The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 60 35 31
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 130 299 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.87% 5.06% 5.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.05% 5.34% 5.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 218 206
Median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
- +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £41.90 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.45 £52.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-6.82% +79.31%
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
3212 5598 5518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.57% 94.72% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2600 4350 4016
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 87 96
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.71 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £31.90 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 July 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 113 (36.69%) Finance
2 51 (16.56%) Banking
3 50 (16.23%) Oracle
4 45 (14.61%) Microsoft
5 41 (13.31%) SQL
6 38 (12.34%) Java
7 36 (11.69%) ITIL
8 32 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (9.74%) Migration
10 29 (9.42%) Windows
11 28 (9.09%) Unix
11 28 (9.09%) SAP
12 27 (8.77%) Linux
13 25 (8.12%) Project Management
14 24 (7.79%) SQL Server
15 23 (7.47%) Change Management
16 22 (7.14%) Firewall
16 22 (7.14%) Security Cleared
17 21 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
18 20 (6.49%) VMware
18 20 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
18 20 (6.49%) Salesforce.com
19 19 (6.17%) JIRA
20 18 (5.84%) CRM
21 17 (5.52%) Investment Banking
22 16 (5.19%) Financial Institution
22 16 (5.19%) Service Management
22 16 (5.19%) Information Security
22 16 (5.19%) .NET
23 15 (4.87%) Active Directory

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 13 (4.22%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.27%) Confluence
3 7 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.95%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.30%) CMS
6 4 (1.30%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.97%) IIS
7 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.97%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (0.65%) Apache
8 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.65%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.65%) SAS
8 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.62%) MS Office
2 5 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.65%) MS Project
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 12 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.27%) Documaker
2 7 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (2.27%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (1.95%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (1.62%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (1.30%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (1.30%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 4 (1.30%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.97%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.97%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.97%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.65%) Maximo
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.65%) Primavera
7 2 (0.65%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.65%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
2 8 (2.60%) Office 365
2 8 (2.60%) PaaS
3 7 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.27%) IaaS
4 2 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.65%) FinancialForce.com
4 2 (0.65%) Force.com
4 2 (0.65%) SaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.32%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.32%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.14%) Firewall
2 9 (2.92%) WAN
3 8 (2.60%) LAN
3 8 (2.60%) VPN
4 7 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (1.95%) DMZ
6 5 (1.62%) LDAP
6 5 (1.62%) Network Security
6 5 (1.62%) Skype
7 4 (1.30%) BGP
7 4 (1.30%) DNS
7 4 (1.30%) EIGRP
7 4 (1.30%) HTTP
7 4 (1.30%) OSPF
7 4 (1.30%) SAN
8 3 (0.97%) MPLS
8 3 (0.97%) Wireless
9 2 (0.65%) FTP
9 2 (0.65%) SSL
9 2 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.62%) QlikView
8 4 (1.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 4 (1.30%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.30%) MySQL
8 4 (1.30%) Qlik Sense
8 4 (1.30%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.97%) DB2
9 3 (0.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (6.17%) JIRA
2 8 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.65%) Ant
6 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.32%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.32%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.32%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.32%) Maven
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.32%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.32%) Zephyr
General
1 113 (36.69%) Finance
2 51 (16.56%) Banking
3 17 (5.52%) Investment Banking
4 16 (5.19%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.60%) Retail
6 7 (2.27%) General Ledger
6 7 (2.27%) Marketing
7 4 (1.30%) Advertising
7 4 (1.30%) Billing
8 3 (0.97%) Legal
8 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.65%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Automotive
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) International Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Local Government
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.19%) .NET
2 15 (4.87%) Middleware
3 9 (2.92%) Web Services
4 8 (2.60%) XML
5 7 (2.27%) Java EE
5 7 (2.27%) WebCenter
6 4 (1.30%) JSP
6 4 (1.30%) SOAP
7 3 (0.97%) HTML
7 3 (0.97%) RESTful
7 3 (0.97%) Servlets
7 3 (0.97%) Taglibs
8 2 (0.65%) ELK Stack
8 2 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.65%) HTML5
8 2 (0.65%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.65%) REST
8 2 (0.65%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.65%) Visualforce
8 2 (0.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.90%) Hedge funds
3 8 (2.60%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.60%) Derivative
4 7 (2.27%) Equities
4 7 (2.27%) Fixed Income
4 7 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.62%) PKI
7 4 (1.30%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.30%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.97%) CMDB
8 3 (0.97%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.97%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.97%) User Experience
9 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.65%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.65%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.42%) Windows
2 28 (9.09%) Unix
3 27 (8.77%) Linux
4 9 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (1.30%) Solaris
6 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.97%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.65%) Android
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.32%) CentOS
9 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (11.69%) ITIL
2 32 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (9.74%) Migration
4 25 (8.12%) Project Management
5 23 (7.47%) Change Management
6 21 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (5.84%) CRM
9 16 (5.19%) Information Security
9 16 (5.19%) Service Management
10 14 (4.55%) DevOps
10 14 (4.55%) Workflow
11 11 (3.57%) SDLC
12 10 (3.25%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (3.25%) Data Migration
12 10 (3.25%) ERP
12 10 (3.25%) ETL
12 10 (3.25%) Process Improvement
12 10 (3.25%) SOA
13 9 (2.92%) OO
Programming Languages
1 41 (13.31%) SQL
2 38 (12.34%) Java
3 10 (3.25%) C#
3 10 (3.25%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.60%) Shell Script
5 7 (2.27%) Perl
6 4 (1.30%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.30%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.30%) Python
6 4 (1.30%) VBScript
7 3 (0.97%) Korn
8 2 (0.65%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.65%) C
8 2 (0.65%) C++
8 2 (0.65%) PHP
8 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.32%) R
9 1 (0.32%) VB
9 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.22%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.92%) CISSP
4 8 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.95%) CCIE
6 6 (1.95%) CISA
6 6 (1.95%) CISM
7 5 (1.62%) CCDE
8 4 (1.30%) Degree
8 4 (1.30%) ISEB
9 3 (0.97%) CLAS
9 3 (0.97%) RHCA
9 3 (0.97%) RHCE
10 2 (0.65%) CCNP
10 2 (0.65%) CIPD
10 2 (0.65%) CRISC
11 1 (0.32%) CCDP
11 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (2.27%) QA
2 6 (1.95%) COBIT
3 3 (0.97%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.65%) SDET
4 2 (0.65%) SEPA
4 2 (0.65%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.32%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (4.87%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.27%) Docker
4 4 (1.30%) XenApp
5 3 (0.97%) RACF
5 3 (0.97%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.65%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.65%) vSphere
7 1 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.32%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.32%) NFS
7 1 (0.32%) vCloud
7 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (4.22%) Puppet
2 8 (2.60%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 7 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (1.62%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.30%) Nagios
5 4 (1.30%) SCOM
6 3 (0.97%) zSecure
7 2 (0.65%) EnCase
7 2 (0.65%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.65%) Kibana
7 2 (0.65%) logstash
7 2 (0.65%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.65%) SCCM
7 2 (0.65%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.65%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.32%) HP NNM
8 1 (0.32%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 50 (16.23%) Oracle
2 45 (14.61%) Microsoft
3 28 (9.09%) SAP
4 20 (6.49%) Salesforce.com
4 20 (6.49%) VMware
5 15 (4.87%) Cisco
5 15 (4.87%) IBM
6 12 (3.90%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.57%) Siebel
8 10 (3.25%) Informatica
9 8 (2.60%) Citrix
9 8 (2.60%) HP
9 8 (2.60%) Splunk
10 7 (2.27%) Sybase
11 4 (1.30%) Adobe
11 4 (1.30%) ATG
11 4 (1.30%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.30%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.97%) Cyber-Ark
12 3 (0.97%) Palo Alto
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