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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 133 132 117
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 12 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.38% 0.51% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.55% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
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£466 £390 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.55% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £465 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.50 £35.61
% change year-on-year
- +33.38%
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
2934 2933 2236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.07% 93.50% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1747 1750 1111
Average daily rate £380 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 227 209
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.21 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.01% +26.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £39.02 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
Bedfordshire - 5 £525 -
Hertfordshire +2 3 £466 +3.61% 2
Cambridgeshire -8 2 £375 +7.14% 1
Norfolk +8 1 £500 -
Essex -3 1 £325 -13.33%
Technical Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 3 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (15.79%) PeopleTools
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) PeopleSoft
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (10.53%) Workflow
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Windows
4 2 (10.53%) DNS
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall
5 1 (5.26%) ITSM
5 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.26%) Wireless
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (5.26%) EDIFACT
5 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.26%) Advertising

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.26%) Tridion
2 1 (5.26%) Agresso
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) MPLS
2 1 (5.26%) OSPF
2 1 (5.26%) BGP
2 1 (5.26%) EIGRP
2 1 (5.26%) IGRP
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (5.26%) IOS XR
2 1 (5.26%) NX-OS
2 1 (5.26%) LDAP
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) PeopleTools
2 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) XML
1 1 (5.26%) EDI
1 1 (5.26%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Project Management
1 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
1 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Workflow
2 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.26%) ERP
3 1 (5.26%) B2B
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) ITSM
3 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.26%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) ABAP
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CCIE
1 1 (5.26%) CCNP
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (5.26%) Nessus
1 1 (5.26%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) BMC
3 1 (5.26%) Remedy
3 1 (5.26%) Qualys
3 1 (5.26%) Imperva
3 1 (5.26%) Rapid7
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) IBM