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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 434 381 380
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 194 237 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.46% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.48% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 134 99
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £449 £444 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £95.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
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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 -43 173 £450 - 146
London -48 65 £482 +3.65% 65
South East +9 32 £450 - 38
North West -12 20 £400 -5.88% 11
West Midlands -5 14 £444 +24.56% 6
Scotland -3 13 £420 +27.27% 2
Yorkshire -13 13 £400 -23.80% 7
Berkshire 0 11 £475 +5.55% 16
South West +3 10 £544 +8.75% 8
Hampshire +9 8 £375 - 3
West Yorkshire -6 8 £471 -10.23% 2
East Midlands -11 8 £513 +28.12% 1
Edinburgh -12 7 £488 +11.11% 1
East of England +1 6 £419 -9.94% 7
Nottinghamshire -2 6 £600 +20.00%
Cheshire -3 6 £413 -2.94% 3
Reading -6 6 £450 - 8
Nottingham -7 6 £600 +20.00%
City of London +28 5 £420 -11.57% 16
Birmingham 0 5 £450 +50.00% 3
Bradford - 5 £471 -
Somerset +4 4 £550 -
Manchester -20 4 £450 - 8
Warwickshire - 4 £425 -
Erskine - 4 £420 -
Bath - 4 £550 -
Renfrewshire - 4 £420 -
Bristol -4 3 £550 +10.00% 2
Surrey -8 3 £425 -13.70% 9
Leeds -9 3 £438 - 2

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 103 (22.49%) Oracle
2 101 (22.05%) Finance
3 98 (21.40%) Microsoft
4 93 (20.31%) SQL
5 66 (14.41%) Windows
6 62 (13.54%) Security Cleared
7 51 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (11.14%) Java
8 48 (10.48%) C#
8 48 (10.48%) .NET
9 44 (9.61%) Migration
9 44 (9.61%) Linux
9 44 (9.61%) Banking
10 43 (9.39%) CRM
10 43 (9.39%) JavaScript
11 42 (9.17%) SC Cleared
12 39 (8.52%) MS Excel
12 39 (8.52%) Oracle EBS
13 38 (8.30%) Workflow
14 35 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
15 34 (7.42%) PL/SQL
15 34 (7.42%) SQL Server
15 34 (7.42%) Dynamics CRM
16 33 (7.21%) SAP
16 33 (7.21%) Project Management
16 33 (7.21%) Scrum
16 33 (7.21%) Oracle EBS R12
17 32 (6.99%) XML
17 32 (6.99%) ITIL
18 31 (6.77%) Degree

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 26 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 20 (4.37%) Oracle Workflow
3 13 (2.84%) CMS
3 13 (2.84%) WebLogic
4 12 (2.62%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.62%) WebSphere
5 11 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (2.18%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.97%) IIS
8 6 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.09%) iPlanet
9 5 (1.09%) NetWeaver
9 5 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.87%) Apache
11 3 (0.66%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.66%) SAS
11 3 (0.66%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 39 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.31%) MS Office
3 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.66%) PaintShop Pro
5 2 (0.44%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 39 (8.52%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (7.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (7.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (3.06%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (2.84%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (2.18%) Oracle 11i
7 9 (1.97%) Oracle Receivables
8 8 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (1.75%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (1.53%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (1.09%) Oracle Cash Management
10 5 (1.09%) SAP FI
10 5 (1.09%) Unit4 Business World
11 4 (0.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (0.87%) SAP HCM
12 3 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
12 3 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
12 3 (0.66%) SAP CO
13 2 (0.44%) Oracle CRM
13 2 (0.44%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.33%) Office 365
2 18 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.09%) PaaS
5 4 (0.87%) Yammer
6 3 (0.66%) Taleo
7 2 (0.44%) Force.com
7 2 (0.44%) IaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.22%) Boomi
8 1 (0.22%) GitHub
8 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.22%) SaaS
8 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.68%) Firewall
2 15 (3.28%) LDAP
3 14 (3.06%) SSL
4 11 (2.40%) SAN
4 11 (2.40%) VPN
5 10 (2.18%) Internet
6 7 (1.53%) MPLS
6 7 (1.53%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.53%) WAN
7 6 (1.31%) HTTP
8 5 (1.09%) DNS
8 5 (1.09%) LAN
8 5 (1.09%) Network Security
9 4 (0.87%) Extranet
10 3 (0.66%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (0.66%) DHCP
10 3 (0.66%) NAS
11 2 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.44%) Skype
11 2 (0.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.55%) Oracle Reports
3 16 (3.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 16 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (3.06%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.62%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.97%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (1.53%) Oracle ODI
7 7 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.31%) Big Data
9 5 (1.09%) DB2
9 5 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.87%) Essbase
10 4 (0.87%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.87%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (0.66%) DataStage
11 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (5.46%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (2.18%) JIRA
2 10 (2.18%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.97%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.75%) Subversion
5 7 (1.53%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.09%) Bugzilla
7 3 (0.66%) JMeter
7 3 (0.66%) LSMW
7 3 (0.66%) MorphX
7 3 (0.66%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.44%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (0.44%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.44%) NuGet
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.44%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.22%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.22%) MSTest
9 1 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 101 (22.05%) Finance
2 44 (9.61%) Banking
3 16 (3.49%) Advertising
4 13 (2.84%) Retail
5 12 (2.62%) Financial Institution
5 12 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.97%) Marketing
7 5 (1.09%) Back Office
7 5 (1.09%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.44%) Law
9 2 (0.44%) Military
9 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) International Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (10.48%) .NET
2 32 (6.99%) XML
3 29 (6.33%) HTML
4 28 (6.11%) CSS
5 23 (5.02%) Web Services
6 16 (3.49%) COM
7 14 (3.06%) ASP.NET
8 12 (2.62%) Ajax
8 12 (2.62%) SOAP
9 10 (2.18%) Middleware
10 9 (1.97%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.75%) AngularJS
11 8 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (1.53%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (1.31%) HTML5
14 5 (1.09%) CGI
15 4 (0.87%) J2EE
15 4 (0.87%) JMS
16 3 (0.66%) EJB
16 3 (0.66%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.84%) Computer Science
2 13 (2.84%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.62%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.40%) CMDB
5 7 (1.53%) Clustering
5 7 (1.53%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.53%) Visualisation
6 6 (1.31%) DataPower
6 6 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.87%) User Experience
8 3 (0.66%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.66%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.66%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.66%) Online Banking
8 3 (0.66%) Replication
9 2 (0.44%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.44%) FMCG
9 2 (0.44%) iSeries
9 2 (0.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (14.41%) Windows
2 44 (9.61%) Linux
3 29 (6.33%) Unix
4 22 (4.80%) Windows Server
5 16 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.62%) AIX
6 12 (2.62%) Solaris
7 10 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.09%) Android
9 5 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.66%) zOS
11 2 (0.44%) NetWare
11 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (9.61%) Migration
3 43 (9.39%) CRM
4 38 (8.30%) Workflow
5 33 (7.21%) Project Management
5 33 (7.21%) Scrum
6 32 (6.99%) ITIL
7 29 (6.33%) Document Management
7 29 (6.33%) Presales
8 28 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
10 21 (4.59%) Security Architecture
11 19 (4.15%) Service Management
12 17 (3.71%) Business Analysis
12 17 (3.71%) Data Migration
13 16 (3.49%) Technical Architecture
14 13 (2.84%) Analytics
14 13 (2.84%) ERP
15 12 (2.62%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 93 (20.31%) SQL
2 51 (11.14%) Java
3 48 (10.48%) C#
4 43 (9.39%) JavaScript
5 34 (7.42%) PL/SQL
6 16 (3.49%) Shell Script
7 12 (2.62%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.40%) Python
9 8 (1.75%) ABAP
10 6 (1.31%) C
11 5 (1.09%) C++
11 5 (1.09%) PHP
11 5 (1.09%) Ruby
11 5 (1.09%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.87%) Perl
12 4 (0.87%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.87%) X++
13 3 (0.66%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.66%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 62 (13.54%) Security Cleared
2 42 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 31 (6.77%) Degree
4 13 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.53%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.31%) CISSP
7 6 (1.31%) MCSE
8 5 (1.09%) CCNP
8 5 (1.09%) MCITP
9 4 (0.87%) CCDP
9 4 (0.87%) IBM Certification
10 3 (0.66%) CCNA
10 3 (0.66%) MCP
11 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.44%) CBAP
11 2 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.44%) MCSA
12 1 (0.22%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.22%) GSSP-JAVA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.28%) QA
2 4 (0.87%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.44%) GPG13
3 2 (0.44%) WCAG
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 24 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.09%) vSphere
4 3 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.66%) XenApp
5 2 (0.44%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.22%) StorNext
6 1 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.22%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (1.31%) SCCM
2 5 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.87%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (0.87%) Control-M
3 4 (0.87%) yum
4 2 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.44%) Grafana
4 2 (0.44%) Graphite
4 2 (0.44%) Nagios
4 2 (0.44%) Nessus
4 2 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.44%) SCOM
4 2 (0.44%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.44%) WSUS
5 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.22%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.22%) Simpana
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 103 (22.49%) Oracle
2 98 (21.40%) Microsoft
3 33 (7.21%) SAP
4 20 (4.37%) Cisco
4 20 (4.37%) VMware
5 15 (3.28%) ServiceNow
6 13 (2.84%) IBM
7 11 (2.40%) HP
8 10 (2.18%) EMC
8 10 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.75%) Citrix
9 8 (1.75%) Symantec
9 8 (1.75%) Varonis
10 7 (1.53%) Adobe
11 6 (1.31%) Dell
11 6 (1.31%) Infor
12 5 (1.09%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.09%) Rally
13 4 (0.87%) OpenText
13 4 (0.87%) Perforce
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