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 2 December 2016 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 420 380 403
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 214 279 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.50% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.53% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 168 160
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £363 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - £27.50

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
47474 52672 53743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31013 33568 33961
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1672 2047 2214
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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 2 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -40 194 £488 +8.33% 63
London -36 85 £475 +5.26% 27
South East +10 37 £475 +5.55% 13
South West +21 20 £360 -17.71% 1
East of England +15 12 £463 +8.82% 7
Wiltshire - 12 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +22 10 £550 +8.91%
Milton Keynes +19 9 £550 -1.78%
Leeds +18 9 £540 +20.00% 5
Yorkshire +18 9 £540 +20.67% 6
West Yorkshire +17 9 £540 +14.58% 5
Surrey +14 9 £325 -27.77% 3
Scotland +9 8 £280 -36.00% 2
West Midlands -29 8 £575 +29.57% 2
Hampshire +21 7 £450 +34.83% 1
City of London -9 7 £463 +6.32% 9
Canary Wharf - 7 £444 -
Berkshire +4 6 £475 +5.55% 5
Hertfordshire +3 6 £500 +25.00% 1
North West -9 6 £550 +37.50% 3
Birmingham -13 5 £600 +26.31% 2
North East - 5 £375 - 2
Guildford -2 4 £325 -40.90%
East Midlands -19 4 £475 +14.45% 1
Corsham - 4 £500 -
Edinburgh +15 3 - - 2
Devon +6 3 £190 +26.66%
Exeter -1 3 £190 +26.66%
Northamptonshire -9 3 £475 -
Bracknell - 3 £475 -

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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.

1 137 (28.42%) SQL
2 127 (26.35%) Microsoft
3 123 (25.52%) Oracle
4 101 (20.95%) Finance
5 82 (17.01%) Windows
6 72 (14.94%) Migration
7 69 (14.32%) Java
8 65 (13.49%) CRM
9 56 (11.62%) Security Cleared
10 55 (11.41%) HTML
11 51 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
11 51 (10.58%) SQL Server
12 50 (10.37%) SAP
12 50 (10.37%) Active Directory
13 49 (10.17%) Firewall
14 46 (9.54%) .NET
14 46 (9.54%) Linux
15 45 (9.34%) C#
16 44 (9.13%) Web Services
17 43 (8.92%) SC Cleared
18 42 (8.71%) Oracle EBS R12
19 40 (8.30%) Dynamics CRM
19 40 (8.30%) JavaScript
19 40 (8.30%) SharePoint
19 40 (8.30%) Oracle EBS
20 38 (7.88%) XML
21 36 (7.47%) DB2
21 36 (7.47%) MS Excel
21 36 (7.47%) Cisco
21 36 (7.47%) IBM

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 40 (8.30%) SharePoint
2 26 (5.39%) Skype for Business
3 21 (4.36%) WebLogic
4 20 (4.15%) WebSphere
5 19 (3.94%) Tomcat
6 17 (3.53%) JBoss
6 17 (3.53%) WebLogic Portal
7 16 (3.32%) IIS
7 16 (3.32%) MS Exchange
8 12 (2.49%) Oracle Workflow
9 10 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.83%) Confluence
13 4 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.62%) Apache
14 3 (0.62%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 36 (7.47%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.87%) MS Project
3 5 (1.04%) MS Office
4 3 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 42 (8.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 40 (8.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (8.30%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (4.56%) Oracle Applications
4 21 (4.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (1.87%) Oracle Financials
5 9 (1.87%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (1.87%) Oracle Receivables
6 8 (1.66%) Oracle General Ledger
6 8 (1.66%) SAP IS-U
7 7 (1.45%) SAP CRM
8 6 (1.24%) Oracle Payroll
9 5 (1.04%) Oracle HRMS
10 4 (0.83%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.62%) PeopleSoft HRMS
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 2 (0.41%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 26 (5.39%) Office 365
2 9 (1.87%) SaaS
3 8 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.66%) IaaS
3 8 (1.66%) Yammer
4 7 (1.45%) PaaS
5 4 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.41%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.41%) Taleo
8 1 (0.21%) AdSense
8 1 (0.21%) AdWords
8 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 49 (10.17%) Firewall
2 17 (3.53%) TCP/IP
3 15 (3.11%) Skype
4 14 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (2.28%) DNS
6 11 (2.28%) SAN
7 9 (1.87%) DHCP
7 9 (1.87%) SSL
7 9 (1.87%) WAN
8 8 (1.66%) LAN
8 8 (1.66%) Network Security
8 8 (1.66%) VPN
9 7 (1.45%) BGP
9 7 (1.45%) BIG-IP
9 7 (1.45%) OSPF
9 7 (1.45%) Wireshark
10 6 (1.24%) IPsec
11 5 (1.04%) LDAP
11 5 (1.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.47%) DB2
3 17 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (2.49%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (2.28%) IBM InfoSphere
5 11 (2.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 10 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.66%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.24%) Big Data
10 5 (1.04%) MySQL
10 5 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (1.04%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.83%) DataStage
11 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.62%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (3.53%) Log4j
2 9 (1.87%) MSTest
2 9 (1.87%) NUnit
3 6 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.24%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.62%) JIRA
4 3 (0.62%) PeopleTools
5 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.41%) JUnit
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.21%) JBehave
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.21%) Selenium
6 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 101 (20.95%) Finance
2 26 (5.39%) Banking
3 21 (4.36%) Advertising
4 20 (4.15%) Back Office
5 17 (3.53%) Retail
6 14 (2.90%) Marketing
7 12 (2.49%) Billing
8 10 (2.07%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.87%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.66%) Legal
11 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.62%) Front Office
11 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.41%) Electronics
12 2 (0.41%) Law
12 2 (0.41%) Local Government
12 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.41%) Publishing
13 1 (0.21%) Automotive
13 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (11.41%) HTML
2 46 (9.54%) .NET
3 44 (9.13%) Web Services
4 38 (7.88%) XML
5 29 (6.02%) CSS
6 22 (4.56%) JSP
7 19 (3.94%) Java EE
8 18 (3.73%) JMS
9 14 (2.90%) SOAP
10 13 (2.70%) REST
11 12 (2.49%) Middleware
12 10 (2.07%) WCF
13 9 (1.87%) .NET Framework
13 9 (1.87%) Entity Framework
13 9 (1.87%) Unity DI Container
14 8 (1.66%) HTML5
14 8 (1.66%) jQuery
15 6 (1.24%) OAuth
15 6 (1.24%) OpenID
15 6 (1.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.19%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.07%) Clustering
4 10 (2.07%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.87%) Data Structures
5 9 (1.87%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.66%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.24%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.83%) Replication
10 3 (0.62%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.62%) Fintech
10 3 (0.62%) PKI
11 2 (0.41%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.41%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.41%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.41%) NHS
11 2 (0.41%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.41%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 82 (17.01%) Windows
2 46 (9.54%) Linux
3 27 (5.60%) Unix
4 20 (4.15%) Windows Server
5 15 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.87%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.87%) Windows Vista
8 7 (1.45%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.24%) CentOS
10 5 (1.04%) AIX
11 4 (0.83%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.62%) Solaris
13 2 (0.41%) Android
13 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (14.94%) Migration
2 65 (13.49%) CRM
3 51 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (6.64%) ITIL
5 31 (6.43%) Workflow
6 30 (6.22%) Business Analysis
7 28 (5.81%) Data Migration
7 28 (5.81%) Data Modelling
8 26 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (4.77%) Project Management
10 19 (3.94%) Scrum
10 19 (3.94%) TDD
10 19 (3.94%) Web Development
11 17 (3.53%) ETL
11 17 (3.53%) SDLC
11 17 (3.53%) TOGAF
12 16 (3.32%) Analytics
12 16 (3.32%) Presales
12 16 (3.32%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 137 (28.42%) SQL
2 69 (14.32%) Java
3 45 (9.34%) C#
4 40 (8.30%) JavaScript
5 28 (5.81%) PL/SQL
6 20 (4.15%) C
7 13 (2.70%) PowerShell
8 12 (2.49%) ABAP
9 7 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.24%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.04%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.83%) PHP
12 4 (0.83%) Python
13 3 (0.62%) C++
13 3 (0.62%) Ruby
14 2 (0.41%) SQR
14 2 (0.41%) VBScript
14 2 (0.41%) X++
15 1 (0.21%) PeopleCode
15 1 (0.21%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 56 (11.62%) Security Cleared
2 43 (8.92%) SC Cleared
3 34 (7.05%) Degree
4 13 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.07%) CCNP
6 9 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.66%) CISSP
8 6 (1.24%) CEH
8 6 (1.24%) CREST Certified
9 5 (1.04%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.04%) MCSE
10 3 (0.62%) CEPT
10 3 (0.62%) OSCP
10 3 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.41%) CCIE
11 2 (0.41%) CPTE
11 2 (0.41%) GPEN
11 2 (0.41%) MCSA
11 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.41%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.11%) PCI DSS
2 14 (2.90%) Data Quality
3 11 (2.28%) SLA
4 10 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.04%) QA
6 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.41%) HL7
8 1 (0.21%) COBIT
8 1 (0.21%) GxP
8 1 (0.21%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.21%) MiFID
8 1 (0.21%) RMADS
System Software
1 50 (10.37%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.28%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.45%) vSphere
5 5 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.83%) vCloud
7 3 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.41%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.41%) Docker
8 2 (0.41%) XenApp
9 1 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.21%) UAG
9 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (3.53%) SCCM
2 10 (2.07%) SCOM
3 5 (1.04%) Nessus
3 5 (1.04%) WSUS
4 4 (0.83%) Puppet
5 3 (0.62%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.62%) Nagios
5 3 (0.62%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.41%) Ansible
6 2 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.41%) NetVault Backup
6 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.41%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.41%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.41%) SCSM
6 2 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 127 (26.35%) Microsoft
2 123 (25.52%) Oracle
3 50 (10.37%) SAP
4 36 (7.47%) Cisco
4 36 (7.47%) IBM
5 26 (5.39%) VMware
6 21 (4.36%) Citrix
7 18 (3.73%) F5
7 18 (3.73%) Juniper
8 17 (3.53%) Misys
8 17 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (2.49%) CheckPoint
10 10 (2.07%) Splunk
11 9 (1.87%) Hyperion
11 9 (1.87%) LogLogic
12 8 (1.66%) HP
13 7 (1.45%) Blue Coat
13 7 (1.45%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.45%) Riverbed
14 6 (1.24%) SolarWinds
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