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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 21 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.72% 3.52% 4.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 3.88% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Median daily rate £438 £338 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £240 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £555 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £431 £430
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £60.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +140.00%

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
176 129 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.65% 90.85% 99.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 93 74
Median daily rate £336 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 14
Median hourly rate £21.50 £13.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.25% +1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £10.61 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £17.00 £17.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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
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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Lichfield +1 1 £525 +153.01%
Tamworth -2 1 £450 -
Stoke-on-Trent -3 1 £425 -32.00%
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £350 -
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle ADF
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (25.00%) Middleware
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Health Informatics
3 1 (12.50%) Office 365
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (12.50%) WebCenter
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 1 (12.50%) Informatics
3 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g

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 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) General Ledger
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle ADF
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (12.50%) WebCenter
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Content Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Health Informatics
2 1 (12.50%) Informatics
2 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) LANDesk