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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 374 382 327
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 222 175 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.37% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.39% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 96 124
Average daily rate
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£450 £431 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £313 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%
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
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £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 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +25 111 £450 - 64
South East -25 37 £400 - 37
North West -1 26 £480 +44.90% 8
East of England +5 14 £404 -10.27% 9
West Midlands +6 11 £475 +11.76% 6
Yorkshire -15 10 £335 -29.47% 5
South West -7 6 £438 -2.77% 8
East Midlands -10 2 £450 +20.00%
North East -21 1 £375 -
Technical Consultant
UK

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 99 (21.90%) SQL
2 96 (21.24%) Windows
3 89 (19.69%) Finance
4 79 (17.48%) Microsoft
5 70 (15.49%) Oracle
6 66 (14.60%) Security Cleared
7 57 (12.61%) Migration
8 54 (11.95%) XML
9 50 (11.06%) Linux
9 50 (11.06%) CRM
10 49 (10.84%) ITIL
11 47 (10.40%) VMware
12 44 (9.73%) SC Cleared
13 43 (9.51%) Java
14 41 (9.07%) Cisco
15 39 (8.63%) Web Services
16 38 (8.41%) Project Management
17 36 (7.96%) Active Directory
18 35 (7.74%) HTML
19 34 (7.52%) Firewall
20 32 (7.08%) SharePoint
21 31 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
21 31 (6.86%) HP
22 30 (6.64%) SQL Server
22 30 (6.64%) UNIX
22 30 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
23 29 (6.42%) .NET
23 29 (6.42%) JavaScript
23 29 (6.42%) SSL
24 27 (5.97%) Degree

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 32 (7.08%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.42%) Tomcat
3 16 (3.54%) JBoss
3 16 (3.54%) WebSphere
4 14 (3.10%) WebLogic
5 13 (2.88%) IIS
6 12 (2.65%) Lync
7 9 (1.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (1.99%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (1.77%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.55%) Apache
10 6 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.11%) GlassFish
11 5 (1.11%) CMS
12 4 (0.88%) Drupal
12 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.66%) Kentico
13 3 (0.66%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 26 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.11%) MS Office
3 4 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.66%) MS Project
5 2 (0.44%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 27 (5.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 25 (5.53%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (5.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (3.54%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (1.99%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (1.99%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (1.77%) Oracle Receivables
6 8 (1.77%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (1.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 4 (0.88%) Agresso
8 4 (0.88%) Oracle HRMS
8 4 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 3 (0.66%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle Payroll
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle iProcurement
10 2 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.44%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.88%) Office 365
2 7 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.11%) IaaS
4 4 (0.88%) SaaS
5 3 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.44%) Taleo
7 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.22%) Force.com
7 1 (0.22%) GitHub
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.22%) Veeva
7 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.52%) Firewall
2 29 (6.42%) SSL
3 25 (5.53%) Internet
4 20 (4.42%) LDAP
5 17 (3.76%) VPN
6 16 (3.54%) TCP/IP
7 15 (3.32%) DNS
7 15 (3.32%) LAN
8 13 (2.88%) WAN
8 13 (2.88%) SAN
8 13 (2.88%) MPLS
9 11 (2.43%) OSPF
9 11 (2.43%) BGP
10 10 (2.21%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (1.99%) Network Security
12 7 (1.55%) DHCP
12 7 (1.55%) HTTP
13 5 (1.11%) IPsec
13 5 (1.11%) VLAN
14 4 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.54%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.55%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.55%) MySQL
5 7 (1.55%) Oracle Discoverer
6 6 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 6 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.33%) Big Data
7 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.11%) SAP BW
8 4 (0.88%) EDRMS
8 4 (0.88%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (0.88%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Power View
9 3 (0.66%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.32%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (1.99%) PeopleTools
3 8 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.11%) Selenium
5 5 (1.11%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.88%) SonarQube
6 4 (0.88%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.66%) Ant
7 3 (0.66%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.66%) LSMW
7 3 (0.66%) MorphX
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.44%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.22%) Hudson
9 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.22%) Gradle
9 1 (0.22%) Subversion
9 1 (0.22%) Maven
General
1 89 (19.69%) Finance
2 15 (3.32%) Retail
3 14 (3.10%) Financial Institution
4 13 (2.88%) Banking
5 12 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.65%) Advertising
6 7 (1.55%) Marketing
7 5 (1.11%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.11%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.88%) Games
8 4 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.66%) Billing
10 2 (0.44%) Local Government
10 2 (0.44%) Back Office
10 2 (0.44%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
11 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (11.95%) XML
2 39 (8.63%) Web Services
3 35 (7.74%) HTML
4 29 (6.42%) .NET
5 23 (5.09%) SOAP
6 17 (3.76%) CSS
7 15 (3.32%) J2EE
8 12 (2.65%) Ajax
9 10 (2.21%) COM
10 8 (1.77%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.55%) EDI
11 7 (1.55%) Middleware
12 6 (1.33%) SAML
12 6 (1.33%) JSP
13 5 (1.11%) HTML5
14 4 (0.88%) REST
14 4 (0.88%) WSDL
14 4 (0.88%) LAMP
14 4 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
14 4 (0.88%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.10%) Client/Server
3 12 (2.65%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.43%) CMDB
5 10 (2.21%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.77%) HP Storage
8 7 (1.55%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.33%) iPad
9 6 (1.33%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.11%) Clustering
11 4 (0.88%) Tandem
11 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.66%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.66%) FMCG
13 2 (0.44%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.44%) Flash Games
13 2 (0.44%) AS400
13 2 (0.44%) Biometrics
13 2 (0.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 96 (21.24%) Windows
2 50 (11.06%) Linux
3 30 (6.64%) UNIX
4 25 (5.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (5.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (3.98%) Windows 7
7 17 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.88%) Solaris
9 2 (0.44%) AIX
9 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.44%) Android
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (12.61%) Migration
2 50 (11.06%) CRM
3 49 (10.84%) ITIL
4 38 (8.41%) Project Management
5 31 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (5.09%) Service Delivery
6 23 (5.09%) SOA
7 22 (4.87%) PRINCE2
8 21 (4.65%) Service Management
9 20 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (4.42%) SDLC
10 19 (4.20%) Test Planning
10 19 (4.20%) Scrum
11 17 (3.76%) Workflow
12 16 (3.54%) ITSM
13 15 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (3.10%) Technical Architecture
15 13 (2.88%) Data Migration
16 12 (2.65%) Business Analysis
16 12 (2.65%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 99 (21.90%) SQL
2 43 (9.51%) Java
3 29 (6.42%) JavaScript
4 25 (5.53%) PL/SQL
5 20 (4.42%) C#
6 11 (2.43%) X++
7 10 (2.21%) Perl
7 10 (2.21%) PHP
7 10 (2.21%) ABAP
8 8 (1.77%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.11%) C
9 5 (1.11%) Python
9 5 (1.11%) PeopleCode
9 5 (1.11%) Ruby
10 4 (0.88%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.66%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.66%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.66%) VBScript
12 2 (0.44%) Korn
12 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (14.60%) Security Cleared
2 44 (9.73%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.97%) Degree
4 17 (3.76%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (2.88%) CCNP
7 8 (1.77%) HP MASE
8 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.11%) MCSE
10 4 (0.88%) PhD
11 3 (0.66%) CCIE
11 3 (0.66%) MCSA
11 3 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.66%) CISSP
12 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.44%) CCDP
13 1 (0.22%) MCP
13 1 (0.22%) CCNA
13 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.31%) QA
2 7 (1.55%) SLA
3 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.88%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (7.96%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.43%) vSphere
4 9 (1.99%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.77%) XenApp
6 5 (1.11%) Shibboleth
7 4 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (0.88%) UAG
7 4 (0.88%) Varnish
7 4 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.66%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.44%) Samba
9 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.44%) vCloud
9 2 (0.44%) XenServer
9 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.44%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.22%) RACF
10 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 20 (4.42%) SCCM
2 12 (2.65%) HP UCMDB
3 7 (1.55%) SCOM
4 5 (1.11%) Puppet
5 4 (0.88%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.88%) CA LISA
5 4 (0.88%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.44%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.44%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.22%) Nessus
7 1 (0.22%) WMI
7 1 (0.22%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.22%) WSUS
7 1 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.22%) BMC Marimba
7 1 (0.22%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 79 (17.48%) Microsoft
2 70 (15.49%) Oracle
3 47 (10.40%) VMware
4 41 (9.07%) Cisco
5 31 (6.86%) HP
6 25 (5.53%) SAP
7 22 (4.87%) Citrix
8 19 (4.20%) Juniper
9 15 (3.32%) ServiceNow
10 14 (3.10%) CheckPoint
11 12 (2.65%) IBM
11 12 (2.65%) PeopleSoft
12 11 (2.43%) 3PAR
12 11 (2.43%) F5
12 11 (2.43%) Riverbed
13 10 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (2.21%) Mercator
14 9 (1.99%) AppSense
15 8 (1.77%) Varonis
16 6 (1.33%) Symantec
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