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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 21 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1551 1628 1366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.22% 7.20% 6.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.80% 7.74% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 940 763
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £333 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
Average hourly rate £85.00 £71.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.29% +67.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £40.50 £35.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £102.50 £66.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
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
19889 21022 18975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.60% 92.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13740 14393 12963
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
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 366 401 393
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.37 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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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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 +7 294 £450 +5.88% 175
Brentford +2 49 £425 -5.55%
Canary Wharf +2 9 £469 +16.45%
Hounslow +3 5 £475 +31.03%
Uxbridge -2 3 £450 +13.92%
Croydon -8 2 £475 +18.75% 2
Docklands, London 0 1 £600 +14.28% 1
Chessington - 1 - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Romford - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 728 (23.46%) SAP
2 702 (22.62%) Finance
3 394 (12.70%) Oracle
4 362 (11.67%) SQL
5 303 (9.76%) Migration
6 295 (9.51%) Microsoft
7 275 (8.86%) Windows
8 233 (7.51%) Banking
9 230 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
10 192 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
11 188 (6.06%) Security Cleared
12 184 (5.93%) Java
13 179 (5.77%) CRM
14 173 (5.58%) VMware
15 170 (5.48%) Cisco
16 155 (5.00%) Project Management
17 153 (4.93%) ERP
18 152 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
19 150 (4.83%) SQL Server
20 148 (4.77%) UNIX
20 148 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
21 145 (4.67%) SAP BW
22 142 (4.58%) Linux
23 141 (4.54%) ITIL
24 132 (4.25%) Active Directory
25 128 (4.13%) Data Migration
26 123 (3.96%) SC Cleared
26 123 (3.96%) Retail
27 120 (3.87%) .NET
28 115 (3.71%) Pharmaceutical

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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
1 105 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 52 (1.68%) WebSphere
3 44 (1.42%) Lync
4 40 (1.29%) MS Exchange
5 38 (1.22%) WebLogic
6 34 (1.10%) Apache
7 33 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 31 (1.00%) JBoss
9 30 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
10 27 (0.87%) NetWeaver
11 26 (0.84%) IIS
12 25 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
13 23 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
14 20 (0.64%) OpenStack
14 20 (0.64%) SAS
15 18 (0.58%) Node.js
16 17 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
16 17 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
17 14 (0.45%) CMS
18 13 (0.42%) Confluence
Applications
1 100 (3.22%) MS Excel
2 41 (1.32%) MS Office
3 23 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (0.71%) MS Project
4 22 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.19%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.097%) Windchill
9 3 (0.097%) InDesign
9 3 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.097%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.064%) SPSS
10 2 (0.064%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.032%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.032%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 94 (3.03%) SAP FI
2 69 (2.22%) SAP CO
3 67 (2.16%) SAP FI/CO
3 67 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
4 56 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
5 51 (1.64%) SAP WM
5 51 (1.64%) SAP APO
6 49 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
7 47 (1.51%) SAP BPC
8 46 (1.48%) SAP SD
9 45 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
10 41 (1.32%) SAP MM
11 40 (1.29%) SAP SRM
12 34 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
13 27 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
14 26 (0.84%) SAP PP
15 25 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
15 25 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
16 24 (0.77%) SAP GRC
16 24 (0.77%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 56 (1.80%) Office 365
2 40 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.00%) SaaS
4 23 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
7 11 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.35%) Yammer
8 10 (0.32%) Force.com
9 9 (0.29%) PaaS
10 6 (0.19%) IaaS
10 6 (0.19%) Taleo
11 3 (0.097%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.064%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.064%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.064%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.064%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.032%) Heroku
13 1 (0.032%) Engine Yard
13 1 (0.032%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (3.03%) Firewall
2 59 (1.90%) Internet
3 50 (1.61%) SAN
4 47 (1.51%) SSL
5 44 (1.42%) TCP/IP
5 44 (1.42%) Network Security
6 38 (1.22%) WAN
7 37 (1.19%) LDAP
7 37 (1.19%) VPN
7 37 (1.19%) DNS
8 33 (1.06%) LAN
9 28 (0.90%) Wireless
10 26 (0.84%) NetScaler
10 26 (0.84%) MPLS
11 23 (0.74%) BGP
11 23 (0.74%) HTTP
11 23 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (0.68%) VLAN
12 21 (0.68%) OSPF
13 19 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 145 (4.67%) SAP BW
3 100 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 67 (2.16%) Oracle Database
5 54 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 46 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 40 (1.29%) QlikView
8 38 (1.22%) SAP BI
9 34 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 34 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
10 33 (1.06%) Big Data
11 31 (1.00%) Relational Database
12 29 (0.93%) MySQL
12 29 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
13 25 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
14 23 (0.74%) Hadoop
15 22 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
16 21 (0.68%) DB2
16 21 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 39 (1.26%) Jenkins
2 29 (0.93%) JIRA
3 22 (0.71%) LSMW
4 15 (0.48%) Maven
5 13 (0.42%) Visual Studio
5 13 (0.42%) Selenium
6 12 (0.39%) Calabash
7 11 (0.35%) Git (software)
8 10 (0.32%) MSI
9 9 (0.29%) Subversion
9 9 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.23%) Axure RP
11 6 (0.19%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.16%) Toad
12 5 (0.16%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.16%) Ant
12 5 (0.16%) Firebug
12 5 (0.16%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.13%) Hudson
13 4 (0.13%) Fiddler
General
1 702 (22.62%) Finance
2 233 (7.51%) Banking
3 123 (3.96%) Retail
4 115 (3.71%) Pharmaceutical
5 98 (3.16%) Manufacturing
6 65 (2.09%) Marketing
7 61 (1.97%) Telecoms
8 53 (1.71%) Legal
9 50 (1.61%) Advertising
10 42 (1.35%) Billing
11 37 (1.19%) Investment Banking
12 34 (1.10%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.58%) General Ledger
14 17 (0.55%) Front Office
15 16 (0.52%) Games
16 13 (0.42%) Law
16 13 (0.42%) German Language
17 11 (0.35%) Back Office
18 9 (0.29%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (3.87%) .NET
2 108 (3.48%) XML
3 88 (2.84%) HTML
4 85 (2.74%) Web Services
5 63 (2.03%) SOAP
6 46 (1.48%) J2EE
7 43 (1.39%) CSS
8 41 (1.32%) Middleware
9 35 (1.13%) Oracle Fusion
10 25 (0.81%) BAPI
11 24 (0.77%) Ajax
12 23 (0.74%) ASP.NET
13 21 (0.68%) EDI
13 21 (0.68%) REST
14 18 (0.58%) Java EE
15 17 (0.55%) COM
16 15 (0.48%) SAP PI
17 14 (0.45%) Visualforce
17 14 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
17 14 (0.45%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 148 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (2.38%) User Experience
3 62 (2.00%) FMCG
4 48 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 32 (1.03%) Replication
6 31 (1.00%) Data Integration
6 31 (1.00%) Visualisation
7 29 (0.93%) NHS
7 29 (0.93%) Data Structures
8 22 (0.71%) Computer Science
9 20 (0.64%) Client/Server
10 18 (0.58%) CMDB
10 18 (0.58%) Clustering
11 17 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (0.48%) Fixed Income
12 15 (0.48%) Mobile App
13 14 (0.45%) Social Media
13 14 (0.45%) Derivative
13 14 (0.45%) CESG
14 13 (0.42%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 275 (8.86%) Windows
2 148 (4.77%) UNIX
3 142 (4.58%) Linux
4 92 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 66 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 61 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 49 (1.58%) Windows 7
8 22 (0.71%) AIX
9 20 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.58%) Apple iOS
11 17 (0.55%) Solaris
12 16 (0.52%) Android
13 15 (0.48%) HPUX
14 14 (0.45%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.16%) zOS
17 4 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.13%) CentOS
18 3 (0.097%) SUSE
18 3 (0.097%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (9.76%) Migration
2 230 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
3 192 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
4 179 (5.77%) CRM
5 155 (5.00%) Project Management
6 153 (4.93%) ERP
7 152 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 141 (4.54%) ITIL
9 128 (4.13%) Data Migration
10 112 (3.61%) Information Security
11 108 (3.48%) ETL
11 108 (3.48%) Analytics
12 97 (3.13%) Change Management
13 89 (2.87%) Service Management
14 78 (2.51%) SOA
15 74 (2.38%) Validation
16 73 (2.35%) Business Analysis
17 70 (2.26%) Data Modelling
18 67 (2.16%) Risk Management
19 66 (2.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 362 (11.67%) SQL
2 184 (5.93%) Java
3 84 (2.71%) C#
4 80 (2.58%) PL/SQL
5 63 (2.03%) JavaScript
6 56 (1.80%) Python
7 55 (1.77%) ABAP
8 36 (1.16%) Perl
9 34 (1.10%) Ruby
10 32 (1.03%) T-SQL
11 29 (0.93%) C
11 29 (0.93%) PowerShell
12 19 (0.61%) Shell Script
13 18 (0.58%) Apex Code
14 14 (0.45%) C++
15 12 (0.39%) VBA
16 10 (0.32%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.29%) R
18 8 (0.26%) PeopleCode
19 7 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 188 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 123 (3.96%) SC Cleared
3 95 (3.06%) Degree
4 69 (2.22%) CISSP
5 67 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (1.64%) DV Cleared
7 42 (1.35%) SAP Certification
8 41 (1.32%) CCNP
9 29 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (0.87%) CISM
10 27 (0.87%) CCIE
11 25 (0.81%) MCSE
12 18 (0.58%) ISEB
12 18 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.48%) CCNA
14 12 (0.39%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.35%) CISA
16 10 (0.32%) CIMA
16 10 (0.32%) PMP
16 10 (0.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (1.80%) QA
2 42 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 26 (0.84%) SLA
5 25 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.45%) GAAP
8 8 (0.26%) COBIT
9 7 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.19%) GPG13
10 6 (0.19%) GMP
11 5 (0.16%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.097%) WAI
13 3 (0.097%) GxP
13 3 (0.097%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.064%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.064%) HL7
14 2 (0.064%) GAMP
14 2 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 132 (4.25%) Active Directory
2 104 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (1.06%) XenApp
4 25 (0.81%) XenDesktop
4 25 (0.81%) vSphere
5 22 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (0.39%) RACF
8 11 (0.35%) SRDF
9 7 (0.23%) vCloud
10 6 (0.19%) XenServer
10 6 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.19%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.19%) Snort
11 5 (0.16%) Squid
11 5 (0.16%) Xen
11 5 (0.16%) UAG
11 5 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 57 (1.84%) SCCM
2 43 (1.39%) Puppet
3 33 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (0.81%) Ansible
5 20 (0.64%) Nagios
6 17 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 17 (0.55%) HP UCMDB
6 17 (0.55%) Salt
7 16 (0.52%) Vagrant
8 15 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 15 (0.48%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 14 (0.45%) Control-M
10 12 (0.39%) SCOM
11 10 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
12 9 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
13 8 (0.26%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.23%) Tivoli
15 6 (0.19%) FortiGate
15 6 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 6 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 728 (23.46%) SAP
2 394 (12.70%) Oracle
3 295 (9.51%) Microsoft
4 173 (5.58%) VMware
5 170 (5.48%) Cisco
6 106 (3.42%) IBM
7 102 (3.29%) Citrix
8 83 (2.67%) HP
9 64 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
10 56 (1.80%) EMC
11 46 (1.48%) ServiceNow
11 46 (1.48%) Business Objects
12 45 (1.45%) CheckPoint
13 41 (1.32%) F5
13 41 (1.32%) Juniper
14 39 (1.26%) Tableau
14 39 (1.26%) Informatica
15 32 (1.03%) NetApp
15 32 (1.03%) Red Hat
15 32 (1.03%) TIBCO
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