The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Consultant
Rank 97 104 97
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Consultant 16 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.16% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.17% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £430 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £470 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £427 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.50% -5.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £51.39 -
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2179 1757 2105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.98% 93.11% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 820 958
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 172 179
Average hourly rate £15.85 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.57% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Functional Consultant
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -8 5 £380 -20.00% 2
Coventry - 2 £480 - 1
Functional Consultant
England

Functional Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 14 (66.67%) SAP
2 6 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 5 (23.81%) CRM
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (19.05%) Automotive
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle HRMS
5 3 (14.29%) Logistics
5 3 (14.29%) Local Government
6 2 (9.52%) Billing
6 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
6 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (9.52%) SAP EWM
6 2 (9.52%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.52%) SAP CRM
6 2 (9.52%) Validation
6 2 (9.52%) SAP WM
6 2 (9.52%) MS Project
6 2 (9.52%) Pegasus
6 2 (9.52%) SAP MM
7 1 (4.76%) SAP PP
7 1 (4.76%) SAP PS
7 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
7 1 (4.76%) ERP
7 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.76%) SLA
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (23.81%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (9.52%) SAP EWM
3 2 (9.52%) SAP CRM
3 2 (9.52%) SAP WM
3 2 (9.52%) SAP MM
4 1 (4.76%) SAP PP
4 1 (4.76%) SAP PS
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (4.76%) SAP MRS
4 1 (4.76%) SAP cProjects
4 1 (4.76%) SAP PLM
4 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) LSMW
General
1 6 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 4 (19.05%) Automotive
3 3 (14.29%) Local Government
4 2 (9.52%) Billing
5 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Data Conversion
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) CRM
2 3 (14.29%) Logistics
3 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
3 2 (9.52%) Procure-to-pay
3 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Validation
4 1 (4.76%) ERP
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Scrum
4 1 (4.76%) PLM
4 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (4.76%) Data Validation
4 1 (4.76%) Data Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) SAP
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Pegasus
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
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