The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 119 115 124
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 13 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.63% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.68% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 9
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£550 £430 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% +1.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
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
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2938 2655 3025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.36% 92.54% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1634 1303 1553
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 198 219
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 21 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
Cheshire +7 8 - -
Manchester -10 3 £550 - 6
Merseyside - - - - 1
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (29.17%) Windows
1 7 (29.17%) F5
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (20.83%) Juniper
3 5 (20.83%) MPLS
3 5 (20.83%) OSPF
3 5 (20.83%) BGP
3 5 (20.83%) Service Delivery
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.83%) Riverbed
4 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 4 (16.67%) IIS
4 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.67%) Cyber-Ark
5 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.50%) CCNP
5 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (16.67%) IIS
1 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (4.17%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) MPLS
1 5 (20.83%) OSPF
1 5 (20.83%) BGP
2 2 (8.33%) IPsec
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (8.33%) IKE
2 2 (8.33%) Kerberos
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (8.33%) Selenium
1 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) Open Source
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Service Delivery
2 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Workflow
3 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (4.17%) ITSM
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Scrum
4 1 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.17%) ETL
4 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) CCNP
3 2 (8.33%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) RACF
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) XenServer
3 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) F5
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco
3 5 (20.83%) Juniper
3 5 (20.83%) Riverbed
4 4 (16.67%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) Ab Initio
6 1 (4.17%) VMware
6 1 (4.17%) Tableau
6 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
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