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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
England / West Midlands
Rank 21 24 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 142 176 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.88% 6.91% 9.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.27% 7.26% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 116 98
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £317 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £435
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £56.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-16.44% +127.27%

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
2264 2424 2081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.83% 95.17% 93.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 1364 1157
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 72 167
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.29 £25.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +6 45 £475 +11.76% 18
Warwickshire -2 26 £470 +17.50% 5
Coventry -11 19 £438 -2.77% 5
Shropshire +26 8 £460 -8.00% 1
Solihull 0 7 £500 +25.78% 1
Wolverhampton +4 4 £325 +10.63%
Herefordshire -4 4 £650 +91.17%
Staffordshire -9 4 £438 +11.11%
Worcestershire -7 2 £350 +5.26%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 80 (26.23%) SAP
2 46 (15.08%) Microsoft
3 45 (14.75%) Finance
4 38 (12.46%) SQL
5 33 (10.82%) Oracle
6 26 (8.52%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (8.20%) Migration
8 24 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (7.87%) CRM
9 23 (7.54%) IBM
9 23 (7.54%) Security Cleared
10 22 (7.21%) Java
11 19 (6.23%) Windows
12 18 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (5.57%) Linux
13 17 (5.57%) SC Cleared
14 16 (5.25%) ERP
14 16 (5.25%) Data Modelling
15 15 (4.92%) J2EE
15 15 (4.92%) Active Directory
16 14 (4.59%) Manufacturing
16 14 (4.59%) Liferay
16 14 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (4.59%) Office 365
16 14 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
16 14 (4.59%) Dynamics AX
16 14 (4.59%) Degree
16 14 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (4.26%) Spring
17 13 (4.26%) Advertising

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 14 (4.59%) Liferay
2 10 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.64%) IIS
3 5 (1.64%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.64%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.31%) Apache
4 4 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.31%) JBoss
4 4 (1.31%) SAS
4 4 (1.31%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.33%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle UPK
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.33%) TPMS
Applications
1 9 (2.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (4.59%) Dynamics AX
1 14 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.61%) SAP MM
3 9 (2.95%) SAP FI
4 8 (2.62%) SAP CO
5 7 (2.30%) Maximo
5 7 (2.30%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (2.30%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (2.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (2.30%) SAP SD
6 6 (1.97%) SAP PM
6 6 (1.97%) SAP WM
7 5 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (1.64%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (1.64%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (1.64%) SAP SRM
7 5 (1.64%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (1.31%) SAP HR
8 4 (1.31%) SAP IS-U
8 4 (1.31%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (4.59%) Office 365
2 6 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.98%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.66%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.33%) Boomi
5 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) SaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Taleo
5 1 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.93%) DNS
2 11 (3.61%) Firewall
3 6 (1.97%) Wireless
4 5 (1.64%) DHCP
5 4 (1.31%) LAN
5 4 (1.31%) Network Security
5 4 (1.31%) VPN
5 4 (1.31%) WAN
6 3 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.98%) HTTP
6 3 (0.98%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.98%) LDAP
6 3 (0.98%) Skype
6 3 (0.98%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.66%) BGP
7 2 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.66%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.66%) SMTP
7 2 (0.66%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.93%) BusinessObjects
1 12 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.62%) SAP HANA
2 8 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.30%) DB2
3 7 (2.30%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.97%) QlikView
4 6 (1.97%) SAP BW
5 5 (1.64%) Big Data
5 5 (1.64%) IBM InfoSphere
5 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.98%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.98%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.98%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.98%) Power BI
6 3 (0.98%) Qlik Sense
6 3 (0.98%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.97%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.98%) JIRA
3 3 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.66%) Log4j
4 2 (0.66%) MSI
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.66%) Subversion
4 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.66%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.66%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.33%) LSMW
5 1 (0.33%) Selenium
5 1 (0.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (14.75%) Finance
2 14 (4.59%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.26%) Advertising
4 12 (3.93%) Retail
5 8 (2.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.30%) Marketing
7 5 (1.64%) Banking
8 3 (0.98%) Back Office
8 3 (0.98%) Billing
9 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.66%) Automotive
9 2 (0.66%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.92%) J2EE
2 13 (4.26%) Spring
3 12 (3.93%) Hibernate
3 12 (3.93%) Struts
3 12 (3.93%) Velocity
4 8 (2.62%) .NET
5 7 (2.30%) Web Services
6 6 (1.97%) CSS
6 6 (1.97%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (1.64%) HTML
7 5 (1.64%) MDX
8 4 (1.31%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.31%) Middleware
9 3 (0.98%) Java EE
9 3 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.66%) JMS
10 2 (0.66%) JSP
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle ADF
10 2 (0.66%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.64%) Credit Risk
2 5 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (1.31%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.31%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (1.31%) Life Science
4 3 (0.98%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.66%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.66%) iSeries
5 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.66%) New Media
5 2 (0.66%) PKI
6 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.23%) Windows
2 17 (5.57%) Linux
3 7 (2.30%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.97%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.31%) Unix
5 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.66%) Solaris
6 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) AIX
7 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (8.52%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (8.20%) Migration
3 24 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (7.87%) CRM
4 18 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (5.25%) Data Modelling
5 16 (5.25%) ERP
6 12 (3.93%) AOP
6 12 (3.93%) DevOps
6 12 (3.93%) Procure-to-Pay
7 11 (3.61%) Data Protection
8 10 (3.28%) Customer Requirements
8 10 (3.28%) Data Management
8 10 (3.28%) Logistics
9 9 (2.95%) Data Migration
10 8 (2.62%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (2.30%) Change Management
11 7 (2.30%) Integration Testing
11 7 (2.30%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (2.30%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 38 (12.46%) SQL
2 22 (7.21%) Java
3 9 (2.95%) ABAP
4 6 (1.97%) C#
4 6 (1.97%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.97%) PL/SQL
4 6 (1.97%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.64%) C
5 5 (1.64%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.31%) Python
7 3 (0.98%) Ruby
8 2 (0.66%) Go
8 2 (0.66%) PHP
9 1 (0.33%) ES6
9 1 (0.33%) Perl
9 1 (0.33%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.33%) VB
9 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (7.54%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.57%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.59%) Degree
4 4 (1.31%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.98%) ACCA
5 3 (0.98%) CIMA
5 3 (0.98%) SAP Certification
6 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.33%) CCDA
7 1 (0.33%) CCNA
7 1 (0.33%) CCNP
7 1 (0.33%) CCSA
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.33%) CISSP
7 1 (0.33%) ISEB
7 1 (0.33%) MCP
7 1 (0.33%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.28%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.31%) GMP
2 4 (1.31%) QA
2 4 (1.31%) SLA
3 3 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.33%) GDPR
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.98%) Docker
2 3 (0.98%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.33%) Firmware
4 1 (0.33%) GPFS
4 1 (0.33%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.33%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.33%) vSphere
4 1 (0.33%) XenApp
4 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (1.64%) Ansible
1 5 (1.64%) Puppet
2 4 (1.31%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 4 (1.31%) Kibana
2 4 (1.31%) logstash
2 4 (1.31%) Netcool
2 4 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.98%) SCCM
3 3 (0.98%) WSUS
4 2 (0.66%) Graphite
4 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.66%) Marathon
4 2 (0.66%) Mesos
4 2 (0.66%) SCOM
4 2 (0.66%) Terraform
4 2 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.33%) Opsview
5 1 (0.33%) Salt
5 1 (0.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 80 (26.23%) SAP
2 46 (15.08%) Microsoft
3 33 (10.82%) Oracle
4 23 (7.54%) IBM
5 10 (3.28%) VMware
6 7 (2.30%) Cisco
7 4 (1.31%) Aruba
7 4 (1.31%) Citrix
7 4 (1.31%) Fortinet
7 4 (1.31%) Sage
7 4 (1.31%) Syclo
8 3 (0.98%) CyberArk
8 3 (0.98%) Informatica
8 3 (0.98%) Tableau
9 2 (0.66%) Avaya
9 2 (0.66%) Intel
9 2 (0.66%) Juniper
9 2 (0.66%) Misys
9 2 (0.66%) NetApp
9 2 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
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