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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 11 14 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 205 179 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.05% 8.10% 7.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.94% 8.88% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 80 57
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.55% +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £559 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £21.25 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £25.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -39.39%
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
2062 2015 1686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.00% 91.18% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 1033 805
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 137 169
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £37.41 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -9 38 £450 +20.00% 22
Coventry +9 32 £525 +8.24% 3
Warwickshire +2 25 £375 -14.28% 3
Shropshire +1 12 £463 +4.51%
Worcestershire - 6 £650 - 2
Solihull +6 4 £458 -12.85% 1
Staffordshire -3 4 £463 +15.62% 3
Dudley - 1 £300 -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 125 (33.97%) SAP
2 53 (14.40%) Oracle
3 51 (13.86%) Finance
4 39 (10.60%) Migration
5 33 (8.97%) Microsoft
6 32 (8.70%) Manufacturing
7 30 (8.15%) SQL
8 27 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (7.34%) Security Cleared
9 26 (7.07%) Automotive
10 25 (6.79%) Java
11 24 (6.52%) Windows
12 21 (5.71%) CRM
12 21 (5.71%) SC Cleared
13 20 (5.43%) .NET
14 19 (5.16%) UNIX
15 18 (4.89%) Cisco
15 18 (4.89%) Data Migration
16 17 (4.62%) SAP SD
16 17 (4.62%) Linux
16 17 (4.62%) SharePoint
16 17 (4.62%) SAP FI
17 16 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (4.35%) SQL Server
18 15 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (4.08%) ABAP
18 15 (4.08%) Active Directory
19 14 (3.80%) PL/SQL
19 14 (3.80%) C#
19 14 (3.80%) Oracle HRMS

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 17 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.72%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.90%) SAS
4 6 (1.63%) Lync
4 6 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.82%) Confluence
7 3 (0.82%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.54%) Exstream Dialogue
8 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.27%) Node.js
9 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.27%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (2.72%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 17 (4.62%) SAP FI
1 17 (4.62%) SAP SD
2 14 (3.80%) Oracle HRMS
3 12 (3.26%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (2.99%) SAP FI/CO
4 11 (2.99%) SAP CO
4 11 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (2.45%) SAP MM
5 9 (2.45%) Agresso
6 8 (2.17%) SAP PP
6 8 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (1.90%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (1.90%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (1.90%) Oracle Payroll
8 6 (1.63%) SAP IS-U
8 6 (1.63%) Oracle TCA
8 6 (1.63%) SAP APO
9 5 (1.36%) SAP WM
9 5 (1.36%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.09%) Office 365
2 3 (0.82%) Force.com
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.27%) GitHub
4 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.26%) Firewall
2 9 (2.45%) SAN
3 7 (1.90%) WAN
4 5 (1.36%) LAN
4 5 (1.36%) NAS
5 4 (1.09%) Internet
5 4 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (0.82%) Network Security
6 3 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.82%) DNS
7 2 (0.54%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.54%) Intranet
7 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.54%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.54%) MPLS
7 2 (0.54%) OSPF
7 2 (0.54%) BGP
7 2 (0.54%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.27%) PABX
8 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.26%) SAP BW
3 9 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.45%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 7 (1.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 7 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.63%) SAP BI
5 6 (1.63%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 6 (1.63%) Big Data
5 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.36%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (1.09%) Star Schema
7 4 (1.09%) MySQL
7 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (1.36%) LSMW
2 4 (1.09%) JIRA
3 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.27%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.27%) Subversion
4 1 (0.27%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.27%) Synon
4 1 (0.27%) JMeter
General
1 51 (13.86%) Finance
2 32 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 26 (7.07%) Automotive
4 12 (3.26%) Advertising
5 10 (2.72%) Banking
6 9 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.17%) Billing
8 7 (1.90%) General Ledger
8 7 (1.90%) Retail
9 6 (1.63%) Legal
10 5 (1.36%) Marketing
11 3 (0.82%) Local Government
11 3 (0.82%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.82%) Law
12 2 (0.54%) Publishing
13 1 (0.27%) Games
13 1 (0.27%) Back Office
13 1 (0.27%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.43%) .NET
2 13 (3.53%) XML
3 9 (2.45%) Web Services
4 8 (2.17%) EDI
4 8 (2.17%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.63%) SOAP
5 6 (1.63%) Middleware
5 6 (1.63%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.36%) BAPI
6 5 (1.36%) WPF
6 5 (1.36%) Silverlight
6 5 (1.36%) SAP ALE
6 5 (1.36%) HTML
7 3 (0.82%) JSON
7 3 (0.82%) REST
8 2 (0.54%) XMPP
8 2 (0.54%) RESTful
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.54%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (1.90%) User Experience
2 6 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (1.63%) Data Structures
2 6 (1.63%) Data Integration
3 5 (1.36%) Visualisation
3 5 (1.36%) Open Source
3 5 (1.36%) iPad
3 5 (1.36%) Mobile Banking
3 5 (1.36%) NHS
4 4 (1.09%) FMCG
5 3 (0.82%) Data Conversion
5 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.82%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.54%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.54%) AS400
6 2 (0.54%) RMADS
6 2 (0.54%) Social Media
6 2 (0.54%) DataPower
7 1 (0.27%) iSeries
7 1 (0.27%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.52%) Windows
2 19 (5.16%) UNIX
3 17 (4.62%) Linux
4 11 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.63%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.63%) VMS
7 4 (1.09%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.82%) Solaris
9 2 (0.54%) AIX
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.27%) HPUX
10 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (10.60%) Migration
2 27 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (5.71%) CRM
4 18 (4.89%) Data Migration
5 16 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (3.80%) Project Management
8 13 (3.53%) ETL
8 13 (3.53%) SAP Implementation
9 12 (3.26%) Logistics
9 12 (3.26%) ITIL
10 11 (2.99%) Data Modelling
10 11 (2.99%) Integration Testing
11 10 (2.72%) Technical Architecture
11 10 (2.72%) ERP
12 9 (2.45%) Change Management
12 9 (2.45%) Network Management
12 9 (2.45%) Mentoring
13 8 (2.17%) Analytics
13 8 (2.17%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.15%) SQL
2 25 (6.79%) Java
3 15 (4.08%) ABAP
4 14 (3.80%) C#
4 14 (3.80%) PL/SQL
5 9 (2.45%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.09%) PHP
6 4 (1.09%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.09%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.82%) Apex Code
7 3 (0.82%) C
7 3 (0.82%) Python
8 2 (0.54%) C++
8 2 (0.54%) COBOL
8 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.27%) RPG
9 1 (0.27%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.27%) JCL
9 1 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 27 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.72%) MCITP
5 9 (2.45%) CCNA
5 9 (2.45%) MCSE
5 9 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.90%) CCNP
6 7 (1.90%) CCDP
7 4 (1.09%) VCP4
8 3 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.54%) CCA
9 2 (0.54%) ACCA
9 2 (0.54%) MCTS
9 2 (0.54%) CIMA
9 2 (0.54%) Degree
9 2 (0.54%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) MCPD
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.54%) QA
1 2 (0.54%) UCITS
2 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.82%) Docker
3 2 (0.54%) XenApp
3 2 (0.54%) vSphere
3 2 (0.54%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.27%) RACF
4 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (2.17%) SCCM
2 5 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.09%) OPNET
3 4 (1.09%) OpenView
4 3 (0.82%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.82%) SCOM
4 3 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.54%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.54%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.27%) Nessus
6 1 (0.27%) SCSM
6 1 (0.27%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.27%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 125 (33.97%) SAP
2 53 (14.40%) Oracle
3 33 (8.97%) Microsoft
4 18 (4.89%) Cisco
5 13 (3.53%) HP
6 11 (2.99%) IBM
7 10 (2.72%) EMC
8 9 (2.45%) VMware
9 8 (2.17%) Citrix
9 8 (2.17%) Symantec
10 7 (1.90%) F5
11 6 (1.63%) Cognos
12 5 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.36%) SolarWinds
13 4 (1.09%) Business Objects
13 4 (1.09%) BMC
14 3 (0.82%) Remedy
15 2 (0.54%) CheckPoint
15 2 (0.54%) Red Hat
15 2 (0.54%) JD Edwards
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Mason Frank
Rate: £250 - £380 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
Wolverhampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Wolverhampton
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago