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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 138 94 123
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 4 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.76% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.82% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 1
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£190 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.61 -
% change year-on-year
+33.38% -
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
2904 2071 2955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.38% 92.79% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1878 1279 1739
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 157 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 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 20 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 -8 4 £190 -27.61%
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Bristol - - - -
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 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 (45.45%) Firewall
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Solaris
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) SLA
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Thin Client
2 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Fat Client
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) SCCM
3 2 (18.18%) SCOM
3 2 (18.18%) BPEL
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) NHS
3 2 (18.18%) Sophos
3 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JDeveloper
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) XSLT
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle ADF
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (9.09%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Thin Client
1 3 (27.27%) Fat Client
2 2 (18.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Solaris
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) BPEL
1 2 (18.18%) Workflow
1 2 (18.18%) SOA
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) XQuery
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) MOM
2 1 (9.09%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Sophos
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle