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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 30 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 177 198 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.56% 7.75% 8.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.86% 8.22% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 78 78
Median daily rate £438 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £309 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.05% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +55.55%
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
3023 2408 2421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.88% 94.28% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1796 1380 1236
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 £250 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 146 169
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.11 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.55 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -8 69 £445 +14.83% 21
Coventry -2 20 £485 +14.11% 1
Warwickshire -6 19 £425 -5.55% 1
Shropshire -15 18 £438 -10.25% 3
Solihull +4 11 £394 +31.25% 2
Staffordshire -2 5 £325 -14.47% 1
Herefordshire +11 4 £450 +5.88%
Wolverhampton +1 1 - -
Worcestershire -12 1 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 92 (22.94%) Oracle
2 91 (22.69%) SAP
3 83 (20.70%) Finance
4 71 (17.71%) SQL
5 59 (14.71%) Microsoft
6 43 (10.72%) SQL Server
7 39 (9.73%) Java
8 38 (9.48%) IBM
9 32 (7.98%) HTML
9 32 (7.98%) Windows
9 32 (7.98%) Oracle EBS
10 30 (7.48%) WebLogic
10 30 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
11 29 (7.23%) Web Services
11 29 (7.23%) Web Development
12 28 (6.98%) Oracle EBS R12
12 28 (6.98%) Tomcat
12 28 (6.98%) Active Directory
12 28 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
13 27 (6.73%) XML
13 27 (6.73%) CSS
13 27 (6.73%) Migration
13 27 (6.73%) Retail
14 26 (6.48%) WebSphere
14 26 (6.48%) Back Office
14 26 (6.48%) DB2
14 26 (6.48%) CRM
15 25 (6.23%) JMS
15 25 (6.23%) JSP
15 25 (6.23%) JBoss

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 30 (7.48%) WebLogic
2 28 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 26 (6.48%) WebSphere
4 25 (6.23%) JBoss
4 25 (6.23%) WebLogic Portal
5 21 (5.24%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (1.50%) Apache
7 6 (1.50%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 6 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.00%) NServiceBus
8 4 (1.00%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.75%) Liferay
9 3 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.75%) SAS
10 2 (0.50%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.50%) TPMS
11 1 (0.25%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 10 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) HipChat
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.25%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 32 (7.98%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (6.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (4.24%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (4.24%) Oracle Payables
4 15 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (2.74%) Oracle Financials
5 11 (2.74%) SAP IS-U
5 11 (2.74%) SAP SD
6 9 (2.24%) Oracle Receivables
6 9 (2.24%) SAP MM
7 8 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (2.00%) Oracle Cash Management
7 8 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (1.75%) Oracle Assets
8 7 (1.75%) SAP HR
8 7 (1.75%) SAP SRM
9 6 (1.50%) Oracle Payroll
10 5 (1.25%) SAP CO
10 5 (1.25%) SAP FI
10 5 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.49%) Office 365
3 10 (2.49%) IaaS
4 8 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.50%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.75%) Yammer
8 1 (0.25%) PaaS
8 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.99%) Network Security
2 9 (2.24%) LAN
3 8 (2.00%) WAN
4 7 (1.75%) Firewall
5 6 (1.50%) DNS
6 5 (1.25%) VLAN
7 4 (1.00%) Intranet
7 4 (1.00%) SAN
7 4 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.75%) Skype
8 3 (0.75%) SSH
8 3 (0.75%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.75%) WLAN
9 2 (0.50%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.50%) DHCP
9 2 (0.50%) LDAP
9 2 (0.50%) SSL
9 2 (0.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (10.72%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.48%) DB2
3 9 (2.24%) Oracle Discoverer
3 9 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (2.24%) SAP BW
4 8 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.75%) GIS
5 7 (1.75%) SAP HANA
5 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (1.50%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.00%) IBM InfoSphere
8 4 (1.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 4 (1.00%) SAP BI
8 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (6.23%) Log4j
2 8 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (1.50%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.00%) FxCop
5 4 (1.00%) LSMW
5 4 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (1.00%) StyleCop
6 3 (0.75%) JIRA
6 3 (0.75%) MSI
7 2 (0.50%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.25%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.25%) JMeter
8 1 (0.25%) Liquibase
8 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 83 (20.70%) Finance
2 27 (6.73%) Retail
3 26 (6.48%) Back Office
4 22 (5.49%) Manufacturing
5 19 (4.74%) Banking
6 15 (3.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (2.49%) Billing
8 7 (1.75%) Advertising
9 6 (1.50%) Automotive
10 5 (1.25%) General Ledger
11 4 (1.00%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.75%) Marketing
12 3 (0.75%) Publishing
13 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.50%) Local Government
14 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.98%) HTML
2 29 (7.23%) Web Services
3 27 (6.73%) CSS
3 27 (6.73%) XML
4 25 (6.23%) Java EE
4 25 (6.23%) JMS
4 25 (6.23%) JSP
5 9 (2.24%) .NET
6 5 (1.25%) ELK Stack
7 4 (1.00%) EDI
7 4 (1.00%) MDX
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle ADF
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.75%) SAP PI
9 2 (0.50%) SAML
10 1 (0.25%) Middleware
10 1 (0.25%) SAP Smart Forms
10 1 (0.25%) SAP XI
10 1 (0.25%) Web Dynpro
10 1 (0.25%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.99%) Data Centre
3 7 (1.75%) Data Integration
4 6 (1.50%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.25%) Clustering
5 5 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.00%) Life Science
6 4 (1.00%) Visualisation
7 3 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.75%) LIMS
7 3 (0.75%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.75%) Smart Meter
7 3 (0.75%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.50%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.50%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.50%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.50%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.25%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.25%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.98%) Windows
2 19 (4.74%) Linux
3 15 (3.74%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.74%) Unix
5 5 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.25%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.00%) AIX
6 4 (1.00%) Solaris
6 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.75%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.50%) VMS
8 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.25%) CentOS
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (7.23%) Web Development
3 27 (6.73%) Migration
4 26 (6.48%) CRM
5 25 (6.23%) TDD
6 20 (4.99%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (4.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (4.24%) Information Security
10 15 (3.74%) Data Modelling
10 15 (3.74%) ERP
10 15 (3.74%) Logistics
11 14 (3.49%) Configuration Management
11 14 (3.49%) DevOps
11 14 (3.49%) Workflow
12 12 (2.99%) Data Migration
12 12 (2.99%) ITIL
12 12 (2.99%) SAP Implementation
13 11 (2.74%) Business Analysis
13 11 (2.74%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (17.71%) SQL
2 39 (9.73%) Java
3 19 (4.74%) PL/SQL
4 15 (3.74%) ABAP
5 11 (2.74%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.25%) C
7 5 (1.25%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.00%) C#
9 3 (0.75%) Python
10 2 (0.50%) Go
10 2 (0.50%) PHP
10 2 (0.50%) Ruby
11 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.25%) Korn
11 1 (0.25%) SAPscript
11 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (5.74%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.49%) Degree
4 9 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.75%) CISM
5 7 (1.75%) CISSP
5 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.00%) CCIE
6 4 (1.00%) CCNA
6 4 (1.00%) CCNP
7 3 (0.75%) CCSA
7 3 (0.75%) CISA
7 3 (0.75%) CRISC
7 3 (0.75%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.75%) OCP
7 3 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.50%) MCTS
8 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.50%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.25%) QA
3 4 (1.00%) GMP
4 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.50%) COBIT
5 2 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.25%) COSO
6 1 (0.25%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.25%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.00%) Docker
3 4 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.50%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.50%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.25%) Postfix
6 1 (0.25%) Squid
6 1 (0.25%) vCloud
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (3.49%) SCOM
2 9 (2.24%) Puppet
3 7 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.75%) SCCM
4 6 (1.50%) Ansible
5 3 (0.75%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.75%) Kibana
5 3 (0.75%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.75%) logstash
5 3 (0.75%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.75%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (0.75%) Terraform
6 2 (0.50%) Graphite
6 2 (0.50%) Marathon
6 2 (0.50%) Mesos
6 2 (0.50%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) Consul
7 1 (0.25%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.25%) SCSM
Vendors
1 92 (22.94%) Oracle
2 91 (22.69%) SAP
3 59 (14.71%) Microsoft
4 38 (9.48%) IBM
5 25 (6.23%) Misys
6 11 (2.74%) Cisco
7 6 (1.50%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.50%) F5
7 6 (1.50%) LogRhythm
8 5 (1.25%) HP
8 5 (1.25%) hybris
8 5 (1.25%) Juniper
8 5 (1.25%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.25%) VMware
9 4 (1.00%) BMC
9 4 (1.00%) Informatica
9 4 (1.00%) JDA
9 4 (1.00%) RedPrairie
9 4 (1.00%) SaltStack
10 3 (0.75%) ArcSight
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