The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 208 191 217
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 42 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.48% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.51% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 15
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£450 £425 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £293 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £44.97 £43.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £44.97 £43.48
% change year-on-year
-16.61% +3.42%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8933 7989 8647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.91% 92.93% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5027 4266 4065
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 497 617
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.12 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Consultant across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Technical Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Technical Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Hampshire -5 14 £403 -25.46% 1
Surrey -9 10 £468 +55.83% 10
Berkshire +7 9 £450 +5.88% 12
Oxfordshire -7 3 £400 -11.11% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 2 £500 +7.52% 2
Middlesex +3 1 £500 -10.11%
Kent -5 1 £400 -15.78% 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 25 (27.17%) Windows
2 24 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 24 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 20 (21.74%) Oracle
4 18 (19.57%) SQL
4 18 (19.57%) SC Cleared
5 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
5 12 (13.04%) ITIL
6 11 (11.96%) Active Directory
6 11 (11.96%) PowerShell
6 11 (11.96%) Finance
7 10 (10.87%) VMware
7 10 (10.87%) UNIX
7 10 (10.87%) Linux
7 10 (10.87%) CRM
8 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
8 9 (9.78%) HP
8 9 (9.78%) IBM
9 8 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
9 8 (8.70%) Web Services
10 7 (7.61%) Cisco
10 7 (7.61%) MS Exchange
10 7 (7.61%) ERP
10 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (7.61%) AS400
10 7 (7.61%) SCCM
10 7 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (6.52%) Analytics
11 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.61%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.35%) IIS
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.17%) CMS
5 2 (2.17%) Drupal
5 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.17%) Apache
6 1 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.09%) Documentum
6 1 (1.09%) SAS
6 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.09%) Lync
6 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) BPCS
2 4 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (3.26%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (1.09%) SAP CRM
5 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (1.09%) Agresso
5 1 (1.09%) SAP SD
5 1 (1.09%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.09%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.09%) Staffware
5 1 (1.09%) SAP SRM
5 1 (1.09%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) LAN
1 5 (5.43%) WAN
2 4 (4.35%) SAN
3 3 (3.26%) Internet
4 2 (2.17%) Firewall
4 2 (2.17%) LDAP
5 1 (1.09%) Intranet
5 1 (1.09%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.09%) VLAN
5 1 (1.09%) Network Security
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.09%) NAS
5 1 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.09%) MPLS
5 1 (1.09%) OSPF
5 1 (1.09%) BGP
5 1 (1.09%) RTP
5 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.09%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.09%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.09%) DTS
5 1 (1.09%) DB2
5 1 (1.09%) OLAP
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (1.09%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.09%) LSMW
2 1 (1.09%) GDB
General
1 11 (11.96%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Advertising
3 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Billing
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.09%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.70%) Web Services
2 6 (6.52%) XML
2 6 (6.52%) HTML
3 5 (5.43%) .NET
4 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.09%) COM+
5 1 (1.09%) CSS
5 1 (1.09%) SOAP
5 1 (1.09%) J2EE
5 1 (1.09%) ODBC
5 1 (1.09%) EDI
5 1 (1.09%) SAML
5 1 (1.09%) OLE
5 1 (1.09%) BAPI
5 1 (1.09%) WCF
5 1 (1.09%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.09%) jQuery
5 1 (1.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) AS400
2 5 (5.43%) iSeries
3 4 (4.35%) CMDB
3 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.26%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.26%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.17%) EMV
5 2 (2.17%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.09%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.09%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.09%) DTV
6 1 (1.09%) Replication
6 1 (1.09%) Clustering
6 1 (1.09%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 25 (27.17%) Windows
2 10 (10.87%) Linux
2 10 (10.87%) UNIX
3 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.26%) AIX
6 3 (3.26%) Solaris
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.04%) ITIL
2 10 (10.87%) CRM
3 8 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (7.61%) ERP
5 6 (6.52%) Migration
5 6 (6.52%) Analytics
6 5 (5.43%) ITSM
6 5 (5.43%) Workflow
6 5 (5.43%) Service Management
7 4 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.35%) High Availability
7 4 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.26%) Cyber Security
8 3 (3.26%) SIEM
8 3 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.26%) SOA
8 3 (3.26%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.26%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.17%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.57%) SQL
2 11 (11.96%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.43%) VBScript
3 5 (5.43%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.26%) C#
5 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.17%) X++
5 2 (2.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.09%) ABAP
6 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.09%) VB6
6 1 (1.09%) Korn
6 1 (1.09%) SAS Macro
6 1 (1.09%) C-shell
6 1 (1.09%) VB
6 1 (1.09%) Java
6 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 18 (19.57%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.35%) MCSA
4 4 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.35%) MCITP
5 3 (3.26%) MCSE
6 2 (2.17%) Degree
6 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.09%) CISA
7 1 (1.09%) MBA
7 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.09%) MCDST
7 1 (1.09%) CCA
7 1 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.09%) CISSP
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.09%) MCP
7 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.09%) GxP
2 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (11.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.26%) XenApp
4 3 (3.26%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.17%) vSphere
6 1 (1.09%) vCloud
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.09%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) SCCM
2 5 (5.43%) SCOrch
3 4 (4.35%) SCSM
4 3 (3.26%) SCOM
5 2 (2.17%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.17%) WSUS
5 2 (2.17%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (1.09%) Control-M
6 1 (1.09%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 24 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 20 (21.74%) Oracle
3 10 (10.87%) VMware
4 9 (9.78%) HP
4 9 (9.78%) IBM
5 7 (7.61%) Cisco
6 6 (6.52%) SAP
7 5 (5.43%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.35%) NetApp
8 4 (4.35%) 3PAR
8 4 (4.35%) Citrix
9 3 (3.26%) CA
9 3 (3.26%) Remedy
10 2 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (2.17%) JDA
10 2 (2.17%) Manugistics
10 2 (2.17%) Intel
10 2 (2.17%) BMC
10 2 (2.17%) Cognos
11 1 (1.09%) Sybase
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