The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Consultant
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 70 86
Rank change year-on-year -9 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 6 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.59% 0.67% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.70% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Median daily rate £550 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 955 997 1154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 93.72% 95.59% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 522 523
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.88% +32.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire that featured Technical Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in Buckinghamshire

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in Buckinghamshire

Technical Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Consultant in Buckinghamshire

Technical Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
Milton Keynes +3 6 £550 +83.33%
Technical Consultant
South East

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 7 (43.75%) Resource Management
3 7 (43.75%) Service Management
3 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 4 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (25.00%) CEH
5 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (25.00%) Legal
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) MS Project
5 4 (25.00%) MS Office
5 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
5 4 (25.00%) Unix
5 4 (25.00%) CREST Certified
5 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) OSCP
5 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
6 2 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
6 2 (12.50%) Big Data
6 2 (12.50%) NewSQL
6 2 (12.50%) Couchbase

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 8 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (43.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
1 4 (25.00%) MS Project
1 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) IPsec
1 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
1 1 (6.25%) Network Security
1 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
1 1 (6.25%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
1 2 (12.50%) Couchbase
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 2 (12.50%) NewSQL
1 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) HBase
2 1 (6.25%) MarkLogic
2 1 (6.25%) Neo4j
2 1 (6.25%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Babel
1 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Gradle
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Maven
1 1 (6.25%) Travis CI
1 1 (6.25%) webpack
General
1 4 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Akka
1 1 (6.25%) Android SDK
1 1 (6.25%) Cocoa
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
1 1 (6.25%) Node.js
1 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) PKI
1 1 (6.25%) RSA SecurID
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Windows NT
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (43.75%) Resource Management
2 7 (43.75%) Service Management
3 4 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) DNA
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Apple Swift
1 1 (6.25%) ES6
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
1 1 (6.25%) Scala
1 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) CEH
3 4 (25.00%) CREST Certified
3 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) OSCP
4 1 (6.25%) CCA
4 1 (6.25%) CCAA
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) ISA Server
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
1 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
1 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) AppDNA
1 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
1 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
2 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) Clearswift
2 1 (6.25%) F5
2 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
2 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
2 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
2 1 (6.25%) Juniper
2 1 (6.25%) VMware