The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Midlands region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 3 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 46 40 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 23.96% 21.86% 10.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.47% 22.35% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 7
Median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £415 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £439 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+31.42% +55.55%
Consultant
England

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
188 179 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 97.92% 97.81% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 67 61
Median daily rate £500 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Midlands region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 28 August 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 49 (64.47%) SAP
2 21 (27.63%) Oracle
3 18 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (17.11%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
4 13 (17.11%) SQL
5 12 (15.79%) CRM
5 12 (15.79%) Retail
5 12 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 11 (14.47%) System Testing
6 11 (14.47%) Time Management
6 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (14.47%) Oracle UPK
6 11 (14.47%) Functional Testing
6 11 (14.47%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (14.47%) PeopleSoft
6 11 (14.47%) ABAP
6 11 (14.47%) Hyperion
6 11 (14.47%) JD Edwards
7 10 (13.16%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (11.84%) Finance
8 9 (11.84%) Dynamics CRM
8 9 (11.84%) SAP FI
8 9 (11.84%) C#
9 8 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
9 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
9 8 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (14.47%) Oracle UPK
2 8 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
4 6 (7.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (14.47%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (11.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (11.84%) SAP FI
4 7 (9.21%) SAP CO
5 6 (7.89%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (7.89%) SAP MM
6 4 (5.26%) SAP APO
6 4 (5.26%) SAP R/3
7 3 (3.95%) SAP FI-AP
7 3 (3.95%) SAP HCM
7 3 (3.95%) SAP PM
7 3 (3.95%) SAP PP
7 3 (3.95%) SAP Retail
8 2 (2.63%) SAP HR
8 2 (2.63%) SAP PS
9 1 (1.32%) SAP FI-CA
9 1 (1.32%) SAP Payroll
9 1 (1.32%) SAP SD
9 1 (1.32%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.89%) Office 365
2 6 (7.89%) Yammer
3 2 (2.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (2.63%) Firewall
1 2 (2.63%) HTTP
1 2 (2.63%) LAN
2 1 (1.32%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (1.32%) SAN
2 1 (1.32%) WAN
2 1 (1.32%) Wireless
2 1 (1.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.95%) SAP BW
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.32%) Big Data
5 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Talend Open Studio
1 2 (2.63%) Toad
2 1 (1.32%) MSTest
2 1 (1.32%) NUnit
General
1 12 (15.79%) Retail
2 9 (11.84%) Finance
3 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Billing
4 1 (1.32%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) .NET
2 6 (7.89%) COM
2 6 (7.89%) EDI
3 4 (5.26%) SOAP
3 4 (5.26%) Web Services
4 2 (2.63%) Apache Axis
4 2 (2.63%) JDBC
4 2 (2.63%) JMS
4 2 (2.63%) Middleware
4 2 (2.63%) SAP PI
4 2 (2.63%) XML
4 2 (2.63%) XSL
4 2 (2.63%) XSLT
5 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.32%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.32%) MDX
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.32%) REST
5 1 (1.32%) RESTful
5 1 (1.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.32%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.32%) EPoS
2 1 (1.32%) Reinsurance
2 1 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) Windows
2 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (15.79%) CRM
2 12 (15.79%) Unit Testing
3 11 (14.47%) Functional Testing
3 11 (14.47%) System Testing
3 11 (14.47%) Time Management
3 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
4 8 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (9.21%) Data Management
5 7 (9.21%) TOGAF
5 7 (9.21%) Zachman Framework
6 6 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.89%) Case Management
6 6 (7.89%) Document Management
6 6 (7.89%) Integration Testing
6 6 (7.89%) SDLC
6 6 (7.89%) Waterfall
7 5 (6.58%) Migration
8 4 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) SQL
2 11 (14.47%) ABAP
3 9 (11.84%) C#
4 3 (3.95%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.63%) C
5 2 (2.63%) Java
5 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.32%) CCNA
2 1 (1.32%) CCNP
2 1 (1.32%) CCSA
2 1 (1.32%) Degree
2 1 (1.32%) SAP Certification
2 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 49 (64.47%) SAP
2 21 (27.63%) Oracle
3 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
4 11 (14.47%) Hyperion
4 11 (14.47%) JD Edwards
4 11 (14.47%) PeopleSoft
5 10 (13.16%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (7.89%) Infor
7 2 (2.63%) Cisco
7 2 (2.63%) Talend
8 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.32%) Kronos
8 1 (1.32%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.32%) VMware
8 1 (1.32%) webMethods
8 1 (1.32%) Wonderware