The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 2 4 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 46 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 22.44% 13.61% 8.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.96% 14.29% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +2.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £54.00 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+111.76% -7.27%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands 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
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
192 161 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 93.66% 95.27% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 81
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Midlands region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 44 (53.01%) SAP
2 18 (21.69%) Finance
3 15 (18.07%) Manufacturing
4 11 (13.25%) Telecoms
4 11 (13.25%) Logistics
4 11 (13.25%) Software Testing
4 11 (13.25%) New Media
5 9 (10.84%) Oracle
6 8 (9.64%) SQL
6 8 (9.64%) CRM
6 8 (9.64%) ERP
6 8 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
7 6 (7.23%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (7.23%) Business Analysis
8 5 (6.02%) SAP EWM
8 5 (6.02%) SAP IS-U
8 5 (6.02%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.02%) SAP MM
8 5 (6.02%) ABAP
9 4 (4.82%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
9 4 (4.82%) Project Management
9 4 (4.82%) SAP HR
9 4 (4.82%) SAP SD
9 4 (4.82%) SAP BW
9 4 (4.82%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (4.82%) Billing
9 4 (4.82%) SAP HANA

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (1.20%) Apache
1 1 (1.20%) NetWeaver
1 1 (1.20%) CMS
1 1 (1.20%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (6.02%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (6.02%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (6.02%) SAP MM
2 5 (6.02%) SAP EWM
3 4 (4.82%) SAP HR
3 4 (4.82%) SAP SD
4 3 (3.61%) SAP APO
4 3 (3.61%) SAP FI
4 3 (3.61%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (3.61%) SAP CO
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (2.41%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (1.20%) SAP GTS
6 1 (1.20%) SAP BPC
6 1 (1.20%) SAP SCM
6 1 (1.20%) SAP HCM
6 1 (1.20%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
1 1 (1.20%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) SAP BW
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle OWB
1 4 (4.82%) SAP HANA
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle OLAP
2 3 (3.61%) OLAP
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.41%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.20%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.20%) Big Data
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.41%) HP UFT
1 2 (2.41%) LSMW
1 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.41%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.20%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 18 (21.69%) Finance
2 15 (18.07%) Manufacturing
3 11 (13.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.82%) Billing
5 3 (3.61%) Retail
6 2 (2.41%) Automotive
7 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) J2EE
1 3 (3.61%) Web Services
1 3 (3.61%) SAP Basis
2 2 (2.41%) .NET
2 2 (2.41%) BAPI
2 2 (2.41%) XML
2 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (2.41%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.20%) EDI
3 1 (1.20%) SAP ALE
3 1 (1.20%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) New Media
2 2 (2.41%) User Experience
3 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.20%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (1.20%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.20%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Windows
2 2 (2.41%) Linux
2 2 (2.41%) UNIX
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.25%) Software Testing
1 11 (13.25%) Logistics
2 8 (9.64%) CRM
2 8 (9.64%) ERP
2 8 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (7.23%) Business Analysis
4 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (4.82%) Project Management
6 3 (3.61%) Data Modelling
6 3 (3.61%) Open Source
6 3 (3.61%) Analytics
7 2 (2.41%) Business Process Improvement
7 2 (2.41%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.41%) Time Management
7 2 (2.41%) Resource Management
7 2 (2.41%) Information Security
7 2 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.41%) TDD
7 2 (2.41%) ETL
7 2 (2.41%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.64%) SQL
2 5 (6.02%) ABAP
3 4 (4.82%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.61%) Java
5 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.20%) SAP Certification
3 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.20%) MCTS
3 1 (1.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) QA
1 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (53.01%) SAP
2 9 (10.84%) Oracle
3 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.20%) Software AG
4 1 (1.20%) Informatica
4 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.20%) Northgate
4 1 (1.20%) Netezza
4 1 (1.20%) Talend
4 1 (1.20%) IBM