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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 134 137 121
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 10 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.37% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.39% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 6
Average daily rate £544 £500 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +15.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £363 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £537 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £449 £444 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2846 3089 2451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.54% 95.81% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1906 1957 1481
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 174 162
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Consultant within the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Somerset +4 4 £550 -
Bristol -4 3 £550 +10.00% 3
Devon +2 2 £150 -21.05%
Gloucestershire - 1 £500 - 1
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (37.50%) SQL
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (29.17%) .NET
4 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (20.83%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (20.83%) Firewall
5 5 (20.83%) C#
6 4 (16.67%) SOA
6 4 (16.67%) Back Office
6 4 (16.67%) Workflow
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (16.67%) SIEM
6 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
7 3 (12.50%) Data Governance
7 3 (12.50%) SAP Business Workflow
7 3 (12.50%) NetWeaver
7 3 (12.50%) SAP
8 2 (8.33%) Windows
8 2 (8.33%) AIX
8 2 (8.33%) Java
8 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
8 2 (8.33%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (12.50%) NetWeaver
2 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.17%) MS Access
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MorphX
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (12.50%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) AIX
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
2 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
1 4 (16.67%) SIEM
1 4 (16.67%) SOA
1 4 (16.67%) Workflow
2 3 (12.50%) Data Governance
3 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Security Operations
3 2 (8.33%) Threat Management
3 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (4.17%) ERP
4 1 (4.17%) ETL
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) CISSP
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Thunderhead
4 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
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