The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Consultant
Rank 190 215 211
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 10 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 9
Average daily rate
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£488 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £355 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £550 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £430
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5419 6815 7234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.99% 92.61% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4995 5252
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 150 173
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Business Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Consultant in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Business Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Consultant across the City of London region.

Business Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Business Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Consultant across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Business Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Business Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Consultant across the City of London region.

Business Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Business Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Business Consultant in their job title.

1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 8 (36.36%) Project Management
2 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (22.73%) System Testing
3 5 (22.73%) SAP
3 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
3 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 5 (22.73%) SAP Business One
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Retail
5 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 2 (9.09%) Internet
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
5 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (4.55%) Cash Management
6 1 (4.55%) Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity Management
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.55%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (4.55%) Corporate Banking

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Business Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Business Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) SAP Business One
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) PerformancePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.55%) MS Access
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.55%) SQLPlus
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.55%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (4.55%) JDeveloper
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Retail
4 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.55%) Advertising
5 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) MDX
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (4.55%) Equities
1 1 (4.55%) Fixed Income
1 1 (4.55%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Project Management
1 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (22.73%) System Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) Cash Management
5 1 (4.55%) Analytics
5 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity Management
5 1 (4.55%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (4.55%) Data Validation
5 1 (4.55%) ETL
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) VBA
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) CCA
1 1 (4.55%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) MiFID
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Hyperion