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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 20 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 64 55 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.06% 7.47% 10.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.54% 7.85% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 30 38
Median daily rate £425 £418 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% -7.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.16 £47.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+9.80% +52.00%
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
749 701 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.33% 95.24% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 464 369
Median daily rate £375 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 35 36
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 27 (24.11%) SAP
1 27 (24.11%) Finance
2 24 (21.43%) Oracle
3 22 (19.64%) SQL
4 20 (17.86%) Java
5 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
5 17 (15.18%) Banking
6 16 (14.29%) Tomcat
6 16 (14.29%) IBM
7 15 (13.39%) Web Services
7 15 (13.39%) Back Office
7 15 (13.39%) Business Analysis
8 14 (12.50%) TDD
8 14 (12.50%) Web Development
8 14 (12.50%) Java EE
8 14 (12.50%) WebSphere
8 14 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (12.50%) Log4j
8 14 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
8 14 (12.50%) XML
8 14 (12.50%) CSS
8 14 (12.50%) JSP
8 14 (12.50%) DB2
8 14 (12.50%) WebLogic
8 14 (12.50%) HTML
8 14 (12.50%) JMS
8 14 (12.50%) JBoss
8 14 (12.50%) Misys
8 14 (12.50%) Informatica
9 12 (10.71%) Microsoft

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 16 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 14 (12.50%) JBoss
2 14 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 14 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
2 14 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.68%) Apache
4 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.89%) IBM Connections
6 1 (0.89%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.89%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) MS Project
2 1 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.89%) InVision
2 1 (0.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.89%) MS Office
2 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.89%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 8 (7.14%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.57%) SAP PM
3 3 (2.68%) SAP PP
3 3 (2.68%) SAP SD
4 2 (1.79%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.79%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.79%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.79%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.79%) SAP MII
4 2 (1.79%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.89%) SAP CS
5 1 (0.89%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.89%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.89%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.36%) Office 365
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.79%) Yammer
3 1 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.46%) Firewall
2 3 (2.68%) DNS
3 2 (1.79%) BIG-IP
3 2 (1.79%) DHCP
3 2 (1.79%) SSH
3 2 (1.79%) SSL
4 1 (0.89%) Intranet
4 1 (0.89%) LAN
4 1 (0.89%) SAN
4 1 (0.89%) Skype
4 1 (0.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.50%) DB2
3 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.79%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.89%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.89%) Power BI
5 1 (0.89%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.89%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 14 (12.50%) Log4j
2 4 (3.57%) LSMW
3 1 (0.89%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.89%) JMeter
3 1 (0.89%) LoadRunner
General
1 27 (24.11%) Finance
2 17 (15.18%) Banking
3 15 (13.39%) Back Office
4 8 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 7 (6.25%) Retail
6 5 (4.46%) Billing
7 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
7 4 (3.57%) Publishing
8 1 (0.89%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.89%) Marketing
8 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.39%) Web Services
2 14 (12.50%) CSS
2 14 (12.50%) HTML
2 14 (12.50%) Java EE
2 14 (12.50%) JMS
2 14 (12.50%) JSP
2 14 (12.50%) XML
3 3 (2.68%) EDI
4 2 (1.79%) SAML
5 1 (0.89%) .NET
5 1 (0.89%) Material Design
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.89%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.89%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.14%) Virtual Team
3 7 (6.25%) Reference Data
4 6 (5.36%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.57%) NHS
6 3 (2.68%) Informatics
6 3 (2.68%) LIMS
7 1 (0.89%) CMDB
7 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.89%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.89%) FMCG
7 1 (0.89%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.89%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.89%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.89%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.89%) User Experience
7 1 (0.89%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.14%) Windows
2 5 (4.46%) Linux
3 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.68%) Unix
3 3 (2.68%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.79%) AIX
4 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.89%) Android
5 1 (0.89%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (0.89%) Solaris
5 1 (0.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.39%) Business Analysis
2 14 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (12.50%) TDD
2 14 (12.50%) Web Development
3 11 (9.82%) Migration
4 9 (8.04%) PRINCE2
5 8 (7.14%) Logistics
6 6 (5.36%) CRM
6 6 (5.36%) Data Migration
6 6 (5.36%) Risk Management
6 6 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (4.46%) ITIL
8 4 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (3.57%) Information Governance
8 4 (3.57%) Integration Testing
8 4 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (3.57%) Workflow
9 3 (2.68%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.68%) Demand Management
9 3 (2.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.64%) SQL
2 20 (17.86%) Java
3 10 (8.93%) ABAP
4 2 (1.79%) C
4 2 (1.79%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) Degree
2 7 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.46%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.89%) CCNA
7 1 (0.89%) CCNP
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.89%) CISSP
7 1 (0.89%) MCSD
7 1 (0.89%) NCIE
7 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) COBIT
2 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.79%) VirtualBox
2 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.79%) XenApp
3 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.89%) KVM
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.89%) vSphere
3 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) SCCM
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.89%) vRealize
3 1 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (24.11%) SAP
2 24 (21.43%) Oracle
3 16 (14.29%) IBM
4 14 (12.50%) Informatica
4 14 (12.50%) Misys
5 12 (10.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.46%) Cisco
6 5 (4.46%) LogRhythm
7 4 (3.57%) Proofpoint
8 3 (2.68%) JDA
8 3 (2.68%) VMware
9 2 (1.79%) Citrix
9 2 (1.79%) Dell
9 2 (1.79%) F5
9 2 (1.79%) IronPort
9 2 (1.79%) NEC
9 2 (1.79%) NetApp
9 2 (1.79%) RedPrairie
9 2 (1.79%) Remedy
9 2 (1.79%) Symantec
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