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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 402 390 332
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 196 183 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.41% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 111 101
Average daily rate
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£435 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £388 £415
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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
44745 44574 39549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28306 28035 23377
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1751 1849 2014
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +38 115 £463 +2.77% 60
South East -22 32 £388 -3.12% 29
North West -19 11 £485 +49.23% 7
South West +18 10 £425 +25.92% 9
West Midlands -3 10 £435 +2.35% 9
East of England 0 7 £356 -3.38% 6
East Midlands -4 3 £450 +20.00% 2
North East -6 1 £390 -
Yorkshire -27 1 - - 7
Midlands - 1 £400 -
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Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 92 (22.89%) SQL
2 88 (21.89%) Windows
3 79 (19.65%) Finance
4 71 (17.66%) Microsoft
5 66 (16.42%) Oracle
6 59 (14.68%) Migration
7 54 (13.43%) Security Cleared
8 51 (12.69%) Linux
9 48 (11.94%) XML
10 47 (11.69%) CRM
11 44 (10.95%) Java
12 43 (10.70%) ITIL
12 43 (10.70%) Cisco
13 41 (10.20%) VMware
14 39 (9.70%) HTML
15 33 (8.21%) Web Services
15 33 (8.21%) SSL
15 33 (8.21%) Project Management
15 33 (8.21%) SC Cleared
16 31 (7.71%) Active Directory
16 31 (7.71%) UNIX
16 31 (7.71%) JavaScript
17 30 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
18 29 (7.21%) HP
18 29 (7.21%) Firewall
19 27 (6.72%) Service Management
19 27 (6.72%) SAP
19 27 (6.72%) SharePoint
20 26 (6.47%) .NET
20 26 (6.47%) Juniper

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (6.72%) SharePoint
2 21 (5.22%) Tomcat
3 17 (4.23%) WebSphere
4 16 (3.98%) JBoss
5 15 (3.73%) WebLogic
6 11 (2.74%) Lync
7 8 (1.99%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (1.99%) Apache
8 7 (1.74%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (1.24%) IIS
10 5 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.24%) GlassFish
11 4 (1.00%) Drupal
11 4 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.75%) Oracle Self-Service HR
12 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.75%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (5.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.00%) MS Office
3 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.50%) Shockwave
4 2 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 26 (6.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 23 (5.72%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (5.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (2.24%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (1.99%) Oracle Financials
6 8 (1.99%) Oracle General Ledger
6 8 (1.99%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (1.74%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (1.24%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 5 (1.24%) Agresso
9 4 (1.00%) Oracle HRMS
9 4 (1.00%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle iProcurement
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.75%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Payroll
11 2 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.50%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.99%) Office 365
2 6 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.24%) IaaS
4 4 (1.00%) SaaS
5 3 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.50%) Taleo
6 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.25%) Veeva
7 1 (0.25%) GitHub
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.25%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.21%) SSL
2 29 (7.21%) Firewall
3 24 (5.97%) LDAP
4 19 (4.73%) VPN
4 19 (4.73%) Internet
5 18 (4.48%) TCP/IP
6 17 (4.23%) LAN
7 16 (3.98%) WAN
7 16 (3.98%) MPLS
8 14 (3.48%) BGP
8 14 (3.48%) OSPF
9 13 (3.23%) DNS
10 12 (2.99%) SAN
11 10 (2.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (2.24%) Network Security
13 7 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (1.74%) HTTP
14 6 (1.49%) DHCP
15 5 (1.24%) iSCSI
15 5 (1.24%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.73%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (1.74%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.74%) Oracle Discoverer
4 6 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.49%) MySQL
4 6 (1.49%) Big Data
4 6 (1.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 6 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.24%) SAP Data Services
5 5 (1.24%) SAP BW
5 5 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.00%) EDRMS
6 4 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.00%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (3.48%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.49%) PeopleTools
4 5 (1.24%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.24%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.24%) Selenium
5 4 (1.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.00%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.75%) Ant
6 3 (0.75%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.75%) LSMW
6 3 (0.75%) MorphX
7 2 (0.50%) JIRA
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.50%) JDeveloper
7 2 (0.50%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.25%) Gradle
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.25%) Hudson
8 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 79 (19.65%) Finance
2 14 (3.48%) Financial Institution
3 13 (3.23%) Retail
4 12 (2.99%) Advertising
5 10 (2.49%) Banking
6 9 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.74%) Marketing
8 5 (1.24%) General Ledger
9 4 (1.00%) Games
9 4 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.50%) Local Government
11 2 (0.50%) Law
11 2 (0.50%) Back Office
12 1 (0.25%) Billing
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
12 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.25%) French Language
12 1 (0.25%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (11.94%) XML
2 39 (9.70%) HTML
3 33 (8.21%) Web Services
4 26 (6.47%) .NET
5 21 (5.22%) SOAP
6 20 (4.98%) CSS
7 15 (3.73%) Ajax
8 14 (3.48%) J2EE
9 13 (3.23%) COM
10 9 (2.24%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.74%) SAML
11 7 (1.74%) Middleware
12 5 (1.24%) HTML5
12 5 (1.24%) JSP
13 4 (1.00%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (1.00%) Django
13 4 (1.00%) LAMP
13 4 (1.00%) EDI
14 3 (0.75%) REST
14 3 (0.75%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.73%) Client/Server
2 14 (3.48%) CMDB
2 14 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.49%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.24%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.24%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.49%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.24%) iPad
6 5 (1.24%) Clustering
7 4 (1.00%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.00%) Tandem
7 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.75%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.75%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.50%) Flash Games
9 2 (0.50%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.50%) Biometrics
9 2 (0.50%) FMCG
9 2 (0.50%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.50%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 88 (21.89%) Windows
2 51 (12.69%) Linux
3 31 (7.71%) UNIX
4 26 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (5.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (4.48%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.00%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.75%) Solaris
8 3 (0.75%) AIX
9 2 (0.50%) zOS
9 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.50%) Android
9 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.25%) HPUX
10 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (14.68%) Migration
2 47 (11.69%) CRM
3 43 (10.70%) ITIL
4 33 (8.21%) Project Management
5 30 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (6.72%) Service Management
7 25 (6.22%) Service Delivery
7 25 (6.22%) SOA
8 22 (5.47%) SDLC
9 18 (4.48%) ITSM
9 18 (4.48%) PRINCE2
10 16 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (3.98%) Workflow
10 16 (3.98%) Test Planning
11 15 (3.73%) Scrum
11 15 (3.73%) Technical Architecture
12 14 (3.48%) Data Migration
12 14 (3.48%) IT Asset Management
12 14 (3.48%) Customer Engagement
12 14 (3.48%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 92 (22.89%) SQL
2 44 (10.95%) Java
3 31 (7.71%) JavaScript
4 23 (5.72%) PL/SQL
5 21 (5.22%) C#
6 11 (2.74%) Perl
7 10 (2.49%) PHP
8 9 (2.24%) ABAP
9 7 (1.74%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.74%) X++
10 6 (1.49%) C
11 5 (1.24%) Python
11 5 (1.24%) Ruby
12 4 (1.00%) PeopleCode
12 4 (1.00%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.75%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.50%) Korn
14 2 (0.50%) Groovy
14 2 (0.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 54 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.21%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.97%) Degree
4 19 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (4.48%) CCNP
6 17 (4.23%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.99%) HP MASE
8 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.00%) JNCIS
9 4 (1.00%) CCDP
9 4 (1.00%) CISSP
9 4 (1.00%) PhD
9 4 (1.00%) MCSE
10 3 (0.75%) CCIE
11 2 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.50%) MCSA
12 1 (0.25%) MCP
12 1 (0.25%) CCNA
12 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.22%) QA
2 4 (1.00%) SLA
3 3 (0.75%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (7.71%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.24%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.99%) vSphere
5 7 (1.74%) XenApp
6 6 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.24%) Shibboleth
8 4 (1.00%) Varnish
8 4 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.00%) UAG
9 2 (0.50%) Samba
9 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.50%) RACF
9 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.25%) vCloud
10 1 (0.25%) ACF2
10 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 17 (4.23%) SCCM
2 15 (3.73%) HP UCMDB
3 5 (1.24%) Puppet
3 5 (1.24%) SCOM
4 4 (1.00%) CA LISA
4 4 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.00%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.75%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.50%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.50%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.50%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.25%) SCSM
7 1 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.25%) Control-M
7 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 71 (17.66%) Microsoft
2 66 (16.42%) Oracle
3 43 (10.70%) Cisco
4 41 (10.20%) VMware
5 29 (7.21%) HP
6 27 (6.72%) SAP
7 26 (6.47%) Juniper
8 20 (4.98%) Citrix
9 18 (4.48%) CheckPoint
9 18 (4.48%) F5
9 18 (4.48%) ServiceNow
10 14 (3.48%) Riverbed
11 12 (2.99%) Mercator
12 11 (2.74%) 3PAR
12 11 (2.74%) IBM
13 10 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (2.24%) PeopleSoft
15 8 (1.99%) AppSense
15 8 (1.99%) Varonis
16 5 (1.24%) AppDynamics
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