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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 6 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 82 72 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.16% 9.63% 11.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.63% 10.45% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 36
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £312 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.18%
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
705 689 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.92% 92.11% 92.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 384 383
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £185 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 26
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.75 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -8.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £11.20 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 40 (26.67%) SAP
2 25 (16.67%) Oracle
3 21 (14.00%) Migration
4 18 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 18 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (11.33%) CRM
6 15 (10.00%) Finance
6 15 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (8.67%) PL/SQL
8 11 (7.33%) ABAP
8 11 (7.33%) Cisco
9 10 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
9 10 (6.67%) Data Migration
9 10 (6.67%) IBM
9 10 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (6.67%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 9 (6.00%) F5
10 9 (6.00%) FileNet
10 9 (6.00%) SC Cleared
10 9 (6.00%) SAP CRM
11 8 (5.33%) Telecoms
11 8 (5.33%) Manufacturing
11 8 (5.33%) Oracle EBS
11 8 (5.33%) MPLS
11 8 (5.33%) ERP
12 7 (4.67%) Documentum
12 7 (4.67%) CCNP
12 7 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (4.67%) Juniper
12 7 (4.67%) OSPF

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (6.67%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 9 (6.00%) FileNet
3 7 (4.67%) Documentum
4 6 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.00%) Lync
6 3 (2.00%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.33%) SAP EP
7 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.33%) SAP Portal
7 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.67%) Apache
8 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (6.00%) SAP CRM
3 8 (5.33%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (4.00%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (4.00%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (3.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (3.33%) SAP SD
6 4 (2.67%) Oracle Payroll
6 4 (2.67%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (2.00%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (1.33%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (1.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (1.33%) SAP CO
8 2 (1.33%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.67%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) Office 365
2 1 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.33%) MPLS
2 7 (4.67%) OSPF
2 7 (4.67%) BGP
3 5 (3.33%) Firewall
4 2 (1.33%) Cisco ICM
4 2 (1.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.33%) Skype
5 1 (0.67%) Wireless
5 1 (0.67%) DHCP
5 1 (0.67%) HTTP
5 1 (0.67%) VPN
5 1 (0.67%) DNS
5 1 (0.67%) SAN
5 1 (0.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.67%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.33%) SAP BI
3 2 (1.33%) DB2
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.33%) SAP HANA
3 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.67%) QlikView
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.33%) LSMW
2 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.67%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (10.00%) Finance
2 8 (5.33%) Manufacturing
2 8 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.67%) Retail
4 4 (2.67%) Marketing
4 4 (2.67%) Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Law
5 3 (2.00%) Publishing
5 3 (2.00%) Billing
6 2 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.67%) Legal
7 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.67%) Back Office
7 1 (0.67%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.67%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.67%) SAP Basis
2 3 (2.00%) Web Services
2 3 (2.00%) SAP PI
2 3 (2.00%) WebCenter
3 2 (1.33%) Flash
3 2 (1.33%) SAP ALE
3 2 (1.33%) Middleware
3 2 (1.33%) Web Dynpro
3 2 (1.33%) SAP Smart Forms
3 2 (1.33%) BAPI
3 2 (1.33%) HTML
3 2 (1.33%) .NET
4 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.67%) EJB
4 1 (0.67%) CSS
4 1 (0.67%) JSP
4 1 (0.67%) Servlets
4 1 (0.67%) SOAP
4 1 (0.67%) JSTL
4 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.67%) FMCG
2 3 (2.00%) User Experience
2 3 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.33%) DataPower
4 1 (0.67%) NHS
4 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.67%) Clustering
4 1 (0.67%) Tandem
4 1 (0.67%) VAX
4 1 (0.67%) Graphic Design
4 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.67%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.33%) Windows
2 3 (2.00%) UNIX
3 1 (0.67%) Linux
3 1 (0.67%) VMS
3 1 (0.67%) OpenVMS
3 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.00%) Migration
2 17 (11.33%) CRM
3 15 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 10 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (5.33%) ERP
6 7 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.67%) Information Security
6 7 (4.67%) Workflow
7 5 (3.33%) ITIL
7 5 (3.33%) ETL
8 4 (2.67%) Project Management
8 4 (2.67%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.67%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (2.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.67%) Performance Management
9 3 (2.00%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (2.00%) Scrum
9 3 (2.00%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.67%) PL/SQL
2 11 (7.33%) ABAP
3 6 (4.00%) SQL
4 4 (2.67%) Java
5 3 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.00%) C#
6 2 (1.33%) C
6 2 (1.33%) SAPscript
6 2 (1.33%) X++
7 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.67%) JCL
7 1 (0.67%) DCL
7 1 (0.67%) PHP
7 1 (0.67%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 18 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.67%) CCNP
3 7 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.33%) CCIE
4 2 (1.33%) CISSP
4 2 (1.33%) HP ASE
5 1 (0.67%) MCSE
5 1 (0.67%) CCA
5 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.67%) CISA
5 1 (0.67%) CISM
5 1 (0.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.67%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.33%) OpenView
1 2 (1.33%) OPNET
1 2 (1.33%) SCCM
1 2 (1.33%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.67%) SCOM
2 1 (0.67%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (0.67%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.67%) WSUS
2 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (26.67%) SAP
2 25 (16.67%) Oracle
3 18 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.33%) Cisco
5 10 (6.67%) IBM
6 9 (6.00%) F5
7 7 (4.67%) Riverbed
7 7 (4.67%) Juniper
7 7 (4.67%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.67%) BMC
8 4 (2.67%) HP
8 4 (2.67%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.00%) Citrix
9 3 (2.00%) OpenText
9 3 (2.00%) VMware
10 2 (1.33%) Hyperion
10 2 (1.33%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.67%) Tableau
11 1 (0.67%) Adobe
11 1 (0.67%) Northgate
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