The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 135 126 113
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 6 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.28% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.31% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 12
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£506 £445 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.76% -6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £377 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £418
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -10.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.00%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2899 2604 2293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.40% 92.11% 93.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1845 1539 1389
Average daily rate £383 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 147 162
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £39.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Technical Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Technical Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 5 March 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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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
Bristol -6 3 £469 +4.16% 2
Somerset - 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 4
Devon - - - - 2
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (21.74%) Fat Client
4 5 (21.74%) Firewall
4 5 (21.74%) Java
4 5 (21.74%) Solaris
4 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
4 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
4 5 (21.74%) SLA
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco
4 5 (21.74%) Thin Client
4 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
5 4 (17.39%) PHP
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle
5 4 (17.39%) Agresso
5 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
6 3 (13.04%) Finance
6 3 (13.04%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (13.04%) Open Source
7 2 (8.70%) Lean Manufacturing
7 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (8.70%) Logistics
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (8.70%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Agresso
2 3 (13.04%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (4.35%) Summit
4 1 (4.35%) ResourceLink
4 1 (4.35%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco PIX
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) DB2
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (21.74%) Fat Client
2 5 (21.74%) Thin Client
3 3 (13.04%) Open Source
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Solaris
3 1 (4.35%) AIX
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) Lean Manufacturing
1 2 (8.70%) Logistics
1 2 (8.70%) Migration
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL
1 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
1 2 (8.70%) Service Management
2 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
2 1 (4.35%) Workflow
2 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (4.35%) Build Automation
2 1 (4.35%) DevOps
2 1 (4.35%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 14001
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco
3 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) CA
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
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