The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Technical Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Technical Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Technical Consultant
Rank 605 579 593
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technical Consultant 12 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.021% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.023% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £540 £450
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Senior Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Technical Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Technical Consultant within the UK.

Senior Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Technical Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Senior Technical Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Technical Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Technical Consultant within the UK.

Senior Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Technical Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Technical Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
England -13 12 £450 +5.88% 9
London +16 10 £450 +5.88% 6
City of London +34 5 £419 -1.47% 1
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Daventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Scotland - - - - 3
North Lanarkshire - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 1

Senior Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Technical Consultant in their job title.

1 6 (35.29%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (23.53%) Juniper
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
3 4 (23.53%) CCIE
3 4 (23.53%) MPLS
3 4 (23.53%) OSPF
3 4 (23.53%) BGP
3 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 4 (23.53%) Riverbed
3 4 (23.53%) F5
4 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) SCCM
4 3 (17.65%) WMI
4 3 (17.65%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) VBScript
4 3 (17.65%) .NET
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
5 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.76%) SAP
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET

Senior Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Technical Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) MPLS
1 4 (23.53%) OSPF
1 4 (23.53%) BGP
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) OLAP
General
1 4 (23.53%) Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Automotive
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) SAP PI
3 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
3 1 (5.88%) SAP XI
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) UNIX
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Use Case
3 1 (5.88%) Database Security
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Analytics
3 1 (5.88%) Release Management
3 1 (5.88%) OWASP
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Information Management
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) Business Development
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.88%) CRM
3 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.88%) ERP
3 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 3 (17.65%) VBScript
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (23.53%) CCIE
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (11.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
1 3 (17.65%) WMI
2 2 (11.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco
1 4 (23.53%) Juniper
1 4 (23.53%) Riverbed
1 4 (23.53%) F5
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
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