The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 201 215 218
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 6 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.096% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Average daily rate
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£344 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £409 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £7.00 £18.97 £24.52
% change year-on-year
-63.09% -22.61%
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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
5567 6726 6552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.03% 92.50% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4200 4892 4752
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 137 159
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Consultant across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

IT Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 October 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 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) CISSP
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (25.00%) SIEM
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (18.75%) Information Security
5 2 (12.50%) Banking
5 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (12.50%) Firewall
5 2 (12.50%) Advertising
5 2 (12.50%) MS Office
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) UNIX
5 2 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (6.25%) AIX
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) UML
6 1 (6.25%) OO
6 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
6 1 (6.25%) OOD
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
6 1 (6.25%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) Temenos
6 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
6 1 (6.25%) VBA
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (6.25%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Advertising
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Multimedia
3 1 (6.25%) Law
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) E-Learning
2 1 (6.25%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) SIEM
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) OOD
4 1 (6.25%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) BCP
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CISSP
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.25%) MOS
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Temenos
2 1 (6.25%) BMC
2 1 (6.25%) Bloomberg
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy
2 1 (6.25%) ION Trading
2 1 (6.25%) LANDesk
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle