The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 29 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 302 368 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.24% 5.20% 4.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.69% 5.61% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 259 244
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £423 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.59% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5306 6559 7187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.01% 92.62% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3866 4817 5233
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 171 169
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.64 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.11 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Consultant
London

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 2014.

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 31 July 2014, 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.

1 177 (30.20%) Finance
2 90 (15.36%) SAP
3 84 (14.33%) Oracle
4 82 (13.99%) Banking
5 70 (11.95%) Microsoft
6 63 (10.75%) SQL
7 44 (7.51%) Migration
8 41 (7.00%) Project Management
9 40 (6.83%) SQL Server
10 39 (6.66%) Windows
11 37 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
12 35 (5.97%) CRM
13 34 (5.80%) Degree
14 33 (5.63%) Security Cleared
14 33 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (5.29%) MS Excel
15 31 (5.29%) Java
16 30 (5.12%) SharePoint
17 29 (4.95%) C#
17 29 (4.95%) .NET
17 29 (4.95%) Investment Banking
18 27 (4.61%) Retail
19 25 (4.27%) Oracle EBS
20 24 (4.10%) JavaScript
20 24 (4.10%) Cisco
21 23 (3.92%) Linux
22 22 (3.75%) UNIX
22 22 (3.75%) ITIL
23 21 (3.58%) HTML
23 21 (3.58%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 30 (5.12%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.22%) WebLogic
2 13 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (1.71%) IIS
3 10 (1.71%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.54%) WebLogic Portal
5 8 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (1.19%) SAS
7 6 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (0.85%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.85%) CMS
8 5 (0.85%) Apache
9 4 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
9 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.51%) Lync
10 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.51%) Alfresco
Applications
1 31 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.22%) MS Office
3 2 (0.34%) Mathematica
3 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.17%) MS Project
4 1 (0.17%) SPSS
4 1 (0.17%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 25 (4.27%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (3.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (3.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (2.22%) Oracle Payables
4 13 (2.22%) SAP CO
5 12 (2.05%) SAP SRM
5 12 (2.05%) SAP FI
6 11 (1.88%) Oracle Receivables
6 11 (1.88%) Oracle General Ledger
7 10 (1.71%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (1.54%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (1.37%) SAP PM
9 8 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (1.19%) Oracle Cash Management
11 6 (1.02%) SAP HCM
11 6 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (1.02%) SAP HR
12 5 (0.85%) SAP SD
12 5 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
12 5 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.19%) SaaS
2 4 (0.68%) Office 365
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.34%) Force.com
4 2 (0.34%) PaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.17%) Taleo
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.17%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.22%) Firewall
2 11 (1.88%) DNS
3 9 (1.54%) LAN
3 9 (1.54%) WAN
3 9 (1.54%) OSPF
3 9 (1.54%) BGP
3 9 (1.54%) Internet
4 7 (1.19%) MPLS
4 7 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.02%) SMTP
5 6 (1.02%) DHCP
5 6 (1.02%) NetScaler
6 5 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (0.85%) Intranet
6 5 (0.85%) VoIP
6 5 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.68%) SAN
7 4 (0.68%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.05%) Oracle BI EE
5 12 (2.05%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 10 (1.71%) QlikView
6 10 (1.71%) SAP BW
7 9 (1.54%) Oracle ODI
8 8 (1.37%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.37%) Big Data
8 8 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.85%) SQLPlus
9 5 (0.85%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.85%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (1.88%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (1.19%) Selenium
3 5 (0.85%) JIRA
3 5 (0.85%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.85%) JDeveloper
4 4 (0.68%) Maven
4 4 (0.68%) LSMW
4 4 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.51%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.51%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.34%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.34%) PhoneGap
6 2 (0.34%) LoadUI
6 2 (0.34%) FitNesse
6 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.34%) JUnit
6 2 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.34%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.34%) ProC
6 2 (0.34%) Introscope
General
1 177 (30.20%) Finance
2 82 (13.99%) Banking
3 29 (4.95%) Investment Banking
4 27 (4.61%) Retail
5 20 (3.41%) Manufacturing
5 20 (3.41%) Advertising
6 16 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.56%) Billing
8 13 (2.22%) Marketing
9 9 (1.54%) Publishing
9 9 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.37%) Legal
11 6 (1.02%) Front Office
11 6 (1.02%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.85%) German Language
12 5 (0.85%) Back Office
12 5 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.85%) Games
13 4 (0.68%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.95%) .NET
2 21 (3.58%) HTML
3 20 (3.41%) XML
4 14 (2.39%) Web Services
4 14 (2.39%) Middleware
5 12 (2.05%) CSS
6 11 (1.88%) Oracle Fusion
6 11 (1.88%) WebCenter
7 10 (1.71%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.19%) SOAP
8 7 (1.19%) jQuery
9 6 (1.02%) Mason
9 6 (1.02%) J2EE
10 5 (0.85%) JMS
10 5 (0.85%) MapReduce
11 4 (0.68%) DOM
11 4 (0.68%) XSL
11 4 (0.68%) XSLT
11 4 (0.68%) JDBC
11 4 (0.68%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (1.88%) Management Information System
2 10 (1.71%) FMCG
3 7 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (1.19%) Mainframe
3 7 (1.19%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.02%) PKI
4 6 (1.02%) Data Integration
4 6 (1.02%) Visualisation
5 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (0.85%) E-Learning
6 4 (0.68%) Fixed Income
6 4 (0.68%) Client/Server
6 4 (0.68%) Statistics
6 4 (0.68%) Data Conversion
7 3 (0.51%) Derivative
7 3 (0.51%) GIS
7 3 (0.51%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.51%) Replication
7 3 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.51%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 39 (6.66%) Windows
2 23 (3.92%) Linux
3 22 (3.75%) UNIX
4 13 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.02%) AIX
8 5 (0.85%) zOS
9 4 (0.68%) Solaris
10 3 (0.51%) HPUX
10 3 (0.51%) Android
10 3 (0.51%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (7.51%) Migration
2 41 (7.00%) Project Management
3 37 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (5.97%) CRM
5 33 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (3.75%) ITIL
7 21 (3.58%) Change Management
7 21 (3.58%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (3.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (3.24%) Time Management
8 19 (3.24%) Workflow
8 19 (3.24%) Information Security
9 18 (3.07%) Service Management
10 17 (2.90%) ERP
11 15 (2.56%) SOA
11 15 (2.56%) Content Management
11 15 (2.56%) Data Migration
11 15 (2.56%) Business Analysis
11 15 (2.56%) Analytics
12 14 (2.39%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 63 (10.75%) SQL
2 31 (5.29%) Java
3 29 (4.95%) C#
4 24 (4.10%) JavaScript
5 14 (2.39%) PL/SQL
6 11 (1.88%) Python
7 10 (1.71%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.02%) VB
9 5 (0.85%) C
9 5 (0.85%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.85%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 5 (0.85%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.85%) Jython
10 4 (0.68%) C++
10 4 (0.68%) VBScript
10 4 (0.68%) VBA
11 3 (0.51%) ABAP
11 3 (0.51%) Perl
11 3 (0.51%) Magik
12 2 (0.34%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 34 (5.80%) Degree
2 33 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.07%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.73%) CISSP
5 14 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.37%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.19%) CISM
8 6 (1.02%) CCNP
9 5 (0.85%) CCIE
9 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.85%) CISA
10 2 (0.34%) NCDA
10 2 (0.34%) MCTS
10 2 (0.34%) MCSE
10 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.34%) CEH
11 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.17%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.17%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.37%) QA
3 7 (1.19%) COBIT
4 6 (1.02%) SLA
4 6 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.68%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.34%) BS7799
8 1 (0.17%) MiFID
8 1 (0.17%) HL7
8 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.17%) EMIR
8 1 (0.17%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.17%) COREP
8 1 (0.17%) FINREP
8 1 (0.17%) UCITS
System Software
1 18 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.88%) XenApp
3 9 (1.54%) XenDesktop
4 7 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.02%) vSphere
6 5 (0.85%) ACF2
6 5 (0.85%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.51%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.51%) RACF
8 3 (0.51%) vCloud
9 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.34%) XenServer
10 1 (0.17%) UAG
10 1 (0.17%) Samba
10 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 12 (2.05%) SCCM
2 11 (1.88%) Puppet
3 7 (1.19%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.68%) BladeLogic
5 4 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.51%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.34%) CA SiteMinder
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.34%) SCOM
7 2 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.17%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.17%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 90 (15.36%) SAP
2 84 (14.33%) Oracle
3 70 (11.95%) Microsoft
4 24 (4.10%) Cisco
5 14 (2.39%) IBM
5 14 (2.39%) Citrix
5 14 (2.39%) VMware
6 11 (1.88%) ServiceNow
7 9 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.54%) Remedy
7 9 (1.54%) HP
8 8 (1.37%) Hyperion
9 7 (1.19%) BMC
9 7 (1.19%) CA
9 7 (1.19%) Siemens
9 7 (1.19%) Business Objects
9 7 (1.19%) Symantec
10 6 (1.02%) Open Text
10 6 (1.02%) Splunk
10 6 (1.02%) Cyber-Ark
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £465 - £558 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £750 - £850 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I3
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 15 days ago