The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 32 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 15.61% 15.42% 11.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.58% 17.32% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 5
Average daily rate £500 £550 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £380 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
182 179 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 88.78% 89.05% 90.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 80 92
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Consultant
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 33 (53.23%) SAP
2 11 (17.74%) Oracle
3 9 (14.52%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (14.52%) Billing
4 8 (12.90%) Finance
5 7 (11.29%) QA
6 6 (9.68%) Unit Testing
6 6 (9.68%) Integration Testing
7 5 (8.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (8.06%) SAP FI
7 5 (8.06%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (8.06%) SAP BW
7 5 (8.06%) CRM
8 4 (6.45%) ERP
8 4 (6.45%) ABAP
8 4 (6.45%) Data Modelling
8 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
8 4 (6.45%) Validation
8 4 (6.45%) Migration
8 4 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (6.45%) Data Migration
8 4 (6.45%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.45%) SAP EHS
8 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (4.84%) Data Conversion
9 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
9 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
9 3 (4.84%) SAP QM
9 3 (4.84%) Software Testing

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (1.61%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (8.06%) SAP FI
1 5 (8.06%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (6.45%) SAP EHS
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (4.84%) SAP QM
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (3.23%) SAP MM
4 2 (3.23%) SAP SD
4 2 (3.23%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (3.23%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (3.23%) SAP CO
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.61%) SAP GRC
5 1 (1.61%) SAP MRS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) DHCP
1 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (1.61%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SAP BW
2 3 (4.84%) SAP BI
3 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
4 1 (1.61%) Essbase
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) LSMW
General
1 9 (14.52%) Billing
2 8 (12.90%) Finance
3 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (1.61%) jQuery
2 1 (1.61%) HTML
2 1 (1.61%) CSS
2 1 (1.61%) XML
2 1 (1.61%) XSLT
2 1 (1.61%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Data Conversion
2 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.61%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (3.23%) Windows
1 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
1 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
1 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.52%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (9.68%) Unit Testing
2 6 (9.68%) Integration Testing
3 5 (8.06%) CRM
4 4 (6.45%) ERP
4 4 (6.45%) Data Modelling
4 4 (6.45%) Validation
4 4 (6.45%) Migration
4 4 (6.45%) Data Migration
4 4 (6.45%) Incident Management
4 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (4.84%) Software Testing
5 3 (4.84%) Logistics
5 3 (4.84%) Workflow
6 2 (3.23%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (3.23%) Project Management
6 2 (3.23%) Network Design
6 2 (3.23%) Data Management
6 2 (3.23%) Procure-to-pay
7 1 (1.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) ABAP
2 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) QA
2 3 (4.84%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (1.61%) Nessus
2 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.61%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 33 (53.23%) SAP
2 11 (17.74%) Oracle
3 2 (3.23%) Adobe
3 2 (3.23%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.61%) Splunk
4 1 (1.61%) Primavera
4 1 (1.61%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.61%) Informatica