The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 15 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 55 59 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.97% 11.52% 8.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.04% 12.29% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 18
Average daily rate £378 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £462 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
548 480 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.40% 93.75% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 257 315
Average daily rate £340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £224 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.70 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Consultant
West Midlands

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 48 (44.04%) SAP
2 19 (17.43%) Migration
3 16 (14.68%) Microsoft
4 15 (13.76%) Billing
5 14 (12.84%) Finance
6 12 (11.01%) SAP IS-U
6 12 (11.01%) Windows
7 9 (8.26%) ABAP
7 9 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (8.26%) QA
7 9 (8.26%) Banking
8 8 (7.34%) Data Migration
8 8 (7.34%) SQL
9 7 (6.42%) JavaScript
9 7 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (6.42%) Active Directory
9 7 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.50%) Manufacturing
10 6 (5.50%) Integration Testing
10 6 (5.50%) SharePoint
10 6 (5.50%) .NET
10 6 (5.50%) Oracle
10 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
10 6 (5.50%) Project Management
11 5 (4.59%) Workflow
11 5 (4.59%) XML
11 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
11 5 (4.59%) ERP
11 5 (4.59%) SOA
11 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (5.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.75%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle UPK
2 3 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.83%) Lync
3 2 (1.83%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.92%) IIS
4 1 (0.92%) MTS
4 1 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.92%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.92%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (11.01%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (3.67%) SAP PM
2 4 (3.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.67%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.75%) SAP SD
3 3 (2.75%) SAP CS
4 2 (1.83%) SAP cProjects
4 2 (1.83%) SAP MRS
4 2 (1.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.83%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.83%) SAP FI-CA
4 2 (1.83%) SAP PLM
4 2 (1.83%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.83%) SAP MM
4 2 (1.83%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.92%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.92%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.92%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.92%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) Network Security
1 4 (3.67%) RTP
2 2 (1.83%) VLAN
2 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.83%) DNS
2 2 (1.83%) LAN
2 2 (1.83%) WAN
2 2 (1.83%) Firewall
2 2 (1.83%) SAN
2 2 (1.83%) MPLS
3 1 (0.92%) BGP
3 1 (0.92%) RTCP
3 1 (0.92%) OSPF
3 1 (0.92%) Internet
3 1 (0.92%) DHCP
3 1 (0.92%) HTTP
3 1 (0.92%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.92%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (3.67%) SAP BW
3 3 (2.75%) QlikView
4 2 (1.83%) MS Access
4 2 (1.83%) DB2
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.92%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) NWDI
1 2 (1.83%) LSMW
2 1 (0.92%) MSI
2 1 (0.92%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (13.76%) Billing
2 14 (12.84%) Finance
3 9 (8.26%) Banking
4 6 (5.50%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.67%) German Language
6 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.83%) Advertising
7 2 (1.83%) Law
7 2 (1.83%) Legal
8 1 (0.92%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.50%) .NET
2 5 (4.59%) XML
3 4 (3.67%) CSS
4 3 (2.75%) Web Services
4 3 (2.75%) XML Schema
5 2 (1.83%) SAP Basis
5 2 (1.83%) Ajax
5 2 (1.83%) WCF
5 2 (1.83%) jQuery
5 2 (1.83%) EDI
5 2 (1.83%) XSL
5 2 (1.83%) HTML
5 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.92%) SyncML
6 1 (0.92%) J2EE
6 1 (0.92%) XSLT
6 1 (0.92%) DOM
6 1 (0.92%) WPF
6 1 (0.92%) SAP ALE
6 1 (0.92%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.59%) E-Learning
2 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.83%) Clustering
2 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.92%) Thin Client
3 1 (0.92%) GIS
3 1 (0.92%) PMI
3 1 (0.92%) SCADA
3 1 (0.92%) Blog
3 1 (0.92%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.92%) Data Conversion
3 1 (0.92%) CESG
3 1 (0.92%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (0.92%) Replication
3 1 (0.92%) FlexPod
3 1 (0.92%) iPhone
3 1 (0.92%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.01%) Windows
2 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (4.59%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.75%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.83%) AIX
4 2 (1.83%) Linux
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.92%) UNIX
5 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.43%) Migration
2 9 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (7.34%) Data Migration
4 7 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (5.50%) Integration Testing
5 6 (5.50%) Project Management
6 5 (4.59%) Workflow
6 5 (4.59%) ERP
6 5 (4.59%) SOA
7 4 (3.67%) Validation
7 4 (3.67%) CRM
8 3 (2.75%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (2.75%) ITIL
8 3 (2.75%) Resource Management
8 3 (2.75%) Unit Testing
8 3 (2.75%) Logistics
8 3 (2.75%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (2.75%) Network Design
8 3 (2.75%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.26%) ABAP
2 8 (7.34%) SQL
3 7 (6.42%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.67%) C#
5 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.83%) VBScript
5 2 (1.83%) VB
6 1 (0.92%) SAPscript
6 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.92%) Java
6 1 (0.92%) PHP
6 1 (0.92%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (4.59%) SC Cleared
1 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.75%) CCNP
2 3 (2.75%) MCTS
2 3 (2.75%) Degree
3 2 (1.83%) CCNA
3 2 (1.83%) CISSP
3 2 (1.83%) CISM
4 1 (0.92%) MCSE
4 1 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.92%) PMP
4 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.92%) Dell Certification
4 1 (0.92%) CCDP
4 1 (0.92%) CCIE
4 1 (0.92%) MCITP
4 1 (0.92%) JNCIS
4 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.26%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.92%) P3O
System Software
1 7 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.92%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.92%) XenApp
3 1 (0.92%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.92%) IAG
3 1 (0.92%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) SCCM
2 3 (2.75%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.83%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.92%) WSUS
4 1 (0.92%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 48 (44.04%) SAP
2 16 (14.68%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.50%) Oracle
4 5 (4.59%) VMware
5 3 (2.75%) Lotus
5 3 (2.75%) Citrix
5 3 (2.75%) HP
6 2 (1.83%) iRise
6 2 (1.83%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.83%) Open Text
6 2 (1.83%) Blue Coat
6 2 (1.83%) Brocade
6 2 (1.83%) Sybase
6 2 (1.83%) BMC
6 2 (1.83%) Hitachi
6 2 (1.83%) Remedy
7 1 (0.92%) McAfee
7 1 (0.92%) Symantec
7 1 (0.92%) NetApp
7 1 (0.92%) JD Edwards
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