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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 378 380 367
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 235 195 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.41% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 112 95
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.00%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 £438 +2.94% 143
London +57 137 £469 +4.16% 59
South East -38 34 £394 -4.54% 27
City of London +18 19 £469 -1.31% 24
Berkshire 0 15 £425 -11.68% 10
North West -10 14 £425 +54.54% 13
South West -1 10 £425 -5.55% 7
Manchester -4 9 £525 +90.90% 9
Hampshire -10 8 £329 - 1
East of England +2 7 £433 +73.00% 8
Edinburgh -7 6 £500 +85.18% 4
Scotland -12 6 £500 +85.18% 6
West Midlands -5 5 £300 -35.13% 17
Reading +1 3 £438 +22.80% 3
Surrey 0 3 £388 +19.23% 4
Bedfordshire -6 3 £465 +32.85% 3
East Midlands -7 3 £500 +17.64% 2
Yorkshire -24 3 £500 +33.33% 4
Midlands - 3 £470 -
North East +1 2 £390 - 1
Hertfordshire +1 2 - - 3
Bristol -1 2 £438 -2.77% 1
Milton Keynes -3 2 £375 -6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £375 -6.25% 3
Birmingham -11 2 £300 -35.13% 3
West Yorkshire -13 2 £500 +33.33% 1
Somerset - 2 - - 1
Sussex - 2 £300 -
Lancashire - 2 £425 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £390 -

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 99 (22.71%) Microsoft
2 89 (20.41%) Windows
3 87 (19.95%) SQL
4 77 (17.66%) Finance
5 68 (15.60%) Oracle
6 53 (12.16%) XML
7 50 (11.47%) HTML
8 49 (11.24%) CRM
8 49 (11.24%) Security Cleared
9 47 (10.78%) Migration
10 46 (10.55%) Java
10 46 (10.55%) VMware
11 44 (10.09%) ITIL
12 38 (8.72%) Linux
12 38 (8.72%) SharePoint
13 37 (8.49%) Web Services
13 37 (8.49%) SSL
14 36 (8.26%) Cisco
14 36 (8.26%) UNIX
14 36 (8.26%) SAP
15 34 (7.80%) JavaScript
15 34 (7.80%) Service Management
16 33 (7.57%) SOAP
17 32 (7.34%) HP
17 32 (7.34%) SC Cleared
18 31 (7.11%) .NET
19 30 (6.88%) Active Directory
19 30 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (6.65%) Oracle EBS R12
21 28 (6.42%) Advertising

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 38 (8.72%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.82%) WebSphere
3 18 (4.13%) JBoss
3 18 (4.13%) Tomcat
4 17 (3.90%) WebLogic
5 14 (3.21%) Lync
6 13 (2.98%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
7 7 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.38%) NetWeaver
8 6 (1.38%) IIS
9 4 (0.92%) Apache
9 4 (0.92%) SAS
9 4 (0.92%) Confluence
9 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.92%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 3 (0.69%) SAP EP
Applications
1 27 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.83%) MS Office
3 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) Shockwave
4 2 (0.46%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project
5 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.23%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 29 (6.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 27 (6.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (3.90%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (2.98%) Oracle Financials
4 13 (2.98%) Agresso
4 13 (2.98%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (2.98%) Oracle Payables
5 12 (2.75%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (2.52%) Oracle Receivables
7 10 (2.29%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (1.38%) SAP HCM
8 6 (1.38%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (1.15%) Oracle HRMS
10 4 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.92%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.92%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.92%) PeopleSoft HRMS
11 3 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.69%) Oracle Payroll
11 3 (0.69%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.90%) Office 365
2 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.92%) IaaS
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.46%) SaaS
4 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.23%) Force.com
5 1 (0.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (8.49%) SSL
2 24 (5.50%) LDAP
3 22 (5.05%) Internet
4 21 (4.82%) VPN
5 20 (4.59%) TCP/IP
5 20 (4.59%) Firewall
6 14 (3.21%) SAN
7 13 (2.98%) MPLS
7 13 (2.98%) OSPF
8 12 (2.75%) BGP
9 10 (2.29%) LAN
9 10 (2.29%) WAN
10 8 (1.83%) DNS
10 8 (1.83%) Network Security
11 6 (1.38%) HTTP
11 6 (1.38%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (1.15%) Intranet
13 4 (0.92%) iSCSI
13 4 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.92%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (2.06%) MySQL
4 8 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.38%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.38%) Big Data
5 6 (1.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 6 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.15%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.15%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (0.92%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.92%) EDRMS
8 3 (0.69%) SAP BI
8 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (2.98%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.38%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.92%) JIRA
3 4 (0.92%) Artifactory
4 3 (0.69%) Ant
4 3 (0.69%) LSMW
4 3 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.46%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.46%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.23%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.23%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.23%) Xcode
6 1 (0.23%) Toad
6 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.23%) Hudson
6 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.23%) Gradle
6 1 (0.23%) Subversion
6 1 (0.23%) Maven
6 1 (0.23%) MorphX
General
1 77 (17.66%) Finance
2 28 (6.42%) Advertising
3 15 (3.44%) Financial Institution
4 13 (2.98%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.98%) Retail
5 12 (2.75%) Banking
6 8 (1.83%) Marketing
7 7 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.38%) General Ledger
9 5 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.92%) Games
11 2 (0.46%) Billing
11 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Law
11 2 (0.46%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Publishing
12 1 (0.23%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.23%) French Language
12 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.16%) XML
2 50 (11.47%) HTML
3 37 (8.49%) Web Services
4 33 (7.57%) SOAP
5 31 (7.11%) .NET
6 23 (5.28%) CSS
7 20 (4.59%) Ajax
8 19 (4.36%) J2EE
9 17 (3.90%) COM
10 11 (2.52%) REST
11 9 (2.06%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.38%) SAML
13 5 (1.15%) HTML5
14 4 (0.92%) OpenID
14 4 (0.92%) OAuth
14 4 (0.92%) JRules
14 4 (0.92%) Middleware
14 4 (0.92%) Java EE
14 4 (0.92%) JSP
14 4 (0.92%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.36%) CMDB
2 18 (4.13%) Client/Server
3 17 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.15%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.15%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.15%) Clustering
6 4 (0.92%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.92%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.69%) Open Source
7 3 (0.69%) iPad
7 3 (0.69%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.46%) Biometrics
8 2 (0.46%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.46%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.46%) FMCG
8 2 (0.46%) User Experience
8 2 (0.46%) Replication
8 2 (0.46%) Flash Games
Operating Systems
1 89 (20.41%) Windows
2 38 (8.72%) Linux
3 36 (8.26%) UNIX
4 27 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (5.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (3.90%) Windows 7
7 15 (3.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.15%) Solaris
9 3 (0.69%) AIX
9 3 (0.69%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.69%) Android
9 3 (0.69%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.46%) zOS
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (11.24%) CRM
2 47 (10.78%) Migration
3 44 (10.09%) ITIL
4 34 (7.80%) Service Management
5 26 (5.96%) SOA
6 24 (5.50%) Project Management
7 22 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (5.05%) Technical Architecture
8 21 (4.82%) ITSM
9 20 (4.59%) Service Delivery
10 18 (4.13%) Customer Engagement
10 18 (4.13%) ITIL V2
10 18 (4.13%) IT Asset Management
11 15 (3.44%) Test Planning
12 14 (3.21%) Workflow
13 13 (2.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (2.98%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (2.98%) Data Migration
14 12 (2.75%) ETL
15 11 (2.52%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 87 (19.95%) SQL
2 46 (10.55%) Java
3 34 (7.80%) JavaScript
4 25 (5.73%) PL/SQL
5 19 (4.36%) C#
6 11 (2.52%) ABAP
7 8 (1.83%) PHP
7 8 (1.83%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.38%) X++
9 5 (1.15%) SAPscript
10 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.92%) Perl
10 4 (0.92%) Groovy
10 4 (0.92%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.69%) C++
11 3 (0.69%) C
11 3 (0.69%) VBScript
12 1 (0.23%) VBA
12 1 (0.23%) Python
12 1 (0.23%) JCL
Qualifications
1 49 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.34%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.42%) Degree
4 18 (4.13%) DV Cleared
5 17 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (3.90%) CCNP
6 16 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (1.61%) MCSE
8 5 (1.15%) CISSP
8 5 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.15%) HP MASE
9 4 (0.92%) JNCIS
9 4 (0.92%) MCSA
9 4 (0.92%) PhD
9 4 (0.92%) CCDP
10 3 (0.69%) MCITP
11 2 (0.46%) MCP
11 2 (0.46%) CCIE
12 1 (0.23%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.13%) QA
2 5 (1.15%) SLA
3 2 (0.46%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (6.88%) Active Directory
1 30 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.29%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.38%) XenApp
4 5 (1.15%) vSphere
4 5 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.92%) UAG
6 3 (0.69%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.46%) RACF
7 2 (0.46%) XenServer
7 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.23%) vCloud
8 1 (0.23%) ACF2
8 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (5.05%) SCCM
2 19 (4.36%) HP UCMDB
3 5 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (1.15%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.69%) SCOM
4 3 (0.69%) Control-M
5 2 (0.46%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.46%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.23%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.23%) WSUS
6 1 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 99 (22.71%) Microsoft
2 68 (15.60%) Oracle
3 46 (10.55%) VMware
4 36 (8.26%) SAP
4 36 (8.26%) Cisco
5 32 (7.34%) HP
6 23 (5.28%) Citrix
7 20 (4.59%) ServiceNow
8 19 (4.36%) Juniper
9 18 (4.13%) CheckPoint
10 17 (3.90%) F5
11 15 (3.44%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (2.98%) Dell
12 13 (2.98%) Riverbed
13 12 (2.75%) Mercator
14 9 (2.06%) Symantec
15 8 (1.83%) BMC
15 8 (1.83%) EMC
15 8 (1.83%) IBM
15 8 (1.83%) 3PAR
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