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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 129 134 106
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 9 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.29% 0.25% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.27% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 16
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
- +25.71%
Technical Consultant
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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
2877 2942 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.71% 92.34% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1767 1804 1280
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 181 148
Average hourly rate £20.09 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.46% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.07 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.63 £45.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 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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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
Gloucestershire - 6 £425 -
Somerset - 2 - -
Wiltshire +4 1 - - 10
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (25.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) VMware
6 4 (20.00%) PHP
6 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (15.00%) Open Source
7 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
8 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
8 2 (10.00%) ISA Server
8 2 (10.00%) Websense
8 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
8 2 (10.00%) HP
8 2 (10.00%) EMC
8 2 (10.00%) Citrix
8 2 (10.00%) Juniper
8 2 (10.00%) SAN
8 2 (10.00%) Clustering
8 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
8 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.00%) ResourceLink
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.00%) Summit
2 1 (5.00%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) SAN
1 2 (10.00%) NAS
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.00%) DB2
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Open Source
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.00%) RIA
3 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) AIX
5 1 (5.00%) Solaris
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (5.00%) DevOps
3 1 (5.00%) Line Management
3 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.00%) Lean Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.00%) Logistics
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 14001
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
1 1 (5.00%) SCSM
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Websense
4 2 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) EMC
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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