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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 2 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 35 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 18.52% 10.23% 10.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.13% 10.78% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £555 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
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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
183 167 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 96.83% 94.89% 91.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 53 82
Average daily rate £450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £37.00 £6.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.35% +469.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 September 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 September 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 32 (45.71%) SAP
2 14 (20.00%) Finance
3 11 (15.71%) Telecoms
3 11 (15.71%) Software Testing
3 11 (15.71%) New Media
4 7 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 7 (10.00%) ERP
4 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.00%) Logistics
5 6 (8.57%) Business Analysis
5 6 (8.57%) CRM
6 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (7.14%) SAP IS-U
7 4 (5.71%) Billing
7 4 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (5.71%) ABAP
7 4 (5.71%) Oracle
7 4 (5.71%) SAP BW
7 4 (5.71%) SAP HR
7 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
7 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.29%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (4.29%) SAP FI
8 3 (4.29%) SAP MM
8 3 (4.29%) SAP SD
8 3 (4.29%) Data Modelling
8 3 (4.29%) SAP CO
8 3 (4.29%) Retail
8 3 (4.29%) SAP HANA

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (1.43%) Apache
1 1 (1.43%) CMS
1 1 (1.43%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (5.71%) SAP HR
2 4 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (4.29%) SAP SD
3 3 (4.29%) SAP FI
3 3 (4.29%) SAP MM
3 3 (4.29%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (4.29%) SAP CO
3 3 (4.29%) SAP EWM
4 2 (2.86%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (1.43%) SAP SCM
5 1 (1.43%) SAP HCM
5 1 (1.43%) SAP FI-AP
5 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.43%) SAP GTS
5 1 (1.43%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Force.com
1 1 (1.43%) SaaS
1 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SAP BW
2 3 (4.29%) SAP HANA
3 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.86%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.43%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.43%) Big Data
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) HP UFT
1 2 (2.86%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.86%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.43%) LSMW
2 1 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (15.71%) Telecoms
3 7 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.71%) Billing
5 3 (4.29%) Retail
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) SAP Basis
1 2 (2.86%) SAP PI
1 2 (2.86%) WebCenter
2 1 (1.43%) Visualforce
2 1 (1.43%) SAP ALE
2 1 (1.43%) Web Services
2 1 (1.43%) XML
2 1 (1.43%) BAPI
2 1 (1.43%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) New Media
2 2 (2.86%) User Experience
3 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.43%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (1.43%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.43%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.43%) UNIX
1 1 (1.43%) Windows
1 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.71%) Software Testing
2 7 (10.00%) Logistics
2 7 (10.00%) ERP
3 6 (8.57%) CRM
3 6 (8.57%) Business Analysis
4 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.29%) Data Modelling
6 3 (4.29%) Open Source
6 3 (4.29%) Analytics
7 2 (2.86%) Business Process Improvement
7 2 (2.86%) Time Management
7 2 (2.86%) Resource Management
7 2 (2.86%) ETL
7 2 (2.86%) ITIL
7 2 (2.86%) Information Security
7 2 (2.86%) Project Management
7 2 (2.86%) Workflow
7 2 (2.86%) Migration
8 1 (1.43%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.71%) ABAP
2 2 (2.86%) SQL
3 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.43%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) SAP Certification
2 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.43%) XenApp
1 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 32 (45.71%) SAP
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle
4 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.43%) VMware
5 1 (1.43%) AppSense
5 1 (1.43%) Northgate
5 1 (1.43%) Capita
5 1 (1.43%) Netezza
5 1 (1.43%) Talend
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix
5 1 (1.43%) Software AG
5 1 (1.43%) Informatica
5 1 (1.43%) IBM