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 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 402 415 391
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 266 239 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.42% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.44% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 114 124
Median daily rate £440 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £33.97 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - £32.50

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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 236 £445 -1.11% 84
London +11 108 £450 - 29
South East +10 33 £438 +2.94% 20
West Midlands -21 24 £425 -15.00% 7
South West +14 18 £275 -38.02% 5
Birmingham -4 14 £425 -15.00% 3
Berkshire -3 12 £450 -5.75% 7
East of England +18 11 £475 +9.82% 5
City of London +34 10 £450 -2.70% 11
Yorkshire -1 10 £363 +8.20% 12
North West -23 10 £413 -12.92% 2
North East -25 10 £438 +16.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne -37 10 £438 +16.66%
Tyne and Wear -41 10 £438 +16.66%
Hampshire +5 9 £450 +14.07% 1
West Yorkshire -1 9 £363 +8.20% 7
Leeds -6 9 £363 +8.20% 3
Surrey -2 8 £438 +9.37% 5
Scotland -5 7 £425 -22.72%
Midlands +3 6 £500 -
Wales - 6 £400 - 1
Essex +6 5 £350 +7.69% 1
Edinburgh -1 5 £450 -
East Midlands -1 5 £413 -8.33% 3
South Wales - 5 £325 - 1
Wiltshire - 5 £388 - 2
Cardiff - 5 £325 -
Hertfordshire +18 4 £500 +7.23% 2
Slough +7 4 £450 -12.62% 1
Gloucestershire +5 4 - - 1

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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.

1 136 (27.36%) SQL
2 134 (26.96%) Microsoft
3 133 (26.76%) Oracle
4 99 (19.92%) Windows
5 97 (19.52%) Finance
6 93 (18.71%) Migration
7 82 (16.50%) Java
7 82 (16.50%) CRM
8 71 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 68 (13.68%) Linux
10 66 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
11 63 (12.68%) Security Cleared
12 54 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
12 54 (10.87%) Workflow
12 54 (10.87%) SQL Server
13 53 (10.66%) HTML
13 53 (10.66%) .NET
14 51 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
15 49 (9.86%) SC Cleared
16 48 (9.66%) SAP
16 48 (9.66%) Business Intelligence
17 45 (9.05%) C#
18 44 (8.85%) JavaScript
18 44 (8.85%) ITIL
18 44 (8.85%) MS Excel
19 43 (8.65%) Web Services
19 43 (8.65%) Oracle EBS
19 43 (8.65%) Oracle EBS R12
20 41 (8.25%) Firewall
21 40 (8.05%) XML

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 37 (7.44%) SharePoint
2 26 (5.23%) WebLogic
3 25 (5.03%) Skype for Business
4 24 (4.83%) Oracle Workflow
5 17 (3.42%) Tomcat
5 17 (3.42%) WebSphere
6 16 (3.22%) IIS
7 15 (3.02%) JBoss
8 14 (2.82%) MS Exchange
8 14 (2.82%) WebLogic Portal
9 13 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (2.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (1.01%) Apache
12 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (1.01%) LiveCycle
12 5 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.80%) CMS
13 4 (0.80%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 44 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.01%) MS Project
3 4 (0.80%) MS Office
4 2 (0.40%) Windchill
5 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 51 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (8.65%) Oracle EBS
2 43 (8.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 23 (4.63%) Oracle Applications
4 18 (3.62%) Oracle Payables
5 17 (3.42%) Oracle Receivables
6 13 (2.62%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (2.21%) Oracle Financials
8 10 (2.01%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (1.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (1.21%) SAP CRM
10 5 (1.01%) Oracle 11i
10 5 (1.01%) Oracle CRM
10 5 (1.01%) Oracle Payroll
11 4 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.80%) Oracle Cash Management
11 4 (0.80%) Oracle iProcurement
11 4 (0.80%) SAP IS-U
12 3 (0.60%) SAP xRPM
12 3 (0.60%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 54 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (7.44%) Office 365
3 17 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (2.41%) Yammer
6 11 (2.21%) IaaS
7 10 (2.01%) SaaS
8 7 (1.41%) PaaS
9 6 (1.21%) Force.com
10 4 (0.80%) Heroku
11 3 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.40%) AdSense
12 2 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.40%) Taleo
13 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.20%) Route 53
13 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.25%) Firewall
2 21 (4.23%) DNS
2 21 (4.23%) LDAP
3 17 (3.42%) SAN
3 17 (3.42%) VPN
4 12 (2.41%) TCP/IP
5 11 (2.21%) DHCP
5 11 (2.21%) Internet
5 11 (2.21%) Skype
5 11 (2.21%) SSL
6 9 (1.81%) iSCSI
6 9 (1.81%) WAN
7 7 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (1.41%) HTTP
7 7 (1.41%) Wireless
8 6 (1.21%) IPsec
8 6 (1.21%) LAN
8 6 (1.21%) Network Security
9 5 (1.01%) AMQP
9 5 (1.01%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.43%) Oracle Reports
3 25 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (4.63%) DB2
5 14 (2.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 14 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.61%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.41%) Big Data
8 7 (1.41%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.21%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.01%) SAP BW
10 5 (1.01%) SAP Data Services
11 4 (0.80%) MySQL
11 4 (0.80%) Power BI
11 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.60%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (2.62%) Log4j
2 11 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (1.81%) MSTest
4 9 (1.81%) NUnit
5 5 (1.01%) LSMW
6 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.40%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.40%) JDeveloper
7 2 (0.40%) JIRA
7 2 (0.40%) JUnit
7 2 (0.40%) MorphX
7 2 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.20%) Selenium
8 1 (0.20%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 97 (19.52%) Finance
2 28 (5.63%) Banking
3 27 (5.43%) Retail
4 14 (2.82%) Advertising
5 13 (2.62%) Back Office
6 10 (2.01%) Marketing
7 9 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.81%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.01%) Billing
9 5 (1.01%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.80%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.80%) Local Government
11 3 (0.60%) Automotive
12 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.40%) Front Office
12 2 (0.40%) Publishing
12 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.20%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (10.66%) .NET
1 53 (10.66%) HTML
2 43 (8.65%) Web Services
3 40 (8.05%) XML
4 35 (7.04%) CSS
5 19 (3.82%) Middleware
5 19 (3.82%) SOAP
6 18 (3.62%) COM
7 17 (3.42%) WCF
8 15 (3.02%) Java EE
9 14 (2.82%) JMS
9 14 (2.82%) JSP
10 11 (2.21%) .NET Framework
10 11 (2.21%) REST
11 10 (2.01%) Entity Framework
11 10 (2.01%) Unity DI Container
12 9 (1.81%) RESTful
13 8 (1.61%) jQuery
13 8 (1.61%) OAuth2
13 8 (1.61%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.63%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.22%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.21%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (1.81%) PKI
5 9 (1.81%) Replication
6 8 (1.61%) Clustering
6 8 (1.61%) EqualLogic
6 8 (1.61%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.41%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.21%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.21%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.21%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.80%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.60%) CMDB
10 3 (0.60%) Economics
10 3 (0.60%) Pharmacovigilance
10 3 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.40%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 99 (19.92%) Windows
2 68 (13.68%) Linux
3 38 (7.65%) Unix
4 32 (6.44%) Windows Server
5 15 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.82%) AIX
7 12 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.21%) Windows 10
9 10 (2.01%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.21%) Android
10 6 (1.21%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.21%) VMS
11 5 (1.01%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.80%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.80%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.60%) HPUX
13 3 (0.60%) Solaris
13 3 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (18.71%) Migration
2 82 (16.50%) CRM
3 66 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (10.87%) Workflow
5 48 (9.66%) Business Intelligence
6 44 (8.85%) ITIL
7 37 (7.44%) Data Migration
8 33 (6.64%) Data Modelling
9 30 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (5.84%) Scrum
11 28 (5.63%) Business Analysis
11 28 (5.63%) Document Management
12 24 (4.83%) ETL
13 23 (4.63%) Project Management
14 22 (4.43%) SDLC
14 22 (4.43%) TOGAF
15 21 (4.23%) ERP
15 21 (4.23%) Technical Architecture
16 20 (4.02%) Zachman Framework
17 19 (3.82%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 136 (27.36%) SQL
2 82 (16.50%) Java
3 45 (9.05%) C#
4 44 (8.85%) JavaScript
5 37 (7.44%) PL/SQL
6 23 (4.63%) PowerShell
7 14 (2.82%) C
8 13 (2.62%) ABAP
9 10 (2.01%) Perl
10 8 (1.61%) Apex Code
10 8 (1.61%) C++
10 8 (1.61%) Python
11 7 (1.41%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.21%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.01%) Korn
14 4 (0.80%) COBOL
14 4 (0.80%) SOQL
14 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.80%) VBScript
15 3 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 49 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 40 (8.05%) Degree
4 16 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.41%) MCSE
6 5 (1.01%) CISSP
6 5 (1.01%) MCITP
6 5 (1.01%) MCTS
7 3 (0.60%) CISM
8 2 (0.40%) CBAP
8 2 (0.40%) CCNP
8 2 (0.40%) CEH
8 2 (0.40%) CISA
8 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.40%) MCSA
8 2 (0.40%) MCSD
8 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.21%) SLA
4 5 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.01%) QA
5 4 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.60%) WAI
6 3 (0.60%) WCAG
7 2 (0.40%) COBIT
7 2 (0.40%) GPG13
7 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.20%) GxP
8 1 (0.20%) HL7
8 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.20%) MiFID
8 1 (0.20%) RMADS
8 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 71 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.62%) Hyper-V
3 18 (3.62%) Virtual Servers
4 10 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.61%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.80%) UAG
8 3 (0.60%) vSphere
9 2 (0.40%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.40%) Docker
9 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.40%) Samba
9 2 (0.40%) vCloud
9 2 (0.40%) XenApp
10 1 (0.20%) Squid
10 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 24 (4.83%) SCCM
2 9 (1.81%) SCOM
3 7 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.41%) WSUS
4 6 (1.21%) SCVMM
4 6 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (1.01%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.80%) Nagios
7 3 (0.60%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.40%) Control-M
8 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.40%) NetVault Backup
8 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.40%) Puppet
8 2 (0.40%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.40%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.40%) SCSM
Vendors
1 134 (26.96%) Microsoft
2 133 (26.76%) Oracle
3 48 (9.66%) SAP
4 31 (6.24%) VMware
5 23 (4.63%) IBM
5 23 (4.63%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (3.42%) Cisco
6 17 (3.42%) Citrix
7 13 (2.62%) Misys
8 12 (2.41%) Dell
9 11 (2.21%) HP
10 10 (2.01%) Infor
10 10 (2.01%) Siebel
11 9 (1.81%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.61%) F5
13 7 (1.41%) BMC
13 7 (1.41%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.41%) Juniper
13 7 (1.41%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.41%) Varonis
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 23 hours ago
Essex
Ciber UK
Posted: 9 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £500 per annum + +
Posted: 5 days ago