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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 36 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 254 334 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.69% 5.74% 4.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.04% 6.23% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 234 239
Average daily rate
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£450 £456 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £568 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £55.50 - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.18%
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
5044 5363 6721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.08% 92.20% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3955 3878 4908
Average daily rate £451 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £277
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 75 91 148
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £35.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 August 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 31 August 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.

1 165 (32.04%) Finance
2 90 (17.48%) SQL
3 76 (14.76%) Banking
4 68 (13.20%) Oracle
4 68 (13.20%) Microsoft
5 52 (10.10%) Windows
6 49 (9.51%) Migration
7 48 (9.32%) CRM
8 47 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
9 44 (8.54%) SAP
10 40 (7.77%) SQL Server
10 40 (7.77%) Project Management
11 34 (6.60%) VMware
11 34 (6.60%) Dynamics CRM
12 32 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (6.21%) UNIX
13 31 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (5.44%) Citrix
14 28 (5.44%) SharePoint
15 27 (5.24%) Retail
15 27 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (4.85%) .NET
17 24 (4.66%) Linux
17 24 (4.66%) ETL
17 24 (4.66%) Advertising
17 24 (4.66%) Analytics
18 23 (4.47%) Oracle EBS
18 23 (4.47%) IBM
18 23 (4.47%) MS Excel
19 22 (4.27%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 28 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.75%) WebSphere
2 9 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (1.36%) Lync
5 6 (1.17%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.17%) IIS
6 5 (0.97%) Apache
7 3 (0.58%) SAS
8 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.39%) Drupal
8 2 (0.39%) PowerExchange
8 2 (0.39%) Moodle
9 1 (0.19%) IPython
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.72%) MS Office
3 13 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.78%) MS Project
6 2 (0.39%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (6.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (4.47%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (2.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (2.14%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
4 9 (1.75%) SunGard GMI
5 8 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (1.55%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (1.36%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (1.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 6 (1.17%) Hyperion Planning
8 5 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.97%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.97%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.97%) HFM
8 5 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle iProcurement
9 4 (0.78%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.52%) Office 365
2 7 (1.36%) SaaS
3 6 (1.17%) Force.com
4 5 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.78%) PaaS
5 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.58%) Yammer
7 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.39%) IaaS
7 2 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.39%) Taleo
8 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.19%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.19%) Veeva
8 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.50%) Firewall
2 13 (2.52%) WAN
2 13 (2.52%) SAN
3 10 (1.94%) LAN
4 9 (1.75%) NAS
5 8 (1.55%) NetScaler
6 7 (1.36%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (0.97%) DNS
9 3 (0.58%) Wireless
9 3 (0.58%) DHCP
9 3 (0.58%) FTP
9 3 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.39%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.39%) HTTP
10 2 (0.39%) PBX
10 2 (0.39%) VoIP
10 2 (0.39%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.77%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.55%) Big Data
7 8 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (1.17%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.17%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Power View
9 5 (0.97%) QlikView
9 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.78%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.58%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.58%) Star Schema
11 3 (0.58%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 7 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.58%) JIRA
3 3 (0.58%) Selenium
4 2 (0.39%) MSI
4 2 (0.39%) Subversion
4 2 (0.39%) VisualAge
4 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 2 (0.39%) Toad
4 2 (0.39%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.39%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.19%) RStudio
5 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.19%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.19%) Moq
5 1 (0.19%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
General
1 165 (32.04%) Finance
2 76 (14.76%) Banking
3 27 (5.24%) Retail
4 24 (4.66%) Advertising
5 17 (3.30%) Financial Institution
6 15 (2.91%) Marketing
7 10 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.55%) General Ledger
9 7 (1.36%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.17%) Legal
10 6 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.97%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.58%) Law
12 3 (0.58%) Back Office
12 3 (0.58%) Electronics
13 2 (0.39%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.39%) French Language
14 1 (0.19%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.85%) .NET
2 15 (2.91%) XML
2 15 (2.91%) Middleware
3 13 (2.52%) Web Services
4 11 (2.14%) HTML
4 11 (2.14%) ASP.NET
5 10 (1.94%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (1.17%) Visualforce
7 5 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (0.97%) J2EE
7 5 (0.97%) XSL
8 4 (0.78%) EJB
8 4 (0.78%) Ajax
8 4 (0.78%) SAP PI
9 3 (0.58%) jQuery
9 3 (0.58%) Mason
9 3 (0.58%) REST
9 3 (0.58%) Kafka
9 3 (0.58%) CSS
9 3 (0.58%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.50%) Data Centre
3 15 (2.91%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.94%) Equities
4 10 (1.94%) Derivative
4 10 (1.94%) Equity Derivative
5 9 (1.75%) Clustering
6 8 (1.55%) User Experience
7 6 (1.17%) Replication
7 6 (1.17%) Data Integration
8 5 (0.97%) DataPower
9 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.58%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.58%) CMDB
10 3 (0.58%) EMC Centera
10 3 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.58%) DTV
10 3 (0.58%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 52 (10.10%) Windows
2 32 (6.21%) UNIX
3 24 (4.66%) Linux
4 13 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (2.14%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.36%) AIX
9 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.19%) MVS
10 1 (0.19%) HPUX
10 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (9.51%) Migration
2 48 (9.32%) CRM
3 47 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
4 40 (7.77%) Project Management
5 32 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (4.66%) ETL
7 24 (4.66%) Analytics
8 22 (4.27%) ITIL
9 19 (3.69%) ERP
10 16 (3.11%) Information Security
10 16 (3.11%) Data Migration
11 13 (2.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (2.52%) Business Analysis
12 12 (2.33%) SOA
12 12 (2.33%) Change Management
13 11 (2.14%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (1.94%) SDLC
14 10 (1.94%) PRINCE2
14 10 (1.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 90 (17.48%) SQL
2 21 (4.08%) C#
3 20 (3.88%) PowerShell
4 18 (3.50%) PL/SQL
5 17 (3.30%) Java
6 14 (2.72%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.75%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.55%) Python
9 7 (1.36%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.36%) Apex Code
10 5 (0.97%) Scala
10 5 (0.97%) Ruby
10 5 (0.97%) Perl
11 4 (0.78%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.58%) ABAP
12 3 (0.58%) VBA
13 2 (0.39%) C
13 2 (0.39%) C++
13 2 (0.39%) R
13 2 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 17 (3.30%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.11%) Degree
3 11 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.94%) CISSP
5 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.97%) MCSE
7 5 (0.97%) CISM
8 4 (0.78%) CCNP
8 4 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.58%) CCEE
9 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.58%) MCSA
9 3 (0.58%) CCA
9 3 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.39%) SAP Certification
10 2 (0.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.39%) PCI QSA
10 2 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.55%) QA
1 8 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.17%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.97%) Basel III
4 4 (0.78%) EMIR
4 4 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.39%) COBIT
5 2 (0.39%) GAAP
5 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.19%) GxP
6 1 (0.19%) SLA
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (3.50%) Active Directory
1 18 (3.50%) XenApp
2 16 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.94%) vSphere
4 8 (1.55%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.58%) vCloud
7 3 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.58%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.58%) UAG
8 2 (0.39%) Varnish
8 2 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.39%) XenServer
8 2 (0.39%) NFS
9 1 (0.19%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.19%) Xen
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 13 (2.52%) SCCM
2 6 (1.17%) SCOM
2 6 (1.17%) Puppet
2 6 (1.17%) EdgeSight
3 4 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.78%) OpenView
3 4 (0.78%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.58%) Control-M
4 3 (0.58%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.58%) XenMobile
4 3 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 2 (0.39%) CA LISA
5 2 (0.39%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.19%) BMC Performance Manager
6 1 (0.19%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 68 (13.20%) Oracle
1 68 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.54%) SAP
3 34 (6.60%) VMware
4 28 (5.44%) Citrix
5 23 (4.47%) IBM
6 21 (4.08%) Cisco
7 18 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (3.11%) HP
9 11 (2.14%) Hyperion
9 11 (2.14%) Informatica
10 9 (1.75%) EMC
10 9 (1.75%) SunGard
10 9 (1.75%) F5
11 8 (1.55%) Juniper
12 7 (1.36%) CA
12 7 (1.36%) OpenText
12 7 (1.36%) Endeca
13 6 (1.17%) Metastorm
13 6 (1.17%) Veritas
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