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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 217 192 201
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 37 48 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.54% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.58% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 22
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£388 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £408
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.75 -
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
8544 8207 7552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.57% 91.66% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 4559 3818
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 439 591
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £47.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
Hampshire +2 14 £329 +6.55% 2
Berkshire -11 10 £440 +6.66% 17
Surrey +3 5 £388 +3.33% 13
Middlesex +8 3 £369 -26.32%
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £500 +25.00% 3
West Sussex -17 1 £275 -
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 21 (28.77%) Security Cleared
2 20 (27.40%) Windows
3 19 (26.03%) VMware
4 18 (24.66%) SC Cleared
5 15 (20.55%) LAN
5 15 (20.55%) WAN
5 15 (20.55%) Cisco
5 15 (20.55%) Active Directory
6 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
7 12 (16.44%) Oracle
8 11 (15.07%) HP
8 11 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
9 10 (13.70%) SQL
10 9 (12.33%) Linux
10 9 (12.33%) Firewall
10 9 (12.33%) SAN
10 9 (12.33%) Juniper
10 9 (12.33%) Migration
11 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (10.96%) UNIX
12 7 (9.59%) ITIL
12 7 (9.59%) SAML
12 7 (9.59%) Identity Management
13 6 (8.22%) Apache
13 6 (8.22%) Tomcat
13 6 (8.22%) LDAP
13 6 (8.22%) Perl
13 6 (8.22%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (8.22%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (8.22%) Apache
1 6 (8.22%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.85%) GlassFish
3 3 (4.11%) Lync
3 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.37%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.37%) JBoss
5 1 (1.37%) IIS
5 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.37%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.37%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Mimecast
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.55%) LAN
1 15 (20.55%) WAN
2 9 (12.33%) Firewall
2 9 (12.33%) SAN
3 6 (8.22%) LDAP
3 6 (8.22%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (6.85%) IPsec
4 5 (6.85%) VPN
4 5 (6.85%) DNS
4 5 (6.85%) SSL
5 4 (5.48%) iSCSI
5 4 (5.48%) BIG-IP
5 4 (5.48%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (5.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (4.11%) DHCP
7 2 (2.74%) MPLS
7 2 (2.74%) SMTP
7 2 (2.74%) FTP
7 2 (2.74%) HTTP
7 2 (2.74%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle Discoverer
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.37%) Big Data
4 1 (1.37%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.37%) MS Access
4 1 (1.37%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.37%) JMeter
2 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.37%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (6.85%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.11%) Advertising
4 2 (2.74%) Back Office
4 2 (2.74%) Games
5 1 (1.37%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) SAML
2 3 (4.11%) CSS
2 3 (4.11%) JSP
3 2 (2.74%) Middleware
3 2 (2.74%) HTML
3 2 (2.74%) OAuth
3 2 (2.74%) OpenID
3 2 (2.74%) HTML5
3 2 (2.74%) JSF
3 2 (2.74%) WebGL
4 1 (1.37%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.37%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.37%) jQuery
4 1 (1.37%) XML
4 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.37%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Open Source
2 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.74%) Clustering
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.40%) Windows
2 9 (12.33%) Linux
3 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.96%) UNIX
4 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.85%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.33%) Migration
2 7 (9.59%) ITIL
2 7 (9.59%) Identity Management
3 6 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.85%) CRM
4 5 (6.85%) Project Management
5 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.48%) Validation
5 4 (5.48%) Information Security
5 4 (5.48%) Protective Monitoring
6 3 (4.11%) Coaching
6 3 (4.11%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (4.11%) Service Management
6 3 (4.11%) Six Sigma
7 2 (2.74%) Kanban
7 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.74%) Workflow
7 2 (2.74%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) Perl
3 5 (6.85%) PHP
3 5 (6.85%) Java
4 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.11%) C
6 2 (2.74%) C#
6 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.74%) X++
6 2 (2.74%) Korn
6 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (28.77%) Security Cleared
2 18 (24.66%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) CCNP
3 4 (5.48%) CCDP
3 4 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.48%) MCSE
3 4 (5.48%) JNCIS
4 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.74%) CISSP
5 2 (2.74%) MCSA
5 2 (2.74%) Degree
5 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
1 3 (4.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (20.55%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.22%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.22%) XenApp
4 5 (6.85%) vSphere
4 5 (6.85%) Shibboleth
5 4 (5.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.74%) Samba
6 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.37%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) SCCM
2 2 (2.74%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.37%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (26.03%) VMware
2 15 (20.55%) Cisco
3 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
4 12 (16.44%) Oracle
5 11 (15.07%) HP
6 9 (12.33%) Juniper
7 5 (6.85%) SAP
7 5 (6.85%) Mercator
8 4 (5.48%) Symantec
8 4 (5.48%) F5
9 3 (4.11%) 3PAR
9 3 (4.11%) AppSense
9 3 (4.11%) Dell
9 3 (4.11%) Citrix
10 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.74%) Business Objects
10 2 (2.74%) ProCurve
10 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.74%) Brocade
11 1 (1.37%) Varonis
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