The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 19 19
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 44 48 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.07% 7.02% 7.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.35% 7.38% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 39
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £436 £438
% change year-on-year +3.15% -0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +38.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 599 650 710
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.30% 95.03% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 409 460
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 25
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 30 March 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 26 (30.59%) SAP
2 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (14.12%) Migration
3 12 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (12.94%) SQL
5 8 (9.41%) IBM
5 8 (9.41%) CRM
5 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
5 8 (9.41%) Office 365
6 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
6 7 (8.24%) Data Modelling
6 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.24%) Java
6 7 (8.24%) Oracle
6 7 (8.24%) Finance
6 7 (8.24%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (7.06%) Windows
7 6 (7.06%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (7.06%) Data Migration
7 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
8 5 (5.88%) Data Quality
8 5 (5.88%) Data Management
8 5 (5.88%) ERP
8 5 (5.88%) Advertising
8 5 (5.88%) VMware
9 4 (4.71%) Project Management
9 4 (4.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (4.71%) SAP FI
9 4 (4.71%) Juniper
9 4 (4.71%) ABAP

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 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.53%) IIS
3 2 (2.35%) JBoss
3 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.18%) Apache
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.18%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.71%) SAP FI
3 3 (3.53%) SAP CO
3 3 (3.53%) SAP WM
4 2 (2.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (2.35%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (2.35%) SAP HR
4 2 (2.35%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (2.35%) SAP SD
5 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.18%) Sage X3
5 1 (1.18%) SAP HCM
5 1 (1.18%) SAP PP
5 1 (1.18%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.41%) Office 365
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.35%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.35%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.18%) Boomi
4 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.18%) Taleo
4 1 (1.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) HTTP
1 3 (3.53%) LAN
1 3 (3.53%) VPN
2 2 (2.35%) BIG-IP
2 2 (2.35%) DHCP
2 2 (2.35%) DNS
2 2 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (2.35%) Firewall
2 2 (2.35%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.35%) LDAP
2 2 (2.35%) Network Security
2 2 (2.35%) Skype
2 2 (2.35%) VoIP
3 1 (1.18%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.18%) PBX
3 1 (1.18%) SSL
3 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.18%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) DB2
1 4 (4.71%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.35%) MySQL
2 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.35%) SAP BW
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.18%) DataStage
3 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.18%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.18%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.18%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.18%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.53%) JIRA
1 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.35%) Subversion
2 2 (2.35%) VersionOne
3 1 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.18%) LSMW
3 1 (1.18%) Selenium
3 1 (1.18%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (8.24%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Advertising
3 2 (2.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Billing
3 2 (2.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Back Office
4 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) AngularJS
2 3 (3.53%) CSS
3 2 (2.35%) .NET
3 2 (2.35%) HTML
3 2 (2.35%) Middleware
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.18%) COM
4 1 (1.18%) CSS3
4 1 (1.18%) J2EE
4 1 (1.18%) Java EE
4 1 (1.18%) JDBC
4 1 (1.18%) LAMP
4 1 (1.18%) LESS
4 1 (1.18%) MDX
4 1 (1.18%) Node.js
4 1 (1.18%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.18%) Sass
4 1 (1.18%) Spring
4 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.18%) iSeries
4 1 (1.18%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.18%) PKI
4 1 (1.18%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.06%) Windows
2 4 (4.71%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.35%) Linux
3 2 (2.35%) Unix
4 1 (1.18%) AIX
4 1 (1.18%) Solaris
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (14.12%) Migration
2 8 (9.41%) CRM
3 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (8.24%) Data Modelling
3 7 (8.24%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (7.06%) Data Migration
5 5 (5.88%) Data Management
5 5 (5.88%) ERP
6 4 (4.71%) Information Governance
6 4 (4.71%) Master Data Management
6 4 (4.71%) Project Management
7 3 (3.53%) Contract Management
7 3 (3.53%) Data Protection
7 3 (3.53%) DevOps
7 3 (3.53%) Integration Testing
7 3 (3.53%) Presales
7 3 (3.53%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (3.53%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (3.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.94%) SQL
2 7 (8.24%) Java
3 4 (4.71%) ABAP
4 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.18%) C#
5 1 (1.18%) ES6
5 1 (1.18%) Perl
5 1 (1.18%) PHP
5 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.18%) Python
5 1 (1.18%) Ruby
5 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) Degree
3 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.18%) CCA
4 1 (1.18%) CCIE
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.18%) JNCIE
4 1 (1.18%) SAP Certification
4 1 (1.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.18%) XenApp
1 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) SCCM
2 3 (3.53%) Ansible
3 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.35%) Puppet
4 1 (1.18%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.18%) Nagios
4 1 (1.18%) Salt
4 1 (1.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (30.59%) SAP
2 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.41%) IBM
4 7 (8.24%) Oracle
5 5 (5.88%) VMware
6 4 (4.71%) Juniper
7 2 (2.35%) Cisco
7 2 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.35%) Syclo
8 1 (1.18%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.18%) Avaya
8 1 (1.18%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (1.18%) Citrix
8 1 (1.18%) Dell
8 1 (1.18%) F5
8 1 (1.18%) HP
8 1 (1.18%) hybris
8 1 (1.18%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.18%) Sun