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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 21 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 205 197 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.38% 7.70% 7.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.78% 8.14% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 116 93
Median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £314 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.25%
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
2636 2419 2229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.92% 94.57% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1502 1479 1143
Median daily rate £390 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 150 174
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.52 £11.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -2 66 £425 +6.25% 29
Warwickshire +6 41 £425 -8.10% 5
Coventry -11 30 £450 +2.85% 6
Solihull -7 14 £375 +57.89% 2
Staffordshire +4 6 £425 +19.71% 1
Wolverhampton +1 4 £640 +68.42%
Worcestershire -12 4 £450 -10.00% 1
Shropshire -37 2 £430 -7.02% 2
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 80 (21.05%) SAP
2 64 (16.84%) Microsoft
3 58 (15.26%) Oracle
4 55 (14.47%) Windows
5 52 (13.68%) SQL
5 52 (13.68%) Finance
6 45 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (8.95%) IBM
8 31 (8.16%) Unix
8 31 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (7.37%) Retail
10 27 (7.11%) Web Services
11 26 (6.84%) Middleware
12 25 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (6.58%) Business Analysis
13 24 (6.32%) Migration
14 23 (6.05%) SOAP
14 23 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (6.05%) DataPower
15 22 (5.79%) RESTful
15 22 (5.79%) REST
16 20 (5.26%) Security Cleared
16 20 (5.26%) SQL Server
17 19 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
18 18 (4.74%) Oracle EBS
19 17 (4.47%) .NET
19 17 (4.47%) SC Cleared
20 16 (4.21%) SAP Implementation
20 16 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
21 15 (3.95%) Banking

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 15 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.89%) Skype for Business
3 7 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.58%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.32%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.05%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 4 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.79%) IIS
7 3 (0.79%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.53%) Apache
8 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.53%) JBoss
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 15 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.11%) MS Office
3 4 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.53%) MS Project
5 2 (0.53%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.26%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 19 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 18 (4.74%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (3.68%) SAP IS-U
4 10 (2.63%) SAP SD
5 9 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (2.11%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (2.11%) Oracle Payroll
7 7 (1.84%) SAP HR
8 6 (1.58%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (1.58%) SAP FI
8 6 (1.58%) SAP PP
9 5 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (1.32%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (1.05%) SAP CO
10 4 (1.05%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (1.05%) SAP HCM
10 4 (1.05%) SAP PM
11 3 (0.79%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.95%) Office 365
2 13 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.11%) IaaS
3 8 (2.11%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.79%) Yammer
6 2 (0.53%) GitHub
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.37%) Firewall
2 7 (1.84%) Network Security
2 7 (1.84%) Skype
3 5 (1.32%) DNS
4 3 (0.79%) BGP
4 3 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (0.79%) DHCP
4 3 (0.79%) Intranet
4 3 (0.79%) IOS XR
4 3 (0.79%) LAN
4 3 (0.79%) MPLS
4 3 (0.79%) NGN
4 3 (0.79%) SAN
5 2 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.53%) VPN
5 2 (0.53%) WAN
6 1 (0.26%) FTP
6 1 (0.26%) HTTP
6 1 (0.26%) SNMP
6 1 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.42%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.84%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.58%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.32%) SAP BI
6 5 (1.32%) SAP HANA
7 4 (1.05%) GIS
7 4 (1.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.05%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.79%) DB2
8 3 (0.79%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (0.79%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.53%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 31 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.37%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.32%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.05%) Axure RP
4 4 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.79%) FxCop
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.79%) PowerBuilder
5 3 (0.79%) StyleCop
6 2 (0.53%) Appium
6 2 (0.53%) Log4j
6 2 (0.53%) Selenium
7 1 (0.26%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.26%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.26%) LSMW
7 1 (0.26%) Maven
7 1 (0.26%) MorphX
7 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.26%) WebDriver
General
1 52 (13.68%) Finance
2 28 (7.37%) Retail
3 15 (3.95%) Banking
3 15 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (3.16%) Billing
5 8 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.58%) Automotive
7 3 (0.79%) Advertising
7 3 (0.79%) Back Office
7 3 (0.79%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.79%) Legal
7 3 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.53%) Marketing
9 1 (0.26%) Avionics
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.11%) Web Services
2 26 (6.84%) Middleware
3 23 (6.05%) SOAP
4 22 (5.79%) REST
4 22 (5.79%) RESTful
5 17 (4.47%) .NET
6 10 (2.63%) HTML
7 6 (1.58%) CSS
8 5 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.05%) XML
10 2 (0.53%) Ajax
10 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.53%) COM
10 2 (0.53%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.53%) Java EE
10 2 (0.53%) JMS
10 2 (0.53%) JSP
10 2 (0.53%) SAML
11 1 (0.26%) jQuery
11 1 (0.26%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.05%) DataPower
3 9 (2.37%) Data Centre
4 7 (1.84%) Reference Data
5 6 (1.58%) User Experience
6 5 (1.32%) Informatics
6 5 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.32%) NHS
6 5 (1.32%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.05%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.53%) Blog
8 2 (0.53%) CMDB
8 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.53%) FMCG
8 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.53%) Psychology
8 2 (0.53%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.53%) VCE vBlock
9 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (14.47%) Windows
2 31 (8.16%) Unix
3 14 (3.68%) Linux
4 13 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.84%) AIX
6 5 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.79%) Solaris
8 2 (0.53%) HPUX
8 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.53%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.26%) Android
9 1 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (6.58%) Business Analysis
1 25 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 24 (6.32%) Migration
3 23 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (4.21%) SAP Implementation
5 13 (3.42%) Data Modelling
5 13 (3.42%) Logistics
6 12 (3.16%) Configuration Management
6 12 (3.16%) CRM
6 12 (3.16%) DevOps
6 12 (3.16%) Information Security
7 11 (2.89%) Data Migration
7 11 (2.89%) PRINCE2
7 11 (2.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (2.89%) Workflow
8 10 (2.63%) Change Management
8 10 (2.63%) Risk Management
9 9 (2.37%) ITIL
10 8 (2.11%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 52 (13.68%) SQL
2 14 (3.68%) Java
3 12 (3.16%) ABAP
4 10 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.11%) C#
5 8 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.11%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.53%) C
6 2 (0.53%) Python
6 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.53%) X++
7 1 (0.26%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.47%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.42%) Degree
4 8 (2.11%) CISSP
5 7 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.32%) CISM
7 4 (1.05%) CCNA
7 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.79%) CCIE
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.53%) CCNP
9 2 (0.53%) ECDL
9 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.53%) OCP
9 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.26%) CIPD
10 1 (0.26%) CISA
10 1 (0.26%) MBA
10 1 (0.26%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.84%) QA
2 6 (1.58%) SLA
3 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.53%) COBIT
4 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.53%) WCAG
5 1 (0.26%) COSO
5 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.26%) GAAP
5 1 (0.26%) NEBOSH
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.05%) XenApp
3 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.26%) KVM
4 1 (0.26%) Snort
4 1 (0.26%) vSphere
4 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (2.11%) SCOM
2 7 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.84%) Puppet
3 5 (1.32%) SCCM
4 3 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (0.79%) Terraform
5 2 (0.53%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.53%) Windows Intune
5 2 (0.53%) WSUS
6 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 80 (21.05%) SAP
2 64 (16.84%) Microsoft
3 58 (15.26%) Oracle
4 34 (8.95%) IBM
5 15 (3.95%) Cisco
5 15 (3.95%) Informatica
6 7 (1.84%) LogRhythm
6 7 (1.84%) VMware
7 6 (1.58%) JDA
7 6 (1.58%) Tableau
8 5 (1.32%) Citrix
8 5 (1.32%) HP
8 5 (1.32%) RedPrairie
9 4 (1.05%) F5
9 4 (1.05%) hybris
9 4 (1.05%) Intel Security
9 4 (1.05%) Juniper
9 4 (1.05%) Proofpoint
9 4 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.79%) NetApp
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Rate: £0 - £375 per day
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