Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 471 456
Rank change year-on-year -93 -15 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 310 433 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.47% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 277 265
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £300 £312 £350
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
England median hourly rate - £33.87 -
UK median hourly rate - £33.87 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89838 92421 99413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.75% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59916 60828 64292
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 3012 3838
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.85 £46.94 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Technical Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in England

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in England

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Consultant in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Consultant in England

Technical Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Consultant in England

Technical Consultant
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -44 157 £475 +5.56% 36
South East -17 52 £438 - 12
North of England +47 35 £350 -20.00% 11
Midlands +9 29 £375 -11.76% 6
East of England -6 25 £488 +20.00% 4
West Midlands -1 17 £400 -5.88% 4
North West +30 16 £300 -40.00% 4
Yorkshire +24 13 £375 -6.25% 6
East Midlands +4 11 £300 -29.41% 2
South West -23 11 £475 +72.73%
North East +54 6 £450 +2.86% 1
Technical Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region featuring Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 60 (19.35%) Finance
1 60 (19.35%) Windows
1 60 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 50 (16.13%) Active Directory
3 45 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (14.52%) Office 365
4 41 (13.23%) Migration
5 40 (12.90%) SQL
6 37 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (11.61%) Oracle
8 33 (10.65%) Windows Server
9 32 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
10 26 (8.39%) Presales
11 24 (7.74%) Project Management
11 24 (7.74%) VMware
11 24 (7.74%) SAP
11 24 (7.74%) Linux
11 24 (7.74%) CRM
12 22 (7.10%) Unix
12 22 (7.10%) Information Security
12 22 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
12 22 (7.10%) Skype for Business
13 21 (6.77%) SCCM
13 21 (6.77%) PowerShell
14 19 (6.13%) SharePoint
14 19 (6.13%) Web Services
14 19 (6.13%) Dynamics CRM
15 18 (5.81%) Data Migration
15 18 (5.81%) Security Cleared
15 18 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 22 (7.10%) Skype for Business
2 19 (6.13%) SharePoint
3 18 (5.81%) MS Exchange
4 12 (3.87%) Confluence
5 7 (2.26%) nginx
6 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.29%) CMS
7 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.97%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.65%) Apache
9 2 (0.65%) Documentum
9 2 (0.65%) Drupal
9 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.65%) SAP Portal
9 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (6.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.94%) Temenos T24
4 5 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.29%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.65%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.65%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.65%) Unica
7 2 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 45 (14.52%) Office 365
2 22 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (5.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (3.23%) OneDrive
5 7 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (2.26%) PaaS
6 6 (1.94%) SaaS
7 4 (1.29%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.97%) CloudSense
8 3 (0.97%) Taleo
9 2 (0.65%) IaaS
9 2 (0.65%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.32%) Boomi
10 1 (0.32%) GitHub
10 1 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) Silverpop
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.81%) Skype
2 14 (4.52%) Firewall
3 11 (3.55%) SAN
4 9 (2.90%) DNS
5 8 (2.58%) VPN
6 6 (1.94%) LAN
6 6 (1.94%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.94%) WAN
6 6 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.61%) NAS
7 5 (1.61%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (1.29%) HTTP
8 4 (1.29%) LDAP
8 4 (1.29%) Network Security
9 3 (0.97%) SMS
9 3 (0.97%) SSL
9 3 (0.97%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.97%) Wireless
10 2 (0.65%) DHCP
10 2 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.26%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.94%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.94%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (1.61%) SAP BW
4 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 4 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.29%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.97%) Big Data
6 3 (0.97%) MySQL
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.65%) DB2
7 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.87%) JIRA
2 7 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (1.94%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.29%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.29%) Subversion
5 3 (0.97%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.65%) MSTest
6 2 (0.65%) NUnit
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.32%) Ant
7 1 (0.32%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.32%) LSMW
7 1 (0.32%) Maven
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.32%) Selenium
7 1 (0.32%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 60 (19.35%) Finance
2 17 (5.48%) Banking
3 12 (3.87%) Marketing
4 9 (2.90%) Advertising
5 8 (2.58%) Law
6 7 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.26%) Publishing
7 5 (1.61%) Back Office
7 5 (1.61%) Front Office
7 5 (1.61%) Retail
7 5 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.29%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.29%) German Language
8 4 (1.29%) Italian Language
8 4 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.65%) Billing
9 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.65%) Local Government
10 1 (0.32%) Hindi Language
10 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.13%) Web Services
2 11 (3.55%) HTML
3 10 (3.23%) .NET
3 10 (3.23%) XML
4 8 (2.58%) REST
5 6 (1.94%) CSS
5 6 (1.94%) SOAP
6 5 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (1.29%) Middleware
8 3 (0.97%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.97%) Entity Framework
8 3 (0.97%) JSP
8 3 (0.97%) Mason
8 3 (0.97%) SAML
8 3 (0.97%) Unity DI Container
8 3 (0.97%) WCF
9 2 (0.65%) Ajax
9 2 (0.65%) Apache Camel
9 2 (0.65%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.65%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.87%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.23%) CESG
3 10 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.58%) User Experience
5 6 (1.94%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.29%) AS400
6 4 (1.29%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.29%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (1.29%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.97%) NHS
7 3 (0.97%) Replication
8 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.65%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.65%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.32%) Clustering
9 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (19.35%) Windows
2 33 (10.65%) Windows Server
3 24 (7.74%) Linux
4 22 (7.10%) Unix
5 10 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.90%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.97%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.65%) Android
9 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.32%) AIX
10 1 (0.32%) CentOS
10 1 (0.32%) HPUX
10 1 (0.32%) Solaris
10 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (13.23%) Migration
2 37 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (8.39%) Presales
4 24 (7.74%) CRM
4 24 (7.74%) Project Management
5 22 (7.10%) Information Security
6 18 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (5.81%) Data Migration
6 18 (5.81%) Risk Management
7 13 (4.19%) Customer Requirements
7 13 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (3.87%) Change Management
9 11 (3.55%) ERP
9 11 (3.55%) Workflow
10 10 (3.23%) Analytics
10 10 (3.23%) Business Analysis
10 10 (3.23%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (3.23%) Identity Access Management
11 9 (2.90%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 9 (2.90%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.90%) SQL
2 21 (6.77%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.19%) Java
4 12 (3.87%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.55%) C#
6 10 (3.23%) VBScript
7 7 (2.26%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.94%) C
8 6 (1.94%) Python
9 5 (1.61%) Perl
10 4 (1.29%) PHP
10 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.97%) Go
11 3 (0.97%) Ruby
12 2 (0.65%) ABAP
12 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (5.81%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.16%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.55%) Degree
4 7 (2.26%) CISSP
5 5 (1.61%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (1.29%) CISM
6 4 (1.29%) MCSE
6 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.97%) CISA
7 3 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.97%) MCSA
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.32%) CCNP
9 1 (0.32%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.32%) CLAS
9 1 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.26%) GDPR
1 7 (2.26%) NIST 800
2 5 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.97%) QA
4 2 (0.65%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.65%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) GAAP
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) MiFID
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.55%) XenDesktop
4 10 (3.23%) BitLocker
5 9 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (2.90%) XenApp
6 8 (2.58%) Hyper-V
7 7 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.97%) Docker
8 3 (0.97%) vSphere
9 2 (0.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.32%) Gluster
10 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.32%) Xen
10 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (6.77%) SCCM
2 15 (4.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (2.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 8 (2.58%) SCOM
5 7 (2.26%) ITRS Geneos
5 7 (2.26%) vRealize
6 5 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (1.29%) Ansible
8 3 (0.97%) Nagios
9 2 (0.65%) Control-M
9 2 (0.65%) MOM
9 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.65%) Puppet
9 2 (0.65%) Terraform
10 1 (0.32%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.32%) Netcool
10 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 60 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.61%) Oracle
3 24 (7.74%) SAP
3 24 (7.74%) VMware
4 17 (5.48%) Mercator
5 13 (4.19%) Citrix
6 12 (3.87%) Atlassian
6 12 (3.87%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (3.55%) LANDesk
8 10 (3.23%) Altiris
9 9 (2.90%) Symantec
10 8 (2.58%) IBM
11 7 (2.26%) Cisco
12 6 (1.94%) AppSense
12 6 (1.94%) HP
12 6 (1.94%) Temenos
13 5 (1.61%) Ariba
13 5 (1.61%) JD Edwards
13 5 (1.61%) ServiceNow
14 4 (1.29%) Splunk