The first table below looks at the demand for the Business Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 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 West Midlands 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Consultant
Rank 106 88 103
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 8 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.45% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.48% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate £375 £310 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £242 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £342 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £57.00 -
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2149 1659 2110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.25% 92.79% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1114 764 954
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 147 178
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Business Consultant
England

Business Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Business Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Business Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Business Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Business Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Consultant across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Business Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Business Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Business Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Business Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Warwickshire -6 2 £326 -
Birmingham -9 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 -
Business Consultant
England

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Business 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 Business Consultant in their job title.

1 4 (40.00%) SAP
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (30.00%) C
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) Open Text
4 1 (10.00%) SAP CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Process Management
4 1 (10.00%) CCAB
4 1 (10.00%) Metastorm
4 1 (10.00%) e-Work
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (10.00%) NHS
4 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (10.00%) BPR
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) HTML

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Business 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 Business Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) e-Work
1 1 (10.00%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) OLAP
1 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Process Management
2 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Document Management
2 1 (10.00%) Web Development
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) OO
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (10.00%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCAB
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (20.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Metastorm
3 1 (10.00%) Open Text