The first table below looks at the demand for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Solihull region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 9 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 14 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 11.29% 1.72% 4.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.17% 1.89% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £335 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
115 53 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 92.74% 91.38% 84.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 15 11
Average daily rate £325 £300 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £33.25 £14.50 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.31% +70.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Solihull region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Solihull

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Solihull region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 6 (37.50%) C
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SAP
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) iRise
4 2 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (6.25%) Billing
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (6.25%) MDX
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (6.25%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (6.25%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (6.25%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (6.25%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (6.25%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Data Services
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Social Media
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
1 3 (18.75%) Project Management
1 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C
2 1 (6.25%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) SAP
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) iRise
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Business Objects