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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 361 408 355
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 270 188 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.36% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.39% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 85 101
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £423 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +12.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +29 221 £450 +5.88% 120
London +51 114 £463 +8.82% 46
South East -3 44 £440 +8.97% 31
City of London +38 31 £475 +11.76% 17
Scotland +14 29 £347 -13.25% 5
Hampshire -2 16 £425 +21.42% 1
East of England -10 16 £425 -2.85% 4
Glasgow -4 12 £465 +35.76% 1
South West -31 12 £190 -52.35% 7
North West -23 10 £425 - 11
Berkshire +17 8 £450 +5.88% 14
Yorkshire +4 8 £510 +17.12% 2
Surrey -2 7 £390 +30.00% 3
Aberdeen +17 6 £310 -22.50%
Cheshire +6 6 £190 -47.58% 2
East Midlands +4 6 £450 +16.12% 4
West Midlands -13 6 £500 +25.00% 6
Hook - 6 £365 -
Devon - 6 £190 -
Exeter - 6 £190 -
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £413 -14.50% 5
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £325 -31.57% 2
Middlesex +4 4 £500 -14.89%
West Yorkshire -3 4 £510 +17.12% 2
Bristol -11 4 £375 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Reading +18 2 £430 +5.52% 8
Leeds 0 2 £510 +17.12% 1
Milton Keynes -1 2 £413 -14.50%
Cambridge -3 2 £353 -25.78% 1

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 148 (31.56%) Oracle
2 93 (19.83%) Finance
3 89 (18.98%) SQL
3 89 (18.98%) Microsoft
4 79 (16.84%) Windows
5 59 (12.58%) Security Cleared
6 51 (10.87%) Migration
7 50 (10.66%) Workflow
7 50 (10.66%) Oracle EBS R12
8 48 (10.23%) VMware
9 46 (9.81%) Oracle EBS
9 46 (9.81%) SC Cleared
10 44 (9.38%) SAP
11 42 (8.96%) SharePoint
11 42 (8.96%) Oracle Workflow
12 40 (8.53%) PL/SQL
13 34 (7.25%) CRM
13 34 (7.25%) ERP
14 33 (7.04%) Active Directory
14 33 (7.04%) Linux
15 32 (6.82%) SQL Server
15 32 (6.82%) Cisco
16 31 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
17 29 (6.18%) ITIL
18 26 (5.54%) Banking
18 26 (5.54%) Oracle Applications
18 26 (5.54%) Oracle Reports
18 26 (5.54%) HTML
18 26 (5.54%) .NET
18 26 (5.54%) Business Intelligence

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 42 (8.96%) SharePoint
1 42 (8.96%) Oracle Workflow
2 20 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.77%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (2.77%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (2.13%) IIS
4 10 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (1.28%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.28%) Apache
7 4 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.64%) Lync
8 3 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.64%) Oracle Spatial
8 3 (0.64%) SAS
8 3 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 26 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.92%) MS Office
3 7 (1.49%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 50 (10.66%) Oracle EBS R12
2 46 (9.81%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (5.54%) Oracle Applications
4 21 (4.48%) Oracle Payables
5 20 (4.26%) Oracle Receivables
5 20 (4.26%) Oracle General Ledger
6 18 (3.84%) Dynamics CRM
7 16 (3.41%) Oracle HRMS
8 15 (3.20%) Oracle Cash Management
8 15 (3.20%) Oracle Financials
9 14 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
10 13 (2.77%) Oracle Assets
11 12 (2.56%) Oracle 11i
12 8 (1.71%) Oracle iProcurement
13 6 (1.28%) Agresso
14 5 (1.07%) Oracle Retail
14 5 (1.07%) BPCS
15 4 (0.85%) SAP CO
15 4 (0.85%) Oracle Payroll
15 4 (0.85%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.71%) Office 365
2 3 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.43%) Force.com
3 2 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.48%) Firewall
2 14 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.35%) SAN
4 8 (1.71%) Internet
4 8 (1.71%) MPLS
4 8 (1.71%) OSPF
4 8 (1.71%) BGP
4 8 (1.71%) VPN
5 7 (1.49%) DNS
5 7 (1.49%) LAN
5 7 (1.49%) WAN
6 6 (1.28%) SSL
6 6 (1.28%) Cisco PIX
7 5 (1.07%) LDAP
7 5 (1.07%) Intranet
8 4 (0.85%) Wireless
8 4 (0.85%) DHCP
8 4 (0.85%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.54%) Oracle Reports
3 16 (3.41%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 8 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.28%) SAP BI
6 6 (1.28%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.07%) Oracle Discoverer
7 5 (1.07%) SAP BW
8 4 (0.85%) OLAP
8 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.85%) Essbase
8 4 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (3.62%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.28%) LSMW
3 4 (0.85%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.64%) Subversion
5 2 (0.43%) PowerBuilder
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.43%) Selenium
5 2 (0.43%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.21%) GDB
6 1 (0.21%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.21%) Maven
6 1 (0.21%) eCATT
6 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.21%) MorphX
6 1 (0.21%) Toad
6 1 (0.21%) Synon
6 1 (0.21%) MSI
General
1 93 (19.83%) Finance
2 26 (5.54%) Banking
3 19 (4.05%) Retail
4 14 (2.99%) Advertising
5 11 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.92%) Front Office
6 9 (1.92%) Back Office
7 8 (1.71%) General Ledger
8 7 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.85%) Marketing
9 4 (0.85%) Publishing
10 3 (0.64%) Local Government
10 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.64%) Automotive
11 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.54%) HTML
1 26 (5.54%) .NET
2 20 (4.26%) Web Services
3 19 (4.05%) XML
4 12 (2.56%) CSS
4 12 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 11 (2.35%) Middleware
6 10 (2.13%) REST
7 9 (1.92%) SOAP
8 7 (1.49%) DOM
9 6 (1.28%) SAML
9 6 (1.28%) XSLT
9 6 (1.28%) J2EE
9 6 (1.28%) jQuery
10 5 (1.07%) Mason
11 4 (0.85%) EDI
11 4 (0.85%) HTML5
12 3 (0.64%) WebCenter
12 3 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (0.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.20%) Data Structures
3 10 (2.13%) Open Source
4 9 (1.92%) Fat Client
4 9 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.92%) Thin Client
5 7 (1.49%) AS400
6 6 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.28%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.28%) Replication
7 5 (1.07%) Learning Management System
7 5 (1.07%) iSeries
7 5 (1.07%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.64%) Kindle
8 3 (0.64%) FMCG
8 3 (0.64%) Clustering
8 3 (0.64%) CLARiiON
8 3 (0.64%) CMDB
8 3 (0.64%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 79 (16.84%) Windows
2 33 (7.04%) Linux
3 24 (5.12%) UNIX
4 22 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (2.99%) Solaris
7 13 (2.77%) Windows 7
8 12 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.71%) AIX
11 3 (0.64%) Android
11 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.64%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.64%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.64%) zOS
12 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.43%) Debian
12 2 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (10.87%) Migration
2 50 (10.66%) Workflow
3 34 (7.25%) CRM
3 34 (7.25%) ERP
4 29 (6.18%) ITIL
5 26 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (4.69%) Data Migration
7 21 (4.48%) SOA
8 17 (3.62%) E-business
9 14 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (2.56%) Validation
11 11 (2.35%) Asset Management
11 11 (2.35%) Service Delivery
12 10 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (2.13%) Analytics
13 9 (1.92%) Cash Management
13 9 (1.92%) Information Security
13 9 (1.92%) Project Management
14 8 (1.71%) Service Management
14 8 (1.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (18.98%) SQL
2 40 (8.53%) PL/SQL
3 20 (4.26%) Java
3 20 (4.26%) C#
4 17 (3.62%) PowerShell
5 10 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.92%) VBScript
7 8 (1.71%) C
8 7 (1.49%) ABAP
8 7 (1.49%) Python
9 6 (1.28%) Perl
9 6 (1.28%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.07%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.85%) C++
11 4 (0.85%) Ruby
11 4 (0.85%) R
12 3 (0.64%) VB
12 3 (0.64%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.64%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 59 (12.58%) Security Cleared
2 46 (9.81%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (2.77%) Degree
5 10 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.71%) MCSE
6 8 (1.71%) CCIE
7 7 (1.49%) CCNP
8 6 (1.28%) CCNA
8 6 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.85%) CISSP
9 4 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.64%) CCDA
11 2 (0.43%) CISA
11 2 (0.43%) MCSA
11 2 (0.43%) MCP
11 2 (0.43%) CCA
11 2 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.28%) SLA
2 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.64%) QA
3 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.43%) GxP
4 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) PAS 55
5 1 (0.21%) EMIR
System Software
1 33 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.71%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.71%) vSphere
4 7 (1.49%) XenApp
4 7 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.07%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.64%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (0.64%) XenServer
6 3 (0.64%) RACF
7 2 (0.43%) NFS
7 2 (0.43%) IAG
7 2 (0.43%) Brightmail
7 2 (0.43%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.21%) Postfix
8 1 (0.21%) vCloud
8 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.21%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.21%) Squid
Systems Management
1 20 (4.26%) SCCM
2 9 (1.92%) SCOrch
3 8 (1.71%) SCOM
4 7 (1.49%) Puppet
5 6 (1.28%) SCSM
6 4 (0.85%) Nagios
6 4 (0.85%) WMI
7 3 (0.64%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.64%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.43%) Control-M
8 2 (0.43%) WSUS
8 2 (0.43%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.43%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.21%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.21%) OpenView
Vendors
1 148 (31.56%) Oracle
2 89 (18.98%) Microsoft
3 48 (10.23%) VMware
4 44 (9.38%) SAP
5 32 (6.82%) Cisco
6 24 (5.12%) HP
7 19 (4.05%) IBM
8 17 (3.62%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (3.62%) Citrix
9 13 (2.77%) F5
10 12 (2.56%) CheckPoint
10 12 (2.56%) Juniper
11 11 (2.35%) NetApp
11 11 (2.35%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.92%) 3PAR
13 8 (1.71%) Dell
14 7 (1.49%) Riverbed
14 7 (1.49%) EMC
15 5 (1.07%) Business Objects
15 5 (1.07%) CA
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