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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 419 416 426
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 226 237 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.45% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 125 121
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £308 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £433 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +8.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £33.97 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -11 202 £430 -4.44% 88
London -22 99 £450 - 38
South East -11 24 £450 +14.28% 20
West Midlands -9 23 £413 -13.15% 5
Birmingham +3 16 £413 -13.15% 3
South West +9 12 £275 -37.14% 5
City of London +10 11 £456 -1.35% 9
East of England +7 10 £500 +23.83% 7
North West -21 10 £425 -10.29% 4
North East -48 10 £424 +13.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -49 10 £424 +13.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -54 10 £424 +13.00% 1
Hampshire +6 8 £513 +67.34% 1
Berkshire -9 8 £450 +5.26% 10
West Yorkshire +8 7 £363 +8.20% 3
Yorkshire +6 7 £363 +8.20% 6
Leeds +1 7 £363 +8.20% 3
East Midlands +2 6 £400 -11.11% 2
Scotland -23 6 £440 +4.14%
Hounslow +1 5 £415 -
Hertfordshire +19 4 £500 +7.23% 4
Slough +4 4 £450 +12.50% 1
Edinburgh -1 4 - -
Manchester -3 4 £425 -12.37% 3
Cardiff - 4 - - 1
South Wales - 4 - - 2
Wales - 4 - - 3
Cheltenham +7 3 - - 1
Bedfordshire +6 3 £450 -
Wiltshire -2 3 - - 1

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 125 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 110 (24.28%) SQL
2 110 (24.28%) Oracle
3 86 (18.98%) Finance
4 76 (16.78%) Migration
4 76 (16.78%) Windows
5 71 (15.67%) Java
6 69 (15.23%) CRM
7 61 (13.47%) Active Directory
8 60 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
9 55 (12.14%) Workflow
10 53 (11.70%) .NET
11 52 (11.48%) HTML
11 52 (11.48%) Linux
12 51 (11.26%) SQL Server
12 51 (11.26%) Security Cleared
12 51 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
13 47 (10.38%) Dynamics CRM
14 44 (9.71%) SAP
14 44 (9.71%) C#
14 44 (9.71%) JavaScript
14 44 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
15 42 (9.27%) Web Services
16 41 (9.05%) MS Excel
16 41 (9.05%) SC Cleared
17 39 (8.61%) XML
17 39 (8.61%) Degree
17 39 (8.61%) Oracle EBS R12
17 39 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
18 36 (7.95%) CSS

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 33 (7.28%) SharePoint
2 23 (5.08%) Oracle Workflow
3 22 (4.86%) WebLogic
4 18 (3.97%) Skype for Business
5 17 (3.75%) WebSphere
6 15 (3.31%) Tomcat
7 14 (3.09%) IIS
8 13 (2.87%) JBoss
9 12 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (2.65%) WebLogic Portal
10 11 (2.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (2.21%) MS Exchange
12 7 (1.55%) Apache
13 6 (1.32%) CMS
14 5 (1.10%) LiveCycle
14 5 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.88%) NetWeaver
15 4 (0.88%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
16 3 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 41 (9.05%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.10%) MS Project
3 3 (0.66%) MS Office
4 2 (0.44%) Windchill
5 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 47 (10.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (8.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 36 (7.95%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (4.42%) Oracle Applications
5 16 (3.53%) Oracle Payables
6 15 (3.31%) Oracle Receivables
7 12 (2.65%) Oracle General Ledger
8 9 (1.99%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (1.77%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (1.10%) Oracle 11i
10 5 (1.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
11 4 (0.88%) Oracle CRM
11 4 (0.88%) Oracle iProcurement
11 4 (0.88%) SAP CRM
12 3 (0.66%) Oracle FAH
12 3 (0.66%) Oracle Payroll
12 3 (0.66%) SAP xRPM
12 3 (0.66%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 51 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (7.51%) Office 365
3 15 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (2.21%) Yammer
6 9 (1.99%) IaaS
7 8 (1.77%) SaaS
8 7 (1.55%) Force.com
9 5 (1.10%) PaaS
10 4 (0.88%) Heroku
11 3 (0.66%) Taleo
12 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.22%) AdSense
13 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.22%) Route 53
13 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.52%) Firewall
2 20 (4.42%) LDAP
3 18 (3.97%) DNS
4 15 (3.31%) VPN
5 14 (3.09%) SAN
6 11 (2.43%) Internet
7 10 (2.21%) SSL
8 9 (1.99%) iSCSI
9 7 (1.55%) DHCP
9 7 (1.55%) HTTP
9 7 (1.55%) Skype
9 7 (1.55%) WAN
10 6 (1.32%) Network Security
10 6 (1.32%) TCP/IP
11 5 (1.10%) LAN
12 4 (0.88%) AMQP
12 4 (0.88%) IPsec
12 4 (0.88%) MQTT
12 4 (0.88%) Wireless
13 3 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.18%) Oracle Reports
3 24 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (3.75%) DB2
5 14 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (2.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 9 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.99%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.32%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.10%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.88%) Big Data
11 4 (0.88%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.88%) SAP Data Services
12 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.66%) Power BI
12 3 (0.66%) SAP BW
12 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (2.65%) Oracle Forms
2 11 (2.43%) Log4j
3 10 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.77%) MSTest
4 8 (1.77%) NUnit
5 4 (0.88%) LSMW
6 3 (0.66%) MorphX
7 2 (0.44%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.44%) JDeveloper
7 2 (0.44%) JIRA
7 2 (0.44%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.22%) AppScan
8 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.22%) JUnit
8 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.22%) Toad
General
1 86 (18.98%) Finance
2 26 (5.74%) Retail
3 23 (5.08%) Banking
4 12 (2.65%) Advertising
5 11 (2.43%) Back Office
5 11 (2.43%) Marketing
6 9 (1.99%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.32%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.66%) Automotive
9 3 (0.66%) Billing
9 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.66%) Local Government
10 2 (0.44%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.22%) Front Office
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (11.70%) .NET
2 52 (11.48%) HTML
3 42 (9.27%) Web Services
4 39 (8.61%) XML
5 36 (7.95%) CSS
6 21 (4.64%) COM
7 19 (4.19%) SOAP
8 17 (3.75%) Middleware
9 16 (3.53%) WCF
10 12 (2.65%) Java EE
10 12 (2.65%) JMS
10 12 (2.65%) JSP
11 11 (2.43%) .NET Framework
12 9 (1.99%) Entity Framework
12 9 (1.99%) REST
12 9 (1.99%) Unity DI Container
12 9 (1.99%) Visualforce
13 8 (1.77%) RESTful
14 7 (1.55%) jQuery
15 5 (1.10%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.19%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.53%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.87%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.99%) Replication
7 8 (1.77%) EqualLogic
7 8 (1.77%) PKI
8 7 (1.55%) Clustering
9 5 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.10%) CMDB
9 5 (1.10%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.10%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.88%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.88%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.66%) Economics
11 3 (0.66%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.66%) Pharmacovigilance
12 2 (0.44%) SCADA
12 2 (0.44%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 76 (16.78%) Windows
2 52 (11.48%) Linux
3 36 (7.95%) Unix
4 26 (5.74%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.87%) AIX
6 11 (2.43%) Windows 10
7 10 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.55%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.32%) Android
11 6 (1.32%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.32%) VMS
12 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.88%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.88%) zOS
13 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (16.78%) Migration
2 69 (15.23%) CRM
3 60 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (12.14%) Workflow
5 44 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
6 35 (7.73%) ITIL
7 30 (6.62%) Data Migration
8 29 (6.40%) Data Modelling
9 28 (6.18%) Document Management
10 27 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (5.74%) Scrum
12 24 (5.30%) Business Analysis
13 22 (4.86%) Project Management
14 21 (4.64%) Technical Architecture
14 21 (4.64%) TOGAF
15 19 (4.19%) ERP
15 19 (4.19%) Waterfall
15 19 (4.19%) Zachman Framework
16 18 (3.97%) Enterprise Architecture
16 18 (3.97%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (24.28%) SQL
2 71 (15.67%) Java
3 44 (9.71%) C#
3 44 (9.71%) JavaScript
4 35 (7.73%) PL/SQL
5 20 (4.42%) PowerShell
6 13 (2.87%) ABAP
7 12 (2.65%) C
8 10 (2.21%) Perl
9 9 (1.99%) Apex Code
10 8 (1.77%) Python
11 7 (1.55%) C++
11 7 (1.55%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.10%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.10%) Korn
13 4 (0.88%) COBOL
13 4 (0.88%) SOQL
13 4 (0.88%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.66%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.05%) SC Cleared
3 39 (8.61%) Degree
4 14 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.32%) CISSP
5 6 (1.32%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.32%) MCITP
5 6 (1.32%) MCTS
6 5 (1.10%) MCSE
7 3 (0.66%) CBAP
7 3 (0.66%) CISM
8 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.44%) CEH
8 2 (0.44%) CISA
8 2 (0.44%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.44%) MCSA
8 2 (0.44%) MCSD
8 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.32%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.10%) QA
3 4 (0.88%) WCAG
4 3 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.66%) SLA
4 3 (0.66%) WAI
5 2 (0.44%) COBIT
5 2 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.44%) GPG13
5 2 (0.44%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.22%) RMADS
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 61 (13.47%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.75%) Hyper-V
2 17 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.55%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.66%) UAG
7 2 (0.44%) Docker
7 2 (0.44%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.44%) Samba
8 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.22%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.22%) Squid
8 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.22%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (4.19%) SCCM
2 7 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.10%) AirWatch
3 5 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (0.88%) SCOM
4 4 (0.88%) SCVMM
4 4 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (0.88%) WSUS
5 3 (0.66%) Control-M
5 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.66%) Nagios
5 3 (0.66%) Nessus
5 3 (0.66%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.44%) NetVault Backup
6 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.44%) Puppet
6 2 (0.44%) Terraform
7 1 (0.22%) Ansible
7 1 (0.22%) Graphite
Vendors
1 125 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 110 (24.28%) Oracle
3 44 (9.71%) SAP
4 24 (5.30%) VMware
5 23 (5.08%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (4.42%) IBM
7 15 (3.31%) Citrix
8 12 (2.65%) ServiceNow
9 11 (2.43%) Infor
9 11 (2.43%) Misys
10 10 (2.21%) Dell
10 10 (2.21%) Siebel
11 8 (1.77%) HP
12 7 (1.55%) BMC
13 6 (1.32%) Adobe
13 6 (1.32%) CA
13 6 (1.32%) NetApp
13 6 (1.32%) Remedy
14 5 (1.10%) Cisco
14 5 (1.10%) Google
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £440 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitve + Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £450 to £530 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montagu Olsen Associates
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant
Capita plc
Posted: 7 days ago