The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Shropshire during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 27 58 25
Rank change year-on-year +31 -33  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 8 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 4.47% 2.06% 6.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.62% 2.12% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 6
Median daily rate £550 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +8.10%  
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 £48.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -2.08% +54.83%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire. 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
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 173 425 183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 96.65% 97.48% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 128 99
Median daily rate £463 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £370 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.69 - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Shropshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Shropshire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Shropshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +32 7 £550 +10.00% 1
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Shropshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 8 (33.33%) Firewall
2 7 (29.17%) Fortinet
3 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) Aruba
3 6 (25.00%) Linux
4 5 (20.83%) Wireless
4 5 (20.83%) Windows
4 5 (20.83%) DevOps
5 4 (16.67%) Kibana
5 4 (16.67%) logstash
5 4 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (12.50%) DNS
7 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (8.33%) Network Security
7 2 (8.33%) Web Development
7 2 (8.33%) New Media
7 2 (8.33%) ERP
7 2 (8.33%) Java
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.33%) Coaching
8 1 (4.17%) User Experience
8 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (4.17%) SAP Fiori
8 1 (4.17%) Service Design
8 1 (4.17%) Guerrilla Research
8 1 (4.17%) VSAN

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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 4 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.17%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) Wireless
3 3 (12.50%) DNS
4 2 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (4.17%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
General
1 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (4.17%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) New Media
2 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.17%) Grid Computing
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.83%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) DevOps
2 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) Coaching
3 2 (8.33%) ERP
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (4.17%) Cognitive Psychology
4 1 (4.17%) CRM
4 1 (4.17%) Customer Insight
4 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (4.17%) Guerrilla Research
4 1 (4.17%) Market Research
4 1 (4.17%) Open Source
4 1 (4.17%) Psychology
4 1 (4.17%) Scrum
4 1 (4.17%) Service Design
4 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Kibana
1 4 (16.67%) logstash
2 1 (4.17%) Opsview
2 1 (4.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Fortinet
2 6 (25.00%) Aruba
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Splunk
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
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