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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 25 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1523 1467 1792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.67% 6.26% 7.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.04% 6.59% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 848 995
Median daily rate £485 £463 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 2
Median hourly rate £57.00 £61.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.93% +145.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.21 £40.00 £20.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £91.50 £100.00 £29.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £33.75 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +23.85%
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
21646 22266 22990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.78% 94.99% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15388 15710 15942
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 349 435
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -15 140 £475 +8.32% 85
Croydon -9 14 £575 +17.94% 2
Canary Wharf +1 10 £438 +20.68%
Feltham +2 7 £426 -11.93%
Docklands, London +14 6 £563 +25.00%
Brentford -2 5 - - 1
Uxbridge -4 3 £475 -7.31%
Kingston Upon Thames -5 3 £475 +22.88%
Twickenham - 3 £425 -
Bromley 0 2 £538 +26.47%
Ilford -5 2 - -
Westminster - 2 £625 - 1
Paddington -1 1 - -
Hayes -2 1 £475 -
Teddington - 1 £550 -
Clapham - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £525 - 4
Chiswick - 1 £600 -
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 668 (23.48%) Finance
2 430 (15.11%) SAP
3 370 (13.01%) Oracle
4 334 (11.74%) Microsoft
5 325 (11.42%) SQL
6 312 (10.97%) Migration
7 254 (8.93%) Linux
8 239 (8.40%) Java
9 234 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
10 229 (8.05%) Windows
11 222 (7.80%) Banking
12 203 (7.14%) Security Cleared
13 198 (6.96%) DevOps
14 194 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
15 182 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
16 176 (6.19%) CRM
17 151 (5.31%) Active Directory
18 145 (5.10%) SC Cleared
19 144 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
19 144 (5.06%) Unix
19 144 (5.06%) Project Management
20 138 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
21 135 (4.75%) Retail
22 131 (4.60%) Firewall
22 131 (4.60%) ITIL
23 126 (4.43%) MS Excel
24 124 (4.36%) Information Security
24 124 (4.36%) Puppet
25 119 (4.18%) VMware
25 119 (4.18%) SQL Server

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 99 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 49 (1.72%) Skype for Business
3 48 (1.69%) WebLogic
4 47 (1.65%) Apache
4 47 (1.65%) WebSphere
5 44 (1.55%) MS Exchange
6 42 (1.48%) Tomcat
7 33 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 33 (1.16%) IIS
8 31 (1.09%) Confluence
9 30 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
10 23 (0.81%) Apache Spark
11 20 (0.70%) CMS
11 20 (0.70%) JBoss
11 20 (0.70%) SAS
12 19 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
13 18 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
14 17 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
15 16 (0.56%) nginx
15 16 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 126 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 38 (1.34%) MS Office
3 34 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.42%) HipChat
6 9 (0.32%) MS Project
7 7 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.25%) Windchill
8 2 (0.070%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.070%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.070%) InVision
8 2 (0.070%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.035%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.035%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.035%) InDesign
9 1 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 95 (3.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (2.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 44 (1.55%) SAP FI
4 42 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
5 39 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
5 39 (1.37%) SAP MM
6 34 (1.20%) SAP HR
7 33 (1.16%) SAP CO
7 33 (1.16%) SAP FI/CO
8 26 (0.91%) SAP SD
9 22 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
10 20 (0.70%) SAP HCM
10 20 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
11 19 (0.67%) OpenText VIM for SAP
12 18 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
12 18 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
13 17 (0.60%) Oracle Retail
13 17 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 17 (0.60%) SAP SRM
14 14 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 138 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 107 (3.76%) Office 365
3 106 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (1.37%) IaaS
5 37 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 33 (1.16%) GitHub
7 28 (0.98%) PaaS
7 28 (0.98%) SaaS
7 28 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
8 13 (0.46%) Yammer
9 12 (0.42%) Taleo
10 11 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
11 7 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.18%) Boomi
12 5 (0.18%) FinancialForce.com
12 5 (0.18%) Force.com
12 5 (0.18%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.18%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 131 (4.60%) Firewall
2 49 (1.72%) VPN
3 46 (1.62%) LDAP
4 45 (1.58%) DNS
5 43 (1.51%) Network Security
6 38 (1.34%) HTTP
6 38 (1.34%) Skype
7 30 (1.05%) LAN
7 30 (1.05%) WAN
8 24 (0.84%) SSL
9 23 (0.81%) Wireless
10 22 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (0.70%) TCP/IP
12 19 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (0.63%) Internet
13 18 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
14 17 (0.60%) SSH
15 16 (0.56%) OpenLDAP
16 15 (0.53%) SAN
17 14 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (4.18%) SQL Server
2 83 (2.92%) Big Data
3 75 (2.64%) Hadoop
4 72 (2.53%) Oracle Database
5 64 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
6 49 (1.72%) SAP HANA
7 46 (1.62%) SAP BW
8 41 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 38 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
10 35 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 35 (1.23%) Relational Database
11 32 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
11 32 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 30 (1.05%) QlikView
13 28 (0.98%) MySQL
14 26 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
14 26 (0.91%) NoSQL
15 21 (0.74%) Hyperion Smart View
15 21 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
15 21 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 102 (3.59%) Jenkins
2 72 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 48 (1.69%) JIRA
4 37 (1.30%) Maven
5 30 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
6 20 (0.70%) Ant
7 17 (0.60%) JUnit
7 17 (0.60%) SonarQube
7 17 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (0.56%) Eclipse
8 16 (0.56%) Subversion
9 15 (0.53%) JIRA Agile
10 13 (0.46%) Artifactory
11 12 (0.42%) Liquibase
11 12 (0.42%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.39%) GitLab
13 10 (0.35%) Selenium
14 9 (0.32%) HP UFT
14 9 (0.32%) LSMW
14 9 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 668 (23.48%) Finance
2 222 (7.80%) Banking
3 135 (4.75%) Retail
4 105 (3.69%) Marketing
5 61 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 55 (1.93%) Manufacturing
7 46 (1.62%) Financial Institution
8 41 (1.44%) Advertising
9 40 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 33 (1.16%) Investment Banking
11 31 (1.09%) Billing
12 27 (0.95%) Legal
13 26 (0.91%) Law
14 19 (0.67%) Publishing
15 14 (0.49%) Front Office
15 14 (0.49%) General Ledger
16 13 (0.46%) Electronics
17 8 (0.28%) Back Office
17 8 (0.28%) French Language
18 5 (0.18%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (3.83%) .NET
2 108 (3.80%) HTML
3 102 (3.59%) XML
4 101 (3.55%) Web Services
5 99 (3.48%) Middleware
6 67 (2.36%) CSS
7 47 (1.65%) J2EE
8 44 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
9 41 (1.44%) REST
10 39 (1.37%) SOAP
11 32 (1.12%) ASP.NET
12 26 (0.91%) SailPoint
13 25 (0.88%) jQuery
14 24 (0.84%) JSON
15 21 (0.74%) AngularJS
16 20 (0.70%) HTML5
16 20 (0.70%) JMS
17 19 (0.67%) Spring
17 19 (0.67%) XSLT
18 18 (0.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 144 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (2.85%) Data Centre
3 39 (1.37%) Management Information System
4 38 (1.34%) FMCG
5 37 (1.30%) User Experience
6 35 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 34 (1.20%) Mobile App
8 33 (1.16%) Visualisation
9 28 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
10 26 (0.91%) Hedge funds
11 25 (0.88%) Clustering
11 25 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (0.77%) Data Integration
13 21 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
14 20 (0.70%) Public Cloud
15 17 (0.60%) CESG
15 17 (0.60%) CMDB
15 17 (0.60%) PKI
16 16 (0.56%) Data Structures
17 14 (0.49%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 254 (8.93%) Linux
2 229 (8.05%) Windows
3 144 (5.06%) Unix
4 64 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 60 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 43 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (1.48%) AIX
8 38 (1.34%) Solaris
9 37 (1.30%) CentOS
10 33 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (0.84%) Windows 10
12 18 (0.63%) Android
12 18 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 16 (0.56%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.49%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.39%) VMS
17 8 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
18 7 (0.25%) CoreOS
18 7 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (10.97%) Migration
2 234 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (6.96%) DevOps
4 194 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 182 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
6 176 (6.19%) CRM
7 144 (5.06%) Project Management
8 131 (4.60%) ITIL
9 124 (4.36%) Information Security
10 114 (4.01%) Analytics
11 104 (3.66%) Change Management
12 96 (3.37%) ERP
13 94 (3.30%) Workflow
14 87 (3.06%) Scrum
15 85 (2.99%) Business Analysis
16 82 (2.88%) Continuous Integration
16 82 (2.88%) Data Migration
17 80 (2.81%) Service Management
18 76 (2.67%) Identity Access Management
19 73 (2.57%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 325 (11.42%) SQL
2 239 (8.40%) Java
3 112 (3.94%) JavaScript
4 88 (3.09%) C#
5 70 (2.46%) Python
6 61 (2.14%) Ruby
7 60 (2.11%) C
7 60 (2.11%) PL/SQL
8 59 (2.07%) PowerShell
9 47 (1.65%) ABAP
10 43 (1.51%) Perl
10 43 (1.51%) Shell Script
11 40 (1.41%) Bash Shell
12 26 (0.91%) PHP
13 24 (0.84%) T-SQL
14 21 (0.74%) Scala
15 16 (0.56%) C++
15 16 (0.56%) R
16 12 (0.42%) Apex Code
16 12 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 203 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 145 (5.10%) SC Cleared
3 100 (3.51%) Degree
4 62 (2.18%) CISSP
5 35 (1.23%) CISM
5 35 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 30 (1.05%) CISA
7 26 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (0.67%) CCIE
9 18 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (0.56%) CCNP
11 14 (0.49%) SAP Certification
12 12 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (0.42%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.39%) MCSE
13 11 (0.39%) RHCE
14 10 (0.35%) RHCA
15 9 (0.32%) CCNA
16 8 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 36 (1.27%) QA
4 32 (1.12%) SLA
5 27 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (0.91%) Data Quality
7 23 (0.81%) COBIT
8 8 (0.28%) SEPA
9 7 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
9 7 (0.25%) SDET
10 6 (0.21%) ISO27002
10 6 (0.21%) MiFID
11 5 (0.18%) PMBOK
12 4 (0.14%) COSO
12 4 (0.14%) ISO20022
13 3 (0.11%) ISO 8583
13 3 (0.11%) WAI
13 3 (0.11%) WCAG
14 2 (0.070%) GxP
14 2 (0.070%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 151 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 93 (3.27%) Docker
3 55 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.95%) vCloud
5 25 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (0.84%) Hyper-V
7 17 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (0.46%) HDFS
8 13 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.46%) vSphere
8 13 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.42%) Postfix
9 12 (0.42%) Squid
10 7 (0.25%) Ceph
10 7 (0.25%) etcd
10 7 (0.25%) flannel
10 7 (0.25%) GlusterFS
10 7 (0.25%) XenApp
11 6 (0.21%) Xen
12 5 (0.18%) NDS
Systems Management
1 124 (4.36%) Puppet
2 95 (3.34%) Ansible
3 55 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (1.30%) Kubernetes
5 36 (1.27%) SCCM
5 36 (1.27%) Terraform
6 27 (0.95%) logstash
7 26 (0.91%) SCOM
8 21 (0.74%) Kibana
9 19 (0.67%) ZABBIX
10 17 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
11 15 (0.53%) Nagios
12 13 (0.46%) HAProxy
13 12 (0.42%) Rancher
14 11 (0.39%) Graphite
14 11 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
15 10 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (0.35%) Red Hat Satellite
15 10 (0.35%) Tivoli
16 9 (0.32%) Control-M
Vendors
1 430 (15.11%) SAP
2 370 (13.01%) Oracle
3 334 (11.74%) Microsoft
4 119 (4.18%) VMware
5 87 (3.06%) Cisco
6 85 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
7 74 (2.60%) IBM
8 68 (2.39%) Red Hat
9 50 (1.76%) ServiceNow
10 45 (1.58%) Adobe
11 35 (1.23%) Citrix
12 33 (1.16%) Informatica
13 30 (1.05%) Splunk
14 28 (0.98%) Hyperion
15 27 (0.95%) HP
15 27 (0.95%) Tableau
16 25 (0.88%) CheckPoint
17 24 (0.84%) Juniper
17 24 (0.84%) Veritas
18 23 (0.81%) F5
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Strike IT Services
Rate: £NEG
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day Plus probable extensions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day 3 months initial
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: TO £600 DAY, long term programme
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Difrent
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Strike IT Services
Rate: £NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £600 day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wembley
Interquest - IQ Tech
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Eames Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £800 - £900 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: Excellent (£)
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
ECS
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago