The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 13 36 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.87% 19.05% 20.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.40% 20.57% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 8
Median daily rate £450 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £388 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £513 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £50.75
% change year-on-year +6.10% -1.57%  

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 97 175 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 96.04% 92.59% 91.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 113 59
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £125.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 19 (47.50%) SAP
2 9 (22.50%) Finance
3 7 (17.50%) Oracle
4 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (15.00%) IDoc
5 5 (12.50%) ABAP
5 5 (12.50%) ERP
5 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.00%) Security Management
6 4 (10.00%) EDI
6 4 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (10.00%) Retail
6 4 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (10.00%) CLAS
6 4 (10.00%) Security Operations
7 3 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (7.50%) Banking
7 3 (7.50%) Document Management
7 3 (7.50%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (7.50%) SAP CO
7 3 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (7.50%) SAP Implementation
7 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
7 3 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (7.50%) Internet
7 3 (7.50%) SAP FI
7 3 (7.50%) SAP PP
7 3 (7.50%) Migration

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 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SAP CO
1 3 (7.50%) SAP FI
1 3 (7.50%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (7.50%) SAP PP
2 2 (5.00%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 2 (5.00%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (5.00%) SAP PM
2 2 (5.00%) SAP QM
3 1 (2.50%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (2.50%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.50%) Maximo
3 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (2.50%) SAP GRC
3 1 (2.50%) SAP GTS
3 1 (2.50%) SAP MM
3 1 (2.50%) SAP PP-PI
3 1 (2.50%) SAP Retail
3 1 (2.50%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (2.50%) PaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) DataStage
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.50%) GIS
3 1 (2.50%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
3 3 (7.50%) Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.50%) Billing
5 1 (2.50%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) IDoc
2 4 (10.00%) EDI
3 2 (5.00%) SAP PI
4 1 (2.50%) Apache Axis
4 1 (2.50%) JDBC
4 1 (2.50%) JMS
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.50%) SOAP
4 1 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.00%) FMCG
2 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) AIX
1 1 (2.50%) HPUX
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
1 1 (2.50%) Unix
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
1 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) ERP
1 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 4 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (10.00%) Security Management
2 4 (10.00%) Security Operations
3 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
3 3 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (7.50%) Document Management
3 3 (7.50%) Migration
3 3 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (7.50%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (5.00%) Coaching
4 2 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (5.00%) Logistics
4 2 (5.00%) Workflow
5 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.50%) People Management
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.50%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (2.50%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) ABAP
2 2 (5.00%) Java
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) C
3 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (10.00%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) PMO
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) BladeLogic
1 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (2.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) SAP
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.00%) Capita
4 2 (5.00%) Cognos
4 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) BMC
5 1 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) Infor
5 1 (2.50%) JDA
5 1 (2.50%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.50%) SEEBURGER
5 1 (2.50%) Talend