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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 29 32 37
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 282 315 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.55% 5.33% 4.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.96% 5.69% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 184 176
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £315 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
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 £24.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -6.66%
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
4733 5540 5243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.22% 93.68% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3632 4003 3913
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £280 £285
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 79 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.92 £30.83 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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.

1 199 (31.09%) Finance
2 91 (14.22%) Microsoft
3 80 (12.50%) Oracle
4 76 (11.88%) SQL
5 70 (10.94%) SAP
5 70 (10.94%) Banking
6 64 (10.00%) Windows
7 61 (9.53%) Business Intelligence
8 49 (7.66%) Active Directory
9 47 (7.34%) Migration
10 46 (7.19%) Advertising
11 42 (6.56%) Information Security
12 40 (6.25%) Linux
13 39 (6.09%) SQL Server
13 39 (6.09%) CRM
13 39 (6.09%) Security Cleared
14 37 (5.78%) VMware
15 35 (5.47%) Cisco
15 35 (5.47%) Citrix
16 34 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
16 34 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
17 32 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
18 29 (4.53%) SharePoint
18 29 (4.53%) SC Cleared
19 28 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
19 28 (4.38%) ETL
19 28 (4.38%) Java
20 26 (4.06%) Project Management
20 26 (4.06%) UNIX
20 26 (4.06%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 29 (4.53%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.19%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.56%) WebLogic
3 10 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (1.41%) Apache
4 9 (1.41%) JBoss
5 8 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.09%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.09%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (0.78%) Lync
9 4 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
9 4 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.47%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.72%) MS Office
3 5 (0.78%) PowerPivot
3 5 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.63%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.47%) Windchill
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (2.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 18 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (2.03%) Agresso
4 12 (1.88%) SAP FI
4 12 (1.88%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (1.56%) SAP CO
5 10 (1.56%) Oracle Receivables
6 9 (1.41%) Oracle General Ledger
6 9 (1.41%) SAP SD
6 9 (1.41%) BusinessWorks
7 8 (1.25%) Oracle Assets
8 7 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
8 7 (1.09%) Oracle iProcurement
9 6 (0.94%) SAP APO
9 6 (0.94%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 5 (0.78%) Oracle Cash Management
10 5 (0.78%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.34%) Office 365
2 14 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.78%) SaaS
5 3 (0.47%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.31%) Force.com
6 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.31%) Yammer
7 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.16%) PaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.75%) Firewall
2 14 (2.19%) Internet
3 13 (2.03%) DNS
4 12 (1.88%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (1.41%) NetScaler
6 9 (1.41%) SSL
6 9 (1.41%) DHCP
6 9 (1.41%) SAN
7 8 (1.25%) HTTP
7 8 (1.25%) WAN
8 7 (1.09%) Network Security
8 7 (1.09%) LAN
8 7 (1.09%) LDAP
9 6 (0.94%) Intranet
9 6 (0.94%) Wireless
9 6 (0.94%) BIG-IP
9 6 (0.94%) VLAN
10 5 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 19 (2.97%) SAP BW
5 16 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (2.50%) Oracle BI EE
6 14 (2.19%) Oracle Database
7 13 (2.03%) QlikView
8 11 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
9 10 (1.56%) Big Data
10 9 (1.41%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.94%) SAP BI
12 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.78%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.78%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.78%) MySQL
14 4 (0.63%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (1.25%) Maven
1 8 (1.25%) Selenium
1 8 (1.25%) JIRA
2 7 (1.09%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.63%) Artifactory
4 3 (0.47%) LSMW
5 2 (0.31%) Ant
5 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.16%) Gradle
6 1 (0.16%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.16%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.16%) JBehave
6 1 (0.16%) Introscope
6 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.16%) JUnit
6 1 (0.16%) MSI
6 1 (0.16%) PowerBuilder
General
1 199 (31.09%) Finance
2 70 (10.94%) Banking
3 46 (7.19%) Advertising
4 25 (3.91%) Retail
4 25 (3.91%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.88%) Billing
6 11 (1.72%) Marketing
6 11 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.56%) Front Office
7 10 (1.56%) Legal
7 10 (1.56%) General Ledger
8 6 (0.94%) Back Office
9 5 (0.78%) German Language
9 5 (0.78%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.47%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Local Government
11 1 (0.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.97%) Web Services
2 18 (2.81%) XML
3 17 (2.66%) Middleware
4 14 (2.19%) .NET
5 13 (2.03%) SOAP
6 10 (1.56%) HTML
7 9 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
8 8 (1.25%) WebCenter
9 6 (0.94%) jQuery
10 5 (0.78%) REST
10 5 (0.78%) Application Packaging
10 5 (0.78%) BAPI
10 5 (0.78%) JMS
10 5 (0.78%) JDBC
10 5 (0.78%) J2EE
11 4 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.63%) CSS
11 4 (0.63%) Visualforce
11 4 (0.63%) MDX
12 3 (0.47%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.34%) Replication
4 12 (1.88%) Visualisation
5 11 (1.72%) User Experience
6 7 (1.09%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.09%) FMCG
7 6 (0.94%) PKI
7 6 (0.94%) Derivative
8 5 (0.78%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.63%) NHS
9 4 (0.63%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.63%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.63%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.63%) iSeries
9 4 (0.63%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.63%) Social Media
9 4 (0.63%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 64 (10.00%) Windows
2 40 (6.25%) Linux
3 28 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (4.06%) UNIX
5 17 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.88%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.78%) zOS
10 4 (0.63%) Solaris
10 4 (0.63%) Android
11 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.31%) HPUX
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.16%) CentOS
13 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (9.53%) Business Intelligence
2 47 (7.34%) Migration
3 42 (6.56%) Information Security
4 39 (6.09%) CRM
5 34 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (4.38%) ETL
8 26 (4.06%) Project Management
9 24 (3.75%) Identity Management
9 24 (3.75%) ITIL
10 20 (3.13%) Service Delivery
11 18 (2.81%) SOA
11 18 (2.81%) Validation
11 18 (2.81%) Unit Testing
11 18 (2.81%) Data Migration
11 18 (2.81%) Analytics
12 17 (2.66%) Risk Management
13 16 (2.50%) ERP
14 15 (2.34%) Data Modelling
14 15 (2.34%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (11.88%) SQL
2 28 (4.38%) Java
3 21 (3.28%) Python
4 20 (3.13%) PowerShell
5 12 (1.88%) PL/SQL
6 11 (1.72%) ABAP
7 10 (1.56%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.56%) C#
8 9 (1.41%) Perl
9 8 (1.25%) Ruby
9 8 (1.25%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.09%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.78%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 5 (0.78%) Jython
12 4 (0.63%) VBScript
12 4 (0.63%) RPG
12 4 (0.63%) C++
12 4 (0.63%) Apex Code
12 4 (0.63%) RPG IV
13 3 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 39 (6.09%) Security Cleared
2 29 (4.53%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.28%) CISSP
4 13 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.88%) Degree
6 10 (1.56%) CISM
7 9 (1.41%) CCIE
8 7 (1.09%) CISA
9 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.94%) MCSE
10 5 (0.78%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.78%) GIAC
10 5 (0.78%) CCNP
10 5 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.63%) CCNA
11 4 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.47%) CEH
12 3 (0.47%) ISEB
12 3 (0.47%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.25%) QA
2 8 (1.25%) COBIT
3 6 (0.94%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.78%) SLA
5 4 (0.63%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.47%) EMIR
6 3 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.31%) MiFID
8 1 (0.16%) WCAG
8 1 (0.16%) WAI
8 1 (0.16%) HL7
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.16%) Basel II
8 1 (0.16%) GAAP
System Software
1 49 (7.66%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.19%) XenApp
4 12 (1.88%) XenDesktop
5 11 (1.72%) vSphere
6 9 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.25%) RACF
8 6 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.78%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.63%) XenServer
10 4 (0.63%) ACF2
11 3 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.31%) NFS
12 2 (0.31%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.31%) Xen
12 2 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.31%) vCloud
12 2 (0.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (2.66%) SCCM
2 11 (1.72%) Puppet
3 6 (0.94%) Control-M
3 6 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.94%) Ansible
4 5 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (0.78%) SCOM
5 4 (0.63%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 4 (0.63%) SCVMM
5 4 (0.63%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 4 (0.63%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.47%) logstash
6 3 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.47%) Nagios
7 2 (0.31%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 91 (14.22%) Microsoft
2 80 (12.50%) Oracle
3 70 (10.94%) SAP
4 37 (5.78%) VMware
5 35 (5.47%) Cisco
5 35 (5.47%) Citrix
6 26 (4.06%) IBM
7 25 (3.91%) Dell
8 22 (3.44%) HP
9 21 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (2.34%) NetApp
11 14 (2.19%) TIBCO
11 14 (2.19%) F5
12 10 (1.56%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.56%) EMC
13 9 (1.41%) Splunk
13 9 (1.41%) Informatica
13 9 (1.41%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.41%) Bloomberg
14 8 (1.25%) Siebel
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