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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 131 101 133
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 13 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.33% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.36% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 2
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£275 £451 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.95% -7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £405 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £485 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £44.97 £43.48
% change year-on-year
-16.61% +3.42%
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
3166 1959 2802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.78% 92.36% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2060 1252 1589
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 168 243
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.70% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Bristol -26 6 £375 - 3
Devon - 5 £190 - 2
Gloucestershire -16 1 - -
Wiltshire -16 1 £275 -38.88% 3
Somerset - - - - 2
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 9 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 7 (38.89%) SharePoint
3 7 (38.89%) SLA
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 7 (38.89%) Solaris
3 7 (38.89%) Thin Client
3 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
3 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 7 (38.89%) Fat Client
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco PIX
3 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
5 5 (27.78%) Agresso
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (11.11%) Sophos
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle
7 2 (11.11%) Workflow
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (11.11%) Network Security
7 2 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) SCCM
8 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 7 (38.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Agresso
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.56%) CA Clarity
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle ADF
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Thin Client
1 7 (38.89%) Fat Client
1 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Solaris
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
1 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.11%) Workflow
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.56%) BPEL
3 1 (5.56%) Logistics
3 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
3 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.56%) SOA
3 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Sophos
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) CA
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