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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 26 29 44
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 301 315 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.90% 5.39% 4.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.36% 5.79% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 193 161
Average daily rate
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£465 £430 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.13% -1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £327 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £41.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-4.80% -34.17%
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
4731 5443 5406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.80% 93.22% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3616 3824 4008
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 87 130
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.34 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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.

1 203 (32.02%) Finance
2 90 (14.20%) Microsoft
3 76 (11.99%) SAP
4 74 (11.67%) SQL
5 72 (11.36%) Banking
6 63 (9.94%) Oracle
7 61 (9.62%) Windows
8 51 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
8 51 (8.04%) Migration
9 50 (7.89%) Advertising
10 49 (7.73%) Active Directory
11 41 (6.47%) CRM
11 41 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (5.99%) VMware
13 37 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 37 (5.84%) SQL Server
13 37 (5.84%) Citrix
14 36 (5.68%) Information Security
15 35 (5.52%) Cisco
16 34 (5.36%) Linux
17 31 (4.89%) Project Management
18 30 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
20 28 (4.42%) Identity Management
20 28 (4.42%) Dell
20 28 (4.42%) SharePoint
21 27 (4.26%) ITIL
22 26 (4.10%) Security Cleared
23 25 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 25 (3.94%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.84%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.89%) Lync
4 10 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.42%) WebLogic
5 9 (1.42%) Apache
6 8 (1.26%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.95%) IIS
8 5 (0.79%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
9 4 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.63%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (0.47%) JBoss
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 22 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.05%) MS Office
3 5 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.47%) Windchill
5 2 (0.32%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
6 1 (0.16%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.16%) InDesign
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (2.05%) Agresso
3 13 (2.05%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (1.74%) SAP FI
4 11 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (1.42%) BusinessWorks
5 9 (1.42%) SAP CO
5 9 (1.42%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (1.10%) SAP SD
7 6 (0.95%) SunGard GMI
7 6 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.95%) SAP WM
7 6 (0.95%) SAP APO
8 5 (0.79%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.63%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.47%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.47%) HFM
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.68%) Office 365
2 13 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.10%) Yammer
4 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.95%) SaaS
4 6 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.32%) Force.com
7 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.16%) Taleo
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.31%) Firewall
2 12 (1.89%) Internet
3 11 (1.74%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.74%) DNS
4 10 (1.58%) NetScaler
4 10 (1.58%) HTTP
5 9 (1.42%) SAN
5 9 (1.42%) WAN
5 9 (1.42%) SSL
5 9 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (1.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (1.26%) DHCP
7 7 (1.10%) LAN
8 6 (0.95%) VLAN
8 6 (0.95%) BIG-IP
8 6 (0.95%) VPN
9 5 (0.79%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.79%) LDAP
9 5 (0.79%) Wireless
9 5 (0.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 17 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (2.37%) SAP BW
7 14 (2.21%) Oracle Database
8 13 (2.05%) QlikView
9 11 (1.74%) Big Data
9 11 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.10%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.10%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (0.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 4 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.63%) MySQL
13 3 (0.47%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (1.10%) JIRA
2 4 (0.63%) Selenium
2 4 (0.63%) Maven
3 3 (0.47%) Ant
3 3 (0.47%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.32%) LSMW
4 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.32%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.16%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.16%) MSI
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.16%) JUnit
5 1 (0.16%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.16%) Introscope
5 1 (0.16%) JMeter
5 1 (0.16%) JProfiler
5 1 (0.16%) SoapUI
General
1 203 (32.02%) Finance
2 72 (11.36%) Banking
3 50 (7.89%) Advertising
4 24 (3.79%) Retail
5 21 (3.31%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (2.05%) Billing
8 12 (1.89%) Marketing
9 10 (1.58%) Front Office
9 10 (1.58%) Legal
10 9 (1.42%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.95%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.95%) Back Office
12 5 (0.79%) German Language
13 3 (0.47%) French Language
14 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.16%) Local Government
15 1 (0.16%) Law
15 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.79%) Web Services
2 23 (3.63%) .NET
3 21 (3.31%) XML
4 17 (2.68%) SOAP
4 17 (2.68%) HTML
5 15 (2.37%) Middleware
6 8 (1.26%) CSS
7 7 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (0.95%) Application Packaging
8 6 (0.95%) WebCenter
8 6 (0.95%) J2EE
9 5 (0.79%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.79%) HTML5
9 5 (0.79%) REST
9 5 (0.79%) Visualforce
10 4 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.63%) SailPoint
10 4 (0.63%) BAPI
10 4 (0.63%) EDI
10 4 (0.63%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.37%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.21%) User Experience
4 13 (2.05%) Replication
5 8 (1.26%) Visualisation
6 7 (1.10%) Derivative
6 7 (1.10%) FMCG
7 6 (0.95%) Fixed Income
7 6 (0.95%) NHS
8 5 (0.79%) Social Media
8 5 (0.79%) Open Source
8 5 (0.79%) Hedge funds
8 5 (0.79%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.79%) PKI
9 4 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.63%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.63%) iSeries
9 4 (0.63%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.47%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.47%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 61 (9.62%) Windows
2 34 (5.36%) Linux
3 29 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (3.79%) UNIX
5 15 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (2.05%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.47%) zOS
8 3 (0.47%) HPUX
8 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.47%) Android
9 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Solaris
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.04%) Migration
2 41 (6.47%) CRM
2 41 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (5.68%) Information Security
5 31 (4.89%) Project Management
6 28 (4.42%) Identity Management
7 27 (4.26%) ITIL
8 25 (3.94%) ETL
9 21 (3.31%) Business Analysis
10 20 (3.15%) Analytics
11 17 (2.68%) Data Migration
11 17 (2.68%) SOA
11 17 (2.68%) Service Delivery
12 16 (2.52%) Service Management
12 16 (2.52%) ERP
13 15 (2.37%) Validation
14 14 (2.21%) Risk Management
15 13 (2.05%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 74 (11.67%) SQL
2 22 (3.47%) Java
3 17 (2.68%) Python
4 13 (2.05%) C#
5 12 (1.89%) PowerShell
6 11 (1.74%) PL/SQL
7 10 (1.58%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.58%) ABAP
8 7 (1.10%) T-SQL
9 6 (0.95%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.95%) Ruby
9 6 (0.95%) Perl
10 5 (0.79%) Apex Code
11 4 (0.63%) RPG IV
11 4 (0.63%) RPG
12 3 (0.47%) VBA
12 3 (0.47%) C
12 3 (0.47%) Jython
12 3 (0.47%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 3 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 26 (4.10%) Security Cleared
2 17 (2.68%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.05%) CISSP
3 13 (2.05%) VCP4
3 13 (2.05%) Degree
4 10 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.26%) CISM
5 8 (1.26%) MCSE
5 8 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.95%) CCIE
7 5 (0.79%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.63%) CISA
9 3 (0.47%) ISEB
9 3 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.47%) ACCA
9 3 (0.47%) CCNP
9 3 (0.47%) CCNA
9 3 (0.47%) GIAC
9 3 (0.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.58%) QA
2 8 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.10%) COBIT
4 6 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.79%) SLA
5 5 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.63%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.32%) WAI
7 2 (0.32%) EMIR
7 2 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.32%) GAAP
8 1 (0.16%) Basel II
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.16%) HL7
8 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 49 (7.73%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.05%) XenApp
4 11 (1.74%) XenDesktop
5 9 (1.42%) vSphere
6 8 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.10%) RACF
8 5 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.79%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.47%) ACF2
9 3 (0.47%) XenServer
10 2 (0.32%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.32%) SRDF
10 2 (0.32%) Xen
10 2 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.32%) HDFS
10 2 (0.32%) vCloud
10 2 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 18 (2.84%) SCCM
2 6 (0.95%) Ansible
3 5 (0.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 5 (0.79%) Control-M
3 5 (0.79%) Puppet
3 5 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 5 (0.79%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.63%) SCOM
4 4 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.47%) Nagios
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (0.47%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.47%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 2 (0.32%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.32%) logstash
6 2 (0.32%) OpenIDM
6 2 (0.32%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 90 (14.20%) Microsoft
2 76 (11.99%) SAP
3 63 (9.94%) Oracle
4 38 (5.99%) VMware
5 37 (5.84%) Citrix
6 35 (5.52%) Cisco
7 28 (4.42%) Dell
8 22 (3.47%) IBM
9 21 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (3.15%) HP
11 16 (2.52%) TIBCO
12 15 (2.37%) F5
13 14 (2.21%) NetApp
14 10 (1.58%) EMC
14 10 (1.58%) CheckPoint
15 9 (1.42%) Informatica
15 9 (1.42%) Bloomberg
16 8 (1.26%) Tableau
16 8 (1.26%) Siebel
16 8 (1.26%) Juniper
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