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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 17 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 170 213 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.07% 8.70% 9.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.55% 9.57% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 94 92
Average daily rate
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£440 £425 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £423
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.31% +5.45%
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
2251 2225 1818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.64% 90.85% 91.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1348 1140 884
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 183 131
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +5 78 £420 -6.66% 35
Warwickshire +8 21 £475 +11.76% 2
Coventry -8 13 £450 +5.88% 2
Worcestershire +8 8 £363 +1.39% 1
Staffordshire -4 8 £275 -48.83% 5
Solihull -2 7 £300 -29.45% 2
Shropshire -5 5 £503 +36.54%
Walsall -1 1 £475 +11.76% 1
Wolverhampton -7 1 £600 +84.61%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (31.30%) SAP
2 53 (12.96%) Finance
3 52 (12.71%) Oracle
4 45 (11.00%) Microsoft
5 43 (10.51%) Migration
6 40 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
7 39 (9.54%) Manufacturing
8 28 (6.85%) Automotive
8 28 (6.85%) Cisco
9 27 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (6.60%) Security Cleared
10 25 (6.11%) CRM
11 23 (5.62%) Project Management
12 22 (5.38%) SharePoint
13 21 (5.13%) Windows
13 21 (5.13%) SQL
14 20 (4.89%) IBM
14 20 (4.89%) SC Cleared
15 19 (4.65%) ERP
16 18 (4.40%) Oracle EBS
16 18 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (4.16%) Data Migration
18 16 (3.91%) SAP FI
18 16 (3.91%) VMware
18 16 (3.91%) SQL Server
18 16 (3.91%) Retail
18 16 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
19 15 (3.67%) ETL
19 15 (3.67%) SAP BW
20 14 (3.42%) Active Directory

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.69%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 10 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (2.20%) FileNet
5 8 (1.96%) Documentum
6 6 (1.47%) Lync
7 5 (1.22%) Confluence
7 5 (1.22%) SAS
7 5 (1.22%) IIS
7 5 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.98%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.98%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.73%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.49%) SAP Portal
10 2 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.73%) MS Office
3 2 (0.49%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) Windchill
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (4.40%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (3.91%) SAP FI
3 13 (3.18%) SAP FI/CO
3 13 (3.18%) SAP CO
3 13 (3.18%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (3.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (2.93%) SAP MM
5 11 (2.69%) SAP SD
5 11 (2.69%) Oracle HRMS
6 10 (2.44%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (2.20%) SAP CRM
8 8 (1.96%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (1.71%) SAP PP
9 7 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (1.71%) SAP IS-U
10 6 (1.47%) SAP QM
10 6 (1.47%) Oracle Payroll
10 6 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (1.47%) Oracle Receivables
11 5 (1.22%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.20%) Office 365
3 4 (0.98%) SaaS
4 2 (0.49%) IaaS
4 2 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.18%) WAN
2 11 (2.69%) LAN
2 11 (2.69%) Firewall
3 10 (2.44%) Internet
3 10 (2.44%) MPLS
4 8 (1.96%) OSPF
4 8 (1.96%) BGP
5 6 (1.47%) DNS
5 6 (1.47%) Intranet
6 3 (0.73%) Telnet
6 3 (0.73%) Cisco ICM
6 3 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.73%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.73%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.49%) Skype
7 2 (0.49%) Wireless
7 2 (0.49%) PABX
7 2 (0.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.67%) SAP BW
3 13 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.69%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.96%) IBM InfoSphere
7 7 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.71%) QlikView
7 7 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.71%) SAP BI
8 6 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.47%) Big Data
8 6 (1.47%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.22%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.98%) HBase
10 4 (0.98%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 4 (0.98%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 4 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (1.22%) JIRA
2 4 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.73%) LSMW
3 3 (0.73%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.49%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.49%) Subversion
4 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.24%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.24%) Maven
5 1 (0.24%) MorphX
5 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.24%) Ant
General
1 53 (12.96%) Finance
2 39 (9.54%) Manufacturing
3 28 (6.85%) Automotive
4 16 (3.91%) Retail
5 14 (3.42%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.96%) Banking
7 6 (1.47%) Billing
7 6 (1.47%) Marketing
8 5 (1.22%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.22%) Law
9 3 (0.73%) Legal
9 3 (0.73%) Advertising
10 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.49%) Local Government
10 2 (0.49%) Back Office
10 2 (0.49%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.20%) XML
2 7 (1.71%) .NET
3 6 (1.47%) SAP PI
4 5 (1.22%) HTML
5 4 (0.98%) CSS
5 4 (0.98%) Middleware
5 4 (0.98%) WebCenter
5 4 (0.98%) SAP Basis
5 4 (0.98%) Web Services
5 4 (0.98%) JSON
6 3 (0.73%) SAP ALE
6 3 (0.73%) XSLT
7 2 (0.49%) EDI
7 2 (0.49%) BAPI
7 2 (0.49%) SOAP
7 2 (0.49%) J2EE
7 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.24%) Visualforce
8 1 (0.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (2.69%) Data Centre
2 7 (1.71%) User Experience
3 5 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.22%) Data Integration
4 4 (0.98%) Data Structures
5 3 (0.73%) FMCG
5 3 (0.73%) Clustering
5 3 (0.73%) Visualisation
5 3 (0.73%) NHS
5 3 (0.73%) Graphic Design
6 2 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.49%) SCADA
6 2 (0.49%) Social Media
6 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.49%) DataPower
6 2 (0.49%) Wiki
7 1 (0.24%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.24%) Tandem
7 1 (0.24%) VAX
7 1 (0.24%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.13%) Windows
2 13 (3.18%) UNIX
3 10 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.71%) Linux
4 7 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.73%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.73%) VMS
7 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.24%) AIX
8 1 (0.24%) Solaris
8 1 (0.24%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.24%) CentOS
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (10.51%) Migration
2 40 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (6.11%) CRM
5 23 (5.62%) Project Management
6 19 (4.65%) ERP
7 18 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (4.16%) Data Migration
9 16 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (3.67%) ETL
11 13 (3.18%) Scrum
12 12 (2.93%) SAP Implementation
13 11 (2.69%) Logistics
13 11 (2.69%) Workflow
14 10 (2.44%) Information Security
14 10 (2.44%) Data Modelling
14 10 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (2.44%) Procure-to-pay
15 9 (2.20%) Business Analysis
15 9 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.13%) SQL
2 13 (3.18%) PL/SQL
3 12 (2.93%) Java
4 9 (2.20%) ABAP
5 6 (1.47%) C#
6 4 (0.98%) C
6 4 (0.98%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.98%) Python
7 3 (0.73%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.49%) VBA
8 2 (0.49%) PHP
8 2 (0.49%) X++
8 2 (0.49%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.24%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.24%) PHP5
9 1 (0.24%) Pascal
9 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.24%) DCL
9 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (6.60%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.89%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.18%) CCNP
3 13 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.22%) CCNA
5 5 (1.22%) MCITP
6 4 (0.98%) MCSE
7 3 (0.73%) MOS
7 3 (0.73%) HP ASE
8 2 (0.49%) Degree
8 2 (0.49%) MCP
8 2 (0.49%) MCTS
8 2 (0.49%) ACCA
8 2 (0.49%) CCIE
8 2 (0.49%) CCA
8 2 (0.49%) CISSP
9 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.24%) CCDP
9 1 (0.24%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.49%) ISO 9001
1 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
1 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.24%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.24%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.47%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.98%) Docker
5 3 (0.73%) XenApp
6 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.49%) vSphere
7 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.24%) Squid
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (2.44%) Tivoli
2 8 (1.96%) SCCM
2 8 (1.96%) SCOM
3 5 (1.22%) Unicenter
4 4 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.73%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (0.73%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.49%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.49%) OPNET
6 2 (0.49%) OpenView
6 2 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.24%) Puppet
7 1 (0.24%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 128 (31.30%) SAP
2 52 (12.71%) Oracle
3 45 (11.00%) Microsoft
4 28 (6.85%) Cisco
5 20 (4.89%) IBM
6 16 (3.91%) VMware
7 12 (2.93%) Juniper
7 12 (2.93%) SolarWinds
8 10 (2.44%) F5
8 10 (2.44%) Citrix
9 9 (2.20%) CheckPoint
10 8 (1.96%) HP
11 7 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.71%) Riverbed
12 5 (1.22%) CA
12 5 (1.22%) Adobe
12 5 (1.22%) Cognos
13 4 (0.98%) BMC
13 4 (0.98%) Symantec
13 4 (0.98%) ServiceNow
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Posted: 4 hours ago
Staffordshire
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Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Market related
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £301 - £400 per day
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Rate: Negotiable
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