The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 3 months to 24 June 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 17 15
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.42% 4.52% 6.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.70% 4.76% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 8
Median daily rate £450 £486 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.45% +25.48%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £47.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% +5.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 108 168 174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 92.31% 94.92% 97.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 103 104
Median daily rate £335 £338 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.74% -5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £170 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.18% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

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 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Staffordshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (20.00%) Office 365
3 2 (20.00%) ERP
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (20.00%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (10.00%) NetSuite
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Coaching
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Health Informatics
2 1 (10.00%) Informatics
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Line Management
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) OOD
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (10.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (10.00%) SAP