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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
England / West Midlands
Rank 26 30 16
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 144 128 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.98% 5.45% 7.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.36% 5.77% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 78 91
Median daily rate £455 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.10 £46.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-25.88% +85.85%

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
2265 2219 2009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.02% 94.51% 93.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1201 1163
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 103 164
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £23.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +8 37 £475 +10.14% 18
Warwickshire +3 30 £498 +4.73% 2
Coventry -8 20 £450 +9.09% 3
Shropshire +18 10 £450 +12.50% 4
Solihull -2 8 £500 +34.22% 5
Staffordshire -1 4 £438 +25.00% 4
Worcestershire -1 2 £350 -17.64% 2
Wolverhampton +6 1 £400 +6.66%
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 78 (24.68%) SAP
2 56 (17.72%) Microsoft
3 50 (15.82%) Finance
4 47 (14.87%) Oracle
5 44 (13.92%) SQL
6 38 (12.03%) IBM
7 28 (8.86%) Java
7 28 (8.86%) Migration
8 22 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (6.65%) SQL Server
9 21 (6.65%) Linux
9 21 (6.65%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
10 20 (6.33%) Security Cleared
10 20 (6.33%) Dynamics AX
10 20 (6.33%) CRM
10 20 (6.33%) Active Directory
11 19 (6.01%) Manufacturing
12 16 (5.06%) Liferay
12 16 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (5.06%) ERP
12 16 (5.06%) Office 365
12 16 (5.06%) DevOps
12 16 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (4.75%) J2EE
13 15 (4.75%) Web Development
14 14 (4.43%) Oracle EBS R12
14 14 (4.43%) SC Cleared
14 14 (4.43%) DB2
14 14 (4.43%) SharePoint

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 16 (5.06%) Liferay
2 14 (4.43%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.11%) WebLogic
3 13 (4.11%) WebSphere
4 12 (3.80%) Tomcat
5 11 (3.48%) JBoss
6 10 (3.16%) WebLogic Portal
7 7 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.58%) Apache
8 5 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.27%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.63%) IIS
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 2 (0.63%) SAS
11 2 (0.63%) TPMS
12 1 (0.32%) Documentum
12 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.32%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 11 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) HipChat
3 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (6.33%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (4.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (4.43%) SAP MM
3 13 (4.11%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (3.16%) Oracle Payables
5 8 (2.53%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (2.22%) Maximo
6 7 (2.22%) SAP SRM
7 6 (1.90%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (1.90%) SAP PM
7 6 (1.90%) SAP WM
8 5 (1.58%) SAP CO
8 5 (1.58%) SAP FI
8 5 (1.58%) SAP HR
9 4 (1.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (1.27%) Sage 1000
9 4 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (1.27%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.06%) Office 365
3 9 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.90%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.95%) IBM SmartCloud
6 2 (0.63%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.32%) Boomi
7 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.32%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) PaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.53%) DNS
2 6 (1.90%) Network Security
3 5 (1.58%) Firewall
3 5 (1.58%) Skype
4 4 (1.27%) LAN
4 4 (1.27%) LDAP
4 4 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.95%) DHCP
5 3 (0.95%) HTTP
5 3 (0.95%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.95%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.95%) WAN
6 2 (0.63%) BGP
6 2 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.63%) Intranet
6 2 (0.63%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.63%) SMTP
6 2 (0.63%) VPN
7 1 (0.32%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.43%) DB2
3 9 (2.85%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.85%) SAP HANA
4 7 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.90%) IBM InfoSphere
5 6 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.58%) Big Data
6 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.27%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.95%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (0.95%) QlikView
8 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.63%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.63%) Power BI
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (3.16%) Log4j
2 8 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.58%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (1.58%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (1.27%) JIRA
5 3 (0.95%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.95%) MSI
6 2 (0.63%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.63%) Subversion
6 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.63%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.32%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.32%) Liquibase
7 1 (0.32%) Maven
7 1 (0.32%) Selenium
7 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (15.82%) Finance
2 19 (6.01%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.43%) Advertising
4 13 (4.11%) Retail
5 11 (3.48%) Back Office
6 6 (1.90%) Banking
6 6 (1.90%) Marketing
7 5 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.27%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.95%) Automotive
10 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.63%) Billing
11 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.75%) J2EE
2 13 (4.11%) HTML
2 13 (4.11%) Web Services
3 12 (3.80%) CSS
3 12 (3.80%) Hibernate
3 12 (3.80%) Spring
3 12 (3.80%) Struts
3 12 (3.80%) Velocity
4 10 (3.16%) Java EE
4 10 (3.16%) JMS
4 10 (3.16%) JSP
4 10 (3.16%) XML
5 9 (2.85%) ELK Stack
6 6 (1.90%) .NET
7 5 (1.58%) MDX
8 4 (1.27%) Oracle ADF
8 4 (1.27%) SAP PI
9 3 (0.95%) Middleware
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.63%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.27%) Credit Risk
2 4 (1.27%) Data Centre
2 4 (1.27%) Life Science
3 3 (0.95%) Computer Science
3 3 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (0.95%) Statistics
3 3 (0.95%) Visualisation
4 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
4 2 (0.63%) Digital Media
4 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
4 2 (0.63%) New Media
4 2 (0.63%) PKI
4 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
4 2 (0.63%) Smart Meter
4 2 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.32%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.65%) Linux
2 13 (4.11%) Windows
3 5 (1.58%) Unix
4 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.95%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.63%) AIX
5 2 (0.63%) Solaris
5 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (8.86%) Migration
2 22 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (6.65%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (6.33%) CRM
5 16 (5.06%) DevOps
5 16 (5.06%) ERP
5 16 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (4.75%) Web Development
7 12 (3.80%) AOP
8 11 (3.48%) Data Modelling
8 11 (3.48%) Procure-to-Pay
9 10 (3.16%) TDD
10 9 (2.85%) Logistics
10 9 (2.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (2.85%) Workflow
11 8 (2.53%) Data Migration
11 8 (2.53%) Data Protection
12 7 (2.22%) Change Management
12 7 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (2.22%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 44 (13.92%) SQL
2 28 (8.86%) Java
3 10 (3.16%) ABAP
4 9 (2.85%) PL/SQL
5 8 (2.53%) C
6 7 (2.22%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.90%) C#
8 5 (1.58%) Python
9 4 (1.27%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.27%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.95%) PHP
10 3 (0.95%) Ruby
10 3 (0.95%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.63%) Go
12 1 (0.32%) Korn
12 1 (0.32%) Perl
12 1 (0.32%) R
12 1 (0.32%) SAPscript
12 1 (0.32%) VB
12 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (6.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.43%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.11%) Degree
4 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.95%) ACCA
5 3 (0.95%) CIMA
5 3 (0.95%) SAP Certification
6 2 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.32%) CCDA
7 1 (0.32%) CCIE
7 1 (0.32%) CCNA
7 1 (0.32%) CCNP
7 1 (0.32%) CCSA
7 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.32%) MCP
7 1 (0.32%) MCSA
7 1 (0.32%) MCSE
7 1 (0.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.85%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.58%) QA
3 4 (1.27%) GMP
3 4 (1.27%) SLA
4 3 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.32%) COSO
6 1 (0.32%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 20 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.27%) Docker
2 4 (1.27%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.32%) GPFS
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.32%) Postfix
5 1 (0.32%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.32%) Squid
5 1 (0.32%) vCloud
5 1 (0.32%) vSphere
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (2.22%) Kibana
1 7 (2.22%) logstash
1 7 (2.22%) Puppet
2 6 (1.90%) Ansible
3 5 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 4 (1.27%) Netcool
5 3 (0.95%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.95%) SCOM
5 3 (0.95%) Terraform
6 2 (0.63%) Graphite
6 2 (0.63%) Marathon
6 2 (0.63%) Mesos
6 2 (0.63%) SCCM
6 2 (0.63%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.32%) Control-M
7 1 (0.32%) Nagios
7 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 78 (24.68%) SAP
2 56 (17.72%) Microsoft
3 47 (14.87%) Oracle
4 38 (12.03%) IBM
5 10 (3.16%) Misys
6 9 (2.85%) VMware
7 6 (1.90%) Cisco
8 5 (1.58%) Sage
9 4 (1.27%) Syclo
10 3 (0.95%) BMC
10 3 (0.95%) Citrix
10 3 (0.95%) Informatica
10 3 (0.95%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.95%) Splunk
11 2 (0.63%) Intel
11 2 (0.63%) Juniper
11 2 (0.63%) Polycom
11 2 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.63%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.63%) Tableau
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warwickshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Integrity IT Solutions Limited
Salary: Retention Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
NCC Group
Rate: Up to £420 per day max
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Washington Frank
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Posted: 27 days ago