Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 24 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 21 21
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 588 664 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.13% 6.81% 6.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.52% 7.14% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 381 299
Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £23.25 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.30% -55.29% +89.09%
10th Percentile £43.63 £15.28 £47.20
90th Percentile £56.63 £31.83 £56.40
England median hourly rate £47.50 £44.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year +6.74% -2.20% +65.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7820 9301 8077
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.36% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4884 5652 4667
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £215 £230 £215
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 369 460
Midlands median hourly rate £15.60 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.97% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.01 £10.00 £10.09
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the Midlands

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in the Midlands

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in the Midlands

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in the Midlands

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Consultant in the Midlands

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +13 381 £475 +11.76% 57
East Midlands -6 173 £460 +2.17% 15
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Midlands region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 151 (25.68%) SAP
2 89 (15.14%) Migration
3 82 (13.95%) Microsoft
4 67 (11.39%) Windows
5 64 (10.88%) Finance
6 62 (10.54%) Security Cleared
7 56 (9.52%) Oracle
8 49 (8.33%) Active Directory
8 49 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 47 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 47 (7.99%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (7.65%) Linux
11 43 (7.31%) ERP
12 42 (7.14%) SC Cleared
13 40 (6.80%) DevOps
13 40 (6.80%) Manufacturing
14 35 (5.95%) CRM
14 35 (5.95%) Office 365
15 34 (5.78%) Windows Server
16 33 (5.61%) Logistics
16 33 (5.61%) JIRA
17 32 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
17 32 (5.44%) PowerShell
18 31 (5.27%) SQL
19 29 (4.93%) Project Management
19 29 (4.93%) Retail
19 29 (4.93%) Data Migration
20 28 (4.76%) ABAP
21 27 (4.59%) SQL Server
22 26 (4.42%) SharePoint

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 26 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.74%) Confluence
3 13 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.36%) SAS
5 7 (1.19%) NetWeaver
5 7 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (1.19%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.85%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.85%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.68%) Apache
7 4 (0.68%) Liferay
8 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.51%) SAP Portal
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.17%) JBoss
10 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.17%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.17%) Simulink
6 1 (0.17%) SPSS
6 1 (0.17%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 24 (4.08%) SAP MM
2 22 (3.74%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (3.06%) SAP FI
5 16 (2.72%) SAP CO
5 16 (2.72%) SAP FI/CO
6 15 (2.55%) SAP Retail
7 14 (2.38%) SAP IS-U
8 13 (2.21%) SAP SD
9 10 (1.70%) SAP HR
9 10 (1.70%) SAP S/4HANA
10 9 (1.53%) Maximo
11 8 (1.36%) SAP ERP
12 6 (1.02%) Oracle Utilities
12 6 (1.02%) SAP PP
12 6 (1.02%) Unit4 Business World
13 5 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
13 5 (0.85%) SAP PM
13 5 (0.85%) SAP QM
13 5 (0.85%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 49 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (5.95%) Office 365
3 20 (3.40%) SaaS
4 17 (2.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (2.55%) Dynamics 365
5 15 (2.55%) IaaS
6 12 (2.04%) PaaS
7 11 (1.87%) SuccessFactors
8 9 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (1.53%) OneDrive
9 7 (1.19%) GitHub
10 4 (0.68%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.34%) Route 53
12 1 (0.17%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.17%) Scribe Online
12 1 (0.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.06%) DNS
2 14 (2.38%) Firewall
2 14 (2.38%) LDAP
3 12 (2.04%) WAN
4 11 (1.87%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.70%) LAN
6 8 (1.36%) SAN
6 8 (1.36%) VLAN
7 7 (1.19%) DHCP
7 7 (1.19%) VPN
8 5 (0.85%) Network Security
9 4 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (0.68%) HTTP
9 4 (0.68%) Skype
10 3 (0.51%) Broadband
10 3 (0.51%) IPsec
10 3 (0.51%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.51%) SMS
10 3 (0.51%) SSL
10 3 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.36%) SAP BW
4 8 (1.36%) SAP HANA
5 6 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.51%) Big Data
8 3 (0.51%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (5.61%) JIRA
2 24 (4.08%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 14 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 11 (1.87%) Bitbucket
6 10 (1.70%) Vagrant
7 9 (1.53%) Subversion
8 8 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (1.19%) FishEye
10 6 (1.02%) AppScan
10 6 (1.02%) Selenium
11 4 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.34%) GitLab
13 2 (0.34%) Selenium IDE
13 2 (0.34%) WebDriver
14 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.17%) LSMW
14 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
14 1 (0.17%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 64 (10.88%) Finance
2 40 (6.80%) Manufacturing
3 29 (4.93%) Retail
4 14 (2.38%) Advertising
5 13 (2.21%) Automotive
5 13 (2.21%) Billing
6 11 (1.87%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.19%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.02%) Banking
8 6 (1.02%) French Language
9 4 (0.68%) Marketing
9 4 (0.68%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.34%) Local Government
12 1 (0.17%) Front Office
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.74%) .NET
2 10 (1.70%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (1.36%) JSON
4 7 (1.19%) Web Services
5 6 (1.02%) Middleware
5 6 (1.02%) REST
5 6 (1.02%) SAP PI
5 6 (1.02%) SAP Smart Forms
5 6 (1.02%) Software Packaging
5 6 (1.02%) XML
6 5 (0.85%) .NET Framework
6 5 (0.85%) SOAP
7 4 (0.68%) IDoc
7 4 (0.68%) RESTful
8 3 (0.51%) CGI
8 3 (0.51%) EDI
8 3 (0.51%) FastCGI
8 3 (0.51%) HTML
8 3 (0.51%) JMS
8 3 (0.51%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.55%) Data Centre
3 13 (2.21%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.21%) NHS
4 10 (1.70%) CMDB
5 8 (1.36%) User Experience
6 7 (1.19%) Replication
7 6 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.02%) PKI
8 5 (0.85%) IVR
9 4 (0.68%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.51%) AS400
10 3 (0.51%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.51%) Clustering
10 3 (0.51%) HP Storage
11 2 (0.34%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.34%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (0.34%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.34%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.34%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 67 (11.39%) Windows
2 45 (7.65%) Linux
3 34 (5.78%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.55%) Unix
5 13 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.87%) AIX
7 9 (1.53%) Solaris
8 4 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.51%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.34%) CentOS
10 2 (0.34%) SUSE
11 1 (0.17%) Android
11 1 (0.17%) HPUX
11 1 (0.17%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (15.14%) Migration
2 47 (7.99%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 43 (7.31%) ERP
4 40 (6.80%) DevOps
5 35 (5.95%) CRM
6 33 (5.61%) Logistics
7 32 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 29 (4.93%) Data Migration
8 29 (4.93%) Project Management
9 26 (4.42%) Integration Testing
10 23 (3.91%) ITIL
11 21 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (3.40%) Scrum
13 18 (3.06%) Business Analysis
13 18 (3.06%) Workflow
14 17 (2.89%) Change Management
15 15 (2.55%) Information Security
15 15 (2.55%) Performance Management
15 15 (2.55%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 32 (5.44%) PowerShell
2 31 (5.27%) SQL
3 28 (4.76%) ABAP
4 22 (3.74%) Java
5 15 (2.55%) Python
6 13 (2.21%) Perl
7 9 (1.53%) Ruby
8 8 (1.36%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.36%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.19%) C#
10 5 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.68%) C
12 3 (0.51%) C++
12 3 (0.51%) Go
12 3 (0.51%) SAPscript
13 2 (0.34%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.34%) VBA
14 1 (0.17%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.17%) RPG
14 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (10.54%) Security Cleared
2 42 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.72%) Degree
4 12 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.53%) BC Cleared
5 9 (1.53%) MCSE
6 8 (1.36%) MCSA
7 6 (1.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 4 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.51%) CCNA
9 3 (0.51%) CCNP
9 3 (0.51%) CISSP
9 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.34%) CISM
10 2 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.34%) MCITP
10 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.70%) GDPR
1 10 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.85%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.85%) SLA
3 4 (0.68%) PMO
4 3 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.51%) NIST 800
4 3 (0.51%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.34%) QA
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.87%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.51%) Firmware
5 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.51%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.34%) Docker
6 2 (0.34%) vCloud
6 2 (0.34%) vSphere
7 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.17%) KVM
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.17%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 22 (3.74%) Terraform
2 17 (2.89%) Ansible
3 16 (2.72%) Puppet
4 9 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.36%) SCCM
6 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 5 (0.85%) Netcool
7 3 (0.51%) SCOM
8 2 (0.34%) EMC VPLEX
8 2 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.34%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.34%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.17%) Control-M
9 1 (0.17%) OpenView
9 1 (0.17%) Packer
9 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 151 (25.68%) SAP
2 82 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 56 (9.52%) Oracle
4 24 (4.08%) Cisco
5 22 (3.74%) Atlassian
6 18 (3.06%) IBM
7 15 (2.55%) VMware
8 10 (1.70%) Ariba
9 9 (1.53%) BMC
9 9 (1.53%) Capita
9 9 (1.53%) Riverbed
10 8 (1.36%) HP
11 7 (1.19%) AppDynamics
11 7 (1.19%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.19%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.85%) Sun
13 4 (0.68%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.68%) Dell
13 4 (0.68%) JD Edwards