The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 25 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1458 1508 1630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.35% 6.63% 6.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.70% 6.99% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 846 966
Median daily rate £473 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £345 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 4
Median hourly rate £41.99 £11.00 £71.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+281.68% -84.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.57 £11.00 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £140.00 £111.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -9.37%
Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21749 21579 22460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.76% 94.80% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15746 14835 15668
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 393 405
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.69 £55.00 £38.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in London

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the London region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in London

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the London region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in London

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the London region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in London

Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the London region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the London region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 173 £475 +4.39% 78
Brentford -3 9 £450 -3.48% 1
Hounslow +6 8 £415 -13.76%
Canary Wharf +4 7 £450 -10.00%
Croydon -10 7 £463 +23.33% 1
Docklands, London +14 5 £445 -25.83%
Bromley -11 5 £450 +25.00%
Kingston Upon Thames +5 4 £450 - 1
Hammersmith +5 3 £622 +3.66%
Clapham - 3 £450 -
Uxbridge +1 2 £263 -41.66% 1
Westminster -12 2 £448 -27.82%
Paddington +3 1 - -
Wimbledon -2 1 £495 -1.00% 3
Chiswick - 1 £565 -
Harrow - 1 £395 - 1
Hayes - 1 - -
Sidcup - 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £475 -
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 London region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 622 (22.68%) Finance
2 525 (19.14%) SAP
3 322 (11.74%) Oracle
4 297 (10.83%) Microsoft
5 290 (10.57%) Migration
6 286 (10.43%) SQL
7 254 (9.26%) Banking
8 236 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
9 197 (7.18%) Java
10 191 (6.96%) Windows
11 187 (6.82%) Linux
12 184 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 173 (6.31%) CRM
14 169 (6.16%) Security Cleared
15 160 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
16 156 (5.69%) Unix
16 156 (5.69%) Project Management
17 144 (5.25%) SQL Server
18 137 (4.99%) Retail
19 132 (4.81%) Analytics
20 128 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
21 125 (4.56%) DevOps
21 125 (4.56%) SC Cleared
22 117 (4.27%) Active Directory
23 116 (4.23%) Data Migration
24 115 (4.19%) JavaScript
25 113 (4.12%) ITIL
25 113 (4.12%) MS Excel
26 108 (3.94%) Business Analysis
27 106 (3.86%) Change Management

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 69 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 44 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 41 (1.49%) WebSphere
4 38 (1.39%) Apache
5 37 (1.35%) IIS
6 35 (1.28%) Confluence
6 35 (1.28%) Skype for Business
7 30 (1.09%) WebLogic
8 29 (1.06%) JBoss
9 22 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 19 (0.69%) CMS
11 17 (0.62%) nginx
11 17 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
11 17 (0.62%) Tomcat
12 16 (0.58%) SAS
13 14 (0.51%) Apache Spark
13 14 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
14 13 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (0.44%) LiveCycle
15 12 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 113 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 31 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 30 (1.09%) MS Office
4 19 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.58%) MS Project
6 13 (0.47%) HipChat
7 8 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.18%) SPSS
9 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.036%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.036%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.036%) ImageReady
12 1 (0.036%) InDesign
12 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.036%) Mathematica
12 1 (0.036%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.036%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 98 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (2.37%) SAP FI
3 58 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
4 47 (1.71%) SAP CO
4 47 (1.71%) SAP FI/CO
5 46 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
6 44 (1.60%) Oracle EBS R12
6 44 (1.60%) SAP MM
7 30 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
8 29 (1.06%) SAP SRM
9 26 (0.95%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 23 (0.84%) Oracle Assets
11 21 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
11 21 (0.77%) SAP SD
12 20 (0.73%) SAP HR
13 19 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 18 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
14 18 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
14 18 (0.66%) SAP BPC
15 17 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 91 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (2.84%) Office 365
3 74 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (1.35%) IaaS
5 33 (1.20%) PaaS
6 31 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 30 (1.09%) GitHub
8 27 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
9 18 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
10 17 (0.62%) SaaS
11 15 (0.55%) Taleo
12 13 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (0.47%) Google Analytics
13 11 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.29%) Force.com
15 7 (0.26%) Yammer
16 6 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
17 2 (0.073%) AWS CloudFormation
17 2 (0.073%) Boomi
17 2 (0.073%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (2.88%) Firewall
2 38 (1.39%) Network Security
3 33 (1.20%) Internet
3 33 (1.20%) VPN
4 28 (1.02%) HTTP
5 24 (0.87%) LAN
5 24 (0.87%) SAN
6 23 (0.84%) LDAP
6 23 (0.84%) WAN
7 19 (0.69%) Skype
7 19 (0.69%) SSL
8 18 (0.66%) DNS
9 17 (0.62%) BGP
10 15 (0.55%) MPLS
10 15 (0.55%) TCP/IP
11 14 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (0.51%) OSPF
12 11 (0.40%) Unified Communications
13 9 (0.33%) DMZ
13 9 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 58 (2.11%) SAP BW
3 51 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 49 (1.79%) Big Data
6 47 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
7 41 (1.49%) SAP HANA
8 37 (1.35%) MySQL
9 34 (1.24%) SAP Data Services
10 33 (1.20%) Hadoop
11 32 (1.17%) Oracle Database
12 30 (1.09%) QlikView
13 26 (0.95%) Relational Database
14 25 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 24 (0.87%) NoSQL
16 23 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
17 21 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
18 20 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
19 17 (0.62%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 55 (2.01%) Git (software)
2 51 (1.86%) Jenkins
2 51 (1.86%) JIRA
3 27 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (0.91%) LSMW
5 18 (0.66%) Artifactory
5 18 (0.66%) Subversion
6 17 (0.62%) GitLab
7 14 (0.51%) Maven
7 14 (0.51%) Vagrant
8 13 (0.47%) Cucumber
9 12 (0.44%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.40%) Visual Studio
11 10 (0.36%) JUnit
11 10 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.29%) Selenium
13 7 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (0.26%) Axure RP
13 7 (0.26%) NUnit
13 7 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 622 (22.68%) Finance
2 254 (9.26%) Banking
3 137 (4.99%) Retail
4 103 (3.76%) Marketing
5 70 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 62 (2.26%) Investment Banking
7 60 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 54 (1.97%) Manufacturing
9 33 (1.20%) Legal
10 30 (1.09%) General Ledger
11 29 (1.06%) Advertising
12 24 (0.87%) Billing
12 24 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.73%) Law
14 14 (0.51%) Back Office
15 13 (0.47%) Front Office
16 12 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.22%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
18 5 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (3.06%) HTML
2 82 (2.99%) .NET
3 71 (2.59%) CSS
4 69 (2.52%) Web Services
4 69 (2.52%) XML
5 49 (1.79%) Middleware
6 34 (1.24%) SOAP
7 30 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
8 27 (0.98%) Ajax
9 26 (0.95%) jQuery
10 24 (0.87%) J2EE
11 20 (0.73%) COM
11 20 (0.73%) REST
12 19 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
13 16 (0.58%) AngularJS
13 16 (0.58%) SAP Basis
14 15 (0.55%) ASP.NET
14 15 (0.55%) Sensu
15 14 (0.51%) Visualforce
15 14 (0.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 128 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (2.52%) Management Information System
3 66 (2.41%) Data Centre
4 63 (2.30%) User Experience
5 45 (1.64%) Visualisation
6 42 (1.53%) FMCG
7 41 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 35 (1.28%) Derivative
9 26 (0.95%) Computer Science
10 25 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 19 (0.69%) Equities
12 19 (0.69%) Fixed Income
13 17 (0.62%) Clustering
13 17 (0.62%) CMDB
13 17 (0.62%) Mainframe
14 16 (0.58%) Credit Risk
14 16 (0.58%) PKI
14 16 (0.58%) Replication
15 15 (0.55%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 191 (6.96%) Windows
2 187 (6.82%) Linux
3 156 (5.69%) Unix
4 70 (2.55%) AIX
5 60 (2.19%) Solaris
6 56 (2.04%) Windows Server
7 50 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (1.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 26 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (0.87%) zOS
12 20 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (0.58%) Windows 7
14 15 (0.55%) Apple iOS
15 14 (0.51%) CoreOS
15 14 (0.51%) Windows 10
16 13 (0.47%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.36%) CentOS
17 10 (0.36%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (10.57%) Migration
2 236 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 173 (6.31%) CRM
5 160 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
6 156 (5.69%) Project Management
7 132 (4.81%) Analytics
8 125 (4.56%) DevOps
9 116 (4.23%) Data Migration
10 113 (4.12%) ITIL
11 108 (3.94%) Business Analysis
12 106 (3.86%) Change Management
13 104 (3.79%) Service Management
14 96 (3.50%) Information Security
15 92 (3.35%) ERP
16 76 (2.77%) ETL
17 75 (2.73%) Risk Management
18 71 (2.59%) Workflow
19 69 (2.52%) Data Modelling
20 65 (2.37%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 286 (10.43%) SQL
2 197 (7.18%) Java
3 115 (4.19%) JavaScript
4 68 (2.48%) C#
5 63 (2.30%) Python
6 57 (2.08%) C
7 48 (1.75%) Ruby
8 44 (1.60%) Perl
9 40 (1.46%) ABAP
10 38 (1.39%) PowerShell
10 38 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 35 (1.28%) PL/SQL
12 25 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 23 (0.84%) PHP
14 20 (0.73%) Korn
15 18 (0.66%) T-SQL
16 17 (0.62%) Apex Code
17 14 (0.51%) Go
17 14 (0.51%) VBScript
18 13 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 169 (6.16%) Security Cleared
2 125 (4.56%) SC Cleared
3 83 (3.03%) Degree
4 74 (2.70%) CISSP
5 66 (2.41%) DV Cleared
6 39 (1.42%) SAP Certification
7 36 (1.31%) CISM
8 34 (1.24%) CISA
9 22 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (0.69%) CCNP
10 19 (0.69%) CLAS
11 18 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
11 18 (0.66%) SANS
12 16 (0.58%) BC Cleared
12 16 (0.58%) ISEB
12 16 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.40%) GIAC
13 11 (0.40%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (2.01%) QA
3 40 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 31 (1.13%) Data Quality
5 24 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (0.66%) COBIT
6 18 (0.66%) SLA
7 13 (0.47%) MiFID
8 6 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.18%) SEPA
10 4 (0.15%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.073%) GAAP
11 2 (0.073%) GxP
11 2 (0.073%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.073%) HL7
11 2 (0.073%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.073%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.073%) RMADS
12 1 (0.036%) WAI
12 1 (0.036%) WCAG
System Software
1 117 (4.27%) Active Directory
2 53 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (1.49%) Docker
4 26 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.69%) XenDesktop
6 16 (0.58%) vSphere
7 14 (0.51%) Ceph
7 14 (0.51%) GlusterFS
8 13 (0.47%) ACF2
9 12 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.33%) HDFS
10 9 (0.33%) VMware ESX
10 9 (0.33%) XenApp
11 7 (0.26%) RACF
11 7 (0.26%) vCloud
12 6 (0.22%) XenServer
13 5 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 3 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 82 (2.99%) Puppet
2 53 (1.93%) Ansible
3 48 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (1.06%) Nagios
5 27 (0.98%) SCCM
6 20 (0.73%) logstash
7 19 (0.69%) HAProxy
7 19 (0.69%) zSecure
8 17 (0.62%) Graphite
8 17 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (0.55%) Kubernetes
10 12 (0.44%) Control-M
11 11 (0.40%) Salt
11 11 (0.40%) SCOM
12 8 (0.29%) WSUS
13 7 (0.26%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.26%) Windows Intune
14 6 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 5 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
15 5 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 525 (19.14%) SAP
2 322 (11.74%) Oracle
3 297 (10.83%) Microsoft
4 100 (3.65%) VMware
5 70 (2.55%) Red Hat
6 53 (1.93%) IBM
7 52 (1.90%) Adobe
8 50 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
9 49 (1.79%) Cisco
10 48 (1.75%) Veritas
11 45 (1.64%) ServiceNow
12 40 (1.46%) Informatica
13 39 (1.42%) Citrix
14 35 (1.28%) Tableau
15 33 (1.20%) HP
16 31 (1.13%) PeopleSoft
17 30 (1.09%) Sybase
18 29 (1.06%) CA
19 26 (0.95%) Splunk
20 25 (0.91%) Siebel
London
Searchability
Rate: EXCELLENT rATE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Searchability
Rate: EXCELLENT RATE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Competive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Modis International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
iKas International
Rate: £800 - £1100 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aim Hire Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Syntax Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £550 - 650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
OCC Computer Personnel
Rate: £500 - 550 per day + Contract Rate
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Modis International Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago