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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 19 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 212 238 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.33% 8.87% 7.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.71% 9.43% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 129 94
Average daily rate £440 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -9.37%
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
2749 2524 2195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.06% 94.07% 93.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1547 1487 1138
Average daily rate £388 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 163 158
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 62 £450 +12.50% 25
Warwickshire +2 34 £400 -5.26% 5
Coventry -10 34 £490 +4.25% 2
Solihull -4 11 £375 - 1
Worcestershire -4 9 £408 -18.50% 3
Shropshire -34 8 £500 +8.10% 3
Staffordshire +13 5 £400 -18.03%
Wolverhampton -6 3 £660 +74.83%
Herefordshire +5 1 £340 -6.20%
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 74 (21.02%) SAP
2 63 (17.90%) Microsoft
3 51 (14.49%) Windows
3 51 (14.49%) Oracle
4 49 (13.92%) Finance
5 47 (13.35%) SQL
6 43 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (9.38%) IBM
8 30 (8.52%) Unix
9 29 (8.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (7.67%) Middleware
11 26 (7.39%) Web Services
11 26 (7.39%) Retail
12 25 (7.10%) Security Cleared
12 25 (7.10%) Migration
13 24 (6.82%) Business Analysis
14 23 (6.53%) DataPower
14 23 (6.53%) SOAP
14 23 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (6.25%) REST
15 22 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (6.25%) RESTful
16 20 (5.68%) SC Cleared
17 19 (5.40%) SQL Server
17 19 (5.40%) .NET
18 16 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
19 15 (4.26%) SAP Implementation
19 15 (4.26%) Degree
19 15 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
19 15 (4.26%) MS Excel

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.13%) Skype for Business
3 8 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.42%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.14%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.85%) IIS
7 3 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.57%) Apache
8 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.57%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.27%) MS Office
3 4 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.85%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.57%) MS Project
5 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (2.84%) SAP IS-U
3 10 (2.84%) SAP SD
4 8 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (2.27%) Oracle Payroll
5 7 (1.99%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (1.99%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (1.99%) SAP HR
6 6 (1.70%) SAP FI
7 5 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (1.42%) Oracle Assets
7 5 (1.42%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (1.42%) SAP CO
7 5 (1.42%) SAP PP
8 4 (1.14%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (1.14%) SAP PM
9 3 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.85%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.41%) Office 365
2 10 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.27%) SuccessFactors
4 6 (1.70%) IaaS
5 4 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.57%) GitHub
6 2 (0.57%) Yammer
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.84%) Firewall
2 7 (1.99%) Skype
3 4 (1.14%) DNS
3 4 (1.14%) Network Security
4 3 (0.85%) SAN
5 2 (0.57%) BGP
5 2 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (0.57%) DHCP
5 2 (0.57%) Intranet
5 2 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.57%) IOS XR
5 2 (0.57%) MPLS
5 2 (0.57%) NGN
5 2 (0.57%) VPN
6 1 (0.28%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.28%) Converged Networks
6 1 (0.28%) NAS
6 1 (0.28%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.98%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.99%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.70%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.42%) SAP BI
6 5 (1.42%) SAP HANA
7 4 (1.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.14%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.85%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.57%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 2 (0.57%) Cognos Query Studio
9 2 (0.57%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 29 (8.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.99%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.42%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.14%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.85%) PowerBuilder
6 2 (0.57%) Appium
6 2 (0.57%) FxCop
6 2 (0.57%) Selenium
6 2 (0.57%) StyleCop
6 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.28%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.28%) LSMW
7 1 (0.28%) Maven
7 1 (0.28%) MorphX
7 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
General
1 49 (13.92%) Finance
2 26 (7.39%) Retail
3 13 (3.69%) Banking
3 13 (3.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (3.41%) Billing
5 8 (2.27%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.70%) Automotive
6 6 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.14%) Advertising
8 3 (0.85%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.85%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Avionics
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.67%) Middleware
2 26 (7.39%) Web Services
3 23 (6.53%) SOAP
4 22 (6.25%) REST
4 22 (6.25%) RESTful
5 19 (5.40%) .NET
6 7 (1.99%) HTML
7 6 (1.70%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (1.42%) CSS
9 3 (0.85%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.85%) XML
10 2 (0.57%) Ajax
10 2 (0.57%) COM
10 2 (0.57%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.57%) jQuery
10 2 (0.57%) SAML
11 1 (0.28%) OAuth
11 1 (0.28%) SAP ALE
11 1 (0.28%) SAP Business Workflow
11 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.53%) DataPower
3 7 (1.99%) Reference Data
4 6 (1.70%) User Experience
5 5 (1.42%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.42%) Informatics
5 5 (1.42%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.42%) NHS
5 5 (1.42%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.14%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.57%) Blog
7 2 (0.57%) CMDB
7 2 (0.57%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.57%) FMCG
7 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.57%) Psychology
7 2 (0.57%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.28%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.49%) Windows
2 30 (8.52%) Unix
3 11 (3.13%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.84%) Linux
5 6 (1.70%) AIX
6 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.85%) Solaris
8 2 (0.57%) HPUX
8 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.57%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.28%) Android
9 1 (0.28%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (7.10%) Migration
2 24 (6.82%) Business Analysis
3 23 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (4.26%) SAP Implementation
6 14 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (3.69%) Logistics
8 11 (3.13%) CRM
8 11 (3.13%) Data Migration
8 11 (3.13%) PRINCE2
8 11 (3.13%) Workflow
9 10 (2.84%) Configuration Management
9 10 (2.84%) Data Modelling
9 10 (2.84%) DevOps
9 10 (2.84%) ETL
9 10 (2.84%) ITIL
10 9 (2.56%) Analytics
11 8 (2.27%) Information Security
11 8 (2.27%) Integration Testing
12 7 (1.99%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (13.35%) SQL
2 12 (3.41%) Java
3 11 (3.13%) C#
4 9 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.27%) ABAP
6 5 (1.42%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.85%) X++
8 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.57%) C
8 2 (0.57%) Python
8 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.28%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.28%) VBA
9 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (7.10%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.68%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.26%) Degree
4 7 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (1.70%) CISSP
6 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.85%) CCNA
8 3 (0.85%) CISM
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.57%) CCNP
9 2 (0.57%) ECDL
9 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.57%) OCP
9 2 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.28%) CCIE
10 1 (0.28%) CIPD
10 1 (0.28%) MCP
10 1 (0.28%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.99%) SLA
2 6 (1.70%) QA
3 2 (0.57%) COBIT
3 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.57%) WCAG
4 1 (0.28%) COSO
4 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.28%) GAAP
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.42%) XenApp
3 4 (1.14%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.28%) KVM
6 1 (0.28%) Snort
6 1 (0.28%) vSphere
6 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (1.70%) Puppet
1 6 (1.70%) SCOM
2 5 (1.42%) SCCM
3 3 (0.85%) Terraform
4 2 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.57%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.57%) SCSM
4 2 (0.57%) WSUS
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.28%) vRealize
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 74 (21.02%) SAP
2 63 (17.90%) Microsoft
3 51 (14.49%) Oracle
4 33 (9.38%) IBM
5 15 (4.26%) Informatica
6 11 (3.13%) Cisco
7 7 (1.99%) VMware
8 6 (1.70%) Citrix
8 6 (1.70%) HP
8 6 (1.70%) JDA
8 6 (1.70%) LogRhythm
9 5 (1.42%) RedPrairie
9 5 (1.42%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.42%) Tableau
10 4 (1.14%) hybris
10 4 (1.14%) Intel Security
10 4 (1.14%) Proofpoint
10 4 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.85%) NetApp
11 3 (0.85%) Pegasus
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Posted: 2 days ago
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