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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 28 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 315 339 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.64% 5.10% 5.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.07% 5.46% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 196 201
Average daily rate
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£463 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £436 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.33 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+28.92% -43.12%
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
5189 6212 5579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.83% 93.41% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4020 4517 4147
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 110 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £34.30 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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.

1 219 (32.93%) Finance
2 91 (13.68%) Microsoft
3 89 (13.38%) Oracle
4 78 (11.73%) SQL
5 76 (11.43%) SAP
5 76 (11.43%) Banking
6 58 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
7 57 (8.57%) Windows
8 48 (7.22%) Migration
9 43 (6.47%) Active Directory
9 43 (6.47%) Security Cleared
10 42 (6.32%) SQL Server
10 42 (6.32%) Information Security
11 41 (6.17%) Cisco
12 40 (6.02%) Advertising
13 38 (5.71%) CRM
13 38 (5.71%) Linux
14 33 (4.96%) SharePoint
15 32 (4.81%) MS Excel
15 32 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
15 32 (4.81%) SC Cleared
16 31 (4.66%) Java
17 30 (4.51%) CISSP
17 30 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
18 29 (4.36%) Citrix
19 28 (4.21%) Project Management
19 28 (4.21%) UNIX
20 27 (4.06%) Retail
20 27 (4.06%) Investment Banking

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 33 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.80%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.80%) JBoss
3 11 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (1.50%) Apache
5 9 (1.35%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.05%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (0.75%) IIS
9 5 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
10 4 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.60%) SAS
10 4 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.45%) Lync
Applications
1 32 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.50%) 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%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.15%) SPSS
7 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.15%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.15%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (3.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (2.71%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (2.56%) Oracle Receivables
5 16 (2.41%) Oracle Payables
5 16 (2.41%) Oracle General Ledger
6 14 (2.11%) Agresso
7 12 (1.80%) SAP FI
8 11 (1.65%) SAP SD
8 11 (1.65%) Oracle Assets
9 10 (1.50%) Oracle iProcurement
9 10 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
9 10 (1.50%) SAP CO
10 9 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
10 9 (1.35%) BusinessWorks
10 9 (1.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 9 (1.35%) Oracle Cash Management
11 8 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
12 7 (1.05%) SAP WM
13 6 (0.90%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.50%) Office 365
3 5 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.60%) SaaS
4 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.30%) Taleo
5 2 (0.30%) Force.com
5 2 (0.30%) PaaS
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.16%) Firewall
2 17 (2.56%) DNS
3 13 (1.95%) Internet
4 12 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (1.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 10 (1.50%) NetScaler
6 9 (1.35%) DHCP
6 9 (1.35%) SAN
7 8 (1.20%) SSL
7 8 (1.20%) Network Security
8 6 (0.90%) Intranet
8 6 (0.90%) WAN
8 6 (0.90%) Wireless
8 6 (0.90%) BIG-IP
9 5 (0.75%) VPN
9 5 (0.75%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.75%) LAN
9 5 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.86%) SAP BW
3 19 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
5 15 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.80%) QlikView
6 12 (1.80%) Oracle ODI
7 11 (1.65%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.65%) Big Data
8 9 (1.35%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.75%) MySQL
10 5 (0.75%) Apache Hive
10 5 (0.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 5 (0.75%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Power View
11 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (1.50%) Maven
1 10 (1.50%) Selenium
2 8 (1.20%) JIRA
2 8 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.05%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.90%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.45%) LSMW
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.30%) Ant
7 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.15%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.15%) MSI
7 1 (0.15%) Introscope
7 1 (0.15%) JBehave
7 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.15%) NuGet
7 1 (0.15%) Gradle
General
1 219 (32.93%) Finance
2 76 (11.43%) Banking
3 40 (6.02%) Advertising
4 27 (4.06%) Investment Banking
4 27 (4.06%) Retail
5 16 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.11%) General Ledger
7 13 (1.95%) Billing
8 12 (1.80%) Legal
8 12 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (1.65%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.65%) Front Office
10 10 (1.50%) Marketing
11 7 (1.05%) Back Office
12 5 (0.75%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.75%) German Language
13 3 (0.45%) Publishing
14 2 (0.30%) Local Government
14 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.71%) .NET
1 18 (2.71%) Web Services
2 16 (2.41%) XML
2 16 (2.41%) Middleware
3 12 (1.80%) HTML
4 9 (1.35%) SOAP
5 8 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (1.05%) WebCenter
6 7 (1.05%) CSS
6 7 (1.05%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.90%) Application Packaging
7 6 (0.90%) REST
7 6 (0.90%) jQuery
8 5 (0.75%) BAPI
8 5 (0.75%) J2EE
8 5 (0.75%) JDBC
8 5 (0.75%) JMS
9 4 (0.60%) MDX
10 3 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.26%) Visualisation
3 14 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.95%) Replication
5 10 (1.50%) User Experience
6 9 (1.35%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.35%) FMCG
7 7 (1.05%) Mainframe
8 6 (0.90%) Derivative
9 5 (0.75%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.75%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.60%) Open Source
10 4 (0.60%) iSeries
10 4 (0.60%) FlexPod
10 4 (0.60%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.60%) PKI
10 4 (0.60%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.60%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 57 (8.57%) Windows
2 38 (5.71%) Linux
3 28 (4.21%) UNIX
4 25 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (2.26%) Windows 7
6 13 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.90%) zOS
9 5 (0.75%) Solaris
9 5 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.45%) HPUX
10 3 (0.45%) Android
11 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.30%) AIX
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
2 48 (7.22%) Migration
3 42 (6.32%) Information Security
4 38 (5.71%) CRM
5 32 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (4.21%) Project Management
7 25 (3.76%) ETL
8 21 (3.16%) Service Delivery
8 21 (3.16%) Change Management
9 20 (3.01%) Identity Management
9 20 (3.01%) ITIL
10 18 (2.71%) SOA
10 18 (2.71%) Risk Management
11 17 (2.56%) Validation
11 17 (2.56%) Analytics
11 17 (2.56%) DevOps
12 16 (2.41%) Workflow
12 16 (2.41%) Risk Assessment
12 16 (2.41%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (11.73%) SQL
2 31 (4.66%) Java
3 22 (3.31%) Python
4 19 (2.86%) PowerShell
5 16 (2.41%) C#
6 14 (2.11%) PL/SQL
7 12 (1.80%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.50%) ABAP
9 9 (1.35%) Perl
9 9 (1.35%) Ruby
10 8 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.90%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 6 (0.90%) Jython
12 5 (0.75%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.60%) VBScript
13 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.60%) RPG
13 4 (0.60%) RPG IV
14 3 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 43 (6.47%) Security Cleared
2 32 (4.81%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.51%) CISSP
4 20 (3.01%) Degree
5 18 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.95%) CISM
7 9 (1.35%) CCIE
8 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.20%) CISA
9 7 (1.05%) CCNP
10 6 (0.90%) MCSE
11 5 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.75%) GIAC
11 5 (0.75%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.60%) CEH
13 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.45%) ACCA
13 3 (0.45%) ISEB
13 3 (0.45%) CCNA
13 3 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.35%) COBIT
3 8 (1.20%) QA
4 7 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.75%) SLA
6 4 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.45%) EMIR
7 3 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.30%) MiFID
9 1 (0.15%) Basel II
9 1 (0.15%) GAAP
9 1 (0.15%) WCAG
9 1 (0.15%) WAI
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.71%) XenApp
3 15 (2.26%) XenDesktop
3 15 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.20%) vSphere
5 7 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.90%) RACF
6 6 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.75%) ACF2
7 5 (0.75%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.75%) XenServer
8 3 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.30%) NFS
9 2 (0.30%) Xen
9 2 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.30%) HDFS
9 2 (0.30%) vCloud
9 2 (0.30%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 21 (3.16%) SCCM
2 15 (2.26%) Puppet
3 6 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Management
3 6 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.90%) Ansible
3 6 (0.90%) SCOM
3 6 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (0.90%) Control-M
4 5 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 4 (0.60%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.60%) SCVMM
5 4 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (0.45%) logstash
6 3 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.30%) Opsview
7 2 (0.30%) OpenIDM
7 2 (0.30%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 91 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 89 (13.38%) Oracle
3 76 (11.43%) SAP
4 41 (6.17%) Cisco
5 29 (4.36%) Citrix
6 27 (4.06%) VMware
7 24 (3.61%) IBM
8 23 (3.46%) Dell
9 20 (3.01%) HP
10 17 (2.56%) F5
11 15 (2.26%) NetApp
12 13 (1.95%) TIBCO
13 12 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (1.50%) Splunk
15 9 (1.35%) Bloomberg
16 8 (1.20%) CheckPoint
16 8 (1.20%) Informatica
16 8 (1.20%) EMC
16 8 (1.20%) Siebel
17 7 (1.05%) Juniper
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