The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Worcestershire during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
West Midlands / Worcestershire
Rank 7 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 4.08% 13.95% 12.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.44% 15.00% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Median daily rate £350 £325 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -35.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £48.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -2.08% +54.83%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Worcestershire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 45 40 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 91.84% 93.02% 91.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 47
Median daily rate £350 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -3.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £125 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 18
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +157.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Worcestershire that featured Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Worcestershire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Worcestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Worcestershire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in Worcestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Worcestershire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcester -3 2 £350 +7.69%
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Worcestershire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Sage
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (66.67%) Advertising
2 2 (66.67%) Sage 1000
2 2 (66.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (33.33%) vMotion
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Firmware
3 1 (33.33%) Windows

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire 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 2 (66.67%) Sage 1000
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Advertising
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Sage
2 1 (33.33%) VMware