The first table below looks at the demand for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Worcestershire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 20 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 3.23% 1.64% 6.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.61% 1.69% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£358 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £425 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £424 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.29% -0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.00%
Job Titles Category
Worcestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
83 59 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 89.25% 96.72% 79.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 30 28
Average daily rate £350 £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £313 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 6
Average hourly rate £7.50 £20.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% -44.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Worcestershire region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Worcestershire region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bromsgrove - - - -
Kidderminster - - - -
Consultant
West Midlands

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Web Design
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) FalconStor
4 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (20.00%) Dot Hill
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Web Design
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) FalconStor
2 1 (20.00%) Dot Hill
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) EMC
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix