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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 34 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 277 273 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.86% 4.76% 5.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.26% 5.16% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 184 261
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.90 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +11.62%
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
5267 5295 6449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.34% 92.34% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4054 3899 4769
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £283
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 90 78 164
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.85 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.79% -5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.03 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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.

1 176 (30.14%) Finance
2 93 (15.92%) SQL
3 78 (13.36%) Microsoft
4 69 (11.82%) Banking
5 63 (10.79%) Oracle
6 59 (10.10%) SAP
7 58 (9.93%) Windows
7 58 (9.93%) Migration
8 55 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
9 54 (9.25%) CRM
10 47 (8.05%) Project Management
10 47 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
11 37 (6.34%) VMware
11 37 (6.34%) Dynamics CRM
12 36 (6.16%) Citrix
12 36 (6.16%) SQL Server
13 35 (5.99%) SharePoint
14 32 (5.48%) Advertising
14 32 (5.48%) .NET
14 32 (5.48%) ETL
15 31 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
16 30 (5.14%) UNIX
17 29 (4.97%) Analytics
18 28 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
19 27 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
20 26 (4.45%) Retail
21 25 (4.28%) ITIL
22 24 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
23 23 (3.94%) Business Analysis
23 23 (3.94%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 35 (5.99%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.40%) Lync
3 10 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (1.54%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.03%) IIS
6 6 (1.03%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.86%) Apache
7 5 (0.86%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.51%) SAS
8 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.34%) Drupal
9 2 (0.34%) Moodle
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 17 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.74%) MS Office
3 12 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.68%) MS Project
6 3 (0.51%) 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 37 (6.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (3.25%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (2.05%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (1.88%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (1.54%) SunGard GMI
6 6 (1.03%) Hyperion Planning
7 5 (0.86%) HFM
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 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.51%) SAP EWM
9 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.51%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.42%) Office 365
2 10 (1.71%) Yammer
3 7 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.86%) SaaS
6 4 (0.68%) Force.com
7 3 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.34%) Taleo
9 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.17%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.91%) Firewall
2 9 (1.54%) HTTP
2 9 (1.54%) WAN
3 8 (1.37%) LAN
4 7 (1.20%) SAN
4 7 (1.20%) NetScaler
5 6 (1.03%) VLAN
5 6 (1.03%) Internet
6 5 (0.86%) Wireless
6 5 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (0.68%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.68%) VPN
8 3 (0.51%) DNS
8 3 (0.51%) LDAP
8 3 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.51%) NAS
8 3 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (0.34%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.88%) Big Data
7 10 (1.71%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (1.37%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.20%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.03%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.86%) SAP BW
11 5 (0.86%) QlikView
11 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Power View
12 3 (0.51%) Spotfire
12 3 (0.51%) Oracle Exadata
12 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.51%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (0.51%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.86%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.68%) JIRA
4 3 (0.51%) Selenium
5 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.34%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.34%) Toad
5 2 (0.34%) JDeveloper
5 2 (0.34%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.34%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.17%) JMeter
6 1 (0.17%) NUnit
6 1 (0.17%) Subversion
6 1 (0.17%) Maven
6 1 (0.17%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.17%) MSI
6 1 (0.17%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.17%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.17%) Moq
General
1 176 (30.14%) Finance
2 69 (11.82%) Banking
3 32 (5.48%) Advertising
4 26 (4.45%) Retail
5 17 (2.91%) Marketing
6 13 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.03%) Legal
10 5 (0.86%) French Language
11 4 (0.68%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.51%) Billing
12 3 (0.51%) Electronics
13 2 (0.34%) Front Office
13 2 (0.34%) Publishing
13 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.34%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.48%) .NET
2 22 (3.77%) XML
3 20 (3.42%) Web Services
4 18 (3.08%) HTML
5 13 (2.23%) ASP.NET
6 11 (1.88%) SOAP
6 11 (1.88%) Middleware
6 11 (1.88%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (1.20%) Visualforce
7 7 (1.20%) Ajax
7 7 (1.20%) CSS
7 7 (1.20%) XSL
8 5 (0.86%) HTML5
8 5 (0.86%) SAP PI
9 4 (0.68%) Mason
9 4 (0.68%) J2EE
9 4 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (0.51%) ODBC
10 3 (0.51%) OLE
10 3 (0.51%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.57%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.05%) User Experience
5 11 (1.88%) Clustering
5 11 (1.88%) Equities
5 11 (1.88%) Derivative
5 11 (1.88%) Equity Derivative
6 7 (1.20%) Data Integration
7 6 (1.03%) Replication
7 6 (1.03%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.68%) Social Media
8 4 (0.68%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.68%) NHS
9 3 (0.51%) PKI
9 3 (0.51%) DTV
9 3 (0.51%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.51%) CMDB
9 3 (0.51%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 58 (9.93%) Windows
2 30 (5.14%) UNIX
3 20 (3.42%) Linux
4 17 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (2.05%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.34%) HPUX
8 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
9 1 (0.17%) MVS
9 1 (0.17%) Android
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (9.93%) Migration
2 55 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
3 54 (9.25%) CRM
4 47 (8.05%) Project Management
4 47 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (5.48%) ETL
6 31 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (4.97%) Analytics
8 25 (4.28%) ITIL
9 23 (3.94%) Business Analysis
10 21 (3.60%) Data Migration
11 19 (3.25%) Service Management
12 17 (2.91%) Information Security
13 16 (2.74%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (2.57%) ERP
15 12 (2.05%) SOA
16 11 (1.88%) Identity Management
16 11 (1.88%) Scrum
16 11 (1.88%) Workflow
17 10 (1.71%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (15.92%) SQL
2 23 (3.94%) C#
3 18 (3.08%) PowerShell
4 15 (2.57%) PL/SQL
5 12 (2.05%) Java
5 12 (2.05%) JavaScript
6 11 (1.88%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.37%) Apex Code
8 7 (1.20%) ABAP
9 6 (1.03%) Python
10 5 (0.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 4 (0.68%) Scala
11 4 (0.68%) Ruby
11 4 (0.68%) C
12 3 (0.51%) C++
12 3 (0.51%) Perl
12 3 (0.51%) VBA
12 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.34%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 16 (2.74%) Degree
3 15 (2.57%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.20%) CISSP
5 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.86%) MCSE
6 5 (0.86%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 4 (0.68%) CISM
7 4 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.68%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.51%) SAP Certification
8 3 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.34%) CCNA
9 2 (0.34%) ISEB
10 1 (0.17%) MCSA
10 1 (0.17%) CCIE
10 1 (0.17%) CCNP
10 1 (0.17%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.54%) QA
2 7 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.86%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.86%) Basel III
4 4 (0.68%) EMIR
4 4 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.51%) SLA
5 3 (0.51%) GAAP
6 2 (0.34%) WAI
6 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.17%) HL7
7 1 (0.17%) COBIT
7 1 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.17%) GxP
System Software
1 22 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.40%) XenApp
4 8 (1.37%) vSphere
5 5 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (0.51%) RACF
6 3 (0.51%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.51%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.34%) XenServer
7 2 (0.34%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.34%) Varnish
7 2 (0.34%) vCloud
8 1 (0.17%) KVM
8 1 (0.17%) iptables
8 1 (0.17%) NFS
8 1 (0.17%) Xen
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (1.71%) SCCM
2 5 (0.86%) Puppet
2 5 (0.86%) EdgeSight
2 5 (0.86%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (0.68%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (0.51%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 3 (0.51%) Control-M
4 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.34%) CA LISA
5 2 (0.34%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Flashback
5 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 2 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.34%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 78 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 63 (10.79%) Oracle
3 59 (10.10%) SAP
4 37 (6.34%) VMware
5 36 (6.16%) Citrix
6 24 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (3.94%) HP
8 21 (3.60%) Cisco
9 19 (3.25%) IBM
10 12 (2.05%) Informatica
11 11 (1.88%) Hyperion
12 10 (1.71%) Dell
13 9 (1.54%) SunGard
14 8 (1.37%) F5
14 8 (1.37%) CheckPoint
15 7 (1.20%) Remedy
15 7 (1.20%) Endeca
15 7 (1.20%) Juniper
15 7 (1.20%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.20%) EMC
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Rate: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Incentives, Uncapped Commission, Bonus'
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