The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 310 349 316
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 101 76 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.30% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.33% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 28 52
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£475 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £360 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £600 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.61 -
% change year-on-year
+33.38% -
Technical Consultant
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 London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22045 23287 24756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.54% 92.78% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14996 15957 16253
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 £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 446 630
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in London

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in London

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Consultant across the London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in London

Technical Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in London

Technical Consultant
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 20 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London +27 20 £500 +17.64% 17
Hammersmith - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 50 (27.93%) Oracle
2 37 (20.67%) Finance
3 36 (20.11%) SQL
4 32 (17.88%) Microsoft
5 27 (15.08%) SAP
6 25 (13.97%) Migration
7 18 (10.06%) Retail
7 18 (10.06%) PL/SQL
8 16 (8.94%) Windows
8 16 (8.94%) Banking
8 16 (8.94%) Oracle EBS
9 15 (8.38%) Java
9 15 (8.38%) XML
9 15 (8.38%) Data Migration
10 14 (7.82%) Oracle EBS R12
11 13 (7.26%) Oracle Forms
11 13 (7.26%) CRM
11 13 (7.26%) ERP
11 13 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (7.26%) Validation
12 12 (6.70%) UNIX
12 12 (6.70%) HTML
12 12 (6.70%) SQL Server
13 11 (6.15%) J2EE
13 11 (6.15%) MS Excel
13 11 (6.15%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (5.59%) Oracle Retail
14 10 (5.59%) Time Management
14 10 (5.59%) Dynamics AX
14 10 (5.59%) Oracle Reports

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (5.03%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (4.47%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (3.91%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.79%) Lync
5 4 (2.23%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.23%) IIS
6 3 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.56%) CICS
8 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.56%) CMS
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.56%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 11 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.91%) MS Office
3 6 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.79%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (8.94%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (7.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (5.59%) Oracle Retail
3 10 (5.59%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (3.35%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (2.79%) Oracle HRMS
6 5 (2.79%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (2.79%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (2.79%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (2.23%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (1.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (1.68%) SAP CO
8 3 (1.68%) SunGard GMI
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (1.12%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.56%) Documaker
10 1 (0.56%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.12%) Force.com
1 2 (1.12%) SaaS
1 2 (1.12%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.79%) Wireless
2 4 (2.23%) IP Telephony
3 3 (1.68%) InfiniBand
3 3 (1.68%) VoIP
3 3 (1.68%) SAN
3 3 (1.68%) Internet
4 2 (1.12%) SMTP
4 2 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.12%) DNS
4 2 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.56%) 4G
5 1 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.56%) SSL
5 1 (0.56%) VoLTE
5 1 (0.56%) WiMAX
5 1 (0.56%) VLAN
5 1 (0.56%) IMAP
5 1 (0.56%) SGSN
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.59%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (5.03%) SAP Data Services
4 6 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 6 (3.35%) SAP BI
5 4 (2.23%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.23%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.12%) OLAP
7 2 (1.12%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.12%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.12%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (7.26%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (3.91%) LSMW
3 6 (3.35%) ProC
4 3 (1.68%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.12%) JDeveloper
5 2 (1.12%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.56%) Maven
6 1 (0.56%) MorphX
6 1 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (20.67%) Finance
2 18 (10.06%) Retail
3 16 (8.94%) Banking
4 8 (4.47%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.79%) Publishing
5 5 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.23%) Advertising
6 4 (2.23%) Front Office
6 4 (2.23%) Marketing
7 3 (1.68%) Back Office
7 3 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.56%) French Language
9 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.38%) XML
2 12 (6.70%) HTML
3 11 (6.15%) J2EE
4 10 (5.59%) .NET
5 7 (3.91%) CSS
5 7 (3.91%) SOAP
6 6 (3.35%) Web Services
6 6 (3.35%) XSLT
6 6 (3.35%) Swing
7 5 (2.79%) REST
8 4 (2.23%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.23%) SAML
8 4 (2.23%) Middleware
9 3 (1.68%) DOM
9 3 (1.68%) HTML5
9 3 (1.68%) Mason
9 3 (1.68%) SAP PI
10 2 (1.12%) Visualforce
10 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (1.12%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.35%) Data Conversion
1 6 (3.35%) Open Source
2 4 (2.23%) Replication
3 3 (1.68%) FMCG
3 3 (1.68%) Clustering
3 3 (1.68%) Kindle
4 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.12%) iPad
4 2 (1.12%) FlexPod
4 2 (1.12%) SecurID
5 1 (0.56%) PKI
5 1 (0.56%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.56%) Celerra
5 1 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.56%) HACMP
5 1 (0.56%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.94%) Windows
2 12 (6.70%) UNIX
3 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (4.47%) Linux
5 6 (3.35%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.23%) Solaris
8 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.56%) Android
9 1 (0.56%) CentOS
9 1 (0.56%) zOS
9 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.56%) AIX
9 1 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.97%) Migration
2 15 (8.38%) Data Migration
3 13 (7.26%) Validation
3 13 (7.26%) CRM
3 13 (7.26%) ERP
3 13 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (5.59%) Time Management
5 9 (5.03%) Workflow
6 8 (4.47%) Asset Management
7 7 (3.91%) Test Scripting
8 6 (3.35%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (2.79%) Business Analysis
10 4 (2.23%) Business Development
10 4 (2.23%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (2.23%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (2.23%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.23%) Scrum
10 4 (2.23%) GAP Analysis
10 4 (2.23%) B2B
10 4 (2.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.11%) SQL
2 18 (10.06%) PL/SQL
3 15 (8.38%) Java
4 8 (4.47%) C
4 8 (4.47%) C#
4 8 (4.47%) C++
5 6 (3.35%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.79%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.79%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.23%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.23%) ABAP
8 3 (1.68%) Perl
8 3 (1.68%) VBScript
9 2 (1.12%) Python
9 2 (1.12%) Ruby
9 2 (1.12%) Apex Code
9 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.56%) X++
10 1 (0.56%) JCL
10 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (3.91%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.35%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.79%) CCNP
3 5 (2.79%) CCNA
4 4 (2.23%) CCIE
5 3 (1.68%) MCSE
5 3 (1.68%) Degree
5 3 (1.68%) CCDA
5 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.56%) CISM
6 1 (0.56%) CEH
6 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.56%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.56%) CCDP
6 1 (0.56%) CCA
6 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.56%) CISSP
6 1 (0.56%) VCP4
6 1 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.23%) QA
2 3 (1.68%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.56%) GxP
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.79%) vSphere
3 4 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.68%) XenApp
5 2 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.12%) IAG
6 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.56%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.56%) RACF
6 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (3.35%) SCCM
2 5 (2.79%) Puppet
3 4 (2.23%) Nagios
3 4 (2.23%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.68%) WMI
4 3 (1.68%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.12%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (1.12%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.12%) Legato
6 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.56%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.56%) WSUS
6 1 (0.56%) OpenView
6 1 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.56%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (27.93%) Oracle
2 32 (17.88%) Microsoft
3 27 (15.08%) SAP
4 11 (6.15%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (5.03%) Cisco
5 9 (5.03%) VMware
6 8 (4.47%) IBM
7 5 (2.79%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.79%) HP
7 5 (2.79%) Citrix
8 4 (2.23%) Retek
9 3 (1.68%) NetApp
9 3 (1.68%) Mercator
9 3 (1.68%) Symantec
9 3 (1.68%) Juniper
9 3 (1.68%) SunGard
9 3 (1.68%) EMC
10 2 (1.12%) Dell
10 2 (1.12%) Sybase
10 2 (1.12%) Websense
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