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 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Consultant
England / West Midlands
Rank 117 107 94
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 8 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.47% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.49% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 7
Median daily rate £575 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £400 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £560 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - £27.50

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
2267 2223 1979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.03% 94.52% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1387 1204 1146
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 £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 103 163
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 £30.00 £23.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 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 17 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 0 5 £600 +33.33% 2
Warwickshire -8 1 - -
Coventry -13 1 £400 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Technical Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 12 (57.14%) DB2
2 12 (57.14%) IBM
3 10 (47.62%) Oracle
4 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 8 (38.10%) WebLogic
5 8 (38.10%) HTML
5 8 (38.10%) Java
5 8 (38.10%) CSS
5 8 (38.10%) JSP
5 8 (38.10%) Web Services
5 8 (38.10%) XML
5 8 (38.10%) JBoss
5 8 (38.10%) Tomcat
5 8 (38.10%) JMS
5 8 (38.10%) Misys
5 8 (38.10%) WebLogic Portal
5 8 (38.10%) Back Office
5 8 (38.10%) Log4j
5 8 (38.10%) TDD
5 8 (38.10%) Web Development
5 8 (38.10%) Java EE
5 8 (38.10%) WebSphere
6 4 (19.05%) Information Governance
6 4 (19.05%) IBM InfoSphere
6 4 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (19.05%) Data Quality
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
6 4 (19.05%) SharePoint

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 8 (38.10%) JBoss
1 8 (38.10%) Tomcat
1 8 (38.10%) WebLogic
1 8 (38.10%) WebLogic Portal
1 8 (38.10%) WebSphere
2 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) DB2
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 4 (19.05%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (4.76%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Log4j
General
1 8 (38.10%) Back Office
2 2 (9.52%) Advertising
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) CSS
1 8 (38.10%) HTML
1 8 (38.10%) Java EE
1 8 (38.10%) JMS
1 8 (38.10%) JSP
1 8 (38.10%) Web Services
1 8 (38.10%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) TDD
1 8 (38.10%) Web Development
2 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
2 4 (19.05%) Information Governance
2 4 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) CRM
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) IBM
2 10 (47.62%) Oracle
3 8 (38.10%) Misys
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) SAP