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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 32 37 33
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 278 280 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.12% 4.45% 4.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.52% 4.82% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 180 198
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £62.50 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-11.04% -4.11%
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
5034 5813 5919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.74% 92.36% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3801 4226 4345
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 81 120
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.41 £39.51 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 184 (33.15%) Finance
2 77 (13.87%) SQL
3 73 (13.15%) Microsoft
4 71 (12.79%) SAP
5 63 (11.35%) Banking
6 57 (10.27%) Windows
7 55 (9.91%) Oracle
8 49 (8.83%) CRM
9 48 (8.65%) Migration
10 45 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
12 40 (7.21%) VMware
13 37 (6.67%) Advertising
14 34 (6.13%) Project Management
14 34 (6.13%) Citrix
15 33 (5.95%) SQL Server
16 31 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM
16 31 (5.59%) .NET
17 30 (5.41%) Cisco
18 28 (5.05%) Analytics
19 27 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
19 27 (4.86%) Active Directory
20 26 (4.68%) Salesforce.com
20 26 (4.68%) SharePoint
21 25 (4.50%) Linux
21 25 (4.50%) Information Security
22 24 (4.32%) XML
23 23 (4.14%) ETL
23 23 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 26 (4.68%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 15 (2.70%) Lync
3 11 (1.98%) Apache
4 9 (1.62%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.26%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.08%) IIS
7 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.72%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.72%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.54%) SAS
8 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.36%) nginx
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (2.52%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.62%) MS Office
3 5 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.36%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.18%) InDesign
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 31 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (2.16%) SAP FI
4 11 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (1.80%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (1.80%) SAP CO
6 9 (1.62%) SunGard GMI
7 6 (1.08%) SAP APO
8 5 (0.90%) Agresso
8 5 (0.90%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.90%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.90%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.72%) SAP WM
9 4 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.36%) Documaker
11 2 (0.36%) ION MarketView
11 2 (0.36%) SAP FSCM
11 2 (0.36%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.42%) Office 365
2 10 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.80%) Yammer
3 7 (1.26%) SaaS
4 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.54%) Force.com
6 3 (0.54%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.18%) Taleo
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.24%) Firewall
2 10 (1.80%) HTTP
3 9 (1.62%) SSL
4 8 (1.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 8 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (1.44%) SAN
4 8 (1.44%) Internet
5 7 (1.26%) BIG-IP
5 7 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.26%) WAN
6 6 (1.08%) NetScaler
6 6 (1.08%) Wireless
6 6 (1.08%) LAN
6 6 (1.08%) DNS
7 5 (0.90%) VLAN
7 5 (0.90%) LDAP
8 4 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (0.72%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.72%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (3.06%) SAP BW
5 14 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (2.16%) Oracle BI EE
6 12 (2.16%) Big Data
6 12 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.62%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.08%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.08%) QlikView
9 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.72%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.72%) MySQL
11 3 (0.54%) Siebel EIM
11 3 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.54%) OLAP
11 3 (0.54%) SAP BI
11 3 (0.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 3 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (0.90%) JIRA
1 5 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.54%) Selenium
2 3 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.36%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.36%) Maven
4 1 (0.18%) LSMW
4 1 (0.18%) NUnit
4 1 (0.18%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.18%) Ant
4 1 (0.18%) JUnit
4 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.18%) MSI
4 1 (0.18%) Introscope
4 1 (0.18%) JMeter
4 1 (0.18%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.18%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.18%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 184 (33.15%) Finance
2 63 (11.35%) Banking
3 37 (6.67%) Advertising
4 20 (3.60%) Marketing
5 18 (3.24%) Retail
6 16 (2.88%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (1.98%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.80%) Billing
10 8 (1.44%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.26%) Legal
11 7 (1.26%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.72%) Front Office
13 3 (0.54%) French Language
14 2 (0.36%) German Language
14 2 (0.36%) Electronics
14 2 (0.36%) Back Office
14 2 (0.36%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.18%) Local Government
15 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.59%) .NET
2 24 (4.32%) XML
3 21 (3.78%) HTML
4 18 (3.24%) Web Services
5 15 (2.70%) SOAP
6 12 (2.16%) Middleware
7 10 (1.80%) ASP.NET
8 8 (1.44%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (1.26%) CSS
9 7 (1.26%) XSL
10 6 (1.08%) Visualforce
10 6 (1.08%) Ajax
11 5 (0.90%) J2EE
11 5 (0.90%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (0.90%) WebCenter
11 5 (0.90%) HTML5
12 4 (0.72%) Mason
12 4 (0.72%) SAP PI
12 4 (0.72%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.52%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.16%) User Experience
4 10 (1.80%) Replication
5 9 (1.62%) Derivative
6 7 (1.26%) Clustering
6 7 (1.26%) Hedge funds
6 7 (1.26%) Social Media
7 6 (1.08%) Visualisation
7 6 (1.08%) Equities
7 6 (1.08%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (0.90%) PKI
8 5 (0.90%) FMCG
8 5 (0.90%) Open Source
9 4 (0.72%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.72%) FlexPod
9 4 (0.72%) NHS
9 4 (0.72%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.54%) Symmetrix
10 3 (0.54%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 57 (10.27%) Windows
2 25 (4.50%) Linux
3 23 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (3.78%) UNIX
5 18 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.80%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.36%) HPUX
9 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.18%) zOS
9 1 (0.18%) MVS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.18%) Android
9 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (8.83%) CRM
2 48 (8.65%) Migration
3 45 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (6.13%) Project Management
6 31 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (5.05%) Analytics
8 25 (4.50%) Information Security
9 23 (4.14%) ETL
10 22 (3.96%) ITIL
10 22 (3.96%) Business Analysis
11 17 (3.06%) Service Management
11 17 (3.06%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (3.06%) Data Migration
12 15 (2.70%) ERP
13 14 (2.52%) SOA
13 14 (2.52%) Identity Management
14 12 (2.16%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (2.16%) Validation
15 11 (1.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 77 (13.87%) SQL
2 18 (3.24%) Java
2 18 (3.24%) C#
3 13 (2.34%) JavaScript
3 13 (2.34%) PowerShell
4 11 (1.98%) ABAP
5 9 (1.62%) PL/SQL
5 9 (1.62%) Python
6 7 (1.26%) Apex Code
7 6 (1.08%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.08%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 4 (0.72%) Ruby
9 2 (0.36%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 2 (0.36%) RPG IV
9 2 (0.36%) C
9 2 (0.36%) VB
9 2 (0.36%) RPG
9 2 (0.36%) C++
9 2 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (3.96%) Security Cleared
2 16 (2.88%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.16%) Degree
4 10 (1.80%) CISSP
5 8 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.26%) MCSE
6 7 (1.26%) CISM
7 5 (0.90%) CCIE
8 4 (0.72%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 4 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.72%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.72%) GIAC
9 3 (0.54%) CCNA
9 3 (0.54%) ISEB
9 3 (0.54%) SAP Certification
9 3 (0.54%) CISA
10 2 (0.36%) CIMA
10 2 (0.36%) ACCA
10 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.44%) QA
3 5 (0.90%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.72%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.54%) SLA
6 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.36%) GAAP
6 2 (0.36%) WAI
7 1 (0.18%) COBIT
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.18%) HL7
7 1 (0.18%) Basel III
System Software
1 27 (4.86%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.98%) XenApp
4 9 (1.62%) vSphere
5 7 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.90%) RACF
6 5 (0.90%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 2 (0.36%) XenServer
8 2 (0.36%) SRDF
8 2 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.36%) NFS
8 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.36%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.18%) Xen
9 1 (0.18%) iptables
Systems Management
1 13 (2.34%) SCCM
2 6 (1.08%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 6 (1.08%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 5 (0.90%) HP SiteScope
4 4 (0.72%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 4 (0.72%) Control-M
5 3 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.54%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.54%) Nagios
5 3 (0.54%) OpenIDM
5 3 (0.54%) OpenAM
5 3 (0.54%) Ansible
5 3 (0.54%) SCOM
6 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.36%) Puppet
6 2 (0.36%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.36%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 73 (13.15%) Microsoft
2 71 (12.79%) SAP
3 55 (9.91%) Oracle
4 40 (7.21%) VMware
5 34 (6.13%) Citrix
6 30 (5.41%) Cisco
7 26 (4.68%) Salesforce.com
8 22 (3.96%) IBM
8 22 (3.96%) HP
9 15 (2.70%) Dell
10 12 (2.16%) F5
10 12 (2.16%) NetApp
11 11 (1.98%) TIBCO
11 11 (1.98%) EMC
12 9 (1.62%) SunGard
13 8 (1.44%) Tableau
13 8 (1.44%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.26%) Remedy
15 6 (1.08%) Red Hat
15 6 (1.08%) Juniper
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