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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 10 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 239 192 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.23% 9.05% 9.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.11% 9.86% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 94 94
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £280 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Average hourly rate £28.00 £11.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+154.54% -69.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -23.61%
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
2363 1948 2129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.27% 91.84% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 1018 1057
Average daily rate £339 £330 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 135 137
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.71 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -1 75 £400 -3.03% 32
Coventry +15 48 £385 -19.79% 7
Warwickshire -8 13 £425 -5.55% 4
Solihull +9 8 £513 +28.12% 1
Shropshire -4 7 £315 - 1
Staffordshire 0 6 £463 +8.82% 2
Wolverhampton 0 5 £363 - 2
Worcestershire -7 3 £358 -24.73% 1
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 158 (37.44%) SAP
2 60 (14.22%) Microsoft
3 51 (12.09%) Finance
4 42 (9.95%) CRM
5 40 (9.48%) Migration
6 33 (7.82%) Security Cleared
7 32 (7.58%) Automotive
7 32 (7.58%) Windows
7 32 (7.58%) Oracle
8 29 (6.87%) SC Cleared
9 28 (6.64%) Integration Testing
10 26 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (5.92%) Information Security
11 25 (5.92%) Dynamics CRM
12 23 (5.45%) SAP Implementation
13 22 (5.21%) Billing
13 22 (5.21%) Manufacturing
13 22 (5.21%) SQL
14 20 (4.74%) ITIL
15 19 (4.50%) .NET
15 19 (4.50%) QA
16 18 (4.27%) Data Migration
17 17 (4.03%) SAP IS-U
18 16 (3.79%) Unit Testing
19 15 (3.55%) MS Excel
19 15 (3.55%) SharePoint
19 15 (3.55%) VMware
20 13 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
20 13 (3.08%) Telecoms

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 15 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.84%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.95%) SAS
7 3 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle UPK
8 2 (0.47%) Lync
8 2 (0.47%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.24%) CMS
9 1 (0.24%) IIS
9 1 (0.24%) MTS
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.24%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 15 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.42%) MS Project
3 5 (1.18%) MS Office
4 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.47%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 25 (5.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (4.03%) SAP IS-U
3 13 (3.08%) SAP HR
3 13 (3.08%) SAP SD
3 13 (3.08%) SAP MM
3 13 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (2.61%) SAP FI
4 11 (2.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (2.37%) SAP HCM
5 10 (2.37%) SAP CO
6 9 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (1.90%) SAP QM
7 8 (1.90%) SAP PP
7 8 (1.90%) SAP FI-CA
8 7 (1.66%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (1.66%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (1.66%) SAP PM
8 7 (1.66%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (1.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.18%) Office 365
2 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.71%) Force.com
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.84%) Firewall
2 9 (2.13%) SAN
3 7 (1.66%) RTP
3 7 (1.66%) Network Security
4 6 (1.42%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.95%) LAN
5 4 (0.95%) Wireless
5 4 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (0.71%) WAN
6 3 (0.71%) Internet
7 2 (0.47%) Extranet
7 2 (0.47%) MPLS
7 2 (0.47%) Intranet
7 2 (0.47%) HTTP
7 2 (0.47%) VPN
7 2 (0.47%) DNS
7 2 (0.47%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.47%) VLAN
8 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.24%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (2.37%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.37%) SAP BW
3 7 (1.66%) SAP Data Services
3 7 (1.66%) Big Data
4 5 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.95%) SAP BI
6 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.71%) QlikView
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.71%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.47%) Essbase
7 2 (0.47%) DataStage
7 2 (0.47%) QualityStage
7 2 (0.47%) OLAP
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.47%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (0.71%) Toad
2 3 (0.71%) LSMW
3 2 (0.47%) Subversion
3 2 (0.47%) MSI
3 2 (0.47%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.24%) FxCop
4 1 (0.24%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.24%) NUnit
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (12.09%) Finance
2 32 (7.58%) Automotive
3 22 (5.21%) Manufacturing
3 22 (5.21%) Billing
4 13 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.84%) Retail
6 7 (1.66%) Banking
7 5 (1.18%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.95%) Legal
8 4 (0.95%) Advertising
9 3 (0.71%) Marketing
10 2 (0.47%) Portuguese Language
10 2 (0.47%) Local Government
10 2 (0.47%) Law
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.50%) .NET
2 12 (2.84%) Web Services
3 9 (2.13%) HTML
3 9 (2.13%) CSS
4 7 (1.66%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.42%) jQuery
6 4 (0.95%) SAP ALE
6 4 (0.95%) EDI
6 4 (0.95%) Middleware
7 3 (0.71%) XML
7 3 (0.71%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.71%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.71%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.47%) WPF
8 2 (0.47%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.47%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.47%) BAPI
8 2 (0.47%) XSL
9 1 (0.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.37%) RMADS
2 8 (1.90%) Mobile App
3 6 (1.42%) Blackberry
3 6 (1.42%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.18%) CESG
4 5 (1.18%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (0.47%) AS400
5 2 (0.47%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.47%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.47%) iPad
6 1 (0.24%) NHS
6 1 (0.24%) Firmware
6 1 (0.24%) GIS
6 1 (0.24%) Replication
6 1 (0.24%) SCADA
6 1 (0.24%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.24%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.24%) iPhone
6 1 (0.24%) DataPower
6 1 (0.24%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.58%) Windows
2 12 (2.84%) UNIX
3 9 (2.13%) VMS
4 7 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.66%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.42%) Linux
6 5 (1.18%) Solaris
7 4 (0.95%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.71%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.47%) Android
9 2 (0.47%) AIX
10 1 (0.24%) zOS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (9.95%) CRM
2 40 (9.48%) Migration
3 28 (6.64%) Integration Testing
4 26 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (5.92%) Information Security
6 23 (5.45%) SAP Implementation
7 20 (4.74%) ITIL
8 18 (4.27%) Data Migration
9 16 (3.79%) Unit Testing
10 13 (3.08%) ETL
11 12 (2.84%) Risk Management
12 11 (2.61%) ERP
12 11 (2.61%) Business Transformation
13 10 (2.37%) Workflow
13 10 (2.37%) Logistics
13 10 (2.37%) Business Analysis
14 9 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (2.13%) Data Management
14 9 (2.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.21%) SQL
2 11 (2.61%) C#
3 9 (2.13%) JavaScript
3 9 (2.13%) PowerShell
4 8 (1.90%) ABAP
4 8 (1.90%) PL/SQL
5 6 (1.42%) Java
6 4 (0.95%) C
6 4 (0.95%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.71%) Apex Code
7 3 (0.71%) VBA
7 3 (0.71%) VBScript
8 2 (0.47%) VB
8 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.47%) PHP
9 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (7.82%) Security Cleared
2 29 (6.87%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.61%) CISSP
3 11 (2.61%) CISM
4 7 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.18%) CCNP
6 4 (0.95%) CCNA
6 4 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.71%) ACCA
7 3 (0.71%) Degree
7 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.71%) CIMA
8 2 (0.47%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.47%) CCA
8 2 (0.47%) CCIE
8 2 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.47%) AAT
9 1 (0.24%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.50%) QA
2 10 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.18%) SLA
3 5 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) GAAP
5 1 (0.24%) COBIT
5 1 (0.24%) GPG13
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 12 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.95%) XenApp
3 4 (0.95%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.47%) vSphere
4 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.47%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.24%) Snort
5 1 (0.24%) Squid
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.24%) XenServer
5 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (1.42%) SCCM
1 6 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.95%) Ionix
3 3 (0.71%) OpenView
3 3 (0.71%) OPNET
4 2 (0.47%) SCOM
5 1 (0.24%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.24%) WMI
5 1 (0.24%) WSUS
5 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.24%) SCSM
Vendors
1 158 (37.44%) SAP
2 60 (14.22%) Microsoft
3 32 (7.58%) Oracle
4 15 (3.55%) VMware
5 10 (2.37%) Cisco
6 8 (1.90%) Business Objects
6 8 (1.90%) HP
6 8 (1.90%) EMC
7 7 (1.66%) Juniper
7 7 (1.66%) IBM
8 6 (1.42%) Citrix
8 6 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.18%) iRise
9 5 (1.18%) F5
10 4 (0.95%) Talend
10 4 (0.95%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.95%) Hyperion
10 4 (0.95%) Informatica
10 4 (0.95%) BMC
11 3 (0.71%) JDA
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