Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 176 149
Rank change year-on-year +10 -27 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 20 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.38% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.40% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 16
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £334 £371 £369
90th Percentile £490 £600 £519
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £33.87 -

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 4,469 5,203 4,631
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.53% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,814 3,115 2,596
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £220 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 231 235
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.10% -6.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.32 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.28 £37.25 £37.00
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.48% -0.61% +12.12%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -4 7 £425 - 3
Shropshire +13 3 £420 +20.00% 1
Warwickshire +7 3 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Technical Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
1 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Jaspersoft
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (15.00%) Confluence
2 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (10.00%) Replication
3 2 (10.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) AIX
3 2 (10.00%) Solaris

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 3 (15.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) NetWeaver
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) OneDrive
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DHCP
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) ADSL
2 1 (5.00%) Broadband
2 1 (5.00%) LDAP
2 1 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (5.00%) VoIP
2 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Front Office
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Flash
1 1 (5.00%) SAP PI
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) AIX
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Solaris
3 2 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) SUSE
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Business Transformation
3 2 (10.00%) CRM
3 2 (10.00%) DevOps
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.00%) Data Mapping
4 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (5.00%) Presales
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) SIEM
4 1 (5.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.00%) MCSA
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Jaspersoft
2 3 (15.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Conga
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (5.00%) Meraki
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Pegasus