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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 23 10 16
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 145 188 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.36% 8.70% 7.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.01% 9.56% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 97 56
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £436 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.33 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+28.92% -43.12%
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
2069 1966 1873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.75% 90.98% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1205 1033 855
Average daily rate £350 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 147 186
Average hourly rate £15.71 £17.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £34.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 December 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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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 -11 39 £423 +19.01% 29
Coventry -2 17 £518 +38.00% 8
Shropshire -4 11 £305 -22.78%
Warwickshire -14 11 £425 - 1
Solihull +7 9 £338 -8.16% 1
Wolverhampton +8 7 £358 -
Worcestershire -8 3 £443 +26.42% 1
Staffordshire -1 2 £525 +26.50% 4
Walsall - 1 £285 -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 123 (33.51%) SAP
2 48 (13.08%) Migration
3 41 (11.17%) Finance
4 40 (10.90%) Microsoft
5 37 (10.08%) Oracle
6 35 (9.54%) Automotive
7 34 (9.26%) SQL
7 34 (9.26%) Security Cleared
8 30 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (7.90%) Windows
10 27 (7.36%) SC Cleared
11 26 (7.08%) SAP Implementation
12 25 (6.81%) .NET
13 24 (6.54%) Manufacturing
13 24 (6.54%) Data Migration
14 22 (5.99%) CRM
15 19 (5.18%) SQL Server
16 18 (4.90%) Firewall
17 17 (4.63%) C#
17 17 (4.63%) Java
17 17 (4.63%) Cisco
18 16 (4.36%) ITIL
19 15 (4.09%) PL/SQL
19 15 (4.09%) Oracle EBS
20 14 (3.81%) MS Excel
20 14 (3.81%) IBM
20 14 (3.81%) Logistics
21 13 (3.54%) SharePoint
21 13 (3.54%) Web Services
21 13 (3.54%) Information Security

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.72%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.91%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.36%) Lync
5 5 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.54%) Exstream Dialogue
8 2 (0.54%) Node.js
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.27%) SAS
9 1 (0.27%) CICS
9 1 (0.27%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.27%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.63%) MS Office
3 3 (0.82%) MS Project
3 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (4.09%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (3.00%) SAP SD
2 11 (3.00%) SAP FI
2 11 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.00%) SAP HCM
3 10 (2.72%) SAP CO
3 10 (2.72%) SAP PP
4 9 (2.45%) SAP HR
4 9 (2.45%) SAP QM
4 9 (2.45%) SAP FI/CO
5 8 (2.18%) SAP PM
5 8 (2.18%) Oracle Payroll
5 8 (2.18%) Agresso
6 7 (1.91%) SAP MM
7 6 (1.63%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (1.63%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 5 (1.36%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (1.36%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (1.36%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.36%) Force.com
2 4 (1.09%) Office 365
3 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.90%) Firewall
2 9 (2.45%) SAN
3 6 (1.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (1.36%) Network Security
4 5 (1.36%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.09%) Internet
5 4 (1.09%) NAS
6 3 (0.82%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.82%) LAN
6 3 (0.82%) WAN
7 2 (0.54%) Intranet
7 2 (0.54%) Extranet
7 2 (0.54%) OSPF
7 2 (0.54%) BGP
7 2 (0.54%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.27%) VLAN
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.27%) RTP
8 1 (0.27%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.63%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.36%) MySQL
7 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.09%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (1.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (1.09%) SAP BI
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (0.82%) DataStage
8 3 (0.82%) QualityStage
8 3 (0.82%) Star Schema
8 3 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.82%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.54%) QlikView
9 2 (0.54%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (0.82%) Toad
2 3 (0.82%) LSMW
3 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.27%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.27%) Subversion
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.27%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.27%) Synon
General
1 41 (11.17%) Finance
2 35 (9.54%) Automotive
3 24 (6.54%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.45%) Banking
5 9 (2.45%) Billing
6 7 (1.91%) Advertising
7 6 (1.63%) Legal
7 6 (1.63%) Retail
8 3 (0.82%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.82%) Marketing
9 2 (0.54%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.54%) Local Government
9 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.54%) Law
9 2 (0.54%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.81%) .NET
2 13 (3.54%) Web Services
3 9 (2.45%) Middleware
4 8 (2.18%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.18%) .NET Framework
5 7 (1.91%) WPF
5 7 (1.91%) Silverlight
5 7 (1.91%) HTML
6 6 (1.63%) SOAP
6 6 (1.63%) EDI
7 4 (1.09%) CSS
7 4 (1.09%) jQuery
7 4 (1.09%) BAPI
7 4 (1.09%) REST
7 4 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.82%) XML
9 2 (0.54%) XMPP
9 2 (0.54%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 2 (0.54%) RESTful
9 2 (0.54%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.18%) User Experience
3 6 (1.63%) iPad
4 4 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (1.09%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.82%) NHS
5 3 (0.82%) AS400
5 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.54%) Social Media
6 2 (0.54%) LPAR
6 2 (0.54%) RMADS
6 2 (0.54%) FMCG
6 2 (0.54%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.54%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.54%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.27%) GIS
7 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.27%) HACMP
7 1 (0.27%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.90%) Windows
2 11 (3.00%) Linux
3 10 (2.72%) UNIX
3 10 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.91%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.36%) VMS
7 4 (1.09%) Solaris
8 3 (0.82%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.54%) AIX
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (13.08%) Migration
2 30 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (7.08%) SAP Implementation
4 24 (6.54%) Data Migration
5 22 (5.99%) CRM
6 16 (4.36%) ITIL
7 14 (3.81%) Logistics
8 13 (3.54%) Information Security
9 12 (3.27%) Integration Testing
9 12 (3.27%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (3.27%) Business Transformation
10 11 (3.00%) Technical Architecture
11 10 (2.72%) Data Management
11 10 (2.72%) ETL
11 10 (2.72%) ERP
11 10 (2.72%) Workflow
11 10 (2.72%) Network Management
12 9 (2.45%) Quality Management
12 9 (2.45%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (2.18%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.26%) SQL
2 17 (4.63%) C#
2 17 (4.63%) Java
3 15 (4.09%) PL/SQL
4 11 (3.00%) ABAP
5 10 (2.72%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.63%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.36%) Apex Code
8 4 (1.09%) PHP
8 4 (1.09%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.54%) C++
9 2 (0.54%) COBOL
10 1 (0.27%) VBScript
10 1 (0.27%) VB
10 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.27%) C
10 1 (0.27%) VBA
10 1 (0.27%) JCL
10 1 (0.27%) RPG
Qualifications
1 34 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 27 (7.36%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.18%) CCNA
3 8 (2.18%) CISSP
3 8 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (2.18%) CISM
4 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.63%) CCDP
4 6 (1.63%) MCSE
4 6 (1.63%) CCNP
5 5 (1.36%) MCITP
6 4 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.54%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.54%) CCA
9 1 (0.27%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.27%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (2.45%) QA
2 5 (1.36%) SLA
3 3 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.54%) UCITS
4 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) GPG13
System Software
1 9 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.82%) XenApp
3 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.54%) PowerHA
3 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.54%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.54%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.27%) Snort
4 1 (0.27%) Squid
4 1 (0.27%) RACF
4 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.63%) OpenView
1 6 (1.63%) OPNET
2 4 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (1.09%) SCCM
3 3 (0.82%) SCOM
3 3 (0.82%) Ionix
4 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.54%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.54%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.27%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 123 (33.51%) SAP
2 40 (10.90%) Microsoft
3 37 (10.08%) Oracle
4 17 (4.63%) Cisco
5 14 (3.81%) IBM
6 12 (3.27%) HP
7 10 (2.72%) EMC
7 10 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (2.18%) VMware
8 8 (2.18%) F5
9 7 (1.91%) Citrix
10 6 (1.63%) BMC
10 6 (1.63%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.09%) Talend
11 4 (1.09%) Informatica
12 3 (0.82%) Mercator
12 3 (0.82%) McAfee
12 3 (0.82%) Juniper
13 2 (0.54%) Business Objects
13 2 (0.54%) CA
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Conspicuous
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Rate: £18000 - £20500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago