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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 13 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 230 192 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.59% 8.16% 7.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.29% 8.93% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 92 70
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £498 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.22% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £44.25 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
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
2476 2151 1610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.49% 91.45% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1486 1110 722
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 147 146
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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 -1 66 £400 +6.66% 24
Coventry +14 36 £438 -7.65% 4
Warwickshire +9 29 £438 +16.66% 5
Shropshire -6 10 £463 -10.23% 5
Wolverhampton +9 8 £378 +0.66%
Worcestershire +7 7 £500 +56.25% 3
Solihull +1 5 £375 +17.18% 5
Staffordshire -12 5 £455 +7.05% 4
Herefordshire - 2 £363 -
Dudley - 1 £300 -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

1 128 (32.16%) SAP
2 56 (14.07%) Finance
3 51 (12.81%) Oracle
4 41 (10.30%) Migration
5 38 (9.55%) Manufacturing
6 36 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
7 33 (8.29%) Microsoft
8 29 (7.29%) Security Cleared
9 28 (7.04%) Cisco
10 27 (6.78%) Automotive
11 26 (6.53%) SQL
12 22 (5.53%) CRM
13 21 (5.28%) SC Cleared
14 20 (5.03%) SharePoint
15 19 (4.77%) ERP
15 19 (4.77%) Java
15 19 (4.77%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (4.52%) SAP FI
16 18 (4.52%) Project Management
16 18 (4.52%) IBM
17 17 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
17 17 (4.27%) SAP BW
17 17 (4.27%) SAP SD
18 16 (4.02%) Windows
19 15 (3.77%) Logistics
19 15 (3.77%) XML
19 15 (3.77%) CCNP
20 14 (3.52%) PL/SQL
20 14 (3.52%) UNIX
20 14 (3.52%) Oracle HRMS

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 20 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.02%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 10 (2.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (1.76%) FileNet
4 7 (1.76%) SAS
4 7 (1.76%) Documentum
5 6 (1.51%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.26%) Lync
7 4 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.01%) Confluence
8 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.50%) Exstream Dialogue
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.51%) MS Office
3 3 (0.75%) MS Project
4 1 (0.25%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (4.52%) SAP FI
2 17 (4.27%) SAP SD
3 14 (3.52%) Oracle HRMS
4 13 (3.27%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (2.76%) SAP CO
5 11 (2.76%) SAP FI/CO
6 10 (2.51%) SAP MM
6 10 (2.51%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (2.26%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (2.26%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (2.26%) Oracle Payroll
7 9 (2.26%) SAP PP
8 8 (2.01%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (1.76%) SAP Retail
9 7 (1.76%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (1.51%) SAP QM
10 6 (1.51%) Oracle TCA
11 5 (1.26%) SAP EWM
11 5 (1.26%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.01%) Office 365
2 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.02%) Firewall
2 11 (2.76%) WAN
3 10 (2.51%) MPLS
3 10 (2.51%) OSPF
3 10 (2.51%) BGP
4 9 (2.26%) LAN
5 8 (2.01%) Internet
6 5 (1.26%) DNS
6 5 (1.26%) SAN
7 4 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (0.75%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.75%) Network Security
8 3 (0.75%) Cisco ICM
9 2 (0.50%) Intranet
9 2 (0.50%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.50%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.50%) VPN
9 2 (0.50%) Wireless
9 2 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.27%) SAP BW
2 12 (3.02%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.76%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.01%) SAP BI
5 8 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (2.01%) Big Data
6 7 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 6 (1.51%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 6 (1.51%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 6 (1.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 5 (1.26%) IBM InfoSphere
8 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.26%) Oracle Discoverer
8 5 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.26%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.01%) HBase
Development Applications
1 5 (1.26%) LSMW
1 5 (1.26%) JIRA
1 5 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.25%) MorphX
3 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.25%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.25%) JMeter
3 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 56 (14.07%) Finance
2 38 (9.55%) Manufacturing
3 27 (6.78%) Automotive
4 13 (3.27%) Retail
4 13 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.76%) Banking
6 9 (2.26%) Advertising
7 7 (1.76%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.26%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.26%) Marketing
8 5 (1.26%) Legal
9 4 (1.01%) Law
10 3 (0.75%) Local Government
11 2 (0.50%) Billing
12 1 (0.25%) German Language
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
12 1 (0.25%) Back Office
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.77%) XML
2 11 (2.76%) .NET
3 9 (2.26%) EDI
4 7 (1.76%) SAP ALE
5 6 (1.51%) Web Services
5 6 (1.51%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.26%) SOAP
7 4 (1.01%) HTML
7 4 (1.01%) JSON
8 3 (0.75%) BAPI
8 3 (0.75%) Middleware
9 2 (0.50%) CSS
9 2 (0.50%) XSLT
9 2 (0.50%) SAP XI
9 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.50%) RESTful
9 2 (0.50%) SAP PI
9 2 (0.50%) REST
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.01%) Data Structures
2 6 (1.51%) Data Integration
3 5 (1.26%) Visualisation
3 5 (1.26%) Open Source
3 5 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.26%) FMCG
3 5 (1.26%) NHS
4 4 (1.01%) User Experience
5 3 (0.75%) Data Conversion
6 2 (0.50%) Clustering
6 2 (0.50%) RMADS
6 2 (0.50%) DataPower
6 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.25%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.25%) Social Media
7 1 (0.25%) Tandem
7 1 (0.25%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.25%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.25%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.02%) Windows
2 14 (3.52%) UNIX
3 12 (3.02%) Linux
4 6 (1.51%) VMS
4 6 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.01%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.01%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.75%) Solaris
8 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.25%) zOS
9 1 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (10.30%) Migration
2 36 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (5.53%) CRM
4 19 (4.77%) ERP
4 19 (4.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (4.52%) Project Management
6 15 (3.77%) Logistics
7 14 (3.52%) Data Migration
7 14 (3.52%) SAP Implementation
8 13 (3.27%) Integration Testing
8 13 (3.27%) ITIL
9 12 (3.02%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (2.76%) ETL
11 9 (2.26%) Analytics
11 9 (2.26%) Mentoring
11 9 (2.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (2.26%) Data Modelling
12 8 (2.01%) Scrum
12 8 (2.01%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (2.01%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.53%) SQL
2 19 (4.77%) Java
3 14 (3.52%) PL/SQL
4 12 (3.02%) ABAP
5 7 (1.76%) C#
6 5 (1.26%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.01%) C
7 4 (1.01%) Python
7 4 (1.01%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.25%) X++
9 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.25%) PHP5
9 1 (0.25%) JCL
9 1 (0.25%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.25%) VBA
9 1 (0.25%) PHP
9 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.28%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (3.77%) CCNP
5 10 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.26%) CCNA
7 7 (1.76%) MCITP
8 6 (1.51%) MCSE
9 4 (1.01%) CCDP
10 3 (0.75%) MOS
10 3 (0.75%) HP ASE
10 3 (0.75%) ACCA
11 2 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.50%) CCIE
11 2 (0.50%) CCA
11 2 (0.50%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.50%) MCTS
12 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 1 (0.25%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.25%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
1 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (0.50%) UCITS
2 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 13 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.01%) Docker
4 2 (0.50%) XenApp
4 2 (0.50%) vSphere
5 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (2.01%) SCCM
2 5 (1.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (1.26%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (1.01%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.75%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.50%) OpenView
5 2 (0.50%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.50%) OPNET
6 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.25%) SCSM
6 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.25%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.25%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 128 (32.16%) SAP
2 51 (12.81%) Oracle
3 33 (8.29%) Microsoft
4 28 (7.04%) Cisco
5 18 (4.52%) IBM
6 13 (3.27%) HP
6 13 (3.27%) F5
7 11 (2.76%) Citrix
7 11 (2.76%) Juniper
8 10 (2.51%) CheckPoint
8 10 (2.51%) Symantec
8 10 (2.51%) VMware
9 8 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.76%) Riverbed
10 7 (1.76%) SolarWinds
10 7 (1.76%) Cognos
11 6 (1.51%) Business Objects
12 5 (1.26%) EMC
13 4 (1.01%) BMC
14 3 (0.75%) RedPrairie
Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £430 - £520 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warwickshire
Hyphen
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Attractive
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Unitemps
Rate: From £24,775 to £24,775 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Warwick
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago