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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 21 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 39 58 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.12% 10.25% 10.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.76% 11.76% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 25
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £464 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-4.80% -34.17%
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
577 493 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.58% 87.10% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 299 250
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 45
Average hourly rate £13.87 £12.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.58% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.44 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 24 (28.57%) SAP
2 17 (20.24%) Migration
3 12 (14.29%) Oracle
4 9 (10.71%) Finance
5 8 (9.52%) SAP SD
5 8 (9.52%) Data Migration
5 8 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 7 (8.33%) SQL
6 7 (8.33%) Automotive
7 6 (7.14%) HP
7 6 (7.14%) EMC
8 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
8 5 (5.95%) Linux
8 5 (5.95%) CRM
8 5 (5.95%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
9 4 (4.76%) SAP FI
9 4 (4.76%) Symantec
9 4 (4.76%) VMware
9 4 (4.76%) Oracle Payroll
9 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
9 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.76%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.76%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (3.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 3 (3.57%) User Experience
10 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 3 (3.57%) Lync
1 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.19%) Node.js
3 1 (1.19%) SAS
3 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.19%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) SAP SD
2 5 (5.95%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (4.76%) SAP FI
3 4 (4.76%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (3.57%) SAP CO
4 3 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (3.57%) SAP CRM
4 3 (3.57%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (2.38%) SAP MM
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (2.38%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (1.19%) SAP HCM
6 1 (1.19%) SAP FI-GL
6 1 (1.19%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (1.19%) Office 365
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) SAN
2 2 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (1.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.19%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.19%) SSL
3 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.19%) Intranet
3 1 (1.19%) Internet
3 1 (1.19%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.19%) Big Data
2 1 (1.19%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.19%) Base SAS
2 1 (1.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.19%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.19%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.19%) QlikView
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) DB2
2 1 (1.19%) Star Schema
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.19%) DataStage
2 1 (1.19%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.19%) LSMW
1 1 (1.19%) JIRA
1 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.19%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.19%) JMeter
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Automotive
3 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.38%) Banking
6 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.19%) Retail
6 1 (1.19%) Billing
6 1 (1.19%) Local Government
6 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) Web Services
1 2 (2.38%) HTML
2 1 (1.19%) SAP PI
2 1 (1.19%) SAP Business Workflow
2 1 (1.19%) XMPP
2 1 (1.19%) .NET
2 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.19%) CSS
2 1 (1.19%) JSP
2 1 (1.19%) XML
2 1 (1.19%) EDI
2 1 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.57%) User Experience
2 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.38%) FMCG
2 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.19%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.19%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.19%) Social Media
3 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.19%) HACMP
3 1 (1.19%) NHS
3 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Linux
2 3 (3.57%) Windows
2 3 (3.57%) Solaris
3 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.19%) HPUX
4 1 (1.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.24%) Migration
2 8 (9.52%) Data Migration
3 5 (5.95%) CRM
4 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.57%) Data Management
5 3 (3.57%) ERP
5 3 (3.57%) ETL
5 3 (3.57%) Risk Management
5 3 (3.57%) Service Management
6 2 (2.38%) Change Management
6 2 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.38%) ITSM
6 2 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.38%) ITIL
6 2 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (2.38%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.38%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (2.38%) Master Data Management
6 2 (2.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.33%) SQL
2 4 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.38%) ABAP
3 2 (2.38%) COBOL
3 2 (2.38%) Java
4 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.19%) C
4 1 (1.19%) C#
4 1 (1.19%) C++
4 1 (1.19%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.38%) CCA
3 1 (1.19%) CISM
3 1 (1.19%) CIMA
3 1 (1.19%) CCAB
3 1 (1.19%) CISSP
3 1 (1.19%) EMC Certification
3 1 (1.19%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.19%) QA
1 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) XenApp
2 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.19%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.38%) SCCM
4 1 (1.19%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.19%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.19%) Nessus
4 1 (1.19%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.19%) OPNET
4 1 (1.19%) OpenView
4 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (28.57%) SAP
2 12 (14.29%) Oracle
3 6 (7.14%) HP
3 6 (7.14%) EMC
4 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.76%) Symantec
5 4 (4.76%) VMware
5 4 (4.76%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.57%) Cisco
6 3 (3.57%) IBM
7 2 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.38%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.38%) F5
8 1 (1.19%) Qualys
8 1 (1.19%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.19%) Adobe
8 1 (1.19%) Citrix
8 1 (1.19%) Reuters
8 1 (1.19%) BMC
8 1 (1.19%) CA
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