Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 19 January 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.

Technical Consultant
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 86 77
Rank change year-on-year -9 -9 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 7 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.44% 0.86% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.90% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 9
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £292 £425 £373
90th Percentile £495 £600 £560
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £425 £438
% change year-on-year -1.18% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 1,507 1,339 1,228
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 95.78% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,055 836 771
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £210
90th Percentile £529 £550 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 60 64
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% - -17.14%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.54 £10.54
90th Percentile £35.75 £27.52 £40.55
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.88 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.47% -6.76% +4.39%

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Technical Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in Birmingham

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Consultant in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in Birmingham

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Consultant in Birmingham over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Consultant in Birmingham

Technical Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Consultant in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Consultant in Birmingham

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Jaspersoft
2 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 1 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (14.29%) Front Office
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA
3 1 (14.29%) Flash
3 1 (14.29%) LDAP
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) ADSL
3 1 (14.29%) Broadband

Technical 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) ADSL
1 1 (14.29%) Broadband
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Semantic Layer
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Front Office
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Flash
1 1 (14.29%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
2 1 (14.29%) Presales
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Jaspersoft
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Meraki