The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 12 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 211 194 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.78% 9.86% 8.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.67% 10.80% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 93 81
Average daily rate
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£416 £443 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.10% +10.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £277 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2183 1796 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.81% 91.31% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 859 992
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £202 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 131 138
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.65 £10.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.80 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Consultant
England

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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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 -3 73 £450 +5.88% 41
Coventry -7 24 £425 -22.72% 6
Warwickshire -6 14 £425 +36.00% 3
Solihull +8 10 £425 +22.37% 2
Wolverhampton +7 8 £325 - 1
Staffordshire +5 7 £538 +53.57%
Shropshire -3 7 £315 - 1
Worcestershire -4 3 £358 -15.88%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 153 (38.44%) SAP
2 63 (15.83%) Microsoft
3 51 (12.81%) CRM
4 50 (12.56%) Finance
5 33 (8.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 33 (8.29%) Oracle
6 29 (7.29%) Windows
7 28 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (7.04%) Security Cleared
8 26 (6.53%) Billing
8 26 (6.53%) Migration
9 24 (6.03%) Manufacturing
10 23 (5.78%) SQL
10 23 (5.78%) SC Cleared
10 23 (5.78%) Integration Testing
11 22 (5.53%) SAP IS-U
12 21 (5.28%) ITIL
12 21 (5.28%) SAP MM
12 21 (5.28%) Information Security
13 20 (5.03%) Automotive
14 19 (4.77%) SAP SD
15 17 (4.27%) VMware
16 16 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (4.02%) .NET
16 16 (4.02%) MS Excel
16 16 (4.02%) Unit Testing
17 15 (3.77%) Logistics
18 14 (3.52%) QA
18 14 (3.52%) ERP
18 14 (3.52%) Project Management

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 13 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.51%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.26%) SAS
3 5 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.75%) Oracle UPK
6 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.50%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.50%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.25%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.25%) MTS
7 1 (0.25%) IIS
7 1 (0.25%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.76%) MS Project
3 4 (1.01%) MS Office
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.25%) CATIA
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 33 (8.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (5.53%) SAP IS-U
3 21 (5.28%) SAP MM
4 19 (4.77%) SAP SD
5 12 (3.02%) SAP FI
6 11 (2.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (2.26%) SAP HR
8 8 (2.01%) SAP FI/CO
8 8 (2.01%) SAP CRM
8 8 (2.01%) SAP CO
8 8 (2.01%) SAP FI-CA
9 7 (1.76%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (1.76%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (1.76%) SAP EWM
10 6 (1.51%) SAP SRM
10 6 (1.51%) SAP HCM
11 5 (1.26%) SAP PP
12 4 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
12 4 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (1.01%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.75%) Office 365
2 2 (0.50%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.01%) Network Security
2 7 (1.76%) RTP
2 7 (1.76%) SAN
3 6 (1.51%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.51%) Firewall
4 4 (1.01%) LAN
4 4 (1.01%) Wireless
5 3 (0.75%) WAN
6 2 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.50%) VPN
6 2 (0.50%) DNS
6 2 (0.50%) FTP
6 2 (0.50%) HTTP
6 2 (0.50%) MPLS
6 2 (0.50%) OSPF
6 2 (0.50%) BGP
6 2 (0.50%) VLAN
6 2 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.25%) NAS
7 1 (0.25%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.26%) SAP BW
3 7 (1.76%) Big Data
3 7 (1.76%) SAP Data Services
4 6 (1.51%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.01%) SAP BI
6 4 (1.01%) QlikView
7 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.75%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.75%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.50%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (0.75%) LSMW
3 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.50%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.50%) MSI
4 1 (0.25%) FxCop
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.25%) NUnit
4 1 (0.25%) Subversion
4 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
General
1 50 (12.56%) Finance
2 26 (6.53%) Billing
3 24 (6.03%) Manufacturing
4 20 (5.03%) Automotive
5 10 (2.51%) Retail
6 9 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.76%) Banking
8 5 (1.26%) Local Government
8 5 (1.26%) Legal
9 4 (1.01%) Advertising
10 3 (0.75%) Marketing
11 2 (0.50%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.25%) German Language
12 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.25%) Law
12 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.02%) .NET
2 11 (2.76%) CSS
2 11 (2.76%) Web Services
3 9 (2.26%) HTML
4 8 (2.01%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.76%) XML
6 4 (1.01%) EDI
6 4 (1.01%) SAP ALE
6 4 (1.01%) jQuery
7 3 (0.75%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.75%) WCF
7 3 (0.75%) WPF
7 3 (0.75%) Ajax
7 3 (0.75%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.75%) XSL
8 2 (0.50%) Middleware
8 2 (0.50%) XML Schema
8 2 (0.50%) BAPI
8 2 (0.50%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.50%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.51%) RMADS
2 8 (2.01%) Mobile App
2 8 (2.01%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.26%) CESG
3 5 (1.26%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (0.75%) Blackberry
4 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.50%) iPad
5 2 (0.50%) AS400
6 1 (0.25%) DataPower
6 1 (0.25%) LPAR
6 1 (0.25%) iPhone
6 1 (0.25%) Social Media
6 1 (0.25%) Open Source
6 1 (0.25%) SCADA
6 1 (0.25%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.25%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.25%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.25%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.29%) Windows
2 11 (2.76%) VMS
3 8 (2.01%) UNIX
4 7 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.51%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.01%) Solaris
7 4 (1.01%) Linux
8 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.50%) AIX
8 2 (0.50%) Android
9 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (12.81%) CRM
2 28 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (6.53%) Migration
4 23 (5.78%) Integration Testing
5 21 (5.28%) ITIL
5 21 (5.28%) Information Security
6 16 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (4.02%) Unit Testing
7 15 (3.77%) Logistics
8 14 (3.52%) ERP
8 14 (3.52%) Project Management
8 14 (3.52%) Risk Management
9 12 (3.02%) SAP Implementation
10 11 (2.76%) Data Migration
10 11 (2.76%) ETL
10 11 (2.76%) Procure-to-pay
11 10 (2.51%) Business Analysis
12 9 (2.26%) Data Management
12 9 (2.26%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (2.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.78%) SQL
2 13 (3.27%) C#
3 12 (3.02%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.51%) C
5 9 (2.26%) ABAP
6 8 (2.01%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.51%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.26%) VBScript
9 4 (1.01%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.75%) VBA
10 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.50%) VB
12 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.78%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.26%) CCNP
5 5 (1.26%) CCNA
6 4 (1.01%) CISSP
6 4 (1.01%) CISM
6 4 (1.01%) Degree
7 3 (0.75%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.75%) MCTS
7 3 (0.75%) ACCA
7 3 (0.75%) CIMA
7 3 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.50%) AAT
8 2 (0.50%) CCDP
8 2 (0.50%) CCA
8 2 (0.50%) CCIE
9 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.25%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.52%) QA
2 9 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.01%) COBIT
5 3 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.75%) SLA
6 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.25%) BS25999
7 1 (0.25%) GAAP
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.25%) GPG13
System Software
1 12 (3.02%) Active Directory
1 12 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.75%) XenApp
2 3 (0.75%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.50%) vSphere
3 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.25%) XenServer
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.25%) Snort
4 1 (0.25%) Squid
4 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.25%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 9 (2.26%) SCCM
2 6 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.75%) Ionix
4 2 (0.50%) SCOM
5 1 (0.25%) WSUS
5 1 (0.25%) WMI
5 1 (0.25%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.25%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (0.25%) SCSM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 153 (38.44%) SAP
2 63 (15.83%) Microsoft
3 33 (8.29%) Oracle
4 17 (4.27%) VMware
5 10 (2.51%) Business Objects
6 9 (2.26%) Citrix
7 8 (2.01%) Cisco
8 6 (1.51%) IBM
8 6 (1.51%) EMC
9 5 (1.26%) hybris
9 5 (1.26%) HP
9 5 (1.26%) Juniper
9 5 (1.26%) iRise
10 4 (1.01%) Talend
10 4 (1.01%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.01%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.01%) Informatica
11 3 (0.75%) Blue Coat
11 3 (0.75%) Cognos
11 3 (0.75%) JDA
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Rate: £420 - £435 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Halesowen
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Cyber Team
Rate: From £280 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands
Xoserve
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester or Birmingham or Farnborough
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + travel + accomodation
Posted: 16 days ago
Leamington Spa
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £440 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Posted: 23 days ago