The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 20 12
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 125 210 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.84% 7.32% 8.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.20% 7.70% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 120 127
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +3.37% +1.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +2.22% +24.13%  

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 2016 2728 2532
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.16% 95.09% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1260 1535 1478
Median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 76 164
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 27 April 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
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 3 months to 27 April 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
Birmingham -5 41 £475 +5.55% 21
Coventry -4 16 £425 -5.86%
Warwickshire -8 14 £475 +15.15% 4
Shropshire +34 10 £550 +10.00%
Staffordshire -2 5 £475 +5.55% 1
Solihull +4 4 £438 +16.66% 1
Worcestershire +4 2 - - 1
Herefordshire -10 2 - -
Walsall - 2 £300 - 1
Wolverhampton -2 1 £325 -32.64% 2
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 66 (25.78%) SAP
2 34 (13.28%) Finance
3 33 (12.89%) Microsoft
4 29 (11.33%) Oracle
5 28 (10.94%) SQL
6 25 (9.77%) Migration
7 23 (8.98%) Security Cleared
8 22 (8.59%) IBM
9 20 (7.81%) CRM
9 20 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (7.42%) Windows
11 18 (7.03%) Firewall
12 17 (6.64%) SC Cleared
13 16 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (5.86%) J2EE
15 14 (5.47%) Liferay
15 14 (5.47%) Dynamics CRM
16 13 (5.08%) Spring
16 13 (5.08%) BusinessObjects
17 12 (4.69%) Struts
17 12 (4.69%) ERP
17 12 (4.69%) Data Modelling
17 12 (4.69%) AOP
17 12 (4.69%) Hibernate
17 12 (4.69%) Advertising
17 12 (4.69%) Velocity
18 11 (4.30%) Office 365
18 11 (4.30%) Procure-to-Pay
18 11 (4.30%) Linux

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 14 (5.47%) Liferay
2 8 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.34%) SAS
4 4 (1.56%) IIS
5 2 (0.78%) JBoss
5 2 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.78%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.39%) Apache
6 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.39%) nginx
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.39%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.39%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (5.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.52%) SAP CO
2 9 (3.52%) SAP FI
3 7 (2.73%) Maximo
3 7 (2.73%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (2.73%) SAP SD
4 6 (2.34%) SAP MM
5 5 (1.95%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (1.95%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (1.56%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (1.56%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (1.56%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (1.56%) SAP HCM
7 3 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (1.17%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.78%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.78%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.30%) Office 365
2 7 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.17%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (1.17%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.39%) Boomi
5 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.39%) SaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.03%) Firewall
2 7 (2.73%) DNS
2 7 (2.73%) Wireless
3 6 (2.34%) LAN
4 4 (1.56%) DHCP
4 4 (1.56%) Network Security
4 4 (1.56%) VPN
4 4 (1.56%) WAN
5 3 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.17%) Skype
6 2 (0.78%) BGP
6 2 (0.78%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.78%) HTTP
6 2 (0.78%) SSH
7 1 (0.39%) FTP
7 1 (0.39%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.08%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (2.34%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.34%) SAP BW
2 6 (2.34%) SAP HANA
2 6 (2.34%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.95%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 5 (1.95%) DB2
3 5 (1.95%) IBM InfoSphere
3 5 (1.95%) QlikView
4 4 (1.56%) Big Data
4 4 (1.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (1.17%) Base SAS
5 3 (1.17%) Power BI
5 3 (1.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (0.78%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.17%) JIRA
1 3 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.78%) ProC
2 2 (0.78%) VersionOne
3 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.39%) LSMW
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.39%) Selenium
3 1 (0.39%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.39%) Subversion
3 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.39%) XMLSpy
General
1 34 (13.28%) Finance
2 12 (4.69%) Advertising
3 10 (3.91%) Retail
4 9 (3.52%) Marketing
5 8 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.95%) Banking
7 4 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.17%) Billing
9 2 (0.78%) Automotive
10 1 (0.39%) Back Office
10 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.86%) J2EE
2 13 (5.08%) Spring
3 12 (4.69%) Hibernate
3 12 (4.69%) Struts
3 12 (4.69%) Velocity
4 6 (2.34%) .NET
5 4 (1.56%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.56%) CSS
5 4 (1.56%) Middleware
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.17%) HTML
6 3 (1.17%) Web Services
7 2 (0.78%) Node.js
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle ADF
7 2 (0.78%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.39%) CSS3
8 1 (0.39%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.39%) LESS
8 1 (0.39%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.95%) Credit Risk
2 5 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (1.56%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.56%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (1.56%) iSeries
4 3 (1.17%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.78%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.78%) EPoS
5 2 (0.78%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.39%) Blog
6 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.39%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.39%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.42%) Windows
2 11 (4.30%) Linux
3 10 (3.91%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.73%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.56%) Unix
7 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.39%) AIX
8 1 (0.39%) CentOS
8 1 (0.39%) OS/400
8 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (9.77%) Migration
2 20 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (7.81%) CRM
3 19 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (4.69%) AOP
5 12 (4.69%) Data Modelling
5 12 (4.69%) ERP
6 11 (4.30%) Customer Requirements
6 11 (4.30%) Procure-to-Pay
7 9 (3.52%) Data Management
8 8 (3.13%) Dashboard Development
8 8 (3.13%) Data Protection
9 7 (2.73%) Data Migration
9 7 (2.73%) SAP Implementation
10 6 (2.34%) Analytics
10 6 (2.34%) Change Management
10 6 (2.34%) Integration Testing
10 6 (2.34%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (2.34%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.94%) SQL
2 10 (3.91%) Java
3 6 (2.34%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.95%) C#
5 4 (1.56%) ABAP
5 4 (1.56%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.17%) C
6 3 (1.17%) SAS Macro
6 3 (1.17%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.78%) PROC SQL
7 2 (0.78%) VB
8 1 (0.39%) ES6
8 1 (0.39%) Perl
8 1 (0.39%) Python
8 1 (0.39%) R
8 1 (0.39%) RPG
8 1 (0.39%) Scala
8 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (8.98%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.64%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.52%) Degree
4 5 (1.95%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.17%) ACCA
5 3 (1.17%) CIMA
6 1 (0.39%) CCA
6 1 (0.39%) CCIE
6 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.39%) CISSP
6 1 (0.39%) Dell Certification
6 1 (0.39%) ISEB
6 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.39%) JNCIE
6 1 (0.39%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.52%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.56%) QA
2 4 (1.56%) SLA
3 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.78%) PMO
4 1 (0.39%) GDPR
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.17%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.39%) Docker
4 1 (0.39%) Firmware
4 1 (0.39%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.39%) vSphere
4 1 (0.39%) XenApp
4 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 4 (1.56%) Netcool
1 4 (1.56%) SCCM
2 3 (1.17%) WSUS
3 2 (0.78%) Ansible
3 2 (0.78%) SCDPM
3 2 (0.78%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.39%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.39%) Kibana
4 1 (0.39%) logstash
4 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.39%) Puppet
4 1 (0.39%) SCOM
4 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.39%) vMotion
4 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 66 (25.78%) SAP
2 33 (12.89%) Microsoft
3 29 (11.33%) Oracle
4 22 (8.59%) IBM
5 9 (3.52%) Fortinet
6 8 (3.13%) Cisco
7 7 (2.73%) Aruba
7 7 (2.73%) VMware
8 5 (1.95%) Juniper
9 4 (1.56%) Citrix
9 4 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.17%) CyberArk
10 3 (1.17%) Informatica
10 3 (1.17%) NetApp
10 3 (1.17%) Sage
10 3 (1.17%) Tableau
11 1 (0.39%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.39%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.39%) NVIDIA
11 1 (0.39%) Syclo
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