The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Technical Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Consultant
England / West Midlands
Rank 115 120 105
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 7 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.46% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.48% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Median daily rate £493 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.88% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - -

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
2258 2486 2108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.77% 94.99% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1396 1398 1169
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 79 172
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -11.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.69 £25.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Technical Consultant in the job title.

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Consultant across the West Midlands region.

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Consultant across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Consultant across the West Midlands region.

Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 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 +4 5 £493 +15.88% 3
Staffordshire - 1 £525 -
Technical Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) DB2
2 6 (37.50%) IBM
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) SAP
4 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (25.00%) Data Quality
4 4 (25.00%) Information Governance
4 4 (25.00%) IBM InfoSphere
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) JBoss
5 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
6 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
6 2 (12.50%) HTML
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) CSS
6 2 (12.50%) JSP
6 2 (12.50%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) XML
6 2 (12.50%) Misys
6 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (12.50%) JMS
6 2 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (12.50%) Office 365
6 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
6 2 (12.50%) Web Development

Technical 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 3 (18.75%) JBoss
1 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) DB2
2 4 (25.00%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.25%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Log4j
General
1 2 (12.50%) Advertising
1 2 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) Java EE
1 2 (12.50%) JMS
1 2 (12.50%) JSP
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (25.00%) Information Governance
1 4 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (12.50%) TDD
2 2 (12.50%) Web Development
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) E-Discovery
3 1 (6.25%) ERP
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) SAP
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Misys
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp