The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Consultant
Rank 54 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 7 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.99% 1.50% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.64% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
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£443 £488 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £468 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £566 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £450 £465
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
640 549 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.40% 91.65% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 303 329
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £236 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 20 29
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Functional Consultant
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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 29 July 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 6 (46.15%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) SAP
2 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (23.08%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Billing
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (7.69%) Toad
6 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.69%) SLA
6 1 (7.69%) Internet
6 1 (7.69%) SAP PS
6 1 (7.69%) GAAP
6 1 (7.69%) Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Payroll
2 3 (23.08%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (7.69%) SAP PLM
4 1 (7.69%) SAP PS
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (7.69%) SAP MRS
4 1 (7.69%) SAP cProjects
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Toad
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Billing
4 1 (7.69%) General Ledger
4 1 (7.69%) German Language
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
1 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Cash Management
2 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Workflow
2 1 (7.69%) PLM
2 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.69%) Logistics
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
1 1 (7.69%) GAAP
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) SAP