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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 25 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1423 1545 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.39% 6.82% 6.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.93% 7.33% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 918 786
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 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £62.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.40% +108.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-18.88% +38.46%
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
20537 21067 20000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.17% 92.93% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14167 14838 13477
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 372 448
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 268 £463 +8.82% 202
Brentford +3 32 £488 +5.40% 1
Canary Wharf -14 7 £500 +25.00%
Ilford - 7 £500 -
Croydon -5 5 £350 -15.15% 1
Enfield - 5 £388 -
Hounslow -4 3 - -
Bromley +3 2 £303 -10.37%
Docklands, London -2 2 £675 +66.66%
Uxbridge -5 2 £425 -
Ealing - 2 £368 -
Feltham - 2 £386 -
Kingston Upon Thames -4 1 - - 1
Hammersmith -7 1 £600 +56.86%
Ruislip - 1 £475 -
Twickenham - 1 £300 -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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.

1 684 (23.00%) Finance
2 682 (22.93%) SAP
3 386 (12.98%) Oracle
4 333 (11.20%) SQL
5 283 (9.52%) Migration
6 271 (9.11%) Microsoft
7 266 (8.94%) Windows
8 222 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
9 210 (7.06%) Banking
10 197 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
11 189 (6.36%) CRM
12 173 (5.82%) Project Management
13 167 (5.62%) Java
14 155 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 154 (5.18%) VMware
15 154 (5.18%) ERP
16 153 (5.14%) Security Cleared
17 138 (4.64%) Cisco
18 135 (4.54%) Linux
19 134 (4.51%) SAP BW
20 131 (4.40%) Analytics
21 130 (4.37%) Pharmaceutical
22 129 (4.34%) UNIX
23 127 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
24 126 (4.24%) SQL Server
25 123 (4.14%) ITIL
26 121 (4.07%) Data Migration
27 119 (4.00%) IBM
28 117 (3.93%) Retail
29 109 (3.67%) Manufacturing

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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
1 109 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 62 (2.08%) WebSphere
3 46 (1.55%) Lync
4 32 (1.08%) WebLogic
5 31 (1.04%) MS Exchange
6 29 (0.98%) SAS
7 26 (0.87%) Apache
7 26 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 26 (0.87%) JBoss
7 26 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
8 22 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
9 21 (0.71%) OpenStack
10 18 (0.61%) NetWeaver
11 17 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
11 17 (0.57%) Apache Spark
12 16 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
12 16 (0.54%) Node.js
12 16 (0.54%) IIS
13 15 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 106 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 55 (1.85%) MS Office
3 20 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (0.67%) MS Project
4 19 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.20%) PowerPivot
6 5 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.10%) InDesign
8 3 (0.10%) SPSS
8 3 (0.10%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.067%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.067%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.034%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.034%) Weka
Business Applications
1 84 (2.82%) SAP FI
2 77 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 67 (2.25%) SAP CO
4 65 (2.19%) SAP FI/CO
5 59 (1.98%) Oracle EBS R12
6 54 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
7 52 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
8 48 (1.61%) SAP WM
9 44 (1.48%) SAP MM
9 44 (1.48%) SAP SRM
10 43 (1.45%) SAP SD
11 40 (1.34%) SAP APO
12 31 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
12 31 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
13 28 (0.94%) SAP BPC
14 25 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
14 25 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
14 25 (0.84%) SAP CRM
15 21 (0.71%) SAP PP
15 21 (0.71%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 53 (1.78%) Office 365
2 42 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (0.94%) SaaS
5 21 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
7 15 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
9 13 (0.44%) Yammer
10 12 (0.40%) Taleo
11 10 (0.34%) PaaS
12 9 (0.30%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.20%) Force.com
14 6 (0.20%) IaaS
15 3 (0.10%) Google App Engine
15 3 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.067%) Veeva
16 2 (0.067%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.067%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 107 (3.60%) Firewall
2 46 (1.55%) Network Security
2 46 (1.55%) Internet
3 42 (1.41%) SSL
3 42 (1.41%) SAN
4 39 (1.31%) TCP/IP
5 36 (1.21%) Wireless
6 35 (1.18%) WAN
7 32 (1.08%) LAN
8 30 (1.01%) VPN
9 28 (0.94%) MPLS
10 27 (0.91%) DNS
10 27 (0.91%) LDAP
11 24 (0.81%) HTTP
11 24 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (0.64%) NetScaler
12 19 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (0.61%) NAS
13 18 (0.61%) BGP
14 16 (0.54%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (4.51%) SAP BW
2 126 (4.24%) SQL Server
3 96 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 62 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 60 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 56 (1.88%) Oracle Database
7 49 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 48 (1.61%) Big Data
9 36 (1.21%) Hadoop
9 36 (1.21%) SAP BI
10 33 (1.11%) Relational Database
11 29 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
12 28 (0.94%) QlikView
13 27 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
14 24 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
15 23 (0.77%) SAP Data Services
15 23 (0.77%) MySQL
15 23 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
16 19 (0.64%) RDBMS
17 18 (0.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 40 (1.34%) Jenkins
2 32 (1.08%) JIRA
3 20 (0.67%) LSMW
4 13 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 13 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.40%) Maven
6 11 (0.37%) Selenium
6 11 (0.37%) Toad
7 10 (0.34%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.34%) Subversion
7 10 (0.34%) Axure RP
8 8 (0.27%) MSI
9 7 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.20%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.20%) Calabash
11 4 (0.13%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.13%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 4 (0.13%) Fiddler
11 4 (0.13%) TeamCity
General
1 684 (23.00%) Finance
2 210 (7.06%) Banking
3 130 (4.37%) Pharmaceutical
4 117 (3.93%) Retail
5 109 (3.67%) Manufacturing
6 69 (2.32%) Marketing
7 68 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 42 (1.41%) Advertising
9 39 (1.31%) Legal
10 33 (1.11%) Investment Banking
11 29 (0.98%) Financial Institution
12 25 (0.84%) Billing
13 18 (0.61%) General Ledger
14 16 (0.54%) Law
15 15 (0.50%) Front Office
16 11 (0.37%) Publishing
17 10 (0.34%) Back Office
17 10 (0.34%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.30%) Games
19 8 (0.27%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (3.50%) XML
2 103 (3.46%) .NET
3 94 (3.16%) HTML
4 78 (2.62%) Web Services
5 47 (1.58%) Middleware
6 46 (1.55%) J2EE
7 45 (1.51%) SOAP
8 43 (1.45%) CSS
9 38 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
10 27 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
11 24 (0.81%) Ajax
12 22 (0.74%) ASP.NET
13 20 (0.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 19 (0.64%) BAPI
15 18 (0.61%) MDX
15 18 (0.61%) EDI
16 16 (0.54%) SAP PI
17 15 (0.50%) WebCenter
17 15 (0.50%) HTML5
18 13 (0.44%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 127 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (2.69%) Data Centre
3 71 (2.39%) User Experience
4 55 (1.85%) FMCG
5 43 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 30 (1.01%) NHS
7 28 (0.94%) Data Integration
8 24 (0.81%) DataPower
9 23 (0.77%) CMDB
10 22 (0.74%) Data Structures
10 22 (0.74%) Visualisation
11 21 (0.71%) Replication
11 21 (0.71%) Clustering
12 18 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 18 (0.61%) Mobile App
13 17 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (0.50%) Computer Science
15 14 (0.47%) Derivative
15 14 (0.47%) Equities
15 14 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 266 (8.94%) Windows
2 135 (4.54%) Linux
3 129 (4.34%) UNIX
4 77 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 49 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (1.58%) Windows 7
8 35 (1.18%) AIX
9 18 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (0.57%) Solaris
11 13 (0.44%) Android
12 12 (0.40%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.40%) HPUX
13 11 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.30%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.20%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.10%) zOS
18 2 (0.067%) MVS
18 2 (0.067%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (9.52%) Migration
2 222 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
3 197 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
4 189 (6.36%) CRM
5 173 (5.82%) Project Management
6 155 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 154 (5.18%) ERP
8 131 (4.40%) Analytics
9 123 (4.14%) ITIL
10 121 (4.07%) Data Migration
11 99 (3.33%) Change Management
12 90 (3.03%) ETL
13 84 (2.82%) SOA
14 82 (2.76%) Information Security
15 77 (2.59%) Workflow
15 77 (2.59%) Service Management
16 75 (2.52%) Data Modelling
17 72 (2.42%) Time Management
18 68 (2.29%) Business Analysis
19 66 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 333 (11.20%) SQL
2 167 (5.62%) Java
3 82 (2.76%) C#
4 79 (2.66%) JavaScript
5 65 (2.19%) PL/SQL
6 52 (1.75%) Python
7 49 (1.65%) ABAP
8 32 (1.08%) C
8 32 (1.08%) PowerShell
9 31 (1.04%) T-SQL
10 30 (1.01%) Ruby
11 29 (0.98%) Perl
12 23 (0.77%) Shell Script
13 14 (0.47%) C++
14 13 (0.44%) Apex Code
15 10 (0.34%) Scala
16 9 (0.30%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.27%) PeopleCode
17 8 (0.27%) VB
17 8 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 153 (5.14%) Security Cleared
2 91 (3.06%) SC Cleared
3 79 (2.66%) Degree
4 66 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (2.02%) CISSP
6 49 (1.65%) SAP Certification
7 39 (1.31%) CCNP
8 38 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 25 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (0.81%) CCIE
11 22 (0.74%) CISM
12 18 (0.61%) MCSE
13 16 (0.54%) CISA
14 15 (0.50%) ISEB
15 14 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.44%) PMI Certification
17 12 (0.40%) ACCA
17 12 (0.40%) CCNA
18 11 (0.37%) PMP
18 11 (0.37%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (2.19%) QA
2 38 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 34 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (1.04%) SLA
5 28 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.30%) GAAP
7 9 (0.30%) GMP
8 8 (0.27%) COBIT
9 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.20%) GxP
10 5 (0.17%) Basel III
10 5 (0.17%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.17%) GPG13
11 4 (0.13%) EMIR
11 4 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (0.13%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.10%) GCP
12 3 (0.10%) GLP
System Software
1 98 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 92 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (1.18%) XenApp
4 24 (0.81%) vSphere
5 23 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (0.71%) XenDesktop
7 19 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (0.50%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.30%) SRDF
10 8 (0.27%) XenServer
10 8 (0.27%) RACF
11 7 (0.24%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.24%) vCloud
12 5 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (0.17%) UAG
12 5 (0.17%) Snort
12 5 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.13%) Squid
13 4 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (1.61%) SCCM
2 46 (1.55%) Puppet
3 31 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (0.71%) Ansible
5 17 (0.57%) Nagios
6 16 (0.54%) Salt
7 15 (0.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 14 (0.47%) HP UCMDB
8 14 (0.47%) Vagrant
9 12 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (0.37%) FortiGate
11 10 (0.34%) SCOM
12 9 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
13 7 (0.24%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.24%) EdgeSight
14 6 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 6 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 6 (0.20%) Tivoli
15 5 (0.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 682 (22.93%) SAP
2 386 (12.98%) Oracle
3 271 (9.11%) Microsoft
4 154 (5.18%) VMware
5 138 (4.64%) Cisco
6 119 (4.00%) IBM
7 99 (3.33%) Citrix
8 91 (3.06%) HP
9 64 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
10 51 (1.71%) Adobe
11 48 (1.61%) EMC
12 45 (1.51%) CheckPoint
12 45 (1.51%) ServiceNow
13 43 (1.45%) Juniper
14 42 (1.41%) Hyperion
15 36 (1.21%) Business Objects
16 31 (1.04%) PeopleSoft
17 30 (1.01%) NetApp
17 30 (1.01%) F5
18 27 (0.91%) Tableau
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