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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Technical Consultant
Rank 597 579 538
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technical Consultant 16 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.019% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.021% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 5
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£525 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
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
50953 48768 42881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.48% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31537 30266 24598
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 1997 2122
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 May 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 19 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 May 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 -17 16 £525 +16.66% 8
London - 9 £525 - 6
East of England 0 3 - -
South East -22 2 £375 -11.76% 1
Bedfordshire +4 1 - -
Berkshire 0 1 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 £400 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Chesterfield - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -

Senior Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 15 (48.39%) VPN
4 14 (45.16%) SSL
4 14 (45.16%) JavaScript
4 14 (45.16%) HTML
4 14 (45.16%) CSS
4 14 (45.16%) SOAP
4 14 (45.16%) Web Services
4 14 (45.16%) XML
4 14 (45.16%) ITIL
4 14 (45.16%) LDAP
4 14 (45.16%) ITSM
4 14 (45.16%) Ajax
4 14 (45.16%) Technical Architecture
4 14 (45.16%) Degree
4 14 (45.16%) CMDB
4 14 (45.16%) Customer Engagement
4 14 (45.16%) ITIL V2
4 14 (45.16%) ServiceNow
4 14 (45.16%) IT Asset Management
4 14 (45.16%) HP UCMDB
5 13 (41.94%) COM
6 5 (16.13%) Data Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.90%) JIRA
7 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.90%) Release Management
7 4 (12.90%) Groovy
7 4 (12.90%) SharePoint

Senior Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
1 4 (12.90%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Lync
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Google App Engine
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
1 1 (3.23%) Google Apps
1 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (48.39%) VPN
2 14 (45.16%) SSL
2 14 (45.16%) LDAP
3 2 (6.45%) LAN
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (6.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) MPLS
4 1 (3.23%) OSPF
4 1 (3.23%) BGP
4 1 (3.23%) EIGRP
4 1 (3.23%) IGRP
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) Wireless
4 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.23%) VLAN
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (3.23%) IOS XR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) DB2
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) JIRA
1 4 (12.90%) Artifactory
General
1 1 (3.23%) 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%) HTML
1 14 (45.16%) Ajax
2 13 (41.94%) COM
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) CMDB
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Service Management
2 14 (45.16%) ITIL
2 14 (45.16%) ITSM
2 14 (45.16%) Technical Architecture
2 14 (45.16%) Customer Engagement
2 14 (45.16%) ITIL V2
2 14 (45.16%) IT Asset Management
3 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.13%) Data Analysis
4 4 (12.90%) Release Management
4 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
4 4 (12.90%) Workflow
4 4 (12.90%) SDLC
5 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.23%) Scrum
5 1 (3.23%) CRM
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.90%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) Groovy
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
2 1 (3.23%) MCSA
2 1 (3.23%) CCIE
2 1 (3.23%) CCNP
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Samba
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) XenApp
2 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.23%) vSphere
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (45.16%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (6.45%) SCOM
3 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (45.16%) ServiceNow
3 4 (12.90%) BMC
4 3 (9.68%) IBM
4 3 (9.68%) HP
4 3 (9.68%) SAP
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy
6 1 (3.23%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) Google
6 1 (3.23%) Brocade
6 1 (3.23%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.23%) 3PAR