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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 12 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 217 196 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.92% 9.93% 8.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.83% 10.89% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 96 82
Average daily rate
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£423 £435 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2207 1800 2079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.71% 91.23% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1130 873 985
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 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 129 134
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.65 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 28 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
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 28 July 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 28 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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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% 49
Coventry -10 24 £425 -22.72% 6
Warwickshire -6 15 £425 +36.00% 4
Solihull +8 10 £425 +22.37% 2
Wolverhampton +6 8 £325 - 1
Staffordshire +5 7 £538 +53.57% 1
Shropshire -3 6 £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 28 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 (37.97%) SAP
2 62 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 54 (13.40%) Finance
4 48 (11.91%) CRM
5 38 (9.43%) Oracle
6 30 (7.44%) Dynamics CRM
6 30 (7.44%) Security Cleared
7 29 (7.20%) Migration
7 29 (7.20%) Windows
8 28 (6.95%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (6.45%) Billing
10 25 (6.20%) SC Cleared
10 25 (6.20%) SQL
11 23 (5.71%) Integration Testing
11 23 (5.71%) Manufacturing
12 22 (5.46%) SAP MM
13 21 (5.21%) Information Security
13 21 (5.21%) ITIL
13 21 (5.21%) SAP IS-U
14 20 (4.96%) Automotive
15 19 (4.71%) SAP SD
16 17 (4.22%) VMware
17 16 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (3.97%) .NET
17 16 (3.97%) MS Excel
17 16 (3.97%) Unit Testing
18 15 (3.72%) Logistics
18 15 (3.72%) ERP
19 14 (3.47%) SharePoint
19 14 (3.47%) Risk Management

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 14 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.49%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.24%) SAS
3 5 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle UPK
5 3 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.50%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
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%) Lync
7 1 (0.25%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) IIS
7 1 (0.25%) MTS
Applications
1 16 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.74%) MS Project
3 4 (0.99%) MS Office
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) CATIA
4 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (7.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (5.46%) SAP MM
3 21 (5.21%) SAP IS-U
4 19 (4.71%) SAP SD
5 12 (2.98%) SAP FI
5 12 (2.98%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (2.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (2.23%) SAP HR
8 8 (1.99%) SAP CRM
8 8 (1.99%) SAP FI/CO
8 8 (1.99%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (1.99%) SAP CO
8 8 (1.99%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (1.99%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (1.99%) SAP FI-CA
9 7 (1.74%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 7 (1.74%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (1.49%) SAP SRM
10 6 (1.49%) Oracle FAH
10 6 (1.49%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.74%) Office 365
2 2 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.99%) Network Security
2 7 (1.74%) SAN
2 7 (1.74%) RTP
3 6 (1.49%) Firewall
3 6 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.99%) LAN
4 4 (0.99%) Wireless
5 3 (0.74%) Internet
5 3 (0.74%) WAN
6 2 (0.50%) FTP
6 2 (0.50%) HTTP
6 2 (0.50%) VPN
6 2 (0.50%) DNS
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
6 2 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 13 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.23%) SAP BW
3 7 (1.74%) SAP Data Services
3 7 (1.74%) Big Data
4 6 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.99%) SAP BI
6 4 (0.99%) QlikView
7 3 (0.74%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.50%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 2 (0.50%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (0.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 4 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (0.74%) LSMW
2 3 (0.74%) Toad
3 2 (0.50%) MSI
3 2 (0.50%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.25%) FxCop
4 1 (0.25%) Subversion
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.25%) NUnit
General
1 54 (13.40%) Finance
2 26 (6.45%) Billing
3 23 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 20 (4.96%) Automotive
5 11 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.48%) Retail
7 7 (1.74%) Banking
8 5 (1.24%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.24%) Local Government
8 5 (1.24%) Legal
9 4 (0.99%) Advertising
10 3 (0.74%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.97%) .NET
2 11 (2.73%) CSS
2 11 (2.73%) Web Services
3 9 (2.23%) HTML
4 8 (1.99%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.74%) XML
6 4 (0.99%) EDI
6 4 (0.99%) SAP ALE
6 4 (0.99%) jQuery
7 3 (0.74%) WCF
7 3 (0.74%) WPF
7 3 (0.74%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.74%) Ajax
7 3 (0.74%) XSL
7 3 (0.74%) Application Packaging
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 (2.48%) RMADS
2 8 (1.99%) Management Information System
2 8 (1.99%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.24%) CESG
3 5 (1.24%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
4 3 (0.74%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.50%) AS400
5 2 (0.50%) iPad
6 1 (0.25%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.25%) SCADA
6 1 (0.25%) Replication
6 1 (0.25%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.25%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.25%) GIS
6 1 (0.25%) NHS
6 1 (0.25%) Firmware
6 1 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.25%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.25%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.20%) Windows
2 11 (2.73%) VMS
3 8 (1.99%) UNIX
4 7 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.49%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.99%) Solaris
7 4 (0.99%) Linux
7 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
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 48 (11.91%) CRM
2 29 (7.20%) Migration
3 28 (6.95%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (5.71%) Integration Testing
5 21 (5.21%) ITIL
5 21 (5.21%) Information Security
6 16 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (3.97%) Unit Testing
7 15 (3.72%) Logistics
7 15 (3.72%) ERP
8 14 (3.47%) Risk Management
9 13 (3.23%) Project Management
9 13 (3.23%) Data Migration
10 12 (2.98%) SAP Implementation
10 12 (2.98%) Workflow
11 11 (2.73%) ETL
11 11 (2.73%) Procure-to-pay
12 9 (2.23%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (2.23%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (2.23%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.20%) SQL
2 13 (3.23%) C#
3 12 (2.98%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.48%) C
4 10 (2.48%) ABAP
5 8 (1.99%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.74%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.24%) VBScript
8 4 (0.99%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.74%) VBA
9 3 (0.74%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.50%) VB
11 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (7.44%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.20%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.24%) CCNP
5 5 (1.24%) CCNA
6 4 (0.99%) CISSP
6 4 (0.99%) CISM
6 4 (0.99%) Degree
7 3 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.74%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.74%) ACCA
7 3 (0.74%) MCTS
7 3 (0.74%) CIMA
8 2 (0.50%) CCIE
8 2 (0.50%) CCDP
8 2 (0.50%) CCA
8 2 (0.50%) AAT
9 1 (0.25%) MCITP
9 1 (0.25%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.47%) QA
2 9 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.49%) SLA
4 5 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.99%) COBIT
6 3 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.25%) BS25999
8 1 (0.25%) GAAP
8 1 (0.25%) GPG13
System Software
1 12 (2.98%) Active Directory
1 12 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.74%) XenApp
2 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.50%) vSphere
3 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.25%) Snort
4 1 (0.25%) Squid
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.25%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (2.23%) SCCM
2 6 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.74%) Ionix
4 2 (0.50%) SCOM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (0.25%) SCSM
5 1 (0.25%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.25%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.25%) WMI
5 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 153 (37.97%) SAP
2 62 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 38 (9.43%) Oracle
4 17 (4.22%) VMware
5 10 (2.48%) Business Objects
6 9 (2.23%) Citrix
7 8 (1.99%) Cisco
8 6 (1.49%) IBM
8 6 (1.49%) EMC
9 5 (1.24%) Juniper
9 5 (1.24%) HP
9 5 (1.24%) hybris
9 5 (1.24%) iRise
10 4 (0.99%) Talend
10 4 (0.99%) Hyperion
10 4 (0.99%) Informatica
10 4 (0.99%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.74%) webMethods
11 3 (0.74%) Blue Coat
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Rate: From £420 to £435 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Cyber Team
Rate: From £280 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Xoserve
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester or Birmingham or Farnborough
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + travel + accomodation
Posted: 20 days ago