The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Technical Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 115 135 133
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 22 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.78% 0.32% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.33% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 13
Median daily rate £430 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £218 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.72% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - £27.50
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
2674 3022 3145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.23% 95.81% 96.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1752 2033 2027
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 154 227
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Technical Consultant in the job title.

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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Consultant within the South West region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Wiltshire - 13 £500 -
Devon +1 3 £190 +26.66%
Bristol - 3 £360 - 1
Gloucestershire 0 1 £500 - 1
Technical Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 West region featuring Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 12 (31.58%) SQL
3 11 (28.95%) SC Cleared
4 10 (26.32%) Windows
4 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
5 9 (23.68%) Oracle
5 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
6 8 (21.05%) IIS
7 7 (18.42%) Finance
8 6 (15.79%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (15.79%) SLA
9 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
9 5 (13.16%) Migration
9 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
9 5 (13.16%) Presales
10 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
10 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
10 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
11 3 (7.89%) Hyperion
11 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (7.89%) ERP
11 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
11 3 (7.89%) MS Project
11 3 (7.89%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (7.89%) VMware
11 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (7.89%) PCI DSS

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (21.05%) IIS
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.63%) Confluence
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Project
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (5.26%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (2.63%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.63%) Office 365
3 1 (2.63%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.63%) PaaS
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
1 2 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (2.63%) DHCP
2 1 (2.63%) DNS
2 1 (2.63%) DSL
2 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.63%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) MPLS
2 1 (2.63%) SSL
2 1 (2.63%) VPN
2 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) PeopleTools
1 2 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
2 1 (2.63%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.26%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Windows
1 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.26%) AIX
5 1 (2.63%) CentOS
5 1 (2.63%) Debian
5 1 (2.63%) Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
1 5 (13.16%) Migration
1 5 (13.16%) Presales
2 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.89%) Compliance Management
3 3 (7.89%) ERP
3 3 (7.89%) Performance Management
3 3 (7.89%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (7.89%) Risk and Compliance Management
3 3 (7.89%) Security Architecture
3 3 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.26%) DevOps
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL
4 2 (5.26%) Release Management
4 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.63%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.63%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
2 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.26%) Python
3 2 (5.26%) VBScript
4 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.63%) C
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) PeopleCode
4 1 (2.63%) SQR
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 11 (28.95%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) SLA
2 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.89%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) Docker
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.63%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.63%) XenApp
4 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) Ansible
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) SCOM
2 2 (5.26%) WSUS
3 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.63%) Nagios
3 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.63%) Packer
3 1 (2.63%) PowerCLI
3 1 (2.63%) Salt
3 1 (2.63%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.63%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.63%) SCSM
3 1 (2.63%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) Hyperion
2 3 (7.89%) Qualys
2 3 (7.89%) Splunk
2 3 (7.89%) VMware
3 2 (5.26%) Blue Coat
3 2 (5.26%) Citrix
3 2 (5.26%) Dell
3 2 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.63%) BT
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) Juniper
4 1 (2.63%) NetApp
4 1 (2.63%) ProCurve
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.63%) Symantec
4 1 (2.63%) Veritas