The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Staffordshire region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 25 24 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.42% 2.94% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 3.25% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £325 £485 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.98% -11.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +54.12%
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 Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
202 123 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.73% 90.44% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 80 65
Median daily rate £325 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £10.61 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.62% -26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £20.00 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Staffordshire region that featured Consultant in the job title.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -6 1 £325 -37.50% 3
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 Staffordshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Middleware
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle ADF
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (18.18%) NetBackup
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (18.18%) WebCenter
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 2 (18.18%) Ansible
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (18.18%) Clustering
3 2 (18.18%) Content Management
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) Veritas
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) Solaris
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) DNA
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) SonarQube
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Middleware
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle ADF
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (18.18%) WebCenter
3 1 (9.09%) wxPython
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Solaris
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
1 2 (18.18%) Content Management
1 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Case Management
2 1 (9.09%) Change Control
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
2 1 (9.09%) SDLC
2 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
2 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
2 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Python
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Ansible
1 2 (18.18%) NetBackup
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 2 (18.18%) Veritas
3 1 (9.09%) Cadence
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft