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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Consultant
Rank 116 87 100
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 6 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 1.04% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 1.13% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 4
Average daily rate £400 £500 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £410 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £529
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
2406 2038 1980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.28% 92.26% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1133 1032
Average daily rate £384 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 183 143
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Coventry -10 2 £488 -2.50%
Birmingham -7 1 £375 - 3
Solihull - 1 £420 -
Functional Consultant
England

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 3 (18.75%) ERP
6 2 (12.50%) SAP
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (6.25%) Infor
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 1 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
7 1 (6.25%) SEPA

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (25.00%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (12.50%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (6.25%) Infor LN
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (6.25%) SAP FI
3 1 (6.25%) SAP PM
3 1 (6.25%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ERP
2 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.25%) E-business
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
3 1 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GAAP
1 1 (6.25%) SEPA
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Infor
3 1 (6.25%) ION Trading