Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 23 29
Rank change year-on-year -17 +6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 6 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.05% 4.74% 3.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 5.00% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 7
Staffordshire median daily rate £550 £488 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.82% +39.29% -7.89%
10th Percentile £275 £425 £295
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £460 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -3.16% +11.76% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - £32.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.50 £47.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +10.53% +46.15% -

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 286 240 410
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.95% 94.86% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 161 260
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.80% -6.14%
10th Percentile £249 £224 £163
90th Percentile £460 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 21
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.25 £14.20 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.39% -43.20% +81.82%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.30 £12.09
90th Percentile £58.53 £44.30 £46.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% +6.67% -9.64%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Staffordshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Staffordshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Staffordshire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Staffordshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. 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
Stoke-on-Trent -8 3 £550 +7.32% 1
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 3 (50.00%) Remedy
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Advertising
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Sage
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Sage 200
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Sage X3
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (16.67%) EPoS
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (16.67%) Sage 200
1 1 (16.67%) Sage X3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (33.33%) Advertising
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Remedy
2 2 (33.33%) Sage
3 1 (16.67%) BMC