The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 3 months to 28 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 12 2
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 26 20 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.85% 9.43% 25.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.41% 10.05% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 19
Median daily rate £420 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £460 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
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 the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 116 199 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 97.48% 93.87% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 97 59
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in the Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Midlands region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 18 (47.37%) SAP
2 11 (28.95%) Finance
3 7 (18.42%) Oracle
3 7 (18.42%) ERP
4 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.16%) ABAP
5 5 (13.16%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.53%) Security Management
6 4 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (10.53%) EDI
6 4 (10.53%) Retail
6 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 4 (10.53%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (10.53%) CLAS
6 4 (10.53%) Security Operations
7 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (7.89%) SAP Implementation
7 3 (7.89%) Banking
7 3 (7.89%) SAP CO
7 3 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (7.89%) Internet
7 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
7 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
7 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.89%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (7.89%) SAP FI
7 3 (7.89%) SAP PP
8 2 (5.26%) Project Management

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 3 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SAP CO
1 3 (7.89%) SAP FI
1 3 (7.89%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (7.89%) SAP PP
2 2 (5.26%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 2 (5.26%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (5.26%) SAP MM
2 2 (5.26%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.63%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.63%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (2.63%) Primavera
3 1 (2.63%) SAP BPC
3 1 (2.63%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.63%) SAP GRC
3 1 (2.63%) SAP GTS
3 1 (2.63%) SAP HCM
3 1 (2.63%) SAP HR
3 1 (2.63%) SAP PP-PI
3 1 (2.63%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) DataStage
2 2 (5.26%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) GIS
3 1 (2.63%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Retail
3 3 (7.89%) Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.63%) Billing
5 1 (2.63%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) EDI
2 2 (5.26%) SAP PI
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Axis
3 1 (2.63%) JDBC
3 1 (2.63%) JMS
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.26%) FMCG
2 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
1 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) ERP
2 5 (13.16%) Risk Management
3 4 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (10.53%) Security Management
3 4 (10.53%) Security Operations
4 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (7.89%) SAP Implementation
4 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.26%) Coaching
5 2 (5.26%) Project Management
5 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 1 (2.63%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.63%) People Management
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.63%) Process Improvement
6 1 (2.63%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (2.63%) SAP Security
6 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) ABAP
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) CESG Certified Professional
1 4 (10.53%) CLAS
1 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) SAP
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle
3 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Cognos
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) LANDesk
4 1 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.63%) Talend
4 1 (2.63%) webMethods
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