The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 9 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 237 187 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.39% 8.86% 8.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.25% 9.65% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 86 91
Average daily rate
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£416 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £283 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.75 £11.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+243.18% -65.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -17.30%
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
2312 1938 2105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.64% 91.80% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1001 1045
Average daily rate £340 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 136 139
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £36.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 21 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
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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
Birmingham 0 76 £425 +3.34% 36
Coventry +10 43 £380 -20.83% 9
Warwickshire -5 14 £435 +26.54% 5
Solihull +10 10 £525 +31.25%
Shropshire -2 7 £368 +16.82%
Staffordshire -4 6 £463 +12.12%
Wolverhampton +2 5 £363 - 3
Worcestershire -5 3 £358 -24.73%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 162 (38.48%) SAP
2 63 (14.96%) Microsoft
3 53 (12.59%) Finance
4 41 (9.74%) CRM
5 39 (9.26%) Migration
6 35 (8.31%) Oracle
7 31 (7.36%) Automotive
7 31 (7.36%) Security Cleared
8 30 (7.13%) Windows
9 27 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (6.41%) Integration Testing
9 27 (6.41%) SC Cleared
10 25 (5.94%) Manufacturing
10 25 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (5.94%) Dynamics CRM
11 24 (5.70%) SQL
11 24 (5.70%) Billing
12 23 (5.46%) Information Security
12 23 (5.46%) SAP Implementation
13 21 (4.99%) .NET
14 20 (4.75%) SAP IS-U
15 19 (4.51%) ITIL
16 18 (4.28%) SAP MM
17 17 (4.04%) QA
17 17 (4.04%) Data Migration
18 16 (3.80%) SAP SD
18 16 (3.80%) Unit Testing
19 15 (3.56%) MS Excel
19 15 (3.56%) SharePoint
20 14 (3.33%) C#

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (1.19%) SAS
4 5 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle UPK
7 2 (0.48%) Lync
7 2 (0.48%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.24%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.24%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.90%) MS Project
3 5 (1.19%) MS Office
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.24%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 25 (5.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (4.75%) SAP IS-U
3 18 (4.28%) SAP MM
4 16 (3.80%) SAP SD
5 13 (3.09%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (2.61%) SAP HR
6 11 (2.61%) SAP FI
6 11 (2.61%) SAP CO
6 11 (2.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 10 (2.38%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (2.14%) SAP HCM
9 8 (1.90%) SAP FI-CA
9 8 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (1.90%) SAP QM
10 7 (1.66%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (1.66%) Oracle General Ledger
10 7 (1.66%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (1.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 6 (1.43%) SAP PM
11 6 (1.43%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.19%) Office 365
2 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.48%) Force.com
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.85%) Firewall
2 8 (1.90%) SAN
3 7 (1.66%) RTP
3 7 (1.66%) Network Security
4 6 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.95%) LAN
5 4 (0.95%) Wireless
6 3 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (0.71%) WAN
6 3 (0.71%) Internet
7 2 (0.48%) Extranet
7 2 (0.48%) MPLS
7 2 (0.48%) Intranet
7 2 (0.48%) HTTP
7 2 (0.48%) VPN
7 2 (0.48%) DNS
7 2 (0.48%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.48%) VLAN
7 2 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.24%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (2.85%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.38%) SAP BW
4 7 (1.66%) SAP Data Services
4 7 (1.66%) Big Data
5 5 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.19%) QlikView
6 4 (0.95%) SAP BI
7 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.71%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.48%) Essbase
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.48%) DataStage
8 2 (0.48%) QualityStage
8 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.48%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (0.71%) LSMW
2 3 (0.71%) Toad
3 2 (0.48%) MSI
3 2 (0.48%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.24%) NUnit
4 1 (0.24%) Subversion
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.24%) FxCop
General
1 53 (12.59%) Finance
2 31 (7.36%) Automotive
3 25 (5.94%) Manufacturing
4 24 (5.70%) Billing
5 13 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.85%) Retail
7 7 (1.66%) Banking
8 5 (1.19%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.95%) Legal
9 4 (0.95%) Advertising
10 3 (0.71%) Marketing
11 2 (0.48%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.48%) Local Government
11 2 (0.48%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.99%) .NET
2 12 (2.85%) Web Services
3 11 (2.61%) HTML
3 11 (2.61%) CSS
4 8 (1.90%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.43%) jQuery
6 5 (1.19%) XML
6 5 (1.19%) EDI
7 4 (0.95%) SAP ALE
8 3 (0.71%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.71%) Application Packaging
8 3 (0.71%) SAP Basis
8 3 (0.71%) WPF
8 3 (0.71%) Middleware
9 2 (0.48%) XSL
9 2 (0.48%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.48%) WCF
9 2 (0.48%) SAP CO-PA
9 2 (0.48%) Ajax
9 2 (0.48%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.38%) RMADS
2 8 (1.90%) Mobile App
3 6 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.19%) CESG
4 5 (1.19%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (0.95%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.48%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.48%) AS400
6 2 (0.48%) iPad
7 1 (0.24%) SCADA
7 1 (0.24%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.24%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.24%) iPhone
7 1 (0.24%) LPAR
7 1 (0.24%) Open Source
7 1 (0.24%) Social Media
7 1 (0.24%) Replication
7 1 (0.24%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.24%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.13%) Windows
2 10 (2.38%) VMS
2 10 (2.38%) UNIX
3 7 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (1.43%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.19%) Solaris
6 4 (0.95%) Linux
7 3 (0.71%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.48%) Android
8 2 (0.48%) AIX
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (9.74%) CRM
2 39 (9.26%) Migration
3 27 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (6.41%) Integration Testing
4 25 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (5.46%) Information Security
5 23 (5.46%) SAP Implementation
6 19 (4.51%) ITIL
7 17 (4.04%) Data Migration
8 16 (3.80%) Unit Testing
9 13 (3.09%) ETL
10 12 (2.85%) ERP
10 12 (2.85%) Procure-to-pay
11 11 (2.61%) Project Management
12 10 (2.38%) Risk Management
12 10 (2.38%) Logistics
12 10 (2.38%) Business Analysis
12 10 (2.38%) Business Transformation
13 9 (2.14%) Project Planning
13 9 (2.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.70%) SQL
2 14 (3.33%) C#
3 12 (2.85%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.14%) ABAP
5 8 (1.90%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.90%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.19%) VBScript
7 4 (0.95%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.95%) C
7 4 (0.95%) Java
8 3 (0.71%) VBA
9 2 (0.48%) VB
9 2 (0.48%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.24%) PHP
10 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (7.36%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.41%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.14%) CISSP
3 9 (2.14%) CISM
4 7 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.19%) CCNP
6 4 (0.95%) CCNA
6 4 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.71%) ACCA
7 3 (0.71%) Degree
7 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.71%) CIMA
8 2 (0.48%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.48%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.48%) CCA
8 2 (0.48%) CCIE
8 2 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.48%) AAT
9 1 (0.24%) CCSP
9 1 (0.24%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.04%) QA
2 10 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.43%) SLA
4 5 (1.19%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.24%) GPG13
7 1 (0.24%) GAAP
7 1 (0.24%) COBIT
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 12 (2.85%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.95%) XenApp
3 4 (0.95%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.48%) vSphere
4 2 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.48%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.24%) Snort
5 1 (0.24%) Squid
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.24%) XenServer
5 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 7 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.43%) SCCM
3 4 (0.95%) Ionix
4 2 (0.48%) SCOM
4 2 (0.48%) OpenView
4 2 (0.48%) OPNET
5 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.24%) WMI
5 1 (0.24%) WSUS
5 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.24%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (0.24%) SCSM
Vendors
1 162 (38.48%) SAP
2 63 (14.96%) Microsoft
3 35 (8.31%) Oracle
4 14 (3.33%) VMware
5 10 (2.38%) Business Objects
5 10 (2.38%) Cisco
6 8 (1.90%) EMC
7 7 (1.66%) Juniper
8 6 (1.43%) Citrix
8 6 (1.43%) HP
8 6 (1.43%) IBM
9 5 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.19%) iRise
10 4 (0.95%) F5
10 4 (0.95%) Talend
10 4 (0.95%) Hyperion
10 4 (0.95%) Informatica
10 4 (0.95%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.71%) McAfee
11 3 (0.71%) JDA
Coventry
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £310 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham or Manchester
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £395 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry
Sperry Partners
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 19 days ago
Coventry
Modis International - London
Rate: £385 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Coventry
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £45 - £50 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Coventry
Modis International - London
Rate: £385 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Pioneer Consulting - SAP
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago