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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 208 211 230
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 38 52 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.55% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.58% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 37 26
Median daily rate £475 £450 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - £27.50
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
7239 8931 9282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.53% 94.76% 93.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4207 5169 5065
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 506 510
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.89 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Buckinghamshire +21 10 £550 +8.91%
Surrey +18 9 £325 -27.77% 2
Berkshire +4 8 £488 +8.33% 2
Hampshire +18 6 £425 +29.77% 1
Home Counties 0 1 - -
Oxfordshire -11 1 £575 +64.28% 2
East Sussex - 1 £500 -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Technical Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 21 (27.63%) Windows
2 20 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 14 (18.42%) Cisco
4 12 (15.79%) Linux
4 12 (15.79%) Firewall
5 11 (14.47%) VMware
6 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
6 10 (13.16%) SQL
6 10 (13.16%) Degree
7 9 (11.84%) CRM
7 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
8 8 (10.53%) SAP
8 8 (10.53%) Migration
8 8 (10.53%) Finance
8 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
9 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (9.21%) Telecoms
9 7 (9.21%) MS Exchange
9 7 (9.21%) Office 365
10 6 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (7.89%) F5
10 6 (7.89%) Data Centre
10 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
10 6 (7.89%) Citrix
10 6 (7.89%) ITIL
10 6 (7.89%) C
10 6 (7.89%) Java
10 6 (7.89%) Oracle
10 6 (7.89%) Service Delivery
11 5 (6.58%) Dynamics NAV

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 7 (9.21%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (5.26%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.63%) CMS
5 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.32%) IIS
6 1 (1.32%) iPlanet
6 1 (1.32%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) MS Project
3 3 (3.95%) MS Office
3 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (6.58%) SAP CRM
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.63%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.32%) Infor M3
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.32%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (1.32%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) Office 365
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.32%) IaaS
4 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.79%) Firewall
2 6 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (6.58%) IPsec
3 5 (6.58%) SSL
3 5 (6.58%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.58%) VPN
4 4 (5.26%) 3G
4 4 (5.26%) 4G
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (5.26%) GSM
4 4 (5.26%) LTE
4 4 (5.26%) SAN
4 4 (5.26%) Skype
4 4 (5.26%) UMTS
5 3 (3.95%) BGP
5 3 (3.95%) Network Security
5 3 (3.95%) OSPF
6 2 (2.63%) BIG-IP
6 2 (2.63%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.63%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) Big Data
2 2 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.63%) Couchbase
2 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.63%) NewSQL
2 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.32%) HBase
3 1 (1.32%) Kalido
3 1 (1.32%) MarkLogic
3 1 (1.32%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.32%) NuoDB
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (1.32%) Power BI
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.32%) JBehave
2 1 (1.32%) JUnit
2 1 (1.32%) PeopleTools
2 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.26%) Advertising
3 4 (5.26%) Billing
3 4 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Back Office
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Electronics
4 1 (1.32%) French Language
4 1 (1.32%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.32%) Marketing
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) XML
2 3 (3.95%) HTML
3 2 (2.63%) .NET
3 2 (2.63%) CSS
3 2 (2.63%) CSS3
3 2 (2.63%) Java EE
3 2 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.32%) HTML5
4 1 (1.32%) J2EE
4 1 (1.32%) JMS
4 1 (1.32%) jQuery
4 1 (1.32%) JSON
4 1 (1.32%) Modernizr
4 1 (1.32%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.32%) SOAP
4 1 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.32%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (1.32%) Clustering
4 1 (1.32%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.32%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.32%) PKI
4 1 (1.32%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.32%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.63%) Windows
2 12 (15.79%) Linux
3 5 (6.58%) Unix
4 4 (5.26%) CentOS
4 4 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.95%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.32%) AIX
7 1 (1.32%) Solaris
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.32%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.84%) CRM
2 8 (10.53%) Migration
3 6 (7.89%) ITIL
3 6 (7.89%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.58%) High Availability
4 5 (6.58%) Load Balancing
4 5 (6.58%) Presales
4 5 (6.58%) Service Management
4 5 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.26%) B2B
5 4 (5.26%) Data Modelling
5 4 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (5.26%) Project Management
5 4 (5.26%) Risk Management
5 4 (5.26%) Software Engineering
5 4 (5.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.95%) Resource Management
6 3 (3.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.16%) SQL
2 6 (7.89%) C
2 6 (7.89%) Java
3 3 (3.95%) C#
3 3 (3.95%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) ABAP
5 1 (1.32%) Ruby
5 1 (1.32%) SQR
5 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (13.16%) Degree
2 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.95%) CCNP
5 3 (3.95%) CEH
5 3 (3.95%) CREST Certified
5 3 (3.95%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.95%) OSCP
5 3 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.32%) CCA
6 1 (1.32%) CCAA
6 1 (1.32%) CCIE
6 1 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.32%) MBA
6 1 (1.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.26%) vCloud
3 4 (5.26%) vSphere
4 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.32%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.32%) XenApp
5 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) SCCM
2 3 (3.95%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.63%) NetVault Backup
3 2 (2.63%) SCOM
4 1 (1.32%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.32%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.32%) Nessus
4 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.32%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 20 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.42%) Cisco
3 11 (14.47%) VMware
4 8 (10.53%) SAP
5 6 (7.89%) Citrix
5 6 (7.89%) F5
5 6 (7.89%) Oracle
6 5 (6.58%) Juniper
7 2 (2.63%) CommVault
7 2 (2.63%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (2.63%) EqualLogic
7 2 (2.63%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.63%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.32%) BT
8 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.32%) Clearswift
8 1 (1.32%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.32%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.32%) TIBCO