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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 13 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 69 90 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.26% 12.36% 8.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.64% 12.80% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 28 28
Median daily rate £445 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.83% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £318 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.05% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +55.55%
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
716 703 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.11% 96.57% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 433 417
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 43
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £42.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016, 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 (29.55%) SQL
2 35 (26.52%) Oracle
2 35 (26.52%) Finance
3 33 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 32 (24.24%) SQL Server
4 32 (24.24%) Java
5 30 (22.73%) SAP
5 30 (22.73%) IBM
6 28 (21.21%) Web Services
7 27 (20.45%) Tomcat
8 26 (19.70%) Back Office
9 25 (18.94%) TDD
9 25 (18.94%) WebSphere
9 25 (18.94%) Web Development
9 25 (18.94%) Java EE
9 25 (18.94%) WebLogic Portal
9 25 (18.94%) Log4j
9 25 (18.94%) HTML
9 25 (18.94%) JBoss
9 25 (18.94%) XML
9 25 (18.94%) CSS
9 25 (18.94%) JSP
9 25 (18.94%) WebLogic
9 25 (18.94%) DB2
9 25 (18.94%) Misys
9 25 (18.94%) JMS
10 15 (11.36%) Banking
10 15 (11.36%) Dynamics AX
10 15 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (10.61%) Manufacturing

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 27 (20.45%) Tomcat
2 25 (18.94%) JBoss
2 25 (18.94%) WebLogic
2 25 (18.94%) WebLogic Portal
2 25 (18.94%) WebSphere
3 11 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (3.03%) Apache
6 3 (2.27%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.76%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.76%) CMS
8 1 (0.76%) IBM Connections
8 1 (0.76%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 1 (0.76%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 5 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.03%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 15 (11.36%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (8.33%) SAP IS-U
3 6 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (3.03%) SAP PM
5 3 (2.27%) SAP HR
5 3 (2.27%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (1.52%) SAP BPC
6 2 (1.52%) SAP CO
6 2 (1.52%) SAP FI
6 2 (1.52%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (1.52%) SAP PP
6 2 (1.52%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.76%) SAP CS
7 1 (0.76%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.76%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.33%) Office 365
3 5 (3.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.27%) Yammer
5 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.76%) IaaS
6 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.27%) Skype
2 2 (1.52%) BIG-IP
2 2 (1.52%) Firewall
2 2 (1.52%) SSH
2 2 (1.52%) SSL
3 1 (0.76%) DHCP
3 1 (0.76%) DNS
3 1 (0.76%) IMAP
3 1 (0.76%) Internet
3 1 (0.76%) Intranet
3 1 (0.76%) LAN
3 1 (0.76%) LDAP
3 1 (0.76%) S/MIME
3 1 (0.76%) SAN
3 1 (0.76%) SMTP
3 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 25 (18.94%) DB2
3 3 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.27%) SAP BW
3 3 (2.27%) SAP HANA
3 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.52%) InfluxDB
4 2 (1.52%) Power BI
5 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.76%) GIS
5 1 (0.76%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.76%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 25 (18.94%) Log4j
2 4 (3.03%) LSMW
3 2 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.52%) MSI
3 2 (1.52%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.76%) JMeter
4 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 35 (26.52%) Finance
2 26 (19.70%) Back Office
3 15 (11.36%) Banking
4 14 (10.61%) Manufacturing
5 9 (6.82%) Retail
6 7 (5.30%) Billing
7 4 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.27%) Publishing
9 1 (0.76%) Advertising
9 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.76%) Legal
9 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.21%) Web Services
2 25 (18.94%) CSS
2 25 (18.94%) HTML
2 25 (18.94%) Java EE
2 25 (18.94%) JMS
2 25 (18.94%) JSP
2 25 (18.94%) XML
3 3 (2.27%) EDI
3 3 (2.27%) MDX
4 2 (1.52%) .NET
4 2 (1.52%) ELK Stack
4 2 (1.52%) SAML
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.76%) SAP ALE
5 1 (0.76%) SAP Business Workflow
5 1 (0.76%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.76%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (0.76%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.03%) Life Science
3 3 (2.27%) LIMS
3 3 (2.27%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.52%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.52%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.52%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.76%) Clustering
5 1 (0.76%) CMDB
5 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.76%) Informatics
5 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.30%) Linux
1 7 (5.30%) Windows
2 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.52%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.52%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.94%) TDD
1 25 (18.94%) Web Development
2 13 (9.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (7.58%) CRM
3 10 (7.58%) Logistics
4 9 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (6.06%) Migration
6 6 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (3.79%) Data Migration
7 5 (3.79%) GAP Analysis
7 5 (3.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.03%) Data Modelling
8 4 (3.03%) Integration Testing
8 4 (3.03%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.03%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.27%) Case Management
9 3 (2.27%) Demand Management
9 3 (2.27%) Process Improvement
9 3 (2.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.55%) SQL
2 32 (24.24%) Java
3 11 (8.33%) ABAP
4 5 (3.79%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.52%) C
6 2 (1.52%) Go
6 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.52%) Python
6 2 (1.52%) Ruby
7 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.76%) C#
7 1 (0.76%) Korn
7 1 (0.76%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.06%) Degree
2 7 (5.30%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.76%) MCSA
5 1 (0.76%) MCSD
5 1 (0.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) GMP
2 2 (1.52%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) COBIT
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.52%) Docker
3 2 (1.52%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) SCOM
2 2 (1.52%) Ansible
2 2 (1.52%) Graphite
2 2 (1.52%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.52%) Marathon
2 2 (1.52%) Mesos
2 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.52%) Puppet
2 2 (1.52%) SCCM
2 2 (1.52%) Terraform
3 1 (0.76%) Control-M
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.76%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 35 (26.52%) Oracle
2 33 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 30 (22.73%) IBM
3 30 (22.73%) SAP
4 25 (18.94%) Misys
5 3 (2.27%) Informatica
5 3 (2.27%) LogRhythm
6 2 (1.52%) F5
6 2 (1.52%) HP
6 2 (1.52%) JDA
6 2 (1.52%) NEC
6 2 (1.52%) Polycom
6 2 (1.52%) Proofpoint
6 2 (1.52%) RedPrairie
6 2 (1.52%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.76%) BMC
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco
7 1 (0.76%) Lotus
7 1 (0.76%) Progress
7 1 (0.76%) Remedy
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