The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Consultant
Rank 107 89 100
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 16 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.61% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.66% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £435 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £546 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £463
% change year-on-year
- -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Functional 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
2322 1970 2103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.38% 91.88% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1024 1043
Average daily rate £340 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 138 139
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Functional Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Consultant in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Functional 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 Functional Consultant across the West Midlands region.

Functional Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Functional Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Consultant across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Functional Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Functional 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 Functional Consultant across the West Midlands region.

Functional Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Functional 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 Functional Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 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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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 +4 9 £443 -17.48% 2
Solihull - 2 - -
Functional Consultant
England

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title.

1 11 (40.74%) SAP
2 10 (37.04%) Oracle
3 9 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
4 7 (25.93%) Finance
4 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
4 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) SAP IS-U
5 6 (22.22%) CRM
6 5 (18.52%) PL/SQL
6 5 (18.52%) Oracle Payroll
6 5 (18.52%) Billing
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
7 4 (14.81%) Migration
7 4 (14.81%) SQL
8 3 (11.11%) .NET
8 3 (11.11%) Java
8 3 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (7.41%) Retail
9 2 (7.41%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (7.41%) General Ledger
9 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (7.41%) QA
9 2 (7.41%) Web Services
9 2 (7.41%) ETL

Functional Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Functional 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 Functional Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (22.22%) SAP IS-U
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (7.41%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (3.70%) SAP cProjects
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (3.70%) SAP MRS
7 1 (3.70%) SAP FI
7 1 (3.70%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Toad
General
1 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Billing
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) General Ledger
3 2 (7.41%) Automotive
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.41%) Advertising
4 1 (3.70%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) CRM
2 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (7.41%) ETL
3 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.41%) Workflow
3 2 (7.41%) Cash Management
4 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Management
4 1 (3.70%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.70%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) PLM
4 1 (3.70%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
4 1 (3.70%) Logistics
4 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PL/SQL
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) SAP
2 10 (37.04%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Salesforce.com