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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 400 408 357
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 223 190 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.35% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.38% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 115 102
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £397 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.75% -6.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
- +25.71%

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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 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 6 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 +9 205 £425 - 153
London +36 120 £475 +5.55% 63
South East -16 37 £381 -4.68% 38
City of London +34 27 £456 +1.38% 28
Hampshire 0 13 £325 -16.12% 3
North West -16 13 £485 +46.41% 13
South West +12 10 £425 -5.55% 13
Berkshire -6 10 £400 -5.88% 15
Manchester -9 9 £499 +47.77% 11
West Midlands -10 9 £320 -30.81% 13
Birmingham -2 6 £320 -22.65% 2
Gloucestershire - 6 £425 -
Surrey +4 5 £388 +3.33% 7
Scotland -1 5 £464 +32.50% 4
Edinburgh -10 4 £525 - 1
Enfield - 4 £388 -
Cheltenham - 4 £425 -
Hook - 4 £333 -
Middlesex +7 3 £369 -
East of England -3 3 £388 +10.71% 6
Buckinghamshire -3 3 £500 +25.00% 2
Tadley - 3 £325 -
Somerset - 3 - -
Midlands - 3 £470 -
Brentford -5 2 £513 +13.88%
East Midlands -15 2 £450 +20.00% 2
Lancashire - 2 £425 -
Gloucester - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £413 -
Swindon +13 1 - - 11

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 (22.07%) Windows
2 93 (20.95%) SQL
3 90 (20.27%) Microsoft
4 89 (20.05%) Finance
5 70 (15.77%) Oracle
6 56 (12.61%) Migration
7 53 (11.94%) Security Cleared
7 53 (11.94%) XML
8 51 (11.49%) CRM
8 51 (11.49%) Java
9 48 (10.81%) HTML
10 47 (10.59%) Linux
10 47 (10.59%) VMware
11 46 (10.36%) ITIL
12 41 (9.23%) Cisco
13 40 (9.01%) JavaScript
14 39 (8.78%) SSL
15 38 (8.56%) HP
15 38 (8.56%) UNIX
16 35 (7.88%) Web Services
17 34 (7.66%) SharePoint
18 33 (7.43%) Service Management
19 32 (7.21%) SC Cleared
20 31 (6.98%) MS Excel
20 31 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
21 30 (6.76%) Active Directory
21 30 (6.76%) SCCM
22 29 (6.53%) Degree
22 29 (6.53%) SAP
23 28 (6.31%) SQL Server

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 34 (7.66%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.73%) Tomcat
3 20 (4.50%) WebSphere
4 18 (4.05%) WebLogic
4 18 (4.05%) JBoss
5 17 (3.83%) Lync
6 9 (2.03%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.58%) Apache
7 7 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.13%) SAS
10 4 (0.90%) Confluence
10 4 (0.90%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 3 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.68%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.68%) IIS
12 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 31 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.13%) MS Office
3 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.45%) Shockwave
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 27 (6.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (5.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (4.28%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (3.15%) Oracle Payables
5 12 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
5 12 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
5 12 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (2.25%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (2.03%) Agresso
8 6 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (1.13%) Oracle HRMS
9 5 (1.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 5 (1.13%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle Payroll
10 3 (0.68%) Adobe Campaign
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
11 2 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.45%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.05%) Office 365
2 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.90%) IaaS
4 3 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.45%) SaaS
5 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.23%) Force.com
6 1 (0.23%) GitHub
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.23%) Veeva
6 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 39 (8.78%) SSL
2 28 (6.31%) LDAP
3 27 (6.08%) Firewall
4 23 (5.18%) VPN
5 21 (4.73%) TCP/IP
5 21 (4.73%) Internet
6 17 (3.83%) SAN
7 16 (3.60%) MPLS
8 15 (3.38%) OSPF
8 15 (3.38%) LAN
8 15 (3.38%) WAN
9 14 (3.15%) BGP
10 10 (2.25%) Network Security
10 10 (2.25%) DNS
11 9 (2.03%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.58%) HTTP
13 6 (1.35%) VLAN
13 6 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (1.13%) iSCSI
15 4 (0.90%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.80%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.35%) MySQL
5 6 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 6 (1.35%) Big Data
6 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.13%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (1.13%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.90%) EDRMS
7 4 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.90%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (2.48%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.13%) PeopleTools
2 5 (1.13%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.90%) Artifactory
3 4 (0.90%) JIRA
4 3 (0.68%) Ant
4 3 (0.68%) MorphX
4 3 (0.68%) LSMW
4 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.68%) Selenium
5 2 (0.45%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.45%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.45%) JDeveloper
5 2 (0.45%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.23%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.23%) MSI
6 1 (0.23%) InstallShield
General
1 89 (20.05%) Finance
2 19 (4.28%) Advertising
3 15 (3.38%) Financial Institution
4 14 (3.15%) Retail
5 11 (2.48%) Banking
6 10 (2.25%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.03%) Marketing
8 7 (1.58%) General Ledger
9 5 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.90%) Games
11 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.45%) Local Government
12 2 (0.45%) Billing
12 2 (0.45%) Back Office
12 2 (0.45%) Law
13 1 (0.23%) Publishing
13 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.23%) French Language
13 1 (0.23%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (11.94%) XML
2 48 (10.81%) HTML
3 35 (7.88%) Web Services
4 27 (6.08%) .NET
4 27 (6.08%) SOAP
5 26 (5.86%) CSS
6 20 (4.50%) J2EE
7 19 (4.28%) Ajax
8 17 (3.83%) COM
9 9 (2.03%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.58%) Middleware
10 7 (1.58%) SAML
11 6 (1.35%) HTML5
11 6 (1.35%) REST
12 5 (1.13%) JSP
13 4 (0.90%) EDI
13 4 (0.90%) JRules
13 4 (0.90%) OAuth
13 4 (0.90%) OpenID
14 3 (0.68%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.05%) Client/Server
1 18 (4.05%) CMDB
2 16 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.03%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.35%) Open Source
4 6 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.13%) Clustering
6 4 (0.90%) Mathematics
6 4 (0.90%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.68%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.68%) iPad
7 3 (0.68%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.45%) Biometrics
8 2 (0.45%) Replication
8 2 (0.45%) Tandem
8 2 (0.45%) PKI
8 2 (0.45%) Flash Games
8 2 (0.45%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 98 (22.07%) Windows
2 47 (10.59%) Linux
3 38 (8.56%) UNIX
4 31 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (4.28%) Windows 7
6 19 (4.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.68%) Solaris
8 2 (0.45%) AIX
8 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.45%) zOS
8 2 (0.45%) Android
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (12.61%) Migration
2 51 (11.49%) CRM
3 46 (10.36%) ITIL
4 33 (7.43%) Service Management
5 28 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (6.08%) Project Management
6 27 (6.08%) SOA
6 27 (6.08%) Service Delivery
7 22 (4.95%) ITSM
8 19 (4.28%) Technical Architecture
9 18 (4.05%) Customer Engagement
9 18 (4.05%) ITIL V2
9 18 (4.05%) IT Asset Management
10 16 (3.60%) Data Migration
10 16 (3.60%) Workflow
11 15 (3.38%) Test Planning
12 14 (3.15%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (2.93%) PRINCE2
14 11 (2.48%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 93 (20.95%) SQL
2 51 (11.49%) Java
3 40 (9.01%) JavaScript
4 23 (5.18%) PL/SQL
5 22 (4.95%) C#
6 11 (2.48%) PHP
7 10 (2.25%) ABAP
7 10 (2.25%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.03%) Perl
9 7 (1.58%) X++
10 5 (1.13%) C
10 5 (1.13%) PeopleCode
11 4 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.90%) Groovy
11 4 (0.90%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.68%) Python
12 3 (0.68%) Ruby
12 3 (0.68%) VBScript
12 3 (0.68%) C++
13 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.21%) SC Cleared
3 29 (6.53%) Degree
4 19 (4.28%) DV Cleared
4 19 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (4.05%) CCNP
6 9 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.80%) HP MASE
7 8 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.13%) CISSP
8 5 (1.13%) MCSE
9 4 (0.90%) PhD
9 4 (0.90%) CCDP
9 4 (0.90%) JNCIS
10 3 (0.68%) MCSA
11 2 (0.45%) CCIE
11 2 (0.45%) MCP
12 1 (0.23%) CCNA
12 1 (0.23%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.18%) QA
2 5 (1.13%) SLA
3 3 (0.68%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
System Software
1 30 (6.76%) Active Directory
2 28 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.80%) vSphere
5 7 (1.58%) XenApp
6 6 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (0.90%) UAG
8 3 (0.68%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.45%) Varnish
9 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.45%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.45%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.45%) RACF
9 2 (0.45%) Samba
10 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.23%) XenServer
10 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 30 (6.76%) SCCM
2 19 (4.28%) HP UCMDB
3 6 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 6 (1.35%) SCOM
3 6 (1.35%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.90%) SCVMM
4 4 (0.90%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.68%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.45%) SCSM
6 2 (0.45%) Puppet
6 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.45%) CA LISA
6 2 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.45%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.45%) Control-M
6 2 (0.45%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 90 (20.27%) Microsoft
2 70 (15.77%) Oracle
3 47 (10.59%) VMware
4 41 (9.23%) Cisco
5 38 (8.56%) HP
6 29 (6.53%) SAP
7 25 (5.63%) Juniper
8 22 (4.95%) ServiceNow
9 20 (4.50%) CheckPoint
10 19 (4.28%) Citrix
10 19 (4.28%) F5
11 15 (3.38%) Riverbed
12 13 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (2.70%) Mercator
13 12 (2.70%) 3PAR
14 11 (2.48%) Dell
15 10 (2.25%) IBM
15 10 (2.25%) Symantec
16 9 (2.03%) EMC
17 8 (1.80%) PeopleSoft
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