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 5 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 404 413 359
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 204 191 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.41% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 97 114
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £340 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%
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
48505 46468 43912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.58% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 31427 28658 26407
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1807 1885 1992
Average hourly rate £16.95 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 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 5 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
London +10 90 £450 -5.26% 36
North West +6 34 £473 -14.09% 10
South East -27 29 £450 +10.76% 21
East of England +8 16 £433 +4.21% 3
West Midlands +12 12 £500 +11.11% 9
Yorkshire -21 12 £335 -32.73% 5
South West -3 5 £444 +133.55% 5
East Midlands -16 2 - - 3
Midlands +1 1 - -
North East -18 1 £375 - 2
Technical Consultant
UK

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 86 (21.03%) SQL
2 84 (20.54%) Windows
3 73 (17.85%) Finance
4 72 (17.60%) Microsoft
5 64 (15.65%) Migration
6 61 (14.91%) Oracle
7 55 (13.45%) Security Cleared
8 46 (11.25%) SC Cleared
8 46 (11.25%) VMware
9 45 (11.00%) ITIL
10 43 (10.51%) CRM
11 42 (10.27%) Linux
11 42 (10.27%) Java
12 41 (10.02%) XML
13 34 (8.31%) Web Services
14 32 (7.82%) Active Directory
14 32 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
15 31 (7.58%) Cisco
15 31 (7.58%) Firewall
16 30 (7.33%) SQL Server
17 29 (7.09%) .NET
18 28 (6.85%) MS Excel
18 28 (6.85%) HP
18 28 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
19 27 (6.60%) SharePoint
20 26 (6.36%) Project Management
20 26 (6.36%) Degree
21 25 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
21 25 (6.11%) SAP
21 25 (6.11%) JavaScript

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 27 (6.60%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 13 (3.18%) IIS
4 12 (2.93%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.20%) Oracle Workflow
5 9 (2.20%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.20%) Lync
6 8 (1.96%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.71%) JBoss
7 7 (1.71%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.47%) Apache
8 6 (1.47%) CMS
9 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.22%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.98%) Drupal
10 4 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.73%) SAS
11 3 (0.73%) Kentico
Applications
1 28 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (0.98%) MS Office
3 3 (0.73%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (5.87%) Oracle EBS
1 24 (5.87%) Oracle EBS R12
2 23 (5.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (3.18%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (2.20%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (1.71%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (1.47%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.73%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.73%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.73%) Oracle Payroll
8 3 (0.73%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.73%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.49%) IntelliMatch
9 2 (0.49%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 2 (0.49%) Agresso
9 2 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.49%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.44%) Office 365
2 5 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.73%) SaaS
4 2 (0.49%) Taleo
4 2 (0.49%) Force.com
4 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.58%) Firewall
2 22 (5.38%) SSL
3 19 (4.65%) Internet
4 16 (3.91%) LDAP
5 15 (3.67%) VPN
5 15 (3.67%) DNS
6 14 (3.42%) SAN
7 13 (3.18%) LAN
8 11 (2.69%) WAN
9 10 (2.44%) TCP/IP
10 9 (2.20%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (1.96%) Network Security
11 8 (1.96%) MPLS
12 7 (1.71%) DHCP
12 7 (1.71%) HTTP
13 6 (1.47%) OSPF
13 6 (1.47%) BGP
14 5 (1.22%) IPsec
15 4 (0.98%) NAS
15 4 (0.98%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.18%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (1.71%) Oracle Discoverer
4 7 (1.71%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 6 (1.47%) SAP Data Services
5 6 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.22%) SAP BW
7 4 (0.98%) MySQL
7 4 (0.98%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.98%) DB2
7 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.73%) Big Data
8 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Power View
8 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (2.69%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (2.20%) PeopleTools
3 7 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.22%) Selenium
4 5 (1.22%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.98%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.73%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.73%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.73%) LSMW
7 2 (0.49%) JDeveloper
7 2 (0.49%) MorphX
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.24%) Subversion
8 1 (0.24%) MSI
8 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.24%) JMeter
8 1 (0.24%) Toad
8 1 (0.24%) Ant
General
1 73 (17.85%) Finance
2 14 (3.42%) Banking
3 13 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.69%) Retail
5 8 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.96%) Advertising
6 7 (1.71%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.47%) Marketing
8 5 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.98%) Billing
10 3 (0.73%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.49%) Local Government
11 2 (0.49%) Law
11 2 (0.49%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.02%) XML
2 34 (8.31%) Web Services
3 29 (7.09%) .NET
4 23 (5.62%) HTML
5 19 (4.65%) SOAP
6 13 (3.18%) CSS
7 10 (2.44%) Ajax
8 9 (2.20%) COM
8 9 (2.20%) J2EE
9 8 (1.96%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.96%) EDI
10 7 (1.71%) Middleware
11 6 (1.47%) SAML
11 6 (1.47%) JSP
12 5 (1.22%) WSDL
13 4 (0.98%) LAMP
13 4 (0.98%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (0.98%) Django
13 4 (0.98%) Visualforce
13 4 (0.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.67%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.20%) CMDB
5 8 (1.96%) HP Storage
5 8 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 8 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.71%) Clustering
7 6 (1.47%) iPad
8 5 (1.22%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.22%) FMCG
9 4 (0.98%) Tandem
9 4 (0.98%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.73%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.73%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.49%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.49%) DataPower
11 2 (0.49%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 84 (20.54%) Windows
2 42 (10.27%) Linux
3 25 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (5.13%) UNIX
6 20 (4.89%) Windows 7
7 17 (4.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.47%) Solaris
9 5 (1.22%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.98%) AIX
11 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.49%) Android
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (15.65%) Migration
2 45 (11.00%) ITIL
3 43 (10.51%) CRM
4 32 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (6.36%) Project Management
6 22 (5.38%) Data Migration
7 21 (5.13%) Scrum
8 20 (4.89%) PRINCE2
9 18 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (4.40%) Service Management
10 16 (3.91%) Service Delivery
10 16 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (3.91%) SOA
11 15 (3.67%) Workflow
12 14 (3.42%) ITSM
12 14 (3.42%) Capacity Planning
13 13 (3.18%) Test Planning
13 13 (3.18%) SDLC
14 12 (2.93%) Security Architecture
14 12 (2.93%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (21.03%) SQL
2 42 (10.27%) Java
3 25 (6.11%) JavaScript
4 21 (5.13%) PL/SQL
5 19 (4.65%) C#
6 10 (2.44%) X++
6 10 (2.44%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.20%) PHP
8 8 (1.96%) Perl
9 7 (1.71%) ABAP
10 6 (1.47%) C
11 5 (1.22%) Python
11 5 (1.22%) Ruby
11 5 (1.22%) Apex Code
12 4 (0.98%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.98%) PeopleCode
13 3 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.73%) VBScript
14 2 (0.49%) Korn
14 2 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 55 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 46 (11.25%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.36%) Degree
4 9 (2.20%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.96%) HP MASE
6 7 (1.71%) CCNP
7 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.22%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (1.22%) MCSE
9 3 (0.73%) CCIE
9 3 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.49%) CISSP
10 2 (0.49%) MCSA
10 2 (0.49%) CCNA
11 1 (0.24%) CCDP
11 1 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.24%) PhD
11 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.65%) QA
2 7 (1.71%) SLA
3 4 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.98%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (7.82%) Active Directory
2 28 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.93%) XenApp
3 12 (2.93%) vSphere
4 8 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.22%) Shibboleth
6 4 (0.98%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.98%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.98%) Varnish
7 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.49%) vCloud
7 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.49%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.49%) Samba
7 2 (0.49%) XenServer
8 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.24%) UAG
8 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 19 (4.65%) SCCM
2 9 (2.20%) HP UCMDB
3 8 (1.96%) SCOM
4 5 (1.22%) Puppet
5 4 (0.98%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.98%) CA LISA
6 2 (0.49%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.24%) Foglight
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.24%) Nessus
7 1 (0.24%) WMI
7 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.24%) WSUS
7 1 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.24%) BMC Marimba
7 1 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 72 (17.60%) Microsoft
2 61 (14.91%) Oracle
3 46 (11.25%) VMware
4 31 (7.58%) Cisco
5 28 (6.85%) HP
6 25 (6.11%) SAP
7 24 (5.87%) Citrix
8 13 (3.18%) IBM
8 13 (3.18%) ServiceNow
9 12 (2.93%) Juniper
10 11 (2.69%) 3PAR
11 9 (2.20%) AppSense
11 9 (2.20%) PeopleSoft
11 9 (2.20%) CheckPoint
12 8 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.96%) Varonis
13 7 (1.71%) Mercator
14 6 (1.47%) EMC
15 5 (1.22%) Hyperion
15 5 (1.22%) F5
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