The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Consultant
Rank 123 110 106
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.046% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.050% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £400 £425 £476
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £425 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £425 £655
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2395 2017 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.44% 92.48% 92.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1348 1123 1028
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 178 138
Average hourly rate £14.10 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.03% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.95 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 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
Staffordshire - 2 £329 -
Shropshire - 1 £375 -
Business Consultant
England

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) ERP
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) FMCG
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365
3 1 (10.00%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (10.00%) Mitel
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Management
3 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) MS Visio

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Converged Networks
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) NAS
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) VoIP
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Data Services
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (10.00%) FMCG
2 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (20.00%) Change Management
1 2 (20.00%) ERP
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
1 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Data Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Information Management
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Avaya
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (10.00%) Mitel
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle