The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 29 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 161 144 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.74% 5.68% 6.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.06% 6.03% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 71 72
Median daily rate £450 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +52.72%
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
2655 2389 2205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.58% 94.32% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1322 1231
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 119 182
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.80 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.96% -10.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £33.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 6 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -6 55 £475 +11.76% 16
Coventry -6 23 £450 +5.88%
Warwickshire +2 21 £460 -5.64% 3
Shropshire +15 19 £450 -7.69%
Solihull -7 5 - - 3
Staffordshire -5 3 £325 -32.98% 3
Worcestershire 0 2 £350 -20.00% 2
Wolverhampton +3 1 £400 +6.66% 1
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 87 (23.77%) SAP
2 71 (19.40%) Oracle
3 64 (17.49%) Finance
4 63 (17.21%) Microsoft
5 61 (16.67%) SQL
6 43 (11.75%) IBM
7 35 (9.56%) SQL Server
8 34 (9.29%) Java
9 29 (7.92%) Active Directory
9 29 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
10 27 (7.38%) Migration
11 26 (7.10%) CRM
12 25 (6.83%) Windows
12 25 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (6.56%) Manufacturing
13 24 (6.56%) Security Cleared
14 23 (6.28%) Web Development
14 23 (6.28%) DB2
14 23 (6.28%) HTML
14 23 (6.28%) WebLogic
15 22 (6.01%) Web Services
16 21 (5.74%) Oracle EBS
16 21 (5.74%) CSS
16 21 (5.74%) Tomcat
16 21 (5.74%) WebSphere
17 20 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
17 20 (5.46%) JBoss
17 20 (5.46%) XML
17 20 (5.46%) Back Office
17 20 (5.46%) Office 365

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (6.28%) WebLogic
2 21 (5.74%) Tomcat
2 21 (5.74%) WebSphere
3 20 (5.46%) JBoss
4 19 (5.19%) WebLogic Portal
5 18 (4.92%) SharePoint
6 10 (2.73%) Liferay
7 7 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.37%) Apache
8 5 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.37%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.09%) SAS
10 2 (0.55%) IIS
10 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.55%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 2 (0.55%) TPMS
11 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) HipChat
3 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 21 (5.74%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (5.19%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (4.92%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (4.10%) Oracle Payables
5 11 (3.01%) Oracle Financials
5 11 (3.01%) SAP MM
6 9 (2.46%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (2.19%) Oracle Receivables
7 8 (2.19%) SAP PM
7 8 (2.19%) SAP SD
8 7 (1.91%) Oracle Cash Management
8 7 (1.91%) SAP SRM
9 6 (1.64%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (1.64%) SAP HR
10 5 (1.37%) SAP WM
11 4 (1.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (1.09%) Sage 1000
11 4 (1.09%) SAP Retail
12 3 (0.82%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.46%) Office 365
3 9 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.91%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.64%) IaaS
6 4 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.82%) Yammer
8 2 (0.55%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.27%) Boomi
9 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.46%) Network Security
2 8 (2.19%) DNS
2 8 (2.19%) Firewall
3 7 (1.91%) LAN
4 6 (1.64%) WAN
5 5 (1.37%) Skype
5 5 (1.37%) VLAN
6 4 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.09%) LDAP
6 4 (1.09%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.82%) DHCP
7 3 (0.82%) HTTP
7 3 (0.82%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.82%) SAN
7 3 (0.82%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.82%) VPN
8 2 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.55%) Internet
8 2 (0.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.56%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.28%) DB2
3 9 (2.46%) SAP BW
4 8 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.91%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.64%) IBM InfoSphere
6 6 (1.64%) SAP HANA
6 6 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.37%) Big Data
7 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.37%) Oracle Discoverer
7 5 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.09%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.82%) Power BI
9 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.82%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 19 (5.19%) Log4j
2 8 (2.19%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (1.37%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (1.09%) JIRA
5 4 (1.09%) MSI
6 3 (0.82%) LSMW
6 3 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.55%) FxCop
7 2 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.55%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.55%) StyleCop
7 2 (0.55%) Subversion
7 2 (0.55%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.55%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.27%) JMeter
8 1 (0.27%) Maven
8 1 (0.27%) Selenium
General
1 64 (17.49%) Finance
2 24 (6.56%) Manufacturing
3 20 (5.46%) Back Office
4 19 (5.19%) Retail
5 14 (3.83%) Banking
6 13 (3.55%) Advertising
7 6 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.37%) Automotive
8 5 (1.37%) Billing
8 5 (1.37%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.37%) Marketing
9 3 (0.82%) Publishing
10 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.55%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Legal
11 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.28%) HTML
2 22 (6.01%) Web Services
3 21 (5.74%) CSS
4 20 (5.46%) XML
5 19 (5.19%) Java EE
5 19 (5.19%) JMS
5 19 (5.19%) JSP
6 9 (2.46%) ELK Stack
7 8 (2.19%) .NET
8 7 (1.91%) J2EE
9 5 (1.37%) Hibernate
9 5 (1.37%) MDX
9 5 (1.37%) Oracle ADF
9 5 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (1.37%) Spring
9 5 (1.37%) Struts
9 5 (1.37%) Velocity
10 4 (1.09%) EDI
10 4 (1.09%) Middleware
10 4 (1.09%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (1.91%) Data Centre
3 5 (1.37%) Data Integration
4 4 (1.09%) Credit Risk
4 4 (1.09%) Life Science
4 4 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.82%) Clustering
5 3 (0.82%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (0.82%) LIMS
5 3 (0.82%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.55%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.55%) Grid Computing
6 2 (0.55%) New Media
6 2 (0.55%) PKI
6 2 (0.55%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.55%) Statistics
6 2 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.83%) Windows
2 19 (5.19%) Linux
3 10 (2.73%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.46%) Unix
5 5 (1.37%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.82%) Solaris
6 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.55%) AIX
7 2 (0.55%) VMS
7 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (7.38%) Migration
2 26 (7.10%) CRM
3 25 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (6.28%) Web Development
5 20 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (5.19%) TDD
7 17 (4.64%) DevOps
7 17 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (4.37%) ERP
9 14 (3.83%) Data Modelling
10 12 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (3.01%) Configuration Management
11 11 (3.01%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (3.01%) Data Migration
11 11 (3.01%) Logistics
12 10 (2.73%) Information Security
12 10 (2.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (2.46%) Integration Testing
14 8 (2.19%) Cash Management
14 8 (2.19%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (16.67%) SQL
2 34 (9.29%) Java
3 15 (4.10%) ABAP
4 11 (3.01%) PL/SQL
5 9 (2.46%) PowerShell
5 9 (2.46%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.19%) C
7 5 (1.37%) C#
7 5 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.37%) Python
8 4 (1.09%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.82%) PHP
9 3 (0.82%) Ruby
10 2 (0.55%) Go
11 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.27%) Korn
11 1 (0.27%) Perl
11 1 (0.27%) R
11 1 (0.27%) VB
11 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.10%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.55%) Degree
4 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.09%) CISM
6 4 (1.09%) CISSP
7 3 (0.82%) CCNA
7 3 (0.82%) CCNP
7 3 (0.82%) CCSA
7 3 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.55%) MCTS
8 2 (0.55%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.27%) CASP
9 1 (0.27%) CGEIT
9 1 (0.27%) CLAS
9 1 (0.27%) CRISC
9 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.46%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.09%) GMP
2 4 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.09%) QA
3 3 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) COBIT
5 1 (0.27%) COSO
5 1 (0.27%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (7.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.09%) Docker
3 4 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.55%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.27%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.27%) GPFS
5 1 (0.27%) Postfix
5 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.27%) Squid
5 1 (0.27%) vCloud
5 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.01%) SCOM
2 9 (2.46%) Puppet
3 7 (1.91%) Ansible
3 7 (1.91%) Kibana
3 7 (1.91%) logstash
3 7 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.91%) SCCM
4 3 (0.82%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.82%) Terraform
5 2 (0.55%) Graphite
5 2 (0.55%) Marathon
5 2 (0.55%) Mesos
5 2 (0.55%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (0.55%) WSUS
5 2 (0.55%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.27%) Control-M
6 1 (0.27%) Nagios
6 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 87 (23.77%) SAP
2 71 (19.40%) Oracle
3 63 (17.21%) Microsoft
4 43 (11.75%) IBM
5 19 (5.19%) Misys
6 8 (2.19%) Cisco
6 8 (2.19%) VMware
7 6 (1.64%) HP
8 5 (1.37%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.09%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.09%) Sage
9 4 (1.09%) Syclo
10 3 (0.82%) BMC
10 3 (0.82%) hybris
10 3 (0.82%) Splunk
11 2 (0.55%) Informatica
11 2 (0.55%) Intel
11 2 (0.55%) Juniper
11 2 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.55%) Veritas
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