The first table below looks at the demand for the IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 204 198 221
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +23
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.093% 0.032% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.035% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate £500 £419 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -23.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £67.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
+58.33% -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5971 5767 7411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.37% 92.85% 91.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4316 4253 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £278 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 121 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
IT Consultant
London

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Consultant in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

IT 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 IT Consultant across the City of London region.

IT Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

IT 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 IT Consultant across the City of London region.

IT Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title.

1 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) RAD
2 1 (8.33%) RUP
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Lotus
2 1 (8.33%) RoboHelp
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Data Security
2 1 (8.33%) Front Office
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (8.33%) FileNet
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) RoboHelp
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe Captivate
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) French Language
2 1 (8.33%) German Language
2 1 (8.33%) Front Office
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) E-Learning
1 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
1 1 (8.33%) PKI
1 1 (8.33%) PDA
1 1 (8.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Data Security
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (8.33%) RAD
2 1 (8.33%) RUP
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Information Security
2 1 (8.33%) Document Management
2 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Forensics
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) SAP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe
1 1 (8.33%) Citrix
1 1 (8.33%) Lotus
1 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (8.33%) VMware