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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 352 386 343
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 265 203 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.42% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 99 119
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £44.97 £43.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +3.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £44.97 £43.48
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +3.42%

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
51582 48912 54385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.74% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31504 29191 30441
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2115 2659
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 +5 217 £450 +5.88% 108
London +47 108 £475 +11.76% 45
South East +4 44 £413 +17.85% 19
Scotland +4 29 £347 -13.19% 6
City of London +24 26 £475 +11.76% 14
Hampshire 0 17 £400 +18.51%
East of England -7 17 £450 +9.09% 10
Glasgow -9 11 £550 +60.58% 3
North West -18 11 £425 - 8
South West -26 11 £190 -56.44% 4
Yorkshire +8 9 £510 +17.12% 5
Berkshire +9 7 £450 +5.88% 5
Cheshire +5 7 £190 -55.29% 1
Surrey -4 7 £390 +20.00% 4
Aberdeen +17 6 £310 -22.50%
East Midlands +4 6 £450 +14.28% 1
West Midlands -22 6 £500 +17.64% 7
Exeter - 6 £190 -
Devon - 6 £190 -
West Yorkshire +4 5 £510 +17.12% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 5 £413 -8.33% 3
Hook -6 5 £350 +9.37%
Middlesex +4 4 £500 -
Cambridgeshire +1 4 £325 -25.71% 6
Bristol -13 4 £375 - 1
Milton Keynes +2 3 £413 -17.50% 3
Warwickshire -10 3 - -
Hertfordshire -23 3 £450 +9.09% 3
Leeds +3 2 £510 +17.12% 2
Guildford -4 2 - - 2

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 144 (30.97%) Oracle
2 92 (19.78%) Microsoft
3 90 (19.35%) SQL
4 89 (19.14%) Finance
5 81 (17.42%) Windows
6 55 (11.83%) Security Cleared
7 51 (10.97%) SAP
7 51 (10.97%) Migration
8 49 (10.54%) Oracle EBS R12
9 48 (10.32%) VMware
10 47 (10.11%) Workflow
11 44 (9.46%) Oracle EBS
12 42 (9.03%) SC Cleared
13 41 (8.82%) Oracle Workflow
14 40 (8.60%) PL/SQL
15 38 (8.17%) SharePoint
16 35 (7.53%) CRM
17 34 (7.31%) ERP
17 34 (7.31%) Linux
18 33 (7.10%) SQL Server
19 32 (6.88%) Active Directory
20 31 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
21 30 (6.45%) Cisco
22 29 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
23 28 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
24 27 (5.81%) MS Excel
24 27 (5.81%) HTML
24 27 (5.81%) ITIL
25 26 (5.59%) Oracle Applications
26 25 (5.38%) UNIX

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 41 (8.82%) Oracle Workflow
2 38 (8.17%) SharePoint
3 20 (4.30%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (1.94%) IIS
6 9 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.29%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.29%) Apache
9 6 (1.29%) Lync
10 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.65%) SAS
11 3 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.65%) Oracle Spatial
12 2 (0.43%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.15%) MS Office
3 4 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.65%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
5 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 49 (10.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 44 (9.46%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (5.59%) Oracle Applications
4 22 (4.73%) Oracle Payables
5 21 (4.52%) Oracle General Ledger
5 21 (4.52%) Oracle Receivables
6 19 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
7 16 (3.44%) Oracle HRMS
8 15 (3.23%) Oracle Cash Management
9 14 (3.01%) Oracle Financials
9 14 (3.01%) Oracle Assets
10 13 (2.80%) Dynamics AX
11 12 (2.58%) Oracle 11i
12 8 (1.72%) Oracle iProcurement
13 6 (1.29%) Agresso
14 5 (1.08%) Oracle Retail
14 5 (1.08%) BPCS
15 4 (0.86%) SAP CO
15 4 (0.86%) Oracle CRM
15 4 (0.86%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.51%) Office 365
2 3 (0.65%) SaaS
2 3 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.43%) Force.com
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.30%) Firewall
2 13 (2.80%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.37%) SAN
4 9 (1.94%) Internet
5 8 (1.72%) VPN
5 8 (1.72%) DNS
6 7 (1.51%) LAN
6 7 (1.51%) WAN
6 7 (1.51%) BGP
6 7 (1.51%) MPLS
6 7 (1.51%) OSPF
7 6 (1.29%) SSL
7 6 (1.29%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (1.08%) DHCP
8 5 (1.08%) LDAP
8 5 (1.08%) Intranet
9 4 (0.86%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.86%) Wireless
9 4 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (0.86%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.16%) Oracle Reports
3 16 (3.44%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 11 (2.37%) SAP Data Services
6 8 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.51%) SAP BI
7 7 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.08%) Oracle Discoverer
8 5 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.08%) SAP BW
8 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.86%) OLAP
9 4 (0.86%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 3 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 16 (3.44%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (1.94%) LSMW
3 4 (0.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.65%) Subversion
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.43%) Selenium
5 2 (0.43%) PowerBuilder
5 2 (0.43%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.22%) eCATT
6 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.22%) GDB
6 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.22%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.22%) Toad
6 1 (0.22%) Synon
6 1 (0.22%) MorphX
6 1 (0.22%) Maven
General
1 89 (19.14%) Finance
2 23 (4.95%) Banking
3 20 (4.30%) Retail
4 13 (2.80%) Advertising
5 11 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.94%) Front Office
6 9 (1.94%) Back Office
7 8 (1.72%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.86%) Publishing
9 4 (0.86%) Marketing
10 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.65%) Local Government
10 3 (0.65%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) German Language
11 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.81%) HTML
2 23 (4.95%) .NET
3 20 (4.30%) Web Services
3 20 (4.30%) XML
4 13 (2.80%) CSS
5 11 (2.37%) Middleware
6 9 (1.94%) SOAP
6 9 (1.94%) ASP.NET
7 8 (1.72%) REST
8 7 (1.51%) DOM
9 6 (1.29%) J2EE
9 6 (1.29%) XSLT
10 5 (1.08%) jQuery
10 5 (1.08%) Mason
10 5 (1.08%) SAML
11 4 (0.86%) EDI
11 4 (0.86%) HTML5
12 3 (0.65%) WebCenter
12 3 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (0.65%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.15%) Open Source
3 9 (1.94%) Thin Client
3 9 (1.94%) Fat Client
4 8 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.51%) AS400
6 6 (1.29%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.29%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.08%) iSeries
7 5 (1.08%) Learning Management System
7 5 (1.08%) Replication
8 4 (0.86%) CMDB
8 4 (0.86%) EMV
8 4 (0.86%) FMCG
9 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.65%) Kindle
9 3 (0.65%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.65%) PKI
9 3 (0.65%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 81 (17.42%) Windows
2 34 (7.31%) Linux
3 25 (5.38%) UNIX
4 23 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (3.01%) Solaris
6 14 (3.01%) Windows 7
7 12 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.72%) AIX
10 4 (0.86%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.86%) Android
11 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.65%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.65%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.65%) zOS
12 2 (0.43%) Debian
12 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (10.97%) Migration
2 47 (10.11%) Workflow
3 35 (7.53%) CRM
4 34 (7.31%) ERP
5 28 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (5.81%) ITIL
7 24 (5.16%) Data Migration
8 21 (4.52%) SOA
9 17 (3.66%) E-business
10 16 (3.44%) Validation
11 15 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (2.37%) Service Management
13 10 (2.15%) Asset Management
13 10 (2.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (2.15%) Service Delivery
13 10 (2.15%) Analytics
13 10 (2.15%) Test Scripting
14 9 (1.94%) Cash Management
14 9 (1.94%) Project Management
14 9 (1.94%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 90 (19.35%) SQL
2 40 (8.60%) PL/SQL
3 20 (4.30%) Java
4 19 (4.09%) C#
5 15 (3.23%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.37%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.94%) VBScript
8 8 (1.72%) ABAP
8 8 (1.72%) C
9 7 (1.51%) Python
9 7 (1.51%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.29%) Perl
10 6 (1.29%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.86%) Ruby
11 4 (0.86%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.86%) C++
11 4 (0.86%) VB
11 4 (0.86%) R
12 3 (0.65%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.43%) LINC
Qualifications
1 55 (11.83%) Security Cleared
2 42 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (3.23%) Degree
5 14 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.15%) MCSE
7 9 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.51%) CCIE
8 7 (1.51%) CCNP
9 6 (1.29%) CCNA
9 6 (1.29%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.08%) CISSP
11 4 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.65%) CCDA
12 3 (0.65%) CISA
12 3 (0.65%) MBA
13 2 (0.43%) MCITP
13 2 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.43%) CCA
13 2 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.29%) SLA
2 4 (0.86%) QA
2 4 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.43%) GxP
4 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) PAS 55
5 1 (0.22%) EMIR
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (6.88%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.94%) vSphere
4 7 (1.51%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.51%) XenApp
5 6 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.08%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.65%) XenServer
7 3 (0.65%) FreeRADIUS
7 3 (0.65%) RACF
8 2 (0.43%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.43%) NFS
8 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.43%) Brightmail
8 2 (0.43%) IAG
8 2 (0.43%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.22%) Postfix
9 1 (0.22%) vCloud
9 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.22%) Squid
Systems Management
1 21 (4.52%) SCCM
2 10 (2.15%) SCOrch
3 9 (1.94%) SCOM
4 7 (1.51%) Puppet
4 7 (1.51%) SCSM
5 4 (0.86%) WMI
5 4 (0.86%) Nagios
6 3 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.65%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.65%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (0.43%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.43%) WSUS
7 2 (0.43%) Control-M
7 2 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 144 (30.97%) Oracle
2 92 (19.78%) Microsoft
3 51 (10.97%) SAP
4 48 (10.32%) VMware
5 30 (6.45%) Cisco
6 25 (5.38%) HP
7 20 (4.30%) IBM
8 17 (3.66%) Citrix
9 16 (3.44%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (2.37%) F5
10 11 (2.37%) Red Hat
10 11 (2.37%) NetApp
11 10 (2.15%) Juniper
11 10 (2.15%) CheckPoint
12 8 (1.72%) 3PAR
13 7 (1.51%) Business Objects
13 7 (1.51%) EMC
14 6 (1.29%) Dell
14 6 (1.29%) Riverbed
15 5 (1.08%) Symantec
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