Period
to 31 March 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 32 25
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1 6 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.86% 2.82% 3.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 3.00% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Median daily rate £500 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.87% -9.41% -8.11%
10th Percentile £475 £263 £383
90th Percentile £525 £513 £448
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £488 £470
% change year-on-year +2.56% +3.72% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - £47.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 105 200 263
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.52% 93.90% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 131 163
Median daily rate £353 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.73% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £155 £213 £275
90th Percentile £476 £460 £456
West Midlands median daily rate £428 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +0.65% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 11
Median hourly rate £16.20 £34.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.04% +137.93% -32.56%
10th Percentile £11.17 £14.46 £11.17
90th Percentile £35.00 £59.05 £47.50
Median hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £18.58
% change year-on-year +1.25% -13.89% +12.61%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Staffordshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Consultant in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Consultant in Staffordshire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Consultant in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Consultant in Staffordshire

Consultant Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) RSVP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) SSH
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineering

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) RSVP
1 1 (100.00%) SSH
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper