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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 27 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 365 355 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.14% 4.87% 4.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.62% 5.26% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 226 209
Average daily rate
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£463 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.14% -48.88%
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
5514 6745 6825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.72% 92.49% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4115 4905 4961
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 136 163
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.82 £40.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -7.65%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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.

1 211 (31.78%) Finance
2 98 (14.76%) Oracle
3 89 (13.40%) Microsoft
4 85 (12.80%) Banking
5 83 (12.50%) SQL
6 69 (10.39%) SAP
7 57 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
8 56 (8.43%) Migration
9 49 (7.38%) Windows
10 44 (6.63%) SQL Server
11 42 (6.33%) CRM
12 40 (6.02%) Security Cleared
13 38 (5.72%) Linux
13 38 (5.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 37 (5.57%) Information Security
14 37 (5.57%) Project Management
15 36 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
16 35 (5.27%) MS Excel
16 35 (5.27%) SharePoint
17 34 (5.12%) Active Directory
17 34 (5.12%) Advertising
17 34 (5.12%) Agile Software Development
18 33 (4.97%) UNIX
19 32 (4.82%) Investment Banking
20 31 (4.67%) Retail
21 30 (4.52%) Java
21 30 (4.52%) Cisco
22 29 (4.37%) SC Cleared
23 27 (4.07%) Oracle EBS R12
23 27 (4.07%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 35 (5.27%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.66%) WebLogic
3 10 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (1.36%) IIS
5 8 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
6 7 (1.05%) Apache
6 7 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
7 6 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.75%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.60%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.60%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.60%) SAS
9 4 (0.60%) CMS
10 3 (0.45%) Smallworld
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 35 (5.27%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.66%) MS Office
3 5 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.75%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.60%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.45%) Windchill
6 2 (0.30%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.30%) SPSS
7 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.15%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.15%) MS Project
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (4.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 24 (3.61%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (2.71%) Oracle Receivables
3 18 (2.71%) Oracle Payables
3 18 (2.71%) Oracle General Ledger
4 11 (1.66%) Oracle Cash Management
4 11 (1.66%) Oracle Assets
4 11 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (1.51%) SAP SD
5 10 (1.51%) Oracle iProcurement
6 9 (1.36%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 9 (1.36%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (1.36%) Agresso
7 8 (1.20%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.90%) SAP PM
8 6 (0.90%) SAP SRM
8 6 (0.90%) SAP HR
8 6 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.90%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (1.20%) Office 365
2 3 (0.45%) SaaS
2 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.30%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.30%) Force.com
3 2 (0.30%) PaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.15%) Taleo
4 1 (0.15%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.71%) Firewall
2 13 (1.96%) Internet
3 12 (1.81%) DNS
4 10 (1.51%) Network Security
5 8 (1.20%) NetScaler
5 8 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (1.20%) Intranet
6 7 (1.05%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.05%) BGP
6 7 (1.05%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.90%) WAN
7 6 (0.90%) SAN
7 6 (0.90%) OSPF
8 5 (0.75%) MPLS
8 5 (0.75%) Wireless
8 5 (0.75%) DHCP
8 5 (0.75%) LAN
9 4 (0.60%) HTTP
9 4 (0.60%) VPN
9 4 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (3.16%) Oracle BI EE
4 18 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (2.26%) Oracle ODI
7 13 (1.96%) QlikView
7 13 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (1.66%) SAP BW
8 11 (1.66%) Big Data
9 10 (1.51%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (1.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 9 (1.36%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.20%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Power View
12 5 (0.75%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (1.96%) Selenium
2 9 (1.36%) JIRA
3 8 (1.20%) Maven
3 8 (1.20%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (0.90%) Artifactory
4 6 (0.90%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.60%) LSMW
6 3 (0.45%) JDeveloper
6 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.30%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.30%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.30%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.30%) Introscope
7 2 (0.30%) Xcode
7 2 (0.30%) NUnit
7 2 (0.30%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.30%) Ant
7 2 (0.30%) JUnit
General
1 211 (31.78%) Finance
2 85 (12.80%) Banking
3 34 (5.12%) Advertising
4 32 (4.82%) Investment Banking
5 31 (4.67%) Retail
6 19 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.26%) General Ledger
8 14 (2.11%) Legal
9 13 (1.96%) Front Office
10 12 (1.81%) Billing
11 11 (1.66%) Marketing
12 8 (1.20%) Publishing
12 8 (1.20%) Back Office
12 8 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (1.20%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.90%) Games
14 5 (0.75%) German Language
15 4 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.30%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.46%) .NET
2 20 (3.01%) XML
3 19 (2.86%) Web Services
4 18 (2.71%) HTML
5 16 (2.41%) Middleware
6 12 (1.81%) CSS
7 11 (1.66%) WebCenter
8 10 (1.51%) Oracle Fusion
8 10 (1.51%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.20%) JMS
10 7 (1.05%) JDBC
10 7 (1.05%) SOAP
10 7 (1.05%) JSON
10 7 (1.05%) jQuery
11 5 (0.75%) Application Packaging
11 5 (0.75%) BAPI
12 4 (0.60%) Java EE
12 4 (0.60%) J2EE
12 4 (0.60%) DOM
13 3 (0.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (1.96%) Visualisation
3 11 (1.66%) Data Structures
3 11 (1.66%) Mainframe
4 10 (1.51%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.51%) User Experience
5 7 (1.05%) FMCG
5 7 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.05%) Replication
6 6 (0.90%) Data Integration
7 5 (0.75%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.60%) E-Learning
8 4 (0.60%) GIS
8 4 (0.60%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (0.60%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.60%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.60%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.60%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 49 (7.38%) Windows
2 38 (5.72%) Linux
3 33 (4.97%) UNIX
4 17 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.36%) zOS
6 9 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.05%) Solaris
8 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.90%) Android
9 5 (0.75%) AIX
10 4 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.45%) HPUX
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.15%) CentOS
13 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
2 56 (8.43%) Migration
3 42 (6.33%) CRM
4 38 (5.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (5.57%) Information Security
5 37 (5.57%) Project Management
6 34 (5.12%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (4.07%) ETL
8 21 (3.16%) Change Management
9 20 (3.01%) SOA
10 19 (2.86%) Workflow
11 18 (2.71%) Data Modelling
11 18 (2.71%) ITIL
11 18 (2.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (2.71%) Time Management
12 17 (2.56%) Data Migration
12 17 (2.56%) ERP
12 17 (2.56%) Identity Management
12 17 (2.56%) Analytics
13 16 (2.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 83 (12.50%) SQL
2 30 (4.52%) Java
3 24 (3.61%) C#
4 22 (3.31%) Python
5 19 (2.86%) PowerShell
5 19 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 15 (2.26%) PL/SQL
7 9 (1.36%) Perl
8 8 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.20%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 8 (1.20%) Jython
9 7 (1.05%) Ruby
9 7 (1.05%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.05%) VBScript
10 5 (0.75%) ABAP
10 5 (0.75%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.60%) VB
11 4 (0.60%) C++
12 3 (0.45%) C
12 3 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (6.02%) Security Cleared
2 29 (4.37%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.77%) CISSP
4 24 (3.61%) Degree
5 18 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.36%) CCNP
7 8 (1.20%) CISM
8 7 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.05%) CCIE
9 6 (0.90%) CISA
10 5 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.60%) MCSE
11 4 (0.60%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.45%) CEH
13 2 (0.30%) JNCIS
13 2 (0.30%) GIAC
13 2 (0.30%) MCTS
13 2 (0.30%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (1.66%) QA
3 9 (1.36%) COBIT
4 7 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.75%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.75%) SLA
6 4 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.45%) EMIR
7 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.30%) MiFID
9 1 (0.15%) HL7
9 1 (0.15%) WCAG
9 1 (0.15%) WAI
9 1 (0.15%) UCITS
System Software
1 34 (5.12%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.11%) XenApp
3 11 (1.66%) XenDesktop
4 8 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.20%) ACF2
5 7 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.90%) RACF
6 6 (0.90%) vSphere
7 4 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.60%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.45%) XenServer
9 2 (0.30%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.30%) HDFS
10 1 (0.15%) NFS
10 1 (0.15%) vCloud
10 1 (0.15%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.15%) Samba
10 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 18 (2.71%) SCCM
1 18 (2.71%) Puppet
2 10 (1.51%) Oracle Identity Management
3 8 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (0.60%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.60%) Ansible
5 4 (0.60%) SCOM
5 4 (0.60%) BladeLogic
5 4 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.30%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.30%) WMI
6 2 (0.30%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.30%) Control-M
6 2 (0.30%) CA SiteMinder
6 2 (0.30%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 98 (14.76%) Oracle
2 89 (13.40%) Microsoft
3 69 (10.39%) SAP
4 30 (4.52%) Cisco
5 20 (3.01%) IBM
5 20 (3.01%) Citrix
6 17 (2.56%) HP
6 17 (2.56%) Dell
7 13 (1.96%) VMware
8 11 (1.66%) Splunk
9 10 (1.51%) JBoss
10 9 (1.36%) Remedy
10 9 (1.36%) F5
11 8 (1.20%) Siebel
11 8 (1.20%) Informatica
12 7 (1.05%) NetApp
12 7 (1.05%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.90%) TIBCO
13 6 (0.90%) BMC
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