The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
London / City of London
Rank 52 41 26
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 117 134 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.03% 4.18% 5.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.25% 4.37% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 93 231
Median daily rate £500 £450 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £353 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £595 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £56.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-16.44% +127.27%

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
2750 3065 4920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.76% 95.51% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2173 2415 3756
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 72
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +8.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Consultant in the job title.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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 Consultant across the City of London region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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 Consultant across the City of London region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 90 (37.50%) Finance
2 46 (19.17%) Microsoft
3 34 (14.17%) Windows
3 34 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (13.75%) Banking
4 33 (13.75%) SQL
5 31 (12.92%) Migration
6 28 (11.67%) SAP
7 25 (10.42%) SQL Server
8 24 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
10 21 (8.75%) Oracle
10 21 (8.75%) CRM
10 21 (8.75%) Office 365
11 20 (8.33%) SharePoint
12 19 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (7.50%) VMware
13 18 (7.50%) Linux
13 18 (7.50%) Active Directory
14 16 (6.67%) PowerShell
15 14 (5.83%) Firewall
15 14 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (5.83%) Java
15 14 (5.83%) Analytics
15 14 (5.83%) DevOps
16 12 (5.00%) JavaScript
16 12 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
16 12 (5.00%) Data Migration
16 12 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (4.58%) Tableau

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 20 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (2.08%) Apache
3 5 (2.08%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.67%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.25%) SAS
6 2 (0.83%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.83%) CMS
6 2 (0.83%) Confluence
6 2 (0.83%) Documentum
6 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.83%) IIS
6 2 (0.83%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.83%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.83%) SPSS
4 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.42%) MS Office
4 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.08%) SAP CO
2 5 (2.08%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.67%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.25%) SAP Retail
4 3 (1.25%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.83%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.83%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.83%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.83%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.83%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.42%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.42%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.42%) Sylvan
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (8.75%) Office 365
3 11 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.25%) FinancialForce.com
4 3 (1.25%) GitHub
4 3 (1.25%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.25%) IaaS
4 3 (1.25%) PaaS
5 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.42%) AdWords
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.42%) Boomi
6 1 (0.42%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.42%) Force.com
6 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.42%) SaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.83%) Firewall
2 8 (3.33%) LDAP
3 7 (2.92%) HTTP
3 7 (2.92%) SSL
4 6 (2.50%) DNS
4 6 (2.50%) SAN
4 6 (2.50%) VPN
5 4 (1.67%) Kerberos
5 4 (1.67%) LAN
5 4 (1.67%) SMTP
5 4 (1.67%) WAN
6 3 (1.25%) DHCP
6 3 (1.25%) Skype
6 3 (1.25%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.83%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (0.83%) Intranet
7 2 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.75%) Power BI
3 9 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.92%) Big Data
5 7 (2.92%) QlikView
6 5 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.25%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (1.25%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.25%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.83%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.83%) Essbase
9 2 (0.83%) Hyperion Smart View
9 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.83%) Siebel EIM
9 2 (0.83%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.67%) JIRA
3 3 (1.25%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.25%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.83%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.42%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.42%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.42%) JMeter
5 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.42%) Maven
5 1 (0.42%) MSI
5 1 (0.42%) NUnit
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.42%) Selenium
5 1 (0.42%) Subversion
5 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.42%) WATIR
General
1 90 (37.50%) Finance
2 33 (13.75%) Banking
3 11 (4.58%) Retail
4 10 (4.17%) Advertising
5 9 (3.75%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.08%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.08%) Marketing
7 4 (1.67%) Legal
7 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.83%) Billing
8 2 (0.83%) Electronics
8 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.42%) Back Office
9 1 (0.42%) French Language
9 1 (0.42%) Front Office
9 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.58%) XML
2 10 (4.17%) SOAP
2 10 (4.17%) Web Services
3 9 (3.75%) .NET
4 7 (2.92%) HTML
5 6 (2.50%) JSON
6 4 (1.67%) Middleware
6 4 (1.67%) REST
7 3 (1.25%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.25%) CSS
7 3 (1.25%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (1.25%) Node.js
7 3 (1.25%) OpenID
7 3 (1.25%) SAML
8 2 (0.83%) Ajax
8 2 (0.83%) HTML5
8 2 (0.83%) JSP
8 2 (0.83%) LAMP
8 2 (0.83%) Servlets
8 2 (0.83%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.50%) User Experience
3 5 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.67%) Clustering
4 4 (1.67%) Fintech
4 4 (1.67%) Fixed Income
4 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.67%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.25%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.25%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.25%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.25%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.83%) Market Risk
6 2 (0.83%) NHS
6 2 (0.83%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.17%) Windows
2 18 (7.50%) Linux
3 11 (4.58%) Unix
4 10 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.08%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.08%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.25%) CentOS
8 2 (0.83%) Solaris
8 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.42%) AIX
9 1 (0.42%) Android
9 1 (0.42%) SUSE
9 1 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (12.92%) Migration
3 24 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (8.75%) CRM
5 19 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (5.83%) Analytics
6 14 (5.83%) DevOps
7 12 (5.00%) Data Migration
8 10 (4.17%) Business Analysis
8 10 (4.17%) ERP
8 10 (4.17%) ITIL
9 9 (3.75%) Identity Management
9 9 (3.75%) Scrum
9 9 (3.75%) Visualisation
9 9 (3.75%) Workflow
10 8 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (3.33%) Open Source
11 7 (2.92%) ETL
11 7 (2.92%) Information Security
11 7 (2.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.75%) SQL
2 16 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 14 (5.83%) Java
4 12 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.17%) C#
5 10 (4.17%) Python
6 7 (2.92%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.92%) Perl
7 6 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.50%) R
7 6 (2.50%) Ruby
8 5 (2.08%) PHP
9 3 (1.25%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.83%) BeanShell
10 2 (0.83%) C++
10 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.42%) Groovy
11 1 (0.42%) Scala
11 1 (0.42%) X++
11 1 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (4.17%) Degree
2 7 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.67%) MCSE
6 3 (1.25%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.83%) MCITP
7 2 (0.83%) MCP
8 1 (0.42%) ACCA
8 1 (0.42%) CCNA
8 1 (0.42%) CFA
8 1 (0.42%) CIMA
8 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.42%) MBA
8 1 (0.42%) MCSA
8 1 (0.42%) MCSD
8 1 (0.42%) MCTS
8 1 (0.42%) PhD
8 1 (0.42%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.67%) GDPR
2 3 (1.25%) COBIT
2 3 (1.25%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.25%) HL7
2 3 (1.25%) QA
2 3 (1.25%) SDET
3 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.42%) IFRS
4 1 (0.42%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.42%) PMO
4 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.25%) Docker
5 2 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.83%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.42%) Gluster
6 1 (0.42%) iptables
6 1 (0.42%) NFS
6 1 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.42%) vSphere
6 1 (0.42%) XenApp
6 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.33%) Puppet
2 6 (2.50%) SCCM
3 5 (2.08%) Ansible
4 4 (1.67%) Control-M
5 3 (1.25%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 3 (1.25%) SCOM
5 3 (1.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.83%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.83%) DameWare
6 2 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.83%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.83%) Nagios
6 2 (0.83%) SELinux
6 2 (0.83%) Terraform
7 1 (0.42%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.42%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (19.17%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.67%) SAP
3 21 (8.75%) Oracle
4 18 (7.50%) VMware
5 11 (4.58%) Tableau
6 10 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.92%) Citrix
8 6 (2.50%) Google
8 6 (2.50%) IBM
9 5 (2.08%) Cisco
10 4 (1.67%) Alteryx
10 4 (1.67%) HP
10 4 (1.67%) Informatica
11 3 (1.25%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.25%) Veritas
12 2 (0.83%) BMC
12 2 (0.83%) Dell
12 2 (0.83%) Hyperion
12 2 (0.83%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.83%) StatPro
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £450 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 weeks initial discovery
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago