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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 10 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 12 25 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.11% 18.80% 19.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.51% 20.16% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 18
Average daily rate £500 £390 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £334 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £425 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £24.75 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -
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
141 124 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 95.27% 93.23% 88.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 42 61
Average daily rate £450 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% -4.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (38.71%) SAP
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle
3 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (9.68%) SAP HR
5 3 (9.68%) Retail
5 3 (9.68%) SAP HCM
5 3 (9.68%) Time Management
5 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (9.68%) Fintech
6 2 (6.45%) User Experience
6 2 (6.45%) iPad
6 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
6 2 (6.45%) Office 365
6 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
6 2 (6.45%) Analytics
6 2 (6.45%) Taxonomies
6 2 (6.45%) Endeca
6 2 (6.45%) B2C
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.45%) Windows
6 2 (6.45%) Benchmarking
6 2 (6.45%) .NET
6 2 (6.45%) Migration

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.23%) MTS
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Payroll
2 3 (9.68%) SAP HCM
2 3 (9.68%) SAP HR
3 2 (6.45%) SAP PM
4 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (3.23%) SAP CO
4 1 (3.23%) SAP FI
4 1 (3.23%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (3.23%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (3.23%) SAP PP
4 1 (3.23%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
2 1 (3.23%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (3.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Modbus
1 1 (3.23%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.23%) SAP BW
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) LSMW
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) BAPI
2 1 (3.23%) COM
2 1 (3.23%) SAP ALE
2 1 (3.23%) SAP PI
2 1 (3.23%) SAP XI
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.68%) Fintech
2 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
2 2 (6.45%) iPad
2 2 (6.45%) Taxonomies
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) iSeries
3 1 (3.23%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
3 3 (9.68%) Time Management
4 2 (6.45%) Analytics
4 2 (6.45%) B2C
4 2 (6.45%) Benchmarking
4 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (3.23%) Campaign Management
5 1 (3.23%) Case Management
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) DevOps
5 1 (3.23%) Mobile Development
5 1 (3.23%) Presales
5 1 (3.23%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (3.23%) SDLC
5 1 (3.23%) Service Management
5 1 (3.23%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) ABAP
1 1 (3.23%) C#
1 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.23%) Nagios
1 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.23%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) SAP
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) Endeca
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Amdocs
4 1 (3.23%) Capita
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Infor
4 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds