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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 15 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 193 144 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.12% 7.86% 7.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.93% 8.45% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 71 58
Average daily rate £400 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Average hourly rate £33.00 £51.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.23% +107.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £32.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £71.75 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2162 1704 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.01% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 796 954
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 155 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -7 55 £378 -5.62% 40
Coventry +5 19 £474 +8.28% 4
Warwickshire -4 16 £370 -17.77% 2
Solihull +4 14 £335 -
Wolverhampton -1 10 £375 - 1
Shropshire -3 7 £515 +68.24% 2
Staffordshire +4 6 £450 +12.50% 4
Worcestershire +1 2 £320 - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 161 (45.61%) SAP
2 44 (12.46%) Finance
3 34 (9.63%) Microsoft
4 33 (9.35%) Billing
5 32 (9.07%) CRM
6 30 (8.50%) Manufacturing
7 29 (8.22%) Migration
7 29 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (7.37%) ABAP
8 26 (7.37%) Oracle
8 26 (7.37%) SAP MM
9 25 (7.08%) SAP IS-U
10 22 (6.23%) SQL
11 21 (5.95%) ITIL
11 21 (5.95%) Windows
12 19 (5.38%) Automotive
12 19 (5.38%) Project Management
13 18 (5.10%) ERP
13 18 (5.10%) Procure-to-pay
14 17 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (4.82%) Security Cleared
15 16 (4.53%) SAP BW
15 16 (4.53%) SAP EWM
16 15 (4.25%) SAP SD
16 15 (4.25%) Integration Testing
17 14 (3.97%) Logistics
17 14 (3.97%) Unit Testing
17 14 (3.97%) SharePoint
17 14 (3.97%) MS Excel
18 13 (3.68%) SAP FI

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.42%) SAS
3 4 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.13%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.85%) Oracle UPK
4 3 (0.85%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.57%) Lync
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.28%) CMS
6 1 (0.28%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.28%) IIS
6 1 (0.28%) MTS
6 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.28%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 14 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.98%) MS Project
3 3 (0.85%) MS Office
3 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.28%) CATIA
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (7.37%) SAP MM
2 25 (7.08%) SAP IS-U
3 16 (4.53%) SAP EWM
4 15 (4.25%) SAP SD
5 13 (3.68%) SAP FI
5 13 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (2.83%) SAP CRM
7 9 (2.55%) SAP FI/CO
7 9 (2.55%) SAP CO
7 9 (2.55%) SAP FI-CA
8 8 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (1.98%) SAP PP
10 5 (1.42%) Oracle HRMS
11 4 (1.13%) SAP SRM
11 4 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (1.13%) SAP PM
11 4 (1.13%) Agresso
11 4 (1.13%) SAP WM
11 4 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
12 3 (0.85%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.27%) Engine Yard
2 2 (0.57%) SaaS
2 2 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.12%) Firewall
2 5 (1.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (1.42%) MPLS
2 5 (1.42%) DNS
2 5 (1.42%) Network Security
3 4 (1.13%) RTP
4 3 (0.85%) IPsec
4 3 (0.85%) ADSL
4 3 (0.85%) SAN
4 3 (0.85%) CTI
4 3 (0.85%) IPv4
4 3 (0.85%) IPv6
4 3 (0.85%) VPN
4 3 (0.85%) WAN
4 3 (0.85%) LAN
4 3 (0.85%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.57%) VLAN
5 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.57%) BGP
5 2 (0.57%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.53%) SAP BW
2 9 (2.55%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.42%) SAP BI
6 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.13%) DB2
6 4 (1.13%) OLAP
7 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.85%) Big Data
7 3 (0.85%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.85%) QlikView
7 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.57%) MS Access
8 2 (0.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.13%) NWDI
1 4 (1.13%) LSMW
2 1 (0.28%) MSI
2 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.28%) Subversion
2 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (12.46%) Finance
2 33 (9.35%) Billing
3 30 (8.50%) Manufacturing
4 19 (5.38%) Automotive
5 10 (2.83%) Banking
6 8 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.98%) Marketing
8 5 (1.42%) Legal
8 5 (1.42%) Local Government
9 4 (1.13%) German Language
9 4 (1.13%) Advertising
10 3 (0.85%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.57%) Retail
11 2 (0.57%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.83%) .NET
2 8 (2.27%) CSS
3 7 (1.98%) XML
4 6 (1.70%) EDI
4 6 (1.70%) HTML
5 5 (1.42%) SAP Basis
5 5 (1.42%) Middleware
6 4 (1.13%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.13%) Web Services
7 3 (0.85%) XML Schema
7 3 (0.85%) Ajax
7 3 (0.85%) WCF
8 2 (0.57%) SAP CO-PA
8 2 (0.57%) jQuery
8 2 (0.57%) SAP ALE
8 2 (0.57%) XSL
9 1 (0.28%) SAP Smart Forms
9 1 (0.28%) BAPI
9 1 (0.28%) SyncML
9 1 (0.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (1.70%) E-Learning
1 6 (1.70%) Mobile App
2 5 (1.42%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.13%) Clustering
4 3 (0.85%) IVR
4 3 (0.85%) Blackberry
4 3 (0.85%) Data Conversion
4 3 (0.85%) RMADS
5 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.57%) Replication
5 2 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (0.57%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.28%) EMC Centera
6 1 (0.28%) GIS
6 1 (0.28%) PMI
6 1 (0.28%) NHS
6 1 (0.28%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.28%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.28%) CESG
6 1 (0.28%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.95%) Windows
2 9 (2.55%) VMS
3 7 (1.98%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (1.70%) UNIX
4 6 (1.70%) AIX
5 5 (1.42%) Linux
6 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.85%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.57%) Android
8 2 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (9.07%) CRM
2 29 (8.22%) Migration
2 29 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (5.95%) ITIL
4 19 (5.38%) Project Management
5 18 (5.10%) ERP
5 18 (5.10%) Procure-to-pay
6 17 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (4.25%) Integration Testing
8 14 (3.97%) Logistics
8 14 (3.97%) Unit Testing
9 12 (3.40%) Data Migration
10 10 (2.83%) Project Planning
11 9 (2.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (2.27%) GAP Analysis
12 8 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (2.27%) Workflow
13 7 (1.98%) Analytics
13 7 (1.98%) Information Security
13 7 (1.98%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.37%) ABAP
2 22 (6.23%) SQL
3 11 (3.12%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.83%) C
5 7 (1.98%) C#
6 6 (1.70%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.70%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.85%) VBScript
7 3 (0.85%) Java
8 2 (0.57%) VB
8 2 (0.57%) VBA
9 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.28%) PHP
9 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.28%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.28%) VB6
9 1 (0.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 17 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.40%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.98%) Degree
4 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.70%) CISSP
4 6 (1.70%) CISM
5 4 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.85%) CCNP
6 3 (0.85%) CCNA
6 3 (0.85%) MCTS
7 2 (0.57%) NCDA
7 2 (0.57%) NCIE
7 2 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.57%) CCDP
7 2 (0.57%) PMP
7 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.57%) CCEE
7 2 (0.57%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.12%) QA
2 7 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.85%) SLA
4 3 (0.85%) COBIT
5 1 (0.28%) P3O
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) BS25999
System Software
1 9 (2.55%) Active Directory
1 9 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.57%) XenApp
3 2 (0.57%) vSphere
3 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.28%) IAG
4 1 (0.28%) UAG
4 1 (0.28%) XenServer
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.98%) SCCM
3 5 (1.42%) SAP Afaria
4 4 (1.13%) OpenView
5 3 (0.85%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.28%) SCSM
7 1 (0.28%) RepliStor
7 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.28%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.28%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.28%) WSUS
7 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 161 (45.61%) SAP
2 34 (9.63%) Microsoft
3 26 (7.37%) Oracle
4 12 (3.40%) VMware
5 9 (2.55%) Cisco
6 8 (2.27%) HP
7 7 (1.98%) Citrix
8 6 (1.70%) hybris
8 6 (1.70%) BMC
8 6 (1.70%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.70%) Open Text
9 5 (1.42%) iRise
9 5 (1.42%) F5
10 4 (1.13%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.13%) Informatica
10 4 (1.13%) Sybase
10 4 (1.13%) OPNET
10 4 (1.13%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.85%) Cognos
11 3 (0.85%) NetApp
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Cognitive Group
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Stoke on Trent
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Enterprise Partners
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Wolverhampton
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Enterprise Partners
Posted: 26 days ago