The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 366 389 355
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 205 153 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.37% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 80 86
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £418
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -10.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.00%
Technical Consultant
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42753 41594 37674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.57% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26488 25160 22087
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 1766 2081
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Technical Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Technical Consultant
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 6 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
London +57 124 £475 +5.55% 67
South East -12 40 £400 -3.03% 20
North West -15 14 £475 +28.37% 9
East of England +13 6 £433 +20.13% 6
South West -10 6 £506 +13.76% 10
Yorkshire -11 4 £500 +33.33% 2
West Midlands -3 3 £300 -35.13% 12
East Midlands -2 2 £500 +35.13% 3
Midlands - 2 £470 -
North East +7 1 - - 1
Technical Consultant
UK

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 90 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 84 (20.74%) SQL
3 71 (17.53%) Oracle
4 69 (17.04%) Windows
4 69 (17.04%) Finance
5 52 (12.84%) Security Cleared
6 50 (12.35%) XML
7 46 (11.36%) HTML
8 44 (10.86%) CRM
9 43 (10.62%) Migration
10 41 (10.12%) ITIL
10 41 (10.12%) Java
11 38 (9.38%) Web Services
11 38 (9.38%) SharePoint
12 35 (8.64%) .NET
13 34 (8.40%) SOAP
13 34 (8.40%) Linux
13 34 (8.40%) Cisco
14 33 (8.15%) SSL
14 33 (8.15%) SAP
14 33 (8.15%) VMware
14 33 (8.15%) SC Cleared
15 32 (7.90%) JavaScript
15 32 (7.90%) UNIX
16 31 (7.65%) Active Directory
16 31 (7.65%) Service Management
17 28 (6.91%) Advertising
17 28 (6.91%) PL/SQL
17 28 (6.91%) Oracle EBS R12
18 27 (6.67%) SOA

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 38 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.69%) WebSphere
3 16 (3.95%) JBoss
3 16 (3.95%) Tomcat
4 15 (3.70%) WebLogic
5 13 (3.21%) MS Exchange
6 10 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (2.22%) Lync
7 9 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (1.98%) IIS
8 8 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.48%) NetWeaver
10 5 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.99%) Apache
12 3 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.74%) SAP EP
13 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.49%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 24 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.22%) MS Office
3 7 (1.73%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.49%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.25%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (6.91%) Oracle EBS R12
2 23 (5.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (5.43%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (3.21%) Oracle Financials
5 12 (2.96%) Agresso
5 12 (2.96%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (2.72%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (2.47%) Oracle Receivables
7 10 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (2.47%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (1.73%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (1.48%) SAP HCM
10 5 (1.23%) Oracle HRMS
11 4 (0.99%) Oracle 11i
11 4 (0.99%) PeopleSoft HRMS
12 3 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
12 3 (0.74%) SAP FI
12 3 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
12 3 (0.74%) SAP CO
12 3 (0.74%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.72%) Office 365
2 4 (0.99%) IaaS
3 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.49%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Force.com
4 1 (0.25%) GitHub
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.15%) SSL
2 25 (6.17%) LDAP
3 20 (4.94%) Internet
4 19 (4.69%) VPN
5 18 (4.44%) TCP/IP
6 17 (4.20%) Firewall
7 14 (3.46%) MPLS
7 14 (3.46%) OSPF
8 13 (3.21%) BGP
9 11 (2.72%) LAN
9 11 (2.72%) WAN
10 9 (2.22%) DNS
11 6 (1.48%) HTTP
11 6 (1.48%) Network Security
11 6 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (1.23%) SAN
12 5 (1.23%) Intranet
13 4 (0.99%) iSCSI
13 4 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.99%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.95%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (1.98%) MySQL
4 7 (1.73%) Oracle BI EE
4 7 (1.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 7 (1.73%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.48%) Big Data
6 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.99%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.99%) EDRMS
8 3 (0.74%) SAP BI
8 3 (0.74%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.49%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (3.95%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.48%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.74%) Ant
3 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.49%) JIRA
4 2 (0.49%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.49%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.25%) Toad
5 1 (0.25%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.25%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.25%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.25%) MSI
5 1 (0.25%) Xcode
5 1 (0.25%) Subversion
5 1 (0.25%) Maven
5 1 (0.25%) MorphX
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 69 (17.04%) Finance
2 28 (6.91%) Advertising
3 14 (3.46%) Manufacturing
3 14 (3.46%) Financial Institution
3 14 (3.46%) Banking
3 14 (3.46%) Retail
4 8 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.73%) General Ledger
5 7 (1.73%) Marketing
6 4 (0.99%) Games
6 4 (0.99%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.74%) Back Office
8 2 (0.49%) Front Office
8 2 (0.49%) Billing
8 2 (0.49%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.35%) XML
2 46 (11.36%) HTML
3 38 (9.38%) Web Services
4 35 (8.64%) .NET
5 34 (8.40%) SOAP
6 22 (5.43%) CSS
7 19 (4.69%) Ajax
8 17 (4.20%) J2EE
9 16 (3.95%) COM
10 15 (3.70%) REST
11 14 (3.46%) ASP.NET
12 8 (1.98%) SAML
13 6 (1.48%) Middleware
14 5 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
14 5 (1.23%) HTML5
15 4 (0.99%) OpenID
15 4 (0.99%) OAuth
15 4 (0.99%) JRules
15 4 (0.99%) Java EE
15 4 (0.99%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.44%) CMDB
2 16 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.95%) Client/Server
3 8 (1.98%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.23%) Fat Client
4 5 (1.23%) Thin Client
5 4 (0.99%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.74%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.74%) Open Source
6 3 (0.74%) iPad
6 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.49%) User Experience
7 2 (0.49%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.49%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.49%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.49%) Flash Games
7 2 (0.49%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.49%) Replication
8 1 (0.25%) Clustering
8 1 (0.25%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 69 (17.04%) Windows
2 34 (8.40%) Linux
3 32 (7.90%) UNIX
4 17 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (3.21%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.23%) Solaris
9 3 (0.74%) AIX
9 3 (0.74%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.74%) Android
9 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.49%) zOS
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (10.86%) CRM
2 43 (10.62%) Migration
3 41 (10.12%) ITIL
4 31 (7.65%) Service Management
5 27 (6.67%) SOA
5 27 (6.67%) Project Management
6 22 (5.43%) Technical Architecture
7 20 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (4.94%) ITSM
8 19 (4.69%) Service Delivery
9 17 (4.20%) Customer Engagement
9 17 (4.20%) ITIL V2
9 17 (4.20%) IT Asset Management
10 16 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (3.95%) Workflow
11 13 (3.21%) Test Planning
12 12 (2.96%) Data Migration
13 10 (2.47%) Business Analysis
13 10 (2.47%) ETL
13 10 (2.47%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 84 (20.74%) SQL
2 41 (10.12%) Java
3 32 (7.90%) JavaScript
4 28 (6.91%) PL/SQL
5 21 (5.19%) C#
6 12 (2.96%) PowerShell
7 10 (2.47%) ABAP
8 8 (1.98%) PHP
9 5 (1.23%) SAPscript
9 5 (1.23%) X++
10 4 (0.99%) Perl
11 3 (0.74%) C++
11 3 (0.74%) C
11 3 (0.74%) VBScript
11 3 (0.74%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.74%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.49%) Groovy
13 1 (0.25%) JCL
13 1 (0.25%) Ruby
13 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 52 (12.84%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.15%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.17%) Degree
4 20 (4.94%) DV Cleared
5 18 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (3.95%) CCNP
6 16 (3.95%) VCP4
7 14 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.73%) MCSE
9 5 (1.23%) CISSP
10 4 (0.99%) JNCIS
10 4 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.99%) MCSA
10 4 (0.99%) PhD
10 4 (0.99%) CCDP
11 3 (0.74%) CCIE
11 3 (0.74%) MCITP
12 2 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.49%) MCP
12 2 (0.49%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.20%) QA
2 5 (1.23%) SLA
3 2 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.49%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.25%) EMIR
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 31 (7.65%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.47%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.48%) XenApp
4 6 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (0.99%) UAG
7 3 (0.74%) XenServer
7 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.74%) vSphere
8 2 (0.49%) RACF
9 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.25%) ACF2
9 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (4.44%) HP UCMDB
2 12 (2.96%) SCCM
3 3 (0.74%) Control-M
4 2 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.49%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.49%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.25%) WSUS
5 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.25%) SCOM
5 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.25%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 90 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 71 (17.53%) Oracle
3 34 (8.40%) Cisco
4 33 (8.15%) SAP
4 33 (8.15%) VMware
5 19 (4.69%) ServiceNow
5 19 (4.69%) HP
5 19 (4.69%) CheckPoint
6 18 (4.44%) Juniper
6 18 (4.44%) F5
7 16 (3.95%) Citrix
7 16 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (3.46%) Riverbed
9 11 (2.72%) Mercator
10 10 (2.47%) Dell
11 6 (1.48%) IBM
11 6 (1.48%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.48%) BMC
11 6 (1.48%) CA
11 6 (1.48%) AppSense
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