Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 24 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.

Senior Consultant
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 186 172
Rank change year-on-year +24 -14 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 21 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.28% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.29% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 2
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -3.80% +61.89%
10th Percentile £306 £374 £453
90th Percentile £739 £500 £544
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.00 £66.50 -
% change year-on-year -42.86% - -

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 4603 5857 4727
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.00% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2911 3519 2703
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £235 £213
90th Percentile £543 £544 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 238 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.21 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.22% -10.51% +5.20%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Senior Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Consultant in the West Midlands

Senior 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 Senior Consultant in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Consultant in the West Midlands

Senior Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Consultant in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Consultant in the West Midlands

Senior 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 Senior Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 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 +10 12 £438 -11.62% 1
Warwickshire +2 4 - -
Shropshire +26 2 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Bilston - 1 £613 -
Senior Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Consultant in the job title.

1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) Finance
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) .NET
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 3 (14.29%) RESTful
4 3 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (9.52%) PKI
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 2 (9.52%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
5 2 (9.52%) Data Integration
5 2 (9.52%) Information Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
5 2 (9.52%) User Stories
5 2 (9.52%) Go
5 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Refactoring
5 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM

Senior 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 2 (9.52%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.76%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (4.76%) SAP EWM
2 1 (4.76%) SAP MM
2 1 (4.76%) SAP QM
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Retail
2 1 (4.76%) SAP SD
2 1 (4.76%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
1 2 (9.52%) ICMP
1 2 (9.52%) SSL
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.76%) GitLab
2 1 (4.76%) JMeter
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) RESTful
2 2 (9.52%) CGI
2 2 (9.52%) FastCGI
3 1 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (4.76%) JMS
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) Rendezvous
3 1 (4.76%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) AS400
1 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
1 2 (9.52%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Unix
4 1 (4.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
1 3 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) CRM
2 2 (9.52%) Data Integration
2 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
2 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
2 2 (9.52%) ETL
2 2 (9.52%) Information Architecture
2 2 (9.52%) Information Security
2 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
2 2 (9.52%) OO
2 2 (9.52%) OOP
2 2 (9.52%) Project Management
2 2 (9.52%) Refactoring
2 2 (9.52%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
2 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
2 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C
2 2 (9.52%) C++
2 2 (9.52%) Go
2 2 (9.52%) Perl
2 2 (9.52%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) ABAP
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) MCITP
1 1 (4.76%) MCTS
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) PhD
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Docker
2 1 (4.76%) vCloud
2 1 (4.76%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Consul
1 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.76%) Packer
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
1 1 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) SAP
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.76%) WSO2