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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 368 368 383
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 211 194 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.41% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.44% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 101 101
Average daily rate
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£450 £423 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +9.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £287 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.61 -
% change year-on-year
+33.38% -
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
47054 44428 49354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.49% 92.75% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29070 26959 28367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1936 2487
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 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
London +33 102 £475 +11.76% 41
South East +3 46 £400 +14.28% 19
North West -4 13 £550 +27.90% 6
East of England -17 13 £380 -10.58% 9
Yorkshire +5 10 £498 +1.27% 3
East Midlands +3 6 £450 +16.12% 3
South West -48 6 £190 -49.33% 6
West Midlands -24 5 £488 +18.18% 6
Midlands - 1 £400 -
Technical Consultant
UK

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 97 (24.94%) Oracle
2 86 (22.11%) Microsoft
3 76 (19.54%) SQL
4 65 (16.71%) Windows
5 57 (14.65%) Finance
6 49 (12.60%) Migration
7 44 (11.31%) SAP
8 38 (9.77%) Security Cleared
9 36 (9.25%) PL/SQL
10 35 (9.00%) VMware
11 33 (8.48%) SQL Server
11 33 (8.48%) SharePoint
12 32 (8.23%) XML
12 32 (8.23%) MS Excel
12 32 (8.23%) CRM
13 31 (7.97%) SC Cleared
14 30 (7.71%) UNIX
15 29 (7.46%) ERP
15 29 (7.46%) Cisco
16 28 (7.20%) Linux
16 28 (7.20%) Oracle EBS
17 27 (6.94%) .NET
17 27 (6.94%) Active Directory
18 26 (6.68%) Java
19 25 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
19 25 (6.43%) Retail
20 24 (6.17%) HTML
20 24 (6.17%) Data Migration
21 23 (5.91%) Oracle EBS R12
22 22 (5.66%) Oracle Forms

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 33 (8.48%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 18 (4.63%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.57%) IIS
4 10 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.54%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.29%) Apache
9 5 (1.29%) Lync
10 3 (0.77%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (0.77%) CMS
11 2 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (8.23%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.57%) MS Office
3 6 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.51%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.26%) MS Project
6 1 (0.26%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 28 (7.20%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (5.91%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (4.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (3.34%) Oracle Payables
4 13 (3.34%) Oracle Receivables
5 12 (3.08%) Oracle General Ledger
5 12 (3.08%) Oracle Retail
5 12 (3.08%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (2.83%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (2.83%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (2.31%) Oracle Assets
8 8 (2.06%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (1.29%) BPCS
9 5 (1.29%) Oracle HRMS
10 4 (1.03%) SAP ERP
10 4 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (1.03%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.77%) Oracle iProcurement
11 3 (0.77%) SAP IS-U
11 3 (0.77%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.29%) SaaS
1 5 (1.29%) Office 365
2 3 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.51%) Force.com
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.08%) Internet
2 10 (2.57%) MPLS
2 10 (2.57%) SAN
3 8 (2.06%) WAN
3 8 (2.06%) Firewall
4 7 (1.80%) BGP
5 6 (1.54%) OSPF
5 6 (1.54%) LAN
5 6 (1.54%) SSL
6 5 (1.29%) Wireless
6 5 (1.29%) IP Telephony
7 4 (1.03%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.03%) VPN
7 4 (1.03%) LDAP
7 4 (1.03%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (1.03%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.77%) InfiniBand
8 3 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.77%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.48%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.63%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (3.08%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 11 (2.83%) SAP Data Services
5 9 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.80%) SAP BI
7 6 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.54%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.29%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.03%) SAP BW
9 4 (1.03%) OLAP
9 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.77%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 3 (0.77%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (5.66%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (2.31%) LSMW
3 7 (1.80%) ProC
4 4 (1.03%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.77%) Subversion
6 2 (0.51%) Toad
6 2 (0.51%) Selenium
6 2 (0.51%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.51%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.26%) GDB
7 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.26%) eCATT
7 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.26%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.26%) Synon
7 1 (0.26%) Maven
7 1 (0.26%) MorphX
General
1 57 (14.65%) Finance
2 25 (6.43%) Retail
3 18 (4.63%) Banking
4 13 (3.34%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.08%) Advertising
6 8 (2.06%) Publishing
6 8 (2.06%) Marketing
7 7 (1.80%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.29%) Front Office
9 5 (1.29%) Back Office
10 4 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.77%) Automotive
11 3 (0.77%) Billing
12 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.26%) International Banking
13 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.26%) Electronics
13 1 (0.26%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.23%) XML
2 27 (6.94%) .NET
3 24 (6.17%) HTML
4 19 (4.88%) Web Services
5 15 (3.86%) CSS
6 13 (3.34%) J2EE
7 11 (2.83%) ASP.NET
7 11 (2.83%) SOAP
8 7 (1.80%) Middleware
8 7 (1.80%) Swing
9 6 (1.54%) XSLT
9 6 (1.54%) Ajax
9 6 (1.54%) REST
10 5 (1.29%) Mason
11 4 (1.03%) jQuery
11 4 (1.03%) DOM
11 4 (1.03%) SAML
12 3 (0.77%) EDI
12 3 (0.77%) COM
12 3 (0.77%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.57%) Open Source
2 9 (2.31%) Data Conversion
3 7 (1.80%) AS400
4 6 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.54%) CMDB
5 5 (1.29%) iSeries
5 5 (1.29%) Replication
5 5 (1.29%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.03%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.03%) EMV
6 4 (1.03%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.03%) Clustering
6 4 (1.03%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.03%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.03%) FMCG
7 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.77%) Kindle
7 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.77%) PKI
7 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 65 (16.71%) Windows
2 30 (7.71%) UNIX
3 28 (7.20%) Linux
4 22 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (3.08%) Windows 7
6 12 (3.08%) Solaris
6 12 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.06%) AIX
8 7 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.03%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.77%) Android
10 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.77%) zOS
11 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.51%) HPUX
11 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (12.60%) Migration
2 32 (8.23%) CRM
3 29 (7.46%) ERP
4 25 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (6.17%) Data Migration
6 22 (5.66%) Workflow
7 19 (4.88%) ITIL
8 16 (4.11%) Validation
9 14 (3.60%) Service Management
10 10 (2.57%) Project Management
10 10 (2.57%) Service Delivery
10 10 (2.57%) Asset Management
10 10 (2.57%) Time Management
10 10 (2.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (2.57%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (2.31%) Business Analysis
11 9 (2.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (2.31%) ITSM
11 9 (2.31%) Data Modelling
11 9 (2.31%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 76 (19.54%) SQL
2 36 (9.25%) PL/SQL
3 26 (6.68%) Java
4 20 (5.14%) C#
5 15 (3.86%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.34%) C
7 11 (2.83%) PowerShell
8 10 (2.57%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.31%) C++
9 9 (2.31%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.31%) VBScript
10 8 (2.06%) ABAP
11 6 (1.54%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.29%) Python
12 5 (1.29%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.03%) Perl
14 3 (0.77%) VB
15 2 (0.51%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.51%) Ruby
15 2 (0.51%) LINC
Qualifications
1 38 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 31 (7.97%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (3.34%) Degree
6 10 (2.57%) MCSE
7 9 (2.31%) CCNP
8 6 (1.54%) CCNA
8 6 (1.54%) CCIE
9 5 (1.29%) CISSP
9 5 (1.29%) MCITP
10 4 (1.03%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.77%) MBA
11 3 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.77%) CISA
11 3 (0.77%) CCDA
12 2 (0.51%) MCSA
12 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.51%) CCA
12 2 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.54%) QA
2 4 (1.03%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.03%) SLA
3 3 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.51%) GxP
4 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.06%) XenApp
3 8 (2.06%) vSphere
4 7 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.54%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.77%) RACF
7 3 (0.77%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (0.51%) Brightmail
8 2 (0.51%) IAG
8 2 (0.51%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.26%) NFS
9 1 (0.26%) XenServer
9 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.26%) vCloud
9 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.26%) Squid
9 1 (0.26%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 19 (4.88%) SCCM
2 9 (2.31%) SCOM
2 9 (2.31%) SCOrch
3 7 (1.80%) SCSM
3 7 (1.80%) HP UCMDB
4 5 (1.29%) Puppet
5 4 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (1.03%) Nagios
5 4 (1.03%) WMI
6 3 (0.77%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.77%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.51%) WSUS
7 2 (0.51%) Legato
7 2 (0.51%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.51%) MOM
8 1 (0.26%) Control-M
8 1 (0.26%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.26%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 97 (24.94%) Oracle
2 86 (22.11%) Microsoft
3 44 (11.31%) SAP
4 35 (9.00%) VMware
5 29 (7.46%) Cisco
6 22 (5.66%) IBM
6 22 (5.66%) HP
7 15 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (3.60%) NetApp
9 13 (3.34%) Citrix
10 8 (2.06%) Juniper
10 8 (2.06%) EMC
11 7 (1.80%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.80%) F5
12 6 (1.54%) Business Objects
13 5 (1.29%) BMC
13 5 (1.29%) Riverbed
13 5 (1.29%) Remedy
14 4 (1.03%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.03%) 3PAR
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