Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 17 22
Rank change year-on-year -19 +5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 264 323 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.24% 7.25% 6.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.57% 7.65% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 181 241
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £325 £320 £313
90th Percentile £650 £575 £575
England median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.75 £52.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +61.54% -
10th Percentile £36.63 £44.25 £31.25
90th Percentile £51.88 £58.75 £33.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £46.66 £46.00
% change year-on-year -8.92% +1.43% +15.00%

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 4,742 4,221 5,954
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.14% 94.79% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,856 2,642 3,554
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £235 £219 £225
90th Percentile £575 £543 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 193 212
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.41 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.52% +9.37% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £33.88 £49.50 £39.95
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +8.57%

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 23 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 September 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 +6 103 £475 - 80
Coventry +1 51 £450 -5.26% 7
Shropshire -42 28 £450 -4.26% 1
Warwickshire -14 23 £602 +26.63% 5
Solihull -15 7 £444 -2.74% 1
Staffordshire -7 6 £550 +15.79% 3
Walsall - 6 £500 -
Herefordshire -5 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton 0 1 - - 4
Worcestershire -19 1 - - 4
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 85 (32.20%) SAP
2 44 (16.67%) Finance
2 44 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 36 (13.64%) Migration
3 36 (13.64%) SAP S/4HANA
4 29 (10.98%) Oracle
4 29 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (9.85%) Windows
6 23 (8.71%) ERP
6 23 (8.71%) Office 365
7 22 (8.33%) SQL
7 22 (8.33%) VMware
7 22 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (7.58%) XML
8 20 (7.58%) Jenkins
8 20 (7.58%) Security Cleared
9 19 (7.20%) DevOps
10 18 (6.82%) JIRA
10 18 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (6.06%) Active Directory
11 16 (6.06%) ITIL
11 16 (6.06%) SC Cleared
11 16 (6.06%) Atlassian
11 16 (6.06%) Bitbucket
12 15 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
12 15 (5.68%) Confluence
12 15 (5.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (5.68%) Data Migration

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 15 (5.68%) Confluence
2 5 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.52%) Apache
3 4 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.52%) nginx
3 4 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.38%) CMS
5 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.38%) IIS
5 1 (0.38%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.38%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 7 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.76%) AutoCAD
2 2 (0.76%) Autodesk Inventor
2 2 (0.76%) CATIA
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.76%) Windchill
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.38%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (13.64%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.65%) SAP MDG
3 7 (2.65%) SAP PS
4 6 (2.27%) SAP FI
5 5 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (1.89%) SAP CO
5 5 (1.89%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (1.52%) Oracle Payroll
6 4 (1.52%) SAP EWM
6 4 (1.52%) SAP FSCM
6 4 (1.52%) SAP PP
6 4 (1.52%) SAP WM
7 3 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (1.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (1.14%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (1.14%) Sage 200
7 3 (1.14%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (8.71%) Office 365
3 15 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.79%) SuccessFactors
5 8 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.89%) G Suite
7 3 (1.14%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.14%) PaaS
7 3 (1.14%) Serverless
8 2 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.76%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.76%) IaaS
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.38%) SaaS
9 1 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.17%) VSAN
2 7 (2.65%) DNS
2 7 (2.65%) Firewall
2 7 (2.65%) SSL
3 4 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (1.14%) DHCP
4 3 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.76%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.76%) Intranet
5 2 (0.76%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.76%) LAN
5 2 (0.76%) Network Security
5 2 (0.76%) SAN
5 2 (0.76%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.76%) VPN
6 1 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (3.41%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.03%) SAP BW
5 6 (2.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 6 (2.27%) Lumira
6 5 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.52%) MySQL
7 4 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (1.14%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.76%) Big Data
9 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 20 (7.58%) Jenkins
2 18 (6.82%) JIRA
3 16 (6.06%) Bitbucket
4 15 (5.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.89%) Subversion
6 5 (1.89%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.52%) ClearCase
8 3 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.38%) FishEye
10 1 (0.38%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.38%) MagicDraw
10 1 (0.38%) MSTest
10 1 (0.38%) Sahi
10 1 (0.38%) Selenium
10 1 (0.38%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.38%) WATIR
General
1 44 (16.67%) Finance
2 14 (5.30%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.41%) Retail
4 8 (3.03%) Advertising
4 8 (3.03%) Automotive
5 7 (2.65%) Back Office
6 4 (1.52%) Legal
6 4 (1.52%) Marketing
6 4 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.14%) Billing
8 2 (0.76%) Banking
8 2 (0.76%) Electronics
8 2 (0.76%) Military
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) German Language
9 1 (0.38%) Local Government
9 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.58%) XML
2 11 (4.17%) HTML
3 10 (3.79%) .NET
3 10 (3.79%) Web Services
4 7 (2.65%) SOAP
5 6 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (2.27%) WCF
6 5 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (1.89%) RESTful
7 4 (1.52%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.52%) JSON
7 4 (1.52%) Middleware
7 4 (1.52%) REST
8 3 (1.14%) XSD
9 2 (0.76%) JMS
9 2 (0.76%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.76%) Rendezvous
9 2 (0.76%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.76%) WSDL
9 2 (0.76%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.41%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.03%) Private Cloud
3 5 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.14%) User Experience
5 2 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.76%) AS400
5 2 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (0.76%) Replication
6 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.38%) CESG
6 1 (0.38%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.38%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.38%) Clustering
6 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.38%) iSeries
6 1 (0.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.85%) Windows
2 14 (5.30%) Linux
3 10 (3.79%) Windows 10
3 10 (3.79%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.76%) Unix
5 1 (0.38%) AIX
5 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.38%) Solaris
5 1 (0.38%) SUSE
5 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (13.64%) Migration
2 23 (8.71%) ERP
3 22 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (7.20%) DevOps
5 18 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (6.06%) ITIL
7 15 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (5.68%) Data Migration
7 15 (5.68%) Scrum
8 14 (5.30%) Business Analysis
8 14 (5.30%) Service Management
9 13 (4.92%) Continuous Deployment
9 13 (4.92%) Presales
9 13 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
11 11 (4.17%) Analytics
12 10 (3.79%) Customer Requirements
12 10 (3.79%) Waterfall
13 9 (3.41%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.33%) SQL
2 10 (3.79%) C#
2 10 (3.79%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.41%) Java
4 7 (2.65%) ABAP
5 5 (1.89%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.14%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.14%) Python
7 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.76%) RPG
7 2 (0.76%) Ruby
7 2 (0.76%) VBA
7 2 (0.76%) VBScript
8 1 (0.38%) C++
8 1 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.38%) Korn
8 1 (0.38%) PHP
8 1 (0.38%) RPG IV
8 1 (0.38%) RPG/400
8 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.14%) Degree
3 3 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (0.76%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.76%) CCIE
4 2 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.76%) CISM
4 2 (0.76%) CISSP
4 2 (0.76%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.76%) MCITP
4 2 (0.76%) MCSE
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.76%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.38%) CCIE Collaboration
5 1 (0.38%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.38%) CLAS
5 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.89%) QA
2 4 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.52%) IFRS
2 4 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.76%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) RMADS
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.17%) VMware NSX
3 11 (4.17%) vSphere
4 9 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.14%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.76%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.38%) Docker
7 1 (0.38%) NFS
7 1 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 11 (4.17%) HP ALM
1 11 (4.17%) vRealize
2 8 (3.03%) Ansible
2 8 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.65%) SCCM
4 6 (2.27%) Terraform
5 5 (1.89%) Rundeck
6 4 (1.52%) Nagios
7 3 (1.14%) Puppet
8 2 (0.76%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.76%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.76%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.38%) Ambari
9 1 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.38%) Packer
9 1 (0.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 85 (32.20%) SAP
2 44 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 29 (10.98%) Oracle
4 22 (8.33%) VMware
5 16 (6.06%) Atlassian
6 12 (4.55%) HP
7 11 (4.17%) Google
8 6 (2.27%) Sage
9 5 (1.89%) JD Edwards
9 5 (1.89%) Postini
10 4 (1.52%) Cisco
10 4 (1.52%) F5
10 4 (1.52%) IBM
10 4 (1.52%) Remedy
11 3 (1.14%) Infor
11 3 (1.14%) Juniper
11 3 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.14%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.14%) Tableau
12 2 (0.76%) Concur