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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 23 22 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.14% 4.41% 5.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 4.92% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Median daily rate £438 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £248 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £573 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £435
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +85.85%

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
177 122 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 94.65% 89.71% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 80 53
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 9
Median hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% +1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £20.00 £14.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Tamworth 0 1 £450 -
Stoke-on-Trent -3 1 £425 -25.76%
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle ADF
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (22.22%) Change Control
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (11.11%) SonarQube
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
2 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
2 1 (11.11%) Case Management
2 1 (11.11%) IEC 61508
2 1 (11.11%) wxPython
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) WebCenter
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (11.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (11.11%) SonarQube
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (11.11%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle ADF
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (11.11%) WebCenter
2 1 (11.11%) wxPython
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Change Control
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Case Management
2 1 (11.11%) Content Management
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Cadence
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix