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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Technical Consultant
Rank 587 570 591
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technical Consultant 8 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.015% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.016% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
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£413 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £425 -
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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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
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 22 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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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
England -26 8 £413 -2.94% 11
London +18 6 £413 -2.94% 7
City of London +31 3 £419 -1.47% 2
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Daventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -

Senior Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (27.78%) SQL
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) SSL
2 4 (22.22%) CSS
2 4 (22.22%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) SCCM
3 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Ajax
3 3 (16.67%) WMI
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (16.67%) CMDB
3 3 (16.67%) SaaS
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL V2
3 3 (16.67%) HP UCMDB
3 3 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 3 (16.67%) ITSM
3 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (16.67%) Service Management
3 3 (16.67%) MPLS

Senior Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) SSL
2 3 (16.67%) MPLS
2 3 (16.67%) LDAP
2 3 (16.67%) VPN
3 2 (11.11%) BGP
3 2 (11.11%) OSPF
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.56%) OLAP
General
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) CSS
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) Ajax
2 3 (16.67%) SOAP
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (16.67%) XML
2 3 (16.67%) COM
3 1 (5.56%) jQuery
3 1 (5.56%) SAP PI
3 1 (5.56%) Silverlight
3 1 (5.56%) SAP XI
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) CMDB
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
1 3 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL V2
1 3 (16.67%) ITSM
1 3 (16.67%) Service Management
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 2 (11.11%) ETL
2 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (5.56%) Release Management
3 1 (5.56%) OWASP
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
3 1 (5.56%) Business Development
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Analytics
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) CCIE
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) XenApp
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
1 3 (16.67%) WMI
1 3 (16.67%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (11.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) ServiceNow
2 3 (16.67%) Remedy
2 3 (16.67%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) BMC
2 3 (16.67%) SAP
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) Juniper
3 2 (11.11%) F5
3 2 (11.11%) Riverbed
4 1 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle