The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 18 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 40 54 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.76% 9.25% 11.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.48% 10.69% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 34 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £297 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £471 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -6.66%
Consultant
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
535 505 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.37% 86.47% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 296 207
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 45
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -1.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £9.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £20.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Birmingham region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 26 (26.80%) SAP
2 18 (18.56%) Migration
3 12 (12.37%) Oracle
4 10 (10.31%) Windows
4 10 (10.31%) SC Cleared
4 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
5 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
6 8 (8.25%) Finance
6 8 (8.25%) SAP SD
6 8 (8.25%) Data Migration
7 7 (7.22%) HP
7 7 (7.22%) EMC
7 7 (7.22%) Linux
8 6 (6.19%) PL/SQL
8 6 (6.19%) SQL
8 6 (6.19%) MS Exchange
8 6 (6.19%) Automotive
8 6 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.19%) Oracle Payroll
8 6 (6.19%) VMware
8 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (5.15%) Windows 7
9 5 (5.15%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (5.15%) SAN
9 5 (5.15%) SharePoint
10 4 (4.12%) HTML
10 4 (4.12%) JavaScript
10 4 (4.12%) .NET
10 4 (4.12%) Solaris
10 4 (4.12%) Active Directory

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.19%) MS Exchange
1 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (5.15%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (3.09%) Lync
3 3 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (3.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.06%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.06%) Node.js
5 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.03%) CICS
5 1 (1.03%) SAS
5 1 (1.03%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (8.25%) SAP SD
2 6 (6.19%) Oracle Payroll
3 5 (5.15%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (4.12%) SAP FI
5 3 (3.09%) SAP CO
5 3 (3.09%) SAP CRM
5 3 (3.09%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (2.06%) SAP MM
6 2 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (2.06%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (2.06%) SAP PM
6 2 (2.06%) Eikon
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (1.03%) SAP SCM
7 1 (1.03%) SAP HCM
7 1 (1.03%) SAP FI-GL
7 1 (1.03%) SAP FI-AP
7 1 (1.03%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Office 365
2 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) SAN
2 4 (4.12%) Firewall
3 2 (2.06%) Intranet
3 2 (2.06%) Extranet
3 2 (2.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.03%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.03%) RTP
4 1 (1.03%) Internet
4 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.03%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.03%) Big Data
2 1 (1.03%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.03%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.03%) Base SAS
2 1 (1.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.03%) DataStage
2 1 (1.03%) QualityStage
2 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) LSMW
1 1 (1.03%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.03%) JIRA
1 1 (1.03%) JMeter
1 1 (1.03%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (8.25%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Automotive
3 3 (3.09%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.06%) Law
4 2 (2.06%) Banking
4 2 (2.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Local Government
5 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Billing
5 1 (1.03%) Publishing
5 1 (1.03%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.12%) HTML
1 4 (4.12%) .NET
2 3 (3.09%) jQuery
2 3 (3.09%) CSS
2 3 (3.09%) Web Services
3 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.06%) Middleware
3 2 (2.06%) XMPP
4 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.03%) REST
4 1 (1.03%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.03%) SAP Business Workflow
4 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.03%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.03%) EDI
4 1 (1.03%) JSP
4 1 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.12%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.09%) User Experience
3 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.06%) FMCG
4 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.03%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.03%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.03%) Social Media
4 1 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.03%) HACMP
4 1 (1.03%) NHS
4 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.31%) Windows
2 7 (7.22%) Linux
3 5 (5.15%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.12%) Solaris
5 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.03%) zOS
5 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.03%) HPUX
5 1 (1.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.56%) Migration
2 8 (8.25%) Data Migration
3 6 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (4.12%) Risk Management
4 4 (4.12%) CRM
4 4 (4.12%) Data Management
5 3 (3.09%) Performance Management
5 3 (3.09%) Service Management
5 3 (3.09%) ITIL
6 2 (2.06%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.06%) ERP
6 2 (2.06%) ETL
6 2 (2.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.06%) Change Management
6 2 (2.06%) Workflow
6 2 (2.06%) ITSM
6 2 (2.06%) Information Security Management
6 2 (2.06%) Security Management
6 2 (2.06%) Integration Testing
6 2 (2.06%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.19%) PL/SQL
1 6 (6.19%) SQL
2 4 (4.12%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.09%) ABAP
3 3 (3.09%) C#
4 2 (2.06%) COBOL
4 2 (2.06%) Java
5 1 (1.03%) JCL
5 1 (1.03%) C
5 1 (1.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (10.31%) SC Cleared
1 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.06%) CCA
2 2 (2.06%) CISSP
2 2 (2.06%) CISM
3 1 (1.03%) ACCA
3 1 (1.03%) CIMA
3 1 (1.03%) CCAB
3 1 (1.03%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.03%) QA
1 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.06%) ISA Server
2 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.03%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (3.09%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.06%) OpenView
3 2 (2.06%) OPNET
3 2 (2.06%) SCCM
4 1 (1.03%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.03%) Nessus
4 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.03%) Ionix
4 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (26.80%) SAP
2 12 (12.37%) Oracle
3 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.22%) HP
4 7 (7.22%) EMC
5 6 (6.19%) VMware
6 4 (4.12%) Cisco
6 4 (4.12%) Symantec
7 3 (3.09%) F5
7 3 (3.09%) Mercator
7 3 (3.09%) IBM
8 2 (2.06%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.06%) BMC
8 2 (2.06%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.06%) Reuters
8 2 (2.06%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.03%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.03%) Qualys
9 1 (1.03%) McAfee
9 1 (1.03%) Micro Focus
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: £500/day
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester or Birmingham or Farnborough
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: £450-500/day
Posted: 21 days ago