The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 366 332 334
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 217 257 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.51% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.55% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 131 151
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £24.38 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -58 185 £450 +12.50% 90
London -11 81 £475 +11.76% 42
South East -3 49 £400 +20.75% 16
Hampshire -5 19 £280 -12.08%
City of London +10 14 £450 - 20
Scotland -6 14 £350 -12.50% 8
North West -13 14 £331 -22.05% 8
Berkshire +1 12 £419 +4.68% 8
East of England -18 11 £380 -7.87% 9
Cheshire +1 9 - - 1
East Midlands -2 7 £438 - 3
Yorkshire -5 7 £475 +9.19% 1
Glasgow - 6 £350 - 2
Reading +7 5 £400 -5.88% 2
Hertfordshire +4 5 £450 +12.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 5 £413 -2.94%
Surrey -10 5 £388 +40.90% 5
Milton Keynes +3 4 £413 -
Southampton -3 4 £243 -15.65%
South West -48 4 £225 -48.42% 6
Basingstoke +19 3 £375 -
Oxfordshire +2 3 £450 -
West Yorkshire 0 3 £488 +39.59% 1
Manchester 0 3 £338 -38.63% 6
Cambridgeshire -10 3 £375 -11.76% 5
West Midlands -26 3 £425 +6.25% 2
Oxford - 3 £450 -
Portsmouth +7 2 £415 +44.34%
Middlesex -3 2 £500 +21.27% 1
Northamptonshire -3 2 £413 +3.12% 1

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 117 (27.99%) Oracle
2 84 (20.10%) SQL
3 82 (19.62%) Microsoft
4 65 (15.55%) Finance
5 61 (14.59%) Windows
6 49 (11.72%) Security Cleared
7 47 (11.24%) Migration
8 45 (10.77%) SAP
9 42 (10.05%) PL/SQL
9 42 (10.05%) VMware
10 40 (9.57%) CRM
10 40 (9.57%) SC Cleared
11 39 (9.33%) Workflow
12 36 (8.61%) XML
12 36 (8.61%) Oracle EBS R12
13 35 (8.37%) MS Excel
13 35 (8.37%) SQL Server
14 33 (7.89%) UNIX
14 33 (7.89%) Oracle Workflow
15 32 (7.66%) Active Directory
16 31 (7.42%) HP
16 31 (7.42%) SharePoint
17 29 (6.94%) Linux
17 29 (6.94%) ERP
17 29 (6.94%) Oracle EBS
18 27 (6.46%) Java
18 27 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
19 26 (6.22%) .NET
19 26 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
20 25 (5.98%) ITIL

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 33 (7.89%) Oracle Workflow
2 31 (7.42%) SharePoint
3 20 (4.78%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.63%) IIS
5 9 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.67%) SAS
7 7 (1.67%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.44%) Lync
8 6 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.72%) Apache
11 3 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.72%) Oracle Spatial
12 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 35 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.11%) MS Office
3 6 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.48%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.24%) MS Project
6 1 (0.24%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 36 (8.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 29 (6.94%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (3.11%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (3.11%) Oracle Payables
5 12 (2.87%) Oracle Receivables
5 12 (2.87%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (2.63%) Oracle Financials
6 11 (2.63%) Oracle Retail
7 8 (1.91%) Oracle Cash Management
7 8 (1.91%) Oracle Assets
7 8 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (1.44%) Oracle HRMS
8 6 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (1.20%) BPCS
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.96%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.96%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.96%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.72%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.63%) SaaS
2 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.48%) Office 365
3 2 (0.48%) Force.com
4 1 (0.24%) PaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.24%) IaaS
4 1 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.59%) SAN
2 11 (2.63%) SSL
2 11 (2.63%) Internet
3 10 (2.39%) MPLS
3 10 (2.39%) VPN
4 9 (2.15%) LDAP
5 8 (1.91%) Firewall
5 8 (1.91%) WAN
6 7 (1.67%) DNS
6 7 (1.67%) BGP
7 6 (1.44%) OSPF
7 6 (1.44%) LAN
7 6 (1.44%) DHCP
8 5 (1.20%) NAS
9 4 (0.96%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.96%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (0.96%) VLAN
10 3 (0.72%) SMTP
10 3 (0.72%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.78%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (3.11%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 12 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.39%) SAP Data Services
6 8 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (1.44%) SAP BI
8 5 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.96%) Big Data
9 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.96%) SAP BW
9 4 (0.96%) OLAP
9 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.96%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 22 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (1.91%) LSMW
3 7 (1.67%) ProC
4 3 (0.72%) JDeveloper
4 3 (0.72%) Subversion
5 2 (0.48%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.48%) Selenium
5 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.48%) Toad
6 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.24%) Synon
6 1 (0.24%) eCATT
6 1 (0.24%) MorphX
6 1 (0.24%) Maven
6 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.24%) GDB
General
1 65 (15.55%) Finance
2 20 (4.78%) Retail
3 17 (4.07%) Banking
4 15 (3.59%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.39%) Advertising
5 10 (2.39%) Publishing
6 9 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.91%) Marketing
7 8 (1.91%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.96%) Billing
9 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.48%) Automotive
10 2 (0.48%) Front Office
10 2 (0.48%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.24%) International Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.61%) XML
2 26 (6.22%) .NET
3 22 (5.26%) HTML
4 20 (4.78%) Web Services
5 17 (4.07%) CSS
6 16 (3.83%) SOAP
7 15 (3.59%) J2EE
8 11 (2.63%) Ajax
9 9 (2.15%) Middleware
10 8 (1.91%) ASP.NET
10 8 (1.91%) COM
11 7 (1.67%) Swing
12 6 (1.44%) REST
12 6 (1.44%) EDI
13 5 (1.20%) Mason
14 4 (0.96%) JSON
14 4 (0.96%) SAML
15 3 (0.72%) jQuery
15 3 (0.72%) SAP PI
16 2 (0.48%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 11 (2.63%) Open Source
2 10 (2.39%) CMDB
3 8 (1.91%) Data Conversion
4 7 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.44%) Fat Client
5 6 (1.44%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.20%) AS400
6 5 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.20%) Replication
6 5 (1.20%) Clustering
6 5 (1.20%) iSeries
7 4 (0.96%) EMV
7 4 (0.96%) Blackberry
7 4 (0.96%) GIS
8 3 (0.72%) NHS
8 3 (0.72%) FMCG
8 3 (0.72%) Kindle
8 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.48%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.48%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 61 (14.59%) Windows
2 33 (7.89%) UNIX
3 29 (6.94%) Linux
4 23 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.87%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.67%) Solaris
9 5 (1.20%) AIX
10 4 (0.96%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.72%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.48%) CentOS
12 2 (0.48%) Android
12 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.48%) HPUX
13 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.24%) zOS
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (11.24%) Migration
2 40 (9.57%) CRM
3 39 (9.33%) Workflow
4 29 (6.94%) ERP
5 26 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (5.98%) ITIL
7 23 (5.50%) Data Migration
8 18 (4.31%) SOA
8 18 (4.31%) Service Management
9 13 (3.11%) Project Management
9 13 (3.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (3.11%) Business Analysis
9 13 (3.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (2.87%) Technical Architecture
10 12 (2.87%) Validation
11 11 (2.63%) ETL
11 11 (2.63%) Data Modelling
11 11 (2.63%) ITSM
11 11 (2.63%) Asset Management
12 10 (2.39%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 84 (20.10%) SQL
2 42 (10.05%) PL/SQL
3 27 (6.46%) Java
4 19 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 16 (3.83%) C#
6 14 (3.35%) C
7 11 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 10 (2.39%) ABAP
9 9 (2.15%) C++
10 8 (1.91%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.44%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.44%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.20%) VB
12 5 (1.20%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.96%) Python
14 3 (0.72%) VBScript
14 3 (0.72%) Perl
14 3 (0.72%) Ruby
15 2 (0.48%) R
15 2 (0.48%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 49 (11.72%) Security Cleared
2 40 (9.57%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (4.31%) Degree
4 12 (2.87%) MCSE
4 12 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.44%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.44%) CCNP
6 5 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.96%) CISSP
7 4 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.96%) CCNA
7 4 (0.96%) CCIE
8 3 (0.72%) MCSA
8 3 (0.72%) CISA
8 3 (0.72%) MCITP
8 3 (0.72%) MBA
8 3 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.48%) VCAP
9 2 (0.48%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.91%) SLA
2 6 (1.44%) QA
3 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) GxP
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (7.66%) Active Directory
2 27 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.15%) vSphere
4 9 (2.15%) XenApp
5 6 (1.44%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.44%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.72%) RACF
6 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.72%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (0.48%) Brightmail
7 2 (0.48%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.48%) XenServer
7 2 (0.48%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.24%) NFS
8 1 (0.24%) Squid
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.24%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 19 (4.55%) SCCM
2 12 (2.87%) HP UCMDB
3 8 (1.91%) SCOM
4 5 (1.20%) Puppet
4 5 (1.20%) SCOrch
4 5 (1.20%) SCSM
5 4 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (0.96%) Nagios
6 3 (0.72%) Oracle EDQ
7 2 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.48%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.48%) WSUS
7 2 (0.48%) Legato
7 2 (0.48%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.48%) MOM
7 2 (0.48%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.24%) OpenView
8 1 (0.24%) Foglight
8 1 (0.24%) WMI
Vendors
1 117 (27.99%) Oracle
2 82 (19.62%) Microsoft
3 45 (10.77%) SAP
4 42 (10.05%) VMware
5 31 (7.42%) HP
6 22 (5.26%) Cisco
6 22 (5.26%) IBM
7 15 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (3.59%) Citrix
8 12 (2.87%) NetApp
9 11 (2.63%) Remedy
10 9 (2.15%) BMC
10 9 (2.15%) ServiceNow
11 8 (1.91%) Business Objects
11 8 (1.91%) EMC
12 7 (1.67%) Dell
12 7 (1.67%) F5
13 6 (1.44%) Cyber-Ark
13 6 (1.44%) Mercator
13 6 (1.44%) Juniper
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