Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 565 477 461
Rank change year-on-year -88 -16 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 315 413 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.45% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 253 270
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
90th Percentile £606 £585 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
UK median hourly rate - £33.87 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.25 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,342 91,100 101,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,328 59,471 64,808
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,819 3,215 3,851
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.74%

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 23 January 2018.

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
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 23 January 2018. 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 -85 296 £475 - 130
London -52 159 £500 +5.26% 64
UK excluding London -52 148 £425 -10.53% 69
South East -28 54 £450 -5.26% 17
Midlands -1 31 £420 -11.58% 17
North of England +41 26 £400 -20.00% 20
West Midlands +14 20 £420 -1.18% 14
East of England -24 17 £488 +20.00% 4
North West +13 13 £425 -15.00% 8
Scotland -17 12 £425 +54.55% 4
Yorkshire +4 9 £325 -35.00% 11
East Midlands +2 9 - - 3
South West -15 9 £475 -5.00% 4
North East +45 4 £310 -29.14% 1
Wales +10 1 £415 -11.47% 3

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Technical Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 49 (15.56%) Windows
2 48 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 48 (15.24%) Migration
3 47 (14.92%) Finance
3 47 (14.92%) SQL
4 45 (14.29%) Office 365
5 40 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 39 (12.38%) Active Directory
7 38 (12.06%) Oracle
8 36 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (10.79%) CRM
9 34 (10.79%) Security Cleared
10 33 (10.48%) SC Cleared
10 33 (10.48%) Project Management
11 27 (8.57%) SAP
12 25 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
13 24 (7.62%) Marketing
13 24 (7.62%) Salesforce.com
14 23 (7.30%) Data Migration
14 23 (7.30%) Windows Server
15 21 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
15 21 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (6.67%) MS Exchange
16 20 (6.35%) Web Services
17 19 (6.03%) Dynamics CRM
17 19 (6.03%) Unix
17 19 (6.03%) Information Security
18 18 (5.71%) Presales
18 18 (5.71%) VMware
18 18 (5.71%) XML

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 21 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.08%) Skype for Business
3 13 (4.13%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (2.22%) nginx
6 5 (1.59%) Confluence
7 4 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.95%) CMS
9 2 (0.63%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.63%) Documentum
9 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.63%) JBoss
9 2 (0.63%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.63%) SAS
9 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
1 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (6.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (4.13%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (3.81%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (2.54%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (2.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (1.59%) Adobe Campaign
6 5 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (1.59%) Oracle TCA
7 4 (1.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (1.27%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.63%) BPCS
9 2 (0.63%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.63%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.63%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.29%) Office 365
2 40 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (3.17%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (2.86%) OneDrive
6 9 (2.86%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 7 (2.22%) Google Analytics
8 6 (1.90%) GitHub
9 5 (1.59%) Boomi
9 5 (1.59%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (1.27%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 4 (1.27%) SaaS
11 3 (0.95%) Oracle CX
11 3 (0.95%) PaaS
12 2 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.63%) IaaS
12 2 (0.63%) Taleo
13 1 (0.32%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.81%) Skype
1 12 (3.81%) SMS
2 10 (3.17%) DNS
2 10 (3.17%) Firewall
3 9 (2.86%) VPN
4 5 (1.59%) FTP
5 4 (1.27%) DHCP
5 4 (1.27%) HTTP
5 4 (1.27%) LAN
5 4 (1.27%) SSL
5 4 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.27%) WAN
6 3 (0.95%) Internet
6 3 (0.95%) Network Security
6 3 (0.95%) SAN
6 3 (0.95%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.63%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.63%) SMTP
7 2 (0.63%) SSH
7 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.49%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (3.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 7 (2.22%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.90%) Big Data
5 6 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.90%) DB2
5 6 (1.90%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.59%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 5 (1.59%) DataStage
6 5 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.95%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.63%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.63%) GIS
9 2 (0.63%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 9 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.59%) Ant
3 5 (1.59%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.59%) JIRA
3 5 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.95%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.63%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.63%) Maven
5 2 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.32%) GitLab
6 1 (0.32%) LSMW
6 1 (0.32%) Mockito
6 1 (0.32%) Selenium
6 1 (0.32%) Subversion
6 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (14.92%) Finance
2 24 (7.62%) Marketing
3 10 (3.17%) Banking
4 9 (2.86%) Advertising
5 6 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.59%) Billing
6 5 (1.59%) Law
6 5 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.27%) German Language
7 4 (1.27%) Italian Language
7 4 (1.27%) Retail
8 3 (0.95%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.63%) Back Office
9 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.63%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) Hindi Language
10 1 (0.32%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.35%) Web Services
2 18 (5.71%) XML
3 13 (4.13%) .NET
4 12 (3.81%) HTML
5 10 (3.17%) CSS
5 10 (3.17%) REST
6 8 (2.54%) SOAP
7 5 (1.59%) LDAP
7 5 (1.59%) Visualforce
8 4 (1.27%) Middleware
8 4 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.95%) JSP
9 3 (0.95%) SAP PI
10 2 (0.63%) EDI
10 2 (0.63%) J2EE
10 2 (0.63%) JMS
10 2 (0.63%) Mason
10 2 (0.63%) OpenID
10 2 (0.63%) RESTful
10 2 (0.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.17%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.54%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.22%) CESG
4 7 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.59%) Public Cloud
5 5 (1.59%) User Experience
6 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (0.95%) Replication
8 2 (0.63%) AS400
8 2 (0.63%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.63%) Equities
8 2 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.63%) NHS
9 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.32%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing Technology
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (15.56%) Windows
2 23 (7.30%) Windows Server
3 19 (6.03%) Unix
4 12 (3.81%) Linux
5 8 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.90%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.59%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.63%) AIX
10 2 (0.63%) CentOS
10 2 (0.63%) Solaris
11 1 (0.32%) HPUX
11 1 (0.32%) SUSE
11 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (15.24%) Migration
2 36 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (10.79%) CRM
4 33 (10.48%) Project Management
5 23 (7.30%) Data Migration
6 21 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (6.03%) Information Security
8 18 (5.71%) Presales
9 16 (5.08%) ERP
9 16 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (4.76%) Risk Management
11 14 (4.44%) Identity Management
12 13 (4.13%) Analytics
13 12 (3.81%) Identity Access Management
13 12 (3.81%) Mobile Device Management
13 12 (3.81%) Workflow
14 11 (3.49%) Business Transformation
15 10 (3.17%) Configuration Management
15 10 (3.17%) Customer Requirements
15 10 (3.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 47 (14.92%) SQL
2 16 (5.08%) JavaScript
3 14 (4.44%) PL/SQL
3 14 (4.44%) PowerShell
4 12 (3.81%) Java
5 10 (3.17%) C#
6 7 (2.22%) VBScript
7 5 (1.59%) Apex Code
7 5 (1.59%) PHP
7 5 (1.59%) Python
8 3 (0.95%) ABAP
8 3 (0.95%) C
8 3 (0.95%) Go
8 3 (0.95%) Perl
8 3 (0.95%) Ruby
9 2 (0.63%) Dart
9 2 (0.63%) RPG
9 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (10.79%) Security Cleared
2 33 (10.48%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.40%) Degree
4 14 (4.44%) CTC Cleared
5 9 (2.86%) CISSP
6 5 (1.59%) CISM
7 4 (1.27%) CISA
8 3 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.95%) MCSE
8 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.63%) CLAS
9 2 (0.63%) GIAC
9 2 (0.63%) MCSA
9 2 (0.63%) OSCP
10 1 (0.32%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (2.86%) GDPR
3 3 (0.95%) NIST 800
3 3 (0.95%) QA
4 2 (0.63%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.63%) RMADS
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (12.38%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.54%) XenDesktop
4 7 (2.22%) BitLocker
5 6 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.90%) XenApp
6 5 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.95%) Docker
7 3 (0.95%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.95%) vSphere
8 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.32%) Xen
8 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (5.08%) SCCM
2 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (1.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (1.59%) Ansible
4 5 (1.59%) vRealize
5 4 (1.27%) SCOM
6 2 (0.63%) MOM
6 2 (0.63%) Nagios
7 1 (0.32%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.32%) Control-M
7 1 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.32%) Netcool
7 1 (0.32%) Puppet
7 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.32%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 48 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 38 (12.06%) Oracle
3 27 (8.57%) SAP
4 24 (7.62%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (5.71%) VMware
6 12 (3.81%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 10 (3.17%) Genesys
8 9 (2.86%) Citrix
8 9 (2.86%) Mercator
9 8 (2.54%) Adobe
9 8 (2.54%) Google
10 7 (2.22%) Altiris
10 7 (2.22%) IBM
10 7 (2.22%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.90%) Dell
11 6 (1.90%) Ivanti
11 6 (1.90%) Pega
11 6 (1.90%) Symantec
11 6 (1.90%) Tableau
12 5 (1.59%) Atlassian