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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Technical Consultant
Rank 560 547 531
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technical Consultant 16 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.038% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.041% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 4
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£550 £419 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.34% -18.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £513
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -19.51%
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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 24 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 27 February 2015. 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 -23 14 £550 +31.34% 17
London -12 12 £550 +29.41% 9
City of London +14 1 - - 3
South East -36 1 £350 -15.15% 2
North West - 1 - - 2
Middlesex - 1 £350 - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Bath - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Staines - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
South West - - - -

Senior Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 18 (58.06%) Service Management
2 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
3 14 (45.16%) SSL
3 14 (45.16%) HTML
3 14 (45.16%) JavaScript
3 14 (45.16%) CSS
3 14 (45.16%) SOAP
3 14 (45.16%) Web Services
3 14 (45.16%) XML
3 14 (45.16%) ITIL
3 14 (45.16%) LDAP
3 14 (45.16%) VPN
3 14 (45.16%) ITSM
3 14 (45.16%) Ajax
3 14 (45.16%) Technical Architecture
3 14 (45.16%) Degree
3 14 (45.16%) CMDB
3 14 (45.16%) Customer Engagement
3 14 (45.16%) ITIL V2
3 14 (45.16%) ServiceNow
3 14 (45.16%) HP UCMDB
3 14 (45.16%) IT Asset Management
4 13 (41.94%) COM
5 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
6 5 (16.13%) Cisco
6 5 (16.13%) Workflow
6 5 (16.13%) Data Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.90%) MPLS
7 4 (12.90%) OSPF

Senior Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.90%) Confluence
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) LDAP
1 14 (45.16%) VPN
1 14 (45.16%) SSL
2 4 (12.90%) MPLS
2 4 (12.90%) OSPF
2 4 (12.90%) BGP
3 1 (3.23%) EIGRP
3 1 (3.23%) IGRP
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) JIRA
1 4 (12.90%) Artifactory
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) CSS
1 14 (45.16%) SOAP
1 14 (45.16%) Web Services
1 14 (45.16%) XML
1 14 (45.16%) Ajax
1 14 (45.16%) HTML
2 13 (41.94%) COM
3 2 (6.45%) .NET
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Service Management
2 14 (45.16%) Technical Architecture
2 14 (45.16%) Customer Engagement
2 14 (45.16%) ITIL
2 14 (45.16%) ITSM
2 14 (45.16%) ITIL V2
2 14 (45.16%) IT Asset Management
3 5 (16.13%) Workflow
3 5 (16.13%) Data Analysis
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
4 4 (12.90%) Release Management
5 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) ERP
6 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.90%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) Groovy
3 2 (6.45%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.45%) CCIE
3 2 (6.45%) CCNP
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) VCP4
Systems Management
1 14 (45.16%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (45.16%) ServiceNow
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco
4 4 (12.90%) Juniper
4 4 (12.90%) BMC
4 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
4 4 (12.90%) Riverbed
4 4 (12.90%) F5
5 2 (6.45%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (6.45%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) SAP
6 1 (3.23%) webMethods
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy
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