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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 128 109 117
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 19 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.67% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.72% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 1
Median daily rate £425 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £419
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - £47.50
Technical 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
3077 2376 2398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.06% 94.21% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1841 1369 1217
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 148 168
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.12 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.20 £32.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -9 8 £425 +6.25% 2
Shropshire - 4 £450 -
Coventry - 3 £450 -
Solihull +1 1 - - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
Warwickshire - 1 £360 -
Technical Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 26 (61.90%) Oracle
2 24 (57.14%) SQL
3 21 (50.00%) HTML
4 20 (47.62%) Java
4 20 (47.62%) Web Services
4 20 (47.62%) IBM
5 19 (45.24%) Misys
5 19 (45.24%) JMS
5 19 (45.24%) WebLogic Portal
5 19 (45.24%) XML
5 19 (45.24%) WebLogic
5 19 (45.24%) CSS
5 19 (45.24%) JSP
5 19 (45.24%) SQL Server
5 19 (45.24%) DB2
5 19 (45.24%) JBoss
5 19 (45.24%) Tomcat
5 19 (45.24%) Back Office
5 19 (45.24%) Log4j
5 19 (45.24%) TDD
5 19 (45.24%) Web Development
5 19 (45.24%) Java EE
5 19 (45.24%) WebSphere
6 12 (28.57%) Finance
7 7 (16.67%) Banking
8 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
9 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
9 4 (9.52%) Data Modelling

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 19 (45.24%) JBoss
1 19 (45.24%) Tomcat
1 19 (45.24%) WebLogic
1 19 (45.24%) WebLogic Portal
1 19 (45.24%) WebSphere
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (4.76%) SAS
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Connections
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Domino
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.38%) SAP Portal
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (2.38%) ENOVIA
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (2.38%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Firewall
1 2 (4.76%) Intranet
2 1 (2.38%) DHCP
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) LAN
2 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.38%) VLAN
2 1 (2.38%) VoIP
2 1 (2.38%) VPN
2 1 (2.38%) WAN
2 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (45.24%) DB2
1 19 (45.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (4.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (2.38%) Base SAS
3 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (2.38%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) OLAP
3 1 (2.38%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) SAP BI
3 1 (2.38%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.38%) SAS EBI
3 1 (2.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (2.38%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (2.38%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 19 (45.24%) Log4j
General
1 19 (45.24%) Back Office
2 12 (28.57%) Finance
3 7 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Advertising
5 1 (2.38%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (50.00%) HTML
2 20 (47.62%) Web Services
3 19 (45.24%) CSS
3 19 (45.24%) Java EE
3 19 (45.24%) JMS
3 19 (45.24%) JSP
3 19 (45.24%) XML
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.38%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.76%) Data Integration
1 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.38%) Grid Computing
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Market Risk
2 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
1 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
1 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
1 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
2 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.38%) AIX
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) TDD
1 19 (45.24%) Web Development
2 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (9.52%) Data Modelling
3 3 (7.14%) Migration
3 3 (7.14%) Workflow
4 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.76%) ETL
4 2 (4.76%) Logistics
4 2 (4.76%) Project Management
4 2 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
4 2 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.38%) Cash Management
5 1 (2.38%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.38%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (2.38%) Data Validation
5 1 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) SQL
2 20 (47.62%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.38%) SAS Certification
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.38%) DFS Replication
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (2.38%) SCDPM
2 1 (2.38%) SCOM
2 1 (2.38%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.38%) SCSM
2 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (61.90%) Oracle
2 20 (47.62%) IBM
3 19 (45.24%) Misys
4 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.76%) HP
5 2 (4.76%) LogRhythm
5 2 (4.76%) Pegasus
5 2 (4.76%) Proofpoint
6 1 (2.38%) Brocade
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco
6 1 (2.38%) DataFlux
6 1 (2.38%) Juniper
6 1 (2.38%) Lotus
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) Teradata
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