Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £473 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 20 22
Rank change year-on-year -12 +2 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 299 285 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.80% 6.50% 7.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.13% 6.85% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 166 252
West Midlands median daily rate £473 £451 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +6.00% -
10th Percentile £363 £313 £307
90th Percentile £650 £556 £575
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £47.00 £49.90
% change year-on-year -9.57% -5.81% +24.75%

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 4,878 4,158 5,714
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.78% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,959 2,591 3,337
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £235 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 183 172
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +16.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.57 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.30 £43.10 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +6 122 £475 +5.56% 40
Coventry -6 55 £450 +5.88% 7
Shropshire -31 21 £500 -2.44% 2
Warwickshire -14 17 £602 +26.63% 3
Solihull -1 16 £450 -10.00% 1
Staffordshire -7 6 £425 -8.11% 4
Herefordshire +6 3 £475 -26.92%
Walsall -1 2 £375 +25.00%
Worcestershire -13 2 £169 -71.88% 1
Wolverhampton -9 1 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 94 (31.44%) SAP
2 54 (18.06%) Microsoft
3 45 (15.05%) Finance
3 45 (15.05%) Migration
4 40 (13.38%) SAP S/4HANA
5 35 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 30 (10.03%) Business Intelligence
6 30 (10.03%) SQL
6 30 (10.03%) Oracle
7 27 (9.03%) DevOps
8 24 (8.03%) Windows
8 24 (8.03%) Security Cleared
8 24 (8.03%) Office 365
9 23 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
9 23 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (7.02%) Linux
10 21 (7.02%) ERP
11 20 (6.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (6.69%) Data Migration
12 19 (6.35%) SC Cleared
12 19 (6.35%) SQL Server
13 18 (6.02%) Analytics
13 18 (6.02%) Jenkins
14 17 (5.69%) Active Directory
14 17 (5.69%) Manufacturing
15 16 (5.35%) VMware
16 15 (5.02%) CRM
17 14 (4.68%) XML
17 14 (4.68%) 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 7 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.34%) Confluence
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.33%) CMS
5 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.33%) IIS
5 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.33%) SAS
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.33%) Sonic ESB
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.34%) CATIA
3 2 (0.67%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.67%) Autodesk Inventor
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.67%) PTC Creo
3 2 (0.67%) Siemens NX
3 2 (0.67%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (0.67%) Windchill
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (13.38%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (4.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (3.01%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (2.34%) SAP PP
4 7 (2.34%) SAP PS
5 6 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (2.01%) SAP MDG
6 5 (1.67%) SAP Business One
6 5 (1.67%) SAP FI
6 5 (1.67%) SAP HCM
7 4 (1.34%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (1.34%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (1.34%) Sage 200
7 4 (1.34%) SAP CO
7 4 (1.34%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (1.34%) SAP FSCM
8 3 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (1.00%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (1.00%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (8.03%) Office 365
3 23 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.68%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (3.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (2.34%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (1.67%) G Suite
7 5 (1.67%) PaaS
8 4 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.34%) IaaS
9 3 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.00%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.00%) Serverless
10 2 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.67%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.67%) SaaS
10 2 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.01%) Firewall
1 6 (2.01%) VSAN
2 4 (1.34%) DNS
2 4 (1.34%) SSL
3 3 (1.00%) DHCP
3 3 (1.00%) LAN
3 3 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (1.00%) SAN
3 3 (1.00%) VPN
4 2 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (0.67%) HTTP
4 2 (0.67%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.67%) Intranet
4 2 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.67%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.33%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.33%) Internet
5 1 (0.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 19 (6.35%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.34%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (3.34%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (2.68%) SAP BW
7 7 (2.34%) Power BI
7 7 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.01%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 6 (2.01%) Lumira
8 6 (2.01%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.34%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.34%) SAP HANA
11 3 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.00%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (6.02%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.68%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (2.01%) JIRA
6 4 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.34%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.34%) Subversion
6 4 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.67%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.67%) MSTest
8 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.33%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.33%) Maven
8 1 (0.33%) Protractor
8 1 (0.33%) Sahi
8 1 (0.33%) Selenium
8 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.33%) WATIR
General
1 45 (15.05%) Finance
2 17 (5.69%) Manufacturing
3 12 (4.01%) Retail
4 9 (3.01%) Automotive
5 8 (2.68%) Advertising
6 5 (1.67%) Billing
7 4 (1.34%) Marketing
7 4 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.00%) Back Office
8 3 (1.00%) Military
9 2 (0.67%) Banking
9 2 (0.67%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.33%) French Language
10 1 (0.33%) Local Government
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.68%) XML
2 11 (3.68%) Web Services
3 9 (3.01%) Software Packaging
4 8 (2.68%) .NET
5 7 (2.34%) Middleware
5 7 (2.34%) WCF
6 6 (2.01%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (1.67%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (1.67%) HTML
7 5 (1.67%) JSON
8 4 (1.34%) MDX
8 4 (1.34%) RESTful
8 4 (1.34%) SOAP
9 3 (1.00%) XSD
10 2 (0.67%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.67%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.67%) WSDL
10 2 (0.67%) XSL
11 1 (0.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.68%) Data Centre
2 8 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.34%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Licensing
5 4 (1.34%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.67%) CCTV
7 2 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.67%) FMCG
7 2 (0.67%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.67%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.67%) NHS
7 2 (0.67%) Replication
7 2 (0.67%) User Experience
8 1 (0.33%) CMDB
8 1 (0.33%) DataPower
8 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.03%) Windows
2 21 (7.02%) Linux
3 7 (2.34%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.01%) Unix
5 5 (1.67%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.00%) AIX
6 3 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.00%) Solaris
7 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) SUSE
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.05%) Migration
2 30 (10.03%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (9.03%) DevOps
4 23 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (7.02%) ERP
5 21 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (6.69%) Data Migration
7 18 (6.02%) Analytics
8 15 (5.02%) CRM
9 14 (4.68%) ITIL
10 13 (4.35%) Configuration Management
11 10 (3.34%) Service Management
12 9 (3.01%) ETL
13 8 (2.68%) Business Analysis
13 8 (2.68%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (2.68%) GAP Analysis
13 8 (2.68%) OO
14 7 (2.34%) Presales
14 7 (2.34%) Procure-to-Pay
14 7 (2.34%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.03%) SQL
2 11 (3.68%) C#
3 10 (3.34%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.34%) Python
5 6 (2.01%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.67%) Java
7 4 (1.34%) ABAP
8 3 (1.00%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.00%) C++
8 3 (1.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.00%) Ruby
8 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.00%) VBA
9 2 (0.67%) Perl
9 2 (0.67%) PHP
10 1 (0.33%) Korn
10 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (8.03%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.00%) ISEB
3 3 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (0.67%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.67%) BC Cleared
4 2 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.67%) CCIE
4 2 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.67%) CISSP
4 2 (0.67%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.67%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.33%) CCIE Collaboration
5 1 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.33%) CLAS
5 1 (0.33%) Degree
5 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.68%) GDPR
2 5 (1.67%) GCP
2 5 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (1.34%) QA
4 2 (0.67%) SLA
5 1 (0.33%) COBIT
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) RMADS
5 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (5.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.34%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.01%) VMware NSX
4 5 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.67%) vSphere
5 4 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.00%) Docker
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.33%) NFS
7 1 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.33%) XenApp
7 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (4.35%) Ansible
1 13 (4.35%) Puppet
2 12 (4.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (3.68%) Terraform
4 6 (2.01%) SCCM
4 6 (2.01%) vRealize
5 4 (1.34%) HP ALM
6 3 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.67%) Salt
7 2 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.33%) Ambari
8 1 (0.33%) collectd
8 1 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.33%) Kibana
8 1 (0.33%) logstash
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.33%) StatsD
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 94 (31.44%) SAP
2 54 (18.06%) Microsoft
3 30 (10.03%) Oracle
4 16 (5.35%) VMware
5 14 (4.68%) Google
6 7 (2.34%) Capita
7 6 (2.01%) Cisco
7 6 (2.01%) Sage
7 6 (2.01%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.67%) HP
8 5 (1.67%) Postini
9 4 (1.34%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.34%) F5
9 4 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.34%) Tableau
10 3 (1.00%) IBM
10 3 (1.00%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.00%) Juniper
10 3 (1.00%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.00%) Veritas