The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 410 342 352
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 182 161 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.37% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.40% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 84 117
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £308 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £543 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +59.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £26.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +59.09%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Technical Consultant
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -17 79 £450 +2.85% 58
South East +3 47 £400 -4.76% 21
East of England -17 13 £300 -34.42% 11
North West -14 11 £275 -38.88% 11
Yorkshire -18 10 £388 +12.31% 6
South West -29 7 £450 - 5
East Midlands -12 5 £375 -6.25% 2
West Midlands -16 5 £463 +32.14% 3
North East - 2 - - 2
Midlands - - - -
Technical Consultant
UK

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 89 (25.65%) Microsoft
2 85 (24.50%) Oracle
3 67 (19.31%) SQL
4 62 (17.87%) Finance
5 57 (16.43%) Windows
6 45 (12.97%) HP
7 44 (12.68%) Migration
8 40 (11.53%) MS Excel
9 39 (11.24%) VMware
10 38 (10.95%) XML
10 38 (10.95%) SQL Server
10 38 (10.95%) Active Directory
11 36 (10.37%) SAP
12 35 (10.09%) UNIX
13 34 (9.80%) PL/SQL
14 33 (9.51%) Security Cleared
15 30 (8.65%) Java
15 30 (8.65%) ITIL
16 29 (8.36%) Data Migration
17 28 (8.07%) Linux
18 27 (7.78%) CRM
19 25 (7.20%) Project Management
19 25 (7.20%) Oracle EBS
20 24 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
20 24 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
20 24 (6.92%) SC Cleared
21 23 (6.63%) Cisco
21 23 (6.63%) Citrix
21 23 (6.63%) Oracle Forms
21 23 (6.63%) .NET

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (6.34%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.76%) MS Exchange
3 19 (5.48%) Oracle Workflow
4 11 (3.17%) IIS
4 11 (3.17%) Apache
4 11 (3.17%) SAS
5 10 (2.88%) Lync
6 8 (2.31%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.15%) CMS
9 4 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.15%) Site Server
10 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.86%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (0.86%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 40 (11.53%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.32%) MS Office
3 7 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.58%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.29%) MS Project
6 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.29%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 25 (7.20%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (5.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (4.61%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (3.46%) Oracle Payables
6 11 (3.17%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (3.17%) Oracle Retail
7 10 (2.88%) Oracle Receivables
8 9 (2.59%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (2.31%) Exstream
9 8 (2.31%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (2.02%) Oracle Cash Management
11 6 (1.73%) SAP ERP
11 6 (1.73%) Oracle 11i
12 4 (1.15%) SAP CRM
12 4 (1.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 4 (1.15%) Oracle Assets
13 2 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
13 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
13 2 (0.58%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.03%) SaaS
2 4 (1.15%) Office 365
3 2 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.29%) PaaS
4 1 (0.29%) IaaS
4 1 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.76%) VPN
2 19 (5.48%) LDAP
3 16 (4.61%) DNS
3 16 (4.61%) SAN
4 14 (4.03%) SSL
4 14 (4.03%) Internet
5 12 (3.46%) WAN
6 10 (2.88%) SMTP
7 9 (2.59%) LAN
7 9 (2.59%) Firewall
8 8 (2.31%) MPLS
8 8 (2.31%) SNMP
9 7 (2.02%) TCP/IP
9 7 (2.02%) DHCP
10 4 (1.15%) IP Telephony
10 4 (1.15%) IPsec
10 4 (1.15%) BGP
10 4 (1.15%) Wireless
10 4 (1.15%) VoIP
10 4 (1.15%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (5.48%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.88%) Oracle BI EE
5 10 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 9 (2.59%) SAP Data Services
7 7 (2.02%) Big Data
8 6 (1.73%) Oracle OWB
9 5 (1.44%) OLAP
9 5 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.86%) MySQL
11 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.86%) SAP BI
11 3 (0.86%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 23 (6.63%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (2.02%) Toad
2 7 (2.02%) ProC
3 6 (1.73%) LSMW
3 6 (1.73%) JDeveloper
4 2 (0.58%) HttpUnit
4 2 (0.58%) Selenium
4 2 (0.58%) Ant
4 2 (0.58%) JUnit
4 2 (0.58%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.58%) XMLUnit
4 2 (0.58%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.29%) Synon
5 1 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.29%) MorphX
General
1 62 (17.87%) Finance
2 17 (4.90%) Retail
3 15 (4.32%) Banking
4 13 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.31%) Marketing
6 6 (1.73%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.73%) Publishing
6 6 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.44%) Advertising
8 4 (1.15%) Billing
9 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.58%) Front Office
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.29%) International Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.95%) XML
2 23 (6.63%) .NET
3 19 (5.48%) HTML
4 18 (5.19%) Web Services
5 17 (4.90%) SOAP
5 17 (4.90%) CSS
6 16 (4.61%) Ajax
7 11 (3.17%) J2EE
8 9 (2.59%) COM
9 7 (2.02%) Swing
10 6 (1.73%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.44%) jQuery
11 5 (1.44%) BAPI
12 4 (1.15%) JSON
12 4 (1.15%) Middleware
12 4 (1.15%) REST
13 3 (0.86%) EDI
13 3 (0.86%) Ext JS
13 3 (0.86%) XMPP
14 2 (0.58%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.17%) Data Conversion
2 9 (2.59%) CMDB
3 8 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.02%) Data Integration
5 6 (1.73%) Clustering
6 4 (1.15%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.15%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.15%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.86%) GIS
7 3 (0.86%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.86%) EMV
7 3 (0.86%) NHS
7 3 (0.86%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.58%) Replication
8 2 (0.58%) Statistics
8 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.58%) Social Media
9 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 57 (16.43%) Windows
2 35 (10.09%) UNIX
3 28 (8.07%) Linux
4 23 (6.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.17%) Windows 7
7 10 (2.88%) Solaris
8 9 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.73%) AIX
10 4 (1.15%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.86%) HPUX
12 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.58%) CentOS
12 2 (0.58%) Android
13 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (12.68%) Migration
2 30 (8.65%) ITIL
3 29 (8.36%) Data Migration
4 27 (7.78%) CRM
5 25 (7.20%) Project Management
6 24 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (6.63%) Workflow
8 20 (5.76%) Service Management
9 19 (5.48%) ETL
10 17 (4.90%) E-Commerce
11 16 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (4.61%) ERP
12 15 (4.32%) Data Modelling
13 14 (4.03%) SOA
14 13 (3.75%) Data Analysis
14 13 (3.75%) Technical Architecture
15 12 (3.46%) Business Analysis
15 12 (3.46%) ITSM
16 10 (2.88%) User Acceptance Testing
17 9 (2.59%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 67 (19.31%) SQL
2 34 (9.80%) PL/SQL
3 30 (8.65%) Java
4 22 (6.34%) JavaScript
5 15 (4.32%) Shell Script
6 12 (3.46%) T-SQL
7 11 (3.17%) C#
8 9 (2.59%) C++
8 9 (2.59%) C
9 6 (1.73%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.44%) ABAP
11 3 (0.86%) VB
11 3 (0.86%) Ruby
12 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.29%) RPG IV
13 1 (0.29%) RPG III
13 1 (0.29%) Scala
13 1 (0.29%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.29%) Python
13 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (9.51%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.92%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (5.19%) Degree
5 14 (4.03%) MCSE
6 12 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.88%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.31%) CCNA
9 5 (1.44%) CISSP
9 5 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (1.44%) MCITP
10 4 (1.15%) MCSD
11 3 (0.86%) MCSA
11 3 (0.86%) CCIE
11 3 (0.86%) CCNP
11 3 (0.86%) CISA
11 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.86%) MBA
11 3 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.58%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.59%) SLA
2 6 (1.73%) QA
3 3 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) GxP
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (10.95%) Active Directory
2 24 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.61%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.32%) XenApp
5 13 (3.75%) vSphere
6 11 (3.17%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.44%) XenServer
7 5 (1.44%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.58%) Xen
10 2 (0.58%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.58%) UAG
11 1 (0.29%) Postfix
11 1 (0.29%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.29%) NFS
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.29%) Squid
Systems Management
1 11 (3.17%) HP UCMDB
2 10 (2.88%) SCCM
3 7 (2.02%) SCOM
4 4 (1.15%) WSUS
5 3 (0.86%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.86%) SCSM
5 3 (0.86%) MOM
6 2 (0.58%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle EDQ
6 2 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.29%) Puppet
7 1 (0.29%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.29%) OpenView
7 1 (0.29%) Foglight
7 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.29%) Legato
7 1 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 89 (25.65%) Microsoft
2 85 (24.50%) Oracle
3 45 (12.97%) HP
4 39 (11.24%) VMware
5 36 (10.37%) SAP
6 23 (6.63%) Cisco
6 23 (6.63%) Citrix
7 16 (4.61%) IBM
8 15 (4.32%) NetApp
9 13 (3.75%) ServiceNow
10 11 (3.17%) Remedy
11 9 (2.59%) EMC
11 9 (2.59%) BMC
12 8 (2.31%) Dell
13 7 (2.02%) Business Objects
14 6 (1.73%) Ab Initio
14 6 (1.73%) Tableau
15 5 (1.44%) ClickSoftware Technologies
15 5 (1.44%) Sun
15 5 (1.44%) Adobe
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Norwich
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