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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 26 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1514 1440 1808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.58% 6.06% 7.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.93% 6.41% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 922 826 973
Median daily rate £485 £464 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.58% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
Median hourly rate £54.00 £59.00 £24.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% +145.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.91 £34.04 £19.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.00 £100.00 £29.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £41.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.51% +83.33%
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
21853 22482 23040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.93% 94.67% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15576 15736 15657
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 255 330 442
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -22 141 £488 +8.33% 100
Croydon -5 14 £575 +10.84% 2
Canary Wharf +1 7 £451 -1.09%
Docklands, London +15 6 £588 +30.55%
Brentford -5 6 - - 1
Feltham -4 5 £359 -25.87%
Twickenham +2 4 £475 +58.33%
Bromley -2 2 £538 +26.47% 1
Ilford -4 2 - -
Hounslow - 2 £415 -
Paddington 0 1 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -5 1 £525 +35.82% 1
Uxbridge -6 1 - - 2
Westminster - 1 £625 - 1
Teddington - 1 £550 -
Chiswick - 1 £600 -
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 626 (21.59%) Finance
2 450 (15.52%) SAP
3 381 (13.14%) Oracle
4 344 (11.87%) SQL
5 333 (11.49%) Microsoft
6 305 (10.52%) Migration
7 281 (9.69%) Linux
8 261 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
9 231 (7.97%) Java
10 227 (7.83%) Banking
10 227 (7.83%) Security Cleared
11 225 (7.76%) Windows
12 205 (7.07%) DevOps
13 198 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
14 187 (6.45%) CRM
15 181 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
16 168 (5.80%) SC Cleared
17 159 (5.48%) Active Directory
18 155 (5.35%) Unix
19 153 (5.28%) Project Management
20 138 (4.76%) Retail
20 138 (4.76%) Puppet
21 137 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
22 134 (4.62%) SQL Server
23 133 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
24 129 (4.45%) ITIL
24 129 (4.45%) Information Security
25 126 (4.35%) Firewall
26 124 (4.28%) VMware
26 124 (4.28%) Amazon AWS

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
1 107 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 53 (1.83%) WebLogic
3 46 (1.59%) Apache
4 45 (1.55%) WebSphere
5 42 (1.45%) MS Exchange
5 42 (1.45%) Skype for Business
6 38 (1.31%) Tomcat
7 36 (1.24%) IIS
8 31 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
9 30 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 30 (1.03%) Confluence
10 22 (0.76%) nginx
10 22 (0.76%) SAS
11 21 (0.72%) Apache Spark
12 19 (0.66%) CMS
13 18 (0.62%) JBoss
14 17 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
15 15 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
15 15 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
16 14 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 116 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 40 (1.38%) MS Office
3 38 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.41%) MS Project
6 11 (0.38%) HipChat
7 7 (0.24%) Windchill
8 5 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.10%) Mathematica
10 2 (0.069%) InVision
10 2 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.069%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.034%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.034%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.034%) ImageReady
11 1 (0.034%) InDesign
11 1 (0.034%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 102 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 43 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 43 (1.48%) SAP FI
4 41 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
5 40 (1.38%) SAP MM
6 34 (1.17%) SAP HR
7 31 (1.07%) SAP CO
7 31 (1.07%) SAP FI/CO
8 23 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
8 23 (0.79%) SAP HCM
9 21 (0.72%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 21 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
10 20 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
10 20 (0.69%) SAP SD
11 19 (0.66%) SAP SRM
12 17 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
12 17 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
12 17 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 15 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 133 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
3 94 (3.24%) Office 365
4 42 (1.45%) GitHub
5 38 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 38 (1.31%) IaaS
6 28 (0.97%) PaaS
6 28 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
7 27 (0.93%) SaaS
8 13 (0.45%) Yammer
9 10 (0.34%) Taleo
10 8 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
12 5 (0.17%) FinancialForce.com
12 5 (0.17%) Force.com
12 5 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.17%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.10%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 126 (4.35%) Firewall
2 56 (1.93%) VPN
3 50 (1.72%) LDAP
4 44 (1.52%) DNS
4 44 (1.52%) HTTP
5 40 (1.38%) Network Security
6 33 (1.14%) LAN
7 31 (1.07%) WAN
8 30 (1.03%) Skype
9 27 (0.93%) SSL
10 25 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
11 24 (0.83%) Internet
12 23 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (0.79%) Wireless
13 21 (0.72%) SSH
13 21 (0.72%) TCP/IP
14 17 (0.59%) SAN
15 16 (0.55%) OpenLDAP
16 14 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
16 14 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 81 (2.79%) Big Data
3 79 (2.73%) Oracle Database
4 71 (2.45%) Hadoop
5 59 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (1.86%) SAP HANA
7 49 (1.69%) SAP BW
8 42 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 36 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
10 35 (1.21%) MySQL
10 35 (1.21%) Relational Database
10 35 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 33 (1.14%) QlikView
12 32 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
13 30 (1.03%) NoSQL
14 28 (0.97%) SAP Data Services
15 26 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
16 23 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
16 23 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 22 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 96 (3.31%) Jenkins
2 82 (2.83%) Git (software)
3 54 (1.86%) JIRA
4 39 (1.35%) Maven
5 27 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
6 22 (0.76%) Artifactory
6 22 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (0.66%) Ant
8 18 (0.62%) GitLab
9 17 (0.59%) Eclipse
9 17 (0.59%) JUnit
10 15 (0.52%) Subversion
11 14 (0.48%) JIRA Agile
11 14 (0.48%) SonarQube
11 14 (0.48%) Visual Studio
12 12 (0.41%) LSMW
12 12 (0.41%) Selenium
13 11 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (0.38%) NUnit
13 11 (0.38%) TeamCity
General
1 626 (21.59%) Finance
2 227 (7.83%) Banking
3 138 (4.76%) Retail
4 93 (3.21%) Marketing
5 62 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 43 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 42 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 40 (1.38%) Billing
8 40 (1.38%) Investment Banking
8 40 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 39 (1.35%) Advertising
10 23 (0.79%) General Ledger
11 21 (0.72%) Legal
12 17 (0.59%) Law
13 16 (0.55%) Publishing
14 10 (0.34%) Electronics
15 8 (0.28%) Front Office
16 7 (0.24%) Back Office
17 6 (0.21%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.17%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (4.07%) .NET
2 107 (3.69%) Web Services
3 104 (3.59%) Middleware
4 101 (3.48%) XML
5 98 (3.38%) HTML
6 67 (2.31%) CSS
7 46 (1.59%) REST
7 46 (1.59%) SOAP
8 41 (1.41%) J2EE
9 26 (0.90%) SailPoint
10 24 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
11 23 (0.79%) ASP.NET
11 23 (0.79%) jQuery
12 21 (0.72%) AngularJS
12 21 (0.72%) JMS
12 21 (0.72%) JSON
12 21 (0.72%) Spring
13 20 (0.69%) WCF
14 19 (0.66%) .NET Framework
15 18 (0.62%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 137 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (2.76%) Data Centre
3 43 (1.48%) Management Information System
4 42 (1.45%) User Experience
5 36 (1.24%) Computer Science
5 36 (1.24%) FMCG
5 36 (1.24%) Mobile App
6 29 (1.00%) Visualisation
7 23 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (0.79%) Public Cloud
8 22 (0.76%) Data Integration
8 22 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (0.76%) Hedge funds
8 22 (0.76%) PKI
9 21 (0.72%) Clustering
10 17 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
11 16 (0.55%) CMDB
11 16 (0.55%) Data Structures
12 15 (0.52%) CESG
12 15 (0.52%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 281 (9.69%) Linux
2 225 (7.76%) Windows
3 155 (5.35%) Unix
4 77 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (2.21%) AIX
6 58 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 55 (1.90%) Solaris
8 39 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (1.28%) CentOS
10 33 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 29 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (0.69%) Windows 10
13 17 (0.59%) Android
14 16 (0.55%) Apple iOS
14 16 (0.55%) CoreOS
15 15 (0.52%) Ubuntu
16 13 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (0.38%) VMS
17 11 (0.38%) zOS
18 9 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (10.52%) Migration
2 261 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (7.07%) DevOps
4 198 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 187 (6.45%) CRM
6 181 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
7 153 (5.28%) Project Management
8 129 (4.45%) Information Security
8 129 (4.45%) ITIL
9 115 (3.97%) Analytics
10 109 (3.76%) Change Management
11 108 (3.73%) Workflow
12 97 (3.35%) ERP
13 93 (3.21%) Data Migration
14 89 (3.07%) Continuous Integration
15 85 (2.93%) Business Analysis
16 82 (2.83%) Scrum
17 79 (2.73%) SDLC
18 77 (2.66%) Service Management
19 76 (2.62%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 344 (11.87%) SQL
2 231 (7.97%) Java
3 118 (4.07%) JavaScript
4 90 (3.10%) C#
5 71 (2.45%) C
5 71 (2.45%) Ruby
6 67 (2.31%) Python
7 59 (2.04%) PL/SQL
8 57 (1.97%) PowerShell
9 50 (1.72%) ABAP
10 43 (1.48%) Bash Shell
10 43 (1.48%) Perl
11 36 (1.24%) Shell Script
12 24 (0.83%) PHP
12 24 (0.83%) T-SQL
13 18 (0.62%) Scala
14 17 (0.59%) C++
14 17 (0.59%) Go
15 16 (0.55%) R
16 14 (0.48%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 227 (7.83%) Security Cleared
2 168 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 93 (3.21%) Degree
4 67 (2.31%) CISSP
5 45 (1.55%) DV Cleared
6 40 (1.38%) CISM
7 34 (1.17%) CISA
8 30 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 19 (0.66%) CCIE
10 19 (0.66%) CCNP
11 18 (0.62%) CLAS
12 13 (0.45%) PMI Certification
12 13 (0.45%) SAP Certification
13 12 (0.41%) BC Cleared
13 12 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.31%) PMP
15 8 (0.28%) CIPD
15 8 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (1.66%) PCI DSS
3 42 (1.45%) QA
4 28 (0.97%) COBIT
4 28 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 28 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 23 (0.79%) SLA
6 11 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
7 8 (0.28%) SEPA
8 6 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
9 5 (0.17%) COSO
9 5 (0.17%) ISO27002
9 5 (0.17%) MiFID
9 5 (0.17%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.14%) ISO20022
10 4 (0.14%) SDET
11 3 (0.10%) ISO 8583
11 3 (0.10%) WAI
11 3 (0.10%) WCAG
12 2 (0.069%) GxP
System Software
1 159 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 99 (3.41%) Docker
3 60 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.76%) vCloud
6 19 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
7 16 (0.55%) Ceph
7 16 (0.55%) etcd
7 16 (0.55%) flannel
7 16 (0.55%) GlusterFS
7 16 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 11 (0.38%) HDFS
8 11 (0.38%) Postfix
8 11 (0.38%) Squid
8 11 (0.38%) vSphere
9 9 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.24%) ACF2
10 7 (0.24%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 138 (4.76%) Puppet
2 104 (3.59%) Ansible
3 64 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (1.55%) Kubernetes
5 37 (1.28%) Terraform
6 33 (1.14%) logstash
6 33 (1.14%) SCCM
7 21 (0.72%) HAProxy
7 21 (0.72%) SCOM
8 20 (0.69%) Graphite
9 18 (0.62%) Nagios
10 16 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 16 (0.55%) Kibana
10 16 (0.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 16 (0.55%) rkt
11 15 (0.52%) Control-M
11 15 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
11 15 (0.52%) ZABBIX
12 12 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
13 11 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 450 (15.52%) SAP
2 381 (13.14%) Oracle
3 333 (11.49%) Microsoft
4 124 (4.28%) VMware
5 87 (3.00%) Cisco
6 82 (2.83%) Red Hat
7 75 (2.59%) IBM
8 74 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
9 49 (1.69%) ServiceNow
10 40 (1.38%) Informatica
11 39 (1.35%) Adobe
12 38 (1.31%) Veritas
13 32 (1.10%) Citrix
14 30 (1.03%) HP
15 29 (1.00%) Tableau
16 28 (0.97%) Splunk
17 27 (0.93%) Sybase
18 26 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
19 25 (0.86%) F5
20 24 (0.83%) Siebel
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
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London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
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Eutopia Solutions Ltd
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Venturi
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: TBD
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £520 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Maclean Moore Consulting
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London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £525 per day
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Lorien Resourcing
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Montash
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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City, London
ANSON MCCADE
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London
Careerwise UK Limited
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London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
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London
Square One Resources
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London
ComputAppoint
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Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
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Acumin
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
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