The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Technical Consultant
Rank 568 542 568
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technical Consultant 19 2 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.004% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.005% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 9
Average daily rate £426 £563 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.22% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £493 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £633 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £426 £475 £488
% change year-on-year
-10.26% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -69 19 £426 -34.42% 11
South East - 11 £413 - 1
London -20 4 £500 -23.07% 6
East of England - 3 £475 - 1
South West - 1 £440 -
City of London - 1 - - 3
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reigate - - - -

Senior Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (34.38%) SOAP
2 11 (34.38%) Web Services
3 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 10 (31.25%) HTML
3 10 (31.25%) CSS
3 10 (31.25%) SSL
4 9 (28.13%) VPN
4 9 (28.13%) HP
4 9 (28.13%) BMC
4 9 (28.13%) COM
4 9 (28.13%) XML
4 9 (28.13%) ITIL
4 9 (28.13%) LDAP
4 9 (28.13%) Service Management
4 9 (28.13%) ITSM
4 9 (28.13%) Remedy
4 9 (28.13%) Ajax
4 9 (28.13%) Technical Architecture
4 9 (28.13%) Degree
4 9 (28.13%) CMDB
4 9 (28.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (28.13%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (28.13%) SaaS
4 9 (28.13%) ITIL V2
4 9 (28.13%) HP UCMDB
4 9 (28.13%) ServiceNow
5 6 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
6 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling

Senior Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (6.25%) SAS
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (6.25%) Google Analytics
3 1 (3.13%) SAP CRM
3 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) SaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) SSL
2 9 (28.13%) VPN
2 9 (28.13%) LDAP
3 4 (12.50%) SAN
4 2 (6.25%) HTTP
4 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.25%) VoIP
5 1 (3.13%) MPLS
5 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) OLAP
3 2 (6.25%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) SOAP
1 11 (34.38%) Web Services
2 10 (31.25%) HTML
2 10 (31.25%) CSS
3 9 (28.13%) COM
3 9 (28.13%) XML
3 9 (28.13%) Ajax
4 2 (6.25%) Java RMI
4 2 (6.25%) EDI
4 2 (6.25%) Middleware
4 2 (6.25%) EJB
4 2 (6.25%) JSP
4 2 (6.25%) Servlets
4 2 (6.25%) J2EE
4 2 (6.25%) REST
5 1 (3.13%) jQuery
5 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) CMDB
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) Social Media
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) ITIL
1 9 (28.13%) Service Management
1 9 (28.13%) ITSM
1 9 (28.13%) Technical Architecture
1 9 (28.13%) Customer Engagement
1 9 (28.13%) ITIL V2
2 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
2 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
2 5 (15.63%) Analytics
3 3 (9.38%) Project Management
3 3 (9.38%) Business Development
3 3 (9.38%) OO
3 3 (9.38%) ETL
3 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.25%) CRM
4 2 (6.25%) UML
4 2 (6.25%) OOP
4 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.13%) ABAP
4 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Degree
2 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) MCSE
4 1 (3.13%) CCIE
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) UAG
3 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.13%) WSUS
2 1 (3.13%) Legato
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) HP
2 9 (28.13%) BMC
2 9 (28.13%) Remedy
2 9 (28.13%) ServiceNow
3 4 (12.50%) ATG
3 4 (12.50%) VMware
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 3 (9.38%) SAP
5 2 (6.25%) Avaya
5 2 (6.25%) Google
6 1 (3.13%) Websense
6 1 (3.13%) EMC
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) Mercator
6 1 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (3.13%) Informatica