The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £481 per day in advertised job vacancies in 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
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 404 420 379
Rank change year-on-year +16 -41  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 173 208 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.42% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.44% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 144 126
Median daily rate £481 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 - -
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 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 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
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 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 29 March 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 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
London +44 84 £500 +5.26% 21
South East -8 26 £538 +19.44% 13
East of England -3 20 £335 -25.55% 8
South West -3 17 £500 +17.64% 7
West Midlands +10 8 £438 -2.77% 5
East Midlands -8 8 £438 - 2
North West +17 5 £550 +214.28% 2
Midlands +9 2 - -
North East -6 2 £400 - 2
Yorkshire +14 1 - - 3
Technical Consultant
UK

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 England region featuring Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 107 (28.76%) Microsoft
2 88 (23.66%) Oracle
3 72 (19.35%) Finance
4 71 (19.09%) SQL
5 60 (16.13%) Windows
6 54 (14.52%) CRM
7 47 (12.63%) SAP
8 44 (11.83%) Dynamics CRM
9 43 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (11.56%) SharePoint
10 41 (11.02%) Active Directory
10 41 (11.02%) Security Cleared
11 39 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
12 37 (9.95%) Migration
12 37 (9.95%) Office 365
13 36 (9.68%) .NET
14 35 (9.41%) MS Excel
14 35 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
15 34 (9.14%) SQL Server
16 33 (8.87%) C#
16 33 (8.87%) JavaScript
16 33 (8.87%) SC Cleared
17 29 (7.80%) Oracle EBS R12
17 29 (7.80%) Java
18 28 (7.53%) Business Analysis
19 27 (7.26%) HTML
20 26 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
21 23 (6.18%) Skype for Business
21 23 (6.18%) Web Services
21 23 (6.18%) Workflow

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 43 (11.56%) SharePoint
2 23 (6.18%) Skype for Business
3 15 (4.03%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.96%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.61%) IIS
7 6 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.34%) Apache
8 5 (1.34%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.08%) JBoss
9 4 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (1.08%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.81%) Confluence
10 3 (0.81%) nginx
10 3 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 35 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.96%) MS Project
3 7 (1.88%) MS Office
4 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.54%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 44 (11.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (7.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 21 (5.65%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (4.03%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (2.69%) SAP IS-U
6 8 (2.15%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.81%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 3 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.54%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle HRMS
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.54%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (9.95%) Office 365
3 11 (2.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.42%) Yammer
5 8 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (1.34%) Oracle CX
8 4 (1.08%) Mimecast
8 4 (1.08%) SaaS
8 4 (1.08%) Taleo
9 2 (0.54%) IaaS
9 2 (0.54%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.54%) PaaS
9 2 (0.54%) Responsys
10 1 (0.27%) AdWords
10 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.27%) BlueKai
10 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.84%) Firewall
2 9 (2.42%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.88%) SAN
3 7 (1.88%) SSL
3 7 (1.88%) VPN
4 6 (1.61%) DNS
4 6 (1.61%) LAN
4 6 (1.61%) Skype
4 6 (1.61%) WAN
5 5 (1.34%) Internet
5 5 (1.34%) Network Security
6 4 (1.08%) 3G
6 4 (1.08%) 4G
6 4 (1.08%) DHCP
6 4 (1.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (1.08%) GSM
6 4 (1.08%) LTE
6 4 (1.08%) UMTS
7 3 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.11%) DB2
3 13 (3.49%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.96%) IBM InfoSphere
4 11 (2.96%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.42%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (2.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 6 (1.61%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.34%) Big Data
7 5 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.08%) MySQL
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.81%) DataStage
9 3 (0.81%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (2.15%) MSTest
1 8 (2.15%) NUnit
2 6 (1.61%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.61%) JIRA
3 3 (0.81%) Babel
3 3 (0.81%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.81%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.81%) Gradle
3 3 (0.81%) Log4j
3 3 (0.81%) Maven
3 3 (0.81%) Travis CI
3 3 (0.81%) webpack
4 2 (0.54%) Hudson
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.27%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.27%) Toad
General
1 72 (19.35%) Finance
2 17 (4.57%) Advertising
2 17 (4.57%) Retail
3 16 (4.30%) Banking
4 10 (2.69%) Back Office
4 10 (2.69%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.69%) Marketing
5 8 (2.15%) Billing
5 8 (2.15%) Legal
6 7 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.61%) Law
8 5 (1.34%) Front Office
9 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.54%) Electronics
10 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.54%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) French Language
11 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.68%) .NET
2 27 (7.26%) HTML
3 23 (6.18%) Web Services
4 18 (4.84%) XML
5 16 (4.30%) CSS
6 12 (3.23%) Middleware
7 10 (2.69%) REST
8 9 (2.42%) COM
8 9 (2.42%) SOAP
8 9 (2.42%) WCF
9 8 (2.15%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.15%) ASP.NET
9 8 (2.15%) Entity Framework
9 8 (2.15%) Unity DI Container
10 6 (1.61%) jQuery
10 6 (1.61%) JSP
11 5 (1.34%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.08%) HTML5
12 4 (1.08%) SAML
12 4 (1.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.49%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.69%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.61%) Clustering
4 6 (1.61%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.08%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.08%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.81%) Replication
6 3 (0.81%) User Experience
7 2 (0.54%) Blog
7 2 (0.54%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.54%) PKI
7 2 (0.54%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.27%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.27%) FMCG
8 1 (0.27%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.27%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.27%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (16.13%) Windows
2 22 (5.91%) Linux
2 22 (5.91%) Unix
3 18 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (3.76%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.34%) CentOS
6 5 (1.34%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.08%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.27%) Android
10 1 (0.27%) Debian
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (14.52%) CRM
2 43 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (9.95%) Migration
4 28 (7.53%) Business Analysis
5 26 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (6.18%) Workflow
7 20 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (5.38%) TOGAF
8 19 (5.11%) Data Modelling
8 19 (5.11%) Service Management
8 19 (5.11%) Zachman Framework
9 18 (4.84%) Enterprise Architecture
10 17 (4.57%) Case Management
11 16 (4.30%) Presales
11 16 (4.30%) Project Management
11 16 (4.30%) Waterfall
12 15 (4.03%) ERP
12 15 (4.03%) Performance Monitoring
13 13 (3.49%) SDLC
13 13 (3.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (19.09%) SQL
2 33 (8.87%) C#
2 33 (8.87%) JavaScript
3 29 (7.80%) Java
4 19 (5.11%) PL/SQL
5 12 (3.23%) C
6 10 (2.69%) ABAP
7 9 (2.42%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.42%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.61%) Apex Code
9 5 (1.34%) Python
10 3 (0.81%) ES6
10 3 (0.81%) Groovy
10 3 (0.81%) Ruby
10 3 (0.81%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.27%) R
12 1 (0.27%) SAPscript
12 1 (0.27%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (11.02%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.30%) Degree
4 10 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.42%) MCSE
6 5 (1.34%) MCITP
7 4 (1.08%) CEH
7 4 (1.08%) CREST Certified
7 4 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.08%) OSCP
8 3 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.81%) MCSA
9 2 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.54%) CCIE
9 2 (0.54%) MCP
9 2 (0.54%) MCSD
9 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.54%) PMP
9 2 (0.54%) SANS
10 1 (0.27%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.96%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.34%) SLA
3 4 (1.08%) QA
4 3 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.27%) PMO
6 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (11.02%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.08%) Docker
4 4 (1.08%) vCloud
5 3 (0.81%) GPFS
5 3 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.81%) Snort
5 3 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.54%) vSphere
6 2 (0.54%) XenApp
7 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.27%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (1.88%) Puppet
2 5 (1.34%) Ansible
2 5 (1.34%) SCCM
3 4 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.54%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.54%) Nagios
4 2 (0.54%) SCOM
4 2 (0.54%) WSUS
5 1 (0.27%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.27%) Packer
5 1 (0.27%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.27%) Salt
5 1 (0.27%) Terraform
5 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 107 (28.76%) Microsoft
2 88 (23.66%) Oracle
3 47 (12.63%) SAP
4 21 (5.65%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (4.30%) IBM
6 15 (4.03%) VMware
7 13 (3.49%) Citrix
8 12 (3.23%) Cisco
9 9 (2.42%) Hyperion
9 9 (2.42%) Infor
10 7 (1.88%) Juniper
11 6 (1.61%) F5
11 6 (1.61%) SunGard
12 5 (1.34%) Calypso
13 4 (1.08%) Adobe
13 4 (1.08%) Splunk
14 3 (0.81%) CheckPoint
14 3 (0.81%) Dell
14 3 (0.81%) Misys
14 3 (0.81%) Veritas
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