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 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 392 380 331
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 203 183 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.41% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 93 128
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £305 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £33.00 £25.63 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +55.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £25.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+28.78% +55.30%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
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 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 17 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 17 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 -16 181 £425 -2.85% 127
London -27 79 £450 +2.85% 60
South East -1 46 £406 -3.27% 24
City of London -7 13 £475 +5.55% 32
East of England -23 13 £300 -34.42% 13
North West -16 11 £275 -38.88% 9
Yorkshire -7 10 £388 +12.31% 5
Scotland -14 10 £338 -10.00% 8
Hampshire -5 8 - - 2
Surrey -6 8 £375 +63.93% 5
West Yorkshire -22 8 £400 - 4
Berkshire -15 7 £450 -16.27% 7
Buckinghamshire -15 7 £400 -11.60% 3
South West -32 7 £450 - 6
Hertfordshire -6 5 £250 -45.35% 5
Cheshire -9 5 £324 - 2
East Midlands -14 5 £375 -6.25% 2
Leeds -17 5 £400 - 2
West Midlands -21 5 £463 +32.14% 5
Milton Keynes -19 4 £400 -11.60% 2
Edinburgh -22 4 £248 -38.12% 3
Cardiff - 4 £388 -
South Wales - 4 £388 - 1
Wales - 4 £388 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 1
Manchester -8 3 £275 -38.88% 5
Reading -8 3 £400 -25.58% 1
Bristol -14 3 £463 +32.14%
Peterborough - 3 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 £350 - 1

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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 99 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 90 (23.38%) Oracle
3 73 (18.96%) SQL
4 67 (17.40%) Finance
5 65 (16.88%) Windows
6 52 (13.51%) Migration
7 47 (12.21%) HP
8 44 (11.43%) Active Directory
9 43 (11.17%) MS Excel
9 43 (11.17%) SAP
10 41 (10.65%) XML
10 41 (10.65%) VMware
11 39 (10.13%) SQL Server
12 38 (9.87%) Security Cleared
13 37 (9.61%) PL/SQL
14 35 (9.09%) UNIX
15 34 (8.83%) Java
16 32 (8.31%) Data Migration
17 30 (7.79%) ITIL
17 30 (7.79%) CRM
18 28 (7.27%) Linux
18 28 (7.27%) Workflow
19 27 (7.01%) Oracle EBS
19 27 (7.01%) .NET
19 27 (7.01%) SC Cleared
20 26 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
20 26 (6.75%) JavaScript
20 26 (6.75%) Cisco
20 26 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
20 26 (6.75%) Project Management

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 25 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 21 (5.45%) MS Exchange
3 20 (5.19%) Oracle Workflow
4 12 (3.12%) SAS
5 11 (2.86%) IIS
5 11 (2.86%) Lync
6 10 (2.60%) Apache
7 7 (1.82%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.04%) CMS
10 4 (1.04%) Site Server
11 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle Spatial
11 3 (0.78%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.78%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 43 (11.17%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.68%) MS Office
3 8 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.30%) 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 27 (7.01%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (5.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (4.16%) Oracle Applications
5 13 (3.38%) Oracle Payables
6 12 (3.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (2.86%) Oracle Retail
7 11 (2.86%) Oracle Receivables
8 9 (2.34%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (2.08%) Exstream
9 8 (2.08%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (1.82%) Oracle Cash Management
11 6 (1.56%) Oracle 11i
11 6 (1.56%) SAP ERP
12 4 (1.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 4 (1.04%) SAP CRM
12 4 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (1.04%) Oracle Assets
13 3 (0.78%) SAP BPC
14 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.64%) SaaS
2 4 (1.04%) Office 365
3 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) IaaS
4 1 (0.26%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.45%) VPN
2 19 (4.94%) LDAP
3 16 (4.16%) DNS
3 16 (4.16%) SAN
4 14 (3.64%) Internet
5 13 (3.38%) SSL
6 12 (3.12%) WAN
7 11 (2.86%) Firewall
8 10 (2.60%) SMTP
9 9 (2.34%) LAN
10 8 (2.08%) SNMP
10 8 (2.08%) MPLS
11 7 (1.82%) TCP/IP
11 7 (1.82%) DHCP
12 4 (1.04%) VoIP
12 4 (1.04%) BGP
12 4 (1.04%) IPsec
12 4 (1.04%) IP Telephony
12 4 (1.04%) Wireless
12 4 (1.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.45%) Oracle Reports
2 21 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (3.64%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.60%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (2.34%) SAP Data Services
5 9 (2.34%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 7 (1.82%) Big Data
7 6 (1.56%) Oracle OWB
8 5 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.30%) OLAP
8 5 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.78%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.78%) SQLPlus
10 3 (0.78%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 24 (6.23%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (1.82%) Toad
2 7 (1.82%) ProC
3 6 (1.56%) LSMW
3 6 (1.56%) JDeveloper
4 2 (0.52%) Ant
4 2 (0.52%) JUnit
4 2 (0.52%) HttpUnit
4 2 (0.52%) Selenium
4 2 (0.52%) XMLUnit
4 2 (0.52%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.52%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.26%) MorphX
5 1 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.26%) Synon
General
1 67 (17.40%) Finance
2 18 (4.68%) Retail
3 16 (4.16%) Banking
4 14 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.08%) Marketing
6 7 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.56%) Advertising
7 6 (1.56%) Publishing
7 6 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.04%) Billing
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%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.65%) XML
2 27 (7.01%) .NET
3 21 (5.45%) HTML
4 20 (5.19%) Web Services
5 17 (4.42%) SOAP
5 17 (4.42%) CSS
6 16 (4.16%) Ajax
7 11 (2.86%) J2EE
8 9 (2.34%) COM
9 7 (1.82%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.82%) Swing
10 6 (1.56%) JSON
11 5 (1.30%) BAPI
11 5 (1.30%) jQuery
12 4 (1.04%) REST
12 4 (1.04%) Middleware
13 3 (0.78%) WCF
13 3 (0.78%) XMPP
13 3 (0.78%) EDI
13 3 (0.78%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (2.86%) Data Conversion
2 9 (2.34%) CMDB
3 8 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.82%) GIS
4 7 (1.82%) Data Integration
5 6 (1.56%) Clustering
6 4 (1.04%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.04%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.04%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.04%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.78%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.78%) EMV
7 3 (0.78%) NHS
7 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.52%) Replication
8 2 (0.52%) Photography
8 2 (0.52%) Statistics
8 2 (0.52%) Semantic Web
8 2 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 65 (16.88%) Windows
2 35 (9.09%) UNIX
3 28 (7.27%) Linux
4 23 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (3.90%) Windows 7
7 10 (2.60%) Solaris
8 9 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.56%) AIX
10 4 (1.04%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.78%) HPUX
11 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.52%) CentOS
12 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.52%) Android
12 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (13.51%) Migration
2 32 (8.31%) Data Migration
3 30 (7.79%) ITIL
3 30 (7.79%) CRM
4 28 (7.27%) Workflow
5 26 (6.75%) Project Management
5 26 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (5.19%) ETL
7 20 (5.19%) Service Management
8 19 (4.94%) ERP
9 16 (4.16%) E-Commerce
10 15 (3.90%) Data Modelling
10 15 (3.90%) SOA
10 15 (3.90%) Data Analysis
11 13 (3.38%) Business Analysis
11 13 (3.38%) Technical Architecture
12 12 (3.12%) ITSM
12 12 (3.12%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (2.86%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (18.96%) SQL
2 37 (9.61%) PL/SQL
3 34 (8.83%) Java
4 26 (6.75%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.90%) C#
6 14 (3.64%) Shell Script
7 12 (3.12%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.34%) C++
8 9 (2.34%) C
9 7 (1.82%) ABAP
10 6 (1.56%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.04%) VB
12 3 (0.78%) Ruby
13 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.26%) X++
14 1 (0.26%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.26%) Python
14 1 (0.26%) XQuery
14 1 (0.26%) VBScript
14 1 (0.26%) RPG
Qualifications
1 38 (9.87%) Security Cleared
2 27 (7.01%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (4.68%) Degree
5 15 (3.90%) MCSE
6 12 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.60%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.08%) CCNA
9 6 (1.56%) CISSP
10 5 (1.30%) MCITP
10 5 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.04%) MCSD
12 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.78%) CISA
12 3 (0.78%) CISM
12 3 (0.78%) MBA
12 3 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.78%) MCSA
12 3 (0.78%) CCIE
12 3 (0.78%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.34%) SLA
2 6 (1.56%) QA
3 3 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) GxP
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.42%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.90%) XenApp
5 13 (3.38%) vSphere
6 11 (2.86%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.30%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.30%) XenServer
9 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.52%) Xen
10 2 (0.52%) UAG
11 1 (0.26%) Postfix
11 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.26%) NFS
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (3.90%) SCCM
2 11 (2.86%) HP UCMDB
3 8 (2.08%) SCOM
4 4 (1.04%) WSUS
5 3 (0.78%) MOM
5 3 (0.78%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.78%) SCSM
6 2 (0.52%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle EDQ
6 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.26%) Puppet
7 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.26%) NSN NetAct
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%) OpenView
Vendors
1 99 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 90 (23.38%) Oracle
3 47 (12.21%) HP
4 43 (11.17%) SAP
5 41 (10.65%) VMware
6 26 (6.75%) Cisco
7 24 (6.23%) Citrix
8 17 (4.42%) IBM
9 15 (3.90%) NetApp
10 13 (3.38%) ServiceNow
11 11 (2.86%) Remedy
12 9 (2.34%) BMC
12 9 (2.34%) EMC
13 8 (2.08%) Dell
14 7 (1.82%) Business Objects
15 6 (1.56%) Ab Initio
15 6 (1.56%) Tableau
16 5 (1.30%) ClickSoftware Technologies
16 5 (1.30%) Mercator
16 5 (1.30%) Adobe
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