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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 27 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 340 353 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.76% 4.87% 4.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.26% 5.26% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 238 227
Average daily rate
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£463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -23.61%
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
5432 6713 7230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.08% 92.61% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3931 4902 5241
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 148 171
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.01 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.35 £32.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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.

1 176 (29.63%) Finance
2 97 (16.33%) Oracle
3 76 (12.79%) SAP
4 74 (12.46%) Banking
5 73 (12.29%) SQL
6 70 (11.78%) Microsoft
7 48 (8.08%) Migration
8 45 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
8 45 (7.58%) SQL Server
9 43 (7.24%) Windows
10 40 (6.73%) Project Management
11 39 (6.57%) Security Cleared
12 37 (6.23%) CRM
13 34 (5.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 34 (5.72%) SharePoint
14 30 (5.05%) Java
15 29 (4.88%) Linux
15 29 (4.88%) Retail
16 28 (4.71%) Investment Banking
16 28 (4.71%) C#
17 27 (4.55%) MS Excel
17 27 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
18 26 (4.38%) Degree
18 26 (4.38%) UNIX
19 25 (4.21%) Oracle EBS
19 25 (4.21%) SC Cleared
20 24 (4.04%) Information Security
20 24 (4.04%) .NET
21 23 (3.87%) Cisco
21 23 (3.87%) Manufacturing

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 34 (5.72%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.53%) WebLogic
3 11 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (1.68%) IIS
4 10 (1.68%) WebLogic Portal
5 7 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (1.01%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.01%) Apache
7 5 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (0.84%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.67%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.67%) CMS
9 3 (0.51%) Smallworld
9 3 (0.51%) SAS
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.34%) Lync
10 2 (0.34%) TYPO3
Applications
1 27 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.52%) MS Office
3 4 (0.67%) PowerPivot
3 4 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.51%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.34%) Mathematica
6 1 (0.17%) SPSS
6 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 27 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 25 (4.21%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (3.03%) Oracle General Ledger
4 18 (3.03%) Oracle Receivables
4 18 (3.03%) Oracle Payables
5 11 (1.85%) SAP SRM
5 11 (1.85%) Oracle Cash Management
5 11 (1.85%) Oracle Assets
6 10 (1.68%) Oracle iProcurement
7 9 (1.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 8 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (1.35%) SAP CO
8 8 (1.35%) SAP PM
9 7 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
10 6 (1.01%) SAP SD
10 6 (1.01%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
11 5 (0.84%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.01%) Office 365
2 5 (0.84%) SaaS
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.34%) Force.com
4 2 (0.34%) PaaS
4 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) Taleo
5 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.17%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.53%) Firewall
2 13 (2.19%) DNS
3 9 (1.52%) Internet
3 9 (1.52%) Network Security
4 7 (1.18%) DHCP
5 6 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (1.01%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.84%) BGP
6 5 (0.84%) Intranet
6 5 (0.84%) SMTP
7 4 (0.67%) WAN
7 4 (0.67%) LAN
7 4 (0.67%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.67%) SAN
7 4 (0.67%) OSPF
7 4 (0.67%) Wireless
8 3 (0.51%) LDAP
8 3 (0.51%) HTTP
8 3 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.51%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (2.69%) Oracle BI EE
4 14 (2.36%) Oracle ODI
5 13 (2.19%) SAP BW
6 12 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.85%) QlikView
8 10 (1.68%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.68%) Big Data
9 9 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (1.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 8 (1.35%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (1.18%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.84%) SAP BI
12 5 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (1.85%) Selenium
2 8 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (1.35%) Maven
3 7 (1.18%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.18%) JIRA
3 7 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.01%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.67%) JDeveloper
5 4 (0.67%) LSMW
6 3 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.51%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.34%) LoadUI
7 2 (0.34%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.34%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.34%) JUnit
7 2 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.34%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.34%) NUnit
General
1 176 (29.63%) Finance
2 74 (12.46%) Banking
3 29 (4.88%) Retail
4 28 (4.71%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.87%) Manufacturing
6 21 (3.54%) Advertising
7 15 (2.53%) General Ledger
8 14 (2.36%) Marketing
8 14 (2.36%) Telecoms
8 14 (2.36%) Billing
9 11 (1.85%) Legal
10 9 (1.52%) Publishing
10 9 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.35%) Front Office
12 6 (1.01%) Games
13 5 (0.84%) Back Office
14 4 (0.67%) German Language
14 4 (0.67%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.67%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.04%) .NET
2 22 (3.70%) XML
3 18 (3.03%) HTML
4 15 (2.53%) Middleware
4 15 (2.53%) Web Services
5 13 (2.19%) WebCenter
6 12 (2.02%) Oracle Fusion
7 11 (1.85%) CSS
8 9 (1.52%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.35%) jQuery
10 7 (1.18%) SOAP
10 7 (1.18%) JMS
11 6 (1.01%) JDBC
11 6 (1.01%) J2EE
12 5 (0.84%) Mason
12 5 (0.84%) JSON
13 4 (0.67%) DOM
13 4 (0.67%) BAPI
14 3 (0.51%) XSL
14 3 (0.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (1.85%) Visualisation
2 9 (1.52%) Management Information System
2 9 (1.52%) Mainframe
3 8 (1.35%) FMCG
4 7 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (1.18%) Data Integration
5 5 (0.84%) Replication
5 5 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.67%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.67%) Statistics
6 4 (0.67%) Data Conversion
6 4 (0.67%) Client/Server
6 4 (0.67%) PKI
6 4 (0.67%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.51%) Derivative
7 3 (0.51%) GIS
7 3 (0.51%) Kindle
8 2 (0.34%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.34%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.34%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.24%) Windows
2 29 (4.88%) Linux
3 26 (4.38%) UNIX
4 14 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.35%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.18%) zOS
6 7 (1.18%) AIX
6 7 (1.18%) Solaris
6 7 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.67%) Android
8 3 (0.51%) HPUX
8 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (8.08%) Migration
2 45 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (6.73%) Project Management
4 37 (6.23%) CRM
5 34 (5.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (4.04%) Information Security
7 22 (3.70%) Workflow
7 22 (3.70%) ITIL
8 21 (3.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (3.37%) Change Management
10 19 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (3.20%) Time Management
11 18 (3.03%) Service Management
12 17 (2.86%) ERP
12 17 (2.86%) ETL
12 17 (2.86%) Content Management
13 16 (2.69%) Data Modelling
13 16 (2.69%) SOA
14 15 (2.53%) Data Migration
14 15 (2.53%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 73 (12.29%) SQL
2 30 (5.05%) Java
3 28 (4.71%) C#
4 22 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 18 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 15 (2.53%) PL/SQL
7 13 (2.19%) Python
8 7 (1.18%) Jython
8 7 (1.18%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 7 (1.18%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.01%) VB
9 6 (1.01%) Perl
10 5 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.84%) C++
10 5 (0.84%) VBScript
11 4 (0.67%) ABAP
12 3 (0.51%) Ruby
12 3 (0.51%) Magik
12 3 (0.51%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (6.57%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.38%) Degree
3 25 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 21 (3.54%) CISSP
5 16 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.52%) CCNP
7 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.01%) CISA
8 6 (1.01%) CISM
9 5 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.84%) CCIE
10 4 (0.67%) MCSE
11 3 (0.51%) CEH
12 2 (0.34%) NCDA
12 2 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.34%) CCNA
12 2 (0.34%) CCDP
12 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.35%) QA
3 6 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.01%) COBIT
4 4 (0.67%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.67%) SLA
4 4 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.34%) EMIR
6 2 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.34%) MiFID
7 1 (0.17%) WCAG
7 1 (0.17%) WAI
7 1 (0.17%) HL7
7 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.17%) COREP
7 1 (0.17%) FINREP
7 1 (0.17%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.17%) UCITS
System Software
1 18 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.68%) XenApp
3 7 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.18%) vSphere
4 6 (1.01%) ACF2
4 6 (1.01%) XenDesktop
4 6 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.67%) RACF
7 3 (0.51%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.34%) XenServer
8 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.17%) Samba
9 1 (0.17%) NFS
9 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (2.86%) Puppet
2 13 (2.19%) SCCM
3 9 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Management
4 7 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (0.67%) SCOM
5 4 (0.67%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.51%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.34%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.34%) OpenView
7 2 (0.34%) Control-M
7 2 (0.34%) CA SiteMinder
7 2 (0.34%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.34%) WMI
Vendors
1 97 (16.33%) Oracle
2 76 (12.79%) SAP
3 70 (11.78%) Microsoft
4 23 (3.87%) Cisco
5 19 (3.20%) IBM
6 15 (2.53%) HP
7 13 (2.19%) Citrix
8 11 (1.85%) VMware
8 11 (1.85%) Splunk
9 10 (1.68%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.68%) JBoss
9 10 (1.68%) Remedy
10 9 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.18%) Symantec
11 7 (1.18%) BMC
11 7 (1.18%) CA
11 7 (1.18%) Siemens
11 7 (1.18%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.18%) Business Objects
12 6 (1.01%) Hyperion
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