The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Consultant
England / West Midlands
Rank 112 126 120
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.15% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £375 £425 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.70% +38.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £385 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £525 £311
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £438
% change year-on-year -17.64% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2139 2540 2306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.73% 95.35% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1338 1405 1285
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 73 169
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Business Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Business Consultant in the West Midlands

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Consultant in the West Midlands

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Consultant in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Consultant in the West Midlands

Business Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Consultant in the West Midlands

Business Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Warwickshire - 1 £300 -
Business Consultant
England

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Business 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 West Midlands region featuring Business Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Advertising
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (10.00%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) SAP