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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 19 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 174 233 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.00% 9.20% 8.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.52% 10.08% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 99 88
Average daily rate
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£428 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.93% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £308 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £37.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +243.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.18%
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
2314 2312 1909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.04% 91.31% 91.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1372 1172 991
Average daily rate £365 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 172 134
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +5 82 £420 +5.00% 38
Warwickshire +10 20 £450 +5.88% 2
Worcestershire +6 11 £363 +1.39% 3
Coventry -28 9 £444 +15.25% 9
Solihull -5 8 £300 -42.85% 5
Shropshire -7 7 £503 +59.52%
Staffordshire -9 4 £380 -17.83% 1
Walsall +1 1 £475 +31.03%
Wolverhampton 0 1 £600 +65.51% 2
Herefordshire 0 1 £425 -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 98 (26.70%) SAP
2 47 (12.81%) Oracle
3 46 (12.53%) Finance
4 44 (11.99%) Microsoft
5 42 (11.44%) Migration
6 34 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
7 31 (8.45%) Security Cleared
8 28 (7.63%) Manufacturing
9 27 (7.36%) SQL
10 26 (7.08%) Cisco
11 24 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (6.27%) CRM
13 22 (5.99%) Windows
14 21 (5.72%) Retail
15 20 (5.45%) SC Cleared
15 20 (5.45%) SharePoint
15 20 (5.45%) SQL Server
16 19 (5.18%) PL/SQL
16 19 (5.18%) ERP
16 19 (5.18%) IBM
17 18 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
18 17 (4.63%) Automotive
18 17 (4.63%) VMware
19 16 (4.36%) Project Management
19 16 (4.36%) Data Migration
19 16 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
20 14 (3.81%) Juniper
20 14 (3.81%) SAP FI
21 13 (3.54%) SAP BW
21 13 (3.54%) Cisco Certification

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.72%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 9 (2.45%) FileNet
4 8 (2.18%) Documentum
5 7 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.63%) Lync
7 5 (1.36%) IIS
7 5 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.09%) Confluence
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.82%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.54%) SAP Portal
10 2 (0.54%) SAP EP
10 2 (0.54%) Apache
10 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 12 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.54%) MS Project
2 2 (0.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) Windchill
3 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.81%) SAP FI
2 13 (3.54%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (3.54%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (3.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 12 (3.27%) SAP CO
4 9 (2.45%) SAP CRM
5 8 (2.18%) SAP SD
5 8 (2.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (1.91%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (1.91%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (1.63%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (1.63%) SAP QM
7 6 (1.63%) SAP IS-U
7 6 (1.63%) SAP MM
8 5 (1.36%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (1.09%) Oracle iProcurement
9 4 (1.09%) SAP PP
9 4 (1.09%) Agresso
9 4 (1.09%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.00%) Office 365
2 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.82%) SaaS
4 2 (0.54%) IaaS
4 2 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.27%) Firewall
2 11 (3.00%) WAN
2 11 (3.00%) LAN
3 10 (2.72%) MPLS
4 8 (2.18%) OSPF
4 8 (2.18%) BGP
4 8 (2.18%) Internet
5 5 (1.36%) Intranet
5 5 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.09%) DNS
7 3 (0.82%) Telnet
7 3 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (0.82%) Skype
7 3 (0.82%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.54%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.54%) Wireless
8 2 (0.54%) Cisco ICM
8 2 (0.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (3.54%) SAP BW
3 9 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.91%) IBM InfoSphere
4 7 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.63%) QlikView
5 6 (1.63%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.63%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.36%) MySQL
6 5 (1.36%) SAP BI
7 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.09%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.09%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.09%) Big Data
8 3 (0.82%) HBase
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Subversion
1 5 (1.36%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.09%) JIRA
2 4 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.82%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.82%) LSMW
4 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.27%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.27%) Ant
5 1 (0.27%) Maven
5 1 (0.27%) MorphX
5 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 46 (12.53%) Finance
2 28 (7.63%) Manufacturing
3 21 (5.72%) Retail
4 17 (4.63%) Automotive
5 11 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.63%) Banking
6 6 (1.63%) Billing
7 5 (1.36%) Law
8 4 (1.09%) Advertising
8 4 (1.09%) Marketing
9 3 (0.82%) Publishing
10 2 (0.54%) Legal
10 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.54%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.27%) German Language
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.45%) XML
2 7 (1.91%) .NET
2 7 (1.91%) SAP PI
3 5 (1.36%) Web Services
3 5 (1.36%) XSLT
4 4 (1.09%) Middleware
4 4 (1.09%) HTML
4 4 (1.09%) WebCenter
4 4 (1.09%) SAP Basis
4 4 (1.09%) SAP ALE
5 3 (0.82%) JSON
5 3 (0.82%) CSS
5 3 (0.82%) BAPI
6 2 (0.54%) Web Dynpro
6 2 (0.54%) SAP Smart Forms
6 2 (0.54%) Flash
6 2 (0.54%) EDI
6 2 (0.54%) SOAP
6 2 (0.54%) J2EE
6 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.18%) Data Centre
2 7 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.36%) User Experience
4 4 (1.09%) FMCG
5 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
5 3 (0.82%) Clustering
5 3 (0.82%) Graphic Design
6 2 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.54%) SCADA
6 2 (0.54%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.54%) Wiki
6 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.54%) DataPower
6 2 (0.54%) Social Media
7 1 (0.27%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.27%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.27%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.27%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.27%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.99%) Windows
2 11 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (2.45%) UNIX
3 9 (2.45%) Linux
4 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.09%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.09%) Solaris
6 1 (0.27%) AIX
6 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.27%) VMS
6 1 (0.27%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.27%) CentOS
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (11.44%) Migration
2 34 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (6.27%) CRM
5 19 (5.18%) ERP
6 18 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (4.36%) Project Management
7 16 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (4.36%) Data Migration
8 12 (3.27%) Information Security
8 12 (3.27%) Business Analysis
8 12 (3.27%) ETL
8 12 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (3.00%) Workflow
10 10 (2.72%) Scrum
10 10 (2.72%) ITIL
11 9 (2.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (2.18%) Logistics
13 7 (1.91%) SAP Implementation
13 7 (1.91%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.36%) SQL
2 19 (5.18%) PL/SQL
3 12 (3.27%) ABAP
4 10 (2.72%) Java
5 6 (1.63%) C#
5 6 (1.63%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.63%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.09%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.09%) VBA
7 3 (0.82%) Python
7 3 (0.82%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.82%) X++
8 2 (0.54%) SAPscript
8 2 (0.54%) PHP
8 2 (0.54%) C
9 1 (0.27%) Pascal
9 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.27%) PHP5
9 1 (0.27%) JCL
9 1 (0.27%) DCL
Qualifications
1 31 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.54%) CCNP
3 13 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.36%) CCNA
6 3 (0.82%) CISSP
6 3 (0.82%) HP ASE
7 2 (0.54%) CCA
7 2 (0.54%) MCP
7 2 (0.54%) MCSE
7 2 (0.54%) CCIE
7 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.54%) ACCA
7 2 (0.54%) CISA
7 2 (0.54%) CISM
7 2 (0.54%) MOS
7 2 (0.54%) Degree
8 1 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.27%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.54%) COBIT
2 2 (0.54%) QA
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.27%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 11 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.63%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.09%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.82%) Docker
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.27%) Squid
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.27%) XenApp
6 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (2.72%) Tivoli
2 9 (2.45%) SCOM
3 7 (1.91%) SCCM
4 5 (1.36%) Unicenter
5 4 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.82%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.82%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.54%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.54%) OpenView
7 2 (0.54%) OPNET
7 2 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.27%) SCSM
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.27%) WSUS
8 1 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 98 (26.70%) SAP
2 47 (12.81%) Oracle
3 44 (11.99%) Microsoft
4 26 (7.08%) Cisco
5 19 (5.18%) IBM
6 17 (4.63%) VMware
7 14 (3.81%) Juniper
8 10 (2.72%) F5
9 9 (2.45%) SolarWinds
9 9 (2.45%) CheckPoint
10 8 (2.18%) HP
11 7 (1.91%) Citrix
11 7 (1.91%) Riverbed
12 5 (1.36%) CA
12 5 (1.36%) Adobe
12 5 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.09%) BMC
13 4 (1.09%) Cognos
13 4 (1.09%) Netezza
13 4 (1.09%) ServiceNow
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