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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 28 27 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 18.18% 15.52% 16.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.18% 16.77% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 15
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £355 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £520 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.14% -48.88%
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
146 161 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 94.81% 92.53% 96.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 59 99
Average daily rate £375 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 29 (55.77%) SAP
2 9 (17.31%) Migration
2 9 (17.31%) Oracle
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (9.62%) Finance
3 5 (9.62%) SQL
3 5 (9.62%) EDI
3 5 (9.62%) Manufacturing
4 4 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (7.69%) SAP CO
4 4 (7.69%) Retail
4 4 (7.69%) SAP ALE
4 4 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 4 (7.69%) IBM
4 4 (7.69%) SAP FI
4 4 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (5.77%) User Experience
5 3 (5.77%) SAP HR
5 3 (5.77%) SAP APO
5 3 (5.77%) Change Management
5 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.77%) ETL
5 3 (5.77%) ERP
5 3 (5.77%) Logistics
5 3 (5.77%) Clustering
6 2 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (3.85%) Validation

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (3.85%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.92%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (7.69%) SAP CO
2 4 (7.69%) SAP FI
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (5.77%) SAP HR
3 3 (5.77%) SAP APO
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (3.85%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (3.85%) SAP EHS
4 2 (3.85%) SAP HCM
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (1.92%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (1.92%) SAP BPC
5 1 (1.92%) SAP EWM
5 1 (1.92%) SAP PP
5 1 (1.92%) SAP WM
5 1 (1.92%) SAP Retail
5 1 (1.92%) ENOVIA
5 1 (1.92%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
1 2 (3.85%) SSL
2 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) DB2
2 1 (1.92%) MaxDB
2 1 (1.92%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.92%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.92%) PowerCenter
2 1 (1.92%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.92%) DataStage
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
1 5 (9.62%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Automotive
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) EDI
2 4 (7.69%) SAP ALE
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) CSS
3 1 (1.92%) JSP
3 1 (1.92%) HTML
3 1 (1.92%) JSON
3 1 (1.92%) Ajax
3 1 (1.92%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) User Experience
1 3 (5.77%) Clustering
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) FMCG
3 1 (1.92%) New Media
3 1 (1.92%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Windows
1 2 (3.85%) VMS
2 1 (1.92%) UNIX
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) Migration
2 4 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 3 (5.77%) Change Management
3 3 (5.77%) ETL
3 3 (5.77%) ERP
3 3 (5.77%) Logistics
4 2 (3.85%) Validation
4 2 (3.85%) Software Testing
4 2 (3.85%) Project Planning
4 2 (3.85%) Data Architecture
4 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.92%) Test Planning
5 1 (1.92%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (1.92%) Analytics
5 1 (1.92%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.92%) Data Transformation
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (1.92%) Six Sigma
5 1 (1.92%) BCP
5 1 (1.92%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.92%) ABAP
3 1 (1.92%) C
3 1 (1.92%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) HP ASE
2 1 (1.92%) HP MASE
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.92%) CCIE
2 1 (1.92%) CCNP
2 1 (1.92%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (55.77%) SAP
2 9 (17.31%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) IBM
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) Informatica
6 1 (1.92%) RedPrairie
6 1 (1.92%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.92%) Talend
6 1 (1.92%) NetApp
6 1 (1.92%) EMC
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix
6 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco
6 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.92%) Trillium
6 1 (1.92%) Cognos
6 1 (1.92%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.92%) VMware
6 1 (1.92%) AppSense