The table below looks at the statistics 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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 4 16 8
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 14.52% 2.91% 5.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.98% 3.66% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£438 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.66%
Consultant
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Solihull 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
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53 82 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 85.48% 79.61% 84.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 11
Average daily rate £325 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +58.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 7 (31.82%) SAP
2 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (22.73%) Information Security
4 4 (18.18%) Information Security Management
4 4 (18.18%) Security Management
4 4 (18.18%) UNIX
4 4 (18.18%) ETL
4 4 (18.18%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
5 3 (13.64%) Force.com
5 3 (13.64%) Apex Code
5 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (13.64%) Billing
5 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
5 3 (13.64%) CRM
5 3 (13.64%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (13.64%) Web Services
5 3 (13.64%) Java
5 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 3 (13.64%) .NET
5 3 (13.64%) Business Objects
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (13.64%) User Experience
6 2 (9.09%) HTML
6 2 (9.09%) VMware
6 2 (9.09%) MS Office
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) CSS

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (4.55%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (13.64%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.55%) SAP BI
3 1 (4.55%) BODI
3 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (13.64%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.64%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) UNIX
2 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Information Security
2 4 (18.18%) ETL
2 4 (18.18%) Information Security Management
2 4 (18.18%) Security Management
2 4 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) CRM
3 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Data Management
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (4.55%) Information Management
5 1 (4.55%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (4.55%) Data Governance
5 1 (4.55%) Data Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
1 3 (13.64%) Apex Code
2 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) JNCIE
2 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) SAP
2 3 (13.64%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (13.64%) Business Objects
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 2 (9.09%) iRise
4 1 (4.55%) Juniper