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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Consultant
England / South East
Rank 206 217 213
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 32 35 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.42% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.45% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 27
Median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.50

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
6771 7819 8709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.29% 94.24% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3909 4585 4713
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 405 424
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £52.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +14 10 £488 +8.33% 3
Surrey +18 8 £325 -23.52%
Buckinghamshire +9 8 £525 +40.00%
Hampshire +3 3 £400 +36.51% 1
Oxfordshire -3 2 £550 -
Kent - 1 - -
Technical Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 17 (25.76%) Windows
1 17 (25.76%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.67%) Cisco
2 11 (16.67%) Firewall
3 9 (13.64%) Finance
3 9 (13.64%) Migration
3 9 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 9 (13.64%) SQL
3 9 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 9 (13.64%) Office 365
4 8 (12.12%) MS Exchange
5 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
6 6 (9.09%) VMware
6 6 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 6 (9.09%) Citrix
6 6 (9.09%) Oracle
6 6 (9.09%) SAP
6 6 (9.09%) Linux
6 6 (9.09%) Degree
6 6 (9.09%) High Availability
6 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (7.58%) F5
7 5 (7.58%) Skype for Business
7 5 (7.58%) Load Balancing
7 5 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
7 5 (7.58%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (7.58%) CRM
7 5 (7.58%) SharePoint

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 8 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.58%) Skype for Business
3 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.03%) CMS
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.52%) IIS
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.06%) MS Office
2 4 (6.06%) MS Project
2 4 (6.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.55%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.52%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (1.52%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (1.52%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.64%) Office 365
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.58%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.52%) IaaS
4 1 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.67%) Firewall
2 5 (7.58%) Skype
3 4 (6.06%) 3G
3 4 (6.06%) 4G
3 4 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (6.06%) GSM
3 4 (6.06%) LTE
3 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.06%) UMTS
4 3 (4.55%) BGP
4 3 (4.55%) IPsec
4 3 (4.55%) Network Security
4 3 (4.55%) OSPF
4 3 (4.55%) SSL
4 3 (4.55%) VPN
5 2 (3.03%) FabricPath
5 2 (3.03%) HTTP
5 2 (3.03%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) Big Data
2 2 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.03%) Couchbase
2 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.03%) NewSQL
2 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.52%) HBase
3 1 (1.52%) Kalido
3 1 (1.52%) MarkLogic
3 1 (1.52%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.52%) NuoDB
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.52%) Power BI
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) PeopleTools
1 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.58%) Legal
4 4 (6.06%) Advertising
5 2 (3.03%) Billing
6 1 (1.52%) Back Office
6 1 (1.52%) Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Electronics
6 1 (1.52%) French Language
6 1 (1.52%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.52%) Marketing
6 1 (1.52%) Retail
6 1 (1.52%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (1.52%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.52%) CSS
2 1 (1.52%) CSS3
2 1 (1.52%) HTML
2 1 (1.52%) HTML5
2 1 (1.52%) jQuery
2 1 (1.52%) JSON
2 1 (1.52%) Mason
2 1 (1.52%) Modernizr
2 1 (1.52%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.52%) Visualforce
2 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.52%) Clustering
4 1 (1.52%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (1.52%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) PKI
4 1 (1.52%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.76%) Windows
2 6 (9.09%) Linux
3 4 (6.06%) Unix
4 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.03%) CentOS
5 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.52%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.64%) Migration
2 6 (9.09%) High Availability
2 6 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 5 (7.58%) CRM
3 5 (7.58%) Load Balancing
3 5 (7.58%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (7.58%) Risk Management
3 5 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (7.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 4 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.06%) Security Testing
4 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
4 4 (6.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.55%) ITIL
5 3 (4.55%) Presales
5 3 (4.55%) Resource Management
5 3 (4.55%) Service Management
6 2 (3.03%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (3.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) SQL
2 4 (6.06%) C
3 3 (4.55%) C#
3 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.03%) Java
4 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.52%) ABAP
5 1 (1.52%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.52%) Ruby
5 1 (1.52%) SQR
5 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.09%) Degree
3 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.06%) CEH
4 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.06%) CREST Certified
4 4 (6.06%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.06%) OSCP
5 3 (4.55%) CCNP
6 1 (1.52%) CCA
6 1 (1.52%) CCAA
6 1 (1.52%) CCIE
6 1 (1.52%) CISM
6 1 (1.52%) CISSP
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.52%) MBA
6 1 (1.52%) MCSE
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.52%) PhD
6 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.03%) vCloud
3 2 (3.03%) vSphere
4 1 (1.52%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.52%) Snort
4 1 (1.52%) XenApp
4 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) SCCM
1 2 (3.03%) SCOM
2 1 (1.52%) AppDNA
2 1 (1.52%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.52%) Nessus
2 1 (1.52%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 17 (25.76%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.67%) Cisco
3 6 (9.09%) Citrix
3 6 (9.09%) Oracle
3 6 (9.09%) SAP
3 6 (9.09%) VMware
4 5 (7.58%) F5
4 5 (7.58%) Juniper
5 2 (3.03%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.03%) Riverbed
5 2 (3.03%) Splunk
6 1 (1.52%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.52%) Avaya
6 1 (1.52%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.52%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.52%) JDA
6 1 (1.52%) LogLogic
6 1 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com