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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 12 13 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 72 69 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.41% 10.53% 11.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.14% 11.48% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 32
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £267 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.36%
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
710 601 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.81% 91.76% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 394 334
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 24
Average hourly rate £18.25 £13.98 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.59% -6.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £26.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 36 (25.90%) SAP
2 26 (18.71%) Microsoft
3 20 (14.39%) SC Cleared
3 20 (14.39%) Security Cleared
4 15 (10.79%) Windows
5 14 (10.07%) Oracle
5 14 (10.07%) Finance
5 14 (10.07%) Migration
6 12 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (7.91%) CRM
8 10 (7.19%) Telecoms
9 9 (6.47%) Dynamics CRM
9 9 (6.47%) QA
10 8 (5.76%) Integration Testing
10 8 (5.76%) Data Migration
10 8 (5.76%) Business Analysis
10 8 (5.76%) Information Security
10 8 (5.76%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (5.76%) SQL
10 8 (5.76%) Cisco
10 8 (5.76%) MS Exchange
11 7 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (5.04%) SAN
11 7 (5.04%) PL/SQL
11 7 (5.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (5.04%) Network Security
11 7 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (4.32%) Billing
12 6 (4.32%) Firewall
12 6 (4.32%) VMware

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 8 (5.76%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.16%) Lync
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle UPK
5 2 (1.44%) Node.js
5 2 (1.44%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.72%) IIS
6 1 (0.72%) SAS
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.72%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (6.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (5.76%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (5.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (4.32%) SAP HR
5 5 (3.60%) Oracle Payroll
6 4 (2.88%) SAP PM
7 3 (2.16%) SAP SD
7 3 (2.16%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (2.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (2.16%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (2.16%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (2.16%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (2.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 3 (2.16%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (1.44%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (1.44%) SAP ERP
8 2 (1.44%) Eikon
8 2 (1.44%) SAP CS
8 2 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (1.44%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.44%) Office 365
3 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.04%) SAN
1 7 (5.04%) Network Security
2 6 (4.32%) Firewall
3 4 (2.88%) Wireless
3 4 (2.88%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.16%) RTP
4 3 (2.16%) LAN
4 3 (2.16%) WAN
5 2 (1.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.44%) VLAN
5 2 (1.44%) Extranet
5 2 (1.44%) MPLS
6 1 (0.72%) Intranet
6 1 (0.72%) Internet
6 1 (0.72%) BGP
6 1 (0.72%) OSPF
6 1 (0.72%) RTCP
6 1 (0.72%) FTP
6 1 (0.72%) HTTP
6 1 (0.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.16%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (2.16%) Big Data
2 3 (2.16%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (2.16%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.44%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.44%) DataStage
3 2 (1.44%) QualityStage
4 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.72%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.72%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.72%) MSI
2 1 (0.72%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.72%) Toad
General
1 14 (10.07%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.32%) Billing
4 4 (2.88%) Banking
5 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.44%) Local Government
6 2 (1.44%) Law
6 2 (1.44%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.72%) Back Office
7 1 (0.72%) Automotive
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) Publishing
7 1 (0.72%) Retail
7 1 (0.72%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.72%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.32%) .NET
1 6 (4.32%) Web Services
2 5 (3.60%) jQuery
3 4 (2.88%) CSS
3 4 (2.88%) HTML
4 3 (2.16%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.44%) XMPP
6 1 (0.72%) SAML
6 1 (0.72%) Middleware
6 1 (0.72%) SyncML
6 1 (0.72%) J2EE
6 1 (0.72%) XML
6 1 (0.72%) DOM
6 1 (0.72%) XSL
6 1 (0.72%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.72%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.72%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.72%) SAP ALE
6 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.60%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.88%) RMADS
2 4 (2.88%) User Experience
3 3 (2.16%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.44%) Social Media
4 2 (1.44%) CESG
4 2 (1.44%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.72%) GIS
5 1 (0.72%) SCADA
5 1 (0.72%) FMCG
5 1 (0.72%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.79%) Windows
2 6 (4.32%) Linux
3 5 (3.60%) Solaris
3 5 (3.60%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.44%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.44%) UNIX
4 2 (1.44%) AIX
5 1 (0.72%) zOS
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (10.07%) Migration
2 12 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (7.91%) CRM
4 8 (5.76%) Integration Testing
4 8 (5.76%) Data Migration
4 8 (5.76%) Business Analysis
4 8 (5.76%) Information Security
5 6 (4.32%) ETL
5 6 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (3.60%) Risk Management
6 5 (3.60%) Security Architecture
6 5 (3.60%) Unit Testing
7 4 (2.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (2.88%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (2.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (2.88%) Network Design
7 4 (2.88%) Data Management
7 4 (2.88%) Workflow
7 4 (2.88%) Data Modelling
8 3 (2.16%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.76%) SQL
2 7 (5.04%) PL/SQL
3 6 (4.32%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.88%) C#
4 4 (2.88%) ABAP
5 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.44%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.44%) VBScript
6 1 (0.72%) VB
6 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (14.39%) SC Cleared
1 20 (14.39%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.60%) CCNP
4 4 (2.88%) CISM
4 4 (2.88%) CCNA
4 4 (2.88%) CISSP
5 2 (1.44%) Degree
5 2 (1.44%) CCIE
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.72%) CCSP
6 1 (0.72%) CCDP
6 1 (0.72%) CCSA
6 1 (0.72%) CCSE
6 1 (0.72%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.47%) QA
2 3 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.16%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.72%) GAAP
4 1 (0.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.72%) COBIT
4 1 (0.72%) GPG13
4 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.44%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.72%) Snort
3 1 (0.72%) Squid
3 1 (0.72%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.88%) Ionix
2 2 (1.44%) SCCM
3 1 (0.72%) OpenView
3 1 (0.72%) OPNET
3 1 (0.72%) WSUS
3 1 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.72%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (25.90%) SAP
2 26 (18.71%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.07%) Oracle
4 8 (5.76%) Cisco
5 6 (4.32%) VMware
6 5 (3.60%) Juniper
6 5 (3.60%) EMC
7 3 (2.16%) Informatica
7 3 (2.16%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.16%) webMethods
7 3 (2.16%) Mercator
7 3 (2.16%) IBM
7 3 (2.16%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.16%) Talend
7 3 (2.16%) F5
8 2 (1.44%) iRise
8 2 (1.44%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.44%) Trillium
8 2 (1.44%) McAfee
8 2 (1.44%) Reuters
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