The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 29 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
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 103 122
Rank change year-on-year -3 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 20 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.94% 0.85% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.88% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 5
Median daily rate £335 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £310 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £515 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.75 - -
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 the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2027 2395 2535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.34% 96.57% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1242 1396 1427
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 166 249
Median hourly rate £29.00 £17.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.34% -2.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.98 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in the East of England

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in the East of England

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Consultant in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Consultant in the East of England

Technical Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Consultant in the East of England

Technical Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Consultant in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Consultant in the East of England

Technical Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 29 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
Essex - 7 £335 -
Hertfordshire +1 6 - - 3
Cambridgeshire -5 3 £450 -7.92% 4
Norfolk +1 2 £400 +23.07% 1
Bedfordshire -6 1 - -
East Anglia - 1 £178 -
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 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 East of England region featuring Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 11 (34.38%) Windows
3 8 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
4 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
5 6 (18.75%) Information Security
5 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (18.75%) Use Case
5 6 (18.75%) Hadoop
5 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (18.75%) Office 365
5 6 (18.75%) Analytics
5 6 (18.75%) Customer Analytics
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (15.63%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
6 5 (15.63%) MCITP
6 5 (15.63%) OWASP
6 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
6 5 (15.63%) Degree
6 5 (15.63%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
6 5 (15.63%) Law
6 5 (15.63%) CRM
6 5 (15.63%) MCSE
7 4 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 4 (12.50%) Mimecast

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 4 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (18.75%) Office 365
2 4 (12.50%) Mimecast
3 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) SSL
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.13%) DHCP
3 1 (3.13%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) IOS XR
3 1 (3.13%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Hadoop
2 4 (12.50%) DB2
3 3 (9.38%) Big Data
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (15.63%) Law
2 3 (9.38%) Advertising
2 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
1 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.25%) Middleware
3 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Flex
3 1 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) J2EE
3 1 (3.13%) jQuery
3 1 (3.13%) Spring
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
3 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (12.50%) Mainframe
5 3 (9.38%) Clustering
5 3 (9.38%) Data Structures
6 1 (3.13%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Vista
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.75%) Analytics
2 6 (18.75%) Customer Analytics
2 6 (18.75%) Information Security
2 6 (18.75%) Use Case
3 5 (15.63%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (15.63%) CRM
3 5 (15.63%) OWASP
3 5 (15.63%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
3 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
4 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 4 (12.50%) Campaign Management
4 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 4 (12.50%) Data Analytics
4 4 (12.50%) Migration
4 4 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) C
2 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (15.63%) Degree
2 5 (15.63%) MCITP
2 5 (15.63%) MCSE
3 1 (3.13%) CCIE
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCSA
3 1 (3.13%) MCTS
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Dell
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Adobe
4 1 (3.13%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) F5
4 1 (3.13%) Juniper
4 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com