The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 113 108 101
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£300 £463 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +32.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £423
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.00%
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
2359 1992 1720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.51% 91.25% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1029 806
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £222 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 126 178
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.05 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Consultant in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Consultant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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
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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
Birmingham -8 2 £300 -35.13% 2
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 - - 4
Staffordshire - - - - 5
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title.

1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (25.00%) CRM
2 4 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 3 (18.75%) Advertising
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (12.50%) XML
4 2 (12.50%) MCSE
4 2 (12.50%) C
4 2 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.25%) SOAP
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) CICS
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (6.25%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (6.25%) BPCS
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) MPLS
1 1 (6.25%) OSPF
1 1 (6.25%) BGP
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
1 1 (6.25%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (18.75%) Advertising
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Billing
2 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Local Government
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
1 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) WAP
3 1 (6.25%) WSDL
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.25%) HACMP
1 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
1 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) zOS
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) CRM
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) Data Management
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C
4 1 (6.25%) JCL
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) COBOL
4 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) CCIE
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
4 1 (6.25%) F5