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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 124 126 116
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 6 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.24% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.41% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
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£465 £360 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -21.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £381 £403
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -5.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
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 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
2407 2447 2162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.54% 93.08% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1353 1119
Average daily rate £396 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.17% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 220 231
Average hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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
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 3 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
Hertfordshire +11 3 - - 5
Bedfordshire -8 2 £465 +29.16% 2
Essex - 1 £400 - 3
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Technical Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (25.00%) Workflow
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (12.50%) Cash Management
7 2 (12.50%) 3PAR
7 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (12.50%) CRM
7 2 (12.50%) Windows
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 2 (12.50%) HP
7 2 (12.50%) Citrix
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle HRMS

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 4 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Debian
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Workflow
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) CRM
2 2 (12.50%) Cash Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) ERP
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCNA
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) 3PAR
4 1 (6.25%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) EMC