The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 367 383 350
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 218 188 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.37% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.40% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 94 105
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £303 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £392 £405
% change year-on-year
+8.34% -3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £95.50 £33.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+189.39% +32.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.00%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 203 £450 +5.88% 123
London +40 120 £459 +1.94% 59
South East -40 38 £400 -3.03% 17
Berkshire +15 22 £450 +12.50% 4
North West -11 16 £450 +21.62% 11
City of London +10 14 £475 - 24
Manchester -1 11 £463 +68.18% 7
Reading +10 8 £450 +28.57% 1
Scotland -9 8 £350 +29.62% 4
East of England +1 6 £465 +29.16% 12
South West -22 6 £506 +13.76% 5
Glasgow +5 5 £310 +14.81% 1
West Midlands -6 5 £338 -27.02% 10
Yorkshire -17 4 £500 +33.33% 4
Hampshire -19 4 £425 - 1
Hertfordshire +13 3 - - 5
Edinburgh -6 3 £439 +62.50% 1
Bristol -7 3 £469 +4.16% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £338 - 2
West Yorkshire -18 3 £500 +33.33% 3
Sussex - 3 £300 -
Midlands +4 2 £470 +70.90%
East Midlands +2 2 £500 +35.13% 2
Birmingham -3 2 £300 -27.92% 5
Surrey -6 2 £355 -15.47% 3
Milton Keynes -8 2 £375 - 2
Bedfordshire -9 2 £465 +29.16% 2
Middlesex +3 1 £350 -12.50% 2
Cheshire 0 1 £513 +29.09% 3
North East -3 1 - -

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 101 (22.39%) Microsoft
2 89 (19.73%) SQL
3 88 (19.51%) Oracle
4 87 (19.29%) Finance
5 80 (17.74%) Windows
6 56 (12.42%) Security Cleared
7 47 (10.42%) XML
7 47 (10.42%) ITIL
8 45 (9.98%) CRM
8 45 (9.98%) VMware
9 44 (9.76%) HTML
9 44 (9.76%) SharePoint
10 43 (9.53%) Migration
11 41 (9.09%) Cisco
11 41 (9.09%) Java
12 40 (8.87%) Oracle EBS R12
13 37 (8.20%) Web Services
14 35 (7.76%) Linux
14 35 (7.76%) SAP
14 35 (7.76%) SC Cleared
15 34 (7.54%) .NET
15 34 (7.54%) SSL
16 33 (7.32%) UNIX
16 33 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
17 32 (7.10%) SOAP
17 32 (7.10%) PL/SQL
18 31 (6.87%) Active Directory
18 31 (6.87%) Service Management
19 30 (6.65%) JavaScript
20 29 (6.43%) MS Excel

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 44 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.99%) WebSphere
3 15 (3.33%) JBoss
3 15 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 14 (3.10%) WebLogic
4 14 (3.10%) MS Exchange
4 14 (3.10%) Lync
5 13 (2.88%) Oracle Workflow
6 9 (2.00%) IIS
6 9 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.33%) NetWeaver
10 5 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.89%) Confluence
11 4 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.89%) Apache
12 3 (0.67%) SAS
12 3 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.67%) SAP EP
Applications
1 29 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.00%) MS Office
3 7 (1.55%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.44%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.22%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 40 (8.87%) Oracle EBS R12
2 28 (6.21%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (5.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (3.99%) Oracle Payables
5 17 (3.77%) Oracle General Ledger
5 17 (3.77%) Oracle Receivables
5 17 (3.77%) Oracle Applications
5 17 (3.77%) Oracle Financials
6 15 (3.33%) Agresso
7 10 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (2.22%) Oracle Assets
8 9 (2.00%) Oracle HRMS
9 7 (1.55%) Oracle 11i
9 7 (1.55%) Oracle Cash Management
10 6 (1.33%) SAP HCM
11 4 (0.89%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.89%) PeopleSoft HRMS
11 4 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
11 4 (0.89%) SAP CO
11 4 (0.89%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.33%) Office 365
2 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.89%) IaaS
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.44%) SaaS
4 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.54%) SSL
2 24 (5.32%) LDAP
2 24 (5.32%) Firewall
3 21 (4.66%) TCP/IP
3 21 (4.66%) VPN
4 18 (3.99%) Internet
5 15 (3.33%) OSPF
6 14 (3.10%) BGP
6 14 (3.10%) MPLS
7 12 (2.66%) SAN
7 12 (2.66%) LAN
7 12 (2.66%) WAN
8 9 (2.00%) DNS
9 7 (1.55%) Network Security
9 7 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (1.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (1.33%) Cisco PIX
10 6 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (1.11%) Intranet
12 4 (0.89%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.43%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (1.77%) MySQL
3 8 (1.77%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (1.77%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 6 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.33%) Big Data
5 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.89%) EDRMS
6 4 (0.89%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.89%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.67%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (0.67%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 19 (4.21%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.89%) JIRA
3 4 (0.89%) Artifactory
4 3 (0.67%) Ant
4 3 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.44%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.22%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.22%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.22%) MSI
6 1 (0.22%) Xcode
6 1 (0.22%) Subversion
6 1 (0.22%) Maven
6 1 (0.22%) MorphX
6 1 (0.22%) Toad
6 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.22%) Selenium
6 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
General
1 87 (19.29%) Finance
2 29 (6.43%) Advertising
3 15 (3.33%) Banking
4 14 (3.10%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.88%) Financial Institution
5 13 (2.88%) Retail
6 10 (2.22%) General Ledger
7 8 (1.77%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.33%) Marketing
9 5 (1.11%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.89%) Games
10 4 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.67%) Back Office
12 2 (0.44%) Front Office
12 2 (0.44%) Billing
12 2 (0.44%) Local Government
13 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.22%) Norwegian Language
13 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (10.42%) XML
2 44 (9.76%) HTML
3 37 (8.20%) Web Services
4 34 (7.54%) .NET
5 32 (7.10%) SOAP
6 20 (4.43%) CSS
7 18 (3.99%) Ajax
8 16 (3.55%) J2EE
9 15 (3.33%) COM
10 14 (3.10%) ASP.NET
10 14 (3.10%) REST
11 8 (1.77%) SAML
12 6 (1.33%) Middleware
12 6 (1.33%) HTML5
13 5 (1.11%) Oracle Fusion
14 4 (0.89%) OpenID
14 4 (0.89%) OAuth
14 4 (0.89%) JRules
14 4 (0.89%) Java EE
14 4 (0.89%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.77%) CMDB
3 14 (3.10%) Client/Server
4 10 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.77%) Fat Client
5 8 (1.77%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.89%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.67%) Open Source
8 3 (0.67%) Replication
8 3 (0.67%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.67%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.44%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.44%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.44%) Flash Games
9 2 (0.44%) User Experience
9 2 (0.44%) iPad
9 2 (0.44%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.22%) FMCG
10 1 (0.22%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 80 (17.74%) Windows
2 35 (7.76%) Linux
3 33 (7.32%) UNIX
4 18 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.66%) Windows 7
7 9 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.55%) Solaris
9 4 (0.89%) Android
9 4 (0.89%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.67%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.44%) AIX
11 2 (0.44%) zOS
11 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.22%) Debian
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.22%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.22%) HPUX
12 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (10.42%) ITIL
2 45 (9.98%) CRM
3 43 (9.53%) Migration
4 31 (6.87%) Service Management
5 27 (5.99%) Project Management
6 25 (5.54%) SOA
7 24 (5.32%) Workflow
8 23 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
10 20 (4.43%) Service Delivery
11 18 (3.99%) ITSM
12 17 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (3.77%) Customer Engagement
13 16 (3.55%) ITIL V2
13 16 (3.55%) IT Asset Management
14 14 (3.10%) Data Migration
15 12 (2.66%) Test Planning
15 12 (2.66%) ERP
16 11 (2.44%) Business Analysis
16 11 (2.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 89 (19.73%) SQL
2 41 (9.09%) Java
3 32 (7.10%) PL/SQL
4 30 (6.65%) JavaScript
5 21 (4.66%) C#
6 12 (2.66%) PowerShell
7 10 (2.22%) ABAP
8 7 (1.55%) PHP
9 5 (1.11%) SAPscript
9 5 (1.11%) X++
10 4 (0.89%) Groovy
10 4 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.89%) Perl
11 3 (0.67%) C++
11 3 (0.67%) C
11 3 (0.67%) VBScript
12 2 (0.44%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.44%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.22%) JCL
Qualifications
1 56 (12.42%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.76%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.76%) Degree
4 20 (4.43%) DV Cleared
5 19 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (3.55%) CCNP
8 12 (2.66%) VCP4
9 8 (1.77%) MCSE
9 8 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.11%) CISSP
12 4 (0.89%) JNCIS
12 4 (0.89%) MCSA
12 4 (0.89%) PhD
12 4 (0.89%) CCDP
13 3 (0.67%) MCP
13 3 (0.67%) CCIE
13 3 (0.67%) MCITP
14 2 (0.44%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.55%) QA
2 7 (1.55%) SLA
3 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.44%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.22%) PAS 55
4 1 (0.22%) EMIR
4 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 33 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (6.87%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.33%) vSphere
4 6 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (0.89%) UAG
6 4 (0.89%) XenApp
7 3 (0.67%) XenServer
7 3 (0.67%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.44%) RACF
9 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.22%) Firmware
9 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.22%) vCloud
9 1 (0.22%) ACF2
9 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (4.66%) SCCM
2 17 (3.77%) HP UCMDB
3 5 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (1.11%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.67%) SCOM
4 3 (0.67%) Control-M
5 2 (0.44%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.44%) WSUS
5 2 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.44%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.22%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 101 (22.39%) Microsoft
2 88 (19.51%) Oracle
3 45 (9.98%) VMware
4 41 (9.09%) Cisco
5 35 (7.76%) SAP
6 26 (5.76%) HP
7 24 (5.32%) CheckPoint
8 21 (4.66%) F5
9 20 (4.43%) Juniper
10 17 (3.77%) Dell
10 17 (3.77%) ServiceNow
11 16 (3.55%) Citrix
11 16 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (2.88%) Riverbed
13 11 (2.44%) Mercator
14 9 (2.00%) Symantec
14 9 (2.00%) IBM
15 8 (1.77%) BMC
16 6 (1.33%) CA
16 6 (1.33%) CommVault
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