The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 23 27 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 36 33 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.95% 5.25% 8.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.17% 5.63% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 20
Median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £302 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £435
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +85.85%

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
583 586 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.36% 93.31% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 364 336
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 27
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.76 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.69 £24.95 £23.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 January 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 39 (37.86%) Microsoft
2 22 (21.36%) SAP
3 21 (20.39%) SQL
4 19 (18.45%) IBM
5 16 (15.53%) Finance
5 16 (15.53%) Java
6 15 (14.56%) Dynamics AX
7 13 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (11.65%) Oracle
8 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
8 12 (11.65%) DB2
8 12 (11.65%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (10.68%) Security Cleared
9 11 (10.68%) Web Services
10 10 (9.71%) Manufacturing
10 10 (9.71%) Migration
10 10 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (8.74%) Back Office
11 9 (8.74%) JBoss
11 9 (8.74%) WebLogic
11 9 (8.74%) Tomcat
11 9 (8.74%) CRM
11 9 (8.74%) SharePoint
11 9 (8.74%) Data Modelling
11 9 (8.74%) Office 365
12 8 (7.77%) SC Cleared
12 8 (7.77%) JMS
12 8 (7.77%) Misys
12 8 (7.77%) CSS

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (8.74%) JBoss
1 9 (8.74%) SharePoint
1 9 (8.74%) Tomcat
1 9 (8.74%) WebLogic
2 8 (7.77%) WebLogic Portal
2 8 (7.77%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.88%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.91%) Apache
4 3 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.94%) IIS
6 1 (0.97%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.97%) CMS
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 6 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (14.56%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (5.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.91%) SAP WM
4 2 (1.94%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (1.94%) SAP BPC
4 2 (1.94%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.94%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.97%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.97%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.97%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.74%) Office 365
3 4 (3.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.94%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.97%) Boomi
6 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.97%) IaaS
6 1 (0.97%) PaaS
6 1 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.97%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.85%) Skype
2 3 (2.91%) LDAP
3 2 (1.94%) DHCP
3 2 (1.94%) DNS
3 2 (1.94%) HTTP
3 2 (1.94%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.94%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.97%) IMAP
4 1 (0.97%) Internet
4 1 (0.97%) LAN
4 1 (0.97%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.97%) PBX
4 1 (0.97%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.97%) SAN
4 1 (0.97%) SMTP
4 1 (0.97%) SSL
4 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.65%) DB2
1 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) IBM InfoSphere
2 4 (3.88%) SAP HANA
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.91%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.94%) InfluxDB
4 2 (1.94%) MySQL
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.97%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.97%) OLAP
5 1 (0.97%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.97%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Log4j
2 5 (4.85%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.94%) Subversion
4 2 (1.94%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.94%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.97%) JIRA
5 1 (0.97%) MSI
5 1 (0.97%) Selenium
5 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (15.53%) Finance
2 10 (9.71%) Manufacturing
3 9 (8.74%) Back Office
4 5 (4.85%) Retail
5 4 (3.88%) Advertising
5 4 (3.88%) Banking
5 4 (3.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.94%) Billing
7 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.68%) Web Services
2 8 (7.77%) CSS
2 8 (7.77%) HTML
2 8 (7.77%) Java EE
2 8 (7.77%) JMS
2 8 (7.77%) JSP
2 8 (7.77%) XML
3 4 (3.88%) MDX
4 3 (2.91%) .NET
5 2 (1.94%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.97%) COM
6 1 (0.97%) J2EE
6 1 (0.97%) JDBC
6 1 (0.97%) LAMP
6 1 (0.97%) Middleware
6 1 (0.97%) SAP ALE
6 1 (0.97%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.97%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.97%) SAP Smart Forms
6 1 (0.97%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.88%) Life Science
3 2 (1.94%) Private Cloud
3 2 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.97%) Clustering
4 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.97%) Learning Management System
4 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.97%) PKI
4 1 (0.97%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.85%) Linux
1 5 (4.85%) Windows
2 3 (2.91%) Unix
3 2 (1.94%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.97%) AIX
4 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.97%) Solaris
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (9.71%) Migration
3 9 (8.74%) CRM
3 9 (8.74%) Data Modelling
4 8 (7.77%) TDD
4 8 (7.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (7.77%) Web Development
5 6 (5.83%) Logistics
5 6 (5.83%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (4.85%) DevOps
7 4 (3.88%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.88%) Data Protection
7 4 (3.88%) Information Governance
8 3 (2.91%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (2.91%) Data Management
8 3 (2.91%) Data Migration
8 3 (2.91%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (2.91%) Process Management
9 2 (1.94%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.39%) SQL
2 16 (15.53%) Java
3 5 (4.85%) ABAP
4 3 (2.91%) Python
4 3 (2.91%) Ruby
4 3 (2.91%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.94%) C
5 2 (1.94%) C#
5 2 (1.94%) Go
6 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.97%) Korn
6 1 (0.97%) Perl
6 1 (0.97%) PHP
6 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.97%) SAPscript
6 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (10.68%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.77%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.80%) Degree
4 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.97%) MCSA
5 1 (0.97%) MCSE
5 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.97%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.88%) GMP
3 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.94%) Docker
2 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.97%) XenApp
3 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.97%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) Ansible
2 4 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.88%) Puppet
3 2 (1.94%) Graphite
3 2 (1.94%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.94%) Marathon
3 2 (1.94%) Mesos
3 2 (1.94%) SCCM
3 2 (1.94%) SCOM
3 2 (1.94%) Terraform
4 1 (0.97%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.97%) Control-M
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.97%) Nagios
4 1 (0.97%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.97%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (37.86%) Microsoft
2 22 (21.36%) SAP
3 19 (18.45%) IBM
4 12 (11.65%) Oracle
5 8 (7.77%) Misys
6 5 (4.85%) VMware
7 2 (1.94%) Polycom
7 2 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.94%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.94%) Syclo
8 1 (0.97%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.97%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.97%) Cisco
8 1 (0.97%) Citrix
8 1 (0.97%) Dell
8 1 (0.97%) HP
8 1 (0.97%) Juniper
8 1 (0.97%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.97%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.97%) Sitecore
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