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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 33 36 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 21.57% 17.56% 16.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.24% 19.46% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 10
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -25.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-4.80% -34.17%
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
142 185 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 92.81% 90.24% 93.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 57 83
Average daily rate £400 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -56.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 42 (65.63%) SAP
2 12 (18.75%) Manufacturing
3 10 (15.63%) SQL
4 9 (14.06%) Oracle
4 9 (14.06%) Finance
5 8 (12.50%) Logistics
6 6 (9.38%) EDI
6 6 (9.38%) SAP ALE
7 5 (7.81%) VCP4
7 5 (7.81%) Windows
7 5 (7.81%) Java
7 5 (7.81%) SAP APO
7 5 (7.81%) Retail
8 4 (6.25%) Migration
8 4 (6.25%) SAP FI
8 4 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.25%) IBM
8 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
8 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
8 4 (6.25%) ABAP
8 4 (6.25%) PL/SQL
8 4 (6.25%) WebSphere
9 3 (4.69%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (4.69%) Software Testing
9 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
9 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
9 3 (4.69%) SAP EWM
9 3 (4.69%) J2EE
9 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.69%) OLAP

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 4 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.13%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (3.13%) NetWeaver
2 2 (3.13%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.56%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.56%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) SAP APO
2 4 (6.25%) SAP FI
3 3 (4.69%) SAP EWM
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (4.69%) SAP MM
3 3 (4.69%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (4.69%) SAP CO
4 2 (3.13%) SAP Retail
4 2 (3.13%) SAP BPC
4 2 (3.13%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (3.13%) SAP EHS
5 1 (1.56%) SAP SRM
5 1 (1.56%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.56%) ENOVIA
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.56%) SAP HR
5 1 (1.56%) SAP SD
5 1 (1.56%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) SaaS
2 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) SSL
1 2 (3.13%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle OLAP
1 3 (4.69%) OLAP
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle Discoverer
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (3.13%) SAP BW
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) DB2
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.56%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.56%) MaxDB
3 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.56%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) LSMW
1 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (18.75%) Manufacturing
2 9 (14.06%) Finance
3 5 (7.81%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.13%) Automotive
5 1 (1.56%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) EDI
1 6 (9.38%) SAP ALE
2 3 (4.69%) J2EE
3 2 (3.13%) BAPI
3 2 (3.13%) SAP Basis
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
3 2 (3.13%) XML
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.13%) .NET
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.13%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.56%) JSON
4 1 (1.56%) Ajax
4 1 (1.56%) SAP TM
4 1 (1.56%) HTML
4 1 (1.56%) CSS
4 1 (1.56%) JSP
4 1 (1.56%) Rendezvous
4 1 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Clustering
2 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) New Media
3 1 (1.56%) Web 2.0
3 1 (1.56%) DataPower
3 1 (1.56%) FMCG
3 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Linux
2 3 (4.69%) UNIX
3 2 (3.13%) VMS
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.50%) Logistics
2 4 (6.25%) Migration
2 4 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (4.69%) Software Testing
3 3 (4.69%) CRM
3 3 (4.69%) Project Management
4 2 (3.13%) Change Management
4 2 (3.13%) MVC
4 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.13%) Validation
4 2 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.13%) TDD
4 2 (3.13%) ERP
4 2 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (3.13%) Data Architecture
5 1 (1.56%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (1.56%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (1.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) SQL
2 5 (7.81%) Java
3 4 (6.25%) ABAP
3 4 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) VCP4
2 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) CCNP
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.13%) MCITP
4 1 (1.56%) MCTS
4 1 (1.56%) HP ASE
4 1 (1.56%) HP MASE
4 1 (1.56%) MCSE
4 1 (1.56%) CCIE
4 1 (1.56%) CCNA
4 1 (1.56%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 42 (65.63%) SAP
2 9 (14.06%) Oracle
3 4 (6.25%) IBM
3 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.56%) RedPrairie
4 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.56%) Cognos
4 1 (1.56%) HP
4 1 (1.56%) EMC
4 1 (1.56%) Citrix
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco
4 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.56%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.56%) VMware
4 1 (1.56%) AppSense