1.94%) SAN
1 2 (1.94%) SSH
1 2 (1.94%) SSL
1 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.94%) Telnet
1 2 (1.94%) VPN
1 2 (1.94%) WAN
2 1 (0.97%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.83%) Power BI
3 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (3.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.94%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.94%) GIS
7 2 (1.94%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.94%) MySQL
7 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.94%) QlikView
7 2 (1.94%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.97%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.97%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.94%) LSMW
1 2 (1.94%) Subversion
1 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (13.59%) Finance
2 11 (10.68%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.85%) Automotive
4 4 (3.88%) Billing
5 3 (2.91%) Advertising
5 3 (2.91%) Retail
5 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.94%) Banking
6 2 (1.94%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.97%) French Language
7 1 (0.97%) Military
7 1 (0.97%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.85%) Middleware
1 5 (4.85%) Web Services
2 4 (3.88%) MDX
3 3 (2.91%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.94%) JSON
4 2 (1.94%) XML
5 1 (0.97%) .NET
5 1 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.97%) LDAP
5 1 (0.97%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (1.94%) FMCG
4 2 (1.94%) NHS
4 2 (1.94%) Replication
5 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.97%) CESG
5 1 (0.97%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.97%) CMDB
5 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.80%) Windows
2 4 (3.88%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.91%) Linux
3 3 (2.91%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.97%) Unix
5 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.39%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (10.68%) ERP
3 10 (9.71%) Analytics
4 9 (8.74%) CRM
5 8 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.83%) Data Analytics
7 5 (4.85%) DevOps
7 5 (4.85%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (3.88%) CAD
8 4 (3.88%) Migration
8 4 (3.88%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (3.88%) Software Licensing
9 3 (2.91%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (2.91%) Customer-Centricity
9 3 (2.91%) Data Migration
9 3 (2.91%) Programme Management
9 3 (2.91%) Prototyping
9 3 (2.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (1.94%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (1.94%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.71%) SQL
2 3 (2.91%) C#
2 3 (2.91%) C++
2 3 (2.91%) Java
3 2 (1.94%) PHP
3 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.94%) Python
3 2 (1.94%) Ruby
4 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.97%) UniBasic
Qualifications
1 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
1 7 (6.80%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.91%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (1.94%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.97%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (0.97%) CLAS
4 1 (0.97%) Degree
4 1 (0.97%) IIBA
4 1 (0.97%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 1 (0.97%) MCSE
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.97%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) GDPR
2 3 (2.91%) SLA
3 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.97%) COBIT
4 1 (0.97%) FATCA
4 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.97%) RMADS
4 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (10.68%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.80%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.97%) Docker
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.97%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.97%) XenApp
3 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (2.91%) SCCM
3 2 (1.94%) Ansible
3 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.94%) Puppet
3 2 (1.94%) Salt
3 2 (1.94%) SCOM
3 2 (1.94%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.97%) Ambari
4 1 (0.97%) collectd
4 1 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.97%) Kibana
4 1 (0.97%) logstash
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.97%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.97%) StatsD
4 1 (0.97%) Terraform
4 1 (0.97%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (29.13%) Microsoft
2 25 (24.27%) SAP
3 11 (10.68%) Oracle
4 6 (5.83%) Jaspersoft
4 6 (5.83%) VMware
5 3 (2.91%) Sage
5 3 (2.91%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.91%) Tableau
6 2 (1.94%) Autodesk
6 2 (1.94%) Capita
6 2 (1.94%) Citrix
6 2 (1.94%) Epicor
6 2 (1.94%) IFS
6 2 (1.94%) Infor
6 2 (1.94%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.94%) Juniper
6 2 (1.94%) PTC
6 2 (1.94%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.94%) Xero