The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Technical Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Consultant
UK / England
Rank 372 395 383
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 202 202 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.46% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 110 127
Median daily rate £500 £444 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £321 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £549 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £61.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.50

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
39269 44133 43974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.89% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25773 28481 28114
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1341 1605 1770
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.12% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Technical Consultant in the job title.

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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +27 100 £500 +9.58% 25
South East +11 32 £488 +8.33% 8
South West +27 26 £500 -2.43% 1
Yorkshire +6 9 £540 +48.96% 2
East of England +2 9 £463 +8.82% 6
West Midlands -12 8 £575 +31.42% 2
East Midlands +2 7 £475 +13.09%
North East -15 4 £450 -
North West +3 3 £500 +17.64% 7
Midlands +2 3 - -
Technical Consultant
UK

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, Technical Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 114 (29.38%) Microsoft
2 100 (25.77%) SQL
3 97 (25.00%) Oracle
4 81 (20.88%) Finance
5 62 (15.98%) Windows
6 56 (14.43%) CRM
7 46 (11.86%) SAP
7 46 (11.86%) Migration
8 42 (10.82%) Java
9 41 (10.57%) Security Cleared
10 40 (10.31%) HTML
11 39 (10.05%) Dynamics CRM
12 38 (9.79%) SQL Server
12 38 (9.79%) MS Excel
12 38 (9.79%) Oracle EBS R12
13 35 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (8.76%) SharePoint
14 34 (8.76%) C#
14 34 (8.76%) Web Services
15 33 (8.51%) Active Directory
16 32 (8.25%) JavaScript
16 32 (8.25%) .NET
16 32 (8.25%) Firewall
17 31 (7.99%) SC Cleared
18 30 (7.73%) Business Analysis
18 30 (7.73%) DB2
18 30 (7.73%) XML
19 27 (6.96%) Office 365
20 26 (6.70%) IBM
20 26 (6.70%) Oracle EBS

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (8.76%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.19%) Skype for Business
3 13 (3.35%) MS Exchange
4 12 (3.09%) WebLogic
4 12 (3.09%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.58%) JBoss
5 10 (2.58%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.58%) WebLogic Portal
6 9 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (2.06%) IIS
8 7 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (1.03%) CMS
11 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 38 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.84%) MS Project
3 5 (1.29%) MS Office
4 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 39 (10.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (9.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 26 (6.70%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (4.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (3.61%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (1.55%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (1.55%) SAP IS-U
7 5 (1.29%) Oracle HRMS
7 5 (1.29%) SAP CRM
8 4 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (1.03%) Oracle Payroll
9 3 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.77%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 2 (0.52%) SAP MM
11 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.26%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.96%) Office 365
2 25 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.55%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (1.03%) Mimecast
5 4 (1.03%) Yammer
6 3 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.77%) IaaS
6 3 (0.77%) PaaS
6 3 (0.77%) SaaS
7 2 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle CX
7 2 (0.52%) Responsys
7 2 (0.52%) Taleo
8 1 (0.26%) AdWords
8 1 (0.26%) BlueKai
8 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.26%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.25%) Firewall
2 13 (3.35%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.09%) Skype
4 9 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (2.32%) Network Security
5 8 (2.06%) BGP
5 8 (2.06%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (2.06%) OSPF
6 7 (1.80%) LAN
6 7 (1.80%) WAN
7 6 (1.55%) DNS
7 6 (1.55%) SSL
7 6 (1.55%) VPN
8 4 (1.03%) 3G
8 4 (1.03%) DHCP
8 4 (1.03%) GSM
8 4 (1.03%) SAN
8 4 (1.03%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (1.03%) UMTS
8 4 (1.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.73%) DB2
3 11 (2.84%) IBM InfoSphere
3 11 (2.84%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (2.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 9 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.06%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (1.55%) Big Data
8 6 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.29%) MySQL
9 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.03%) DataStage
10 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (2.58%) Log4j
2 9 (2.32%) MSTest
2 9 (2.32%) NUnit
3 4 (1.03%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.77%) JIRA
4 3 (0.77%) PeopleTools
5 2 (0.52%) Hudson
5 2 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.26%) LSMW
6 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.26%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 81 (20.88%) Finance
2 19 (4.90%) Advertising
3 15 (3.87%) Back Office
4 14 (3.61%) Banking
4 14 (3.61%) Marketing
5 11 (2.84%) Retail
6 8 (2.06%) Billing
6 8 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.80%) Legal
8 6 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.03%) Front Office
10 2 (0.52%) Electronics
10 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Law
10 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.52%) Publishing
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.31%) HTML
2 34 (8.76%) Web Services
3 32 (8.25%) .NET
4 30 (7.73%) XML
5 23 (5.93%) CSS
6 16 (4.12%) JSP
7 14 (3.61%) SOAP
8 13 (3.35%) REST
9 10 (2.58%) Java EE
9 10 (2.58%) JMS
9 10 (2.58%) WCF
10 9 (2.32%) .NET Framework
10 9 (2.32%) Entity Framework
10 9 (2.32%) Middleware
10 9 (2.32%) Unity DI Container
11 7 (1.80%) XSLT
12 6 (1.55%) jQuery
12 6 (1.55%) SAML
13 5 (1.29%) ASP.NET
14 4 (1.03%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.58%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.06%) Data Structures
3 8 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (2.06%) Mainframe
4 6 (1.55%) Clustering
4 6 (1.55%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.55%) Mathematics
4 6 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (1.29%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.03%) PKI
7 2 (0.52%) Fintech
7 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.52%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.26%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.26%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.98%) Windows
2 24 (6.19%) Linux
3 23 (5.93%) Unix
4 15 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (3.09%) Windows Server
6 11 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.06%) Windows Vista
8 5 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.03%) CentOS
9 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.77%) AIX
10 3 (0.77%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.77%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.26%) Android
12 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.26%) Debian
12 1 (0.26%) Solaris
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (14.43%) CRM
2 46 (11.86%) Migration
3 35 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (7.73%) Business Analysis
5 26 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (5.67%) Workflow
8 19 (4.90%) Data Migration
9 18 (4.64%) Data Modelling
10 17 (4.38%) ITIL
11 16 (4.12%) Project Management
11 16 (4.12%) TOGAF
12 15 (3.87%) Analytics
12 15 (3.87%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (3.87%) Unit Testing
12 15 (3.87%) Zachman Framework
13 14 (3.61%) Case Management
13 14 (3.61%) Enterprise Architecture
13 14 (3.61%) ERP
14 13 (3.35%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 100 (25.77%) SQL
2 42 (10.82%) Java
3 34 (8.76%) C#
4 32 (8.25%) JavaScript
5 20 (5.15%) PL/SQL
6 15 (3.87%) C
7 11 (2.84%) ABAP
7 11 (2.84%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.80%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.55%) Python
9 6 (1.55%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.29%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.29%) Ruby
11 4 (1.03%) PHP
12 3 (0.77%) C++
12 3 (0.77%) Groovy
13 2 (0.52%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.52%) SQR
14 1 (0.26%) PeopleCode
14 1 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 41 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 31 (7.99%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.67%) Degree
4 12 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.32%) CCNP
5 9 (2.32%) MCSE
5 9 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.06%) CISSP
7 5 (1.29%) CEH
7 5 (1.29%) CREST Certified
8 4 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.03%) MCITP
8 4 (1.03%) OSCP
9 2 (0.52%) CCIE
9 2 (0.52%) CISM
9 2 (0.52%) MCP
9 2 (0.52%) MCSA
9 2 (0.52%) MCSD
9 2 (0.52%) RHCE
9 2 (0.52%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.09%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.32%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.80%) SLA
4 4 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.77%) QA
5 3 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.52%) HL7
7 1 (0.26%) COBIT
7 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.26%) GxP
7 1 (0.26%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.26%) RMADS
System Software
1 33 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.29%) vSphere
5 4 (1.03%) Docker
6 3 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.77%) Snort
6 3 (0.77%) vCloud
7 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.26%) XenApp
8 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.55%) Puppet
2 5 (1.29%) Ansible
2 5 (1.29%) Nessus
3 4 (1.03%) SCCM
4 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.52%) Nagios
4 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.52%) SCOM
4 2 (0.52%) WSUS
5 1 (0.26%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.26%) Packer
5 1 (0.26%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.26%) Salt
5 1 (0.26%) vRealize
5 1 (0.26%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 114 (29.38%) Microsoft
2 97 (25.00%) Oracle
3 46 (11.86%) SAP
4 26 (6.70%) IBM
5 23 (5.93%) Cisco
6 18 (4.64%) Citrix
7 17 (4.38%) VMware
8 15 (3.87%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (3.61%) F5
10 13 (3.35%) Juniper
11 11 (2.84%) Hyperion
12 10 (2.58%) Misys
12 10 (2.58%) Splunk
13 8 (2.06%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.55%) Adobe
14 6 (1.55%) Fortinet
14 6 (1.55%) LogLogic
14 6 (1.55%) LogRhythm
15 5 (1.29%) ArcSight
15 5 (1.29%) Polycom
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