Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 23 24
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 315 270 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.61% 5.77% 6.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.94% 6.09% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 168 213
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +4.29%
10th Percentile £352 £325 £307
90th Percentile £650 £556 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £46.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year -7.61% +1.10% +70.41%

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 4,539 4,432 5,006
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.18% 94.66% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,832 2,720 2,788
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £235 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 205 176
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +11.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.73 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.15 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.69 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.62% - +11.76%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -3 106 £425 -10.53% 21
Coventry +1 44 £444 +4.41% 5
Warwickshire -8 30 £538 +13.16% 8
Shropshire -7 29 £530 +16.48% 2
Solihull +7 22 £550 +10.00% 1
Staffordshire +2 6 £425 -5.56% 4
Worcestershire -7 5 £174 -50.36% 4
Herefordshire -1 4 £563 -13.46%
Wolverhampton -5 1 £450 +24.14% 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 69 (21.90%) SAP
2 65 (20.63%) Microsoft
3 48 (15.24%) Finance
4 39 (12.38%) Migration
5 37 (11.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 32 (10.16%) Windows
7 31 (9.84%) DevOps
8 28 (8.89%) SQL
9 27 (8.57%) Oracle
9 27 (8.57%) Linux
9 27 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (7.94%) ERP
11 25 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (7.30%) SAP S/4HANA
13 22 (6.98%) CRM
13 22 (6.98%) SQL Server
14 20 (6.35%) Puppet
15 19 (6.03%) Security Cleared
15 19 (6.03%) Active Directory
16 18 (5.71%) Configuration Management
16 18 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
16 18 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
16 18 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
16 18 (5.71%) Dynamics 365
17 17 (5.40%) Ansible
17 17 (5.40%) Analytics
17 17 (5.40%) Jenkins
17 17 (5.40%) VMware
18 16 (5.08%) ITIL

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 6 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.63%) SAS
3 2 (0.63%) Sonic ESB
3 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.32%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.32%) Mule
4 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.95%) CATIA
2 3 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.63%) PTC Creo
3 2 (0.63%) Siemens NX
3 2 (0.63%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (0.63%) Windchill
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (7.30%) SAP S/4HANA
2 18 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (2.22%) SAP CO
4 7 (2.22%) SAP FI
4 7 (2.22%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (1.90%) SAP Business One
5 6 (1.90%) SAP HCM
6 5 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (1.59%) SAP FSCM
6 5 (1.59%) SAP PS
7 4 (1.27%) Maximo
7 4 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (1.27%) SAP PP
8 3 (0.95%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.95%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.95%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 37 (11.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.71%) Dynamics 365
3 15 (4.76%) Office 365
4 9 (2.86%) IaaS
5 8 (2.54%) PaaS
5 8 (2.54%) SuccessFactors
6 7 (2.22%) SaaS
7 5 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.95%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.63%) FinancialForce
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.32%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.32%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.22%) DNS
2 5 (1.59%) DHCP
3 4 (1.27%) VPN
4 3 (0.95%) Network Security
4 3 (0.95%) SAN
5 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.63%) Firewall
5 2 (0.63%) HTTP
5 2 (0.63%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.63%) LAN
5 2 (0.63%) SSH
5 2 (0.63%) Telnet
5 2 (0.63%) WAN
6 1 (0.32%) FTP
6 1 (0.32%) Internet
6 1 (0.32%) SDH
6 1 (0.32%) SMS
6 1 (0.32%) SSL
6 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.54%) Power BI
5 8 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.59%) SAP HANA
8 4 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (1.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 4 (1.27%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.95%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (5.40%) Jenkins
2 16 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 15 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.95%) JIRA
6 3 (0.95%) Subversion
7 2 (0.63%) LSMW
7 2 (0.63%) Maven
7 2 (0.63%) Selenium
8 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.32%) MSTest
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (15.24%) Finance
2 14 (4.44%) Retail
3 12 (3.81%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.86%) Advertising
5 6 (1.90%) Automotive
6 4 (1.27%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.95%) Banking
7 3 (0.95%) Billing
7 3 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.63%) Military
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.44%) Software Packaging
2 9 (2.86%) Middleware
3 8 (2.54%) Web Services
4 5 (1.59%) .NET
4 5 (1.59%) JSON
4 5 (1.59%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (1.59%) XML
5 4 (1.27%) MDX
6 3 (0.95%) LDAP
7 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.63%) CSS
7 2 (0.63%) HTML
7 2 (0.63%) REST
7 2 (0.63%) SOAP
7 2 (0.63%) WCF
7 2 (0.63%) WSDL
7 2 (0.63%) XSD
7 2 (0.63%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (3.81%) Data Centre
2 9 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Licensing
6 3 (0.95%) AS400
6 3 (0.95%) CMDB
6 3 (0.95%) FMCG
6 3 (0.95%) NHS
7 2 (0.63%) CCTV
7 2 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.63%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.63%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.63%) Replication
8 1 (0.32%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.16%) Windows
2 27 (8.57%) Linux
3 10 (3.17%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.54%) Unix
5 7 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.59%) Solaris
7 4 (1.27%) AIX
7 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.27%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.32%) OS/400
9 1 (0.32%) SUSE
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (12.38%) Migration
2 31 (9.84%) DevOps
3 27 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (7.94%) ERP
6 22 (6.98%) CRM
7 18 (5.71%) Configuration Management
8 17 (5.40%) Analytics
9 16 (5.08%) ITIL
10 14 (4.44%) Data Migration
11 13 (4.13%) Logistics
12 10 (3.17%) Information Security
12 10 (3.17%) Service Management
13 9 (2.86%) Accounts Payable
13 9 (2.86%) Accounts Receivable
13 9 (2.86%) GAP Analysis
13 9 (2.86%) Supply Chain Management
14 8 (2.54%) ITIL V3
15 7 (2.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.89%) SQL
2 14 (4.44%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.54%) C#
3 8 (2.54%) Java
3 8 (2.54%) Python
4 5 (1.59%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.27%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.27%) C++
5 4 (1.27%) Perl
6 3 (0.95%) ABAP
6 3 (0.95%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.95%) Ruby
6 3 (0.95%) VBA
7 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.32%) PHP
8 1 (0.32%) RPG
8 1 (0.32%) RPG IV
8 1 (0.32%) UniBasic
8 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (6.03%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.95%) ISEB
5 2 (0.63%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.63%) CISSP
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.63%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.32%) CCA
6 1 (0.32%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.32%) CLAS
6 1 (0.32%) Degree
6 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 1 (0.32%) MCSD
6 1 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.44%) GDPR
2 9 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 8 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.59%) GCP
5 4 (1.27%) PMO
5 4 (1.27%) SLA
6 3 (0.95%) QA
6 3 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.95%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.63%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.32%) COBIT
8 1 (0.32%) FATCA
8 1 (0.32%) RMADS
System Software
1 19 (6.03%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.27%) Docker
4 3 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.32%) XenApp
6 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (6.35%) Puppet
2 17 (5.40%) Ansible
3 15 (4.76%) Terraform
4 10 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 9 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.59%) SCCM
6 5 (1.59%) SCOM
7 4 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.63%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.63%) WSUS
10 1 (0.32%) collectd
10 1 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.32%) StatsD
10 1 (0.32%) Stealthwatch
10 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 69 (21.90%) SAP
2 65 (20.63%) Microsoft
3 27 (8.57%) Oracle
4 17 (5.40%) VMware
5 13 (4.13%) ServiceNow
6 11 (3.49%) Capita
7 8 (2.54%) Google
8 6 (1.90%) IBM
8 6 (1.90%) Jaspersoft
9 5 (1.59%) Cisco
9 5 (1.59%) Sage
9 5 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.27%) NetApp
10 4 (1.27%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.95%) Citrix
11 3 (0.95%) Veritas
12 2 (0.63%) Epicor
12 2 (0.63%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.63%) Juniper
12 2 (0.63%) PTC