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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 14 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 63 57 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.77% 9.27% 11.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.39% 10.29% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 33 32
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-11.04% -4.11%
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
751 554 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.60% 90.08% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 322 251
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 28
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 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 24 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 22 (21.15%) SAP
1 22 (21.15%) Migration
2 12 (11.54%) Oracle
2 12 (11.54%) Cisco
3 10 (9.62%) CRM
3 10 (9.62%) Finance
3 10 (9.62%) F5
4 9 (8.65%) Data Migration
4 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
4 9 (8.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (8.65%) IBM
4 9 (8.65%) HP
5 8 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.69%) ERP
5 8 (7.69%) SAP SD
5 8 (7.69%) MPLS
6 7 (6.73%) SolarWinds
6 7 (6.73%) Riverbed
6 7 (6.73%) OSPF
6 7 (6.73%) BGP
6 7 (6.73%) FileNet
6 7 (6.73%) Documentum
6 7 (6.73%) CCNP
6 7 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (6.73%) Juniper
6 7 (6.73%) CheckPoint
6 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.77%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (4.81%) Banking
8 5 (4.81%) Dynamics AX

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (6.73%) FileNet
1 7 (6.73%) Documentum
2 4 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.85%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 2 (1.92%) Lync
3 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.96%) CICS
4 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (7.69%) SAP SD
2 6 (5.77%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (4.81%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (4.81%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (3.85%) SAP CRM
4 4 (3.85%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (2.88%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (1.92%) SAP FI
6 2 (1.92%) SAP CO
6 2 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.69%) MPLS
2 7 (6.73%) OSPF
2 7 (6.73%) BGP
3 5 (4.81%) Firewall
4 3 (2.88%) SAN
5 2 (1.92%) Cisco ICM
5 2 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.96%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.96%) RTP
6 1 (0.96%) Wireless
6 1 (0.96%) SSL
6 1 (0.96%) HTTP
6 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.96%) VPN
6 1 (0.96%) Intranet
6 1 (0.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.96%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (0.96%) Big Data
2 1 (0.96%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (0.96%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (0.96%) QlikView
2 1 (0.96%) Star Schema
2 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.96%) DataStage
2 1 (0.96%) QualityStage
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.96%) LSMW
1 1 (0.96%) JIRA
1 1 (0.96%) JMeter
1 1 (0.96%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (9.62%) Finance
2 5 (4.81%) Banking
3 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.85%) Automotive
4 3 (2.88%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.92%) Retail
6 1 (0.96%) Billing
6 1 (0.96%) German Language
6 1 (0.96%) Local Government
6 1 (0.96%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.92%) HTML
1 2 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (0.96%) SAP Business Workflow
2 1 (0.96%) WebCenter
2 1 (0.96%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.96%) EDI
2 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.96%) CSS
2 1 (0.96%) JSP
2 1 (0.96%) Web Services
2 1 (0.96%) XML
2 1 (0.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.88%) User Experience
1 3 (2.88%) FMCG
2 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
3 1 (0.96%) Learning Management System
3 1 (0.96%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.96%) Tandem
3 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.96%) HACMP
3 1 (0.96%) NHS
3 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.85%) Linux
2 3 (2.88%) Solaris
3 2 (1.92%) Windows
4 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.96%) zOS
4 1 (0.96%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.15%) Migration
2 10 (9.62%) CRM
3 9 (8.65%) Data Migration
3 9 (8.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (7.69%) ERP
5 5 (4.81%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.81%) ITIL
6 4 (3.85%) Information Security
7 3 (2.88%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (2.88%) Performance Management
7 3 (2.88%) Data Management
7 3 (2.88%) Project Management
7 3 (2.88%) Risk Management
7 3 (2.88%) ETL
8 2 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.92%) Validation
8 2 (1.92%) Change Management
8 2 (1.92%) Service Management
8 2 (1.92%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.81%) SQL
2 4 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 3 (2.88%) ABAP
4 2 (1.92%) Java
4 2 (1.92%) C
5 1 (0.96%) JCL
5 1 (0.96%) C#
5 1 (0.96%) C++
5 1 (0.96%) COBOL
5 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.73%) CCNP
2 7 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.92%) CCA
3 2 (1.92%) CCIE
3 2 (1.92%) HP ASE
4 1 (0.96%) ACCA
4 1 (0.96%) CIMA
4 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.96%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.96%) QA
1 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.96%) XenApp
2 1 (0.96%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.96%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
1 4 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.92%) OpenView
2 2 (1.92%) OPNET
2 2 (1.92%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.96%) EdgeSight
3 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.96%) SCCM
3 1 (0.96%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.96%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (21.15%) SAP
2 12 (11.54%) Oracle
2 12 (11.54%) Cisco
3 10 (9.62%) F5
4 9 (8.65%) IBM
4 9 (8.65%) HP
5 8 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 7 (6.73%) SolarWinds
6 7 (6.73%) Riverbed
6 7 (6.73%) Juniper
6 7 (6.73%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.85%) BMC
7 4 (3.85%) VMware
7 4 (3.85%) Symantec
8 3 (2.88%) EMC
9 2 (1.92%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.92%) Citrix
10 1 (0.96%) FatWire
10 1 (0.96%) Informatica
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