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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 365 381 351
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 262 209 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.40% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.43% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 105 121
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £346
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +15.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.61 -
% change year-on-year
+33.38% -

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 215 £450 +9.09% 97
London +47 107 £475 +11.76% 39
South East -10 45 £406 +16.07% 18
Scotland +5 27 £329 -15.22% 7
City of London +14 23 £475 +11.76% 17
Hampshire -8 19 £380 +18.75% 1
East of England -14 17 £400 -5.88% 5
Glasgow -3 12 £550 +60.58% 2
North West -20 11 £550 +27.90% 10
Yorkshire +3 9 £498 +1.27% 3
Berkshire +8 7 £450 +9.09% 4
Cheshire +1 7 £190 -55.29% 2
South West -43 7 £190 -49.33% 10
West Yorkshire +4 6 £498 +1.27% 2
East Midlands 0 6 £450 +16.12% 4
Surrey -5 5 £390 +20.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £413 -8.33% 2
Devon -7 5 £190 -30.90% 2
Exeter - 5 £190 - 2
Aberdeen +12 4 £310 -22.50% 1
Middlesex -1 4 £500 -
Hook -4 4 £350 +9.63%
Cambridgeshire -4 4 £350 -17.64% 1
West Midlands -24 4 £500 +21.21% 3
Milton Keynes -4 3 £413 -17.50% 1
Hertfordshire -16 3 £450 +9.09% 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £425 - 1
Guildford -1 2 - - 2
Leeds -4 2 £510 +3.61% 1
Cambridge -10 2 £353 -21.66% 1

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 137 (30.04%) Oracle
2 93 (20.39%) SQL
3 92 (20.18%) Microsoft
4 79 (17.32%) Finance
5 76 (16.67%) Windows
6 51 (11.18%) SAP
6 51 (11.18%) Security Cleared
7 50 (10.96%) Migration
8 45 (9.87%) Workflow
8 45 (9.87%) PL/SQL
9 44 (9.65%) Oracle EBS R12
10 43 (9.43%) VMware
11 41 (8.99%) Oracle Workflow
11 41 (8.99%) SC Cleared
12 40 (8.77%) Oracle EBS
13 38 (8.33%) SharePoint
14 37 (8.11%) ERP
15 36 (7.89%) CRM
15 36 (7.89%) SQL Server
16 35 (7.68%) MS Excel
17 34 (7.46%) Linux
18 33 (7.24%) UNIX
19 32 (7.02%) XML
20 30 (6.58%) Active Directory
21 28 (6.14%) Java
22 27 (5.92%) HTML
22 27 (5.92%) Cisco
22 27 (5.92%) HP
23 26 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
23 26 (5.70%) ITIL

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (8.99%) Oracle Workflow
2 38 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.95%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (2.19%) IIS
5 10 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.32%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.32%) Apache
10 5 (1.10%) Lync
11 4 (0.88%) Oracle Spatial
12 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.66%) SAS
12 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.66%) CMS
13 2 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 35 (7.68%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.29%) MS Office
3 7 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.44%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 44 (9.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 40 (8.77%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
4 19 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (4.17%) Oracle Payables
5 18 (3.95%) Oracle Receivables
5 18 (3.95%) Oracle General Ledger
6 14 (3.07%) Dynamics AX
7 13 (2.85%) Oracle Financials
7 13 (2.85%) Oracle HRMS
8 12 (2.63%) Oracle Cash Management
8 12 (2.63%) Oracle Retail
9 10 (2.19%) Oracle Assets
10 7 (1.54%) Oracle 11i
11 6 (1.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 6 (1.32%) Oracle iProcurement
12 5 (1.10%) BPCS
13 4 (0.88%) SAP CO
13 4 (0.88%) Oracle Payroll
13 4 (0.88%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.32%) Office 365
2 4 (0.88%) SaaS
3 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.44%) Force.com
5 1 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.29%) Firewall
2 12 (2.63%) SAN
2 12 (2.63%) Internet
3 9 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.75%) MPLS
5 7 (1.54%) OSPF
5 7 (1.54%) BGP
5 7 (1.54%) WAN
5 7 (1.54%) VPN
6 6 (1.32%) SSL
6 6 (1.32%) DNS
6 6 (1.32%) LAN
6 6 (1.32%) Intranet
7 5 (1.10%) NetScaler
7 5 (1.10%) LDAP
7 5 (1.10%) Wireless
7 5 (1.10%) IP Telephony
8 4 (0.88%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.66%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.82%) Oracle Reports
3 17 (3.73%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 11 (2.41%) SAP Data Services
6 10 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.54%) SAP BI
7 7 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.32%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.10%) SAP BW
10 4 (0.88%) OLAP
10 4 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.66%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 22 (4.82%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (1.97%) LSMW
3 7 (1.54%) ProC
4 4 (0.88%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.66%) Subversion
6 2 (0.44%) Toad
6 2 (0.44%) PowerBuilder
6 2 (0.44%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.44%) Selenium
7 1 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.22%) eCATT
7 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.22%) GDB
7 1 (0.22%) Synon
7 1 (0.22%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.22%) MorphX
General
1 79 (17.32%) Finance
2 26 (5.70%) Retail
3 21 (4.61%) Banking
4 13 (2.85%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.63%) Advertising
6 8 (1.75%) Publishing
6 8 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.54%) Front Office
7 7 (1.54%) Back Office
8 6 (1.32%) Marketing
9 5 (1.10%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.66%) Local Government
11 3 (0.66%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) French Language
12 1 (0.22%) German Language
12 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.22%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.02%) XML
2 27 (5.92%) HTML
3 25 (5.48%) .NET
4 18 (3.95%) Web Services
5 14 (3.07%) CSS
6 13 (2.85%) J2EE
7 10 (2.19%) SOAP
7 10 (2.19%) ASP.NET
8 8 (1.75%) Middleware
9 7 (1.54%) Swing
10 6 (1.32%) XSLT
10 6 (1.32%) DOM
10 6 (1.32%) REST
11 5 (1.10%) Mason
11 5 (1.10%) EDI
11 5 (1.10%) Ajax
12 4 (0.88%) SAML
12 4 (0.88%) jQuery
13 3 (0.66%) SAP PI
13 3 (0.66%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.19%) Open Source
2 9 (1.97%) Data Conversion
3 8 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 8 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.54%) AS400
5 6 (1.32%) Thin Client
5 6 (1.32%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.32%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.10%) Learning Management System
6 5 (1.10%) iSeries
6 5 (1.10%) CMDB
6 5 (1.10%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.10%) Replication
7 4 (0.88%) Clustering
7 4 (0.88%) EMV
7 4 (0.88%) FMCG
8 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.66%) Kindle
8 3 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 76 (16.67%) Windows
2 34 (7.46%) Linux
3 33 (7.24%) UNIX
4 23 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (3.07%) Solaris
7 13 (2.85%) Windows 7
8 12 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.19%) AIX
10 9 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.88%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.66%) Android
12 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.66%) zOS
12 3 (0.66%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.44%) HPUX
13 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (10.96%) Migration
2 45 (9.87%) Workflow
3 37 (8.11%) ERP
4 36 (7.89%) CRM
5 26 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (5.70%) ITIL
6 24 (5.26%) Data Migration
7 19 (4.17%) SOA
8 16 (3.51%) Validation
9 14 (3.07%) E-business
9 14 (3.07%) Service Management
10 11 (2.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (2.41%) Project Management
10 11 (2.41%) Asset Management
11 10 (2.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (2.19%) Test Scripting
11 10 (2.19%) Time Management
12 9 (1.97%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (1.97%) ETL
12 9 (1.97%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 93 (20.39%) SQL
2 45 (9.87%) PL/SQL
3 28 (6.14%) Java
4 19 (4.17%) C#
5 15 (3.29%) C
6 13 (2.85%) PowerShell
6 13 (2.85%) JavaScript
7 11 (2.41%) Shell Script
7 11 (2.41%) C++
8 9 (1.97%) ABAP
8 9 (1.97%) T-SQL
8 9 (1.97%) VBScript
9 7 (1.54%) Python
10 6 (1.32%) Perl
10 6 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.10%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.88%) Ruby
12 4 (0.88%) R
13 3 (0.66%) VB
14 2 (0.44%) LINC
Qualifications
1 51 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 41 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (3.51%) Degree
5 14 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.63%) MCSE
7 8 (1.75%) CCNP
8 7 (1.54%) CCNA
9 6 (1.32%) CCIE
9 6 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.10%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.10%) CISSP
10 5 (1.10%) MCITP
11 4 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.66%) CISA
12 3 (0.66%) CCDA
12 3 (0.66%) MBA
13 2 (0.44%) MCSA
13 2 (0.44%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.32%) QA
2 4 (0.88%) SLA
2 4 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.44%) GxP
4 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.97%) vSphere
3 9 (1.97%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.75%) XenApp
5 6 (1.32%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.66%) FreeRADIUS
7 3 (0.66%) RACF
8 2 (0.44%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.44%) NFS
8 2 (0.44%) IAG
8 2 (0.44%) Brightmail
8 2 (0.44%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.44%) XenServer
9 1 (0.22%) Postfix
9 1 (0.22%) vCloud
9 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.22%) Squid
Systems Management
1 19 (4.17%) SCCM
2 10 (2.19%) SCOrch
3 9 (1.97%) SCOM
4 7 (1.54%) Puppet
4 7 (1.54%) SCSM
5 6 (1.32%) HP UCMDB
6 4 (0.88%) WMI
6 4 (0.88%) Nagios
7 3 (0.66%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.66%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.44%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.44%) WSUS
8 2 (0.44%) OpenView
8 2 (0.44%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.44%) MOM
8 2 (0.44%) Control-M
8 2 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 137 (30.04%) Oracle
2 92 (20.18%) Microsoft
3 51 (11.18%) SAP
4 43 (9.43%) VMware
5 27 (5.92%) Cisco
5 27 (5.92%) HP
6 23 (5.04%) IBM
7 16 (3.51%) Citrix
7 16 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (2.85%) NetApp
9 10 (2.19%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.97%) F5
10 9 (1.97%) Juniper
11 8 (1.75%) EMC
12 7 (1.54%) Business Objects
13 6 (1.32%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.32%) Dell
13 6 (1.32%) 3PAR
14 5 (1.10%) Riverbed
14 5 (1.10%) Symantec
London
2Source Talent
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Salary - Day Rate Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Day Rate - Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 months contract, possibility to get extend
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Pioneer Consulting - SAP
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West Yorkshire
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £351450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Scotland
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £630 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Nottingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago