Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Technical Consultant
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 80 83
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 4 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.30% 1.31% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 1.38% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 7
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% -2.70%
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £419 £463
% change year-on-year -4.48% -9.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 1252 1449 1494
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.28% 95.02% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 978 970
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.69% +5.36%
10th Percentile £256 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £538 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 64
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.79% +1.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.30 £10.33
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.63 £37.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.76% +6.25%

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 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 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, 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 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) JBoss
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) Tuxedo
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (25.00%) Taleo
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements

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 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) JBoss
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (25.00%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper