Period
to 16 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 20 28
Rank change year-on-year -20 +8 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 250 367 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.04% 7.66% 5.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.28% 8.06% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 198 184
West Midlands median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.20%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £315
90th Percentile £623 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £484 £475
% change year-on-year +3.31% +1.89% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% -2.17%

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 4,731 4,556 5,045
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.13% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,945 2,833 3,045
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £219
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 196 224
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £18.58 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +11.76% +3.91%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £39.63
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 -2 86 £467 +3.72% 74
Coventry -15 33 £500 +9.59% 9
Warwickshire 0 24 £475 +7.34% 9
Shropshire -61 22 £513 -3.30% 6
Worcestershire 0 17 £413 +73.68% 5
Solihull -4 16 £575 +4.55% 3
Wolverhampton +9 7 £450 - 2
Staffordshire -12 2 £363 -17.14% 5
Dudley - 1 £383 -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 54 (21.60%) SAP
2 49 (19.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (16.40%) Migration
4 40 (16.00%) CRM
5 39 (15.60%) Microsoft
6 33 (13.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 31 (12.40%) Finance
8 30 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (8.80%) Customer Requirements
10 19 (7.60%) Windows
11 18 (7.20%) Oracle
11 18 (7.20%) Information Security
12 17 (6.80%) .NET
13 16 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (6.00%) Security Cleared
14 15 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (5.60%) ERP
16 13 (5.20%) SQL
16 13 (5.20%) Data Migration
16 13 (5.20%) PowerShell
16 13 (5.20%) DevOps
17 12 (4.80%) SC Cleared
17 12 (4.80%) Java
17 12 (4.80%) Active Directory
18 11 (4.40%) Jenkins
18 11 (4.40%) Cybersecurity
18 11 (4.40%) Office 365
18 11 (4.40%) SAP S/4HANA
18 11 (4.40%) Terraform
18 11 (4.40%) Problem-Solving

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 10 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.60%) Confluence
3 3 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.20%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.80%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.40%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (13.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (4.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (2.40%) SAP FI
4 5 (2.00%) SAP CO
4 5 (2.00%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (2.00%) SAP HR
4 5 (2.00%) SAP PS
5 3 (1.20%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.80%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.80%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.80%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.80%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.80%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.80%) SAP MDG-S
7 1 (0.40%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.40%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.40%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.40%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 49 (19.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.40%) Office 365
4 10 (4.00%) SuccessFactors
5 9 (3.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (3.60%) IaaS
6 8 (3.20%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (3.20%) SaaS
7 7 (2.80%) PaaS
8 5 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.80%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.80%) Serverless
10 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.20%) Firewall
2 5 (2.00%) Internet
3 4 (1.60%) Network Security
4 3 (1.20%) DHCP
4 3 (1.20%) DNS
4 3 (1.20%) Kerberos
4 3 (1.20%) Skype
4 3 (1.20%) SSL
5 2 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.80%) LAN
5 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.40%) 4G
6 1 (0.40%) Intranet
6 1 (0.40%) ISDN
6 1 (0.40%) NX-OS
6 1 (0.40%) PBX
6 1 (0.40%) PSTN
6 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.40%) VPN
6 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (2.00%) SAP HANA
2 5 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.20%) Power BI
3 3 (1.20%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.80%) MySQL
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.40%) Big Data
5 1 (0.40%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.40%) DTS
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.40%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.80%) Bitbucket
3 5 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.00%) JIRA
3 5 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (1.60%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.80%) FishEye
5 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.80%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.80%) Subversion
6 1 (0.40%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.40%) Introscope
6 1 (0.40%) MagicDraw
6 1 (0.40%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.40%) Protractor
6 1 (0.40%) ScriptRunner
6 1 (0.40%) Selenium
6 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.40%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
General
1 31 (12.40%) Finance
2 10 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.20%) Retail
4 7 (2.80%) Back Office
4 7 (2.80%) Legal
5 4 (1.60%) Marketing
6 3 (1.20%) Advertising
6 3 (1.20%) Banking
7 1 (0.40%) German Language
7 1 (0.40%) Military
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.80%) .NET
2 5 (2.00%) REST
3 4 (1.60%) J2EE
4 3 (1.20%) HTML
4 3 (1.20%) JSON
4 3 (1.20%) OAuth
5 2 (0.80%) OAuth2
5 2 (0.80%) OpenID
5 2 (0.80%) SAP Basis
5 2 (0.80%) SAP PI
5 2 (0.80%) SOAP
6 1 (0.40%) Ajax
6 1 (0.40%) CSS
6 1 (0.40%) EJB
6 1 (0.40%) JSP
6 1 (0.40%) Servlets
6 1 (0.40%) Spring
6 1 (0.40%) Web Services
6 1 (0.40%) XML
6 1 (0.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
1 8 (3.20%) Public Cloud
2 7 (2.80%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.60%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.60%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (1.20%) FMCG
5 3 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.20%) User Experience
6 2 (0.80%) Cloud Native
6 2 (0.80%) Clustering
6 2 (0.80%) DataPower
6 2 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.80%) EPoS
6 2 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) AS400
7 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.60%) Windows
2 10 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.00%) Linux
4 4 (1.60%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.80%) Unix
5 2 (0.80%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) HPUX
6 1 (0.40%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.40%) Migration
2 40 (16.00%) CRM
3 30 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (8.80%) Customer Requirements
5 18 (7.20%) Information Security
6 15 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (5.60%) ERP
8 13 (5.20%) Data Migration
8 13 (5.20%) DevOps
9 11 (4.40%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (4.40%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (4.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (4.00%) Workflow
11 9 (3.60%) Analytics
11 9 (3.60%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (3.60%) Incident Management
11 9 (3.60%) Security Operations
12 8 (3.20%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (3.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 7 (2.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.20%) PowerShell
1 13 (5.20%) SQL
2 12 (4.80%) Java
3 9 (3.60%) ABAP
4 3 (1.20%) C#
4 3 (1.20%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.20%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.80%) C
5 2 (0.80%) R
5 2 (0.80%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.80%) VBScript
6 1 (0.40%) Lua
6 1 (0.40%) Python
6 1 (0.40%) RPG
6 1 (0.40%) Ruby
6 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.80%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 4 (1.60%) CISSP
4 4 (1.60%) Degree
5 3 (1.20%) CISM
5 3 (1.20%) MCSE
5 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.80%) MCITP
7 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.40%) CRISC
7 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) GIAC
7 1 (0.40%) MBA
7 1 (0.40%) MCP
7 1 (0.40%) MCSA
7 1 (0.40%) OSCE
7 1 (0.40%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.40%) IFRS
2 5 (2.00%) QA
3 4 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.60%) PMO
4 2 (0.80%) GDPR
5 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (4.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.60%) ProxySG
3 3 (1.20%) XenApp
3 3 (1.20%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.40%) Docker
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (4.40%) Terraform
2 5 (2.00%) Ansible
2 5 (2.00%) Puppet
3 4 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.20%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.20%) Salt
5 2 (0.80%) Control-M
5 2 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.80%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.80%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.80%) QRadar
5 2 (0.80%) Rundeck
5 2 (0.80%) SCCM
6 1 (0.40%) Nessus
6 1 (0.40%) Nmap
6 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.40%) vRealize
Vendors
1 54 (21.60%) SAP
2 39 (15.60%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.20%) Oracle
4 7 (2.80%) McAfee
4 7 (2.80%) Splunk
5 6 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.00%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.60%) Blue Coat
7 4 (1.60%) Google
7 4 (1.60%) M86 Security
7 4 (1.60%) Trustwave
8 3 (1.20%) Cisco
8 3 (1.20%) Citrix
8 3 (1.20%) HP
8 3 (1.20%) Nintex
8 3 (1.20%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 2 (0.80%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.80%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.80%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.80%) Verint