Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 22 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.

Technical Consultant
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 216 187
Rank change year-on-year +3 -29 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 31 52 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.38% 0.53% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.56% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 43 23
Midlands median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £363 £375
90th Percentile £488 £500 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £33.87 -

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 7791 9337 7943
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 95.39% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4871 5674 4591
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £231 £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 375 370 453
Midlands median hourly rate £15.55 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.67% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.00 £10.20
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%

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in the Midlands

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in the Midlands

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Consultant in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Consultant in the Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Consultant in the Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Consultant within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 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 +5 17 £400 -5.88% 4
East Midlands +2 12 £300 -29.41% 4
Technical Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Midlands region featuring Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) JIRA
2 10 (32.26%) Atlassian
2 10 (32.26%) Confluence
3 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
4 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
5 6 (19.35%) SQL
5 6 (19.35%) Linux
5 6 (19.35%) DevOps
5 6 (19.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (19.35%) Scrum
6 5 (16.13%) Migration
6 5 (16.13%) Office 365
6 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (12.90%) Presales
7 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
7 4 (12.90%) Subversion
7 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.90%) SCCM
7 4 (12.90%) Project Management
8 3 (9.68%) Service Management
8 3 (9.68%) Oracle
8 3 (9.68%) Java
8 3 (9.68%) SAP
8 3 (9.68%) Unix
8 3 (9.68%) Finance

Technical 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 10 (32.26%) Confluence
2 2 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (6.45%) SAS
3 1 (3.23%) NetWeaver
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.13%) Office 365
3 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.23%) OneDrive
4 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) LAN
1 2 (6.45%) SAN
1 2 (6.45%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) ADSL
2 1 (3.23%) Broadband
2 1 (3.23%) DHCP
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (3.23%) VLAN
2 1 (3.23%) VoIP
2 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) JIRA
2 6 (19.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.90%) Subversion
4 3 (9.68%) Bitbucket
5 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Front Office
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Flash
1 1 (3.23%) SAP PI
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.23%) HP Storage
2 1 (3.23%) IVR
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Replication
2 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
3 6 (19.35%) Linux
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.68%) Unix
6 2 (6.45%) AIX
7 1 (3.23%) HPUX
7 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.23%) Solaris
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (19.35%) DevOps
2 6 (19.35%) Scrum
3 5 (16.13%) Migration
4 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
4 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (12.90%) Presales
4 4 (12.90%) Project Management
5 3 (9.68%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (9.68%) Line Management
5 3 (9.68%) Service Management
5 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.45%) Business Transformation
6 2 (6.45%) WFM
7 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.23%) Matrix Management
7 1 (3.23%) Server Building
7 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) MCSA
1 2 (6.45%) MCSE
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (6.45%) Terraform
4 1 (3.23%) Ansible
4 1 (3.23%) BladeLogic
4 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Atlassian
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) SAP
3 2 (6.45%) Genesys
3 2 (6.45%) HP
3 2 (6.45%) Mercator
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) 3PAR
4 1 (3.23%) BMC
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) Dell
4 1 (3.23%) Infor
4 1 (3.23%) JDA
4 1 (3.23%) Meraki
4 1 (3.23%) Pegasus
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat