Technical Consultant Contracts

Technical Consultant
UK

The median Technical Consultant daily rate in the UK is £550, according to job vacancies posted in the 6 months leading up to 12 June 2024.

The table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
12 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 425 548 583
Rank change year-on-year +123 +35 -98
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 160 150 269
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 81 145
10th Percentile £425 £450 £416
25th Percentile £505 £494 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £563 £550
Median % change year-on-year -2.22% +2.27% +10.00%
75th Percentile £646 £663 £613
90th Percentile £785 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £600 £525
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
10th Percentile - £54.00 £60.30
25th Percentile - £55.50 £63.00
Median hourly rate £61.60 £60.00 £66.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.67% -9.09% +9.54%
75th Percentile - £64.50 -
90th Percentile - £75.00 £68.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £61.60 £60.00 £66.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% -9.09% +203.59%

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 40,557 52,491 83,111
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 94.51% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,070 36,644 58,616
10th Percentile £280 £313 £318
25th Percentile £408 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £538 £525
Median % change year-on-year -2.42% +2.48% +6.06%
75th Percentile £638 £650 £638
90th Percentile £750 £750 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,936 1,486 1,938
10th Percentile £12.86 £14.25 £12.75
25th Percentile £16.30 £19.42 £15.90
Median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +80.00% +16.28%
75th Percentile £61.81 £65.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £77.00 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.08 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.94% +110.39% +7.82%

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in the UK

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Technical Consultant.

Daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in the UK

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Technical Consultant over the 6 months to 12 June 2024.

Daily rate histogram for Technical Consultant in the UK

Technical Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Technical Consultant.

Hourly rate trend for Technical Consultant in the UK

Technical Consultant
Top 16 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 12 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +114 129 £550 - 146
Work from Home +107 83 £550 - 69
UK excluding London +66 77 £525 -12.50% 102
London +86 55 £600 +11.63% 35
South East +29 23 £455 -9.09% 32
North of England +26 15 £550 +10.00% 19
Midlands +17 13 £513 -25.45% 22
West Midlands +22 12 £513 -25.45% 11
Yorkshire +22 9 £550 +10.00% 6
South West +1 9 £520 -6.73% 17
East of England +10 8 £600 +9.09% 9
North West +17 6 £525 +5.00% 11
Wales - 5 £525 - 1
Scotland +49 2 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 11

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 12 June 2024, Technical Consultant contract job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 47 (29.38%) Security Cleared
2 42 (26.25%) Social Skills
3 39 (24.38%) SC Cleared
4 36 (22.50%) SAP
5 24 (15.00%) Oracle
6 22 (13.75%) Adabas
6 22 (13.75%) Software AG
6 22 (13.75%) zOS
6 22 (13.75%) Natural
6 22 (13.75%) Azure
6 22 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (12.50%) SAP HANA
7 20 (12.50%) SAP S/4HANA
8 19 (11.88%) SAP Basis
9 18 (11.25%) Finance
9 18 (11.25%) Web Services
10 17 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (10.00%) Microsoft
12 15 (9.38%) High Availability
13 14 (8.75%) Oracle Database
14 13 (8.13%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (8.13%) ABAP
15 12 (7.50%) Migration
15 12 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (7.50%) Dynamics 365
16 11 (6.88%) Public Sector
16 11 (6.88%) Technical Architecture
17 10 (6.25%) SQL
18 9 (5.63%) Data Modelling
18 9 (5.63%) Change Management

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.50%) CMS
2 3 (1.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.25%) IIS
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.63%) GroupWise
4 1 (0.63%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.63%) JBoss
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Exchange
4 1 (0.63%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.63%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (12.50%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (4.38%) NetSuite
3 6 (3.75%) SAP EWM
4 5 (3.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 4 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (2.50%) SAP SD
6 3 (1.88%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (1.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (1.88%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (1.88%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (1.88%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (1.88%) SAP MDG
7 2 (1.25%) Oracle iSupplier
7 2 (1.25%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (1.25%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.75%) Azure
2 12 (7.50%) Dynamics 365
3 9 (5.63%) AWS
4 7 (4.38%) GCP
5 6 (3.75%) Power Platform
6 5 (3.13%) Entra ID
7 4 (2.50%) Microsoft 365
8 3 (1.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (1.88%) Azure Pipelines
8 3 (1.88%) IaaS
8 3 (1.88%) PaaS
9 2 (1.25%) Azure Logic Apps
9 2 (1.25%) SaaS
10 1 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.63%) Azure Sentinel
10 1 (0.63%) OCI
10 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.63%) Salsify
10 1 (0.63%) Serverless
10 1 (0.63%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.13%) VPN
2 4 (2.50%) Firewall
3 3 (1.88%) DNS
4 1 (0.63%) AMQP
4 1 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.63%) HTTP
4 1 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.63%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.63%) NGFW
4 1 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.63%) SD-WAN
4 1 (0.63%) SSH
4 1 (0.63%) SSL
4 1 (0.63%) Wireless
4 1 (0.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.75%) Adabas
2 20 (12.50%) SAP HANA
3 14 (8.75%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.25%) Power BI
4 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.63%) Big Data
5 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.25%) HP UFT
1 2 (1.25%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.63%) Cypress.io
2 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.63%) Git
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.63%) Subversion
2 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (26.25%) Social Skills
2 18 (11.25%) Finance
3 11 (6.88%) Public Sector
4 8 (5.00%) Presentation Skills
5 6 (3.75%) Marketing
5 6 (3.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (3.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 3 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.25%) Banking
8 2 (1.25%) Military
9 1 (0.63%) French Language
9 1 (0.63%) German Language
9 1 (0.63%) Law
9 1 (0.63%) Legal
9 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.63%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.63%) Police
9 1 (0.63%) Retail
9 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.63%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.88%) SAP Basis
2 18 (11.25%) Web Services
3 9 (5.63%) SAP Fiori
4 5 (3.13%) HTML
5 4 (2.50%) CSS
6 3 (1.88%) RESTful
7 2 (1.25%) DOM
7 2 (1.25%) Express.js
7 2 (1.25%) Middleware
7 2 (1.25%) Node.js
7 2 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.25%) React
7 2 (1.25%) REST
7 2 (1.25%) SailPoint
7 2 (1.25%) SOAP
8 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.63%) EDI
8 1 (0.63%) JMS
8 1 (0.63%) Kafka
8 1 (0.63%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.13%) EMV
2 3 (1.88%) CMDB
3 2 (1.25%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.25%) Security Posture
4 1 (0.63%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (0.63%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.63%) Cyber Threat
4 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.63%) FMCG
4 1 (0.63%) iPad
4 1 (0.63%) IVR
4 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.63%) Onboarding
4 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.63%) Replication
4 1 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (0.63%) Virtual Reality
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.75%) zOS
2 5 (3.13%) Windows
3 3 (1.88%) Linux
4 1 (0.63%) NetWare
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (9.38%) High Availability
4 13 (8.13%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (7.50%) Migration
6 11 (6.88%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (5.63%) Change Management
7 9 (5.63%) Customer Service
7 9 (5.63%) Data Modelling
7 9 (5.63%) Presales
7 9 (5.63%) Workflow
8 8 (5.00%) Agile
8 8 (5.00%) Asset Management
8 8 (5.00%) DevSecOps
8 8 (5.00%) ITSM
8 8 (5.00%) Requirements Gathering
9 7 (4.38%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (4.38%) Service Management
10 6 (3.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.75%) Natural
2 13 (8.13%) ABAP
3 10 (6.25%) SQL
4 7 (4.38%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.50%) C
6 2 (1.25%) Java
6 2 (1.25%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.25%) Python
7 1 (0.63%) Bash
7 1 (0.63%) C#
7 1 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (29.38%) Security Cleared
2 39 (24.38%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.75%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.13%) Degree
5 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.88%) CISSP
7 2 (1.25%) CISM
8 1 (0.63%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (0.63%) CEH
8 1 (0.63%) CISA
8 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.63%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.63%) CRISC
8 1 (0.63%) GCIH
8 1 (0.63%) GIAC
8 1 (0.63%) GPEN
8 1 (0.63%) GWAPT
8 1 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.63%) NIST
2 5 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.25%) GRC
3 2 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.25%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) COBIT
4 1 (0.63%) COSO
4 1 (0.63%) GDPR
4 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.25%) Docker
4 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.63%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.25%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.63%) SCCM
2 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 36 (22.50%) SAP
2 24 (15.00%) Oracle
3 22 (13.75%) Software AG
4 16 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.63%) ServiceNow
6 8 (5.00%) Adobe
7 4 (2.50%) IFS
7 4 (2.50%) VMware
7 4 (2.50%) Workday
8 2 (1.25%) Cisco
8 2 (1.25%) Commvault
8 2 (1.25%) IBM
8 2 (1.25%) Meraki
8 2 (1.25%) Novell
8 2 (1.25%) OpenText
9 1 (0.63%) Apple
9 1 (0.63%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.63%) Lotus
9 1 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.63%) Sage