The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 139 88 126
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 3 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.099% 1.07% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 1.15% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 4
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£190 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £266 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £525 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £24.38 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2832 1998 2862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.13% 93.32% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1851 1220 1726
Average daily rate £363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 134 198
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Consultant
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Consultant across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 August 2014. 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
Devon -11 3 £190 -26.92%
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Publishing
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) BPEL
4 2 (16.67%) SCCM
4 2 (16.67%) SCOM
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
4 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) SLA
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) Solaris
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JDeveloper
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
1 1 (8.33%) XSLT
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (8.33%) WebCenter
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (16.67%) NHS
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) BPEL
1 2 (16.67%) SOA
1 2 (16.67%) Service Management
1 2 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) XQuery
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
1 2 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) MOM
2 1 (8.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Remedy
2 2 (16.67%) Sophos
2 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint