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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 54 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 141 209 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.09% 4.51% 6.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.30% 4.74% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 149 257
Median daily rate £475 £439 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.32% -7.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+34.81% +22.72%
Consultant
London

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
3278 4409 5551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.01% 95.19% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2605 3474 4063
Median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £288 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 68 112
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.95 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £24.04 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016, 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 98 (35.38%) Finance
2 46 (16.61%) Banking
3 44 (15.88%) Microsoft
4 35 (12.64%) Oracle
5 34 (12.27%) Migration
6 33 (11.91%) SQL
7 29 (10.47%) Java
8 28 (10.11%) ITIL
9 23 (8.30%) Linux
9 23 (8.30%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (7.58%) SAP
12 19 (6.86%) Firewall
13 18 (6.50%) Unix
14 17 (6.14%) Windows
14 17 (6.14%) CRM
14 17 (6.14%) Project Management
14 17 (6.14%) VMware
14 17 (6.14%) Security Cleared
15 16 (5.78%) Change Management
15 16 (5.78%) Financial Institution
15 16 (5.78%) SQL Server
15 16 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (5.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 15 (5.42%) Information Security
17 14 (5.05%) Middleware
17 14 (5.05%) SharePoint
18 13 (4.69%) Siebel
18 13 (4.69%) MS Excel

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 14 (5.05%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.61%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (1.81%) CMS
4 5 (1.81%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.81%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.44%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.08%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (0.72%) Documentum
7 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.72%) IIS
7 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.36%) Apache
8 1 (0.36%) ejabberd
8 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
Applications
1 13 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.81%) MS Office
3 4 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 13 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.53%) Documaker
3 6 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (1.81%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.44%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (1.44%) SAP HR
5 4 (1.44%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (1.08%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (1.08%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 3 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (1.08%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.72%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle FAH
7 2 (0.72%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.72%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.36%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.97%) Office 365
2 9 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.08%) Taleo
5 2 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.72%) FinancialForce.com
5 2 (0.72%) Force.com
5 2 (0.72%) PaaS
5 2 (0.72%) SaaS
5 2 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.36%) Boomi
6 1 (0.36%) GitHub
6 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.36%) IaaS
6 1 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.36%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.86%) Firewall
2 8 (2.89%) WAN
3 7 (2.53%) LAN
4 6 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (1.81%) LDAP
5 5 (1.81%) Skype
6 4 (1.44%) HTTP
7 3 (1.08%) DNS
7 3 (1.08%) Network Security
7 3 (1.08%) SAN
8 2 (0.72%) BGP
8 2 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.72%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.72%) HSRP
8 2 (0.72%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.72%) OSPF
8 2 (0.72%) SSL
8 2 (0.72%) VPN
8 2 (0.72%) WebEx
9 1 (0.36%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.33%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.81%) QlikView
6 4 (1.44%) Data Mart
6 4 (1.44%) Hyperion Smart View
7 3 (1.08%) Essbase
7 3 (1.08%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (1.08%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.72%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.72%) Siebel EIM
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.72%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 11 (3.97%) JIRA
2 4 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.72%) Maven
4 2 (0.72%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.36%) Ant
5 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.36%) Hudson
5 1 (0.36%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.36%) JUnit
5 1 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.36%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.36%) Subversion
5 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.36%) Zephyr
General
1 98 (35.38%) Finance
2 46 (16.61%) Banking
3 16 (5.78%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.53%) Advertising
5 7 (2.53%) Retail
6 5 (1.81%) General Ledger
6 5 (1.81%) Marketing
7 4 (1.44%) Legal
8 3 (1.08%) Billing
9 2 (0.72%) Front Office
9 2 (0.72%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.36%) Automotive
10 1 (0.36%) Electronics
10 1 (0.36%) International Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.05%) Middleware
2 12 (4.33%) .NET
3 8 (2.89%) Web Services
3 8 (2.89%) XML
4 7 (2.53%) Java EE
4 7 (2.53%) WebCenter
5 5 (1.81%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.08%) HTML
6 3 (1.08%) RESTful
6 3 (1.08%) SOAP
7 2 (0.72%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.72%) HTML5
7 2 (0.72%) J2EE
7 2 (0.72%) jQuery
7 2 (0.72%) JSON
7 2 (0.72%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.72%) Visualforce
8 1 (0.36%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (3.97%) Hedge funds
4 7 (2.53%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.81%) Equities
5 5 (1.81%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.44%) CMDB
6 4 (1.44%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.44%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.44%) Market Risk
6 4 (1.44%) PKI
7 3 (1.08%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.08%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.72%) CESG
8 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.72%) Derivative
8 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.72%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.30%) Linux
2 18 (6.50%) Unix
3 17 (6.14%) Windows
4 10 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.53%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (1.81%) Solaris
7 3 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.08%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.72%) Android
8 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.36%) AIX
9 1 (0.36%) CentOS
9 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.36%) VMS
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (12.27%) Migration
2 28 (10.11%) ITIL
3 22 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (6.14%) CRM
5 17 (6.14%) Project Management
6 16 (5.78%) Change Management
7 15 (5.42%) Information Security
8 13 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (3.97%) Open Source
10 10 (3.61%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (3.61%) DevOps
10 10 (3.61%) Service Management
11 9 (3.25%) Data Migration
11 9 (3.25%) ERP
11 9 (3.25%) ITSM
11 9 (3.25%) OO
11 9 (3.25%) SOA
11 9 (3.25%) Workflow
12 8 (2.89%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.91%) SQL
2 29 (10.47%) Java
3 10 (3.61%) C#
4 7 (2.53%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.53%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.81%) Perl
6 4 (1.44%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.08%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.08%) Python
7 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.72%) ABAP
8 2 (0.72%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.72%) Groovy
8 2 (0.72%) Korn
8 2 (0.72%) PHP
8 2 (0.72%) Ruby
8 2 (0.72%) VB
8 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.72%) VBA
8 2 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (6.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.97%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.25%) CISSP
4 6 (2.17%) CCIE
4 6 (2.17%) CISA
4 6 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.81%) CCDE
6 4 (1.44%) CISM
6 4 (1.44%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.08%) Degree
7 3 (1.08%) RHCA
7 3 (1.08%) RHCE
8 2 (0.72%) CIPD
8 2 (0.72%) CRISC
8 2 (0.72%) ISEB
9 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.36%) CEPT
9 1 (0.36%) CPTE
9 1 (0.36%) GPEN
9 1 (0.36%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.53%) COBIT
1 7 (2.53%) SDET
2 5 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.81%) QA
3 4 (1.44%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.08%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.72%) SEPA
6 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.36%) GxP
6 1 (0.36%) MiFID
6 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.97%) Active Directory
1 11 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.72%) Docker
2 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (0.72%) vSphere
2 2 (0.72%) XenApp
2 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.36%) ACF2
3 1 (0.36%) NFS
3 1 (0.36%) RACF
3 1 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (2.89%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 7 (2.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 7 (2.53%) Puppet
3 3 (1.08%) SCCM
3 3 (1.08%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.72%) Nagios
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (0.72%) SCOM
4 2 (0.72%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.36%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.36%) Ansible
5 1 (0.36%) HP NNM
5 1 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.36%) TADDM
5 1 (0.36%) zSecure
Vendors
1 44 (15.88%) Microsoft
2 35 (12.64%) Oracle
3 23 (8.30%) Salesforce.com
4 21 (7.58%) SAP
5 17 (6.14%) VMware
6 13 (4.69%) Cisco
6 13 (4.69%) Siebel
7 12 (4.33%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.53%) IBM
9 6 (2.17%) Citrix
10 5 (1.81%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.44%) Adobe
11 4 (1.44%) HP
11 4 (1.44%) Hyperion
11 4 (1.44%) Murex
11 4 (1.44%) Sybase
12 3 (1.08%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.08%) Informatica
12 3 (1.08%) PeopleSoft
12 3 (1.08%) Veritas
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