The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Consultant
England / South East
Rank 221 216 223
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 26 49 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.54% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.57% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 38 27
Median daily rate £538 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £477 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% -  
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7239 8654 9158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.09% 94.90% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4089 5298 4876
Median daily rate £401 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.35% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 378 441
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.21 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.38% +9.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in the South East

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in the South East

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Consultant in the South East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Consultant in the South East

Technical Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Consultant in the South East

Technical Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Berkshire +6 9 £513 +13.88% 5
Oxfordshire +1 6 £475 +90.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £550 +83.33% 1
Hampshire +14 4 £506 +6.57% 1
Surrey +14 1 - - 2
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 16 (24.62%) Windows
2 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
3 13 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (16.92%) Active Directory
5 10 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 10 (15.38%) Office 365
6 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
6 9 (13.85%) MS Exchange
6 9 (13.85%) Migration
7 8 (12.31%) Service Delivery
7 8 (12.31%) Oracle
7 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (10.77%) High Availability
8 7 (10.77%) Resource Management
8 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (10.77%) Linux
8 7 (10.77%) Service Management
8 7 (10.77%) Finance
8 7 (10.77%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (10.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (9.23%) Firewall
9 6 (9.23%) Cisco
9 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
9 6 (9.23%) SQL
9 6 (9.23%) Citrix
10 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (7.69%) Degree
10 5 (7.69%) Skype for Business
10 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (7.69%) Apex Code

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 9 (13.85%) MS Exchange
3 7 (10.77%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.69%) Skype for Business
5 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.62%) Apache
7 2 (3.08%) nginx
8 1 (1.54%) CMS
8 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.54%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.15%) MS Office
2 4 (6.15%) MS Project
2 4 (6.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.38%) Office 365
2 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (10.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.54%) IaaS
4 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) Firewall
2 5 (7.69%) Skype
3 4 (6.15%) 3G
3 4 (6.15%) 4G
3 4 (6.15%) GSM
3 4 (6.15%) LTE
3 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.15%) UMTS
4 3 (4.62%) IPsec
4 3 (4.62%) SAN
4 3 (4.62%) SSL
4 3 (4.62%) VPN
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.08%) DNS
5 2 (3.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (3.08%) HTTP
5 2 (3.08%) Internet
5 2 (3.08%) Network Security
6 1 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (3.08%) Big Data
1 2 (3.08%) Couchbase
1 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.08%) NewSQL
1 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.54%) HBase
2 1 (1.54%) Kalido
2 1 (1.54%) MarkLogic
2 1 (1.54%) MySQL
2 1 (1.54%) Neo4j
2 1 (1.54%) NuoDB
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Babel
1 2 (3.08%) Bitbucket
1 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.08%) Gradle
1 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.08%) JIRA
1 2 (3.08%) Maven
1 2 (3.08%) Travis CI
1 2 (3.08%) webpack
General
1 7 (10.77%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Legal
2 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.15%) Advertising
4 3 (4.62%) Retail
5 2 (3.08%) Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Back Office
6 1 (1.54%) Electronics
6 1 (1.54%) French Language
6 1 (1.54%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.54%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) AngularJS
1 3 (4.62%) CSS
1 3 (4.62%) HTML
1 3 (4.62%) HTML5
2 2 (3.08%) Node.js
2 2 (3.08%) Spring
2 2 (3.08%) Visualforce
3 1 (1.54%) .NET
3 1 (1.54%) Cocoa
3 1 (1.54%) CSS3
3 1 (1.54%) jQuery
3 1 (1.54%) JSF
3 1 (1.54%) JSON
3 1 (1.54%) LAMP
3 1 (1.54%) Mason
3 1 (1.54%) Modernizr
3 1 (1.54%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.54%) SAML
3 1 (1.54%) Web Services
3 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) User Experience
3 1 (1.54%) Clustering
3 1 (1.54%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (1.54%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.54%) PKI
3 1 (1.54%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (1.54%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.62%) Windows
2 7 (10.77%) Linux
3 5 (7.69%) Unix
3 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.62%) CentOS
5 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.54%) Android
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.54%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.85%) Migration
2 8 (12.31%) Service Delivery
3 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.77%) High Availability
3 7 (10.77%) Resource Management
3 7 (10.77%) Service Management
4 5 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 4 (6.15%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (6.15%) Security Testing
5 4 (6.15%) Software Engineering
5 4 (6.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (6.15%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (4.62%) Data Modelling
6 3 (4.62%) Identity Management
7 2 (3.08%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.08%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.08%) CRM
7 2 (3.08%) ITIL
7 2 (3.08%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.23%) SQL
2 5 (7.69%) Apex Code
2 5 (7.69%) Java
3 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.08%) C
5 2 (3.08%) ES6
5 2 (3.08%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.54%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.54%) C#
6 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.54%) Perl
6 1 (1.54%) PHP
6 1 (1.54%) Ruby
6 1 (1.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) Degree
4 4 (6.15%) CEH
4 4 (6.15%) CREST Certified
4 4 (6.15%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.15%) OSCP
5 2 (3.08%) MCSE
5 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.08%) SANS
6 1 (1.54%) Avaya Certification
6 1 (1.54%) CCA
6 1 (1.54%) CCAA
6 1 (1.54%) CISM
6 1 (1.54%) CISSP
6 1 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.54%) MBA
6 1 (1.54%) PhD
6 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (16.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.08%) vCloud
3 2 (3.08%) vSphere
4 1 (1.54%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.54%) Shibboleth
4 1 (1.54%) Snort
4 1 (1.54%) XenApp
4 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) SCCM
1 2 (3.08%) SCOM
2 1 (1.54%) AppDNA
2 1 (1.54%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.54%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.31%) Oracle
3 6 (9.23%) Cisco
3 6 (9.23%) Citrix
4 5 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (6.15%) VMware
6 2 (3.08%) F5
6 2 (3.08%) Juniper
7 1 (1.54%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.54%) Avaya
7 1 (1.54%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.54%) Clearswift
7 1 (1.54%) Dell
7 1 (1.54%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.54%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.54%) Gemalto
7 1 (1.54%) HP
7 1 (1.54%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.54%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.54%) Splunk
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