The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 23 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1537 1760 1389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.67% 7.26% 6.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.23% 7.80% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 953 689
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 6
Average hourly rate £57.25 £42.11 £40.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.94% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.02 £21.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.55 £76.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.14% -48.88%
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
21269 22575 19948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.08% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15335 15541 13354
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 305 £459 +7.94% 180
Brentford +3 23 £450 -16.27%
Uxbridge +4 8 £474 +5.22% 2
Bromley +3 7 £375 -11.76% 1
Docklands, London +5 4 £575 +17.94%
Paddington +4 3 £425 -7.60%
Canary Wharf -3 3 £375 -31.81%
Hounslow +2 2 £475 +18.75%
Croydon -1 2 £550 +32.53% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -17 1 - - 1
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Clapham - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 805 (23.97%) Finance
2 743 (22.12%) SAP
3 483 (14.38%) Oracle
4 374 (11.13%) SQL
5 349 (10.39%) Microsoft
6 335 (9.97%) Migration
7 270 (8.04%) Banking
8 262 (7.80%) Windows
9 252 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
10 214 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
11 199 (5.92%) CRM
12 198 (5.89%) SQL Server
13 197 (5.86%) Cisco
14 186 (5.54%) Agile Software Development
15 176 (5.24%) Java
16 167 (4.97%) Retail
17 165 (4.91%) Security Cleared
18 164 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
19 155 (4.61%) Project Management
20 146 (4.35%) VMware
21 143 (4.26%) Linux
21 143 (4.26%) Data Migration
22 139 (4.14%) ETL
23 138 (4.11%) SharePoint
24 136 (4.05%) Information Security
25 133 (3.96%) ERP
26 131 (3.90%) UNIX
27 129 (3.84%) ITIL
28 127 (3.78%) Active Directory
29 125 (3.72%) SC Cleared

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 138 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 54 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 44 (1.31%) WebLogic
4 41 (1.22%) IIS
4 41 (1.22%) Lync
4 41 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 38 (1.13%) Apache
6 33 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 29 (0.86%) WebSphere
8 28 (0.83%) JBoss
9 27 (0.80%) NetWeaver
10 25 (0.74%) SAS
10 25 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
12 20 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
13 19 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (0.54%) OpenStack
14 18 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
15 17 (0.51%) Tomcat
15 17 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 121 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 45 (1.34%) MS Office
3 37 (1.10%) MS Project
4 34 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.36%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.24%) PowerPivot
7 8 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
7 8 (0.24%) Mathematica
8 7 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.18%) SPSS
10 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.089%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.089%) Windchill
12 2 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.030%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 108 (3.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 96 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
3 89 (2.65%) SAP FI
4 87 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 70 (2.08%) Oracle Receivables
6 68 (2.02%) Oracle General Ledger
7 64 (1.91%) Oracle Payables
8 60 (1.79%) SAP BPC
9 56 (1.67%) SAP CO
10 52 (1.55%) SAP FI/CO
11 50 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
12 45 (1.34%) SAP SD
13 42 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
14 39 (1.16%) SAP SRM
14 39 (1.16%) Oracle Assets
15 37 (1.10%) SAP MM
16 32 (0.95%) SAP APO
17 29 (0.86%) Agresso
17 29 (0.86%) SAP WM
17 29 (0.86%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 43 (1.28%) Office 365
2 36 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (0.98%) SaaS
4 25 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (0.48%) Force.com
5 16 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
7 8 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.18%) IaaS
8 6 (0.18%) PaaS
9 5 (0.15%) Taleo
10 4 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.12%) MailChimp
11 3 (0.089%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.060%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.060%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.060%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.060%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.030%) Heroku
13 1 (0.030%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 100 (2.98%) Firewall
2 51 (1.52%) DNS
3 50 (1.49%) LAN
4 47 (1.40%) SSL
4 47 (1.40%) WAN
4 47 (1.40%) Network Security
5 46 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
6 45 (1.34%) VPN
7 43 (1.28%) TCP/IP
7 43 (1.28%) SAN
8 39 (1.16%) Internet
9 38 (1.13%) NetScaler
10 31 (0.92%) BGP
11 30 (0.89%) Wireless
12 29 (0.86%) LDAP
13 28 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
14 27 (0.80%) OSPF
15 24 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 24 (0.71%) DHCP
15 24 (0.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (5.89%) SQL Server
2 116 (3.45%) SAP BW
3 95 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
4 64 (1.91%) Oracle Database
5 58 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 53 (1.58%) QlikView
7 52 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
8 45 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
9 41 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
10 37 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
11 36 (1.07%) Oracle ODI
11 36 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 35 (1.04%) SAP BI
12 35 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
13 34 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 28 (0.83%) Big Data
15 27 (0.80%) Relational Database
16 25 (0.74%) MySQL
16 25 (0.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
17 24 (0.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 39 (1.16%) JIRA
2 34 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 26 (0.77%) LSMW
4 23 (0.68%) Selenium
5 19 (0.57%) Visual Studio
6 16 (0.48%) Maven
7 14 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
8 12 (0.36%) Axure RP
9 11 (0.33%) MSI
9 11 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (0.30%) Artifactory
10 10 (0.30%) Calabash
11 8 (0.24%) Git (software)
11 8 (0.24%) Subversion
12 7 (0.21%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.18%) LoadRunner
14 5 (0.15%) WebDriver
15 4 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 805 (23.97%) Finance
2 270 (8.04%) Banking
3 167 (4.97%) Retail
4 85 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 83 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 82 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 66 (1.96%) Telecoms
8 61 (1.82%) Marketing
9 60 (1.79%) Advertising
10 57 (1.70%) Billing
11 50 (1.49%) Legal
12 47 (1.40%) General Ledger
13 41 (1.22%) Front Office
14 34 (1.01%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.98%) Back Office
16 22 (0.65%) German Language
17 21 (0.63%) Publishing
18 15 (0.45%) Games
19 13 (0.39%) Law
20 11 (0.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (3.54%) .NET
2 87 (2.59%) Web Services
3 82 (2.44%) XML
4 76 (2.26%) HTML
5 64 (1.91%) Middleware
6 51 (1.52%) SOAP
7 41 (1.22%) CSS
7 41 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
8 37 (1.10%) J2EE
9 31 (0.92%) ASP.NET
9 31 (0.92%) REST
10 24 (0.71%) WebCenter
11 22 (0.65%) XSLT
12 21 (0.63%) JMS
13 20 (0.60%) BAPI
14 19 (0.57%) jQuery
15 17 (0.51%) JDBC
15 17 (0.51%) DOM
15 17 (0.51%) Visualforce
16 16 (0.48%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 214 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (2.23%) User Experience
3 47 (1.40%) Management Information System
4 46 (1.37%) FMCG
5 43 (1.28%) Data Structures
6 41 (1.22%) Visualisation
7 40 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 34 (1.01%) Replication
9 27 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (0.74%) Data Integration
10 25 (0.74%) iPad
11 21 (0.63%) Taxonomies
11 21 (0.63%) Data Extraction
12 19 (0.57%) CMDB
13 18 (0.54%) Mainframe
13 18 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 16 (0.48%) FlexPod
14 16 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
14 16 (0.48%) Open Source
15 15 (0.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 262 (7.80%) Windows
2 143 (4.26%) Linux
3 131 (3.90%) UNIX
4 85 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 52 (1.55%) Windows 7
8 29 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (0.71%) Solaris
10 20 (0.60%) AIX
11 19 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.51%) Android
13 15 (0.45%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.27%) zOS
15 8 (0.24%) HPUX
16 7 (0.21%) CentOS
17 6 (0.18%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.18%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.15%) Mac OS
19 4 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (9.97%) Migration
2 252 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
3 199 (5.92%) CRM
4 186 (5.54%) Agile Software Development
5 164 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 155 (4.61%) Project Management
7 143 (4.26%) Data Migration
8 139 (4.14%) ETL
9 136 (4.05%) Information Security
10 133 (3.96%) ERP
11 129 (3.84%) ITIL
12 102 (3.04%) Analytics
13 90 (2.68%) Change Management
14 89 (2.65%) Data Modelling
15 85 (2.53%) Workflow
16 82 (2.44%) Risk Management
17 79 (2.35%) E-Commerce
18 74 (2.20%) Service Delivery
19 69 (2.05%) Business Analysis
20 67 (1.99%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 374 (11.13%) SQL
2 176 (5.24%) Java
3 78 (2.32%) C#
4 72 (2.14%) Python
5 68 (2.02%) JavaScript
6 66 (1.96%) PL/SQL
7 58 (1.73%) ABAP
8 51 (1.52%) PowerShell
9 48 (1.43%) Perl
10 36 (1.07%) T-SQL
11 31 (0.92%) Ruby
12 27 (0.80%) C
12 27 (0.80%) Bash Shell
13 23 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 21 (0.63%) C++
15 20 (0.60%) Apex Code
16 19 (0.57%) Jython
17 17 (0.51%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 13 (0.39%) R
19 12 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 165 (4.91%) Security Cleared
2 125 (3.72%) SC Cleared
3 116 (3.45%) Degree
4 93 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (2.68%) CISSP
6 57 (1.70%) CCNP
7 51 (1.52%) CISM
8 48 (1.43%) CCIE
9 39 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 39 (1.16%) SAP Certification
10 25 (0.74%) DV Cleared
11 23 (0.68%) MCSE
12 22 (0.65%) CCNA
13 21 (0.63%) CISA
14 17 (0.51%) ISEB
15 14 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.33%) CCDP
16 11 (0.33%) CIMA
17 10 (0.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
18 9 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (2.02%) QA
3 32 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 30 (0.89%) SLA
5 26 (0.77%) COBIT
6 23 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.45%) GAAP
9 7 (0.21%) GMP
9 7 (0.21%) GPG13
10 6 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 5 (0.15%) EMIR
11 5 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.12%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 3 (0.089%) MiFID
13 3 (0.089%) JSP 440
14 2 (0.060%) SNOMED CT
14 2 (0.060%) HL7
System Software
1 127 (3.78%) Active Directory
2 94 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (1.22%) XenApp
4 30 (0.89%) XenDesktop
4 30 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.74%) vSphere
6 24 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (0.30%) XenServer
10 9 (0.27%) RACF
11 8 (0.24%) VMware ESX
12 7 (0.21%) ACF2
13 5 (0.15%) Snort
13 5 (0.15%) vCloud
14 4 (0.12%) Squid
14 4 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.089%) MetaFrame
15 3 (0.089%) NFS
15 3 (0.089%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 67 (1.99%) SCCM
2 51 (1.52%) Puppet
3 34 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (0.83%) SCOM
5 23 (0.68%) Control-M
6 20 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Management
7 19 (0.57%) Ansible
8 17 (0.51%) Nagios
9 14 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 13 (0.39%) SCOrch
11 12 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (0.36%) Vagrant
11 12 (0.36%) Tivoli
12 11 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.30%) Salt
13 10 (0.30%) SCVMM
13 10 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 9 (0.27%) HP UCMDB
15 8 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 7 (0.21%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 743 (22.12%) SAP
2 483 (14.38%) Oracle
3 349 (10.39%) Microsoft
4 197 (5.86%) Cisco
5 146 (4.35%) VMware
6 95 (2.83%) IBM
7 84 (2.50%) Citrix
8 79 (2.35%) HP
9 67 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
10 61 (1.82%) Business Objects
11 57 (1.70%) F5
12 48 (1.43%) Juniper
13 46 (1.37%) Informatica
14 42 (1.25%) PeopleSoft
15 38 (1.13%) Tableau
16 37 (1.10%) Dell
17 36 (1.07%) Siebel
17 36 (1.07%) Remedy
18 35 (1.04%) CheckPoint
19 34 (1.01%) BMC
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