The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 34 31 31
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 300 306 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.12% 5.27% 5.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.55% 5.73% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 205 262
Average daily rate
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£470 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £423
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £41.90 - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.31% +5.45%
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
5406 5340 6577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.33% 92.01% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4192 3896 4823
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 89 172
Average hourly rate £17.98 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.11 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

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 31 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 183 (31.39%) Finance
2 96 (16.47%) SQL
3 76 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 74 (12.69%) Banking
5 67 (11.49%) Oracle
6 60 (10.29%) Migration
7 59 (10.12%) Windows
8 54 (9.26%) SAP
9 51 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
10 50 (8.58%) CRM
11 46 (7.89%) Project Management
12 42 (7.20%) SQL Server
13 41 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
14 36 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (6.17%) VMware
15 35 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
15 35 (6.00%) UNIX
16 33 (5.66%) SharePoint
17 32 (5.49%) .NET
17 32 (5.49%) Citrix
18 29 (4.97%) Advertising
18 29 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (4.80%) Analytics
20 27 (4.63%) ITIL
20 27 (4.63%) ETL
21 25 (4.29%) Retail
21 25 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
22 24 (4.12%) C#
23 23 (3.95%) Cisco
24 22 (3.77%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.40%) Lync
3 9 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (1.37%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.20%) IIS
5 7 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.03%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.03%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.86%) Apache
8 3 (0.51%) SAS
9 2 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.34%) PowerExchange
9 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.34%) Drupal
9 2 (0.34%) Moodle
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.92%) MS Office
3 14 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.69%) MS Project
6 2 (0.34%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) SPSS
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.17%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 35 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (2.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (1.89%) SunGard GMI
5 10 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (1.03%) Hyperion Planning
6 6 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.86%) Oracle Assets
7 5 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.86%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.86%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.69%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.69%) HFM
8 4 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.92%) Office 365
2 8 (1.37%) Yammer
2 8 (1.37%) SaaS
3 5 (0.86%) Force.com
3 5 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.51%) PaaS
6 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.34%) Taleo
6 2 (0.34%) IaaS
6 2 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.17%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.17%) Veeva
7 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.09%) Firewall
2 12 (2.06%) SAN
3 11 (1.89%) WAN
4 9 (1.54%) LAN
5 8 (1.37%) NAS
5 8 (1.37%) NetScaler
6 6 (1.03%) HTTP
6 6 (1.03%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.69%) DNS
8 4 (0.69%) Wireless
9 3 (0.51%) SSL
9 3 (0.51%) VLAN
9 3 (0.51%) VPN
9 3 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.34%) PBX
10 2 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.89%) Big Data
7 9 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.54%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.54%) Oracle BI EE
7 9 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.03%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.86%) QlikView
10 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Power View
11 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.69%) SAP BW
12 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.51%) Star Schema
12 3 (0.51%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.86%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.69%) JIRA
4 3 (0.51%) Selenium
4 3 (0.51%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.34%) Subversion
5 2 (0.34%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.34%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.34%) Toad
5 2 (0.34%) JDeveloper
5 2 (0.34%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.17%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.17%) MSI
6 1 (0.17%) VisualAge
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.17%) JMeter
6 1 (0.17%) NUnit
General
1 183 (31.39%) Finance
2 74 (12.69%) Banking
3 29 (4.97%) Advertising
4 25 (4.29%) Retail
5 17 (2.92%) Marketing
6 12 (2.06%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.54%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.37%) Legal
9 7 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.86%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.86%) French Language
12 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.51%) Electronics
12 3 (0.51%) Front Office
12 3 (0.51%) Law
13 2 (0.34%) Back Office
13 2 (0.34%) Billing
13 2 (0.34%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.49%) .NET
2 20 (3.43%) XML
3 18 (3.09%) HTML
4 17 (2.92%) Web Services
5 14 (2.40%) Middleware
6 13 (2.23%) ASP.NET
7 11 (1.89%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (1.20%) Ajax
8 7 (1.20%) Visualforce
8 7 (1.20%) CSS
8 7 (1.20%) SOAP
8 7 (1.20%) XSL
9 5 (0.86%) J2EE
9 5 (0.86%) SAP PI
9 5 (0.86%) HTML5
10 4 (0.69%) Mason
10 4 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.51%) EDI
11 3 (0.51%) ODBC
11 3 (0.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.74%) Data Centre
2 16 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 11 (1.89%) Equities
3 11 (1.89%) Derivative
3 11 (1.89%) Equity Derivative
3 11 (1.89%) Clustering
3 11 (1.89%) User Experience
4 8 (1.37%) Data Integration
5 6 (1.03%) Replication
6 4 (0.69%) DataPower
6 4 (0.69%) Hedge funds
6 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.51%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.51%) Visualisation
7 3 (0.51%) Social Media
7 3 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.51%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.51%) E-Learning
7 3 (0.51%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.12%) Windows
2 35 (6.00%) UNIX
3 22 (3.77%) Linux
4 16 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.23%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.86%) AIX
8 2 (0.34%) HPUX
8 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.17%) MVS
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (10.29%) Migration
2 51 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
3 50 (8.58%) CRM
4 46 (7.89%) Project Management
5 41 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (4.80%) Analytics
8 27 (4.63%) ETL
8 27 (4.63%) ITIL
9 21 (3.60%) Business Analysis
10 20 (3.43%) Information Security
11 18 (3.09%) Service Management
11 18 (3.09%) Data Migration
12 16 (2.74%) ERP
13 13 (2.23%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (2.06%) Change Management
14 12 (2.06%) SOA
15 11 (1.89%) PRINCE2
16 10 (1.72%) Scrum
16 10 (1.72%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 96 (16.47%) SQL
2 24 (4.12%) C#
3 22 (3.77%) PowerShell
4 19 (3.26%) PL/SQL
5 15 (2.57%) Java
6 14 (2.40%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.37%) Python
8 8 (1.37%) Apex Code
9 7 (1.20%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.86%) Scala
10 5 (0.86%) Ruby
10 5 (0.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 5 (0.86%) ABAP
11 4 (0.69%) Perl
12 3 (0.51%) C
12 3 (0.51%) VBA
12 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.34%) R
13 2 (0.34%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 18 (3.09%) Degree
1 18 (3.09%) Security Cleared
2 11 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.54%) CISSP
4 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.20%) MCSE
6 5 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.86%) CISM
6 5 (0.86%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 5 (0.86%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.51%) CCNP
8 2 (0.34%) MCSA
8 2 (0.34%) ISEB
8 2 (0.34%) PCI QSA
8 2 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.34%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.34%) MCITP
9 1 (0.17%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.37%) QA
1 8 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.86%) Basel III
4 4 (0.69%) EMIR
4 4 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.51%) GAAP
6 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.34%) WAI
6 2 (0.34%) COBIT
6 2 (0.34%) SLA
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) GxP
7 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 19 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.92%) XenApp
3 16 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.20%) vSphere
5 6 (1.03%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.51%) vCloud
7 3 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.51%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.51%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.34%) XenServer
8 2 (0.34%) NFS
8 2 (0.34%) UAG
8 2 (0.34%) Varnish
9 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.17%) KVM
9 1 (0.17%) Docker
9 1 (0.17%) HDFS
9 1 (0.17%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 14 (2.40%) SCCM
2 6 (1.03%) Puppet
2 6 (1.03%) EdgeSight
3 5 (0.86%) SCOM
4 4 (0.69%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 4 (0.69%) OpenView
4 4 (0.69%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.51%) Control-M
5 3 (0.51%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.34%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.34%) CA LISA
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.34%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.17%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 76 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 67 (11.49%) Oracle
3 54 (9.26%) SAP
4 36 (6.17%) VMware
5 32 (5.49%) Citrix
6 23 (3.95%) Cisco
7 19 (3.26%) IBM
7 19 (3.26%) HP
7 19 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.06%) Informatica
9 11 (1.89%) Hyperion
9 11 (1.89%) SunGard
10 9 (1.54%) EMC
10 9 (1.54%) F5
11 8 (1.37%) Dell
12 7 (1.20%) CA
12 7 (1.20%) Juniper
12 7 (1.20%) Endeca
13 6 (1.03%) AppSense
13 6 (1.03%) CheckPoint
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350 - £450 per week + Experience based
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 25 days ago