Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Functional Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Functional Consultant
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 188 147
Rank change year-on-year +41 -41 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 37 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.52% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.54% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 11
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +13.10% -1.75%
10th Percentile £404 £364 £400
90th Percentile £579 £575 £550
England median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £62.50

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 4534 5902 4711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 94.99% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2862 3538 2697
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 239 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +4.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Functional Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Functional Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Consultant in the West Midlands

Functional 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 Functional Consultant in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Consultant in the West Midlands

Functional Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Consultant in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Consultant in the West Midlands

Functional 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 Functional Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 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 +9 14 £500 -2.44%
Solihull +13 10 £550 -
Coventry +21 2 £410 -6.29%
Warwickshire +1 2 £500 +11.11%
Functional Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Functional 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 Functional Consultant in the job title.

1 16 (43.24%) SAP
2 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
3 13 (35.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (29.73%) CRM
5 10 (27.03%) SAP IS-U
5 10 (27.03%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (24.32%) Business Process Mapping
7 8 (21.62%) ERP
8 6 (16.22%) Project Management
8 6 (16.22%) ABAP
9 5 (13.51%) Retail
9 5 (13.51%) Billing
9 5 (13.51%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (10.81%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (10.81%) Traceability Matrix
10 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (10.81%) Logistics
10 4 (10.81%) General Ledger
10 4 (10.81%) Finance
11 3 (8.11%) Automotive
11 3 (8.11%) Oracle
11 3 (8.11%) SAP Smart Forms
11 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
11 3 (8.11%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (5.41%) Software Delivery
12 2 (5.41%) SDLC
12 2 (5.41%) User Stories
12 2 (5.41%) Kronos
12 2 (5.41%) SaaS
12 2 (5.41%) ResourceLink

Functional 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:

Business Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Dynamics AX
1 10 (27.03%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (10.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (5.41%) ResourceLink
3 2 (5.41%) SAP CRM
4 1 (2.70%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (2.70%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (2.70%) SAP MM
4 1 (2.70%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (8.11%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (5.41%) SaaS
4 1 (2.70%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (13.51%) Billing
1 5 (13.51%) Retail
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) General Ledger
3 3 (8.11%) Automotive
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) SAP Smart Forms
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.70%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (29.73%) CRM
3 9 (24.32%) Business Process Mapping
4 8 (21.62%) ERP
5 6 (16.22%) Project Management
6 4 (10.81%) Logistics
6 4 (10.81%) Traceability Matrix
7 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
8 2 (5.41%) SDLC
8 2 (5.41%) Software Delivery
8 2 (5.41%) User Stories
9 1 (2.70%) Case Management
9 1 (2.70%) Contract Management
9 1 (2.70%) Customer Engagement
9 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
9 1 (2.70%) Master Data Management
9 1 (2.70%) Migration
9 1 (2.70%) Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
9 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) ABAP
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) SAP
2 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) Kronos
4 2 (5.41%) NGA Human Resources
5 1 (2.70%) hybris
5 1 (2.70%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com