The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Technical Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 395 401 333
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -68
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 223 188 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.36% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.39% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 117 112
Average daily rate
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£435 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £275 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £408
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.75 -

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

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 Technical Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +5 209 £435 +2.35% 149
London +38 123 £463 +2.77% 56
South East -25 37 £388 -3.12% 40
City of London +33 34 £463 +2.77% 30
Hampshire +2 14 £329 +6.55% 2
North West -19 12 £485 +46.41% 11
West Midlands -3 11 £435 -5.94% 9
South West +14 10 £425 +25.92% 12
Berkshire -11 10 £440 +6.66% 17
Manchester -4 9 £499 +47.77% 8
East of England +1 6 £388 +10.71% 8
Birmingham -4 6 £320 -22.65% 4
Gloucestershire - 6 £425 - 1
Surrey +3 5 £388 +3.33% 13
Scotland -4 5 £525 +50.00% 3
Cheltenham - 4 £425 -
Enfield - 4 £388 -
Hook - 4 £333 -
Middlesex +8 3 £369 -26.32%
Edinburgh +1 3 £525 - 1
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £500 +25.00% 3
Tadley - 3 £325 -
Reading +3 2 £500 +25.00% 11
Cambridgeshire +1 2 - - 3
Brentford -5 2 £513 +13.88%
East Midlands -15 2 £450 +24.13% 4
Lancashire - 2 £425 -
Somerset - 2 - -
Andover - 2 £338 -
Bracknell - 2 - -

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Technical Consultant in their job title.

1 98 (22.43%) Windows
2 96 (21.97%) SQL
3 90 (20.59%) Finance
4 82 (18.76%) Microsoft
5 73 (16.70%) Oracle
6 62 (14.19%) Migration
7 54 (12.36%) Security Cleared
8 51 (11.67%) Linux
9 50 (11.44%) XML
10 49 (11.21%) Java
11 48 (10.98%) ITIL
11 48 (10.98%) CRM
11 48 (10.98%) VMware
12 43 (9.84%) HTML
12 43 (9.84%) Cisco
13 38 (8.70%) HP
14 37 (8.47%) SharePoint
15 36 (8.24%) UNIX
15 36 (8.24%) JavaScript
15 36 (8.24%) SSL
16 34 (7.78%) Web Services
17 33 (7.55%) Active Directory
17 33 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
17 33 (7.55%) SC Cleared
18 32 (7.32%) Project Management
19 31 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
20 30 (6.86%) Oracle EBS R12
20 30 (6.86%) Service Management
20 30 (6.86%) MS Excel
21 29 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Technical Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 37 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 23 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 19 (4.35%) WebSphere
4 18 (4.12%) WebLogic
4 18 (4.12%) JBoss
5 17 (3.89%) Lync
6 8 (1.83%) Oracle Workflow
6 8 (1.83%) Apache
6 8 (1.83%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.14%) IIS
8 5 (1.14%) SAS
8 5 (1.14%) GlassFish
8 5 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.92%) Confluence
9 4 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.92%) Drupal
9 4 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 30 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.14%) MS Office
3 3 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.46%) Shockwave
4 2 (0.46%) MS Project
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (6.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 24 (5.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (2.52%) Oracle Payables
5 10 (2.29%) Oracle Receivables
5 10 (2.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 9 (2.06%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (1.37%) Agresso
8 5 (1.14%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 5 (1.14%) Oracle HRMS
9 4 (0.92%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle Payroll
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 3 (0.69%) Adobe Campaign
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle iProcurement
11 2 (0.46%) IntelliMatch
11 2 (0.46%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.12%) Office 365
2 7 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.14%) IaaS
5 4 (0.92%) SaaS
6 3 (0.69%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.23%) Taleo
8 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.23%) GitHub
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.23%) Force.com
8 1 (0.23%) Veeva
8 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.24%) SSL
2 28 (6.41%) Firewall
3 26 (5.95%) LDAP
4 20 (4.58%) VPN
5 19 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 19 (4.35%) Internet
6 18 (4.12%) SAN
7 17 (3.89%) LAN
7 17 (3.89%) WAN
8 16 (3.66%) MPLS
9 14 (3.20%) OSPF
9 14 (3.20%) BGP
10 13 (2.97%) DNS
11 10 (2.29%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (2.06%) Network Security
13 7 (1.60%) HTTP
13 7 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (1.14%) DHCP
14 5 (1.14%) Intranet
14 5 (1.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.43%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (1.83%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.60%) Oracle Discoverer
4 7 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.60%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.37%) Big Data
5 6 (1.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 6 (1.37%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.37%) MySQL
6 5 (1.14%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.14%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (0.92%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.92%) EDRMS
7 4 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 14 (3.20%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.37%) PeopleTools
4 5 (1.14%) Selenium
4 5 (1.14%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.92%) SonarQube
5 4 (0.92%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.92%) JIRA
5 4 (0.92%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.69%) Ant
6 3 (0.69%) JDeveloper
6 3 (0.69%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.69%) LSMW
6 3 (0.69%) MorphX
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.46%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.23%) Toad
8 1 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 90 (20.59%) Finance
2 15 (3.43%) Financial Institution
3 13 (2.97%) Advertising
3 13 (2.97%) Retail
4 10 (2.29%) Banking
5 9 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.06%) Marketing
6 5 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.14%) General Ledger
7 4 (0.92%) Games
8 3 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Local Government
9 2 (0.46%) Law
9 2 (0.46%) Billing
9 2 (0.46%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (11.44%) XML
2 43 (9.84%) HTML
3 34 (7.78%) Web Services
4 27 (6.18%) .NET
5 24 (5.49%) CSS
6 22 (5.03%) SOAP
7 18 (4.12%) J2EE
8 16 (3.66%) Ajax
9 14 (3.20%) COM
10 10 (2.29%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.60%) Middleware
11 7 (1.60%) SAML
12 6 (1.37%) HTML5
13 5 (1.14%) JSP
14 4 (0.92%) Ruby on Rails
14 4 (0.92%) Django
14 4 (0.92%) LAMP
14 4 (0.92%) EDI
15 3 (0.69%) REST
15 3 (0.69%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.66%) Client/Server
2 15 (3.43%) CMDB
3 14 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.37%) Open Source
6 6 (1.37%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.14%) Clustering
8 4 (0.92%) iPad
8 4 (0.92%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.92%) Tandem
9 3 (0.69%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.46%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.46%) FMCG
10 2 (0.46%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.46%) PKI
10 2 (0.46%) Flash Games
10 2 (0.46%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 98 (22.43%) Windows
2 51 (11.67%) Linux
3 36 (8.24%) UNIX
4 31 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (3.89%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.92%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.92%) Solaris
9 2 (0.46%) Android
9 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.46%) zOS
9 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.46%) AIX
10 1 (0.23%) HPUX
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (14.19%) Migration
2 48 (10.98%) ITIL
2 48 (10.98%) CRM
3 33 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (7.32%) Project Management
5 30 (6.86%) Service Management
6 27 (6.18%) Service Delivery
7 26 (5.95%) SOA
8 19 (4.35%) ITSM
9 18 (4.12%) Test Planning
9 18 (4.12%) PRINCE2
10 17 (3.89%) Workflow
11 16 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (3.66%) Technical Architecture
12 15 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (3.43%) ITIL V2
12 15 (3.43%) IT Asset Management
12 15 (3.43%) Customer Engagement
13 14 (3.20%) Data Migration
13 14 (3.20%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 96 (21.97%) SQL
2 49 (11.21%) Java
3 36 (8.24%) JavaScript
4 24 (5.49%) PL/SQL
5 23 (5.26%) C#
6 11 (2.52%) Perl
7 10 (2.29%) PowerShell
7 10 (2.29%) PHP
7 10 (2.29%) ABAP
8 7 (1.60%) X++
9 6 (1.37%) C
10 5 (1.14%) Python
10 5 (1.14%) PeopleCode
10 5 (1.14%) Ruby
11 4 (0.92%) Apex Code
11 4 (0.92%) Groovy
11 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.69%) C++
12 3 (0.69%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.46%) Korn
Qualifications
1 54 (12.36%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.72%) Degree
4 19 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (4.12%) CCNP
6 17 (3.89%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.83%) HP MASE
8 7 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.92%) JNCIS
10 4 (0.92%) CISSP
10 4 (0.92%) CCDP
10 4 (0.92%) MCSE
10 4 (0.92%) PhD
11 3 (0.69%) CCIE
12 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.46%) MCP
12 2 (0.46%) MCSA
13 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.95%) QA
2 4 (0.92%) SLA
3 3 (0.69%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 28 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.52%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.83%) vSphere
5 7 (1.60%) XenApp
6 6 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.14%) Shibboleth
8 4 (0.92%) UAG
8 4 (0.92%) Varnish
8 4 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.46%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.46%) vCloud
9 2 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.46%) Samba
9 2 (0.46%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.46%) RACF
10 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (5.72%) SCCM
2 16 (3.66%) HP UCMDB
3 6 (1.37%) SCOM
4 5 (1.14%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (1.14%) Puppet
5 4 (0.92%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.92%) CA LISA
6 3 (0.69%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.69%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.46%) SCSM
7 2 (0.46%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.46%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.23%) Control-M
8 1 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 82 (18.76%) Microsoft
2 73 (16.70%) Oracle
3 48 (10.98%) VMware
4 43 (9.84%) Cisco
5 38 (8.70%) HP
6 27 (6.18%) SAP
7 26 (5.95%) Juniper
8 20 (4.58%) Citrix
9 19 (4.35%) F5
9 19 (4.35%) ServiceNow
10 18 (4.12%) CheckPoint
11 14 (3.20%) Riverbed
12 13 (2.97%) IBM
13 12 (2.75%) Mercator
14 11 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (2.52%) 3PAR
15 9 (2.06%) Symantec
15 9 (2.06%) Dell
15 9 (2.06%) EMC
15 9 (2.06%) PeopleSoft
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