Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 September 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.

Technical Consultant
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 161 169
Rank change year-on-year -36 +8 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 10 16 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.35% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.37% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 34
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £398 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.79% -6.47% -4.23%
10th Percentile £410 £348 £363
90th Percentile £625 £491 £469
England median daily rate £490 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +8.89% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £33.97

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 4,829 4,281 5,903
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.06% 94.69% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,911 2,682 3,507
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £235 £220 £225
90th Percentile £575 £540 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 200 206
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +8.02% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.63 £47.75 £39.75
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.41% -1.58% +6.92%

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in the West Midlands

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Consultant in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Consultant in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Consultant in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 September 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 -7 7 £600 +150.00% 5
Coventry - 3 £425 -
Technical Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Office 365
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (30.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (30.00%) Software Licensing
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Licensing
3 3 (30.00%) GDPR
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Middleware
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (20.00%) SAP MDG
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (20.00%) Data Governance
4 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
5 1 (10.00%) OneDrive

Technical 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (20.00%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (10.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (10.00%) VSAN
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Licensing
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (30.00%) Software Licensing
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Data Governance
2 2 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) GDPR
2 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware NSX
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (10.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) Google