The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 67 52 73
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.38% 0.76% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.80% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £346
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +15.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.61 -
% change year-on-year
+33.38% -
Technical Consultant
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
750 498 888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.06% 95.22% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 246 436
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £180 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 46 64
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.43% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £113.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Consultant in the job title across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Consultant across the Hertfordshire region.

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Technical Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Consultant across the Hertfordshire region.

Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Technical Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Letchworth - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Technical Consultant
East of England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (40.00%) HP
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (30.00%) Open Source
2 3 (30.00%) FreeRADIUS
2 3 (30.00%) ADSL
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) MCSE
2 3 (30.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) NetApp
2 3 (30.00%) L2TP
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Subversion
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (20.00%) MCITP
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Dell

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) ADSL
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
1 3 (30.00%) L2TP
2 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Open Source
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) ETL
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
1 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (30.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) MCSE
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (20.00%) MCITP
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) VCAP
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) FreeRADIUS
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
2 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) NetApp
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (20.00%) Dell
3 2 (20.00%) EMC
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) CommVault
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) WatchGuard