Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £458 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 14 25
Rank change year-on-year -26 +11 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 276 380 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.38% 7.85% 6.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.66% 8.29% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 210 232
West Midlands median daily rate £458 £475 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.68% +11.11% -2.29%
10th Percentile £361 £320 £313
90th Percentile £628 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.50 £47.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +46.15% -
10th Percentile £51.25 £43.63 £31.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £56.63 £33.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £47.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -10.99% +6.11% -1.10%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,880 4,584 5,863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 94.71% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,023 2,894 3,524
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £213 £236
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 203 236
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.12% +15.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.38 £43.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.50

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the West Midlands

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 Consultant in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in the West Midlands

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in the West Midlands

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in the West Midlands

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 Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 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
Birmingham +4 104 £450 -2.70% 98
Coventry -6 45 £475 - 8
Shropshire -56 30 £450 -8.63% 1
Warwickshire -11 23 £450 - 18
Solihull -3 14 £550 - 1
Wolverhampton +4 6 £450 - 3
Staffordshire -15 6 £550 +12.82% 1
Walsall - 6 £500 - 1
Worcestershire -9 4 - - 3
Herefordshire -15 1 - - 1
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 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 West Midlands region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 66 (23.91%) SAP
2 42 (15.22%) Migration
3 40 (14.49%) Microsoft
3 40 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (11.96%) Finance
5 30 (10.87%) Windows
6 28 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (8.70%) Jenkins
7 24 (8.70%) Security Cleared
8 23 (8.33%) SAP S/4HANA
9 21 (7.61%) SQL
9 21 (7.61%) Oracle
9 21 (7.61%) CRM
9 21 (7.61%) Office 365
9 21 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
10 20 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (7.25%) VMware
11 19 (6.88%) ERP
11 19 (6.88%) ITIL
11 19 (6.88%) SC Cleared
11 19 (6.88%) JIRA
11 19 (6.88%) Bitbucket
12 18 (6.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 17 (6.16%) Dynamics CRM
13 17 (6.16%) Atlassian
13 17 (6.16%) DevOps
13 17 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (5.80%) XML
14 16 (5.80%) SQL Server

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 16 (5.80%) Confluence
2 4 (1.45%) Apache
2 4 (1.45%) nginx
2 4 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.09%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.09%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.36%) CMS
4 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.36%) Sonic ESB
4 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) CATIA
3 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.36%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 23 (8.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 17 (6.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (2.90%) SAP IBP
4 7 (2.54%) SAP MDG
5 5 (1.81%) SAP FI
5 5 (1.81%) SAP PS
6 4 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (1.45%) Sage X3
6 4 (1.45%) SAP CO
6 4 (1.45%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (1.45%) SAP WM
7 3 (1.09%) SAP EWM
8 2 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.72%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.72%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.72%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.72%) SAP MDG-S
Cloud Services
1 40 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.61%) Office 365
3 10 (3.62%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (3.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (3.26%) SuccessFactors
5 8 (2.90%) IaaS
5 8 (2.90%) PaaS
6 6 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.81%) SaaS
8 4 (1.45%) Serverless
9 3 (1.09%) Azure Functions
9 3 (1.09%) G Suite
10 2 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.99%) VSAN
2 8 (2.90%) Firewall
3 6 (2.17%) SSL
4 4 (1.45%) DNS
4 4 (1.45%) Internet
4 4 (1.45%) Kerberos
4 4 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (1.09%) Network Security
5 3 (1.09%) Skype
6 2 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.72%) Intranet
6 2 (0.72%) LAN
6 2 (0.72%) RFID
6 2 (0.72%) SAN
6 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.72%) VPN
7 1 (0.36%) 3G
7 1 (0.36%) DHCP
7 1 (0.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (3.26%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.90%) SAP BW
5 6 (2.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 6 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.17%) Lumira
5 6 (2.17%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.45%) SAP HANA
7 3 (1.09%) MySQL
7 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.72%) Power BI
9 1 (0.36%) Big Data
9 1 (0.36%) Impala
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 24 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 19 (6.88%) Bitbucket
2 19 (6.88%) JIRA
3 18 (6.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.81%) Subversion
5 5 (1.81%) Vagrant
5 5 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.45%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.72%) FishEye
7 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.36%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.36%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.36%) MSTest
8 1 (0.36%) Protractor
8 1 (0.36%) Sahi
8 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.36%) Travis CI
General
1 33 (11.96%) Finance
2 11 (3.99%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.54%) Advertising
3 7 (2.54%) Back Office
4 6 (2.17%) Marketing
5 5 (1.81%) Automotive
5 5 (1.81%) Retail
6 4 (1.45%) Legal
7 2 (0.72%) Banking
7 2 (0.72%) Electronics
7 2 (0.72%) Military
7 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.80%) XML
2 15 (5.43%) .NET
3 12 (4.35%) HTML
4 7 (2.54%) SOAP
5 6 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (2.17%) WCF
6 5 (1.81%) RESTful
6 5 (1.81%) Web Services
7 4 (1.45%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.45%) REST
8 3 (1.09%) JSON
8 3 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.72%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.72%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.72%) JMS
9 2 (0.72%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.72%) Rendezvous
9 2 (0.72%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.36%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.26%) Data Centre
2 8 (2.90%) Private Cloud
3 6 (2.17%) Public Cloud
3 6 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (1.81%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.09%) User Experience
7 2 (0.72%) AS400
7 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.72%) EPoS
7 2 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.36%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.36%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.36%) FMCG
8 1 (0.36%) iSeries
8 1 (0.36%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.87%) Windows
2 13 (4.71%) Linux
2 13 (4.71%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.99%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.72%) Unix
4 2 (0.72%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.36%) AIX
5 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.36%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Solaris
5 1 (0.36%) SUSE
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.22%) Migration
2 28 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (7.61%) CRM
5 20 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (6.88%) ERP
6 19 (6.88%) ITIL
7 17 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (6.16%) DevOps
8 16 (5.80%) Scrum
9 15 (5.43%) Customer Requirements
10 14 (5.07%) Presales
10 14 (5.07%) Service Management
10 14 (5.07%) Waterfall
11 13 (4.71%) Business Analysis
11 13 (4.71%) Continuous Deployment
11 13 (4.71%) Data Migration
11 13 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (4.35%) Translating Business Requirements
13 11 (3.99%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.61%) SQL
2 11 (3.99%) Java
3 8 (2.90%) ABAP
3 8 (2.90%) C#
4 7 (2.54%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.45%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.09%) VBScript
8 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.72%) Python
8 2 (0.72%) RPG
8 2 (0.72%) Ruby
8 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.36%) Korn
9 1 (0.36%) Lua
9 1 (0.36%) RPG IV
9 1 (0.36%) RPG/400
9 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.45%) MCITP
3 4 (1.45%) MCSE
3 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.09%) CISSP
4 3 (1.09%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.09%) Degree
5 2 (0.72%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.72%) CCIE
5 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.72%) CISM
5 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.36%) CCNA
6 1 (0.36%) CCNP
6 1 (0.36%) GIAC
6 1 (0.36%) ISEB
6 1 (0.36%) MBA
6 1 (0.36%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.54%) QA
2 5 (1.81%) IFRS
3 4 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.09%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.99%) VMware NSX
3 11 (3.99%) vSphere
4 9 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.45%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.72%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.36%) Docker
7 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.36%) NFS
7 1 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 11 (3.99%) HP ALM
1 11 (3.99%) vRealize
2 10 (3.62%) Terraform
3 8 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (2.90%) SCCM
4 7 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.17%) Ansible
5 6 (2.17%) Rundeck
6 4 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.45%) Nagios
7 2 (0.72%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.72%) Control-M
7 2 (0.72%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.72%) QRadar
7 2 (0.72%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.36%) Ambari
8 1 (0.36%) Nessus
8 1 (0.36%) Nmap
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.36%) Packer
Vendors
1 66 (23.91%) SAP
2 40 (14.49%) Microsoft
3 21 (7.61%) Oracle
4 20 (7.25%) VMware
5 17 (6.16%) Atlassian
6 11 (3.99%) HP
7 8 (2.90%) McAfee
8 5 (1.81%) JD Edwards
8 5 (1.81%) Sage
9 4 (1.45%) Blue Coat
9 4 (1.45%) Cisco
9 4 (1.45%) F5
9 4 (1.45%) IBM
9 4 (1.45%) M86 Security
9 4 (1.45%) Remedy
9 4 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.45%) Splunk
9 4 (1.45%) Trustwave
10 3 (1.09%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.09%) Tableau