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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 417 405 415
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 240 245 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.44% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.46% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 130 126
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £33.97 - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.00

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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -16 226 £450 +5.88% 76
London -42 98 £450 -2.70% 32
South East +5 53 £425 +9.67% 16
East of England +30 25 £403 +3.87% 6
Berkshire +19 25 £450 +12.50% 11
Reading +12 17 £450 - 4
South West +4 12 £404 -5.00% 2
West Midlands -8 12 £425 +32.81% 6
North West -10 12 £390 -19.58% 10
Cambridgeshire +15 11 £489 +26.12% 1
East Midlands +17 9 £425 -5.55% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 9 £300 -40.00%
Bedfordshire +10 7 £300 - 2
Birmingham 0 7 £400 +25.00% 4
Hampshire -6 7 £475 +46.15%
Scotland -14 7 £450 -2.96% 2
City of London +20 6 £482 +5.53% 6
Luton - 6 £283 - 1
Milton Keynes +14 5 £300 -
Edinburgh -12 5 £450 -14.23%
Cheshire -12 5 - -
Manchester -13 5 £425 -17.07% 5
North East -29 5 £320 -17.94%
Tyne and Wear -29 5 £320 -17.94%
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 5 £320 -17.94%
Kent - 5 £438 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £345 - 3
Crewe - 5 - -
Somerset +11 4 £430 - 1
Hounslow +4 4 £415 -12.63%

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 122 (27.05%) Microsoft
2 100 (22.17%) Oracle
3 86 (19.07%) SQL
4 78 (17.29%) Finance
5 72 (15.96%) Windows
6 66 (14.63%) Migration
7 63 (13.97%) CRM
8 55 (12.20%) Java
9 53 (11.75%) Security Cleared
10 52 (11.53%) Agile Software Development
11 50 (11.09%) Active Directory
12 48 (10.64%) Dynamics CRM
13 47 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
13 47 (10.42%) .NET
13 47 (10.42%) Workflow
14 46 (10.20%) SAP
14 46 (10.20%) MS Excel
15 44 (9.76%) C#
15 44 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
16 41 (9.09%) SQL Server
17 40 (8.87%) SC Cleared
18 39 (8.65%) Degree
19 38 (8.43%) Oracle EBS
19 38 (8.43%) JavaScript
20 37 (8.20%) Linux
20 37 (8.20%) Office 365
21 35 (7.76%) Oracle Reports
22 34 (7.54%) Unix
22 34 (7.54%) ITIL
22 34 (7.54%) Oracle EBS R12

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 31 (6.87%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 17 (3.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 17 (3.77%) WebLogic
4 15 (3.33%) Skype for Business
5 14 (3.10%) IIS
6 11 (2.44%) CMS
6 11 (2.44%) MS Exchange
7 9 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.77%) Apache
8 8 (1.77%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.33%) LiveCycle
10 5 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.89%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.67%) iPlanet
12 3 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.67%) WebLogic Integration
12 3 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.67%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 46 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.55%) MS Office
3 4 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.44%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) PaintShop Pro
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
5 1 (0.22%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 48 (10.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (8.43%) Oracle EBS
3 34 (7.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (3.33%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (2.22%) Oracle 11i
6 6 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (1.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.67%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.67%) Siebel Analytics
10 2 (0.44%) OpenText Process Suite
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.44%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 2 (0.44%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 47 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (8.20%) Office 365
3 18 (3.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (1.77%) Force.com
6 7 (1.55%) Yammer
7 4 (0.89%) Heroku
7 4 (0.89%) Taleo
8 3 (0.67%) IaaS
9 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.22%) GitHub
10 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.22%) PaaS
10 1 (0.22%) Route 53
10 1 (0.22%) SaaS
10 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.32%) Firewall
2 19 (4.21%) DNS
3 17 (3.77%) SAN
4 16 (3.55%) LDAP
5 14 (3.10%) Internet
6 13 (2.88%) VPN
7 9 (2.00%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.77%) DHCP
8 8 (1.77%) HTTP
8 8 (1.77%) SSL
8 8 (1.77%) WAN
9 7 (1.55%) Skype
10 6 (1.33%) iSCSI
11 5 (1.11%) Network Security
12 4 (0.89%) IPsec
12 4 (0.89%) LAN
12 4 (0.89%) Wireless
13 3 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.67%) VLAN
14 2 (0.44%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.76%) Oracle Reports
3 20 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (4.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 16 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.44%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.22%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.00%) Big Data
8 9 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (1.77%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (1.55%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.33%) DB2
12 5 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (1.11%) SAP Data Services
13 4 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (0.89%) Power BI
14 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (5.10%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.33%) JIRA
4 5 (1.11%) LSMW
4 5 (1.11%) MSTest
4 5 (1.11%) NUnit
5 4 (0.89%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.67%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.67%) JMeter
7 2 (0.44%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.44%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.44%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.22%) AppScan
8 1 (0.22%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.22%) MorphX
8 1 (0.22%) NWDS
8 1 (0.22%) Selenium
8 1 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 78 (17.29%) Finance
2 21 (4.66%) Banking
3 20 (4.43%) Retail
4 13 (2.88%) Advertising
4 13 (2.88%) Marketing
5 11 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.11%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.67%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.44%) Automotive
10 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.44%) Military
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) International Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Legal
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (10.42%) .NET
2 31 (6.87%) HTML
3 27 (5.99%) CSS
3 27 (5.99%) XML
4 26 (5.76%) Web Services
5 21 (4.66%) COM
6 17 (3.77%) SOAP
7 13 (2.88%) Middleware
8 12 (2.66%) WCF
9 10 (2.22%) Visualforce
10 9 (2.00%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.77%) Ajax
11 8 (1.77%) jQuery
12 6 (1.33%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.33%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.33%) Entity Framework
12 6 (1.33%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (1.33%) Unity DI Container
12 6 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (1.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.21%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.10%) Data Centre
5 8 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.77%) Replication
6 7 (1.55%) PKI
7 6 (1.33%) Clustering
7 6 (1.33%) CMDB
7 6 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.11%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.11%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.11%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.89%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.89%) EqualLogic
9 4 (0.89%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.67%) DataPower
10 3 (0.67%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.67%) Pharmacovigilance
10 3 (0.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 72 (15.96%) Windows
2 37 (8.20%) Linux
3 34 (7.54%) Unix
4 21 (4.66%) Windows Server
5 16 (3.55%) AIX
6 10 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.55%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.33%) Android
10 6 (1.33%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.33%) Solaris
11 5 (1.11%) VMS
11 5 (1.11%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.11%) zOS
12 4 (0.89%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.89%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.44%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (14.63%) Migration
2 63 (13.97%) CRM
3 52 (11.53%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (10.42%) Workflow
5 44 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
6 34 (7.54%) ITIL
7 33 (7.32%) Document Management
8 31 (6.87%) Data Migration
9 28 (6.21%) Scrum
10 24 (5.32%) Project Management
11 23 (5.10%) ERP
12 22 (4.88%) Business Analysis
12 22 (4.88%) Presales
13 21 (4.66%) Capacity Planning
13 21 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (4.43%) Technical Architecture
15 18 (3.99%) Data Modelling
15 18 (3.99%) Security Architecture
16 17 (3.77%) Analytics
16 17 (3.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 86 (19.07%) SQL
2 55 (12.20%) Java
3 44 (9.76%) C#
4 38 (8.43%) JavaScript
5 33 (7.32%) PL/SQL
6 23 (5.10%) PowerShell
7 16 (3.55%) Shell Script
8 11 (2.44%) Python
9 10 (2.22%) Apex Code
9 10 (2.22%) Perl
10 9 (2.00%) ABAP
11 8 (1.77%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.77%) C
12 5 (1.11%) C++
12 5 (1.11%) Korn
13 4 (0.89%) COBOL
13 4 (0.89%) SOQL
13 4 (0.89%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (11.75%) Security Cleared
2 40 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 39 (8.65%) Degree
4 16 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.77%) CISSP
5 8 (1.77%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.11%) MCITP
6 5 (1.11%) MCSE
6 5 (1.11%) MCTS
7 4 (0.89%) CBAP
8 3 (0.67%) CISM
8 3 (0.67%) MCSA
8 3 (0.67%) MCSD
9 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.44%) CISA
9 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.22%) AAT
10 1 (0.22%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.22%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.22%) GSSP-JAVA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.00%) QA
2 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.89%) WCAG
3 3 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.67%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.44%) COBIT
4 2 (0.44%) GPG13
4 2 (0.44%) WAI
5 1 (0.22%) RMADS
5 1 (0.22%) SEPA
5 1 (0.22%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 50 (11.09%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.10%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.11%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.67%) UAG
7 2 (0.44%) Docker
7 2 (0.44%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.44%) Samba
8 1 (0.22%) ACF2
8 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.22%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.22%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (2.88%) SCCM
2 6 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.11%) Control-M
4 4 (0.89%) Nagios
4 4 (0.89%) SCVMM
4 4 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (0.89%) WSUS
5 3 (0.67%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.67%) Nessus
5 3 (0.67%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.67%) Puppet
5 3 (0.67%) SCOM
6 2 (0.44%) Grafana
6 2 (0.44%) Graphite
6 2 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.44%) Terraform
6 2 (0.44%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 122 (27.05%) Microsoft
2 100 (22.17%) Oracle
3 46 (10.20%) SAP
4 23 (5.10%) VMware
5 20 (4.43%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (2.66%) Citrix
7 11 (2.44%) IBM
8 9 (2.00%) Adobe
8 9 (2.00%) Cisco
8 9 (2.00%) Dell
8 9 (2.00%) HP
8 9 (2.00%) Infor
9 8 (1.77%) Informatica
9 8 (1.77%) ServiceNow
9 8 (1.77%) Siebel
9 8 (1.77%) Symantec
10 6 (1.33%) BMC
10 6 (1.33%) NetApp
11 5 (1.11%) CA
11 5 (1.11%) CheckPoint
West Midlands
Austin Fraser Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
North West
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Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aim Hire Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 15 days ago
Preston
Real Staffing
Rate: £4 - £450 per day + Negotiable - On Experience
Posted: 19 days ago
Blackpool
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 19 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Brentford
Modis International (Agency)
Posted: 22 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day + Please quote
Posted: 22 days ago