The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Technical Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Consultant
UK
Rank 389 452 393
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 218 185 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.36% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.38% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 124 132
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.00 - £95.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - -

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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Technical Consultant in the job title.

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 27 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +49 204 £500 +11.11% 69
London +60 101 £475 -3.94% 34
South East +11 34 £513 +13.88% 15
South West +13 26 £500 -8.04%
East of England +4 20 £400 -14.43% 7
Wiltshire - 19 £500 -
Berkshire +6 12 £500 +11.11% 3
Corsham - 12 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +1 11 £550 +83.33%
Milton Keynes +8 10 £550 +83.33%
City of London +5 10 £503 +11.66% 13
Oxfordshire +2 8 £538 +115.00% 1
East Midlands +2 8 £475 -7.31% 3
Bracknell +8 7 £475 -1.04%
West Midlands +4 7 £493 +15.88% 3
Cambridgeshire +4 6 £450 -12.62% 2
Hertfordshire -2 6 £500 +11.11% 3
Oxford - 6 £550 - 1
Northampton - 6 £475 -
Northamptonshire - 6 £475 -
Scotland +15 5 £350 -17.15% 5
Birmingham +2 5 £493 +15.88% 1
Essex - 5 £335 - 1
Cambridge +14 4 - - 2
Swindon - 4 £500 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £425 -
Yorkshire +17 3 £545 +36.25% 7
Reading +6 3 £500 +11.11% 1
Midlands +4 3 - -
Hampshire +1 3 £400 -5.88% 6

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, Technical Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 128 (31.30%) Microsoft
2 94 (22.98%) Oracle
3 93 (22.74%) SQL
4 86 (21.03%) Finance
5 62 (15.16%) Windows
6 61 (14.91%) CRM
7 49 (11.98%) Dynamics CRM
8 48 (11.74%) Security Cleared
8 48 (11.74%) SAP
9 47 (11.49%) SharePoint
9 47 (11.49%) Active Directory
10 43 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (10.51%) MS Excel
11 41 (10.02%) SQL Server
11 41 (10.02%) Migration
12 40 (9.78%) .NET
12 40 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
13 39 (9.54%) Office 365
14 38 (9.29%) HTML
15 37 (9.05%) SC Cleared
16 36 (8.80%) Java
16 36 (8.80%) C#
17 34 (8.31%) JavaScript
18 32 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
18 32 (7.82%) Business Analysis
18 32 (7.82%) Oracle EBS R12
19 31 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
19 31 (7.58%) Skype for Business
20 29 (7.09%) Web Services
21 27 (6.60%) Salesforce.com

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 47 (11.49%) SharePoint
2 31 (7.58%) Skype for Business
3 18 (4.40%) MS Exchange
4 13 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (2.93%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (2.20%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.96%) IIS
8 8 (1.96%) JBoss
8 8 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.96%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.96%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.71%) WebLogic Portal
10 5 (1.22%) Apache
11 4 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.73%) Confluence
Applications
1 43 (10.51%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.93%) MS Project
3 4 (0.98%) MS Office
3 4 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.49%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 49 (11.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (7.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 22 (5.38%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (3.67%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (1.96%) SAP IS-U
7 4 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.73%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 3 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.73%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.49%) Maximo
9 2 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.49%) Oracle HRMS
9 2 (0.49%) Oracle Payroll
9 2 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.49%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 2 (0.49%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.49%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (9.54%) Office 365
3 11 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (2.44%) Yammer
5 6 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.98%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.98%) Taleo
8 3 (0.73%) IaaS
8 3 (0.73%) PaaS
8 3 (0.73%) SaaS
9 2 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.49%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.49%) Oracle CX
9 2 (0.49%) Responsys
10 1 (0.24%) AdWords
10 1 (0.24%) BlueKai
10 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.38%) Firewall
2 12 (2.93%) Skype
3 11 (2.69%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.71%) DNS
5 6 (1.47%) Network Security
5 6 (1.47%) SSL
5 6 (1.47%) VPN
6 5 (1.22%) DHCP
6 5 (1.22%) LAN
6 5 (1.22%) SAN
6 5 (1.22%) WAN
7 4 (0.98%) 3G
7 4 (0.98%) 4G
7 4 (0.98%) GSM
7 4 (0.98%) IPsec
7 4 (0.98%) LTE
7 4 (0.98%) UMTS
8 3 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.73%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.02%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.62%) DB2
3 16 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (3.18%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (2.69%) IBM InfoSphere
5 11 (2.69%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (1.96%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 7 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.47%) Big Data
8 6 (1.47%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.47%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.73%) DataStage
11 3 (0.73%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle Exadata
11 3 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (2.20%) MSTest
1 9 (2.20%) NUnit
2 7 (1.71%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.71%) Log4j
3 6 (1.47%) JIRA
4 4 (0.98%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.73%) Babel
5 3 (0.73%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.73%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.73%) Gradle
5 3 (0.73%) Maven
5 3 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.73%) Travis CI
5 3 (0.73%) webpack
6 2 (0.49%) Hudson
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.49%) PeopleTools
6 2 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
General
1 86 (21.03%) Finance
2 21 (5.13%) Retail
3 20 (4.89%) Banking
4 19 (4.65%) Advertising
5 16 (3.91%) Marketing
6 13 (3.18%) Back Office
7 11 (2.69%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.96%) Billing
8 8 (1.96%) Legal
8 8 (1.96%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.22%) Front Office
9 5 (1.22%) Law
10 3 (0.73%) Electronics
10 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.49%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.24%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.78%) .NET
2 38 (9.29%) HTML
3 29 (7.09%) Web Services
4 25 (6.11%) XML
5 20 (4.89%) CSS
6 12 (2.93%) JSP
6 12 (2.93%) SOAP
7 11 (2.69%) REST
8 10 (2.44%) COM
8 10 (2.44%) Middleware
8 10 (2.44%) WCF
9 9 (2.20%) .NET Framework
9 9 (2.20%) Entity Framework
9 9 (2.20%) Unity DI Container
10 8 (1.96%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.71%) Java EE
11 7 (1.71%) JMS
12 6 (1.47%) jQuery
13 5 (1.22%) HTML5
13 5 (1.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.69%) Data Centre
3 9 (2.20%) Clustering
3 9 (2.20%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.71%) Data Structures
4 7 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (0.98%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.73%) User Experience
9 2 (0.49%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.49%) PKI
9 2 (0.49%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.49%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.24%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.24%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.24%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.24%) Fintech
10 1 (0.24%) HP StoreVirtual
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.16%) Windows
2 21 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (4.65%) Unix
4 18 (4.40%) Linux
5 16 (3.91%) Windows Server
6 14 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.47%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.22%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.98%) CentOS
10 4 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.49%) AIX
11 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.24%) Android
12 1 (0.24%) Debian
12 1 (0.24%) Solaris
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.24%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (14.91%) CRM
2 43 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (10.02%) Migration
4 32 (7.82%) Business Analysis
5 31 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (5.62%) TOGAF
7 21 (5.13%) Project Management
7 21 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (5.13%) Workflow
7 21 (5.13%) Zachman Framework
8 20 (4.89%) Enterprise Architecture
8 20 (4.89%) Service Management
9 19 (4.65%) Data Modelling
9 19 (4.65%) Presales
10 18 (4.40%) Case Management
11 15 (3.67%) ITIL
11 15 (3.67%) Waterfall
12 14 (3.42%) ERP
12 14 (3.42%) High Availability
12 14 (3.42%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 93 (22.74%) SQL
2 36 (8.80%) C#
2 36 (8.80%) Java
3 34 (8.31%) JavaScript
4 22 (5.38%) PL/SQL
5 15 (3.67%) C
6 14 (3.42%) PowerShell
7 10 (2.44%) ABAP
8 7 (1.71%) Apex Code
8 7 (1.71%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.47%) Python
10 4 (0.98%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.73%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.73%) ES6
11 3 (0.73%) Groovy
11 3 (0.73%) Ruby
11 3 (0.73%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.49%) PHP
13 1 (0.24%) C++
13 1 (0.24%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 48 (11.74%) Security Cleared
2 37 (9.05%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.87%) Degree
4 12 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.44%) MCSE
6 6 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.98%) CEH
7 4 (0.98%) CREST Certified
7 4 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.98%) MCITP
7 4 (0.98%) MCSA
7 4 (0.98%) OSCP
8 3 (0.73%) CCIE
8 3 (0.73%) CISSP
9 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.49%) CCNP
9 2 (0.49%) MCP
9 2 (0.49%) MCSD
9 2 (0.49%) PMP
9 2 (0.49%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.69%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.47%) SLA
3 4 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.73%) QA
5 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) COBIT
6 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.24%) PMO
6 1 (0.24%) RMADS
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (11.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.22%) vSphere
5 4 (0.98%) Docker
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.73%) Snort
6 3 (0.73%) vCloud
7 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.24%) XenApp
7 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.47%) Puppet
1 6 (1.47%) SCCM
2 5 (1.22%) Ansible
3 3 (0.73%) SCOM
4 2 (0.49%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.49%) Nagios
4 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.49%) WSUS
5 1 (0.24%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.24%) Packer
5 1 (0.24%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.24%) QRadar
5 1 (0.24%) Salt
5 1 (0.24%) Terraform
5 1 (0.24%) vRealize
5 1 (0.24%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 128 (31.30%) Microsoft
2 94 (22.98%) Oracle
3 48 (11.74%) SAP
4 27 (6.60%) Salesforce.com
5 24 (5.87%) IBM
6 20 (4.89%) Citrix
7 15 (3.67%) Cisco
7 15 (3.67%) VMware
8 10 (2.44%) Hyperion
8 10 (2.44%) Infor
9 7 (1.71%) Adobe
9 7 (1.71%) F5
9 7 (1.71%) Misys
10 6 (1.47%) Juniper
10 6 (1.47%) Splunk
10 6 (1.47%) SunGard
11 5 (1.22%) Calypso
11 5 (1.22%) Polycom
12 4 (0.98%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.98%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
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Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Posted: 10 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £550.00 per day + Some flexibility
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