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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 25 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 209 173 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.35% 7.04% 9.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.65% 7.40% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 77 99
Median daily rate £425 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £37.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £33.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+36.29% +50.00%
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
3144 2338 2384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.56% 95.12% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1870 1380 1209
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 146 184
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.78 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -9 65 £425 +1.19% 21
Warwickshire +7 37 £425 -5.55% 4
Coventry -2 23 £470 +5.91% 4
Shropshire -14 14 £450 -10.44% 2
Solihull -1 12 £438 +45.83% 1
Staffordshire +10 9 £399 +4.93% 2
Wolverhampton +3 5 £465 -22.50%
Herefordshire -4 3 £438 +2.94% 1
Walsall -2 1 £379 -20.31%
Worcestershire -9 1 £420 +15.86% 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 96 (22.80%) Oracle
2 94 (22.33%) SAP
3 81 (19.24%) Finance
4 61 (14.49%) SQL
5 48 (11.40%) Microsoft
6 42 (9.98%) SQL Server
7 40 (9.50%) IBM
8 35 (8.31%) Oracle EBS
9 34 (8.08%) Retail
10 33 (7.84%) Java
11 32 (7.60%) Windows
11 32 (7.60%) Oracle EBS R12
12 31 (7.36%) HTML
13 28 (6.65%) WebLogic
13 28 (6.65%) Migration
14 27 (6.41%) XML
15 26 (6.18%) CSS
15 26 (6.18%) Web Services
15 26 (6.18%) Tomcat
15 26 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (6.18%) Active Directory
15 26 (6.18%) Web Development
16 25 (5.94%) DB2
16 25 (5.94%) Back Office
17 24 (5.70%) Log4j
17 24 (5.70%) JSP
17 24 (5.70%) JBoss
17 24 (5.70%) JMS
17 24 (5.70%) Misys
17 24 (5.70%) WebLogic Portal

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 28 (6.65%) WebLogic
2 26 (6.18%) Tomcat
3 24 (5.70%) JBoss
3 24 (5.70%) WebLogic Portal
3 24 (5.70%) WebSphere
4 20 (4.75%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.19%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 4 (0.95%) NServiceBus
7 4 (0.95%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.71%) Apache
8 3 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.71%) Liferay
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (0.71%) SAS
9 2 (0.48%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.43%) MS Office
3 2 (0.48%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.24%) HipChat
4 1 (0.24%) InVision
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.24%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 35 (8.31%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (7.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (3.56%) Oracle Payables
4 14 (3.33%) SAP SD
5 13 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (2.38%) Oracle Payroll
7 9 (2.14%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (2.14%) SAP IS-U
8 8 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (1.90%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (1.66%) Oracle Assets
9 7 (1.66%) Oracle Cash Management
9 7 (1.66%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (1.66%) SAP PP
10 6 (1.43%) SAP CO
10 6 (1.43%) SAP FI
10 6 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
10 6 (1.43%) SAP MM
10 6 (1.43%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.04%) Office 365
3 10 (2.38%) IaaS
3 10 (2.38%) SuccessFactors
4 6 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.71%) Yammer
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.24%) PaaS
7 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.85%) Network Security
2 10 (2.38%) LAN
3 9 (2.14%) Firewall
4 7 (1.66%) WAN
5 5 (1.19%) VLAN
6 4 (0.95%) DNS
6 4 (0.95%) Intranet
6 4 (0.95%) SAN
6 4 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.71%) MPLS
7 3 (0.71%) Skype
7 3 (0.71%) SSH
7 3 (0.71%) WLAN
8 2 (0.48%) BGP
8 2 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.48%) IOS XR
8 2 (0.48%) NGN
8 2 (0.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (9.98%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.94%) DB2
3 9 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (1.90%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.90%) SAP BW
5 7 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.66%) GIS
5 7 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (1.66%) Oracle Discoverer
5 7 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.43%) SAP HANA
7 5 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.19%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 5 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (1.19%) SAP BI
8 4 (0.95%) IBM InfoSphere
8 4 (0.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 4 (0.95%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (5.70%) Log4j
2 6 (1.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.95%) FxCop
3 4 (0.95%) LSMW
3 4 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (0.95%) StyleCop
4 3 (0.71%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.71%) JIRA
4 3 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.48%) MSI
5 2 (0.48%) PowerBuilder
5 2 (0.48%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.24%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.24%) JMeter
6 1 (0.24%) Maven
6 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 81 (19.24%) Finance
2 34 (8.08%) Retail
3 25 (5.94%) Back Office
4 22 (5.23%) Banking
5 16 (3.80%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 15 (3.56%) Billing
7 8 (1.90%) Automotive
8 6 (1.43%) General Ledger
9 5 (1.19%) Advertising
9 5 (1.19%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.71%) Publishing
11 2 (0.48%) Local Government
11 2 (0.48%) Marketing
12 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.24%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.36%) HTML
2 27 (6.41%) XML
3 26 (6.18%) CSS
3 26 (6.18%) Web Services
4 24 (5.70%) Java EE
4 24 (5.70%) JMS
4 24 (5.70%) JSP
5 6 (1.43%) .NET
6 5 (1.19%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.95%) EDI
8 3 (0.71%) ELK Stack
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle ADF
8 3 (0.71%) SAP PI
9 2 (0.48%) SAML
10 1 (0.24%) Middleware
10 1 (0.24%) SAP Business Workflow
10 1 (0.24%) SAP Smart Forms
10 1 (0.24%) SAP XI
10 1 (0.24%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.24%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.85%) Data Centre
3 8 (1.90%) Data Integration
3 8 (1.90%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.43%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.19%) Clustering
5 5 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.19%) Virtual Team
6 4 (0.95%) NHS
6 4 (0.95%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.71%) Informatics
7 3 (0.71%) LIMS
7 3 (0.71%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.71%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.48%) CMDB
8 2 (0.48%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.48%) User Experience
8 2 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.60%) Windows
2 17 (4.04%) Linux
3 16 (3.80%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.61%) Unix
5 6 (1.43%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.19%) AIX
6 5 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.95%) Solaris
7 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.71%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.48%) VMS
9 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.24%) Android
10 1 (0.24%) CentOS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (6.65%) Migration
2 26 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (6.18%) Web Development
3 24 (5.70%) TDD
4 22 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (4.99%) CRM
5 21 (4.99%) Information Security
6 17 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (4.04%) Business Analysis
6 17 (4.04%) SAP Implementation
7 15 (3.56%) Logistics
8 14 (3.33%) Data Modelling
9 13 (3.09%) Analytics
9 13 (3.09%) ERP
9 13 (3.09%) ITIL
9 13 (3.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (2.85%) Configuration Management
10 12 (2.85%) DevOps
10 12 (2.85%) Order to Cash
10 12 (2.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (14.49%) SQL
2 33 (7.84%) Java
3 15 (3.56%) PL/SQL
4 14 (3.33%) ABAP
5 12 (2.85%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.66%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.43%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.19%) C
8 5 (1.19%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.24%) C#
9 1 (0.24%) Korn
9 1 (0.24%) PHP
9 1 (0.24%) Python
9 1 (0.24%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (5.70%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.80%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (2.14%) CISM
3 9 (2.14%) CISSP
4 8 (1.90%) Degree
5 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.95%) CCIE
6 4 (0.95%) CCNA
6 4 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.71%) CCNP
7 3 (0.71%) CISA
7 3 (0.71%) CRISC
7 3 (0.71%) OCP
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.48%) CCSA
8 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.48%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.24%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.66%) QA
3 3 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.48%) COBIT
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) COSO
5 1 (0.24%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.24%) NEBOSH
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (6.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.48%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.48%) Docker
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.48%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.24%) Postfix
6 1 (0.24%) Snort
6 1 (0.24%) Squid
6 1 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (3.33%) SCOM
2 8 (1.90%) SCCM
3 7 (1.66%) Puppet
4 5 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.95%) Ansible
6 3 (0.71%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.71%) Kibana
6 3 (0.71%) logstash
6 3 (0.71%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.48%) WSUS
8 1 (0.24%) Control-M
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.24%) Packer
8 1 (0.24%) QRadar
8 1 (0.24%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 96 (22.80%) Oracle
2 94 (22.33%) SAP
3 48 (11.40%) Microsoft
4 40 (9.50%) IBM
5 24 (5.70%) Misys
6 13 (3.09%) Cisco
7 10 (2.38%) Informatica
8 7 (1.66%) hybris
8 7 (1.66%) LogRhythm
9 6 (1.43%) F5
9 6 (1.43%) HP
9 6 (1.43%) Juniper
9 6 (1.43%) VMware
10 5 (1.19%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.19%) JDA
10 5 (1.19%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.95%) BMC
11 4 (0.95%) Proofpoint
11 4 (0.95%) RedPrairie
11 4 (0.95%) SaltStack
Birmingham
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry
Recruit121
Rate: £0 - £80 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Shropshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, UK
InfinityQuest
Posted: 5 days ago