The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 441 441 410
Rank change year-on-year 0 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 141 194 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.39% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.41% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 117 122
Median daily rate £450 £435 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -2.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £358 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £527 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.97 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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
London -17 64 £513 +13.88% 47
North West +29 18 £300 -29.41% 11
South West +15 18 £388 +11.51% 2
East of England +1 17 - - 5
South East +18 10 £550 +22.22% 14
East Midlands -4 8 £300 -25.00% 2
West Midlands +7 4 £483 +16.96% 8
North East +61 2 £375 -11.50% 1
Yorkshire +16 2 £500 +9.58% 1
Midlands +9 2 £475 -5.00% 10
Technical Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 78 (24.92%) Microsoft
2 66 (21.09%) Finance
3 62 (19.81%) Oracle
4 56 (17.89%) Windows
5 52 (16.61%) SQL
6 47 (15.02%) Active Directory
7 44 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (13.74%) Microsoft Azure
8 43 (13.74%) CRM
9 40 (12.78%) Office 365
10 36 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
11 35 (11.18%) SAP
12 34 (10.86%) SharePoint
12 34 (10.86%) Dynamics CRM
13 26 (8.31%) Business Analysis
13 26 (8.31%) Security Cleared
13 26 (8.31%) .NET
14 24 (7.67%) C#
14 24 (7.67%) Linux
15 23 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (7.35%) Presales
16 22 (7.03%) Windows Server
16 22 (7.03%) Waterfall
16 22 (7.03%) JavaScript
16 22 (7.03%) SC Cleared
17 21 (6.71%) Banking
17 21 (6.71%) Service Management
17 21 (6.71%) Web Services
17 21 (6.71%) Windows Server 2012
18 20 (6.39%) Skype for Business

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 34 (10.86%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.39%) Skype for Business
3 14 (4.47%) MS Exchange
4 12 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.92%) nginx
9 5 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.28%) Apache
10 4 (1.28%) CMS
10 4 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.96%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.64%) Confluence
12 2 (0.64%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 34 (10.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.24%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.60%) SAP IS-U
4 5 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (1.28%) Temenos T24
5 4 (1.28%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.64%) HFM
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.64%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.64%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.64%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (12.78%) Office 365
3 16 (5.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (2.56%) Yammer
6 7 (2.24%) Taleo
7 6 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.60%) PaaS
9 4 (1.28%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.28%) SaaS
10 3 (0.96%) Oracle CX
11 2 (0.64%) CloudSense
11 2 (0.64%) IaaS
11 2 (0.64%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.64%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 2 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.32%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.24%) SAN
1 7 (2.24%) Skype
2 6 (1.92%) DNS
2 6 (1.92%) Firewall
3 5 (1.60%) LAN
3 5 (1.60%) WAN
4 4 (1.28%) Internet
4 4 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.28%) VPN
5 3 (0.96%) DHCP
5 3 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (0.96%) Network Security
6 2 (0.64%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.64%) HTTP
6 2 (0.64%) LDAP
6 2 (0.64%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.79%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (2.88%) Crystal Reports
3 9 (2.88%) Hadoop
3 9 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.24%) Big Data
4 7 (2.24%) DB2
5 6 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 6 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.60%) GIS
6 5 (1.60%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.28%) Essbase
7 4 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.96%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.64%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (2.88%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.24%) MSTest
2 7 (2.24%) NUnit
3 6 (1.92%) Maven
4 5 (1.60%) JIRA
4 5 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.28%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.28%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.96%) Babel
6 3 (0.96%) Gradle
6 3 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.96%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.96%) webpack
7 2 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.64%) Hudson
7 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.32%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.32%) Toad
General
1 66 (21.09%) Finance
2 21 (6.71%) Banking
3 14 (4.47%) Law
4 12 (3.83%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.51%) Retail
6 7 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.92%) Advertising
7 6 (1.92%) Marketing
8 5 (1.60%) Back Office
8 5 (1.60%) Electronics
9 4 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.96%) Billing
10 3 (0.96%) Front Office
11 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.64%) Legal
11 2 (0.64%) Local Government
11 2 (0.64%) Publishing
12 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.31%) .NET
2 21 (6.71%) Web Services
3 18 (5.75%) HTML
4 11 (3.51%) XML
5 9 (2.88%) REST
6 8 (2.56%) .NET Framework
6 8 (2.56%) CSS
6 8 (2.56%) Entity Framework
6 8 (2.56%) SOAP
6 8 (2.56%) Unity DI Container
7 7 (2.24%) ASP.NET
7 7 (2.24%) COM
7 7 (2.24%) Middleware
7 7 (2.24%) WCF
8 4 (1.28%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (1.28%) SAML
8 4 (1.28%) Spring
9 3 (0.96%) EDI
9 3 (0.96%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.43%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (1.92%) Replication
4 6 (1.92%) User Experience
5 4 (1.28%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.28%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.96%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.64%) Blog
7 2 (0.64%) CESG
7 2 (0.64%) Clustering
7 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.64%) NHS
7 2 (0.64%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.32%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.32%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.32%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 56 (17.89%) Windows
2 24 (7.67%) Linux
3 22 (7.03%) Windows Server
4 21 (6.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (6.07%) Unix
6 18 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.60%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.28%) CentOS
9 4 (1.28%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.96%) VMS
10 3 (0.96%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.32%) AIX
11 1 (0.32%) Android
11 1 (0.32%) HPUX
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (13.74%) CRM
3 26 (8.31%) Business Analysis
4 23 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (7.35%) Presales
5 22 (7.03%) Waterfall
6 21 (6.71%) Service Management
7 19 (6.07%) Migration
8 18 (5.75%) Information Security
8 18 (5.75%) Workflow
9 17 (5.43%) Change Management
10 16 (5.11%) OWASP
10 16 (5.11%) SDLC
10 16 (5.11%) TOGAF
11 15 (4.79%) Enterprise Architecture
11 15 (4.79%) ERP
11 15 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (4.79%) Zachman Framework
12 14 (4.47%) Penetration Testing
12 14 (4.47%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 52 (16.61%) SQL
2 24 (7.67%) C#
3 22 (7.03%) JavaScript
4 19 (6.07%) Java
5 8 (2.56%) C
5 8 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.56%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.60%) Apex Code
8 4 (1.28%) ABAP
8 4 (1.28%) Perl
8 4 (1.28%) Python
9 3 (0.96%) Dart
9 3 (0.96%) ES6
9 3 (0.96%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.64%) PHP
10 2 (0.64%) Ruby
10 2 (0.64%) VBScript
11 1 (0.32%) C++
11 1 (0.32%) X++
Qualifications
1 26 (8.31%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.03%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.83%) Degree
4 8 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.24%) MCSE
6 5 (1.60%) CISSP
6 5 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.96%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (0.96%) CLAS
7 3 (0.96%) MCITP
7 3 (0.96%) MCSA
8 2 (0.64%) CISM
8 2 (0.64%) MCP
8 2 (0.64%) MCSD
8 2 (0.64%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.64%) PMP
8 2 (0.64%) SANS
9 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.15%) NIST 800
2 6 (1.92%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.96%) QA
4 2 (0.64%) PMO
4 2 (0.64%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.32%) GAAP
5 1 (0.32%) MiFID
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (15.02%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.60%) Docker
3 5 (1.60%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (0.96%) GPFS
4 3 (0.96%) XenApp
5 2 (0.64%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.64%) Snort
5 2 (0.64%) vCloud
5 2 (0.64%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.32%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.51%) SCCM
2 8 (2.56%) Ansible
2 8 (2.56%) Puppet
3 7 (2.24%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.64%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.64%) WSUS
6 1 (0.32%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.32%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.32%) Nagios
6 1 (0.32%) SCOM
6 1 (0.32%) Terraform
6 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 78 (24.92%) Microsoft
2 62 (19.81%) Oracle
3 35 (11.18%) SAP
4 19 (6.07%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (3.83%) VMware
6 9 (2.88%) Infor
7 8 (2.56%) Epicor
8 7 (2.24%) Cisco
9 5 (1.60%) Citrix
9 5 (1.60%) HP
9 5 (1.60%) IBM
9 5 (1.60%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.60%) Veritas
10 4 (1.28%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.28%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.28%) SunGard
10 4 (1.28%) Temenos
11 3 (0.96%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.96%) Juniper
11 3 (0.96%) Splunk
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