The first table below looks at the demand for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 25 July 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 Staffordshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 14 22 15
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 7 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.74% 4.42% 9.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.14% 4.59% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 10
Average daily rate
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£538 £350 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £290 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £410 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114 109 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 93.44% 96.46% 98.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 60 101
Average daily rate £325 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 11
Average hourly rate £13.47 £15.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -32.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £23.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +9 4 £438 +25.00% 1
Cannock - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
1 5 (38.46%) hybris
2 3 (23.08%) RMADS
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
2 3 (23.08%) Information Security
2 3 (23.08%) CESG
2 3 (23.08%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.69%) vSphere
4 1 (7.69%) Parallel Processing
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow Management
4 1 (7.69%) QlikView
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
4 1 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1 (7.69%) Windows
4 1 (7.69%) Linux

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) QlikView
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
1 3 (23.08%) CESG
1 3 (23.08%) CESG CLAS
1 3 (23.08%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
2 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
2 3 (23.08%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) RAD
4 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow Management
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
4 1 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) Parallel Processing
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) hybris
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Retek
3 1 (7.69%) VMware