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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 417 373 407
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 193 260 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.51% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.54% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 153 145
Median daily rate £481 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £375 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - £27.50
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
43259 48103 48967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.59% 94.94% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28485 31125 31438
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1507 1882 2044
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 2016.

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 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -33 85 £475 +3.82% 27
South East +3 37 £475 +5.55% 13
South West +21 20 £360 -17.71% 1
East of England +11 12 £463 +8.82% 7
Yorkshire +14 9 £540 +25.94% 6
West Midlands -16 8 £575 +29.57% 2
North West -13 6 £550 +33.33% 3
North East - 5 £375 - 2
East Midlands -16 4 £475 +14.45% 1
Midlands +4 1 £500 +11.11% 1
South Coast - 1 - -
Technical Consultant
UK

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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.

1 129 (29.05%) SQL
2 121 (27.25%) Microsoft
3 114 (25.68%) Oracle
4 91 (20.50%) Finance
5 79 (17.79%) Windows
6 68 (15.32%) Migration
7 66 (14.86%) Java
8 62 (13.96%) CRM
9 51 (11.49%) HTML
10 50 (11.26%) Security Cleared
11 48 (10.81%) Firewall
11 48 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (10.59%) SQL Server
13 46 (10.36%) .NET
13 46 (10.36%) SAP
13 46 (10.36%) Active Directory
14 45 (10.14%) C#
15 43 (9.68%) Linux
16 42 (9.46%) Web Services
17 38 (8.56%) Dynamics CRM
17 38 (8.56%) JavaScript
17 38 (8.56%) SharePoint
17 38 (8.56%) SC Cleared
18 37 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
19 36 (8.11%) Oracle EBS
19 36 (8.11%) XML
20 35 (7.88%) MS Excel
21 34 (7.66%) DB2
22 33 (7.43%) Cisco
22 33 (7.43%) IBM

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 38 (8.56%) SharePoint
2 26 (5.86%) Skype for Business
3 19 (4.28%) WebLogic
4 18 (4.05%) WebSphere
5 17 (3.83%) Tomcat
6 16 (3.60%) IIS
7 15 (3.38%) JBoss
7 15 (3.38%) MS Exchange
7 15 (3.38%) WebLogic Portal
8 11 (2.48%) Oracle Workflow
9 9 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.68%) Apache
12 3 (0.68%) Confluence
12 3 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.68%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 35 (7.88%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.80%) MS Project
3 5 (1.13%) MS Office
4 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 38 (8.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 36 (8.11%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (4.73%) Dynamics NAV
5 20 (4.50%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (1.80%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (1.58%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (1.58%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (1.58%) SAP CRM
7 7 (1.58%) SAP IS-U
8 6 (1.35%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (1.13%) Oracle HRMS
10 4 (0.90%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.90%) Oracle Payroll
11 3 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.68%) PeopleSoft HRMS
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 2 (0.45%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 25 (5.63%) Office 365
2 9 (2.03%) SaaS
3 8 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.80%) IaaS
3 8 (1.80%) Yammer
4 7 (1.58%) PaaS
5 4 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.45%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.45%) Taleo
7 1 (0.23%) AdSense
7 1 (0.23%) AdWords
7 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.23%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 48 (10.81%) Firewall
2 17 (3.83%) TCP/IP
3 15 (3.38%) Skype
4 14 (3.15%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (2.93%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (2.25%) DNS
7 9 (2.03%) SSL
7 9 (2.03%) WAN
8 8 (1.80%) DHCP
8 8 (1.80%) LAN
8 8 (1.80%) Network Security
8 8 (1.80%) SAN
8 8 (1.80%) VPN
9 7 (1.58%) BGP
9 7 (1.58%) BIG-IP
9 7 (1.58%) OSPF
9 7 (1.58%) Wireshark
10 5 (1.13%) IPsec
10 5 (1.13%) LDAP
10 5 (1.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.66%) DB2
3 17 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (2.70%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.48%) IBM InfoSphere
5 11 (2.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 10 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (1.80%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.35%) Big Data
10 6 (1.35%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.13%) MySQL
11 5 (1.13%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.90%) DataStage
12 4 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (3.38%) Log4j
2 9 (2.03%) MSTest
2 9 (2.03%) NUnit
3 6 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.13%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.68%) JIRA
5 3 (0.68%) PeopleTools
6 2 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.23%) ERwin
7 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.23%) JBehave
7 1 (0.23%) JUnit
7 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.23%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.23%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.23%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 91 (20.50%) Finance
2 22 (4.95%) Banking
3 21 (4.73%) Advertising
4 18 (4.05%) Back Office
5 17 (3.83%) Retail
6 14 (3.15%) Marketing
7 10 (2.25%) Billing
7 10 (2.25%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.03%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.58%) Legal
10 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.68%) Front Office
10 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Electronics
11 2 (0.45%) Law
11 2 (0.45%) Local Government
11 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.45%) Publishing
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
12 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (11.49%) HTML
2 46 (10.36%) .NET
3 42 (9.46%) Web Services
4 36 (8.11%) XML
5 27 (6.08%) CSS
6 20 (4.50%) JSP
7 17 (3.83%) Java EE
8 16 (3.60%) JMS
9 14 (3.15%) SOAP
10 13 (2.93%) REST
11 12 (2.70%) Middleware
12 10 (2.25%) WCF
13 9 (2.03%) .NET Framework
13 9 (2.03%) Entity Framework
13 9 (2.03%) Unity DI Container
14 8 (1.80%) HTML5
14 8 (1.80%) jQuery
15 6 (1.35%) OAuth
15 6 (1.35%) OpenID
15 6 (1.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.50%) Data Centre
3 9 (2.03%) Data Structures
3 9 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (2.03%) Mainframe
4 8 (1.80%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.58%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.35%) Clustering
6 6 (1.35%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.68%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.68%) Fintech
7 3 (0.68%) PKI
7 3 (0.68%) Replication
8 2 (0.45%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.45%) NHS
8 2 (0.45%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.45%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.23%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 79 (17.79%) Windows
2 43 (9.68%) Linux
3 27 (6.08%) Unix
4 19 (4.28%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.03%) Windows Vista
8 7 (1.58%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.58%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.35%) CentOS
9 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.13%) AIX
11 4 (0.90%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.45%) Android
12 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.45%) Solaris
12 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (15.32%) Migration
2 62 (13.96%) CRM
3 48 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (6.76%) Business Analysis
4 30 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (6.76%) ITIL
5 27 (6.08%) Workflow
6 26 (5.86%) Data Migration
6 26 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (5.63%) Data Modelling
8 22 (4.95%) Project Management
9 17 (3.83%) Scrum
9 17 (3.83%) SDLC
9 17 (3.83%) TDD
9 17 (3.83%) TOGAF
9 17 (3.83%) Web Development
10 16 (3.60%) Analytics
10 16 (3.60%) Enterprise Architecture
10 16 (3.60%) Presales
10 16 (3.60%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 129 (29.05%) SQL
2 66 (14.86%) Java
3 45 (10.14%) C#
4 38 (8.56%) JavaScript
5 24 (5.41%) PL/SQL
6 20 (4.50%) C
7 13 (2.93%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.48%) ABAP
9 7 (1.58%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.35%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.13%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.90%) PHP
12 4 (0.90%) Python
13 3 (0.68%) C++
13 3 (0.68%) Ruby
14 2 (0.45%) SQR
14 2 (0.45%) VBScript
14 2 (0.45%) X++
15 1 (0.23%) PeopleCode
15 1 (0.23%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 50 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 38 (8.56%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.31%) Degree
4 12 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.03%) CCNP
6 8 (1.80%) CISSP
7 6 (1.35%) CEH
7 6 (1.35%) CREST Certified
7 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.13%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.90%) MCSE
10 3 (0.68%) CEPT
10 3 (0.68%) OSCP
10 3 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.45%) CCIE
11 2 (0.45%) CPTE
11 2 (0.45%) GPEN
11 2 (0.45%) RHCE
12 1 (0.23%) CCNA
12 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.38%) PCI DSS
2 14 (3.15%) Data Quality
3 11 (2.48%) SLA
4 10 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.68%) QA
5 3 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.45%) HL7
7 1 (0.23%) COBIT
7 1 (0.23%) GxP
7 1 (0.23%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.23%) MiFID
7 1 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 46 (10.36%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (1.58%) vSphere
5 6 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.90%) vCloud
6 4 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.45%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.45%) Docker
8 2 (0.45%) XenApp
8 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.23%) UAG
9 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (3.60%) SCCM
2 9 (2.03%) SCOM
3 5 (1.13%) Nessus
3 5 (1.13%) WSUS
4 4 (0.90%) Puppet
5 3 (0.68%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.68%) Nagios
5 3 (0.68%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.45%) Ansible
6 2 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.45%) NetVault Backup
6 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.45%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.45%) SCSM
6 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.23%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 121 (27.25%) Microsoft
2 114 (25.68%) Oracle
3 46 (10.36%) SAP
4 33 (7.43%) Cisco
4 33 (7.43%) IBM
5 24 (5.41%) VMware
6 18 (4.05%) Citrix
6 18 (4.05%) F5
6 18 (4.05%) Juniper
7 16 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (3.38%) Misys
9 12 (2.70%) CheckPoint
10 10 (2.25%) Splunk
11 9 (2.03%) LogLogic
12 8 (1.80%) Hyperion
13 7 (1.58%) Blue Coat
13 7 (1.58%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.58%) Riverbed
14 6 (1.35%) Infor
14 6 (1.35%) SolarWinds
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