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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Consultant
UK
Rank 376 409 381
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 218 223 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.46% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 122 130
Median daily rate £500 £449 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -0.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £329 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £438 £450
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £61.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.50

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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +16 201 £500 +11.11% 53
London +28 99 £500 +11.11% 30
South East +13 32 £488 +8.33% 4
South West +27 26 £500 -4.76% 3
Wiltshire - 20 £500 -
Corsham - 12 £500 -
Berkshire +16 10 £488 +8.33% 3
Yorkshire +16 9 £540 +48.96% 2
East of England -1 9 £463 +8.82% 6
West Yorkshire +27 8 £540 +20.67% 2
Surrey +16 8 £325 -23.52%
Buckinghamshire +13 8 £525 +40.00%
Leeds +13 8 £540 +66.15% 2
West Midlands -1 8 £575 +31.42% 1
Milton Keynes +16 7 £525 +40.00%
East Midlands +2 7 £475 +11.76%
City of London -5 7 £500 +14.28% 12
Northampton - 6 £475 -
Northamptonshire - 6 £475 -
Birmingham -2 5 £600 +33.33% 1
Bracknell - 5 £475 -
Scotland +19 4 £250 -40.47% 4
Reading +8 4 £500 +11.11% 1
Guildford -5 4 £325 -40.90%
North East -11 4 £450 -
Cambridge - 4 - - 4
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 4
Edinburgh +16 3 £250 -40.29% 2
Hampshire +6 3 £400 +36.51% 1
North West +6 3 £500 +17.64% 6

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 120 (29.06%) Microsoft
2 107 (25.91%) SQL
3 103 (24.94%) Oracle
4 87 (21.07%) Finance
5 65 (15.74%) Windows
6 57 (13.80%) CRM
7 49 (11.86%) Migration
8 47 (11.38%) SAP
8 47 (11.38%) Security Cleared
9 44 (10.65%) Java
10 43 (10.41%) HTML
11 42 (10.17%) SQL Server
12 41 (9.93%) Dynamics CRM
12 41 (9.93%) Oracle EBS R12
13 39 (9.44%) MS Excel
14 36 (8.72%) SharePoint
14 36 (8.72%) Web Services
14 36 (8.72%) Active Directory
15 35 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
15 35 (8.47%) SC Cleared
16 34 (8.23%) C#
17 33 (7.99%) JavaScript
17 33 (7.99%) .NET
17 33 (7.99%) Firewall
18 32 (7.75%) XML
19 31 (7.51%) DB2
19 31 (7.51%) IBM
20 29 (7.02%) Oracle EBS
20 29 (7.02%) Business Analysis
21 27 (6.54%) Office 365

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 36 (8.72%) SharePoint
2 23 (5.57%) Skype for Business
3 14 (3.39%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.39%) WebLogic
3 14 (3.39%) WebSphere
4 12 (2.91%) JBoss
4 12 (2.91%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.91%) WebLogic Portal
5 9 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.94%) IIS
6 8 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.97%) CMS
10 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 39 (9.44%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.91%) MS Project
3 5 (1.21%) MS Office
4 4 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 41 (9.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 41 (9.93%) Oracle EBS R12
2 29 (7.02%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (3.87%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (3.63%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (1.45%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (1.45%) SAP IS-U
6 5 (1.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (1.21%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.97%) Oracle HRMS
7 4 (0.97%) Oracle Payroll
8 3 (0.73%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 2 (0.48%) Maximo
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 2 (0.48%) SAP MM
10 1 (0.24%) SAP MDM
10 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.54%) Office 365
2 26 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.45%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.97%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.97%) Yammer
6 3 (0.73%) IaaS
6 3 (0.73%) PaaS
6 3 (0.73%) SaaS
7 2 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle CX
7 2 (0.48%) Responsys
7 2 (0.48%) Taleo
8 1 (0.24%) AdWords
8 1 (0.24%) BlueKai
8 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.99%) Firewall
2 13 (3.15%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.66%) Skype
4 9 (2.18%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (2.18%) Network Security
5 8 (1.94%) BGP
5 8 (1.94%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (1.94%) OSPF
6 7 (1.69%) DNS
6 7 (1.69%) LAN
6 7 (1.69%) WAN
7 6 (1.45%) SAN
7 6 (1.45%) SSL
7 6 (1.45%) VPN
8 5 (1.21%) DHCP
9 4 (0.97%) 3G
9 4 (0.97%) GSM
9 4 (0.97%) IPsec
9 4 (0.97%) UMTS
9 4 (0.97%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.51%) DB2
3 11 (2.66%) IBM InfoSphere
3 11 (2.66%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.18%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 8 (1.94%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.45%) Big Data
8 5 (1.21%) MySQL
8 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.97%) DataStage
9 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.97%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (2.91%) Log4j
2 9 (2.18%) MSTest
2 9 (2.18%) NUnit
3 4 (0.97%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.73%) JIRA
4 3 (0.73%) PeopleTools
4 3 (0.73%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.48%) Hudson
5 2 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.24%) LSMW
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.24%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.24%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 87 (21.07%) Finance
2 19 (4.60%) Advertising
3 18 (4.36%) Banking
4 17 (4.12%) Back Office
5 14 (3.39%) Marketing
6 12 (2.91%) Retail
7 8 (1.94%) Billing
7 8 (1.94%) Legal
7 8 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.97%) Front Office
10 2 (0.48%) Electronics
10 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Law
10 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.48%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.24%) French Language
11 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.41%) HTML
2 36 (8.72%) Web Services
3 33 (7.99%) .NET
4 32 (7.75%) XML
5 25 (6.05%) CSS
6 18 (4.36%) JSP
7 14 (3.39%) SOAP
8 13 (3.15%) REST
9 12 (2.91%) Java EE
9 12 (2.91%) JMS
10 10 (2.42%) WCF
11 9 (2.18%) .NET Framework
11 9 (2.18%) Entity Framework
11 9 (2.18%) Middleware
11 9 (2.18%) Unity DI Container
12 7 (1.69%) XSLT
13 6 (1.45%) jQuery
13 6 (1.45%) SAML
14 5 (1.21%) ASP.NET
15 4 (0.97%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.66%) Data Centre
3 9 (2.18%) Clustering
3 9 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.69%) Data Structures
5 7 (1.69%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.21%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.21%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.97%) PKI
9 2 (0.48%) AS400
9 2 (0.48%) Fintech
9 2 (0.48%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.48%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.48%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.24%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.24%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (15.74%) Windows
2 25 (6.05%) Linux
3 23 (5.57%) Unix
4 18 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.39%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.69%) Windows Vista
8 6 (1.45%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.97%) CentOS
10 4 (0.97%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.73%) AIX
12 2 (0.48%) Solaris
12 2 (0.48%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.24%) Android
13 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.24%) Debian
13 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.24%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (13.80%) CRM
2 49 (11.86%) Migration
3 35 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (7.02%) Business Analysis
5 25 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (6.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (5.81%) Workflow
7 19 (4.60%) Data Migration
7 19 (4.60%) Data Modelling
7 19 (4.60%) ITIL
8 18 (4.36%) Project Management
9 16 (3.87%) TOGAF
10 15 (3.63%) ERP
10 15 (3.63%) Penetration Testing
10 15 (3.63%) Unit Testing
10 15 (3.63%) Zachman Framework
11 14 (3.39%) Case Management
11 14 (3.39%) Enterprise Architecture
11 14 (3.39%) Information Security
11 14 (3.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 107 (25.91%) SQL
2 44 (10.65%) Java
3 34 (8.23%) C#
4 33 (7.99%) JavaScript
5 23 (5.57%) PL/SQL
6 14 (3.39%) C
7 12 (2.91%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.66%) ABAP
9 7 (1.69%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.45%) Python
10 6 (1.45%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.21%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.21%) Ruby
12 4 (0.97%) PHP
13 3 (0.73%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.73%) C++
13 3 (0.73%) Groovy
14 2 (0.48%) SQR
15 1 (0.24%) PeopleCode
15 1 (0.24%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 47 (11.38%) Security Cleared
2 35 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.30%) Degree
4 13 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (2.42%) CCNP
6 10 (2.42%) MCSE
7 8 (1.94%) CISSP
8 5 (1.21%) CEH
8 5 (1.21%) CREST Certified
9 4 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.97%) MCITP
9 4 (0.97%) OSCP
10 3 (0.73%) MCSA
11 2 (0.48%) CCIE
11 2 (0.48%) CISM
11 2 (0.48%) MCP
11 2 (0.48%) MCSD
11 2 (0.48%) RHCE
11 2 (0.48%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.91%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.18%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.69%) SLA
4 4 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.73%) QA
5 3 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.48%) HL7
7 1 (0.24%) COBIT
7 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.24%) GxP
7 1 (0.24%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 36 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.21%) vSphere
5 4 (0.97%) Docker
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.73%) Snort
6 3 (0.73%) vCloud
7 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.24%) XenApp
8 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.45%) Puppet
1 6 (1.45%) SCCM
2 5 (1.21%) Ansible
2 5 (1.21%) Nessus
3 3 (0.73%) SCOM
4 2 (0.48%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.48%) Nagios
4 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.48%) WSUS
5 1 (0.24%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.24%) Packer
5 1 (0.24%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.24%) Salt
5 1 (0.24%) vRealize
5 1 (0.24%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 120 (29.06%) Microsoft
2 103 (24.94%) Oracle
3 47 (11.38%) SAP
4 31 (7.51%) IBM
5 26 (6.30%) Cisco
6 21 (5.08%) Citrix
7 18 (4.36%) VMware
8 16 (3.87%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (3.39%) F5
10 13 (3.15%) Juniper
11 12 (2.91%) Hyperion
11 12 (2.91%) Misys
12 10 (2.42%) Splunk
13 8 (1.94%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.45%) Adobe
14 6 (1.45%) Fortinet
14 6 (1.45%) LogLogic
14 6 (1.45%) LogRhythm
15 5 (1.21%) ArcSight
15 5 (1.21%) Polycom
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