Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 July 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 23 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 294 421 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.63% 7.02% 7.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.00% 7.37% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 246 207
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +4.29%
10th Percentile £320 £311 £300
90th Percentile £563 £569 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £46.50 £47.95 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.02% +19.88% +28.00%

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 4198 5713 4852
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.72% 95.26% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2639 3333 2841
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £208
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 182 322
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.18 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

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 22 July 2017.

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 22 July 2017.

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 22 July 2017. 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 84 £475 +11.76% 19
Warwickshire -10 47 £475 +11.76% 5
Coventry -7 32 £450 +11.80% 4
Shropshire +48 29 £510 +2.00% 1
Staffordshire +2 11 £475 +0.53% 2
Worcestershire +14 9 £600 +50.94% 2
Solihull -4 6 £500 +25.79% 3
Herefordshire -9 5 £650 +91.18%
Wolverhampton -6 3 £350 -11.39%
Walsall -3 2 £300 -20.74%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 West Midlands region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 70 (23.81%) SAP
2 43 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 39 (13.27%) Oracle
4 36 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (11.22%) Finance
6 32 (10.88%) Windows
7 31 (10.54%) Security Cleared
8 30 (10.20%) Migration
9 27 (9.18%) Linux
10 24 (8.16%) IBM
11 22 (7.48%) Java
12 21 (7.14%) SQL
12 21 (7.14%) Manufacturing
12 21 (7.14%) Jenkins
13 20 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (6.80%) CRM
14 19 (6.46%) SC Cleared
15 18 (6.12%) JIRA
16 17 (5.78%) Integration Testing
16 17 (5.78%) DevOps
16 17 (5.78%) Windows Server
17 16 (5.44%) Server Hardening
18 15 (5.10%) Penetration Testing
18 15 (5.10%) Firewall
18 15 (5.10%) AIX
18 15 (5.10%) Confluence
18 15 (5.10%) Atlassian
18 15 (5.10%) System Integration Testing
18 15 (5.10%) Oracle Utilities
19 14 (4.76%) LDAP

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 (5.10%) Confluence
2 12 (4.08%) Liferay
3 9 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.70%) SAS
6 4 (1.36%) Apache
6 4 (1.36%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.68%) IIS
7 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.34%) JBoss
8 1 (0.34%) nginx
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.34%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 15 (5.10%) Oracle Utilities
2 12 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (3.74%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (3.06%) SAP SD
5 6 (2.04%) Maximo
5 6 (2.04%) SAP FI
5 6 (2.04%) SAP HCM
6 5 (1.70%) iTrent
6 5 (1.70%) SAP APO
6 5 (1.70%) SAP CO
7 4 (1.36%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (1.36%) SAP CRM
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (1.02%) SAP HR
8 3 (1.02%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (1.02%) SAP MM
8 3 (1.02%) SAP PP
8 3 (1.02%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.68%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.74%) Office 365
3 7 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.04%) GitHub
5 5 (1.70%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (1.02%) IBM SmartCloud
7 2 (0.68%) Boomi
7 2 (0.68%) IaaS
7 2 (0.68%) SaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.34%) PaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Route 53
8 1 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.34%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.10%) Firewall
2 14 (4.76%) LDAP
3 9 (3.06%) DNS
4 7 (2.38%) Wireless
5 5 (1.70%) HTTP
5 5 (1.70%) Network Security
5 5 (1.70%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.36%) ICMP
6 4 (1.36%) LAN
6 4 (1.36%) SSL
6 4 (1.36%) WAN
7 3 (1.02%) DHCP
7 3 (1.02%) VPN
8 2 (0.68%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.68%) Skype
8 2 (0.68%) SSH
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.34%) IOS XR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.06%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (2.38%) SAP BW
3 6 (2.04%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 5 (1.70%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.36%) Base SAS
5 4 (1.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.02%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.68%) QlikView
7 2 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.34%) DataStage
8 1 (0.34%) DB2
8 1 (0.34%) DTS
8 1 (0.34%) MySQL
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 18 (6.12%) JIRA
3 14 (4.76%) AppScan
4 9 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (2.72%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.72%) Subversion
6 7 (2.38%) Bitbucket
6 7 (2.38%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.70%) FishEye
8 3 (1.02%) ProC
9 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.34%) LSMW
10 1 (0.34%) Selenium
10 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.34%) XMLSpy
General
1 33 (11.22%) Finance
2 21 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.42%) Retail
4 9 (3.06%) Advertising
5 6 (2.04%) Marketing
6 5 (1.70%) Billing
7 4 (1.36%) Automotive
7 4 (1.36%) Banking
7 4 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.68%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.38%) .NET
2 5 (1.70%) CSS
3 4 (1.36%) AngularJS
3 4 (1.36%) CGI
3 4 (1.36%) FastCGI
3 4 (1.36%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.02%) HTML
4 3 (1.02%) Web Services
5 2 (0.68%) IDoc
5 2 (0.68%) JSON
5 2 (0.68%) Middleware
5 2 (0.68%) Node.js
5 2 (0.68%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.34%) Java EE
6 1 (0.34%) LINQ
6 1 (0.34%) Mason
6 1 (0.34%) SAP CO-PA
6 1 (0.34%) Sass
6 1 (0.34%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.06%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.38%) CMDB
3 7 (2.38%) User Experience
4 6 (2.04%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.70%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.36%) iSeries
7 3 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.68%) EPoS
8 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.34%) AS400
9 1 (0.34%) Blog
9 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.34%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.34%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.34%) NHS
9 1 (0.34%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.88%) Windows
2 27 (9.18%) Linux
3 17 (5.78%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.10%) AIX
5 7 (2.38%) Unix
5 7 (2.38%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.36%) Solaris
8 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.68%) OS/400
9 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (10.20%) Migration
3 20 (6.80%) CRM
3 20 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (5.78%) DevOps
4 17 (5.78%) Integration Testing
5 16 (5.44%) Server Hardening
6 15 (5.10%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (5.10%) System Integration Testing
7 14 (4.76%) ERP
8 13 (4.42%) Performance Management
9 12 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (3.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (3.40%) Contract Management
11 10 (3.40%) Presales
12 9 (3.06%) Change Management
12 9 (3.06%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (3.06%) Unit Testing
13 8 (2.72%) Project Management
13 8 (2.72%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.48%) Java
2 21 (7.14%) SQL
3 9 (3.06%) Perl
3 9 (3.06%) Python
4 7 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.70%) ABAP
6 5 (1.70%) C
6 5 (1.70%) Ruby
7 4 (1.36%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.36%) C#
7 4 (1.36%) C++
7 4 (1.36%) Go
7 4 (1.36%) SAS Macro
8 3 (1.02%) PROC SQL
9 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.68%) RPG
10 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.34%) VB
10 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (10.54%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.46%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.38%) BC Cleared
4 5 (1.70%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.02%) CISSP
6 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.68%) Degree
6 2 (0.68%) Dell Certification
6 2 (0.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.34%) CCA
7 1 (0.34%) CCIE
7 1 (0.34%) CCNA
7 1 (0.34%) CCNP
7 1 (0.34%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.34%) CISM
7 1 (0.34%) ISEB
7 1 (0.34%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.02%) PMO
3 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.68%) QA
3 2 (0.68%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.68%) Docker
2 2 (0.68%) Firmware
2 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.34%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.40%) Terraform
2 7 (2.38%) Ansible
2 7 (2.38%) SCCM
3 5 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.70%) Puppet
4 4 (1.36%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 4 (1.36%) Netcool
4 4 (1.36%) WSUS
5 2 (0.68%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.34%) vMotion
Vendors
1 70 (23.81%) SAP
2 43 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 39 (13.27%) Oracle
4 24 (8.16%) IBM
5 15 (5.10%) Atlassian
6 14 (4.76%) Cisco
7 11 (3.74%) Black Duck
8 10 (3.40%) Fortinet
9 8 (2.72%) Aruba
10 7 (2.38%) AppDynamics
10 7 (2.38%) BMC
10 7 (2.38%) Riverbed
10 7 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (2.04%) Ariba
12 4 (1.36%) CyberArk
12 4 (1.36%) Juniper
12 4 (1.36%) Sun
12 4 (1.36%) VMware
13 3 (1.02%) Citrix
13 3 (1.02%) Dell
Solihull, West Midlands
Silverlink Technologies
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £485 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £420.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Modis International
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Washington Frank
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
onezeero.
Rate: £250 - £400 per annum + Dependant On Experience
Posted: 4 days ago