Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £460 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 517 483 461
Rank change year-on-year -34 -22 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 346 499 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.45% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.48% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 320 253
UK median daily rate £460 £443 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.95% +0.57% +3.53%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £600 £545 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.47% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £33.97 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.36% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year +2.17% - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90298 104385 106998
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58587 67947 66244
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £233
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2889 3090 4140
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.60 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% +1.49%

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in the UK

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in the UK

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Consultant over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Consultant in the UK

Technical Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Consultant in the UK

Technical Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Consultant over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Consultant in the UK

Technical Consultant
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 26 July 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
England -33 323 £450 +0.06% 74
UK excluding London -18 185 £419 -1.47% 43
London -23 149 £500 +11.11% 33
East of England -3 40 £400 -11.11% 7
North of England +47 36 £346 -18.11% 16
South East -4 36 £525 +16.67% 10
Midlands +17 34 £400 -5.88% 6
South West +7 30 £388 +14.81% 1
North West +39 23 £300 -25.00% 12
West Midlands +14 17 £400 -5.88% 5
Scotland +39 15 £500 +12.36% 1
East Midlands -6 15 £300 -27.27% 1
Yorkshire +29 7 £450 +12.50% 4
North East +43 6 £400 -5.88%
Wales 0 2 £475 +18.75%

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 featuring Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 77 (22.25%) Finance
2 76 (21.97%) Microsoft
3 70 (20.23%) Oracle
4 68 (19.65%) Windows
5 57 (16.47%) SQL
6 52 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (14.45%) Active Directory
8 47 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
9 43 (12.43%) Office 365
9 43 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
10 35 (10.12%) CRM
11 32 (9.25%) Windows Server
12 31 (8.96%) Linux
13 30 (8.67%) SAP
14 28 (8.09%) SharePoint
15 27 (7.80%) Migration
16 26 (7.51%) Dynamics CRM
17 25 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
17 25 (7.23%) Unix
18 24 (6.94%) Data Centre
18 24 (6.94%) .NET
18 24 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
19 23 (6.65%) Security Cleared
19 23 (6.65%) Business Analysis
19 23 (6.65%) Waterfall
20 22 (6.36%) Banking
20 22 (6.36%) SQL Server
20 22 (6.36%) Web Services
21 21 (6.07%) C#
21 21 (6.07%) Management Information System

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 28 (8.09%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.62%) Skype for Business
3 11 (3.18%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (2.31%) Confluence
5 8 (2.31%) nginx
6 7 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.73%) Apache
8 5 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.16%) CMS
9 4 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.16%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.87%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.87%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (7.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.73%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (1.45%) Temenos T24
6 4 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (1.16%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.58%) HFM
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.58%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.58%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (12.43%) Office 365
3 25 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (4.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.31%) Taleo
6 7 (2.02%) PaaS
6 7 (2.02%) SaaS
6 7 (2.02%) Yammer
7 6 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.73%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.87%) CloudSense
8 3 (0.87%) Oracle CX
9 2 (0.58%) IaaS
9 2 (0.58%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.05%) SAN
2 11 (3.18%) Firewall
3 9 (2.60%) DNS
3 9 (2.60%) Skype
4 6 (1.73%) LAN
4 6 (1.73%) VPN
4 6 (1.73%) WAN
5 5 (1.45%) NAS
5 5 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.16%) DHCP
6 4 (1.16%) Internet
6 4 (1.16%) LDAP
7 3 (0.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (0.87%) HTTP
7 3 (0.87%) Network Security
7 3 (0.87%) Wireless
8 2 (0.58%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.62%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
3 9 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.31%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.31%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 8 (2.31%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.02%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (1.73%) Big Data
6 6 (1.73%) DB2
7 5 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.16%) Essbase
8 4 (1.16%) GIS
8 4 (1.16%) MySQL
8 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.87%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (3.18%) Jenkins
1 11 (3.18%) JIRA
2 9 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.02%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.73%) Maven
5 5 (1.45%) MSTest
5 5 (1.45%) NUnit
6 4 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.16%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.87%) Babel
7 3 (0.87%) Gradle
7 3 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.87%) Subversion
7 3 (0.87%) Travis CI
7 3 (0.87%) webpack
8 2 (0.58%) JDeveloper
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.29%) Toad
General
1 77 (22.25%) Finance
2 22 (6.36%) Banking
3 17 (4.91%) Law
4 12 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.18%) Retail
6 9 (2.60%) Back Office
7 7 (2.02%) Marketing
7 7 (2.02%) Publishing
8 6 (1.73%) Front Office
8 6 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.45%) Advertising
9 5 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.16%) Billing
10 4 (1.16%) Electronics
11 2 (0.58%) Legal
11 2 (0.58%) Local Government
12 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.94%) .NET
2 22 (6.36%) Web Services
3 14 (4.05%) HTML
4 12 (3.47%) XML
5 8 (2.31%) REST
6 7 (2.02%) CSS
6 7 (2.02%) Middleware
6 7 (2.02%) SOAP
7 6 (1.73%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.73%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.73%) COM
7 6 (1.73%) Entity Framework
7 6 (1.73%) Unity DI Container
8 5 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (1.45%) WCF
9 4 (1.16%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.87%) HTML5
10 3 (0.87%) Node.js
10 3 (0.87%) SAML
10 3 (0.87%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.94%) Data Centre
3 21 (6.07%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.31%) Replication
5 7 (2.02%) User Experience
6 6 (1.73%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.16%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.16%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.87%) CESG
8 3 (0.87%) Clustering
8 3 (0.87%) HP StoreVirtual
8 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.87%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.87%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.58%) AS400
9 2 (0.58%) Blog
9 2 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 68 (19.65%) Windows
2 32 (9.25%) Windows Server
3 31 (8.96%) Linux
4 25 (7.23%) Unix
5 17 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.31%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.45%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.45%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.16%) CentOS
11 3 (0.87%) Android
11 3 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.87%) VMS
12 2 (0.58%) AIX
12 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.29%) HPUX
13 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (10.12%) CRM
3 27 (7.80%) Migration
4 24 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (6.65%) Business Analysis
5 23 (6.65%) Waterfall
6 21 (6.07%) Information Security
7 20 (5.78%) Presales
8 19 (5.49%) OWASP
9 18 (5.20%) Risk Management
10 17 (4.91%) Change Management
10 17 (4.91%) ERP
10 17 (4.91%) Penetration Testing
10 17 (4.91%) Risk Assessment
11 16 (4.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (4.62%) Programme Delivery
11 16 (4.62%) Workflow
12 15 (4.34%) SDLC
13 14 (4.05%) Service Management
14 13 (3.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (16.47%) SQL
2 21 (6.07%) C#
3 20 (5.78%) Java
4 19 (5.49%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.18%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.18%) Shell Script
6 9 (2.60%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.31%) C
8 4 (1.16%) Perl
8 4 (1.16%) PHP
9 3 (0.87%) Apex Code
9 3 (0.87%) Dart
9 3 (0.87%) ES6
9 3 (0.87%) Python
9 3 (0.87%) TypeScript
9 3 (0.87%) VBScript
10 2 (0.58%) ABAP
11 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.29%) VB
11 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (6.65%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.49%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.47%) Degree
4 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.45%) MCSE
6 4 (1.16%) CISSP
7 3 (0.87%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (0.87%) CLAS
7 3 (0.87%) MCSA
8 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.58%) PMP
9 1 (0.29%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) CCIE
9 1 (0.29%) CISA
9 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.29%) CISM
9 1 (0.29%) MCP
9 1 (0.29%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.62%) NIST 800
2 7 (2.02%) QA
3 6 (1.73%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.87%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.29%) GAAP
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) MiFID
5 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (14.45%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.18%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (1.45%) Docker
6 4 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.16%) XenApp
7 3 (0.87%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.87%) GPFS
7 3 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.58%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.29%) Gluster
9 1 (0.29%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.29%) vCloud
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (4.62%) SCCM
2 10 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.60%) Puppet
4 8 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.02%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (1.73%) Ansible
6 6 (1.73%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (1.16%) SCOM
8 3 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.87%) vRealize
8 3 (0.87%) WSUS
9 2 (0.58%) Terraform
9 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.29%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.29%) Control-M
10 1 (0.29%) Nagios
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 76 (21.97%) Microsoft
2 70 (20.23%) Oracle
3 30 (8.67%) SAP
4 21 (6.07%) VMware
5 15 (4.34%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (3.18%) HP
7 10 (2.89%) Mercator
8 9 (2.60%) Cisco
9 8 (2.31%) Atlassian
9 8 (2.31%) Epicor
9 8 (2.31%) Infor
9 8 (2.31%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.31%) Veritas
10 7 (2.02%) Citrix
10 7 (2.02%) IBM
11 5 (1.45%) LANDesk
11 5 (1.45%) Temenos
12 4 (1.16%) BMC
12 4 (1.16%) Hyperion
12 4 (1.16%) Juniper
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