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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 410 384 353
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 221 233 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.43% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.46% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 116 126
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £325 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -16 207 £450 - 82
London 0 93 £450 -5.26% 35
North West -6 32 £473 +40.00% 9
South East -23 31 £450 +10.76% 20
City of London -6 21 £449 -0.27% 14
Cumbria - 21 £493 - 1
East of England +4 16 £433 +4.21% 2
West Midlands +12 12 £500 +11.11% 4
Berkshire +10 12 £500 +17.64% 10
Leeds -15 12 £335 -35.70% 2
West Yorkshire -17 12 £335 -34.24% 2
Yorkshire -21 12 £335 -32.73% 6
Scotland -19 10 £550 +57.14% 1
Edinburgh -2 8 - - 1
Birmingham +9 7 £500 +5.26% 1
Surrey +2 7 £400 +3.22% 4
South West -6 6 £444 +113.85% 3
Hampshire -21 5 £451 +61.24% 1
Bedfordshire - 5 £525 -
Cambridgeshire +2 4 £375 - 1
Leatherhead - 4 £400 -
Reading 0 3 £500 - 5
Bracknell -4 3 - - 2
Hertfordshire -5 3 £466 +3.61% 1
Cheshire -14 3 £450 - 4
Lancashire - 3 £363 -
Slough - 3 £515 -
Bedford - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £450 +9.09% 2
Essex -5 2 £325 -35.00%

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 95 (20.74%) Windows
2 90 (19.65%) SQL
3 87 (19.00%) Finance
4 79 (17.25%) Microsoft
5 72 (15.72%) Migration
6 71 (15.50%) Oracle
7 57 (12.45%) Security Cleared
8 50 (10.92%) VMware
9 48 (10.48%) ITIL
10 47 (10.26%) CRM
11 46 (10.04%) SC Cleared
12 44 (9.61%) Linux
12 44 (9.61%) Java
13 43 (9.39%) XML
14 38 (8.30%) Active Directory
15 37 (8.08%) Web Services
16 35 (7.64%) UNIX
16 35 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
17 34 (7.42%) Cisco
18 33 (7.21%) SharePoint
18 33 (7.21%) MS Excel
19 32 (6.99%) HP
19 32 (6.99%) Firewall
19 32 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
20 31 (6.77%) SQL Server
21 30 (6.55%) .NET
22 29 (6.33%) JavaScript
22 29 (6.33%) SAP
23 28 (6.11%) Project Management
23 28 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 33 (7.21%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.28%) IIS
3 13 (2.84%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.62%) Lync
4 12 (2.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (2.18%) Oracle Workflow
5 10 (2.18%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.97%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.97%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.75%) JBoss
7 8 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.31%) Apache
8 6 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.09%) CMS
9 5 (1.09%) SAS
9 5 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.09%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 33 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (0.87%) MS Office
3 3 (0.66%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 28 (6.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 26 (5.68%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (5.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (3.06%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (2.18%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (1.53%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (1.53%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (1.53%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (1.09%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.87%) Oracle HRMS
8 4 (0.87%) Oracle Payroll
8 4 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.66%) SAP IS-U
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.66%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.66%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 2 (0.44%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.44%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.62%) Office 365
2 5 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.66%) SaaS
4 3 (0.66%) IaaS
5 2 (0.44%) Force.com
5 2 (0.44%) Taleo
6 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.99%) Firewall
2 24 (5.24%) SSL
3 20 (4.37%) Internet
4 16 (3.49%) LDAP
4 16 (3.49%) DNS
5 15 (3.28%) SAN
5 15 (3.28%) VPN
6 13 (2.84%) LAN
7 12 (2.62%) WAN
8 11 (2.40%) TCP/IP
9 10 (2.18%) MPLS
10 9 (1.97%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (1.75%) Network Security
11 8 (1.75%) OSPF
11 8 (1.75%) BGP
12 7 (1.53%) DHCP
12 7 (1.53%) HTTP
13 5 (1.09%) IPsec
13 5 (1.09%) VLAN
14 4 (0.87%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.53%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (1.53%) Oracle Discoverer
5 6 (1.31%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 6 (1.31%) SAP Data Services
5 6 (1.31%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.09%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.09%) MySQL
6 5 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.09%) DB2
6 5 (1.09%) SAP BW
7 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.87%) Big Data
8 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Power View
8 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 13 (2.84%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (2.18%) PeopleTools
3 8 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.31%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.09%) Selenium
5 5 (1.09%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.87%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.66%) JDeveloper
7 3 (0.66%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.66%) LSMW
7 3 (0.66%) MorphX
7 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.22%) JIRA
9 1 (0.22%) Subversion
9 1 (0.22%) MSI
9 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.22%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.22%) JMeter
9 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
General
1 87 (19.00%) Finance
2 14 (3.06%) Telecoms
2 14 (3.06%) Banking
3 13 (2.84%) Retail
4 10 (2.18%) Law
5 9 (1.97%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.75%) Advertising
6 8 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.53%) Billing
7 7 (1.53%) Marketing
8 6 (1.31%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.66%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.44%) Local Government
10 2 (0.44%) Back Office
10 2 (0.44%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
11 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.39%) XML
2 37 (8.08%) Web Services
3 30 (6.55%) .NET
4 27 (5.90%) HTML
5 19 (4.15%) SOAP
6 17 (3.71%) CSS
7 11 (2.40%) J2EE
8 10 (2.18%) Ajax
9 9 (1.97%) COM
10 8 (1.75%) ASP.NET
10 8 (1.75%) EDI
10 8 (1.75%) Middleware
11 7 (1.53%) JSP
12 6 (1.31%) SAML
13 5 (1.09%) WSDL
14 4 (0.87%) LAMP
14 4 (0.87%) Ruby on Rails
14 4 (0.87%) Django
14 4 (0.87%) Visualforce
14 4 (0.87%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.24%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.84%) Clustering
4 10 (2.18%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.18%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.97%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.97%) CMDB
6 8 (1.75%) HP Storage
7 6 (1.31%) iPad
8 5 (1.09%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.09%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.09%) FMCG
8 5 (1.09%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.87%) Tandem
10 3 (0.66%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.66%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.44%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.44%) PKI
11 2 (0.44%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 95 (20.74%) Windows
2 44 (9.61%) Linux
3 35 (7.64%) UNIX
4 28 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (5.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (4.37%) Windows 7
7 17 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.84%) Solaris
9 5 (1.09%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.87%) AIX
11 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.44%) Android
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (15.72%) Migration
2 48 (10.48%) ITIL
3 47 (10.26%) CRM
4 35 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (6.11%) Project Management
6 21 (4.59%) Scrum
6 21 (4.59%) Data Migration
7 20 (4.37%) PRINCE2
8 19 (4.15%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (4.15%) Service Management
8 19 (4.15%) Service Delivery
8 19 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (3.93%) SOA
10 17 (3.71%) Workflow
11 15 (3.28%) SDLC
12 14 (3.06%) Test Planning
12 14 (3.06%) ITSM
13 12 (2.62%) Technical Architecture
13 12 (2.62%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (2.40%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 90 (19.65%) SQL
2 44 (9.61%) Java
3 29 (6.33%) JavaScript
4 23 (5.02%) PL/SQL
5 21 (4.59%) C#
6 15 (3.28%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.40%) X++
8 9 (1.97%) ABAP
9 8 (1.75%) Perl
9 8 (1.75%) PHP
10 6 (1.31%) C
11 5 (1.09%) Apex Code
11 5 (1.09%) Python
11 5 (1.09%) PeopleCode
11 5 (1.09%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.09%) Ruby
12 4 (0.87%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.66%) VBScript
14 2 (0.44%) Korn
14 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 57 (12.45%) Security Cleared
2 46 (10.04%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.90%) Degree
4 11 (2.40%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.97%) CCNP
7 8 (1.75%) HP MASE
8 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (1.09%) MCSE
10 3 (0.66%) CCIE
10 3 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.44%) MCSA
11 2 (0.44%) PhD
11 2 (0.44%) CCNA
11 2 (0.44%) CISSP
11 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.22%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.22%) CCEE
12 1 (0.22%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.15%) QA
2 7 (1.53%) SLA
3 5 (1.09%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (8.30%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.62%) vSphere
3 12 (2.62%) XenApp
4 10 (2.18%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (1.31%) Veritas File System
5 6 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (1.09%) Shibboleth
7 4 (0.87%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.87%) Varnish
7 4 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.66%) vCloud
9 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.44%) XenServer
9 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.44%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.44%) Samba
9 2 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 23 (5.02%) SCCM
2 10 (2.18%) HP UCMDB
3 9 (1.97%) SCOM
4 5 (1.09%) Puppet
5 4 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.87%) CA LISA
5 4 (0.87%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.66%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.44%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.44%) SCSM
7 2 (0.44%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.22%) Foglight
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.22%) Nessus
8 1 (0.22%) WMI
8 1 (0.22%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 79 (17.25%) Microsoft
2 71 (15.50%) Oracle
3 50 (10.92%) VMware
4 34 (7.42%) Cisco
5 32 (6.99%) HP
6 29 (6.33%) SAP
7 25 (5.46%) Citrix
8 15 (3.28%) IBM
9 14 (3.06%) Juniper
10 13 (2.84%) ServiceNow
11 11 (2.40%) 3PAR
11 11 (2.40%) PeopleSoft
11 11 (2.40%) CheckPoint
12 9 (1.97%) AppSense
13 8 (1.75%) F5
13 8 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.75%) Mercator
13 8 (1.75%) Varonis
14 7 (1.53%) EMC
14 7 (1.53%) Riverbed
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