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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 17 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 57 57 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.34% 9.93% 11.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.01% 11.07% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 40 32
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £416
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.00%
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
712 515 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.63% 89.72% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 313 263
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 41
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.65 £9.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £26.75 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 23 (23.71%) SAP
1 23 (23.71%) Migration
2 13 (13.40%) Oracle
3 12 (12.37%) Finance
4 10 (10.31%) HP
5 9 (9.28%) Data Migration
5 9 (9.28%) IBM
5 9 (9.28%) ERP
5 9 (9.28%) SAP SD
5 9 (9.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
6 8 (8.25%) Security Cleared
6 8 (8.25%) SolarWinds
7 7 (7.22%) SC Cleared
7 7 (7.22%) Documentum
7 7 (7.22%) CRM
7 7 (7.22%) FileNet
7 7 (7.22%) Cisco
8 6 (6.19%) ITIL
8 6 (6.19%) SQL
8 6 (6.19%) EMC
8 6 (6.19%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (5.15%) Banking
9 5 (5.15%) F5
9 5 (5.15%) SharePoint
9 5 (5.15%) Firewall
9 5 (5.15%) VMware
9 5 (5.15%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (5.15%) User Experience
10 4 (4.12%) Automotive

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 7 (7.22%) Documentum
1 7 (7.22%) FileNet
2 5 (5.15%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.09%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.03%) Lync
5 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.03%) CICS
5 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (9.28%) SAP SD
2 6 (6.19%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (5.15%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (4.12%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (4.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (3.09%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (3.09%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (3.09%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (3.09%) SAP CRM
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (2.06%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (2.06%) SAP FI
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (2.06%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (2.06%) SAP CO
7 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) Firewall
2 3 (3.09%) SAN
2 3 (3.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (2.06%) MPLS
3 2 (2.06%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (1.03%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.03%) SSL
4 1 (1.03%) HTTP
4 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.03%) VPN
4 1 (1.03%) Intranet
4 1 (1.03%) Internet
4 1 (1.03%) OSPF
4 1 (1.03%) BGP
4 1 (1.03%) RTP
4 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.03%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (1.03%) QlikView
2 1 (1.03%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.03%) Big Data
2 1 (1.03%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.03%) DB2
2 1 (1.03%) Star Schema
2 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.03%) DataStage
2 1 (1.03%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.03%) LSMW
2 1 (1.03%) JIRA
2 1 (1.03%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.03%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.03%) JMeter
General
1 12 (12.37%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Banking
3 4 (4.12%) Automotive
4 3 (3.09%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.06%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Local Government
6 1 (1.03%) Retail
6 1 (1.03%) Billing
6 1 (1.03%) German Language
6 1 (1.03%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) Middleware
2 2 (2.06%) .NET
2 2 (2.06%) HTML
2 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.03%) SAP Business Workflow
3 1 (1.03%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.03%) CSS
3 1 (1.03%) JSP
3 1 (1.03%) XML
3 1 (1.03%) EDI
3 1 (1.03%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.15%) User Experience
2 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.06%) FMCG
3 1 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.03%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.03%) HACMP
3 1 (1.03%) NHS
3 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.03%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.12%) Linux
2 3 (3.09%) Solaris
3 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.03%) Windows
3 1 (1.03%) HPUX
3 1 (1.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.71%) Migration
2 9 (9.28%) Data Migration
2 9 (9.28%) ERP
2 9 (9.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (7.22%) CRM
4 6 (6.19%) ITIL
5 4 (4.12%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (4.12%) Performance Management
6 3 (3.09%) Data Management
6 3 (3.09%) Network Management
6 3 (3.09%) ETL
6 3 (3.09%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.06%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.06%) Validation
7 2 (2.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.06%) Information Security
7 2 (2.06%) Service Management
7 2 (2.06%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.06%) Change Management
7 2 (2.06%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.19%) SQL
2 4 (4.12%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.06%) ABAP
3 2 (2.06%) C
3 2 (2.06%) C#
3 2 (2.06%) COBOL
3 2 (2.06%) Java
4 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.03%) C++
4 1 (1.03%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.25%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.06%) CCA
3 2 (2.06%) HP ASE
4 1 (1.03%) CCIE
4 1 (1.03%) CCNP
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.03%) EMC Certification
4 1 (1.03%) ACCA
4 1 (1.03%) CIMA
4 1 (1.03%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) QA
1 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.03%) XenApp
2 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.03%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 4 (4.12%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (3.09%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (3.09%) OpenView
2 3 (3.09%) OPNET
3 2 (2.06%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.03%) Nessus
4 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.03%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.03%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 23 (23.71%) SAP
2 13 (13.40%) Oracle
3 10 (10.31%) HP
4 9 (9.28%) IBM
5 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
5 8 (8.25%) SolarWinds
6 7 (7.22%) Cisco
7 6 (6.19%) EMC
8 5 (5.15%) F5
8 5 (5.15%) VMware
9 4 (4.12%) Symantec
10 3 (3.09%) BMC
11 2 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (2.06%) Business Objects
12 1 (1.03%) Qualys
12 1 (1.03%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.03%) Citrix
12 1 (1.03%) Juniper
12 1 (1.03%) Informatica
12 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
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