The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 442 433 402
Rank change year-on-year -9 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 160 234 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.42% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.44% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 155 128
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £521 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.16% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £33.25 £33.97 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 - -

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 43831 53159 52965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.10% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28449 34627 32119
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1436 1538 2125
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Consultant in the UK

Technical Consultant
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 April 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
England -9 151 £475 +5.55% 68
London +9 71 £500 +11.11% 34
South East -17 18 £538 +19.44% 7
East of England -11 17 £335 -16.77% 10
South West +7 15 £388 -4.02% 1
City of London -3 13 £525 +9.03% 8
West Midlands +23 10 £450 +5.88% 5
Hertfordshire +11 9 - - 3
North West +34 8 £550 +54.92% 4
East Midlands -2 8 £400 -3.03%
Scotland +38 6 £475 +5.55% 4
Wiltshire +2 6 £263 -19.23%
Swindon +2 6 £263 -
Derbyshire -7 6 £400 -
Glasgow +7 5 £350 -
Bristol +4 5 £406 +4.83%
Oxfordshire 0 5 £475 +52.00% 1
Milton Keynes -2 5 £550 +83.33%
Derby -9 5 £400 -
Buckinghamshire -9 5 £550 +83.33%
Birmingham +10 4 £425 +6.25% 2
Hampshire +6 4 £506 +6.57% 2
Berkshire 0 4 £381 -15.27% 4
Oxford - 4 £475 -
Cheshire +29 3 £550 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +21 3 £388 +21.09% 1
Tyne and Wear +20 3 £388 +21.09% 1
North East +16 3 £388 +21.09% 1
Manchester +11 3 - - 2
Bracknell +6 3 £381 -20.57% 1

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 109 (28.46%) Microsoft
2 94 (24.54%) Oracle
3 81 (21.15%) Finance
4 79 (20.63%) SQL
5 64 (16.71%) Windows
6 54 (14.10%) CRM
7 47 (12.27%) SAP
8 45 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (11.75%) Dynamics CRM
9 44 (11.49%) Security Cleared
10 43 (11.23%) SharePoint
10 43 (11.23%) Active Directory
11 41 (10.70%) Microsoft Azure
12 38 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
13 36 (9.40%) .NET
13 36 (9.40%) SQL Server
13 36 (9.40%) Migration
13 36 (9.40%) Office 365
14 33 (8.62%) Oracle EBS R12
14 33 (8.62%) C#
15 32 (8.36%) Java
15 32 (8.36%) SC Cleared
16 29 (7.57%) Business Analysis
16 29 (7.57%) JavaScript
17 27 (7.05%) Web Services
18 26 (6.79%) HTML
18 26 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
19 25 (6.53%) Workflow
20 23 (6.01%) Oracle EBS
20 23 (6.01%) Unix

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 43 (11.23%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.96%) Skype for Business
3 14 (3.66%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.87%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.83%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.57%) JBoss
8 6 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (1.57%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.31%) Apache
9 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.31%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.04%) IIS
10 4 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.04%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 45 (11.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (8.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 23 (6.01%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (3.66%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (2.61%) SAP IS-U
6 8 (2.09%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (1.31%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (1.31%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (1.04%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.78%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 2 (0.52%) Maximo
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle HRMS
10 2 (0.52%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.52%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (9.40%) Office 365
3 12 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (2.35%) Yammer
6 6 (1.57%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (1.57%) Taleo
7 5 (1.31%) Oracle CX
8 4 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.04%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.78%) SaaS
10 2 (0.52%) IaaS
10 2 (0.52%) PaaS
10 2 (0.52%) Responsys
11 1 (0.26%) BlueKai
11 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.18%) Firewall
2 9 (2.35%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.09%) SAN
4 7 (1.83%) DNS
5 6 (1.57%) SSL
5 6 (1.57%) VPN
6 5 (1.31%) DHCP
6 5 (1.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (1.31%) LAN
6 5 (1.31%) Network Security
6 5 (1.31%) WAN
7 4 (1.04%) BIG-IP
7 4 (1.04%) Internet
8 3 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.78%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (0.78%) HTTP
9 2 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.52%) Skype
9 2 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.74%) DB2
3 16 (4.18%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (3.13%) IBM InfoSphere
4 12 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.87%) Oracle BI EE
5 11 (2.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 9 (2.35%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.83%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.57%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.31%) Big Data
9 5 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.04%) MySQL
11 3 (0.78%) DataStage
11 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.52%) Kalido
Development Applications
1 8 (2.09%) MSTest
1 8 (2.09%) NUnit
2 7 (1.83%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.04%) JIRA
3 4 (1.04%) Log4j
4 3 (0.78%) Babel
4 3 (0.78%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.78%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.78%) Gradle
4 3 (0.78%) Maven
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (0.78%) Travis CI
4 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.78%) webpack
5 2 (0.52%) Hudson
5 2 (0.52%) JDeveloper
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.26%) Toad
General
1 81 (21.15%) Finance
2 18 (4.70%) Retail
3 17 (4.44%) Banking
4 14 (3.66%) Advertising
5 12 (3.13%) Back Office
6 10 (2.61%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.35%) Law
8 8 (2.09%) Billing
9 7 (1.83%) Legal
9 7 (1.83%) Marketing
10 6 (1.57%) Front Office
11 4 (1.04%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.78%) Electronics
13 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.52%) Publishing
14 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.40%) .NET
2 27 (7.05%) Web Services
3 26 (6.79%) HTML
4 19 (4.96%) XML
5 14 (3.66%) CSS
6 10 (2.61%) Middleware
6 10 (2.61%) REST
7 9 (2.35%) COM
7 9 (2.35%) SOAP
7 9 (2.35%) WCF
8 8 (2.09%) .NET Framework
8 8 (2.09%) ASP.NET
8 8 (2.09%) Entity Framework
8 8 (2.09%) Unity DI Container
9 7 (1.83%) JSP
10 5 (1.31%) Java EE
11 4 (1.04%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.04%) JMS
11 4 (1.04%) SAML
11 4 (1.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.18%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.83%) Clustering
4 7 (1.83%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.57%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (1.57%) Replication
6 4 (1.04%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (1.04%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.78%) User Experience
8 2 (0.52%) Blog
8 2 (0.52%) EPoS
8 2 (0.52%) PKI
9 1 (0.26%) CMDB
9 1 (0.26%) Life Science
9 1 (0.26%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.26%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.26%) STB
Operating Systems
1 64 (16.71%) Windows
2 23 (6.01%) Unix
3 22 (5.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (5.22%) Linux
5 19 (4.96%) Windows Server
6 15 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.57%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.57%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.31%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.04%) CentOS
11 3 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.26%) Android
13 1 (0.26%) Debian
13 1 (0.26%) VMS
13 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (14.10%) CRM
2 45 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (9.40%) Migration
4 29 (7.57%) Business Analysis
5 26 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (6.53%) Workflow
7 21 (5.48%) Data Modelling
7 21 (5.48%) ERP
8 20 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (5.22%) TOGAF
8 20 (5.22%) Waterfall
9 19 (4.96%) Zachman Framework
10 18 (4.70%) Service Management
11 17 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
12 16 (4.18%) Case Management
12 16 (4.18%) Presales
12 16 (4.18%) Project Management
13 13 (3.39%) Risk Management
14 12 (3.13%) Change Management
14 12 (3.13%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 79 (20.63%) SQL
2 33 (8.62%) C#
3 32 (8.36%) Java
4 29 (7.57%) JavaScript
5 22 (5.74%) PL/SQL
6 12 (3.13%) Shell Script
7 11 (2.87%) C
8 9 (2.35%) ABAP
9 7 (1.83%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.57%) Apex Code
11 5 (1.31%) Python
12 3 (0.78%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.78%) ES6
12 3 (0.78%) Groovy
12 3 (0.78%) Ruby
12 3 (0.78%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.52%) Perl
14 1 (0.26%) C++
14 1 (0.26%) PHP
14 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.36%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.70%) Degree
4 11 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.61%) MCSE
6 5 (1.31%) MCITP
7 4 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.04%) MCSA
8 3 (0.78%) CEH
8 3 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.78%) CREST Certified
8 3 (0.78%) MCP
8 3 (0.78%) MCSD
8 3 (0.78%) OSCP
9 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.52%) PMP
9 2 (0.52%) SANS
10 1 (0.26%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (0.26%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.87%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.31%) QA
3 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.78%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (11.23%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.09%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (0.78%) Docker
5 3 (0.78%) GPFS
5 3 (0.78%) Snort
5 3 (0.78%) vCloud
6 2 (0.52%) XenApp
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.26%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.26%) vSphere
7 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (2.09%) Puppet
2 6 (1.57%) SCCM
3 5 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.04%) Ansible
5 3 (0.78%) SCOM
5 3 (0.78%) WSUS
6 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.52%) Nagios
7 1 (0.26%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.26%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.26%) logstash
7 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.26%) Salt
7 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.26%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 109 (28.46%) Microsoft
2 94 (24.54%) Oracle
3 47 (12.27%) SAP
4 21 (5.48%) IBM
5 20 (5.22%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (4.44%) VMware
7 10 (2.61%) Cisco
7 10 (2.61%) Citrix
7 10 (2.61%) Hyperion
8 9 (2.35%) Infor
9 6 (1.57%) HP
9 6 (1.57%) SunGard
10 5 (1.31%) Calypso
10 5 (1.31%) F5
10 5 (1.31%) Juniper
10 5 (1.31%) Veritas
11 4 (1.04%) Epicor
11 4 (1.04%) Misys
11 4 (1.04%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.04%) Splunk
London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £395 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Opal Tree Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
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