The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Technical Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 242 221 188
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 23 42 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.45% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.47% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 39
Median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £288 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50
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
8441 8947 8538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.75% 94.98% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5035 5122 4622
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 425 441
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.14 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.71% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Technical Consultant in the job title.

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 29 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -9 8 £450 +5.88% 10
Hampshire +6 7 £575 +87.75% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £356 - 3
Buckinghamshire +4 2 - - 1
Kent +7 1 £500 -
Middlesex -4 1 £300 -22.58%
Surrey -10 1 - - 3
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, Technical Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 31 (41.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (30.67%) Windows
3 16 (21.33%) Finance
4 15 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (17.33%) Migration
6 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
7 12 (16.00%) Windows Server
8 11 (14.67%) SQL
9 10 (13.33%) DNS
9 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (13.33%) Office 365
9 10 (13.33%) PowerShell
10 9 (12.00%) Java
10 9 (12.00%) ITIL
10 9 (12.00%) CRM
10 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
11 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
11 8 (10.67%) Linux
11 8 (10.67%) XML
11 8 (10.67%) Hyper-V
12 7 (9.33%) .NET
12 7 (9.33%) Oracle
12 7 (9.33%) Data Modelling
13 6 (8.00%) SCCM
13 6 (8.00%) Degree
13 6 (8.00%) Use Case
13 6 (8.00%) MCTS
13 6 (8.00%) MCITP
13 6 (8.00%) Firewall

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.00%) IIS
2 3 (4.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.67%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.33%) CICS
4 1 (1.33%) Community Server
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.33%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.33%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.33%) MS Project
3 3 (4.00%) MS Office
4 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.33%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (13.33%) Office 365
3 3 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.33%) DNS
2 6 (8.00%) Firewall
3 4 (5.33%) DHCP
3 4 (5.33%) Internet
3 4 (5.33%) VPN
3 4 (5.33%) Wireless
4 3 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (4.00%) IPsec
4 3 (4.00%) Network Security
5 2 (2.67%) IPv6
5 2 (2.67%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.67%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.67%) Skype
5 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.67%) Wireless Security
6 1 (1.33%) BGP
6 1 (1.33%) DMZ
6 1 (1.33%) IPv4
6 1 (1.33%) SAN
6 1 (1.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.67%) Big Data
3 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.67%) DB2
3 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.33%) Datazen
4 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.33%) Power BI
4 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.33%) AppScan
General
1 16 (21.33%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Advertising
3 2 (2.67%) Marketing
3 2 (2.67%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.33%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.33%) Publishing
4 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) XML
2 7 (9.33%) .NET
3 6 (8.00%) HTML
4 4 (5.33%) CSS
5 2 (2.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.67%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.33%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.33%) Ajax
6 1 (1.33%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.33%) ISPF
6 1 (1.33%) jQuery
6 1 (1.33%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.33%) OLE
6 1 (1.33%) OLE DB
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.33%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (1.33%) WCF
6 1 (1.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.33%) Replication
2 3 (4.00%) PKI
3 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.67%) Clustering
3 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.67%) EqualLogic
3 2 (2.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (2.67%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.33%) Blog
4 1 (1.33%) BYOD
4 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.33%) Social Media
4 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.67%) Windows
2 12 (16.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.67%) Linux
4 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.00%) Unix
5 3 (4.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.33%) AIX
7 1 (1.33%) HPUX
7 1 (1.33%) MVS
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.33%) Migration
2 9 (12.00%) CRM
2 9 (12.00%) ITIL
3 7 (9.33%) Data Modelling
4 6 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (8.00%) Use Case
5 5 (6.67%) Service Management
5 5 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (5.33%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (5.33%) Data Security
6 4 (5.33%) High Availability
6 4 (5.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (5.33%) Time Management
6 4 (5.33%) UML
7 3 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.00%) DevOps
7 3 (4.00%) Presales
7 3 (4.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) SQL
2 10 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 9 (12.00%) Java
4 4 (5.33%) C
5 3 (4.00%) C#
5 3 (4.00%) C++
5 3 (4.00%) COBOL
5 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.67%) Perl
6 2 (2.67%) Python
6 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.33%) JCL
7 1 (1.33%) Korn
7 1 (1.33%) R
7 1 (1.33%) REXX
7 1 (1.33%) Scala
7 1 (1.33%) VB
7 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.00%) Degree
4 6 (8.00%) MCITP
4 6 (8.00%) MCTS
5 4 (5.33%) MCSE
6 2 (2.67%) CISM
6 2 (2.67%) CISSP
6 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.67%) MCSA
6 2 (2.67%) MCSD
6 2 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.33%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.33%) CISA
7 1 (1.33%) CLAS
7 1 (1.33%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (1.33%) GIAC
7 1 (1.33%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.33%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) GPG13
2 1 (1.33%) COBIT
2 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.33%) RMADS
2 1 (1.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.00%) UAG
4 2 (2.67%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.33%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.33%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.33%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) SCVMM
2 4 (5.33%) WSUS
3 3 (4.00%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.67%) Nagios
4 2 (2.67%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (1.33%) Control-M
5 1 (1.33%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.33%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 31 (41.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.33%) Oracle
3 5 (6.67%) VMware
4 3 (4.00%) Citrix
4 3 (4.00%) IBM
4 3 (4.00%) Remedy
5 2 (2.67%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.67%) CA
5 2 (2.67%) CommVault
5 2 (2.67%) Dell Compellent
5 2 (2.67%) HP
5 2 (2.67%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (2.67%) Siebel
6 1 (1.33%) AppSense
6 1 (1.33%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.33%) Dell
6 1 (1.33%) EMC
6 1 (1.33%) F5
6 1 (1.33%) Google
6 1 (1.33%) Splunk
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