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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 369 374 370
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 217 183 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.41% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 90 100
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £300 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £44.97 £43.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +3.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £44.97 £43.48
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +3.42%
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
46778 44742 49913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.00% 92.82% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29097 27301 28553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.17%
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 £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1872 1954 2464
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +47 108 £475 +11.76% 43
South East +4 44 £413 +17.85% 18
East of England -7 17 £450 +9.09% 10
North West -18 11 £425 - 7
South West -26 11 £190 -56.44% 4
Yorkshire +8 9 £510 +17.12% 4
East Midlands +4 6 £450 +14.28% 2
West Midlands -22 6 £500 +17.64% 7
Midlands - - - -
Technical Consultant
UK

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 108 (27.07%) Oracle
2 85 (21.30%) Microsoft
3 76 (19.05%) SQL
4 73 (18.30%) Finance
5 72 (18.05%) Windows
6 49 (12.28%) Migration
7 46 (11.53%) SAP
8 42 (10.53%) Security Cleared
9 39 (9.77%) VMware
10 36 (9.02%) Oracle EBS
11 34 (8.52%) Linux
12 33 (8.27%) PL/SQL
13 32 (8.02%) SharePoint
13 32 (8.02%) SC Cleared
14 31 (7.77%) Oracle EBS R12
15 30 (7.52%) CRM
15 30 (7.52%) Active Directory
15 30 (7.52%) Cisco
15 30 (7.52%) SQL Server
16 29 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
17 28 (7.02%) ERP
17 28 (7.02%) Workflow
18 27 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
19 26 (6.52%) MS Excel
20 25 (6.27%) UNIX
21 24 (6.02%) HTML
21 24 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
21 24 (6.02%) Data Migration
22 22 (5.51%) Oracle Workflow
22 22 (5.51%) .NET

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 32 (8.02%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.51%) Oracle Workflow
3 19 (4.76%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.75%) IIS
7 7 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.50%) Lync
8 6 (1.50%) Apache
8 6 (1.50%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.75%) SAS
10 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.50%) Drupal
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 26 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.75%) MS Office
3 4 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.75%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 36 (9.02%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (7.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (4.76%) Oracle Payables
3 19 (4.76%) Oracle Receivables
4 18 (4.51%) Oracle General Ledger
5 17 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (4.01%) Oracle Applications
7 14 (3.51%) Oracle Cash Management
8 13 (3.26%) Oracle Financials
8 13 (3.26%) Oracle Assets
9 11 (2.76%) Oracle HRMS
9 11 (2.76%) Dynamics AX
10 9 (2.26%) Oracle 11i
11 8 (2.01%) Oracle iProcurement
12 6 (1.50%) Agresso
13 5 (1.25%) BPCS
14 4 (1.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 4 (1.00%) Oracle Retail
15 3 (0.75%) SAP CO
15 3 (0.75%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.75%) Office 365
2 3 (0.75%) SaaS
2 3 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.50%) Force.com
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.51%) Firewall
2 10 (2.51%) SAN
3 9 (2.26%) Internet
4 7 (1.75%) WAN
4 7 (1.75%) LAN
4 7 (1.75%) DNS
4 7 (1.75%) MPLS
4 7 (1.75%) OSPF
4 7 (1.75%) BGP
5 6 (1.50%) Cisco PIX
6 5 (1.25%) LDAP
6 5 (1.25%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.00%) Wireless
7 4 (1.00%) SSL
7 4 (1.00%) DHCP
7 4 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (1.00%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.75%) Network Security
8 3 (0.75%) SMTP
8 3 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 11 (2.76%) SAP Data Services
5 7 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (1.75%) SAP BI
6 6 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.25%) Oracle Discoverer
8 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.00%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.00%) SAP BW
8 4 (1.00%) OLAP
9 3 (0.75%) Essbase
9 3 (0.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (3.76%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (2.26%) LSMW
3 4 (1.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.75%) Subversion
5 2 (0.50%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.50%) PowerBuilder
5 2 (0.50%) Selenium
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.25%) Maven
6 1 (0.25%) MorphX
6 1 (0.25%) eCATT
6 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.25%) Toad
6 1 (0.25%) Synon
6 1 (0.25%) GDB
6 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 73 (18.30%) Finance
2 21 (5.26%) Banking
3 19 (4.76%) Retail
4 12 (3.01%) Advertising
5 11 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.26%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.01%) Front Office
7 8 (2.01%) Back Office
7 8 (2.01%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.00%) Marketing
8 4 (1.00%) Publishing
9 3 (0.75%) Automotive
9 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Billing
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.25%) International Banking
10 1 (0.25%) French Language
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.02%) HTML
2 22 (5.51%) .NET
3 20 (5.01%) Web Services
3 20 (5.01%) XML
4 13 (3.26%) CSS
5 10 (2.51%) Middleware
6 9 (2.26%) SOAP
7 8 (2.01%) REST
7 8 (2.01%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.50%) DOM
8 6 (1.50%) XSLT
8 6 (1.50%) J2EE
9 5 (1.25%) jQuery
9 5 (1.25%) SAML
9 5 (1.25%) Mason
10 4 (1.00%) HTML5
11 3 (0.75%) Ajax
11 3 (0.75%) FpML
11 3 (0.75%) WebCenter
11 3 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.51%) Open Source
3 7 (1.75%) AS400
3 7 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.50%) Thin Client
4 6 (1.50%) Mainframe
4 6 (1.50%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.25%) Replication
5 5 (1.25%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.25%) iSeries
6 4 (1.00%) FMCG
6 4 (1.00%) EMV
6 4 (1.00%) CMDB
7 3 (0.75%) Clustering
7 3 (0.75%) CLARiiON
7 3 (0.75%) PKI
7 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.75%) Kindle
8 2 (0.50%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 72 (18.05%) Windows
2 34 (8.52%) Linux
3 25 (6.27%) UNIX
4 21 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (3.51%) Windows 7
6 14 (3.51%) Solaris
7 11 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (2.01%) AIX
10 4 (1.00%) Android
10 4 (1.00%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.75%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.75%) zOS
11 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.50%) CentOS
12 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (12.28%) Migration
2 30 (7.52%) CRM
3 28 (7.02%) ERP
3 28 (7.02%) Workflow
4 27 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (6.02%) Data Migration
6 20 (5.01%) ITIL
7 16 (4.01%) Validation
8 15 (3.76%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (2.51%) Service Management
9 10 (2.51%) Service Delivery
10 9 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (2.26%) Asset Management
10 9 (2.26%) Business Analysis
10 9 (2.26%) Cash Management
11 8 (2.01%) Mentoring
11 8 (2.01%) Project Management
11 8 (2.01%) Test Scripting
11 8 (2.01%) Scrum
12 7 (1.75%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (19.05%) SQL
2 33 (8.27%) PL/SQL
3 20 (5.01%) Java
4 18 (4.51%) C#
5 15 (3.76%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.76%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.26%) VBScript
8 8 (2.01%) C
9 7 (1.75%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.75%) ABAP
9 7 (1.75%) Python
10 6 (1.50%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.50%) Perl
11 4 (1.00%) C++
11 4 (1.00%) VB
11 4 (1.00%) Ruby
12 3 (0.75%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.50%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.50%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 42 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.02%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.26%) Degree
6 8 (2.01%) MCSE
7 7 (1.75%) CCIE
7 7 (1.75%) CCNP
8 6 (1.50%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.50%) CCNA
9 5 (1.25%) CISSP
10 4 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.75%) MBA
11 3 (0.75%) CCDA
11 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.75%) CISA
12 2 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.50%) CCA
12 2 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.50%) SLA
2 4 (1.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.00%) QA
3 3 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.50%) GxP
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) PAS 55
5 1 (0.25%) EMIR
System Software
1 30 (7.52%) Active Directory
2 24 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.01%) vSphere
4 7 (1.75%) XenApp
5 6 (1.50%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.25%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.75%) RACF
7 3 (0.75%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (0.50%) XenServer
8 2 (0.50%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.50%) Brightmail
8 2 (0.50%) IAG
8 2 (0.50%) NFS
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.25%) Squid
9 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (5.01%) SCCM
2 10 (2.51%) SCOrch
3 9 (2.26%) SCOM
4 7 (1.75%) SCSM
4 7 (1.75%) Puppet
5 4 (1.00%) Nagios
5 4 (1.00%) WMI
6 3 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.75%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.75%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (0.75%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.50%) Control-M
7 2 (0.50%) WSUS
7 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.25%) OpenView
8 1 (0.25%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.25%) Legato
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.25%) MOM
Vendors
1 108 (27.07%) Oracle
2 85 (21.30%) Microsoft
3 46 (11.53%) SAP
4 39 (9.77%) VMware
5 30 (7.52%) Cisco
6 22 (5.51%) HP
7 20 (5.01%) IBM
8 16 (4.01%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (3.26%) Citrix
10 11 (2.76%) Red Hat
10 11 (2.76%) F5
11 10 (2.51%) NetApp
11 10 (2.51%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.51%) Juniper
12 8 (2.01%) 3PAR
13 7 (1.75%) EMC
14 6 (1.50%) Riverbed
14 6 (1.50%) Dell
14 6 (1.50%) Business Objects
15 4 (1.00%) Cyber-Ark
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