Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £493 per day in advertised job vacancies in Shropshire during the 6 months to 19 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
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 47 40
Rank change year-on-year +27 -7 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 41 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 10.57% 3.83% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.96% 4.03% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 4
Shropshire median daily rate £493 £438 £521
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.57% -16.07% +48.93%
10th Percentile £427 £313 £459
90th Percentile £600 £500 £555
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £434
% change year-on-year +11.76% -2.02% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Shropshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year +46.15% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire. 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
Shropshire
Contract vacancies in Shropshire with a recognized job title 374 744 371
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 95.02% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 301 125
Shropshire median daily rate £460 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +13.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £239
90th Percentile £589 £563 £510
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 18
Shropshire median hourly rate £35.00 £21.47 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.06% -36.40% +68.75%
10th Percentile £24.20 £21.46 £14.55
90th Percentile £39.20 £37.42 £40.87
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +5.72%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Shropshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Shropshire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 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
Telford +27 36 £510 +13.33% 1
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 19 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 Shropshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 19 (46.34%) Security Cleared
2 18 (43.90%) JIRA
3 17 (41.46%) DevOps
4 13 (31.71%) Ansible
4 13 (31.71%) Jenkins
4 13 (31.71%) Confluence
4 13 (31.71%) Terraform
4 13 (31.71%) Atlassian
5 11 (26.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (26.83%) Bitbucket
6 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
6 9 (21.95%) BC Cleared
6 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (21.95%) Linux
7 8 (19.51%) Windows
7 8 (19.51%) Scrum
7 8 (19.51%) Presales
7 8 (19.51%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (19.51%) Vagrant
8 7 (17.07%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (17.07%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (17.07%) User Experience
8 7 (17.07%) AppDynamics
8 7 (17.07%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 7 (17.07%) GitHub
8 7 (17.07%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (17.07%) FishEye
8 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
8 7 (17.07%) BMC
8 7 (17.07%) Cisco

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 13 (31.71%) Confluence
2 8 (19.51%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.88%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) GitHub
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 18 (43.90%) JIRA
2 13 (31.71%) Jenkins
3 11 (26.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (26.83%) Bitbucket
4 8 (19.51%) Vagrant
5 7 (17.07%) FishEye
6 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
7 5 (12.20%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (4.88%) Selenium
8 2 (4.88%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
2 1 (2.44%) Flash
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) CMDB
1 7 (17.07%) User Experience
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Linux
2 8 (19.51%) Windows
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) DevOps
2 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.51%) Presales
3 8 (19.51%) Scrum
4 7 (17.07%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 7 (17.07%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (17.07%) Performance Management
4 7 (17.07%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (17.07%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (17.07%) Visualisation
5 6 (14.63%) Workflow
6 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
7 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
7 4 (9.76%) ITIL
7 4 (9.76%) ITIL V3
8 3 (7.32%) Analytical Thinking
8 3 (7.32%) Analytics
8 3 (7.32%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (7.32%) Process Improvement
8 3 (7.32%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.88%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (46.34%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.95%) BC Cleared
2 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (2.44%) CISM
3 1 (2.44%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.44%) GDPR
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) VMware NSX
2 1 (2.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (31.71%) Ansible
1 13 (31.71%) Terraform
2 5 (12.20%) Puppet
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Atlassian
2 7 (17.07%) AppDynamics
2 7 (17.07%) BMC
2 7 (17.07%) Cisco
2 7 (17.07%) Riverbed
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.44%) Sun
4 1 (2.44%) Veritas