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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 16 13 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 162 160 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.49% 7.68% 7.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.26% 8.47% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 79 40
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£425 £400 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Average hourly rate - £21.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -6.66%
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
1961 1888 1701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.66% 90.60% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 981 792
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 136 185
Average hourly rate £15.61 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.80% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 -6 40 £450 +28.57% 27
Coventry +6 23 £500 -10.75% 5
Warwickshire -8 17 £373 -14.36% 7
Shropshire -4 11 £305 -22.78% 1
Solihull +8 6 £419 -16.25% 2
Staffordshire +8 5 £500 +20.48% 5
Worcestershire -2 5 £500 +42.85% 3
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (34.44%) SAP
2 45 (12.40%) Migration
3 41 (11.29%) Finance
4 37 (10.19%) Oracle
5 33 (9.09%) SQL
6 32 (8.82%) Microsoft
7 30 (8.26%) Automotive
8 27 (7.44%) Windows
8 27 (7.44%) Security Cleared
9 26 (7.16%) Manufacturing
10 25 (6.89%) .NET
10 25 (6.89%) Java
11 24 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (6.06%) Data Migration
13 21 (5.79%) SAP Implementation
14 20 (5.51%) SC Cleared
14 20 (5.51%) CRM
15 19 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (4.68%) Firewall
16 17 (4.68%) Cisco
16 17 (4.68%) ITIL
16 17 (4.68%) Linux
17 16 (4.41%) SQL Server
17 16 (4.41%) ABAP
17 16 (4.41%) HP
17 16 (4.41%) SAP FI
18 15 (4.13%) SAP SD
18 15 (4.13%) UNIX
18 15 (4.13%) SharePoint
19 14 (3.86%) C#

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (4.13%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (1.65%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.38%) Lync
4 5 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (0.83%) SAS
5 3 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.55%) Node.js
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.55%) Exstream Dialogue
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.28%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.28%) CICS
Applications
1 11 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.65%) MS Office
3 3 (0.83%) MS Project
4 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (4.41%) SAP FI
2 15 (4.13%) SAP SD
3 12 (3.31%) SAP CO
4 11 (3.03%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (2.75%) SAP PP
5 10 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (2.48%) SAP HCM
6 9 (2.48%) Agresso
7 8 (2.20%) SAP QM
7 8 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (1.93%) SAP PM
8 7 (1.93%) SAP HR
9 6 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (1.65%) Oracle Payroll
10 5 (1.38%) SAP IS-U
10 5 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (1.10%) Oracle TCA
11 4 (1.10%) Oracle HRMS
11 4 (1.10%) SAP MM
11 4 (1.10%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.65%) Office 365
2 5 (1.38%) Force.com
3 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.28%) GitHub
4 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.68%) Firewall
2 9 (2.48%) SAN
3 6 (1.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (1.10%) LAN
4 4 (1.10%) WAN
4 4 (1.10%) NAS
5 3 (0.83%) Network Security
5 3 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.55%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.55%) OSPF
6 2 (0.55%) BGP
6 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.55%) Intranet
6 2 (0.55%) Internet
6 2 (0.55%) Extranet
6 2 (0.55%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.28%) VLAN
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.28%) DNS
7 1 (0.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.03%) SAP BW
3 9 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 6 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.38%) SAP BI
6 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.10%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.10%) MySQL
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.83%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.83%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (0.83%) Star Schema
8 3 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (1.10%) LSMW
2 3 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.28%) Subversion
4 1 (0.28%) JIRA
4 1 (0.28%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.28%) Synon
4 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.28%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.28%) JMeter
4 1 (0.28%) MSBuild
General
1 41 (11.29%) Finance
2 30 (8.26%) Automotive
3 26 (7.16%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.03%) Advertising
5 9 (2.48%) Banking
6 8 (2.20%) Retail
6 8 (2.20%) Billing
7 6 (1.65%) Legal
8 5 (1.38%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.38%) Law
9 4 (1.10%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.83%) Marketing
10 3 (0.83%) Publishing
11 2 (0.55%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.28%) Local Government
12 1 (0.28%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.89%) .NET
2 13 (3.58%) Web Services
3 9 (2.48%) XML
3 9 (2.48%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.48%) EDI
4 8 (2.20%) Middleware
5 7 (1.93%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.65%) SOAP
6 6 (1.65%) HTML
7 5 (1.38%) WPF
7 5 (1.38%) Silverlight
8 4 (1.10%) REST
8 4 (1.10%) BAPI
8 4 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (1.10%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 4 (1.10%) SAP ALE
9 3 (0.83%) jQuery
9 3 (0.83%) CSS
10 2 (0.55%) RESTful
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (1.93%) User Experience
3 6 (1.65%) Data Structures
4 5 (1.38%) iPad
5 4 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (1.10%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.10%) FMCG
6 3 (0.83%) Data Conversion
6 3 (0.83%) DataPower
6 3 (0.83%) NHS
7 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.55%) Social Media
7 2 (0.55%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.55%) AS400
7 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.55%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.55%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.55%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.55%) RMADS
8 1 (0.28%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.44%) Windows
2 17 (4.68%) Linux
3 15 (4.13%) UNIX
4 9 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.93%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.10%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.10%) Solaris
7 4 (1.10%) VMS
7 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.55%) AIX
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.28%) zOS
9 1 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (12.40%) Migration
2 24 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (6.06%) Data Migration
4 21 (5.79%) SAP Implementation
5 20 (5.51%) CRM
6 19 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (4.68%) ITIL
8 14 (3.86%) Integration Testing
9 12 (3.31%) ETL
10 10 (2.75%) Network Management
11 9 (2.48%) Data Management
11 9 (2.48%) Logistics
11 9 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (2.48%) ERP
11 9 (2.48%) Information Security
11 9 (2.48%) Change Management
12 8 (2.20%) Project Management
12 8 (2.20%) PRINCE2
12 8 (2.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (2.20%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.09%) SQL
2 25 (6.89%) Java
3 16 (4.41%) ABAP
4 14 (3.86%) C#
5 13 (3.58%) PL/SQL
6 11 (3.03%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.38%) Apex Code
8 4 (1.10%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.10%) PHP
8 4 (1.10%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.55%) C++
9 2 (0.55%) COBOL
9 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.28%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.28%) C
10 1 (0.28%) RPG
10 1 (0.28%) JCL
10 1 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 27 (7.44%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.51%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.20%) CISM
3 8 (2.20%) CCNA
3 8 (2.20%) CISSP
3 8 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.93%) MCSE
5 6 (1.65%) CCNP
5 6 (1.65%) CCDP
5 6 (1.65%) MCITP
6 4 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.55%) CIMA
8 2 (0.55%) ACCA
8 2 (0.55%) CCA
8 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.55%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (1.93%) QA
2 2 (0.55%) UCITS
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
3 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) PowerHA
2 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.55%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.55%) ISA Server
2 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.28%) XenApp
3 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.28%) RACF
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 6 (1.65%) OPNET
1 6 (1.65%) OpenView
2 5 (1.38%) SCCM
3 4 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.55%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.55%) SCOM
6 1 (0.28%) Nessus
6 1 (0.28%) Ionix
6 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.28%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 125 (34.44%) SAP
2 37 (10.19%) Oracle
3 32 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 17 (4.68%) Cisco
5 16 (4.41%) HP
6 13 (3.58%) IBM
7 10 (2.75%) EMC
8 9 (2.48%) F5
9 8 (2.20%) VMware
10 7 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.65%) Symantec
11 6 (1.65%) BMC
11 6 (1.65%) Citrix
11 6 (1.65%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.38%) Cognos
13 4 (1.10%) Business Objects
14 3 (0.83%) Remedy
14 3 (0.83%) Mercator
15 2 (0.55%) RedPrairie
15 2 (0.55%) Reuters
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £439.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Worcester
Maxegan Recruitment
Rate: £0 - £600+ per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Shropshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Wolverhampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: £500/day
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester or Birmingham or Farnborough
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: £450-500/day
Posted: 23 days ago
Coventry
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
West Midlands
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 26 days ago