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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
England / Midlands
Rank 10 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 11 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.82% 9.60% 17.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.58% 10.17% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 12
Median daily rate £420 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £435 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £590 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.10 £46.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-25.88% +85.85%

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
104 118 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 92.86% 94.40% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 65 49
Median daily rate £500 £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £350 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £9.00 £34.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.52% -2.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017, 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 42 (67.74%) SAP
2 10 (16.13%) ABAP
2 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.52%) CRM
3 9 (14.52%) Finance
4 8 (12.90%) SAP MM
4 8 (12.90%) Data Modelling
5 7 (11.29%) SQL
6 6 (9.68%) Retail
6 6 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (9.68%) SAP CO
6 6 (9.68%) Oracle
6 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
6 6 (9.68%) EDI
6 6 (9.68%) Project Management
6 6 (9.68%) Workflow
7 5 (8.06%) SAP APO
7 5 (8.06%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (8.06%) SAP FI
7 5 (8.06%) ERP
7 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
7 5 (8.06%) .NET
7 5 (8.06%) C#
7 5 (8.06%) SOAP
7 5 (8.06%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (8.06%) Business Analysis
7 5 (8.06%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (8.06%) TOGAF
7 5 (8.06%) Logistics

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 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle UPK
3 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (12.90%) SAP MM
2 6 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (9.68%) SAP CO
3 5 (8.06%) SAP APO
3 5 (8.06%) SAP FI
3 5 (8.06%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (6.45%) SAP R/3
5 3 (4.84%) Primavera
5 3 (4.84%) SAP HCM
5 3 (4.84%) SAP PM
5 3 (4.84%) SAP Retail
5 3 (4.84%) SAP SD
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (3.23%) SAP GTS
6 2 (3.23%) SAP HR
6 2 (3.23%) SAP PP
6 2 (3.23%) SAP QM
6 2 (3.23%) SAP WM
7 1 (1.61%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.23%) Office 365
1 2 (3.23%) Yammer
2 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) HTTP
1 2 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) SAP BW
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.61%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MSTest
1 3 (4.84%) NUnit
2 2 (3.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Billing
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) EDI
2 5 (8.06%) .NET
2 5 (8.06%) SOAP
3 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.84%) Entity Framework
3 3 (4.84%) HTML
3 3 (4.84%) REST
3 3 (4.84%) Unity DI Container
3 3 (4.84%) WCF
3 3 (4.84%) Web Services
4 2 (3.23%) Apache Axis
4 2 (3.23%) COM
4 2 (3.23%) JDBC
4 2 (3.23%) JMS
4 2 (3.23%) SAP PI
4 2 (3.23%) XSLT
5 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.61%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.52%) CRM
2 8 (12.90%) Data Modelling
3 6 (9.68%) Project Management
3 6 (9.68%) Workflow
4 5 (8.06%) Business Analysis
4 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (8.06%) ERP
4 5 (8.06%) Logistics
4 5 (8.06%) SAP Implementation
4 5 (8.06%) TOGAF
4 5 (8.06%) Unit Testing
4 5 (8.06%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.84%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (4.84%) Document Management
6 3 (4.84%) SOLID
6 3 (4.84%) Time Management
6 3 (4.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) ABAP
2 7 (11.29%) SQL
3 5 (8.06%) C#
4 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.23%) Java
6 1 (1.61%) C
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Netcool
1 1 (1.61%) TADDM
1 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 42 (67.74%) SAP
2 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.68%) Oracle
4 5 (8.06%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.23%) Hyperion
5 2 (3.23%) Infor
5 2 (3.23%) JD Edwards
5 2 (3.23%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (3.23%) Talend
6 1 (1.61%) Ariba
6 1 (1.61%) IBM
6 1 (1.61%) SEEBURGER
6 1 (1.61%) webMethods