The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Design 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 Design Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Design Consultant
Rank 587 561 557
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Design Consultant 1 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.017% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.019% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
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£425 £420 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -11.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £418 £475
% change year-on-year
+1.79% -12.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
50897 47816 46453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.80% 92.47% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32377 28821 26228
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2108 2666
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Technical Design Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Design Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Design Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Design Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Design Consultant within the UK.

Technical Design Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Design Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Design Consultant within the UK.

Technical Design Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Design Consultant
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Design Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 17 December 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 -31 1 £425 +1.19% 1
Brighton - - - -
Staines - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
South East - - - -

Technical Design Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical Design 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 Design Consultant in their job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (37.50%) XenApp
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) 3PAR
4 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) IBM
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) AIX
4 3 (37.50%) Solaris
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) NetApp
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (37.50%) Service Management
4 3 (37.50%) ITSM
5 2 (25.00%) Mercator

Technical Design Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical Design 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 Design Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 1 (12.50%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) AIX
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
2 3 (37.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) XenServer
4 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) 3PAR
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (25.00%) Mercator
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) Lotus