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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 2 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 52 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 27.23% 16.24% 12.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.42% 16.58% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 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 £450 £412 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +54.12%
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
183 193 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 95.81% 97.97% 96.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 86 62
Median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 59 (67.82%) SAP
2 18 (20.69%) Oracle
3 17 (19.54%) SQL
4 16 (18.39%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (18.39%) Microsoft
5 15 (17.24%) CRM
6 13 (14.94%) Retail
7 12 (13.79%) C#
7 12 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
8 11 (12.64%) Business Analysis
8 11 (12.64%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (12.64%) Unit Testing
8 11 (12.64%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (11.49%) Zachman Framework
9 10 (11.49%) TOGAF
9 10 (11.49%) Oracle EBS
9 10 (11.49%) SAP MM
9 10 (11.49%) Active Directory
9 10 (11.49%) ABAP
9 10 (11.49%) .NET
9 10 (11.49%) SharePoint
10 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
10 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
10 9 (10.34%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (10.34%) SAP FI
10 9 (10.34%) Finance
11 8 (9.20%) Data Management
11 8 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (9.20%) Oracle Applications

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 10 (11.49%) SharePoint
2 9 (10.34%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (9.20%) Oracle UPK
4 7 (8.05%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (11.49%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (11.49%) SAP MM
3 9 (10.34%) SAP FI
4 8 (9.20%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (8.05%) SAP CO
6 6 (6.90%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (5.75%) SAP APO
7 5 (5.75%) SAP PM
7 5 (5.75%) SAP PP
8 4 (4.60%) SAP R/3
9 3 (3.45%) SAP FI-AP
9 3 (3.45%) SAP HCM
9 3 (3.45%) SAP Retail
10 2 (2.30%) Primavera
10 2 (2.30%) SAP HR
10 2 (2.30%) SAP PS
10 2 (2.30%) SAP QM
10 2 (2.30%) SAP SD
10 2 (2.30%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.05%) Office 365
2 7 (8.05%) Yammer
3 1 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (2.30%) Firewall
1 2 (2.30%) HTTP
1 2 (2.30%) LAN
2 1 (1.15%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (1.15%) SAN
2 1 (1.15%) WAN
2 1 (1.15%) Wireless
2 1 (1.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (8.05%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.45%) SAP BW
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.15%) Big Data
5 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) MSTest
1 3 (3.45%) NUnit
2 2 (2.30%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (2.30%) Toad
General
1 13 (14.94%) Retail
2 9 (10.34%) Finance
3 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Billing
4 1 (1.15%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.49%) .NET
2 7 (8.05%) COM
3 6 (6.90%) EDI
3 6 (6.90%) SOAP
3 6 (6.90%) Web Services
4 3 (3.45%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.45%) Entity Framework
4 3 (3.45%) HTML
4 3 (3.45%) REST
4 3 (3.45%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (3.45%) WCF
5 2 (2.30%) Apache Axis
5 2 (2.30%) JDBC
5 2 (2.30%) JMS
5 2 (2.30%) Middleware
5 2 (2.30%) SAP PI
5 2 (2.30%) XML
5 2 (2.30%) XSL
5 2 (2.30%) XSLT
6 1 (1.15%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.15%) CMDB
2 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.15%) EPoS
2 1 (1.15%) Reinsurance
2 1 (1.15%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.05%) Windows
2 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (17.24%) CRM
3 11 (12.64%) Business Analysis
3 11 (12.64%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (12.64%) Unit Testing
4 10 (11.49%) TOGAF
4 10 (11.49%) Zachman Framework
5 8 (9.20%) Data Management
5 8 (9.20%) Data Modelling
5 8 (9.20%) Functional Testing
5 8 (9.20%) System Testing
5 8 (9.20%) Time Management
5 8 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.05%) Case Management
6 7 (8.05%) Document Management
6 7 (8.05%) Integration Testing
6 7 (8.05%) SDLC
6 7 (8.05%) Waterfall
7 6 (6.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.54%) SQL
2 12 (13.79%) C#
3 10 (11.49%) ABAP
4 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.30%) Java
5 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.15%) CCNA
2 1 (1.15%) CCNP
2 1 (1.15%) CCSA
2 1 (1.15%) Degree
2 1 (1.15%) SAP Certification
2 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (11.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) Netcool
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle EDQ
1 1 (1.15%) TADDM
1 1 (1.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (67.82%) SAP
2 18 (20.69%) Oracle
3 16 (18.39%) Microsoft
4 11 (12.64%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (9.20%) Hyperion
5 8 (9.20%) JD Edwards
5 8 (9.20%) PeopleSoft
6 7 (8.05%) Infor
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco
7 2 (2.30%) Talend
8 1 (1.15%) Ariba
8 1 (1.15%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.15%) IBM
8 1 (1.15%) Kronos
8 1 (1.15%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.15%) SEEBURGER
8 1 (1.15%) VMware
8 1 (1.15%) webMethods
8 1 (1.15%) Wonderware