Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Worcestershire 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.

Consultant
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 21 13
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 9 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 10.23% 2.26% 8.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.34% 2.40% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Worcestershire median daily rate £488 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.62% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £232 £334 £289
90th Percentile £619 £425 £468
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% +7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Worcestershire median hourly rate £60.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year +46.15% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire. 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
Worcestershire
Contract vacancies in Worcestershire with a recognized job title 87 125 149
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.86% 93.98% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 85 91
Worcestershire median daily rate £240 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.43% -3.45% +25.00%
10th Percentile £135 £115 £165
90th Percentile £418 £510 £495
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 25
Worcestershire median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -25.00% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.85 £12.00 £11.45
90th Percentile £52.00 £42.25 £26.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.21 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.22% -10.51% +5.20%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Worcestershire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Worcestershire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
Worcester +10 7 £600 +55.84%
Kidderminster - 1 £168 -
Redditch - 1 - -
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 5 (55.56%) SAP
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
2 4 (44.44%) System Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Data Mapping
2 4 (44.44%) Legacy Data Mapping
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) CCNP
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) NetWeaver
5 1 (11.11%) OSPF
5 1 (11.11%) BGP
5 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
5 1 (11.11%) TACACS
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) EAI
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) SMS
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) SNMP
5 1 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Network Design
5 1 (11.11%) WFM
5 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) SAP PI

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) NetWeaver
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) BGP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
1 1 (11.11%) FCoE
1 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) OSPF
1 1 (11.11%) SMS
1 1 (11.11%) SNMP
1 1 (11.11%) Spanning Tree
1 1 (11.11%) TACACS
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Data Mapping
1 4 (44.44%) Legacy Data Mapping
1 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
1 4 (44.44%) System Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (11.11%) EAI
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) WFM
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) SAP
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) VMware