The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Consultant
Rank 54 58 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 9 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.16% 0.89% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.97% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
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£443 £585 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.35% +14.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £585 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £585 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £455
% change year-on-year
- -1.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Functional 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
712 619 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.11% 91.98% 96.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 391 358
Average daily rate £350 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £213 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 25 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.98 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £33.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Functional Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Consultant in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Functional Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Consultant across the Birmingham region.

Functional Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) PL/SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) SAP
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (16.67%) Billing
6 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Workflow
7 1 (8.33%) SQL
7 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Toad
7 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (8.33%) SLA
7 1 (8.33%) Internet
7 1 (8.33%) SAP PS
7 1 (8.33%) GAAP
7 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (8.33%) SAP PS
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (8.33%) SAP PLM
5 1 (8.33%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (8.33%) SAP MRS
5 1 (8.33%) SAP cProjects
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Toad
General
1 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Billing
4 1 (8.33%) General Ledger
4 1 (8.33%) German Language
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Cash Management
2 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Workflow
2 1 (8.33%) PLM
2 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
2 1 (8.33%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
1 1 (8.33%) GAAP
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) SAP