The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 23 20 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 209 166 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.63% 6.92% 8.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.95% 7.23% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 76 93
Median daily rate £425 £440 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.45 £54.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +111.76%
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
3009 2295 2277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.49% 95.63% 93.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1815 1366 1165
Median daily rate £400 £365 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +8.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 157 193
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Consultant in the job title.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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 Consultant across the West Midlands region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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 Consultant across the West Midlands region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -14 59 £425 +1.19% 22
Warwickshire +9 47 £425 -10.52% 5
Coventry 0 27 £395 -12.22% 4
Solihull -8 12 £425 -
Staffordshire +3 11 £500 +60.00% 4
Wolverhampton +6 5 £395 -34.16%
Shropshire -30 5 £450 - 2
Herefordshire - 2 £450 - 2
Walsall -2 1 £379 -20.31% 1
Worcestershire -7 1 £420 +15.86% 1
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 West Midlands region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 88 (20.90%) Oracle
1 88 (20.90%) SAP
2 75 (17.81%) Finance
3 59 (14.01%) SQL
4 45 (10.69%) Microsoft
5 41 (9.74%) Windows
6 40 (9.50%) SQL Server
7 38 (9.03%) IBM
8 32 (7.60%) Retail
9 29 (6.89%) Oracle EBS
9 29 (6.89%) Java
9 29 (6.89%) Web Services
10 26 (6.18%) HTML
10 26 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (6.18%) Oracle EBS R12
10 26 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (5.94%) WebLogic
11 25 (5.94%) Migration
11 25 (5.94%) Banking
11 25 (5.94%) Business Analysis
12 24 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (5.46%) Information Security
13 23 (5.46%) XML
13 23 (5.46%) Security Cleared
14 21 (4.99%) WebSphere
14 21 (4.99%) CSS
14 21 (4.99%) Tomcat
14 21 (4.99%) CRM
15 20 (4.75%) DB2
15 20 (4.75%) Back Office

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 25 (5.94%) WebLogic
2 21 (4.99%) Tomcat
2 21 (4.99%) WebSphere
3 19 (4.51%) JBoss
3 19 (4.51%) WebLogic Portal
4 14 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.43%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.19%) NServiceBus
6 5 (1.19%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.95%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.71%) Apache
8 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.71%) IIS
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (0.71%) SAS
8 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.48%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.48%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (2.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.19%) InVision
2 5 (1.19%) MS Office
3 3 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.48%) MS Project
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.24%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.24%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 29 (6.89%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (6.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (3.33%) SAP SD
4 11 (2.61%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (2.14%) Oracle Payroll
5 9 (2.14%) SAP HR
5 9 (2.14%) SAP IS-U
6 8 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (1.90%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (1.66%) Oracle Assets
7 7 (1.66%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (1.66%) SAP PP
8 6 (1.43%) SAP CO
8 6 (1.43%) SAP FI
8 6 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (1.43%) SAP PM
9 5 (1.19%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.95%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.56%) Office 365
3 12 (2.85%) IaaS
4 10 (2.38%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.71%) Yammer
7 2 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.48%) GitHub
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.24%) PaaS
8 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.61%) Network Security
2 9 (2.14%) Firewall
2 9 (2.14%) LAN
3 6 (1.43%) WAN
4 5 (1.19%) SAN
4 5 (1.19%) Skype
4 5 (1.19%) VLAN
5 4 (0.95%) MPLS
5 4 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.71%) BGP
6 3 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (0.71%) DNS
6 3 (0.71%) IOS XR
6 3 (0.71%) NGN
7 2 (0.48%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.48%) Intranet
7 2 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.48%) SSH
7 2 (0.48%) SSL
7 2 (0.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.75%) DB2
3 9 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.14%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.14%) SAP BW
4 7 (1.66%) GIS
4 7 (1.66%) Oracle Discoverer
5 6 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.19%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (1.19%) SAP BI
6 5 (1.19%) SAP HANA
7 4 (0.95%) IBM InfoSphere
7 4 (0.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.95%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 19 (4.51%) Log4j
2 15 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.14%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (1.19%) FxCop
5 5 (1.19%) StyleCop
6 4 (0.95%) Axure RP
6 4 (0.95%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.95%) LSMW
6 4 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.71%) GoCD
7 3 (0.71%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.24%) Appium
8 1 (0.24%) JMeter
8 1 (0.24%) Maven
8 1 (0.24%) MSI
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.24%) Selenium
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 75 (17.81%) Finance
2 32 (7.60%) Retail
3 25 (5.94%) Banking
4 20 (4.75%) Back Office
5 16 (3.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 15 (3.56%) Billing
7 11 (2.61%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.90%) Automotive
8 8 (1.90%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.19%) Advertising
9 5 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.95%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.71%) Legal
11 3 (0.71%) Publishing
12 2 (0.48%) Local Government
12 2 (0.48%) Marketing
13 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.89%) Web Services
2 26 (6.18%) HTML
3 23 (5.46%) XML
4 21 (4.99%) CSS
5 19 (4.51%) Java EE
5 19 (4.51%) JMS
5 19 (4.51%) JSP
6 12 (2.85%) .NET
7 10 (2.38%) Middleware
8 7 (1.66%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (1.66%) SOAP
9 6 (1.43%) REST
9 6 (1.43%) RESTful
10 4 (0.95%) EDI
11 3 (0.71%) Oracle ADF
12 2 (0.48%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (0.48%) SAML
12 2 (0.48%) SAP PI
13 1 (0.24%) SAP Business Workflow
13 1 (0.24%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.85%) Data Centre
3 8 (1.90%) Data Integration
3 8 (1.90%) Management Information System
3 8 (1.90%) Virtual Team
4 7 (1.66%) DataPower
4 7 (1.66%) Reference Data
5 6 (1.43%) User Experience
5 6 (1.43%) Visualisation
6 4 (0.95%) Clustering
6 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.95%) NHS
7 3 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.71%) Informatics
7 3 (0.71%) LIMS
7 3 (0.71%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.71%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.48%) CMDB
8 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.48%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.74%) Windows
2 19 (4.51%) Unix
3 17 (4.04%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.80%) Linux
5 7 (1.66%) AIX
6 5 (1.19%) Solaris
6 5 (1.19%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.48%) VMS
9 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.24%) Android
10 1 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (5.94%) Business Analysis
2 25 (5.94%) Migration
3 24 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (5.46%) Information Security
5 21 (4.99%) CRM
6 19 (4.51%) TDD
6 19 (4.51%) Web Development
7 16 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (3.80%) Configuration Management
7 16 (3.80%) Logistics
7 16 (3.80%) SAP Implementation
8 15 (3.56%) Data Modelling
9 14 (3.33%) ITIL
10 13 (3.09%) Analytics
10 13 (3.09%) Data Migration
10 13 (3.09%) DevOps
11 12 (2.85%) ERP
11 12 (2.85%) PRINCE2
11 12 (2.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (14.01%) SQL
2 29 (6.89%) Java
3 14 (3.33%) ABAP
3 14 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.85%) PL/SQL
5 6 (1.43%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.43%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.71%) C#
6 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.48%) C
7 2 (0.48%) Python
8 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (5.46%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.80%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (2.38%) Degree
4 9 (2.14%) CISM
4 9 (2.14%) CISSP
5 7 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.43%) CCNA
7 4 (0.95%) CCNP
7 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.71%) CCIE
8 3 (0.71%) CISA
8 3 (0.71%) CRISC
8 3 (0.71%) OCP
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.48%) CCSA
9 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.48%) SAS Certification
9 2 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.24%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.43%) QA
3 4 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.71%) COBIT
5 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) COSO
6 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.24%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.24%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (4.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.48%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.48%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.24%) KVM
6 1 (0.24%) Snort
6 1 (0.24%) vSphere
6 1 (0.24%) XenApp
6 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (3.56%) SCOM
2 9 (2.14%) SCCM
3 8 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.90%) Puppet
4 3 (0.71%) Ansible
4 3 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (0.71%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.71%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.71%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (0.71%) Terraform
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.24%) Kibana
6 1 (0.24%) logstash
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.24%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 88 (20.90%) Oracle
1 88 (20.90%) SAP
2 45 (10.69%) Microsoft
3 38 (9.03%) IBM
4 19 (4.51%) Misys
5 16 (3.80%) Cisco
6 15 (3.56%) Informatica
7 8 (1.90%) HP
8 7 (1.66%) hybris
8 7 (1.66%) LogRhythm
9 6 (1.43%) VMware
10 5 (1.19%) F5
10 5 (1.19%) JDA
10 5 (1.19%) Juniper
10 5 (1.19%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.19%) SaltStack
11 4 (0.95%) BMC
11 4 (0.95%) Proofpoint
11 4 (0.95%) RedPrairie
11 4 (0.95%) Veritas
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £280 - £380 per day + negotiable and DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £700 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday