The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 21 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 48 52 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.82% 7.89% 6.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.14% 8.47% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 11
Median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £316 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +52.72%
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
672 614 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.45% 93.17% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 395 383
Median daily rate £400 £368 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 34
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.90 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.65% -19.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £10.67 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.34 £25.20 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 7 December 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 Birmingham region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 40 (34.19%) Microsoft
2 34 (29.06%) SQL
3 27 (23.08%) IBM
4 25 (21.37%) Finance
5 24 (20.51%) Oracle
5 24 (20.51%) SQL Server
6 23 (19.66%) Java
7 22 (18.80%) SAP
8 21 (17.95%) DB2
9 20 (17.09%) Web Services
10 18 (15.38%) WebLogic
10 18 (15.38%) JBoss
10 18 (15.38%) Tomcat
10 18 (15.38%) Back Office
11 17 (14.53%) Log4j
11 17 (14.53%) WebLogic Portal
11 17 (14.53%) JMS
11 17 (14.53%) Misys
11 17 (14.53%) CSS
11 17 (14.53%) XML
11 17 (14.53%) JSP
11 17 (14.53%) HTML
11 17 (14.53%) TDD
11 17 (14.53%) WebSphere
11 17 (14.53%) Web Development
11 17 (14.53%) Java EE
12 16 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
13 15 (12.82%) Dynamics AX
14 13 (11.11%) Manufacturing
15 12 (10.26%) Business Intelligence

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 18 (15.38%) JBoss
1 18 (15.38%) Tomcat
1 18 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 17 (14.53%) WebLogic Portal
2 17 (14.53%) WebSphere
3 11 (9.40%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (3.42%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.56%) Apache
7 2 (1.71%) IIS
8 1 (0.85%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.85%) CMS
8 1 (0.85%) IBM Connections
8 1 (0.85%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (12.82%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.56%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (2.56%) SAP PM
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.71%) SAP BPC
4 2 (1.71%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.71%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.85%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (10.26%) Office 365
3 4 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.56%) Yammer
5 2 (1.71%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.85%) Boomi
6 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.85%) IaaS
6 1 (0.85%) PaaS
6 1 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.27%) Skype
2 3 (2.56%) LDAP
3 2 (1.71%) DHCP
3 2 (1.71%) DNS
3 2 (1.71%) HTTP
3 2 (1.71%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.71%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.85%) IMAP
4 1 (0.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.85%) PBX
4 1 (0.85%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.85%) SAN
4 1 (0.85%) SMTP
4 1 (0.85%) SSL
4 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 21 (17.95%) DB2
3 4 (3.42%) IBM InfoSphere
3 4 (3.42%) SAP HANA
3 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.71%) InfluxDB
4 2 (1.71%) MySQL
4 2 (1.71%) Power BI
4 2 (1.71%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.85%) DataStage
5 1 (0.85%) GIS
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 17 (14.53%) Log4j
2 5 (4.27%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.56%) LSMW
4 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.71%) MSI
4 2 (1.71%) Subversion
4 2 (1.71%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.71%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.85%) JIRA
5 1 (0.85%) JMeter
5 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.85%) Selenium
5 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (21.37%) Finance
2 18 (15.38%) Back Office
3 13 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 9 (7.69%) Banking
5 8 (6.84%) Retail
6 5 (4.27%) Billing
7 4 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (2.56%) Advertising
8 3 (2.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.09%) Web Services
2 17 (14.53%) CSS
2 17 (14.53%) HTML
2 17 (14.53%) Java EE
2 17 (14.53%) JMS
2 17 (14.53%) JSP
2 17 (14.53%) XML
3 4 (3.42%) MDX
4 3 (2.56%) .NET
4 3 (2.56%) EDI
5 2 (1.71%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.85%) COM
6 1 (0.85%) J2EE
6 1 (0.85%) JDBC
6 1 (0.85%) LAMP
6 1 (0.85%) Middleware
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.85%) SAP ALE
6 1 (0.85%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.85%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.42%) Life Science
3 3 (2.56%) LIMS
4 2 (1.71%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.85%) Clustering
5 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.85%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.85%) PKI
5 1 (0.85%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.27%) Linux
1 5 (4.27%) Windows
2 2 (1.71%) Unix
2 2 (1.71%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.53%) TDD
1 17 (14.53%) Web Development
2 12 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (9.40%) Migration
4 9 (7.69%) CRM
4 9 (7.69%) Data Modelling
4 9 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (6.84%) Logistics
6 7 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.98%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (4.27%) Data Migration
8 5 (4.27%) DevOps
8 5 (4.27%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.42%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.42%) Data Protection
9 4 (3.42%) Information Governance
9 4 (3.42%) Mentoring
10 3 (2.56%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (2.56%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 34 (29.06%) SQL
2 23 (19.66%) Java
3 8 (6.84%) ABAP
4 6 (5.13%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.56%) Python
5 3 (2.56%) Ruby
6 2 (1.71%) C
6 2 (1.71%) Go
7 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.85%) C#
7 1 (0.85%) Korn
7 1 (0.85%) Perl
7 1 (0.85%) PHP
7 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.85%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (8.55%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.84%) Degree
3 7 (5.98%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.85%) MCSA
5 1 (0.85%) MCSD
5 1 (0.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.42%) GMP
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.71%) Docker
2 2 (1.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (4.27%) SCOM
2 4 (3.42%) Ansible
2 4 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.42%) Puppet
3 2 (1.71%) Graphite
3 2 (1.71%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.71%) Marathon
3 2 (1.71%) Mesos
3 2 (1.71%) SCCM
3 2 (1.71%) Terraform
4 1 (0.85%) Control-M
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.85%) Nagios
4 1 (0.85%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.85%) Salt
Vendors
1 40 (34.19%) Microsoft
2 27 (23.08%) IBM
3 24 (20.51%) Oracle
4 22 (18.80%) SAP
5 17 (14.53%) Misys
6 4 (3.42%) VMware
7 3 (2.56%) HP
8 2 (1.71%) Polycom
8 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.71%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.71%) Syclo
9 1 (0.85%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.85%) BMC
9 1 (0.85%) CA
9 1 (0.85%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.85%) Informatica
9 1 (0.85%) Lotus
9 1 (0.85%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.85%) Sitecore
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