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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 13 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 231 173 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.98% 8.20% 8.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.89% 8.88% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 77 88
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£425 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Average hourly rate £37.75 £11.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+243.18% -69.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.65 £9.40 £34.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £12.60 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.36%
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
2335 1949 2126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.82% 92.33% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1173 1027 1054
Average daily rate £343 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.23% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 146 148
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -34.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 2014. 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 +1 72 £400 -3.03% 38
Coventry +21 47 £405 -19.00% 10
Warwickshire -1 18 £435 +16.00% 3
Solihull +14 9 £438 - 5
Shropshire -4 7 £408 -1.68% 1
Wolverhampton -2 5 £363 -
Staffordshire -7 5 £475 +11.76% 6
Worcestershire -7 3 £315 -33.68% 2
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 155 (35.96%) SAP
2 61 (14.15%) Microsoft
3 49 (11.37%) Finance
4 46 (10.67%) CRM
5 40 (9.28%) Migration
6 35 (8.12%) Oracle
7 34 (7.89%) Security Cleared
8 32 (7.42%) Automotive
9 31 (7.19%) Windows
10 30 (6.96%) SC Cleared
11 29 (6.73%) Dynamics CRM
12 28 (6.50%) Integration Testing
12 28 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (6.26%) SQL
14 25 (5.80%) Information Security
14 25 (5.80%) SAP Implementation
15 24 (5.57%) .NET
16 23 (5.34%) Manufacturing
17 22 (5.10%) Billing
17 22 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
18 19 (4.41%) Data Migration
19 18 (4.18%) QA
19 18 (4.18%) ITIL
20 16 (3.71%) C#
21 15 (3.48%) SQL Server
21 15 (3.48%) Oracle EBS
21 15 (3.48%) SAP IS-U
21 15 (3.48%) Unit Testing
22 14 (3.25%) Agile Software Development
22 14 (3.25%) VMware

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 14 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.32%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.70%) Lync
7 3 (0.70%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.70%) SAS
7 3 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.46%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle UPK
8 2 (0.46%) Node.js
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.16%) MS Project
3 4 (0.93%) MS Office
4 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (6.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (3.48%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (3.48%) SAP IS-U
3 13 (3.02%) SAP HR
4 12 (2.78%) SAP MM
5 11 (2.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (2.55%) SAP HCM
5 11 (2.55%) SAP SD
5 11 (2.55%) SAP FI
6 10 (2.32%) SAP PP
6 10 (2.32%) SAP CO
7 9 (2.09%) SAP FI/CO
8 8 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (1.86%) SAP QM
9 7 (1.62%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (1.62%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 7 (1.62%) SAP PM
9 7 (1.62%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (1.62%) SAP FI-CA
9 7 (1.62%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.70%) Office 365
2 3 (0.70%) Force.com
3 2 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.23%) GitHub
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.78%) Firewall
2 9 (2.09%) SAN
3 7 (1.62%) Network Security
3 7 (1.62%) RTP
4 5 (1.16%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.93%) Wireless
5 4 (0.93%) LAN
5 4 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (0.70%) VLAN
6 3 (0.70%) WAN
6 3 (0.70%) MPLS
6 3 (0.70%) Internet
7 2 (0.46%) Extranet
7 2 (0.46%) VPN
7 2 (0.46%) Intranet
7 2 (0.46%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.23%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.23%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.09%) SAP BW
4 8 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.62%) SAP Data Services
5 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.39%) Big Data
7 5 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.93%) SAP BI
9 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.70%) QlikView
9 3 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.70%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.70%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (0.46%) Essbase
10 2 (0.46%) DataStage
10 2 (0.46%) QualityStage
10 2 (0.46%) MySQL
10 2 (0.46%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (0.70%) LSMW
2 3 (0.70%) Toad
3 2 (0.46%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.46%) MSI
3 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.23%) FxCop
4 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.23%) NUnit
4 1 (0.23%) Subversion
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.23%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.23%) AdminStudio
General
1 49 (11.37%) Finance
2 32 (7.42%) Automotive
3 23 (5.34%) Manufacturing
4 22 (5.10%) Billing
5 12 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.78%) Retail
6 6 (1.39%) Banking
7 5 (1.16%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.16%) Advertising
8 4 (0.93%) Legal
9 3 (0.70%) Marketing
10 2 (0.46%) Law
10 2 (0.46%) Publishing
10 2 (0.46%) Portuguese Language
10 2 (0.46%) Local Government
11 1 (0.23%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) Back Office
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.57%) .NET
2 14 (3.25%) Web Services
3 9 (2.09%) CSS
3 9 (2.09%) HTML
4 8 (1.86%) .NET Framework
5 7 (1.62%) WPF
5 7 (1.62%) Silverlight
5 7 (1.62%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.39%) Middleware
6 6 (1.39%) jQuery
7 4 (0.93%) XML
8 3 (0.70%) SAP ALE
8 3 (0.70%) Application Packaging
8 3 (0.70%) EDI
8 3 (0.70%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.46%) BAPI
9 2 (0.46%) XSL
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.46%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.78%) User Experience
3 10 (2.32%) RMADS
4 8 (1.86%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.62%) iPad
6 6 (1.39%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.16%) CESG
7 5 (1.16%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (0.46%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.46%) AS400
8 2 (0.46%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.46%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.46%) Social Media
9 1 (0.23%) Open Source
9 1 (0.23%) SCADA
9 1 (0.23%) iPhone
9 1 (0.23%) DataPower
9 1 (0.23%) FMCG
9 1 (0.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.19%) Windows
2 12 (2.78%) UNIX
3 9 (2.09%) VMS
4 8 (1.86%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.39%) Linux
7 5 (1.16%) Solaris
8 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.70%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.70%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.46%) AIX
10 2 (0.46%) Android
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (10.67%) CRM
2 40 (9.28%) Migration
3 28 (6.50%) Integration Testing
3 28 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (5.80%) Information Security
4 25 (5.80%) SAP Implementation
5 22 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (4.41%) Data Migration
7 18 (4.18%) ITIL
8 15 (3.48%) Unit Testing
9 14 (3.25%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (3.02%) ETL
11 12 (2.78%) Risk Management
11 12 (2.78%) Workflow
11 12 (2.78%) Business Transformation
12 11 (2.55%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (2.55%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (2.55%) ERP
13 10 (2.32%) Business Analysis
13 10 (2.32%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.26%) SQL
2 16 (3.71%) C#
3 10 (2.32%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.09%) ABAP
4 9 (2.09%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.09%) PL/SQL
5 7 (1.62%) Java
6 4 (0.93%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.93%) C
7 3 (0.70%) Apex Code
7 3 (0.70%) PHP
7 3 (0.70%) VBA
7 3 (0.70%) VBScript
8 2 (0.46%) VB
8 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 30 (6.96%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.55%) CISSP
3 11 (2.55%) CISM
4 7 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.16%) CCNP
6 4 (0.93%) ACCA
6 4 (0.93%) CIMA
6 4 (0.93%) CCNA
6 4 (0.93%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.70%) Degree
7 3 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.46%) CCIE
8 2 (0.46%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.46%) CCA
8 2 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.46%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.46%) AAT
9 1 (0.23%) GCIH
9 1 (0.23%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.18%) QA
2 10 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.16%) SLA
4 3 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) GPG13
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.23%) GAAP
System Software
1 13 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.93%) XenApp
3 4 (0.93%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.46%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.23%) vSphere
5 1 (0.23%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.23%) Snort
5 1 (0.23%) Squid
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.23%) XenServer
5 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (2.09%) SCCM
2 6 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.93%) SCOM
3 4 (0.93%) Ionix
4 3 (0.70%) OpenView
4 3 (0.70%) OPNET
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.23%) SCSM
5 1 (0.23%) WMI
5 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.23%) WSUS
5 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 155 (35.96%) SAP
2 61 (14.15%) Microsoft
3 35 (8.12%) Oracle
4 14 (3.25%) VMware
5 12 (2.78%) Cisco
6 10 (2.32%) EMC
7 8 (1.86%) Business Objects
8 7 (1.62%) IBM
8 7 (1.62%) HP
8 7 (1.62%) Juniper
9 6 (1.39%) Citrix
9 6 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.16%) iRise
10 5 (1.16%) F5
11 4 (0.93%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.93%) BMC
11 4 (0.93%) Hyperion
11 4 (0.93%) Informatica
11 4 (0.93%) Talend
12 3 (0.70%) Blue Coat
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Modis International - London
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Shropshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 16 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Warwick
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 26 days ago