The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 399 353 331
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 202 206 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.42% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.46% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 107 130
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £260 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +59.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £26.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +59.09%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51854 44815 56131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.45% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31590 25634 30843
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2065 2206 2587
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -46 182 £425 -2.57% 59
London -21 79 £450 - 28
South East -7 48 £400 -4.76% 10
City of London -10 14 £475 +5.49% 11
East of England -26 13 £300 -34.42% 7
Yorkshire -20 10 £388 -0.64% 2
North West -24 10 £324 -28.11% 6
Hampshire -8 9 £388 -7.73% 1
Scotland -1 8 £350 -6.66% 6
Surrey -7 8 £375 +70.45% 3
Buckinghamshire -10 8 £400 -11.60% 1
West Yorkshire -15 8 £400 - 2
Berkshire -1 7 £450 -16.27% 2
South West -24 7 £450 +2.85% 4
Cheshire -2 6 £324 - 3
Hertfordshire -6 5 £250 -45.35% 2
East Midlands -14 5 £375 -6.25%
West Midlands -21 5 £463 +32.14% 1
Leeds -24 5 £400 - 1
Milton Keynes -14 4 £400 -11.60% 1
Cardiff - 4 £388 -
South Wales - 4 £388 - 1
Wales - 4 £388 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 2
Reading -3 3 £400 -25.58%
Bristol -19 3 £463 +32.14%
Peterborough - 3 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 £350 -
Basingstoke +18 2 £388 -7.73% 1
West Sussex -1 2 £275 -

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 (25.72%) Microsoft
2 88 (23.10%) Oracle
3 71 (18.64%) SQL
4 67 (17.59%) Windows
5 64 (16.80%) Finance
6 48 (12.60%) Migration
7 46 (12.07%) HP
8 44 (11.55%) MS Excel
9 42 (11.02%) Active Directory
10 41 (10.76%) VMware
11 39 (10.24%) SQL Server
11 39 (10.24%) Security Cleared
12 38 (9.97%) SAP
12 38 (9.97%) XML
13 37 (9.71%) UNIX
14 35 (9.19%) Java
15 34 (8.92%) PL/SQL
16 31 (8.14%) CRM
17 30 (7.87%) ITIL
17 30 (7.87%) Data Migration
18 29 (7.61%) Linux
19 28 (7.35%) SC Cleared
20 27 (7.09%) .NET
20 27 (7.09%) SharePoint
21 26 (6.82%) Workflow
21 26 (6.82%) Cisco
21 26 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
21 26 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
22 25 (6.56%) Project Management
23 24 (6.30%) Windows Server 2003

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 27 (7.09%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.77%) MS Exchange
3 20 (5.25%) Oracle Workflow
4 12 (3.15%) IIS
4 12 (3.15%) Apache
4 12 (3.15%) SAS
5 11 (2.89%) Lync
6 9 (2.36%) WebLogic
7 8 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.05%) CMS
10 4 (1.05%) Site Server
11 3 (0.79%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.79%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (0.79%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.79%) Oracle Spatial
11 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 44 (11.55%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.72%) MS Office
3 8 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.52%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.26%) MS Project
6 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.26%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 24 (6.30%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (5.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (5.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (4.20%) Oracle Applications
5 13 (3.41%) Oracle Payables
6 12 (3.15%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (2.89%) Oracle Receivables
7 11 (2.89%) Oracle Retail
8 9 (2.36%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (2.10%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (1.84%) Exstream
10 7 (1.84%) Oracle Cash Management
11 6 (1.57%) SAP ERP
11 6 (1.57%) Oracle 11i
12 4 (1.05%) Oracle Assets
12 4 (1.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 4 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (1.05%) SAP CRM
13 3 (0.79%) SAP BPC
14 2 (0.52%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.94%) SaaS
2 4 (1.05%) Office 365
3 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) IaaS
4 1 (0.26%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.26%) Force.com
4 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.51%) VPN
2 18 (4.72%) LDAP
3 16 (4.20%) SAN
4 15 (3.94%) SSL
4 15 (3.94%) DNS
5 14 (3.67%) Internet
6 12 (3.15%) WAN
7 11 (2.89%) Firewall
8 9 (2.36%) SMTP
8 9 (2.36%) LAN
9 8 (2.10%) MPLS
10 7 (1.84%) SNMP
10 7 (1.84%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.84%) DHCP
11 4 (1.05%) NAS
11 4 (1.05%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.05%) BGP
11 4 (1.05%) Intranet
11 4 (1.05%) IPsec
11 4 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (5.25%) Oracle Reports
4 14 (3.67%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.62%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.62%) Oracle BI EE
6 9 (2.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 8 (2.10%) SAP Data Services
8 7 (1.84%) Big Data
9 5 (1.31%) OLAP
9 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.79%) MySQL
11 3 (0.79%) SQLPlus
11 3 (0.79%) EDRMS
11 3 (0.79%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 24 (6.30%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (1.84%) Toad
2 7 (1.84%) ProC
3 6 (1.57%) LSMW
3 6 (1.57%) JDeveloper
4 2 (0.52%) XMLUnit
4 2 (0.52%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.52%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.52%) Selenium
4 2 (0.52%) HttpUnit
4 2 (0.52%) Ant
4 2 (0.52%) JUnit
5 1 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.26%) Synon
5 1 (0.26%) MorphX
5 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 64 (16.80%) Finance
2 19 (4.99%) Retail
3 15 (3.94%) Banking
4 14 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.62%) Marketing
6 8 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.57%) Advertising
7 6 (1.57%) Publishing
7 6 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.05%) Billing
9 2 (0.52%) Automotive
9 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.52%) Front Office
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) International Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.97%) XML
2 27 (7.09%) .NET
3 21 (5.51%) HTML
4 20 (5.25%) Web Services
5 17 (4.46%) CSS
5 17 (4.46%) SOAP
6 16 (4.20%) Ajax
7 11 (2.89%) J2EE
8 9 (2.36%) COM
9 7 (1.84%) Swing
9 7 (1.84%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.57%) JSON
10 6 (1.57%) Middleware
11 5 (1.31%) BAPI
11 5 (1.31%) jQuery
12 4 (1.05%) REST
13 3 (0.79%) EDI
13 3 (0.79%) XMPP
13 3 (0.79%) WCF
13 3 (0.79%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (2.89%) Data Conversion
2 9 (2.36%) CMDB
3 8 (2.10%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.84%) GIS
5 6 (1.57%) Clustering
6 4 (1.05%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.05%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.05%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.05%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.05%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.05%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.79%) EMV
7 3 (0.79%) NHS
7 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.52%) Social Media
8 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.52%) Semantic Web
8 2 (0.52%) Photography
8 2 (0.52%) Statistics
8 2 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 67 (17.59%) Windows
2 37 (9.71%) UNIX
3 29 (7.61%) Linux
4 24 (6.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (3.67%) Windows 7
7 10 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.62%) Solaris
8 6 (1.57%) AIX
9 4 (1.05%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.79%) HPUX
10 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.52%) CentOS
11 2 (0.52%) Android
11 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (12.60%) Migration
2 31 (8.14%) CRM
3 30 (7.87%) ITIL
3 30 (7.87%) Data Migration
4 26 (6.82%) Workflow
4 26 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (6.56%) Project Management
6 23 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (5.25%) ETL
7 20 (5.25%) Service Management
8 19 (4.99%) ERP
9 18 (4.72%) E-Commerce
10 15 (3.94%) Data Analysis
10 15 (3.94%) Data Modelling
11 13 (3.41%) Technical Architecture
12 12 (3.15%) Business Analysis
12 12 (3.15%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (3.15%) ITSM
12 12 (3.15%) SOA
13 10 (2.62%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (18.64%) SQL
2 35 (9.19%) Java
3 34 (8.92%) PL/SQL
4 24 (6.30%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.20%) Shell Script
6 15 (3.94%) C#
7 12 (3.15%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.36%) C++
8 9 (2.36%) C
9 7 (1.84%) ABAP
9 7 (1.84%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.05%) VB
11 3 (0.79%) Ruby
12 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.26%) Python
13 1 (0.26%) VBScript
13 1 (0.26%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.26%) RPG
13 1 (0.26%) XQuery
13 1 (0.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 39 (10.24%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (4.99%) Degree
5 15 (3.94%) MCSE
6 12 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.62%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.10%) CCNA
9 5 (1.31%) CISSP
9 5 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (1.31%) MCITP
10 4 (1.05%) MCSD
11 3 (0.79%) MCSA
11 3 (0.79%) CCIE
11 3 (0.79%) CCNP
11 3 (0.79%) CISA
11 3 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.79%) MBA
11 3 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.52%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.36%) SLA
2 6 (1.57%) QA
3 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) GxP
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (11.02%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.72%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.94%) XenApp
5 13 (3.41%) vSphere
6 11 (2.89%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.31%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.31%) XenServer
9 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.52%) UAG
10 2 (0.52%) Xen
10 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.26%) NFS
11 1 (0.26%) Squid
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.26%) Postfix
11 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 14 (3.67%) SCCM
2 11 (2.89%) HP UCMDB
3 9 (2.36%) SCOM
4 4 (1.05%) WSUS
5 3 (0.79%) MOM
5 3 (0.79%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.79%) SCSM
6 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle EDQ
6 2 (0.52%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.26%) OpenView
7 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.26%) Legato
7 1 (0.26%) Foglight
7 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.26%) WMI
7 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 98 (25.72%) Microsoft
2 88 (23.10%) Oracle
3 46 (12.07%) HP
4 41 (10.76%) VMware
5 38 (9.97%) SAP
6 26 (6.82%) Cisco
7 24 (6.30%) Citrix
8 17 (4.46%) IBM
9 15 (3.94%) NetApp
10 13 (3.41%) ServiceNow
11 11 (2.89%) Remedy
12 9 (2.36%) EMC
12 9 (2.36%) BMC
13 8 (2.10%) Dell
14 6 (1.57%) Tableau
14 6 (1.57%) Ab Initio
14 6 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.57%) Business Objects
15 5 (1.31%) Sun
15 5 (1.31%) Adobe
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