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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 23 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 161 189 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.35% 8.67% 7.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.72% 9.37% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 95 77
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £293 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £25.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+125.00% +1.01%
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
2395 2017 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.44% 92.48% 92.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1348 1123 1028
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 178 138
Average hourly rate £14.10 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.03% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.95 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 38 £419 -6.94% 40
Coventry -10 23 £463 -9.75% 4
Warwickshire -3 20 £450 +13.27% 5
Worcestershire +10 8 £333 -33.50% 6
Solihull -7 7 £400 -12.56% 1
Shropshire -19 6 £425 +28.30% 2
Staffordshire -4 4 £369 -26.25% 2
Herefordshire +4 3 £416 +14.82%
Wolverhampton -6 2 £294 -26.56%
Sutton Coldfield -8 1 £560 +12.00%
Walsall - 1 £378 - 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 81 (25.47%) Microsoft
2 61 (19.18%) SAP
3 51 (16.04%) Windows
4 44 (13.84%) SQL
5 42 (13.21%) Finance
6 37 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (9.75%) Oracle
7 31 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (9.75%) Security Cleared
8 30 (9.43%) IBM
9 29 (9.12%) Migration
10 28 (8.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 27 (8.49%) Unix
12 26 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
13 25 (7.86%) Web Services
14 24 (7.55%) Middleware
15 23 (7.23%) SOAP
16 22 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (6.92%) RESTful
16 22 (6.92%) DataPower
16 22 (6.92%) REST
17 20 (6.29%) SC Cleared
17 20 (6.29%) SharePoint
18 19 (5.97%) ERP
18 19 (5.97%) CRM
18 19 (5.97%) .NET
18 19 (5.97%) Retail
19 18 (5.66%) MS Excel
20 17 (5.35%) Degree
21 16 (5.03%) Manufacturing

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.03%) Skype for Business
3 13 (4.09%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.83%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.94%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (0.63%) Confluence
8 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.63%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.31%) Liferay
9 1 (0.31%) Mule
Applications
1 18 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.46%) MS Office
3 3 (0.94%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.14%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (2.20%) Unit4 Business World
4 6 (1.89%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (1.89%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (1.89%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (1.57%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (1.57%) SAP FI
5 5 (1.57%) SAP SD
6 4 (1.26%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (1.26%) SAP APO
6 4 (1.26%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.94%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 3 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.94%) Oracle HRMS
7 3 (0.94%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 3 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.94%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.03%) Office 365
2 12 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.20%) IaaS
4 5 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.63%) Yammer
6 1 (0.31%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.52%) Skype
2 7 (2.20%) Firewall
3 4 (1.26%) Network Security
4 3 (0.94%) DNS
4 3 (0.94%) SAN
5 2 (0.63%) DHCP
5 2 (0.63%) Internet
5 2 (0.63%) Intranet
5 2 (0.63%) LAN
5 2 (0.63%) VoIP
5 2 (0.63%) WAN
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.31%) Converged Networks
6 1 (0.31%) HTTP
6 1 (0.31%) MPLS
6 1 (0.31%) NAS
6 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.31%) VPN
6 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (2.52%) SAP BW
4 6 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (1.57%) SAP BI
6 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.94%) Big Data
7 3 (0.94%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.94%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (0.94%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (0.94%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.63%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.63%) HBase
Development Applications
1 28 (8.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.57%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.26%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.63%) FxCop
4 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.63%) JIRA
4 2 (0.63%) LSMW
4 2 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.63%) StyleCop
5 1 (0.31%) Appium
5 1 (0.31%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.31%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.31%) MorphX
5 1 (0.31%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.31%) Selenium
5 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.31%) Subversion
5 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 42 (13.21%) Finance
2 19 (5.97%) Retail
3 16 (5.03%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.77%) Marketing
5 10 (3.14%) Advertising
6 8 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.20%) Billing
7 7 (2.20%) Publishing
8 5 (1.57%) Banking
9 4 (1.26%) Automotive
10 2 (0.63%) Back Office
10 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.63%) Legal
10 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.31%) Avionics
11 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.31%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.86%) Web Services
2 24 (7.55%) Middleware
3 23 (7.23%) SOAP
4 22 (6.92%) REST
4 22 (6.92%) RESTful
5 19 (5.97%) .NET
6 10 (3.14%) HTML
7 6 (1.89%) CSS
8 4 (1.26%) Ajax
8 4 (1.26%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.26%) BAPI
8 4 (1.26%) SAP ALE
8 4 (1.26%) SAP PI
8 4 (1.26%) XML
9 3 (0.94%) HTML5
9 3 (0.94%) SAP Smart Forms
9 3 (0.94%) Web Dynpro
10 2 (0.63%) COM
10 2 (0.63%) EDI
10 2 (0.63%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.92%) DataPower
3 7 (2.20%) FMCG
3 7 (2.20%) User Experience
4 4 (1.26%) Blog
4 4 (1.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.26%) Psychology
5 3 (0.94%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.94%) Data Centre
5 3 (0.94%) Mobile App
5 3 (0.94%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.63%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.63%) Informatics
6 2 (0.63%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.63%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.31%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.31%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.31%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 51 (16.04%) Windows
2 27 (8.49%) Unix
3 13 (4.09%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.57%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.26%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.94%) AIX
6 3 (0.94%) HPUX
6 3 (0.94%) Linux
7 2 (0.63%) Solaris
7 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.63%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (9.12%) Migration
3 26 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (5.97%) CRM
5 19 (5.97%) ERP
6 15 (4.72%) Change Management
7 13 (4.09%) ITIL
7 13 (4.09%) Project Management
8 11 (3.46%) Business Analysis
9 10 (3.14%) Waterfall
10 9 (2.83%) Analytics
10 9 (2.83%) Integration Testing
11 8 (2.52%) Data Migration
11 8 (2.52%) SDLC
11 8 (2.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 7 (2.20%) Data Analysis
12 7 (2.20%) DevOps
12 7 (2.20%) ETL
12 7 (2.20%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 44 (13.84%) SQL
2 14 (4.40%) JavaScript
3 13 (4.09%) ABAP
3 13 (4.09%) PowerShell
4 12 (3.77%) C#
5 7 (2.20%) PL/SQL
6 6 (1.89%) Java
7 4 (1.26%) SAPscript
7 4 (1.26%) X++
8 3 (0.94%) C
8 3 (0.94%) Python
9 1 (0.31%) Groovy
9 1 (0.31%) Perl
9 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.31%) VBA
9 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (9.75%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.29%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.35%) Degree
4 9 (2.83%) CISSP
4 9 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.57%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.26%) ECDL
6 4 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.94%) CISM
8 2 (0.63%) CCNA
8 2 (0.63%) CISA
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.63%) MCITP
8 2 (0.63%) MCP
9 1 (0.31%) CIPD
9 1 (0.31%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.31%) MCSE
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.20%) SLA
2 4 (1.26%) WCAG
3 3 (0.94%) COBIT
4 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.63%) QA
5 1 (0.31%) GAAP
5 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.31%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (5.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.89%) XenApp
3 5 (1.57%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.94%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.63%) Docker
6 2 (0.63%) vSphere
7 1 (0.31%) HDFS
7 1 (0.31%) KVM
7 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.89%) SCOM
2 5 (1.57%) SCCM
3 3 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.94%) Puppet
4 2 (0.63%) SCSM
4 2 (0.63%) vRealize
4 2 (0.63%) WSUS
5 1 (0.31%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 81 (25.47%) Microsoft
2 61 (19.18%) SAP
3 31 (9.75%) Oracle
4 30 (9.43%) IBM
5 10 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (2.83%) Cisco
6 9 (2.83%) VMware
7 7 (2.20%) HP
8 6 (1.89%) Citrix
8 6 (1.89%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 5 (1.57%) Intel Security
10 4 (1.26%) Tableau
11 3 (0.94%) Adobe
11 3 (0.94%) Avaya
11 3 (0.94%) Informatica
11 3 (0.94%) JDA
11 3 (0.94%) NetApp
11 3 (0.94%) RedPrairie
11 3 (0.94%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.94%) Symantec
West Midlands
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
ECOM
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Worcestershire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
IBS Consulting
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago