The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 64 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£575 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+29.23% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £7.00 £20.00 £24.52
% change year-on-year
-65.00% -18.41%
IT 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
710 601 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.81% 91.76% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 394 334
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 24
Average hourly rate £18.25 £13.98 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.59% -6.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £26.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

IT Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

IT Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) CESG
2 1 (25.00%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) COBIT
2 1 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) RMADS
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Process Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CESG
1 1 (25.00%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (25.00%) RMADS
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Process Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) CISM
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) COBIT