The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 129 122 132
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 17 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.56% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 3
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£450 £413 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +47.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £460 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £44.97 £43.48
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +3.42%
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 East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2854 2228 2925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.73% 93.34% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1712 1094 1453
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £199 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 218 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Consultant across the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Technical Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Technical Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 17 September 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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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
Cambridgeshire +1 4 £325 -25.71% 6
Hertfordshire -23 3 £450 +9.09% 3
Essex -9 1 £375 -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) Oracle
3 7 (24.14%) PL/SQL
3 7 (24.14%) HP
4 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.69%) Windows
4 6 (20.69%) Linux
5 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
5 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
5 5 (17.24%) VMware
5 5 (17.24%) Workflow
5 5 (17.24%) Finance
5 5 (17.24%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (17.24%) Migration
5 5 (17.24%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (17.24%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (17.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
6 4 (13.79%) Oracle iProcurement
6 4 (13.79%) Cash Management
6 4 (13.79%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
6 4 (13.79%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (13.79%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (13.79%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (13.79%) General Ledger
6 4 (13.79%) Oracle HRMS
6 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (13.79%) ITIL

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) SAS
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Project
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle iProcurement
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (3.45%) ResourceLink
3 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) ADSL
1 3 (10.34%) L2TP
1 3 (10.34%) SAN
2 2 (6.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) DHCP
2 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.90%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (3.45%) OLAP
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Subversion
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) General Ledger
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) EDI
2 1 (3.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Open Source
2 2 (6.90%) CLARiiON
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Debian
3 2 (6.90%) zOS
3 2 (6.90%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.45%) Android
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Phone
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Workflow
1 5 (17.24%) Migration
2 4 (13.79%) Cash Management
2 4 (13.79%) ITIL
3 3 (10.34%) Project Management
3 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Scrum
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
4 2 (6.90%) ETL
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) CRM
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) PL/SQL
3 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
4 3 (10.34%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) LINC
6 1 (3.45%) VBScript
6 1 (3.45%) VB
6 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.45%) C
6 1 (3.45%) C#
6 1 (3.45%) Java
6 1 (3.45%) Perl
6 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) CCNA
2 2 (6.90%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) FreeRADIUS
3 2 (6.90%) vSphere
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Oracle
2 7 (24.14%) HP
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.24%) VMware
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco
5 3 (10.34%) EMC
5 3 (10.34%) 3PAR
6 2 (6.90%) F5
6 2 (6.90%) NetApp
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.90%) Dell
6 2 (6.90%) IBM
6 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.90%) SAP
7 1 (3.45%) CommVault
7 1 (3.45%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.45%) Veeam
7 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds