The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 22 16 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.86% 5.43% 2.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 5.62% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate £369 £500 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% +20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £440 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £540 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £24.75 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -
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
126 89 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 90.00% 96.74% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 53 69
Average daily rate £325 £320 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £15.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -7.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.05 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 1 £625 +13.63%
Tamworth - 1 £450 -
Lichfield - 1 £208 - 1
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (44.44%) Six Sigma
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Avaya
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Appium
3 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 1 (11.11%) Process Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) FMCG

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 1 (11.11%) MPLS
2 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Appium
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) FMCG
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Six Sigma
2 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (11.11%) Process Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Avaya
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Juniper
2 1 (11.11%) Mitel