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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 382 393 341
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 235 199 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.37% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.40% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 108 129
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £294 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%

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
50919 49737 45816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.58% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32112 30451 26557
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1925 1987 2121
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £38.86 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +20 219 £450 +5.88% 141
London +37 111 £450 - 55
South East -35 37 £400 - 42
City of London +14 30 £440 -2.22% 28
North West -2 26 £480 +44.90% 10
East of England -5 14 £404 -10.27% 9
Cumbria - 13 £473 - 3
West Midlands +10 12 £475 +11.76% 6
Berkshire +7 12 £455 +10.30% 11
Scotland +3 9 £423 +18.59% 1
Birmingham +2 9 £475 +13.09% 4
Hampshire -9 9 £338 +9.31% 8
West Yorkshire -1 7 £335 -31.28% 7
Leeds -14 7 £335 -36.19% 7
Yorkshire -16 7 £335 -29.47% 8
Edinburgh +7 6 - - 1
Surrey -1 6 £400 +4.91% 12
Manchester -8 6 £485 +43.70% 5
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £475 +18.75% 3
South West +1 5 £438 -2.77% 8
Cambridgeshire +1 4 £375 - 4
Bracknell +1 3 - - 1
Milton Keynes -1 3 £450 +12.50% 1
Cheshire -7 3 - -
Essex -8 3 £325 -35.00%
Hertfordshire -16 3 £466 +3.61% 4
Leatherhead -20 3 £400 -20.00%
Hook - 3 £451 -
Bedfordshire +6 2 - - 1
Reading +6 2 £500 +25.00% 2

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 103 (21.41%) SQL
1 103 (21.41%) Windows
2 97 (20.17%) Finance
3 86 (17.88%) Microsoft
4 77 (16.01%) Oracle
5 65 (13.51%) Security Cleared
6 64 (13.31%) Migration
7 52 (10.81%) XML
8 51 (10.60%) CRM
9 50 (10.40%) ITIL
9 50 (10.40%) Linux
10 47 (9.77%) Java
10 47 (9.77%) VMware
11 44 (9.15%) SC Cleared
12 41 (8.52%) Active Directory
12 41 (8.52%) Cisco
13 40 (8.32%) UNIX
14 39 (8.11%) Web Services
15 38 (7.90%) HTML
15 38 (7.90%) Project Management
16 37 (7.69%) SharePoint
17 35 (7.28%) HP
18 34 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
19 33 (6.86%) JavaScript
20 31 (6.44%) SSL
20 31 (6.44%) Firewall
21 30 (6.24%) MS Excel
21 30 (6.24%) VMware Infrastructure
21 30 (6.24%) Oracle EBS R12
22 28 (5.82%) SQL Server

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.16%) Tomcat
3 16 (3.33%) JBoss
3 16 (3.33%) WebSphere
4 15 (3.12%) WebLogic
5 14 (2.91%) Lync
6 12 (2.49%) IIS
7 10 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
8 9 (1.87%) MS Exchange
8 9 (1.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.46%) Apache
10 6 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.04%) GlassFish
11 5 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.04%) CMS
11 5 (1.04%) SAS
12 4 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.83%) Drupal
Applications
1 30 (6.24%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.04%) MS Office
3 4 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.62%) MS Project
5 2 (0.42%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 30 (6.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 26 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (4.99%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (2.08%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (1.87%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (1.87%) Oracle Receivables
6 9 (1.87%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (1.46%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (1.25%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 5 (1.04%) Agresso
9 5 (1.04%) Oracle HRMS
10 4 (0.83%) Oracle Payroll
10 4 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
11 3 (0.62%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 3 (0.62%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
11 3 (0.62%) Oracle iProcurement
12 2 (0.42%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.91%) Office 365
2 7 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.04%) IaaS
4 4 (0.83%) SaaS
5 3 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.42%) Taleo
6 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.21%) Force.com
7 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.21%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.21%) GitHub
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.21%) Veeva
7 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.44%) SSL
1 31 (6.44%) Firewall
2 22 (4.57%) Internet
3 21 (4.37%) LDAP
4 18 (3.74%) VPN
5 16 (3.33%) DNS
5 16 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 15 (3.12%) LAN
7 14 (2.91%) WAN
7 14 (2.91%) SAN
8 13 (2.70%) MPLS
9 11 (2.29%) OSPF
9 11 (2.29%) BGP
10 10 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (1.87%) Network Security
12 7 (1.46%) DHCP
12 7 (1.46%) HTTP
13 6 (1.25%) VLAN
14 5 (1.04%) IPsec
15 4 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.53%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (1.66%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.66%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.46%) MySQL
5 7 (1.46%) Oracle Discoverer
6 6 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 6 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.25%) Big Data
7 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.04%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.04%) SAP BW
8 4 (0.83%) EDRMS
8 4 (0.83%) DB2
8 4 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (0.83%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.83%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 16 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (2.08%) PeopleTools
3 8 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.46%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.04%) Selenium
5 5 (1.04%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.83%) SonarQube
6 4 (0.83%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.62%) Ant
7 3 (0.62%) JDeveloper
7 3 (0.62%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.62%) LSMW
7 3 (0.62%) MorphX
8 2 (0.42%) JIRA
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.42%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.42%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.21%) Hudson
9 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
General
1 97 (20.17%) Finance
2 15 (3.12%) Retail
3 14 (2.91%) Financial Institution
4 13 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.70%) Banking
5 12 (2.49%) Advertising
6 8 (1.66%) Law
6 8 (1.66%) Marketing
7 5 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.04%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.04%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.83%) Games
8 4 (0.83%) Billing
9 2 (0.42%) Local Government
9 2 (0.42%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.81%) XML
2 39 (8.11%) Web Services
3 38 (7.90%) HTML
4 27 (5.61%) .NET
5 23 (4.78%) SOAP
6 21 (4.37%) CSS
7 16 (3.33%) J2EE
8 13 (2.70%) Ajax
9 11 (2.29%) COM
10 8 (1.66%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.46%) EDI
11 7 (1.46%) Middleware
12 6 (1.25%) SAML
12 6 (1.25%) JSP
12 6 (1.25%) HTML5
13 4 (0.83%) REST
13 4 (0.83%) LAMP
13 4 (0.83%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (0.83%) Django
14 3 (0.62%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.95%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.91%) Client/Server
4 12 (2.49%) CMDB
5 10 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.87%) Clustering
6 9 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.66%) HP Storage
8 6 (1.25%) iPad
8 6 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.25%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.83%) Tandem
9 4 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.62%) FMCG
10 3 (0.62%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.42%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.42%) iSeries
11 2 (0.42%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.42%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.42%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 103 (21.41%) Windows
2 50 (10.40%) Linux
3 40 (8.32%) UNIX
4 27 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (3.74%) Windows 7
7 17 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.87%) Solaris
9 4 (0.83%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.42%) Android
10 2 (0.42%) AIX
11 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.21%) zOS
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (13.31%) Migration
2 51 (10.60%) CRM
3 50 (10.40%) ITIL
4 38 (7.90%) Project Management
5 34 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (5.20%) Service Delivery
7 24 (4.99%) Service Management
8 23 (4.78%) SOA
9 22 (4.57%) PRINCE2
9 22 (4.57%) SDLC
10 21 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (4.16%) Workflow
12 19 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (3.95%) Scrum
12 19 (3.95%) Test Planning
13 17 (3.53%) ITSM
14 15 (3.12%) Technical Architecture
15 14 (2.91%) Data Migration
16 12 (2.49%) Customer Engagement
16 12 (2.49%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 103 (21.41%) SQL
2 47 (9.77%) Java
3 33 (6.86%) JavaScript
4 26 (5.41%) PL/SQL
5 21 (4.37%) C#
6 13 (2.70%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.29%) X++
7 11 (2.29%) ABAP
8 10 (2.08%) Perl
8 10 (2.08%) PHP
9 6 (1.25%) PeopleCode
10 5 (1.04%) Python
10 5 (1.04%) Ruby
10 5 (1.04%) C
11 4 (0.83%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.62%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.62%) VBScript
13 2 (0.42%) C++
Qualifications
1 65 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 44 (9.15%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.61%) Degree
4 16 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (2.70%) CCNP
7 8 (1.66%) HP MASE
8 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.04%) MCSE
10 4 (0.83%) PhD
11 3 (0.62%) CCIE
11 3 (0.62%) MCSA
11 3 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.62%) CISSP
12 2 (0.42%) MCP
12 2 (0.42%) CCDP
13 1 (0.21%) CCNA
13 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.99%) QA
2 5 (1.04%) SLA
3 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.83%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
System Software
1 41 (8.52%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.29%) Hyper-V
3 11 (2.29%) vSphere
4 8 (1.66%) XenApp
5 5 (1.04%) Shibboleth
6 4 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (0.83%) UAG
6 4 (0.83%) Varnish
6 4 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (0.83%) Veritas File System
6 4 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.62%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.62%) vCloud
8 2 (0.42%) Samba
8 2 (0.42%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.42%) XenServer
8 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (4.78%) SCCM
2 13 (2.70%) HP UCMDB
3 8 (1.66%) SCOM
4 5 (1.04%) Puppet
5 4 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.83%) CA LISA
5 4 (0.83%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.83%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.62%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.42%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.42%) SCSM
7 2 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.21%) Nessus
8 1 (0.21%) WMI
8 1 (0.21%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 86 (17.88%) Microsoft
2 77 (16.01%) Oracle
3 47 (9.77%) VMware
4 41 (8.52%) Cisco
5 35 (7.28%) HP
6 27 (5.61%) SAP
7 23 (4.78%) Citrix
8 19 (3.95%) Juniper
9 16 (3.33%) ServiceNow
10 15 (3.12%) IBM
11 14 (2.91%) CheckPoint
12 13 (2.70%) PeopleSoft
13 12 (2.49%) F5
14 11 (2.29%) Riverbed
14 11 (2.29%) 3PAR
15 10 (2.08%) Mercator
15 10 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
16 9 (1.87%) AppSense
17 8 (1.66%) Varonis
18 7 (1.46%) Symantec
Cumbria
LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cumbria
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Rate: £Market
Posted: 20 hours ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £600 Per Annum Excellent rates
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Markets Rates - 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
LA International
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - Contract initially 3 months
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Bedford
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
England
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Wiltshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago